SOFT ROCKS u.k.
(Endless Flight, Permanent Vacation, Mule Musiq, Blackdisco)
(Rong, Hector Works)
(Bang The Box, Sunset)
(No Way Back, Rong)
ABOUT SOFT ROCKS:
“We make records, release them and sometimes play them to people (when we get the chance)...”
Soft Rocks hobbled onto the scene in 2003. Their first record was notable for predating current re-edit mania by some years, and being the only one of their own releases so far not to have a pressing fault or printing error. Spurred on by this success, Soft Rocks immediately went dormant for a year.
Since then, things have got marginally more serious. But only marginally. They set up two sister labels; Disco Powerplay and Chocolate Love for edits, whilst Soft Rocks Recordings focuses mainly on original(ish) material. Remixes have trickled in for the likes of Lo Motion Disco, MGMT, Disco Sessions & Chris Coco, some of which you can even buy in the shops.
Recently the lovely people at Mule Musiq & Lo Recordings have released Soft Rocks tracks, and a home is currently being sought for the pending 2009 LP, which is either going to be called The Curse of Soft Rocks or The Joy of Soft Rocks.
Soft Rocks have dj'ed at clubs, festivals and parties across Europe. Finally a few more people seem to be picking up the hint that they don't just play downtempo weird nonsense and tailfeathers have been seen a shakin' to their heady mix of disco, house, boogie, leftfield jams, reggae and other oddities.
Soft Rocks, born of well-girded loins in fair Brighton town are enigmas on top of mysteries, on top of scandals, on the top deck of a double decker bus. They are a collective, they are calm and collected, they are collectible, and possibly even contemptible.
Somewhere far beyond obscure and eclectic lies Soft Rocks. The heavy-duty Brighton-based record collectors who have recently moved into production, dropped into the studio on a blazing hot Saturday afternoon to record a mix that took in everything from Dutch prog-rock, Italo-disco to French filth by way of a BBC B-side. If you enjoy the music you hear on the mix, don’t bother looking for it, because you’ll never find it. And if you do find it, it'll cost you a fortune.
You can listen to some of their (frankly obscene) mixes here
They’ve got a guest radio show on the Red Bull Music Academy Website:
They also do a bi-weekly show for Brighton radio station Fear of Music Radio, focusing predominantly (but not exclusively) on new releases and re-issues. Check it out here:
Selected discography of Soft Rocks:
Soft Rocks - Purple Rinse / Inside the Wave (Soft Rocks Recordings) 2003
David Astri - Dancing Digits (Original Album Version) / Soft Rocks Remix (Soft Rocks Recordings) 2004
Soft Rocks - Kahuna Dream / Are You Out There Cyclops (Soft Rocks Recordings) 2005
Soft Rocks- Disco Powerplay (Disco Powerplay) 2006
Soft Rocks - Chocolate Love (Chocolate Love) 2006
Soft Rocks - Disco Powerplay 2 (Disco Powerplay) 2006
Soft Rocks - Look East / Midnight Drive (Soft Rocks Recordings) 2006
Lo Motion Disco - Love, Love, Love (Soft Rocks Remix) (Eskimo Records) 2007
Soft Rocks - Umut 2000 / Slow Down (Soft Rocks Recordings) 2008
Jose Manuel - Ballo Di Sgualdrine (Soft Rocks Remix) (Black Pepper Records) 2008
City Reverb - Time Side On (Soft Rocks Remix) (Dumb Angel Records) 2008
Soft Rocks - Essra EP (Endless Flight Records) 2009
MGMT - Of Moons, Birds & Monsters (Soft Rocks Late Night Screening Remix) (Lost In Records) 2009
Soft Rocks - In The House (Soft Rocks Recordings) 2009
Soft Rocks - Leave Your Earth Behind (Redux) 2009
Discossession Feat. Rie Lambdoll - TV Scene (Soft Rocks Remix) (Crue-L Records) 2009
Soft Rocks- The Soft Rocks EP (Blackdisco) 2009
Max Essa - 2 B The One U Want (Soft Rocks Manhattan Transfer Remix) (Is It Balearic? Recordings) 2010
PBR STREETGANG - Funny Money (Soft Rocks) (Wolf Music Recordings 2010
Added by conorwirtanen on May 14, 2010