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Bryan Ferry presents ‘The Jazz Age’ + Teaser

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on October 16, 2012 by E.N.

BRYAN FERRY PRESENTS THE JAZZ AGE
PERFORMED BY THE BRYAN FERRY ORCHESTRA

If there was ever a musical icon and a decade destined to come together it is Bryan Ferry and the Roaring Twenties. The artist as creative powerhouse with a dazzling career of endless surprise, delight and innovation, and the decade – a time of modernity, decadence and bright young things – all driven on by the thrill of it all.

So to celebrate and mark the 40th year anniversary of his incredible career both as a solo artist and as the creator of Roxy Music, Ferry has re-recorded some of his own compositions, performed by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra in the style of the 1920s.

Driven by his fascination for that time between the wars known as ‘The Jazz Age’, Ferry has recorded the songs as instrumentals. “I started my musical journey listening to a fair bit of jazz, mainly instrumental, and from diverse and contrasting periods” explains Ferry. “I loved the way the great soloists would pick up a tune and shake it up – go somewhere completely different – and then return gracefully back to the melody, as if nothing had happened. This seemed to me to reach a sublime peak with the music of Charlie Parker, and later Ornette Colman. More recently, I have been drawn back to the roots, to the weird and wonderful music of the 1920s – the decade that became known as The Jazz Age”

“After forty years of making records, both in and out of Roxy Music, I thought now might be an interesting moment to revisit some of these songs, and approach them as instrumentals in the style of that magical period. I would like to thank Colin Good and the other outstanding musicians featured on this record (most of who played on his earlier tribute to the 1930s, the album ‘As Time Goes By’) for bringing a new and different life to these songs – a life without words”.

‘The Jazz Age’ is an intoxicating collection of timeless songs awakening the spirits of Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven, Bix Beiderbecke’s Wolverines and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. From the thundering cascade of ‘Virginia Plain’ to the timeless weave of ‘Slave To Love’, ‘Avalon’ and ‘Reason or Rhyme’ – no shade from Ferry’s palette of musical styles is omitted. ‘The Bogus Man’, which made its debut on 1973’s For Your Pleasure, revives the heady sounds of Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club band, while the arrangement of ‘Don’t Stop the Dance’ might have come from the pen of the great Don Redman. Ferry has created a soundtrack for those endless champagne-fuelled parties documented by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and for a whole new generation -‘The Jazz Age’ is pure Gatsbyesque bliss.

Tracklisting

1. Do The Strand. 8. This Is Tomorrow.
2. Love Is The Drug. 9. The Only Face.
3. Don’t Stop The Dance. 10. I Thought.
4. Just Like You. 11. Reason Or Rhyme
5. Avalon. 12. Virginia Plain.
6. The Bogus Man. 13. This Island Earth.
7. Slave To Love.

Produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies, ‘The Jazz Age’ will be released on November 26th on 10″ Vinyl Folio Edition, 12″ Vinyl, CD and Digital editions – all on BMG Rights Management.

Free MP3: Tom Vek gets Dub Mix from Tummy Touch’s Tim “Love” Lee; Fully Bearded Album Out Now

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by E.N.

Producer, Remixer, & Tummy Touch Records Founder

Tim “Love” Lee Releases New Album Today

Celebrating the Label’s 15 Year Anniversary


Click HERE for Free MP3 of “Ain’t Dubbin My Goodbyes”

(Tim’s Dub Mix of Tom Vek’s Original Track)

 

Phenomenal Handclap Band, Horse Meat Disco, Tim Lee and More

to Perform at Tummy Touch Records 15th Anniversary Show,

11/23 in NYC

Producer, DJ, and remixer Tim “Love” Lee (a.k.a. Fully Bearded) will release his new album today, titled Fully Bearded: 15 Years of Tummy Touch Records in Dub.  The album commemorates the first 15 years of Tummy Touch Records, the label founded by Lee.  It features his dub mixes of tracks by past and present artists on the label including Groove Armada Ft. Bryan FerryTom VekPhenomenal Handclap Band, andNew Young Pony Club.  Besides chronicling Tummy Touch’s output to date, the album is an excellently produced and lovingly curated dub album from Lee, a pioneer of electronic, dance, and downtempo trip-hop music.  For a taste, click HERE for “Ain’t My Dubbin’ Goodbyes,” which is Lee’s dub mix of a track originally by Tom Vek.

Lee is also celebrating Tummy Touch’s 15th anniversary with a “birthday party” show at NYC’s Hiro Ballroom on 11/23.  Phenomenal Handclap Band, Horse Meat Disco, and Bing Ji Ling will perform live while Lee himself will DJ along with special guests.  Click HERE to for more info on the show and click HERE to purchase tickets.  Lee recently put on a corresponding show in London which featured Tom Vek, Swimming, and more.

From it’s roots as a cult dance music label and club night in East London to it’s current homes in Brooklyn, New York, and at the UK’s legendary Rak Studios , Tummy Touch Records has been defying convention, resisting categorization and championing the unique musical vision of its founder Tim “Love” Lee.

Since the first release back in 1994, if it’s doped up, blissed-out or living on the margins of the acceptable, it’s found a loving home at the label. Having launched the careers of artists like Groove Armada, Tom Vek and Phenomenal Handclap Band, Tummy Touch now has, according to the BBC, “an influence far in excess of it’s tiny size.”

As the maverick A&R recluse behind Tummy Touch Records, Lee been DJing since 1988, releasing his own music since 1990 and working his studio magic  on other people’s tracks since 1994.   In his Brooklyn studio Lee created new sounds for Fully Beardedfrom raw audio tracks using a heavily modified vintage radio broadcasting mixing board and a handful of esoteric effects units.

TRACKLISTING ‘FULLY BEARDED':

•       Bing Ji Ling: Everybody Dub – A collaboration with Tommy Guerrero from the singer / guitarist with Phenomenal Handclap Band.

•       Bud Bongo: Dub One – Tim’s first ever commercially released dub mix, from 1994.

•       Circuits: Dubbing At Dawn – Indie hopefuls from 2007 who imploded after their one and only tour of Japan.

•       Dawn Landes: Love Dubbed – A cover of Margo Guryan’s 1968 proto-psyche rarity.

•       Groove Armada feat Bryan Ferry: Shameless Dub* – A complete re-work of the stand out song from their last album, Black Light.

•       Little Barrie: Dub It Over – Tummy Touch will be taking care of the US release of the Nottingham blues rock trio’s new album.*

•       New Young Pony Club: Dub Cherie* – Once signed to Tummy Touch as Organic Audio, NYPC have since taken the pop world by storm.

•       Phenomenal Handclap Band: Following Dub* – A moody interpretation of the first single from PHB’s brand new album, Form And Control, which is released in Jan 2012.

•       Sargasso Trio: Dub The Saxlingham One* – From Tummy Touch’s sister “folk” label, Boy Scout Recordings, comes Norwich’s own electro samba band.

•       Striplight: No Dub No Entry – as featured on DFA’s “Not Wave” compilation.

•       Tom Vek: Aint Dubbin’ My Goodbyes – commissioned by Island Records for Tom’s ground breaking debut album but never released.*

•       Zook: Slinky Dub* – two ex members of 2 Tone Records’ The Higsons get the Love Lee treatment.

*previously unreleased track

The Phenomenal Handclap Band (PHB) Play NYC with Horse Meat Disco, Release Free MP3 for “Following”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2011 by E.N.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band Release New Single
“Following,” Off Upcoming Album out January 31st
on Tummy Touch Records

PHB Announce Their First NYC Date Since Tour With Bryan Ferry:
Tummy Touch Records’ 15th Anniversary Party, November 23rd
at Hiro Ballroom with Horse Meat Disco

On the heels of their US tour opening for the legendary Bryan FerryThe Phenomenal Handclap Band have released “Following” – the first single off their forthcoming new album, Form & Control, out January 31st via Tummy Touch Records.

Click HERE to stream/download it .

The track finds the group taking the next step forward from the cosmic disco-funk and international, psychedelic soul of their critically acclaimed debut album.

The band will also be making their triumphant return to their hometown of New York on November 23rd to headline a show at Hiro Ballroom for Tummy Touch Records’ 15thyear anniversary.  They will perform along with Horse Meat Disco and Bing Ji Ling, and the night will include DJ sets by Tummy Touch founder Tim “Love” Lee and other special guests.

“Following” was written in NYC while dancing at David Mancuso’s legendary Loft Party and inspired by the sounds of Human League, Chic and Fern Kinney.   Sean Marquand, writer and co-producer of the song, recalls:  “At a truly great dance party, there is a moment when you can feel a certain energy take off in the room.  You can look around and see that everyone is in to the exact same thing at the exact same moment, it’s a unifying force.  The song is directed toward all of those who might want to join that moment and experience the same spirit.”

Free MP3: Groove Armada Feat. Bryan Ferry (Fully Bearded Dub) on Tummy Touch Comp

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2011 by E.N.

Tummy Touch Records Founder Tim “Love” Lee

Remixes Groove Armada, Tom Vek, and More

for New Compilation

 
Fully Bearded: 15 Years of Tummy Touch in Dub

 Out November 8th
From it’s roots as a cult dance music label and club night in East London to it’s current homes in Brooklyn, New York, and at the UK’s legendary Rak Studios , Tummy Touch Records has been defying convention, resisting categorization and championing the unique musical vision of label founder Tim “Love” Lee.  In honor of its 15 year anniversary Lee chronicles Tummy Touch’s output to date  with an authentic and lovingly created dub album from across the labels catalogue.  Fully Bearded: 15 Years of Tummy Touch in Dub will be released November 8th on Tummy Touch Records.

Download Groove Armada Feat. Bryan Ferry (Fully Bearded Dub)

 
 
Since the first release back in 1994, if it’s doped up, blissed-out or living on the margins of the acceptable, it’s found a loving home at the label. Having launched the careers of artists like Groove Armada, Tom Vek and The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Tummy Touch now has, according to the BBC, “an influence far in excess of it’s tiny size.”
 
In his Brooklyn studio Tim created new sounds from raw audio tracks using a heavily modified vintage radio broadcasting mixing board and a handful of esoteric effects units.  He enthuses “It was common practice with reggae to create a dubbed version of an artists new album, sometimes with several dub versions of the entire album or one song released at the same time.”
 
 Lee continues, “The huge influence of Jamaican music and UK reggae legends like Dennis Bovell and Mad Professor in the late 70s inspired NYC dance music pioneers like Larry Levan and Francoise Kevorkian and British new wave experimentalists like Adrian Sherwood, XTC and Scritti Politt to try out similar ideas. I’d love to get my hands on an album like Metronomy’s English Riviera or even a classic from someone like Ian Dury or The Talking Heads but in the meantime I guess it’s lucky I have my own label to be let loose on!”
 
Lee, the maverick A&R recluse behind Tummy Touch Records, has been DJing since 1988, releasing his own music since 1990 and working his studio magic  on other people’s tracks since 1994. With this year marking the 15th anniversary of the label, and alongside this album of old school dub mixes, Tummy Touch will be hosting stellar line-ups of labelmates and associates at parties in London and New York before the end of the year.  More details to follow.

 
TRACKLISTING ‘FULLY BEARDED':
 
•       Bing Ji Ling: Everybody Dub – A collaboration with Tommy Guerrero from the singer / guitarist with Phenomenal Handclap Band.
 
•       Bud Bongo: Dub One – Tim’s first ever commercially released dub mix, from 1994.
 
•       Circuits: Dubbing At Dawn – Indie hopefuls from 2007 who imploded after their one and only tour of Japan.
 
•       Dawn Landes: Love Dubbed – A cover of Margo Guryan’s 1968 proto-psyche rarity.
 
•       Groove Armada feat Bryan Ferry: Shameless Dub* – A complete re-work of the stand out song from their last album, Black Light.
 
•       Little Barrie: Dub It Over – Tummy Touch will be taking care of the US release of the Nottingham blues rock trio’s new album.*
 
•       New Young Pony Club: Dub Cherie* – Once signed to Tummy Touch as Organic Audio, NYPC have since taken the pop world by storm.
 
•       Phenomenal Handclap Band: Following Dub* – A moody interpretation of the first single from PHB’s brand new album, Form And Control, which is released in Jan 2012.
 
•       Sargasso Trio: Dub The Saxlingham One* – From Tummy Touch’s sister “folk” label, Boy Scout Recordings, comes Norwich’s own electro samba band.
 
•       Striplight: No Dub No Entry – as featured on DFA’s “Not Wave” compilation.
 
•       Tom Vek: Aint Dubbin’ My Goodbyes – commissioned by Island Records for Tom’s ground breaking debut album but never released.*
 
•       Zook: Slinky Dub* – two ex members of 2 Tone Records’ The Higsons get the Love Lee treatment.
 
*previously unreleased track

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