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HENRY FLINT vs DJ FOOD
« on: 12 October, 2011, 01:25:01 am »
The latest bout in this cosmic thrillpower vs beatchowder smackdown.



DJ Food — Magpies, Maps and Moons
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Released 07/11/2011

Finishing the trilogy of EPs started in 2009 with One Man's Weird Is Another Man's World and The Shape of Things That Hum, comes Magpies, Maps and Moons. Another five track 12", wrapped in a poster cover by 2000ad comic artist Henry Flint, and featuring more collaborations to add to the growing Food roster.

In vocal form we have JG Thirlwell - aka Foetus, Steroid Maximus and Manorexia amongst many others - providing a vocal for the lead track, "Prey". Having been a fan of JG's work since the late 80's this was a dream come true for Strictly Kev who remixed a Foetus track for free, alongside Amon Tobin on 2002's Blow album for Thirlwell, on the provision that they collaborate in the future.

The other collaboration comes from London resident Aaron Thomason aka 2econd Class Citizen on the 11 minute plus audio montage, "Magpie Music". The two met up earlier this year after Kev had raved about Aaron's debut LP A World Without on Germany's Equinox label. Rather than sit down and work on a single song the pair decided to swap samples and create short pieces in isolation before comparing and critiquing them, then remixing and working them into a long form piece.

All this, with various tracks from the previous EPs, will add up to the album, The Search Engine, released in Jan 2012, which cherry picks the best 10 tracks, remixing or editing them along the way, and adds a final collaboration to boot.


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Re: HENRY FLINT vs DJ FOOD
« Reply #1 on: 12 October, 2011, 03:35:06 am »
Heyyy. I like the second one.
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Re: HENRY FLINT vs DJ FOOD
« Reply #2 on: 22 October, 2011, 01:43:41 pm »
If you're interested we've released signed prints of the artwork to the EP's...

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Re: HENRY FLINT vs DJ FOOD
« Reply #3 on: 18 November, 2011, 03:39:18 am »
Pre-orders for the album with added Henry are here


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DJ Food — The Search Engine
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Released 23/01/2012


Eleven years after the last DJ Food album release Kaleidoscope, Strictly Kev and various friends, associates and like-minded collaborators return with a new full-length. The Search Engine distills the best parts from three EP’s worth of material into a continuous 56 minute album of unbridled creativity and laser-sharp focus.

Collaborations abound in the form of vocal appearances from Natural Self (aka Nathaniel Pearn), J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus, Steroid Maximus etc) and The The's Matt Johnson. The latter reprises his vocal on a cover of his own track "GIANT", nearly thirty years after its first release. Musical hook-ups include 2econd Class Citizen, who trades sample-attacks with Strictly for the suite of nine tracks that make up the 11 minute "Magpie Music", Dr Rubberfunk lends his drumming skills to the opening track, and old DJ Food partner PC and Solid Steel's DK add their own ingredients to the mix.

While there isn’t a single concept behind the record, certain themes twine their way through the music. In particular, the twin retro-future icons, astronauts and robots, float and bleep their way across the surface of the album, from the Henry Flint cover art onwards. Perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work on the 2000AD comic, Flint gave Kev access to a caché of his personal drawings to colour, as well as creating new work specifically for the project.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of all to those who associate the DJ Food name with the early 90s Jazz Brakes records is just how heavy The Search Engine is. Styled as a kind of psychedelic rock album made with samplers, Strictly Kev has not been afraid the frug the fuck out, with thundering drum work and fuzz bass perhaps the central muscial signature of the work.

Reflecting Strictly’s work as a designer as well as musician (he had to take the whole of 2010 off from recording while he did all the design for Ninja’s 20th ‘XX’ anniversary) the album comes in a number of formats: regular CD digipak, regular and expanded / extended downloads plus a limited comic-sized book with CD and a 7" flexi-disc of a bonus track.

As for the title, Kev explains that, “the way we live every day is helped by search engines of many shapes and sizes. Some people think they control and influence how we work and play. In this case, though, the 'Search Engine' could be something waiting to be found out in the vastness of space…”
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Re: HENRY FLINT vs DJ FOOD
« Reply #4 on: 24 November, 2011, 12:46:53 pm »
I'd like to point out that one of the tracks on the new EP (and the forthcoming album) is titled "In Orbit Every Monday".

Kev is a big fan of the Galaxy's Greatest and is all too happy to show it.  Where's Roxilla?

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Re: HENRY FLINT vs DJ FOOD
« Reply #5 on: 25 November, 2011, 01:17:30 am »
If Stevie had been aware back in 2007 when he interviewed Kev for Auxtralian radio for the release of Now, listen again! then you can bet your schweet bippy  Ninja Tune wouldn’t have gotten a look in
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Re: HENRY FLINT vs DJ FOOD
« Reply #6 on: 03 December, 2011, 11:50:43 am »


These are the individual doodles Henry's done for the new Prints. These ones are all accounted for but we have about 17 still available....

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