Big Boss Man ‘Juju Funk’ streaming from midnight

Juju Funk by Big Boss Man, taken from the forthcoming two vinyl 45s will go live at midnight tonight on all music streaming services

Following Blow Up Records announcement of the forthcoming release of two brand new Big Boss Man vinyl 45s this Autumn and the subsequent digital release of ‘Return of Baron Samedi’ last month. We now turn to the A-Side of that single (BU131) – Juju Funk, the second track from the 45s to be made available on streaming services from 11th August.

Vinyl singles details are as follows:
Cat number BU131
A Side – Juju Funk
B-Side – Return Of Baron Samedi

Cat number BU132
A Side – Double Groovy
B Side – Trans-Pacific Express

The two vinyl singles are available to pre-order now (limited edition 500 each single) shipping direct from the Blow Up Records shop from 23/09/22 –

Digital release schedule: The four tracks that form the A and B sides are being released digitally, one track a month – Return Of Baron Samedi (15/07/22), Juju Funk (11/08/22), Trans-Pacific Express (9/09/22), Double Groovy (7/10/22)

Ali Heath solo debut album pre-order now / single available to stream from midnight.

‘When The Day Is Done’ the debut solo album by Alfa 9 co-founder Ali Heath is available to pre-order from Blow Up Records Greedbag shop:

We Go There Anyway a single taken from the album goes live on all digital music services from tomorrow (22/07/22)

When The Day Is Done was written, recorded and performed solely by Ali over the past two years. As a member of Alfa 9, Ali has released three highly acclaimed albums of the band to date with Blow Up Records, Then We Begin, Gone To Ground and My Sweet Movida.

Big Boss Man – new vinyl 45 singles

Blow Up Records is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of two brand new Big Boss Man vinyl 45’s singles. Get set for two hot slices of killer dance floor funk, limited to 500 copies each -grab these while you can. 

Pre-order now in the following formats: Vinyl 7″ (limited edition 500 each single) shipping direct from the Blow Up Greedbag shop from 23/09/22 –

The two singles are as follows:
Cat number BU131
A Side – Juju Funk
B-Side – Return Of Baron Samedi

Cat number BU132
A Side – Double Groovy
B Side – Trans-Pacific Express

The four tracks that form the A and B sides will be released digitally, one track a month. starting with Return Of Baron Samedi on all digital services 15/07/22

Cosmetique second album to be released by Blow Up Records.

Blow Up Records is pleased to announce that the Cosmetique unreleased second album the Lace and the longing will be released in stages over the next few months. The electro pop duos tracks, which were recorded in the noughties will finally be getting to see the light of day. This news comes hot on the heels that our sister company Blow Up Songs is representing Cosmetique songwriters Sarah Churchill and Justin Anderson. Release schedule to be announced soon.

Ali Heath signs with Blow Up Records for debut solo album.

Blow Up Records is pleased to announce that the debut solo album by Ali Heath ‘When The Day Is Done’ will be released by Blow Up Records in the summer of 2022. Blow Up, have had a long association with Ali as a member of Alfa 9, releasing three highly acclaimed albums to date, Then We Begin, Gone To Ground and My Sweet Movida. When The Day Is Done was written, recorded and performed solely by Ali over the past two years. This news follows the announcement in January that Blow Up Songs has also signed Ali as the publisher for the album.

David Woodcock La Vieille Ville video premier today at 7pm GMT via You Tube.

The official video for La Vieille Ville by David Woodcock premieres tonight via You Tube from the Blow Up Records You Tube channel. Tune in at 7pm:

The video was filmed and edited by Joe Blamey and Danny Flynn and was shot in the old town itself of Leigh-on-Sea.

La Vielle Ville is a French language new recording of David’s song Old Town, the song which closed David’s second album Normal Life. 

David Woodcock to release Old Town on Christmas Eve.

Old Town the final track of David Woodcock’s Normal Life album will be released as a single on Christmas Eve. It will also feature a brand new recording of Old Town, a French version titled La Vieille Ville.

La Vieille Ville was recorded and produced by Joe Lamb and David Woodcock at London Road Studios Leigh-on-Sea and was mixed by Kevin Feazey in London. David performs all instruments except double bass which was performed by Paul Ambrose. Oliver Rouff wrote the French interpretation of the Old Town lyric.

Kubernetikós video by Aspic Boulevard premiered today by Prog magazine.

As announced today by Prog magazine “Aspic Boulevard release head-trip new video for Kubernetikós” The video for Aspic Boulevard new single Kubernetikós has been revealed. Conceived and entirely made by the band.
The various sculptures that appear in the video (the android’s head, the little robots and the mechanical fishes) were made by Marco, as well as the sets (the chessboard, the lunar landscape, etc.) and the springboxes.
Alessandro, on the other hand, worked on photography and filming, taking care of every technical detail of the video.
The work was developed in an artisanal way, including special effects. Various scenes were made with the stop motion animation technique.

The concept of the video is the relationship between nature and technology, man and machine: a dualism represented through the allegory of a chess game.

It is inspired by the atmospheres of Karel Zeman, Ray Harryhausen, Cristina Làstrego, etc.

Big Boss Man ‘Humanize’ released on this day 20 years ago.

Released on this day 20 years ago the debut album from Big Boss Man Humanize.

Humanize displayed a clear definition of the Big Boss Man sound – a hip Hammond hybrid of 60’s R’N’B, Latin, Soul, Bongo-Fuzz and Funk.  

Humanize was the first of four albums recorded and released for Blow Up Records; Humanize, Winner, Full English Beat Breakfast, Last Man On Earth.

The album was preceded by the dancefloor killer 45 that is ‘Sea Groove‘, it was the bands first single and is now much sort after release. The track has remained hugely popular over the years, with it currently amassing over 5 million Spotify streams. Whilst it was used by the International Red Cross for a nationwide campaign in the USA.

Party 7‘ was also picked up in 2006 for Nike’s Worldwide World Cup ‘JOGA TV’ campaign featuring Thierry Henry and Eric Cantona and was subsequently reissued backed by ‘Kelvin Stardust’ the lead cut from BBM’s second album Winner as a limited 45.

Tracks from Humanize were used as soundtrack to the BAFTA nominated short film “Sweet” which featured Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh. With the bands music continuing to prove popular with TV, film and advertising placements, most recently with The Grand Tour (Amazon) and Russian film comedy Hotel Eleon in Sochi.

Buy Big Boss Man direct from the Blow Up shop:

Further reading:

BU018 LP / CD DD

Big Boss Man are currently working on tracks for the fifth album.

Baltic Fleet self-titled debut album released on this day 2008.

Released this day by Blow Up Records in 2008 the self titled debut album by Baltic Fleet.

Whilst on a world tour playing keyboards for Echo and the Bunnymen Paul Fleming began to write what would come to be his 2008 self-titled debut under the moniker of Baltic Fleet. With a laptop and any instruments that were to hand he would capture, in music, what inspired him in each city around the world.

The album was released to critical acclaim, making  Album of the Year (No 29) for Rough Trade Shops who described it as “A faultless piece of instrumental music that captures the spirit of Eno, NEU! all the way through to modern post-rock and chamber music”.

Baltic Fleet have subsequently released two futher highly acclaimed albums (Towers 2012, The Dear One 2016) and several E.P.s including the most recent E.P. – Rolling In Oceans Tide (2019) on Blow Up Records.

For further reading on Baltic Fleet:

Buy Baltic Fleet here direct from the Blow Up shop:

Baltic Fleet – S/T (BU041) – Blow Up Records. Written by Paul Fleming, published by Blow Up Songs Limited.

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