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Space - Magic Fly Music Video
 
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The worldwide number 1 hit "Magic Fly" as released in 1977 by Space. The band Space went on to record 4 albums which sold over 10 million albums before disbanding in 1981. They released a "Best Of" and "Remixes" in 2009 on NANG RECORDS. www.nangrecords.com. This version is the official video, remastered with the new audio and presented in hi-res for the first time.
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Chaz Jankel - Get Myself Together
 
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To many people he is largely known as Ian Dury's groovy sidekick in the Blockheads (an ongoing love affair). Jankel trod manfully into Dury's life during the collapse of Ian & The Kilburns and was at the Ian Dury & The Blockheads, acting as the mercurial Londoner's sidekick, songwriting partner and musical director. If Dury brought the rock and the roll to their music, then Jankel delivered the jazz and soul. But there is another side to Jankel: that of songwriter and solo performer and thanks to cult club hits like 3,000,000 Synths and Glad To Know You underground dance hero. Working alongside studio wiz, Phlip Bagenal, who not only engineered many of his best works, and with whom he also founded Eastcote Studios, Jankel was responsible for some of best and most experimental dance records to come from these shores. Predictably, Jankel's work received much less attention than it deserved in the UK mainly because he was white and from London at a time when most dance music fans regarded anything that wasn't black and from a Bronx ghetto as somehow inferior. Perversely, it was largely the championing of his work by African-American DJs in New York and Chicago in the 1980s that led to the re-evaluation of Jankel's work in Britain and the subsequent release of this excellent compilation. Jankel's first solo collaboration was with veteran songwriter Kenny Young (who co-wrote Under The Boardwalk) whose lyrics had been inspired by a recent and controversial Japanese movie called Ai No Corrida. It eventually ended up in the hands of Quincy Jones, and it was enough to win a deal with A&M, which eventually yielded five albums (and, bizarrely, no hits). ). "I loved Ian dearly but he was very demanding and intense. I needed time to express my other musical ideas, which weren't so English; music that was more Latin and jazzed out." Whatever Jankel's music lacked in commercial sales it certainly made up for in underground kudos. Glad To Know You, co-written with Ian Dury (and later covered by Kitty Grant), was a huge club hit in the USA, spending 6 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. One of his final efforts as a major label artist was You're My Occupation, featuring Brenda Jones on vocals, the best song on his fifth (and unreleased) album, finally getting a proper release after over 20 years. It was often on the 12-inch releases where Jankel could really let loose and have some fun (not least with some of the wacky song titles) and from where many of the tracks for this compilation are drawn. Rêve de Chèvre (Goat Dream) is a dubbed out version of Questionnaire, shorn of its melodic content, driven by a skeletal rhythm and plaintive piano figures, while the brilliant 3,000,000 Synths is an experiment in the unnecessary overuse of the Oberheim. To Woo Lady Kong is a jazzy reggae reading of Glad To Know You, with Chas's raucous organ added as a knowing lick on the fade out. There is also a new song included on the set, Get Myself Together, which he only completed a matter of months ago. "That was totally recorded in my studio at home," enthuses Chas. "I was quite excited after I recorded it. It was interesting hearing it back to back with the older recordings because it really fits. It was inspired by working with Yam Who and Toni Rossano and people like that, who live in clubs and that's rubbed off on me." Although most of the songs included here were recorded over 20 years ago it sounds strangely fresh as though the wheels of fashion have circled once more towards what we might call Chasworld. This is partially to do with how criminally underplayed and undervalued his solo work is but it also reflects the influences of a lot of the dance scene's young bucks. "There are a lot of acts out there now, guys like Mark Ronson and Groove Armada, who are essentially club acts performing with live bands and I suppose that's what I was doing all those years ago," he offers by way of explanation. "It's club-funk with a rock edge and that's where I was coming from, too." It is, we'd have to say, where he is still coming from a few decades and many grey hairs later. Here we present Chas Jankel's major label career, spanning five albums, many 12-inch singles, some crazed studio experiments, a few laughs and several very good songs along the way. Glad to know you? You betcha. Written by C. Jankel. Published by Famous Music Publishing Lead vocal, Backing Vocals, All Instruments: C. Jankel Additional vocals: Norman Anderson Recorded & Mixed at Chaz's place by Chaz Jankel TIRK031: My Occupation - The Music Of Chaz Jankel http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 37329 tirktv
The Time And Space Machine - Black Rainbow
 
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Buy CD: http://bit.ly/HDWkeU Buy 2 x 12" LP: http://bit.ly/Irxss9 Following his dazzling single 'Pill Party in India,' The Time And Space Machine rides straight outta the gate to deliver his second studio album for Tirk, titled 'Taste The Laser.' For those new to the fray, The Time And Space Machine is the solo output of Richard Norris, founding member of 90's cult dance outfit The Grid, and one part of DJ/production duo Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve with Erol Alkan. The album kicks off with 'Hiding In The Light,' an incandescent organ-fuelled intro littered with splashes and live drums that drive forthright into 'Black Rainbow,' a track of equal vivacity, but with loads more vigour and breathy vocal lines above another tasteful organ riff. Up next we've got the single 'Pill Party In India,' a twanging, bubbling excursion into the realms of Exotica that's simply sublime. 'Studio 23' follows, with a stomping bass heavy groove and smouldering string moods underneath clack-clack percussion. 'Outta My Head' starts off clean before diving deep into smokey vocal passages, crunching rhythm guitar effects, dirty basslines and trippy poly-rhythmic hi-hats. Stepping off the gas for 'Threshold,' Norris allows for a bit of Eastern-kissed downtime with his selection of worldly stringed instruments taking turns to solo around contemplative pad washes. Up next, 'Explosions In The Sky' and it's joyous vocal hook add a playful touch to some of the devilishly melancholic moods on the album. 'Magic Mountain' irons out the creases further for a pleasant air-filled journey in to the seemingly chilled (for now) mind of the Time And Space Machine. Before the final curtain, we're dealt 'Flow River Flow' a spaced out vocal powerhouse with swathes of tremolo guitar and a funked up lounge bassline that's just right. To finish the album we're met with a glorious awakening in the form of 'Good Morning.' Its sunny tones and easy-going swing are lovely touches at the end of a dynamic album. The Time And Space Machine done good. Again. Written & Produced by Richard Norris. Published by Musiqware Ltd (P) & (C) 2012 Tirk Recordings http://www.tirk.co.uk Taken From The Album: Taste The Lazer [TIRK076]
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The Time And Space Machine - Set Phazer To Stun
 
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The Time And Space Machine was conceived in 2008 as a sound that solidifies Richard Norris' decades of collecting, releasing and writing about psychedelic music.   Richard's journey into psych began as a teenager when he worked for the legendary UK psych label Bam Caruso, who released dozens of psychedelic and freakbeat compilations.  This record (largely done for the first time by himself beneath a castle in Lewes, Sussex) meshes all these influences with modern production techniques to create something new - and in our opinion - very special.   In partnership with Erol Alkan as Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve, Richard has firmly cemented his position in the Psyche-scape. Their series of re-edit 12" mini albums were not only instantly snapped up in stores but also led to a series of high profile remixes for artists such as Chemical Brothers, Goldfrapp, Franz Ferdinand and more.   On to the music.. Proceedings open up with 'Time and Space' the perfect atmospheric place for launch.  'Path Through The Cathedral' carries on the assault with ringing Cathedral organ, tremelo-ed fuzz tone and backwards guitars.   'Set Phazer To Stun' displays the first hint of a Krautrock influences, nicely melded with some dirt cheap Farfisa organ, freakbeat drumming and (of course) plenty of Phazer.   Recent single 'You Are The One' layers vocals singing in the round, with more fine beat freak moments and cosmic bliss synthesizer.  'Children Of The Sun' is a breezy, hazy, uplifting summer record with a hint of liquid sunshine.  'Zeitghost' heads down a motorik path with lashings of psych fuzz guitar, more organ and   freakbeat drums. Infinite. A twitchy guitar manta   'More Cowbell' is one for the dancefloor. Fuzzed out bass and the sound of a cowbell that sounds like it's still attached to the cow on some hill in Switzerland. Richard tells us Influenced by the famous Saturday Night Live 'More Cowbell' sketch with Christopher Walken.   'Midsummer Night' is the result of a 4am midsummer glowing campfire moment.  'Mushroom Family' ticks the  Balearic boxes with a hint of sitar and flute, plus Rachael Davies' soaring harmonies.  'After The Gold Rush' is a Neil Young cover and features Raissa from The Mummers on vocals, some Memphis Horns and a hint of balearia once again.  Things round off with one final dose of psychedelica, the organic 'Trip Sideways'.   The Time and Space Machine will be touring this summer so keep your eyes open, and -as ever- watch the skies. Taken from the album "Set Phazer To Stun" [TIRK060] http://www.tirk.co.uk
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Chaz Jankel - Number One
 
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To many people he is largely known as Ian Dury's groovy sidekick in the Blockheads (an ongoing love affair). Jankel trod manfully into Dury's life during the collapse of Ian & The Kilburns and was at the Ian Dury & The Blockheads, acting as the mercurial Londoner's sidekick, songwriting partner and musical director. If Dury brought the rock and the roll to their music, then Jankel delivered the jazz and soul. But there is another side to Jankel: that of songwriter and solo performer and thanks to cult club hits like 3,000,000 Synths and Glad To Know You underground dance hero. Working alongside studio wiz, Phlip Bagenal, who not only engineered many of his best works, and with whom he also founded Eastcote Studios, Jankel was responsible for some of best and most experimental dance records to come from these shores. Predictably, Jankel's work received much less attention than it deserved in the UK mainly because he was white and from London at a time when most dance music fans regarded anything that wasn't black and from a Bronx ghetto as somehow inferior. Perversely, it was largely the championing of his work by African-American DJs in New York and Chicago in the 1980s that led to the re-evaluation of Jankel's work in Britain and the subsequent release of this excellent compilation. Jankel's first solo collaboration was with veteran songwriter Kenny Young (who co-wrote Under The Boardwalk) whose lyrics had been inspired by a recent and controversial Japanese movie called Ai No Corrida. It eventually ended up in the hands of Quincy Jones, and it was enough to win a deal with A&M, which eventually yielded five albums (and, bizarrely, no hits). ). "I loved Ian dearly but he was very demanding and intense. I needed time to express my other musical ideas, which weren't so English; music that was more Latin and jazzed out." Whatever Jankel's music lacked in commercial sales it certainly made up for in underground kudos. Glad To Know You, co-written with Ian Dury (and later covered by Kitty Grant), was a huge club hit in the USA, spending 6 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. One of his final efforts as a major label artist was You're My Occupation, featuring Brenda Jones on vocals, the best song on his fifth (and unreleased) album, finally getting a proper release after over 20 years. It was often on the 12-inch releases where Jankel could really let loose and have some fun (not least with some of the wacky song titles) and from where many of the tracks for this compilation are drawn. Rêve de Chèvre (Goat Dream) is a dubbed out version of Questionnaire, shorn of its melodic content, driven by a skeletal rhythm and plaintive piano figures, while the brilliant 3,000,000 Synths is an experiment in the unnecessary overuse of the Oberheim. To Woo Lady Kong is a jazzy reggae reading of Glad To Know You, with Chas's raucous organ added as a knowing lick on the fade out. There is also a new song included on the set, Get Myself Together, which he only completed a matter of months ago. "That was totally recorded in my studio at home," enthuses Chas. "I was quite excited after I recorded it. It was interesting hearing it back to back with the older recordings because it really fits. It was inspired by working with Yam Who and Toni Rossano and people like that, who live in clubs and that's rubbed off on me." Although most of the songs included here were recorded over 20 years ago it sounds strangely fresh as though the wheels of fashion have circled once more towards what we might call Chasworld. This is partially to do with how criminally underplayed and undervalued his solo work is but it also reflects the influences of a lot of the dance scene's young bucks. "There are a lot of acts out there now, guys like Mark Ronson and Groove Armada, who are essentially club acts performing with live bands and I suppose that's what I was doing all those years ago," he offers by way of explanation. "It's club-funk with a rock edge and that's where I was coming from, too." It is, we'd have to say, where he is still coming from a few decades and many grey hairs later. Here we present Chas Jankel's major label career, spanning five albums, many 12-inch singles, some crazed studio experiments, a few laughs and several very good songs along the way. Glad to know you? You betcha. Written by I. Dury, C. Jankel & N. Watt-Roy. Published by Warner Chappell Music / Heathwave Music. Lead Vocal, Backing Vocals, Synths, Guitar: C. Jankel Bass: Norman Wattroy Drum Programming: Pete Van Hooke Soprano: Tessa Niles Recorded by Philip Bagenal & Zeus B.held Mixed with add Percussion by Michael Brauer....somewhere in the big apple. TIRK031: My Occupation - The Music Of Chaz Jankel http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 23008 tirktv
Chaz Jankel - Ai No Corrida
 
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To many people he is largely known as Ian Dury's groovy sidekick in the Blockheads (an ongoing love affair). Jankel trod manfully into Dury's life during the collapse of Ian & The Kilburns and was at the Ian Dury & The Blockheads, acting as the mercurial Londoner's sidekick, songwriting partner and musical director. If Dury brought the rock and the roll to their music, then Jankel delivered the jazz and soul. But there is another side to Jankel: that of songwriter and solo performer and thanks to cult club hits like 3,000,000 Synths and Glad To Know You underground dance hero. Working alongside studio wiz, Phlip Bagenal, who not only engineered many of his best works, and with whom he also founded Eastcote Studios, Jankel was responsible for some of best and most experimental dance records to come from these shores. Predictably, Jankel's work received much less attention than it deserved in the UK mainly because he was white and from London at a time when most dance music fans regarded anything that wasn't black and from a Bronx ghetto as somehow inferior. Perversely, it was largely the championing of his work by African-American DJs in New York and Chicago in the 1980s that led to the re-evaluation of Jankel's work in Britain and the subsequent release of this excellent compilation. Jankel's first solo collaboration was with veteran songwriter Kenny Young (who co-wrote Under The Boardwalk) whose lyrics had been inspired by a recent and controversial Japanese movie called Ai No Corrida. It eventually ended up in the hands of Quincy Jones, and it was enough to win a deal with A&M, which eventually yielded five albums (and, bizarrely, no hits). ). "I loved Ian dearly but he was very demanding and intense. I needed time to express my other musical ideas, which weren't so English; music that was more Latin and jazzed out." Whatever Jankel's music lacked in commercial sales it certainly made up for in underground kudos. Glad To Know You, co-written with Ian Dury (and later covered by Kitty Grant), was a huge club hit in the USA, spending 6 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. One of his final efforts as a major label artist was You're My Occupation, featuring Brenda Jones on vocals, the best song on his fifth (and unreleased) album, finally getting a proper release after over 20 years. It was often on the 12-inch releases where Jankel could really let loose and have some fun (not least with some of the wacky song titles) and from where many of the tracks for this compilation are drawn. Rêve de Chèvre (Goat Dream) is a dubbed out version of Questionnaire, shorn of its melodic content, driven by a skeletal rhythm and plaintive piano figures, while the brilliant 3,000,000 Synths is an experiment in the unnecessary overuse of the Oberheim. To Woo Lady Kong is a jazzy reggae reading of Glad To Know You, with Chas's raucous organ added as a knowing lick on the fade out. There is also a new song included on the set, Get Myself Together, which he only completed a matter of months ago. "That was totally recorded in my studio at home," enthuses Chas. "I was quite excited after I recorded it. It was interesting hearing it back to back with the older recordings because it really fits. It was inspired by working with Yam Who and Toni Rossano and people like that, who live in clubs and that's rubbed off on me." Although most of the songs included here were recorded over 20 years ago it sounds strangely fresh as though the wheels of fashion have circled once more towards what we might call Chasworld. This is partially to do with how criminally underplayed and undervalued his solo work is but it also reflects the influences of a lot of the dance scene's young bucks. "There are a lot of acts out there now, guys like Mark Ronson and Groove Armada, who are essentially club acts performing with live bands and I suppose that's what I was doing all those years ago," he offers by way of explanation. "It's club-funk with a rock edge and that's where I was coming from, too." It is, we'd have to say, where he is still coming from a few decades and many grey hairs later. Here we present Chas Jankel's major label career, spanning five albums, many 12-inch singles, some crazed studio experiments, a few laughs and several very good songs along the way. Glad to know you? You betcha. Written by K. Young & C. Jankel. Published by Lazylizard Music / Intersong Music ltd Heathwave Music Lead Backing Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Bas, Oberheim, Percussion, Wahwah Trumpet: Mark Isham Bass solo: Paul Westwood Drums: Pete Van Hooke Recorded & Mixed at the townhouse by Mick Glossop TIRK031: My Occupation - The Music Of Chaz Jankel
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Loudery - Getting Away With It
 
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iTunes: http://bit.ly/AladWo Beatport: http://bit.ly/xrLN80 Fifty releases in, who would have thought it? -- When Nang started in early 2009 our opening slogan was "we're doing it for love, thats for sure. Nang is the sister of Tirk, more dancefloor, less experimental and four colours all the way". Well ... 1) those darn annoying Nang four-colour fluorescent flags and logos still are with us 2) the records keep on coming and 3) In a world of ever falling record sales... we are..... for sure.... doing it for the love. Nang head-honcho Loudery invokes A&R blagging rights for release 50. He trots out a Bahamian flag logo and a cover version of "Getting Away With It" from 80's supergroup Electronic (Bernard Summer, Johnny Marr and Neil Tennant). First up is a trip to Prague to record the unfeasibly large orchestral parts, which have suitably been disco-fied with trills, spills and slides. Vocals are provided by soul princess Tahamene Parks and the guys in the office even chipped in the odd instrument or two... Our original sticks fairly closely to the 80s original but with a Nang factor twist applied. For the dance floor remixes we have dialled up some Nang hit-squad remix-ninjas. Faze Action man Robin Lee dons his Andromeda Orchestra guise to head into "Faze Action 1999" sound territory; big beats, slamming bassline and clavs and a big ol' strings. Slovenian Nang-superstar Sare Havlicek is next up. He slows the beats down and re-jigs the 80's vectors to present a slow funk groover, sounding somewhere between Cameo, dancey INXS and Joyce Sims. Finally Pete Herbert turns in two versions.. his floor slaming 4/4 main mix and his stormy, downtempo Anne Dudley, Art of Noise styled dub. All being well, we will see you again at release 100. By which time we may have even over-taken our illustrious Tirk parent (in terms of releases, at least). Whippersnappers out. Written by Johny Marr, Bernard Summer & Neil Tennant. Produced by Loudery. Engineered by Aidan Love. Strings performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Bass by Richard Elson. Additional Guitars by Elliot King. Strings by John Bryan and Pete Whitfield. Lead Vocals by Tahamene Park. (P) & (C) 2012 Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com
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Chaz Jankel - You're My Occupation
 
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To many people he is largely known as Ian Dury's groovy sidekick in the Blockheads (an ongoing love affair). Jankel trod manfully into Dury's life during the collapse of Ian & The Kilburns and was at the Ian Dury & The Blockheads, acting as the mercurial Londoner's sidekick, songwriting partner and musical director. If Dury brought the rock and the roll to their music, then Jankel delivered the jazz and soul. But there is another side to Jankel: that of songwriter and solo performer and thanks to cult club hits like 3,000,000 Synths and Glad To Know You underground dance hero. Working alongside studio wiz, Phlip Bagenal, who not only engineered many of his best works, and with whom he also founded Eastcote Studios, Jankel was responsible for some of best and most experimental dance records to come from these shores. Predictably, Jankel's work received much less attention than it deserved in the UK mainly because he was white and from London at a time when most dance music fans regarded anything that wasn't black and from a Bronx ghetto as somehow inferior. Perversely, it was largely the championing of his work by African-American DJs in New York and Chicago in the 1980s that led to the re-evaluation of Jankel's work in Britain and the subsequent release of this excellent compilation. Jankel's first solo collaboration was with veteran songwriter Kenny Young (who co-wrote Under The Boardwalk) whose lyrics had been inspired by a recent and controversial Japanese movie called Ai No Corrida. It eventually ended up in the hands of Quincy Jones, and it was enough to win a deal with A&M, which eventually yielded five albums (and, bizarrely, no hits). ). "I loved Ian dearly but he was very demanding and intense. I needed time to express my other musical ideas, which weren't so English; music that was more Latin and jazzed out." Whatever Jankel's music lacked in commercial sales it certainly made up for in underground kudos. Glad To Know You, co-written with Ian Dury (and later covered by Kitty Grant), was a huge club hit in the USA, spending 6 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. One of his final efforts as a major label artist was You're My Occupation, featuring Brenda Jones on vocals, the best song on his fifth (and unreleased) album, finally getting a proper release after over 20 years. It was often on the 12-inch releases where Jankel could really let loose and have some fun (not least with some of the wacky song titles) and from where many of the tracks for this compilation are drawn. Rêve de Chèvre (Goat Dream) is a dubbed out version of Questionnaire, shorn of its melodic content, driven by a skeletal rhythm and plaintive piano figures, while the brilliant 3,000,000 Synths is an experiment in the unnecessary overuse of the Oberheim. To Woo Lady Kong is a jazzy reggae reading of Glad To Know You, with Chas's raucous organ added as a knowing lick on the fade out. There is also a new song included on the set, Get Myself Together, which he only completed a matter of months ago. "That was totally recorded in my studio at home," enthuses Chas. "I was quite excited after I recorded it. It was interesting hearing it back to back with the older recordings because it really fits. It was inspired by working with Yam Who and Toni Rossano and people like that, who live in clubs and that's rubbed off on me." Although most of the songs included here were recorded over 20 years ago it sounds strangely fresh as though the wheels of fashion have circled once more towards what we might call Chasworld. This is partially to do with how criminally underplayed and undervalued his solo work is but it also reflects the influences of a lot of the dance scene's young bucks. "There are a lot of acts out there now, guys like Mark Ronson and Groove Armada, who are essentially club acts performing with live bands and I suppose that's what I was doing all those years ago," he offers by way of explanation. "It's club-funk with a rock edge and that's where I was coming from, too." It is, we'd have to say, where he is still coming from a few decades and many grey hairs later. Here we present Chas Jankel's major label career, spanning five albums, many 12-inch singles, some crazed studio experiments, a few laughs and several very good songs along the way. Glad to know you? You betcha. Written by C. Jankel & S. Peacock. Published by Heathwave Music / Copyright Control Lead Vocal & Backing Vocals: Brenda Jones Guitar, Obx Synth, Linn Drum Piano, Backing Vocals: C.Jankel Drums:S teve Ferrone Recorded at BlankTapes studios New York Mixed by Yamwho TIRK031: My Occupation - The Music Of Chaz Jankel http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 24488 tirktv
Kim And Buran - Fly To Sea
 
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Beatport: http://btprt.dj/MqMzWR iTunes: http://bit.ly/1fowsGd Russian band Kim And Buran join us on Nang with a slice of feel good disco to brush away those winter blues. First up is title track 'Fly to Sea', reminiscent of 80s era Disco Funk, while still keeping the production nice and fresh. Next up we have 'Modern Music' which expands down a more cosmic pathway. The prolific Irregular Disco Workers sign on for remix duties of 'Fly to Sea' taking it on a more dance floor route. 'Sitizen' closes the EP with more cosmic feel-good disco stylings. Written and Produced by Kim and Buran / Slava Zavyalow Published by Dharma Songs Mastered by Eugene @ Cromon (P) & © 2014 Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com
Views: 10059 tirktv
Juan Soto - Mágica Música Mística
 
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Beatport: http://btprt.dj/1hk8YxS iTunes: http://bit.ly/172vF50 The Mexican master of disco that is Juan Soto is joining us at Nang Records! Bringing some fresh vibes to the table along with his own unique style, this is a release we can't wait for you to get you funky ears wrapped around. 'Magica Musica Mistica' is a prime culmination of tone and atmospheric roles, opening with the light hearted but intrusive vocal hook youe body is regimented with the cosmic riffs, slowly progressing skyward with the gelling together of the melodic beats with the electro hinged synths, you are left with the chunky square bass line and a great opening single. The Bank have added their definitive flare to the track, keeping it light and breezy with hints of indie tones from the lead guitar to the hard funk edge from the bass line from the out set then dropping into the funky disco realms for the break down, you will not be left disappointed with the magic twist from the Bank boys. Written and Produced by Juan Soto Published by Dharma Songs (P) & (C) 2013 Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com
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Tiger Cubes - 2012 Thinking About You
 
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iTunes: http://bit.ly/12h0MJ0 Beatport: http://btprt.dj/VLnFED We'd like to introduce our latest signing, The Tiger Cubes, from Russia! The Tiger Cubes sound is a forward-thinking, uniquely-Russian soundscape, bringing together the sounds of disco, electro, Czech 'Jolana' guitars, basses and Soviet Era 70s synths. Just the ticket for us here at Nang! '2012 Thinking About You' is a gracious introduction to the band, accompanied by a stunning little mix from Lipelis. They were originally a quartet from the great city of St. Petersburg. Needs must however and following a move to Estonian border city of Pskov the 4 became 2 following a friendly separation. The "Cubes" head honcho is Russian music producer, multi-instrumentalist and music-head Sasha Kojevin. Sasha is no newcomer to the scene. He has previously released DJ / club tracks on the ExtraMusic label under his name of Kojevin. DJ work led to the establishment of a studio offshoot of SoloWay records in St. Petersburg. It was here that Sasha joined up with Cubes vocalist and percussionist of Tiger Cubes Katya Vinnitskaya (aka Katya Tiger). The pair made their mark in the studio with top-notch productions of the great and the good of the Russian music scene including SPDCS (aka Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club (Shanti, Between Us, Teardrop, Whiskey Disco, Snuff Trax) and Lipelis (What's In The Box, Teardrop, Kitsune). Written by Sasha Kojevin & Katya Vinnitskaya (aka Katya Tiger) Sasha Kojevin - Bass, Guitar, Synthsizers, Programming, Vocals, Mixing, Recording, Mastering. Katya Tiger - Vocals Published By Dharma Songs P+C 2012 Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com
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Sare Havlicek ft. Mitja - Too Far Ahead
 
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So, Nang fans, it's finally here: The long awaited album by Slovenia's own Sare Havlicek, and it's a beauty if we say so ourselves! The album, titled 'Escape Machine,' is a direct progression from his most recent run of 12's on Nang, amalgamating everything we know and love, and a lot, lot more. Expect live orchestral sequences, serious analogue heat and the finest vocal arrangements. This is the real deal! We start of with 'Diamondback Part 1 & 2,' which delves straight into the money with a wash of silken live strings and vocal harmonies, preluding what's to come in fine style. 'Insinuations & Allusions' follows and it's pure twanging funk, crisp and clean with a lovely little hook. Next we're dealt Sare's most recent outing on Nang; the brilliant 'Vibe On You.' It's all up-beat floor filling material right here. 'Not Now' is a variation on the chords of its precursor, but with the smooth vocal of Mitja and the 'vibe' wound down a little. It's just perfect. 'Burning Hot' comes at you like the cosmic blur of a psychedelic black hole, dropping into a serious groove with synth rays and delayed vocal hooks flying past into deep space. Opening next is 'White Noise,' but it doesn't live up to it's name. There are arpeggios aplenty before a compelling song unfolds around the verses of Molly Wagger's Charlie Denholm for a trip that's not to be missed. '12 Fingered Chime' starts in an equally enigmatic style - It feels like that contemplative mid-point that psychedelic albums had in the 70's, like we're only half way down the rabbit hole. Hold on tight! On what definitely feels like the second part of the album, 'Sense Stations' kicks up the pace with a thumping dance floor kick and walking bass, but its melancholic heartfelt pianos keep us in check, for now. 'Future Is Retro' lines up next and it's a synth leviathan, full of revolving disco tensions, slanky guitar licks and 80's programming sensibilities. Oooft. Easing down the reigns and stepping up to the mic once more, Mitja gives us another accomplished belter in the form of 'Too Far Ahead.' For the finale we float out all guns blazing. 'Keep Your Pants on Cowboy' oozes class, with its soaring sax lines and stomping groove it's sure to be a twilight anthem. To close, we're introduced once again to the live orchestra for 'Diamondback Part 5,' a dazzling, short 'n' sweet epilogue. Phewww what a journey! We hope you enjoy as much as we do. Written & produced by Sare Havlicek Recorded & mixed at Tokyorama. Additional recording at Earresistible. Published by Dharma Songs. P & C 2012 Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com
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Molly Wagger - Able Mable
 
03:52
OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR THE NEW SINGLE: http://youtu.be/lTe_Ec5PO0o Here at Tirk we are really pleased to be putting out our first band album in quite a while (...since we started off the Fujiya & Miyagi train back in 2005). Molly Wagger are a Scottish 4 piece consisting of lead singer Charlie Denholm, brother James on Guitar, David Ayre on Bass and Edward Hulme Guitar. The quartet write melancholy but thoughtful songs with a streak of cold Edinburgh winter running through them. The lads spent several weeks last summer holed up in Muirhead studio, in the glorious and green region of Scotland recording the album under the watchful production hands of Sam Annand (of Architeq) and Robin Sutherland. Sam's analog desk and space echoes are deployed (as well has his mercurial skill) to full effect. Album opener is the expansive "Weight", a song in two halves which builds into a expansive Sigur Ros style mountain-shot soundtrack. Next up "Steve" is a galloping foot stomper of a tune driven by acoustic guitars and variety of drums styles culminating with a full on house beat towards the end, thanks to the incredible talent of drummer Scott Donald. "Low", begins with the all the spirit of a cold, grey, student flat in darkest Leith but builds into the slightly-epic crescendo driven by a tear-jerking string arrangement. Recent single Weekend, is up next. Last summer it did pretty well and has featured on 3 compilations so far. Its piano driving sombre-but-uplifting providing a welcome album experience gear change. "Able Mable" is as happy as it gets in the Molly camp, Sam nurses the drum and synth driven sunspot on the album. "The Quiet One" is one of the bands oldest songs and has one of the coolest opening lyrics we have heard in a long time... "I had a dream about a girl with an eye on her forehead". "Delilah" fills the acoustic sweet-moment song before we head for the closing legs of the album. "Zuma" puts the spotlight on Charlie's distinctive mellow vocals and layers them upon a delicate drum-machine led, chordal soundbed. We save one of the best until last with the "Muito Bem" , soaring vocal harmonies, big production and a just enough left-field quirkiness to make it a touchstone example of the album as a whole. Molly Wagger have recently taken the Kings Shilling and moved to the big smoke of London. Look out for them on the live circuit. http://www.tirk.co.uk
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Chaz Jankel - Without You
 
05:26
To many people he is largely known as Ian Dury's groovy sidekick in the Blockheads (an ongoing love affair). Jankel trod manfully into Dury's life during the collapse of Ian & The Kilburns and was at the Ian Dury & The Blockheads, acting as the mercurial Londoner's sidekick, songwriting partner and musical director. If Dury brought the rock and the roll to their music, then Jankel delivered the jazz and soul. But there is another side to Jankel: that of songwriter and solo performer and thanks to cult club hits like 3,000,000 Synths and Glad To Know You underground dance hero. Working alongside studio wiz, Phlip Bagenal, who not only engineered many of his best works, and with whom he also founded Eastcote Studios, Jankel was responsible for some of best and most experimental dance records to come from these shores. Predictably, Jankel's work received much less attention than it deserved in the UK mainly because he was white and from London at a time when most dance music fans regarded anything that wasn't black and from a Bronx ghetto as somehow inferior. Perversely, it was largely the championing of his work by African-American DJs in New York and Chicago in the 1980s that led to the re-evaluation of Jankel's work in Britain and the subsequent release of this excellent compilation. Jankel's first solo collaboration was with veteran songwriter Kenny Young (who co-wrote Under The Boardwalk) whose lyrics had been inspired by a recent and controversial Japanese movie called Ai No Corrida. It eventually ended up in the hands of Quincy Jones, and it was enough to win a deal with A&M, which eventually yielded five albums (and, bizarrely, no hits). ). "I loved Ian dearly but he was very demanding and intense. I needed time to express my other musical ideas, which weren't so English; music that was more Latin and jazzed out." Whatever Jankel's music lacked in commercial sales it certainly made up for in underground kudos. Glad To Know You, co-written with Ian Dury (and later covered by Kitty Grant), was a huge club hit in the USA, spending 6 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. One of his final efforts as a major label artist was You're My Occupation, featuring Brenda Jones on vocals, the best song on his fifth (and unreleased) album, finally getting a proper release after over 20 years. It was often on the 12-inch releases where Jankel could really let loose and have some fun (not least with some of the wacky song titles) and from where many of the tracks for this compilation are drawn. Rêve de Chèvre (Goat Dream) is a dubbed out version of Questionnaire, shorn of its melodic content, driven by a skeletal rhythm and plaintive piano figures, while the brilliant 3,000,000 Synths is an experiment in the unnecessary overuse of the Oberheim. To Woo Lady Kong is a jazzy reggae reading of Glad To Know You, with Chas's raucous organ added as a knowing lick on the fade out. There is also a new song included on the set, Get Myself Together, which he only completed a matter of months ago. "That was totally recorded in my studio at home," enthuses Chas. "I was quite excited after I recorded it. It was interesting hearing it back to back with the older recordings because it really fits. It was inspired by working with Yam Who and Toni Rossano and people like that, who live in clubs and that's rubbed off on me." Although most of the songs included here were recorded over 20 years ago it sounds strangely fresh as though the wheels of fashion have circled once more towards what we might call Chasworld. This is partially to do with how criminally underplayed and undervalued his solo work is but it also reflects the influences of a lot of the dance scene's young bucks. "There are a lot of acts out there now, guys like Mark Ronson and Groove Armada, who are essentially club acts performing with live bands and I suppose that's what I was doing all those years ago," he offers by way of explanation. "It's club-funk with a rock edge and that's where I was coming from, too." It is, we'd have to say, where he is still coming from a few decades and many grey hairs later. Here we present Chas Jankel's major label career, spanning five albums, many 12-inch singles, some crazed studio experiments, a few laughs and several very good songs along the way. Glad to know you? You betcha. Written by C. Jankel. Published by Heathwave Music Lead Vocal, Backing Vocals, Obx Synt, Guitar, Piano, Steelpan Drum: C.Jankel Chorus Vocals: Laura Weymoth & Janie Roma Drums: Jamie Lane Recorded by Stephen Stanley at Compass Point studios bahamas. Mix & Additional Percussion by Yamwho. TIRK031: My Occupation - The Music Of Chaz Jankel http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 29700 tirktv
Escort - Starlight
 
04:36
It might seem odd for a band without a full-length to enjoy this sort of praise. But ESCORT is definitely not your typical band. Escort is big. Literally. The seventeen-member "disco orchestra", founded by producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis, and fronted by lead singer Adeline Michèle, features an incredible cast of musicians who have played with everyone from indie-rock titans Arcade Fire to avant-classical luminaries Alarm Will Sound. Escort burst on to the scene in 2006 with a string of critically acclaimed 12"s that included future classics "Starlight" and "All Through The Night", both DJ staples that get still get plenty of play on dancefloors. As DJs nursed their electro-clash hangover with a seemingly never ending stream of disco edits, Escort stood out, in part, by creating dance music the old fashioned way: with impeccable production, musicianship, and songwriting. The following several years saw them bring the same uncompromising approach to their live show. In an era where dance music is dominated by samples and computers, Escort took a sprawling ensemble to the stage and developed a reputation as one of New York's most compelling live acts, capable of performing their elaborate recordings note for note. Late last year, Escort released their first taste of the new record: "Cocaine Blues", a loose reinterpretation of the 1976 Dillinger classic that received rave reviews and quickly became an underground sensation, building even more anticipation for what's to come. Now, Escort's long-awaited debut LP is finally set for release this November. The entire album is steeped in the venerable tradition of clubland's holy trinity — New York, Chicago, and Detroit — but it seems particularly reminiscent of mutant-pop luminaries such as Kid Creole and the Coconuts and Ian Dury, who somehow managed to translate their sardonic sensibilities to the dance-floor. And by embracing the legacy of these forward-thinking but classic acts, they have yet managed to create something strikingly new. The LP's opener "Chameleon" is a perfect example: a three-act play about the French serial impostor Frederic Bourdin, set to a beat that's equal parts Thriller and the Tom Tom Club. The tracks, "Make Me Over" and "Why oh Why" seem to explore the lost possibilities of another era, rather than simply trying to re-create it. The 1937 standard "A Sailboat in the Moonlight" is twisted into a lost August Darnell classic. The album also includes the definitive versions of their 12" DJ releases — which have been remixed, remastered, rearranged, and re-recorded specially for the LP — to complete an album with absolutely no filler. Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears recently described Escort as the "best disco you've ever heard." He just might be right. http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 5873 tirktv
Architeq - Birds Of Prey
 
05:38
Young, London based Scotsman Architeq (AKA Sam Annand) has made a lot of noise without actually releasing a lot of material since his debut 'Birds Of Prey' EP on Tirk early last year. The odd well chosen remix aside, he's been burying himself in the studio making his debut album , while around him a slow, organic transatlantic buzz has building as the blogs and download sites quietly people towards his unique brand of dubby ,swingy, electronic funk. Gold + Green is that debut album and already a firm favourite at Tirk HQ . 'Birds of Prey' is of course included in all its' shimmering, glitched out glory . 'Into The Cosmos' also dips it's toes into dubby waters, again with the crunchy off-beat drums, lush soulful strings and burbling soundscapes. Things get vocal with the laid back sweet soul vocals of Junior Williams (vocalist from Sunharbour) in 'Nothing', before Hungarian producer Ilija Rudman surprises us all with a fine vocal contribution to the twisted synth-driven 'Mind Games' 'Krakatoa 'mines the organic instrumentation seam that flows through the album, featuring a finely honed chamber string section and subtle clarinet , an instrument that also drifts into view on the down-tempo 'Odyssey'. 'Bird of Dub' and 'Babylon' take the spacey effects further ,weaving in and out of a silky smooth, electro bass line, with the Dub factor gain to the fore. In all, 14 tracks of originality, innovation and musicality that confidently occupy a bright new corner of the electronic canon, and a deeply impressive first instalment in the Architeq / Sam Annand story . Written & Produced by Sam Annand Published by Dharma Songs Drums by Scott Donald P + C 2009 Tirk Recordings From the album Gold + Green [TIRK048] http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 18874 tirktv
Escort - Makeover
 
04:09
It might seem odd for a band without a full-length to enjoy this sort of praise. But ESCORT is definitely not your typical band. Escort is big. Literally. The seventeen-member "disco orchestra", founded by producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis, and fronted by lead singer Adeline Michèle, features an incredible cast of musicians who have played with everyone from indie-rock titans Arcade Fire to avant-classical luminaries Alarm Will Sound. Escort burst on to the scene in 2006 with a string of critically acclaimed 12"s that included future classics "Starlight" and "All Through The Night", both DJ staples that get still get plenty of play on dancefloors. As DJs nursed their electro-clash hangover with a seemingly never ending stream of disco edits, Escort stood out, in part, by creating dance music the old fashioned way: with impeccable production, musicianship, and songwriting. The following several years saw them bring the same uncompromising approach to their live show. In an era where dance music is dominated by samples and computers, Escort took a sprawling ensemble to the stage and developed a reputation as one of New York's most compelling live acts, capable of performing their elaborate recordings note for note. Late last year, Escort released their first taste of the new record: "Cocaine Blues", a loose reinterpretation of the 1976 Dillinger classic that received rave reviews and quickly became an underground sensation, building even more anticipation for what's to come. Now, Escort's long-awaited debut LP is finally set for release this November. The entire album is steeped in the venerable tradition of clubland's holy trinity — New York, Chicago, and Detroit — but it seems particularly reminiscent of mutant-pop luminaries such as Kid Creole and the Coconuts and Ian Dury, who somehow managed to translate their sardonic sensibilities to the dance-floor. And by embracing the legacy of these forward-thinking but classic acts, they have yet managed to create something strikingly new. The LP's opener "Chameleon" is a perfect example: a three-act play about the French serial impostor Frederic Bourdin, set to a beat that's equal parts Thriller and the Tom Tom Club. The tracks, "Make Me Over" and "Why oh Why" seem to explore the lost possibilities of another era, rather than simply trying to re-create it. The 1937 standard "A Sailboat in the Moonlight" is twisted into a lost August Darnell classic. The album also includes the definitive versions of their 12" DJ releases — which have been remixed, remastered, rearranged, and re-recorded specially for the LP — to complete an album with absolutely no filler. Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears recently described Escort as the "best disco you've ever heard." He just might be right. http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 14458 tirktv
Chaz Jankel - 3,000,000 Synths
 
04:53
To many people he is largely known as Ian Dury's groovy sidekick in the Blockheads (an ongoing love affair). Jankel trod manfully into Dury's life during the collapse of Ian & The Kilburns and was at the Ian Dury & The Blockheads, acting as the mercurial Londoner's sidekick, songwriting partner and musical director. If Dury brought the rock and the roll to their music, then Jankel delivered the jazz and soul. But there is another side to Jankel: that of songwriter and solo performer and thanks to cult club hits like 3,000,000 Synths and Glad To Know You underground dance hero. Working alongside studio wiz, Phlip Bagenal, who not only engineered many of his best works, and with whom he also founded Eastcote Studios, Jankel was responsible for some of best and most experimental dance records to come from these shores. Predictably, Jankel's work received much less attention than it deserved in the UK mainly because he was white and from London at a time when most dance music fans regarded anything that wasn't black and from a Bronx ghetto as somehow inferior. Perversely, it was largely the championing of his work by African-American DJs in New York and Chicago in the 1980s that led to the re-evaluation of Jankel's work in Britain and the subsequent release of this excellent compilation. Jankel's first solo collaboration was with veteran songwriter Kenny Young (who co-wrote Under The Boardwalk) whose lyrics had been inspired by a recent and controversial Japanese movie called Ai No Corrida. It eventually ended up in the hands of Quincy Jones, and it was enough to win a deal with A&M, which eventually yielded five albums (and, bizarrely, no hits). ). "I loved Ian dearly but he was very demanding and intense. I needed time to express my other musical ideas, which weren't so English; music that was more Latin and jazzed out." Whatever Jankel's music lacked in commercial sales it certainly made up for in underground kudos. Glad To Know You, co-written with Ian Dury (and later covered by Kitty Grant), was a huge club hit in the USA, spending 6 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. One of his final efforts as a major label artist was You're My Occupation, featuring Brenda Jones on vocals, the best song on his fifth (and unreleased) album, finally getting a proper release after over 20 years. It was often on the 12-inch releases where Jankel could really let loose and have some fun (not least with some of the wacky song titles) and from where many of the tracks for this compilation are drawn. Rêve de Chèvre (Goat Dream) is a dubbed out version of Questionnaire, shorn of its melodic content, driven by a skeletal rhythm and plaintive piano figures, while the brilliant 3,000,000 Synths is an experiment in the unnecessary overuse of the Oberheim. To Woo Lady Kong is a jazzy reggae reading of Glad To Know You, with Chas's raucous organ added as a knowing lick on the fade out. There is also a new song included on the set, Get Myself Together, which he only completed a matter of months ago. "That was totally recorded in my studio at home," enthuses Chas. "I was quite excited after I recorded it. It was interesting hearing it back to back with the older recordings because it really fits. It was inspired by working with Yam Who and Toni Rossano and people like that, who live in clubs and that's rubbed off on me." Although most of the songs included here were recorded over 20 years ago it sounds strangely fresh as though the wheels of fashion have circled once more towards what we might call Chasworld. This is partially to do with how criminally underplayed and undervalued his solo work is but it also reflects the influences of a lot of the dance scene's young bucks. "There are a lot of acts out there now, guys like Mark Ronson and Groove Armada, who are essentially club acts performing with live bands and I suppose that's what I was doing all those years ago," he offers by way of explanation. "It's club-funk with a rock edge and that's where I was coming from, too." It is, we'd have to say, where he is still coming from a few decades and many grey hairs later. Here we present Chas Jankel's major label career, spanning five albums, many 12-inch singles, some crazed studio experiments, a few laughs and several very good songs along the way. Glad to know you? You betcha. Written by C. Jankel & P. Bagenal. Published by Heathwave Music. Rhodes OBX synth: C. Jankel Oberheim program: Chris Warwick Vocal numerical cues: P. Bagenal Sean P: Edit Recorded at Eastcote Studios London by Philip Bagenal TIRK031: My Occupation - The Music Of Chaz Jankel http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 13742 tirktv
Andy Meecham - Oberheim Sem
 
04:16
iTunes: http://bit.ly/GJTYuB Beatport: http://bit.ly/GHOgrf Next up on Nang, we have the long awaited full-length from nu-disco hero and synth aficionado, Andy Meecham. The release sees Meecham step away from his revered Emperor Machine monkier to create something conceptual and truly visceral, yet still retaining those signature grooves and rich tones we all know and love. The aptly titled 'Monophonic Volume 1' is a synth purists dream. Each track has been crafted on a single classic synthesiser (and named after it!), giving each piece it's own identity and sense of time and place, referencing landmark moments in the history of music technology from the East and West. The sounds that Meecham manages to dial in on these magnificent beasts are nothing short of magnificent. Side A utilizes synths from Britain and America exclusively. Tracks like 'Yamaha CS 15' ooze with raw, primal electronics. 'Moog Lil Phatty' delivers a burgeoning groove under hypercolour analogue leads and 'Moog Prodigy' is saw-wave dexterity Par Excellence! On the flip we head to East for a bit of Japanese precision. Roland SH101' flexes early 80's acid subtitles and 'Korg MS10' deploys a slo-mo stomp foundation, supporting elastic synth lines left right and centre. These are but a few tasters from this accomplished record. Andy Meecham fires on all analogue cylinders once again. Nang, out! Written Produced Performed & Arranged by Andy Meecham Recorded & Mixed @ Lipstudio2 UK Spring/Summer 2011 Design Concept & Art Work by Luke Insect www.lukeinsect.com Mastered by Walter At The Exchange Published by Dharma Songs (P) & (C) Control Room Recordings & Nang Records NANG073 / CONRR001 http://www.controlroomrecordings.com http://www.nangrecords.com
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Chaz Jankel - Pretty Thing
 
05:30
To many people he is largely known as Ian Dury's groovy sidekick in the Blockheads (an ongoing love affair). Jankel trod manfully into Dury's life during the collapse of Ian & The Kilburns and was at the Ian Dury & The Blockheads, acting as the mercurial Londoner's sidekick, songwriting partner and musical director. If Dury brought the rock and the roll to their music, then Jankel delivered the jazz and soul. But there is another side to Jankel: that of songwriter and solo performer and thanks to cult club hits like 3,000,000 Synths and Glad To Know You underground dance hero. Working alongside studio wiz, Phlip Bagenal, who not only engineered many of his best works, and with whom he also founded Eastcote Studios, Jankel was responsible for some of best and most experimental dance records to come from these shores. Predictably, Jankel's work received much less attention than it deserved in the UK mainly because he was white and from London at a time when most dance music fans regarded anything that wasn't black and from a Bronx ghetto as somehow inferior. Perversely, it was largely the championing of his work by African-American DJs in New York and Chicago in the 1980s that led to the re-evaluation of Jankel's work in Britain and the subsequent release of this excellent compilation. Jankel's first solo collaboration was with veteran songwriter Kenny Young (who co-wrote Under The Boardwalk) whose lyrics had been inspired by a recent and controversial Japanese movie called Ai No Corrida. It eventually ended up in the hands of Quincy Jones, and it was enough to win a deal with A&M, which eventually yielded five albums (and, bizarrely, no hits). ). "I loved Ian dearly but he was very demanding and intense. I needed time to express my other musical ideas, which weren't so English; music that was more Latin and jazzed out." Whatever Jankel's music lacked in commercial sales it certainly made up for in underground kudos. Glad To Know You, co-written with Ian Dury (and later covered by Kitty Grant), was a huge club hit in the USA, spending 6 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. One of his final efforts as a major label artist was You're My Occupation, featuring Brenda Jones on vocals, the best song on his fifth (and unreleased) album, finally getting a proper release after over 20 years. It was often on the 12-inch releases where Jankel could really let loose and have some fun (not least with some of the wacky song titles) and from where many of the tracks for this compilation are drawn. Rêve de Chèvre (Goat Dream) is a dubbed out version of Questionnaire, shorn of its melodic content, driven by a skeletal rhythm and plaintive piano figures, while the brilliant 3,000,000 Synths is an experiment in the unnecessary overuse of the Oberheim. To Woo Lady Kong is a jazzy reggae reading of Glad To Know You, with Chas's raucous organ added as a knowing lick on the fade out. There is also a new song included on the set, Get Myself Together, which he only completed a matter of months ago. "That was totally recorded in my studio at home," enthuses Chas. "I was quite excited after I recorded it. It was interesting hearing it back to back with the older recordings because it really fits. It was inspired by working with Yam Who and Toni Rossano and people like that, who live in clubs and that's rubbed off on me." Although most of the songs included here were recorded over 20 years ago it sounds strangely fresh as though the wheels of fashion have circled once more towards what we might call Chasworld. This is partially to do with how criminally underplayed and undervalued his solo work is but it also reflects the influences of a lot of the dance scene's young bucks. "There are a lot of acts out there now, guys like Mark Ronson and Groove Armada, who are essentially club acts performing with live bands and I suppose that's what I was doing all those years ago," he offers by way of explanation. "It's club-funk with a rock edge and that's where I was coming from, too." It is, we'd have to say, where he is still coming from a few decades and many grey hairs later. Here we present Chas Jankel's major label career, spanning five albums, many 12-inch singles, some crazed studio experiments, a few laughs and several very good songs along the way. Glad to know you? You betcha. Written by C. Jankel. Published by Heathwave Music Lead Vocal, Guitar, Synths: C. Jankel Drums: Jamie Lane Recorded by Stephen Stanley at Compass Point studios bahamas. Mix & Additional Percussion by Yamwho. TIRK031: My Occupation - The Music Of Chaz Jankel http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 6284 tirktv
Brioski - Radio Anatomy
 
06:42
Brioski's love of music began at a young age, listening to the Italo disco compilation series "Mixage" found in his home. After some years he had the satisfaction of playing those very records with his technics 1200 and began his personal journey into synth-music through analogue machines and sequencers. As a DJ and producer, Brioski's inspiration spans hip hop, funk, soul, disco, Chicago house & techno, edging towards Balearic / psychedelic atmospheres with deep percussive roots and old school reminiscences. Combine this with some Italian originality and a love for vintage gear and you're somewhere near Brioski's debut 12" for Nang. The title track 'Radio Anatomy' is a synth-laden Italo monster, serious dance-floor material. Detuned pads fizz under an arp and walking bass, caving in to a tear-away synth lead that pumps the tune into overdrive. The groove has a pace to it and sits on top of the beat and all surrounding articulation and effects keep things interesting. On the flip we've got a serious remix from none other than Emperor Machine. This guy has been unstoppable in the remix department for some time, and it doesn't look like he'll be faltering anytime soon! We're initiated with Brioski's fantastic original bass and pad sequence, but in typical E.M. fashion the build up is sustained and full of suspense. Haunting vocal chants ensue before the bass drops and the funk kicks in. What a drop! The switches are clever, the instrumentation is solid and the vibe is out of this world. Brioski - 'Radio Anatomy' is an unforgiving Italo dance-floor release, with help from one of Nang's finer contributors. Written & Produced by Claudio Brioschi Published by Dharma Songs (P) and (C) 2011 Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com
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Escort - Cocaine Blues
 
04:07
It might seem odd for a band without a full-length to enjoy this sort of praise. But ESCORT is definitely not your typical band. Escort is big. Literally. The seventeen-member "disco orchestra", founded by producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis, and fronted by lead singer Adeline Michèle, features an incredible cast of musicians who have played with everyone from indie-rock titans Arcade Fire to avant-classical luminaries Alarm Will Sound. Escort burst on to the scene in 2006 with a string of critically acclaimed 12"s that included future classics "Starlight" and "All Through The Night", both DJ staples that get still get plenty of play on dancefloors. As DJs nursed their electro-clash hangover with a seemingly never ending stream of disco edits, Escort stood out, in part, by creating dance music the old fashioned way: with impeccable production, musicianship, and songwriting. The following several years saw them bring the same uncompromising approach to their live show. In an era where dance music is dominated by samples and computers, Escort took a sprawling ensemble to the stage and developed a reputation as one of New York's most compelling live acts, capable of performing their elaborate recordings note for note. Late last year, Escort released their first taste of the new record: "Cocaine Blues", a loose reinterpretation of the 1976 Dillinger classic that received rave reviews and quickly became an underground sensation, building even more anticipation for what's to come. Now, Escort's long-awaited debut LP is finally set for release this November. The entire album is steeped in the venerable tradition of clubland's holy trinity — New York, Chicago, and Detroit — but it seems particularly reminiscent of mutant-pop luminaries such as Kid Creole and the Coconuts and Ian Dury, who somehow managed to translate their sardonic sensibilities to the dance-floor. And by embracing the legacy of these forward-thinking but classic acts, they have yet managed to create something strikingly new. The LP's opener "Chameleon" is a perfect example: a three-act play about the French serial impostor Frederic Bourdin, set to a beat that's equal parts Thriller and the Tom Tom Club. The tracks, "Make Me Over" and "Why oh Why" seem to explore the lost possibilities of another era, rather than simply trying to re-create it. The 1937 standard "A Sailboat in the Moonlight" is twisted into a lost August Darnell classic. The album also includes the definitive versions of their 12" DJ releases — which have been remixed, remastered, rearranged, and re-recorded specially for the LP — to complete an album with absolutely no filler. Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears recently described Escort as the "best disco you've ever heard." He just might be right. http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 5988 tirktv
Architeq - Nothing
 
04:15
Young, London based Scotsman Architeq (AKA Sam Annand) has made a lot of noise without actually releasing a lot of material since his debut 'Birds Of Prey' EP on Tirk early last year. The odd well chosen remix aside, he's been burying himself in the studio making his debut album , while around him a slow, organic transatlantic buzz has building as the blogs and download sites quietly people towards his unique brand of dubby ,swingy, electronic funk. Gold + Green is that debut album and already a firm favourite at Tirk HQ . 'Birds of Prey' is of course included in all its' shimmering, glitched out glory . 'Into The Cosmos' also dips it's toes into dubby waters, again with the crunchy off-beat drums, lush soulful strings and burbling soundscapes. Things get vocal with the laid back sweet soul vocals of Junior Williams (a vocalist from Sunharbour) in 'Nothing', before Hungarian producer Ilija Rudman surprises us all with a fine vocal contribution to the twisted synth-driven 'Mind Games' 'Krakatoa 'mines the organic instrumentation seam that flows through the album, featuring a finely honed chamber string section and subtle clarinet , an instrument that also drifts into view on the down-tempo 'Odyssey'. 'Bird of Dub' and 'Babylon' take the spacey effects further ,weaving in and out of a silky smooth, electro bass line, with the Dub factor gain to the fore. In all, 14 tracks of originality, innovation and musicality that confidently occupy a bright new corner of the electronic canon, and a deeply impressive first instalment in the Architeq / Sam Annand story . Written & Produced by Sam Annand Published by Dharma Songs Drums & Percussion by Jerome Tcherneyan P + C 2009 Tirk Recordings From the album Gold + Green [TIRK048] http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 1600 tirktv
Molly Wagger - Weekend
 
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Here at Tirk we are really pleased to be putting out our first band album in quite a while (...since we started off the Fujiya & Miyagi train back in 2005). Molly Wagger are a Scottish 4 piece consisting of lead singer Charlie Denholm, brother James on Guitar, David Ayre on Bass and Edward Hulme Guitar. The quartet write melancholy but thoughtful songs with a streak of cold Edinburgh winter running through them. The lads spent several weeks last summer holed up in Muirhead studio, in the glorious and green region of Scotland recording the album under the watchful production hands of Sam Annand (of Architeq) and Robin Sutherland. Sam's analog desk and space echoes are deployed (as well has his mercurial skill) to full effect. Album opener is the expansive "Weight", a song in two halves which builds into a expansive Sigur Ros style mountain-shot soundtrack. Next up "Steve" is a galloping foot stomper of a tune driven by acoustic guitars and variety of drums styles culminating with a full on house beat towards the end, thanks to the incredible talent of drummer Scott Donald. "Low", begins with the all the spirit of a cold, grey, student flat in darkest Leith but builds into the slightly-epic crescendo driven by a tear-jerking string arrangement. Recent single Weekend, is up next. Last summer it did pretty well and has featured on 3 compilations so far. Its piano driving sombre-but-uplifting providing a welcome album experience gear change. "Able Mable" is as happy as it gets in the Molly camp, Sam nurses the drum and synth driven sunspot on the album. "The Quiet One" is one of the bands oldest songs and has one of the coolest opening lyrics we have heard in a long time... "I had a dream about a girl with an eye on her forehead". "Delilah" fills the acoustic sweet-moment song before we head for the closing legs of the album. "Zuma" puts the spotlight on Charlie's distinctive mellow vocals and layers them upon a delicate drum-machine led, chordal soundbed. We save one of the best until last with the "Muito Bem" , soaring vocal harmonies, big production and a just enough left-field quirkiness to make it a touchstone example of the album as a whole. Molly Wagger have recently taken the Kings Shilling and moved to the big smoke of London. Look out for them on the live circuit. http://www.tirk.co.uk
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Chaz Jankel - 'Glad To Know You (Todd Terje Re Edit)'
 
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Written by Ian Dury & Chaz Jankel. Published by Warner Chappell Music & Heathwave music The world was a different place in 2006, the last time Tirk put out a label comp (TIRK01). Obama had just become a Senator; the bankers still had their snouts in each others' troughs, not the taxpayers pockets, Deadmau5 didn't exist, three times as many record shops did. Minimal still sounded vaguely edgy and interesting, disco was the preserve of thirty year old men with beards, Annie Mac was about to discover Dubstep... Now we've got Radio One jocks devoting half their shows to Aeroplane mixes, and "edits" in danger of becoming a genre itself, and just as record sales head ever closer to what must finally be the bottom of the sales curve, the spirit of disco finally rises again. Yep, there's going to be no white horses or hanging out with Bianca and Truman Capote, it's all forgotten basements in Dalston and cardigans from Primark this time round. And the music... there's always the music. Whether it's Terje chopping up Chaz Jankel into piano scream up heaven, or new Russian lads Acos Coolkas creating ice cool electronic house, Prins Thomas adding Scando swing to Sorcerer's West Coast lounge tackle, Richard Sen going disco-psyche on Brad Vachal, Kelpe taking Architeq’s glistening glitchtonica for a warm and fuzzy slo mo bath, Hercules getting tracky on another Chas J track, or Forty Thieves adding West Coast bump to Morten Sorensens timeless 'Start Something'.we've again been lucky to work with some of the worlds better artists over the last couple of years, and couldn’t be more happy to round em' up and show them off as a 2 x cd set on Tirk 02, before striding off into what promises to be an , um, "challenging" 2009. Download the track here: http://www.beatport.com/track/glad-to-know-you-todd-terje-edit/803583
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Sare Havlicek Ft. Hannah Mancini - Vibe On You (Single version)
 
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Beatport: http://bit.ly/t27M3p iTunes: http://bit.ly/ty8Zdd Nang powerhouse Sare Havlicek bursts back into the Synth-scape once more with the first track from his second Nang album. Sare is a firm favourite here in Nang towers and the mercurial, Slovenian dynamo has hardly stopped for breath since his last releases on Nang (A well deserved "New Masters" comp, a co-mix credit on Beach Disco and also as part of the Transatlantic Disco alliance EP) Sare has been hard at work in his synth-museum studio this year and for the first single he teams up with Slovenian based,US singer Hannah Mancini. "Vibe On You" is very early 80's, very Imagination meets Delegation, very Nile and Bernie, very soulful and even adds a touch of Pino Palladino style fretless bass just for good measure. Hannahs vocals are sexy and as stylish as ever. Nang being Nang we had to go over the top when it comes to remixes. We have crammed in 8 versions (and believe us, we even had to cull some...). Sare contributes an instrumental and a slowed down sexy, groovoid, pitch-bendy, 115 BPM version. His slyly retiled "Nothing You Can Do" version jumps forward 4 years to 1985, sounding like a long lost Stock-Aitken and Waterman extended 12" dance version. We have also employed a trio of the most gifted remix acts around. Fellow Adriatic Funkster Ilija Rudman places his seal-of-authority on the sonics and gets brassed up. UK based head of Bear Funk Stevie Kotey pairs up with this lightning-fingered-keyboard neighbour Manestar to create a cool cross between Haddaway, Ten City and some late 1988 piano houser. Finally we take things in a housier direction with slick NYC scensters Drrtyhaze. Stay tuned for Sare album number 2 early next year. We've heard it.. it's a goodie. Written and produced by Sare Havlicek. Lyrics and vocals by Hannah Mancini. Guitar by Chris Legg. Track 3) Remix and additional production by Kotey & Manestar For Puller Productions Damien Manestar - Piano & Synthesizer Programming Drum programming, Mixdown & Production by Stevie Kotey Published By Dharma Songs. (P) + (C) 2011 Nang http://www.nangrecords.com
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The Time & Space Machine - Good Morning
 
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Released 23rd July 2012 on 12" Vinyl (download shortly afterwards) The Time & Space Machine aka Richard Norris is straight out the gates with a second single off his acclaimed 'Taste The Lazer' album. The summery gem, titled 'Good Morning,' comes packed with three stunning accompaniments from Leftside Wobble, Saint Etienne and Coyote. The original is a super-chilled wake up call to all things psyche and beautiful. Shimmering guitar tones, breathing string phrases and a slo-mo beat fully encapsulate the sense and meaning of the lyrics. Time to face the day indeed! On the flip we're served up some cracking remixes. Leftside Wobble's offering doesn't disappoint with its strong rhythm section and unique take on the original theme. Saint Etienne's mix goes a little more mysterious, with looping, convoluted elements coming together momentarily for dance floor ecstasy before bumping back down to the steady momentum. Finally, Coyote brings a new edge to the T&SM package with their laidback adaptation, putting emphasis on the haunting chants and vocal harmonies. The album "Taste The Lazer" is out now on Tirk. Buy CD: http://bit.ly/HDWkeU Buy 2 x 12" LP: http://bit.ly/Irxss9 iTunes: http://bit.ly/Pdr9Nh Beatport: http://s.beatport.com/N9KTxG Written by Richard Norris. Richard Norris - Vocals, 3 string cigar box guitar, guitars, keyboards, shaker, sitar machine, programming. Wildcat Will - Drums. Video Artwork and direction by Pete Fowler. Animation by Oscar Granse. Published by Musiqware (P) & (C) 2012 Tirk http://www.tirk.co.uk
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The Time And Space Machine - Time + Space
 
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The Time And Space Machine was conceived in 2008 as a sound that solidifies Richard Norris' decades of collecting, releasing and writing about psychedelic music.   Richard's journey into psych began as a teenager when he worked for the legendary UK psych label Bam Caruso, who released dozens of psychedelic and freakbeat compilations.  This record (largely done for the first time by himself beneath a castle in Lewes, Sussex) meshes all these influences with modern production techniques to create something new - and in our opinion - very special.   In partnership with Erol Alkan as Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve, Richard has firmly cemented his position in the Psyche-scape. Their series of re-edit 12" mini albums were not only instantly snapped up in stores but also led to a series of high profile remixes for artists such as Chemical Brothers, Goldfrapp, Franz Ferdinand and more.   On to the music.. Proceedings open up with 'Time and Space' the perfect atmospheric place for launch.  'Path Through The Cathedral' carries on the assault with ringing Cathedral organ, tremelo-ed fuzz tone and backwards guitars.   'Set Phazer To Stun' displays the first hint of a Krautrock influences, nicely melded with some dirt cheap Farfisa organ, freakbeat drumming and (of course) plenty of Phazer.   Recent single 'You Are The One' layers vocals singing in the round, with more fine beat freak moments and cosmic bliss synthesizer.  'Children Of The Sun' is a breezy, hazy, uplifting summer record with a hint of liquid sunshine.  'Zeitghost' heads down a motorik path with lashings of psych fuzz guitar, more organ and   freakbeat drums. Infinite. A twitchy guitar manta   'More Cowbell' is one for the dancefloor. Fuzzed out bass and the sound of a cowbell that sounds like it's still attached to the cow on some hill in Switzerland. Richard tells us Influenced by the famous Saturday Night Live 'More Cowbell' sketch with Christopher Walken.   'Midsummer Night' is the result of a 4am midsummer glowing campfire moment.  'Mushroom Family' ticks the  Balearic boxes with a hint of sitar and flute, plus Rachael Davies' soaring harmonies.  'After The Gold Rush' is a Neil Young cover and features Raissa from The Mummers on vocals, some Memphis Horns and a hint of balearia once again.  Things round off with one final dose of psychedelica, the organic 'Trip Sideways'.   The Time and Space Machine will be touring this summer so keep your eyes open, and -as ever- watch the skies. Taken from the album "Set Phazer To Stun" [TIRK060] http://www.tirk.co.uk
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Chaz Jankel - Feel Alone
 
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To many people he is largely known as Ian Dury's groovy sidekick in the Blockheads (an ongoing love affair). Jankel trod manfully into Dury's life during the collapse of Ian & The Kilburns and was at the Ian Dury & The Blockheads, acting as the mercurial Londoner's sidekick, songwriting partner and musical director. If Dury brought the rock and the roll to their music, then Jankel delivered the jazz and soul. But there is another side to Jankel: that of songwriter and solo performer and thanks to cult club hits like 3,000,000 Synths and Glad To Know You underground dance hero. Working alongside studio wiz, Phlip Bagenal, who not only engineered many of his best works, and with whom he also founded Eastcote Studios, Jankel was responsible for some of best and most experimental dance records to come from these shores. Predictably, Jankel's work received much less attention than it deserved in the UK mainly because he was white and from London at a time when most dance music fans regarded anything that wasn't black and from a Bronx ghetto as somehow inferior. Perversely, it was largely the championing of his work by African-American DJs in New York and Chicago in the 1980s that led to the re-evaluation of Jankel's work in Britain and the subsequent release of this excellent compilation. Jankel's first solo collaboration was with veteran songwriter Kenny Young (who co-wrote Under The Boardwalk) whose lyrics had been inspired by a recent and controversial Japanese movie called Ai No Corrida. It eventually ended up in the hands of Quincy Jones, and it was enough to win a deal with A&M, which eventually yielded five albums (and, bizarrely, no hits). ). "I loved Ian dearly but he was very demanding and intense. I needed time to express my other musical ideas, which weren't so English; music that was more Latin and jazzed out." Whatever Jankel's music lacked in commercial sales it certainly made up for in underground kudos. Glad To Know You, co-written with Ian Dury (and later covered by Kitty Grant), was a huge club hit in the USA, spending 6 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. One of his final efforts as a major label artist was You're My Occupation, featuring Brenda Jones on vocals, the best song on his fifth (and unreleased) album, finally getting a proper release after over 20 years. It was often on the 12-inch releases where Jankel could really let loose and have some fun (not least with some of the wacky song titles) and from where many of the tracks for this compilation are drawn. Rêve de Chèvre (Goat Dream) is a dubbed out version of Questionnaire, shorn of its melodic content, driven by a skeletal rhythm and plaintive piano figures, while the brilliant 3,000,000 Synths is an experiment in the unnecessary overuse of the Oberheim. To Woo Lady Kong is a jazzy reggae reading of Glad To Know You, with Chas's raucous organ added as a knowing lick on the fade out. There is also a new song included on the set, Get Myself Together, which he only completed a matter of months ago. "That was totally recorded in my studio at home," enthuses Chas. "I was quite excited after I recorded it. It was interesting hearing it back to back with the older recordings because it really fits. It was inspired by working with Yam Who and Toni Rossano and people like that, who live in clubs and that's rubbed off on me." Although most of the songs included here were recorded over 20 years ago it sounds strangely fresh as though the wheels of fashion have circled once more towards what we might call Chasworld. This is partially to do with how criminally underplayed and undervalued his solo work is but it also reflects the influences of a lot of the dance scene's young bucks. "There are a lot of acts out there now, guys like Mark Ronson and Groove Armada, who are essentially club acts performing with live bands and I suppose that's what I was doing all those years ago," he offers by way of explanation. "It's club-funk with a rock edge and that's where I was coming from, too." It is, we'd have to say, where he is still coming from a few decades and many grey hairs later. Here we present Chas Jankel's major label career, spanning five albums, many 12-inch singles, some crazed studio experiments, a few laughs and several very good songs along the way. Glad to know you? You betcha. Written by C. Jankel. Published by Heathwave Music. Lead vocal: Tramain Hawkins Bass Synth, Chorus: C. Jankel Chorus: Tessa Niles Music arrangement, Trombone: Willie Colon with members of his orchestra Recorded by Bob Blank at Blank Tapes studios Additional Production and Mix Yamwho TIRK031: My Occupation - The Music Of Chaz Jankel http://www.tirk.co.uk
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Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca - Complotto Geometrico (Andy Weatherall Remix)
 
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Beatport: http://btprt.dj/1m9JwiN iTunes: http://bit.ly/McHf9g Off the back of their sold out album, Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca are set to release a limited run 12" featuring remixes of the highest order. 'Complotto Geometrico', 'Space Scribble' & 'A TV Show' are the tracks of choice, remixed by none other than Andy Weatherall, Prins Thomas and Luke Solomon respectively. The Weatherall remix initiates with a gentle bounce. The synth lines begin to peak and trough whilst back-drafted guitar riffs ring home around the affected vocal sample that oozes in. A subtle cybernetic atmosphere builds around the melodic rhythm which in turn ebbs and flows through out. It's seeping with that Weatherall magic, making it perfect for any time of night. After his previous collaborations with Lindstrom et. al. we we're very excited to see what Prins Thomas would conjure up for this remix. Cosmic energy instantly emanates from the mix, giving a lighter vibe to the melodic depth that the Weatherall mix delivered. It boasts slightly more acidic elements that switch the dancefloor mentality from 'steady groover' to 'floor-mover.' To finish, Luke Solomon provides a weirdo-disco rendition, full of elastic synth work, a bumping house groove and plenty of raw soul. Probably the more energetic of the three, Solomon proves that he deserves his place as Disco House royalty. Written by Luca Roccatagliati and Daniele Baldelli Additional Remix & Production by Andrew Weatherall Published by Expanded Music Srl courtesy of P Playground (P) and (C) Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com http://www.djrocca.com http://www.danielebaldelli.com
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Escort - Caméleon Chameleon (Ilija Rudman Music Interpretation)
 
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iTunes: http://bit.ly/GFBzAm Beatport: http://bit.ly/GFyqwc Following the stunning album that (finally) surfaced on Tirk Records last year, seventeen-piece live disco band Escort arrive on sister label Nang via Red Records, with two of the most prevalent cuts from the album, Caméleon Chameleon & Starlight, remixed by Anglo-Japanese powerhouse Max Essa and Red Records label boss and Ilija Rudman. Illija's cut of Caméleon Chameleon is as funky as they come, enveloping strains of the originalin his silken synth work and driving dance-floor percussion. Edits of Adeline Michèle's vocal hook are teased in throughout; beautifully done but never deriving from the fact that this is strict dancefloor stuff. Next up, Max Essa delivers a stomping rendition of long time favourite, Starlight. His cut stays true to the original, retaining vibe, funk and feeling, but giving it that subtle injection of House that's just made for peak time at the dance. Written by D. Balis, E. Cho, J. Lund. Produced, Recorded, and Engineered by D. Balis & E. Cho. Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering. Published by Sweet Sensation (ASCAP. ©2011 Escort Records under exclusive Licence to Nang Records / Red Music Records http://www.weareescort.com http://www.nangrecords.com http://www.redmusicrecords.com
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Hiem And Phil Oakey - 2AM (Toomy Disco And Fernando Remix)
 
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Buy Direct from Nang: http://bit.ly/wDXJEr Next up on Nang we're honoured to introduce '2AM,' the new EP by Sheffield scenester producers Hiem along with another of the cities finest fellows, Phil Oakey of The Human League. The original track is a synth pop powerhouse about those twilight club nights that you never wanted to end, complete with a epic guitar solo, computer blips and glistening synth rushes. Oakey is as accomplished as ever, bringing his signature tones to full effect and it's nothing short of sensational. To accompany, we've enlisted the skills of four producers to give us some cracking remixes. Fernando and Toomy Disco are first up, and they ramp up the tempo and vibe for a loose 'n' live rework that's perfect for the dance floor. Hiem themselves give it a go with his '1984 Rework,' bringing 80's power drums, Van Halen solos and some atmospheric subtleties to the table. Nang's Italian uber-cool-cat Brioski steps up next giving us the Italian angle with a brilliant walking bassline and luscious wide mix. The Heels of Love bring us frivolous percussion and stomping disco beats layered between emosh pads and slick keys. Ace. To finish, our good friends Free School take things down a notch for a beautiful leftfield excursion that only they could pull off. Written and Produced by Hiem (David Bozzwell & Nick Eastwood) Published by Dharma Songs (P) & (C) 2012 Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com
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Fujiya & Miyagi - 'Ankle Injuries'
 
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Tirk Records celebrates a fantastic couple of years of great new releases, stunning international label showcases and summer festivals with the release of our new compilation. TIRK 01 gathers together previously unreleased gems and exclusive re-edits and sits them next to Tirk classics and new releases from the likes of Fujiya & Miyagi, Sugardaddy and Love Supreme. TIRK 01 is both a defintive guide of the past but also an exciting glimpse into the future of the label. Due for release in November 2006. (C) 2009 Tirk Recordings (P) 2009 Tirk Recordings Download this track here: http://www.junodownload.com/products/tirk01/1552418-02/
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Brioski - Radio Anatomy (Emperor Machine Stretched Version)
 
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Brioski's love of music began at a young age, listening to the Italo disco compilation series "Mixage" found in his home. After some years he had the satisfaction of playing those very records with his technics 1200 and began his personal journey into synth-music through analogue machines and sequencers. As a DJ and producer, Brioski's inspiration spans hip hop, funk, soul, disco, Chicago house & techno, edging towards Balearic / psychedelic atmospheres with deep percussive roots and old school reminiscences. Combine this with some Italian originality and a love for vintage gear and you're somewhere near Brioski's debut 12" for Nang. The title track 'Radio Anatomy' is a synth-laden Italo monster, serious dance-floor material. Detuned pads fizz under an arp and walking bass, caving in to a tear-away synth lead that pumps the tune into overdrive. The groove has a pace to it and sits on top of the beat and all surrounding articulation and effects keep things interesting. On the flip we've got a serious remix from none other than Emperor Machine. This guy has been unstoppable in the remix department for some time, and it doesn't look like he'll be faltering anytime soon! We're initiated with Brioski's fantastic original bass and pad sequence, but in typical E.M. fashion the build up is sustained and full of suspense. Haunting vocal chants ensue before the bass drops and the funk kicks in. What a drop! The switches are clever, the instrumentation is solid and the vibe is out of this world. Brioski - 'Radio Anatomy' is an unforgiving Italo dance-floor release, with help from one of Nang's finer contributors. Written & Produced by Claudio Brioschi. Remix & Additional Production by Emperor Machine. Published by Dharma Songs. (P) and (C) 2011 Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com
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The Time And Space Machine - Children Of The Sun
 
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The Time And Space Machine was conceived in 2008 as a sound that solidifies Richard Norris' decades of collecting, releasing and writing about psychedelic music.   Richard's journey into psych began as a teenager when he worked for the legendary UK psych label Bam Caruso, who released dozens of psychedelic and freakbeat compilations.  This record (largely done for the first time by himself beneath a castle in Lewes, Sussex) meshes all these influences with modern production techniques to create something new - and in our opinion - very special.   In partnership with Erol Alkan as Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve, Richard has firmly cemented his position in the Psyche-scape. Their series of re-edit 12" mini albums were not only instantly snapped up in stores but also led to a series of high profile remixes for artists such as Chemical Brothers, Goldfrapp, Franz Ferdinand and more.   On to the music.. Proceedings open up with 'Time and Space' the perfect atmospheric place for launch.  'Path Through The Cathedral' carries on the assault with ringing Cathedral organ, tremelo-ed fuzz tone and backwards guitars.   'Set Phazer To Stun' displays the first hint of a Krautrock influences, nicely melded with some dirt cheap Farfisa organ, freakbeat drumming and (of course) plenty of Phazer.   Recent single 'You Are The One' layers vocals singing in the round, with more fine beat freak moments and cosmic bliss synthesizer.  'Children Of The Sun' is a breezy, hazy, uplifting summer record with a hint of liquid sunshine.  'Zeitghost' heads down a motorik path with lashings of psych fuzz guitar, more organ and   freakbeat drums. Infinite. A twitchy guitar manta   'More Cowbell' is one for the dancefloor. Fuzzed out bass and the sound of a cowbell that sounds like it's still attached to the cow on some hill in Switzerland. Richard tells us Influenced by the famous Saturday Night Live 'More Cowbell' sketch with Christopher Walken.   'Midsummer Night' is the result of a 4am midsummer glowing campfire moment.  'Mushroom Family' ticks the  Balearic boxes with a hint of sitar and flute, plus Rachael Davies' soaring harmonies.  'After The Gold Rush' is a Neil Young cover and features Raissa from The Mummers on vocals, some Memphis Horns and a hint of balearia once again.  Things round off with one final dose of psychedelica, the organic 'Trip Sideways'.   The Time and Space Machine will be touring this summer so keep your eyes open, and -as ever- watch the skies. Taken from the album "Set Phazer To Stun" [TIRK060] http://www.tirk.co.uk
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Andy Meecham - Korg MS10
 
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iTunes: http://bit.ly/GJTYuB Beatport: http://bit.ly/GHOgrf Next up on Nang, we have the long awaited full-length from nu-disco hero and synth aficionado, Andy Meecham. The release sees Meecham step away from his revered Emperor Machine monkier to create something conceptual and truly visceral, yet still retaining those signature grooves and rich tones we all know and love. The aptly titled 'Monophonic Volume 1' is a synth purists dream. Each track has been crafted on a single classic synthesiser (and named after it!), giving each piece it's own identity and sense of time and place, referencing landmark moments in the history of music technology from the East and West. The sounds that Meecham manages to dial in on these magnificent beasts are nothing short of magnificent. Side A utilizes synths from Britain and America exclusively. Tracks like 'Yamaha CS 15' ooze with raw, primal electronics. 'Moog Lil Phatty' delivers a burgeoning groove under hypercolour analogue leads and 'Moog Prodigy' is saw-wave dexterity Par Excellence! On the flip we head to East for a bit of Japanese precision. Roland SH101' flexes early 80's acid subtitles and 'Korg MS10' deploys a slo-mo stomp foundation, supporting elastic synth lines left right and centre. These are but a few tasters from this accomplished record. Andy Meecham fires on all analogue cylinders once again. Nang, out! Written Produced Performed & Arranged by Andy Meecham Recorded & Mixed @ Lipstudio2 UK Spring/Summer 2011 Design Concept & Art Work by Luke Insect www.lukeinsect.com Mastered by Walter At The Exchange Published by Dharma Songs (P) & (C) Control Room Recordings & Nang Records NANG073 / CONRR001 http://www.controlroomrecordings.com http://www.nangrecords.com
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The Third Degree   Mercy
 
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Four years on and Greg Wilson finally finds time to complete this long-overdue sequel to his scene defining 2005 compilation. Whilst Credit To The Edit Volume 1, bar a couple of exceptions, focused solely on tracks originally released in the 70's and 80's, Volume 2 brings things right up to date, with two thirds of the album made up of recordings from recent years, all of which have done the business for Greg in today’s clubs. Volume 1 connected the past to the present, Volume 2 provides a perfect illustration of how the present is being shaped by the past, with artists from both sides of the Atlantic producing great new tracks that take their inspiration from the type of music highlighted in the first volume, neatly serving to bring the project full circle in the process. The current underground "Disco" scene, within which the re-edit plays a central role, is no longer purely the domain of an older audience who've delved back into what came before, having grown tired of the existing 4/4 formula that has dominated since the Rave explosion of the late 80's. Nowadays it's increasingly becoming the dance music of choice for a vibrant younger crowd who weren't born when many of the records played were originally released. (In Gregs own words , taken from the sleevenotes from C2TE2 ) "When it comes to this scene that previously had no name, the original 70's Disco sound is but one of the ingredients that goes into the musical melting pot, for it's a far wider spectrum the DJ's are choosing their tunes from, taking in a whole span of styles including Boogie, Funk, Balearic, Cosmic, Electro-Funk, Italo, Hip Hop and other groove-based delicacies (House also features as part of the overall soundscape - as it was originally played during the mid-80's, in contrast to the 'all night long' monopoly that followed)." An so Greg takes his (now digital!) scalpel to everything from Roxy’s timeless "Love is the Drug", adding two minutes of floor friendly funk to the original 7" version, to last year’s instant classic "Don’t Turn It Off" from San Frans’ 40 Thieves. "Voodoo Ray" get’s stretched into a 9 minute hypno edit, 1gnition’s 2008 favourite "Secret Sunday Lover" becomes a rump shaking instrumental, and Escorts’ "Starlight" gets stripped back to a groove and a sweet vocal hook. Sugardaddy’s Levan influenced "Love Honey" , Nick Chacona / Anthony Mansfield’s "Oh Snap", ‘One Life Time To Live’ by Gary Davis, and Crazy P’s "Lady T" complete the contemporary roster, and anyone familiar with Gregs’ sets will have come across his his dynamic and respectful re- jigs of Klein and MBO’s icononic "Dirty Talk" and OMD’s "Messages". Closing out the second installment is The Third Degree’s ‘Mercy’, which perfectly illustrates the past / present balance of Greg’s approach with its retrofied take on Duffy’s recent hit, a fitting finale to an unforgettable compilation series.
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Sare Havlicek - Insinuations and Allusions
 
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So, Nang fans, it's finally here: The long awaited album by Slovenia's own Sare Havlicek, and it's a beauty if we say so ourselves! The album, titled 'Escape Machine,' is a direct progression from his most recent run of 12's on Nang, amalgamating everything we know and love, and a lot, lot more. Expect live orchestral sequences, serious analogue heat and the finest vocal arrangements. This is the real deal! We start of with 'Diamondback Part 1 & 2,' which delves straight into the money with a wash of silken live strings and vocal harmonies, preluding what's to come in fine style. 'Insinuations & Allusions' follows and it's pure twanging funk, crisp and clean with a lovely little hook. Next we're dealt Sare's most recent outing on Nang; the brilliant 'Vibe On You.' It's all up-beat floor filling material right here. 'Not Now' is a variation on the chords of its precursor, but with the smooth vocal of Mitja and the 'vibe' wound down a little. It's just perfect. 'Burning Hot' comes at you like the cosmic blur of a psychedelic black hole, dropping into a serious groove with synth rays and delayed vocal hooks flying past into deep space. Opening next is 'White Noise,' but it doesn't live up to it's name. There are arpeggios aplenty before a compelling song unfolds around the verses of Molly Wagger's Charlie Denholm for a trip that's not to be missed. '12 Fingered Chime' starts in an equally enigmatic style - It feels like that contemplative mid-point that psychedelic albums had in the 70's, like we're only half way down the rabbit hole. Hold on tight! On what definitely feels like the second part of the album, 'Sense Stations' kicks up the pace with a thumping dance floor kick and walking bass, but its melancholic heartfelt pianos keep us in check, for now. 'Future Is Retro' lines up next and it's a synth leviathan, full of revolving disco tensions, slanky guitar licks and 80's programming sensibilities. Oooft. Easing down the reigns and stepping up to the mic once more, Mitja gives us another accomplished belter in the form of 'Too Far Ahead.' For the finale we float out all guns blazing. 'Keep Your Pants on Cowboy' oozes class, with its soaring sax lines and stomping groove it's sure to be a twilight anthem. To close, we're introduced once again to the live orchestra for 'Diamondback Part 5,' a dazzling, short 'n' sweet epilogue. Phewww what a journey! We hope you enjoy as much as we do. Written & produced by Sare Havlicek Recorded & mixed at Tokyorama. Additional recording at Earresistible. Published by Dharma Songs. P & C 2012 Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com
Views: 1909 tirktv
The Time And Space Machine - Pill Party In India (Psychemagik Remix)
 
06:55
iTunes: http://bit.ly/yQJB7o Beatport: http://bit.ly/zn9ABW Buy Vinyl Direct: http://www.tirk.co.uk When it comes to being a man of many talents, there are few to equal Richard Norris. DJ, producer, musician, A&R man, author and journalist... his is a career of many twists and turns which have always seen him at the forefront of pushing new ideas forward and championing diversity and innovation, be it alongside Erol Alkan as part of The Wizard's Sleeve, or gone solo as the acclaimed Time & Space Machine. Tirk releases Richards debut as The Time & Space Machine in 2010. With the long awaited album imminent, we've decided to do a special single release of one of our favs to preceed, alongside a brace of tasty remixes. 'Pill Party In India' is rich with the energetic twang of Exotica carried down a highway of fast-paced bongos and live drums with interludes of blips, wiggles and ghostly soundtrails. Absolutely stunning. This remix comes from our pet love, Psychemagik. It's a supurb bit of work by our friends from the cosmic forest; The bass is chunky, mesmerising sounds fly at you glorously in superwide stereo and there's some cracking vocal samples added to great effect too! Watch out for the 5 piece T&SM band, complete with mind frying light show, coming soon to a festival near you! Written and Produced by Richard Norris. Drums by Wildcat Will. (P) and (C) 2012 Tirk http://www.tirk.co.uk http://www.ttasm.com
Views: 13751 tirktv
Loudery, Derek Forbes & Mick MacNeil - Book Of Brilliant Things (Instrumental)
 
06:00
Beatport: http://btprt.dj/17KBsPr iTunes: http://bit.ly/13tO8KZ It just seems like yesterday when we released our first Nang record with the following statement: "Early 2009, great time to start a record label; we're doing it for love, that's for sure". Four years later and here we are. NANG100. We definitely aren't doing it for the silver, because running a money-losing record label is the sweetest of labours. As for the "love" we have that in bucketfuls. We have been blessed to release a slew of amazing music and have worked with a parade of astounding friends, heroes, legends, villains, amazers & troubadors. We still can't believe we got this far. Just check the names listed in the Nang 100 Parade of honor below. For the 100th release we have come up with possibly the most bonkers of an idea since we started: Take the coolest Simple Minds song, two (ex) members of Simple Minds, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and plenty of Nang flavour. Label head honcho Loudery evokes the "double O privilege" card for the to lead the players in a cover version of "Book Of Brilliant Things" from 1984. The original version is a melting pot of splendiferous ingredients. Prague Orchestral strings, Chic bass grooves, analogue keys, plucky guitars and the vocals of soul princess Tahamene Park. She moulds the head-on Jim Kerr vocal lines into a slick, sultry, laidback treat. As with past Loudery releases the big orchestral break down is there, this time taking inspiration from the "City Of Light" Simple Minds version. The release features vocal and instrumental versions. Highlight of the package are the collaborations with Mick MacNeill (keyboard player and former musical beating heart of the Minds) and Derek Forbes ("Scotlands Favorite Bass player" and composer of a generation of awe inspiring basslines such as "The American", "Catherine Wheel" and "Promised You A Miracle"). It is not often that legends say yes, but we are so thankful that Mick and Derek did. Simple Minds from 79 to 84 were incredibly influential to electronic music fans. A fact not lost on Simple Minds themselves who just toured their 5x5 show made entirely from their pre-stadium-rock song catalogue. Our track comes from the tail end of that period. You can find the "full" version on the 1984 Sparkle In The Rain album, but if you search the Internet hard enough you may find the original TB303-originating demo bootleg version of "The Book". We did, and we loved it so much we just had to a secondary cover version. "Wan" (as in Glasgae, that's the "wan") has it all. Great Cities synth pads from the man Mick himself, Sare Havlicek twiddling the TB303 knobs, orchestras, a parade of analogue Rolands, a tinkling CP80 electric piano and to top it all off Derek slapping out the (previously unheard) groover of a bassline. For those vinyl dance floor moments the Wan Dub strips it all back to its core 606 drums, bass and TB303. As for Nang, its onwards and forwards. We have albums and singles scheduled approaching to NANG150 and don't bet against the 200... See you soon. Produced by Loudery. Bass by Rich Elson. Clarinet by Aquashark. Percussion by DJ Drumstix. Keyboards, Engineering and Mix by Sare Havlicek. Keyboards, Percussion and Guitars by Loudery. String Arrangement by Pete Whitfield and John Bryan. Strings played by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Written by Gaynor, McNeil, Kerr, Forbes, Burchill. Published by Copyright Control P and © 2013 Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com
Views: 4363 tirktv
Sare Havlicek - Sense Station
 
06:12
So, Nang fans, it's finally here: The long awaited album by Slovenia's own Sare Havlicek, and it's a beauty if we say so ourselves! The album, titled 'Escape Machine,' is a direct progression from his most recent run of 12's on Nang, amalgamating everything we know and love, and a lot, lot more. Expect live orchestral sequences, serious analogue heat and the finest vocal arrangements. This is the real deal! We start of with 'Diamondback Part 1 & 2,' which delves straight into the money with a wash of silken live strings and vocal harmonies, preluding what's to come in fine style. 'Insinuations & Allusions' follows and it's pure twanging funk, crisp and clean with a lovely little hook. Next we're dealt Sare's most recent outing on Nang; the brilliant 'Vibe On You.' It's all up-beat floor filling material right here. 'Not Now' is a variation on the chords of its precursor, but with the smooth vocal of Mitja and the 'vibe' wound down a little. It's just perfect. 'Burning Hot' comes at you like the cosmic blur of a psychedelic black hole, dropping into a serious groove with synth rays and delayed vocal hooks flying past into deep space. Opening next is 'White Noise,' but it doesn't live up to it's name. There are arpeggios aplenty before a compelling song unfolds around the verses of Molly Wagger's Charlie Denholm for a trip that's not to be missed. '12 Fingered Chime' starts in an equally enigmatic style - It feels like that contemplative mid-point that psychedelic albums had in the 70's, like we're only half way down the rabbit hole. Hold on tight! On what definitely feels like the second part of the album, 'Sense Stations' kicks up the pace with a thumping dance floor kick and walking bass, but its melancholic heartfelt pianos keep us in check, for now. 'Future Is Retro' lines up next and it's a synth leviathan, full of revolving disco tensions, slanky guitar licks and 80's programming sensibilities. Oooft. Easing down the reigns and stepping up to the mic once more, Mitja gives us another accomplished belter in the form of 'Too Far Ahead.' For the finale we float out all guns blazing. 'Keep Your Pants on Cowboy' oozes class, with its soaring sax lines and stomping groove it's sure to be a twilight anthem. To close, we're introduced once again to the live orchestra for 'Diamondback Part 5,' a dazzling, short 'n' sweet epilogue. Phewww what a journey! We hope you enjoy as much as we do. Written & produced by Sare Havlicek Recorded & mixed at Tokyorama. Additional recording at Earresistible. Published by Dharma Songs. P & C 2012 Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com
Views: 6023 tirktv
The Time And Space Machine - Threshold
 
03:36
Buy CD: http://bit.ly/HDWkeU Buy 2 x 12" LP: http://bit.ly/Irxss9 Following his dazzling single 'Pill Party in India,' The Time And Space Machine rides straight outta the gate to deliver his second studio album for Tirk, titled 'Taste The Laser.' For those new to the fray, The Time And Space Machine is the solo output of Richard Norris, founding member of 90's cult dance outfit The Grid, and one part of DJ/production duo Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve with Erol Alkan. The album kicks off with 'Hiding In The Light,' an incandescent organ-fuelled intro littered with splashes and live drums that drive forthright into 'Black Rainbow,' a track of equal vivacity, but with loads more vigour and breathy vocal lines above another tasteful organ riff. Up next we've got the single 'Pill Party In India,' a twanging, bubbling excursion into the realms of Exotica that's simply sublime. 'Studio 23' follows, with a stomping bass heavy groove and smouldering string moods underneath clack-clack percussion. 'Outta My Head' starts off clean before diving deep into smokey vocal passages, crunching rhythm guitar effects, dirty basslines and trippy poly-rhythmic hi-hats. Stepping off the gas for 'Threshold,' Norris allows for a bit of Eastern-kissed downtime with his selection of worldly stringed instruments taking turns to solo around contemplative pad washes. Up next, 'Explosions In The Sky' and it's joyous vocal hook add a playful touch to some of the devilishly melancholic moods on the album. 'Magic Mountain' irons out the creases further for a pleasant air-filled journey in to the seemingly chilled (for now) mind of the Time And Space Machine. Before the final curtain, we're dealt 'Flow River Flow' a spaced out vocal powerhouse with swathes of tremolo guitar and a funked up lounge bassline that's just right. To finish the album we're met with a glorious awakening in the form of 'Good Morning.' Its sunny tones and easy-going swing are lovely touches at the end of a dynamic album. The Time And Space Machine done good. Again. Written & Produced by Richard Norris. Published by Musiqware Ltd (P) & (C) 2012 Tirk Recordings http://www.tirk.co.uk Taken From The Album: Taste The Lazer [TIRK076]
Views: 1246 tirktv
Architeq - Into The Cosmos
 
04:55
Young, London based Scotsman Architeq (AKA Sam Annand) has made a lot of noise without actually releasing a lot of material since his debut 'Birds Of Prey' EP on Tirk early last year. The odd well chosen remix aside, he's been burying himself in the studio making his debut album , while around him a slow, organic transatlantic buzz has building as the blogs and download sites quietly people towards his unique brand of dubby ,swingy, electronic funk. Gold + Green is that debut album and already a firm favourite at Tirk HQ . 'Birds of Prey' is of course included in all its' shimmering, glitched out glory . 'Into The Cosmos' also dips it's toes into dubby waters, again with the crunchy off-beat drums, lush soulful strings and burbling soundscapes. Things get vocal with the laid back sweet soul vocals of Junior Williams (vocalist from Sunharbour) in 'Nothing', before Hungarian producer Ilija Rudman surprises us all with a fine vocal contribution to the twisted synth-driven 'Mind Games' 'Krakatoa 'mines the organic instrumentation seam that flows through the album, featuring a finely honed chamber string section and subtle clarinet , an instrument that also drifts into view on the down-tempo 'Odyssey'. 'Bird of Dub' and 'Babylon' take the spacey effects further ,weaving in and out of a silky smooth, electro bass line, with the Dub factor gain to the fore. In all, 14 tracks of originality, innovation and musicality that confidently occupy a bright new corner of the electronic canon, and a deeply impressive first instalment in the Architeq / Sam Annand story . Written & Produced by Sam Annand Published by Dharma Songs Drums by Scott Donald P + C 2009 Tirk Recordings From the album Gold + Green [TIRK048] http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 2632 tirktv
Free School - Ranting And Raving
 
05:24
Next up on Tirk we have a brand new act, named Free School. Hailing from Birmingham, shoegaze duo Andy and Steve bring the sunny Balearic sounds of summer and the icy kosmiche sounds of winter all in one sweeping hit. Free School are maximalist and minimalist all at once. The band like to compare themselves to Caribou, Orbital, Hot Chip, Fourtet, and Pet Shop Boys; all pretty good touchstones in our eyes, however it was the sheer gloriousness of their music that had us hooked. Their debut EP features the uplifting and euphoric "Ranting and Raving" and the 9 minute sound-movie "Lemon". Remixes come from Richard Norris and his Time and Space machine project (we are going to have to put this guy on the payroll soon) and Russian ice cool customer Sportloto. Free School also appear live (in sheep masks no less) so watch out for them at a venue near you. Their debut album is in the pipeline and already sounding good. http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 1127 tirktv
Chaz Jankel - To Woo Lady Kong
 
06:18
To many people he is largely known as Ian Dury's groovy sidekick in the Blockheads (an ongoing love affair). Jankel trod manfully into Dury's life during the collapse of Ian & The Kilburns and was at the Ian Dury & The Blockheads, acting as the mercurial Londoner's sidekick, songwriting partner and musical director. If Dury brought the rock and the roll to their music, then Jankel delivered the jazz and soul. But there is another side to Jankel: that of songwriter and solo performer and thanks to cult club hits like 3,000,000 Synths and Glad To Know You underground dance hero. Working alongside studio wiz, Phlip Bagenal, who not only engineered many of his best works, and with whom he also founded Eastcote Studios, Jankel was responsible for some of best and most experimental dance records to come from these shores. Predictably, Jankel's work received much less attention than it deserved in the UK mainly because he was white and from London at a time when most dance music fans regarded anything that wasn't black and from a Bronx ghetto as somehow inferior. Perversely, it was largely the championing of his work by African-American DJs in New York and Chicago in the 1980s that led to the re-evaluation of Jankel's work in Britain and the subsequent release of this excellent compilation. Jankel's first solo collaboration was with veteran songwriter Kenny Young (who co-wrote Under The Boardwalk) whose lyrics had been inspired by a recent and controversial Japanese movie called Ai No Corrida. It eventually ended up in the hands of Quincy Jones, and it was enough to win a deal with A&M, which eventually yielded five albums (and, bizarrely, no hits). ). "I loved Ian dearly but he was very demanding and intense. I needed time to express my other musical ideas, which weren't so English; music that was more Latin and jazzed out." Whatever Jankel's music lacked in commercial sales it certainly made up for in underground kudos. Glad To Know You, co-written with Ian Dury (and later covered by Kitty Grant), was a huge club hit in the USA, spending 6 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. One of his final efforts as a major label artist was You're My Occupation, featuring Brenda Jones on vocals, the best song on his fifth (and unreleased) album, finally getting a proper release after over 20 years. It was often on the 12-inch releases where Jankel could really let loose and have some fun (not least with some of the wacky song titles) and from where many of the tracks for this compilation are drawn. Rêve de Chèvre (Goat Dream) is a dubbed out version of Questionnaire, shorn of its melodic content, driven by a skeletal rhythm and plaintive piano figures, while the brilliant 3,000,000 Synths is an experiment in the unnecessary overuse of the Oberheim. To Woo Lady Kong is a jazzy reggae reading of Glad To Know You, with Chas's raucous organ added as a knowing lick on the fade out. There is also a new song included on the set, Get Myself Together, which he only completed a matter of months ago. "That was totally recorded in my studio at home," enthuses Chas. "I was quite excited after I recorded it. It was interesting hearing it back to back with the older recordings because it really fits. It was inspired by working with Yam Who and Toni Rossano and people like that, who live in clubs and that's rubbed off on me." Although most of the songs included here were recorded over 20 years ago it sounds strangely fresh as though the wheels of fashion have circled once more towards what we might call Chasworld. This is partially to do with how criminally underplayed and undervalued his solo work is but it also reflects the influences of a lot of the dance scene's young bucks. "There are a lot of acts out there now, guys like Mark Ronson and Groove Armada, who are essentially club acts performing with live bands and I suppose that's what I was doing all those years ago," he offers by way of explanation. "It's club-funk with a rock edge and that's where I was coming from, too." It is, we'd have to say, where he is still coming from a few decades and many grey hairs later. Here we present Chas Jankel's major label career, spanning five albums, many 12-inch singles, some crazed studio experiments, a few laughs and several very good songs along the way. Glad to know you? You betcha. Written by C. Jankel. Published by Heathwave Music. Piano, Obx Synth, Guitar, Hammond, Add Bass, Linn Program: C. Jankel Drums: Cecil Roy-Doeman Congas: Des Morgan Skank Guitar: Mick Jacques Recorded at Eastcote Studios London by Philip Bagenal Mixed by Yamwho TIRK031: My Occupation - The Music Of Chaz Jankel
Views: 8457 tirktv
Loudery - Getting Away With It (Andromeda Orchestra Remix)
 
06:20
iTunes: http://bit.ly/AladWo Beatport: http://bit.ly/xrLN80 Fifty releases in, who would have thought it? -- When Nang started in early 2009 our opening slogan was "we're doing it for love, thats for sure. Nang is the sister of Tirk, more dancefloor, less experimental and four colours all the way". Well ... 1) those darn annoying Nang four-colour fluorescent flags and logos still are with us 2) the records keep on coming and 3) In a world of ever falling record sales... we are..... for sure.... doing it for the love. Nang head-honcho Loudery invokes A&R blagging rights for release 50. He trots out a Bahamian flag logo and a cover version of "Getting Away With It" from 80's supergroup Electronic (Bernard Summer, Johnny Marr and Neil Tennant). First up is a trip to Prague to record the unfeasibly large orchestral parts, which have suitably been disco-fied with trills, spills and slides. Vocals are provided by soul princess Tahamene Parks and the guys in the office even chipped in the odd instrument or two... Our original sticks fairly closely to the 80s original but with a Nang factor twist applied. For the dance floor remixes we have dialled up some Nang hit-squad remix-ninjas. Faze Action man Robin Lee dons his Andromeda Orchestra guise to head into "Faze Action 1999" sound territory; big beats, slamming bassline and clavs and a big ol' strings. Slovenian Nang-superstar Sare Havlicek is next up. He slows the beats down and re-jigs the 80's vectors to present a slow funk groover, sounding somewhere between Cameo, dancey INXS and Joyce Sims. Finally Pete Herbert turns in two versions.. his floor slaming 4/4 main mix and his stormy, downtempo Anne Dudley, Art of Noise styled dub. All being well, we will see you again at release 100. By which time we may have even over-taken our illustrious Tirk parent (in terms of releases, at least). Whippersnappers out. Written by Johny Marr, Bernard Summer & Neil Tennant. Produced by Loudery. Engineered by Aidan Love. Strings performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Bass by Richard Elson. Additional Guitars by Elliot King. Strings by John Bryan and Pete Whitfield. Lead Vocals by Tahamene Park. (P) & (C) 2012 Nang Records http://www.nangrecords.com
Views: 4845 tirktv
Chaz Jankel - Call Me (Bonus Dub)
 
04:15
To many people he is largely known as Ian Dury's groovy sidekick in the Blockheads (an ongoing love affair). Jankel trod manfully into Dury's life during the collapse of Ian & The Kilburns and was at the Ian Dury & The Blockheads, acting as the mercurial Londoner's sidekick, songwriting partner and musical director. If Dury brought the rock and the roll to their music, then Jankel delivered the jazz and soul. But there is another side to Jankel: that of songwriter and solo performer and thanks to cult club hits like 3,000,000 Synths and Glad To Know You underground dance hero. Working alongside studio wiz, Phlip Bagenal, who not only engineered many of his best works, and with whom he also founded Eastcote Studios, Jankel was responsible for some of best and most experimental dance records to come from these shores. Predictably, Jankel's work received much less attention than it deserved in the UK mainly because he was white and from London at a time when most dance music fans regarded anything that wasn't black and from a Bronx ghetto as somehow inferior. Perversely, it was largely the championing of his work by African-American DJs in New York and Chicago in the 1980s that led to the re-evaluation of Jankel's work in Britain and the subsequent release of this excellent compilation. Jankel's first solo collaboration was with veteran songwriter Kenny Young (who co-wrote Under The Boardwalk) whose lyrics had been inspired by a recent and controversial Japanese movie called Ai No Corrida. It eventually ended up in the hands of Quincy Jones, and it was enough to win a deal with A&M, which eventually yielded five albums (and, bizarrely, no hits). ). "I loved Ian dearly but he was very demanding and intense. I needed time to express my other musical ideas, which weren't so English; music that was more Latin and jazzed out." Whatever Jankel's music lacked in commercial sales it certainly made up for in underground kudos. Glad To Know You, co-written with Ian Dury (and later covered by Kitty Grant), was a huge club hit in the USA, spending 6 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. One of his final efforts as a major label artist was You're My Occupation, featuring Brenda Jones on vocals, the best song on his fifth (and unreleased) album, finally getting a proper release after over 20 years. It was often on the 12-inch releases where Jankel could really let loose and have some fun (not least with some of the wacky song titles) and from where many of the tracks for this compilation are drawn. Rêve de Chèvre (Goat Dream) is a dubbed out version of Questionnaire, shorn of its melodic content, driven by a skeletal rhythm and plaintive piano figures, while the brilliant 3,000,000 Synths is an experiment in the unnecessary overuse of the Oberheim. To Woo Lady Kong is a jazzy reggae reading of Glad To Know You, with Chas's raucous organ added as a knowing lick on the fade out. There is also a new song included on the set, Get Myself Together, which he only completed a matter of months ago. "That was totally recorded in my studio at home," enthuses Chas. "I was quite excited after I recorded it. It was interesting hearing it back to back with the older recordings because it really fits. It was inspired by working with Yam Who and Toni Rossano and people like that, who live in clubs and that's rubbed off on me." Although most of the songs included here were recorded over 20 years ago it sounds strangely fresh as though the wheels of fashion have circled once more towards what we might call Chasworld. This is partially to do with how criminally underplayed and undervalued his solo work is but it also reflects the influences of a lot of the dance scene's young bucks. "There are a lot of acts out there now, guys like Mark Ronson and Groove Armada, who are essentially club acts performing with live bands and I suppose that's what I was doing all those years ago," he offers by way of explanation. "It's club-funk with a rock edge and that's where I was coming from, too." It is, we'd have to say, where he is still coming from a few decades and many grey hairs later. Here we present Chas Jankel's major label career, spanning five albums, many 12-inch singles, some crazed studio experiments, a few laughs and several very good songs along the way. Glad to know you? You betcha. Written by C. Jankel & P. Bagenal. Published by Famous Music Publishing Synths, Drum and String program: C. Jankel Sax program: P.Bagenal Sax Player: ?God knows Recorded & Mixed by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios TIRK031: My Occupation - The Music Of Chaz Jankel http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 3696 tirktv
Chaz Jankel - Am I Honest With Myself (Ray Mang Edit)
 
08:36
To many people he is largely known as Ian Dury's groovy sidekick in the Blockheads (an ongoing love affair). Jankel trod manfully into Dury's life during the collapse of Ian & The Kilburns and was at the Ian Dury & The Blockheads, acting as the mercurial Londoner's sidekick, songwriting partner and musical director. If Dury brought the rock and the roll to their music, then Jankel delivered the jazz and soul. But there is another side to Jankel: that of songwriter and solo performer and thanks to cult club hits like 3,000,000 Synths and Glad To Know You underground dance hero. Working alongside studio wiz, Phlip Bagenal, who not only engineered many of his best works, and with whom he also founded Eastcote Studios, Jankel was responsible for some of best and most experimental dance records to come from these shores. Predictably, Jankel's work received much less attention than it deserved in the UK mainly because he was white and from London at a time when most dance music fans regarded anything that wasn't black and from a Bronx ghetto as somehow inferior. Perversely, it was largely the championing of his work by African-American DJs in New York and Chicago in the 1980s that led to the re-evaluation of Jankel's work in Britain and the subsequent release of this excellent compilation. Jankel's first solo collaboration was with veteran songwriter Kenny Young (who co-wrote Under The Boardwalk) whose lyrics had been inspired by a recent and controversial Japanese movie called Ai No Corrida. It eventually ended up in the hands of Quincy Jones, and it was enough to win a deal with A&M, which eventually yielded five albums (and, bizarrely, no hits). ). "I loved Ian dearly but he was very demanding and intense. I needed time to express my other musical ideas, which weren't so English; music that was more Latin and jazzed out." Whatever Jankel's music lacked in commercial sales it certainly made up for in underground kudos. Glad To Know You, co-written with Ian Dury (and later covered by Kitty Grant), was a huge club hit in the USA, spending 6 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. One of his final efforts as a major label artist was You're My Occupation, featuring Brenda Jones on vocals, the best song on his fifth (and unreleased) album, finally getting a proper release after over 20 years. It was often on the 12-inch releases where Jankel could really let loose and have some fun (not least with some of the wacky song titles) and from where many of the tracks for this compilation are drawn. Rêve de Chèvre (Goat Dream) is a dubbed out version of Questionnaire, shorn of its melodic content, driven by a skeletal rhythm and plaintive piano figures, while the brilliant 3,000,000 Synths is an experiment in the unnecessary overuse of the Oberheim. To Woo Lady Kong is a jazzy reggae reading of Glad To Know You, with Chas's raucous organ added as a knowing lick on the fade out. There is also a new song included on the set, Get Myself Together, which he only completed a matter of months ago. "That was totally recorded in my studio at home," enthuses Chas. "I was quite excited after I recorded it. It was interesting hearing it back to back with the older recordings because it really fits. It was inspired by working with Yam Who and Toni Rossano and people like that, who live in clubs and that's rubbed off on me." Although most of the songs included here were recorded over 20 years ago it sounds strangely fresh as though the wheels of fashion have circled once more towards what we might call Chasworld. This is partially to do with how criminally underplayed and undervalued his solo work is but it also reflects the influences of a lot of the dance scene's young bucks. "There are a lot of acts out there now, guys like Mark Ronson and Groove Armada, who are essentially club acts performing with live bands and I suppose that's what I was doing all those years ago," he offers by way of explanation. "It's club-funk with a rock edge and that's where I was coming from, too." It is, we'd have to say, where he is still coming from a few decades and many grey hairs later. Here we present Chas Jankel's major label career, spanning five albums, many 12-inch singles, some crazed studio experiments, a few laughs and several very good songs along the way. Glad to know you? You betcha. Written by M. Newton Carter & C. Jankel. Published by Heathwave Music Lead Vocal, Backing Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Synths, Percussion: C. Jankel Drums: Pete Van Hooke Trumpets. Synth Program: Mark Isham Percussion: Chris Warwick Recorded 7 Mixed by Philip Bagenal TIRK031: My Occupation - The Music Of Chaz Jankel http://www.tirk.co.uk
Views: 7220 tirktv
The Time And Space Machine - Mushroom Family
 
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The Time And Space Machine was conceived in 2008 as a sound that solidifies Richard Norris' decades of collecting, releasing and writing about psychedelic music.   Richard's journey into psych began as a teenager when he worked for the legendary UK psych label Bam Caruso, who released dozens of psychedelic and freakbeat compilations.  This record (largely done for the first time by himself beneath a castle in Lewes, Sussex) meshes all these influences with modern production techniques to create something new - and in our opinion - very special.   In partnership with Erol Alkan as Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve, Richard has firmly cemented his position in the Psyche-scape. Their series of re-edit 12" mini albums were not only instantly snapped up in stores but also led to a series of high profile remixes for artists such as Chemical Brothers, Goldfrapp, Franz Ferdinand and more.   On to the music.. Proceedings open up with 'Time and Space' the perfect atmospheric place for launch.  'Path Through The Cathedral' carries on the assault with ringing Cathedral organ, tremelo-ed fuzz tone and backwards guitars.   'Set Phazer To Stun' displays the first hint of a Krautrock influences, nicely melded with some dirt cheap Farfisa organ, freakbeat drumming and (of course) plenty of Phazer.   Recent single 'You Are The One' layers vocals singing in the round, with more fine beat freak moments and cosmic bliss synthesizer.  'Children Of The Sun' is a breezy, hazy, uplifting summer record with a hint of liquid sunshine.  'Zeitghost' heads down a motorik path with lashings of psych fuzz guitar, more organ and   freakbeat drums. Infinite. A twitchy guitar manta   'More Cowbell' is one for the dancefloor. Fuzzed out bass and the sound of a cowbell that sounds like it's still attached to the cow on some hill in Switzerland. Richard tells us Influenced by the famous Saturday Night Live 'More Cowbell' sketch with Christopher Walken.   'Midsummer Night' is the result of a 4am midsummer glowing campfire moment.  'Mushroom Family' ticks the  Balearic boxes with a hint of sitar and flute, plus Rachael Davies' soaring harmonies.  'After The Gold Rush' is a Neil Young cover and features Raissa from The Mummers on vocals, some Memphis Horns and a hint of balearia once again.  Things round off with one final dose of psychedelica, the organic 'Trip Sideways'.   The Time and Space Machine will be touring this summer so keep your eyes open, and -as ever- watch the skies. Taken from the album "Set Phazer To Stun" [TIRK060] http://www.tirk.co.uk
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The Time And Space Machine (Richard Norris) - Mushroom Family  TIRK
 
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Winner of 2010 London Film Festival Short Film "Best UK Music Video". Film by Mike London. Conceived and Created for Dittos "Human Condition Collaboration Project". Music from the Tirk album "Set Phazer to Stun", TIRK060 www.tirk.co.uk www.tssam.com www.ditto.tv
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