In the last 48 hrs the video views and loads for Flash Atkins -Sweetshop video have spiked – ouch :o
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Flash Atkins feat. Danielle Moore :
Chant No.1 (I Can’t Keep This Pressure On) – The Remixes
Flash Atkins…Superhero, boozer and welfare sponger is back with a remix package of Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On) originally by 80s chubsters Spandau Ballet.
Chant No.1 features Crazy P’s Danielle Moore on vocals and was out last year as part of the Fags & Booze EP. It’s quirky nu-disco got props from Chris Coco, Groove Armada, Leo Zero & Cosmic Disco. The tracks in this package are the result of a remix competition that We Are Woodville ran.
Manchester’s DATG have created side-chained piece of deep, dark disco that guaranteed for dancefloor mayhem, especially after the drop!
New kid on the block Aaron’s Smith’s Stop The Car remix goes down the disco edit route by cutting things up and piecing it back together to ride the groove with snatched efx.
It’s a quirky all round a package that hits the disco zetgeist!
Jim Stanton (Horsemeat Disco) – GREAT! In the set , what good sound. I still play the original and will def be giving this a good play. Love it!
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – I think i’m becoming a BIG FLASH ATKINS fan !!! Aaron Smiths mix is the one for me here.
Billy Scurry – Killer, been hammering the original, great package…ten stars
Untitled Music – Funky nu-disco house 4/4 beater tunes are the stuff superheroes are made of and Flash is no different! With Danielle Moore on vocals the two tracks are a heady blend of intoxicating beats, synth chords and a slap of soul to the grooves!
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – stop the car mix – odd but interesting
Murray Richardson – Love this, always loved this & love the remixes too!
Jonny Miller (Jus’ Listen) – Flash is a loser but this tune is a winner! Love it, silky disco for silky discos
Beats in Space – liking the DATG mix
Henri Kohn – Wooo wooo, nice one, feelin it big ups
Joakim – Interesting mix by DATG, unexpected.
Martin Brew – DATG mix is a winner…suitably wonky enough for me…love it!
Advokkat – Great & crazy track – It s a funny track – I like that
Ewen Beginerz – Brilliant, i really like this.
Life loser, failed Super Hero and dis-reputable alcoholic Flash Atkins has managed to temporarily get his shit together and use his superpowers to create a fantastic video for his brand new release, The Sweetshop.
The Sweetshop (Pick & Mix) has got lo-fi bass, crunchy drums and snapping synths all topped off with 70s crooner Caspa Codina’s sleazy falsetto; it’s pop music with a knowing wink and impeccable 80s credentials.
The video (http://youtube.com/flashatkins) for The Sweetshop is completely unique and turns social networking on it’s head; In a world where all the ideas have been used up, this is a NEW ONE! It takes a sideways look at Facebook / YouTube / My Space / Twitter and filters it all through the seedy world of Flash Atkins.
Remixes come from producer of the hour Medasyn with a big room electro mix complete with crowd noises, dirty distorted basslines and 80s arpeggiators Magik J does his hypnotic heads down thing with a vocal and dub suitable for those darker moments. The tracks mix up fidget, techno and house, guaranteeing full floors and thrown shapes.
The single is out on general release on March 22 but in the meantime you can hear it all on http://soundcloud.com/flash-atkins
So hop on board Flash Atkins’ booze wagon and see if we can’t chance The Sweetshop in to world domination! Flash will personally let you buy him a drink when you next pick him up out of the gutter.
Another installment from life loser Flash Atkins mixing up disco, house, dubstep and breaks including unreleased exclusives from Flash himself and Hot Toddy.
Well it just doesn’t get any ‘Better Than Sex’ does it?
Tony Naylor selects We Are Woodvillle’s latest release from Håkan for the Guardian Guide reviews section and says it with a glowing review:
“Clearly the news hasn’t reached Sweden yet that we’re all beyond bored with ramped Ed Banger electro. And good thing too, as this is unexpectedly brilliant. All biblical drums, shredded metal guitar and a breakdown that consists of some drunk blokes beatboxing into a Dictaphone, its lithe, punchy and winningly daft. Now let that be the last word on the matter.”
And what a cover shot!
Flash returns from his triumphant 4th Plinth ‘Disco Rave Off’ in London’s Trafalgar Square with a solid four track EP of leftfield house, disco and downbeat dedicated to his favourite things in life, fags and booze.
First up, Scotland’s finest baritone sings of his life as a gigolo over a thudding jazz bass driven thumper. It resonates with deep and dirty touches of wild pitch before a crescendo of serious guitar disco action to wrap things up.
Next, everybody’s least favourite 80s Old Romantics Spandau Ballet get their only good song Chant Number 1 (Can’t keep The Pressure On) given the disco re-rub treatment with Crazy P’s Danielle Moore doing her best Tony Hadley impression. An analogue bass sits over shuffling dancefloor beats with plenty of electronic action before breaking to some heavenly Rhodes, strings, arpeggiator and pads.
The Flow takes things down a notch with a down tempo track that tips its hat to Kruder & Dorfmeister, dubstep and Talk Talk. It features LA rapper Sean Reveron who has worked with David Holmes and The Beta Band in top rhyming form. There are sirens, strings, feedback, off kilter beats and a break in the middle that uses a kit sampled in the cellar of Hoxton boozer, William IV.
Finally there is a dub of G.I.G.O.L.O that does what it says on the tin by keeping things simple but with extra wild pitch ‘on the one’. The revival starts here!
OUT NEXT WEEK
Håkan Lidbo, mighty Swedish producer of all things electronic is back on with a four track EP that ranges from deep house to techno via some heavy rock landing bang slap in the middle of the dancefloor.
First up, ‘Let’s Rock’ takes the two opposite extremes of heavy rock and techno, mashing them together producing a glitchy head banging classic destined for peak time status in your more eclectic DJ’s sets.
Next up ‘Honey Dipping’ takes things bumpier with some futuristic vocoder tinged deep house that comes across effortlessly as Daft Punk with a swing.
Sug Min Puss sounds like a bee stuck in a jar but with a 4/4 beat and big distorted bottom end that gets locked into a groove that builds up the pressure relentlessly. Magik Johnson demanded to remix this, so keep ‘em peeled for his take later in the year as those Kiwi festivals were lapping it up during their antipodean summer.
Check out the amazing photo shoot that was produced with this audio
Finally, Groove On goes old school with a 909 kit and rave synth straight from ’91. Aciiieeeeed!
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