18 months on from the release of their critically acclaimed 7th album, ‘There Were Seven’, UK Hip-Hop/Funk/Soul pioneers The Herbaliser return with ‘There Were Seven - Remixes’. Released on the band’s own Department H label the album features 15 newly recorded and remixed versions, plus a further 8 bonus instrumental cuts, from the likes of 2econd Class Citizen, Wah Wah 45’s Colman Brothers and Drum’n’Bass/Electronica pioneer T Power.
The band’s first album after a break of four years, ‘There Were Seven’ was hailed as ‘a buoyant return’ (Clash), resembling ’something Grandmaster Flash would produce for a modern day audience’ (The Music Fix) where ‘repeated listens of this finely realised album are therefore an enjoyable must’ (BBC Music) and saw them featured everywhere from The Guardian to DJ Mag.
Having launched themselves back into the public eye, Jake and Ollie quickly discovered how social media had completely changed the way bands and fans interacted in recent years. Rather than retreating to the tour bus straight after the show to jump on the Playstation they started to take time to hang around and meet and chat with fans and other artists they’d connected with on Twitter.
From this they got to know a whole new generation of producers, and reconnect with some old friends, with the result this album, 15 new mixes from established producers to fast rising stars such as French producer Hugo Kant, Liverpool’s Jenome and Paraguayan trio Lopez through to UK Hip-Hop legend No Sleep Nigel and sensational live act the Renegade Brass Band.
From dusty fingered soul to sparse electronica, bass heavy bangers to brass heavy stompers, ‘There Were Seven - Remixes’, takes one of the best leftfield albums of recent years and reimagines it in a myriad different ways, a testament to both the original material’s strength and the skill and imagination of the remixers involved.
THE HERBALISER – THERE WERE SEVEN – REMIXES
1 - The Return Of The Seven (G Bonson Remix)
2 - The Lost Boy ft Hannah Clive (Colman Brothers Remix)
3 - Welcome To Extravagance (No Sleep Nigel's Dub)
4 - Mother Dove (2econd Class Citizen Remix)
5 - Zero Hill ft Twin Peaks (Soundsci Remix)
6 - Take 'em On (T Power Remix ft Zoe Theodorou)
7 - Crimes & Misdemeanours ft Twin Peaks (G Bonson Remix)
8 – A Sad State Of Affairs ft George the Poet (Jenome Remix)
9 - What You Asked For (Muneshine Remix)
10 - March of The Dead Things ft Teenburger (Krilla March From the Depth Remix Ft Soulstice)
11 - The Lost Boy ft Hannah Clive (G Bonson Remix)
12 - Crimes & Misdemeanours ft Twin Peaks (Lopez Remix)
13 - March of The Dead Things ft Teenburger (Hugo Kant Remix)
14 - The Lost Boy ft Hannah Clive (The Legendary Danny K Remix)
15 - March of The Dead Things ft Teenburger (Renegade Brass Band Remix)
1 - The Lost Boy (G Bonson Instrumental Remix)
2 - Take 'em On (T Power Instrumental Remix )
3 – Zero Hill (Soundsci Instrumental Remix)
4 - Crimes & Misdemeanours (G Bonson Instrumental Remix )
5 - What You Asked For (Muneshine Instrumental Remix)
6 - March of the Dead Things (Krilla Instrumental Remix )
7 - The Lost Boy (Colman Brothers Instrumental Remix )
8 - March of The Dead Things (Renegade Brass Band Instrumental Remix)
T Power: soundcloud.com/t-power
Colman Brothers: www.wahwah45s.com/artists/colman-brothers/
2econd Class Citizen: 2econdclasscitizen.com/about/
Hugo Kant: hugokant.com
G Bonson gbonson.bandcamp.com
Renegade Brass Band: www.renegadebrassband.com
The Legendary Danny K: soundcloud.com/thelegendarydannyk