PEDA015 – Strictly Chilled 3 – Sub Zeroed
Posted May 7th, 2013 at 3:26 pm
Kid Creme,¬†Purejunk¬†and¬†Ikon¬†are back with seventeen tracks of pure chilled-out bliss, from icy electronica to warm soothing lounge.¬†¬†After the massive successes of volumes one and two we thought the time was about right to fulfill this trilogy and present you with the latest installment: Strictly Chilled 3!
Kid Creme has a long track record as a remixer/producer with¬†notable¬†highlights being the¬†Kylie Minogue's 'Love at First Sight' and Shakedown's seminal 'At Night' remixes. ¬†...
Posted March 8th, 2013 at 11:32 am
Pedigree Cuts is a music company founded by the prolific Composer/Producers¬†Elliot Ireland¬†and¬†Alex Rizzo¬†(aka¬†Shaft,¬†Skeewiff¬†&¬†Ikon). Although originally the label was created solely as an output for Elliot & Alex's musical works, a few high level international adverts with the likes of¬†Nike,¬†Volkswagen,¬†Speedo, Ellesse, Mastercard & The Ministry of Sound soon brought this small avant-garde independent to centre stage. In 2008 Pedigree Cuts opened its doors to other like...
PEDF054 – Boca 45 – Surfing The Severn
Posted February 28th, 2013 at 9:51 am
"Authenticity is that rarest of musical components; the most wanted, yet the hardest to come by. The one that can‚Äôt be bought. The one that can‚Äôt be faked. Bristol‚Äôs Scott Hendy has it". This may sound like a bold statement to make but¬†there's¬†no doubt, no doubt whatsoever, that Scott Hendy, a.k.a. Boca 45 has one of the most authentic and original sounds we've ever come by. ¬†Pigeonhole and compare if you like: Danger Mouse, Flying Lotus, The Gorrillaz, Tame Impala, Mark Ronson and Port...
PEDF053 – Film Noir – Where There’s Crime There’s Drama
Posted February 26th, 2013 at 8:16 pm
A lot has been written about the Film Noir genre but the question of what really defines it has never fundamentally been answered. ¬†The obvious visual imagery of dark alleys, forsaken city streets, smoke-filled bars and fog-laden piers late at night all come to mind but the one thing that sticks out the most in our minds is that moody, evocative sound. The sound that¬†unmistakably¬†has Film Noir stamped all over it and in our opinion defines the Film Noir genre¬†more¬†than any word or image eve...
PEDF047 – Soul Food 2 – Retro Vibes
Posted January 30th, 2013 at 2:38 pm
Shawn Lee is back with a vengeance! A brand spanking new selection of retro funky soulful rhythm & blues¬†by the master himself is our latest treat for all you soul brothers and sisters out there! ¬†We give you¬†Shawn¬†Lee's SOUL FOOD 2 !
These tunes are the real deal. No place for modern hi-tech computer recording¬†equipment¬†here: these tracks sound and feel the part. ¬†Only vintage¬†instruments, microphones, analog tape and outboard gear were used to get that authentic 60's sound. ...
And the award for Best Electro Swing Producer of 2012 goes to…
Posted December 19th, 2012 at 9:18 am
We would like to congratulate Skeewiff for their work this year, in quickly establishing themselves as the leading producers in the new and exciting world of Electro Swing. In particular, we would like to give them a large pat on the back for winning the award of ‚ÄúBest Electro Swing Producer of 2012‚ÄĚ.
PEDF050 – Deus Ex Machina – Vintage Synth Scores
Posted November 9th, 2012 at 12:21 pm
One of the earliest electric musical instruments was invented in 1876 by American electrical engineer Elisha Gray, who by chance discovered that he could control sound from a self-vibrating electromagnetic circuit; in doing so, inventing a basic single note oscillator. This is how Wikipedia describes the beginnings of the synthesizer. ¬†It wasn't until the mid 1960's when Robert Moog released the first commercially available synthesizer that electronica took on a role in popular music, and it wa...
PEDE006 – Piano Therapy 2 – Modern Contemporary
Posted November 9th, 2012 at 12:20 pm
Philip Glass once described himself as a composer of "music with repetitive structures". ¬†Contemporary classical music has indeed¬†clearly¬†been influenced by modern day musical structure: the combination of "simple" rigid constructions with chamber music and ambient has created a genre which¬†seamlessly¬†fits the category known as art music.
It would be easy to pigeonhole this with the likes of Max Richter, Arvo P√§rt,¬†Michael Nyman or even Philip Glass but we prefer to let the music s...
PEDF046 – Beats Between The Sheets – Sleazy Listening
Posted May 28th, 2012 at 12:29 pm
Erotica. ¬†The word stems from ancient Greek times meaning 'desire'. As an art form it has been around for centuries in all kinds of shapes and forms: literature,¬†photography, film, sculpture and painting. But what about music, I hear you say? Well, things are about to change... because ladies and gents, roll the drums please, because here comes¬†Beats Between The Sheets!
A new genre is born and we like to call it sleazy listening: it's sexy, retro, porn, vintage, funky, disco, sleaze an...
PEDA014 – Undercurrents 2 – Sensory Soundtracks
Posted May 25th, 2012 at 6:19 pm
From Satie's "furniture music" (musique d'ameublement) in the 1910s to Eno's Music For¬†Airports in the 1970s there is really but a small step. Instrumentation has evolved over the years, as have recording techniques, but the idea¬†behind the concept remains the same: a music that can be played to create a minimalistic background atmosphere rather¬†than being the focus of attention. Call it what you want: ambient music, incidental music,¬†background music, we here at Pedigree Cuts prefer to...