Coldcut and On-U Sound founder Adrian Sherwood have released new single ‘Make Up Your Mind’, a lovelorn, dubbed out ballad with lush vocals from Ce’Cile and production from Toddla T, given a fresh lease of life with new versions and a stack of remixes. Well-timed to provide a melancholy tint to Valentine’s Day, it’s the latest single from dub-pop opus ‘Outside The Echo Chamber’. Last year marked the 30th anniversary of Coldcut, and this record sees their long-overdue collaboration with Sherwood – a fellow giant of independent UK music – continue into 2018.
Coldcut (Matt Black and Jon More) and Adrian Sherwood (kingpin of the legendary On-U Sound label) are the perfect sonic match; two pioneers of British music united by a maverick spirit. Coldcut x On-U Sound’s ‘Outside the Echo Chamber’ via Ahead Of Our Time – is an album of freshly-minted, electronic dub-pop.
Uniting an array of global musicians and vocalists including Roots Manuva, Junior Reid, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Ce’Cile – to name but a few – and made in London, Ramsgate, Jamaica, and Los Angeles – with co-producer and fellow dance heavyweight Dave Taylor (Switch & With You.).
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Only Heaven EP – Coldcut
Jon More and Matt Black – aka Coldcut – are back! One Coldcut hallmark has been their skill at choosing collaborators, and the “Only Heaven” EP is no exception. First up, they recruited super producer Dave Taylor (Switch / With You.) to work with them. Best known for his stint as Major Lazer with Diplo, Taylor has also produced for M.I.A., Santigold, Beyoncé and many more.
The new music here was recorded with him at the Woodshed Studios in Malibu, California. To keep the vibe sharp, Coldcut then brought in some UK vocal muscle in the form of Roots Manuva and Roses Gabor.
1. Only Heaven feat. Roots Manuva
3. Dreamboats feat. Roots Manuva and Roses Gabor
4. Donald’s Wig feat. Roses Gabor
5. Quality Control feat. Roots Manuva
Coldcut – Only Heaven Remixes
Coldcut, returning to the newly revived Ahead of Our Time label, have turned over their wares to fellow agitators and collaborators within the musical world. They bring forth a fresh cut EP, stacked with three club facing remixes of their stand outside, isolated anthem – ‘Only Heaven ft. Roots Manuva’.
1. Only Heaven feat. Roots Manuva (Matthew Herbert Remix)
2. Only Heaven feat. Roots Manuva (Special Request Remix)
3. Only Heaven feat. Roots Manuva (Cadenza Remix)
Bogus Order – The Bullnose Step EP
Bogus Order, creators of Zen Brakes Vol. 1, return with a new 12” on Ahead Of Our Time – 26 years since the last release.
1. Bullnose Step
2. Ex Voto
3. It’s Up To You
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Ninja Jamm is Coldcut’s music making and remix app. The intention was to make the world’s most advanced beat app and give it away. This has been achieved. Development of the app is ongoing, Jamm Pro will be the next release. In the meantime Coldcut use it for live shows and making music. Here’s a 1 take live Jamm skills video from Matt Black.
More info at the website http://ninjajamm.com.