The Green Room 003: (Ear)Th - Out!
LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa present:
THE GREEN ROOM 003: (EAR)TH
Our third instalment in this series showcases New Zealand music on a world stage and introduces some amazing sounds from around the world. The previous 2 Green Room compilations have showcased 100% New Zealand music. This time round The Green Room 003 is about living in a global community, & working with like-minded musicians & labels from around the world.
01. Troublemakers Allen Fresh The Allenko
Brotherhood Ensemble *
02. Random Access Inrush-A *
03. This Room Jo Dukie and DJ Fitchie
04. Turn it Around The Black Seeds
05. I Am A Witness (With Emo) The Strike Boys
06. High Place The Red Eyes *
07. Lost in Translation Pitch Black *
08. Circles Mon Ami *
09. Protean Character Carl Hancock Rux *
10. Right Here in Front of You The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble
(Unsung Heroes & TY feat. Bries) *
11. The Best in Me DJ Vee feat. The Mighty Asterix
12. Stand Alone Emma Paki *
13. Leave it all Behind Age Pryor *
14. Sometimes Stones (Green Room mix) Tommy *
* = PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
THE GREEN ROOM 003: (EAR)TH – OUT SEPT 13
ARTIST / TRACK INFORMATION
01. TROUBLEMAKERS ALLEN FRESH
THE ALLENKO BROTHERHOOD ENSEMBLE
The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble is a project conceived and produced by Paris based Comet Records. A fusion between Tony Allen's unique drumming and some of the worlds best contemporary musicians/producers. The idea is not about remixing Tony Allen's music, but, sharing the producer's vision of afrobeat music using Tony Allen's drum patterns. Launched by a series of limited edition vinyl 12''s, The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble includes exclusive tracks by worldwide heavy weights such as: Cinematic Orchestra, BiggaBush, and Boozoo Bajou. This track is a collaboration with Troublemakers - a Marseille based trio of DJ/producers from the US label Guidance.
02. RANDOM ACCESS
Inrush-A is Frank Bolaers featuring Sonia Deroche. They are based in the fizzy Champagne capital of the world, Reims! ‘Random Access’ is from their forthcoming album, 'Cassandre' which is a melting pot of jazz and funk fusions leaning towards modern dubs, trip hop and other beats and pieces. The album has been signed to underground French label Les Disques Serieux.
03. THIS ROOM
JO DUKIE AND DJ FITCHIE
Taken from the delicious 12" single released via the Sonar Kollectiv the Best Seven imprint this great track features Joe Dukie & DJ Fitchie aka Mu and Dallas with instruments played by Fat Freddy's Drop. The B-Side to the 12" is Fat Freddy's Drop playing "Ernie" live in July 2003 at Cafe Moskau, Berlin. Fat Freddy's Drop are due to self release their debut album in November 2004. www.fatfreddysdrop.com
04. TURN IT AROUND
THE BLACK SEEDS
‘Turn it Around’ is taken from The Black Seeds gold selling second album ‘On the Sun’. With two Gold-selling albums in New Zealand and several years of successful touring, Wellington-based band The Black Seeds have received nationwide recognition as one of the country's best acts. In 2004 The Black Seeds have released ‘Keep On Pushing’ in France, Belgium, Switzerland, U.S and Japan, as well as successfully touring Australia and Singapore. Recently LOOP Recordings released ‘Keep On Pushing’ and 5 exclusive remixes on 12” vinyl. www.theblackseeds.com
05. I AM A WITNESS (WITH EMO)
THE STRIKE BOYS
This track by electro-bavarian soulstars Tommy Yamaha and Martin Kaisa (aka The Strike Boys) is taken from their third album ‘Playtime’ out on German label Stereo Deluxe. The Strike Boys are Germany’s answer to Rockers Hi Fi and his track hails Danish Soul-Reggae-Dub sensation “EMO” straight from the Stereo Deluxe family who understands with ease the nonchalant vibe The Strike Boys personify. This track like the others on their album ‘Playtime’ is a blend of pure groove, funk, electro dub and soul. www.thestrikeboys.com
06. HIGH PLACE
THE RED EYES
The Red-Eyes are a 10-piece dub/reggae juggernaut who have been bubbling under the Melbourne scene for some time, gaining a cult following with their powerful, hypnotic sound and commanding stage presence. Now they’ve finally captured that live energy and heavyweight bass on their first single ‘High Place’, released on Echo-Foxtrot records.
07. LOST IN TRANSLATION
This exclusive track is taken from Pitch Blacks new album called ‘Ape to Angel’ - a lush deep dubby journey with a few surprises. It weighs in at a healthy 60+ mins and both parents are doing well. Pitch Blacks third full length album is due to be released in the 1st week of Oct (2004) and the boys are currently sorting out the cover art and getting ready for their NZ tour which runs from mid to late October. Check www.pitchblack.co.nz for more details.
‘Circles’ is the first up effort from Wellington lads Henry Marks, Andy Williams and Simon Park. Henry Marks introduces us to his deep vocals as well as playing the organ, piano, and bass. Simon Park plays guitar and this track is engineered by Andrew Williams. Expect more from this fresh duo in the coming months. Previously unreleased.
09. PROTEAN CHARACTER
CARL HANCOCK RUX
Throughout his career, multi-disciplinary artist Carl Hancock Rux has also borrowed from various traditions in order to offer heartfelt and innovative art, tapping deep into his soul and psyche to bring forth works of art and beauty that are universal in their scope and startling in their intensity and originality. This haunting track is taken from ‘Apothecary Rx’ - the sophomore CD from Rux, and his full-length debut on leading NYC independent label Giant Step Records. Filled with vision, beats, majesty and memories, the CD encompasses everything from gospel to hip hop, rock to jazz and, as a result, sums up the breadth of Carl's sonic inspirations and possibilities. Additional track info: Life's more ephemeral states of being and (un)consciousness make their presence felt in the fever dream that is "Protean Character," a mournful blue light basement doo-wop with horns and dreamy soprano back-up vocals, co-written with friend and neighbour Mark Anthony Thompson a/k/a Chocolate Genius. The haunting song is an admission we may all relate to: "I bleed inside/ I feel inside this spirit of dissension, rides in easy-- not loud...I'm a protean character like the ones who live in fantasy."
10. RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF YOU
THE ALLENKO BROTHERHOOD ENSEMBLE (UNSUNG HEROES & TY FEAT. BRIES)
This track features UK's rapper of the moment - TY (playing NZ September '04) with UK nu skool hip hop out fit Unsung Hereos. The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble is a collaboration of top European re-mixers, musicians and producers creating futuristic club- friendly versions of Afrobeat utilizing grooves laid down by Fela’s legendary original drummer Tony Allen.
11. THE BEST IN ME
DJ VEE FEAT. THE MIGHTY ASTERIX
One of Wellington's most sought after DJs, Vee's collaboration with NZ reggae stalwart The Mighty Asterix was mixed and mastered at Ghuznee HQ, and at The Drop with help from Mu and Toby Laing (Fat Feddy's Drop). Vee is in London working the scene for the rest of 2004.
12. STAND ALONE
After the initial success of the critically acclaimed debut album album 'Oxygen Of Love'Emma Paki has been off the radar. This is the first released recording from one of New Zealand’s true gems in over 5 years. She first recorded at age 19 in 1988 a song called 'Wanea Ngakau' (Deep Emotion) that four years later was favoured by student and maori radio. Then her single 'System Virtue' cleaned up at the 1993 New Zealand Music Awards winning 'Best Songwriter', 'Most Promising Female Vocalist' and 'Best Video'. Her single 'Greenstone', produced by Neil Finn, charted to #5 on the New Zealand Charts and won her a nomination for 'Best Female Vocalist' in the 1994 New Zealand Music Awards. Her debut album 'Oxygen Of Love', produced by Crowded House and Supertramp’s Mark Hart, released in 1996 reached Gold status in New Zealand. The album gained Emma a second nomination for 'Best Female Vocalist' & also 'Best Album' in the Entertainer of the Year Awards in 1996, with her winning the 'Mana Maori' Award.
13. LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND
Age Pryor and his newly formed band 'The Marvellous Medicine' have rerecorded the song ‘Leave it all Behind’ from the album ‘City Chorus’. The Marvellous Medicine are Age Pryor, Tessa Rain (City Chorus, Homerecordings), Mike Fabulous (The Black Seeds), Sam Scott (The Phoenix Foundation) and Darren Mathiassen on drums. Age Pryor’s album ‘City Chorus’ was recently nominated for best down beat release in this years up coming b-net awards. Rip it Up magazine said ‘City Chorus’ is “exquisitely produced ambient pop-scape” and The Sunday Times said; “Repeated listening reveals a breezy innocence that is unusual and appealing especially on ‘Curious Boy’ and album standout All is Good”. www.agepryor.co.nz
14. SOMETIMES STONES (GREEN ROOM MIX)
‘Sometimes Stones’ is the mellow first single from Tommy’s debut album ‘4000 Years’, which is due for release through LOOP on October 4th 2004. Whilst Tommy’s album maintains the familiar flavour of previous LOOP releases, the arrival of Tommy to LOOP signposts the label’s broadening scope to the adult contemporary audience. Tommy morphs the moods of reggae, rock, soul & a dash of pop in a melodic melting pot to form their ‘folk roots’ sound. Tommy will be touring NZ in October 2004 & have 2 more less mellow singles planned for release. www.tommy.bz