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The Currymints - Like It Ocelot

The Currymints Like it Ocelot
The Currymints - Like it Ocelot
(12") Jacques Laverne Records JLR003, 2002-05-13

The Currymints Like it Ocelot
The Currymints - Like it Ocelot
(12") Jacques Laverne Records JLR003, 2002-05-13

Tracklisting :
A1. The Currymints - Like it Ocelot | RealAudio
B1. The Currymints - Ocelot Felis Paradilis Mix (The 777 Machine Remixes The Currymints) | RealAudio

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Press Release :
The Currymints debut single, 'Like It Ocelot'‚ starts like a laid back summer-time jam; acoustic guitar and keys fused together over a steady groove, with freeform sax and flute playing call and response. But over the breaks the live percussion builds, the bass lets loose, funkin‚ up every available space and the party starts. Swirling synths join layers of brass to create a shimmering, uplifting crescendo.
A tune that‚s impatient for an outdoor summer party to play it, but with something new revealed on each listen, it's a definite grower anywhere.

777, who's 'Fire!' and 'Sexy Ways' went down a storm on the last 2 EPs, provides the Felis Pardalis' remix, the perfect foil for the A-side. Taking the stripped-down bassline as its root, 777's Jon Kennedy composes something darker, more atmospheric, more visual. Dismembered parts of the original sax and flute melodies form new hooks over raw drums whilst sombre guitar riffs and filmic piano arpeggios create a more reflective, haunting tune.

About The Currymints
A collaboration born in Manchester but raised to raise the roof anywhere.
Jorge Escobar - The black sheep of the infamous drug-cartel family, deviant Jorge chose to export 100% pure grooves instead of narcotics. Plying his trade around Chile as a session bass player of Latin American, Salsa and Reggae music, he expanded his operations to Manchester, England, where desperate groove junkies craved his wares so much he had to make it his HQ.
An outstanding all-round musician, Escobar supplies acoustic and wah-wah guitars on 'Ocelot' as well as his trademark addictive basslines.
Duncan Prestbury - The musical peter pan of Manchester, rumoured to descend from the mythical druids of nearby ley-line intensive Alderley Edge. His keyboard wizardry is the only direct evidence of this. Duncan was one of the Factory Records protégés as Rhodes and Hammond player in The Jazz Defectors with 17 previous releases up his (wizards') sleeve and has subsequently toured most of the globe performing quality tricks.
Damien Mahoney - Programmer, percussionist and acid-house casualty. Don't ask him about the importance of Blackburn to the UK's warehouse party days if you're busy. Tabla freak, reluctant TV wanker, lanky boom-operator. Co-wrote Dekka by Kangarilla with Dom from Blood and Fire (JLR 002).
Flute and Sax lovingly provided by the wonderful Helleanor Webb with her dog Toka


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