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Headhunter “Lost Prophet / Chasing Dragons” [IDLE004]+Preview

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by dk

The forthcoming release from Idle Hands, direct out of Rooted Records in Bristol, features Headhunter on the heavy UK House / Funky / Techno vibe.

Whether throwing down techno-informed steppers for Tempa or creating juke-fuelled hysteria around crustaceans for Loefah’s Swamp81 imprint, Headhunter (and his Addison Groove alias) always brings a startling level of sophistication to his productions. These two cuts bear the same high standards while also revealing a little more about his sonic palette.

‘Chasing Dragons chimes in on an instantly upbeat tip, pummelling a soca rhythm against an undulating melody. ‘Lost Prophet surges forth on a rock solid four-to-the-floor propulsion, offset by snappy top end percussion before being swathed in haunting pads and dubby FX.

Deep without being downbeat and immaculately crafted, IDLE004 adds ever more breadth to the legacies of Headhunter, Idle Hands and ultimately Bristol music.

a) Lost Prophet
b) Chasing Shadows
Released 13th December on 12″ Vinyl / Digital.


Kowton ‘Basic Music Knowledge’ & ‘Hunger’ / New 12″ & Digital release on Idle Hands

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by dk

Cat no: IDLE003
Format: 12″ & Digital
Release date: early May
Distribution: ST Holdings

a) Kowton ‘Basic Music Knowledge’
b) Kowton ‘Hunger’

Listen IDLE003 – Kowton ‘Basic Music Knowledge’

Listen ‘Hunger’

“After the well received ‘Countryman’ & ‘Stasis (G-Mix)’ 12” for Blackdown’s ‘Keysound’ imprint Kowton returns with his first release of 2010; this time for the Bristol based label ‘Idle Hands’.

Set up last year from the back room of the Rooted Records, the label aims to showcase the best in raw, grooving and experimental electronic music with a particular focus on the UK underground.

Having picked up lots of interest online Kowton is ready to make his mark in 2010, following features in RA, Fact Magazine and Blackdown’s own blog.

The two tracks selected for the release: ‘Basic Music Knowlege’ & ‘Hunger’ operate in the musical middle ground between the darkly swung garage of El-B and the dubstep pioneers, and the submerged techno sound of STL and New World Aquarium.

DJ and radio support has so far come from Appleblim, Mary Anne Hobbs, 2562 and Kevin Gorman, amongst others.”

Kowton mix
Download it HERE.

STL – Bird Art (Something)
Andre – Moments in Life (Mahogani Music)
WBeeza – He So Crazy (Third Ear)
Soundstream – “Live” Goes On (Soundstream)
Kowton – Stasis (G mix) (Keysound)
DJ Abstract – Touch (Tempa)
Kowton – Looking At You (unreleased)
Pearson Sound – Wad (Hessle Audio)
Kowton – Countryman (Keysound)
Emvee – Nocturnal (Wireblock)
Kowton – Metronome (LV Remix)(unreleased – Nakedlunch forthcoming?)
Joe – Grimelight (Hessle Audio)
Peverelist – Bluez (unreleased – Punch Drunk forthcoming)
Guido – Beautiful Complication (Punch Drunk forthcoming)

Idle Hands March mix for MUSICBOX™


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