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Slugabed - Moonbeam Rider EP - out on Ninja Tune



Slugabed Moonbeam Rider
Slugabed - Moonbeam Rider
(12"/Download) Ninja Tune ZEN12289/ZENDNLS12289, 2011-06-06

Blending influences both classic and contemporary, from the outermost reaches of dubstep, hip hop and beyond, Slugabed's productions have been gaining props in a big way recently. Under his Slugabed alias, Greg Feldwick evokes the sound and spirit of post-Dilla west coast hip hop, whilst simultaneously stalking the length and breadth of the UK's dubstep / bass music scene. Or in the words of The Quietus, crafting "all the best bits of current American pop culture and distilling it along with UK bass music into a typically sceptical Brit attitude." Here's his first single on the Ninja Tune label...

Slugabed Moonbeam Rider
Slugabed - Moonbeam Rider
(12"/Download) Ninja Tune ZEN12289/ZENDNLS12289, 2011-06-06

NEW KRAK SWING by SLUGABED

MOONBEAM RIDER EP TICKLER by SLUGABED

Roots Manuva - Witness (1 Hope) [SLUGABED REMIX] by SLUGABED

Tracklisting 12" :
A1. Moonbeam Rider (3.44)
A2. Heck Flex (4.11)
B1. My Sense of Smell Comes and Goes (3.07)
B2. Tomorrow Morning (5.29)
B3. Nu Krak Swing (1.12)

Tracklisting Digital Single :
01. Moonbeam Rider (3.44)
02. Heck Flex (4.11)
03. My Sense of Smell Comes and Goes (3.07)
04. Tomorrow Morning (5.29)
05. Nu Krak Swing (1.12)
06. Goose (3.34)

Links :
Download Sweet Baby Electric Fire for free by subscribing to the mailing list on ninjatune.net/slugabed
slugabed.net
facebook.com/slugabedmusic
myspace.com/slugabedmusic
soundcloud.com/slugabed
twitter.com/slugabedmusic
ninjatune.net/slugabed
myspace.com/ninjatune
facebook.com/ninjatuneofficial
soundcloud.com/ninja-tune
twitter.com/ninjatunehq
youtube.com/user/ninja000
pingpong.fr (Promo France)



Press Release :
Greg Feldwick aka Slugabed is on a roll right now. Newly signed to Ninja Tune, for whom he remixed Roots Manuva's "Witness" as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, he has recently played at the legendary Berghain club in Berlin, launched Brighton club night Donkey Pitch's record label with the track "Donkey Stomp," toured Canada and remixed both Eskmo and Stateless for his new home label. Now he presents his first EP for Ninja, five tracks deep and, in the words of The Quietus, crafting "all the best bits of current American pop culture and distilling it along with UK bass music into a typically sceptical Brit attitude."

Epic, spacey, channelling funk and soul through stumbling, glitched-out electronics and slathers of unfeasible bass, Slugabed is a man of many styles. "Moonbeam Riders" filters some of the crunching hip hop attack of the LA Beat scene, "Tomorrow Morning" is 2-step with extra wobble, "Nu Krak Swing," well, the title should give you some idea about that one. Funny, clever, referential, sometimes moving and never anything but completely himself, Slugabed is a substantial new presence in UK bass music.

Originally from Bath but now based in London, Feldwick has had releases with Stuff, Ramp and Planet Mu, plus remixes for the likes of Starkey, Eprom and Kelpe as well as his legendary unofficial remix of Pharoah Monche's "Simon Says." Key supporters have included Benji B and Mary Anne Hobbs. With his debut album nearing completion many more will be coming on board soon. Take a ride…

Biography :
Blending influences both classic and contemporary, from the outermost reaches of dubstep, hip hop and beyond, Slugabed's productions have been gaining props in a big way recently. Under his Slugabed alias, Greg Feldwick evokes the sound and spirit of post-Dilla west coast hip hop, whilst simultaneously stalking the length and breadth of the UK's dubstep / bass music scene. Or in the words of The Quietus, crafting "all the best bits of current American pop culture and distilling it along with UK bass music into a typically sceptical Brit attitude."

Originally hailing from Bath, UK, the 21-year-old 'beat machine' relocated to Brighton, where he played an instrumental role in the success of local club night Donky Pitch for which he still holds a residency. The real noise, however, has emanated from Slugabed's initial pool of 12-inches. 2009 saw the release of 'Gritsalt' for Ramp Recordings, as well as a heavy remake of Rick James' 'Superphreak' for Stuff Records, with both demonstrating his ability to combine intelligent and original production skills with serious dancefloor appeal. Mary Anne Hobbs, Mark Pritchard, Benji B and Various Production were among the early converts, all vocalizing their admiration for the young producer.

With an already impressive catalogue of official remixes for the likes of Starkey, Eprom and Kelpe under his belt, he also created his own version of Pharoah Monch's classic 'Simon Says' which has been devastating dancefloors worldwide. However, it was arguably his 'Ultra Heat Treated' EP, released in 2009 on the prestigious Planet Mu label, that propelled Slugabed furthest into the spotlight, winning him new support and glowing reviews across the board, as well as interest from some of the best cutting-edge record labels around. Partly as a result he was offered a chance to remix Roots Manuva's all-time great "Witness (1Hope)" for Ninja Tune's twentieth anniversary boxset. The result was one of the stand-outs of that mammoth collection, Manuva himself liking it so much that he requested the instrumental so that he could use it in his live set. An album deal with the label followed shortly after.

Since then, things have really taken off for Feldwick. He has played at the legendary Berghain club in Berlin as part of Scuba's SUB:STANCE night. He launched Donkey Pitch's record label with the track "Donkey Stomp," toured Canada and remixed both Eskmo and Stateless for his new home label. In addition, he's planning a tour of Australia and New Zealand in April 2011, plus a summer appearance at the Outlook Festival and work to complete his debut album for Ninja.
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