Thursday, August 11, 2011:
Today sees the launch of a new ’boutique’ record label that will release classic jazz/funk/electronic/dance tracks by Sun Palace along with with pop, soul, folk, blues and jazz recordings produced by Mike Collins.
Recorded in the summer of 1981 and first released on vinyl around the end of 1983, Sun Palace’s “Rude Movements” instrumental track has become a cult classic of its genre.
Original coupled with an alternative mix with additional instrumentation called “Winning”, around 10,000 copies of the 12″ single were sold in the UK and via export to other territories such as the US. The single was also released in Germany and other European countries. In 1987, “Winning X-Mix” was released featuring a piano solo with various overdubbed percussion and ‘sexy’ vocal sounds for release in Sweden. Then in 1998, a further 5000 copies of the 12″ were re-pressed on vinyl for sale in Japan.
Over the 3 decades since its original release, either “Rude Movements” or “Winning” has been included on many prestigious compilation CDs, including Masters at Work “stop and listen 5”, on David Mancuso presents “The Loft” Volume 1 compilation, on a vinyl compilation by France’s Julien Jabre, and on many others. More info here.
In 2003, Tyler Askew, a talented designer and art director living in NYC, started a club night in New York which he called “Rude Movements” as an accolade to this recording. See Tyler’s explanation here.
Watch out for a forthcoming limited edition vinyl re-release plus a digital download EP package with two additional mixes by original Sun Palace guitarist-producer Mike Collins!