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.
- Melt Yourself Down tour
- Matthew Bourne videos
- Jherek Bischoff - Cistern video
- The Comet Is Coming - Special "Hyperdrive" edition
- The Comet Is Coming - Mercury Music Prize
- AIM Independent Music Awards 2016 nominations
- Jherek Bischoff at the BBC David Bowie Prom
- Independent Label Market, London
- The Comet Is Coming to XOYO
- Jherek Bischoff - Automatism video + Midnight Moment
- Jherek Bischoff - Cistern album stream
- Melt Yourself Down - Another Weapon
- Jherek Bischoff + Amanda Palmer - The Courtyard Theatre, London
- Dearly Beloved...
- Matthew Bourne at The Great Escape
Melt Yourself Down
Last Evenings On Earth
The Comet Is Coming
Channel The Spirits
Melt Yourself Down
Dot To Dot
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