Release Date: 26 January 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Beat Spacek Modern Streets Limited 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl 2LP Set + Download
· Beat Spacek is the latest project from Steve Spacek (Spacek, Africa HiTech, Black Pocket, Space Invadas), a British vocalist and producer whose fearless approach to
creation has always been progressive and highly original. His work transcends genre and style, instead focusing more on swing, melody, vibe and atmosphere.
· From the paranoid, post-punk, sleng teng musings of ‘I Wanna Know’ to the nu wave pop-powered love song ‘Inflight Wave’, ‘Modern Streets’ is a direct reflection of his
experience growing up in South East London in the 80s, envisioned through the mind of a 21st Century rudeboy.
· Ghanaian Highlife is re-imagined in digital form on ‘Tonight’ and ‘Stand Firm’ tips its hat to the dancehall with a futuristic rinse, whilst the sub-bass powered anthem
‘Alone In Da Sun’ draws on the finest elements of dub step’s sonic vocabulary and reworks them into a loose, new age club jam, brimming with soul and charisma.
· ‘Modern Streets’ sees Steve once again take the reigns as a solo artist creating a record that is as much a love letter to the future as it is an ode to the past. Created
largely using iPhone and iPad apps, the album once again finds Steve liberated through new technologies.
· From his legendary output with the band Spacek, solo work on the cult Sound In Color imprint and collaborations with the late, great J Dilla to his under-the-radar Black Pocket project with brother dBridge and his most recent work with Mark Pritchard as one half of Africa HiTech, Steve’s fearless approach to creation has always been progressive and highly original.
· For fans of Flying Lotus, J Dilla, Africa HiTech, Seven Davis Jr, Shafiq Husayn.
· Available on CD and double LP.
· 2LP features heavyweight 180g vinyl housed in 5mm spine sleeve with download code.
1. I Wanna Know
3. Inflight Wave
4. Modern Streets
5. I Want You
6. Gotta Get Some Music
7. If You Are My Chalice
8. There Is a Love
9. Stand Firm
10. Compact N Sleep
11. Back to School
12. You're the Only One
13. Alone in Da Sun