As one half of Union Jack and label boss at the revered Platipus Records, Simon Berry has played an instrumental role in the evolution of the global progressive house scene for almost three decades. Most recently his collaborative project with Luke Brancaccio (Brancaccio & Asher, Suicide Sports Club) has seen the duo top the charts with a series of exceptional releases for John Digweed’s Bedrock, Yousef’s Circus, and Platipus itself.
The past 2 years has seen the duo unveil seven crucial releases. ‘Oblivion’ on John Digweed’s Bedrock Records and ‘Wake Up’ on Yousef’s Circus Recordings – both of which received much critical acclaim, and firmly positioned this experienced duo as one of the most exhilarating new collaborative projects around. They returned to Bedrock with their third, highly accomplished offering – ‘Close Your Eyes’ – featuring the compelling vocals of JJD, which reached No.1 in the Beatport Top 100 Progressive Chart. John Digweed and Nick Muir’s brilliant reworking of the original went on to top the DJ Magazine Techno Chart.
The epic and undulating ‘Pukwudgie’ followed on Platipus and further endorsed the duo’s reputation for outputting consistently fresh and innovative productions, which went on to seal their hat-trick on Bedrock ‘I Hear This’ accompanied by a thoroughly discerning remix by Yotto and two further releases on Platipus: ‘Believe’ and ‘Stars & Stripes.
Simon and Luke were recently voted third in ‘World’s Best Progressive House Producer 2019’ in a public vote on Change Underground which paves the way nicely for their forthcoming return to Platipus with ‘Believe’ with a highly refined remix by Berlin-Based Torsten Fassbender.
In a sign that the universe is conspiring to guide electronic music on to a new and exciting path, Simon released his debut solo outing ’Black Rainbow’ at the beginning of 2019 which was featuring in the Top 10 Beatport Progressive House chart some 5 months after it first emerged. If history repeats itself, his stunning follow-up single ‘Anaconda’ will be riding a similar wave of support for many months to come too.
10/17: Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry ‘Oblivion’ + Remix by HOSH [Bedrock Records]
03/18: Simon Berry & Luke Brancaccio ‘Wake Up’ + Remixes by Kaiserdisco + Mella Dee [Circus Recordings]
06/18: Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry Feat. JJD ‘Close Your Eyes’ [Bedrock Records]
06/18: Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry Feat. JJD ‘Close Your Eyes’ Reworking by John Digweed & Nick Muir [Bedrock Records]
07/18: Simon Berry & Luke Brancaccio ‘Pukwudgie’ + Remixes by Gai Barone + Barry Jamieson’s Mono Electric Orchestra [Platipus]
12/18: Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry ‘I Hear This’ + Remix by Yotto [Bedrock Records]
01/19: Simon Berry ‘Black Rainbow’ + Remix by Wes Wieland [Platipus]
04/19: Simon Berry & Luke Brancaccio ‘Believe’ + Remix by Torsten Fassbender [Platipus]
06/19: Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry ‘Stripes & Stars’ + Remix by [Platipus]
07/19: Simon Berry ‘Anaconda’ + Remixes by Torsten Fassbender + Kiz Pattison[Platipus]
11/17: Martin Merkel ‘Little Wonder’ (Simon Berry & Luke Brancaccio Remix) [Platipus]
Simon Berry & Luke Brancaccio