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Nothing Leaves The House – First Word Records x Record Store Day 2014

On a Saturday morning at the start of November 2013, First Word Records took 3 of our favourite producers out of London to spend the day browsing through the vinyl shelves of the biggest record nerd we know – the incomparable Mr Thing.

This was the culmination of an idea that first manifested itself on Record Store Day 2012. Like most ideas it was a natural conclusion to a conversation about records and music – kidkanevil had expressed a desire to dig through Mr Thing’s sizeable collection for some inspiration. Chatting to Mr Thing it seemed unfair to limit this to only one producer – Tall Black Guy and Eric Lau were top of our wish list.

So – a double 7″ (Mr Thing would make a beat too – they are his records after all) in time for Record Store Day 2013 (yes, we’re a year late). There was however one stipulation about the records from the usually mild-mannered Mr Thing:

‘The guys can sample anything they like, but Nothing Leaves The House….’

And who were we to argue…..

The result is four tracks that celebrate our love for record digging, sample chopping and the simple love of a dope beat.

This video gives you a taste of what went on!

Filmed by Ricky Kershaw and Jeff Metal.
Edited by Ricky Kershaw.

Listen to the tracks here:
https://soundcloud.com/firstwordrecor…

For more info check http://www.firstwordrecords.com

Southport Weekender | The Big 50 – Line Up

Friday 9th May – Sunday 11th May 2014

From the good folks at http://www.southportweekender.co.uk

…The wait is finally over! Thank you all for all of the suggestions you’ve been sending in over the last few months. For this landmark event in dance music history, we will be bringing together some of the legendary DJs who have made our scene so incredible alongside the trailblazing new talent who take the music we love in exciting new directions.

The longest running indoor dance and urban music event in the world reaches it’s half century milestone in May, and nearly 7,000 of the world-wide musical family will be coming together in an unforgettable weekend of dance, music and love!

So without further ado, we are thrilled to unveil the full DJ line up for our next Southport Weekender – The Big 50!

As always, the live acts will be announced a bit closer to the time… hold tight for another spectacular news flash!

The longest running indoor dance and urban music event in the world reaches it’s half century milestone in May, and nearly 7,000 of the world-wide musical family will be coming together in an unforgettable weekend of dance, music and love!

So without further ado, we are thrilled to unveil the full DJ line up for our next Southport Weekender – The Big 50!

As always, the live acts will be announced a bit closer to the time… hold tight for another spectacular news flash!

CARL COX
CLASSIC
HOUSE SET
MK KERRI CHANDLER SETH TROXLER MARTINEZ BROTHERS TONY HUMPHRIES
TERRY HUNTER DERRICK CARTER DJEFF AFROZILA SEAN MCCABE PHIL ASHER
THE BASEMENT BOYS
MOODYMANN GILES PETERSON OSUNLADE MCDE GREG WILSON BEN UFO
ALEXANDER NUT FLOATING POINTS TALL BLACK GUY KEV BEADLE GAVIN KENDRICK
JOEY NEGRO KENNY DOPE ANDREW ASHONG MR SCRUFF NORMAN JAY PAUL ‘TROUBLE’ ANDERSON
ANDY DAVIES BOB JEFFRIES TERRY JONES
DJ JAZZY JEFF MISTAJAM SPINDERELLA DAVID RODIGAN DJ EZ DJ SPOONY
SHORTEE BLITZ RONNIE HEREL SCHOOLY STEVE WREN BIGGER DJ SWERVE
MR THING DJ DIGGZ JP MARTIN (IN FULL SWING) E DOUBLE D
MIGUEL MIGS FRANKIE FELICIANO JIMPSTER
TREVOR NELSON RONNIE HEREL JP
VAKULA RAINER TRUBY LAY-FAR KEV BEADLE GAVIN KENDRICK
CARL COX (JAZZ FUNK SET) KENNY DOPE (HOUSE SET) KERRI CHANDLER (DEEP HOUSE SET) EXIST (ATJAZZ & KARIZMA) NEIL PIERCE SOULDYNAMIC
LIL STEVIE JONNY MILLER LUIS RADIO MARK STONE BEN BROPHY MUCHO SOUL
DJ SPEN
DISCO SET
ROB OXLEY PETE WHARRIER CRAIG BARTLETT PAUL STUART

So there you have it! What a selection… and the clock is ticking until we come together from all corners of the globe to get down at this historic gathering.

We are now working on live acts, and lots of special 50th surprises to come, including programming for the intimate second Dome and the Inn on the Green that will take over from the Sun & Moon as the site musical meeting place.

There will be some thrilling changes to the rooms on site (more details on that soon!), plus our brand new merchandise line, a new series of CDs, a birthday club tour and, of course, our summer soiree in Croatia!
Much love,

CHARLIE JOHNSON’S PARADISE TEN ORCHESTRA – “YOU AIN’T THE ONE” (TALL BLACK GUY REMIX) [POTHOLES PREMIERE]

By the folks behind fantastic HBO series Boardwalk Empire. It’s called Sounds of the Onyx and it features producers like Pete RockDJ Jazzy Jeff, and Shafiq Husayn flipping tracks from the United States’ Prohibition Era, which ran roughly from 1919 to 1933. Pete Rock chose to take on a classic from that time, “Sugarfoot Stomp“, performed by Boardwalk Empire‘s house band and, yes, plenty of necks were hurt in the process. I mean, those drums.

Before the full six-track project hits the web on Monday (Sept. 16), we are proud to premiere the latest leak featuring the handiwork of Tall Black Guy. The Midwestern producer transforms “You Ain’t The One” by Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten Orchestra into a straight-up brassy banger. But what’s most engaging about the track isn’t just the fact that it could pummel your sound system, it’s that I can absolutely hear an MC blacking out over this beat

Tall Black Guy on the Huey Show Jeah!!!

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Check out the latest episode of the Huey Morgan Show on BBC Radio 6, featuring an interview with Tall Black Guy!

8 Miles To Moenart is OUT NOW!!!

You can buy this album on 12″ limited vinyl, CD or digital download from most music retailers worldwide, here in the UK  you can order it via the First Word Records website. Or if you are based in the US you can get it from our main distributor Crosstalk Intl.

Here is the teaser edited by Ricky Kershaw - http://www.youtube.com/masterflaps

 

Tall Black Guy on BBC Radio 6 Music: Gilles Peterson Worldwide Show!

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As part of Record Store Day, Detroit hip hop producer and vinyl enthusiast, Tall Black Guy joins Gilles in the studio, to discuss some of the records that have influenced him as a producer, playing both classic original samples and the TBG tracks that have sampled them, in a Do Over special. Discussing both the significance of those originals and the time from which they came, as well as the continued importance of the medium, Gilles and Tall Black Guy celebrate the enduring appeal of vinyl.

Available to listen here for the next four days!

Mon Amie De’Troit

Mon Amie De'Troit

Brand new single from the upcoming album “8 Miles To Moenart, featuring sublime vocals from Ozay Moore (formerly known as Othello of hip hop crew Lightheaded). The track deals with the subject matter of the full album – the city of Detroit. Over a soulful hip hop beat, Ozay’s low slung raps and subtle sung vocals paint an evocative picture of Detroit.

Available for pre-order from First Word Records

Mon Amie De’Troit feat. Ozay Moore by Tall Black Guy on First Word Records #8MilesToMoenart by TallBlackGuyProductions

Zo! – This Could Be The Night feat. Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington & Phonte (TBGRemix)

 

 

“This Could Be The Night” (Tall Black Guy Remix) is the second leak from “+FE Music: The Reworks” remix compilation that features remixes from Nicolay, Zo!, 4hero, ?uestlove & James Poyser and more. The Reworks will hit stores February 26 and Zo!’s upcoming album ManMade will be out this Spring, both on +FE Music.

Pre-order your copy here: www.theforeignexchangemusic.com and get it signed by Phonte and Nicolay for a limited time only!

New Skyzoo ft. Talib Kweli – Spike Lee Was My Hero [prod. by TallBlackGuy] (Official Video)

Off of the most recent Skyzoo album ”A Dream Deferred”, which also features Jill Scott, Raheem Devaughn, Freeway, !llmind, 9th Wonder, Jahlil Beats and more, is available now via The Faculty/Duck Down Records.

Darondo Re-Edits Coming Soon On Ubiquity Records

 

Happy New Year Everyone! 29th of January should see mine and Teru’s upcoming release as part of the “LUV N’ HAIGHT EDIT SERIES Vol.3, 4, and 5″ on limited edition, hand-stamped jacket, colored-vinyl.

You can pre-order now and receive a 20% discount. As an added bonus, pre-orders will receive a download link with purchase. Digital format for this upcoming release is also available for immediate purchase.

Enter the coupon code: EARLYBIRD before checkout to receive your discount.

Track previews are also available from our Soundcloud page.

Luv N’ Haight Edits Vol.3 : African Roots Of Jazz Feat. Carlos Niño & Friends
http://bit.ly/VllHXv

Luv N’ Haight Edits Vol.4 : BLACK RENAISSANCE FEAT. GB (Gifted & Blessed)
http://bit.ly/XnrUai

Luv N’ Haight Edits Vol.5: Darondo Feat. Tall Black Guy & Dandy Teru (Teaser)
http://bit.ly/RvbTMk