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The Nextmen - This Was Supposed To Be The Future

The Nextmen This Was Supposed To Be The Future
The Nextmen - This Was Supposed To Be The Future
(CD/2xLP) Antidote Records ANTCD120/ANTDV120, 2007-06-11

Info :
Following their 'Blunted In The Backroom' mixed album for Antidote, The Nextmen return with their first artist album in three years 'This Was Supposed To Be The Future'. Featuring guest vocals from Sway, Dallas (Fat Freddy's Drop) LSK (Faithless), Alice Russell, Niney The Observer and Kidz In The Hall, this album is set to be essential summer listening!

Tracklisting :
01. Let It Roll feat. Alice Russel
02. Blood Fire feat. Dynamite MC
03. Did No Wrong feat. Dallas
04. Tuffen Up feat. LSK
05. Knowledge Be Born feat. Kidz In The Hall
06. Something Got You feat. Zarif
07. Concentrate feat. Dynamite MC
08. Let It Be feat. Niney The Observer
09. The Drop feat. Dallas
10. Move feat. Zarif
11. Piece Of the Pie feat. Demolition Man
12. Camera Tricks feat. Sway and Bridgitte Amofah
13. Memory Lane feat. LSK
14. This Was Supposed To Be The Future feat. Zarif

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Press Release :
Where are our Jetpacks? Our Time Traveling Machines? Our Flying Cars? Hmm? Huh? They're not here and we thought we ought to point this out. Alright, so it may have taken us 3 years, a lot of toilet humour and yet more hair loss and weight gain, but it's here. Or at least it will be on June 11th. The third Nextmen album, This Was Supposed To Be The Future.

Fourteen spanking new studio tracks are inbound for your listening pleasure. Got a short attention span? That little 5 minute sampler should get you in the mood. For those who've been supporting us via our DJ sets all over the world for the past decade, you'll have seen how we throw in all kinds of music into the pot and stitch it together into one big slab of nightclub vibration. You'll have seen how we don't care about genres... It's all about the music. You'll know that we like to be a part of the crowd we play to, that mid set Brad is just as likely to mix up a Whiskey Coke as he is a tune, or that Dom might order one too many bottles of wine. It's all there on this album (minus the whisky coke and the wine – you'll have to get those yourself).

There's a lot more songwriting, a lot more of our own musicality and a bit less rapping. And we brought some friends with us... Dynamite MC, Alice Russell and Faithless' LSK to name a few. Plus Sway and Bridgitte Amofah drop by to lend a hand alongside North London's soul phenomenon Zarif who belts her way onto three songs. The Part Time Heroes have added a serious dash of brass into the mixture, and we even brought Niney The Observer (he of Blood Fire's hook) out of a twenty year retirement to feature on his own track 'Let It be'.

We're really happy and excited by it all, even if the last few months of production involved some stupidly late nights tweaking hihats with Mr Mawdsley, plenty of diva-esque tantrums and the odd 'F**k this I'm going solo'. But on the 11th of June our third album will be available so you can make up your own minds. Can't wait that long? Come to the launch party! Thursday June 7th at Cargo, Rivington Street, London. If you're expecting the usual 4 deck join-the-dots malarkey then you won't be disappointed, although you might be a little surprised (pleasantly) about what else we have up our sleeves...

The Nextmen.


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