Published 23 January 2012 by BWL
Polar Bear's Sebastian Rochford has launched a brand new monthly singles club under the banner 'Days And Nights At The Takeaway'. Each single will feature a different collaborator (or collaborators), backed with an exclusive remix of the track, and the singles will be released on the last Friday of the month throughout 2012, beginning this Friday (January 27).
The tracks will all be recorded in Seb’s studio in a former takeaway in London (hence the project name). We’re looking at some pretty spectacular guests working with Seb throughout the year, and the music is going to be extremely varied, as you might expect.
The first release in the series is a collaboration with LA poet & singer Gina Loring and British Indian vocalist Ranjana Ghatak, entitled ‘Love A Sacred Path’. The track comes complete with a superb remix by Keysound/Hyperdub mainstays LV. It’s perhaps not what you’d expect from him, but Rochford’s long immersion in the worlds of hip-hop and dubstep has been increasingly apparent since the release of the Common Ground collaboration with UK MC Jyager in 2010, and his production work with rapper Mikill Pane in the last year. You can stream the tracks below and buy from our shop (tracks will be available for download from Friday).
The artwork for each release takes the form of an imitation takeaway menu, and the visual reference is carried through to the project’s dedicated blog. There will be a series of live events around the project in London, featuring Polar Bear and special guests.
- Radioland: Kraftwerk's Radio-Activity Revisited
- Polar Bear album reissues
- Polar Bear - Mercury Prize, tour & 6 Music mix
- Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Rhythm album stream
- Matthew Bourne at Leeds International Film Festival
- Melt Yourself Down - That's Life mixtape
- Jamie Cullum champions Polar Bear
- Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Keep Some Hope
- Polar Bear with Jin Jin - Cuckoo
- Polar Bear announce special one-off London show in October
- Jherek Bischoff - Kickstarter campaign
- Watch: Polar Bear live video
- 20th anniversary vinyl reissues
- Polar Bear - Mercury Music Prize 2014
- The Leaf Label's Office Radio
Held On The Tips Of Fingers
Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Keep Some Hope
Cuckoo (with Jin Jin)
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