Alexis Taylor will release a new solo album, Beautiful Thing, on 20th April via Domino Recording Company.
Pre-order the album, watch a new video for 'Beautiful Thing' and get info on upcoming live dates via http://alexistaylorsolo.com
Very pleased to announce my new album ‘Beautiful Thing’, to be released by Domino Recording Company on April 20th.
You can pre-order it here http://smarturl.it.../BeautifulThingMart
I made this album with Tim Goldsworthy (formerly of Mo’ Wax/Unkle/DFA) - my first time working on solo music with a producer. I am so happy with the results - it feels like quite a departure to me, and we really had some fun making it, with some new technology as well as instruments we created just for this record...
Whilst primarily made on my own with Tim, other guest musicians include Neil Hagerty, Susumu Mukai, and Emma Smith, and Joe Goddard from Hot Chip produced one track too. I am very excited for everyone to get to hear the LP in April. Roll on blank tapes, internet-based streaming, jam-on-cd-spreading, vinyl fetishising, and of course the great un-boxing. Don’t forget to listen!
I was really happy to be asked to remix this Superorganism song as I liked the original - I was into the lackadaisical feel of the song and it reminded me of Pavement who are one of my favourite bands. Makes sense that the band is also on Domino Recording Company. Excited to see them play live and hear more. Joe
Listen here http://smarturl.it/MINDJGRemixStrm
Felix and Joe have put together a mix for The Music Ninja ahead of their stateside DJ dates.
Take a listen here:
This rework for Hot Chip was finished in the same weekend as my rework for Justice; two pretty different tracks to work on around the same time, and weirdly eno...ugh both those mixes ended up as personal favourites.'Boy From School' took a little longer than 'Waters Of Nazareth', and I spent a few days initially going down the wrong path. The first version was far too faithful to the original and lacked any real space, but once a more Balearic (for want of a better word) approach was taken and the sections were stripped back and extended, only then did it start making sense in a new way. I loved the vocal refrain from the chorus, it's a beautiful melody which I felt should be the centre of the mix, and I ultimately built the track around it. The thundering bass notes were not taken from any analog synth, it's actually a Farfisa home organ's foot pedal, which I'd just picked up from the local Mencap charity shop in Holloway for £50. Once I put one note into the Logic sampler and spread it over the keyboard, it gave me the exact wooden sound I wanted to add to the originals parts. The over driven held notes which come in halfway through were also from another synth, one which I probably only used on this and nothing else: the Akai AX80 running into a Thermionic Culture Vulture. A freehand part which I couldn't decide to keep in or not, but once the length of the mix was in place, it felt like it had a role in the mix.
I still play it out, almost 11 years after it was released, I think it's stood the test of time but that's credit to Hot Chip; the original is a very special track. Another thing I should say is that I'm glad I had this to work on rather then 'Over And Over' (the single previous) which I love and would possibly have no idea what to do with. One thing I learnt is that if you like a track enough, it's best to just leave it alone. Pick another track you feel you can add to, and put your imagination into that.
Phantasy have reissued and remastered this on 12" vinyl and it's part of the upcoming 'Reworks Volume 1' boxset and double CD compilation.
Get more details or pre order the limited edition formats here: https://lnk.to/erolalkan
Listen to these amazing remixes of the modern dancehall group Equiknoxx Music by Mark Ernestus of Basic Channel/Maurizio, Ndagga rhythm force. Super fresh and rhythmically brilliant. You can buy the vinyl from the equally brilliant Hard Wax in Berlin which is an amazing shop if you haven't visited. Downstairs from Hard Wax is SchneidersLaden where you can get one of the best selections of eurorack synthesiser modules in Europe.
Get it here: https://hardwax.com/act/equiknoxx/
Listen to previous shows here https://www.mixcloud.com/felix_hotchip
Alexis Taylor Solo show, playing songs from "Piano" in an intimate setting in Sydney. Would be great to see you! Tickets available here
Really looking forward to coming to Australia to perform songs from "Piano" in these intimate settings! come and see me in Melbourne
Follow this link to enter the competition for tickets (closes in 48 hours!):