artist: Will Saul & Tam Cooper (remixed by Art Department | Sideshow | Wolf+Lamb & Slow Hands)
title: ‘Hi-Lo//Room In Your Heart’ double EP
label: Simple Records, UK. (Distributed by Word & Sound, DE.)
A2: Moving On
B1: Hi-Lo (Art Department Remix)
B2: Hi-Lo (Sideshow Remix)
A1: Room In Your Heart
A2: Getting Closer
B1: Room In Your Heart (Wolf + Lamb & Slow Hands Remix)
B2: Room In Your Heart (Rhodesless Dub) – Digital Only
Simple celebrates it’s 50th single release in the new year (and each one of those 50 have been released on that wonderful black stuff known to old people as vinyl). A release that will see the founder, A&R, label manager and tea boy Will Saul and his long term production partner Tam Cooper team up for a limited edition gatefold vinyl double pack EP (yep, they’ll loose loads of money but not many people get to 50 vinyl releases without loosing their house, car and mind… so we think its worth celebrating). The release will feature 4 new tracks from Will & Tam with remixes from Wolf + Lamb & Slow Hands, Sideshow and Art Department (Jonny White & Kenny Glasgow).
Since its birth in 2003, Simple Records has been fueling danceﬂoors the world over with deep, dynamic house, compelling techno and ﬂashes of many other genres. Totally unconcerned with the transient constraints of genre and entirely ﬁxated on uncovering music that is both timeless and forward-thinking Simple has never fallen into one particular genre trap and under Will’s A&R’ing has won a reputation for delivering simply great electronic music with a focus on soul and irresistible melody. Over the years the label has worked with many of electronic music’s ﬁnest artists, including Motorcitysoul, Fink, James Priestley & Dan Berkson, Jesse Rose, Mathew Jonson, I:Cube, Gui Borrato, Mike Monday, Ian Pooley, Steve Bug, Deetron, Sebo K, Adultnapper, Adam Marshall and many many more.
Saul’s approach to DJing sees him tread the moving waters between techno, dub, house, disco, dubstep and far beyond. His 3 disc Balance compilation last year enabled him to showcase his wide range of musical loves. His albums for the label includes ‘Simple One’, the ﬁrst label compilation that elegantly encapsulated the sound of Simple, his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Space Between’, a journey geared towards home listening rather than the danceﬂoor and ‘Simple Sounds’ where he attempted to blur the distinction between the traditional artist LP and DJ mix. Will’s next artist album is fast approaching completion and will see the light of day in spring 2011 and will feature collaborations with Fink, Joe Dukie (Fat Freddie’s Drop), Charlene Soraia (new signing to Peacefrog), Detachments and Paul St.Hilaire. As well as being one of Will’s oldest and closest friends Tam Cooper is a studio engineer par excellence, who over the years has worked with a range of artists from Bushwacka! and Terry Francis to Grooverider and Mr.C. He is also the man behind the now legendary live breaks act Precision Cuts.
First up on remix duties are Art Department, hot on the heels of their monster debut hit ‘Without You’ (voted No.1 single of 2010 in Groove) on Crosstown Rebels, who turn the tempo down and the sleaze up. Another Simple mainstay the dub master, Sideshow, toughs out his version with a driving bassline and some cheeky dub-wise rhythm changes. NYC based juggernauts Wolf+Lamb, and their protégé Slow Hands, bring their magic wonky disco touch to the more upbeat title track.
All the artwork for this project (there will also be a limited edition A2 poster and T-Shirt) has been lovingly created by Michael Place of Build who is behind the visual identity of Simple (and sister label Aus Music). Place was also one of the founders of Designers Republic who have produced all the Warp artwork from day one. The double pack will be available in a very limited run of 500 so best to get in quick for a piece of this label’s history! The digital album version also comes with a select mix of some of Will originals from over the years.