I’ve been in discussions the past 48 hours with CN Williams, head of Swansea-based electronic music label, Reelhouse Records. Clifford has kindly agreed to sign several forthcoming Wez G releases…
I had a busy week last week, with several tracks having the finishing touches applied to them in the mastering studio. It is pleasing to be able to announce that the debut EP of my Megman vs Wez G project is all ready to go. Boom Beat Zoo EP will demonstrate the exciting fusion of live guitars with electronica. Megman Merrett, a talented Caldicot musician with much experience, has been hammering out hits in the studio with me for a couple of years now…
Boom Beat Zoo EP, so called because of the animal association with most of its tracks, is an exciting debut EP, which will hopefully start to generate us a fanbase and assist us in funding further Megman vs Wez G EPs and hopefully a studio album…. The aim is, that once we have finally discovered our true sound, that we take this unique project to live audiences. Boom Beat Zoo offers a glimpse of the sound we are establishing. It covers a wide variety of genres, appealing to electronic aficionados as well as those who prefer acoustic music. Some of it is Cafe Del Mar-esque chillout, others more dancefloor friendly bangers and the epic Kicking Squirrels reminds me, as the producer, very much of the sound of legendary Rock n Roll band, the Doors. I’ve been hard at Ableton to give the project its necessary instrumental oomph and it’s been a steep learning curve… We have about 40-50 unfinished jams ready to progress and we are hoping that the public get behind the release and spend a few pennies on helping to finance the continuation of Megman vs Wez G.
Reelhouse Records have taken the plunge and signed the debut EP and we look forward to striking up a successful business relationship with perhaps Wales’ finest independent dance music label. When you look through the Reelhouse back catalogue it is a bit daunting to see such luminary figures releasing tunes there, as Byron Stingly and Lenny Fontana, to name but a few… We hope that our sounds are fully appreciated by the Reelhouse market.
The second new track to be released on Reelhouse Records is a Wez G original: Shine Melody is a funky touch-edged disco number with a progressive build towards a break and nice, fast-flowing melodic end. It’s very dancefloor friendly and has had positive feedback off all who have tested it thus far. It’s radio-friendly as well as being fit for a working DJ’s purpose… I’d see it myself as a good track to bang in mid-set, building up the dancefloor for a final crescendo.
We are currently just at the negotiating table regarding the signing of a further Wez G release, all ready, prepped to go… Anaesthetic is a weird ‘medical’ techno number, a piece of artistic music, hard to define genre-wise, yet a statement of intent of the direction being taken here at Shuffle Studios…. We’re hoping to be able to go for a Reelhouse clean sweep and have them all signed up and to establish good long term links with this burgeoning Welsh record label that is defining the modern age of dance music, here in the Principality. It’s great to be doing music business within Wales and we’re hoping that it will enhance our local scene as well as provide the necessary catapult to showcase Welsh talent in the wider world.
Be sure to check out Reelhouse in its other capacities… In addition to the record label there is a Reelhouse artist management division / agency and also a regular TV / Radio show which goes out to 16000+ listeners and viewers. CN Williams has kindly asked me to do a mix for him on the Reelhouse channel so as soon as my Native Instruments audio driver is fixed and returned from Berlin, I shall be itching to give the wheels of steel a whirl and get mixing live on the airwaves.
Be sure to look out for the releases as they hit the shops and I’d really appreciate you dipping into your pockets and supporting the new releases! Exciting Times!