Big Hair

Big Hair

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Big Hair's patent brand of tech-house funk with a twist of wry humour has won them many fans. Chris and Aaron started Big Hair in 95, and started releasing on Kontraband in 97. They swiftly received dancefloor recognition with such Tech House anthems as Dougie At the Ockie, their ‘le grande boofont’ work on Wiggle, their string of remixes including the Manor Maus mix for Terry Francis and Nathan Coles, and collaborations with Ben Chapman (for Visitor, Belgium) and Nathan Coles (for Surreal).

Big Hair's own sound - grounded in good ol' 4/4 beats - is surrounded by a palette of different influences including afro beat, tech-house, chicago house, funk, hip hop and various charity shop oddities. Their recent album 'Imagine Being Chased by a One Man Band', covers the whole spectrum over it's 12 tracks. With a conscious aim to challenge the preconception of a 'dance' album, Big Hair created a parallel world, fuelled with dancefloor dynamite - broken up with psychedelic interludes and sleazy instrumental segways. "Imagine Being Chased By A One Man Band' remains funky and entertaining to the last.

Recently, the duo have signed to u-freqs, a new label with a music policy aimed to freq out both the dance floor and the bedroom listener. Already causing quite a stir, with releases and remixes from the duo’s other, more dancefloor monikers, Le Grande boofont., and with Big Hair collaborations with Dave Coker (Pig Bwoy, Smart Alec) and Timmy S (Surreal), the future of Big Hair noises looks blissfully twisted. The first 3 releases have won many fans already including Terry Francis, Seb Fontaine, Laurent Garnier, Eddie Richards, Kenny Hawkes and Nathan Coles.

Alongside their production duties, live is where Big Hair need to be experienced. Working back to back alongside DJs, with a blend of laptops, FX, decks, sequencers, live MCs and video, the Hair have been regularly rocking The End with their bi-monthly live spots at Subterain, and with the Underground Freqs crew (Tak Records, DIY, Drop music) at a whole host of partys and club dates, including Turnmills, Jax, Nitsa, OTV, and Kozzmozz.
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Big Hair Discography

Albums

KO731CD Big Hair Imagine Being Chased By A One Man Band(CD) Kontraband KO731CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
UFCD01 Big Hair Sold Down The River(CD) U-Freqs UFCD01 UK 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KO703T Big Hair To The Manor Haus(12") Kontraband KO703T UK 1997 Sell This Version
KO707T Big Hair The Eric Hotel(12") Kontraband KO707T UK 1998 Sell This Version
wig 008 Nathan Coles & Big Hair Nathan Coles & Big Hair - Flobadob(12") Wiggle wig 008 UK 1999 Sell This Version
KO713T Big Hair Dougie At The Ockie(12") Kontraband KO713T UK 1999 Sell This Version
KO713T Big Hair Dougie At The Ockie(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Kontraband KO713T UK 1999 Sell This Version
Big Hair Imagine Being Chased By A One Man Band Kontraband UK 2000 Sell This Version
KO721 Big Hair Randy Cowboy(7", Single) Kontraband KO721 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Big Hair & Earl Gateshead Big Hair & Earl Gateshead - Hindoos & Hairdoos (Single) Kontraband UK 2001 Sell This Version
KO730T Big Hair Album Sampler 1(12", Smplr) Kontraband KO730T UK 2001 Sell This Version
KO733T Big Hair Album Sampler 2(12", Smplr) Kontraband KO733T UK 2001 Sell This Version
UF08 Big Hair Imagine Being Chased... EP(12", EP, Ltd) U-Freqs UF08 UK 2003 Sell This Version
UF04 Big Hair / Grey Love Big Hair / Grey Love - Glad To Be A Freq / Fear Of The Haircut(12") U-Freqs UF04 UK 2003 Sell This Version
UF12 Big Hair / Ward Clerk / Grey Love Big Hair / Ward Clerk / Grey Love - U-Freqs Allstars Vol. Vl(12") U-Freqs UF12 UK 2004 Sell This Version
KIL-1 Big Hair Untitled(12", W/Lbl) Kontraband KIL-1 UK Unknown Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

UFCD001 SP Big Hair Sold Down The River(CD, Mixed, Pla) U-Freqs UFCD001 SP UK 2002 Sell This Version

Reviews

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nobby

nobby

March 15, 2002
this lot are awesome.. you don't get house and comedy mixing often, but these lot do it, with total funkiness and total dark bizarrenes...

league of their own..

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