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New solo album by The Earlies’ synth wizard Christian Madden

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2017 by dc

Ex Earlies keyboardist and ‘amiable drunkard‘, Christian Madden has just released his debut solo album and it’s an absolute stonker. ‘The Wrecking Place‘ is a 12 track instrumental concept album described as, “providing the soundtrack to a string of unimportant events that took place in Burnley between 1985 and 2004“. It’s a humble pitch but always better to under promise and over deliver.

From start to finish the album runs amok across a variety of genres with ease, tipping a hat to funk, jazz, hip-hop, breakbeat, and prog rock without ever seeming like some rag bag collection of random thoughts. It’s a beautifully well crafted journey through Madden’s musical loves and adventures.

Check ‘The Wrecking Place‘ via the Bandcamp link below:

DJ Woody releases debut solo album

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2016 by dc

If the idea of ‘your favourite DJ’s favourite DJ‘ intrigues you and you value the opinions of turntablism icons like Mixmaster Mike, DJ Qbert and Hudson Mohawke, you really ought to check out DJ Woody‘s debut solo album, The Point Of Contact.

Check out this tasty little album sampler for starters:

The Point Of Contact‘ is described as, ” hand crafted electronic music born from a collection of disparate dusty vinyl samples, reinterpreted by a cast of Manchester’s finest musicians“. With fingers deep in the pies of hip-hop, jazz-rock, brit-rap and electro DJ Woody jokingly refers to his style as ‘Prog-Hop’ and the album features, Matthew Halsall, Christian Madden (The Earlies) and members of 808 State and GoGo Penguin. It’s a reet treat…

Here’s a link to the album, have a listen and grab a copy for a very reasonable £7.