Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Deekline and Wizard album!



Deekline and Wizard have a new full length album dropping April 13th called "Back Up, Coming Through".

Here is some info from the press release:

Against The Grain Records, the label behind the Freestylers and Krafty Kuts, are proud to present the bootylicious new album “Back Up, Coming Through” by Deekline & Wizard. With a joint résumé littered with top ten hits, high profile production and studio work (for Xpress 2, Chemical Brothers, DJ Fresh, M.I.A, Lady Soveriegn and more), acclaimed remixes for the likes of Armand Van Helden and the Prodigy and a debut album smash in the form of ‘Breaks, Beats & Blondes’, there is no questioning Deekline & Wizard’s pedigree.

Deekline & Wizard have always been ambassadors for a strong vocal and the album is loaded with new and undiscovered talent amassed on their travels. From reggae inspired, jungle institution TopCat to UK hip hop exile Fallacy; from gospel star and former Drifters member Vic Bynoe to genre jumping Canadian MC Flipside (who has spent the last decade adding his stamp to international chart toppers) and regular collaborator Yolanda, whose soulful turns on tracks including ‘Ready For Your Love’ truly showcase a new direction for the previous booty bounce specialists.

A trip to the Americas threw up Detroit’s ghetto tech pioneer DJ Assault who adds his baritone twang to the minimalistic, A-Town sound of ‘One In The Front’ and ‘Keep It Pushing’, two cuts that perhaps best showcase the increased musicality their new productions offer. These musical kleptomaniacs also set off with their swag bag travelling to Sofia in Bulgaria, where they found classically trained musician Andronia Popova. Singer and string arranger extraordinaire Andronia, was exactly what the boys were looking for and her live strings provide a depth of listening on singles ‘Angels’ and ‘Dancehall Thrilla’. In addition the latter track brought the boys full circle and back to London where they hooked up with achingly cool Hadouken founder and singer James Smith, whose vocals provide the perfect antidote to the ragga stylings of MC Navigator. There’s never been any doubt that the Deekline & Wizard pairing can produce consistently exciting club smashes, but on "Back Up, Coming Through" the pair have produced hook heavy joints set to take them to kitchen radios and car stereos around the country.

Deekline & Wizard - "Back Up, Coming Through" tracklisting:

1. Bounce & Rebound
2. Back Up (Love For The Music)
3. Fire
4. Ready For Your Love
5. One In The Front (feat. DJ Assault)
6. Show Me What You Do (feat. Yo Majesty)
7. Handz Up (Stanton Warriors Remix)
8. Make A Living (feat. DJ Assault)
9. Dancehall Thrilla
10. Baila Baila
11. Keep It Pushing (feat. DJ Assault & Freq Nasty)
12. Angels

Click here to check out upcoming Deekline & Wizard tour dates and to get a free minimix sample of the album

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