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As 2010 draws to a close it’s time for our randomly periodic review of recent and future Tirk highlights. As we notch up our 65th release, the snappily titled ‘TIRK03’ takes in the usual broad church of influences. Of course we still dip our pens into the finest quality Disco Ink, but as things progress on, so have we. Nestled alongside is some psych-rock, electronic house, twisted funk, old school dub (minus the step), 70’s French smoothness and early 80’s NYC alternative grooviness.

Things open up with the Space 1970’s classic ‘Carry On Turn Me On’, the Siberian Disco version from Theomatic label head honcho ‘AN2’. Staying east we cut straight to a new Tirk signing, Sportloto, who drops the finest quality electronic house with ‘Will I’. The Richard Norris Time and Space Machine album project was a highlight on Tirk in 2010 and we have harvested off the lead track here in its extended release version.

Off to Hackney next for a new project from the Skintologists. They are made up of former 23 Skidoo Member Fritz Carlin and Mr Diablo. Old school, late night, spliff-smoking dub is the musical path they emerge from. Their 2010 take on the classic sound proving a refreshing dub-follow-on for those wishing to progress on from Dubstep. Keeping things in East London, in-house wonder-kid Sam Annand makes a couple of appearances. His highly popular ‘Mind Games’ collaboration with Iljia Rudman and his cinematic exclusive ‘Daylight’ track deploying to full effect.

For those traditional Tirk disco fans we have included ‘Sugar’ from our favourite Italians, The Love Supreme and Benjamin Smith. SFO based Sorcerer also sneaks in his album highlight ‘Algorhythm’ track and NYC based Drrtyhaze crank things up to a ‘Superhigh’ quotient. To round things off Edinburgh based quartet Molly Wagger debut with their ‘Weekend’ track and Son Of Sound mixes up CBGBs vibe with Studio 54 groove on ‘Life Under Bridges’.

Stay tuned for TIRK04 at some undetermined time sometime in the next 3 years.

01) Written By Didier Marouani
Produced by Jean-Philippe Iliesco Grimaldi
Recorded at Studios Sidney Bechet
Original Re-mastered by Gábor Deutsch / Anorganik
Published by Bastien / Dharma Songs

02) Written and Produced by Andrey Karepanov
Published by Dharma Songs

03) Written and Produced by Richard Norris
Drums by Wildcat Will
Published by Copyright Control

04) Written by Mike Joseph, Fritz Catlin, Michael Taylor, Takatsuna Mukai
Produced by Skintologists
Bass By Mike Joseph , Drums / Perc / Keys Fritz Catlin , Keys Michael Taylor, Guitar Takatsuna Mukai
Published by Copyright Control

05) Written and Produced by Sam Annand and Ilija Rudman
Published by Dharma Songs

06) Written by R. Cannizzo, B. Falappa, N. Demaria, L. Saponaro & Benjamin James Smith
Produced and Mixed by The Love Supreme. Recorded at ESP Studio, Milan, Italy.
Vocals by Benjamin James Smith
Published by Dharma Songs / Copyright Control

07) Written and Produced by Henry Maldonado for The Rhythm Section INC.
Rhythm Section Music / ASCAP. Published by Dharma Songs.

08) Written and Produced by Daniel Judd
Published by Airbrush Dragon (ASCAP)

09) Produced by Sam Annand. Engineered by Robin Sutherland.
Written by James Denholm, Charlie Denholm, Edward Hulme, David Ayre
Published by Dharma Songs

10) Written by Neil Young. Produced by Richard Norris
Published by Copyright Control

11) Written and Produced by Sam Annand
Published by Dharma Songs

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