- Release Date 2013-10-07
- Label Applique Music
- Catalog AM035
Applique Music is proud to present 'Done & Dusted' - A body of work which encapsulates a two year partnership between label heads Lempo aka Mike McGuinness and Japwow aka Claire savage. The duo joined forces in the studio and quickly became renowned for their innovative four-to-the floor cocktail of unique swing and jazz style infused with tech house.
The result is this fine collection of originals and collaborations with many of their high profile industry colleagues. This release can already boast airplay on BBC Radio One and Capital FM with further support from industry heaveyweights such as Eric Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Prok & Fitch, Mark Knight, Sonny Fodera, Gramophonedzie, Andi Durrant and many more.
About the featured artists and collaborators...
Nancy Sinatra is an American singer, daughter of singer/actor Frank Sinatra, and remains best known for her 1966 signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walking" - The record in question was given a 21st century refresh by L&J 'Jack in Boots' was born and Nancy
herself was quoted on twitter as saying "I love what they have done!". Upon release 'Jack in Boots' was featured on the i-tunes home page, reached number 13 in The Music Week club chart and 36 on Beatport's Top 100.
K-Klass aka Russ Morgan and Paul Roberts are a British house music group. Signed with Deconstruction, Defected, Hed Kandi and Virgin EMI. K-Klass shot to fame with UK Chart hits such as "Rhythm is a Mystery" in 1991 which reached number 3 and "Let Me Show You" reaching number 13 in 1993. The boys locked horns with L&J to bring us 'Brass Attack' the swing fuelled tech bomb.
Artful aka Mark Hill is a British music producer. Mark's established himself as one of the UKs most sort after producers as the original Artful Dodger. His signature garage sound brought massive success with UK Chart hits 'Re-Rewind' which reached number 2 in 1999 and 'Movin too Fast' also reaching number 2 in 2000. Mark was also the co-writer and producer on Craig David's 6x Platinum 'Born To Do It' album on Atlantic Records. Mark spent a couple of sessions in the studio with L&J applying his touch of genius to 'Playboy Bunny' which also features the vocal talents of 80D aka Ashley Taylor Dawson. Ashley is a British Singer/Song Writer and Actor on the hit TV Soap Hollyoaks.
Cabell "Cab" Calloway was an African-American jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, where he was a regular performer. His signature hit 'Minnie the Moocher' was first recorded in 1931 by Cab and his Orchestra, selling over 1 million copies. Cab's 'Hi-De-Ho' classic was originally written as the title track on the 1934 American Musical short film. The legend returns as L&J give this
historic piece of music a 21st century re-birth.
Will Gold is a British DJ and producer, signed to Toolroom Records and Starlight music. Will has enjoyed several Beatport hits including Swing Time reaching number 2 and Afro Loco reaching number 5. Will also reached Number 1 on the Trackitdown Top 100 with 'Boston Boogie' a collaboration which would become the first of many with L&J.
The Daniel Pemberton Tv Orchestra is the alias of Ivor Novello winning and BAFTA nominated British composer Daniel Pemberton. Daniel is responsible for over 150 different TV shows and the mastermind behind the original score for 'LittleBigPlanet'. Once his orchestra got in the studio with L&J the unique tech house version on 'Leaders Of Men' was born - sampling the score from the popular Sony playstation video game 'LittleBigPlanet'.
Will Clarke is a British DJ and producer signed to many prestigious labels including Juicy Music, Southern Fried, Stealth Records, Flamingo Recordings and CR2 Records. L&J have worked closely with Will on several projects including 'Sound Of The Horns' a hypnotic jazz
Reworked Robot aka Adrian Jones is a British DJ and producer Signed to Zulu Records and Whore House. Adrian is making a name for himself throughout the UK not only as a DJ but as a very talented producer gaining BBC Radio One support on many of his releases. Adrian collaborated with L&J on "Kiss My Ass" which features a memorable funk sample infused with the tech beats and bass you would expect from this trio.
Hausjacker aka Scott Forshaw is a British DJ and producer Signed to Virgin EMI and Hed Kandi . Scott had a beatport Top 10 hit with 'Circus Freak' on Cr2 Records in 2010. The slick collaboration between Hausjacker and L&J is named after the popular party beverage 'Jager Bomb'.
Angelita Jiminez is a Brazilian TV Presenter and Singer/Song Writer. Angelita provided the summer time vocals for this tech house anthem 'The Best Times' which reached number 2 on the Trackitdown Top 100 and peaked at 21 on Beatport.
And finally we come to Robbie Styles - a British producer who has been on the scene for many years, he worked with L&J to create a Charleston style tech house groover know as "Jazz Hands".
Completing this release is a star studied remix package. Will Gold switched collaborating for remix duty on 'Leaders of Men' while "Jack in Boots" gets an electro re-rub from british DJ and Production duo The Str8jackets. This crazy pair have been releasing hit after hit on
the likes of Strictly Rhythm, Hed Kandi and Subliminal Records.
Canadian superstar vocalist and producer MC Flipside aka Mike Perri - broke onto the scene as the voice for dance anthem 'Hi Friend' by Deadmau5 in 2008. Flip has gone on to release material on imprints such as Toolroom Records, Mau5trap and Ministry of Sound.
Joining Flip on the remix is DBR Recordings A&R Chris Vench - together they have put a more driving tech twist on "Jazz Hands".
Up next is the legend that is Nick Hussey aka Beatmode, a British DJ and Producer who has written material for many artists since 1990. Nick's most notably claim to fame is Livin Joy's 'Dreamer' which entered the UK chart at number 1 in 1994. Nick also had a hand in several 90's dance hits for Awesome 3 and Corona. Nick puts his own progressive spin on L&J's 'The Best Times' featuring Angelita Jiminez.
And finally British DJ and production duo Frater & Stent - who are signed to Hed Kandi and Pacha Recordings have worked their funky magic on 'Brass Attack'.
Applique Music wishes to thank all the featured artist and remixers involved on this project, along with the labels who have all been kind enough to sub licence the Lempo & Japwow back catalogue to make this release a reality.
Done & Dusted
- Release Date 2013-10-07
- Label Applique Music
- Catalog AM035