2 Psychedelic Rhythym tracks by Tandoori on new label Twin Cities.1 Ravn, 2 Ny Sommer
Byron The Aquarius makes his Eglo Records debut following on from his two recent EP’s for Sound Signature and Wild Oats. The Alabama producer once again delivers something truly special, journeying through disco, jazz, acid, house and crashing 808’s. ‘Leaving This Planet’ is an EP of two halves. The A-Side bumps, with two bubbling house jams. whilst the B-Side sees Byron get loose over two freestyle jazz odysseys. Music for the mind, body and soul.
1 Song for a Friend (feat. Cropper), 2 Mind Body & Sou, 3 Blow Your Mind, 4 S.S.D.P
We are officially under exclusive rights reissuing a very special privetly pressed 45, ”Silver Satin” by Axis. Originally released back in 1984, Axis was a short-lived band formed in California by guitar player/vocalist Byron Bordeaux. Back in 80s, record was never officially distributed, with only a couple of hundred 45s made, and sold exclusively at their shows. Byron recorded a good deal of demo tracks, which for the next 30 years would go unreleased, all stuck on a pile of 8-track and cassette tapes. You can find one of these tracks on the flipside of this 7” – ”Runaway Love” was completely recorded and performed by Byron circa 1986. Following the band’s dissolution, Byron continued performing, eventually ending up playing alongside the likes of Bobby Womack, Buddy Miles and The Gap Band. Fast forward three decades later, ”Silver Satin” is a sought after record on the collectors market that when found, goes for triple figures on eBay, Discogs and the like.
1 Silver Satin, 2 Runaway Love
FXHE affiliate Jason Fine makes his full DBA debut with the Moonscapes EP after remixing Typesun for the DBA Dubs series.1 Amalthea, 2 Dione, 3 Elara, 4 Larissa
Its been a year or two since we featured a 12” single release from a new project. So hear at Bearfunk we are really pleased to be releasing a cracker of a track. ”Gong Bong”. It is from The Caribbean House who are a new(ish) Italian collective based around the core members of Billy Bogus & Ferderico Bologna. The original is one part slo-mo disco, one part psychedelic moondance and one part sci-fi horror movie. The track begins with swirling bass guitar and grinding synth before layering on a waft of sound effects and spooky keys. If the first two thirds of the track is a caterpillar then the last third is a butterfly as uplifting riffs and swirls of layered keys bring things to a crescendo. Fellow Italians The Mushrooms Project are up on remix duty first of all. They strip back the layers and concentrate on the growling bass and locked on pulsating synth. Its back to the UK for the second remix where label honcho Stevie Kotey gets his percussion out for a drum, timpani and swing remix.
1 Gong Bong, 2 Gong Bong (Mushrooms Project Outrun Diversion), 3 Gong Bong (Stevie Kotey’s Africa Road Tripmix)
Nu Era delivers another dose of Deep-Soulful Techno produced by Marc Mac. This Detroit style 4 track EP is backed with genre-fused science, analogue machines woven together by chords, melodies and beats we’ve come to expect from Nu Era, at times the string laden 4hero sound is synonymous throughout the four tracks and although synthetic still full of emotion. The Vinyl release is a lovely transparent red and an animated label design is a nice bonus, limited to 300 copies.
1 Space Above Us, 2 Lines Between Us, 3 Heartstrings, 4 Octahedron
Bad Education is a soulful heater that will shake your hips and your social consciousness. Inspired by the afro-latin soul blends from the likes of Joe Bataan and Ray Barreto, this collaboration between Timmion Records and YemayÃ¡ Sol Records – brainchild of Bardo Martinez (lead singer of Chicano Batman); makes a statement. The horn laden groove will transport the listener to a summer in New York. The memorable flute line by Ernie Hawks is flavorfully funky while the pulsating tumbao of the conga carries the vitality of a Nuyorican neighborhood in full effect. The force of the rhythm section provides the vehicle by which Martinez lays down a fiery indictment of educational institutions, defining them as a mouthpiece to the military industrial complex. The music and the message flow together in a very classic sense, packing a punch that gives it to the man; necessary now more than ever!
1 Bad Education (Vocal) (featuring Ernie Hawks), 2 Bad Education (Instrumental) (featuring Ernie Hawks)