B.Traits launches her Baby T alias with new EP on Samurai Music

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Format: 12′′ / Digital
Label: Samurai Music
Cat. No: SMDE15
Release Date: May 1st, 2020

1. Portra (Hybrid Mix)
2. Portra (Jungle Mix)
3. Portra (Ambient Mix)
4. Portra (Homemade Weapons Remix)
5. Portra (Ancestral Voices Remix)

B.Traits launches her Baby T project with the Portra EP for Samurai Music.

“Baby T is an alias that I am breathing new life into. Originally, my name was Baby Traits (as in baby “features” — I was 18 when I started touring in North America) and as I began to get more DJ bookings within the jungle community, I abbreviated Baby to B so that the name was more androgynous, to prevent the unnecessary attention and bad-mouthing I got whenever people found out I was female. In a sense, it’s a reclamation of my original alias—I played faster back then: hardcore, drum & bass and jungle—and that’s where I’m going back to with Baby T, but this time I’m not 18, and I have zero fucks to give. I’ve always been a shapeshifter as B.Traits but sometimes eclecticism can be confusing. I feel I need another outlet to create music that has no specific expectations. I want to get back to my jungle roots properly.”

The Portra EP contains 3 versions of the title track by Baby T – Hybrid, Ambient, and Jungle, spreading across tempo’s (and no tempo) to showcase styles Baby T will touch on. It’s a confident debut – a sonic summary of the Baby T path. To compliment these versions, Homemade Weapons and Ancestral Voices have contributed remixes that reinterpret Portra through their visionary processes, with impeccable results from both artists.


Damion Pell
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