Nothing Leaves The Archive • First Word Records x The John Peel Archive
Mr Thing, Eric Lau, Tall Black Guy and kidkanevil star in new documentary and release.
Last November, First Word Records was given unprecedented access to John Peel’s historic record collection. The London label used the unique opportunity to create Nothing Leaves The Archive, the final instalment of its Record Store Day trilogy.
Mr Thing, Eric Lau, Tall Black Guy and kidkanevil were invited to wade through tens of thousands of records from Peel’s collection, sampling bits they liked before going home to produce tracks with the recorded audio. The documentary (above) captures the process and the results, which will be released as part of Record Store Day in collaboration with the John Peel Archive.
Nothing Leaves The Archive will be available in record stores this Saturday (16 April).
Little Dragon – Pretty Girls (TBG Disco Love Remix)
It was very cool to be asked by Little Dragon to remix one of their singles “Pretty Girls” from their latest album Nabuma Rubberband. I hope you enjoy it!
Tall Black Guy’s Debut on Boiler Room TV!
THE PLAYLIST RETREAT 2015
The Playlist Retreat is an intimate gathering of progressive artists for the purpose of inspiration, motivation and collaboration. It is an organic exchange between people who believe in the greater purpose of expression through music.
New 80’s Babies – Searching For Happy
The album will be out tomorrow the 28th July 2015, here’s a preview!
90z Baby – The Black Opera ft Magestik Legend, Jamall Bufford, Ro Spit & Scolla [Composed by Tall Black Guy]
As in the words of OKP: On the heels of their The Great Year LP, The Black Opera have jumped back for spring, unleashing the effortlessly cool and breezy new joint “90z Baby.” And while we’ve all probably had our exchanges with the subject at hand, tried & true spitters Ro Spit, Jamall Bufford and Magestik Legend do diligent work in mending the gap, perfectly dissecting the generational lag we all experience in our dealings with youngins’, and all over a chilled-to-perfection, jazz-touched production from the man, the myth, the Tall Black Guy. No, you can’t get this joint on any prior release. But that’s why we’re here, fam. Stream The Black Opera’s ode to the “90z Baby” below and jump back to peep their all-too-ill The Great Year LP, available to purchase on Bandcamp today.
Free event courtesy of Shinola Detroit x Spiritland, Sat 18th April 2015
Rob Smoughton is a multi-talented producer, DJ and record collector. From his work and travels with Hot Chip, Grovesnor and Black Peaches, he’s built up a remarkable collection of Country Rock and Americana on vinyl, which he’ll be playing highlights from on Saturday from 2pm.
Terrel Wallace, also known as Tall Black Guy, was raised on a steady mix of Motown, jazz and hiphop in his home town of Detroit. Now releasing music for Ubiquity and First Word Records amongst others, his forward-thinking hiphop and electronic soul is the perfect soundtrack to a Saturday afternoon in Soho.
Finally, London’s Dan Bean is a longtime friend and associate to the Detroit musical scene, promoting the Bleep 43 events with cutting-edge electronic guest artists. He’ll be playing a mix of music from his extensive vinyl collection, from jazz to deep soul, and Detroit electronica from J Dilla to DJ House Shoes.
1400 Rob Smoughton (Black Peaches/Hot Chip)
1600 Tall Black Guy (First Word/Ubiquity Records)
1800 Dan Bean (Bleep 43)
Thing Leaves The House – Record Store Day 2015 [Video]
Director / Editor: Ricky Kershaw
Director of Photography: Andrew Muir
Motion GFX / Grading / Sound Mix: Chris Matthews
Sound Recordist: David Adambery
Music by Tall Black Guy, Eric Lau, kidkanevil & Mr Thing
Thing Leaves The House Featuring: Mr Thing, Kidkanevil, Eric Lau and Tall Black Guy
A brand new double 7″ vinyl release from First Word Records will be out this “Record Store Day” and hopefully will be available at all your favourite diggin spots (check the listings at http://recordstoreday.co.uk). The 2nd in the series takes a new spin on the theme, with Mr Thing, Kidkanevil, Eric Lau and Tall Black Guy linking up to meet the challenge of flipping a personally picked record from Mr Thing’s collection. Mr Thing of course had to also go through the process himself (it’s only fair right?) but to even up the score, the producers decided to hand-pick a record from Love Vinyl record shop in London. The result is four tracks that truly capture the personalities of each producer. Check out the tunes below and make sure you pick up your copy when you go out this Record Store Day!