African Headcharge record 19th album at Unit 8 Recording Studio
(PRWEB UK) 2 November 2012
The Crew at Unit 8 Recording Studios has been busy of late, with artists coming through the doors such as Renu rehearsing with her incredible band for the launch of her highly anticipated 2nd album Midnight Radio at local east London venue venue Rich Mix on the 25th October. This was a gig not to be missed after the amazing response to her first album “LOVE FROM LONDON” by BBC Radio 3.
MIDNIGHT RADIO was released on 25th/10/12 with Renu again as Composer/Arranger/Producer/Lyricist. The music can only be best described as filmlike, taking influences from Spain and Latin/Central America.
RENU has worked as a percussionist for Fun-da-mental, Grace Jones, State of Bengal, Mika, and Alabama 3, amongst many others.
Her band (where she is the writer, composer and arranger) includes three singers, one of them an opera singer, a string section, guitar, bass and theremin. RENU and her band have performed at such prestigious venues as the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Rich Mix and the Soho Theatre bar, as well as playing numerous live sessions on Resonance FM.
While work has continued on the album of African Headcharge legend of experimental dub music, the brainchild of Bonjo Nyabinghi Noah, recording his 19th studio album at Unit 8 studios. African Headcharge is back in full effect, after recent shows at Unit 8 and Brixtons excellent live music venue Hootananny, putting on a tremendous live show for the fans old and new.
Footage from both shows will be available on the youtube channel Unit 8 Studios, filmed and edited by Unit 8 TV music video production crew, check out some of their work on youtube here youtube.com, Soundsolutiontv.
Other news from the studio is the long anticipated new album from Unit 8 residents ULTERIOR - THE BLEACH ROOM After a year of writing and recording, they have whittled down a long list of ideas and demos into ten incredible tracks. The songs have been further sharpened by a close friend and breathtaking producer; Robert Harder, who has worked with Brian Eno, Paul Epworth, Kylie Minogue, Neneh Cherry, Squarepusher, White Rose Movement and Whitey to name but a few. The band is sounding impressive after long hours in the rehearsal studio, at Unit 8
Former White Rose Movement frontman Finn Vine has also passed through the doors recently. With his new project Genuflex, which has been described as “Scott Walker singing through a Cocteau wash of Bowie era Berlin”, This is what the NME had to say.
‘If you have ever obsessed over what a collaboration between Nine Inch Nails and Patrick Wolf would sound like, never fear, the answer is here…’ - NME
Bludevotion’ is the title track from the first EP to be released by Genuflex, a cold, spiky introduction that recalls David Lynch, elements of Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music and Bowie’s Berlin era albums worth grabbing a copy.
Unit 8 recording studio have also welcomed the Pressed Records crew of Oscar Harding & Dan Medison to the the fold. Life time affiliate of the Foreign Beggars and founder of 'Pressed Records', Dan 'Medison' Milne was signed up by UK institution 'Dented Records' following credits alongside Skrein, Plan B and Verb T.
The forward thinking producer and founder of pressed records 'Medison' achieved global notoriety in 2010, with his first official release for Dented Records (Foreign Beggars).
'Harry' featuring label- mate Skrein, was an instant hit across the globe, backed up by remixes from chart topper Plan B, Ruckspin and in particular Barenoize.
With two stints at No 1 in the Chemical Records Dubstep charts, the track was play-listed on Radio 1, Kiss and Rinse FM, and gained support worldwide from every DJ worth mentioning such as Chase and Status, Skism, Bar 9, Flux Pavilion, Datsik, Excision and many more. With well over a million views on youtube, the track could be considered one of the first to mesh UK Hip Hop and Dubstep to worldwide acclaim.
As a DJ, Medison has played to crowds of thousands across the UK and Europe, supporting powerhouses such as Plastician, Rusko, Foreign Beggars, Digital Mystikz, Cluekid, Virus Syndicate, Bar 9, Brookes Brothers, Logan D, Gentlemens Dub Club and many more.
Artists lined up for 2012 Include, Matta, London Zoo, Stig of the Dump, Foreign Beggars Medison, Ruckspin, SideProjekt & Many more TBA.. All inquires & info contact: info(at)pressedrecords(dot)com
Unit 8 is a friendly one stop shop for all your vinyl pressing, mastering, dubplates, recording and rehearsal needs. Based in London Fields, Hackney, East London, the studio centres around the vintage Scully vinyl-cutting lathe, and the Neve/Shep mic pres in the recording studio. The mastering studios include specialised signal processing combined with the finest digital software and hardware. The mastering studio in London Fields also caters for online audio mastering, specialising in digital mastering for online and CD. They have many years experience, particularly in vinyl mastering.
Unit 8 dubplates come in two versions; vinyl dubplates (made from a lexan PVC compound) and acetate lacquers. All dubplates are cut at Unit 8 Studios, offering producers and DJs the opportunity to receive short runs or one-off dubplates of their work.
A full range of vinyl manufacturing options for all your vinyl pressing needs. All vinyl options are fully customisable to meet customer specifications. They are confident that you'll be 100% satisfied with the vinyl pressing experience.