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ARTIST
THE OFF KEY HAT
TITLE
SHOT AT DAWN (INC. LEONIDAS & HOBBES MIXES)
LABEL
Hobbes Music
CATALOGUE
HM010
FORMAT
12"
DEALER PRICE
£6.30 NO DISCOUNTS
RELEASE DATE
12/10/2018
TERRITORY
WORLDWIDE
GENRE
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DESCRIPTION

Shot At Dawn is a scintillating return for a band who have been collectively quiet (but individually busy) for a few years, and (once again) sounds like the music of tomorrow. Lyricist Leon Mayes wills the real revolution to come, Morris's uneasy keys and driving, bittersweet production embodies the UK's collective anxiety/apathy coupled with an impending sense of doom, as we all obediently troop off the cliff like lemmings, while vocalist Michelle Manetti's melancholy delivery is the perfect foil both, recalling Tracey Thorn at her best.

It's a genuine wake-up call for the dance floor that's dropping well with club DJs but clearly has the potential to shine fully on radio. A2 track Warm Your Love is an equally forward-facing slice of sci-fi dance music sonically and already turbo-charging the dance floor with its futuristic feel.

The remixes come from Edinburgh/London duo Leonidas & Hobbes and are the first productions they've released since 2017's summer anthem and Release Of The Year, Web Of Intrigue (from their Rags of Time EP), as voted by some 400+ DJs on Bill Brewster's DJ History podcast back in January. Their Electro mixes doff a cap to Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yazoo) and Daft Punk/Thomas Bangalter, with some Compass Point era Grace Jones/Sly & Robbie thrown in for good measure on the electro dub, while the Deep House variations are more Pepe Braddock’s Deep Burnt meets Frankie Knuckles/Jamie Principle’s Your Love and Orbital…

DJ PROMO / PRESS

‘Uplifting electronic pop that takes the best bits of the 90s... a strong sound that is definitely overdue a revival. 8/10’ MIXMAG
'I love these tracks!' ALFREDO FIORITO (‘FATHER OF BALEARIC BEAT' & ORIGINAL AMNESIA RESIDENT)
'I played it on my last podcast. I like it. Thanks for sending.' BILL BREWSTER (DJ HISTORY)
'Absolutely love the Off Key Hat’s new EP with the original Shot At Dawn vocal and dub mixes being my faves. Watch out folks, dirty edgy dancing pop is coming to your town!' ASHLEY BEEDLE
''The (OKH) dub mix is doing it for me' TIM SWEENEY (BEATS IN SPACE)
'Good stuff!' JD TWITCH/OPTIMO
'Warm You Love is great - has a Yazoo vibe' LUKE SOLOMON

TRACK LISTING
  1. A1. Shot At Dawn
  2. A2. Warm Your Love
  3. B1. Shot At Dawn (Leonidas & Hobbes 'Electro Dub' Remix)
  4. B2. Shot At Dawn (Leonidas & Hobbes 'Deep House Instrumental' Remix)

Published: October 1, 2018