FOREIGN BEGGARS –
FLYING TO MARS ft. DONAE’O (PROD. ALIX PEREZ)
*‘The Uprising’ LP due for release in August*
Release Date: 2nd July 2012
Foreign Beggars dropped the first taste of their forthcoming album for mau5trap last month to widespread praise. The infectiously brazen swagger of ‘Palm Of My Hand’ was a bold statement of intent, and one which they are set to firmly substantiate with their next offering. Teaming up with once again with previous collaborator and revered producer Alix Perez as well as recruiting a guest appearance from multi-talented vocalist Donae’o, the boys clearly aren’t wasting any time and remain intent on upping the stakes further still as they unleash ‘Flying To Mars’.
Tuned in to a deeper but no less hard hitting frequency, ‘Flying To Mars’ finds them wiring their razor sharp rhymes to the otherworldly terrain of Perez’s production. Built on waves of deep sub bass undulations and skittering hi hats, the expansive production provides a blank canvas for Beggars to direct the mood of the track. Donae’o’s soft, reflective chorus acts as jumping off point for Orifice Vulgatron and Metropolis to swap verses, dexterously exploring themes of altered states of consciousness.
Good Voodoo Music – a new label from a diverse collective with an emphasis on proper musicianship. Good Voodoo has a passion for all things deep and soulful, but draws from influences way beyond the dance music sphere, so expect every release to be a lush blend of different global flavours.
The in-house musicians, Good Voodoo Society, spearhead the inaugural release on the A-Side with their summery and vocal interpretation of So Much More.
Then Adam Shaw does his thing with a remix and a dub. Already earmarked as one to watch and destined for greatness by none other than the Grammy nominated boss of Toolroom Records, Mark Knight, Adam Shaw is a rising star of the house music world having released on Toolroom Records, New State Music and Mau5trap to name but a few. He has also remixed the likes of Deadmau5 and Kris Menace.
Off The Cuff’s mix sees them team up with saxophonist John McGough, who has previously played live with Carl Cox. Off The Cuff have previously released on Lost My Dog, Defected In The House, and Sidetrak among others.
Good Voodoo leader Dominic Nelson-Ashley takes a bow with his Tribal Vybes remix. His illustrious music career has seen him regularly creating new dance music that blends organic African and Latin rhythms and instrumentation with electronic music in places as diverse as Freetown, Sao Paulo, Havana, New York, Buenos Aires and Sydney.
His music and productions have been heard on Universal Records, Pleasure Republique, Megablock records, Big Dada/Ninja Tune, Sky TV, BBC Radio, and Channel 4.
The remainder of the release showcases two guys with over 40 years of experience of the scene between them, DJ Liam Dunning and Born 2 Groove (Karl Goodison).
Artist: Good Voodoo Society
Title: So Much More (The Mixes)
Label: Good Voodoo Music
Cat No: GVM001
Style: Soulful House
Release Date: November 1st, 2011
1: Good Voodoo Society – So Much More (Good Voodoo Soul Mix)
2: Good Voodoo Society – So Much More (Adam Shaw Remix)
3: Good Voodoo Society – So Much More (Adam Shaw Dub)
4: Good Voodoo Society – So Much More (Off The Cuff Instrumental Dub)
5: Good Voodoo Society – So Much More (Tribal Vybes Remix)
6: Good Voodoo Society – So Much More (DJ Liam Dunning Remix)
7: Good Voodoo Society – So Much More (Born 2 Groove Vocal)
8: Good Voodoo Society – So Much More (Born 2 Groove Dub)