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*Fat City Recordings Podcast* from our fuzzy friend Martin Brew*
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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******,

Catch Martin at Odder bar, Oxford Rd, Manchester for his Sunday residency InBetween
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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

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Check Chris' current 45 Kings Compilations at Fat City.....
...Vol III..........
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!

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