For those of you who don’t know Puretone is the latest incarnation of producer Josh Abrahams. Josh started doing raves around Melbourne in the early 90’s with Drum ‘n’ Bass producer Davide Carbone and an Acid Jazz DJ called Steve Robins. They traded under the name Future Sound of Melboune. It was Carl Cox who picked up on them after their first release on the 2 Thumbs label, played them extensively and re-released the track on his own Worldwide Ultimatum Records.
Cox’s label then put out Josh’s solo debut ‘Satyricon’ and Josh supported Carl on his Australian tour in ’96. Josh started a series of solo projects after this including collaborations with film director Baz Lurhmann (Strictly Ballroom, Romeo and Juliet…). Josh and Berybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen (the first Australian-made record to reach No.1 in England since Men At Work’s Down Under) and worked together on the soundtrack for the film Moulin Rouge along with the album Something For Everybody.
Around this time Josh began working with singer and songwriter Amiel producing the album tracks for Sweet Distorted Holiday which spawned two platinum selling singles. One ofo Bass the other was Thrillseeker.
Josh has also worked with Kylie, recording a song called The Real Thing (Only available on the Sample People soundtrack).
Addicted to Bass has now been released in the UK, with Josh and Amiel calling themselves Puretone.
Written, while fighting flu, by Bobster