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
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 – EXPANDER MIX [January 2011]
Download mp3 here (32mins, 74mb)
In lieu of the first Monthly Marathon of 2011, we thought we’d straddle some sub-particles to surround our recent remix of a track from PRINTED CIRCUIT‘s forthcoming new album, which will be available as one of a bundle of free bonus downloads, including the likes of our mutual buddy Hawnay Troof. ‘Distance And Time RUNNERS Galaxy Remix’ is track two in the Expander mix. The last track in this mix came about by accident when two songs started playing on my computer at the same time, and it seemed too good to be one coincidental lost moment in time – Lazy Fat People and Bitchin’ Bajas (solo project of Cooper Crane – we played with his band Cave last year).
It’s nearing the end of 2010, so we thought we’d treat you to a free download of a RUNNERS remix of Klaus Weiss, Monoton and Abandoned Toys…
KLAUS WEISS / MONOTON / ABANDONED TOYS –
RUNNERS NIGHTLINERVISION RHYTHM REMIX (mp3)
Klaus Weiss was a German jazz drummer who toured Europe with many of America’s touring musicians and played long stints at the Blue Note in Paris and Munich’s Domicile Club. Later in his career, he began to record albums of his own – some of which involved the use of synthesisers, which is how I found out about him. There are a few tracks in this mix, all on Sound Music Album #18 from 1979.
Founded in the same year, Monoton was started by Konrad Becker as an evolving art project exploration of psycho-active sound programming and its psychosocial contextualizing. In 1998, The Wire magazine singled out Monoton’s record “Monotonprodukt07” from 1982 among the 100 most important records of the 20th century. The track in this mix is Nightvision from the 2009 album, Stille.
Abandoned Toys is the work of a modern classical composer from Tampa, Florida, USA. I gotta admit, I know nothing more about them, other than that there’s an album called The Witch’s Garden, and that the track used in this mix is called Nightliner from the 2009 Pop Ambient compilation on Kompakt which a friend gave me as a gift – assuming it’s the same Abandoned Toys as the guy from Tampa. I honestly have no idea.
More tunes soon…