sent from a nearby star system, from one world to ours. wondering the streets with misguided importance. how du is new to our planet, but does not yet know why he is here, only that he must heal himself and all those he meets in order to find his home. an inherent feeling that he has arrived to protect and serve others from the deepest patterns of evil overwhelms him. evil that spreads through the mind in conscious frequencies of the brain. areas we call the shadow realms of oneself. unable to communicate in the correct language his correspondence with earth people can only be transmitted through sound and melody. music is his language and his tool. this is the landing. deep garage with a minimal spin and a broken beat format. a story in sounds. best served on the rocks. shouts to the bristol crew. banoffee x
after the soft landing of banoffee pies records latest sub label venture otaku, the imprint continues following the theme of subtle compositions with the second edition, this time from swedish born vilhelm with mermaid porn. a five tracker starting with an aquatic feeling on the title track mermaid porn with bubbling effects rolling into the a2. entitled kirchner with more with positive and patient melodies. standing to attention in the spaceships cafeteria, the a side comes to a close with always in costume. the b side opens with saturday bossa - drums inspired by the brazilian music wave of bossa jazz with a slight twist. the b2. track, skopje blends off beat percussions with a cutting snare and a more electronic 4/4 direction. the general expression being, music for home. with love from banoffee pies. x
back in the area. banoffee pies original imprint continues with bp007. the more serious and leftfield off shoot under the labels wing this time inviting the introduction of two new label members on this 4 track va. toma kami opens the a1 with the title rivershells, a slowly erupting swirl of percussion and progressive drums. a real head turner. the a2 comes from pablo marco with his second addition to banoffee after his breakbeat power track on their black label series imprint earlier in the year. murmuring vocals and a swirling feeling with all about - sure fire dance floor reset button included. the b1. comes from liem & eddie ness, whos split ep with acs on the earlier released bp005 analog acid record was enough to invite a return appearance this time with leftfield fujiyama, and welcoming of k-lone previously known for his involvement on the powerful bristol label, wisdom teeth with a down tempo track with warm spherical sounds.
another new series from banoffee pies records. when will it end? probably never. introducing the new imprint for miscellaneous sounds with bpmisc01 airing the newly a&r d band, the walls of love with their self titled 10inch ep. two tracks and a direction that reflect some influences of the past with some indie and alternative sounds. plenty of live elements for you to wrap your ears around including vocals, guitar, a bass, drums, synths and a very saucy saxaphone. get tuned in. tip.
the 5th insert to the banoffee pies landmark foot fetish series drops as promised on bpls005 with some pre summer goods. a journey hand tapered for your pleasure and appreciation. as the label pushes towards the age of three, this compilation marks an important time and welcomes appearances from recent affiliate jon sable with a dip into future transport melodies featuring kroba of the brilliant archie pelago, and seb wildblood’s coconut oil on the a side. the flip brings sample heavy weird love from matt saint will and a drum theme from the talented marenn sukie. tell closes up with a beats inspired downtempo lounge mover. enjoy the sunshine and see you in september with brand new sounds. stay tuned banana people. music for prancing, love and dancing. banoffee x
lenny limbs looks on as the time for automation draws nearer. what is our fate you ask? the robots are coming. banoffee pies records introduce the sixth insert to the original series with a mechanically inspired sample infused three track heavy weight. disclaimer: this record is for the dancefloor. tip. for the lovers. banoffee xx
after just a few months to digest the last limited series 02 offering banoffee pies are back with more fruit for the basket. as summer draws to a close the imprint provide another value packed va courtesy of more local and previously unheard artists - this time following a slightly more coherent sound. 5 tracks all packed with drums, bongos, samples, and down tempo moods. made and compiled with care. sex, love, dancing. banoffee pies x
anoffee pies black label series 02.1 lands exploring more deep minimal bumpers for the floor. bpbl02.1 offers another unknown sample heavy edit, an insert from bristol local and label friend crump, and tracks from their newest label affiliates, jase and pablo marco. groovy business from the banoffee camp. heat!
banoffee pies records return to their original white label imprint for another limited ep with bp003. tip. again the bristol label continue to compile artists and styles from all over following there no f***s given approach. the one sided a1 heavily samples a drum solo from the blockbuster film of 2015 whiplash, a strung out track filled with space and delicate percussion. jaffa surfas b1 provides a mid way techno break pumped with analog sounds and a swirling kick throughout. to end, the finely unearthed and re-issued b2 edit closes this diverse release with a bang offering something completely different. rolling jazz feelings for the dance floor. more love for the banoffee people.
BANOFFEE PIES RECORD STORE DAY 04 (10 INCH)(RECORD STORE DAY 2019)
10" Vinyl UK13.04.19
banoffee pies drop their annual record store day insert with bprsd004. hello from the children of planet earth. the a side sees a waterslide of sounds with break beat infused minimal techno track from koko. for the dance with drums. the b side comes with a somber serving of uk feelings from embezzlement society. with sobriety a slow motion reflection with emotive speech. for the lounge. give love, make dance, be peace like starfish. kiss, banoffee xx
limited series 07 lands after a few summer months off duty for banoffee pies records. more hot legs and feet for your record bag. five selected mixed bag cuts for morning and evening, aperitif or pudding. following suit from previous releases in the series with a new selection of sounds. a flurry of jazz keys, horns, drums and breaks. music for prancing, love and dancing. with love. bp x
banoffee pies records drop their third beats release samba del sol with clifford brown & jeen bassa ft. ella mae sueref - the album is influenced by carnival and latin sounds with hip hop drums and soul roots - meeting in middle ground as an expression of the production duos upbringing, johns heritage in mauritius and cliffords childhood in south america. partnered with ellas spanish language fluency and soft badhu acclaimed voice as previously heard on the single stop rewind credited by the like of gilles peterson and mr. scruff. the tracks were recorded on garageband by clifford brown and jeen bassa with 2 karaoke microphones, mixed in bath and later buried on a hard drive for over 6 years never to be heard again. sliding into the forgotten darkness of lost tracks and rediscovered in 2017. the production, originally just an instrumental, was then found and reignited, revamped with a vocal insert from the wonderful ella mae sueref. the 10 track album demonstrates a flurry of drums, latin inspired sampling, and mesmerizing vocals from start to finish. for the music and the lovers. living room jams made in smoke. banoffee xx in loving memory of anna sueref.
BANOFFEE PIES RECORD STORE DAY 03 (COLOURED 10 INCH)
coloured 10" Vinyl UK02.05.18
banoffee pies drop their annual record store day release with bprsd003. the a side brings re decoration from bristol local lord leopard with an edit on kadidiatou samakes - eyaye. a head nodding afro jam as spring sets upon us. smell the flowers. the flip sees an 11 minute hansel! edit of the nuyorican soul classic its alright, i feel it! killer dance floor track with it’s well known sing along vocal. music in my life has kept me me through. all of the changes, the world has put me through. its alright i feel it. support the music, support local artists, buy from your record stores. think outside the box. try something else. check a new sound. try a new party. go a different direction. drifting into oblivion, what to believe, where to read. 2018 is moving
banoffee pies records land their 5th edition to their original series with bp005, another interesting curation hosting the likes of liem and eddie ness of the lehult imprint, along with unknown gem and latest label affiliate to bpr, acs - presenting an intriguing journey into the midst of space pulling from a tropical roller coaster a side into analog acid jams on the b. again, always, and forever, let the music do the talking. for the lovers and the dancers. banoffee x
limited series 06 drops on banoffee pies records. this time with some saucy pink legs showcasing a predominantly bristol based representative of leftfield house and uk inspired productions from jazz to electro and 2 step.
gallegos’ “save your love for me” quickly engages your focus with melody rich tones and enticing vocals pushing on to an interestingly themed a side with the electro infused “hanging gardens” from local seka, and the complex drum patterns of 2 step themed “dreams” from jay anderson, another artist to recently join the labels affiliates with an appearance on the second banoffee pies black label imprint.
the b side is pleasantly introduced by a more head nodding groove full of pads from owain k with “touched “, and as with many of it’s predecessors, this limited series installation is rounded off with a beat and a mood from a smoky lounge this time from embezzlement society. another record with diverse uses for the dj and listener. music for prancing, love and dancing. banoffee x
sonder: the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. -- introducing the new ambient tape series from banoffee pies records you don’t remember how you got home and now you re waking up again. the alarm won’t stop ringing, and the person on the radio won’t stop talking, you re opening your phone while your brain is busy, and it’s burning right into you, stinging all over the parts of your mind that you cannot reach. so you arrive here, because your thoughts are piling up, and falling over, and crashing round your head and you want to take the swirling mess and hold it outside of you. repeat machine.
banoffee pies records return to their black label imprint with new label signees on part 2 of their second release with bpbl02.2. a three track journey through auto tune outer space with jay anderson on the a1, a minimal exploration from s ii p on the a2, through to an 11 minute tripped out rain forest track from peshka of ukraine with expertly sampled voices from the rivers of hanoi in bp style. music for pondering and thought. moody feelings direct from banoffee pies hq. farewell my princess. x
banoffee pies return with the second in their beats series. another record featuring friends and family with label members slim. and simiah both dropping 4 sample heavy cuts, more original vocal work from the blossoming merryn jeann, and local bristol talent with a beat maker named crate head and rodn3y. mesmerizing melodies pull this rolling beat tape together with another 12 track selection of dusty head nods for your listening pleasure from a to b. a new journey for the banoffee pies camp that continues to push and collaborate musical boundaries in all directions. for the music and lovers. living room jams made in smoke. banoffee xx
BANOFFEE PIES RECORD STORE DAY 02 (COLOURED 10 INCH)
coloured 10" Vinyl UK25.04.17
banoffee pies drop their annual record store day release with banoffee pies record store day 02, politely placed on a honey yellow 10” plate. two hard cuts from new signee jase and long standing member adam ​,,,strö,,,mstedt for use on the floor. as we sail away into the unknown landscape of 2017 - do not be trapped by technology - make noise and remember the topics you care about - keep on dancing and beware of the bear
the 4th edition to the limited series drops on banoffee pies records. more mixed taste loving for your record bag. italo feelings on safari from fyi chris’ own watson leading the charge on 80’s mode along with a chugged out creeper from hysteric. plenty of acquarium breaks from dj ok and rasputin and more bongos in between from ny*ak and ian blevins on k dance. more friends of the love making an appearance. music for prancing. love and dancing. banoffee pies x heat.
very limited repress!!! banoffee pies records launches its first white label to date, and it s a three-pronged collaboration by new and exciting faces in the scene. first up is philou louzolo and his excellent -afrofuturism dance-, a solid house jerker with lively tribal influences, folloed siftly by wendel sield and his moodier, jazzier piece entitled -history of black people-. on the flip, huntleys & palmers mmt proceeds to drop some gipsy king house in the form of -ton a ton-, backed by the more funky disco shades of -pangae flute-. nice and diverse for ya!
banoffee pies records step into the realms of contemporary music with ishmael ensemble opening their release schedule for 2017 as the label drops their second lp and continues to investigate more musical landscapes. this time saxophonist and producer ishmael leads the six piece electronic jazz ensemble on their debut release and thought provoking journey. a tribute piece - with love from banoffee pies x artwork and text compiled by ellen pearson watercolours by chris cunningham artist: ishmael ensemble written & produced by pete cunningham additional writing on bembe by holly wellington additional writing on solace by chris hillier engineered by jake spurgeon mixed by caradog jones & pete cunningham @ secret sundaze studios mastered @ alchemy copyright control 2017 in loving memory of josh edward pearce x
banoffee pies records have paved their way in dance music as an eclectic label with little restraints on their sound or style as a free flowing and flexible music platform. now the imprint ventures into a new genre spectrum with bpbeats01 - the lp presents 12 tracks of dusty hip hop, heavy cut samples and original vocals from well renowned beat maker flo filz and a group of local producers, further in keeping with their ethos of letting the sound do the talking and representing friends and family along the way. for all of those interested in music this is a record that will turn heads and become another respected collectors item from their catalogue. smokey jams for the lovers, hand selected by banoffee pies. x
after the introduction of their black label series pre summer part 1 exploring some dubbed out sounds september begins and part 2 lands bringing you closer to the dance floor. groovy minimal business from the banoffee camp. do not sleep on this!
bristols banoffee pies are back with their 11th edition. but as far it goes musically: this certainty aint bristol! starting out with the smoothly reduced tendencies of local lad christian jays rhotic which sounds inspired by the sounds of trelik, there s more of the same (albeit much dubbier and smoked out) on starry nite life courtesy of utrecht s larry de kat very paranoid afterhour vibes on this one! on the flip we ve got some more dubbed out fare courtesy of christian jay, again, who enlists a bit of help from crump on the rusty and dust coated gg3. all caps artist florist adds a touch of vancouver to proceedings with the squelchy dj tool blacky.
its always unwise to judge a label thats still taking its first steps, but banoffee pies has barely put a foot wrong since launching a couple of years back. here, the bristol-based imprint continues with its successful split release formula, gathering together a quartet of tracks from up-and-coming producers. beaner kicks things off with the bumpin , low-slung deep house grooves and delay-laden guitar samples of it takes two, before philou louzolo raises the temperature with the looped horn samples and thumping beats of alter ego. flip for the dreamy balearic house goodness of ron wilson s albino turtle, and the bongo-laden, after-party deep house shuffle of mome s assatta.