Presenting the latest signing to Fat City... Darkhouse Family, coming from Cardiff the two young producers namely Don Leisure and Metabeats have put together this mix to promoting their forthcoming 12" for the label. Tthe EP is set to drop mid April and features a remix from fellow Fat City producer Mr. Dibiase....
Mancunian maverick Martin Brew selects some of his favourite moments on vinyl from 2009.
A fine selection to end the noughties......
DJ Snowcub with a selection of good tunes......
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Illum Sphere provides a new mix celebrating the 1st birthday of his club night Hoya:Hoya and the impending release of his debut release on Fat City Recordings entitled "Incoming EP"...........
The mix features upfront business from MF Doom, Ras_G, Samiyam, Flying Lotus, Bullion, Dabrye, Mike Slott, Mr Dibiase and himself as well as some rare old joints!
Prime Numbers main man Linkwood is mixing a selection of his favourite cuts and some exlcusives thrown in aswell.
Volume 6 comes courtesy of one of Manchester's finest young DJs - Ryan Hunn. Ryan has a voracious appetite for rekkids and possesses a real knack for unearthing gems both new and old. He is responsible for the music-meets-art Sunday session Sketch City and new basement shindig Hoya Hoya both in Manchester. This mix takes a trip through Ryan's own musical landscape, taking in Hip-Hop, obscure soul tasters, broken bombs, techno and much more beside....
Fat City's latest signing and all round Manc disco-prodigy Trus'me draws for some old-new-dusty-clean-disco-jazz-soul-hip hop-reggae in a Prime Numbers fashion.... Look out for nuggets from yesteryear nestling 'longside forthcoming bullets from the likes of Linkwood Family.... fresh.
It's been a busy month here at Fat City Recordings with the 1st and 2nd slabs of vinyl AND the CD from the Producer No 1 compilation dropping!!! Featuring Morgan Zarate, Jack Sample Pros, Chris Craft & MF Doom, Umod, Black Pocket and Cuba After Market ft Muhsinah, Eric Lau, The Politik, Ge-ology, Mos Def, Samiyam, plus more........
Next up sees the release of the vinyl Part 1 and 2 from Waajeed's new long player The War L.P. featuring Ta'Raach, Invincible and Tiombe Lockhart. From the Detroit thumps of Tron to soul siren Tiombe laying it down on 'O Bloody Days, O'Starry Nights on the Bowery. All releases have been receiving extensive DJ & radio support from Benji B (1xtra) to Gilles Peterson (Radio 1), Andrew Meza (BTS Radio / Ubiquity), Alex Robinson (Stones Throw UK), Jay Scarlett (Beat Dimensions / Spacek), Mad Mats (Raw Fusion), Joe90 (Kiss FM) and many more...
Don't worry!! We've got plenty more podcasts lined up in the fothcoming months; there's just been some new stirrings (yeah hold on - not that type!) on the horizon and we've been busy sorting them out. Keep watching and checking this page........nice one.....
Hope you enjoy this selection of tracks for a laidback sensibility.........Lazy Days, Hazy Ways.......you know what I mean we've all had 'em!...
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Jon K Moved to Manchester in 1994 and became involved in DJing at House/Free parties as well as various Bar residencies. This lead on to being offered a Residency at the Notorious Mcr Hip Hop jam - Subtub, the Petri dish that spawned the Broke'N'English Family and the Players/Estate record Labels as well as Playing alongside DJs such as Q-Bert & Rob swift and Live acts such as Jeru tha Damaja, All Natural & RSL.
Recent times has seen him working behind the counter at Manchester's Fat City records as well as holding residency at their Friends and Family club night which has hosted guests such as DJ Spinna Madlib, Kon & Amir, Qool DJ Marv, Quantic & Ty over the years.
This along with the Eyes Down/Subtub connections has led to a variety of gigs for Jon K outside of the Northwest including a recent appearance at Warm (Sonar Kollektiv), Scuba and regular trips to play Plastic People's Balance night with Abdul Forsyth.
Jon's also resident desinger at Fat City Recordings - check his handy work on recent releases from the label such as John Robinson's 'The Leak Edition Vol 1' and Eric Lau's 'Dudley & Friends', with more to follow.....
Eyes Down, launched on 15th September 2000 at Manchester's infamous Dry Bar as a weekly Friday featuring residents Jon K, Kelvin Brown, and Hosted by MC DRS (Broke'n'English) . After a couple of venue changes Eyes Down settled at the Band on the Wall venue with 150 years of musical history reverberating through its ageing walls. Predominantly a live jazz and roots venue it previously played hast to artists such as Tony Allen, Terry Callier, London Electricity, Courtney Pine, Poets of Rhythm, Antiballas, Eddie Palmieri, ACR and Attica Blues.
Here Eyes Down developed an increasingly uncompromising music policy, focusing on individual and often challenging selections taking in Jazz, Cuban, Broken Beat, Hip Hop, Disco, House, Detroit Techno, Folk and Reggae.
Previous guests at Eyes Down have included I.G. Culture, Waiwan, London Elektricity, Landslide, Recloose, Abdul Forsyth, Moodymann,
?uestlove (The Roots), Dego, Jazzanova, Pepe Bradock, Dobie, Mark Pritchard, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Charlie Dark and Domu.
With the closure of Band on the Wall and a short residency at The Roadhouse; Eyes Down are moving to a new venue (keep checking back for updates!).
*Fat City Recordings Podcast* from our fuzzy friend Martin Brew*
Martin Brew, Producer & DJ, began his journey in the early nineties as one half of Strangebrew releasing two albums and a handful of singles for Rob's Records, founded by the sorely-missed Rob Gretton, manager of New Order, and also home to Sub Sub (later to become Doves) and A Certain Ratio amongst others. It was a new sound and it was only with the simultaneous emergence of the likes of The Dust Brothers, Depth Charge and Red Snapper did some bright spark come up with the term "Trip Hop" and a new genre was born******
Moving quickly on, Martin teamed up with Martin Desai (engineer for the Twisted Nerve label) to form J-Walk. They released a series of 3 collectable 45rpm singles on the Pleasure label. ******
As a result, J-Walk signed to Eastwest and released the critically acclaimed but sorely-overlooked album "A Night On The Rocks", promoting it with support slots for Nightmares On Wax and Aim, playing at such venues as the Shepherd's Bush Empire, The Kentish Town Forum and Manchester's The Ritz, along with an appearance at Midem's "Best Of British" showcase in Cannes, along with Ladytron and David Holmes' Free Association ******
Along the way, J-Walk have lent their sound in remixing to Nitin Sawhney, Bebel Gilberto, Alfie, Rae & Christian, Baaba Maal, Kings Of Convenience and Only Child, as well as remixing Manuel Gottsching's much-sampled electronic classic "E2-E4"******
During this time Martin also managed to run the Fat City record shop for several years and contributed tracks to the Fat City Recordings label's acclaimed series of "Mystic Brew" compilations, most notably Sand Steppin, which has since appeared on mix compilations such as N.O.Ws "DJ KICKS" and Andy Smiths "Document" Vol.2. He has since followed this up with a solo album "No Room In The City For Big Hearts Like Ours", which featured guests such as The Nextmen, Riton, Rich Medina, Ambersunshower, and MC Wrec******
J-WALK IS NOW RECORDING A NEW ALBUM FOR THE PEACEFROG LABEL. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW******,
Chris McBride drops a special mix here for us at Fat CIty Recordings, our
first in this podcast format.
Keep checking back regularly for more from our heads such as Kwinzola (No Fakin), Martin Brew, Jon K (Fat City/Eyes Down) and Broke'n'English. We'll also drop some new material from time to time from artists on FCR such as Broke'n'English, Eric Lau, 88-Keys, John Robinson and all new material from forthcoming comps such as 'Producers No 1' . Check for more info on all artists / releases
Check Chris' current 45 Kings Compilations at Fat City.....
our Christian has unearthed obscure folk funk psychedelic rarities which
will have you wondering how these tracks have not become popular hits.
Christian has been digging and dealing in rare records for many years and he delivers 12 tracks which are as good as they are rare. From the uplifting blue eyed soulful funk of Jimmy Gray Hall, to the heart wrenching country meets soul of Gary Atkinson and the Madlib sampled Nino Nardini. A fantastic collection of tracks that would never be heard by the masses if it wasn't for Fat Citys 45 King!