garage bands suddenly obtain cult status and become the antithesis of their initial appeal’ garage class were a group of reluctant outliers who produced one of the finest contributions to the wave of uk diy music that emerged during the late 70s and early to mid-80s. hailing from alsager in north west england and comprised of tim shutt (vocals) phil murphy (lead guitar) clive williams (guitar) lynne sanders (bass) and phil bourne (drums / bass on studio recordings) garage class originally went by the name of the pits before their then manager steve hurt imposed an alias which, though unpopular within their ranks, would nevertheless reflect the shambolic art they would eventually capture on their first and only single.
leading french label meant records returns with a brand new ep from alien alien featuring remixes from jd twitch and moralez.
already support by dj harvey, erol alkan, maceo plex, chloe, laurent garnier, justin robertson, ivan smagghe, alexander robotnik, vox low, acid washed, matt walsh, supermen lovers, sonns, sean johnston, bird of paradise, thomas von party, mondowski, yan wagner, tronik youth, horse meat disco, club bizarre, did virgo, inigo vontier, you man, my favorite robot, demian ...
YOUTH STAND UP! REMIXES (JD TWITCH, MIDLAND, AUNTIE FLO AND GENERAL LUDD REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK21.07.16
four remixes from the youth stand up! album that was released on autonomous africa late in 2015 by jd twitch, midland, auntie flo and general ludd. youth stand up! is a collaborative recording project between glasgos green door studio, lebeha drumming center in hopkins, belize, and the tafi cultural institute based in tafi atome, ghana. all proceeds will go to tafi cultural institute, tafi atome, ghana and lebeha drumming center, hopkins, belize.
this edit of malis amadou & mariam ce nest pas bon (originally created in 2008 for my dj sets) was supposed to be included on the recently released third autonomous africa 12inch. unfortunately i didnt get permission to use it in time for that release but permission has now been given, so rather than wait for aa 004 in 2015 it is going to come out as a limited edition hand stamped 10inch as soon as possible. all proceeds will once again go to the mtandika mission in tanzania -www.actioninafrica.org/about-mtandika.php a big thanks to ben ufo and midland for championing this edit. the interest they generated directly led to the motivation for this release.
this is the third autonomous africa ep, the idea being that one ep is released each year and all proceeds are donated to a charity in africa. last years second volume, along with a fundraising night in glasgow and another in london raised several thousand pounds for the mtandika mission in tanzania (more info on that below).
bucky skank is a new occasional label from jd twitch created solely to focus on tracks inspired by the myriad sounds that have come out of jamaica over the last half century. the first 12 inch takes twitchs long time obsession with sleng teng to its logical conclusion by including his take on that seminal rhythm. one of many versions he made purely for his one amusement, after roping in former roll deep member, killa p to do some vocals he decided to release it and the genesis of bucky skank was born. this track, *skeng teng*, comes in vocal, instrumental and remix form, the latter by 8-bit dub wonder, tapes.
many of the problems africa faces are a result of outside interference by other countries, and as the 21st century progresses we will see the continued pillage of african resources to feed the global capitalist machine on an unprecedented scale.
first up is tabou for the people by sofrito specials featuring l barrabas which twitch edited for his dj sets a couple of years back. the lovely people at sofrito kindly gave permission for it to be included on this release. its a relentlessly driving slab of 4/4 afro funk with horn explosions. next up is the 10th and final track in twitchs cumbia series. the first 8 were released on japans lets get lost label and the missing number 9 is being saved for a future release. colombias cumbia was born out of african influences. this track is based around a sample from colombian cumbia legend andres landero and is an attempt to fuse traditional cumbia sounds with up to date production styles. the end result is a slow motion hypnotic cumbia retaining the haunting melancholia inherent in the original sample. leading the aa side, twitch passed a wild highlife song by ghanas atakoru manu to glasgows super talented auntie flo (whose highly recommended future rhythm machine album recently saw a release) to play around with. auntie flo cut it up and added additional drums and bass to come up with this euphoric modern highlife groover
the new outing on discofil is a mindblowing record on transparent vinyl. its curated by optimo legend jd twitch, a man with, needless to say, truly great taste. expect the best from genres containing words like: punk, wave, synth, beats, post and torch. support from todd terje, soft rocks, cosmo vitelli, dj rocca, chris duckenfield, in flagranti, headman & marius vaaried to name but a few.
following the screaming ghosts collection highlighting the music of c cat trance, emotional rescue and malka tuti return with the first of two eps where the band s music is given over to a selection of artists, friends and collaborators for reinterpretation, re-editing, replaying and remixing to provide a modern outlook on the bands mixture of east meets west musicology.
around was the first song from same language different worlds that everybody heard. tim burgess had sent a home made cd-r to lauren laverne as soon as the record was completed and she texted asking if a song could be featured on the 6music show that morning. peter gordon and tim had spent the precious few months crafting the album in new york, norfolk & manchester - tim sent the song to pete kember and proclaimed the resultant remix as “one of the best tracks i ve ever had the pleasure of being involved with”.
with additional remixes by nik void, david cunningham and jd twitch (optimo), it’s a perfect vinyl release to celebrate the tenth rsd.
jeanga & george are composers, producers and music enthusiasts with strange and indecipherable accents. their taste in music is as wide as the amazon and covers everything from georgian choirs to detroit techno, african folk and belgian new beat. the music they make themselves is based on electronic repetitions, melodic idiosyncrasies and their strong sense of being european. radio premiere sunscreen on radio 1 with phil taggart radio play from huw stephens, radio 1 support for sunscreen video from dj mag france, earmilk, last gas station, brain magazine and more
in knots - the debut release by new irish producer manzana kicks, which has already gained club love from dixon, terrence parker, tim sweeney, severino, richard norris, medlar and mister saturday night. featuring remixes from legendary chicago producer mr fingers & jd twitch from glasgow institution optimo, in knots comes in the form of a 5 track ep featuring 2 originals, 3 mixes . limited to 200 12 inch
following the recent release of so low, a compilation of early ‘80s synth, industrial and cold wave classics and undiscovered gems curated by optimo’s jd twitch aka keith mcivor, the vinyl factory are set to release specially commissioned remixes of two tracks on the 16-track compilation by rising uk producer powell and hamburg’s helena hauff. powell’s pneumatic sound is perfectly suited to ‘49 second romance’ by german minimalists p1/e, which he deftly deconstructs, while hauff adds glistening synths to belgian electro-industrial group the klinik’s ‘moving hands’ for a driving, nocturnal version.
news von der 80ies kultband indoor life. compost veröffentlichte 2012 den gesamten indoor life-katalog als doppel-cd, und hier kommt nun ein abgefahrenes, krautiges remix-package. die remixe stammen vom angesagten berliner dj- und produzenten-duo discodromo, die mit ihren cocktail d’amore-parties, zusammen mit berghain-resident dj boris, für derbe furore sorgen. 2014 lieferten sie auch ein fantastisches boiler room set ab. sie veröffentlichten bereits auf prins thomas’ internasjonal, bpitch control, dissident und natürlich auf ihrem eigenen cocktail d’amore music label.
2015 has been an outstanding year for django django with the release of their inventive second album ‘born under saturn’ which was met with rave reviews across the board. continuing that success, the band are ready to unleash four fresh mixes of the latest single ‘pause repeat’ which, as we’ve come to expect from django’s remix packages, are about as on point as it gets. the package starts out with an african beat paired with parisian synths on debruit’s indie dance mix. night slugs’ bok bok offers stop-start disco-infused euphoria. italy’s clap! clap! brings in off-kilter rhythms and infectious bubbles of analogue bass. finally one half of legendary glaswegian duo optimo, jd twitch, heads into deep, dubby and progressive techno territory.
first up, jd twitch teams up with his old mucker dave clark (luma / sparky) for a pseudo sleng teng dub pop workout. next up is jabru, the west country gent with releases upcoming on futureboogie and huxleys saints & sonnets with a digital dub gem. side two is jonnie wilkes & james savages naum gabo jamaican inspired alter ego with two uniquely demented takes on the sleng teng riddim. vinyl only!
IM STARTING TO FEEL OK VOL. 6 - 10 YEARS EDITION PT.2 (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl D08.09.14
eddie c, lauer, konstantin sibold, naum gabo and many more can be found on the 2nd part of >im starting to be ok< incl. jd twitch, daniele baldelli, marco dionigi, naum gabo, tom trago, the backwoods, eddie c, lauer, konstantin sibold, gonno
scaled to fit is the debut ep from london s shift work. four tracks plus four interludes. machine music for hypno dance floors and home listening tranceouts. live shows forthcoming. in their own words: shift work wring everyday sounds into something you can dance to. snippets of woven speech, audio fragments stitched with waves of pulsing mid-priced synths - the noise of syncopation, cheap art, ringing ears, cracked snares, accidents and oscillations. and some very tidy wiring.
die now geschichte umfasst viele jahrzehnte und genres. evelyn begann als b-boy der 1980er hip hop- und graffitszene, er fusionierte new yorker hip hop mit zu der zeit populären uk sounds und entwickelte sich so zum pionier des dubby trip-hop/downbeat. mit klassikeralben wie *smokers delight* und *carboot soul* sowie kooperationen mit de la soul und roots manuva wurde now zu einem der wichtigsten vertreter für hip hop, funk, dub & soul. die stärke seiner inspiration auch nach 25 jahren verdeutlichte jüngst das überraschend frische studioalbum *feelin good*. nun erscheint die greatest-hits-doppel-cd *n.o.w is the time* mit 28 tracks, die evelyn in einen chilligen *by day* und einen groovigen *by night* part aufteilt. parallel dazu erscheint das limitierte boxset *n.o.w is the time - deep down edition*, das neben der 2cd zwei vinyle mit unveröffentlichtem material, neuen und klassiker-remixen (u.a. ashley beedle, lfo, loco dice) sowie ein buch mit diverser memorabilia und interviews enthält.
two remixes of mental overdrives monster and ritual tracks. full pupps daniel blackbelt andersen and optimos jd twitch respectively - blackbelt with a signature eyes-on-the-(mirror)ball techno shuffle, utilizing the rave-stabs from the original monster tune to full effect, while jd twitch opens his drawer full of old hip-hop breaks and adds a razor-sharp bass synth for a truly gut-punching and sub-heavy take on ritual. exciting and adventurous stuff!!
luaka bop will release william onyeabor - what?!, for which the label partnered with moog to commission remixes and covers of the remarkably elusive african electronic artist william onyeabor, on 2lp vinyl for record store day, april 19. the collection features reworkings of world psychedelic classics 5: who is william onyeabor?, one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2013. in the absence of participation from onyeabor, who long ago turned his back on music, luaka bop continues to engage other artists to create work, inspired by onyeabor, in various mediums. william onyeabor - what?! opens with hot chips cover of the onyeabor landmark *atomic bomb* and also includes jd twitchs (optimo) cover of *why go to war?*.
carmen villain got great reviews for her debut full-length album sleeper that was released on smalltown supersound in april. this is the second 12 inch from that album (the first featured single *lifeissin* as well as a prins thomas remix), and it is really a smorgasbord for fans of electronic music with long, psychedelic and epic remixes from optimo, peaking lights as well as norwegian disco legend bjorn torske.
optimo trax is an offshoot label of optimo music for tracks aimed at djs/dancefloors. yes, we know there are too many record labels already, but we felt an overriding desire to start another one as so much music that didn t seem quite right for optimo music (i.e. music that was specifically designed for dancing) kept coming our way. like the parent label, optimo trax will release music by new artists and excavate forgotten classics. all four tracks were recorded in 1992. staples of jd twitchs dj sets at the timem and all tracks he still plays to this day.
glasgow underground launches a new mix compilation series in may with the release of optimo:the underground sound of glasgow mixed by optimos jd twitch. each installment of the underground sound of… will see a dj focus on his or her home city, compiling mixing and collection of music from said city. this 12 inch features 5 of the rarer tracks from the mix.
glasgow underground launches a new mix compilation series in may with the release of optimo:the underground sound of glasgow mixed by optimos jd twitch. each installment of the underground sound of will see a dj focus on his or her home city, compiling mixing and collection of music from said city.
uf 500 stueck limitierte maxi mit remixen der mark stewart / primal scream single autonomia von pinch (tectonic / planet mu) und jd twitch (optimo). die originalversion wird auf dem kommendem album the politics of envy erscheinen.
complimenting the original version, playout have assembled an all-star cast of remixes to create one of the most essential releases youll hear this month. tigersushis joakim, new yorks com truise, and finally its the turn of the uks optimo, creating the perfect warehouse moment in the process.
fresh from a full tour of the uk, django django are pleased to announce the release of new single ‘default’ through because music. the band have been busy doing great things in the east london bedroom slept in by their drummer, producer and de facto leader david maclean. amongst those great things is stand-out album track ‘default’ and of course their self-titled debut lp which will grace us with its presence on january 30th. vincent neff (singer and guitarist), jimmy dixon (bassist), and synth operator tommy grace make up the quartet, who met at art school in edinburgh. django django’s story looks set to be a long and compelling one going by early response to their debut record. by banging together their thirst for adventure and their exacting high standards, they’ve produced an album that seems to have everything, but on which everything never seems too much.
nachdem sie mit ihrem album mirror mirror schon den besten beweis dafür abgeliefert haben, das jd twitch ein passender produzent für sons & daughters ist, haben sie auch für ihre aktuelle 12inch mit ihm zusammen gearbeitet. auf silver spell remixes finden sich drei remixe von silver spell. zwei von jd twitch und einer vom ex-boss des discolabels dissident, andy blake, der mit seinem remix den track in noch dunklere spähren mitnimmt.