The first single to be taken from the Part-Time Heroes’ brand new long-playing opus, “Lightfalls”, features the lush vocals of Sarah Scott, a full strength string section, sublime beats and some of the finest producers around today working together to create one heavyweight package.
As if the spine tingling original wasn’t enough to whet your musical appetite, both Paper Tiger and Lopez (in their LPZ guise) weigh in with two very special mixes indeed – the former slowing down the pace and cranking up the bass, and the later delivering a neck snapping contemporary dance floor workout. Not only that, we’ve added two stunning original pieces of music into the bargain that are exclusive to this release. “Close” features the vocals of Colonel Red and is an epic piece of work, whilst “Wood” is a more delicate, pastoral piece where brass meet strings to welcome in the spring.
“Folded” is your official introduction to the next stage of the Part-Time Heroes story, one which should solidify their status as champions of the UK underground electronic soul scene.
“One of the most underrated outfits in the UK.” Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1/6Music, January 2012)
“As played here already…..big soulsearching support for the PTH, always.” Michael Ruetten, Compost Radio (Germany)
“New fodder from PTH that elevates them to the next level in the production stakes.” Found Sounds, DJ Mag (UK)
“Soul-electronica outfit Part-Time Heroes are back in the game strong with this latest offering for Wah Wah 45s – label head Dom Servini has always had an inspired musical vision – and he is also a great DJ. Lead cut “Folded” features the scorching vocals of Sarah Scott fronting a string clad, sensual , blues-happy score – turned into two fine remixes; the LPZ vocal is an effervescent old-school house romp for late night club floors and the Paper Tiger remix presents itself as an entanglement of dubstep meets lover’s rock. Artist Colonel Red makes a stunning guest appearance on the dubby, brass and bass cut “Close”, while “Wood” is a sombre and subtle instrumental – all lifted from their forthcoming long-player “Lightfalls”” DJ Marcia Carr, Soul Survivors Magazine
“One of the great things about working in music is seeing artists develop over time, and PTH fall into this category for me. I’ve known about the guys (duo Toby Vane & Ross Wakefield) for a few years now and have always enjoyed their music, but this release takes things up a notch or two. Lead track Folded is beautiful – all haunting strings and ethereal vocals, but it’s ‘Close’ that really does it for me. The combination of the lush instrumentation with stuttering club beats (think Jamie xx with a jazz degree) and Colonel Red’s soulful vocals takes the track somewhere quite unique. It’s a track I can imagine leaking out of my headphones on a night bus home – just stunning. Also on the release are instrumental track ‘Wood’, which is reminiscent of some of Bonobo’s recent work, as well as a couple of clubbier takes on the lead track from rising talents LPZ and Paper Tiger.” DJ Gilla, First Word (UK)
“I WANT THE PART TIME HERO’S ALBUM NOW! ;o) – This is incredible release & I can not wait for the full album to drop. All about the original of Folded for me on this.” King Tee (Ireland)
“This EP is just fantastic! Fine, fine originals, alongside from top remix action. It’s a listener’s pleasure, indeed. Full support! Good to have PTH back in the fold, and looking forward to its new full-length!” DJ Velanche Stewart (USA)
“The track reminded my of Massive Attack and late 90’s early 90’s Bristol soul.” DJ Soul Swede (USA)
“Both the LPZ & Paper Tiger remixes are refreshingly different and creative. “Wood” is gorgeous as well. Will support on the radio!” Aaron Schultz, DJ DRM, Bastard Jazz Recordings Brooklyn, USA www.bastardjazz.com
“Great music, thank you very much for sending it my way to Radio Korzo!” Ana, Mellow Fusion Radio Show, Radio Korzo (Croatia)
“A great E.P., that makes me curious for the forthcoming album. Love ALL tunes and versions on this release, especially the instrumental version of “Folded”, followed by the original mixes of “Close” and “Wood”. Also nice: the ‘LPZ Vocal Remix’, followed by the Paper Tiger version. I will play this in my radioshows (of course!)” Sven Thomschke / ‘Dr.Best’ www.radio-z.net (Germany)
“Loving it as usual. PTH are pure quality!” DJ Astroboy, Astrojazz/Samedi (Scotland)
“Nice, lush originals.” DJ Scribe (U.S.A.)
“This is the soul music of now.” Dob a.k.a Soulmate (Bulgaria)
“I will play Folded (Instrumental) on the radio show!” Rogall (Germany)
“Deep Introspective! The Lpz remix is great and will definitely be getting alot of play!” Pimpernel Jones, Herma Puma (UK)
“Just listening to the first track now. And yes, BEAUTIFUL!!!! My favourite Wah Wah group. Love these guys.” Simon S, Futuristica (UK)
“Liking the PTH EP a lot guys especially ‘Close’, allover that one like a rash ,superb tune.” DJ Abbo www.starpointradio.com (UK)
“There’s only one word to describe Folded, BEAUTIFUL!!” Georgios Paroglou, It’s Just Music! (Greece)
Radio play from Toshio Matsuura, Tokyo Moon Show, InterFM, Japan; Kev Beadle & Ash Selector, Solar Radio, UK; The Jazzmadass Radio Show, Radio X , Frankfurt; David Cullen, Transmission Two, Oban FM, Ireland; Sven Thomschke / ‘Dr.Best’
www.radio-z.net, Germany; Doctor Spaceman, House FM, Chicago (USA); Weird Pigs Radio Show (Germany)