In demand drummer for Melt Yourself Down and the Owiny Sigoma Band, Tom Skinner, steps out of the spotlight from his recent worldwide successes and a recent EU tour with Atoms For Peace to rework Kit Grill’s track “Velodrome” with an all live set up. Contrasting from the original’s very digital tone, Skinny has brought in the help of his previous collaborator, Shabaka Hutchings. Aware that Kit wasn’t too keen on having remixes done, Hello Skinny thought it would be more interesting to do a cover version. The idea was to replay some of the core melodic and rhythmic material but rearranged loosely for a more acoustic set up. Hello Skinny started off as a duo between Tom Skinner and clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings so it made sense to go back to this original format for the basis of this cover version.
The whole piece is built around a one-take performance of the main theme from Shabaka on clarinet. A feat of human physical endurance, he manages to maintain the repetition of the part whilst changing the timbre and texture through circular breathing and other extended techniques. We then overdubbed the counter melody and a bass clarinet part. Having the overall shape of the piece, Hello Skinny was able to play a live drum take along to it.
With a bit of extra percussion, liberal use of delay and some distortion the track was taken to close friend and collaborator Chris Morphitis to mix. The whole piece was bounced to 8-track tape and mixed to 2-track tape utilizing his beautiful Studer desk and gorgeous plate reverb. Job done.
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 22ND ON ALL DIGITAL FORMATS.
Track listing :
1. Velodrome – Kit Grill x Hello Skinny
2. Percasio Dub – Auntie Flo & Esa
3. Shower Scene – Alex Burkat
4. Brothers And Sisters – General Ludd
5. All I Ever Need – Caribou
6. Rare Bloom – Dark Sky
7. 02 S – Trances
8. Shave Hank – Jackson
9. Evade – xxxy
10. We Been Ready – Moleskin
11. Crimson (Beat Ritual Mix) – Pearson Sound
12. YYVH – Deadboy
13. Black Drift – Nathan Fake
14. DS Theme – Lvis-1990 Presents Dance System
15. For Yacht Club Use Only (Leon Vynehall Remix) – Midland
16. Psycho Riddim – Morri$
17. Cold As Ice – DJ Haus
18. Ambush – Last Japan
19. Y.O.U. – Last Japan
20. Skank (Dub) – Preditah
21. Take Time ft. Novelist – Mumdance
22. Springtime – Mumdance
23. Piano Madeness – Terror Danjah
24. East Village – Terror Danjah
25. Bullin’ – Guido & Baobingo
26. KOKO – Hypo
27. First Mark – Lil’ Silva
28. Xs2 – Masingno
29. Blue Forest – Slackk
01. Kit Grill – Velodrome (Hello Skinny drums version)
02. Nicos Jaritz – Otao E Eu
03. Desi Roots Jeremiah – Special (Dubplate Mix)
04. Midland – Safi
05. Anthony Naples – Zipacon
06. Chesslo Junior – Shimmer
07. Leon Vynehall – This Is The Place
08. DrumTalk – SNB
09. Voiski – From White To Red
10. Four Tet – Buchla (Seven Davis Jr. remix)
11. DrumTalk – Super Vega
12. Floating Points – Montparnasse
13. Kit Grill – Velodrome (Hello Skinny version)
Our seventh release comes from DrumTalk. SNB / SUPER VEGA is out now on limited vinyl and digitally.
Come party with us. Our residents will be joined by, friends, acts from the roster and some very special guests.
THE YARD, HACKNEY WICK
UNIT 2A QUEEN’S YARD
Our eighth record release comes from DrumTalk and will be available July 28th on both 12″ vinyl and digital formats.
Inspired by the musical lineage of London, Chicago, New York and Detroit, elements of house music, techno music, bass culture and the rhythms of West Africa are all to be found here. Distinctive in its raw immediacy, DrumTalk’s music belongs in the same dark corners of the dancefloor as Daphni, Midland and Eliphino.
His productions and remixes for More Music, Sofrito, Soundway, Huntleys & Palmers and now GETME! have been making an impact far and wide, getting attention of DJs such as James Holden, Jackmaster, Gilles Peterson and Skream.
Pre-order via BLEEP.