Various

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Various
Also known as Various (UK)
Various Production
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres Dubstep
Grime
Trip Hop
Folk
Glitch (music)
Techno
Years active 2002–present
Labels XL Recordings
Associated acts David Bray a.k.a. Bonesy
Website various.co.uk
Members Adam Phillips
Past members Ian Carter
Milanese

Various, or Various Production, is an English dubstep/electronic music duo formed in 2002. The group blends samples, acoustic and electronic instrumentation, and singing from a revolving cast of vocalists. Its members, Adam and Ian, purposefully give very little information about the group or themselves, and tend to do little in the way of self-promotion.[1] Nevertheless, the group began winning critical acclaim with its single releases in 2005 and 2006, with singers Rachel Thomas Davies and Nicola Kearey.[2] Their full-length for XL, The World is Gone, arrived in July 2006.[3][4][5][6][7] They have released a large number of vinyl EPs and 7" records, as well as digital exclusives for Rough Trade, iTunes, and Boomkat.[8] They have released remixes of a large variety of artists (sometimes uncredited) such as Thom Yorke, Adele, Virus Syndicate, Dave Cloud, Cat Power, Emma Pollock and Ian Brown and participated with one track on the Vexille Movie Soundtrack.

In 2002, the group started their own record label, called Various Records or Various Production, where they began releasing their own material, usually on 7" or 12" vinyl, or later as mp3 releases.[9] In 2009 the duo started another label, called "Misc", this time for selling artworks and other products.

The duo signed a publishing deal with the newly formed Fire Songs in November 2007, a division of eclectic London-based record label Fire Records. In early 2009 they released a new LP, an experimental collaboration with poet Gerry Mitchell called The Invisible Lodger and signed the first act to release on the Various Production label, Gold Panda.

Discography[edit]

Album releases[edit]

  • The World Is Gone (XL Recordings, July 17, 2006)
  • Versus (Various Production, July 7, 2008)
  • The Invisible Lodger (featuring Gerry Mitchell) (Fire Records, February 23, 2009)

Vinyl releases on the Various Production label[edit]

  • European EP (12", 2002)
  • "Cogmac"/"Queen Bee" (7", 2003)
  • "What About Them"/"Too Lost In You" (12", 2004)
  • "Turn it Up"/"No Win No Fee" (12", 2004)
  • "I'm Really Hot"/"Where I Belong" (12", 2005)
  • "Hater"/"Biker Walk" (7", 2005)
  • "Foller"/"Home" (7", 2005)
  • "Sir"/"In This" (7", 2005)
  • "Today"/"Go Beat" (12", 2006)
  • "Mr Clever"/"Lost (dub)" (12", 2006)
  • "Bruk"/"Home (edit)" (7", 2006)
  • "13" (12", 2006)
  • "Phortune"/"Limbs" (7", 2007)
  • Chief EP (12", 2007)
  • Diver (12" EP, 2007)
  • "Meskman"/"Wot You Say" (7", 2008)
  • Various Production Remix EP (12", 2009)
  • Keep Her Keen (12", 2009)
  • Trycycle EP (12", 2009)
  • "Learn Faster"/"Air" (10", 2012)
  • "Moving On"/"Bolts (12", 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview with Various, Aversion.com, January 8, 2007. Accessed October 9, 2007.
  2. ^ Various Production. Dusted Magazine. Accessed October 9, 2007.
  3. ^ Album Review, BBC Collective, July 6, 2006. Accessed October 9, 2007.
  4. ^ Album Review, Dusted Magazine, October 15, 2006. Accessed October 9, 2007.
  5. ^ Sleeve Design review. Cyclic Defrost, November 2006. Accessed October 9, 2007.
  6. ^ Album Review. Pitchfork Media, October 26, 2006. Accessed October 9, 2007.
  7. ^ Album Review, Sputnik Music, December 10, 2006. Accessed October 9, 2007.
  8. ^ Various Issue New Material in Various Ways. Pitchfork Media, August 31, 2007. Accessed October 9, 2007.
  9. ^ Various Production – CDs and Vinyl at Discogs

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