Japanese Television have teamed up with James Lavelle (UNKLE) for a ‘reconstruction’ of single ‘Falling Spikes’, out now on Tip Top Recordings.
“During lockdown we thought it would be cool to create a remix project with artists we admire. We love collaborating. It’s exciting to have them reimagine our tracks” say Japanese Television – Al Brown, Ian Thorn, Tim David Jones – formed with a shared vision of creating a modern psych space-surf soundscape.
Japanese Television’s EP III (Remixed) out March 19th
UNKLE have joined forces with Girls Of The Internet, for a four track remix EP, the first in a new series. Given free reign to pick tracks from UNKLE’s two top 40 album’s The Road: Part I and Part II, they singled out three songs, and have given them their own spin in their unique futurist-disco stylings.
Opening track Sunrise takes the Liela Moss featuring blissed-out house track and strips it right back to its bare elements. Guided by a four to the floor kick-drum, Liela’s ethereal vocals glide over the top as the track builds. The soundtrack to an Ibiza summer that never was.
Only You switches up the pace, with arpeggiated synths and bumpy drums leading the Miink-featuring track in a completely new direction.
Farewell, the opening track to The Road: Part I takes the epic choral elements of the original and sets them over a skittering electro drum beat, for a late night back-room moment.
The EP is rounded off with an ambient take on Sunrise, removing the drums and providing the perfect reprise to end on.
Releases October 9, 2020
Using the platform of fabric and FABRICLIVE that the London club have lovingly nurtured over the past 20 years, fabric Records present the past and future with 20 artists across 20 tracks, for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the beating heart of EC1.
1999: the beginning of the story. 1,000 weekends and 3,000 events, together with a seminal CD series that wrapped up last year with closing instalments from fabric residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis with club founder Keith Reilly, alongside London underground innovators Burial & Kode9 for FABRICLIVE. This special 20th Anniversary release reflects the history of the club from the very beginning to the current crop of residents. Here you’ll find artists who helped shape the sound of the club, grew up in the club, have been inspired by the club and have become part of the fabric family.
FABRICLIVE represents the finest in dubstep, drum & bass, jungle, breaks and experimental beats. Houndstooth’s Special Request leads the charge in trademark style, opening the floor to Friday night luminaries Source Direct and J Majik. Shackleton and Pinch & Trim started playing the club during the birth of the UK dubstep scene and give a taste of the hugely disparate evolution of bass music. Daniel Avery and B.Traits show off their dancefloor versatility, while Rupture co-founder Mantra plants a flag for London’s vibrant musical future. Closing are two of the club’s longest associates Groove Armada and original FABRICLIVE resident James Lavelle as UNKLE.
fabric has been responsible for nurturing the underground London house and techno scene, inspiring and revolutionising the clubbing landscape by confidently proving that you don’t have to book commercial acts to be a success. The breadth of talent here displays the far reaching arms of the night – with an opening spread of melodic techno from Nina Kraviz, the shuddering electro of Steffi, and evolving experimental house of Margaret Dygas. New resident IMOGEN veers things in a darker direction towards Cassy’s pumping house and Marcel Dettmann’s classic late-night techno. Anastasia Kristensen drives ahead while Houndstooth’s Call Super takes things down a deeper notch with a track reminiscent of many a classic night in room 3, and Maya Jane Coles steps up with a playful slice of house. British dance music pioneer Sasha closes out on a euphoric high with layers of building vocal and melody.
Listen to “Catch Me When I Fall (fabric Club Mix)” by UNKLE.
NEVER NOT MAKING NOISE
The release ties in with anniversary events at fabric with many album artists DJing at parties throughout the club’s traditional birthday month of October. More info in this link
- 1/ A1 – Nina Kraviz – Da [fabric]
- 2/ A2 – Steffi – Ankertje [fabric]
- 3/ A3 – IMOGEN – Bizant [fabric]
- 4/ B1 – Marcel Dettmann – Taste 2.0 [fabric]
- 5/ B2 – Cassy – Joey [fabric]
- 6/ B3 – Anastasia Kristensen – Go Getter [fabric]
- 7/ C1 – Margaret Dygas – Zeitgeist [fabric]
- 8/ C2 – Call Super – Echothread [fabric]
- 9/ D1 – Maya Jane Coles – Reason [fabric]
- 10/ D2 – Sasha – Comet Chaser [fabric]
- 1/ A1 – Special Request – Codename Turbo Nutter [FABRICLIVE]
- 2/ A2 – Source Direct – Vigilante [FABRICLIVE]
- 3/ B1 – J. Majik – The Lost Tribe [FABRICLIVE]
- 4/ B2 – Shackleton – Drawn and Quartered [FABRICLIVE]
- 5/ B3 – Pinch & Trim – That Wasn’t It [FABRICLIVE]
- 6/ C1 – Daniel Avery – Whilst We’ve Got Metal In Our Blood [FABRICLIVE]
- 7/ C2 – Mantra – Embers [FABRICLIVE]
- 8/ C3 – B.Traits – Mameya [FABRICLIVE]
- 9/ D1 – Groove Armada – Wesley Nightshade [FABRICLIVE]
- 10/ D2 – UNKLE – Catch Me When I Fall (fabric Club Mix) [FABRICLIVE]
Taken from the upcoming new album ‘The Road: Part II / Lost Highway’, available to pre-order now: https://ffm.to/theroadptii.
New video for ‘Ar.Mour’ directed by Dorcia Studio, featuring artworks by John Stark. Taken from the new album ‘The Road: Part II / Lost Highway’, available to pre-order now: https://ffm.to/theroadptii
James Lavelle – Trust (Original Series Soundtrack)
Label: Lakeshore Records
Released: 09 Nov 2018
Style: Soundtrack, Trip-hop, Downtempo
Editors today release the UNKLE Remix for their latest single ‘Cold’. James Lavelle’s outfit have reworked the track, taking it to a whole other level.
‘Cold’ is the 4th single taken from their 6th studio album Violence, released in March via Play It Again Sam. The moving video, directed by celebrated artist Rahi Rezvani, was shot in Iceland and stars US ballet dancer Drew Jacoby. It’s dramatic, yet stark style perfectly compliments one of Violence’ stand out moments. Watch the video here.