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Late Night Tales: Nightmares On Wax - 2024 Reissue

    This ain't no normal nightmare, kid. This is Nightmares On Wax, aka DJ EASE, aka George Evelyn. Born under a bad sign, with lino in hand, Mr. Evelyn went forth into the world and breakdanced (brokedance?). It's what you did in the 80s when you were young, loved hip hop and couldn't rap for toffee. When house arrived they turned their clever hands to it. Bleeps and beats is what it was.

    That's what everyone said. But there was always a bit more than a bunch of bleeps to what Nightmares On Wax did. The north never really took the name very seriously (Sweet Exorcist even named their album Clonk as a pisstake). Then George flipped the script and went and did Smokers Delight, the beats not so much seminal as semolina: gloopy and slow and sweet and lovely.

    And now we have this: a 2024 reissue of his seminal Late Night Tales compilation. Tom Scott's 'Sneakin' In The Back' — one of the most sampled beats in hip hop — makes an appearance in its full glory, while Quincy Jones, the inspiration for NOW's 'Nights Interlude', backs up the classics with ‘Listen (What It Is)’.

    Evelyn's hip hop sensibility is to the fore throughout and nowhere is this more evident than on ‘Intergalactic Throwdown' by former Freestylers' DJ, Mad Doctor X. And can we forget the sublime version of the Classic IV's 'Spooky' by darling Dusty? No, we can't. Finally — oh, finally! — there is the now-traditional cover version, with George serving up a soupy version of 'Brothers On The Slide' that gives a nod of respect to the orig- inal British funk soul brothers, Cymande. This ain't no nightmare at all: it's Nightmares On Wax.


    SIDE A
    A1 Joe Dukie & DJ Fitchie - Midnight Marauders 7:21
    A2 Ian Brown - The Gravy Train (N.O.W. Mix) 5:01
    A3 Tony Allen Ft Damon Albarn - Every Season 4:07
    A4 The Rootsman - Show Some Love 5:39

    SIDE B
    B1 King Kooba - California Suite (Vagabond Mix) 6:03
    B2 Quincy Jones - Listen (What It Is) 4:14
    B3 Cortex - La Rue 4:27
    B4 Tom Scott And The L.A. Express - Sneakin’ In The Back 4:34

    SIDE C
    C1 Search - Action Tape 1 (Madscope Mix) 5:29
    C2 Large Professor - 'Bout That Time 4:03
    C3 Tranquility Bass - Cantamilla 4:31
    C4 Mad Doctor X - Intergalactic Throwdown 6:04

    SIDE D
    D1 Dusty Springfield - Spooky 2:44
    D2 Focus - Having Your Fun 3:43
    D3 Nightmares On Wax - Brothers On The Slide Dub (Exclu- Sive Cover Version) 4:23
    D4 Brian Blessed - The White City Part 1 (Exclusive Spoken Word) 10:18

    Various Artists

    Late Night Tales: Jamiroquai - 2024 Reissue

      Late Night Tales reissues the classic and hard-to- find ‘Late Night Tales: Jamiroquai’, compiled by none other than Jay Kay himself. The 10th edition of what is now a classic series of compilations was originally released 20 years ago, and hasn’t been available on vinyl for over 15 years. A blissful collection of soul, disco, jazz, rare groove, and funk, this collection is an electrifying journey through the aural influences of one of the UK’s most seminal jazz bands.

      Jay Kay showcases a wealth and breadth of in- spiration that wouldn’t be amiss on the late-night dancefloors of the Loft (or Giant Steps, for that mat- ter). From The Pointer Sisters’ uplifting and soulful ‘Happiness’ and jazz funk legend Johnny ‘Smith’ Hammond’s ‘Fantasy’ to the anthemic ‘Stay Free’ by Ashford & Simpson and mellifluous ‘Music Of The Earth' by Patrice Rushen, these two discs form a rite of passage into the creative mind of a true musical legend. 


      01 The Pointer Sisters - Happiness 3:58
      02 Commodores - Girl I Think The World About You 4:33
      03 Rufus & Chaka Khan - Once You Get Started 4:26
      04 Johnny Hammond - Fantasy 7:24

      05 Ramsey Lewis - Whisper Zone 3:01
      06 Leon Ware - What's Your Name 4:11
      07 Ashford & Simpson - Stay Free 5:22
      08 Kleeer – Tonight's The Night 7:13

      09 Dexter Wansel - I'll Never Forget 4:28
      10 Sister Sledge - Pretty Baby 4:00
      11 José Feliciano - California Dreaming 4:11
      12 Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars 7:20

      13 Lalo Schifrin - Theme From Enter The Dragon 2:22
      14 Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear 2:59
      15 Patrice Rushen - Music Of The Earth 3:56
      16 Brian Blessed - The White City Part 3 9:31 

      Various Artists

      Late Night Tales Presents - Groove Armada - Another Late Night - 2023 Reissue

        Twenty-one years after its initial release in 2002, Groove Armada’s seminal Another Late Night compilation gets a heavyweight vinyl reissue courtesy of longtime label collaborators Late Night Tales. Boasting eighteen tracks lovingly selected by the esoteric cratediggers (including the duo’s uber-rare cover of ‘Fly Me To The Moon’), the 70-minute collection - hailed as a 'groovy concoction of cabaret music, cocktail house, old school funk and a bit of hip hop' by Resident Advisor - takes us on a journey through downtempo bliss via the occasional dancefloor filler and more than one opportunity for the listener to start shakin’ their ass. In this Another Late Night compilation, Groove Armada have achieved the tricky task of delivering a mix that gives a flavour of the dancefloor while simultaneously offering something that can be consumed lying gingerly on a chaise-longue while being wafted with palm fronds by scantily clad belly dancers. See you on the veranda.


        1. Groove Armada - Fly Me To The Moon (Exclusive Cover Version)
        2. BRS - Lovin’ Me (Dubtribe Mix)
        3. Good Together - (We Can) Work It Out
        4. Tim ‘Love’ Lee - Java Jam
        5. Open Door - Breathe
        6. Kleeer - Tonight
        7. Roy Ayers - The Memory

        1. Metro Area Miura
        2. Kimbu Kimra - Raise The Dead (Love From San Francisco Dub)
        3. Don Ray - Standing In The Rain
        4. Al Green - Truth N' Time
        5. Shuggie Otis - Strawberry Letter 23
        6. Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It
        7. Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming
        8. Loose Ends - Feel The Vibe
        9. Sir Patrick Moore - Peepshow Part 1

        Various Artists

        Bill Brewster: Late Night Tales Presents After Dark Vespertine

          Esteemed scribe, proper DJ, and discreetly deft twiddler Bill Brewster, drops the latest instalment in his ‘After Dark’ series, for Late Night Tales.

          A throbbing, louche and leisurely affair, groove is very much at the heart of this freestyle selection, a vibe which Bill de- scribes as “a basement, a red light and a sound system. Or, as the Beastie’s once rapped, slow and low, that is the tempo”.

          There’s Hawaiian drum machine bossa balearica from Island Band, percussive afro post punk from Czech jazz singer Jana Koubkova, and breathy-bubbling-dubwise-slap-bass-soul from Debbe & The Code.

          There’s also sultry deep house mood music from Lanowa, infectious bouncy jazz funk breaks from Canada High, and Nail’s life affirming re-edit of singer songwriter Gilbert O Sullivan’s electro pop gem ‘So What’.

          Bill’s own studio skills are present and correct too, featuring an undulating bassy version of country troubadour Jeb Loy Nichols, reworked along Alex Tepper under their Hotel Motel moniker, and a chugged-up squelchy disco take on Khruangbin, this time paired with Raj Gupta, as Mang Dynasty.

          Chock full of exclusives, tracks are either completely brand new, or available digitally for the first time, whilst others are wallet-rinsing rarities if purchased elsewhere. Whichever way you slice it though, every tune is a highlight, working equally well as standalone nuggets, or within Bill’s fluidly cohesive mix.

          Whether he’s taking the roof off a club with his unique selection of deep and tough house music, enchanting a backroom with a genre-bending set of disco, Balearic, rock and hip hop or playing chillout music in a bay in Croatia, Bill Brewster is the man for all occasions.

          In a former life, Bill was a punk rocker, a chef and also the co-editor of football magazine When Saturday Comes but has been a record nerd all of his life. He began DJing in the 1980s, but came into his own in the early 1990s, particularly during a two-year stint in New York running DMC’s office, where nights at the Sound Factory and hanging out with Danny Tenaglia gave him the musical grounding you can still hear in his music today.

          Bill was also one of the founding residents at Fabric in London, a position he held for five years. There are few still playing regularly today that have his dedication, eclecticism and encyclopedic knowledge of music.

          His parallel life is as a writer, and with his long-term part- ner-in-crime Frank Broughton, they have written four books together, including the acclaimed ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’ (latest edition published last July), ‘How To DJ (Prop- erly)’ and ‘The Record Players’. The pair are also behind the legendary and their party, Low Life, has been running for nearly 30 years.

          He has been working in the industry’s fringes for over 40 years including the running of various labels from Twisted UK and Forensic in the ’90s to Disco Sucks and Anorak in the noughties.

          He is one of NTS radio’s new residents for 2023 and his ‘Low Life Loves You’ show is available on the first Tuesday of every month.


          Barry says: A smooth as silk collection of deep lounging groovers, airy disco numbers and thumping percussion, brought together with Bill Brewster's incomparable musical ear. A thoroughly rewarding collection.


          A1 Island Band – Idle Hours 4:55
          A2 Chaz Jankel – Manon Manon 4.56
          A3 Gilbert O’Sullivan – So What (Nail Edit) 8.44*
          B1 Rheinzand – Kills And Kisses (Scorpio Twins Remix) 8.10*
          B2 Canada High – Le Chiffre 5.02*
          B3 Lanowa – Burning Up 6.38*
          C1 Khruangbin – So We Won’t Forget (Mang Dynasty Irreverent Dub) 7.16*
          C2 Fernando – 1998 7.00*
          C3 Debbe & The Code – Code Of Love 6.02
          D1 Jana Koubková - Nijána 6.15
          D2 IPG V Hot Toddy – Open Space 7.32*
          D3 Smashed Atoms & Backdoor Man – Hey Dreamer 6.50*
          *After Dark Vinyl Exclusive

          1.T.O.E – Infinite Consciousness*
          2.Island Band – Idle Hours
          3.Jana Koubková - Nijána
          4.Dan Wainwright – Come Home*
          5.Jeb Loy Nichols – Don’t Drop Me (Hotel Motel Remix)*
          6.Nick Munday – Drum Lock
          7.Khruangbin – So We Won’t Forget (Mang Dynasty Irreverent Dub)*
          8.Rhythm Plate – We Were Made To Be Artists*
          9.Debbe & The Code – Code Of Love*
          10.Lanowa – Burning Up*
          11.Gilbert O’Sullivan – So What (Nail Edit)*
          12.Canada High – Le Chiffre
          13.Smashed Atoms & Backdoor Man – Hey Dreamer*
          14.Gus Paterson – Arphicelago*
          15.Fernando - 1998*
          16.IPG V Hot Toddy – Open Space*
          17.Carl Finlow – Hyperkagome*
          18.Rheinzand – Kills And Kisses (Scorpio Twins Remix)*
          19.Chaz Jankel – Manon Manon
          * After Dark Exclusive

          Music is a powerful trigger of myriad emotions, from the romantic, powerful, disastrous and even heartbreaking. Never is this more plainly evident than with the movie soundtrack. Listen to Lalo Schifrin’s string and brass arrangements on ‘Bullitt’ and we are back in the car with Steve McQueen in an epic chase over the elliptical contours of San Francisco.Flip to Wendy Carlos’ ‘Ode To Joy’ as Alex exclaims: “It was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh,” the violence simmering somewhere close to the surface in Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.

          We’ve collected together some of the classic themes and motifs spanning the past 60 years, from Bernard Hermann’s daring fusion of orthodox orchestration and theremin, Gary Jules’ haunting version of Tears For Fears’ ‘Mad World’, as featured in the hypnotic Donnie Darko, or John Barry’s harmonica-led theme to Schlesinger’s Midnight Cowboy. In the process, we’ve selected a vast range of styles from the jazz and soul-influenced compositions of Roy Budd, Isaac Hayes and Brazil’s Deodato, to electronic pioneers like Giorgio Moroder or leftfield composers like Philip Glass.

          So pour yourself that glass of something smooth, relax on the sofa, close your eyes and make believe you’re in a creaking hotel with Jack Nicholson or deep in the fearful sweat of Vietnam with Robert De Niro or a Turkish prison with Brad Davis….

          All human life is here.


          A1. Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Bernstein - Rhapsody In Blue (Excerpt) (Manhattan)
          A2. Rr Orchestra - Sarabande (Barry Lyndon)
          A3. John Barry - Midnight Cowboy (Midnight Cowboy)
          A4. Pascal Rogé - Gnossiennes #3 (Henry & June)
          A5. Michael Andrews Ft Gary Jules - Mad World (Donnie Darko)
          A6. Arthur Fiedler / Boston Pops Orchestra - March Of The Siamese Children (The King & I)
          A7. Nick Ingman / Orchestra London Sinfonietta - Adagio For Strings (Platoon)

          B1. John Williams - Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)
          B2. Philip Glass - Powaqqatsi (Powaqqatsi)
          B3. Michael Kamen - The Office (Brazil)
          B4. Bernard Herrmann - Outer Space (The Day The Earth Stood Still)
          B5. Ray Noble & His Orchestra - Midnight, The Stars And You (The Shining)
          B6. Thomas Newman - Horse (Jarhead)
          B7. Wendy Carlos / Mark Ayres - Ode To Joy (A Clockwork Orange)

          C1. Deodato - Also Sprach Zarathustra (Being There)
          C2. Thomas Newman / Hollywood Studio Symphony - Brooks Was Here (The Shawshank Redemption)
          C3. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Excerpt) (The Exorcist)
          C4. Hotei - Battle Without Honor Or Humanity (Kill Bill: Vol 1)
          C5. John Carpenter / Mark Ayres - Halloween Main Theme (Halloween)
          C6. Bernard Herrmann - Main Title (Taxi Driver)

          D1. Giorgio Moroder - Chase (Midnight Express)
          D2. Isaac Hayes - Theme From "Shaft" (Shaft)
          D3. Lalo Schifrin - Bullitt Main Title (Bullitt)
          D4. Vangelis - Tears In Rain (Blade Runner)

          Cultural polymath - pop star, filmmaker, radio broadcaster, commentator, Grammy winner. Oh and DJ, too. Take your pick from the many coats worn by our selector, Don Letts aka The Rebel Dread.

          Born in Brixton, a child of the Windrush Generation, Letts’ slippery and unorthodox career is somewhat hard to define, without taking a few detours around London, New York and Jamaica. He began his working life managing the dauntingly hip Acme Attractions on Chelsea’s Kings Road, where he made a mark with his attitude, dress and, especially, the pounding dub reggae that vibrated the shop’s walls. His first gig as a DJ at the short-lived Roxy in Neal Street, became mythical for turning a generation of punks on to reggae. They in turn hipped him to their DIY ethos resulting in his reinvention as a filmmaker. This led to a shed-load of music videos (Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Clash, Bob Marley) not to mention documentaries on the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, George Clinton and Sun Ra.

          In the ’80s, he was part of Mick Jones’ new venture, Big Audio Dynamite and his innovative use of samples were a core part of their sound. Listeners of his weekly 6 Music radio show are taken on a musical safari that moves seamlessly between time, space and genre. It’s not called Culture Clash Radio for nothing. So this latest bulletin from Letts HQ is merely one angle of a multifaceted personality, his take on the JA tradition of the cover version.

          The history of Caribbean music owes a debt to R&B as many of the early island releases were cover versions of US 45s. Ska’s breakthrough commercially, Millie Small’s ‘My Boy Lollipop’, was originally recorded by Barbie Gaye in ’50s New York. Cover versions became quite a thing in Jamaica and Don, following in that tradition, has dug deep with a selection of interesting dubbed out covers including thirteen exclusives.

          “A disciple of sound system, raised on reggae n’ bass culture my go to sound was dub. Besides being spacious and sonically adventurous at the same time, its most appealing aspect was the space it left to put yourself ‘in the mix’ underpinned by Jamaica’s gift to the world - bass. But that’s only half the story as the duality of my existence meant I was also checking what the Caucasian crew were up to not to mention the explosion of black music coming in from the States. That’s why this version excursion crosses time space and genre, from The Beach Boys to The Beatles, Nina Simone to Marvin Gaye, The Bee Gees to Kool & The Gang, The Clash to Joy Division and beyond. You’d think it impossible to draw a line between ‘em but not in my world. Fortunately, the ‘cover version’ has played an integral part in the evolution of Jamaican music and dub covers were just a natural extension.”

          There’s a diverse mix of classic and new, with legendary figures like John Holt, The Tamlins and Cornell Campbell, mixed in with British veterans Mad Professor and the irrepressible Dennis Bovell, while (relatively) young striplings Kiko Bun, Emily Capell and Prince Fatty deliver the goods, with laidback Texan groovers Khruangbin also offering an exclusive bass heavy-delight.

          The song choices are diverse, from French dubsters’ OBF’s renditions of ‘Sixteen Tons’, the miners’ paean popularised by Tennessee Ernie Ford in the 1950s, to Ash Walker’s refix of Omar’s ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ and ‘All I Do Is Think About You’, immortalised by the ill-fated Tammi Terrell and preserved here by Quantic (the latter two both exclusives). Being a Rebel Dread compilation, there’s a cover (by Wrongtom Meets The Rockers) of The Clash’s ‘Lost In The Supermarket’ while Don’s exclusive, naturally, is a rendition of Big Audio Dynamite’s debut hit, ‘E = MC2’.

          “Truth be told I’ve wanted to work with the Late Night Tales crew from the get go. We’re talking nearly two decades such was the allure of their musical aesthetic typified by curators like Nightmares on Wax, The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Trentemoller, Khruangbin and countless others. Now being as old as rock n’ roll (born in ‘56) and having nearly 20 years of Culture Clash Radio under my belt I figured I was tooled up to musically juggle with the best of ‘em. But I wanted to carve out a space that was distinctly my own - something that reflected my musical journey and the culture clash that’s made me the man I am today.”


          Barry says: Don Letts, widely credited for turning the punk world on to reggae collects some of his favourite pieces, from dubby cuts to electronic and groovers, some unheard gems and a few exclusive tracks for the legendary Late Night Tales. In a pretty crowded field of 'great LNT comps', this is truly one of the greatest.


          A1. Ghetto Priest - Hercules (North Street West 'Late Night Tales' Dub) *Exclusive Remix
          A2. Prince Fatty & Shniece McMenamin - Black Rabbit
          A3. Wrongtom Meets The Rockers - Dub In The Supermarket *Exclusive Remix
          A4. Gaudi Meets The Rebel Dread Ft. Emily Capell - E = MC2 *Exclusive Track
          A5. Rude Boy - Superstylin' *Exclusive Remix
          B6. Capitol 1212 Ft. Earl 16 - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Full Vocal Dub) *Exclusive Remix
          B7. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - All I Do Is Think About You (Far East Dub) *Exclusive Remix
          B8. Zoe Devlin Love Ft. Tim Hutton - Caroline No
          B9. John Holt - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Mad Professor 2021 Dub) *Exclusive Remix
          B10. Cornell Campbell - Ital City Dub *Exclusive Remix
          B11. Matumbi - (I Can't Get Enough Of) That Reggae Stuff (Dennis Bovell Remix) *Exclusive Remix
          C12. Gentleman's Dub Club Ft. Kiko Bun - Use Me (Ben McKone Dub)
          C13. Black Box Recorder - Uptown Top Ranking
          C14. OBF - Sixteen Tons Of Dub
          C15. Yasushi Ide - Ain't No Sunshine (Space Dub Mix) *Exclusive Remix
          D16. The Tamlins - Baltimore
          D17. 15 16 17 - Emotion (Dennis Bovell Remix) *Exclusive Remix
          D18. Ash Walker - There's Nothing Like This *Exclusive Track
          D19. The Senior Allstars - Slipping Into Darkness
          D20. Easy Star All-Stars - Within You Without You
          D21. Khruangbin - Dern Kala (Khruangbin Dub Mix) *Exclusive Remix

          Various Artists

          Late Night Tales: Jordan Rakei

            “I wanted to try and showcase as many people as I knew on this mix. My idea of Late Night Tales was to distil a series of relaxing moments; the whole conceptual sonic of relaxation. So, I was trying to think of all the collaborators and friends that I knew, who’d recorded stuff with this horizontal vibe. Plus, I was also trying to help my friends' stuff get into the world. I know the story of Khruangbin blowing up after appearing on the series (in fact, I think that's how I discovered them). So, the main idea was to create a certain atmosphere, but also to help some of my favourite collaborators and bud- dies to give their songs a little push out into the world. Hope you like it” Jordan Rakei.

            Late Night Tales celebrate their 20th anniversary with the release of multi-instru- mentalist, vocalist and producer Jordan Rakei’s majestic compilation. The 28-year-old modern soul icon effortlessly stamps his own jazz and hip-hop driven sound all over this gorgeous array of handpicked tracks. A beautifully layered blend that is mirrored in the music he’s made, it comes as no surprise that such a supremely gifted songwriter should deliver a mix that is all about the song.

            Rakei, born in New Zealand, but raised in Australia, moved to the UK in 2015; he released his debut album, Cloak, with Oz label Soul Has No Tempo, but his two subsequent LPs, Wallflower and Origin, came out on Ninja Tune, the former #2 in Album Of The Year for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide poll, while Origin was nominated for Best Album at the AIM Awards. Jordan had this to say on his upcoming mix:

            As Jordan says, there’s so much more to the song selection on Late Night Tales’ latest outing than a random collection of artists. Many have some sort of personal connection, so just as Bonobo provided a platform for the breakout of Khruangbin on a previous LNT, this may have the same effect for Rakei’s friends. After a soothing opener from Fink, good friend and big influence Alfa Mist (part of the Are We Live collective) delivers ‘Mulago.’ “I want to champion their sound and show the world how good he is, and I thought it’d be fitting to start the mix with family,” says Jordan.

            Next up is Charlotte Day Wilson with ‘Mountains,’ followed by ‘Count A Heart’ from Moreton, an exclusive collaboration with Jordan, who grew up on the same street in Brisbane, Australia. “She was the first artist I ever collaborated with, and one of the first artists to be involved in my career,” he explains. Elsewhere we hear Scottish producer and multi-instrumentalist C Duncan’s haunting ‘He Came from the Sun,’ Barcelona collective Oso Leone deliver a dreamy ‘Virtual U’ and Bill Lauren’s ‘Singularity,’ which evokes a striking sense of time and place.

            Snowpoet’s ethereal ‘Evitenity’ is a “long mediative narrative over a beautiful soundscape,” which at times seems chaotic, nicely juxtaposed with undeniable beauty, and Maro’s kooky songwriting shines on ‘Always And Forever.’ Long-time buddy Armon-Jones contributes ‘Idiom,’ and Jordan’s exclusive cover version is a two-for-one, Radiohead’s ‘Codex’ merging with ‘Lover, You Should’ve Come Home’ by Jeff Buckley and another exclusive, original com- position by Jordan, ‘Imagination.’ The latter works as a piece with the spoken (Spanish) word voiced by movie director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, Birdman, and The Reve- nant,) who is a big fan of Jordan’s. “He messaged me when I went to L.A and asked to come to my show. I was in such shock and we hung out after. I thought it would be nice to get him to do this in his native tongue, because I don’t think that’s been done yet on the series.” It certainly is a family affair. Not the blood is thicker than water kind, but certainly musical kindred spirits.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: There are very few labels as influential in the compilation game as Late Night Tales, and this newest outing from Jordan Rakei is one of the best yet. Flitting between downbeat jazz business and more ambient pieces, this collection is perfect for popping on and zoning out to. Brilliantly paced and superbly selected, this is a fascinating insight into Rakei's influences, and most of all, a great listen.

            TRACK LISTING

            Mixed CD Version
            Incl. Unmixed Tracks Via Download As MP3 / FLAC/ WAV
            1. Fink - Covering Your Tracks
            2. Alfa Mist – Mulago
            3. Charlotte Day Wilson – Mountains
            4. Moreton Feat. Jordan Rakei – Count A Heart (Exclusive Track)
            5. Puma Blue – Untitled 2
            6. Connan Mockasin – Momo’s
            7. C Duncan - He Came From The Sun
            8. Oso Leone – Virtual U
            9. Joe Armon-Jones - Idiom Ft. Oscar Jerome
            10. Snowpoet – Eviternity
            11. MARO – Forever & Always
            12 Homay Schmitz – Speak Up
            13. Bill Laurance - Singularity
            14 Jordan Rakei - Lover, You Should've Come Over (Exclusive Jeff Buckley Cover Version)
            15 Jordan Rakei – Codex (Exclusive Radiohead Cover Version)
            16. Cubicolor - Counterpart
            17. Jordan Rakei – Imagination (Exclusive New Track)
            18. Alejandro González Iñárritu - Imagination (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

            Unmixed Vinyl Version
            (includes Mixed And Unmixed Tracks As Download As MP3 / FLAC / WAV)
            A1. Fink - Covering Your Tracks
            A2. Alfa Mist - Mulago
            A3. Charlotte Day Wilson - Mountains
            A4. Moreton Feat Jordan Rakei - Count A Heart (Exclusive Track)
            B1. Puma Blue - Untitled 2
            B2. Connan Mockasin - Momo's
            B3. C Duncan - He Came From The Sun
            B4. Oso Leone - Virtual U
            B5. Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin - Idiom Ft Oscar Jerome
            C1. Snowpoet - Everternity
            C2. Maro - Forever & Always
            C3. Homay Schmitz - Speak Up
            C4. Bill Laurence - Singularity
            D1. Jordan Rakei - Lover, You Should've Come Over (Exclusive Jeff Buckley Cover Version)
            D2. Cubicolour - Counterpart
            D3. Jordan Rakei - Imagination(Exclusive New Track)
            D4. Alejandro González Iñárritu - Imagination (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

            Hot on the heels of ‘Mordechai’, the critically acclaimed third album from US psych-rockers Khruangbin, the Texas trio are set to become the latest act to present their own LateNightTales in the popular, long-running musician-curated album series.

            Having first come to prominence in 2013 when producer and D.J. Bonobo included Khruangbin’s ‘A Calf Born in Winter’ in his own collection of songs for the series, the little known Houston trio had yet to release an album, but have since gone on to become international superstars forming their own exotic, individual sound. “The LateNightTales series is such a special thing to be a part of because we wouldn’t have made it if it wasn’t for Bonobo’s LateNightTales, because that’s how we got into the LNT family – and got a break.”

            With a mind-blowing selection of tracks that cross borders and cultures, Khruangbin’s deep love of global grooves – from Asian pop to Nigerian reggae – Japanese mellow groove to Latina flavas – are steeped in eclecticism; Nazia Hassan’s Hindi-disco ‘Khushi’, produced by British-Indian legend Biddu, South Korean rock band Sanullim who contribute ‘Don’t Go’, a pair of African bangers from Nigerian Maxwell Udoh and Roha Band, from Ethiopia; a diversion to Belarus for Песняры and thence to Madrid for the strident vocal performance of Paloma San Basilio with ‘Contigo’ before hightailing back to Texas.

            Elsewhere, the Lone Star state reps proudly, with David Marez and Kelly Doyle plus, in the LateNightTales tradition, the band deliver an exclusive, horizontally brilliant version of Kool & The Gang’s ‘Summer Madness’, while the mix concludes with a spoken word piece by Tierney Malone, accompanied by fellow Houstonian Geoffrey Muller’s atmospheric banjo rendering of Erik Satie’s ‘Gnossienne’.

            “It’s cool to think about what you would listen to late at night, as a band together, lighting a spliff, kinda vibe. We definitely wanted to cover as much global territory as possible; so it was the globe and then home. We wanted to show the treasures from our hometown, or people from our hometown that the rest of the world probably doesn’t know. That’s what makes Khruangbin Khruangbin. The stubbornness about being so hometown-centric but what makes Houston is this this constant international influence. That’s that gulf stream, bringing it right into Houston. So I guess that’s kind of the theme.”

            The LateNightTales series was established back in 2001 with Fila Brazilia taking to the controls and mixing up the first of what would continue to be the first choice of music connoisseurs worldwide. Since then, the series has seen releases from the likes of The Flaming Lips, Hot Chip, Floating Points, David Holmes, Bonobo, Jon Hopkins, Röyksopp and many more.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Patrick says: Though I swiftly snapped up a copy of their first RSD single on the advice of my more experienced Balearic brethren, it was an early online mixtape which truly turned me on to this Houston Trio. Awash with Thai funk, Brazilian soul and hazy dub, this set beguiled rather than banged, encompassing that soothing, grooving style which has since become their signature. Naturally I came to this, their first official compilation, and on the excellent Late Night Tales no less, with the highest expectations; all of which were exceeded over the course of this mesmeric mix.

            Through the cascading strings and shimmering harp of Santana & Coltrane’s opener, Khurangbin begin their dream sequence, an uncanny hour of vignettes in a land free from the conventions of space and time. The loved up dub of Houston contemporaries Brilliantes Del Vuelo gives way to blistering disco from 80s Bollywood, a cult art-pop classic from NY’s Downtown follows the sublime Blaxploitation soul of Gerald Lee. Songs separated by distance and decades sit happily side by side, united by an optimistic mood and ever-present groove. More than this though, each of these songs share a transportive quality; listening to the Nigerian boogie of Mawell Udoh, it’s impossible not to picture a Lagos nightspot, or the skyscrapers of Seoul when Sanullim’s soft pop stunner bounds out of the speakers. Even the band's own exceptional cover of Kool's 'Summer Madness' offers a deep concentration of the Khruangbin style, an invitation into their personal Shangri-La.

            In an era in which the race for the rare can leave even the finest diggers blind to the actual merit of the music, Khruangbin's melodies sans frontières is a remarkable feat, each selection superb on its own and sublime taken together.

            Khruangbin around the world and I, I, I can’t fight it baby.

            TRACK LISTING

            CD Tracklist:
            1. Carlos Santana - Illuminations
            2. Brilliantes Del Veulo - I Know That
            3. Nazia Hassan - Khushi
            4. Kelly Doyle - DRM
            5. Sanulim - Dont Go
            6. Maxwell Udoh - I Like It
            7. David Marez - Enseñame
            8. Gerald Lee - Can You Feel The Love
            9. Justine & The Victorian Punks - Still You
            10. George Yanagi - À�祭ばやしが聞こえる」のテーマ
            11. Песняры - Зачарованная моя
            12. Khruangbin - Summer Madness (Exclusive Track)
            13. Paloma San Basilio - Contigo
            14. Roha Band - Yetikimt Abeba
            15. Tierney Malone & Geoffrey Muller - Transmission For Jehn: Gnossienne No 1 (Exclusive Spoken Word Track)

            Vinyl Tracklist:
            A1. Carlos Santana - Illuminations - 4. 23
            A2. Brilliantes Del Veulo - I Know That - 5.20
            A3. Nazia Hassan - Khushi - 4.25
            A4. Kelly Doyle - DRM - 2.16
            C9. Justine & The Victorian Punks - Still You - 7.45
            C10. George Yanagi - À�祭ばやしが聞こえる」のテーマ - 4.02
            C11. Песняры - Зачарованная моя - 5.54
            D12. Khruangbin - Summer Madness - 3.21 (Exclusive Track)
            D13. Paloma San Basilio - Contigo - 4.03
            D14. Roha Band - Yetikimt Abeba - 5.20
            D15. Tierney Malone & Geoffrey Muller - Transmission For Jehn: Gnossienne No 1- 5.00 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

            UK electronic artpop outfit Hot Chip provide the perfect antidote to these strange and uncertain times with the latest release in the hugely popular LateNightTales artist-curated series.

            Along with featuring new music from the band, they have selected music from some of the most engaging artists of the 21st century, taking in pulsating electronic rhythms, hypnotic grooves and leftfield ambience.

            Spearheaded by founders Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard, Hot Chip are one of the UK’s most interesting and much-loved acts. Since releasing their debut album ‘Coming On Strong’ in 2004, they have received a Grammy Award nomination (‘Ready for the Floor’) and Mercury Prize nomination (‘The Warning’) and their seventh studio album, last year’s ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy,’ received rave reviews across the globe from both critics and fans.

            A unique, personal collection that is both euphoric and melancholic.

            “I think we all had slightly different understandings of what a Late Night Tales compilation might consist of; varying interpretations of the brief. For some the mix might be what you’d want to listen to as your late night continues, after a night out. For others maybe it suggested a selection of music for listening to as you drift off to sleep; then again it could just be music evocative of night time, or concerned with its traditionally ‘darker’ moods,” says Taylor.

            Hot Chip’s ‘LateNightTales’ opens with the simplistic beauty of Christina Vantzou’s ‘At Dawn,’ before morphing in to the first of four exclusive tracks from the band - the floating, transcendent ‘Nothing’s Changed’, before Rhythm & Sound ft. Cornell Campbell serve up the heavy dub classic, ‘King In My Empire’.

            The journey continues with Pale Blue’s ‘Have You Passed Through This Night’, a silky, cold wave disco track, while Suzanne Kraft’s ‘Femme Cosmic’ and Fever Ray’s ‘To The Moon and Back’ provide squelchy synth-pop. Furthermore, the punchy ‘Much To Touch’ from Bolton-born, Berlin based producer Planningtorock and an ethereal cover of Velvet Underground’s ‘Candy Says’ by our hosts add an element of displacement and detachment.

            Elsewhere, other highlights include an appearance from synth-pop auteur Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith with ‘Who I Am & Why I Am Where’ and new material from Alexis’ ‘other’ band, the improv-mavens About Group, along with the adventurous ‘Workaround Two’ from electronic experimentalist Beatrice Dillon and German composer, Nils Frahm’s beautifully evocative ‘Ode’. But it is left to Alexis’ father to have the final word, with an elegant excerpt from the daring ‘Finnegans Wake’ by James Joyce.

            “We’ve put together a mix of music which ties all of these ideas together and represents some of our favourite music new and old, some of it directly influential on Hot Chip and some of it music we have discovered and loved, been surprised by and connected to. There are three new songs of ours which we’re really proud of, and which I think connect naturally with the nocturnal world the compilation speaks of, and a cover of ‘Candy Says’ which is one of the first songs the very early version of Hot Chip played when we were still at school,” says Taylor.

            The LateNightTales series was established back in 2001 with Fila Brazilia taking to the controls and mixing up the first of what would continue to be the first choice of music connoisseurs worldwide. Since then, the series has seen releases from the likes of The Flaming Lips, Floating Points, David Holmes, Bonobo, Jon Hopkins, Röyksopp and many more.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Martin says: Two decades into their career and it’s fair to say that the enduring electro-poppers know a thing or two about a tune, and their entry into the Late Night Tales series is brimming with them. Any DJ mix which includes Rhythm & Sound, Nils Frahm and a cover version of the Velvet Underground is fine by me.

            TRACK LISTING

            01. Christina Vantzou – At Dawn
            02. Hot Chip – Nothing’s Changed (Exclusive Track)
            03. Rhythm & Sound Feat Cornell Campbell – King In My Empire
            04. Pale Blue – Have You Passed Through This Night
            05. Suzanne Kraft - Femme Cosmic
            06. Fever Ray – To The Moon And Back
            07. Planningtorock - Much To Touch
            08. Charlotte Adigéry – 1,618
            09. Mike Salta – Hey Moloko
            10. Matthew Bourne – Somewhere I Have Never Travelled (for Coral Evans)
            11. Hot Chip – Candy Says (Exclusive Velvet Underground Cover Version)
            12. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Who I Am And Why Am I Where
            13. About Group – The Long Miles
            14. Beatrice Dillon – Workaround Two
            15. Hot Chip – Worlds Within Worlds (Exclusive Track)
            16. Daniel Blumberg - The Bomb
            17. Nils Frahm - Ode
            18. Hot Chip – None Of These Things (Exclusive Track)
            19. Neil Taylor - Finnegan's Wake Excerpt (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

            A1. Christina Vantzou - At Dawn (2:51)
            A2. Hot Chip - Nothing's Changed (4:37)
            A3. Rhythm & Sound Ft Cornell Campbell - King In My Empire (Burial Mix) (6:26)
            A4. Pale Blue - Have You Passed Through This Night (6:20)
            B1. Suzanne Kraft - Femme Cosmic (4:43)
            B2. Fever Ray - To The Moon And Back (4:38)
            B3. PlanningToRock - Much To Touch (4:42)
            B4. Charlotte Adigery - 1,618 (5:59)
            C1. Mike Salta - Hey Moloko (4.05)
            C2. Matthew Bourne - Somewhere I Have Never Travelled (4:04)
            C3. Hot Chip - Candy Says (3:31)
            C4. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Who I Am & Why I Am Where (5:21)
            C5. Beatrice Dillon - Workaround Two (4:22)
            D1. Hot Chip - Worlds Within Worlds (5:38)
            D2. Daniel Blumberg - The Bomb (4:59)
            D3. Nils Frahm - Ode (4:35)
            D4. Hot Chip - None Of These Things (4:04)
            D5. Neil Taylor - Finnegan's Wake Excerpt (1:48)

            Floating Points’ personal collection of global soul, ambient, jazz and folk treasures form the latest in the warmly revered Late Night Tales series. 

            Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points’ music taste is notoriously tricky to define, ranging from ethereal classical at one end to coruscating techno at the other, united only in a firm belief in the transcendental power of music to move hearts, minds and – yes – feet. Similarly, his production career has ranged from early experiments in dance music with breakout records such as the ‘Shadows EP’ and collaborating with legendary Gnawa master Mahmoud Guinia to his expansive album ‘Elaenia’, which met with critical acclaim upon its release in 2015. 

            This Late Night Tales excursion into the depths of the evening reflects his broad tastes. The globally-travelled producer has collected untold treasures on his travels from dusty stores in Brazil to market stalls near his hometown. There’s the gorgeous ‘Via Làctea’, culled from Carlos Walker’s debut album, Abu Talib’s (Bobby Wright) plaintive ‘Blood Of An American’ and Robert Vanderbilt’s gospel reworking of Manchild’s ‘Especially For You’. Raw soul and feeling oozing from each song’s pores. 

            At the other end of the music scale are the modernists, such as Québécoise Kara-Lis Coverdale who weighs in with the indelible ‘Moments In Love’, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith whose ‘Milk’ is an exercise in tranquility, while Sarah Davachi’s meditative mix-opener offers respite from a weary world. 

            We have some exclusive tracks for Late Night Tales; alongside Davachi’s offerings there is also Toshimaru Nakamura’s ‘Nimb #59’, as well as the now traditional cover version. hepherd delved into his childhood memory for this one, a track taken from the first album his parents bought him, Kenny Wheeler’s ‘Music For Large & Small Ensembles’: Sam offers up his interpretation of ‘Opening Part 1’. Wheeler also contributes horns to Azimuth track The Tunnel, written and performed by Norma Winstone and John Taylor who, coincidentally, are the parents of Floating Points’ drummer Leo Taylor. Closing the album, Lauren Laverne reads the suitably nocturnal poem ‘Ah! Why, Because The Dazzling Sun’ by Emily Brontë. 

            “I tried to find music that reflects the stillness of night. And because my musical interests lie all over the place, it’s quite difficult to distil that notion down to just a few songs. I was quite keen to have some electronic music in there but I also really wanted to have some soul music mixed in, so I had to try and find a pathway between all of this different music.” - Sam Shepherd (Floating Points) March 2019

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Patrick says: Classically trained musical genius, production whizz and record obsessive Floating Points helms this edition of the long running series, and it's just as good as you'd hope! Electronic lullabies, rare soul, Brazilian funk and modern classical, all brought together into a truly nocturnal journey. It nearly had Matt Ward in tears on release date - it's that good.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Sarah Davachi – Untitled, Live In Portland (Excerpt) (Exclusive Track)
            2. Carlos Walker - Via Láctea
            3. The Rationals – Glowin’
            4. William S. Fischer – Chains
            5. Max Roach - Equipoise
            6. Abu Talib (Bobby Wright) - Blood Of An American
            7. Sweet & Innocent - Express Your Love
            8. Robert Vanderbilt & The Foundation Of Souls - A Message Especially From God
            9. The Defaulters - Gentle Man
            10. Alain Bellaïche – Sun Blues
            11. Alain Bellaïche - Sea Fluorescent
            12. Kara-Lis Coverdale – Moments In Love (Excerpt)
            13. Azimuth – The Tunnel
            14. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Milk (Excerpt)
            15. Toshimaru Nakamura – Nimb#59 (Exclusive Track)
            16. Floating Points – The Sweet Time Suite, Part I - Opening (Exclusive Kenny Wheeler Cover Version)
            17. Lauren Laverne - Ah! Why, Because The Dazzling Sun (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

            Canadian quartet BADBADNOTGOOD take on creating the ultimate “late night” selection of tracks from their record collections. The original trio of Matthew Tavares, Alex Sowinski and Chester Hansen formed while studying music at Toronto’s Humber College (they’ve recently added Leland Whitty to the line-up). A shared appreciation of hip hop and instrumental covers of Gucci Mane and Earl Sweatshirt suggested a worldly outlook and reciprocated love from Tyler The Creator and Ghostface Killah, which whom they made 2015’s Sour Soul.

            This is an international effort: Velly Joonas’ Estonian version of ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’, Kiki Gyan, Admas and Francis Bebey representing Africa (Ghana, Ethiopia and Cameroon respectively), Les Prospection from France, Scots’ Boards Of Canada and fellow Canucks River Tiber and Charlotte Day Wilson.

            Finally, there’s the no-small-matter of the Late Night Tales cover version, in which BADBADNOTGOOD take on Andy Shauf’s ‘To You’ is turned into a mournful delight. while the Queen Of Siam herself, Lydia Lunch, delivers a sexual sermon involving only you, her and Jim Beam.

            “We were really excited to have the chance to put together a Late Night Tales compilation, it’s a great organisation. We decided to use it as a vehicle to show everyone all the amazing music we have gotten to experience by touring and meeting new people. Every track on this comp was either shown to us by an incredible person or made by one of our friends. We also included a little cover of a song by one of our favourite current musicians, Andy Shauf.

            These artists, as well as many, many others, have infuenced us to create and kept our deep love of music alive. This mix will keep you company on a quiet night by yourself or with friends. You can check it out on the plane, the bus, a long walk, or any situation where you want a soundtrack for reflection and meditation.” - BADBADNOTGOOD May 2017

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Patrick says: Given their ardent love of the hippidy hop, I was half expecting a baked set of golden age head nodders here, but instead the peerless modern jazz ensemble offer up a gorgeous stroll through cinematic soul, soft focus pop and gems mined from all over the globe on this excellent addition to the Late Night Tales catalogue. Watch out for the Steve Kuhn cut - that shizzle could bring a tear to a glass eye!

            TRACK LISTING

            CD - Mixed
            1. Boards Of Canada - Olson
            2. Erasmo Carlos - Vida Antiga
            3. Gene Williams - Don't Let Your Love Fade Away
            4. The Chosen Few - People Make The World Go Round
            5. Esther Phillips - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
            6. Delegation - Oh Honey
            7. Velly Joonas - Kaes On Aeg
            8. Stereolab - The Flower Called Nowhere
            9. Kiki Gyan - Disco Dancer
            10. Admas Anchi - Bale Game
            11. Francis Bebey - Sanza Nocturne
            12. Thundercat - For Love I Come
            13. River Tiber Ft Daniel Caesar - West
            14. Charlotte Day Wilson - Work
            15. The Beach Boys - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
            16. Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby
            17. Les Prospection - Lido
            18. Grady Tate - And I Love Her
            19. BADBADNOTGOOD - To You (Exclusive Andy Shauf Cover Version)
            20. Steve Kuhn - The Meaning Of Love
            21. Lydia Lunch - You, Me And Jim Beam (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

            A Side:

            A1 Boards Of Canada - Olson
            A2 Erasmo Carlos - Vida Antiga
            A3 Gene Williams - Don’t Let Your Love Fade Away
            A4 The Chosen Few – People Make The World Go Round
            A5 Esther Phillips - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
            A6 Delegation – Oh Honey

            B Side
            B1 Velly Joonas - Käes On Aeg
            B2 Stereolab – The Flower Called Nowhere
            B3 Kiki Gyan – Disco Dancer
            B4 Admas – Anchi Bale Game

            C Side:
            C1 Francis Bebey – Sanza Nocturne
            C2 Thundercat - For Love I Come
            C3 River Tiber Ft. Daniel Caesar – West
            C4 Charlotte Day Wilson – Work
            C5 The Beach Boys - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
            C6 Donnie & Joe Emerson – Baby

            D Side:
            D1 Les Prospections – Lido
            D2 Grady Tate – And I Love Her
            D3 Badbadnotgood – To You
            (Exclusive Andy Shauf Cover Version)
            D4 Steve Kuhn – The Meaning Of Love
            D5 Lydia Lunch - You, Me And Jim Beam (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

            Standing at the intersection where techno meets classical music, Ólafur Arnalds directs the newest Late Night Tales, set for release on 24th June 2016.

            After releasing the breakthrough album ‘And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness’, in 2014 he was awarded a BAFTA for best original music for the TV series Broadchurch. Arnalds’ music has a quietude that seems perfectly apposite and that’s evident here as each song drifts like an autumn wind towards the next.

            Arnalds has enlisted the help of a few of his countrymen for the journey out west – electronic bands Samaris and Hjaltalín – and just as his records manage to combine the experimentalism and adventure of electronic music with a classical sensibility, here he weaves them perfectly, using tracks like Koreless’ brilliant post-dubstep ‘Last Remnants’ alongside the enigmatic brilliance of Jai Paul. It’s a perfect musical landscape that is eerie yet beautiful, as on Odesza’s ‘How Did I Get Here’.

            As if Ólafur wasn’t spoiling us enough, he offers up three exclusives: his own ‘Kinesthesia I’ and ‘RGB’ and ‘Orgoned’ by his techno side project Kiasmos. Alongside that we have the obligatory cover version (Destiny’s Child’s ‘Say My Name’) and also a Late Night Tales debut for David Tennant, reading a story by Anam Sufi, with whom Ólafur worked on Broadchurch.

            “When I was asked to do the next installation of the Late Night Tales series I thought "This will be fun and easy, only a couple of days work. No problem!". Six months later, I was still pulling my hair out in some kind of quest to make the perfect mix. As someone who has never really done mixes before, I learned a lot of things along the way and the whole experience was very inspiring. I decided to approach the mix in a similar way as I would one of my scores. This is the soundtrack of my life. I included songs from many of my friends and collaborators and tried to deliver a mix that represents who I am as an artist and where my influences are coming from - both personally and musically.”

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: From sublime ethereal ambience to stuttered beats and booming sub-bass, the latest incarnation of the hugely popular (and ridiculously competent) Late Night Tales series sees Modern-classical/Electronica prodigy Olafur Arnalds choosing a few of his biggest influences and current kicks, interspersed with a selection of his own unreleased (and frankly stunning) works. Dynamic, relaxing and brilliantly coherent collection of the most interesting and varied ambient electronic tracks around today. Top stuff.

            TRACK LISTING

            CD Tracklisting:
            01. Hjálmar Lárusson And Jónbjörn Gíslason - Jómsvíkingarímur - Ýta Eigi Feldi Rór
            02. Julianna Barwick - Forever
            03. Koreless - Last Remnants
            04. Odesza - How Did I Get Here (Instrumental) (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
            05. Anois - A Noise
            06. Samaris - Góða Tungl
            07. Ólafur Arnalds - RGB (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
            08. Rival Consoles - Pre
            09. Four Tet - Lion (Jamie Xx Remix)
            10. Jai Paul - Jasmine
            11. James Blake - Our Love Comes Back
            12. Spooky Black - Pull
            13. Ólafur Arnalds Ft. Arnór Dan - Say My Name (Exclusive Cover Version)
            14. Sarah Neufeld & Colin Stetson - And Still They Move
            15. Kiasmos - Orgoned (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
            16. Ólafur Arnalds - Kinesthesia I (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
            17. Hjaltalín - Etheral
            18. David Tennant - Undone (Exclusive Spoken Word) 

            A Side:
            1. Hjálmar Lárusson And Jónbjörn Gíslason - Jómsvíkingarímur - ýta Feldi Eigi Rór
            2. Julianna Barwick - Forever
            3. Koreless - Last Remnants 4:20
            4. Odesza - How Did I Get Here (Instrumental)
            5. Anois - A Noise.

            B Side:
            1. Samaris - Góða Tungl
            2. Ólafur Arnalds - RGB
            3. Rival Consoles - Pre
            4. Jai Paul - Jasmine (Demo).

            C Side:
            1. Four Tet - Lion (Jamie Xx Remix)
            2. James Blake - Our Love Comes Back
            3. Spooky Black - Pull
            4. Sarah Neufeld & Colin Stetson - And Still They Move.

            D Side:
            1. Ólafur Arnalds Ft. Arnór Dan - Say My Name
            2. Kiasmos - Orgoned
            3. Ólafur Arnalds - Kinesthesia I
            4. Hjaltalín - Etheral
            5. David Tennant - Undone.

            Composer, musician and producer Nils Frahm steers the new edition of 'Late Night Tales'. A hypnotic voyage through modern and classical composition, experimental electronics, jazz, dub techno, soundtracks and soul; Frahm's 'Late Night Tales' haunts and beguiles. It’s not mixing, so much as gently layering, like a particularly fluffy goose-down duvet folding in on itself, the folds part of the attraction, the layers part of the overall picture being painted. Many of the tracks have been edited, effected and re-made. The subtly overdubbed parts on Rhythm & Sound's ‘Mango Drive’ adding to the haunting hypnosis, while choral interruptions aid Miles Davis’ ‘Générique’ on its journey towards the light. Meanwhile, on Boards Of Canada’s ‘In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country’, the tempo is somewhat sluggish, the organs slurred, as Frahm slows it down to a funereal 33rpm that nevertheless fits perfectly. The purring of his girlfriend's cat Cleo transitions playfully between Nina Simone's definitive version of 'Who Knows Where the Time Goes' and unearthing the gentle electronics of Dub Tractor. Eddy Arnold’s ‘You’re The Only Star’, a country tune that sounds like its transmitting from a mid-west diner wireless circa 1947, is straight from the soundtrack to an imaginary David Lynch movie, comforting and dismaying all at once. This crackly reality abounds, as on Finnish band Gentleman Losers’ ‘Honey Bunch’, that adds an unsettling texture, with a sound that is modern but as nostalgic. Frahm's own tracks bookend the mix, opening with an inspired "rework" of the infamous silent John Cage piece '4:33' ("I sat at the piano in silence and worked from there. I listened and took in the atmosphere and this is what came out of it") and ending with a solo piano version of 'Them', taken from his recently released score of the film 'Victoria'. The traditional Late Night Tales spoken word epilogue is voiced by actor Cillian Murphy (Inception, Batman, 28 Days Later), reading a short story by Edna Walsh (Hunger, Disco Pigs).

            "I’ve really got off on working on compilations lately. It’s such a wonderful way to delve deep into your music collection. My flat is now crammed with music media of all stripes, from an old hand-cranked 78 phonograph player to 45s and albums on vinyl, my beloved old cassette tape collection, even mini-disks and, lately, WAV and MP3s. It’s all music to me. After spending hours recording from all of these diverse sources, I started to play around with the tunes, layering them, sampling, looping certain parts, extracting phrases and using all the freedom that this allowed me. If I got a little carried away or stepped on anyone’s toes in my quest to do something interesting and original, then I apologise. Some things may have accidentally landed on the wrong speed, while other spooky happening have occurred along the way, whether it’s ghostly additions of reverb and delay or simply subtle edits or reproductions, they’ve all gone into the magical stew I’ve tried to create for your pleasure and edification. I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had creating this compilation for you but, suffice to say, I hope it will be a nice journey for your mind and heart."

            - Nils Frahm, May 2015

            TRACK LISTING

            01. Nils Frahm - 4'33" (Exclusive John Cage Cover Version)
            02. Baka Forest People Of South East Cameroon - Liquindi 2
            03. Carl Oesterhelt & Johannes Enders - Divertimento Fur Tenorsaxophon Und Kleines Ensemble Pt.4
            04. Four Tet - 0181 (Excerpt)
            05. George Autry - You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
            06. Boards Of Canada - In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
            07. Bibio - It Was Willow
            08. Dictaphone - Peaks
            09. Vladimir Horowitz - The Flight Of The Bumblebee
            10. Miles Davis - Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)
            11. Victor Silvester & His Ballroom Orchestra - Talk Of The Town
            12. System - SK20
            13. Rhythm & Sound - Mango Drive
            14. Miles Davis - Générique
            15. Dinu Lipatti - O Herr Bleibet Meine Freunde, BWV 147
            16. Colin Stetson - The Righteous Wrath Of An Honorable Man
            17. Penguin Café Orchestra - Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter
            18. Nina Simone - Who Knows Where The Time Goes
            19. Nina Jurish - Cleo The Cat (Exclusive Track)
            20. Dub Tractor - Cirkel
            21. The Gentlemen Losers - Honey Bunch
            22. Nils Frahm - Them "Solo Piano Edit“ (Exclusive Version)
            23. Cillian Murphy - In The Morning (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece) 

            The Italians call it "notturna", the French "nocturne", in Spanish it’s "nocturno". A nocturne is a term to describe a musical composition that is inspired by or evocative of the night, which seems apposite. The most famous modern nocturne is, of course, ‘Harlem Nocturne’, as recorded by countless jazz musicians. If you like, you can just call it the night. The point is it’s when the fairies come out to play and the bass is at its loudest (the two are not necessarily related).

            Late Night Tales are back in the low-tempo, high-octane zone. The tempo might be slow, but the quality control makes Louis Vuitton look like Poundland. The label have gathered together some of the hottest new material, with some judiciously chosen old gear, an edit or two and blended them together like a disco nutri-bullet.

            Among the exclusives is the amazing Lindstrøm remix of Charli XCX’s ‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’, alongside a pair of exclusives from The Emperor Machine and Hugh Mane and two belters from Hotel Motel. And there are the rarities. We’ve got Rudy Norman with the brilliant ‘Back To The Streets’; there’s also the amazing ‘Chained To The Train Of Love’ by Coalkitchen and a traditional ‘LNT’ curveball, this time furnished by Plastic Bertrand delivering one of the best ever early rap tunes.

            Bill Brewster comes armed with a sensitivity and sense of occasion that few other DJs possess - and as go-to scribe of liner notes for every Late Night Tales release since day one, his association with the series is symbiotic. Originally a chef, a football pundit (co-editor of fanzine When Saturday Comes) and record collector, Bill began DJing in in the late 80s, but he cut his teeth playing Low Life warehouse parties in Harlem and the East Village and anyone hearing Bill today can see how these New York ‘roots’ shine through. For eclecticism, surprises, amazing unique music and sheer long-haul dedication to the dancefloor; Bill’s your man.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Philippa says: Bill Brewster is back with another essential offering in the 'Late Night Tales Presents After Dark' series. As ever we get a DJ-mixed CD and un-mixed double vinyl LP. Quality all the way through.

            TRACK LISTING

            CD Mix (includes Unmixed Tracks Via Download As Mp3/wav)
            1. Scream And Dance - In Rhythm
            2. Plastic Bertrand - Stop Ou Encore (Disconet Remix)
            3. Paladin - Third World
            4. Adriano Celentano - L’Unica Chance
            5. Hotel Motel - Chocolate City (EXCLUSIVE TRACK)
            6. Hotel Motel Featuring Snax - The Fall (EXCLUSIVE TRACK)
            7. Harry Wolfman - Celebre
            8. Coalkitchen - Chained To The Train Of Love
            9. Matt Dirt - In Deep
            10. Hugh Mane - Organic Ceramic (EXCLUSIVE TRACK)
            11. Charli XCX - You (Ha Ha Ha) (Lindstrom Remix) (EXCLUSIVE TRACK)
            12. Rodion - Solenoid
            13. Tornado Wallace - Insect Overlords
            14. The Emperor Machine - Breezin
            15. Pink And Black - Miss Fortune
            16. Trulz & Robin - Acid Cake
            17. Spaghetti Head - Funky Voodoo (Mang Dynasty Edit) (EXCLUSIVE TRACK)
            18. Alex Metric & Oliver - Galaxy
            19. Rudy Norman - Back To The Streets

            Unmixed Double Virgin Vinyl (Includes Download Code To Bill Brewster’s Mix And Full Unmixed Tracks As Wav/mp3)

            A Side:
            1. Scream & Dance - In Rhythm (7:07)
            2. Plastic Bertrand - Stop Ou Encore (Disconet Remix) (7:51)
            3. Paladin - Third World (3:56)

            B Side:
            1. Adriano Celentano - L'Unica Chance (4:49)
            2. Hotel Motel - Chocolate City (6:46)
            3. Hotel Motel Ft. Snax - Fall (7:00)

            C Side:
            7. Coalkitchen - Chained To The Train Of Love (4:09)
            8. Hugh Mane - Organic Ceramic (6:23)
            9. Charli XCX - You Mu Ha Ha Ho (Lindstrom Remix) (7:22)

            D Side:
            10. Emperor Machine - Breezin' (5:49)
            11. Spaghetti Head - Funky Voodoo (Mang Dynasty Edit) (5:52)
            12. Rudy Norman - Back To The Streets (5:07)

            Franz Ferdinand are welcomed into the Late Night Tales family with a diverse 20 track selection of musical influences, inspirations, diversions and discoveries.

            Opening with Franz Ferdinand’s own exclusive cover of Jonathan Halper's ‘Leaving My Old Life Behind’, (which appeared on the cult Kenneth Anger movie Puce Moment), their Late Night Tales mix flows between dark and light, introspection and affection, dancing and horizontal appreciation.

            Hear them join the dots between Can, Serge Gainsbourg and The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Sandy's Nelson's percussion work-out 'Let There Be Drums', the irrepressible Ian Dury, electro-funk sensations Zapp and the Disco Dub Band and sonic explorer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Record collectors will note the inclusion of Carrie Cleveland's Northern Soul anthem 'Love Will Set You Free'. Also included are a set of waywardly brilliant cover versions: Justus Köhncke’s dizzy interpretation of Neil Young’s ‘Old Man’ and R. Stevie Moore's ‘I’m Only Sleeping'.

            It wouldn’t be right for Franz Ferdinand to produce a mix such as this without a nod to the country that brought them together, so Glasgow’s Life Without Buildings, whose uplifting ‘New Town’ appears alongside ‘Reach For The Dead’ by Boards Of Canada.

            As they leave us wondering and wandering with American Spring’s Brian Wilson-produced ‘Sweet Mountain’, we take leave of our senses and suitcases on this tour bus of your mind. We’ve visited soul, funk, reggae, pop, Krautrock and others besides, but before we depart, Franz frontman Alex Kapranos provides a final farewell with the self penned story 'Defibrillator'.

            "When we first got the band together I made Alex a tape for his car, an old Merc estate that we spent a lot of time in, going to and from rehearsal spaces and gigs. All of our gear and the four of us could (almost) comfortably fit inside. It was all stuff I was listening to at the time, Dr Alimantado, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Plaid, Johnny Dangerous amongst others. An ecletic mix or completely random and disjointed depending on your outlook, it was representative of all our individual idiosyncrasies that merged to form the sound of the band, although I wasn't aware of this at the time. With this mix we tried to a similar thing, all of us selected the tunes, based on what we listen to on tour together and at home alone, any sustained moods or flows that occur are purely accidental. Oh yeah, the Merc estate got totalled and towed away with the tape still in the player." - Paul Thomson Franz Ferdinand July 2014

            TRACK LISTING

            CD Tracklisting:
            1. Franz Ferdinand - Leaving My Old Life Behind (Exclusive Cover Version)
            2. R. Stevie Moore - I'm Only Sleeping
            3. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Eighteen Is Over The Hill
            4. Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
            5. Life Without Buildings - New Town
            6. Can - Connection
            7. The Liminanas - The Darkside
            8. Ian Dury - Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3
            9. Disco Dub Band - For The Love Of Money
            10. Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce
            11. Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour Un Con
            12. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Disco Devil
            13. James Brown - King Heroin
            14. Carrie Cleveland - Love Will Set You Free
            15. Paul McCartney & Wings - Nineteen Hundred & Eighty Five
            16. Boards Of Canada - Reach For The Dead
            17. Oneohtrix Point Never - Zebra
            18. Justus Köhncke - Old Man
            19. American Spring - Sweet Mountain
            20. Alex Kapranos – Defibrillator (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

            LP Tracklisting:
            A Side
            1. Franz Ferdinand - Leaving My Old Life Behind
            2. R. Stevie Moore - I'm Only Sleeping
            3. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Eighteen Is Over The Hill
            4. Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
            5. Life Without Buildings - New Town
            6. Can - Connection

            B Side
            7. The Liminanas - The Darkside
            8. Ian Dury - Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3
            9. Disco Dub Band - For The Love Of Money
            10. Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce
            11. Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour Un Con

            C Side
            12. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Disco Devil
            13. James Brown - King Heroin
            14. Paul McCartney & Wings - Nineteen Hundred & Eighty Five
            15. American Spring - Sweet Mountain

            D Side
            16. Boards Of Canada - Reach For The Dead
            17. Oneohtrix Point Never - Zebra
            18. Justus Köhncke - Old Man
            19. Alex Kapranos - Defibrillator


            A Calf Born In Winter



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