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Back To Mine: Groove Armada - 2022 Reissue

    Groove Armada’s iconic Back To Mine compilation from the Millennium gets a long-awaited re-issue 22 years after its original release. As Groove Armada celebrate 25 years of touring with their final ever world live tour, which includes nine huge dates across the UK, it’s a chance to relive Groove Armada’s eclectic and expert curation.

    The album, which was one of the biggest ever selling editions of the Back To Mine Series, will be available on double heavyweight vinyl for the first timers well as a limited collectors edition in Pumpkin orange. This release marks the first of many reissues of iconic Back To Mine titles.

    The Groove Armada special edition package features 12 tracks featured on the seminal album in one of the best loved compilation series’. Despite the length in time since its original release, the album remains timeless with an inspired selection ranging from A Tribe Called Quest, Barry White, Tears For Fears to the compilers themselves.

    For nearly two decades, Groove Armada have been established as one of the planet's best loved and biggest selling dance acts. As comfortable on the big stages as they are in sweat soaked basements, the boys cross genres and styles with ease. This translates perfectly into their addition of Back To Mine which boldly, yet effortlessly traverses a multitude of sounds that you wouldn’t imagine could be the perfect match. Collectively, the album is colorfully funky, soulful, and incredibly smooth. 


    TRACK LISTING

    A1. A Tribe Called Quest - Description Of A Fool (Groove Armada's Acoustic Mix)
    A2. Barry White - Playing Your Game, Baby
    A3. Tony D - Piano Grand
    B1. Sidewinder - Stanway's Revenge
    B2. BBG - Snappiness (Sweet Instrumental)
    B3. Ray Mang - Number One
    C1. Dayton - The Sound Of Music
    C2. Groove Armada - Your Song (Tim 'Love' Lee Mix)
    C3. Mica Paris - I Should’ve Known Better
    D1. Schmoov! - Destination
    D2. Chaser - Tall Stories (Pooley’s Lars From Mars Mix)
    D3. Tears For Fears - Pharaohs

    The first volume of Back To Mine was released back in 1999 by Nick Warren, designed to showcase a selection of tracks you’d find and be heard playing at the artist's home. Selectors have come in the form of New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Fatboy Slim, and Faithless who all dug deep to find their essential at-home listening. The latest compilers in the Back To Mine series are none-other than the renowned four-piece, Horse Meat Disco. The horsemen are known for their incredibly fun, deep-diving selections, and this shines through in their Back To Mine compilation in flamboyant style.

    Over the course of 16 years of their nightclub tenure, they have become a global brand as pinnacle players of the queer party scene in London and beyond, holding down residencies in New York, Berlin, and Lisbon. Their flamboyant nature and incredibly fun, deep-diving selections have made them one of Disco’s most beloved acts. Across 15 eclectically brilliant tracks, Horse Meat Disco, which comprises Jim Stanton, James Hillard, Luke Howard, and Severino Panzetta expertly traverse through classic disco cuts, wonky dancefloor groovers, and silky smooth soul.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: You always know you're in good hands with a 'Back To Mine' and this time sees London disco favourites Horse Meat Disco pull out an absolutely simmering collection of late night funk and disco classics, as well as a good few lesser heard gems. Superb.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Gwen McCrae - Move Me Baby (Danny Krivit Edit)
    A2. Alien Alien Feat Igino - Perfidia (Severino Panzetta & Ray Mang Remix)
    A3. Escape From New York - Fire In My Heart
    B1. Margie Lomax - God’s Greatest Gift To Man Is A Woman
    B2. Róisín Murphy - Ancora Ancora Ancora (Severino & Nico De Ceglia Remix)
    B3. Marianne Faithfull - Sex With Strangers (feat. Beck)
    B4. Lisa King - You've Got Magic
    C1. William Stuckey - Just Around The Corner
    C2. Larry Heard Presents Ona King - Premonition Of Lost Love (Extended Adult Mix)
    C3. Kassav - Avèou Doudou
    C4. Fajardo '76 - C'mon Baby, Do The Latin Hustle (Oye Mami Ven Y Baila El Latin Hustle)
    D1. GAME - Gotta Take Your Love (Single Version)
    D2. Horse Meat Disco & Kathy Sledge - Jump Into The Light (Wash House Dub)
    D3. Horse Meat Disco Featuring Xavier Smith & ROY INC. - Self Control (Eagle Dub)
    D4. The RAH Band - Messages From The Stars

    Next in the compiler hotseat for seminal mix series ‘Back to Mine’ is the legendary DJ and producer Fatboy Slim. Having sold over 10 million records and embarked on a number of sold out arena tours, the esteemed record collector and all round great selector delves deep into his weighty collection at his home to create a heady journey of funk and soul. The collection opens with Dave Barker & Ansell Collins ‘Monkey Spanner’ – a reggae single released in 1971 from the Kingston based duo working for the infamous producer Lee “Scratch” Perry.

    There are a few rare finds, Donal Leace ‘Today Won’t Come Again’, Wind ‘Grooving With Mr Bloe’ and George Rene ‘Smokey Joe’s La La’. And the most recognisable for many no doubt is Betty Chung’s 1968 classic ‘Bang Bang’ thanks to the vocals of the Nancy Sinatra cover being sampled in the Audio Bullys rework in 2005.

    The 1975 classic ‘Take Yo Praise’ from Camille Yarborough which Fatboy Slim used to sample the iconic ‘Praise You’ in 1998 is found in the first half of the mix, and not forgetting his group Beats International, which Norman sampled lyrics from the featured track ‘Jam Hot’ by Johnny Dynell for ‘Dub Be Good To Me’. A track that became the best-selling single in the UK in 1990.

    And last but not least, two new and exclusive tracks ‘Fatboy Slim & Roland Clark ‘Sunset 303’ (If You Believe) and ‘The Voice Of Experience’ under his Yum Yum Head Food alias, known for producing his more ambient tunes including ‘Bird Of Prey’.

    Fatboy Slim delivers an amazing selection of tracks which give us all a little sneak peek into the vibes generated from years of meaningful memories for this ‘Back To Mine’ series. From his house to yours, listening pleasure is guaranteed.

    “Over the years there has been so much action back at mine, so many friends, lovers and lunatics who would congregate after the clubs had closed to laugh, share and swap ideas and tunes and generally put the world to rights… this is a collection from the soundtrack of those sessions” - Fatboy Slim


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Unstoppable since their return in 2019, Back To Mine’s hot streak continues with this amazing contribution from one of my personal heroes. As you’d expect from Mr Cook, the tracklist is all over the shop, uncovering rare reggae, soul, punk funk and disco, a few cuts he’s sampled over the years and two gorgeous exclusive tracks.

    TRACK LISTING

    LP Tracklisting
    A1. Dave & Ansel Collins – Monkey Spanner
    A2. Betty Chung – Bang Bang
    A3. The Alan Tew Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme
    A4. Eunice Collins – At The Hotel
    A5. Mari Kvien Brunvoll - Everywhere You Go
    A6. Donal Leace – Today Won’t Come Again
    B1. Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo Praise
    B2. Jesus Jackson – Running On Sunshine
    B3. Munk & James Murphy – Kick Out The Chairs (WhoMadeWho Remix)
    B4. Johnny Dynell & New York 88 – Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)
    C1. Biddu Orchestra – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
    C2. Dr Rubberfunk – A Matter Of Time
    C3. Rodrigo Amarante – Tuyo
    C4. Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Work Together
    C5. Blue Rondo A La Turk – Me & Mr Sanchez
    D1. Manu Dibango – Big Blow (edit Version)
    D2. The Go! Team – Feelgood By Numbers
    D3. Wind – Groovin’ With Mr. Bloe
    D4. Googie Rene Combo – Smokey Joe’s La La
    D5. Fatboy Slim & Roland Clark - Sunset 303 (If You Believe)
    D6. Yum Yum Head Food – The Voice Of Experience (edit Version)

    CD1 (Mixed):
    1. Dave & Ansel Collins – Monkey Spanner
    2. Betty Chung – Bang Bang
    3. The Alan Tew Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme
    4. Eunice Collins – At The Hotel
    5. Mari Kvien Brunvoll - Everywhere You Go
    6. Donal Leace – Today Won’t Come Again*
    7. Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo Praise
    8. Jesus Jackson – Running On Sunshine
    9. Munk & James Murphy – Kick Out The Chairs (WhoMadeWho Remix)
    10. Johnny Dynell & New York 88 – Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)
    11. Biddu Orchestra – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
    12. Dr Rubberfunk – A Matter Of Time
    13. Rodrigo Amarante – Tuyo
    14. Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Work Together
    15. Blue Rondo A La Turk – Me & Mr Sanchez
    16. Manu Dibango – Big Blow
    17. The Go! Team – Feelgood By Numbers
    18. Wind – Groovin’ With Mr. Bloe*
    19. Googie Rene Combo – Smokey Joe’s La La*
    20. Fatboy Slim & Roland Clark - Sunset 303 (If You Believe)
    21. Yum Yum Head Food – The Voice Of Experience

    CD2 (Unmixed):
    1. Dave & Ansel Collins – Monkey Spanner
    2. Betty Chung – Bang Bang
    3. The Alan Tew Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme
    4. Eunice Collins – At The Hotel
    5. Mari Kvien Brunvoll - Everywhere You Go
    6. Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo Praise
    7. Jesus Jackson – Running On Sunshine
    8. Munk & James Murphy – Kick Out The Chairs (WhoMadeWho Remix)
    9. Johnny Dynell & New York 88 – Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)
    10. Biddu Orchestra – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
    11. Dr Rubberfunk – A Matter Of Time
    12. Rodrigo Amarante – Tuyo
    13. Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Work Together
    14. Blue Rondo A La Turk – Me & Mr Sanchez
    15. Manu Dibango – Big Blow
    16. The Go! Team – Feelgood By Numbers
    17. Fatboy Slim & Roland Clark - Sunset 303 (If You Believe)
    18. Yum Yum Head Food – The Voice Of Experience

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    Back To Mine - Jungle

      The iconic album series Back to Mine returns once again in 2019 with the first DJ mix compilation from world dominating indie-dance band Jungle, showcasing their personal tastes for the after-hours. The series was renowned for its eclectic selection and selectors which includes some of the biggest names in electronic and pop music, from the likes of Faithless to Pet Shop Boys, Groove Armada to New Order.

      The collection includes an exclusive track from Jungle themselves and takes the listener on an eclectic musical journey. From 90s disco by Merle to more recent house tracks by Manuel Darquart and Drumtalk. Bristol DJ Admin provides the percussion heavy ‘Space Cadet’ and the irrepressible Mocky supplies good vibes on ‘How It Goes’. There’s sophisticated pop from The Marias and Sam Evian and there’s some spotlight for modern jazz with tracks by Kamaal Williams, Mansur Brown and BadBadNotGood featuring Kaytranada. There’s also room for some gospel influenced soul by The Flying Stars of Brooklyn NY, lo-fi dream pop from Paul Cherry before ending with the always impressive HNNY.

      “When asked what genre of music we like or create we always answer explaining that we try not to hear music in genre but more in sonic and emotion, and if it feels good then it is good. By that merit, we have conjured a list of far-reaching tracks and brought them together to sit harmoniously on this Back to Mine mix. Put together mostly in the confines of our London based garden studio, where many a late night gathering has taken place, the mix makes its was through psych, Afro-beat, house and soul with some of our favourite tracks of the moment, Have fun and enjoy.” - Jungle

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Millie says: Jungle’s compilation is a close replica of what I’d include on my own selection of favourite songs featuring BadBadNotGood, Kaytranada, Sly5thAve and Mansur Brown. A fantastic mixture of contemporary jazz spins into broad horizons from house, soul and Afro-beat, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to genre inclusivity. Jungle include their very own exclusive track “Come Back A Different Day” which is drenched in electronic beats with their signature sleek vocals.

      TRACK LISTING

      LP
      A1. Barbara Moore - Steam Heat
      A2. Inflo - No Fear
      A3. Merle - Fannie Likes 2 Dance
      A4. Manuel Darquart - Birds Of Paradiso
      B1. Drumtalk - Red Haze
      B2. Admin - Space Cadet
      B3. Mocky - How It Goes
      B4. The Marías – Cariño
      C1. Sly5thAve - Super Rich Kids
      C2. Kamaal Williams - High Roller
      C3. Sam Evian - Next To You
      C4. BadBadNotGood Featuring Kaytranada - Lavender
      C5. Jungle - Come Back A Different Day
      D1. Mansur Brown - Shiroi
      D2. The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY - Live On
      D3. Sault - Masterpiece
      D4. Paul Cherry - Like Yesterday
      D5. HNNY - Sunday


      CD Tracklist - CD1 Mixed & CD2 Unmixed
      1. Barbara Moore - Steam Heat
      2. Inflo - No Fear
      3. Merle - Fannie Likes 2 Dance
      4. Manuel Darquart - Birds Of Paradiso
      5. Drumtalk - Red Haze
      6. Admin - Space Cadet
      7. Mocky - How It Goes
      8. The Marías – Cariño
      9. Sly5thAve - Super Rich Kids
      10. Kamaal Williams - High Roller
      11. Sam Evian - Next To You
      12. BadBadNotGood Featuring Kaytranada - Lavender
      13. Jungle - Come Back A Different Day
      14. Mansur Brown - Shiroi
      15. The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY - Live On
      16. Sault - Masterpiece
      17. Paul Cherry - Like Yesterday
      18. HNNY - Sunday
      *’Drumtalk - Red Haze’ Not Included On Unmixed CD*

      The iconic compilation series "Back to Mine" returns in 2019, to mark its 20th anniversary, with the indomitable Nightmares on Wax, to share his personal collection of music for after hours grooving. The series was renowned for its eclectic selection and selectors which includes some of the biggest names in electronic and pop music, from the likes of Faithless to Pet Shop Boys, Groove Armada to New Order.

      The collection includes three exclusive tracks, one new track from Nightmares on Wax, along with a remix from the man himself of seminal band Fat Freddy’s Drop and brand new project Creative Principle. The album is impeccably mixed and blended, as you’d expect from a DJ and collector of George’s pedigree. His selection includes a strong representation from his roots in Northern England. Opening with respected Manchester soul duo Children of Zeus, Hull’s Steve Cobby provides his own "Lefthanded Books" featuring Crazy P’s Danielle Moore and also introduces his chuggy-disco project Chieftain. There’s also room for the recent Nightmares on Wax recent single "Look Up". Moving internationally; there’s Greek producer Dim Zach who doffs a cap to Imagination on the synth-heavy "Innocence", US-born / Colombian based Afro / Latin / disco / funk producer Bosq, Italy’s Massimo Vanoni with the slo-mo funk "Exciting Groove", the deep and jazzy "Gotta Have It" by Berlin’s SoulPhiction side project SBM and two tracks by New Zealander Ladi6.

      This first re-installment of "Back to Mine" is a triumphant return for the iconic and music loved series. Nightmares on Wax delivers an incredible selection of tracks that gives the listener a real insight into the artists personal and extensive taste. 'I always hoped that when the time was right I would be asked to do a Back To Mine release and so when the call came there was absolutely no hesitation'. - Nightmares on Wax.


      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: The iconic album series Back to Mine returns in 2019, to mark it’s 20th anniversary, inviting the indomitable Nightmares on Wax to share his personal collection of music for after hours grooving. Dig in for Piccadilly faves Children Of Zeus and Steve Cobby along many other jamz!

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Children Of Zeus - Fear Of A Flat Planet (feat. LayFullStop)
      A2. Ladi6 - Ikarus
      A3. Creative Principle - Caught In The Middle
      A4. Bosq Ft. Induce - Step Into Midnight (Disco Stepper)
      B1. Massimo Vanoni - Exciting Groove
      B2. Nightmares On Wax - Good Ship (Feat. Steve Spacek)
      B3. Dim Zach - Innocence
      B4. Ladi6 - Royal Blue (Silent Jay, Sensible J And Leigh Fisher Remix)
      C1. Chieftain - Out Of My Life (Instrumental)
      C2. Steve Cobby - Lefthanded Books Feat. Danielle Moore
      C3. Soulphiction Presents SBM - Gotta Have It
      D2. Nightmares On Wax - Look Up (Feat. Andrew Ashong & Sadie Walker)
      D3. Fat Freddy’s Drop - Russia (Nightmares On Wax Remix)


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