Clutch of the Tiger sounds like a collection of film-noir tracks run through the Clutchy Hopkins and Shawn Lee magical music machine. It's dusty and mysterious junkyard jazz that's powered by sly beats and other-worldly funk.
This whole Clutchy Hopkins business is very confusing. Ubiquity keep throwing all this mythology our way, telling tales about a mysterious figure leaving traces of himself via bags of 2-inch reels and "a vintage Caribbean tracksuit jacket found in the office fridge".
'Sahara Swing' (Album on Stone's Throw/Now-Again, July 2008) press release: Now-Again Records follows up The Heliocentrics’ percussive excursions into the astral realms of psychedelia with an album of Afro-tinged funk music originating from the Southern Sahara and recorded in Germany.
Malcom Kipe (a.k.a. Skyler McGlothlin a.k.a. Nautilis) produces experimental breaks and instrumental hip hop, mainly for the defunct American label Merck Records. McGlothlin has cut two proper 'albums' and a compendium of beats with Merck: Breakspiracy Theories
Roberto Lange is an artist born in South Florida and is the son of Ecuadorean immigrants. Growing up he was surrounded by tropical heat and hurricanes that represented the rich colors of sound and people living in South Florida. The sound of bass and late-night "peñas" in and around his house carved a deep foundation into his interest for sound and the things producing them.
Coz Littler, aka Chop, is the proprietor of UK based APE Studios – one of the finest analogue studios in the world, and a repository for vintage synthesizers, guitars, drums and gear sourced from the world over.
Dday One was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He has a double major in hiphop as a turntablist and samplist. He also has a minor in graffiti art (as do most b-boys), noticeable by his signature. His obsession with manipulating vinyl records started in the early 1990's, when at the age of 11 he began exploring the depths of Los Angeles' thrift shops and record stores.