IN THE STUDIO:
ELECTRIC EMPIRE - "Baby Your Lovin'." Bangsy's F.U.M.L. REMIX (RED DISC RECORDS)
With the original LP version currently on a lovely UK Soul Togetherness 45 vinyl single, the band felt it was time to get a new club friendly mix to promote their upcoming UK visit ( more @ http://www.electricempiremusic.com/ ). Chris's new mix keeps it soulful but funks up your life. Already getting heavy spins on UK soul radio expect to hear this on a soulful dancefloor near you shortly !! Preview below.
PUSH Feat. HAMISH STUART - "Long Gone" - CB"s SOLID GONE REMIX (PUSH RECORDS)
An epic track - Chris's Promo only remix is taking a very strong Norman Whitfield vibe and adding vocal's from the Average White Band's Hamish Stuart. A preview version is on the player below. Taken from Push's new CD album "Band On A Mission" - see www.pushband.com
TOM GLIDE AND THE LUV ALLSTARS Feat. ORLANDO JOHNSON - "I'm Not The Same Man." (EXPANSION RECORDS)
Following on from the dancefloor success of Chris's mix of Tom Glide's single "Love Is Coming Up", Chris' pumping funky & house remix is picking up plays from most of the UK top soul jocks and will be available to download very soon. Preview here
HESTON - Greatest Lover CB Mix (DOME RECORDS)
Chris' remix of this this excellent soulful summery tune takes the floating original and gives it a heavy stepping vibe for the dancefloor. Available exclusively as lead track on Dome records excellent 3CD set "Soul Lounge 8" available now.
RICHARD ALEXANDER DAVIS - "You've Changed" CB's Weekend Mix ( ISPIRATO )
Taken from probably one of the best undiscovered soul gems of an album from 2010, "Loving You Direct" (Soultown) Chris is reworking this excellent piece of modern UK soul for the more discerning soulful UK dancefloor. Preview on the player now. Release is set for later this year more details soon.
CHRIS BANGS FT. RITA CAMPBELL - "Warm Weather " ( ISPIRATO )
Chris & Rita's massive club hit from 2000 gets some serious remix treatments for 2011 dancefloors and has just been signed to UK dance label Ispirato. First mix out the box is Bangsy's own Poolside Rub - a summery old skool funky house mix - a preview of the mix is below and getting great vibes already. Video teaser is here ! More mixes - Out now
ELY BRUNA - "1986" - Cosmic Re-Rub - Unofficial mix
Taken from the voice of Papik - Ely Bruna's album of last year ( Remember The Time - Irma Records), this jazzy rework has some subtle beats and some Charles Earland inspired jazzy keys added to make a smoky late night vibe. Listen below, this mix will not be available commercially.
SOUL TALK - "I Really Don't Mind" - East Coast Mix (EXPANSION RECORDS)
One of the undiscovered gems of the UK soul scene Soul Talk's self titled independantly released album " Soul Talk" is getting a full on re-release on CD in a few weeks time on Expansion Records - with a new mix by Cool Million on it of "Really Don't Mind"
Following on from the promo only "X-Tend remix" which found favour with some of the UK's top modern soul DJ's, Chris has just finished his new " East Coast" remix aimed more at the soulful club dancefloor. No release details yet - exclusive preview mix and radio edit - listen below
WEST COAST ALLSTARS
Chris is currently collaborating with Eli Thompson, lead vocalist of the Allstars on a potential track for their debut album due out later this year. A 102m bpm soulful stepper that looks sure to get some action on soulful dancefloors.
TOM GLIDE AND THE LUV ALLSTARS Feat. ORLANDO JOHNSON - "Love Is Coming Up"
An unabashed love letter to the classic American soul sounds of the early eighties, replete with punchy horns, sweet strings, real musicians, this is real quality for your dancefloor! Chris Bangs "Soul InOne" remix makes the topside with an edit of the Cool Million remix on the flip.
A very limited vinyl 7" 45 ( CB Club Edit) on Expansion - OUT NOW !! - Don't miss it !!
OUT NOW - RITA CAMPBELL VS SAM YOUNG - Hed Kandi World Series Miami (CB - Vocal Production)
A serious club rework of Rita Campbell's 2001 version (Azulii Records) of Linda Clifford's all time classic tune. A great club track licensed to Hed Kandi and getting serious spins at theis year's WMC in Miami, but probably not for the soulheads
NOT OUT NOW
Garnering a huge buzz now from the handful of DJ's who have this, Chris' top mashup of Marvin's "Sexual Healing" and West Coast All Stars "Show Me Love" is not going to be released commercially despite a lot of requests.
Check out Chris' latest remixes and edits on the player below
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CHRIS BANGS BIOGRAPHY
Rare Groove ... acid jazz ... hippy house... Talking Loud ... the Balearic beat - all influential sounds, scenes and styles that went off with a BANGS ! No doubt about it, Chris Bangs has been a pioneering and inspirational figure in the British underground dance scene of the 80s and 90s and helped to light up the burgeoning black music dance scene of the early eighties. Bangs' name became associated with many celebrated events - from The Special Branch, Cock Happy and Doos At The Zoo to his own Bournemouth Bank Holiday sessions, the Caister, Prestatyn and Rockley Sands Weekenders and even the original Corfu and Ibiza 'summers of love'.
Towards the end of the 80s, Chris really hit pay dirt as a musical trend -setter with the invention of acid jazz as a producer and artist responsible for many early recordings on Eddie Piller's Acid Jazz label and Gilles Peterson's Talkin' Loud (producing Galliano's celebrated debut album) His success internationally enabled Chris to set up his own studio and production company, Thin Air. His talents were soon spotted outside of the acid jazz scene with Paul Weller utilising Chris's production skills. This liaison led to a partnership with Weller's former Style Council-er Mick Talbot as SoundscapeUK - one of a whole range of projects marked by the Bangs stamp that have secured commercial and critical acclaim from the USA, Japan, Europe and Australia.
Today, Chris can be found in his studio surrounded by his records and a host of musical collaborators so don't be surprised if he's too busy to talk. Instead, try asking the aforementioned Piller, Weller, or Peterson as well as the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Nicky Holloway, Danny Rampling and many more for a genuine endorsement of one of our true pioneers.
Chris Bangs Selected UK Artist / Production Discography
Inc-redible Records (Sony)
Chris Bangs featuring Rita Campbell - Warm Weather
Paul Weller - Above the clouds (Prod)
Boogie Boy - Girl in a dream
Rita Campbell -Runaway Love (kidstuff mixes) (Prod)
Anthea - Words and Beats (Prod)
One Little Indian
Linda Clifford - Going back to my roots / Sunshine (Prod)
Junior Boys Own
Praying - The Path featuring Marcel
Spirit of the Boogie - Rainbow Seeker
Trieste - Too high in the sky
Wild & Peaceful - Bassic / Hip-ology
Galliano - Album in pursuit of the 13th note (Prod)
Espiritu - Album Tracks (prod)
Barrie k Sharpe /Diana Brown - Tell it like it is
Sony (USA / France)
Joelle Ursull - album tracks
Galaxy 21 - Rhythm Tracking
Album - Chris Bangs - Takin' Care of Business
Acid Jazz Records - 12"Singles
Exstasis - Psychadelic Jack (that's where it's at)
Johnny Dayglo & Nirvana - Free Your Mind
Quiet Boys feat Galliano - Let The Good Times Roll
Layzee Muthas - Cut & Run jazid
Quiet Boys - Modal / Mellow Blow jazid
Quiet Boys feat Camelle Hinds - Make Me Say It Again Girl
CeCe Rogers - Come on and dance (Remix)
Acid Jazz Records - Albums
Hippy House and Happy Hop (all tracks by Chris Bangs)
1989 Quiet Boys - Can't Hold The Vibe 1992
Hippy House And Happy Hop vol 2 (all tracks by Chris Bangs)
1992 Quiet Boys - Bosh 1995
Acid Jazz Exclusive Compilation Tracks
Break 4 Jazz - Break 4 Jazz - Totally Wired 2
Two Darn Hot - Retroactive - Totally Wired 6
BE Someone - Be Someone /w Ceri Evans - Totally Wired 8
Touch the Sun - Original Soulboy feat. Monica Vasconcelos
Sweet Girl Like Me - Original Soulboy
Spirit of Your Love - Astral
High on Sunshine - Original Soulboy
TD Project - Spiritual
Joeski and DJ Chus - El Amor (Remix)
Vogado Project - Mas fuerte que el sol (Remix)
Marlo - Wait til morning (Remix)
2 Kool Records - 12" Singles
Mr Electric Triangle - The Cuddly EP TKT12 1995
Mr Electric Triangle - Is The 'Erb Dope? TKT15 1995
Mr Electric Triangle featuring Anthea Falling - Limited 10" blue triangular vinyl TKT 34 1995
Yada Yada - Closer To The Source TKT 26 1995
2 Kool Records - Albums
Mr Electric Triangle - Kosmosis Of The Heart TKT20 1995
Yada Yada - Subculture TKT 30 1996
Mr Electric Triangle - Kosmosis In Dub (Mixes) TKT38 1996
Quiet Boys - Dazzle TKT61 1997
Delancey Street Records 12" Singles
The 13th Sign - Take me to a Distant Bass DST014 1995
The 13th Sign - The Big Bloo (green vinyl) DST018 1996
The 13th Sign - Pressures Featuring Anthea DST028 1997
Album The 13th Sign - Da Story Never Ends KOB1003
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