I’m pleased to announce THE LIQUID AMBER EP. This single/EP serves as the opening salvo in what I hope is a long string of music, by myself and others, on my new imprint: LIQUID AMBER. There’s two new songs, “Ghost Town” and “Mob,” and a nifty remix of “Six Days” by Machinedrum.
“Ghost Town” is an ambitious ride through many of the micro-genres within the Future Bass umbrella that have inspired me recently, while “Mob” is an intentionally stripped-down, Cali-certified head-nodder. Both songs were written, programmed, and mixed by myself, and they represent the forward steps I feel I’ve taken as an engineer. The “Six Days” remix was something I asked Machinedrum to knock out as a tour weapon, and he crushed it (naturally), so I felt it deserved a proper release.
I’m excited about this music and the new imprint, and I really appreciate everyone’s time and consideration.
Download “Ghost Town” now on https://soundcloud.com/edm at: http://bit.ly/DJS-GhostTown
Instead of the Tiger mix by @SynthiaMusic
Rodion - Piano Song
Forever by Pelifics (@hmgwy Remix) http://soundcloud.com/pelifics
REPPER DE KLEP 1980
In 1980 a Dutch cover version of the JOE BATAAN track “Rap o clap o” was released on RCA records by DANNY BOY. The track was called “Repper de klep”.
This was recorded early 1980 when the two top spots of the Dutch Top 40 hitlist were occupied by rap records: SUGARHILL GANG’s “Rapper’s Delight” and JOE BATAAN’s “Rap o clap o”. Someone must have had the idea to jump the bandwagon and do the same in the Dutch language. The result was a track “rapped” by a 13-year-old school kid, talking about his frustrations on the matter of everyday homework from school.
It wasn’t much of a success: the record only charted #38 in the Dutch Top 40 hitlist at the end of March 1980 and remained there for two weeks, although it faired better than KURTIS BLOW’s classic “The Breaks” which didn’t even get in the so called “tipparade”. It was clear that rap music was considered a gimmick at that time and was not taken seriously. To be honest: this attempt did not help the acceptance of rap at all, nevertheless EXTINCE paid hommage to the record in 2007 by sampling the record for a track also called “Repper de klep”.
p e a c e FIRE - Sapphire [Grum Edit]
FRIENDLY FIRES & THE ASPHODELLS
‘BEFORE YOUR EYES / VELO’
AA-SIDED SINGLE RELEASED ON 31ST MARCH 2014 ON TELOPHASE
DOWNLOAD NOW FROM ITUNES: http://smarturl.it/FFBeforeYourEyes
At some point in 2013, Friendly Fires, Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay (aka The Asphodells), convened in an east London pub to discuss collaborating on new music together. The plan was to produce music that came from a place outside of their respective usual musical styles - a loose, open-ended process embarked upon for the pure joy of experimentation and collaboration rather than a specific end goal.
The collaboration came on the back of two hugely successful Friendly Fires albums – 2008’s debut Friendly Fires and 2011’s follow up Pala – and an acclaimed debut album from The Asphodells in 2013’s Ruled By Passion Destroyed By Lust, the latest in a long line of classic releases from Andrew Weatherall’s own Rotters Golf Club label.
Recording took place between Weatherall’s Shoreditch studio, The Bunker, and Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane’s basement studio just a short stroll down the road in Farringdon, using a desk that once belonged to influential German producer Konrad ‘Conny’ Plank to mix the tracks.
The result is ‘Before Your Eyes’ and ‘Velo’ - two brand new tracks that take close to ten minutes each to reveal their full hypnotic glory. The tracks will be released as a AA-sided single on 12” and download and will be the inaugural release on Friendly Fires’ own Telophase label.
Previews from EP 4 of 12: “A Tale From ‘84” by @Napoleon_UK
Released Apr 28th 2014
AVAILABLE HERE: http://napoleon-tunes.bandcamp.com/album/4-a-tale-from-84
Fudge Fingas Hyp 178 DJ mix - An airy breeze of House sophistication, swirling Disco and Old Skool rave nostalgia…
For over a decade, Edinburgh based musician Gavin Sutherland has been producing and DJing under the Fudge Fingas moniker. Music has always been and continues to play a central-role in his life. Deeply inspired by the House sounds pioneered by Larry Heard and Frankie Knuckles, he merges a multitude of genres in his work. He has a flair for left-of-centre Jazz meanderings, deep and soulful House jams right on through to jagged-edge Techno. When he’s not channeling grooves in some shape or form, he works at a record store and nurtures an unhealthy obsession with vinyl.
A front runner for the Firecracker label since it’s inception in 2004, he supplies to them a certain finesse in House, his debut album in 2011 is a listen to be reckoned with. He has also released more uptempo Techno-centric material on Mancunian Trus’me’s Prime Numbers imprint. Not too fond of the limelight he has released under the pseudonym ‘Vin Sanders’ in the past. With original material in the pipeline and having mentioned the possibility of more undisclosed aliases popping up in the future, Fudge Fingas has truly come into his own.
Hyp 178 is a airy breeze of House sophistication, swirling Disco and Old Skool rave nostalgia…
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Fudge Fingas plays b2b with Linkwood at notsosilent roof party in London on 8th June. Info and tickets: http://bit.ly/1mO2XPT
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