From it's roots as a cult dance music label and club night in East London to it's current homes in Brooklyn, New York, and at the UK's legendary Rak Studios, Tummy Touch Records has been defying convention, resisting categorisation and championing the unique musical vision of label founder Tim “Love” Lee. Since the first release back in 1994, if it's doped up, blissed out or living on the margins of the acceptable, it's found a loving home at the label. Having launched the careers of artists like Groove Armada, Tom Vek and Phenomenal Handclap Band, Tummy Touch now has, according to the BBC, “an influence far in excess of it’s tiny size”.
Sit back and let Tummy Touch’s brand of Bohemian disco rock, sci-fi electro soul, unruly latin mash ups and oddball urban exotica bring aural pleasures to the soundtrack of your musical world.
The result features four classic hits from the Rak Records catalogue: I Don’t Want To Lose You, Every One’s A Winner, Stranger in The City and Could Have Been A Lady, and four original songs.
"a serendipitous reissue for Samuel Purdey’s luxe late ‘90s evocation of Steely Dan and the Doobies" - UNCUT and it's out now!!!
'THE' Summer Compilation is out! Featuring Superhuman Happiness, Melt Yourself Down, Sons Of Kemet and many more! The perfect soundtrack to your holidays.
Dear Georgiana debut album: "it’s hard not to fall under her spell." Consequence Of Sound
Tummy Touch ROCKS THE F*CK OUT !!!!!
11 Nov 2013, 5:22 pm
A little heavier than our usual releases but this album from The Dirty Feel is so frickin awesome we just had to release it. Listen NOW ! Out this week…..
Yes Wave ! The Now Sound of NYC and London
7 Aug 2013, 1:53 pm
I just put together this compilation of some of the new music which has been exciting me recently. It all kind of sits together so I stole a name from somewhere and started a movement ! Hope you dig it;
What connects New York City’s “Superhuman Happiness” and London’s “Melt Yourself Down” ? These collectives of highly talented multi-instrumentalists are creating a transatlantic buzz with their hi-nrg-ethno-jazz-kraut-pop, or as Tummy Touch head honcho would put it – they are part of the Yes Wave.
Put simply Yes Wave is the opposite of No Wave – it’s a joyous and virtuosic coming together of musicians and audience. According to Kalmia Traver, lead singer with self confessed Yes Wave band Rubblebucket, “the music we’re playing is specifically designed to uplift people and make you feel free and happy and excited to be here”. Or, according to Whitehaus Family Records, one of the early adopters of the term, “Yes Wave music is the soundtrack for a NEW new deal. It is the soulful clatter of artistry and community convening and conspiring in living rooms everywhere”.
Our very own Spiersy releases Andy Murray anthem !
8 Jul 2013, 12:28 pm
LOVE THIS ! The one and only Spiersy has released his own ode to Andy Murray.
New albums from Turner Cody and ace songstress Lauren Balthrop.
21 Jun 2013, 2:59 pm
Here are two recent releases on the songier side of life. I LOVE THES GUYS !! Check it out and BUY BUY BUY !!!
Gramme remix EP
14 Jun 2013, 3:38 pm
So proud to be releasing Gramme’s debut album ! Here’s the first of two remix EPs.
WOW – new Patrick Dawes album with synths by yours truly.
4 Apr 2013, 3:09 pm
My fave man of the bongo, Patrick Dawes, has just released his new solo album, a mere 12 years since the last one. I was honored to be asked to contribute some sonic oddness here and there to this track. Have it for free ! Then go buy the album. YES !!
Gramme’s debut album, Fascination, finally released after a 12 year wait !
19 Feb 2013, 8:40 pm
Gramme are back ! Check the freeness people…
29 Jan 2013, 10:33 am
This track is really doing it for me !
29 Aug 2012, 10:38 pm
Super limited edition vinyl goodness !
29 Aug 2012, 10:35 pm
On the week of Aug 28th 1962, exactly 50 years ago, the BBC started regular stereo FM radio broadcasts. To celebrate this sonic milestone Tim “love” Lee has teamed up with fellow aural adventurers Tara Busch, Jack Dangers and Si Begg to bring you “Test Signals” – four sonic sketches of imagined test procedures and one glorious radiophonic collaboration between London, NYC, San Francisco and Los Angeles. A true testament to the golden age of experimental broadcasting.
The 7″ vinyl EP is strictly limited to 150 copies and comes with a full colour sleeve and a digital download of the “Against Remixes” album by Tim Love Lee featuring mixes by Jack Dangers, Sonic Boom, Depth Charge, Kirk Degiorgio and others.
Buy your 7″ vinyl here
Or listen to it here