Saturday, 12 June 2010

Mr. G's first solo album on Rekids + New Atjazz..

UK-based house producer Mr. G will release his debut album, Still Here (Get On Down), next month through Rekids.

Known to his friends at Colin McBean, Mr. G has been an active producer for roughly 20 years, starting out in the DJ trio KCC, then playing as half of The Advent later in the '90s. He went solo around the turn of the millennium and has since released records mostly on Phoenix G (his own label), Oproof and Rekids. "I had known Matt (Radio Slave) for years, via mutual respect for each-others' music, so it was great to work with him," says McBean. "I truly feel that the Rekids crew do it right, which made me feel for the first time to do my first solo long player with people I loved and trust..."

Still Here (Get On Down) boasts nine new tracks inspired by a variety of McBean's personal experiences, including his love of fine rum ("I'm a rum master"), racist artwork he saw on jazz record sleeves in Paris, and a former tennis partner named Ceza who introduced him to the texts of Plato. In terms of sound, the album has the same rough-edged, analog feel that characterizes many of Mr. G's productions.

01. Blessed
02. Firewater
03. Dark Town Orchestra
04. Platonic Solid No.5
05. Get On Down
06. Space Bassed
07. Lord Have Mercy
08. Light n' Shade
09. Stolen Momentz

Rekids will release Mr G's Still Here (Get On Down) in July 2010.

Atjazz - Full Circle (Unreleased Songs & Versions)

Atjazz - Full Circle (Unreleased Songs & Versions) by Atjazz

A selection of the finest unreleased songs and versions from the excellent album 'Full Circle'. This album contains never before heard versions of 'Parallels', 'I Forgot You', 'Together', 'Underlined' & 'With You', not forgetting the unreleased songs 'This and That', 'Short Changed', & the epic 'Undergrounded'.

The album 'Full Circle' took four full years to come together from June 2004 - June 2008 and these tracks are just a handful of the finished unreleased works from that time frame. We feel this album holds many emotions from the creative processes behind the works of Atjazz leading up to the release of the album. Martin wrote these pieces around sunset and in the dark of night to create a deep and coherent collection of musical styles.

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