Liars is a three-piece band consisting of Angus Andrew (vocals/guitar), Aaron Hemphill (percussion, guitar, synth), and Julian Gross (drums). Although initially lumped into the New York dance-punk scene of the early 21st century, they have come to be categorized by their dramatic stylistic shifts between albums, while retaining a consistent interest in rhythm and sound texture.
Liars latest single ‘Brats’ includes remixes from; Cadence Weapon, Vessel and David Scott Stone.
Emperor Yes is an exciting new musical ensemble that comprises Ash Gardner (producer, engineer and House of Strange studios owner who has worked with for the likes of Ash, Mumford and Sons, Noah and the Whale, Emmy the Great and Summer Camp), Adam Betts (of Three Trapped Tigers) and Hugo Sheppard (solo artist and member of Carl and the Saganauts, House of Strange, Ron Jetson, Arch Stanton, and briefly with Summer Camp, Clockwork Quartet, and To-mera).
The video was directed and produced by Chris Boyle who has previously made videos for Dizzee Rascal, Summer Camp, Seasick Steve and The Who amongst others.
In April 2011, Hauschka’s last full-length, ‘Salon Des Amateurs’ saw the critically-acclaimed Dusseldorf-based pianist / composer utilising the percussive qualities of ‘prepared’ piano for his own, unique take on techno and house music. Everyday objects like gaffa tape, tinfoil, bottle tops, ping-pong balls, even vibrators are placed across the piano’s innards to produce an intriguing spectrum of timbres. Expanded to include drum kit and orchestral instrumentation, the album – named after the eminent club in his native Düsseldorf – comprised a rousing set of dance tracks, with contributions from múm drummer Samuli Kosminen, Calexico’s John Convertino and Joe Burns, and Grammy award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn.
Following up that groundbreaking release comes this great collection of electronically-angled remixes commissioned from a selection of highly respected producers. Pitched between the dancefloor and the more experimental edges of electronica, the cast of remixers is largely drawn from fellow German artists, friends and FatCat allies. With a multitude of approaches – from sample-led reworkings to tracks using the original’s structure alone as a template, to total reimaginings – the results cohere to form a broad and brilliant new album.
Release: Mind Control / Slipper
Label: Breed 12 Inches
Once again, Breed 12 Inches is proud to introduce yet another young and up and coming talent. 16 year old English bred Memtrix features two distinct sounding tracks, produced and engineered to the highest of degree.
As 2012 nears its end, Breed 12 Inches has every right to be excited. After a fantastic year, which saw the debut Breed release from Aeph, support from the scenes biggest, a new run of Breed merchandise and to much acclaim, Breed 12 inches is excited to introduce yet another dynamic youngster – At just 16 years old, Memtrix, hailing from London, England.After Lifted Music instantly asked him to put pen to paper and signed for a a 2 year deal, Memtrix is showcasing his debut release on BRD011, with a staggering release that appeals directly to the Breed 12 Inches & Lifted Music fanbase, doing exactly what it says on the tin with ‘Mind Control’ and ‘Slipper’.
The release respectively, demonstrates the forthcoming potential of this new and exciting artist, something the label are very excited about. Having received welcome adulation from web forums to clubs and everywhere in between, Memtrix is the hot name on every one’s lips, and has been approched by various large dance labels sniffing around his productions. Memtrix looks set to catapult his career, provided by the platform of Breed 12 inches. Available on digital release via the sister label’s online outlet shoplifted.co.uk, the Memtrix ‘Mind Control’ release looks set push 2013 for Memtrix, straight up, direct to the dancefloor, with no holds barred.
Jack Fell Down burst on to the UK music scene earlier this year, with their stellar debut EP dropping on Fatboy Slim’s highly respected Southern Fried imprint. Hype had been building around this anonymous Irish duo for sometime thanks to a limited 12″ bootleg that did the rounds and a number of free downloads that were made available to wet the musical appetite. On release, the ‘Anyway’ EP was an instant hit for Jack Fell Down with its 90’s influenced house sound capturing the imagination of the record buying public. Added to this, Radio 1’s Jaymo & Andy George chose to open their critically acclaimed Moda compilation with the awesome Jack Fell Down cut ‘Night Crawler’ and hence began their story.
Now the JFD boys are back with a brand new EP that is set to further spread the word on their unique approach to deep and emotive house music. Southern Fried Records have been cutting right to the heart of underground electronic music of late, with singles from the likes of Chicken Lips and Luca C & Brigante demonstrating their commitment to quality house and nu-disco. With Jack Fell Down it’s clear the label have another act that is capable of having a major influence on dance music and with this latest EP the duo have once again cemented their position as one to watch.