James Talk

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One of the unsung heroes of the UK house music scene, James Talk has gone from a fledgling producer and DJ championed by Pete Tong to a global star, gracing the world's most respected labels and clubs on a regular basis.

The 27-year-old Southampton talent has been DJing half his life, and over the last 7 years has carved a name for himself in the production world as one the most talented groove-makers around. Whether it's the straight-up, chunky acid and tech house sound that he's best known for, or the flashes of anthemic genius in his tracks with Ridney (Sunshyne and their Pet Shop Boys-approved rework of West End Girls both chosen as Tong's Essential New Tunes), his productions are always filled with colour, character, and funk.

Having graced world-leading labels like Get Physical, CR2, Bedrock, Noir, Saved and fabric in recent years, he's kicked off the new decade in sterling form with his stomping, peak-time remix of M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade's Donut - with the latter loving his version so much that they've asked him to remix their stone-cold classic Manderine Girl.

James Talk had an impressive 2010. Releasing solo records on Defected, Global Underground, Great Stuff, Blu-Fin and Suara. "Forever" was one of the most talked about records of WMC and Ibiza, it also earning James another Essential New Tune, and hit Beatport Top 10 in its debut week. 2011 is going to be even bigger though. The new James Talk & Ridney single promises to be even more successful than the last. James and Ridney are also working on EP's for Size and Ministry Of Sound.

After playing many of the world's most revered clubs over the last two years - including Tokyo's Womb, Chicago's Spy Bar, London's Ministry Of Sound, Manchester's Sankeys and Toronto's Footwork - he'll be continuing to tour the globe extensively throughout 2010, with many more exciting plans afoot for the year. His successful Radio 1 Essential Mix from September 2009 will be followed on by a third guest mix for John Digweed's Transitions show.

In an age when the continental European sound dominates the house and techno scene, James Talk remains one of the UK's brightest talents, reminding the world where tech house came from in the first place. A breath of fresh air from the droves of posturing scenesters and minimal chinstrokers, his is a sound which goes back to the visceral essentials.
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James Talk Discography Tracks

Albums

SUARAALBUM001 James Talk - Firefly album art James Talk Firefly(14xFile, MP3, Album, 320 + File, MP3, Album, Mixed) Suara SUARAALBUM001 Spain 2012

Singles & EPs

James Talk - Eggs Are Cute album art James Talk Eggs Are Cute (Nu)* Republic UK 2004 Sell This Version
James Talk - Beef Curtains album art James Talk Beef Curtains Segment Records, Segment Records UK 2004 Sell This Version
saved003 James Talk - Love That Acid album art James Talk Love That Acid(12") Saved Records saved003 UK 2005 Sell This Version
saved006 James Talk - Get Down album art James Talk Get Down(12") Saved Records saved006 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SPOKEN002 James Talk - Mine & His EP album art James Talk & Dave Robertson James Talk & Dave Robertson - Mine & His EP(12", EP) Spoken Recordings SPOKEN002 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SPOKEN001 James Talk - House Rhythm album art James Talk House Rhythm(12") Spoken Recordings SPOKEN001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
James Talk - Remote album art James Talk Remote Spoken Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
SPOKEN004 James Talk - Wiggle Wiggle Shake Shake album art James Talk Wiggle Wiggle Shake Shake(12") Spoken Recordings SPOKEN004 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SPOKEN006 James Talk - Warm Milk album art James Talk Warm Milk(12") Spoken Recordings SPOKEN006 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SPOKEN005 James Talk - Pass Me The Suntan Lotion album art James Talk Pass Me The Suntan Lotion(12") Spoken Recordings SPOKEN005 UK 2007 Sell This Version
CF809 James Talk - Are You Listening album art James Talk Feat Liz Melody James Talk Feat Liz Melody - Are You Listening(12") Cinnamon Flava CF809 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
James Talk - The Beginning album art James Talk The Beginning Noir Music Denmark 2009 Sell This Version
BLUFIN 072 James Talk - Moonlanding album art James Talk Moonlanding(12") Blu Fin BLUFIN 072 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
SUARA046 James Talk - Los Angeles EP album art James Talk Los Angeles EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Suara SUARA046 Spain 2012

DJ Mixes

James Talk - Thinking Out Loud album art James Talk Thinking Out Loud (Comp) Nascent Recordings UK 2006 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

ALIVE002 James Talk - Toad In The Whole album art James Talk & Tom Budden James Talk & Tom Budden - Toad In The Whole(2xFile, MP3) ALiVE Recordings ALIVE002 UK 2008
SPK015 James Talk - Yucca Remixes album art James Talk Yucca Remixes(2xFile, MP3, WAV) Spoken Recordings SPK015 UK 2009
GUSIN082DIG James Talk - Polar / Doris Day album art James Talk Polar / Doris Day(2xFile, MP3, 320) GU Music GUSIN082DIG UK 2010
HRISE012D James Talk - Ain't That The Way album art James Talk Feat. Cari Golden James Talk Feat. Cari Golden - Ain't That The Way(2xFile, MP3, 320) Hi:Rise HRISE012D UK 2012