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Mr. Chop - Switched On - out on Now-Again Records



Mr. Chop Switched OnMr. Chop Vitamin C
Mr. Chop - Switched On
(CD/2x10"/9"/Digital) Now-Again / Five Day Weekend FDW7705, 2011-10-17

Now-Again Records, in association with Five Day Weekend, presents Mr. Chop's Switched On over the course of a 9" single and a 2x10" LP. If you're a long-time Paris DJs reaer/follower, by now you know all about the man - but, in case you need a primer: Coz Littler aka Mr. Chop is a producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist and the proprietor of Cheshire, UK based Ape Recording Studios, one of the finest analog studios in the world.... and a repository for vintage synthesizers, guitars, drums and gear sourced from the world over. Which brings us to Switched On, his homage to the great Moog-lead albums that proliferated in the wake of the synthesizer's invention in the late 60s and early 70s. But, unlike those records - like Dick Hyman's Age of Electronicus which contained one great synth-funk track amidst a series of soft pop hits, this album is all killer, and no filler. Mr. Chop tackles songs by the likes of Can, The JB's, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Smith via a still-futuristic blend of heavy drums by The Heliocentrics' Malcolm Catto, and his own and funky bassline, fuzzy guitars and cosmic keys.

Mr. Chop Switched On
Mr. Chop - Switched On
(CD/2x10"/Digital) Now-Again / Five Day Weekend FDW7705, 2011-10-17

Tracklisting :
01. Hung-Up (Unknown)
02. Root Down (And Get It) (J. Smith)
03. Breakthrough (I. Hayes)
04. Givin' Up Food For Funk (F. Wesley)
05. Blow Your Head (F. Wesley)
06. Deep Gully (L. Dickens)
07. Greedy G (C. Dodd)
08. Happy Birthday (J. Hendrix/C. Knight) | Download MP3
09. Vitamin C (D. Suzuki, J. Leibzeit, I. Schmidt, H. Czukay, M. Caroli)
10. Cortex (C. Littler)

Mr. Chop Vitamin C
Mr. Chop - Vitamin C
(9"/Digital) Now-Again / Five Day Weekend FDW9011, 2011-08-15

Tracklisting :
A1. Vitamin C (D. Suzuki, J. Leibzeit, I. Schmidt, H. Czukay, M. Caroli)
B1. Happy Birthday (J. Hendrix/C. Knight) | Download MP3

Links :
Buy the album: Mr. Chop "Switched On"
Buy the 9" single: Mr. Chop "Vitamin C/Happy Birthday"
Mr Chop : apestudios | discogs | myspace | parisdjs
Now-Again : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | twitter | youtube

Press Release :
Now-Again Records, in association with Five Day Weekend presents to you, Switched On, the newest project from Mr. Chop. The producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist behind several Now-Again and Jazzman Records releases, is the proprietor of Cheshire, UK based Ape Recording Studios - one of the finest analog studios in the world, and a repository for vintage synthesizers, guitars, drums and gear sourced from the world over. Which brings us to Switched On, his homage to the great Moog-lead albums that proliferated in the wake of the synthesizer's invention in the late 60s and early 70s. But, unlike those records - like Dick Hyman's Age of Electronicus which contained one great synth-funk track amidst a series of soft pop hits, this album is all killer, and no filler. Mr. Chop tackles songs by the likes of Can, the JBs, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Smith via a still-futuristic blend of heavy drums and funky basslines by The Heliocentrics' Malcolm Catto and Jake Ferguson, and his own fuzzy guitars and cosmic keys.

Packaged in a "Tip on" Style Mini Gatefold and a custom plastic sleeve. 10 tracks from the producer MF Doom called "the illest to grace the boards."

Mr. Chop Switched On

Credits :
Malcom Catto - Drums
Coz Littler - Bass, Guitar, Vcs3, Vocoder, Modular
Glyn Williams - Clavinet, Minimoog, Hammond, Fender Rhodes
Johnny Pop - Hammond Organ
Mark Burnley - Modular Synth

Produced an engineered by Mr. Chop
Additional engineering by Mark Burnley
Recorded at Ape Studios, UK
Executive produced by Joe Mansfield and Egon
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert for Elysian Masters, Barcelona, SP.
Art Direction by Errol F. Richardson

Mr. Chop Discography :
- Mr Chop - Switched On (Now-Again/Five Day Weekend) 2011
- Mr. Chop - Vitamin C (9" Five Day Weekeend) 2011
- Cherry Ghost - We Sleep On Stones (Mr Chop Instrumental Remix) (12" Heavenly) 2010
- Mr. Chop - Silver Frequencies (CD, Now-Again/Five Day Weekend) 2009
- Mr Chop & C.L. Smooth - Straighten It Out (7", Five Day Weekeend) 2010
- Mr Chop & C.L. Smooth - T.R.O.Y. The Resurrection (7", Five Day Weekeend) 2010
- Mr. Chop - For Pete's Sake (CD, Now-Again/Five Day Weekend) 2009
- Mr. Chop & Friends - Ultimate Breaks & Beats - Instrumentals Vol.2 (CD/2LP, Traffic) 2009
- Doom - Born Like This (Lex Records) 2009
- Mr. Chop - Lightworlds (12", Stones Throw) 2008
- Mr. Chop - Sound From The Cave EP (12", Jazz&Milk) 2008
- The Dead 60's - Receiver Satellite / Remote Dub (production & mix by Mr. Chop, b-sides to 'Stand Up' single, Deltasonic) 2007
- Mr. Chop - Electric Vibes / Breakdown (7", Jazzman) 2002
- Mr. Chop - The Incredible Popcorn Experiment / Contamination (7", Jazzman) 2000
- Mr. Chop - Cowboy Massacre / Wasp In A Jar (12", A.P.E.) 2000
- Precinct 47 - Evidence (Library Style Remix by Mr Chop) (12", A.P.E.) 1999
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