Eglo Records, run by Alexander Nut and Floating Points, has established itself as purveyors of fine bass heavy, electro tinged soul and house music, which have been picked up on and played by pretty much every DJ on the planet. So it gives The HiFi Club great pleasure to announce that on Thursday 6th June 2013 in-conjunction with the Catacomb clubnight we will be welcoming them to our fine city of Leeds for an Eglo Records Takeover night featuring the Eglo Live Band & Fatima, Arp 101 & last but not least, head honcho and Eglo Records main man Mr Alexander Nut on the 1s & 2s, 3s & 4s! Wow!
So, what exactly do you expect from the supposed ‘live band’ of a record label? Well, according to Eglo label co-founder and DJ Alexander Nut, the point of the live band is to strip it down to grass roots, and provide the singers on the label with a platform to show off their vocals. Adamant that they should not be perpetually backed by a DJ, the Eglo Live Band throws together label vocalists with musicians, who run through the label’s releases with live instruments, transforming the tracks from one-dimensional dance-floor whirls to something with soul, sweat and raw self-expression.
Fatima is the singer of this Floating Points ensemble, winners of Gilles Peterson’s World Wide Awards in 2010 with their Maida Vale recording for Mr Peterson’s radio show on BBC1- she was also alumni of Red Bull Music Academy, Barcelona in 2008.
Fatima is a swedish born, UK based singer and one of the artists on Eglo Records, the london based record label founded by Alexander Nut and Floating Points.
She grew up with her family in Södermalm, Stockholm. Started singing in school choirs and continued writing lyrics, working as a backing vocalist and performing around Sweden for some time until moving to London at the end of 2006. It was through her performances at club nights like Deviation, Nonsense and various open mic events where she encountered like minded people wich led her to connecting with some of the finest DJs/producers from the UK music scene, and eventually got to know her future label mates on Eglo Records.
Her debut EP Mind travelin was released on Eglo Records in 2010, continued by Follow You in 2011 alongside a mix of features. Past collaborators include Shafiq Husayn (SA-RA), Dam Funk, FunkinEven, IG Culture, Ras G, Benji B, Floating Points, Teebs, VeeBeeO, Ras G amongst others. Fatima is the singer of the Floating Points ensemble, winners of Gilles Peterson’s World Wide Awards in 2010 with their Maida Vale recording for Mr Peterson’s radio show on BBC1. She is also alumni of Red Bull Music Academy, Barcelona in 2008. Fatima has performed and recorded all over the space. Everywhere from Montreaux Jazz festival, Glastonbury Plastic People and The Royal Opera house in London to Abbey Road, Jazzcafe, Fabric and Space Base.
Fatima takes inspiration from everything above and below the clouds, sounds and visuals from past to present. She loves soulful sounds, funky, dirty , bouncy shit, sounds smooth like silk and raw like ODB, appreciating the best of all worlds. Now residing in the midst of east London she’s continuing her musical journey from dark basements of London town to traveling across land and oceans to greek blue waters and palm encrusted streets in the city of angels in the name of peace and love.
ARP 101 is the moniker of laser guided funk electronic London producer Alix Perez. Ever since releasing his critically acclaimed debut on Alex Nut and Floating Point's Eglo imprint, it has been nothing but exponential growth for the innovative beat maker.
With a string of releases and previous remixes for Bonobo, Ninja Tunes, Starkey, Civil Music, Slugabed, ARP prepares forthcoming EP's for Eglo Records, Om Unit's Cosmic Bridge records and Donky Pitch. Support comes across the board from Dam Funk, Benji B, Mary Anne Hobbs, One man and many more.
Fresh off the back of an Australian tour with luminaries such as Flying Lotus, Mark Pritchard and Martyn, 2013 looks to be a busy year for all things ARP.
Eglo Records label boss and Rinse Fm’s most diverse selector, Alexander Nut has made a name for himself blending all corners of the contemporary music spectrum into a glimmering prism of late-night futurism, regularly filling Saturday afternoon’s with a mutant brew of bass heavy sounds from hip hop to house – broken beat to boogie to dubstep and beyond , showcasing a plethora of producers with a mixing style all his own. His label Eglo Records has fast become a byword for eclectic quality and continues to push the musical envelope with contrasting releases from Floating Points, Funkineven, Mizz Beats, Fatima and Arp 101.
In 2009 Nut released the 8th in the Rinse mix CD series, which was voted No.3 in Phonica’s top 100 releases of the year. In 2010 Nut also set up Eglo’s sister label Ho Tep which introduced the world to artists such Letherette, Throwing Snow and Dirg Gerner, leading to two nominations (inc best label) at Gilles Petersons 2012 World Wide Awards. A regular fixture at pioneering club nights such as FWD, Plastic People, Deviation and Fabric Live its clear Nut is one of the UK’s daring and respected Dj’s.
Since 2007 Alexander Nut has held down his weekly Saturday slot on Rinse FM, and as one of the first Dj’s to feature guests such has Hudson Mohawke, Harmonic 313, Bullion, Morgan Zarate, Kyle Hall, Jose James and Ras G he is considered one of the UK’s leading tastemakers, recent guests have included the likes of IG Culture, Andres (KDJ), Sampha and Teebs. In 2009 Nut provided the 44th mix in the legendary Fact Magazine mix series, considered by many to be a groundbreaking and a pivotal point in UK underground music. As well as being a highly respected club dj the word over and rocking festivals from Glastonbury to Outlook Nut has also provided Dj support for live acts including Prince (yes the purple) through to Dam Funk, Katy B, Africa Hi Tech and King Midas Sound.
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