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Two weeks until Lovebox Weekender!      05/07/2007

News Release by Jake Marsden

Two weeks until Lovebox Weekender! Itís time to show the love, as once again the Groove Armada boys have come up trumps, boasting a line up that is as eclectic as it is excellent. Whether it be Dub, Disco, Funk, House, Rock, Pop or Techno almost every style is catered for.

Artists performing across the weekend include Sly and the Family Stone, The B52’s, Blondie, DJ Diplo, Don Letts and Felix Da Housecat plus far too many more to mention. This years weekender will take place on the 21st to the 22nd July at Londons Victoria Park, Hackney and tickets range from £35 for a day pass and £60 for the weekend.

For those of you who are still hungry for some Lovebox action after the event, then fear not. As Andy Cato and Tom Findlay are on hand to provide the first Lovebox Weekender compilation, which is set to be released on 25th July.

Tom Findlay steps up to the plate to provide the soundtrack to disc one and as expected it takes several suprising twists and turns. The punk funk swagger of Junior Boys cosies up next to Bonde De Role’s electro soca assault, while Chemise’s ‘She cant have you’ and the previously unreleased ‘Feel the same as you’ by Groove Armada provide deeper more discofied moments. Throw some Blondie and LCD Soundystem into the mix and you have a compilation thats sure to make Lovebox attendee’s teary eyed and those who weren’t there green with envy.

CD two compiled by the trombone wielding Andy Cato takes a similarly eclectic route. Any compilation that can pair up the soulful tones of Curtis Mayfield with the samba n’ bass of DJ Marky is a sure fire winner in my book. However while both discs act as retrospectives of past guests and the duo’s influences, the inclusion of tracks such as ‘The Morton Lighthouse’ from Cato’s Packupanddance project and Erol Alkans chugging mix of Hot Chip insure that this compilation has an eye firmly set in the future and more importantly, the dancefloor.


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