Crazy Penis – A Nice Hot Edit With – Textura Review

It’s pretty hard to take seriously a recording credited to Crazy Penis but, in fact, the group’s A Nice Hot Edit With … is seriously good. The band’s A Nice Hot Bath With … appeared in 1999, so it’s no great surprise to hear the 2010 re-work sound so deliciously old-school; in short, if you’re a fan of Yore’s deep, neo-classic sound and the idea of a vocal-less Chic likewise strikes your fancy, you’ll likely cotton to A Nice Hot Edit With just as much.

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The Producer Interview


    Q & A feat. Flash Atkins, Ralph Myerz, Mat Playford, DATG, Proviant Audio & Kahuun

    Q: What were your Top three tracks of 2010?
    FA: Isoul8 & Mark De Clive – Stop Bajon / Lonesome Echo Production – Spirit of Drums / Flash Atkins – Make Your Move.
    RM : Ciscoe – Elevators / Black Room – XTC / Radioslave – I Don’t Need A Cure For This (Kenny Larkin Remix)
    MP: Kosmischer – Ruckenwind / Lucien N Luciano – Behind My Soul
    Yard Dawg – Mat Playford & Tim Deluxe
    PA: I’m all stuck in the seventies, so it’s hard to say… Of course, some lovely music has been coming out of 2010 as well. The Samps’ self titled debut on Mexican Summer has been running a lot on my iPod, so I have to mention the tracks “Peppergood” and “Yellow Jacket”, which is pretty rude, sample-based disco/R&B dopeness. Erykah Badu’s album New Amerykah Part 2 has been one of my favorites this year as well. Tracks “Umm Hmm” produced by Madlib and “Love” produced by J Dilla in his late years.
    K: Soulphiction – Deranged / Stac – Tip (Royce Wood Jnr Remix) / Seiji vs. Bembe Segue – Get it Together
    DATG : All this time – Proviant Audio / Made for each other – Junkie XL / Something Good Can Work (Twelves remix) – Two door cinema club

      Q: What are your plans for 2011?

    FA: A Day In The Life film, mucho musica and an album dropping in the Autumn. Also getting very pissed daily, scabbing free drugs and trying to live in a house rather that a campervan, this winter’s been harsh!
    RM: Finishing and releasing three albums! “Super Sonic Pulse” with guests like George Clinton and Snoop Dogg / “Outrun (Music4LateNightDrivez)” for night time experiences. and producing the new R.E.C. album “DiscoTech” with Eddie Da Bass and Carina Deejay. Then moving to California and make a lot of new music while drinking wine.
    MP: Obsessive focus.
    PA: Release my debut album on Paper!!!! Do a lot of remixes. produce a lot, arrange my tracks for the Royal Norwegian Navy Big Band (29 horns!) and do some amazing shows – including the by:Larm Festival in February…..and last but not least graduate from High School!!
    K: Get my finger out and try to complete some of the 219 half-finished projects. There should at least be enough for my first ever album 🙂
    DATG : Finally learn the bloody trumpet, get some more music released, get freaking married.

      Q: What was your best Night-Time experience of 2010?

    FA: It was in Amsterdam before I got mugged but that’s what happens when you go on the specialist unlicensed sex market.
    RM: Watching the sunset at the beautiful Utkantfestival with my fiancée, and afterwards playing disco with Ciscoe all night long.
    MP: Touring with We Love.
    PA: Must be some of the summer festivals. All were super great but the best was probably the Slottsfjell Festival were I did a DJ-set along with bass, percussions and some horns in front on over 3000 funky people. My bassist claims he french-kissed about 6 girls in the audience during the show. After the show he stated “Mathias, my life started right now…”
    K: All of the 8 HiFi Terapi nights at Cafe Opera in Bergen.
    DATG : I’m going to hedge my bets and say it will take place on 18th Dec – Lindstrom, Tensnake, Crazy P, Ralph Lawson = Yes.

      Q: Your worst Night-Time experience?

    FA: Getting back to blighty after said incident.
    RM: I’m not really into bad night- time experiences. I always keep it 100% good and hang out with the good people.
    MP: Cant think of any bad vibes man.
    PA: Nothing I would want the world to know, I guess. Often synonymous with too excessive consumption of liquids containing alcohol.
    K: Drink expensive wine with Prime Minister Flash Atkins and solve all the problems together.
    DATG : Hm, so few nights out these days, I make sure they’re all good!

      Q: If you were leader of the world, what would you do next?

    FA: Make all those lazy students get a proper job rather than bloody moaning all the time.
    RM: 1. Hire Johan Galtung (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Galtung) as the chief of all the technical economical political stuff.
    2. Then make sure Final (www.Final.no ) and Kinee (Kinee.no) get listened to a lot.
    3. After all this hard work and tough decisions make January the annual month of chilling out and drinking wine.
    4. Make a lot of money on Aspirin in February.
    5. Spend that money on buying everybody a turntable and a stack of vinyl with music so beautiful that people would want to listen to it at least for an hour a day. An album on vinyl a day, keeps the doctor away.
    6. Spend all the money saved on medical bills on good sound systems in clubs.
    MP: Well where do you start? I’d defo try to sort them Somalian pirates.
    PA: Spread the fonk!!!
    K: Drink expensive wine with Prime Minister Flash Atkins and solve all the problems together.
    DATG : If I were leader of the world, I’d have a day off. Or delete the internet – that would be fun. Or in an ideal, nonrealistic world, redistribute a fraction of the profits made by the various energy companies to those in more immediate need…

A Sound of Norway Launch

A Sound of Norway launch tonight at Cafe Krystall with Ralph Myerz, Eddie Da Bass, Carina & Ciscoe……Details HERE

Resident Advisor – Sound of Norway Review

A Sound of Norway EP1

Ralph Myerz – My Dream Queen – A Sound of Norway EP1 by paperecordings

Ciscoe – Elevators – A Sound of Norway EP1 by paperecordings

Keyboy – OYB – A Sound of Norway EP1 by paperecordings

Paper Recordings has a long standing connection with Norway’s musical output, dating back to the label’s release of the seminal ‘Kaminsky Park’ by Those Norwegians in 1997. The label helped create a template for the Norwegian sound with its off-kilter beats, organic soul and giddy electronics and from the ashes of Those Norwegians rose Torbjorn Buntland who went on to form Royksopp and leftfield pioneer Rune Lindbæk who released ‘Sondag’ on our sister label Repap.

The series will draw on the best electronic music to showcase the modern Norwegian disco sound, featuring brand new tracks by established and up-and-coming producers. The first EP kicks off with this three tracker from Ralph Myerz, KeyBoy and Ciscoe accompanied by specially commissioned artwork by illustrator Joe Lobley.

The EP opens with Ralph Myerz ‘My Dream Queen’, a superb slice of slo-mo disco tinged house with warm melodies and ethereal vocals that go to show why Myerz has been such an important musical influence over the last decade.

Next up KeyBoy deliver ‘OYB’, a follow up to their hugely popular ‘Viva Blue’ from last year. It’s an intense techno / disco fusion which marries deep soulful melodies with tough analogue sounds providing a brilliant cut that is perfect tackle for soundsystems and home listening alike.

Finally we have newcomer Ciscoe who turns in a lower tempo slab of 80’s influenced electronics cum disco. Beautifully arranged and bristling with an edgy soul this is a great piece of music and perfect closing opus to this wonderful package.

Buy it HERE

What the press and DJs are saying:

Chris Duckenfield – Worth it for Ciscoe alone, Claudja Barry loopage always handy.

Erol Alkan – Like My Dream Queen

Aldrin Zouk (Zouk) – Lovely EP! Especially loving the laid back grooving My Dream Queen and Elevators.

Phat Phil Cooper – Elevators is lovely… nice and trippy…

Roberto Rodriguez (Compost / Freerange) – Super cool tracks. Love all of them, sounds like Norway!

Mathew Krysko (Warehouse Project) – Cisco – BLAM! Great cover of Secret Agent Man… love it!

Ben Bleet (Howling Monkey) – Elevators is cool

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Cool E.P on the lefter side of central ..OYB standout for me.

Jonathan Moore (Leftside) – Loving all the tracks but OYB just edges it for peak time action. All three will be getting major support though.

24:hrs Soundsystem DJs – Paper is slowly getting my attention more and more. This new release is a pleasant surprise from fellow country Norway. Like Ralplh Myerz dreamy pop meets dancefloor track.

Jonny Miller (Jus’ Listen) – Really like the vibe on OYB, proper mid set deepness…

Frank Lihaug (Norway) – Fresh out of Bergen, Norway. Love all tracks, OYB is the winner for me though.

Chris Coco – Mmmm dreamy.

Patski Love – Heia Norge! Heia Ralphen!

Craig Woodrow – Nice EP!!!

Emma Warren (NME) – I love this EP, particularly Dream Queen which just sounds great. Am going to see if I can play on my NME Radio show.

Stefano (Disco Outcasts) – My Dream Queen & Elevators are lovely. Full support.

Karoshi – This is real quality. Proper autumnal music, Elevators is especially lush. Bit of Royksopp in there, but still doing it’s own thing. Slo mo disco – this is the next thing. Gimme more fellas!

Kahuun – Tight and swinging release folks!

Martin Brew (J-Walk) – Elevators is very, very awesome – will be rockin’ this shizzle!

Ralph Myerz – What an amazing EP!!! INCREDIBLY talented people! They also seem like a very nice and cool and smart and handsome gang too.

Gareth Sommerville (Ultragroove) – ‘OYB ‘for the club, ‘My Dream Queen for the bar. Elevators for the sunny beach I wish I was on right now.

Seth Troxler – i like Elevators and My Dream Queen…. love it actually!

James Teej (Rekids) – Another dope dose of solid music, the Keyboy track is illll… Diggin’ the Ciscoe track too.

Freak N Chic – Interesting mid tempo music & paper is back ..as usual nice funky stuffff.

Ola Smith-Simonsen – Enjoying the Ralph Myerz track! Nice to see Paper Recordings back!

Geir Aspenes (Norway) – Great EP! Keyboy for me. Go Norway!

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