As a kid Jonny ‘Bubba’ Smyth started bashing out sounds on a drum machine and keyboard in his bedroom trying to emulate the sounds he was hearing down at his local club. Developing a love for electronic music, disco and house he started putting together tracks. Scoring a massive release on Derrick Carter and Luke Solomon’s Classic label Scoper & Bubba “I’m Satisfied” which has seen a remastered reissue for the Classic back catalogue for 2011.
With production partner T-Bone his re-edit of Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle’s ‘Baby Wants to Ride’ for the legendary TRAX label has been getting amazing plaudits and support from many heads. The end of 2011 seen massive releases on labels Hot Creations, Pets Recordings, Dogmatik, ALiVE, Batty Bass and Extended Play with support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Richie Hawtin, Ivan Smagghe, Ewan Pearson, Soul Clap, Lee Foss,Robert James, Trevor Jackson, Hannah Holland, Tom Budden, Droog, Seth Troxler, Catz N Dogz and more.
Christmas 2011 he gained support from Radio 1’s Pete Tong and Annie Mac scoring the Essential New Tune with ‘Dance with Me’ on Hot Creations. 2012 is set to see Bubba release more of his killer Chicago bass influenced productions and remixes and the launch of his own label Runnin’ Wild with Chris ‘Coat of Arms’ James (Culprit/Futureboogie/OFF).
He played at the Belfast MTV EMA’s along side Azari & III, Batty Bass and Aeroplane which was the wildest party the city has ever seen!
He runs his own night Nightlife in Belfast and with a fan base stretching from the the UK to the USA, Canada,South America, Australia and back again he is set to showcase his music to the global party people. “Playing and making music is totally compulsive” “I’m happy jackin it out at 1am getting people going crazy or warming peoples souls with some disco/house re-edits on a sunny afternoon getting the pool party started!