MATT HUGHES – REDHOTDUTCH Album [OCD0052] – Outcross Records Release Date: July, 15th 2016 Format: Digital Bar Code: 5060449915667
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'For my debut solo album I really wanted to explore the genetics of smooth funk and disco house, encompassing the varied styles from my early 'RedHotDutch' & MAM projects through to my current style and sound' [Matt Hughes– 2016]
Following on from his collaborative efforts on ‘Garden Of Eternal Summers’ LP alongside label boss Miguel Campbell, MAM recruit and long-serving DJ and producer Matt Hughes reveals his debut solo LP. ‘RedHotDutch’ is forthcoming via Outcross Records on 15th July 2016.
The LP’s leading track ‘Chrome Dice’ is the perfect set up for Matt’s synth-driven, electronic masterpiece; its up-tempo groove giving a definitive representation of what to expect for the next 12 tracks. Both ‘System Magic’ & ‘Rhythm Is A Given’ incorporate harder hitting percussion, giving way to more mellow rhythms such as ‘Radio’, and the edgier tones of ‘Groove’ – however each in turn resonate Matt’s in-depth knowledge of funk & soul throughout.
Signing off with the transcendent, uplifting release ‘Southern Funk’; this multi-dimensional album stands alone in its entirety, displaying a blend of futuristic and reminiscent 80’s electronica tones. Fusing sharp, electronic stabs, reverberating piano chords, along with melodic instrumentals, guitar-driven verses, stretched synths and experienced use of a vocoder; Matt Hughes unveils an album that portrays bespoke elements and unique qualities from start to finish.
‘RedHotDutch’ is forthcoming via the renowned label in the wake of 10 years of Outcross Records. In the decade since its launch it has established itself as one of the key components of UK house music, sharing parallels with orginial French Touch labels like Cryadmoure and Roulé. Based in Leeds, Outcross have released over 50 records from artists including fellow label-head Matt Hughes, Inland Knights, Iain O’Hare, Tboy, Funky Fat and Miguell Campbell himself, as well as MAM – a collaborative project between Miguel and Matt Hughes that has delivered three albums, including most recent LP, ‘Garden of Eternal Summers’.
1. Chrome Dice 2. System Magic 3. Synthetic Love 4. Dancing Tonight 5. Groove 6. Tides 7. Slow Gloe 8. Intermezzo 9. Night Call 10. Radio 11. Gold Electic 12. Rhythm Is A Given 13. Southern Funk
__________________________________________________ About Matt Hughes
For over a decade, Matt has been producing music combining elements of funk, disco and house music. Using collection of hardware and electronic components assembled in a discreet way, he creates a unique soulful and magical musical experience. His most recent works have been released for the MAM project with Miguel Campbell remixing the likes of the Climbers, Deadmau5 and Flight Facilities, as well as putting out releases via Wolf+Lamb, Future Classic, Hot Creations, Outcross Records & BPitch Control to name a few.
MIGUEL CAMPBELL – "MEMOIRS" ALBUM Release Date : May, 5th 2016 Label : Outcross Records Cat N°: OCD0050 _________________________________________________________
“After the release of Night Drive Without You, I felt that I had a fresh start and decided to make an album that encompassed the different emotions that I have experienced throughout my time in house music. From the feminine cries of the 90's to the low-pass filters of the french touch era.” (Miguel Campbell 2016)
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Having kick-started the year spearheading Tribal Sessions parties across the UK and releasing new MAM album, ‘Garden of Eternal Summers’, Miguel Campbell has announced new solo LP, ‘Memoirs’, ahead of its release via Outcross Records on May 5th.
Through tracks like ‘Chemistry’, ‘Own Thing’ and ‘Everlasting’, Miguel explores a range of both sounds and crucially, emotions, that have defined his years in dance music. Also nodding to the classic French touch sound - one his production work has long been renowned for - on tracks like ‘Knightmare’, a raft of punchier, peak-time house grooves also punctuate ‘Memoirs’ - an album that listens like the most versatile of his three studio albums to date.
Taking one final twist is ‘Bad Tube’ - a track defined by its deeper and darker tones - before classically synth-driven roller ‘Stay Alive’ signs off on an LP awash with slick arrangements, classic sounds and most importantly, an undeniably personal feel.
After the success of his debut album ‘Back In Flight School’ on Hot Creations, Miguel Campbell has spent the last three years living in Ibiza, dividing his time between touring and the studio. Since returning to his hometown of Leeds last year, his production output has been prolific, with a slew of original tracks and remixes coming through his own Outcross Records imprint, the same label that will release forthcoming second artist album, ‘Night Drive Without You’ on 11th December in both double pack vinyl and digital formats.
Referencing the style of some of his early work and featuring a variety of both vocal and instrumental cuts, the disco-tinged layers of all 15 tracks make a firm nod towards the French touch scene of the late 90s and early 2000s, but despite the retro influences, Miguel’s skill here lies in creating a body of work that sounds both fresh and futuristic. Rumbling basslines and glossy, electro synths combine perfectly on the future-facing ‘Melody of Love’, while on final track ’Light and Darkness’ he demonstrates a similar balance; incorporating computerised vocal, underpinned by heavy bass licks - the airy vocal countered by the weight of the low end.
Vocal tracks on the album feature the talents of both Benjamin Diamond, who appeared on Stardust’s ‘Music Sounds Better With You’ and frequent collaborator Beccs Lott, who joined Miguel on ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ and more recently on his ‘Free Falling’ EP. ‘Run With Me’ in particular showcases the synergy between the pair on a track full of verve and bounce, while on ‘Interfunk Music’, he joins forces with Diamond to cosmic, spaced-out effect, with Diamond's hazy, hollowed-out tones adding a new dimension to the record.
A natural extension of ‘Back In Flight School’, ‘Night Drive Without You’ is built to take listeners on an abstract, heartfelt journey through a mix of house, funk, jazz and disco - a fluid collection of styles that are now a hallmark of Miguel Campbell records. Bold and exciting, it’s an album ready to make its mark
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