The Revenge has quickly reached dizzying heights in recent years, conquering a style that escapes labeling and crowned the king of the edit. With ‘Reekin’Structions’ he finally delivers his debut album for Z Records.
Featuring ten reconstructed productions, ‘Reekin’Structions’ glistens with a silvery sheen and masters a standout soundtrack to satisfy all manner of music lovers. Bubbling with sultry soulful vocals, brass funk solos and inspired dancefloor moments, The Revenge illustrates his talent for reinvention and reaffirms why he has become a spearhead for a new musical trend in this debut album.
This supple and tactile collection of tracks approach sounds of the past and create new inspiration for the future. Fashioning classics from Mid-Air in the style of Metro Area, adding pace and glamour to The Joneses ‘Summer Groove’ and setting Velvet Hammer in a luminous filtered-disco ball of light, The Revenge showcases a deep passion and understanding for music in ‘Reekin’Structions’ and constructs an imaginative breathing body of work that is sure to find favour where it lands.
The Revenge has led the path and become king of the re-edit, trailblazing a movement towards reinventing music that hit over the past two years. As dance music became of age and embarked into its twenties, producers began to become nostalgic for sounds of the past and every style of music was revisited for inspiration for current dancefloors. The Revenge shaped this inclination, finding fans from every musical persuasion and producing some of the best loved records of the decade.
Graeme Clark AKA The Revenge is an unassuming musical hero. Hailing from the isolated east coast of Scotland, he spent his early years forming a special obsession with his dad’s old drum machines and his parent’s diverse music collection that spanned rock, soul and funk. Interspersed with the glory of eighties daytime radio, these key elements shaped him to become an avid record collector and eager music producer, making his first tracks in his teenage years.
The Revenge is his alter ego that he engulfs through a personal process of dissecting and re-imagining music. His fluid approach and vibrant style has captured followers of nu-jazz, vintage funk, forgotten disco through to cutting-edge house and raw dubstep. Eschewing trends and making his own pattern for music production, The Revenge is redefining dance music as we know it (and it in turn is finding it difficult to label him).
Rising to notoriety through his prominent re-edits, The Revenge has matched this success on original productions on his own labels Instruments Of Rapture and Five20East. His engineer experience has been turned to material for Mark E, Jisco, Under The Shade and Fine Art Recordings. His other collaborative projects include Deportivo Street Team, OOFT!, Cronk Family Enterprises, The Hong Kong Micros and 6th Borough Project, who he will also release an album with this summer.
Now harbouring production skills for over 15 years, Graeme continues to put his fingers to work on a variety of projects in the studio. Recent material has found its way onto seminal labels such as DFA, Buzzin´ Fly, Domino, Pokerflat, MCDE and Dessous. Through these and regular touring to all far flung reaches of the globe, his audience continues to grow at lightning speed.
Embracing pure disco heads, funk fanatics, soul worshipers and all contemporary electronic music lovers, ‘Reekin’Structions’ marks the rise of The Revenge as one of the pioneers of a generation, rediscovering classic moments from decades gone and refreshing them through his individual interpretation.
Tour Dates 2011:
11th Feb : Bristol / Freejive
18th Feb : Milan / Tunnel Club
24th Feb : Berlin / Kaleidoskop Jazzanova
26th Feb : Zurich / Zukunft
5th Mar : Glasgow / Sub Club
10-Mar Madrid La Casa Encendida
18-Mar Bologna Kinki Club
19-Mar London Corsica Studios
26-Mar Porto Gare Club
02-Apr Paris Showcase
07-Apr Istanbul Kucuk Otto
08-Apr izmir 1888
15-Apr Tel Aviv Breakfast Club
19-Apr Rome L-Ektrica
24-Apr Leeds Monocult
13-May London Plastic People
27-May Newcastle Club Asylum
28-May Brussels Libertine Supersport
1st - 20th June : Australia Tour
5th August : Sardinia, Italy