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With only weeks away from the release of her 5th album ‘To Dust‘ (4/30 on Tru Thoughts/Caroline) and the commencement of her US tour, Alice Russell delivers a remix from one of the most in demand remixers out; Falty DL, a favorite of Radiohead’s Thom York, Falty DL has opened for the likes of Radiohead, DJ Shadow, James Blake, SBTRKT,Squarepusher and has crafted remixers for The xx, Seun Kuti (son of Fela Kuti), Mount Kimbie, Scuba, Photek, Anthony Shake Shakir and others.
Falty DL’s rework of Alice Russell’s “Heartbreaker” is an intoxicating blend of 2-step influenced vibes with Alice’s piercingly haunting vocals.
Download Alice Russell “Twin Peaks” HERE
The video for the original “Heartbreaker” is directed by Steve Glashier (Fatboy Slim, Juliette Lewis) and stars long-time Alice fan Harry Shearer, the Hollywood actor and cult comedy hero known for roles including Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls, many voices in The Simpsons, and for his long running radio show on LA’s KCRW.
‘TO DUST’ COMES OUT ON APRIL 30 (NEW US RELEASE DATE)
ON TRU THOUGHTS
‘To Dust’ is the first solo album from British soul sensation, Alice Russell since 2008’s critically acclaimed ‘Pot Of Gold,’ and marks the next step forward in her remarkable career. Whether on a big stage with her 16 piece band, charming a crowd of 4000 into staying out dancing in the rain (as she did at Montreal Jazz Festival) or rocking out an intimate club with a stripped-down six piece,Alice’s natural talent and charisma have always commanded attention and affection. Unfazed by taking to the spotlight after a sober Amy Winehouse or joining Roy Ayers live for ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’, it is no wonder she has attracted worldwide media support, and praise from fans as diverse as Gilles Peterson, David Byrne, Dennis Coffey, Massive Attack’s Daddy G, and Groove Armada.
Tru Thoughts have recently announced the signing of this new solo material for territories including the UK, Americas, Australasia and Japan; reuniting Alice Russell with the label that introduced her to the world, and where she released her first three albums, as well as myriad collaborations since (including the highly acclaimed, BBC 6Music Playlisted “Look Around The Corner” single and album with Quantic earlier this year).
VIDEO: Alice Live on BBC6
Download:Alice Russell ”Twin Peaks”
Future Disco welcomes in the New Year and a new age with its sixth episode, ‘Night Moves’. After more than half a decade of procuring and presenting their worldwide events and music series that forecast the ultimate in dancefloor magic, it has become the ultimate chaperon into aural addictions.
Pitching the talents of current virtuosos against rising stars, ‘Night Moves’trawls definitive releases from as yet unknown artists and frames music that is familiar from the first listen.
Miguel Campbell opens the collection with ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’, a fresh Daft Punk inspired cut from his recent Hot Creations album. Needwant talent Mario Basanov follows with his remix of the Motor CitySoul synth villain, ‘Playground’ and PBR Streetgang’s Bonar Bradberry, who is a staple for the Future Disco series, pays homage to early disco with the captivating ‘Loose Grip’, a tactile record ripe with boogie flavour.
Newcomers Monte and Lazaro Casanova both step up to the task with bass-infused rhythms and sharp snares marking where the night begins to deepen in intensity. An exclusive Future Disco edit of a/jus/ted melts the mood with chiming rhythms and 90s inspired vocals before the biggest artists on the project Groove Armada slow things down with a bomb set deep in the underground, ‘Always Take Me Higher’.
‘Night Moves’ highlights the rise of the females in 2012 with cuts from Laura Jones’ ‘Love In Me’ (remixed by perhaps the most successful artist of the year, Maceo Plex) alongside Crosstown Rebels latest talent Francesca Lombardo and the notorious Kim Ann Foxmann’s with her huge Needwant release ‘Return It’. Each made big waves in 2012 and are set to climb higher with album projects lined up in 2013.
Crazy P’s epic anthem ‘Heartbreaker’ climbs to the pinnacle of the party and exclusive tracks from Cosmic Kids and Satin Jackets steer it to a fulfilling conclusion.
‘Night Moves’ illuminates that the Future Disco flair for handpicking talent continues to mature, as it maps out an enticing ride into a night full of desire and pursuit.
Future Disco spent the summer of 2012 in Ibiza holding a residency at the biggest event on the island, Carl Cox at Space. They regularly host events at worldwide destinations such as Amsterdam and Helsinki, and are a bona fide tastemaker in a saturated musical landscape.
Cat no: NEEDCD010
Distribution: Above Board
Released: Monday March 4th, 2013
- Miguel Campbell – Not That Kind Of Girl
- MotorCitySoul – Playground (Mario Basanov Vocal Remake)
- Bonar Bradberry – Loose Grip
- Monte – True
- Lazaro Casanova – Morning Confession
- Grey Matter – Tisno
- A/Just/Ted – A Brighter Light (Future Disco Edit)
- Groove Armada – Always Take Me Higher
- Laura Jones – Love In Me (Maceo Plex Remix)
- Kim Ann Foxman – Return It (Populette Remix)
- Francesca Lombardo – Sofiel
- Crazy P – Heartbreaker
- Cosmic Kids – Freight To My Soul
- Satin Jackets – Make Me Feel Good
- Marius Varied – Vallefaret
- Flight Facilities – Clair de Lune
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‘Live For The Moment’ is the debut album from Random Soul, the Australian house duo of Yogi & Husky. The pair have made a big impression in recent years with releases for labels including Strictly Rhythm, Bargrooves, Salted and Large. The album, released on their own label Random Soul Recordings, presents an effortless journey through 15 tracks that cement their position amongst the most established names in Deep and Soulful House circles, while also showcasing their talent in creating Soul, Jazz and Funk gems.
‘Live For The Moment’ incorporates everything from floating vocals and laidback soulful grooves riddled with live instrumentation, through to bumping, funky club tracks. The album also highlights Random Soul’s talent as songwriters with a string of captivating vocals featuring strong hooks, often performed by Yogi. Six vocal collaborators include well-known West Coast USA artists Chuck Love and Joshua Heath, as well as Kristen Pearson, Kyla Sexton, Natalie Conway and Louis Hale. All are close friends of Yogi & Husky, and the chemistry of the relationships shines through: “Working with friends always makes the job seem more fun too, so doing tracks with people like Joshua Heath and Chuck Love, usually meant more jokes and laughing than “work” per say. We enjoy getting other people in the studio as it creates such a different dynamic.”
Listening to these collaborations and the album in full it’s clear to hear where many of Random Soul’s influences lie, with the house sounds of Miguel Migs, Joey Negro, Grant Nelson and Groove Armada providing a strong focus, alongside funk and soul artists such as Rae & Christian and Smoove & Turrell.
The first single taken from the album is ‘Mysterious’ and will feature a Richard Earnshaw remix to be released late January / early February 2013.
4th Mar 2013
Kruse & Nuernberg release their debut artist album through Lazy Days Recordingsin October. ‘Let’s Call It A Day’ sees the Hamburg based pair – who have previously released on labels such as Noir Music, Liebe*Detail and their own Save Room Recordings – step outside their boundaries to present an eclectic journey through their musical influences, including Indie luminariesLittle Dragon, Metronomy and Pheonix. Live pianos and guitars meet their electronic world with finesse through 11 songs, moving through genres and tempos seamlessly in what Lazy Days’ boss Fred Everything has called “a classic dance album in the making”.
The album features singer Stee Downes, who collaborated on last year’s #1 ‘Want You In My Soul’ from Lovebirds, Nathalie Claude, who featured on Andre Lodemann’s ‘Searching’ and Japanese singer Miwaki. They also co-produced a piece with Florian Kruse’s brother, and deep house legend, Vincenzo (Dessous, Poker Flat).
Kruse & Nuernberg have been on the forefront of the revival of the Deep House scene in the past few years. As remixers, they have put their magic touch to artists like Dennis Ferrer and Groove Armada as well as being remixed by legendary producers such as Tom Middleton and DJ Sneak. They are also part of the successful outfit ‘Wiretappeur’, who released on John Digweed’s Bedrock label.
The links between Kruse & Nuernberg and Fred Everything stretch back several years with each being a fan of the other’s work. Their first release on Lazy Days came in May 2010 and they have now recorded three EPs for the label, including a recent collaboration with Fred.
1. Kruse & Nuernberg – Let’s Call It A Day (3:57)
2. Kruse & Nuernberg – For My Life feat. Stee Downes (4:29)
3. Kruse & Nuernberg – Elsewhere feat. Nathalie Claude (5:41)
4. Kruse & Nuernberg – Music Does The Talking feat. Vincenzo (7:16)
5. Kruse & Nuernberg – People Like Us (3:56)
6. Kruse & Nuernberg – Last Chance feat. Stee Downes (7:34)
7. Kruse & Nuernberg – Interacid (Interlude) (3:45)
8. Kruse & Nuernberg – Love Can’t Break You Down feat. Stee Downes (6:54)
9. Kruse & Nuernberg – Float feat. Nathalie Claude (5:40)
10. Kruse & Nuernberg – Leaves Falling feat. Nathalie Claude (5:19)
11. Kruse & Nuernberg – White Smoke feat. Miwaki (3:28)
On March 26th 2012 Exceptional Blue records present the sublime bass music of ‘Breathtaking’, the new single by Planas AKA Toby Davies, which is adorned with the dulcet vocal tones of Ed Thomas. It precedes the release of debut album ‘The Long Game’ later this year.
‘Breathtaking’ contains enough musical mastery to ensure the leap from underground dancefloors to the wider music world. This isn’t surprising when you consider that Toby has either produced, engineered or written songs with Dionne Bromfield, Binky Griptite of The Dap Kings, Tim Hutton (The Prodigy/Groove Armada), Alex Clare (Island) and Kim Burse – Beyonce’s creative director. He also co-produced and recorded vocals for tracks on the recent L-Vis 1990 album, ‘Neon Dreams’.
Steadily building his credentials with rated releases on Ranking (which he co-owns) and Immerse records, his productions plus remixes for the likes of Foreign Beggars, Black Diamond Bay and Screaming Soul have won DJ support from Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio 1, XFM), Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1/6 Music), Don Letts (BBC 6 Music), Ronnie Herel (BBC 1Xtra), Mr Scruff (Solid Steel), Pearson Sound (Hessle Audio), DJ Nonames (Foreign Beggars) and DJ Q (BBC 1Xtra).
The Planas mix of ‘Finest Hour’ by (Exceptional Blue labelmates) Submotion Orchestra has reached over 150,000 YouTube views.
Toby is an original member of Gentleman’s Dub Club, for whom he writes, produces and plays bass, plus he founded the renowned club night Vagabondz, which is now part of the Outlook Festival in Croatia. He also writes hip hop as Tarqwin Smythe with Ed Thomas of Gentleman’s Dub Club, and in 2009 formed producer duo Seemore Productions.
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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 Ferry, Tom Vek, Phenomenal 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