Fat City

Artist:Il Bosco
Title:EP 1
Label:Fat City
The first release from Il Bosco aka Christian Wood aka Woody aka Crowhead aka Nudge ! A man of many names he's been part of the make up of Manchester club land for many years. He was resident dj at Fat City's infamous Friends and Family night & a recording artist for Grand Central and Aim's Atic Records during the noughties. After a couple of years hiatus he's back out of the studio with four tracks and taking a new direction. The tempo is up and a mutation of old school rave, italo, house and electro is in the offing.

'Mearsk' get things rolling with a crisp break beat and swollen bass before riding on an italo-house piano riff and four to the floor beats. Add a deftly flipped vocal sample and the rave is already bubbling. Drop into 'Norea Son' for some twisted electronic frolicking with moog basslines, arpeggiated synths, warm keys and hands in the air vocal drops all mixed to a climactic degree.

Turn over and get deep in the dubbed out in the lo-fi italo of 'Ramblings Of A Madman'. Electro rhythms meet insistent moog riffs whilst being worked by a glassy eyed ghostly MC. End the session with 'Frost'. Wallow on the downbeat with a cinematic-esque heavily sedated groove, all analogized melodies and twinkling keys. Think 'The Enforcer' on ketamine and you're half way there.
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Producer 3 Part 1
Label:Fat City
As with the previous series we've collated a varied selection of exclusive tracks from producers who are currently bending our ears in the right way. First up Part 1 features a new production from Night Slugs' Mosca, one of the years most exciting producers whose releases like "Nike" & "Square One" have expanded underground UK dance music in new directions. Here he drops the tempo with a broken steppas workout complete with bollywood vocals, arcade blips & visceral swipes. The beats double-up half through for a soca-like section. Its basically a truly inspired amalgam of funky, ragga & hip hop.

Burgaboy remixes, chopping & pitching things up to create an unstoppable bass burner. He transforms the track with a garage 4/4 & adds a seriously addictive wobbler of a bassline, this remix is killer. On the flip Norwich based Sully provides a superbly fluid serving of tech - garage in the vein of Pangea or Hessle Audio productions. Sully been creating a strtong reputation with his take on dub-step in the last year or so & has recently been turning heads with his latest release on Frijsfo Records. "Black Projects" is dark in essence and minimal in approach, fusing a warm sub-bass with crisp, metallic percussion, appegiated muted-keys & heavily reverbed vocal stabs.
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Anagram Jam
Label:Fat City
"Anagram Jam" is a deeply covert production in the form of an album featuring 15 edits by two highly informed and inscrutable musical archivists. To cover their true identities these agents are using the anagramed pseudonyms Tandy Love and Mad Smooth, as a further clue they hail from the Manchester based label BMusic. The names of the track sources have been also been disguised so scrabble the rabble to reveal the mixed-up monikers of your new favourite freak-funk psychedelic song smiths. All tracks are de-pipped with minimal pith and added juicy bits. Maximized, marmalised, shredded and preserved using the finest ingredients from the fruitful pastures of our pear shaped planet. The album truly is an international affair combining elements from England, Korea, Turkey, Russia, France, Israel, India, America & Spain.
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Anagram Jam
Label:Fat City
"Anagram Jam" is a deeply covert production in the form of an album featuring 15 edits by two highly informed and inscrutable musical archivists. To cover their true identities these agents are using the anagramed pseudonyms Tandy Love and Mad Smooth, as a further clue they hail from the Manchester based label BMusic. The names of the track sources have been also been disguised so scrabble the rabble to reveal the mixed-up monikers of your new favourite freak-funk psychedelic song smiths. All tracks are de-pipped with minimal pith and added juicy bits. Maximized, marmalised, shredded and preserved using the finest ingredients from the fruitful pastures of our pear shaped planet. The album truly is an international affair combining elements from England, Korea, Turkey, Russia, France, Israel, India, America & Spain.
Artist:Various
Title:Producer 2 Part 1
Label:Fat City
This is the first 7" in a series of 4 featuring tracks taken from the forthcoming Producer 2 album set for release in the Autumn. Producer 2 features a collection of new and resurfaced tracks focusing on the world's finest and most invigorating beat makers, bringing together all the most exciting elements around today from Hip Hop, electronica and beyond in the post - Dilla generation. Featured artists include Dabrye, Mike Slott, Carlos Nino. Daedelus, Illum Sphere, Andy Votel, Bullion, Ras G & Low Limit. This 7" includes "Home" by Mike Slott, one half of Heralds Of Change and well known for his releases on All City. He's recently remixed Flying Lotus and is in the proces of completing a collaborative project with Martyn. Mike is also the studio brains behind many of Rustie and Hudson Mohawke's best recordings. "Home" a reflective piece incorporating clipped drums, fuzzed stabs and layered haunting melodic vocal sounds, all creating a complex and warmly satisfying groove. Dabrye proabably needs less introduction. After releasing the album "Two / Three" on Ghostly he has been concentrating more on his James T Cotton minimal techno productions. But back to the hiphop here, with "Walk" he drops an unstoppable beat utilising extra wide drums that bound through the track interwoven with an almost choral flanged vocal and whipping filtered synth sounds.
Artist:Anagram Jam
Title:The Anagram Jam
Label:Fat City
Anagram Jam is a deeply covert production in the form of an album featuring 15 edits by two highly informed and inscrutable musical archivists. To cover their true indentitles these agents are using the anagramed pseudonyms Tandy Love and Mad Smooth. As a further clue they hail from the Manchester based BMusic. The names of the track sources have been also been disguised so unscrabble the rabble to reveal the mixed-up monikers of your new favourite freak-funk psychadelic songsmiths. All tracks are de-pipped with minimal pith and added juicy bits. Maximized, marmalised, shredded and preserved using the finest ingredients from the fruitful pastures of our pear shaped planet. This seven introduces the forthcoming album. Side 1, The Anagram Jam, is exclusive to the 7inch and an addictive fuzzzed up guitar led break conjoined with a rendition of the alphabet by a rather infamous comedic genius. Side 2 provides a sneak preview of the album with a wondeful bollywood duet amalgamated with a house like, heavily percussive mexican drum break and a stylophone sounding rendition of a well heeled dance classic.