Archive for November 8, 2011

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

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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 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.


•       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 Cure Announces New Live Album From Bestival 2011

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The Cure Announces New Live Album From 

Bestival 2011, Due Out 12/6 In the US!

“The Cure had pulled off the epitome of the “festival set” akin to Bowie at Glastonbury 2000 or Macca at Glasto ’04, and every bit as legendary.”– The Guardian

“Set of the weekend.”

“Joyous – truly the stuff of rock-and-roll icons.”
– The Telegraph

“Robert Smith reminding all of his ability to craft those great three minute love songs.”

 – Clash Magazine

Sunday Best Recordings is thrilled to announce the December 6th release of The Cure: Bestival Live 2011, a live recording of the iconic bands incredible, career-spanning two and a half hour set performed at this year’s Bestival.

The double album, which is split over two CDs and also available as a digital download is made up of thirty-two Cure classics, including “The Lovecats,” “The Caterpillar,” “Close To Me,” “Friday I’m In Love,” “Lullaby,” “The Hungry Ghost,” “The End Of The World,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Grinding Halt,” “Jumping Someone Else’s Train” and “Boys Don’t Cry.”

Of the live album, Robert Smith of The Cure says “We had such a great time in the Isle of Wight at Bestival that we wanted to release this show as a way of thanking fans and islanders alike. Bestival is the best!”

All profits from the sale of this album will go to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust (Reg Charity No: 1087163). The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is a charitable, independent and professional organization offering counseling, advice, information and support services to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight (the home of Bestival) and, in some cases, their parents or carers. The Youth Trust has been working on the Isle of Wight for 27 years and has made a positive input to the wellbeing of people

Eileen Monks, Director of The Isle of Wight Youth Trust, says; “What wonderful news that The Cure should choose us, an Island charity of 27 years, to benefit in this way. This came completely out of the blue and at a time when it is becoming extra hard to raise funds to support our work with children and young people on the Island, further cementing our association with young people in their many interests and aspects of their lives. We would like to thank Rob da Bank for his continuing support.”

Rob da Bank, founder of Bestival says “Since I was 15 and backcombing my hair, donning my sisters eyeliner and singing the lyrics to “A Forest” into my hairbrush I’ve had an unhealthy fascination with The Cure. To say it reached its peak at Bestival 2011 is an understatement, as after seven years of pestering I not only landed The Cure to headline Bestival, but now appear to be putting out one of their live records on my own record label. How strange! For any of the 50,000 who were at Bestival and saw all or some of the two and a half hour set, this live album will transport you back. For fans of The Cure who didn’t make it I know this will be a legendary addition to your Cure collection!”

Hideout 2012 First Artists Announced

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Line Up

Ricardo Villalobos meets Four Tet & Caribou, Claude Von Stroke, Skream, Skrillex, Soul Clap


  • Date: Fri 29th Jun, 2012
  • Time: 12pm – 12am
  • Location: Zrce Beach, Novalja, Island of Pag
  • Price: Standard Tickets £99 plus booking fee

The sell out Hideout festival returns to Croatia for a second year in 2012 with a programme of even larger proportions with dance music heavyweights Ricardo Villalobos, Four Tet, Caribou and many more confirmed to perform at what is set to become the best electronic music festival in Europe.

The three-day Hideout festival will return to the sprawling outdoor Zrce beach site on the island of Pag, Croatia, but extend further into the week and multiple stunning beachside venues such as the hugely popular and beautiful Kalypso and new secret venues around Pag. The headlinerRicardo Villalobos is currently a rare performer but still holds the title as one of the most in demand DJs in the world. He joins two outfits that follow in the footsteps of Daft Punk to eclipse the DJ format to deliver a band platform for the dance music genre – Four Tet and Caribou – ensuring Hideout is a serious contender for the festival destination of the summer.

Hideout attracts the big talents of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Crosstown Rebels Damian Lazarus & Jamie Jones, Bristol’s Julio Bashmore, Erol Alkan and Andy C to return alongside fresh and colourful faces from across the dance music spectrum such as Boston reedits heroes Soul Clap, Norwegian disco maestro Prins Thomas, Dirtybird’s Claude Von Stroke, new BBC Radio 1 recruit Skream and second lady of the station, Heidi. Detroit prodigy Kyle Hall, the talented Brodinski and the new young sensation, Skrillex are also set to perform.

New brands mulletover and Birmingham’s Face will join the UK night army including Crosstown Rebels, Resident Advisor, Mono_Cult, Sonodo, Drop The Mustard, Urban Nerds, Jaunt, Just Jack and many more at intimate and large scale events across the clock.

Rising stars such as Maceo Plex, best known for unique robotic vocals, and dubstep champion Pearson Sound AKA Ramadanman plus DJ Fresh ensure there is a balance of new talent to sample alongside the current favourites in the game.

Hideout festival is carving a niche into an overpopulated festival market, handpicking the best underground talent alongside those that are reaching mainstream success to deliver a festival that entertains and thrills from sunrise to sunset. Their second year promises more daytime events with many more pool and boat parties, evening beach soirees and never-ending nighttime fiestas that showcase the cream of the current global electronic music elite.

Capturing the many strains of the electronic music rainbow, Hideout is for those that want to hear something new and dance throughout the day and night.

Artists confirmed to date:

Annie Mac
Andy C
Claude Von Stroke
Camo and Krooked
Damian Lazarus
DJ Fresh
Erol Alkan
Four Tet & Caribou
Jack Beats
Jamie Jones
Julio Bashmore
Kyle Hall
Maceo Plex
Pearson Sound
Prins Thomas
Ricardo Villalobos
Richy Ahmed
Robert James
Soul Clap
Special guest: Skrillex

Boat & Pool Parties Hosted By:

Chibuku / Crosstown Rebels / Drop The Mustard / Face

Jaunt / Just Jack / Metropolis / Mono Cult

mulletover / Sonido / Resident Advisor / Wax:On / Zutekh



Earlybird tickets £80 plus booking fee – Sold Out

Standard Tickets £99 plus booking fee available from

Deposit Scheme – £49 plus booking fee / Full balance payable by 1st April 2012 – Available from

Ex-Yu Tickets – €50 plus booking fee – Available from

Pinch And Shackleton Collaborative Album (preview)

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