This is the third Hobbes Music release and the second in a series of remix EPs featuring up-and-­coming Scottish artists remixed by well­-established and emerging local and international talents.  Clips below.  Full EP on Bandcamp.

Dawn Chorus will be released by Hobbes Music on Monday 11th November 2013 and available as limited edition (of 300) vinyl 12”s and via all download platforms, with worldwide distribution by Rubadub.

DJ Reactions
“I really like the first half of the Ali Renault mix. The CAS is quite sweet.  The Auntie Flo is a good tool…” (Ivan Smagghe, LDN/Worldwide)
“Loving the Fudge Fingas remix!” (Motor City Drum Ensemble, Stuttgart/Worldwide)
“Good stuff. Especially like the Auntie Flo” (JD Twitch – Optimo, Glasgow/Worldwide)
“Liking Fudge’s Remix and the Auntie Flow one too ;)” (Craig Smith/6th Borough Project, Scotland/Worldwide)
“Liked the Fudge Fingas rmx and Auntie Flo’s is nice” (Domenic, Sub Club/Subculture, Glasgow/Worldwide)”Got the Fudge Fingas remix in my crate for the weekend, so will be supporting” (Ali Herron/OOFT!, Scotland/Worldwide)
“Like the sound of the Fudge Fingas remix” (Jimpster, LDN/Worldwide)
“Quality tracks and package overall, think my favourite would be the Fudge Fingas mix” (Marco Bernardi, Bristol/Worldwide)
“All of ’em pretty strong, but Fudge Fingas jumps out as an immediate fave” (Chris Duckenfield, Sheffield/Worldwide)
“Love Invisible Sister, great track reminding me a bit of the new wave period here in Belgium, specially by his special dark atmosphere, old rhythm machines and synths. I really like Soul Food too, totally different but extra good and deep. Really beautiful track, full support from Belgium” (Fabrice Lig, Belgium/Worldwide)
“My favourite mix is the Fudge Fingas mix, Gav delivering the goods as per usual! Lovely release!”  (Rebecca Vasmant, Ministry of Sound tour DJ, Scotland/Worldwide)
“My Favorite is Fudge Fingas remix. Sweeeet!! :)” (Kay Suzuki/Round In Motion, LDN/Japan)
“That Auntie Flo remix is a monster, right up my alley, love it! Also feeling the Fudge Fingas and iO Sounds, top quality ;)”  (Cedric Woo, Beauty & The Beat, London)
“I really like the Ali Renault remix, it’s amazing! Going to download the whole pack and i like Auntie Flo rmx too :)” (Scuola Furano, Italy/Europe)
“That Auntie Flo mix is v nice!” (Sketchy, Man Make Music, LDN/Europe)
“Yeah, i like them. Thanks for sending” (Larry Tee, LDN/NYC)
“Good ones.  Thx for sending” (GoldFFinch, Germany/Europe)
“Good stuff” (Ben Mono, Germany/Worldwide)
“Very into iO and Auntie Flo remixes, they always do a great job. Will surely give it some play on my gigs and will try to squeeze it into my radio show” (DMIT.RY, Neo Violence, Prague)
“Thanks for these – LOVE em” (Justin Sloe/Droog/Culprit Records, LA/US)
“Really into Auntie Flo Remix, it’s totally blew me away (especially with my love of a breaking beats) really strong EP” (Dimitri Veimar, Germany/Russia/Bali)
“Soul Food is my favourite track here. It’s deep, funky/groovy, very balearic as well… I like Ali Renault remix of TKA but Soul Food is the best on this release” (DJ Bert, Warsaw)
“Loving Conquering Animal Sound/iO Sounds remix. Really nice vibe. Will be using at Leeds Uni and my residency at Plug in Sheffield.” (Geoff Ticehurst, UK)
“Great vibes on this release. The iO Sounds remix bubbles and blooms awesomely, Auntie Flo has channelled the dark waves on the Snide Rhythms track to perfection, Fudge Fingas take has got 90s sparkle all over it but a real techno soul in there somewhere too. I can see all of these getting played out at the club” (Nick Stewart, Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh)
“Strong package!” (Astroboy, Kelburn Garden Party, Scotland)
“Really enjoyed the Fudge Fingas rework on the EP” (David Barbarossa, Glasgow/UK)
“The whole thing is braw” (Teamy, Glasgow/LDN)
“Excellent tunes, loving Auntie Flo’s remix!” (DPPLGNGRS, LDN/UK)
“Great EP! Especially liking Soul Food, full support” (Spatial Awareness, UK)
A1, Tokyo Knife Attack is the alias of Craig Bell, who was just beginning to make a name for himself on his native music scene in Glasgow when he emigrated to Portland, Oregon. Craig’s music as Tokyo Knife Attack is electro­-pop, although he also makes more abstract techno as Ditone.  Invisible Sister has been remixed by Ali Renault (pictured below), ex-Heartbreak (Lex). The results of this collaboration are strong. You can hear the hiss and feel the warmth emitted from the analogue equipment Ali’s used and he’s taken Craig’s vocal to a completely new place.  Suffice to say, it’s a bit of a belter.

A2, Leonidas & Hobbes return, following the success of our debut collaboration (the ‘Machines, Tapes & Electronic Setups‘ EP) with a house cut that’s perhaps deeper and more soulful than anything on that EP, thanks in part to a tremendous re­work by fellow Edinburgh native Fudge Fingas (fellow to me, that is, as Leonidas lives in London), who adds his own vocal as well as some lush keys and other effects.  Fudge Fingas (pictured below) hardly needs a full introduction, with a very solid international reputation thanks to a ten-­year-­long relationship with Edinburgh’s excellent Firecracker label, among others.  While Invisible Sister (A1) is perhaps more suited to being played around ­2-4am, Soul Food is definitely one of the tracks that inspired this EP’s title: Dawn Chorus.  It sounds great when the sun is coming up.  Try it.

B1, Glasgow’s Conquering Animal Sound return alongside London-based remix artist iO Sounds, this time with an instrumental mix of the Treehouses track he re-worked for label debut Midnight Thunder (HM001) – one of the veritable hits off that release.  To recap: the band are already a live favourite locally (not least at Limbo) and Treehouses is one of the highlights of their critically acclaimed second album (which came out via Glasgow indie behemoths Chemikal Underground in March).  They have lately been touring Europe, to promote the album.  While Rob Da Bank gave the vocal remix of Treehouses a play on Radio 1 on release, iO Sounds has previously garnered props from Mary Anne Hobbs and Mad Decent (and has been adding a slew of releases to a rapidly burgeoning repertoire for labels such as Fortified Audio, Mad Tech, Future Shock, Infinite Machine, Diamond & Raw, Symbols, Senseless, Black Butter and Audio Culture).  iO (pictured below) fuses a well-honed bass aesthetic with twenty-­first century beat programming and a deep house sensibility, maintaining the integrity and melancholic feel of the original without forfeiting the demands of the ‘floor.

B2, Snide Rhythms is another favourite at Limbo.  The brainchild of Edinburgh College of Art legend Colvin Cruickshank in the studio and a trio on stage, Snide Rhythms takes its cue from a broad spectrum of influences, including legendary labels such as Manchester’s Factory, Edinburgh’s Fast and Kingston’s Firehouse.  Ginger Baker In Africa features out-takes from the sessions for the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, Snide Rhythms, with the bands’ vocal chants augmented by a beat more commonly found on the records of Nigerian firebrand Fela Kuti and/or legendary British drummer Ginger Baker.  Auntie Flo (pictured below) takes the already-abstract original material to an even deeper, more spiritual place, via additional percussion, a sublime arpeggio, moody pads and delay.  Ginger Baker In Africa also sounds very sweet when the sun is rising and partly inspires the title of this EP.

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