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Ye Mighty - Beyond Cairo - out on First Word Records



Lotek Beyond Cairo
Ye Mighty - Beyond Cairo
(LP/Download) First Word Records FW59, 2011-07-11

First Word Records are proud to introduce Ye Mighty, alias Max Wheeler (formerly of Dirty Diggers) and Richard "Dutch" Halligan, the latest product of the incredibly prolific Brighton music scene, that has brought the world the likes of Quantic, Bonobo, Nostalgia 77 and Alice Russell to name but a few. Ye Mighty met through recording in a shared studio: Dutch working with Tom Caruana (the man behind the much-lauded Wu-Tang vs The Beatles album) downstairs and Max's studio based on the floor above. Max heard horns drifiting up and Dutch heard drums banging down and when they eventually swapped notes and put the two together they realised they might have a project on their hands. The music developed organically, tested out regularly on the Producer's Retreat sound system, and what you hear on Beyond Cairo is the result of this unhurried approach, fusing ethio-jazz with hip hop breaks. For fans of Mulatu, The Heliocentrics, The Lions and more.

Lotek Beyond Cairo
Ye Mighty - Beyond Cairo
(LP/Download) First Word Records FW59, 2011-07-11

Ye Mighty - Beyond (Original Edit) by MaxWheeler

Tracklisting :
01. Beyond 4:24
02. Prodigal 4:08
03. Lamento 3:49
04. Khartoum 3:23
05. Pushin' On 4:14
06. Pyramoid 6:49

Links :
Max Wheeler : discogs | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter
First Word : official | discogs | facebook | kudos (distribution) | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | vimeo | youtube

Press Release :
First Word Records are proud to introduce Ye Mighty.

Ye Mighty are Max Wheeler (formerly of Dirty Diggers) and Richard "Dutch" Halligan, the latest product of the incredibly prolific Brighton music scene, that has brought the world the likes of Quantic, Bonobo, Nostalgia 77 and Alice Russell to name but a few.

Ye Mighty met through recording in a shared studio: Dutch working with Tom Caruana (the man behind the much-lauded Wu-Tang vs The Beatles album) downstairs and Max's studio based on the floor above. Max heard horns drifiting up and Dutch heard drums banging down and when they eventually swapped notes and put the two together they realised they might have a project on their hands. The music developed organically, tested out regularly on the Producer's Retreat sound system, and what you hear on Beyond Cairo is the result of this unhurried approach.

The Ethiopian, Japanese and Eastern scales used throughout gave the record a focus, as did the hip hop aesthetic of up front drum sounds and patterns. Both were blown away by the response to the early demos and that gave them the impetus to bring you this first look into the sonic world of Ye Mighty. The result is the kind of album that any beat digger would want to pinch a few bars off – the influences of Galt McDermott, Axelrod, Ethiopiques, Mulatu and Fela Kuti are writ large across the album, with their own modern twist subtly interwoven into the mix.

With artwork from Neil ‘Women 158' Parkinson (check the fantastic teaser video at vimeo.com/firstword/yemighty), and a live band drawn from some of the finest musicians playing in the South of England, this homegrown project is set to put Ye Mighty firmly on the musical map.
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