Headman feat. Scott Fraser & Douglas McCarthy
Emotional Relish / Relish Recordings
ERL001 / RR068
21st June 2013
vinyl & digital
(Daniel Maloso Remix)
(Hardway Bros. Axis Forces Dub)
Swiss label Relish Recordings presents the new single from Headman featuring Scott Fraser and Douglas McCarthy giving a taster of his artist album due later in the year…
Robi Insinna aka Headman has a long history in electronic music and most often trades in the sounds of raw, machine driven funk. Here he pairs up with former Relish producer Scott Fraser of the so-called Scrutton Street Axis (along with likeminded tunesmiths Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay who all work in the same basement studio) and Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas McCarthy who provides vocals. The idea behind the new material is for Robi to work with artists he likes and simply to see what happens…
The original of ‘Noise’ is a fierce and prickly brew of synthetic sounds, gurgling acid and heavyweight dubbed kick drums. The vocals of McCarthy add a nineties feel as he asks over and over if you “want some noise” and there’s a very real post-funk attitude imbued deep within the multi-layered track. Sweaty, smoky, dirty basement disco might be a good way to describe it.
As well as a dub version there are two more remixes. The first comes from Daniel Maloso of Cómeme fame. He has just released a solo album at end of last year and turns the track into a more electrified, John Carpenter style version laced up with raw and frazzled arpeggiated synths and plenty of libidinous vocal cries.
The final remix comes from Sean Johnston aka Hardway Bros – a DJ partner in crime with Andrew Weatherall in their A Love From Outer Space party project and revered producer in his own right. He speeds things up a little and adds a bit of retro style dancefloor darkness to ensure the package offers something for every moment of a night.
There is also a video by Douglas and Robi that will accompany the track and the release comes with a cover image by Photographer Horst Diekgerdes taken somewhere during the late 90s that seemed to fit the project perfectly. The package will also be released on Emotional Relish as a limited run vinyl complete with an exclusive Revocal version.
“Noise (Hardway Bros Axis Forces Dub Remix)”
“Noise (Daniel Maloso Remix)”