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The Mouse Outfit

Sunrise Feat. One Only - Inc. Shift Ops Remix

Manchester's legendary and long standing group The Mouse Outfit return with the tightest head-nodding beats, jazz influences, and smooth, stoner sonics to soundtrack the summer - this time with new talent and multi-instrumentalist One Only. With Metrodome joining in on production duties "Sunrise" is the feel-good, empowering summer anthem to raise spirits; whether your BBQ'ing in Alexandra Park, cruising the ring road on the way to a jam at Six Trees or dropping on your local soundsystem.

Flip it for a deep liquid DnB version by Shift Ops which perfectly marries that soul-elevating vocal with smoothing rollin' breaks and powerful subs. A ridiculous flip that makes total sense. Highly recommended!!

Produced by Chini + Metrodome
Guitar: Omar Sohawon
Bass: Alan Keary (Shunya)
Keys/Drums: Chini
Percussion: Emanuel J Burton
Mixed by Phil Kirby
Vinyl Master by Simone Squillario


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Our favourite jazz-soul-hip-hop crew return with an absolute fire 7" in time for the summer. Gonna light up any gathering with this feel good slice of jazzy downbeat hip-hop. Raise energy levels with the tasty DnB tweak on the flip. A Manchester essential!

TRACK LISTING

A1 The Mouse Outfit - Sunrise
B1 The Mouse Outfit - Sunrise (Shift Ops Remix)

Gun Outfit

Out Of Range

    Deluxe 140g LP printed inner sleeve, and download. RIYL Steve Gunn, Terry Allen, Promised Land Sound, Meat Puppets, Sonic Youth & Lee Hazlewood. “Peyote for the ears... Expansive, arid, and dusty.” Uncut // “Dreamers wielding slide guitars. A tradition-warping band, with a punk aesthetic deep at the center and double-guitar desert-rock psychedelia at the surface.” The New York Times // Like a stone eroded by years in the arroyo, Gun Outfit’s enveloping “Western expanse” aesthetic of guitar levitations and honky-tonk hexes has become gradually smoother over time. Their fifth LP ranks as their most brutally beautiful statement yet. Drawing from mythologies both classical and postmodern, Out of Range builds a world in which Brueghel the Elder, St. Augustine, and the ancient goddess Cybele ride with John Ford, Samuel Beckett, and Wallace Stevens on a Orphic-Gnostic suicide drive towards the hallucinatory vanishing points of the Southwestern desert, debating the denouement of the decaying American dream.

    It’s a lesser known beheading-ending of the Orpheus story that L.A. band Gun Outfit recount in “Ontological Intercourse,” the opening track of their fifth full-length record Out of Range, their most brutally beautiful statement yet: “Seeds/the kind that sparrows eat/becoming the willow tree/that Orpheus took beneath/To play ballads for the dead/Till they buried his singing head/Because he worshipped the sun instead/Of the god of epiphany.” Next time the chorus comes round, singer and guitarist Dylan Sharp—who shares twin vocal and guitar duties with the incomparable Carrie Keith—sings a mutant doo-wop bass line. Ballads for the dead, indeed. Meanwhile, other songs inhabit concerns more terrestrial and immediate, though no less profound: the open road (“The 101”); human love (“Three Words,”); death and the failures of faith (“Primacy of Love”); and the damages, deceits, and delights of drugs (“Strange Insistence.”)

    The latter quotes the Old Testament (Numbers 21:17: “Spring up/O well”) soon after reciting, ironically, the deadly seductions of narcotics: “Speed makes you a genius/Cocaine will make you rich/LSD shows you divinity/And everything’s alright on opiates.” “I tried to quit/before I quit again,” it begins with resolve, but after all, “lies can make you famous.” Throughout the album, the strange becomes familiar, and the familiar strange, a desert mirage of music and language; or, as Carrie sings in the Waylon-esque “Background Deal:” “The things she says/you never heard ’em before.” And therein lies the magic trick: Out of Range somehow manages to contain Gun Outfit’s most conceptually sophisticated and lyrically ambitious material, while remaining their most musically subtle, understated, and accessible album to date, completing their gradual metamorphosis from punk aesthetics to a truly cosmic country—wherein “country” is a geography, a structure of feeling, not a genre.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: Wry vocal musings, deep country slide guitars and the melodic sensibilities of singalong stadium rock. This is a refined, and highly worthy addition to the current trend of dusty country indie, compromising on nothing, and delivering the lot.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. “Ontological Intercourse” 5:02
    A2. “Landscape Painter” 3:09
    A3. “Cybele” 2:40
    A4. “Strange Insistence” 4:13
    A5. “The 101” 2:56

    B1. “Slow Realization” 2:47
    B2. “Sally Rose” 3:06
    B3. “Three Words” 3:58
    B4. “Primacy Of Love” 4:56
    B5. “Background Deal” 3:42
    B6. “Second Decade” 5:12

    Ghost Outfit

    I Want You To Destroy Me

    Re-release of the classic Ghost Outfit album at a bargain price following the release of their second album last year..

    Debut album by Manchester duo Ghost Outfit and the first full length release from the SWAYS label. Whilst other duos/ bands strive for 'stripped back' Ghost Outfit opt for layers of wild guitar ('Killuhs'), industrial drum rhythms ('Waste'), relentless grooves ('Kids'), restless drones ('Lexicon') and innovative ambience (' '). It's a record of schizo-fi intensity, straddling the line between melancholia and euphoria, melodic pop and teeth-grinding white noise.

    Combining an appreciation for late 80s- early 90s bands The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Throbbing Gristle and Sonic Youth, with the modern omnivorous approach of bands such as No Age or Deerhunter the unexpected, unconventional quality of the album is only further enhanced.

    Rivalling MBV's sheer explosive rawness-all static hiss, blown amps and shotgun drumming" - NME.

    "an album of sheer unrelenting force. It skyrockets from the off" - thisisfakediy.


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Andy says: Doomy, heavy, but always in an inspiring way, this is a clever, powerful debut that could well take Ghost Outfit far.

    The Mouse Outfit ‘REMIXED’is a collection of 12 brand new remixes of tracks taken from our 1st 2 albums, ‘Escape Music’(2013) and ‘ Step Steadier ’ (2015) The tracks have been reinterpreted by 12 heavyweight international producers including fellow Manchester resident and drum and bass pioneer Dub Phizix , Scottish reggae soundsystem Mungo’s Hifi , Detroit beat guru Tall Black Guy and Russian mixologist DJ Vadim .Influences come from hip hop, reggae, dancehall,, jazz and drum ‘n bass with a variety of styles from the headnodding boom bap remixes by Dirty Dike (HIGH FOCUS), Pete Cannon and Flofilz through to the soulful reworks by Werkha (TRU THOUGHTS) and Sivey (SOULECTION) to bass heavy dancefloor reworks from Biome (LEVELZ), Benny Page and Bane & Nymad. The album features vocals from UK rappers Sparkz , Fox , Dr Syntax , Black Josh, Truthos Mufasa , Verb T , Jman and TMan

    TRACK LISTING

    1. No Wonder Feat. Sparkz (Tall Black Guy Remix) 03:29
    2. Built In A Day Feat. Fox + Sparkz (Werkha Remix) 03:38
    3. Sit Back Feat. Truthos Mufasa + Black Josh (Sivey Remix) 03:50
    4. Blaze It Up Feat. Sparkz (FloFilz Remix) 03:22
    5. Every Single Time Feat. Dr Syntax (Dirty Dike Remix) 03:00
    6. Credits Roll Feat. Verb T (Pete Cannon Remix) 03:20
    7. Who Gwan Test Feat. Sparkz + Dubbul O (Mungo's HiFi Remix) 04:12
    8. Sip A Little Bit Of Rum Feat. Sparkz + Fox (Biome Remix) 04:44
    9. 007 Feat. Fox, Sparkz, T-man + Jman (Dub Phizix Remix) 06:24
    10. Wrap Another Zoot Feat. Fox (Bane + Nymad Remix) 06:00
    11. Shak Out Feat. Sparkz (Benny Page Remix) 03:25
    12. Step Steadier Feat. Fox (DJ Vadim Remix) 03:55

    On the heels of their justly lauded LP "Dream All Over", Gun Outfit deliver "Two Way Player", an EP of enigmatic & spacious guitar music that stands alongside the band's boldest & strongest work thus far, this time with a new line up of David Harris (MILK MUSIC), Joe Denardo (GROWING/ORNAMENT), with Will Lawrence, in addition to the core members, Daniel, Carrie, & Dylan. Abstracted legends of the American West, fortunes gained & lost, tragic songs of life rendered in deep focus - all portrayed through mysterious & dense compositions that recall the lonely expanses & warm intimacies of the films of Bruce Baillie & Gunvor Nelson. "Two Way Player" is a brief, beautiful dispatch from the country's most consistent band, a record equally suited for stoned sunny mornings & lonely full moon nights.

    At the beginning of 2014, Outfit found themselves scattered across two countries and three cities, separated by life and love from each other and from those closest to them. Slowness, the band's second full length on new label home Memphis Industries, is the sound of its five members snatching intensive weeks to plant themselves in one place, with the tensions of touring, moving, and transatlantic relationships still weighing heavy in mind, to create an album with bold presence. 

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Darryl says: An expansive and elegant sound that hints at a combination of Talk Talk, Field Music, Japan and the Dutch Uncles. Released on the ever dependable Memphis Industries label.

    TRACK LISTING

    New Air
    Slowness
    Smart Thing
    Boy
    Happy Birthday
    Wind Or Vertigo
    Genderless
    Framed
    On The Water, On The Way
    Cold Light Home
    Swam Out

    The Mouse Outfit are back! Following on from their award winning first album 'Escape Music', The Mice return with another 16 tracks of funk-fuelled hip hop from Up North. Familiar names, Sparkz, Fox, Dr Syntax, Truthos Mufasa + Dubbul O join forces with new recruits Verb T, J-man, Ellis Meade and T-man for a musical journey seamlessly blending the finest UK vocals with samples and live instrumentation.

    'Step Steadier' combines jazz, funk and reggae flavours with lyrical dexterity for another slice of feel good Mancunian hip hop and is destined to provide the ideal head-nodding soundtrack to your summer.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. No Stoppin' This Feat. Sparkz &Truthos Mufasa 03:00
    2. Credits Roll Feat. Verb T 02:59
    3. Bye Bye Feat. Sparkz 02:42
    4. Step Steadier Feat. Fox 02:53
    5. Power Feat. Sparkz &Truthos Mufasa 03:07
    6. Greatest Story Feat. Verb T 03:13
    7. Sip A Little Bit Of Rum Feat. Sparkz &Fox 03:48
    8. Who's Up Next Feat Dr Syntax, Sparkz, Truthos Mufasa +Dubbul O 04:26
    9. Time Feat. Ellis Meade 02:38
    10. 007 Feat. Fox, Sparkz, Jman &Tman 05:12
    11. The Answer Feat. Dr Syntax 02:28
    12. Wrap Another Zoot Feat. Fox 03:06
    13. No Wonder Feat. Sparkz 02:48
    14. For The Soul Feat. Verb T 02:56
    15. Up To Scratch Feat. Dr Syntax 02:46
    16. Saga Feat. Sparkz + Dubbul O 02:37


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