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Thanks for having us – 4th Nov 2017!

What a day! Southsea, Brighton and Southsea again.

Great day all in. The Southsea Old Guard Event raised £775 for No More Dury Water! Leon and Steve had a great show in Brighton on the amazing 1btn.fm , and Steve even made it back to Portsmouth to join Rosko, Hoody, Mark AND Maxi Jazz at the Wedgewood Rooms! Top day. Hugh thanks to Charlie and Luke for getting us involved in their respective events, much-appreciated gents.

Big Love.

What a day we have for you!

What a day we have for you today! The COR fam representing at ‘THE SOUTHSEA OLD GUARD’ fundraiser for No More Durty Water at the Vaults in Southsea. Start 12pm til 12am. 30 of Southsea’s finest deck monkeys. Free entry, but come with a giving spirt and chuck a few quid in the bucket.

Then it’s off to Brighton for our monthly RADIO COR show on the freshly rebranded 1BTN http://1btn.fm 2-6pm.

Then it’s back to Pompey for the incredible MAXI JAZZ of Faithless fame at the Wedgewood Rooms. Beats and Swing have rounded up some of Southsea’s finest collectives to support. You’ll be entertained royally by the beats and swings crew, Hipshaker, Monkey Love Stunt Team and of course the COR boys. Still a few tickets left but be quick!

What a day! Very much looking forward to it. Hopefully see you at some point for chin chin, hip hip and a shake of the ol tail feathers.

Big love.

Exclusive Steve Cobby Guest mix on Radio COR

The Civilisation Of the Rough fam take their monthly trip along the coast to host the Radio COR show on 1 Brighton FM (first Sat of every month, 2-6pm).

For our October show (Sat 7th Oct), we have something VERY special for the COR faithful. Ahead of the release of his cracking new album, we’ve been lucky enough to get an exclusive 60min guest mix from none other than Steve Cobby to play on the show!

Steve’s new album, Hemidemisemiquaver,  is out the end of Oct, and it’s a gooden. Chilled down, sometimes dubby, sometimes a hint of Fila Brazilia, always quality.

Here’s what others have said about it:

LAURENT GARNIER- WWFM & MEUH “Lovely atmosphere, beautiful deep chilled funkiness. A Great album. Perfect for late summer..”

MAX ESSA – WARP RECORDS “Love this! A deeply satisfying experience beginning to end. From the languid beauty of ‘Cherry-Skin Blanket’ and ‘Fixing The Shadows’ to the nocturnal throb of ‘Canyons of Lower Manhattan’ I look forward to playing this for many nights to come.”

TRIS TIAN B WWFM / BOILER ROOM “This album sounds dope. I’d love to play it on Worldwide FM…”

PHIL MISON – CANTOMA “A beautiful piece of work by Steve Cobby. There’s something on this wonderful album for everybody..”
 
PAUL MURPHY – CLAREMONT 56 / LENG  “Really lovely album. Fixing The Shadows is the track for me. I’ll be playing this one for sure

High praise indeed!

here’s the press release:

Well over a quarter of a century has passed since Steve Cobby’s music first appeared in record stores, but the Hull musician has lost none of his appetite for writing and releasing new music. Having re-introduced himself to the record buying public via the critically acclaimed Saudade album back in 2104, Cobby has gone on to release a string of fine solo records under his given name. This October, the former Fila Brazillia and Heights of Abraham member is set to release a brand new album, Hemidemisemiquaver, and it could well be his most accomplished solo work yet.

Written and produced in the “Shedio” at the bottom of his garden,the album is little less than a kaleidoscopic musical trip through the hive mind of our hirsute hero. Those with a wide musical palette will spot a dizzying array of influences – from dub, trip-hop, lounge jazz and Balearica, to wide-eyed electronica, early ‘80s NYC synth-pop, Pat Metheny style jazz-fusion and sweaty drum and bass – as well as a few sly nods to Cobby’s own musical past. It’s as vibrant, colourful and effervescent a set as you’ll hear all year, packed full of warm, attractive and melodious tracks that sidestep conventional categorization.

Really, we should expect little less from Steve Cobby, a man whose musical resume looks more impressive with every passing year. Most will know of his production partnership with Dave McSherry under the Fila Brazilia alias; after all, the duo’s career spanned 14 years and resulted in 12 acclaimed albums and over 70 remixes for the likes of Radiohead, Busta Rhymes, Black Uhuru, Simple Minds, Moloko and the Orb. Some will be aware, too, of his involvement with Pork Recordings, the eclectic, open-minded imprint that became a byword for quality throughout the 1990s. It was on Pork that he released his first solo material as The Solid Doctor (he later also recorded as White Dopes on Funk and JJ Fuchs).

Although now famed for his solo work, Steve Cobby has spent much of career collaborating with others. There was his collaboration with former Chakk members Sim Lister and Jake Herries as Heights of Abraham (whose inspired Electric Hush album is now considered one of the finest downtempo sets of the 1990s), a surprise hook-up with legendary pianist and composer Harold Budd, and a string of singles co-produced by former Cabaret Voltaire man Stephen Mallinder.

Earlier this year Mr Cobby turned soundtrack composer via a film about Hull created for the city’s 12-month stint as European City of Culture. He also found time to collaborate with playwright Russ Litten on “For The Many”, an inspiring anthem for a better Britain that led to a blossoming friendship with Jeremy Corbyn. Clearly, the Labour leader has impeccable taste.

So, if you like the sound of that, be sure to check out Steve’s website and bag a pre-order copy. In the meantime, tune in to the Radio COR show 2-6pm Sat 7th Oct and get yourselves an earful of Steve’s exclusive guest mix on our show!

Big Love.

COR Slient Disco at Charmed Life Festival

Saturday 23rd September – Victoria Park, Portsmouth

Civilisation of the Rough will be on city centre groove action this Saturday as they host the Silent Disco Tent at the Charmed Life Festival in Victoria Park, Portsmouth.

Adult tickets are £20 for the day which also includes a main stage and an acoustic stage, check out this link for tickets.

The full COR team will be on duty delivering the usual array of underground disco, house and Balearic grooves.

Big Love.

Charmed Life Festival Event Page

COR Event Page

Eklectica – Well that was fun!

Massive thank you to the Eklectica team for giving us a great day out. The setup was amazing, your hospitality was second to none and we all had proper loads of fun! Looking forward to the next one!

COR at Eklectica Festival

9th – 10th September 2017. Robin Hill, Isle of White

The COR Fam are heading over to the island for this brand new festival at Robin Hill.

Taking over the Woodland stage Saturday 9th Sept with the usual cacophony of aural treats. Disco, House, Love. Join us!

Tickets available via the Eklectica FB page.

More details on the Eklectica website.

See you at the front!

Big Love.

Farm Fest ’17 – Yup, it was a gooden!

Huge thanks to the Farm Fest crew for inviting us along, their incredible hospitality and most of all for putting on one of the best Farm Fests yet! Top work gents, a cracking time was had by all!

Farm Fest 2017

Photo credit Hannah Sherlock

We’re playing at Farmfestival Somerset in Bruton at the end of July! Cracking weekend down in the west country. Some old friends of COR Bill Brewster and Greg Wilson are playing too as well as a ton of other top DJs and acts. Roots Manuva headlining. Very much looking forward to it. There’s about 40 of the Portsmouth contingent heading along, if you fancy a bit of it there are still a few tix left, but they’re running low and will sell out. Get involved, it really is a lovely time. Big Love.

http://farmfestival.co.uk/

Radio COR on Tour! 1 Brighton FM is 1…

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Gradually waking out of hibernation we deliver our regular monthly show on the fabulous 1BrightonFM this Saturday from 1pm-4pm.

Expect an array of tunage from a selection of the Civilisation of the Rough residents. 1Brighton FM has a mighty impressive roster and represents the very best in underground balearica with shows from Soft Rocks, Kinfolk, Alice Russell, Jeff Daniels, Affy Go Bang, Steve KIW, Fingerman and guest shows from Danielle of Crazy P, Tim Sweeney, John Morales, Dave Jarvis and more. Please give your ears a treat and don’t forget to pop in the chat box and hit us with some banterage – Event page and details here!

1 Brighton FM is 1 year old!

Our association with 1BrightonFM sees us very very happy to be invited to play at the 1st birthday party of 1Brighton FM on Saturday April 2nd alongside a dazzling line up which includes a very special guest, the one and only Mark E.

The first tranche of tickets have sold out and the next wave are flying so move fast and get involved. Click here for the event page and details. 

Finally, if you’re up for a 3 hour soundtrack to whatever you’re doing, and give yourself a taster of what’s to come this Saturday then here is the podcast of our last show – Listen now!

Big love and peace x

Balearic Terrace TONIGHT with the COR DJ’s

ac-flyer-weekly-web600Hello you lovely lot, hope all is good.

The next instalment of COR DJ’s on the Terrace tonight from 5pm. Just a quick reminder.

The weather is looking banging tonight. So I hope you can come and join us as we make the most of this break in the weather. Especially as the rest of the weekend looks rubbish!

Sea views, balearic beats, beautiful sunset, cocktails and BBQ. What’s not to like?

Hope you can join us.

Event Details

Have a lovely weekend what ever you have planned. Hopefully see you at some point.

Big Love.

The COR Fam.

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