The EB office still looks a bit messy (cigarette stubs on the floor and the like). Back in October 2011 we invited Modeselektor over to the EB office for a website takeover and a little party at the end of the day. You might remember, we had UStream going that night! Alongside Shed and Phon.O, the Modeselektors brought their latest label signings with them: Doc Daneeka and Benjamin Damage who warmed up the party. Four months later, they’re back with their joint debut album They! Live on Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons label.
Producers Doc Daneeka (aka Mial Watkins) and Benjamin Damage (aka Ben O’Shea) who are from Swansea, joined forces for their first collaborate full-length album with Welsh singer Abigail Wyles adding vocals on three tracks. They! Live combines several influences from contemporary club culture: house and techno, dub and the greatest evil of all, post-dubstep.
The album is said to being influenced by Damage’s and Daneeka’s current residency, Berlin – which is obviously the case on ‘Charlottenburg’, a referance to the west Berlin neighborhood of the same name (though we’d like to know which exact connection an uptempo instrumental track actually has with Charlottenburg, but never mind). An old acquaintance on the album is the track ‘Creeper’, which we heard for the first time on last year’s compilation 50 Weapons of Choice #10-19.
Art direction and illustration comes by Daneeka’s friend Bingo Boutique. Together with Ian Yeti they’ve been responsible for some quite exciting releases by artists such as xxxy, Julio Bashmore and The Watkins Screamers on their very own Ten Thousand Yen record label. Doc Daneeka’s and Benjamin Damage’s They! Live will be out via 50 Weapons on January 27th 2012 as a digital download as well as CD and limited clear double 12″ vinyl, listen to snippets from the album below.
Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka – They! Live:
1. No One feat. Abigail Wyles?
2. Battleships feat. Abigail Wyles
?3. Deaf Siren
?4. Creeper (Album Edit)
?6. Halo feat. Abigail Wyles
8. Elipsis Torment
?9. Bleach & Penicillin
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