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Walls Have Ears - 21 Years Of Wall Of Sound


Wall of Sound
‘Walls Have Ears - 21 Years Of Wall Of Sound’
 
13.04.15
  
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Wall of Sound are pleased to announce details of a new label compilation ‘Walls Have Ears-21 Years Of Wall Of Sound’ to be released on the 13th of April 2015 through [PIAS].
 
The brainchild of Mark Jones -1994 saw the launch of Wall Of Sound, and following the underground acid-house explosion of the preceding years, set about unleashing a catalogue of releases that were to become synonymous with the era; mixing sonics and genres together. First ever signing to the label, Mekon (John Gosling), sums them as “A well-oiled machine reversing into the future”.
 
"I just want to give artists the platform to do what they do. That's what it's always been about for me. It's never been about sitting in a studio saying, 'Don't do it like that, do it like this’. Wall of Sound has always been about artists being themselves. It's been a very very interesting journey, 21 years....who would have thunk it?" Mark Jones / Wall Of Sound
 
The compilation features an array of artists from the heady days of the label’s inception and includes tracks and artists from the off shoot labels: We Love You and Bad Magic and cruise through a catalogue that encapsulates the diversity of a label that has been home to the likes of Royksopp, Grace Jones, Propellerheads, Les Rythmes Digitales, Reverend and the Makers, The Human League, Aeroplane, The Bees, Tiesto and more...
 
“Happy 21st Birthday and thank you Mark Jones for funding, pressing and distributing the first ever Basement Jaxx record EP1(I visited him one lunchtime wearing a suit, after playing him a tape cassette of the material I asked 'Would anybody buy this?' ,'Yes' he said. 'Any chance you could press some records? we don't have any money', 'Yes' he said. Thank you Mark! Thanks for living and thinking outside the box!” Felix / Basement Jaxx
 
“Spending time with Wall Of Sound is like being in an epic road movie, without a map. And no road”. Banksy
 
Available digitally and on a double CD and digital download - including tracks culled from various BBC sessions the full tracklisting is:
 
CD 1:
Propellerheads - Take California
Royksopp - Poor Leno
Les Rythmes Digitales  - (Hey You) What’s That Sound?
Grace Jones  - Williams’ Blood (Aeroplane Remix)
The Wiseguys - Start The Commotion
Zoot Woman – It’s Automatic
The Bees – A Minha Menina
Tiesto vs Diplo (feat. Busta Rhymes) - C’mon (Catch ‘Em By Surprise)
E – Kletik – Maracana Madness
The Human League – Night People
Reverend And The Makers – Heavyweight Champion Of The World
The Jolly Boys - Rehab
Aeroplane - We Can’t Fly
Two Culture Clash - …And Dance
Kids On Bridges - Walls
B.E.F. (feat. Boy George) - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Scala & Kolacny Brothers - Nothing Else Matters
 
CD 2:
 
Sykur - Curling
Shawn Lee - Happiness
Ceasefire - Trickshot
Mekon (feat. Roxanne Shante) - Yes Yes Y’all (Duke Dumont Remix)
Propellerheads - Dive (John Peel live session1996)
Royksopp - Remind Me (Jo Whiley live session 2002)
Dirty Beatniks - Whores, Freaks, Saints and Angels (Lamacq Live session 2000)
Grace Jones - Love You To Life (Later With Jools Holland 2008)
Wiseguys - Ooh La La (Lamacq Live session 2000)
Infadels - Can’t Get Enough (Lamacq Live session 2006)
Blak Twang - Kik Off (Jo Whiley session 2002)
Reverend and The Makers - The State Of Things (Zane Lowe live session 2007)
The Jolly Boys - Perfect Day (Later With Jools Holland
The Elektrons - Get Up (Giles Peterson live session 2007)
The Shortwave Set - Now Til 69 (Rob Da Bank live session 2008)
Akasha - Brown Sugar (Mary Anne Hobbs live session 1998)
Ugly Duckling - A Little Samba (Lamacq Live session 2001)
Shy Child - Drop The Phone (Tom Robinson live session 2007)

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Release Date 13th Apr 2015
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