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Pieces well and truly picked up by a who's who of collectors and selectors, the TD team follow Bobby Snacks' super smash with some seriously synthy slices from good buddies Miserymix. A collaboration born behind the Piccadilly Records' counter, Miserymix is the dark disco alias of Goth Spice (Kohl AF, dressed in black and armed with nonpliments) and Mushy P (a toothy and goofy Talking Drummer). Based a mere 192 away from Senor Snacks in the thriving metropolis of Levenshulme, this pair of disco delinquents share a penchant for pingers, Prosecco and the lesser known corners of Europe's 80's club sound. After a mysterious appearance on one of Duca Bianco's brilliant V/As, Miserymix drop their debut EP on Drum Chums, aiming directly for the dance floor.

The Italo-noir of 'Sexy Cowboys' gets the set off to a sleazy start, its seductive synths and strangled guitars riding throbbing bass and leather-clad percussion right into the darkroom, where the yelping vocal echoes over the creak of a swing. Miserymix push the tempo for the pacey disco pump of 'Proverbial S.O.B.', a peak-time stomper dubbed senseless for the perfect tops-off groove. Subtle kalimba, cut up vocals and orchestral hits find every sweet spot atop the one note bassline, while those airy piano chords steer us straight into the sublime.

Kicking off the flip is the uber-anthemic, endorphin-laced and mid-paced dancefloor destroyer 'E Motion'. Our disco duo spend plenty of time on the foreplay, teasing every ounce of ecstasy out of the nuanced perx, rolling bassline and sparkling synths before unleashing some flawless Francophone vocals on the way to a colossal chorus. Smouldering like a Propaganda club mix, this Europop obscurity has been upgraded into an accidental pill tune of perma-gurn proportions - this one is a road-tested dance floor sure shot.

Indulging the afterglow, Miserymix sign off with the superb synth pop of 'Name Game'. Stomping drum machines play host to an insistent bassline and some slinky keys, while the cucumber cool Euro vocal serves cabaret camp and maximum vamp.

Remember folks, the TD crew (drum)rolls deep... 100% Drum Fun Guaranteed!


Barry says: A neon-tinged suite of moody gothic percussion and cavernous reverb tails, paddling arpeggios and moody FM bass stabs. It's the bright glowing bit of a goth-synth-disco, and it's the best part. Full of soul, groove and attitude. #gothsynthdiscovibes


A1 Sexy Cowboys
A2 Proverbial S.O.B.
B1 E Motion
B2 Name Game

Bobby Snacks / Millhaus


    "Here at TD Towers we're totally loopy for a tape so it only felt natural to create and curate a cassette wing of our oddball empire. The first release is a pair of DJ mixes from Bobby Snacks and Millhaus recorded live on vinyl at Bobby's release party at Nordie.

    On the A-side, Senõr Snacks serves up a slew of mirrorball magic replete with disco pump, synth sleaze and heavy yachters, concluding with his killer "Picking Up" and a whole heap of crowd noise.

    The B-side brings us the sublime selections of Millhaus, whose fantastic voyage through high grade boogie and divine disco blew our cartoon minds.

    Bobby Snacks and Millhaus - a perfect marriage..."

    Drum Chums is back with the Snack Attack!

    For the uninitiated, our Bobby is a man of true culture. Look for a sun-kissed cafe on Stockport's cobbles and you might just find him, sat back in a string vest and shades, coiffing a natural wine and cracking the wisest. Or else deep in the pound bins and car boots of the North West, calmly cutting through the AOR ocean to find the next Yacht Rock gem. And when Snacks snatches the scalpel, he's a wizard, a true star. So dig into this debut delight to find anthemic soft-rock, swooning Balearic, fizzy cosmic and the greatest left-field club track we've ever heard.

    Bobby opens his account with the yearning Yacht boogie of 'Picking Up', a timeless tune which sounds a little like a Doobie Brother doing devotionals over a fist pumping rhythm box. Tempo Moderato, trilling sequences, serious synth bass and searing guitar solos are gonna get the hands in the air, believe me. Snacks slows the pace a touch for the shoulder-rolling sway of 'Wipe Y'Hands (XXXtra Chant Version)', a sultry slice of Balearic disco replete with orchestral flourish, tumbling percussion and a spine-tingling serenade perfect for fans of Sarcastic Disco.

    Flip the pancake and prepare for genius as Bobby Snacks manipulates a sample like a deep house Dilla, arranging swelling strings, hand percussion and Linn drums into a living, breathing, sacred rhythm, before taking the whole club west into ecstatic uncharted territories. 'Slippy Energy' is the power source of the future. Last, but by no means least, Snacks puffs on the grape vape gets narcotic, slowing sugary synth-disco into a suitably sleazy cruise through the cosmos called 'Shaky Boys'.

    100% Drum Fun Guaranteed.


    Matt says: A new signing on the Talking Drums roster, Bobby Snacks displays all the dexterity and obscurity we've come to expect from the label as he manipulates four joints into bonafide Balearic master cuts. High tucks and boat shoes not included!

    Millie says: The Balearic superstar Bobby Snacks has done it again!! Or in this case his debut which absolutely slaps. Prepare yourselves for the ride of your life with 'Slippy Energy' which I can only describe as the thrill of a dizzying rollercoaster ride. You’ve also been spoiled with cosmic chuggers ‘Wipe Y’Hands’ and ‘Shaky Boys’. But, the pièce de resistance really lies with ‘Picking Up’, this year’s yacht anthem that has people flooding to the dancefloor, it’s like this song has laid dormant within your soul until you hear it, and then everything becomes clear. Consume freely with this one. These snacks are good for you.

    Mine says: Mr. Snacks is not just an all-round good egg, he's also a master selector and dissector. If you think the A1 is the best thing you've ever heard then wait 'till you've heard the B1... Get your orders in asap because these edits might just change your life (and whoever has Harvey on speed dial should alert him pronto because these nuggets are gonna rock his socks)!


    A1 Picking Up
    A2 Wipe Y'Hands (XXXtra Chant Version)
    B1 Slippy Energy
    B2 Shaky Boys

    Riding high on the inexplicable tech-house adoption of their last release, Talking Drums return with hit number six. This desert island disc finds the family bagging a last minute flight to sunnier climes, where the cocktails are strong and the seas are calm.

    On 'Air Ecosse', the crew provide an engine overhaul to a middling slice of Scotch boogie, squeezing maximum thrust out of the new beat-y intro before a bubbling bassline and chiming chords provide some serious uplift. The captain takes the comms for a late deadpan vocal, hinting at a little Pet Shop Boys karaoke prior to touchdown in paradise.

    The percussion pals kick off the Birkies on the B side, boarding the bateau with a pair of proper harbour heaters. 'Too Yacht To Handle' bubbles along like Mick'n'Keef in disco mode, oozing grooves under a swooning vocal a la Nicolette Larson. A hazy arrangement lets the music play, indulging the instrumental breaks, soaring synths and subtle delays in true 12" Extended Mix stylee, perfect for peak-time at poolside or la playa.

    Dropping the tempo to a sunset strut, 'AORwaves' provides the perfect cool-down, as TD cut back the fat on a forgotten soft-rocker to create a cosmic yacht bomb. Low slung, sleazy and spaced out, this is gonna rock a bar set and beyond.


    Mine says: Oh hello there... what's this sultry little number? Air Ecosse has to be up there with my all-time favourite TD edits, Too Yacht To Handle does exactly what it says on the tin and you can literally feel the sleaze ooze out of AORwaves - in the absolute best possible way. Cosmic after hours tackle at its finest from my favourite percussion posse!


    Air Ecosse
    Too Yacht To Handle

    Your favourite percussion pals take aim at the peak time on Volume 5, offering some different disco with a Balearic bent.

    Though the 45RPM button on the TDHQ turntable is finally fixed, these edit idiots managed to spill a spritz on the pitch control, so prepare to read this at -6.

    A-side 'Slow Motion' sees the crew swing through some Canadian crates, transforming a high energy froth into sweet mid tempo syrup. Hydraulic sequences chug away to a cybernetic 4/4, lasers dance around the vocoder and a spacer woman sends us into ecstasy with an arms aloft chorus. The heads were spinning when this one teased in their radio mix, so don't miss it on wax.

    There's a double feature on the flip, where TD tackle an overlooked slice of German glam, taming the tempo and turning out a totally cokey bit of disco rock. Repping expert bass grooves, euro boogie breakdowns, unexpected talk box, headband guitar riffs and a killer drum solo, this gives you that tops off at a family function feeling. The vocal version keeps it authentically off kilter, while the dub should appease peeps who think that Barrabas sounds like a deranged Rod Stewart.

    Limited Press - Numbered Insert - Drum Fun Guaranteed.


    Matt says: Another winner from the Talking Drums camp who dish out two courses of 5* fodder which takes on Canadian hi-nrg and Euro-rock-boogie. As always it's obscure as it is pleasing and guaranteed to light up your all nite discotheque.


    A. Slow Motion 
    B. Talking With My Drums 
    B. Dubbing With My Drums

    After a global trek we're back at base camp with a pair of thrillers from the chiller for your next rumble in the jungle...

    Prepare to take a cosmic cruise on the A side with 'Dromedary', a masterclass in daft drum-breaks, Saharan strings and syrupy synth-lines perfect for Arabian nights and disco daze. This one's been a TD sure shot since their first parties, so it's high time they shared the love boat.

    Move to the flip for an interdimensional trip, as TD Transport welcomes you aboard the 'Super Express', a lysergic locomotive burning up the mainline from Mos Eisley to Mumbai. Linn drum lasers lock into a lurching groove, fuelling the furnace as we blast past Bollywood, take a detour into the Metro Area and arrive right on schedule to save your party.

    100% Drum fun guaranteed.

    Limited pressing inc. hand numbered insert...


    Matt says: Those Talking Drums return with the all important record number three. Losing none of their spectacular source material and keeping the knife work deft and creative, fashioning two fabulous garments to dress the dancefloor with.


    A. Dromedary
    B. Super Express

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