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Off The Shelf


2002 release. Far Out Recordings celebrate ten years in the business with Off The Shelf, a collection of classic, deleted and rare tracks from the 12" vaults of Far Out Recordings and sister label Solaria. Off The Shelf kicks off with the sublime "Khameleon" from Difusion (aka DJ Venom) who also contributes the flute-driven broken beat cut "Second Future" and is a man held in high regard by the likes of LTJ Bukem and Peter Kruder. The classic Big Bang swinging jazz tune "Colours" was massive with Gilles Peterson alongside Da Lata's highly-sought after "Ponteio". Flytronix's unreleased jazz-shuffler "Elevator" gets a debut airing whilst 4 Hero drop their massive summer 2000 hit "Smile" under their Natures Plan guise. Mark Pritchard pops up twice, once under his Troubleman alias with his now deleted Afro-assault "Strike Hard", and later under his own name with his seminal jazz-tech-step remix of Azymuth's "Carambola". One of the original Brazilian drum n' bass cuts from 1996 - Roni Size's legendary remix of Azymuth's "Faca Del Conte" - also gets a welcome rewind. Far Out Recordings was created in 1992 by renowned Brazilian music aficionado Joe Davis. Since then it has released classic albums from established Brazilian artists such as Joyce and Marcos Valle as well as killer 12"s from contemporary global talent such as 4 Hero, Da Lata and Big Bang. Joe explains the ethos of Far Out: "We wanted to create a sound for both Brazilians and club goers from all corners of the globe. We aren't really interested in keeping the sound underground, we want it to be accessible and immediate for a mass appeal without trying to make pop or commercial music." In 10 years Joe Davis has gone from hunting treasures in dusty old record stores across Brazil, to running a successful record label dedicated to all angles of Brazilian music, from jazz, to electronica. Solaria records was born in 1998 as a label dedicated to independent electronic music aimed at the dancefloor - future disco music and jazz inspired electronica. Also features: Democustico, Salidor and Banzo.