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Modern Streets (Deluxe Version)

by Beat Spacek

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Cody Galluccio
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Cody Galluccio "You don't need no invitation 'cause you VIP"

That's all. Favorite track: Tonight.
Tom Studdy
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Tom Studdy Hands down one of the most interesting releases you'll hear in recent times. A merging of the most soulful voice and genre busting electronic compositions makes this is an essential purchase. Sure to end up on many best of 2015 lists.
Yiannis Nova Dorakis
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Yiannis Nova Dorakis In the future... Which future? Future came on 26.01.15. ''Modern Streets'' is a solid LP that totally get us in contact with it. Even the first tracks Ninja Tune offered in public have an urban dark (even scary) digital soundscape, the whole LP with tracks like the Afrocentric ''Tonight'', stellar boogie ''Inflight Wave'', soulful ''You're The Only One'' & bassness ethereal ''Compact n Sleep'' reflects a bright future. Youngers Gotta Get Some (good) Music. Favorite track: Inflight Wave.
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CRLSS trance soul step flanger blues wild child modern genius
-Ryan King
cllctive curator Favorite track: You're the Only One.
Andrew Jervis
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Andrew Jervis Beat Spacek, still rulin' the airwaves. Favorite track: Tonight.
Neil Sherwood
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Neil Sherwood Can't wait for the full album!
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I Wanna Know 02:36
Tonight 03:33
I Want You 03:50
Stand Firm 04:09


Beat Spacek is the latest project from UK vocalist/producer Steve Spacek, a man who should really need no introduction. With boundless abilities, his work transcends genre and style – instead focusing more on swing, melody, vibe and atmosphere. From his legendary output with the band Spacek; solo work on the cult Sound In Color imprint and collaborations with the late, great J.Dilla; to his under-the-radar Black Pocket project with brother dBridge and his most recent work with Mark Pritchard as one half of Africa HiTech, his fearless approach to creation has always been progressive and highly original.

Beat Spacek sees him once again take the reigns as a solo artist creating a record that is as much a love letter to the future as it is an ode to the past. Created largely using iPhone and iPad apps, the album once again finds Steve liberated through new technologies, excited by the prospects of “the new” whilst expressing notions of the past. It’s a journey through the evolution of modern Britain from a futurist perspective.

Framed against a particular period in the 1980s when Steve was growing up as a young man in New Cross, South East London, Modern Streets is rooted in the duality of the past and the future. Flim-Flams was the club where he first experienced the clash of sounds and styles that characterised South London’s racial, ethnic and cultural melting pot. A spot where Punks, Soul Heads, New Romantics, Dread Locks and Skinheads all converged brought together through a love of music and new sounds.

From the paranoid, post-punk, sleng teng musings of 'I Wanna Know' to the nu wave pop-powered love song 'Inflight Wave', Modern Streets is a direct reflection of that experience, envisioned through the mind of a 21st Century Rudeboy. Ghanaian Highlife is re-imagined in digital form on 'Tonight'; 'Stand Firm' tips its hat to the dancehall with a futuristic rinse; whilst the sub-bass powered anthem 'Alone in Da Sun' draws on the finest elements of dubstep’s sonic vocabulary and reworks them into a loose, new age club jam, brimming with soul and charisma.


released January 26, 2015


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