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Melo D

Gamblin' Pete's Million Dollar Blackjack Breaks

    This is a DJ tool from DJ Melo-D of the Beat Junkies. It's a great tool for juggling with some extended classic breaks I'm sure you will recognize, such as the Apache break from the Incredible Bongo Band and John Bonham drum break from Led Zeppelin's When The Levee Breaks. Also comes complete with some scratch sentences and movie dialog from Casino.

    Psychedelic Pirates formed in Manchester, UK in 2013. They had the aim to produce a new genre of music, one that had never been heard before and pose the question... what is music???

    They have now achieved this with their debut album... The New Sound.

    The Pirates use the latest computer technology and some incredibly talented musicians to make a symphony of psychedelic sounds. Each song explores a different a genre ensuring the listener is taken on a trip through new musical possibilities.

    Their live show is an eccentric mix of Pirate cabaret and tantalising circus performance, including fire performance and ariel arts.

    So far their quest has taken them around UK, Europe, Asia and Africa performing at various festivals and events.

    Will you join their crew?

    Performers // Josh Lisiuk - Vocals / Luke Slater - Ableton, Synthesizer, Kaoss Pads, Bazooki, Samples, Effects & VST's / Martyn Jarmin - Guitar, Bass Guitar / Happie - Percussion / Elliot Slater - Saxaphone / Anna Lowenstein - Violin / Tom Moon - Trumpet, Melodica, Accordion / John Lisiuk - Mandolin / Ben Of The Green - Didgeridoo

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Ryan says: Finally a new arrrtist with a new sound. Plenty of hooks without going overboard. On sail now.

    Government Death Epidemic

    Government Death Epidemic

    "From Manchester and beyond! Formed 2007… We play punk, reggae and alternative… We play all our own songs... no covers... no requests... just us... Sholto on drums, Pete on guitar and vocals, Eric on bass and vocals." - GDE.

    "Government Death Epidemic- Angular in a Wire kind of way with thoughtful songs about stuff which matters. I have always had a taste for angles and GDE are a many sided shape. Crisis, Wire, Joy Division spring to mind but GDE are original within it all. Their reggae tune is also splendid. “Stop Start” and “Children of Gaza” are pure fucking classics. They seem to get better every time I see them even though I think it’s doubtful that they can get any better. Exceptional stuff from a heart which cares." - FUNGALPUNK GIG REVIEWS at the The Star and Garter 26/04/15.

    Lolina

    Relaxin' With Lolina

    Inga Copeland dons another moniker for another genre twist, this time trying out a fusion of synth-pop, future beats and alt-R&B. After initial MP3 and FLAC dispersal, "Relaxin' With Lolina" now arrives as a super-limited three track CD / 12" EP for us physical formatters. Featuring an unnerving childlike quality on the one side (Copeland's treated vocals, nursery rhyme style lyrics) and a whole gravel load of surface noise and electronic interference on the other, "Lolina" has an otherworldly, disorienting feel to it. "Miss Understood" grabs dancehall riddims and fractured pop as its two ingredients, creating some weird alt-ragga-pop hybrid. Unsettling track of the week is "Relaxx", which has no relaxing qualities at all. Creepy treated vocals and spidery, discordant piano lines, marimbas and mechanical noise make for queasy listening,


    Slumbering over decades, awoken by the call of screaming hordes, ‘Los Trasgos Muertos’ were born in blood. The blood running through 5th chords, trashy cymbal crashes and broken amps. Taking Garage/Psyche Rock and twisting it to their own devices with their fleshless skeletal fingers they traverse the wilderness, the holy trinity, savaging audiences and all in their path.

    Made up of a rag tag collection of the Manchester music scene, what started as a fun project to blow off steam in between recording sessions quickly became a serious(ly fun) project. Recorded at live to tape at Eve Studios in Bredbury, which seems to be Manchester's best kept secret (BC Camplight did his recent album there) and at our own Herne's Oak studios.

    It’s loud music for bodies in small hot sweaty rooms, it’s physical music.

    Influenced by Billy Childish / Deep Purple / Ty Segall / Black Sabbath / The Beatles / R.E.M / Thee Oh Sees / Prince / Iron Maiden / Night Beats / The Who.



    STAFF COMMENTS

    Andy says: Psych magik from Manchester. Recommended.

    "I am an instrumental musician, described as a 'Liquid-ambient cinematic soundscape'. My music is on the most part inspired purely by the world around me, and the images of life, both metropolitan and natural. The use of classical instruments, such as flute and strings, with electronic synth and beats has unique texture to it, which brings alternative dimensions to the sound. I started out as a guitarist, when I was 15, and found that there were some limitations, sonically, so I branched out to search for other mediums to create the sound I wanted to capture. The discovery of manipulating spoken word and voice also came to my attention. These developments inspired me to begin writing, which has lead me to this album! Now three years further down the line, I have an album to present. Thank you for reading a little bit about me!"

    The debut EP from Manchester based electronic duo UV (Zandra Klievens and Jonjo Feather). Two singles this year have garnered the duo a Record Store Day Recommendation from God Is In The TV and spins from the likes of Tom Ravenscroft BBC6 and Shell Zenner Amazing Radio.

    The 5 track E.P. consolidates the duo’s brooding aesthetic “Effortlessly uniting a fairytale of dark underground disco, minimal techno and ethereal pop” The 405.

    Fruit Tones / Pink Teens

    Hamlovers Split Tape

      Press the gas pedal, open the window to let the summer breeze in and turn up the volume on these awesome garage-pop tunes from the UK.

      Various Artists

      807N

        Cassette Store Day 2014 release. '80N7' features 20 previously unreleased tracks by some of Rough Trade New York's favourite emerging acts from across the US and UK, including Manchester's Spring King, Denver's Sunboy, and London's Happyness. Operating under the premise that things sound 'better homemade,' the aim is to showcase bands that the shop feels capture the magic of DIY - they want you to hear the fingers sliding, the tiny imperfections, and most importantly, the passion that went into making them. Digital download card included. Limited to 150 copies.

        Picastro

        You

          "Limited edition" version of the full length album, You. Dusted Magazine said: The dread, the discord and ever-shifting parts can make this music as disorienting as a metal record, and Picastro achieves the effect without speed or volume.

          Sixteen years gives you time to hone your craft. Master it, maybe not, but there is a clarity of purpose and a confidence that can only be bought with time. Liz Hysen - along with her rotating crew of collaborators - has been making music under the name Picastro for 16 years and You is a brilliant distillation of the project’s aesthetic. With a voice that shifts shape from track to track, moment to moment, Hysen is alternately enchanting and harrowing. Fables, rituals and even the living dead provide fodder for her incantations and yet there is a dark warmth to it all. Playing lullabies and whispering in your ear like some spirits found deep in the wilderness, they want to guide you home.

          T.G. Elias

          Granny Takes Her Last Trip

          "Plymothian troubador TG Elias, aka Tom Elias, has self-produced, written and recorded four solo albums of remarkable quality, with a forthcoming release on Liverpool label Viper Records. The larger than life songwriter brings a sublime blend of Blues, Folk, Country, Soul and Gospel to his unforgettable performances. Backed by blues legend Harmonica Pat and the soothing angelic harmonies of Lucy Ridges, Tom has been described as “something of a folk genius, combining intercontinental sounds with his own brand of homespun romance."

          Various Artists

          Barry Brown - Sweet, Soulful & Sexy Vol. 7

            After delivering five mix CDs of UK funky sounds, local lad and long-time Piccadilly Records customer 'Barry Brown' switches tack for his latest offering. New series "Sweet, Soulful & Sexy" adds soulful house to his usual mix of UKF and UK bass sounds, making for a more melodic selection than his previous 100mph hyped-up dancefloor / boot-of-car sub woofer aimed CDs. Featuring 23 un-listed tracks, the set rips its way through a big pile of quality UK garage, funky house, soulful house and future beat cuts. There's plenty of sweet female vocals on display, along with ragga MCs aplenty, and some catchy instrumentals too.

            Pharrell Williams Vs Speedometer

            Happy - DJ Snatch Edit

            Snatched off the internet! Speedometer's live jazz cover version of "Happy" gets expertly mashed with the original Pharrell vocals courtesy of DJ Snatch. Limited 1-sided hand stamped 7" for the soul 45 collectors out there. Not gonna be around for long - we have 3 copies for sale!

            Stolen From A Crow

            Dark Wing Zero

            Stolen from a Crow is the genre-defying alter ego of Crispin Case-Leng, a singer, songwriter and poet who believes in pushing boundaries within music and performance in a quest to leave the mainstream far behind. Sometimes romantic, sometimes introspective, always unpredictable, Case-Leng’s music is about exploration, delving into unconventional themes ranging from social commentary, through to darkly comic fairy tales about werewolves and winged messengers between worlds. His instrumentation is similarly off-centre, dipping into seemingly incompatible areas like punk, folk and art rock, yet managing to blend them together into something new and exciting.

            U.V.

            Receiver

              U.V. are an electronic duo comprising singer Zandra Klievens and writer / producer Jonjo Feather. They formed in late 2012 and are based in Manchester, U.K. They spent their formative months writing and performing in Berlin and returned to the UK in June 2013. Zandra is the former lead vocalist with NME favourites The ABC Club and Jonjo has previously released two critically acclaimed solo albums under his own name. U.V. released their first single 'Wish' in June 2013. Their new single 'Receiver' is out now on limited edition audio cassette and download.

              Dominic Kearne

              Buffalo

                "“Buffalo” is the result of having seen British folk-guitar legend John Renbourn perform in Salford in 2011. Acoustic bare bones Blues/Folk heavily influenced by John’s work along with that of Bert Jansch and Davey Graham, I strive to make up for any comparative technical shortcomings through vocals and lyrics. Having been trapped for 5 years in a loveless marriage to a record company, ”Buffalo” represents my stripped down freedom and looks at themes including Roman Mythology, School Shootings, Slavery and Stage Fright." - Dominic Kearne.

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Andy says: Rich voice and dextrous guitar make this local talent one to look out for.

                Adam French

                Like Everybody Does

                  Like Everybody Does is the 2nd instalment from acoustic singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam French. With 1000 sales of the first EP already under his belt, Adam releases this follow up 3 months on from the first EP. This is a record for everyone, whether you're a son, daughter, father or a mother - we can go as far as to say that the senior generation are happy listening to it! 

                  This mini album really does tick all of the right boxes… Well written music, timeless in the sense that it feels like you could have known these songs your entire life. Adam is every ounce the modern day troubadour being compared to the likes of Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams & Johnny Cash but with an extremely modern day take on acoustic music and how far you can push the boundaries within a genre, if you're into your singer song writers, then you'll like this.

                  Primal Scream give us the first taster for upcoming album 'More Light' (due in mid-May). '2013' sees the band back at their angry best, with politics at the forefront of the lyrics and a fierce barrage of feedback-laden psychedelic indie-rock for the nine minute-long backing track. Co-produced by David Holmes, who was also behind the band's 2000's sonic blitzkrieg 'XTRMNTR'. There's also some skyscraping guitar work from MBV's Kevin Shields during the chorus adding to the intense layered feel of the track.

                  Andrew Weatherall strips the track back and turns in a couple of chugging electro-dance remixes, pinning feedback, treated vocals, those guitars and other elements of the original to a motorik chug. Includes vocal and dub versions for your dancefloor.


                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  12" Info: Limited white label pressing.

                  Boz Hayward And Brian Tibby

                  Edward Edwardly And The Marquis Of Flixton

                  Boz Hayward’s third album is a collaboration with the late Brian Tibby. Shortly before falling ill, over a number of weeks Brian - the regular opener at Chorlton Folk Club - gave a series of handwritten letters to Boz, containing amongst them a series of whimsical observations of local life… Inspired by the workings of Brian’s colourful and wonderfully eccentric imagination, ‘Edward Edwardly and the Marquis of Flixton’ is Boz’s witty response, a 13 track album which, named after one of the most vivid character sketches from the collection, sets each of these to his own unique blend of orchestral urban folk music.

                  Blackbombers

                  Outlaw

                    Born on the back of frustration, combining everything that is raw, primitive, direct and loose about rock ‘n’ roll, Blackbombers deliver instantly, with killer tunes and a big sound.

                    Hailing from the deep south (in the UK!), Blackbombers combine a whole lineage of rock ‘n’ roll history in true contemporary style; foot to the floor rockers meet dirty blues and distorted melody……



                    Pirahnahead handmade mix CD, direct from the man himself in Detroit. The sometime Mahogani Music / Whasdat? house music producer delivers a great club mix CD here, mixing up house (new, old, classic) and a smattering of 80s disco tunes as well. The mix is rough and raw (hear those crackles!) with plenty of EQing as well. Dead dead limited.

                    Tracklisting
                    1. Klearvision Ft. Nina Simone – Black Is The Color
                    2. MJB & Chaka Khan – Disrespectful (Jovonn Mix)
                    3. MJB – PMS (Quentin Harris Mix)
                    4. Pirahnahead – Self:Con-Science
                    5. Tito Puente – Ran Kan Kan (Bonus Beats)
                    6. Dennis Ferrer – P 2 Da J
                    7. Dajae – Brighter Days (MAW Mix)
                    8. Lood – Shout N Out (MAW Mix)
                    9. Diplomats Of Soul – Someday We'll All Be Free
                    10. RSL – The Mast
                    11. Roger Troutman / Zapp – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
                    12. Funkadelic – Knee Deep
                    13. Change – A Lover's Holiday
                    14. Chic – Good Times

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    Ltd CD Info: Last ever copy!

                    Kid Called Sorrow

                    A World Away

                      Rochdale singer-songwriter Kid Called Sorrow's recently released debut E.P, 'A World Away,' gives a wry take on the ups and downs of life in a northern town.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      CDS Info: CDR.

                      Monroe Hips is a band masterminded by one Gib Lyn (latterly known for his work with pioneering act The Witches). This album is a self and collaboratively produced, collection of songs that play on his flighty lyrics and enigmatic guitar style. None of the songs are overstretched and are entertainingly brief but replete with thrilling ideas. “Limbo” is cinematic, romantic and tuneful whereas “Try To Decay” is a semi-acoustic yet psychedelic infusion of 60’s pop and rambling, sparkling indie. The theme threads into “The Most Beautiful She” where the sweeping strings and sparkling guitar picks, plumb into the late career highs of Lennon and McCartney. “The Girl With Potential” is spiked with Gib’s guitar as a focal point as his vocal sways across the song with an enticingly smooth verse and gruff, compelling chorus. Gib Lyn has made this album as interesting as he could, but it’s the bigger tracks that also point to something more remarkable – a sound so big and determined it would be difficult to imagine it had been put together completely off the radar and from within the city’s underground scene. An accomplishment and an incredible collection of scene breaking ideas.


                      John Herring

                      It Starts Again

                      John’s second release sees the return of the same melodic beauty but somehow more driving than his previous offering, ‘Tales From a Northern City.’ When asked why he wrote the album Herring says, ‘The last album was admittedly nostalgic whereas the challenge in the writing for these songs was to focus on now. Musicians often write about the past or the future in the same way we all think in life and I wanted to write an album that was about ‘Here’.

                      As one reviewer reflected, ‘Herring bridges that difficult divide between “popular music”, melody and “legitimate” rock with effortless aplomb... John can easily be compared to the likes of Kurt Wagner and Nick Drake as a master craftsman both lyrically and musically.”


                      Moodymann

                      Beat Goes On EP

                        Four killer oldies from Kenny Dixon Jr, including ultra rare JAN remixes and edits. First up is "Beat Goes On", a simple funky house track with looped up vocal sample and hooky keybaord line. The unmistakable tones of Norma Jean Bell and her sax pop up on "Do You Know". Both these tracks are lifted from the Grassroots Records 1994 "Moodymann EP" (needless to say, original copies will set you back a pretty penny if you can get your hands on one). NJB is back on the flip with "Like I Do", which borrows her 1996 Pandamonium anthem "Nobody Is Gonna Love You... (Like I Do!)" - soulful house with extra sass. Lastly we go back to the "Moodymann EP" EP for "Dreams" ("Dreeemz"), which lays down some deep Detroit house vibes.

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Matt says: Four classics from the archive of KDJ and NJB. Limited smokey vinyl pressing too.

                        Self produced in the band’s hometown of Liverpool, this self-titled EP is eclipsed by a haunting sense of the unknown through ghostly two-step and swathes of euphoric energy. Each of the five tracks here are underscored by distant falsetto, while submerged synthwave shimmers provide a superb spectral surround. Imagine Burial, Hype Williams or Caribou tracks remade with a leaning towards the melancholic yet uplifting indie music of Puressence or Mercury Rev.


                        The Hoop

                        Panda Boy

                          The Hoop is a Canadian Art Rock band based in Windsor ON formed in November 2010 by Joe LaBine (Toronto, Canada) and Jack Goodall (Bromsgrove, England). They have toured extensively in Canada, Ireland and the UK. The January release of Panda Boy (2012) - the group's debut LP - marks the beginning of a year of festivals, international touring, collaborations (notably with Paul MacDougal of Toronto's DoneFors), label launches, and exciting music.

                          Greg Larkin

                          Greg Larkin

                            Born March 1988 Greg Larkin is a musician/composer from Manchester. He has played for the last few years in the Clubs and Pubs of the region, and is establishing himself as a one of the most skilful, imaginative and exciting guitarists around . At a recent gig near Liverpool, a local fan said to his brother, who happened to be there too, “I know he’s your brother, but that c**t plays the guitar like a f******g piano”.

                            Greg’s main focus is his own music, (he never plays covers). He is self-taught, although plays at Grade 8 standard, and has developed quite a unique style. He delights in discovering idiosyncratic tunings for the guitar, and then in exploring the musical consequences that fall from that – regardless of the number of strings it costs him!

                            He started on the electric guitar, which he still prefers when collaborating with other musicians; but Greg also plays 12-string acoustic, cuatro, bass guitar and is regularly seen dabbling with a banjo and even a dulcimer, although at present he is most devoted to his Taylor Acoustic.

                            His playing style is virtuoso, but retains a refreshing rawness that makes his live performances enervating and thrilling, with an almost contradictory graceful technical suavity that is breathtaking to watch.

                            It was these qualities that led to the invitation to spend a few days recording at Blue Print studios, Manchester in January 2011. The result was the album “ ”. Eight tracks of some of the most delicious, memorable and mellifluent guitar playing you are likely to listen to.

                            He has begun working on his next project, which he hopes to record early next year, pausing in the interim only to try the new material out on an expectant but unsuspecting audience. His principle aim – to actually have titles for the material this time.

                            The Hoop

                            Gyno Lemon / Wedding Portrait

                            These guys dropped off a few copies of this two track 7” when they were over in Manchester recently. The trio from Ontario, Canada’s sound reminds me a little of early Cold War Kids. We’ve only got a handful of these so grab one quick if you want a copy.

                            Savant is influenced by an array of different bands and artists. Faith No More, Massive Attack, Ronnie Size, Queens of the Stone Age and Radiohead have all played a part in the music, while the songwriting and lyrics dip into a bit of Nick Cave, Chris Morris, Elbow and The Smiths. Savant is made up of Paul Keaveny, vocals, Chris May, guitar, Steve May, bass, and Dave Killick, drums.

                            The band formed in Manchester four years ago after school friends Paul and Chris resolved to try and write the kind of music they loved listening to. They were joined by Chris's brother Steve and drummer Dave Killick, who had studied music and sound production with Chris at Salford Uni. Originally called blacklist, the band released an EP in 2009 - 'Fight or Flight'. Since then, the writing and sound has evolved, bringing in more samples and electronic sonic textures to accompany the bands raw four-piece sound.

                            Iain Wright

                            Keep It Stupid Simple

                            "Keep It Stupid Simple" is the first release for Scottish born singer songwriter Iain Wright now based in Adelaide. "Keep It Stupid Simple" highlights the beautiful melody of Iain's guitar and voice, whether it's the strut of the opening track "Bad Dreams" or the haunting quality of "Langdon Street" there enough in this little gem of an EP to keep you happy, yet leave you wanting more.

                            The Great Fury

                            Competition

                            Formed in Manchester in January 2007, The Great Fury 'deliver a catchy brand of garage rock/blues inspired music, singing songs of modern love, classic cocktails, Orwellian visions and political views' (VMan Events). The Great Fury name encapsulates 'the media and government escalating certain situations for their own ends, so therefore is a cause of a great fury to them' (David Cross). Bridging a Liverpool and Manchester rivalry, David and Adam forged a musical bond after a chance discussion at a local gig where a rhythm section drawn from Portsmouth and a Yorkshire provided the pulse of a new sound. The band's pedigree has meant that previous incarnations have supported the likes of The Mystery Jets, Babyshambles, The Black Keys and The Cribs, and early reviews likened the sound to a 'dirty take on the Arctic Monkeys perhaps, very similar as far as vox and lyrics go... Libertines and Jamie T fans my also be tickled pink' (Bugbear Bookings).

                            Blacklist

                            Fight Or Flight

                            The Manchester-based alternative rock band Blacklist was formed against a backdrop of seemingly disconnected and contradictory influences. The music is influenced by artists such as: Faith No More, Massive Attack, Roni Size and Radiohead while the songwriting and lyrics dip into a bit of Nick Cave, Chris Morris, Elbow and The Smiths. The band attempts to blend intelligent rock music with Drum & Bass while always keeping the idea of the well-crafted song at the heart of what it does.

                            Manchester's Manifesto haven't got many chords to play with, but their sunny take on low key 60s guitar pop ambles slowly forward like a ballad, whilst "Stuck In The Mud" sounds a bit more like it's got a Beatle in its back pocket. The style is attractive and the melodies promising. "Secrets & Lie's" and "Everyone Tells Me I'm Lazy" are two acoustic tracks which tells a story that is easily accessible and straight from the heart! And finally "Far Away" has the mix of Setting sun-Chemical Brothers and Fire Starter by The Prodigy a great overall sound and a tune to dance the night away!!

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            Ltd CDS Info: 5 track CDR (direct from Asda) in lo-fi slip case sleeve.

                            The Christophers

                            Plans EP

                            'The Christophers are wearing dark suits with quite scary yellow specs. They look like they work for a top secret government research facility. Wherever it is they've come from, anyway, they've come equipped with minimalist art-rock post-punk disco-funk so sharp it'd have The Rapture stocking up on Elastoplasts. There's a delightful cynicism about their lyrics and some killer hooks and beats. Add to that some sturdy assertive basslines, demonically abrasive guitar parts and the precision beat of a drum machine underpinning staccato near-robotic vocals, and overall you get something which takes in rather a lot of 1979 (specifically The Fall, A Certain Ratio, Wire and Talking Heads) and dumps it squarely in 2007 (there are bits where if you close your eyes it actually might be LCD Soundsystem). Scary bastards you can dance to - we like them very much, and suspect we will be seeing a lot more of them.' - Manchester Music.

                            When you pick out a Don Cooper LP he really does look the part. Sat by a lake, on a hill at sunset or in the middle of a forest. Acoustic guitar wielding and suede-tunic wearing, Don is Folk before you've even dropped the needle on the record or read the sleevenotes. Demoted to the bargain bins of yesteryear along with the vast and endless stream of obscure mid-American rock and folk records by unfamiliar artists who, for one unfathomable reason or another, never quite made it big in the music business, Don Cooper's original blue-grass and folk revival influences, coupled with a vivid imagination and a veritable poetic palette carve his name into the bark of folk-rock's branchy tree. In 2005 Delay 68 records released a best of on CD, this is the vinyl offering based on that compilation. So drop the needle in the groove and enjoy some of the great, sadly forgotten musical gems singer songwriter Don Cooper has to offer.

                            Simon Connor

                            Seaside Surprise

                            "Seaside Surprise" is the debut release from Manchester based musician Simon Connor. After gigging as an acoustic solo artist for the past year the arrangements on the EP have been fleshed out with a full band, a string section and electronic beats. The well crafted songs are given a much wider scope and the sound sits somewhere in between Radiohead, Elliott Smith and Scott Matthews.

                            El Condorez

                            Nothing Is Real

                              El Condorez are a three-piece band based here in Manchester. Currently picking up great reviews and a recent 'single of the week' accolade on XFM Manchester. They are being compared to rock legends like Led Zeppelin, The Who, and The Faces.

                              The Turner is a local singer / songwriter called Gary Tomkinson from Levenshulme, Manchester. The album "Hope Dies Last" features contributions from Sian Webley and James Youngjohns from Anna Kashfi and also from Mike Harries from Quiet Loner. It also features a string quartet on three tracks. He has frequently been compared to Roddy Frame and Tim Hardin.

                              Modern Sound Library, as the name suggests, draw influence from a wide range of sources. The Manchester based band are Haydn Ruffley (formerly of Bamboo Soul), Andy Slaney and Russ Wood, who got together just over a year ago to create instrumental music inspired by 70s library music (the kind used to soundtrack such TV classics as 'The Sweeney'), Spaghetti Westerns and Serge Gainsbourg. The band developed this template to encompass songs that reflect a shared love of classic rock'n'roll, 60s garage, soul and funk. This limited edition five track EP showcases the diverse range of the bands music and includes remixes by Monsieur Le Menthe and the highly acclaimed Shawn Lee.

                              Onions

                              Picking Up Pieces

                              Onions are Jim, Martin and Chris, three urban dandies from Withington, Manchester. With a penchant for writing upbeat no-nonsense guitar pop, they formed in the glorious summer of 2005. Already in the short two years together, Onions have played Glastonbury Festival and had one of their hits played on the main stages between acts and subsequently released on a Glastonbury compilation CD nationwide. Prior to this, Onions have supported the likes of Mystery Jets and Jim Noir, and headlined the Euro-Culture festival in Manchester. In addition, Onions have worked in coordination with Channel M on a regular basis to promote their releases, videos, gigs and their ravishing personalities.

                              "Legends" is the debut album from Manchster-based artist Plectra. Playing a baritone guitar reminiscent of Peter Hook's bass playing with Joy Division, Plectra then lowered the pitch of his voice to match, giving even more of a leftfield early 80s feel, hinting at David Sylvian and Japan. All this and the gothic tint to his lyrics and image he projects (shaved head and eyebrows, spike through nose etc) are sure to ensnare like-minded avant garde folk out there.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              CD Info: Exclusive release.

                              Timmy Regisford

                              Hand Kraft

                              Following the Roland Clark blend, Timmy Regisford releases another of his private edits on an unsuspecting public. This decidedly odd Shelter anthem blends Isolee "Beau Mot Plage", " Kraftwerk "Numbers" and The Police "Roxanne". Apparently the TWL cat number prefix stands for 'Timmy White Label'.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              12" Info: Was £7.49.

                              Twin Freaks

                              Really Love You / Lalula

                              Paul McCartney got Freelance Hellraiser to be the warm-up act on his last tour, letting him do reworks and mash-ups of Macca tracks old and new. The results proved to be a big crowd favourite, so the two got together to re-create the tracks in the studio, calling themselves Twin Freaks. "Really Love You" (taken from his 1997 LP "Flaming Pie") is a full on soni attack, while "Lalula" has more of a baggy disco-rock feel.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              12" Info: Full release one-sided 12" (the other side now features a scary etching!) comes in printed plastic sleeve. 2000 copies only!

                              Delores Ealy & The Kenyattes / The Roadrunners Band

                              Honeydripper / It's About Time I Made A Change

                              Super, super rare soul repressed for the greater good. There is many a seasoned cratedigger who doesn't even own this piece it's so scarce. Word on the street is that Kenny Dope might be 'involved' somewhere along the line...

                              Kenny Dixon Jr

                              Private Collection

                                Limited to a silly small amount worldwide, this 12" is the first Private Collection from the KDJ / Mahogani family. The A-side is a deep re-edit of a Mario Winan's album interlude track "Already Know" which alternates between various different beats and phrases. The B-side is a bumpy bossa-jazz derived groove with the unmistakable spoken word of the Moodymann himself!

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                12" Info: Limited black label, clear vinyl pressing!


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