Encouraged by reactions to early releases, remixes and plays on BBC Radio, Penzance producer Daytoner spent 3 years recording tracks for 'Sunburst Radio' his debut LP on Wass Records, the new label of northern funk & soul supremo, Smoove.
The LP represents a 55 minute roof-down, retro-ride through Latin, Blues, Jazz, Swing and Motown rhythms, underpinned by dance floor break beats, linked by valve-age voices. But it’s not just an assembly of samples for DJ’s, as there’s a soft-centre of laid back tracks and original songs written for talented friends who’ve made key contributions on vocals, bass, slide guitar, sax & percussion to fit Daytoner’s beats and vintage keys.
Daytoner’s forged old sounds from good friends, drawing on influences dug from charity shop vinyl & antique archives...
"So good to finally see him release something in his own right...get on this" (Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show - BBC6 Music)
"Our man conjures a combination of late forties/ early fifties atmosphere for music that never existed back then lending his breakbeat rhythms a classy retro sheen. It’s like a Bakelite smartphone or f**k-off great gramophone trumpet speakers for your iPod dock or something."
29th Aug 2012)
"Daytoner is a mysterious producer who resides in the far west of England and is obsessed with perfecting his vision of 60s-tinged sunshine music from his studio shed. This album features 15 tracks of warm, familiar, feel-good tunes, the highlights of which include the euphoric R&B-soul of "Little Soul", the retro bossa nova of "Benz Bargin Bin Bossa", the gentle "From The Root To The Fruit", the Motown-esque "Treat Me" and "Tell The World" which quite frankly sounds like the theme to retro TV show, Taxi!" (Juno Download August 2012)
'Sunburst Radio' is also available to buy as a download in all major stores including iTunes, Amazon, Juno, Beatport etc alongside limited edition CD & vinyl releases in September.
released 08 September 2012
Vocals: Jane Kennaway, Lucy Richards, Zoe Lewis, Joe O'Neil, Steven Cantrill
Bass: Patrick Redmond
Slide Guitar: Neil W Allen
Sax: Andy Worthy
Additional ample sourcing: Ben Whiston, Alban Roinard
Beats, Keys and all other sounds & production: Daytoner