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The Black Opera Ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow – ‘Beginning Of The End’ (produced by Tall Black Guy)

Free download available off of the newest album by The Black Opera “The Great Year”

 

From The Smoking Section BY  / 10.05.14

Somber cuts usually don’t mesh with the weekend slipping out of your grasp but I have to make an exception for this one. “Beginning Of The End,” produced by Tall Black Guy, matches his patented, bouncy drum, programming to The Black Opera’s ad libs and Georgia Anne Muldrow’s stirring vocals. The track’s got an eerie direction from jump what with the haunting samples and keys draped throughout. It’s tastefully done, though and should give a good hit of soul to anyone in need of it.

“Beginning Of The End” stands in as a single for The Great Year: The Black Opera’s new long play.Listen to the project in full below. The album is currently available for purchase on iTunes.

TALL BLACK GUY MIX BY DJ MIZ RIZK

Just out in time before my tour this week, DJ MZ RIZK put this dope mix together and artist: Andrew Gibbs put together the cover art, big thank you to the both of them for creating this for me!

HOUSE SHOES PRESENTS… FLIPS VOL. 1: TALL BLACK GUY B/W SHASH’U (7″)

House Shoes recently started his quarterly “Flip Sessions” series where he selects a sample and producers get the opportunity to create their own interpretation. One public winner is chosen from a voting process on his soundcloud (soundcloud.com/houseshoes), and Shoes also selects a personal favorite.

The people, and Shoes have spoken, and here are the winning entries, pressed up on a VERY limited run of 45’s. House Shoes Presents: Flip Sessions Volume One featuring Tall Black Guy and Shash’u…

 

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This September Australian and New Zealand Tour!!!

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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!