|Late Night Tales
Release Date: 07 July 2014
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Various Artists Late Night Tales presents AFTER DARK: Nightshift Limited Vinyl 2LP Set + Download
Late Night Tales welcomes back the cult figure and ultimate musical connoisseur, Bill Brewster to compile his second episode of the curated compilation series ‘After Dark’. An obscure and timeless DJled journey which begins somewhere out in the near ocean, the waves are rolling and lolling gently into the shore, while a full moon shines on the surface. It’s only faint, but somewhere nearby is the sound of bass, pulsing slowly, almost in time to the waves. Welcome back to ‘After Dark: Nightshift’. Once again Bill Brewster comes armed with a sensitivity and sense of occasion that few other DJs possess. Delivering another batch of slow cooked musical stews, making sure the tempo stays nice and steady and the emphasis is on funk, soul, grits and corn fried chicken, Brewster has done so much digging, Late Night Tales had to hire a forklift truck and tractor. Among the unreleased nuggets, there’s the Fernando mix of The Detachments; inordinate excitement about Gino Fontaine, a tune spotted a year ago but has languished in Andy Meecham’s Stafford catacombs ever since. Also unearthed are some hitherto secret recordings between Robert Fripp and The Grid, and there are also some proper club faves here, too, like the daft but brilliant ‘Mopedbart’ by Hubbabubbaklubb and the luminous ‘Boutade’ by Mugwump, as well as killer oldies like Salsoul Invention and General Lee.
BACKGROUND: Late Night Tales invites the world’s best artists to delve deep into their music collections to create the ultimate "late night” selection. The series features expertly curated mixes by MGMT, Friendly Fires, The Flaming Lips, Metronomy, Groove Armada, The Cinematic Orchestra, Four Tet, Belle & Sebastian, Jamiroquai, Midlake, Arctic Monkeys and many more to artists. Afterdark is its quirky and mischievious sibling, born in 2013 with a criticallyacclaimed debut speared by Bill Brewster, its a timeless journey into the history of the dancefloor. Originally a chef, a football pundit (coeditor of fanzine When Saturday Comes) and record collector, Bill began DJing in in the late 80s, but he cut his teeth playing Low Life warehouse parties in Harlem and the East Village and anyone hearing Bill today can see how these New York ‘roots’ shine through. For eclecticism, surprises, amazing unique music and sheer longhaul dedication to the dancefloor; Bill’s your man. So, put your glad rags on, the glittery boots with the worrying heels, and some sparkly makeup. Girls, you can wear what you like. Hold on to the rails, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. The moon’s sinking fast, we better get a move on. After Dark, here we come
1. Typesun - Last Home (Original mix) (4m 40s)
2. The Gino Fontaine - Revnorev (7m 46s)
3. Salsoul Invention - Soul Machine (3m 05s)
4. General - Magic (3m 57s)
5. Day Outside - Faraway Sensation (6m 03s)
6. Mugwump - Boutade (Miseridub) (9m 13s)
1. Hubbabubbaklubb - Mopedbart (5m 12s)
2. Crowdpleaser & St Plomb - Not Yet Not Yet (5m 10s)
3. The Grid & Robert Fripp - A Cabala Sky (4m 04s).
4. Daniele Patucchi - People Come in (4m 18s)
5. Mang Dynasty - After Dark (Dub) (6m 08s)
6. Detachments - The Flowers That Fell (Fernando Remix) (7m 19s).