Chieftain - Till Everyman Is Free (ST018)
A new 4 track EP from Chieftain entitled 'Till Everyman Is Free' is out on December 9, 2013. You can pre-order it now from Bandcamp
* Tracklist: Till Everyman Is Free, Coati Mundi, Till Everyman Is Free (Crooked Man Remix), Out of My Life (Instrumental).
** 'Till Everyman Is Free' follows-up the success of Chieftain's 2012 EP, 'The War Bonnet' and their 2013 steamy-summer-deep-heat-deep-house-disco-stunner 'Out Of My Life' [instrumental version available on 'Till Everyman is Free' EP"].
*** Legendary Sheffield DJ Parrot has turned in the Crooked Man Remix of 'Everyman' - he was first influential in the 90s scene, and in Sweet Exorcist with Richard H Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire) - Parrot also DJ'd at the seminal Jive Turkey Nightclub.
Pre-order 'Till Everyman Is Free' from Bandcamp
'Till Everyman Is Free' Reviews
"Coati Mundi is some synth-out craziness aint it! It's like Grandmaster Flash had a love child with Afrika Bambaattaa that then went on to design a synth, and Coati Mundi is the demo for the world music sound bank. And that isn't a diss I tell thee. Everyman takes me back to when I was young & beautiful and my only care in the world was if I could go out to some sweaty warehouse and dance the night away. A time when everybody was positive and we really thought that music was going to save the world. A time when labels were what your mom sewed into your socks and ecstasy tablets were as big as wagon wheels. Yes mate. They're both really lovely tracks!" - Jim Le Grin O'Reilly
"Coati Mundi: Love the explosive, spacey intro with the cosmic drum fills. Feels in the same vein as GTFOOML, totally in the pocket, holding back, the track bursting with a stinking funk. Everyman: Fresh. Sparse. Feels dark. Hats all electric and fizzy. Leaning towards Burial in places but then drops unexpectedly in to a banger with the classic Chicago piano sound. On both you can feel the history, the pedigree, the classics; but you stay the right side of everything, keeping it fresh, keeping it new, keeping it!" - Steve Alcock.
"Who'd have thought a Brummy and Hull pairing could bring so much soul and groove to the dancefloor. Their heritage in and around the UK music scene for decades is unmistakable though and shines through here. 10/10" - Rhys Adams / Yesking.
"Great! Love the drum sounds. Totes scrunching the gravel!" - Steve Alcock. "I always like me some piano disco house" - Gavin Hardkiss. "Cracking! 'Everyman' has instant classic written all over it - and 'Coati' an air of early Fila wonkiness that resonates with me." - Jon Sheppard.
Out Of My Life
'Out Of My Life' (Steel Tiger Records ST016) is out now... Ron Basejam (aka Jim Baron/Crazy P) said "Yes, heard the beige-meister dropping this main stage Croatia and it did indeed sound massive! big ups, love it. 8/10", and Cheets said "Brilliant track! Love this!" Two remixes by 'MonoLife' and 'Free School' can be downloaded via the Chieftain Bandcamp profile. The original version of 'Out Of My Life' can be got from...
Bandcamp | Kudos Records | iTunes | Amazon (UK) | Amazon (com) | Beatport | Digital Tunes | Juno Download | Deep | Echopolite (France) | Google Play
'Out Of My Life' Reviews
"The original version of Out of my Life is a downtempo nu disco funker. There's a little electric piano and then twangy synth to lead the way. This has a curious Gallic charm, like it's drinking a small glass of red wine and smoking a rollie in a small town market square. Mono Life takes it away from such Provencal surroundings, in favour of the city lights. The key here is that he let's the funky bass and strings take this remix by the hand on to the dance floor. This is a late night remix for big city beautiful people. Mon dieu. C'est formidable." - Acid Ted
"Brilliant track! Love this! :) 8/10" - Cheets (Global Dance Session). "I'm diggin the vibes, for sure! - 7/10" - Sleazy McQeen. "Yes, heard the beige-meister dropping this main stage Croatia and it did indeed sound massive! big ups, love it. 8/10" - Ron Basejam (aka Jim Baron/Crazy P). "This is fresh! Lovely pace, thoughtful production, well done. 8/10" - Chris Todd (Crazy P/ Hot Toddy). "Lovely stuff! 7/10" - Rob.J (Main Stem / Dropout Boogie). "Loving the laid back sounds, will be great to play at my daytime terrace party in the sun as well as the cocktail bar in the evenings. 8/10" - Martin Smith.
"Excellent dreamy and summery tune! Me like a lot and will play lots.... I also like mucho and play the new Cutler stuff that you sent me on my radio shows Steve. 10/10" - Samy Morpheus. "Excellent cut - perfect for my Deadbeat Disco stuff, will also give this an airing at Fabric for the 3am 10th bday bash @ end of August :) Class! 9/10" - Al Bradley (3am Recordings/i Records/Deadbeat Disco).
"Great acid balearic stuff...thanks for that 9/10" - DJ ROCCA. "HOT!!!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!! 10/10" - WESLEYS (Toolroom Records). "Nice groove 7/10" - Sabo. "Yup liking this one, bouncy groove. Thanks for sending guys. 7/10" - The Disclosure Project. "Love the summer vibe, great track!! 8/10" - Andrew Clarke. "Love it. Thanks. 8/10" - Benjamin Roader. "GREAT! - 8/10" - Space Ranger. "Not really usually a fan of slo mo but I like this a lot. 7/10" - Yogi Haughton. "Nice chill vibe. 6/10" - Doug Gomez/Drrtyhaze. "Great midtempo blissed out vibes. 8/10" - Dan Tait. "Great groove and synths. Really enjoying this! 10/10" - The Beat Broker. "Very nice work here... on it! 9/10" - Christian Homan.
"Who'd have thought a Brummy and Hull pairing could bring so much soul and groove to dancefloor. Their heritage in and around the uk's music scene for decades is unmistakable though and shines through here. Warm up Tune of the summer. 10/10" - Rhys Adams / Yesking. "Love this track, dreamy strings, funky drums, sweet ass vocoder, such a dope summery vibe, ticks all the boxes!" - Dan Psychemagik. "Tune of the week, and contender for tune of the summer, sounding incredible over a system, hats off Steve Cobby & Adam Regan, simply outstanding, on the Beige A list" - Bobby Beige.
The War Bonnet EP
The War Bonnet EP was the first release by Chieftain... Ramp has a zombie disco/Hannulelauri type vibe with a soft brummy underbelly, Decimated Coconut sounds like it could be from circa 1995 Italian label Heartbeat, Kriegspiel is a heads down plodder with a lovely body and great build, and Scald The Fly is deep, loopy, emotional, and a bit trippy.
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'The War Bonnet EP' Reviews
"I like the whole EP, Ramp has a zombie disco/Hannulelauri type vibe with a soft brummy underbelly, Decimated Coconut sounds like it could be from 1995 heartbeat records Italy. Kriegspiel is a heads down plodder with a lovely body & great build, but for me the stand out track is Scald The Fly, even just for the title. Superb, deep, loopy, emotional, a bit trippy, everything i ask for in a track. I shall play loud and often, on repeat." - Andy Roberts.
"Wicked EP, deep, moody, funky, crisp riffs, it has it all. Decimated Coconut and Ramp rock it best for me." - Marcus James. "Chiefain project, I like track Decimated Coconut, nice groove." - Josef Sedloň, DJ and Radio 1 Prague. "Five stars for the track Kriegspiel alone love it...Decimated Coconut nice old school acid feel to it...Ramp Into The Basement... tune,,, Scald The Fly.... chillin" - Mark O'Sullivan. "Well, there are Mermaids and Jesus's light a few generations back in these new babies' ancestry so it makes sense to me. Very nice Steve" - Alex 'Ollo' Crowfoot.
"You can feel this in your chest!" - Junior, Eavesdrop Radio, Philadelphia. "Hints of E.T. Boogie, Bobby Konders and Floating Points at points. Good work." - Mark Rae. "It's a testament to how good each track is as from what I have read people are differing on the standout track's. For me it's a close call between Decimated Coconut and Kriegspiel. Taking nothing away from Ramp, and Scald. It's a cracking EP." - Steve Bignell.
"Steve Cobby, the legend, is back" - Nori.