Carl and I want to wish everyone a HAPPY CHRISTMAS and thank everyone who supported us in 2016. So far this year has been our biggest yet Thanks to the promoters who book us to play and the Old Skoolers who come out as well as support us on social media.
It is hard to show how sincere you feel in a blog post but from the bottom of our hearts we thank you. YOU GUYS are why we still play and love playing the music we do.
Classic bounce tracks and some VIP bounce / donk remixes of Cast A Spell and Blurred will be heard on July 16th as Pianoman do a very special bounce DJ set at XOLO in Manchester for The Bounce Back. Rob Cain, KlubFiller, John Neal, Kenny Hayes and Mish "D" Meena alo on the line up....
Catch Pianoman this Sunday May 22nd at Constellations in Liverpool playing the opening event for family rave organisers Big Fish Little Fish. A well known and very popular family based event with loads to do for the kids and music for mum an dad!
We are very pleased to announce we are playing BACK BY DOPE DEMAND on July 30th as part of their 9th birthday celebrations @ Gorilla in Manchester. The event is amazing with 2 Funky 2 and Rachel McFarlane LIVE plus Stu Allan, Butty & Recca, Jane Angel and Robbo. Tickets from Skiddle.
Creative times at the moment guys. A few remixes done last week and currently we are working on some brand new material and going right back to the true authentic Pianoman Sound.
909 drum kits, Korg and Roland Piano's and fat analog bass sounds. Add to that arpeggiated pad and lead sounds all in the mix. Hoping we can set a date soon to travel to London to record the vocals on a track called Music In Motion.
Bouncy house legend Rob Cain has remixed Method In The Madness. Dropping a classic 1998 style on the track to devastation effect. Rob is arguably the best known and most respected DJ in the UK's bounce scene and we cannot wait to play his mix out!
Mix Factory member and Old Skool DJ Mark XTC is to remix Method In The Madness. Old Skool fan's will remember the massive Mix Factory tunes "Take Me Away" and "Miracles" both huge tunes still being played today.
DJ legend and Old Skool Nation radio show presenter Stu Allan is supporting our new track with Degsey called Method In The Madness. As well as playing it on his shows Stu is DJing it in his sets and will soon have a very special V.I.P. mix to play out as well.
We are pleased to announce we are currently doing a remix for Leeds's based House Music producer Eddie Taylor. Under his alias of Mitm (Man In The Mirror) Eddie has done a brilliant track which has elements of the classic Double Trouble and Rebel M.C. song Street Tough and vocal samples from Brass Disc by Dupree. We were lucky enough to have the track sent to us for our DJ sets and upon hearing it we liked it so much we asked Eddie if we could remix it for him.
We are going to give the track the classic Pianoman style remix with big strings and piano and Italo House DX style bass..... Lovers of classic Pianoman anthems like Cast A Spell and Revelation will know the vibe when the hear it.
The finished remix will be heard at upcoming DJ sets in Darlington and Dublin very soon.
There are a lot of funny pages on Facebook with some really great stuff on. We were having some studio down time the other day and checked out the SCOUSE MA page and we were in stitches! There are similar pages online and we have seen stuff from Scouse Ma being used by various other sites but believe us when we say it has to be one of if not the funniest page on Facebook especially if you get the English humour!
We have no idea who run's the page as it is secret but you must check it out it is fantastic!
Towards the end of 2015 we decided it was time to do some new piano tracks and with this decision we teamed up with DEGSEY (Former member and frontman of Awesome 3) after a couple of chance meetings when we were DJing in Liverpool. The result of those meetings and many text messages and phone convo's is the track "Message In The Madness".
Back to the old skool 90's piano is the vibe we wanted and we GOT IT! LOL!
The new year will see two new Pianoman tracks released. Both feature the legendary M.C. Domino (AKA Dom Noble) who is possibly the best known M.C. in the north of the UK due to his work on the AATW Records Clubland tours and frequent appearances at Bowlers (Manchester) Old Skool events as well as many others.
Also there are releases due with Mark XTC of Mix Factory fame as well as something very special with Liverpool based artist Degsy (Ex Awesome 3 frontman)
Exciting things are due in 2016 which will see Pianoman releasing tracks in different music genre's as well as Old Skool. Look out for these as the classic Pianoman track "Blurred" is set for a re release in summer to mark it's 20th anniversary. The dance/house music scene has changed so much in the last two decades and the new mixes will include different dance styles.
Look out for a new House track as James Pianoman teams up with Manchester's Frater & Stent AKA Reload for a side project and a release with Pornostar Records. Original vocals written & sung by Velma D the tracks has had huge support all over the UK thanks to excellent production at the hands of Reload. Due for release very soon.
Here is the artwork for our limited CD package that we are sending out. More than three hundred people sent in their email address after reading about the give away on Facebook. If you asked for a CD pack they will be sent out very soon.