09 December 2007
The WNCL PODCAST is up and running. I’m halfway through a series of mixtapes, rounding up most of the records I’ve bought this year. The DUBSTEP and MINIMAL TECHNO mixes are already up there, with more mixes to follow before xmas. Help yourself and enjoy!
It’s finally out – and on delicious blue vinyl to boot! Following on from the debut double 7", Volume Two offers 10 more one minute space loops on ENRAPTURED RECORDS. Both volumes are limited and available from BOOMKAT
"An essential smorgasbord serving of moods, textures and out there sounds"
8" Lathe Cut,
Strawberry Recording Co.
Limited to 23 clear vinyl copies in individually designed sleeves at £25.00 each. As featured in the December edition of Record Collector (‘Most Wanted’) and Mojo (‘One’s to watch in 2008’). WNCL contributed artwork to 3 sleeves. Exclusively available at the SUNRAY website
There’s a couple of new tracks up on the MYSPACE player. A dubstep remix I did of GENERAL WAYNE “Smart Ya” and electro / old skool jungle party favourite, ROOTS, dusted down from the library archives and remastered at TRANSITION STUDIOS
25 August 2007
THE FRIDAY SHAKEDOWN
Shepherd’s Bush, W11
7pm – 2am, £5 on the door
It's time for another midnight session in West London's finest converted basement toilet. Bands to be confirmed. I'll be taking the usual mix of funk and disco 7s, bass heavy breaks / house / dubstep and dusting off a few vintage dubplates from the library archives. Bring your dancing shoes.
The nice man at ENRAPTURED RECORDS tells us that the tapes have gone to the pressing plant. 10 more 1 minute loops to follow on from last year's double pack, this time on single, cyan vinyl 7".
Preview tracks from both releases on the Data 70 MYSPACE site.
Not exactly the newest releases but that's never bothered me. These are still in the bag...
LEROSA – Ruski (Real Soon)
Downtempo house with an addictive, chopped up break.
KIDS FROM BRADY BUNCH – Drummer Man (Dynamite Soul)
Novelty funk re-press from the 1972 Brady Bunch LP
BURIAL - Ghost Hardware (Hyperdub)
Fire, rain and vinyl crackle. Not a wah wah bass line in sight. Original Dubstep Material.
THE EMOTIONS - I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love (CBS)
Proper disco. You know, the one 2 Bad Mice sampled
ALDO VANUCCI – When I See You Smile (Good Living, LP sampler)
It pains me to say it but F****y S**m has turned in a good dancehall mix of this tune
VOICES OF EAST HARLEM – New Vibration (Just Sunshine)
Crackly old 7”, produced by Curtis Mayfield, sung by angels.
MR CATRA – Rio Baile FunkMore Favela Booty Beats (Essay, Austria)
I don’t know much about Baile Funk but I’m always a sucker for drum beats made up of gunshots
DJ MARLEY MARL – Urban House EP (West End Tracks)
The hip hop legend is back with a brilliant house cut based around the classic Mr Fingers b-line
THE DRAYTONES – Keep Loving Me (1965 Recordings)
Argentinean front man does Louie Louie with Revolver-era backward guitar solo.
BASEMENT JAXX - Do Your Thing (Seiji Remix) (XL)
Bugz In The Attic man strips it down to kick drum and vocal. No cheese.
A few new-ish bits up on the MYSPACE player.
SUNOSIS "LEAP" (WNCL Remix)
house remix of a track from the new SUNOSIS LP (Warmed, Rednetic Records). Sunosis is the bloke wot runs Ginglik innit.
WNCL "C&L RIDDIM"
a dubstep track I did for Rowan although he told me that actually it was more of a breakstep thing
THE CITROPHONIC WORKSHOP "FEELING TOO BIG TO DANCE"
the result of a challenge between me and TOBI ONE (Kult / Tag / For Your Pleasure) to re-visit our pre-jungle hardcore roots. Comes complete with cheesey I-Can-Feel-A-Rush-Coming-Over-Me type breakdown. We're living in a time capsule.
UNIQUE 3 "THE THEME" (WNCL Remix)
still up there, the intro of this remix almost got used for the opening of the new UNIQUE 3 LP (Invasive Signals, Fat! Records). Almost, but not quite!
The second SUNRAY album, TOMORROW, is available now on STRAWBERRY RECORDING CO., as a CD only release. I didn't play on this one although the sleeve does feature some great shots from when we all got together to showcase tracks live at the Notting Hill Arts Club for the first album launch (see below). You can buy it at EASY ACTION or TESCO ONLINE (no joke!)
SUNRAY "One Note Jam (Reprise)"
Live at Notting Hill Arts Club, 24th October 2004
SUNRAY will be releasing HALOGEN MELODY (originally issued on Acid Tapes, 1995, for which I designed the cassette cover). This 8" lathe cute will be strictly limited to 23 copies and is released in September 2007. I'm on artwork duty again, although the idea this time is that several friends and collaborators will submit inividual hand made sleeves. WNCL will contribute 3 sleeves.