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KEEPING OUR FRIEND ALIVE THRU THE LEGACY OF HIS MUSIC AND NEW MUSIC YET TO COME!

R.I.P. JAMES RENFORD, MY DEAR FRIEND

YOU LIVE ON IN MINE AND ALL OUR MEMORIES

 

 

 

IT IS WITH SADNESS THAT WE HAVE TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF ONE OF THE CORE MEMBERS OF ARTISTES KNOWN AS US, JAMES RENFORD PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON THE 8TH JANUARY AFTER LOSING HIS FIGHT WITH CANCER (BRAIN TUMOUR). HIS LOSS HAS LEFT A MASSIVE HOLE IN OUR COLLECTIVE AND I (DAMO) CAN SAFELY SAY THAT JAMES WAS THE ENERGY SOURCE AND THE SEXY SOUND OF AKAUS BAND. TO SHOW RESPECT DAMO DID A TRIBUTE SHOW TO JAMES ON 13TH JANUARY ON BEACH-RADIO CO.UK AND CONTINUALLY PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIM BY CONTINUING THE JOURNEY IN MUSIC WE STARTED TOGETHER, LATER BEING JOINED AT INTERVALS BY IAN 'VAN GOUGH' SMIRTHWAITE,  GENEVIEVE SILVA, GEMMA NILES, AND MOST RECENTLY JANIQUE JAMES & STEVI O' ...

AS A MARK OF RESPECT AND TO ALLOW FOR US ALONG WITH OTHERS TO COME TO TERMS WITH JAMES'S DEATH AND HIS FUNERAL DATE NOW KNOWN, WE WILL BE PUTTING BACK OUR COLLABORATIVE E.P. WITH DJ SEVENTEEN MUSIC AND OUR OWN ALBUM BY SEVERAL WEEKS. WITH THE 'MY DANCE DRAMA' E.P. NOW RE-SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE ON 28TH FEBRUARY TO DJ'S AND OTHER STATIONS & FULL RELEASE 28TH MARCH...AND NEW ARTISTES KNOWN AS US E.P. SCHEDULED FOR SOFT RELEASE (NEW) 14TH APRIL WITH DEMO REMIXES SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE THAT RELEASE ON THE 31ST MARCH 2019 WITH A VIEW TO DOING SOME LIVE GIGS AFTER THAT AND A ALL DAYER MUSIC FESTIVAL IN LONDON IN JUNE! THE BAND IS DOING AN EMOM EVENT IN DIGBETH ON THE 21ST FEBRUARY... COME SUPPORT US!

MEANTIME BELOW IF YOU CLICK ON ICON YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO SEVERAL FREEBIE RADIO PODCAST CLIPS

& ALSO OTHER FREEBIE MIXES AVAILABLE UNTIL THE END OF THIS MONTH TO DOWNLOAD OR STREAM.

This Saturday 9th February Sees Damo Funk's Saturday Beach radio Show, Recorded as Live in Real Time, no 2nd edits! So Tune in, Click on Saturday with Damo Funk #6 Show Starts at 14.00 Hrs

TRACK LISTINGS FOR THE LAST 3 SHOWS PLUS THIS SATURDAYS WILL BE UP BY MIDNIGHT FRI 15/02/2019*

 

 

MUSIC NEWS 

FREE MIXES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE 'MIXTAPES & DOWNLOADS PAGE' 

NEW Mixes and Promo releases will be up from #ArtistesKnownAsUs #DamoFunk & alter ego #CoolHandduke over the next few months starting 1st January 2019!

 #MACBRUMLIVE 21ST CENTURY RUM RUNNERS REBORN IS AVAILABLE AS A PHYSICAL CD FROM THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL CHARITY HUB (QEHB CHARITY) IN THE ATRIUM OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, MINDELSOHN WAY, BIRMINGHAM B15 2TH, UNTIL SUCH TIME AS CURRENT STOCKS RUN OUT, PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO HELP THEM RUN OUT!

 

NEXT GIG                             BEATPORT                                     #MACBRUMLIVE

      

            BEATPORT                   JUNO DOWNLOAD                  AMAZON

      

          SPOTIFY                           BEATPORT                          iTUNES

     

 BEATPORT                                           QEHB                                          MACMILLAN 

     

 

 

SO REGARDING "21ST CENTURY RUM RUNNERS - REBORN"... QEHB CHARITY GETS 40% THE OTHER 40% TO MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT. THIS IS A 'SOFT' PRE-LAUNCH CAMPAIGN BEFORE REGIONAL POP UP MUSIC KIOSKS THAT WILL BE APPEARING ALL OVER THE REGION IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS WITH THE AIM OF REACHING AND EXCEEDING OUR TARGET OF £500 PER CHARITY minimum! SO HELP US HELP OTHERS BY BUYING WHAT IS AN EXCELLENT E.P. ALBUM SHOWCASING THE NEWEST AND MOST EXCITING TALENT IN THE MIDLANDS IN THE FIELD OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND ALL FOR THE PRICE OF A PINT AND A PACKET OF CRISPS!  ITS ONLY £5.00 SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR GREAT MUSIC IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT IT WILL BE SPENT WISELY BY THE CHARITIES IN HELPING PEOPLE GET THROUGH LIFE CHANGING HEALTH ISSUES... WE INTEND TO RATIFY WHAT HAS BEEN RAISED BY MARCH 2019 TO GIVE CHANCE TO REACH OUR TARGET OR EXCEED IT!

AKAUS Release News & Links

*NEWS ON RELEASES & LIVE DATES*

JANUARY 2019

See Calendar Section for info on forthcoming Releases and events 

INFO VIA FACEBOOK TOO

R.O.H.M.P.A returns in October 2019 tbc!

Dj CoolHandDuke one member of the Collective Known as Artistes Known As Us now has a Weekly Saturday & Now a Sunday Resident Radio Show for #Beachradioco the newest and brightest Online Radio Show in the UK/World right now with exciting things in the pipeline for 2019...  Every Saturday 14.00hrs BST/GMT every Sunday 12noon BST/GMT, To Tune in, Click on Icon Flyer below!

  1. CASA DISCO II our revolutionary music album of last year is available now via Beatport, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Apple Music and many more good online stores or as Physical CD direct from us (with additional exclusive limited edition Mixes)... Buy it Now and support independent musicians tha do the Electronic House Thang LIVE!!!
  2. AKAUS Tracks are feature on a charity album #MacBrumLive21stcenturyrumrunnersreborn available on #CDBaby or via mail order here on this website. In June we'll be touring with our mobile 'pop up' record store to sell this album in CD Format with Bonus CD with unreleased projects and mixes on it from Artistes Known as Us, as well as selling the new Album Casa Disco II, #watchthisspace !!!
  3. Stiletto being remixed by up & coming U.S Dj/Producer... DJ7Teen release date is now March 2019! Final touches still being worked on by Jojo! All the best stuff takes longer than you think occasionaly...
  4. Dj CoolHandDuke to release a remix project that he has collaborated with both DJ7Teen February 14th 2019

 ONE WORLD ONE PEOPLE ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE!'

 

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  • February 21, 2019
    The Ruin, Birmingham, West Midlands
     
  • February 28, 2019
    worldwide
     
  • March 28, 2019
    RELEASE OF E.P.'s Worldwide, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
     

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