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Phase 5 Stereo - Mambo Schmambo

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Phase 5 Stereo - Mambo Schmambo
(7 inch) Jack To Phono JTP015, 2008-03-31

"Killer party track in a Flevans/Mr Scruff/Treva Whateva vibe, going Rio de Janeiro with heavy slabs of horns, mad organ solo, whistles, breaks and pushy vocal samples. B-side could be described as "Remain In Light"-era Talking Heads drenched into latin and cheesy madness..." - Djouls (TIMEC/Paris DJs)

Phase 5 Stereo Mambo Schmambo
Phase 5 Stereo - Mambo Schmambo
(7 inch) Jack To Phono JTP015, 2008-03-31

Tracklisting :
A1. Mambo Schmambo
B1. Ain't Gonna Take It No More

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Press Release :

The first release from Phase 5 Stereo and the third in a series of 45s on Jack To Phono records. Phase 5 Stereo is a new project from ex-Ch3vy member Simon Ham & Drawbar (Counterpoint Records) organist Jo Brooks. Imagine an episode of "Come Dancing" and all the contestant's were wearing hob nailed boots. A Mambo Stomp is probably the best way to describe this track - bouncing drums, cheeky horns & an infectious piano hook mixed in with live organ, percussion and outstanding vocal stabs. Guaranteed dancefloor satisfaction!

Over on the flip, this late 70's flavoured disco track happened by accident. Before we knew it the track was thinking by it self and started to take over. It grew and grew destroying everything in it's path. Seriously the track just wanted to live. From the basslines to the synths, the timbale drum solo to the vocal loop it all fell together . A definite disco climax weapon.

"Devastating dancefloor action for sure" - Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz)

Phase 5 Stereo Mambo Schmambo

Biography :
PHASE 5 STEREO (A tribute to Phase 4 Stereo recordings).
Phase 1 was the concept of stereo.
Phase 2 was using stereo as a gimmick, such as having a Ping-Pong ball bouncing from left to right speaker, etc.
Phase 3 was when engineers discovered how to electronically "move" sounds. Individual instruments, voices and effects could be moved left and right and back and forward in the stereo spread.
And then, here's the label's explanation of Phase 4 Stereo:
"New Scoring Concepts Incorporating True Musical Use of Separation and Movement. In this phase, arrangers and orchestrators re-score the music to place the instruments where they are musically most desired at any particular moment and make use of direction and movement to punctuate the musicality of sounds. The effect is more sound - more interest - more entertainment - more participation - more listening pleasure...
And then after 27 years along came PHASE 5 STEREO!!! pushing the boundries of stereophonic sounds & mashin it up with the nigh.


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