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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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/

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COR Boxing Day Rave Up 2016

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Boxing Day means so much more than cold meat, mashed potatoes and pickles, it means the annual COR boxing day bash.

You know the score by now, ambience, decor, chunky tunes and this year will be no exception as we host a cosy little bash back at the wonderful Coastguard Studio in Southsea.

In common with our policy of giving it back we are keeping tickets at £5 and we are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome special guests Soul Divide to join us. Dan Back and Sam Bylett have been flying the flag for the Portsmouth house scene with a fabulous catalogue of releases and highly acclaimed live performances on the festival circuit and recently at the Ministry of Sound. Check them here: facebook.com/WeAreSoulDivide/

We will have a second room for some chill out vibes and look forward to sharing some quality festive spirit with our lovely friends. Tickets are available by clicking through cordisco.co.uk/tickets

Have a love Christmas you lovely lot. See you at the front Boxing Day!

Big Love.

The COR Fam.

PS. Let us know you’re coming here.

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Ticket Drop Off

Dancing shoes at the ready. COR is Back this Saturday! Ticket Drop off tomorrow Evening!

Hello you lovely lot, hope all is good. We’re doing ticket drops tomorrow evening. If you still need one go here http://cordisco.co.uk/tickets or give one of the COR Fam a shout ASAP.

Thanks SOOO much for all the support so far, you lot have blown us away as usual. We can’t wait to pay you back this Sat with proper top party. Top guests, friendly faces, great tunes, amazing venue, £5 ticket, rave in the front, chill in the back. Get yourself out and let off some steam. A little reminder of the dets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1654647861514757 .

And as a nice little extra touch, our very special guests BEECHFIELDS are very kindly gifting 2 tracks from their previously unreleased Beechfields EP 2016 with every ticket. How nice is that! Top blokes and a top night in store for yo’ll.

VERY much Looking forward too welcoming them down and you lot in. Dancing shoes compulsory. Going be a gooden.

Big Love.

PS. Don’t forget to grab your tickets here http://cordisco.co.uk/tickets or let one of the COR Fam know, we’re doing the ticket drop off tomorrow evening.

PPS. Join the event page here for all the details, updates blah blah etc.

PPPS. Check out these videos (click to play)…

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COR IS BACK!

Not sure whether you’ve noticed but.. COR is back!

Yes, after a short break, we are embarking on a series of small intimate parties which take us back 8 years to our original COR values; hosting intimate parties playing great music to our friends, charging no more than £5, the proceeds going to good local causes and our guests being DJ & promoter friends and acquaintances who have trusted us to play at their events.

So, we kick off with a return to the fabulous Coastguard Studio and will be joined by our very special guests Beechfields, Simon & Steve Arnoldi, brothers who are best known for their amazing work as founding organisers of FarmFest. For any of you FarmFest aficionados out there, you’ll also know Simon from his wonderful sets under the ‘FarmFest DJs’ banner.

We will be setting this up with the main room hosted by Leon, Mark & Rosko plus Beechfields and we’ll be having a room 2 chill out zone where Hoody and Laming will be playing vinyl; Hoody doing his soul thing and Laming playing some yacht rock and AOR. We will of course be adding our customary touches with lighting and decor you’v come to know and love to create that good old COR atmosphere.

Contact Mark, Leon, Rosko, Hoody or Laming for tickets and please don’t hang around because we want all of our good friends there.  x

All the dets on the event page. Get to know and get involved.

Big Love.

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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

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