Thursday, 29 August 2013

Huntleys & Palmers present... Auntie Fl

Work Them are very pleased to be pairing up with our friends down the Mersey, Deep Hedonia, to a present an evening in the company of one of our favourite producers since our inception, Auntie Flo. A true original from the way of Glasgow by Goa, he'll be dropping by with one of the most out-there and eclectic record collections currently circulating clubs and festivals worldwide, as well as a selection of his own one-of-a-kind productions, in less than one week time as you read these very words... If you're reading them after 6/9 it's too late, and I'm sorry that you have to keep hearing about what an awesome party we had.

Taking cues from Afrobeat, Kwaito and outsider music, Auntie Flo's music respectfully and seamlessly mixes in elements of house, disco and psych to create proper vital rythyms. Exisiting as a project for around a decade, Auntie Flo has in the past few years seen appearances on Boiler Room both live and DJing, remixes by the likes of Pearson Sound, and fans found in the likes of Micheal Mayer, Dixon and fellow Glaswegians Optimo, all of whom are releasing his productions through their own  esteemed labels such as Kompakt and Innervisions.


The first label to release his material, and currently prepping a new series of 12 inch edits by the man himself, London based Huntleys & Palmers are synonymous with Auntie Flo and label head Andrew J Thomson will also be spinning a series of finds that form the aesthetic of the label, who have also released fantastic records from Work Them favourites Alejandro Paz and SOPHIE.

Joining the pair will be Work Them's resident John Loveless, as well as a special live A/V set from Liverpool's Acrobat. Tickets are available now priced at just £5 in advance from both Skiddle and Resident Advisor, and more on the door on the night. For more details and to let us know you're coming, see Facebook.

You can still hear John Loveless' Work Them August Selection mix as a free download below. Featuring Thundercat, Beautiful Swimmers, Lone, In Flagranti and more...

We hope to see you on the floor.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Work Them with Howes, plus August Selections - New Mixtape

This Saturday, Work Them and one of Manchester's finest record labels, Melodic, present a one-off free live show from Howes, a prodigal local talent whose recent, inaugural release on Melodic has been met with much acclaim. Playing live, he'll be joined by Work Them's own John Loveless, as well as Chris Egan of Tusk and the Melodic crew themselves. It's our first event in the recently refurbished basement at Kosmonaut, begins at 8PM, finishes at 1AM and comes at the cost of entirely nothing. Before you check out Howes, and our new mixtape, check out the poster below, courtesy of the brilliant Natalie Dunning.

Creating restrained, detailed music (especially for a self-confessed 'non-musician'), Howes debut EP still comes with in built groove and sonic textures bound to sound brilliant below the streets of the Northern Quarter. You can grab centrepiece track Leazes here, from XLR8R, or read more about the EP over at Boomkat, who describe it quite simply as, "Really good stuff." And those cats listen to a lot of records.

For more details, and to kindly let us know you plan on dropping by, you can find the Facebook page here. Otherwise, 8PM, Kosmonaut, Tariff Street, 10/8, 8PM. 

You can also hear a touch more of Howes in the new Work Them August Selections Mixtape, linked below. From the malleable hard drive of our own John Loveless, you can expect new alternative and electronic music, and a couple of unearthed discoveries from  Disco and Acid, to art rock, even a little Gospel, all furtively mixed for an hour and a bit of your audio pleasure.

The mix also features friends, associates and former Work Them guests Ste Spandex and James Booth (formerly Kiosque), the former of whom recently created a typical mind bender of a video for the latter, linked below. James' outstanding new LP, Reunion is out now on 100% Silk, from Junodownload (digital) or on limited edition cassette from Piccadilly Records. Act fast, dance well!

See you on the floor.