Monday, February 15, 2010
Beedle first began DJing in the early 1980s but first began making a name for himself during the heyday of acid house. After hearing Norman Jay on KISS FM (a pirate radio station), he became more interested in deep disco. In the early 1990s, he teamed up with Rob Mello and John Howard to form the first incarnation of the Black Science Orchestra, who released several classic club hits in the 1990s ( "Where Were You?", "Strong", Philadelphia and the "New Jersey Deep").
While working with the Black Science Orchestra (whose debut full-length arrived late in 1994), Beedle also started a project with Dave Hill, Uschi Classen and Rocky & Diesel, known as The Ballistic Brothers. The resulting LP, 1994's London Hooligan Soul, was a major dance music hit. more ......
Sounds like an interesting project, I'll be looking out for Mavis.
Gangs of Rome
Gangs of Rome feat. Kurt Wagner music video taken from the forthcoming album MAVIS presented by Ashley Beedle & Darren Morris.
Directed by Tabitha O'Connell
Ashley Beedle explains the album
This footage comes from an interview conducted by www.headsdown.org. The renowned producer Ashley Beedle discusses his upcoming Mavis project on !K7, which incorporates influences ranging from 60s soul to reggae soundsystem culture to shimmering Phil Spectre style production. The album also boasts an array of guests, including Kurt Wagner, Candi Staton, Ed Harcourt, Edwyn Collins, Cerys Matthews, Saint Etienne's Sarah Cracknell, and many more, united my the inspiration of Mavis Staples.
If you want to get a feel for Ashley Beedle and what he does, check out his edit of the Kate Bush classic Running Up That Hill