The hotly-anticipated second release from SupaEarth Records comes in the form of 'International', a single by Anglo-French Artist & Producer - Electric Diplomat aka Tim Vine. Tim is a world- class musician who has played, recorded and toured with a mega-list of artists, incl Groove Armada, Moloko, Incognito, Simply Red, The Noisettes, Malcolm McLaren, Baby D, Terence Trent d'Arby & more.
Described by Bluey Maunick (Incognito) as 'the Space Cowboy of the synthesizer world', Tim got his first big break playing with Blue Note Records' US3, which is when he met and first worked with respected veteran NYC rapper Lord KCB (Leroy Hutson, US3, Lamont Booker, Tom Browne, George Morel) who features on this release, the two of them forming an unstoppable combo over many beers on tour together.
There is a pure beauty about this analog heavy 105 BPM jam, with some rather classy Rhodes parts reminiscent of Michael McDonald - 'Keep Forgetting'/Regulate, bouncing moog bassline, tasty funk guitars, sexy latin-esque piano fills and memorable classic style Vocoder hook from Vine on the chorus. Combined with an ass- shaking beat and the lyrical dexterity and timeless flow of Lord KCB, the main mix will appeal to a wide range of DJs spinning urban, funk, boogie and beyond.
Firing in with a 118 BPM Nu-Disco remix, label boss Ruff Diamond takes this record from New York and Paris, to Paradise Garage and back. Keeping the verses and hypnotic chorus hooks intact, he injects this version with a club fuelled energy, laced with a driving congas part, signature RD cowbell, 'Beverly Hills Cop' style synth line, 80s arcade sound bytes and cosmics galore, this jam is sure to get the party rockin'.
Radio edit, and clean mixes make up the DJ & release package.
Credits: Produced and mixed by Electric Diplomat. Recorded at River Funk Studios, France and Audio Impact studios, NYC. Music by Tim Vine/ Lyrics by Lord KCB. Keys, vocoder, bass, trumpet & synths by Tim Vine. Guitars by Jamie McCredie. Additional production, drum programming and mixing by Ruff Diamond @ SupaEarth Studios, UK. Additional mixing by Jay Glover @ Vinylizor studios, UK. Remix produced & mixed by Ruff Diamond. Mastered by Zoran Jurisic @ MK Mastering Studio