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Phenomenal Handclap Band Release New Video The Unknown Faces at Father James Park

Posted in News with tags , , , , on December 7, 2011 by E.N.

Phenomenal Handclap Band

Release Video for 

The Unknown Faces at Father James Park

Phenomenal Handclap Band speaks about the video:
As a teenager, Father James Park was the local park where my friends and I were able to go and not be bothered by our parents or other authority figures. We used to meet there as often as possible to hang out and clear our minds, and since there were no adults around, it also became the place we’d go to expand our minds.
The Unknown Faces at Father James Park is about the inherent peer pressure, confusion, and tumultuous times that teenagers have.
For the video, we thought the best way to reflect this subject matter would be to edit together found footage along the lines of the various PSA’s  we were subjected to in high school. They were so humorless and terrifying at the time, but looking back, it was a lot of unnecessary warning against what turned out to be healthy experimentation.

Phenomenal Handclap Band is also preparing the release of the follow-up to their acclaimed, self-titled debut album. Form & Control, PHB’s ambitious new work takes their clever fusion of international psych, soul, and cosmic disco a bold step forward.  With co-founders Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand at the production helm, Form & Control finds the band once again deftly mixing and matching seemingly disparate musical genres, with a musical palette that now includes prog-pop, new wave and modern leftfield dance.

Form and Control will be released February 14, 2012 on Tummy Touch Records.

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

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2011 by E.N.

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.

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

Free MP3: Groove Armada Feat. Bryan Ferry (Fully Bearded Dub) on Tummy Touch Comp

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2011 by E.N.

Tummy Touch Records Founder Tim “Love” Lee

Remixes Groove Armada, Tom Vek, and More

for New Compilation

 
Fully Bearded: 15 Years of Tummy Touch in Dub

 Out November 8th
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 label founder Tim “Love” Lee.  In honor of its 15 year anniversary Lee chronicles Tummy Touch’s output to date  with an authentic and lovingly created dub album from across the labels catalogue.  Fully Bearded: 15 Years of Tummy Touch in Dub will be released November 8th on Tummy Touch Records.

Download Groove Armada Feat. Bryan Ferry (Fully Bearded Dub)

 
 
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 The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Tummy Touch now has, according to the BBC, “an influence far in excess of it’s tiny size.”
 
In his Brooklyn studio Tim created new sounds from raw audio tracks using a heavily modified vintage radio broadcasting mixing board and a handful of esoteric effects units.  He enthuses “It was common practice with reggae to create a dubbed version of an artists new album, sometimes with several dub versions of the entire album or one song released at the same time.”
 
 Lee continues, “The huge influence of Jamaican music and UK reggae legends like Dennis Bovell and Mad Professor in the late 70s inspired NYC dance music pioneers like Larry Levan and Francoise Kevorkian and British new wave experimentalists like Adrian Sherwood, XTC and Scritti Politt to try out similar ideas. I’d love to get my hands on an album like Metronomy’s English Riviera or even a classic from someone like Ian Dury or The Talking Heads but in the meantime I guess it’s lucky I have my own label to be let loose on!”
 
Lee, the maverick A&R recluse behind Tummy Touch Records, has been DJing since 1988, releasing his own music since 1990 and working his studio magic  on other people’s tracks since 1994. With this year marking the 15th anniversary of the label, and alongside this album of old school dub mixes, Tummy Touch will be hosting stellar line-ups of labelmates and associates at parties in London and New York before the end of the year.  More details to follow.

 
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

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