Saturday, May 23, 2009

The DT6 - Baden Persuader / Takes - New 45 Out Next Week - Pre Order Details!

The DT6 - "(Theme From) The Baden Persuader"
Emili Sandé & Marco with The DT6 "Takes"

Starla Records SRC 1002 – 45 Single

Scotland’s Starla Records return with their second 45 featuring another funk/soul split single from the label’s house band The DT6.

This time the A-side comes in the form of “(Theme From) The Baden Persuader” an Eastern sounding funk track with echoes of the exotic 60s spy soundtracks of Lalo Schifrin and Turkish Psych.

On the flipside is “Takes” which features the label’s own Marco on vocals, though this time the duties are shared with rising Scottish vocalist Emili Sandé. Gaining the support of fans and critics alike for her solo acoustic (modern) R&B, Emili has taken the opportunity to work with the DT6 on the classic Northern/Modern Soul sound. Featuring string and brass sections and group backing vocals, “Takes” is the largest recording yet undertaken by Starla.

In contrast “(Theme From) The Baden Persuader”, in common with the majority of The DT6’s unaccompanied work, comes from organic jam sessions, where the band experiment with sounds, all the while letting the funk flow. Indeed the organ solo on “Baden Persuader” came about as an accident as it was the warm-up for the band with the newly-installed Starla Hammond on the band’s first run through on tape.

Starla have a number of other recording projects lined up for future releases with other artists and collaborations, more info and upcoming live dates for The DT6 soon.

The records will return from the pressing plant in the next week, to pre-order for £5.00 plus P&P please use the paypal link on the page above or email us at starlarecords (at)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

MP3 / Wav downloads now available

We now have mp3s of the tracks from the first 45 online and available to buy from all the usual download sites including I-Tunes, and our friends over at Juno so now all of you who don't have access to turntables can do you bit support the label andadd the dt6 tracks to your collection/playlists.

As the first 45 has all but sold out (think we've got 5 copies kicking about the office if you're after one, be quick!) this is now the only way to get "Don't Doubt Me" & "Open My Eyes".

As mentioned in the previous blog entry, the new single from The DT6, this time featuring the vocals of Emili Sande alongside our own Marco with the upbeat Northern/Modern sounds of "Takes" while the A-side features the Turkish Psych meets Morricone soundtrack funk of "(Theme From) The Baden Persuader".

More news soon!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New 45 Coming Soon......

Our new 45 is due within the next month, and again features The DT6, this time we have a moody Morricone influenced Eastern funk track with "(Theme From) The Baden Persuader" on one side and an upbeat Mondern/Northern Soul number "Takes" featuring vocalists Marco and Emili Sande. More info and pre-order details soon...