Leonidas & Hobbes - The Rags Of Time EP (Hobbes Music)

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Leonidas & Hobbes - The Rags Of Time EP (Hobbes Music)

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Biggest release yet from Edinburgh's own Hobbes Music label...


Eight releases in, Leonidas & Hobbes have honed a mutual love of soundtracks, disco, jazz, house, techno, acid, psychedelic, African and dub sounds.

Web Of Intrigue is one part tribute to lost 70s soundtracks, when music was created on the finest analogue hardware, featuring full bands, session players and lush orchestrations, one part tribute to 70s disco gods Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (Chic) and one part mid-tempo but nonetheless cosmic house. The three parts fuse to form an instrumental track sounding as fresh as a whole meadow of daisies in 2017 and one that's been going down extremely well with international DJs who have road-tested the material.

Heavy Weather flips the script for a deeper workout in a 3/4 time signature - more of a cosmic waltz. Taking its main cue from 70s jazz fusion heroes Weather Report and The Doors' Ray Manzarek, it incorporates rich African percussion, spaced-out flourishes exhibiting the duo's love for the dubs of Lee Perry, King Tubby et al, and a good old fashioned arpeggio of an acid line - definitely a more esoteric number, all told.

The 'Dawn' and 'Acid Rain' mixes push different buttons for the heads, as suits the mood. It all adds up to a very Balearic confection, fitting snugly in with the burgeoning revival for this somewhat ineffable sound - a trend that seems to be getting stronger/bigger every year, popping up every time the sun gets his hat on and we all remember how to party like the lucky residents of that infamous White Isle....

Additional Information

Additional Information

Artist Leonidas & Hobbes
Label Hobbes Music
Music Format General Vinyl
Music Format Specific 12"
Genre Disco, House
Release Date 22 Sep 2017
Track 1 Position A1
Track 1 Title Web of Intrigue (Original Mix)
Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/HM008/A1+Web+of+Intrigue+(Original+Mix).mp3
Track 2 Position A2
Track 2 Title Heavy Weather (Acid Rain Mix)
Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/HM008/A2+Heavy+Weather+(Acid+Rain+Mix).mp3
Track 3 Position AA1
Track 3 Title Heavy Weather (Dawn Mix)
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Track 4 Title Web Of Intrigue (Extended Mix)
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