Flash Atkins is a super hero who had his gravy days in the 80s saving the world with his ability to manipulate sound.
Unfortunately he’s fallen on hard times and can be spotted in the less salubrious parts of London, Manchester and West Yorkshire stoned or drunk on borrowed time & money. To make ends meet he uses his special powers to DJ, remix and make tracks for We Are Woodville and PAPERecordings.
The Sweetshop is his new single and is a concise slice of low-fi electronic pop sitting in the hinterland somewhere between Hot Chip and Calvin Harris. Gabriel Olegavich’s alterego, Caspa Codina takes time out from producing Spektrum, Lady Sovereign and Envy to provide vocals.
On the remix front, Håkan Lidbo goes mainfloor with a glitchy 4/4 bass driven thumper, Radioproof veer off in to Hoxton Pop territory and new kids Dieter & the Gadabouts take it deep, big and bouncy. Flash Atkins also has a crack with his Into The Valley version that takes different types of house, sticks them through the mixer and emerges with a whole load of disco attitude and something that The Juan Maclean would be proud of.
Sign up to http://flashatkins.blogspot.com/ for tales of woe, shite superhero videos, live dates, releases, DJ mixes, exclusive tracks, podcasts, bacon sandwiches, bags of coal blah blah blah blah blah.
Artist: Flash Atkins feat. Caspa Codina
Title: The Sweetshop
Released: OUT NOW!
Format: Audio Download / Video / Ringtone
2. Flash Atkins’s Into the Valley Remix
3. Radioproof’s Dollymixture
4. Håkan Lidbo’s Anti-POP Remix
5. Dieter & the Gadabouts Remix
Buy it at iTunes today!
The DJs say…
Aldrin – Zouk
“Into The Valley remix is tops! Funky!! Feeling the Original & Radioproof remix as well…”
Tony Nwachukwu – Plastic People / CDR / RBMA
“Good Release! Great to see Anti POP on the remix tip again!”
Richie Hartness – Untitledmusic
“Electro funkin house! Pop goes another tune from Flash – sure to ignite the floor!”
LA77 – Chips With Everything
“Nice!! Liking this a lot. Anti POP mix is probably the one for a set but the Diter and the Gadabouts mix is going straight on my ipod. Gig tonight in the Northern Quarter. Anti POP mix is deffo getting dropped. Word!!”
Chris Todd – Crazy P
“Really like Flash’s own into the valley remix, i’ll ‘ave a quarter of lemon bonbons please!”
Stuart Patterson – East Village / MOS Radio / Faith
“Davis in pop chart shocker – could be.. its the into the valley mix for me .. diggin’ the vocal as well.. good work Flash!”
Luke Solomon – Restless Soul
“Loving the original very much indeed..”
Tom Groove Armada
“Like the into the valley rmx, cool, fun party vibes.”
Simon Cosmic Disco
“Very tasty little electro-bumper. love the dieter & the gadabouts remix, getting good response on the dance floor.”