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Gummy Soul's Amerigo Gazway mixes tracks from Afro-beat legend Fela Kuti with acapellas from hip hop pioneers De La Soul to killer effect. A 33 minute long journey into the world of Afro-beat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems. Eight tracks in total, including mash-ups of "Stakes Is High", "Trouble In The Water", "Itsoweezee" and Gorillaz track "Feel Good Inc".

Gazway says; 'I came up with the concept for this project in fall of 2010. I wanted to follow through with it not only because it was a great mash-up title and good idea, but because of the powerful impact both these artists have had on me and my music. Afro-beat, jazz, funk, and hip-hop are already so interconnected, and I always thought it would be exciting to work on a project that combined all of these elements together.'


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Don't sleep on this much needed repress of this Amerigo Gazaway classic. Exactly the same formula as his other imperative works only with Fela Kuti & De La Soul as the source material! There's even a Gorillaz track mashed up for good measure!

TRACK LISTING

Stakes Is High (5:44)
Trouble In The Water (4:43)
Oooh (feat Redman) (4:02)
Rock Co. Kane Flow (feat Mf Doom) (2:23)
Itsoweezee (3:54)
Interlude (0:24)
Much More (3:46)
Breakadawn (3:36)
Feel Good Inc. (feat Gorillaz) (4:11)
Still Ego Trippin' (bonus Track) (5:10)

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.

"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.

TRACK LISTING

Still
Cuts
Receiver
Here
Room

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.

        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.

            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

              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.

                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.”


                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.

                  Sun Drums

                  Sun Drums EP

                    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

                    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.

                    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!!

                    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.

                    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

                        Hope Dies Last

                          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

                          EP1

                            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.

                              Rie Sinclair

                              Glow EP

                                Self-released EP from this LA based singer-songwriter.

                                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.


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