Wednesday, 26 July 2017
In a move to fulfill any outstanding contractual obligations I may have forgotton about in the weeks since we last posted, I thought it best to mention the fact that my close personal friend, young Michael Sweeney aka Force Majeure, who just happens to be one quarter of the mob that I run the Body Talk parties with here in Newcastle has just released a fab new record on the equally fab 'Sulk Magic' imprint, which just happens to be run by Jo 'Bird of Paradise' Howard, who is also one quarter of the mob that I run the aforementioned Body Talk parties with! (I assume Clark, the remaining piece of the Body Talk puzzle has been up to something equally exciting all this time, too).
The title track 'Overawed' mesmerises with it's low-slung undulating electronics, acid flashes and arpeggio rhythms. A certified 3 AM, red light burner. 'Cheap Thrills' then accelerates proceedings with unfussy drums and robotic, bleep heavy melodies driving it off into a wonderfully off kilter, left of field crescendo. The release comes with heavyweight support from a host of positively wondrous folk the likes of Chloe, Jason Kendig, Reza Athar, Fairmont, Inigo Vontier, Tim 'Heretic' Clerkin, and has a hefty remix package featuring re-rubs from Damon Jee, Jamie Blanco and label boss Bird Of Paradise himself. You can buy 'Overawed' on Juno, here.
Oh aye, not content with knocking great records out at the drop of a hat, our Michael has also been busying himself on the old 1's and 2's recently. He's recorded a cracking new mix for the good folk at the 44,100Hz Social Club too which you can listen too and download right here!
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Till next time.
Big love. Mark. X