So, head on over to the Radio Show page and look through the shows. There are links to each show’s page on Mixcloud, so if any take your fancy, you can go listen to them.]]>
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Hero Records presents the debut album from Weekend Sun ‘Forever Tomorrow’ (HR013CD)
After the well-received limited 7” vinyl releases ‘Figo’ b/w ‘Keep Running’ and ‘You’re Good To Me’ b/w ‘Her Name Escapes Me’ Weekend Sun are back with their debut album of soul, funk, jazz, hip hop and reggae-flavours entitled ‘Forever Tomorow’.
Influenced by sample-heavy 90s hip hop, with its rule-breaking blend of 60s Soul and Funk and old danceable jazz, Weekend Sun blend old and new. Some double bass and laptop beats, meet North East England’s finest musicians whose influences vary wildly: from early Duke Ellington and New Orleans jazz through to The Incredible Bongo Band, Be–Bop and A Tribe Called Quest.
‘Forever Tomorrow’ is a true melting pot of styles from the uptempo funk of ‘Come With Me’ and ‘You’re Good To Me’ to the disco grooves of ‘Feeling Inside’, the hip hop beats of ‘Not My Problem’ to the dub flavours of ‘Talk About It’ ; the Motown stomp of ‘Moody Old Man’ to the downtempo acoustic sounds of ‘St. Vincent Blues’. Perfect for people who like to get down and groove as well as those who like to lie down and listen ‘Forever Tomorrow’ is the stunning debut from Weekend Sun to be played at the weekend in the sun (as well as during the week in the rain!).
Check out the snippets below, and then head on over to the shop to bag yourself a copy!
“A very consistent album full of rich flavours and diversity. I hope there will be allot more to come from Weekend Sun …Good luck with this release” Smoove (Smoove & Turrell)
“It’s a good summer vibe with almost folky vocals at time yes we likes it !!!!!” Aja (Ketch A Vibe)
“Very funky with nice grooves and very good percussion sets…..perfect for summer happiness” Niksa Dragolin (Radio Eurostar 101.7 FM)
“It’s a wonderful collection of tracks with various moods and influences, that made me go through different emotions while nodding my head and itching to dance most of the time. Great work!” Carminelitta (The Wonderful World of Carminelitta – Bondfire Radio)
“Brilliant release!!! Want to buy it on wax!” Eric Tchaikovsky (NTLT Radio)
“Really strong in places with a classy aesthetic. I think Keep Running is tight and Her Name is a wicked tune” Ewan Hoozami (Goodgroove Records / Pedigree Cuts / Funk From The Trunk)
“Good stuff fellas” Basement Freaks (Moondoo Club / Hamburg, Germany)
“Proper funk!” Clairvo (Tilos Radio 90.3FM, Budapest)
“Really nice …. a beautiful selection, with some real soul” Nick Armitage (22Tracks – London Funk)
“Really like the vibes!” Mr Bird (Lisbon, Portugal)
“Weekend Sun – they’re really really good” Ginger Tony (Solar Radio)]]>
We are proud to announce our latest digital release from Darlington’s kings and queens of funk and jazz Weekend Sun. “Feeling Inside” is a disco/funk dancefloor bomb with a strong female lead vocal and a funk-filled live disco backing. Remixes come from Jonny Crawshaw/Jonny Makes Beats from Give It Some!, Renegades of Jazz and Hero No.7.
Check out snippets below or download it now from Hero Records’ Online Store.
Also available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc from November 4th.]]>
Click here to order the limited edition red vinyl 7″ in full colour sleeve with free download code including bonus Samurai Sound remix.
Click here to order of limited edition red vinyl 7″ in full colour sleeve with free download code including bonus Samurai Sound remix.
Digital versions of the tracks on the single plus the Samurai Sound remix of ‘Not Mine’ are also available from Hero Records Online store as well as iTunes, Juno Download, Amazon, Beatport and all good digital retailers now.
MCLORDMAGRAO & SUZIE BLAKE ARE LUNGS
Introducing the debut single from LUNGS featuring the tracks ‘Faraway’ and ‘Loner’ available on limited edition white and black 7″ vinyl (only 250 copies of each colour pressed) with digital download featuring both tracks and bonus remixes from The Focussed Distraction, Hero No.7 and Objeto Amarelo.
Links you can purchase the vinyl or digital download
Buy LUNGS double pack (1 white 7″ vinyl + 1 black 7″ vinyl) via Big Cartel
Buy LUNGS white 7″ vinyl via Big Cartel
Buy LUNGS black 7″ vinyl via Big Cartel
Buy LUNGS limited 7″ vinyl or digital download via Bandcamp
Buy digital single at iTunes
MCLORDMAGRAO & SUZIE BLAKE ARE LUNGS
LUNGS on Facebook
LUNGS on Soundcloud
LUNGS on Twitter
All songs written by LUNGS.
Recorded and produced by MCLordMagrao at First Ave.
Additional engineering by Henry White and Rob Burn at Dental Records Studios.
Mixed by by Henry White and Rob Burn with MCLordMagrao at Dental Records Studios.
Drums performed by Henry White.
Mastering by Paul Manzotti.
Artwork by Suzie Blake.
Released on 29 July 2013 on Hero Records [cat.no. HR011S]
LUNGS ANNOUNCE DEBUT SINGLE RELEASE ‘FARAWAY / LONER’
“Ignore them at your peril and embrace them with open arms for they could be the most exciting thing you experience this year” News Beats Media
“United in their harsh, futuristic vision, a cocktail of sounds with poison in the centre” This Is Fake DIY
LUNGS have announced the release of their debut single, ‘Faraway / Loner’ on July 29th 2013 through Hero Records, available on limited 7” vinyl and digital download.
The project of former Guillemots guitarist MC Lord Magrão and vocalist Suzie Blake, LUNGS first formed in 2012, creating sonically triumphant dreamscapes that build through layers of echoing beats, dreamy vocals and ethereal hooks.
Suzie Blake’s haunting vocals drift seamlessly over the canvas of instrumentation and depth created by MC Lord Magrão, giving a sense of what makes LUNGS one of the most exciting new acts to emerge in 2013.
On their debut release, the lush and yearning atmosphere of lead track ‘Faraway’ sets the marker for the trademark sound of LUNGS, contrasting with the menacing guitars that rush through flip-side ‘Loner’, a track showcasing the darker side of the duo.
LUNGS said of their debut release, “We are really excited about bringing out our first single, especially because it’s on vinyl. We’ve been locked up in the lounge for the past year so it feels we’re coming out of hibernation.”
To mark the new release, Hero Records will be pressing ‘Faraway / Loner’ on 250 black and 250 white limited edition 7” vinyl records available to pre-order now from Hero Records Big Cartel Store.
‘Faraway / Loner’ will also be available from all good digital download stores from July 29th 2013.
MCLORDMAGRAO & SUZIE BLAKE ARE LUNGS]]>
Alternative Dubstep Orchestra “Power / The Waterfall” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Frameworks featuring QNC “Ain’t No Use / Classic” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Gumbo Ya Ya & DPF “Balaclava Man (Hero No.7 Remix) iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Hero No.7 “Ain’t No Party Like A Hero Party EP” Juno Download
Hero No.7 “Keeping It Real?” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Hero No.7 “The Right Side Of The Tracks EP?” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Hero No.7 “Keeping It Real? (Mash & Munkee Remix)” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Hero No.7 “Hero Records Presents Hero No.7″ iTunes Juno Download Beatport
l’attitudinal “The Art Of Muppetry” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Mash & Munkee “Keep On Moving (Hero No.7 Remix)” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Mash & Munkee “Superbad” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Mash & Munkee “We Like It Like That” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Savages & Unifairfly “Blow Up Your Box / Mean Streets” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Weekend Sun “Figo EP” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Weekend Sun “You’re Good To Me” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Of course you can still pick up (almost) everything on vinyl from Hero Records’s Online Shop and all good record shops]]>