Vinyl: 19th December 2012.
Digital (Beatport): 25th December 2012.
Worldwide Distributed by Synchrophone Cyberproducion
Published by Nanoplasmic Licensed courtesy of A Guy Called Gerald Records www.guycalledgerald.com
B1. Contains a sample of ‘Can’t Get High Without U’ performed by Taka
Boom, licensed courtesy of Z Records Ltd. www.zrecords.ltd.uk Written by
David, Lee Published by Universal Music
(P) & (C) Bosconi Records 2012
Bosconi is proud to announce the arrival into the family of one of the
greatest legend of house music, the oldskool hero A Guy Called Gerald. The
release randomly arrives in coincidence with the definitive closing of
another legend, the place in berlin that has been a symbol for years of
the cultural renaissance of the german capital after the wall, the
Tacheles. When Gerald just moved to berlin, he got his house and his
studio inside that very inspiring and artistic place, and as a tribute and
homage to his legendary figure, some mysterious writer draw G's face on
the right side of that building with the shamanic enigma above that giant
mural "How Long Is Now", an existential sigh or question that perfectly
sums up the uncertain past, present and future of one of Berlin's most
important initiatives, as the Tacheles was, and as the things of our life
that we love, as the music, can be, uncertain…But for sure this 3 tracker
vinyl is real and it will last for long in our bags, these are 3 deadly
club weapons by The Master between bass music, micro funk and soul
excursions: A1 gives the title to the EP and it's subliminal dark and
psychedelic after-hours dope session, while on B1 there's the shady and
sexy atmosphere of "Groove of the Ghetto", a driving and funky house tune
sustained by an ultra fat synth bass and enriched by soulful vocals and
deep pads, while on B2 the EP ends wih the brutal Uk bass bonus beats
monster entitled "202".
Serious Stuff. In memory of Tacheles and
the good old days.
October 27th: Rebuild (A Guy Called Gerald and Graham Massey) to perform live at Fire, London
5 years after the legendary Wang session,
a new one has been announced:
SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO & WANG presents
Simian Mobile Disco Live (Exclusive London Date)
Rebuild Live Acid Jam feat A Guy Called
Gerald & Graham Massey (808 State)
D Bridge, Mark E
Matt Walsh, Electro Elvis
Lone + MORE
Sat 27 Oct 2012
11:00 pm - 6:00 am
Fire http://www.firelondon.net/events/simian ... ndon-date/
(A Guy Called Gerald and Graham Massey) They said it couldn't be done, get
two of the founding father's of the UK dance scene back together on stage
again almost 20 years after they split. We proved 'em wrong once before,
and after a five year hiatus we thought why not do it all over again. So
for one night only (probably for another 5 years or so anyway!) Graham and
Gerald will take to the stage once more, with only a collection of classic
Roland hardware machines and without the aid of a safety net! Don't miss
out on the chance to see two living leg ends wrestle their 101s, 303s,
808s and 909s into live acid glory, as only they can....
October 17th: New tracks with Oscar Burnside
This is the first track of new
project. Stay tuned for more...
Music written by A Guy Called Gerald &
Vocals written & performed by Oscar Burnside
September 6th: T-Coy - Cariño + Singles released (with Annette's "Dream Slumber)
T-Coy - Cariño + Singles
UK 2012 CD; LTM: LTMCD 2576
6:30 Annette "Dream Slumber (Remixed by T-Coy)"
6th September 2012.
Written by by Michael Pickering, Simon Topping. Richard Close and Gerald
Simpson (Universal Music Publishing Ltd/Bug Music Ltd). Produced by T-Coy
and A Guy Called Gerald (aka Ricky Rouge).
The track is a T-Coy remix
of Dream 17 by Annette, originally released as a 12" single on
Deconstruction (P142562) in December 1988.
Annette are Gerald (using the pseudonym 'R. Rouge' aka
'Ricky Rouge') and T-Coy.
T-Coy is an early Manchester-based UK
house project of Mike Pickering (Hacienda DJ, Quando Quango, M-People),
Simon Topping (A Certain Ratio) and Ritchie Close. 'T-Coy' allegedly
stands for 'Take Care Of Yourself'.
April 15th: Mia Grobelny "Arcane" (A Guy Called Gerald Remix) out 3rd May 2012
After her quirky "Survivor" EP series Mia Grobelny now returns to her
Sub Static imprint, delivering a stimulative bundle of harmony-driven,
hypnotic techno. The title track "Arcane" is one of those slowly building
monsters that need no breakdowns or disposable decoration to unfold its
energy. It just sucks you into a vortex of sequential beauty. A Guy
Called Gerald turns out to be the perfect remixer for this piece,
turning it into a bass-heavy, dub-flavoured groover that displays his
confident & timeless link to the dancefloor."Going Round" adds nicely
to the overall trippy vibe of the EP, yet again focusing on an
energetic, steady groove, which is driven by some fresh snappy beats and a
subtle dose of european acid.Finally "Bard's Tale" summarizes what makes
Mia Grobelny's productions beloved since over 10 years, showcasing her
freestyle approach towards emotional, semi-functional techno.
Track: 1 - Mia Grobelny - Arcane (Original Mix)
Track: 2 - Mia Grobelny
- Arcane (A Guy Called Gerald Remix)
Track: 3 - Mia Grobelny - Going
Track: 4 - Mia Grobelny - Bard's Tale
5:38 Mia Grobelny
- Arcane (A Guy Called Gerald Remix)
3rd May 2012.
Written by Mia Grobelny.
Remixed by A Guy Called Gerald.
April 10th: "This Ain't Chicago" compilation out 25th June 2012
Richard Sen curates This Ain’t Chicago compilation
tireless endeavours to document the various pockets of dance music history
sees them call on Richard Sen to compile This Ain’t Chicago: The Sound Of
Underground UK House & Acid 1987-1991.
As the vaguely self
explanatory title hints, the forthcoming compilation has seen Strut task
the Padded Cell main man and respected graffiti artist Richard Sen with
collating the house and acid that he feels typifies “the heady era when UK
producers were responding to the first wave of Chicago house and documents
the underground clubs that first championed the music”.
given a broad remit, Sen has elected to choose from a wide range of music
from the era, with the 23-track unmixed compilation featuring recognisable
producers such as Baby Ford, A Guy Called Gerald, Bizarre Inc and Andrew
Weatherall alongside lesser known names. The accompanying press release
has Sen stating that the forthcoming compilation “features many personal
favourites and the tracks were particularly inspirational to me as a DJ
and clubber at the time”.
Strut Records will release Richard Sen
Presents: This Ain’t Chicago: The Sound Of Underground UK House & Acid
1987-1991 across Double CD, Double LP and digital formats on June 25.
1. Bang The Party – Bang Bang
You’re Mine (Full Vocal Remix)
2. Window Smashers – Free To Be
Julian Jonah – Jealousy And Lies
4. Baby Ford – Crashing
5. Man With
No Name – From Within The Mind Of My 909
6. Rio Rhythm Band – Cuba
7. Playtime Toons – Shaker Song
8. Jail Break – Mentality
9. Exocet – Safety Zone
10. Return Of The Living Acid – Twin Tub
Cxx – The Comfort Of Strangers (Mix By Rhythm Doctor – Richard Sen Edit)
12. Julie Stapleton – Where’s The Love Gone (Remix)
13. Rohan Delano –
1. Sly And Lovechild – The World According To
Sly & Lovechild (Andrew Weatherall Soul Of Europe Mix)
2. Ability Ii –
3. Static – Iron Orbit (J. Saul Kane Mix)
4. M. D. Emm
– 1666 (Pyro-Maniac Mix)
5. Colm Iii – Take Me High (Mansion Mix)
S.L.F. – Show Me What You Got
7. Paul Rutherford – Get Real (Happy
8. Bizzare Inc – Technological
9. Us – Born In The North [Edward Barton, A Guy
Called Gerald, and Chapter & The Verse]
10. Annette – Dream 17 [A Guy Called Gerald and
March 27th: New Digital Album: "Attic Attack 1986 - 1988"
A Guy Called Gerald -
Attic Attack 1986 - 1988 - The Producer's Cut Series
UK 2012 MP3 Album; A Guy Called Gerald Records:
1. 04:50 Attick Attack (Demo)
2. 06:18 H C I (Demo)
02:22 Jack To The Bass
4. 03:20 Nitric (Demo)
6. 03:20 Rhythm Of Life (Demo)
8. 17:22 Acid House Experience (Demo)
08:14 Slide Slide (Demo)
10. 04:16 To Da Bone (Demo)
11. 09:06 Spend
Some Time (Demo)
12. 03:46 Voodoo Ray (Demo)
March 25th: Resident Advisor 303 Podcast: A Guy Called Gerald
So we had a neat idea: why not theme RA.303 on Roland's
seminal TB-303 synth, the sound of acid house? In order to execute this
ingenious plan we turned to Gerald Simpson, undoubtedly the UK's most
revered proponent of the sound. This is largely thanks to a 1988 number
named "Voodoo Ray," which we guess you may have heard before. Gerald was
also a founding member of 808 State, who themselves (or perhaps Gerald
solo, but that's another story) wrote an all-time classic in "Pacific
State." You may have also heard of jungle. Well, Gerald had a rather large
hand in birthing the genre through his early works on his own Juice Box
Records. The ensuing years saw the Manchester-born artist continue to
innovate, releasing seminal full-lengths and restlessly pushing his sound
in a forward direction. These days you can find Gerald residing in Berlin,
working on his "gangsta tech" project, although we'll leave him to explain
On a basic level RA.303 comprises a stack of vintage acid
house from Gerald's collection, but he's inviting us to guess whether the
additional acid sounds that colour the mix come from a TB-303, an
emulation, or perhaps both.
What have you been up to recently?
Working on a new type of techno called "gangsta tech." The unique
thing about gangsta tech is that it can only be performed live - the only
way to really hear it is through a big soundsystem.
How and where
was the mix recorded?
In my studio in March.
Can you tell us
about the idea behind the mix?
Well, it was the 303rd podcast and
RA asked me to give it [a 303-themed mix] a go. I started to dig through
the crates until I got back to the beginning. What better place to start
than the very first tracks from Chicago?
Do you remember when you
first heard the TB-303?
Yeah, it was a track by Newcleus in 1983
called "Jam On It."
And when did you first utilize one yourself?
When it first came out there was a music shop in Manchester selling it
together with the 606. I used to go down to this shop every Saturday to
try out all the new equipment.
Does the acid sound still have scope
for exploration do you think?
Not for me, only because I'm sticking
to my old school doctrine from the beginning, 30 years ago. I'm always
looking for creative ways to use the latest equipment. But...I have no
problem in helping people reminisce.
What are you up to next?
I'm writing new material constantly to play in my live show which
means I'm striving for perfection in the realms of the gangsta tech. It's
not the kind of music for American sell-out rappers who decided to get
into cheesy '90s dance music, two decades too late. This is the real deal.
This is as black as it gets.
Demos made 1986 - 1988. Do not expect re-mastered quality tracks - these
are demos directly off cassettes.