neville watson makes his dba debut proper after appearing on special editions in 2013 with four rave-ready belters. coming fresh from releases for asok’s scenery label and craig richards’ the nothing special, watson continues to explore the house sound of the uk, replete with bleeps, acid yells and basslines.
liverpool based scenery records has long championed artists and producers from in and around the city. framing the labels sound with the talent on offer in merseyside. the parent label has released eps from the likes of john heckle, bantam lions, binny and label boss asok. it is label boss, asok, who shares this first release with the london based stalwart neville watson, christening the introduction of scenery white with aplomb and a sympathetic step away from the scenery output to date. asok and neville watson supply two tracks each, produced exclusively on outboard equipment and split over each side of the ep
chewed up and spat out the other side of the uks acid house scene, neville watson was bitten hard by the house music bug and has not looked back since. his brand of deep, raw and jacking house has been released on labels like clone, dissident, rush hour and creme organisation. neville says: i kind of like music that sounds like it is all about to start falling apart at any given moment. there is plenty of clean music that i do like but as a rule i like it rough.
pressing on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl with sleeve drawing by craig richards.
neville watson ends 2013, the year in which he released his debut album for creme organization, with a club-focussed 12 inch and the second in the dba special editions series. since remixing dba003, and thereby providing one of the most requested tracks in the labels history, it has only been a matter of time before the legendary uk producer joined the dba camp for a full 12 inch release. in keeping with the remit of the special editions sub-label, all three tracks are aimed squarely at the dancefloor, but relative to previous neville watson releases they tread a significantly more techno line, from the fused circuitry of crossing the is to the deeper strains of hot & heavy, and the twisted bassline assault of wired.
hot on the heels of the release of neville watsons songs to elevate pure hearts album, crme organization releases a three track ep of remixes from the longplayer. drawing on diverse names, each of the remixers transforms their given track into something quite different from the original. the first is by watsons frequent collaborator, bulgarian producer and live specialist kink. he tackles songs to elevate pure hearts and laces it up with some lazy old rave breakbeats and plenty of lucid synth and melody pattern before fast rising dixon avenue basement jams associate marquis hawkes takes on against the tide . he imbues it with what is fast become a trademark sonic weirdness, with wrought iron synth bars interlocking with molten synth lines and a slow, purposeful and predatory mood. finally, american moon b turns in a trippy outsider house version of son of house with off kilter claps, see-sawing synths and organic drums.
teng launched in 2012 with akrasounds vol.1 & 2 by label head nick woolfson under his akra guise. picking up support along the way from the likes of chicago damn, delano smith, will saul, 6th borough project and dj deep. this stands testament to the high quality and attention to detail instilled in the label from its initial movement. here the label steams in with more solid material to put it on the map with a phenomenal package from clone / rush hour artist neville watson, whos trippy, analogue, acidic house cuts have earned him a highly praised reputation within the underground.
ltd 2012 repress !! back to jack - this killer production combo come with more chicago trax.... fingers-tip! after their debut success >inside out<, which was charted and licensed world wide, earlier this year, kink & neville watson are back big time! they rock our world with their vintage chicago sound, like its summer of love all over again. although they have the old skool sound going, they easily keep up with todays productions standards. it will rock any system. raw and dirty house music. when music is this good, let there be renaissance!
new release by kink and neville watson with sexual appeal made by the vocals of kim ann foxman (of hercules love affair). nice dub mix on the flip! their future-retro chicago house output made quite an impact on the scene over the past few years. with >a saturday in november< they keep their signature retro sound, but shift their tribute focus slightly on late 80 s new york and its >freestyle< days.
if you were to cut neville watson he would bleed acid house, he would also quite likely knock you flat on your arse for having the temerity to wave a knife at him, but thats a whole other story. for his first wu contribution he ventures down the ethereal proto-house boulevard. jacking 707 patterns, a bouncing juno bassline and outer-space synth lines take you into the upper atmosphere for a glorious airborne joyride. as ever, neville manages to evoke those 85-89 feelings without ever sounding merely retro or like some kind of pastiche, something that many attempt but very few manage to pull off. over on side u apiento, the force behind the magisterially brilliant testpressing website, chips in with a heartfelt homage to the new beat sound. another testimony to the fact that a lower tempo doesnt have to mean diminished energy levels, the orange place simply oozes class from top to bottom. like some lost ancienne belgique classic it pounds and pumps along, building up the tension all the while until the quasi- eastern refrain lets loose half way thru and all of a sudden a mystic portal opens up in the space-time continuum that leads all the way to southwark street in late 87.
almost two years after their last release, kink & neville watson are finally back with their 3rd single! again they deliver two winning tracks that combine the best elements of chicago house (for the body) and detroit techno (for the soul), which has become their sound signature. where >metropole< will cause ruckus on the dance floor at peak time moments, >the long wait< is a deeper affair perfect for late/after hours. raw and dirty house music. when music is this good, let there be renaissance!
limited to 200 hand-numbered vinyls, so be fast! after snuff trax 001 with tracks byelec pt.1 and snuff crew and a huge dj-support worldwide, we proudly present the second release on our label. kink and neville watson already did a great remix for snuff crews feel inside on hour house is your rush in 2009. now our two jackmates gave us the fantastic city 2 city for the a-side of snuff trax 002. enjoy this massive tune! on b1 you find a new snuff crew track called wonder sometimes. this time we go a bit deeper than you maybe expect... the second track on the b-side is aneville watson remix of our are you house? cut. the original was released on snuff trax 001. mr watson now carries the message to extremes and invites you to a very special trip.
jack for daze is one of the new clone series of releases inspired by the early house releases from chicago. one of the main inspirations of the clone crew... first release is done by neville watson, known for his collaboration with kink. two sweet tracks that are highly influenced by joe lewis and larry heard. two tracks that sound as if they came out of a time machine. clone founder serge produced a modern jack track together with gerd as bonus track. back into the studio since a long time and just playing around they came up with a nice hybrid mix somewhere inbetween an old gherkin gherks / larry heard release and a modern club track. crazy low bass kick and a classic jacking percussion drive combined with todays production skills. a proper club tool that compliments this first jack for daze release... very much recommended!
neville was resident dj at the legendary checkpoint charlie for many years, is one of the midnight steppers and has recently released some amazing house music with new producer kink to great acclaim. this is him all on his own. its a slab of bad-boy chicago house. a 707 drum machine, a bouncing bassline, pitched down vocals and a serious case of the jack. what more do you need? move quickly cos this one will fly out sharpish and be smashing dancefloors to bits all summer.
3 tracks of bumped- out funk for mighty atom. no fussin does exactly what the title suggests. straight-up no frills house. scat vocals, bleeps and acid squirts sit atop chunky drums and jacking bass. picking up plays from laurent garnier and colin dale
killer selection of adventurous electronic dance music. craigie knowes are back with the second instalment of their annual fundraiser series for war child. music spanning from instrumental to experimental, and from electro to techno... all killer, no filler!!!! they welcome back neville watson and the burrell connection to the series along with a wealth of new friends like legowelt, andy hart, aroy dee, chaos in the cbd and more. recommended!
raigie knowes first annual fundraiser in aid of international charity war child orchestrated by the craigie cartel. all profits generated will be donated to war child. tracks from daniel waples, lord of the isles, bicep, asok, move d ft. gerd janson, the burrell connection, neville watson, hammer & ludd and amir alexander & cecilia bruun hansen (the binary star system). music spanning instrumentals to acid house.
berkson & what incl. neville watson remix! dogmatik records deliver the goods once more with a quality release from berkson & what with the psychedelic underground. the 12inch comes with the original mix and a remix from neville watson, as well as another fine berkson & what original production back to me.
october will see mock & toof release *temporary echoes*, an eclectic collection of remixes from their highly acclaimed albums *tuning echoes* & *temporary happiness*, featuring interpretations from the likes of wolf & lamb, kink & neville watson & dmx krew.
to accompany the album release there are two very limited vinyl samplers. vol. 1 features wolf & lambs amazing remix of *shoeshine boogie* never before released on vinyl, a brand new remix of m&t favourite *day ken died* from norways skatebard, a peak time acid banger from kink & neville watson and a new balearic rendition of *snowball* by young marco (esp institute). proper vibes.
vol. 2 features remixes from the l.i.e.s outfit sling & samo, tiago & call super.
here we find a couple of heavyweights facing off with one of the centre pieces of orgue electroniques acclaimed >strange paradise< album. on the one hand we have kink & neville watson (an unlikely pair blabla but you know all that) with a swooning but rather pressing epic that unexpectedly turns into a harmonious vortex. and once you have crossed its event horizon it proceeds to quite exquisitely tear you to shreads. marvel as you turn into jelly and watch your legs grow longer and longer in what not only seems like an eternity, but actually is cause umm technically, like, there aint no time in a black hole dude! code! speaking of which, if you ever do make it to the other side, you will find up n cummer willie burns (who is known to many as the brooklyn budgie smuggler) oldschool jacking the faders with two of the sikkest organic beat tracks north of the corpse of ron (who is in a dead heat with jimi, jim and james in the race for most desecrated musician in like 4evah). anyhow, these jamz come courtesy of the sp12. feel it feel it feel it feel it... boom knock out!
after the old-school inspired >forward to the past< that saw a poker flat re-visit some seriously jacking zones, we now focus directly on acid house and the genres beloved roland tb-303. that innocent little box created some of the most freaky basslines in dance music history, and were here to celebrate its unique tone and the legacy of acid. producers featured include motorcitysoul, vincenzo and tyson balard, sven tasnadi and juno 6, sasse, steve bug, kink and neville watson, snuff crew, tinman, glimpse & will saul.
FORWARD TO THE PAST 2 THE ACID FLASHBACK (2LP + LTD 10 INCH PIC DISC)
2x12" Vinyl + 10" Vinyl pic disc D20.12.11
includes free bonus 10inch picture-disc! after the old-school inspired >forward to the past< that saw a poker flat re-visit some seriously jacking zones, we now focus directly on acid house and the genres beloved roland tb-303. that innocent little box created some of the most freaky basslines in dance music history, and were here to celebrate its unique tone and the legacy of acid. producers featured include motorcitysoul, vincenzo and tyson balard, sven tasnadi and juno 6, sasse, steve bug, kink and neville watson, snuff crew, tinman, glimpse & will saul.
FORWARD TO THE PAST 2 THE ACID FLASHBACK (DECKS EDITION + LTD 10 INCH + BAG)
2x12" Vinyl + 10" Vinyl pic disc + bag D20.12.11
decks exklusive pack also incl great acid yellow bag ... free bonus 10inch picture-disc! after the old-school inspired >forward to the past< that saw a poker flat re-visit some seriously jacking zones, we now focus directly on acid house and the genres beloved roland tb-303. that innocent little box created some of the most freaky basslines in dance music history, and were here to celebrate its unique tone and the legacy of acid. producers featured include motorcitysoul, vincenzo and tyson balard, sven tasnadi and juno 6, sasse, steve bug, kink and neville watson, snuff crew, tinman, glimpse & will saul.
1990. england. a revolution is building across the uk. dilapidated warehouses and factories come to life at night. euphoric teens defy police bans and cordons to embrace life and the dancefloor. acid house has arrived and friends matt (henry lloyd-hughes – >the in-betweeners<) and dylan (jack o connell – >skins<) are at the heart of it. this is their story. welcome to >weekender< – a brand new film that documents the rise of house music and rave culture in the uk in the late 1980s/early 90s.the vinyl offering contains 3 exclusive new edits of seminal acid house anthems >move your body (the house music anthem)< by terry farley & leo zero plus >baby wants to ride< by miles simpson & neville watson
a seriously jampacked new compilation featuring only brand new and exclusive tracks! >forward to the past<, according to label boss steve bug, renders homage to the period between 85 and 92, traversing the heady sounds of chicago house, acid, new york house and early detroit techno. the album amasses an all star cast from across the board including the talents of steve bug, martin landsky, clé, redshape, ribn, the revenge, deetron, sasse, kink & neville watson and more. >forward to the past< takes in many of todays rising talents alongside faithful veterans of the scene. its really a joy to hear how these top class producers, both vintage and modern, each add their own spin and re-interpret the sounds of the past. complete with audiophile-approved analog tape mastering, and the highest production values around, its a wonderful tribute to the past, present and future of electronic music.
you just wouldnt write a weird piano melody, put it through all your distortion pedals then write an epic post-disco jam around it. basically that doesnt work… or at least shouldnt… but das moth (aka: tokyo-dwelling dj, producer and punk bassist tim sullivan) has provided us with proof to the contrary in his debut 12 inch release featuring >moon< and the aptly titled >wrong<. yes it works, and its genius. we wont do any more head-scratching on how to describe this release, except to say that the vinyl is an absolute must-have, also featuring proto-house workout from heavyweights kink & neville watson.
after his brillant previous >cccp ep< charted & supported by names as steve bug, djulz, ewan pearson, francois k, brendon moeller, kirk degiorgio, mike denhert, giorgio gigli ... conforce strikes back on modelisme with another great release titled >black stroke ep<. a side >black stroke< original is an hymnic detroitish tune, the swingy groove and the right strings, provided from an high sensitivity. guests on this ep, the excellent kink & neville watson, worked out an old school acid house remix with a typical chicago vein as they do know to do. to complete >pretty far from here< is a superb old school house track, subtle deep funky sounds on raw beats with a sensual mood.
a must to have. modelisme again.
dj sprinkles aka terre thaemlitz is back!! after the huge successful of debut album midtown 120 blues & excellent mcde remix, dj sprinkles came back with massive old school house track masturjakor. dub version of this song was already incuded to mule musiq compilation (now endless flight compilation) im starting to feel ok. but now finally on vinyl with three version and mighty kink & the neville remix. dont miss it if you love house music!!
snuff crew (playhouse / nature) sign up for the third release on hhyr. again in best tradition they come up with two old skool inspired chicago house tracks. where feel inside is a deeper journey, slam it is a straight up jacking affair. hhyr natives kink & neville watson remix feel inside into a dance floor monster... bass!