Category Archives: RUNNERS – Audio

Split 12″ / Fell Foot Sound / Oneohetrix Point Never / Chrononautz

Keep yr eyes peeled! News on a split 12″ with our very good synthfunkdrum friends. White label. Strictly limited. It will probably sell out very fast, you will need to be quick sharp.

Ok, we’re freshly showered. Here’s a review of Beacons Festival – http://theculturevulture.co.uk/blog/all/review-beacons-festival. Big thanks to Archie who stepped up to do sound for us. Mad props to the crazy girl doing roly-polys in the mud during our set – we hope you found all yr lost possesions!

Next up, two trips over the Pennines. We play in a forest glade next to Lake Windermere at Fell Foot Sound Festival on Saturday 22nd September, should be more than decent – http://www.welcometofellfootsound.com

It seems that Danial Lopatin, aka Oneohetrix Point Never is only playing one UK date this year… Manchester on 13th October at the excellent Islington Mill. We’re supporting along with Tombed Visions.  Facebook page is here – https://www.facebook.com/events/380225905375952 and we very much expect it to sell out so don’t dawdle. Can’t wait!

Wrapping it up, here’s news on a new live/analog techno project from two of us… CHRONONAUTZ. The first EP has gone online today. First show @ Wharf Chambers on 25th October with Galaxians and Cantaloupe.

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RUNNERS > BEACONS FEST > PHOTONZ REMIX ON MIXMAG

We’re playing at BEACONS FESTIVAL this weekend. We are on the Greendales Stage at 8pm on Friday 17th August, playing alongside Julio Bashmore, Disclosure, D/R/U/G/S, Sunless 97 and our good friends Outfit. The rest of the bill looks amazing too so we’re really looking forward to spending the weekend there. It’s just been announced as sold out. Come say hi if you’re heading into the Dales for some fun!

As a preview to our show at the festival, Mixmag have just featured a remix of two of our tracks (Tranquility Base Part One and Two), which Lisbon producers PHOTONZ kindly made for us. You can download the remix for free from
http://www.mixmag.net/music/mp3-blog/free-mp3-runners-beacons-preview
PHOTONZ have releases out on Dissident, Don’t Be Afraid, Unknown To The Unknown as well as their own label One Eyed Jacks and we strongly suggest that you go check them out – tasteful and varied vibes all around.

There’s also a 22 track FREE mixtape of bands/artists playing at Beacons which you can grab here – as well as RUNNERS it features Tall Ships, Mazes, Hawk Eyes, Errors, Cloud Nothings, NOPE, Hookworms, The Wave Pictures, etc… http://www.7digital.com/artist/various-artists/release/beacons-2012-mixtape

RUNNERS – TRANQUILITY BASE PART 2


RUNNERS  –  TRANQUILITY BASE PART 2
Produced by Ross Halden @ Ghost Town Studios, Leeds.
Mastered by Michael Ward. 2012.

MONTHLY MARATHON #14

RUNNERS – MONTHLY MARATHON #14

R. KELLY – Bump’nGrind
T.L.C – Waterfalls
SALT N PEPA – Whatta Man
OUTKAST – Spottie Ottie Dopalicious
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT – Everyday People
Bone Thugs N Harmony – The Crossroads
R. KELLY – I Believe I Can Fly

Monthly Marathon # 14 was compiled by Leon Carey, October 2011.

Each Monthly Marathon Mix will be something in the region of 30 minutes at 320 kbps mp3 quality, and we will remove tracks if requested.  We encourage you to buy the releases you love, just as we do. Downloads should take approximately 3 or 4 minutes at 70 kbps. You can also stream the mixes from our Facebook page and from Soundcloud.

First of all we have a few gigs on the horizon starting with this Thursday at Wharf Chambers, Leeds with Zun Zun Egui and Azores.  It would be great to see plenty of friendly faces down there for what will be good times and good tunes. The other shows have recently been posted; so I won’t bombard you with dates and words. Baffling…

Instead listen to this.  Summer has left; so I wanted to bring a little wasted summertime vibe to this mix.  I’ve either had too much time on my hands or I’m a fucking crackpot.  You decide.  I haven’t asked permission to do anything to these songs and who’s said I have.  They’re liars.  If someone should take offence to me posting this mix I apologise profusely and will gladly take it down.  Afterall, I’m only having a bit of fun.

From the tracklisting you can see who these people are.  If you’ve never heard of them, here’s today’s lesson.  Not from me.  I’m tired and should be in bed.  Just search for them.  You’re on a computer. 

It’s late.  I’m writing this in aqua and it’s hurting my eyes.  Enjoy! x

RUNNERS – Monthly Marathon #11

RUNNERS – Monthly Marathon 11

THE WEEKND – High For This
SAUL WILLIAMS – Look To The Sun
KATY B – Katy On A Mission
JANELLE MONÁE – Tightrope ft. Sir Lucious Left Foot
TUNE-YARDS – Bizness
DMX KREW – I Can’t Control The Feeling
BIG BOI – Turns Me On ft. Sleepy Brown & Joi
HOW TO DRESS WELL – Decisions ft. Yuksel Arslan

Monthly Marathon # 11 was compiled by Leon Carey, June 2011.

Each Monthly Marathon Mix will be something in the region of 30 minutes at 320 kbps mp3 quality, and we will remove tracks if requested.  We encourage you to buy the releases you love, just as we do. Downloads should take approximately 3 or 4 minutes at 70 kbps. You can also stream the mixes from our Facebook page and from Soundcloud.

Before we begin, a little announcement.  We are releasing ‘Starting Line’ as a single with DUMMY in July.  Beforehand a video made by our pal Eoin Shea is soon to be released upon the universe.  Like imminently.  So far it looks positively stunning.  More news on that very soon.  Now…

To begin with take heed to the title of the first track.  You’ve got to get ‘High For This’The Weeknd is Abel Tesfaye from Toronto, Canada.  I only recently found out about this whilst pilfering the net for good sounds.  It isn’t pretentious and defies slick production skills.  It’s a guy with some beats, sub, soft pads and a voice with no auto tune; hopefully a sign of things to come in the R&B world.  Get the album here: The Weeknd

Saul Williams is a poet, writer, actor and musician.  Saul Williams is amazing.  This is the first track from his new album ‘Volcanic Sunlight’.  My good friend Bruno put me on to him about 7 years ago and I’ve kept an ear out for everything he’s done.  His albums can be hit and miss, but there are always gems like this on them.  ‘Volcanic Sunlight’ is a great album and you should definitely seek it out.  For more go here: Saul Williams

I may surprise some with this choice.  After all it’s a song the kids today are listening to.  It’s been in the pop charts.  I do like my guilty pleasures and this track is high on that list for this year.  Do you remember Ms. Dynamite? Do you remember that song?  Now listen to this.  The ‘Tee, eee’ has been replaced with ‘Ooo, oom’ to ‘Uuu, une’ and the bass has gotten damn filthy.  Katy B is young, gifted and her voice is liquid gold to this sound.  She’s some drama school graduate, which is a must these days for any young thing to “break through”, but you can’t judge on that.  Ms. Dynamite makes an appearance on the album and I must say bar a couple of flops it’s a belting British dance off.  You want more, clicky: Katy B

If this track doesn’t make you want to grab the closest person to you and swing, you my dear friend are dead to me.  Janelle Monáe has a voice to die for and a mind I would like to spend time with.  Her debut album ‘The ArchAndroid’ is a sequel to her critically acclaimed EP ‘Metropolis’ and yes indeed, it has a *whispers* concept.  Click video to watch some tasty moves and get an idea of said concept.   Learn more about the lady herself: Janelle Monae

Next up we have tUnE-yArDs (that’s how the lady spells it) who is Merrill Garbus from New England, USA and this here track is taken from her ‘w h o k i l l’ album, which was released this year.  I love this song.  There’s an uplifting quality that can’t be bottled and the vocal hook is so catchy, I’ve been singing/humming it for weeks on end.  Get the album in your lives and look out for her in a town near you, but be quick I hear tickets are selling fast.  More info and tour dates are on her Facebook page and links to other media are here: tUnE-yArDs

‘Wave Funk’, the album which this DMX Krew song is taken from, is a perfect example of how good electronic music should be produced.  I nearly sacked off the mix and was going to tell you to go away and listen to the entire album and get back to me, but I realised I’d already copped out on the last mix and you deserve better.  Instead whet your appetite then seek out the album.  You won’t be sorry.  Learn more: DMX Krew

He’s already featured in the mix; so in theory this is a bit of a cheat, but I don’t care.  The lads will tell you I have a lot of admiration for Big Boi and his partner in sweet soulful tunes, Andre 3000, and this track is typical of their Atlantan style.  It’s smooth and silky, with great vocal hooks and that southern drawl that you’ve just got to love.  ‘Sir Lucious Left Foot…’ is Big Boi all the way (with a little help from his friends) and as timeless as any of his past output.  Find more: Big Boi

My last track will soak you in reverb and leave you moist.  How To Dress Well is Tom Krell from Brooklyn, NYC.  He is prolific in his output and most of the music he makes he gives away online.  Seven EP’s in a year.  He deserves all the props.  This track is taken from his debut album ‘Love Remains’, which sounds like it’s been recorded in a large hall on a 1980’s boombox.  This is lush, thought provoking stuff.  Right now you should be closing your eyes, sitting back and allowing this song under your skin and into your dreams.  For more: How To Dress Well

RUNNERS – PULSAR QUASAR mp3, Toro Y Moi show, photos from France…


In anticipation of Starting Line being released on 12″ and download by Dummy, the magazine has uploaded Pulsar Quasar (recorded and mixed by Jeff Smith at Loom, mastered by Michael Ward) to stream/download for free. 
Download it here.

We’ve broken our home-show rulebook for this one and confirmed for the Toro Y Moi show at The Musiquarium in Leeds on Friday 20th May, which promises to be a right hoot – facebook details here.

This weekend we celebrated our first year of existence by flying to Marseille to play Festival B-Side, testing positive for explosives by customs,  witnessing the power of our synths breaking a car, making new friends, walking in the sunshine,  wishing we owned a  yacht, sleazing on Catholic altars and war tanks, swimming in the sea, drinking beer/red wine,  avocado overdoses, watching/dancing to Etienne Jaumet, seeing old friends, finding a baby snake, swimming and stone skimming in a gorge, being shown the turquoise secrets of Le Pont Devil, and learning how to ignore Self 1 to allow Self 2 to do the doing. Huge and never-ending thanks and gratitude to Celine, Flo and Charlotte! Adventure photos below by Nash:

RUNNERS – STARTING LINE / STAY FROSTY – FREE DIGITAL RELEASE FROM PUKEKOS

RUNNERS – STARTING LINE / STAY FROSTY
FREE DIGITAL SINGLE ON PUKEKOSDOWNLOAD ZIP
Recorded by Ross Halden at Ghost Town Studios, Leeds. Mastered by Michael Ward.

Read about the release here: http://www.pukekos.org/2010/10/runners.html

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