Play with the Changes will be their first album for 6 years in a prolific career that has gained critical acclaim, a Mercury nomination, MOBO award and widespread respect from the music fraternity. It is 4hero’s duality of approach which makes them truly unique. Influenced by underground techno as much as Chicago soul, their music is a synthesis of past and future, artificial and organic, strange and familiar. Intertwining live and electronic sounds, 4hero create futuristic soul for real music heads.
01. Morning Child - feat. Carina Andersson
02. Take My Time - feat. Jack Davey
03. Look Inside - feat. FACE
04. Sink Or Swim - feat. Lady Alma
05. Give In - feat. Darien Brockington & Phonte (Little Brother)
06. Play With The Changes - feat. Talita Long & Larry Mizell
07. Something In the Way - feat. Bembe Segue & Kaidi Taitham
08. Stoke Up The Fire - feat. FACE
09. Awakening - feat. Ursula Rucker
11. Superwoman(Where Were You When I Needed You?) - feat. Terry D
12. Why Don’t You Talk?
13. Bed Of Roses - feat. Jody Watley
14. Dedication To The Horse
Suffused with a love of black music history (think Roy Ayers, Rotary Connection, Sun Ra, Minnie Riperton, Afrika Bambaataa), and technical innovation, 4hero’s unique brand of alchemy has given us genre-defining albums and breakthrough anthems which stand out as milestones in the history of dance music. After releasing early rave classic Mr Kirk’s Nightmare, they established Reinforced Records and unleashed Goldie onto the world, as well as material by Doc Scott, Photek Peshay and Grooverider.
Parallel Universe set a precedent for successive drum and bass long players and was labelled NME album of the year. Two Pages, their debut album for Talkin' Loud in 1998, was one of the most anticipated albums of that year and was nominated for a Mercury music Prize and also won 4hero a MOBO award. 2001’s Creating Patterns explored more acoustic sounds and featured Jill Scott, soul-folk legend Terry Callier and 60's psychedelic poet Mark Murphy. As well as working with some of the great voices of soul, they set new standards as remixers and their stunning reinterpretation of Black Gold of the Sun caused Louie Vega to label it "...one of the best remixes ever...".
Using various pseudonyms more recently Visioneers and DKD., and through their own labels, (Reinforced, Raw Canvas, 2000 Black, Omniverse and Twisted Funk) Marc and Dego continue to venture into hitherto unknown musical fields, create sounds that no-one else has imagined and work with diverse and talented musicians, poets and singers. Their pedigree is beyond dispute and their music has always has a much deeper significance than simply moving the crowd.
Release date: January 22nd 2007
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