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Offworld

The third of four albums expected in 2019 alone by Leeds producer Special Request, a.k.a. Paul Woolford. From his residency at legendary Leeds house night Back To Basics to his involvement on the soundtrack of Blade Runner 2049, Woolford’s artistry is hugely diverse, and this latest double-album Offworld is another demonstration of that. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (HTH115)
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  • Coloured vinyl

Paul Woolford feat. Karen Harding
You Already Know

With a front cover boasting the generic Positiva artwork that’ll warm the cockles of every Nineties dance fan’s heart, ‘You Already Know’ by Paul Woolford and singer Karen Harding represents the 400th release on the esteemed label, which also recently marked its 25th anniversary. This 12” single features the delightfully retro original track plus three remixes. 
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Bedroom Tapes

Bedroom Tapes sees techno wizard Special Request throwing it back to old cuts recorded onto cassette that were unearthed recently when moving house. Mastered by Matt Colton, who has similarly lent his talents to artists like James Blake and Hot Chip, the tracks retain every trace of the original recordings onto tape, hiss and all. A time capsule, if you will, for one of electronic music’s most enigmatic and talented main players.

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VORTEX

Special Request AKA Paul Woolford ostensibly makes music with minimal effort but still manages to break new ground in the electronic world. The apparent lackadaisical approach he takes to making the music certainly doesn’t come across in the high energy sounds he produces. Vortex is his new album and it is believed to have some of his friends worried about the inner workings of his mind. On Houndstooth.
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Belief System

Special Request is Paul Woolford’s project for exploring his love of raved-up pirate radio, and new album Belief System is something of an epic release. This monster was assembled with sounds from the archives, contact mic recordings and modular synth activity, as well as the usual production tools, so there are some particularly wild noises flaring up all over this record. Double CD and quadruple LP editions available, on Houndstooth.

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FABRICLIVE 91: Special Request

With that recent snafu over their potential permanent closure apparently resolved, Fabric can get back to promoting and releasing quality music, such as this new mix CD from Special Request, a veteran of the club’s line-ups. FABRICLIVE 91 features thirty tightly-mixed tracks, including several brand new Special Request productions and a little bit of Polygon Window.

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Unknown / Transmission

The one born Paul Woolford delves into the annals of U.K. rave culture once more for this two-track release. ‘Unknown’ is not a million miles from Mosca’s retro-garage classic ‘Bax’, shuffling along pleasingly with a liberal sprinkling of wubs and pull-up effects; ‘Transmission’ is sparse, spooky and weighty. Mastered by Matt Colton. Vinyl only.

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Modern Warfare Remixes

Under the Special Request moniker, Paul Woolford calls back to the stylings of the vintage pirate radio era: massive Amen-derived breaks, diva vocals, house piano etc. After a set of Modern Warfare EPs, he now presents a few remixes of that material, showing off new, but equally bangin’ angles of the tracks. 12” on XL.

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Modern Warfare

Modern Warfare is the new EP by Special Request on XL. The lead track, Amnesia has featured as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on her Radio 1 show. Modern Warfare is a euphoric step in the right direction by Special Request, building on the revamped jungle and pumped-up techno of his 2013 debut Soul Music.

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