Monday, 21 December 2009

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

PAPERecordings Minimix 2

PAPERecordings Minimix 2  by  paperecordings
The second in the series of PAPERecordings Minimixes mixed by Flash Atkins with bits and bats from the catalogue. It also includes the unreleased Feel Your Love by Daco, out early next year Aquarium EP.

Essa - Africans in Space (Lightyears From Launderdale Mix)
Daco - Feel Your Love feat. Sarah Howard (Unreleased)
Departure Lounge - Nu Odyssey
DJ Tvyks & Hakan Lidbo - Norr / Vychodd (Version 1)
Nu Phunk Theory - Phunk Theory Theme
Harlem Zip Code - Live at the Apollo
The Bionics - I Care
DJD - The Flow
Tony Senghore - What Is It/What It Is (Horhaus Vocal)

Friday, 4 December 2009

Flash Atkins - Dec '09 Mix by Flash Atkins

A brand new mix of disco deepness with plenty of unreleased exclusives (well, three) from Flash Atkins and Hot Toddy

Flash Atkins - Dec '09 Mix  by  Flash Atkins

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Let's Rock!!


We Are Woodville label mate and Swedish gent Hakan Lidbo has made a video of his latest single involving electro, air guitar and head-banging....Let's Rock!



Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Flash Atkins's New Home

Moved to London, got behind on rent, got booted out of my flat, had the offer of a campervan, fell out with the owner, got booted out so here I am, a caravan on the moors...it's not much, but it's home. Flash





Thursday, 5 November 2009

Flash Atkins on his Bongoes this Saturday!


Catch Flash Atkins joining The Weirdo Police on percussion at Manchester's Deaf Institute this saturdayas part of El Diablo's Social Club.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Flash Atkins meets Clive Anderson

Here's what was broadcast on Sky as part of Anthony Gormley's One and Other. It includes a live interview with Clive Anderson and a short film of Flash Atkins in his home town of Hebden Bridge.


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Remix Competition

The Spandua Ballet classic Chant No. 1 (I Can’t Keep This Pressure On) has been given a disco re-rub by Flash Atkins as part of the Fags & Booze EP. It features Crazy P’s Danielle Moore doing her best Tony Hadley impression on vocals.

The stems and parts can be downloaded at http://www.sendspace.com/file/vexrmt to remix and re-edit. The best will be put out by We Are Woodville so send a link of your version to ben@recordlabelservices.com by Jan 1.


Fags & Booze EP Out Now!


FAGS & BOOZE EP


G.I.G.O.L.O feat. George Demure by Flash Atkins

Chant No.1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) feat. Danielle Moore by Flash Atkins

The Flow feat. Sean Reveron by Flash Atkins

G.I.G.O.L.O feat. George Demure (Wild Pitch Dub) by Flash Atkins


The EP is finally out and is a solid four track EP of leftfield house, disco and downbeat with warblers George Demure, Crazy P’s Danielle Moore and Beta Band cohort Sean Reveron. It is dedicated to his favourite things in life: the fags and the booze.

First up, Scotland’s finest baritone and lady’s man George Demure sings of his life as a gigolo over a thudding double bass driven thumper. It resonates with touches of wild pitch before descending in to some serious guitar disco action to wrap things up.

Next, everybody’s least favourite 80s Old Romantics Spandau Ballet get their only good song Chant Number 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On) given the disco re-rub treatment with Crazy P’s Danielle Moore doing her best Tony Hadley impression. An analogue bass sits over shuffling dancefloor beats with plenty of electronic action before ending with some heavenly rhodes, strings, arpeggiator and pads.

The Flow takes things down a notch with a down tempo track that tips its hat to Kruder & Dorfmeister and Talk Talk. It features LA rapper Sean Reveron who has worked with David Holmes and The Beta Band in top rhyming form. There are sirens, strings, feedback, off kilter beats and a break in the middle that uses a kit sampled in the cellar of Hoxton boozer, William IV.

Finally there is a Wild Pitch dub of G.I.G.O.L.O that does what it says on the tin by keeping things simple but with some extra wild pitch ‘on the one’.

Get it here:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=332561832&s=143444

https://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/home/detail/1/beatport#app=34e2&a486-index=8

Josh Wink : All about the wild pitch dub mix. Really raw, I dig.

Leo Elstob (Leo Zero) : The Chant No.1 is genius. Nuff said.

Luke Solomon : Great e.p, I even quite like the Spandau cover, and I hate Spandau ballet!

Red Rack ‘Em : I like the Wild Pitch Dub of Gigolo and I am going to play it on the Smugglers Inn radio show tonight.

Rachel Barton (Radio 1) : Quality production from Flash! Head nodding business.

Chris Coco : Chant No 1 is rather fun.

Matteo Esse : Another quality offering from WAW. All tracks are beautifully produced but the best for me is definitely the Wild Pitch version of GIGOLO. Nice one.

Laurent Garnier : Funny Track (I don’t know if this is a good thing – Flash)

Karoshi : Go Flash go. The Flow for me - some kinda dark sleazy sex music.

Cal Gibson : We can but dream of owning such a body as flash's...check dem abz innit

Greg Churchill : Nice socks, and ya pooch looks a bit embarrassed. Top tunes here old boy. Really love the Wild Pitch mix, though The Flow is me favourite.

Harri : Loving the Al Naafiysh on mogadon feel of "The Flow" and the Wild Pitch dub. Well done Flash J

Pete Jay (Nish Nash Nosh) : WOOOOOOOAHHH!!! Best thing I've heard in ages, each one is a winner in so many ways. Gigolo is defo going on a new podcast mix this week and Danni sounds wicked on the Spandau cover...how has this not been done before??? The Flow is wonderfully put together.

Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) : Vocal not quite doing it for me but I like that groove. Wild Pitch Dub!

Mat Playford : Amazing e.p...all over it like cheap coat from T K Max!

Paul Hamill (Radio 1) : Excellent stuff, will squeeze one of these on the show.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Friday, 11 September 2009

PAPERecordings Mini Mix


The first in a series of Mini Mixes of the paper back catalogue by Flash Atkins :

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Front Page of the Times

Flash with the Sky Film Crew



Sky Arts came up to film me in Hebden Bridge ahead of my appearance on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. They seemed to find it amusing that I'm a super hero living in West Yorkshire.....it's not.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Radio 1 Play

Huw Stevens is the greatest DJ that ever lived as he is loving The Sweetshop:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/innewmusicwetrust/huwstephens/

Monday, 13 July 2009

The Sweetshop Out Now!

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=319497436&s=1

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Thursday, 9 July 2009

Q & A

Here's a Q & A I did recently for some radio:

Who are you?

F : Flash Atkins, Superhero

Where are you from?

F : Levenshulme, Manchester

How long have you been Flash Atkins?

F : All my life but it’s been difficult as with great power comes great responsibility. I sometimes wonder wonder if I make the grade.

Where does the name Flash Atkins come from what does it mean?

F : Flash Atkins is the name I was given by the children’s home where I was taken in as an orphan baby.

What makes you/band different?

F : I have the power to manipulate sound and drink vast quantities of booze.

Any special techniques you use when performing?

F : I have invented at least a dozen new notes, three new time signatures. Performance-wise, I need at least half a bottle of vodka before I go on stage / behind the decks. My cape, mask, boots and blue nylon tights outfit also tends to garner attention.

Who/what influences you and your music?

F : The Rocketeer, Batman (not Robin), Iron Man, Silver Surfer & Bananaman

Who else have you collaborated with?

F : 70s crooner Caspa Codina sang on my new single, The Sweetshop. I’ve done tracks with Danielle Moore from Crazy P, lady’s man George Demure, LA rapper Sean Revron and Japanese singer Leilani. Kathy Diamond has also just written me a song so we’re working out when it can be recorded.

What is the lyrical meaning behind the song we are promoting to the media?

F : You’d have to ask Caspa but as he’s a bit of a wrong ‘un I’d guess that The Sweetshop is something to do with sex or / and drugs.

Your Best gig? Why?

F : Probably the one at The Coach and Horses after being released from compulsory Rehab (by Her Majesty’s courts, it was that or the nick) for obvious reasons. Other than that, I’m resident DJ at Into The Valley in Hebden Bridge (a hippy town in the middle of nowhere) which is run in a labour club and goes OFF!

What’s the worst thing someone could say about the band/you?

F : “I know your real identity”…I thought my cover was blown but they were miles off. Other than that, the usual insults like “you’re pissed”, “when did you last have a shower”, “no you can’t have 20p for the bus home as you’ll only spend it on booze”.

Best thing that’s happened so far in your musical career?

F : Being signed by We Are Woodville as the advance prevented me from being evicted.

If you could take 3 things to a desert island with you what would they be?

F : Micro-brewery, tobacco plants and solar TV.

What do you think of the music industry and present, do you think it is giving more opportunities to artists like you?

F : There seems to be loads of music about but nobody’s paying for it….you haven’t got a quid I could lend have you? I’ll give it back tomorrow, I promise.

Which current artists do you rate?

F : I’m digging Dubstep all the way with Martyn and Burial the frontrunners. I’m also liking the Drum and the Bass with Commix, Lynx, Instru:mental....and of course Girls Aloud (except the ginger minger)

Monday, 6 July 2009

Video Snippet

and it really is a snippet from my new video..... video

Amsterdam

Lesson 1 : Don't wander round the Red Light District in Amsterdam after 2 am.
Lesson 2 : Don't keep ALL your money and plane tickets on you.
Lesson 3 : Airports get boring after 29 hours.

So I got mugged for all my moolah in the Dam on friday night, had to hitch to the airport and blag my ticket home on sunday afternoon and wait and wait and wait. There was a time when I would have been the one bringing the muggers to justice and now I'm on the receiving end, how times have changed.....

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Heatwaf

Just thought I'd let you know that I'm sat here in just my leggings and cape due to the heat....now hold that thought......oh, and Luke Solomon, Stuart Patterson, Magik Johnson, Tom Findlay, Hot Toddy and Cosmic are all digging new Flash Atkins single, The Sweetshop.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Twitter

I am now up, running and partially functioning on twitter, the address is http://twitter.com/flashatkins.  It's all computers these days innit?

Monday, 8 June 2009

Cosmic Disco

Check out my mix up on Cosmic Disco:

http://www.cosmicdisco.co.uk/2009/06/06/flash-atkins-spring-mix-09

Friday, 5 June 2009

Summer Mix

Caught on Camera

Christ, I can't even remember this....it's what happens when you're a massive celebrity like myself and the public think they own you.  I know what Brangelina are going through now

video

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Rush Hour

Sometimes hopping from building to building and flying is just too slow and the tube is the only option.  video

Friday, 8 May 2009

In the Studio with Caspa Codina




His landlord called my landlord and we managed to sort out a session in the studio for Caspa Codina.  We swapped war stories, shared a bottle of White Lightening and recorded The Sweetshop.  The result is a lo-fi pop song and tribute to The Sweetshop with Caspa's falsetto giving it some Prince style vocals; I'll let you draw your own conclusions on what the 'sweets' are.
Keep your ears peeled as it'll be out soon....

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Spring Mix

Here's a new mix with exclusive paperecordings and We Are Woodville tracks plus my own mix of my next single, The Sweetshop with 70's crooner Caspa Codina on vox:
http://soundcloud.com/flash-atkins/flash-atkins-mix-spring-09

Friday, 3 April 2009

On The Run

Basically some chav oiks took offence to my taking temporary residence in their council block entrance to enjoy my beverage. It was fight or flight so to spare their embarrassment, I chose the latter.
video

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Soho

Ok so I had a pint or two and ended up in Soho....is that so wrong?


video