A Guy Called Gerald Unofficial Web Page: News 2014
October 21st: A Guy Called Gerald on technology and live performance
There's a new interview with Gerald in The Independent whereby he discusses the technology used and how he performs live.
In addition, there's a possibility of some remixes coming out in the future:
"What have you got coming up?
Besides a few remixes, I’m actually working with some friends on building our own sound system – we’re hoping to have it complete soon and roll it out at festivals and the like next year. Doing it old school style, instead of playing vinyl and keeping it real, we’re going the whole hog."
August 16th: Official Voodoo Ray T-Shirts For Sale
Official Voodoo Ray t-shirts now available from MonsterMerch - they come in three colours: Grey, White and Black.
Priced at £19.98 each plus postage.
July 18th: Trip City - Back After 25 Years [Pledge Cancelled]
25 years after its original launch, file-sharing service WeTransfer is today partnering with Trevor Miller, author of Trip City; seminal E-D-M recording artist, A Guy Called Gerald, and PledgeMusic, to celebrate 1234 Records' publication of a limited 25th anniversary edition of Trip City and its soundtrack, that was described as the 'On the Road of Acid House' by the London Evening Standard.
In 1989, after I had been involved London clubs like The Wag, Limelight and early Acid-House parties like Hedonism, I wrote my disco-drug thriller called TRIP CITY. It was published the same year with a cassette tape of 5 original tracks by A GUY CALLED GERALD – recorded over a weekend, with myself and him in Moonraker Studios on the outskirts of Manchester….
It was actually quite amazing to see Gerald daisy-chain Roland 808s and 303s together, making the soundtrack to my book, like some mad genius – and without a shadow of a doubt, Trip City was the first British multi-media project to mix dramatic narrative with Electronic Dance Music. As you might imagine, in 1989 a book with a soundtrack was quite a revelation…. Paul Mathur, from The Evening Standard called TRIP CITY “an On The Road for the Acid-House Generation.”
For the 25th Anniversary of it’s original publication – I am teaming up with old and new friends to create a special 2014 Edition of Trip City. This will feature a revised version of the text. A new forward by Dave Dorrell – who made PUMP UP THE VOLUME as MARRS. A Dossier/Scrapbook of Liner Notes and stories around Trip City written by Jack Barron (NME/The Guardian), Paul Mathur (Evening Standard/Melody Maker) and Craig Ferguson (Record Mirror).
For the 2014 Soundtrack we are packaging the 5 original AGCG tracks (digitally remastered) on a special light-up USB drive, with an additional 7 new Trip City tracks by E-D-M artists from around the world. The newest. The hottest. Some heritage. But ALL fiercely cinematic.
It would’ve been easy just to do an e-book and scan the old cover – but myself and SEAN McLUSKY decided that if we were going to release this specialty edition on his 1-2-3-4 RECORDS label, we wanted it to look and feel like something serious and new. We have teamed-up with PledgeMusic and publishing powerhouse, DITTO PRESS, to create a fabulously designed and manufactured boxed set, paperback and hand-printed dossier. These items are beautifully bound and hand-finished like Art-Books you might buy in the V&A or MOMA in New York.
To make this even more special, we’ve teamed up with the guys over at WeTransfer to be able to offer a free, instant AutoKratz Trip City download. WeTransfer has made it its mission to bring creative leaders together on its site to showcase the best talent out there – from established artists to the world’s best young musicians – and we’re excited to be part of this. To download the AutoKratz track, head to http://bit.ly/1mGtGi4.
July 14th: New Goldie compilation, "Masterpiece", featuring Gerald's "Like A Drug" - out August 18th
Goldie is the latest artist to tackle to the career-spanning mix format for Ministry Of Sound. In total he's selected 47 tracks spread across three discs: The Alpha (early inspirations), Journeyman (classic drum & bass) and Headzville (material from his label, Metalheadz.)
The tracklist spans the full palette of Goldie's tastes, from Terry Callier, Junior Murvin, Soul II Soul and Radiohead through A Guy Called Gerald, Roni Size, dBridge, Commix and Rufige Kru. He squeezes in a couple of his own classics too, including "Sea Of Tears" and "Kemistry."
The Gerald track is "Like A Drug".
CD1: The Alpha
Goldie - My Little India
Terry Callier - Lazarus Man
Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler - Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
Maze & Frankie Beverly - Twilight
Cherrelle feat. Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love
Teena Marie - Behind The Groove
Serious Intention - You Don't Know
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown
Junior Murvin - Police & Thieves
Ken Boothe - Everything I Own
Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
[re:jazz] - Inner City Life
Radiohead - Just
Top Buzz - Living In Darkness
Zero B- Lock Up
Dragon Fly - Visions Of Rage
Nookie - Pedro Pulls An Essex Sort
A Guy Called Gerald - Like A Drug
Egyptian Empire A.K.A Tim Taylor - The Horn Track
Wax Doctor - A New Direction
Internal Affairs - Hands To Heaven
Roni Size - It's A Jazz Thing
Nookie - Only You
Wax Doctor - Heat
Krust - Soul In Motion
Internal Affairs - In My Soul
Goldie - Sea Of Tears
Goldie - Kemistry
dBridge - Inner Disbelief
Commix - Be True
Marcus Intalex & ST Files - Universe
Rufige Kru - Special Request
Rufige Kru Feat. D-Bridge - Mirror
DLR & Mako - Your Mind
Scar - Old Ground (Vinyl Exclusive mix)
Jubei - Patience VIP
Lenzman - Collapse
Break - Headz Up
Ulterior Motive - Given Contact
Marcus Intalex - Hell to Pay
Blocks & Escher - Razor
Klute - Curley Wurley
Loxy & Ink - Headz Roll
Kiat - Feeder
Commix - Belleview
Doc Scott - Blue Skies
Ivy Lab & Hydro feat. Frank Carter III & Lucy Annika - Make It Clear
Ministry Of Sound will release Masterpiece: Goldie on August 18th, 2014.
July 7th: New System 7 Compilation "Out" featuring Gerald out now
The Definitive Single Remix Collection by System 7 featuring remixes and collaborations by Richie Hawtin / Dubfire / Carl Craig / James Holden / Laurent Garnier / A Guy Called Gerald / A. Mochi / Liquid Soul / Son Kite / Alex Paterson / Voyager / Rovo / Evan Marc / Jam El Mar / Doc Scott
A feast of System 7 tracks, the vast majority of which previously only available on 12" vinyl or as digital downloads. All is revealed, including the original year of release, in the notes below.
In typically elegant System 7 double CD digipak packaging.
Planet 7 James Holden Remix (2004) [9.43] - James Holden's highly original and quirky style perfectly matched to System 7's top track Planet 7 from the album Encantado. Originally on vinyl 12" and digital only.
Space Bird Dubfire Deep Space Remix (2008) [8.38] - This massive remix by Dubfire of Space Bird, a collaboration with Jam El Mar (of Jam and Spoon) from System 7’s Phoenix album, was No.1 on Beatport's main chart for 2 weeks in January 2008. Originally vinyl 12" and digital only.
Passion (2012) [8.18] - One of System 7's most recent tracks and a big favourite in their live set. Originally on digital and CD in Japan only
Sirenes System 7.1 Remix by Carl Craig (1994) [9.57] - A classic remix by Detroit maestro Carl Craig of Sirenes, the celebrated collaboration between System 7 and Laurent Garnier from the Point 3 Fire and Water albums. Originally on vinyl 12" and digital only.
AlphaWave Plastikman Acid House Remix by Richie Hawtin (1995) [20.05] - Undoubtedly System 7's biggest track, still sounding massive today. This is the first time the full length version has been released on an album CD. The original track was also on the Point 3 Fire and Water albums, and gave it's name to their label. Original on full length version on vinyl 12" and digital only.
PositiveNoise Carl Craig Remix (2011) [11.50] - Carl Craig's deep and funky remix of the lead track from System 7's most recent album Up – a track originally created in Berlin, a collaboration with A Guy Called Gerald. Originally on vinyl 12" and digital only.
PositiveNoise A. Mochi Remix (2011) [5.26] - Japanese techno star A. Mochi's huge Berghain techno style mix of PositiveNoise to vibrate the bass bins! Originally on vinyl 12" and digital - CD in Japan only.
Interstate Doc Scott Remix (1996) [8.18] - Doc Scott’s remix of Interstate from System 7’s album Power of Seven is a drum and bass classic. Originally on digital and System Express CD only.
Space Bird Liquid Soul Remix (2007) [7.30] - A second major remix of the Jam El Mar collaboration from System 7’s Phoenix album, by Swiss progressive psy-trance star Liquid Soul. Originally on vinyl 12" and digital only.
Planet 7 Son Kite Remix (2004) [8.29] - This second remix of Planet 7 from System 7’s Encantado album by Swedish progressive stars Son Kite was a big success in the psy-trance scene. Originally on vinyl 12" and digital only.
High Plains Drifter Voyager Remix (2001) [12.10] - A deep progressive trance remix by American producer Voyager of this track from System 7’s Seventh Wave album. Originally on vinyl 12" and digital only.
AlphaWave Bananadance Remix (2000) [7.28] - One of two remixes made by System 7 to partner with the full length Richie Hawtin remix on the first A-Wave 12" vinyl release. Originally on vinyl 12" and digital only.
AlphaWave System 7 2000 Remix (2000) [9.57] - The second of two remixes made by System 7 to partner with the full length Richie Hawtin remix on the first A-Wave 12" vinyl release. Originally on vinyl 12" and digital only.
Rovo - Eclipse System 7 Club Remix (2012) [8.02] - System 7's remix of Eclipse by Japanese band Rovo, with whom they made the successful recent Phoenix Rising collaboration album and tour. Originally on digital and CD in Japan only.
Chihiro 61298 Evan Marc Remix (2010) [7.19] - A chilled tech house remix of this track from the System 7 album Phoenix by chill-out legend Evan Marc (aka. Bluetech). Originally on digital and CD in Japan only.
Sunburst Atahualpa Mix (1996) [6.45] - A remix of System 7's first ever track from 1990, a collaboration with The Orb’s Alex Paterson. Originally on digital and System Express CD only.
February 19th: Gerald contrasts the new Roland Airwa with Roland Analogues
Here's a YouTube clip of Gerald demonstrating the new Roland Aira VS The Analogues.
January 19th: Return of the Juice Box label in late 2014?
In an interview with M-Magazine, Gerald has hinted that the Juice Box label will be revived in late 2013:
What else are you working on musically?
I’m going to India in February to clean out a bit, then I’m going to start Juice Box again. We’re gonna have a mixture of music and genre and I’m gonna try and push that out later in 2014.
January 1st: Gerald to create an Analogue recording?
In an interview with FACT Mag (and reproduced here), Gerald has hinted of what could appear in 2014 - an analogue recording, perhaps, that *could* involve Graham Massey of 808 State?:
Is it something that the two of you [Rebuild - aka Graham Massey and Gerald - analogue performance] want to take into the studio?
I think it’s possible there could be a project but it would have to be coordinated and I’m planning something anyway for the new year – recording in this way – to show people [the] differences and similarities between 25 years ago and programming now.
Up & Coming DJ Dates - with 808 State DJs and MC Tunes (London / Manchester)