The new LP from Fat City / Grand Central legends Rae and Christian is out in a month or so. The scene has changed drastically since I copped the Sleepwalking album in the shop in 2000 but I’m pleased to hear this new stuff has a timeless freshness to it.
1. Happy – Featuring Mark Foster
2. Check the Technique – Featuring Tony D, Jazzy Jeff, Agent 86
3. 1975 – Featuring Diagrams
4. Still Here – Featuring Gita Langley
6. Dancr – Featuring Mel Uye Parker
7. The Ballad of Roza Shanina – Featuring Ed Harcourt
8. Still life Freefall – Featuring Kate Rogers
9. A2B – Featuring Mystro, Masta Ace and Pete Simpson
10. Favourite Game – featuring Jake Emlyn
12. Mercury Rising
Mercury Rising is out 20 October 2013, and features Jazzy Jeff, Masta Ace, Ed Harcourt and more. It’ll be out on Late Night Tales’ Night Time Stories label. Order vinyl / digi / CD here.
Here’s a free download of something I’ve been meaning to share for ages; the VIP version of Eclipsemoonsun, featuring Ellis Meade AKA L-Digz. I’m really happy with how he approached it, and I’m glad to finally let it out in the open… Hope you likey!
JDM’s concocted a mix close to my heart: in the final years of Fat City (the shop) I worked closely with the whole crew, not only in the buying of wax but also organising DJ bar sessions in the city and, once the shop had closed, informally planning potential futures (which sadly never came to fruition) for the club night Friends and Family with Dave Walker, former owner of the shop. DelMonte takes a trip back into the grooves…
You should be able to grab a couple of JDM’s past mixes here as well as on his own blog.
A message from Johnty delMonte:
This is really going to be a case of if you don’t know, get to know.
This mix will get a lot of play from people that miss GC as much as I do and look back on those years and tunes with great fondness.
But in case this label passed you by, GC were a Manchester label that ran from 1995-2006 encompassing hip hop, soul, downtempo, electronica and leftfield beats. Started by Mark Rae from clocking the talent coming through his Fat City Record shop in the early 90s, the label became the soundtrack to a whole generation in the North of England.
So this is my tribute to a sadly missed heavy weight of the underground music scene- an all vinyl, original wax mix from the likes of Aim, Rae & Christian, Fingathing, Only Child, Funky Fresh Few, Q n C, Mark Rae and Dual Control.
Oh, and the smouldering Mancunian beauty you’ll hear on there is none other than Gizelle Smith, my soul sista!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.
London’s Fat City record shop manager ORSII delves deep into the crates to wield this mighty summer melange for Mixcloud. One of her shows recently hit ten thousand plays on the ‘Cloud, which ain’t bad going at all, is it?
It’s about bloody time we heard from FINGATHING aka SNEAKY and PETER PARKER (minus illustrator extraordinnaire CHRIS DRURY) – although Sneaky now lives in Berlin he’d been in Manchester for a bit to play a stonkin’ live show at Matt & Phred’s Jazz Club, so Groovement collared him and Peter Parker to come and play with toys and put a little podcast together. Brand new album UNDEAD is due for release around April time, so here we have a couple of world exclusive previews from that in accompaniment to a lush selection from the lads.
Excuse the occasional crackle, Serato was being ridiculous.
Help SNEAKY get his remix album out on vinyl here!
GONZALES – Overnight
SHIGETO – Look At All The Smiling Faces
ROBOT KOCH – Water and Solutions
SNEAKY – Deeper (Peter Parker Remix)
SIRIUSMO – Night Off
SERGE GAINSBOURG – Melody
Interview with Sneaky and Peter Parker
FINGATHING – Disco Grande (World Exclusive)
ICUBE X RZA – Can U Deal With That
PORN THEATRE USHERS – Me N Him
PRINCE PO X RAEKWON – Bump Bump
Y’ALL SO STUPID – Van Full Of Pakistans
GRACIELA MARIA – Santa Ana Afternoons
FINGATHING – Bounce (World Exclusive)
New shit from DRIVE THRU and the previously-released 45 Medusa from ILLUM SPHERE of special Groovement interest.
1. Space Hammock – Carlos Y Gabby
2. Oil Fields (Devonwho Remix) – Mono/poly
3. Oil Fields – Mono/poly
4. Inspirational Jumpsuit – Low Limit
5. U’re A Sta (Martyn remix) – Blackpocket
6. Medusa – Illum Sphere
7. Home – Mike Slott
8. Nimbus – Devonwho
9. Super-Super-Korku – Tandy Love
10. Space Hammock (Daedelus Power Cosmic Reprise ) – Carlos Y Gabby
11. Ante Up – Danny Drive Thru
12. May The Force – Mr. Dibiase
13. Heavy Trnka – Doko*Eno
14. Stay Blazed – Darkhouse Family
15. Walk – Dabrye
16. For The D (Harmonic 313 Remix) – Eric Lau
17. ZX Eighty One – dBridge
Legendary Manchester night Eyes Down resurfaces as a one off to raise money for the ridiculous disaster that’s occurred in Haiti. Find out more about the details of where your money will go by watching the video, then donate here.
DEC details on where money goes to help HAITI:
LINE UP FOR THE DANCE:
ZERO-7 (DJ Set)
BULLION (One Handed Music)
JON-K (Fat City)
KELVIN BROWN (Electric Chair)
HOYA HOYA’s ILLUM SPHERE and JONNY DUB
Hosted By: TY (Big Dada records)
BAND ON THE WALL
SWAN STREET MANCHESTER
10pm – 3am
Minimum Donation: £4