Hifi Sean ft. Bootsy Collins – “Atomium”
Hifi Sean (aka Sean Dickson) presents ‘Atomium’: a bass driven, slo-mo disco funk groove featuring the legendary Bootsy Collins (Funkadelic / Parliament), with his inimitable vocal playing with tripped out harpsichord and vocoder riffs.
‘Atomium’ is the first of three limited edition, vinyl-only singles – a project titled ‘3X3X12’. Each of the three songs are taken from Sean’s forthcoming album ‘FT’.
‘Atomium’ is accompanied by a video directed by Jason Arber, and the 12” single features a remix of the track by Dr. Packer on the b-side. The single is available to buy HERE.
Sean Dickson will be known to many for his astonishing musical background. He started out as the frontman and producer of multi-million selling band The Soup Dragons (‘I’m Free’, ‘Divine Thing’). He also fronted The High Fidelity, a band which drew critical acclaim and collaborated with the likes of John Peel and Mickey Finn (T-Rex).
Fast forward to today, and Sean is now a revered DJ and dance producer, playing at some of the most hallowed underground and after-hours clubs in London and around the world. His residencies at the likes of Fire and ‘Beyond’ at Ministry of Sound have transformed his legacy into something even more eclectic.
His new album features collaborations from across the musical spectrum. As well as those detailed here, you can expect to hear contributions from the likes of Yoko Ono, Alan Vega and David McAlmont.
Details of the next two releases from 3X3X12 are:
May 23 – Hifi Sean ft. Dave Ball
Ultratheque (Dave Ball & Skull Bandits Remix)
‘Ultratheque’ pays tribute to Glasgow’s first ever laser disco (and the first dancehall Hifi Sean ever went to as a teenager). Soft Cell analogue keyboard maestro Dave Ball adds his trademark sound on this solid electro groove. Dave himself with Skull Bandits crank up the electroclash vibes on the remix and turn it into a full on dancefloor onslaught.
May 30 – Hifi Sean ft. Fred Schneider
Truck (In Flagranti Remix)
‘Truck’ is a buzzing analogue Moog droning bass riff with handclap beats, featuring CB radio vocals by B-52’s frontman Fred Schneider. It plays homage to movies like Convoy and Smokey & the Bandit. In Flagranti pump up the beats and claps and give the track a NYC 80’s B-Boy twist.