SLEEPDANCING remixes from Ron Basejam & BJ Smith, released on NuNorthern Soul.
Sleepdancing – Remixes by Ron Basejam & BJ Smith – NuNorthernSoul
Ron Basejam turns out two mixes which take ‘You Started it All’ in differing directions, both adding a dreamy zest to the track. He offers a fuzzier and mellower soundscape that betrays his connections to the warm Balearica of Crazy P on his rework. Basejam also turns out a dub with the dance-floors in mind, making a more concerted focus on the background electronics of the original and adding percussion and an acid line before building broodily towards a string drenched finale.
BJ Smith completes the package with a typically upbeat interpretation of the title track – ‘Sleepdancing’, where it is transformed into a slab of summer.
Sleepdancing – out 15th April on NuNorthern Soul
PREORDER HERE – http://bit.ly/NUNS003_Bandcamp
The four track EP set for release on April 15th, is designed specifically as a ‘story to be told’ via vinyl, with the double sided release segueing two tracks into each other to add to the individual quality of the songs. Side A starts off with the playful ‘You Started It All’, the rumbling sonics dovetailing with a gentle before the shuffling overtones of ‘More’ take over. Here the choral qualities of her voice come to the forefront to create a stirring paean to love, best encapsulated by the closing refrain that opines ‘We’ve all forgotten what the heart is for’.
The B-Side follows the same formula, with ‘New August’ backed by crunching percussion and haunting strings before melting outwards into the EP’s final song, ‘Sleepdancing’. The most evocative of the four tracks, it creates a rousing finale for the EP with its sweeping chords, finalising the narrative charm of the release.
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‘You Started It all’ as a ‘Merry Go Round’ from Paris will soon be ready for take off! Yes, the first electronic single will be born in December.
We will be supporting the Christians again, this time at the Pacific Road arts centre in Birkenhead, followed by a show at the wonderful Kazimier, with Benjamin Franics Leftwich. Read on for details…
Friday 20th May
supporting The Christians
Pacific Road, Birkenhead
£15 / 13, Doors 19.30 (http://preview.tinyurl.com/6yfyrtn)
Wednesday 1st June
supporting Benjamin Franics Leftwich
The Kazimier, Liverpool
£8, Doors 8pm (http://tinyurl.com/5vv9y9g)
On twitter? follow @ragznordset
LIVERPOOL Rodewald Suite, Philharmonic Hall, supporting Thomas Lang
Saturday 16th April ***SOLD OUT***
supporting the Christians
Wednesday 20th April £18.50 / £15 http://tickets.thesagegateshead.org/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=19636
LIVERPOOL: See the Sound at The Shipping Forecast, supporting Greg Holden
Monday 25th April
£7 / 6 limited no booking fee tickets at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ragz/9847058860
Then when they’re gone… http://www.gregholdenonline.com OR http://tiny.cc/GHoldenTicketsLiv
WIRRAL: Pacific Road, supporting the Christians
Friday 20h May
£15 / £13
AND… watch this space… we have exciting news of a show as part of the Liverpool SoundCity Festival in May, and a gig with Karima Francis in Manchester, in July. More information soon…
1. Thursday 3rd February
at The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
Supporting the Christians.
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Manchester, United Kingdom
Thursday 24th February
Mellowtone at Leaf, Bold Street
Also on the bill the fantastic: Karima Francis, and Jonas Alaska!
+ Beaten Tracks DJs
Leaf, Bold Street, Liverpool, L1
£ 5 / 4
3. Monday 7th March
ElectroAcoustic Club @ The Slaughtered Lamb
34 – 35 Great Sutton St. Clerkenwell, London, EC1V ODX
London, United Kingdom
£ 7 / 6
We have a couple of shows in the pipeline – we’ll be in Milton Keynes playing alongside Daniella Bove at the Stables, on January 28th… http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187016707982619&index=1#!/event.php?eid=189840221032555&index=1
Our first Liverpool gig of 2011 will be at the LEAF cafe, on Bold Street in Liverpool, with Jonas Alaska and Karima Francis on February 24th.