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The 2 Bears

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The 2 Bears are a collaboration between producer Raf Rundell, co-founder of the 1965 label, and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip. The two crossed paths while DJ'ing a London party hosted by the latter's Greco-Roman Soundsystem collective. Later the duo teamed to host Follow the Bears, a program for Ministry of Sound Radio, and went about replicating some of the Detroit techno and Chicago house they had been playing, with Goddard making beats and Rundell singing. During 2010 and 2011, they released four EPs on Southern Fried. Be Strong, their first album, appeared in January 2012 through Southern Fried in the U.K. and DFA in the U.S. Rundell and Goddard drew inspiration from their travels in South Africa for their second album, The Night Is Young, which featured sessions recorded with local artists at the studio of BLK JKS' Tshepang Ramoba.


  • 04.25.17 Raf Daddy's birthday kneesup this Saturday https://t.co/cI4yK7tLwg
  • 04.21.17 Today is the release of @JoeHotChip's solo album 'Electric Lines' make sure you check it out, it's a beauty!… https://t.co/65iN6uNpf4
  • 04.19.17 RT @JoeHotChip: Here is a playlist of music that inspired my new record. It also features the album’s title track with Alexis Taylor https:…
  • 04.18.17 RT @DummyMag: 10 Best Tropical Festival Favourites according to @FOLLOWTHEBEARS🍹☀️⛺ https://t.co/v7omQmJncH https://t.co/j9Xx1tbgdx
  • 04.12.17 RT @boogaloo_radio: .@FOLLOWTHEBEARS not sure music gets better than your @CultsCultsCults GO OUTSIDE remix #nowplaying @reyhaanday https:/…
  • 04.11.17 RT @RafRundell: The day before the Mayor Of Trumpton was crowned I went into #MaidaVale for @BBCR1 & @monki_dj Watch full video: https://t.…
  • 04.11.17 RT @JoeHotChip: Short film about the samples that I used on the track 'Home'. https://t.co/8JQ2lJRSjs
  • 04.05.17 DAVE, KAREN, MAYBE A SHARON. BORING STORY, WHERE"S YOUR DRAGON? https://t.co/mmLc3Hk19l
  • 03.30.17 RT @JoeHotChip: I'm going to play live at @GlastoFest ! It's my favourite festival in the world I'm really happy! https://t.co/OD8IzVAiF5
  • 03.30.17 RT @SophieBoozle: @FOLLOWTHEBEARS Been listening to your BE STRONG album endlessly recently...so many memories and nostalgia , makes me hap…
  • 03.24.17 Flashback to @FOLLOWTHEBEARS @XOYO_London Residency in 2014. We play there again tomorrow night. https://t.co/ebt9QaMHOu
  • 03.23.17 RT @Balamii: Raf Daddy (@FOLLOWTHEBEARS) is up now till 7pm... https://t.co/S9EgIfnbK7 https://t.co/nbS6ldXeVB