Tuesday 22 November 2011

Apologies for the slow updates regarding the Album release. Finally things are coming together. I don't have a definite release date as yet but I do have a tracklist :-)

1. Neon Electra
2. Funky Mellow
3. 1985 ( You Got Something ) Feat. Storm
4. Who Shot Goofy?
5. This One's On Me ( Do The Batfink )
6. Going On
7. Zen
8. Tele-Jam Feat. Lord Dice
9. Andore Jr.
10. Funky Love

TBC - Bonus track for CD release Featuring the Old School Brother himself - Enois Scroggins

Sunday 22 May 2011

Album Update:

So there's less than 6 weeks until the release of the album and things are hotting up in the studio. I'm very pleased to say that "Soul Girl" is almost finished and features some amazing saxophone performed by the legendary Slap Johnson!

After hearing the scratch track last week, Slap was keen to get involved and had written and recorded the sax parts within 24 hours. Now that's what can happen with the right combination of talent, passion, hard work & efficiency. ( Note to self: must try harder. )

Thursday 12 May 2011

Neon Electra Single in Future Music

Neon Electra reviewed with interview in Future Music Magazine & featured on the FM DVD [ June 2011 ]

Yes! Love that old 'walking through the club' filtered intro trick and then before you know it you're in the thick of some dangerous Zapp-meets-Chromeo style goove-on. Man, that bridge at 2:16 really takes us back. Seriously 'classique' stuff.

We'd like a little more hi-end fizz in the snare & hats, but the buzzing bassline and searing lead sounds are bang on. And we just can't quite put our finger on that stuttered, treated female vocal effect in the choruses, except to say that it sounds tremendous. Speaking of vocals, we love both performances here. If anything turn up the male part slightly, it's hiding slightly behind the synths and it's a real up front performance that's heavy on the cheese, but all the more exciting because of it.

"My favorite part is the simple lead line in the chorus," says Marc. "it was the last addition to the track. I played around with lots of different chords, stabs etc, but that two line lead completely changed the general vibe and brought the whole song together." Smart move. It's slick, full to the rafters with ideas and brilliantly put together.

- Future Music Magazine

Tuesday 22 March 2011

"Neon Electra" the new single now available for to buy in iTunes

Thursday 17 March 2011

Neon Electra - The new single now available for preview [ click on the link on the right ]

The single will be available from all major digital distribution outlets form Monday 21st March - Including iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Napster... Download link to follow.

Monday 7 March 2011

It's time for a general update:

Ok, the EP has been a long time coming, but the wait is nearly over. In fact it will no longer be an EP at all - it will be an entire ALBUM! The official release date is 4th July 2011. This album will be released in hard format only - Cassette Tape, Compact Disc and Limited Edition 12" Vinyl Pack (including CD.)


Neon Electra Single Release - 14th March 2011. Available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster etc.

The production of Neon Electra ( single ) has been a roller coaster ride. It was the first track that I wrote for the EP well over a year ago, but I just couldn't get the sound I was looking for. It has been re-mixed, re-recorded and re-arranged so many times that I completely lost my way and it was untouched for around 6 months. Finally after listening back to my original demo recently I rediscovered the vibe I was looking for. I think the problem was that I was trying to put all of my ideas into one track, when what I really needed to do was keep it simple, finish the track and let all of those other ideas expand into an album.

The Barbarella night club that features in the song is a place that I visit occasionally and that very few people know about. It exists in a forgotten world frozen in time. They serve Rocket Fuel & Purple Rain cocktails.

Production update:

The original 4 EP tracks are in the final mix stage but the rest of the album will be written & recorded over the next 4 months. Stay tuned.