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For the tenth anniversary of Fat Freddy's Drop's "Blackbird" album,  the group have commissioned a plethora of remixes which make up the "Blackbird Returns" album. Friends, legends and innovators from around the world: Nightmares on Wax, Jazzanova, KINGS, Syrup D, Christoph El Truento & Lucky Lane, DJ Philippa, Feiertag, Marcus Worgull, The KCBS, YARNI feat. Liv East, Dub Pistols vs Freestylers and Kid Fonque have remixed their favourite "Blackbird" tracks.

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Matt says: A diverse range of remixes celebrating the New Zealand 7-piece's long standing reign over the more funky, skanking, and leftfield dance tents and concert halls of the world. House, downbeat, DnB, funk and soul - all bases are covered with an all star cast of contributors.

TRACK LISTING

A1 Blackbird (Kings Remix)
A2 Russia (Nightmares On Wax 10th Anniversary Remix)
A3 Clean The House (Christoph El Truento & Lucky Lance Remix)
B1 Silver & Gold (Yarni Feat. Liv East Remix)
B2 Bones (Philippa Dub)
B3 Soldier (Jazzanova Remix)
C1 Mother Mother (Feiertag Remix)
C2 Blackbird (Marcus Worgull Remix)
C3 Blackbird (The Kcbs Rework)
D1 Bones (Dub Pistols & Freestylers Remix)
D2 Mother Mother (Kid Fonque Remix)
D3 Silver & Gold (Syrup D Version) 

Fat Freddy's Drop

Live At Roundhouse (RSD23 EDITION)

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    Fat Freddy's Drop's legendary performance at London's Roundhouse from 2008 is finally available on vinyl for the first time ever to celebrate its 15th anniversary. 3LP with a neon green sleeve, gatefold. 

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. The Camel
    B1. Raft
    C1. Flashback
    D1. Pull The Catch
    E1. The Nod
    F1. Shiverman

    Fat Freddy's Drop

    Wairunga

      Wairunga finds the Freddy juggernaut digging deep to debut five songs and revisit two classics captured in an outdoor performance sans audience but with wild weather elements playing an important creative role in producing this unique live album.Recorded in Wairunga, high above Waimarama Beach in New Zealand, it is place etched into the DNA of Fat Freddy's Drop who've roamed here for over 20 years; to party, relax between tours, make a song Wairunga Blues in its honour and even to get married

      Farmed by the Parker family for a century, Wairunga is an oasis of green pasture and native tree filled valleys that fall away to the ocean below.In inimitable Freddy's fashion the new tunes run a gamut of genre busting styles. Coffee Black is layered with cosmic hot buttered soul and cinematic wigged out psyche-blues while Shady continues Freddy's Afro-Acid adventures with Fitchie's beat-making tapping into a South African township brand of techno Freddys experienced on tour.

      Bush Telegraph is a reggae classic featuring MC Slave aka Mark Williams on the mic with freshly minted yum char spiced rhymes of hope. The other new tracks Leave Your Window Open and Dig Deep are loose rhythmic experiments that the band have been working on for a long time. Versions were developed, rehearsed, but then set aside – dismissed, demonised - only to be revived with new energy in some future moment of creative cohesion. The results are loose-limbed; broken and bruised beats smashing into subterranean bass and twisted up melodies.

      Bones and Wairunga Blues are the two classics from Freddy's vast back catalogue. Off the Blackbird album, Bones has aged beautifully - like a fine wine - the song's component parts matured and melded together in harmony and balance. DJ Fitchie rates this 2021 vintage superior to the 2013 original. Wairunga Blues has been a work- in- progress since it was released on Bays in 2015. Kuki dials up some appropriately off- kilter keys to match the wonky- funk laid down by Fitchie's bass line and the horns. It's a mighty comeback – and a fitting tribute to this magical place.

      TRACK LISTING

      Coffee Black
      Bones
      Shady
      Wairunga Blues
      Bush Telegraph
      Leave Your Window Open
      Dig Deep


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