THE WONDERFULSOUND LIBRARIES “OFF BEAT MIX TAPE”
Martin Brew, aka J-Walk, takes control of The Wonderfulsound LIbraries for this edition.. Celebrating his new album “Off Beat”, Martin delves deep into his record bag pulling out rare and obscure OST’s, Library, Rock, and Funk & Soul selections.
J-Walk “Off Beat” is available now at all good record shops and reputable on line stores plus of course all formats also available at the WONDERFULSOUND shop
Vinyl / Ltd CD / DL
Incorporating the squiggles and squelches of vintage analogue synthesizers and breaks and beats J-Walk is back with an albm of lo-fi vibes reminiscent of recent Francis Bebey or William Onyearbor reissues but bought into the 21st century with the classic J-Walk sound.
Harpsichords, vibraphones, early moog synths, are prominent, underlining the influence of TV programmes such as The Sweeney or the Professionals and the inclusion of the cover version of “Vespucci” converts Hitchhikers into Bladerunner. J-Walk Is back soaked in synths, beats and soundscapes.
"The cover version of BBC Radiophonic’s Paddy Kingsland’s "Vespucci" Is excellent."
"Our favourite Franco-Manco hits the library styles in his typical lo-fi manner. BBQ beats for a World Cup Summer”
CARWYN “COLORAMA” ELLIS
"Beats like they should be - dusty yet playful, and with plenty of bounce"
"Fantastic new album from J-Walk….. shall be playing this on my travels all this year"
Incorporating the squiggles and squelches of vintage analogue synthesizers and the breaks and beats of old library & soundtrack LPs, J-Walk is back with an album of lo-fi vibes reminiscent of the recent Francis Bebey or William Onyeabor reissues bought into the 21st century with that classic J-Walk sound.
You will already know J-Walk, the anthem “Soul Vibration” taken from the debut LP “A Night On The Rocks” was the choice cut for many a DJ and the LP went on to become a classic. Now he is back with a new vinyl Long Player “Off Beat” .
WONDERFULSOUND approached Martin “J-Walk” Brew, who can be found DJing in and around the hip Manchester suburb Chorlton, a couple of years ago to remix a Superimposers release “Seeing Is Believing” on the basis that J-Walk had once sampled the same track. At this point Martin uncovered a treasure chest of new music and WONDERFULSOUND had a new artist.
“’Off Beat’ is a record that reflects my love of soundtracks and library music from a certain era, music that exists without commercial gain and has a 3rd dimension ‘cos it exists to work in harmony with moving image” states MartinBrew “When you listen to OST’s without the image the music is still really evocative.. you can add your own imaginary images.”
And the instruments and sounds from film and tv score’s, Harpsichords, vibraphones, flutes, early moog synths, are prominent in Martin’s work on “Off Beat” underlining the influence of his earlier years growing up avidly watching programs such a The Sweeney or the Professionals.. However there is a deeper side and the inclusion of the cover version of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop track Vespucci (originally recorded by Paddy Kingland) converts Hitchhikers into Bladerunner. Electric Dancing Song turns our focus to the dance floor for more of an early Italian disco vibe while “We’re Not Alone” and Mexicalli Hoodoo returns to the sample based grooves that we know and love J-Walk for
J-Walk is back and signed to WONDERFULSOUND and his new Long Player “Off Beat” is soaked in synths, beats, grooves and soundscapes.
There’s a buzz going around for this soundcloud mix.. I’ve been inundated from people asking if I could get the tracklisting off WONDERFULSOUND’s new artist J-Walk. So after a bit of badgering here it is..
J-Walk new vinyl LP “Off Beat” Due out May 12th May 2014
tracklisting at the bottom of the page
BIBIO - dye the water green
DEATH & VANILLA - lux
AVI BUFFALO - how come
CONNAN MOCKASIN - i’m the one that will find you
PARSLEY SOUND - twilight mushrooms
ANDREW ASHONG - special
BIBIO - bequeath
TWO SUNSETS - venetian skies
HORSEBEACH - faded eyes
DEATH & VANILLA - cul de sac
JUNGLE - lucky i got what i want
NILS FRAHM - says.
Now available at the Wonderfulsound shop (and all online retailers) the Colorama Back Catalogue. Fill in any missing blanks from Colorama’s extensive catalogue including the Japanese only debut CD.
Here’s Colorama with a track taken from “Box”. Notice the Omnichord technique (played by Luca “The Monks Kitchen”) almost as unique as The Superimposers Omnichord style.
Broadcasting every now and again since 2004 The Wonderfulsound Libraries an irregular mix of music taken from the libraries of Wonderfulsound and occasionally featuring the odd guest.
Broadcasting Now “Wonderful Year”
Featuring music from Stringtronics, Julia Holter, John Martyn plus new music from Wonderfulsound’s new signing J-Walk who also takes over the helm for the 2nd half…
An established recording artist, J-Walk returns this year with a new record “Off Beat” Released on Wonderfulsound very soon.
So along with new recordings from Simon Lord, The Kramford Look & John Stammers also due ….. 2014 is sure to be a Wonderful Year.