Holy shit there's a lot going on at the moment around Sleazy HQ! First things first: our new record just hit the shops. For those of you who haven't heard it yet, it's our first sampler, it features tracks by Tornado Wallace, Eddie C, SE62 and Daniel Solar, it's vinyl only, a limited pressing and we think it's very, very good. We'd had some great feedback from giants like Harri, Ali OOFT, The Revenge, Cottam, LTJ XPerience, Dead Rose Music Company, Sleazy McQueen, Craig Smith and a few others, who've all been finding a place for these bobs and beats in their sets.
Fatcity Records wrote a nice little review on the release:
"Fourth release on the label from those guys over at the excellent Sleazybeats blog. Eddie C returns with a bang with his chugger 'Move Me', Tornado Wallace continues his fine form with a take on Surface's 'Stop Holding Back'. On the flip, Home Taping´s SE62 delivers a heavy rework of a forgotten Willie Hutch track and Daniel Solar (of No More Hits fame) wraps up the EP with a classy, dubby rework of Melba Moore´s ´You Stepped Into My Life´. Lovely stuff".
It always feels a little weird/wrong to hype up our own releases, so have a listen and see if it's up your alley:
It's out now in all fine record stores, so head over to Juno, Phonica, Picadilly, FatCity, Chemical or your local record dealer for a copy.
In other news, we got to do a mix for the classy Deepcast series, which is run out of Melbourne. They've had some of the world's best DJs to throw records together for them, so it feels like a huge honour to be part of their show. We even got to answer a few questions and talk about music, vinyl, misunderstandings and upcoming Sleazy Releases, so head over to their website if you're interested in our ramblings.
Andy Hart, the gent who runs things over at Deepcast, has a fine ear for production too, so make sure to keep track of his tracks and bits over at soundcloud.
The fun doesn't end there though, as we finally managed to find a way to get some sleazy cotton action going. We set up a shop with the fine folks over at Zazzle, which means they take care of the printing, selling and handling etc. Their prices are a bit steep (sadly, we have no say in that) but hey, it's printing on demand, they use really nice and soft American Apparel tees and the quality of their screenprints is superb. We have two different designs up at the moment (by the two winners of our design contest, Lucie Barriere & Matt McDonald), available in a bunch of different colours.
Make sure to google for Zazzle Promo codes before ordering, there's always a code floating about that'll knock a few bucks/quid/euros of the price...