OUT NOW: PMC076 - 40 WINKS "IT'S THE TRIP" 2LP/DIGITAL
It’s The Trip
“Join 40 Winks on a road trip to anywhere. Bring your music player and tell your honey you won’t be home for dinner. It’s the trip, not the destination.“
About 40 Winks:
No hay banda! (“there is no band”, Mulholland Dr. 2001) pretty much sums up where 40 Winks aims to go with its instrumental hip hop: meticulously chop and paste samples together, to create an atmosphere of beats and vibes which steps beyond unimaginative loops. 40 Winks hit the scene in 2002, with a whole slew of laidback beats. Eager to share their sound with the world, they released a couple of albums independently. The attention they got from this, allowed them to build with people from around the world. One of these independently released albums, More Than Loops, got reissued in Japan on Swamp Records, after that the ball kept rolling. On their first worldwide release, Extended Pleasure on Escapism Records (2005), they reached listeners well beyond the (instrumental) hip hop community with the song “Melancholia”. After appearances on compilations, like Weapons Of Hope on Little-D (2006), they got a chance to do their thing on the renowned label, Merck Records with Sound Puzzle (2007). All this led them back to Europe, where the German based Project: Mooncircle welcomed them with a spot on the compilation Heart On The Right Spot (2007) and a full album The Lucid Effect (2008). In 2009 they took some time off, doing solo stuff and remixes. In 2011 40 Winks is back with a double LP called It’s The Trip (2011) on Project: Mooncircle. More Info/side-projects/downloads here.
Artwork By Afreux.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Dubmission (WYEP Pittsburgh) March 7, 2011 by #639 with the song Sure Shots – LISTEN. Mondayjazz March 28, 2011 by A Trip Mix with the song Badwill, Outside The Box and more – LISTEN. Groove Merchants March 28, 2011 hosted by Valentin Menedetter with the song Mood Adapter, 40 Layers – LISTEN. Global SoulJah and BBE Records Radio Show – March 25, 2011 hosted by James Barrie with the song Not The Destination – LISTEN. Triple R (3RRR 102.7FM) – April 18, 2011 Breaking And Entering with the song Outside The Box – LISTEN. NTS Radio – April 04, 2011 Jus Like Music with the song Outside The Box – LISTEN.