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Numbers Special on Afrodeutsche’s The People’s Party on BBC 6 Music

For the latest episode of The People’s Party on BBC 6 Music, Afrodeutsche organized a Numbers label special that highlights some of her favourites from the catalogue alongside a storming new mix from our own Spencer, the first listen to forthcoming tracks on the label by Perko and Akiko Haruna, and a hear-it-to-believe-it “Unmixable” segment tackled by Hudson Mohawke. Listen to the episode on BBC 6 Music from 7 – 9 PM BST and archived in full on the same link.

Here’s the full tracklist for Spencer’s Phones Down Finale Mix, unboxing new HudMo, Floating Points, Akiko Haruna, Passarani, and Nick León with some classics from K-Hand, Aphex and UR. Listen below via SoundCloud.

𝕾𝖕𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊𝖗 𝔓𝔥𝔬𝔫𝔢𝔰 𝔇𝔬𝔴𝔫 🄼🄸🅇

1. Joyful Sounds Of Soul – Never Give Up Hold On (DJ John Collins Edit) (Soul City / Sweat)
2. K-Hand – Project 5 B1 (Acacia)
3. AceMo – Strings Of Time (Sonic Messengers)
4. Danae & Maurice Fulton – Concrete Rose (Bubble Tease Communications)
5. Eleven Pond – Watching Trees (Game Hen / Dark Entries)
6. UR featuring Yolanda Reynolds – Living For The Night (Brainstorm Live Mix by Kevin Saunderson) (Underground Resistance)
7. Lipelis x TMO – Diet 505 (System 108)
8. G.O.D. Limited – Shake It Up (Nice N Ripe)
9. Floating Points – Problems (Pluto)
10. Nick León featuring DJ Babatr – Xtasis (Tratratrax)
11. Akiko Haruna – Gum Swamp (Numbers)
12. The Tuss – Synthacon 9 (Rephlex)
13. Passarani – Radius Zero (Klakson)
14. Unspecified Enemies – Liquid Floor (Numbers)
15. Sophie – Sunscreen x Forever Remix featuring Liz & Fletcher (MSMSMSM)
16. Hudson Mohawke – Behold (Warp)

 

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05.08.22 — 11:23 by Numbers

FFT – Clear

FFT’s debut album on Numbers, ‘Clear’ is out on 24th June 2022. The follow-up to 2021’s ‘Disturb Roqe’ and the result of three years of focused writing and programming by the London-based producer, ‘Clear’ is deeply psychedelic, defined by a mature sense of melody and structures crafted at a monumental scale.

 

→Buy and stream ‘Clear’
→ Visit fft.quest
→ Watch the video for ‘Redeemer’ by Sensory Works

 

The limited edition vinyl is screenprinted by Numbers’ neighbour Matthew Rich of M.A.R.S, who cut his teeth in Manchester in the ’70s making posters for Factory, the Haçienda, The Fall and more, and includes an art print insert with original photography captured by George Cowan in 2020, designed by Sensory Works.

Though FFT has previously released a handful of tracks under various names, it wasn’t until 2017’s ‘FFT1’ EP on the Uncertainty Principle label that his production talents began to fuse into a distinct and personal style, especially evident in FFT’s ‘Regional/Loss’ EP on The Trilogy Tapes in 2019, multiple releases on Bruk Records and 2021’s ‘Disturb Roqe’. Through it all, FFT has mastered a complex sense of mood catalyzed by sound itself: He builds patches and presets from scratch, and feels these synths and software have their own objectives and reactions, creating a kind of compositional feedback loop. The result is an album that brings to mind a collision of electronic pioneers like Delia Derbyshire and Bernard Parmegiani, 2000’s braindance, the Max-imized wares of an OPN or Objekt and the rough rhythmatics of SND or Mika Vainio.

The layering of sonic elements and intentions is starkly audible across these nine tracks. They can be seismically concussive and grandiose, but granular and fluid – echoing the Icelandic volcanic eruption that features in the artwork photography by George Cowan. The overall impact of ‘Clear’ is cinematic and precise, marking the arrival of an impressive electronic musician who is not new but has come into his own as a fully developed artist.

The London-based composer and producer Josh Thompson, who performs and produces under the name FFT, has been releasing music and finessing his skills as a producer since 2012. His output over the course of a decade has been dispersed across a number of European labels and transmitted under a series of obscurant aliases, all composed and created while Thompson led a nomadic life between houses and cities, occupations and attractions. Taken together, his body of work demonstrates an impressive, evolving artistry, exploring harmonic and textural sounds unified by a powerful devotion to computer-based production.

FFT — Clear
LP • Out Now
Numbers 2022 • NMBRS68

1. Clear (Eight-Circuit Mix)
2. Redeemer
3. 3 Sided
4. Disturb Roqe 2
5. Clear
6. You’ve Changed
7. Heal
8. Heal (Alt Mix)
9. Ashley Hill

Written, produced and mixed by FFT
Mastered by Lewis Hopkin at Stardelta
Design and ‘Redeemer’ Video by Sensory Works
Artwork Photography and Videos by George Cowan

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24.06.22 — 12:00 by Numbers

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60 Akiko Haruna

Akiko Haruna – ‘Yakusoku’

FFT – Disturb Roqe

Numbers x Youth Music

Akiko Haruna – Be Little Me

SOPHIE

SOPHIE – UNISIL

SOPHIE – BIPP (Autechre Mx)

Mosca – Bax / Done Me Wrong Repress

Akiko Haruna – Raw

Perko – The City Rings

Lanark Artefax – Corra Linn

SOPHIE – PRODUCT VINYL

Shapednoise – Aesthesis

Complete Walkthru – Scrolls

Numbers Barcelona 2019

Perko – NV Auto

Numbers Glasgow 2018

North Sea Dialect – Local Guide

SOPHIE Cover Feature for The List – August 2018 • Numbers at EIF

Numbers at The Edinburgh International Festival 2018

Numbers Barcelona 2018

Numbers Glasgow 2017

Lory D – Strange Days

Avalon Emerson, Lord Of The Isles + Bleaker

Glasgow: Detroit In Effect, Jackmaster & Martin McKay

Josey Rebelle & Bleaker

Panorama Bar w/ Jackmaster, Spencer, Dukwa & Passarani

Fri 7 July 2017: Mike Servito & Spencer

Thurs 15 June 2017: Numbers BCN w/ Hessle Audio

Fri 9 June 2017: Equiknoxx, Mike Q + Swing Ting

Sat 1 July 2017: Numbers at Kelburn Garden Party

Introducing The Numbers Bandcamp Store

Passarani – Analog Fingerprints Vol. 1

Dukwa – Shattered In A Thousand Pieces

Sunfall Night Session

Numbers December 2016

Fri 4 Nov 2016: Hunee & Spencer @ Sub Club, Glasgow

Fri 7 October 2016: Mastermix – Jackmaster, Mr G, Martyn, Pearson Sound, Jasper James, Peggy Gou @ SWG3, Glasgow

Fri 2 Sept 2016: Levon Vincent, Martin Rubadub, Natalie @ Sub Club, Glasgow

Bryan Kessler – 10,000 Suns

Members of The House – Summer Nites (Kornél Kovács Remix)

Fri 1 July 2016: Powell (Live), Pangaea and Spencer @ Sub Club, Glasgow

Numbers Barcelona June 2016

Fri 6 May 2016: Funkineven & Awesome Tapes From Africa @ Sub Club, Glasgow

Lory D – Strange Days Vol 4

Adesse Versions – That’s What Friends Are For

Sat 12 Mar 2016: Paranoid London + Spencer @ Nitsa, Barcelona

Fri 3 Mar 2016: Numbers x Studio Barnhus @ Sub Club, Glasgow

SOPHIE @ Numbers Glasgow 2015

Sun 27 Dec 2015: Spencer All Night Long @ Sub Club, Glasgow

SOPHIE – VYZEE

Denis Sulta – It’s Only Real

Numbers x Nitsa Dec 2015

SOPHIE – L.O.V.E.

Numbers LDN 2015

Sparky – Signals / Tigress (NMBRS43)

SOPHIE – PRODUCT

SOPHIE – JUST LIKE WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE

Fri 6 Nov 2015: Numbers present Levon Vincent @ Sub Club, Glasgow

Bristol – In:Motion presents Numbers w/ Jackmaster, Ben UFO & Spencer

SOPHIE – MSMSMSM

Numbers x Dekmantel

Numbers presents Rhythm & Booze with MMM

Numbers is 12 – Boat Party & Sub Club w/ Jackmaster, Spencer & Kool Clap

New T-Shirts – Order Now

Numbers in Barcelona, June 2015

Kornél Kovács – Radio Koko (NMBRS40)

Adesse Versions – Pride (NMBRS36)

Tue 10 Mar 2015: Numbers x Boiler Room – Sub Club