After the mighty Gondwana had the good manners to re-release his subtle and cinematic debut LP The Swimmer earlier in the year, I'm chuffed to share a pair of remixes for Phil France's synth-laden album cut, Joy of Brass. Two variations to choose from; the lead track is a fizzy, wriggly 2-step slo-mo rework while a bumpy, low-slung dub cut adorns the B-side. Listen below and purchase via Gondwana records or the Tea Shack at Keep it Unreal, as well as all good record shops, vintage toenail retailers & the more adventurous purveyors of fruit & veg.
3rd November 2017
2nd November 2017
I'm proud to have contributed to This is the Place, a book based upon Tony Walsh's poem of the same name, from which proceeds are donated to Forever Manchester, We Love MCR and the Greater Manchester Mayors Homelessness Fund. Walsh read his poem at a vigil following the Manchester Arena terror attack, an in doing so inspired graphic designer James Torry's idea for an artistic, illustrated and photographic accompaniment to the poem. Thus far, sales of the book have raised around £150,000 for charity and if you'd like to secure a copy, move quickly as Amazon and Waterstones' stocks are running low.
1st November 2017
On 1st November 1999, Honeydew was released as a single on Ninja Tune records, accompanied by a Future Homosapiens mix of Keep it Unreal album cut, So Long. Honeydew features the vocals of Fiona Renshaw. We actually recorded this tune back in 1994, and it had to wait 5 years to see the light of day. I had great fun doing the video too, as you can imagine. Manchester animation company Box did all the animation, and I hand drew all the images.
13th December 2016
I was very honoured to be joined by Francois K for a back to back 6 hour set, celebrating the 17th Birthday of my monthly residency, 'Keep It Unreal'. It was the first time we had played together since I joined him at his NYC Deep Space night in 2007. Francois was genuinely touched by the amazing venue & sound, wonderful people & what turned out to be a very special evening.
For a limited time, you can download the whole thing here.. the code is 'T5dg8B'.
My remix of Submotion Orchestra featuring Andrew Ashong’s 'Needs’ is out now on Ninja Tune subsidiary Counter Records.
15th April 2016
Lay Far ‘Lock and Rock’ Mr. Scruff Remix. Out now on the marvellous Local Talk records!