Thursday, 26 March 2015

1000 Mexicans

Why Do We Take This?

If you've reformed a band that nearly made it in the 80's what's new that you can bring to the table now? In 1000 Mexicans case it's quality grown up music like their new single Why Do We Take This. Ralph's already given it a spin on his Radio KC Indie Show.

1000 Mexicans were one of the most innovative and creative British independent bands of the 1980s, combining quality songwriting, rhythmic and harmonic richness with their unique touches of experimentalism.

Despite success in Europe, indie chart placings, Radio 1 daytime airplay, a video shown on BBC 2’s Whistle Test, and consistent critical acclaim including front cover features in Sounds and Melody Maker, the band found themselves in a tangle of bad business deals that strangled their creative momentum and finally their will to live, leaving 1000 Mexicans to sadly go their separate ways in 1986.

Founder members Michael and Andrew have now reanimated 1000 Mexicans as a duo and have been writing and recording new material to supplement their catalogue of 80s favourites. 

The new single Why Do We Take This builds from a hypnotic guitar riff through a slide-topped bridge into a chorus that that packs a musical punch and a lyrical twist, proving a favourite in their lean mean 21st century live set.

The EP contains 3 remixes and the remixers  are...

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including Sheffield's rich musical heritage and the Berlin School of electronic composition. 

With two acclaimed albums and a third on the way, 2015 continues with further remix projects and bespoke soundtracks for movies and online gaming.

Dark Harmonics are a 4 piece production ensemble based in Sheffield. Originally forming at a dubstep event in 2009 the crew gradually moved to music production as
they were introduced to Ableton's production software.

In 2012 they became residents at ROOTS in Sheffield - a regular event celebrating soundsystem culture – and released songs in 2014 on labels including Mindstep Music and FatKidOnFire.

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