Super lounge Christmas cosiness featuring Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, ad a host of other smooth legends. Fix yourself a festive fancy, slip into a silk robe, and slink about the place like you're a '50s Modernist swinger. Lovely!
2020 features music from some of our favourite artists and closest friends on the new Manchester scene. The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a colossal strain on the music industry. 2020 has been assembled with a vision of providing financial support for Manchester artists, with all proceeds split 50/50.
Featuring hand-picked tracks, contributed by artists whose music spans neo-soul, jazz, afro-electronic and more, 2020 is an eclectic discovery of inspired and curated sounds; a shining light on the emerging stars of Manchester’s live music scene.
2020 is the first of a series of fundraiser compilations to be released on Band on the Wall’s new in-house imprint; Band on the Wall Recordings.
This physical edition includes the album on CD and a limited edition high quality pull-out commemorative poster.
By purchasing the physical CD version you directly support both a collective of emerging Manchester artists at a time of crisis, and help keep Band on the Wall alive.
TRACK LISTING 01 Honeyfeet x Werkha – You Go To My Head (rewerked) 02 Mali Hayes – Oceans ft LayFullstop 03 Secret Night Gang – Don’t Mess With My Heart 04 Agbeko – There is a Jungle (Live) 05 Porij – Closer 06 Lovescene – To The Side 07 Skeltr – Lojong 08 Contours – Northbound 09 Cervo – Reaching 10 Katbrownsugar ft Al Turnbull – Jungle 11 Yemi Bolatiwa – Troubled Living 12 Shunya – The Clay & The Sculpture 13 Lieko Quintet – Black Lake 14 MSC Big Band – Grown Ups (Live)
Ned Doheny - Think Like A Lover (Mudd’s Extended Remixes)
A first for anyone, we were granted full access to the separate tracks of a Ned Doheny masterpiece. Accordingly, Claremont 56 maestro Paul "Mudd" Murphy was selected to preside over the full stems for Ned's classic "Think Like A Lover" and asked to deliver one of his famed remixes. His gentle disco rework blew us all away. An extended triumph of strung out balearic bliss, it is presented here on vinyl as a limited edition of 500 copies, complete with the dub on the flip. With mastering handled by the wonderful Simon Francis - engineer for both Claremont 56 and Be With - you know this sounds every bit as good as it feels. Housed in a beautifully produced disco sleeve, designed by Mudd himself, these will not be around for long. Just in time for Spring/Summer parties and festivals, ensure your set is flavoured with this slow-motion, string-drenched gift.
After DJing In And Around Manchester, DJ T2Funk Found The Early 2020 Lockdown Provided Him With Time And A Creative Freedom To Explore His Record Collection And Link Up With Renown Manchester Record Producer To Form The T Funk Collective. The Debut Release Fuses Hip Hop, Funk, Party Breaks And Plenty More Into A Pair Of Authentic Old School Sounds. Side A: ‘Listen To The Sound’ Offers A Unique Take On A Block Party Classic. Based Around A Classic Synth MSM Have Added More Melodic And Soulful Layers, Snapping Drums And Funky Basslines With DJ Stet And DJ Deviant Cutting Up The Vocals To Culminate In A Melting Pot Of Melodic Flavour. Side B: ‘That Beat’ Is A Funkier, Harder Hitting Party Vibe Track With Its Compressed Guitar, Driving Basslines And Vocal Hooks With Big Horns.
An expansion of their digitally released 2020 mixtape of the same name, supplementing a four-track effort with more tracks and musical skits, ‘Paradigm Shift’ is the first full-length album from Ajit Gill and Theo Howarth, known together as Vertaal. They forge a mixture of hip-hop, soul, jazz and electronica while filtering through melodies reminiscent of musical traditions from around the globe.
Former Things is the follow up to acclaimed 2015 album Hinterland which garnered praise from The Guardian, The Quietus, The Financial Times and more. The soundworld of Former Things was entirely crafted by LoneLady during her time spent in Somerset House Studios Rifle Range, an 18th century shooting range that has now been adapted into an experimental performance space. The album was inspired by a seismic move for LoneLady who left her native Manchester, decamping to London’s Somerset House Studios in search of a new cityscape to inspire her poised machine funk.
A foundation of hip hop featuring ‘Apache’, Kool Herc’s ‘national anthem of hip hop’. Sampled by Nas, Kanye West, Sugarhill Gang, Jay-Z, Aphex Twin, DJ Shadow to name a few. Special Limited Edition Silver Pressing for RSD 2021.
Dancing Down Orange Street is a collection of some of Sonia Pottinger's famous productions for different artists. The album captures the moment when Rocksteady transformed into Reggae by speeding up a little and moving towards a more jerky and less smooth musical palette.
Love, fronted by the charismatic Arthur Lee, was the first rock band signed to the '60s folk label Elektra, and their wild, enigmatic sound was a big part of their unique appeal. 'Da Capo', Love's second album, found the group augmented to a septet, allowing the material to shift through a variety of musical styles. The first six songs hover around the three-minute mark, employing odd time changes to touch on everything from waltzes and free jazz (in the same song) to more mainstream, pie-in-the-sky folk rock. After scoring a hit with the reverb-laden, fuzz-guitar driven 'Seven and Seven is', their follow-up forever changes led them down the path of critical respectability.
Four Sail was the fourth album by Love. It was originally released in 1969. Arthur Lee was the only original member to play on the album. Whilst it might not be as well known as their enduring classic, Forever Changes, it’s certainly an album worthy of high praise. It contains the song, Always See Your Face, which, in more recent years, has been used on a number of film soundtracks including Ladybird and High Fidelity.
Gregory Isaacs was a Jamaican reggae musician who reached an international audience in the early ‘80s by releasing Night Nurse. The follow-up on the Island records label wasOut Deh!, where he and the Roots Radics band continue in being an excellent combination. Political statement and spiritual lyrics reflecting on the different things that happened in his life. Maybe not as strong asNight Nurse, but it proved how much great stuff he recorded during this period.
Bush Doctor is the third studio album by Jamaican reggae musician Peter Tosh. The single from the album, a cover version of The Temptations song "Don't Look Back", performed as a duet with Mick Jagger, made Tosh one of the best-known reggae artists. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is also featured on the album, playing guitar on "Bush Doctor" and "Stand Firm".
Ned Doheny - Labour of Love Kenny Dickenson Remix RSD 2017
London/LA producer Kenny Dickenson crafted his stunning remix of Ned Doheny's "Labor Of Love" to mark the Be With Ned tour in March 2015. The gentle disco re-rub was leaked by influential blogs and has been wreaking elegant havoc on both sides of the Atlantic ever since, setting a new gold standard for AOR remixes. Beloved of everyone who's heard it, we've been inundated with requests for a physical version.
After two years of major label wrangling and artist nudging, Be With Records are delighted to finally present this as an officially authorised, one-sided 12". Enhancing the package, the record comes appropriately adorned with striking new artwork from Pete Fowler himself and liner notes from all parties involved. Limited to just 500 copies, these are sure to fly.
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