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 to remix and re-edit. The best will be put out by We Are Woodville so send a link of your version to by Jan 1.

Fags & Booze EP Out Now!


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:

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 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.