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J-Walk - Rumpshakers & Heartbreakers

J-Walk Rumpshakers and Heartbreakers
J-Walk - Rumpshakers & Heartbreakers
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J-Walk Rumpshakers and Heartbreakers
J-Walk - Rumpshakers & Heartbreakers
(CD/2xLP) no label yet, no release date yet

Tracklisting includes :
01. Swinging Brick
02. We're Not Alone
03. Honeytrap
04. Anybody, Anywhere
05. Mexicali Blues
06. In On The Off Beat
07. Tomorrow People
08. Thinking Back
09. Handful Of Gimme
10. Shot Down In Flames
11. Pump It Up 2
12. Worlds In Action

Links :
In-depth discography on

Biography :
Producer & DJ: In the early nineties, and as one half of Strangebrew, Martin released 2 albums and a handful of singles for Rob's Records, founded by the sorely-missed Rob Gretton, manager of New Order, and also home to Sub Sub (later to become Doves) and A Certain Ratio amongst others. It was a new sound and it was only with the simultaneous emergence of the likes of The Dust Brothers, Depth Charge and Red Snapper did some bright spark come up with the term "Trip Hop" and a new genre was born.

Moving quickly on, Martin teamed up with beak-head extrordinaire, Martin Desai (engineer for the Twisted Nerve label) to form J-Walk. They released a series of 3 collectable 45rpm singles on the Pleasure label, another branch of the Rob Gretton empire. One of these tracks, the classic "Soul Vibration" went on to be licensed and used for ad campaigns many times worldwide, as well as being staple background music for the BBC and ITV broadcasting channels.

As a result, J-Walk signed to Eastwest and released the critically acclaimed but sorely-overlooked album "A Night On The Rocks", promoting it with support slots for Nightmares On Wax and Aim, playing at such venues as the Shepherd's Bush Empire, The Kentish Town Forum and Manchester's The Ritz, along with an appearance at Midem's "Best Of British" showcase in Cannes, along with Ladytron and David Holmes' Free Association.

Along the way, J-Walk have lent their sound in remixing Nitin Sawhney, Bebel Gilberto, The Sugarbabes, Alfie, Rae & Christian, Baaba Maal, Kings Of Convenience and Only Child, as well as remixing Manuel Gottsching's much-sampled electronic classic "E2-E4".

During this time Martin also managed to run the Fat City record shop for several years, and contributed tracks to the Fat City Recordings label's acclaimed series of "Mystic Brew" compilations, most notably Sand Steppin, which has since appeared on mix compilations such as N.O.Ws "DJ KICKS" and Andy Smiths "Document" Vol.2. He has since followed this up with a solo album "No Room In The City For Big Hearts Like Ours", which featured guests such as The Nextmen, Riton, Rich Medina, Ambersunshower, and MC Wrec.

After getting fucked over royally by previous label and recording partner, martin brew aka j-walk has finished recording the new album. release date to follow soon.

As a DJ, Martin has played and all over the world, taking in New York, London, Paris, Munich (everybody talk about....), Oslo, Berlin, Bergen, Vienna, Hamburg, Turkey, Moscow, Edinburgh, Dublin...the list goes on. He has also played at hundreds of clubs in the U.K over the years including "Friends & Family" nights and residencies in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, and Belfast. Having played alongside everyone from Dr. Bob Jones to Kenny Carpenter, from Afu-Ra to Breakestra, Martin is comfortable of taking his brand of fuzzy funk to everybody everywhere...

Free Mix to download : Martin Brew January 2009
Discovered by the great Rob Gretton, Martin released the classic Soul Vibration as J-Walk, before releasing the acclaimed A Night On The Rocks album. He has just completed the new album Heartbreakers and Rumpshakers, due out in 2009. He also managed the Fat City shop for several years, as well as releasing material on Grand Central and Fat City. He’s currently resident at Centro and Takin Over.
Link :
Direct MP3 Download : Martin Brew Mystery Mix Master 1.mp3

White label vinyl 7 inches :
The following 7 inch releases are rare as hell demo versions that were pressed in VERY small quantities by the Peacefrog label....

J-Walk - Tomorrow People /In On The Offbeat
(7", limited) Peacefrog PFG109, 2008-05-12

J-Walk - Thinking Back /Were Not Alone
(7", limited) Peacefrog PFG111, 2008-04-21

J-Walk - Handful Of Gimme /Shot Down In Flames
(7", limited) Peacefrog PFG107, 2008-04-07


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