They have play regularly in the UK and have been djing at various European festivals as well as completing a recent short tour of California/Nevada.
Production wise so far they have had five singles as Chicken Lips:”Shoe Beast” (NME single of the week, shortlisted “Pete tong’s Summer Selection” album, Coolcuts chart).
“Git Back/Master Jammin” (No. 3 Beats chart, Buzz chart, Radio 1FM – Pete Tong, Steve Lamacq, Kiss FM radio – Matthew Kershaw).
“The Big Legs EP” which also received radio support from Norman Cook on Radio 1 and was the Breezeblock bomb on the Mary Anne Hobbs show, it also appeared high up in the Buzz, Cool Cuts and Beats charts.
“Jerk Chicken” the single that accompanied their debut album.
“Unreleased Dubs” which was mase up of 2 remixes they had carried out, including a remix for Bentley Rhythm Ace which was licensed back from EMI.
Chicken Lips have had major support from DJ’s in the UK and overseas including Idjut Boys, Andrew Weatherall, Wiseguys, Jon Pleased Wimmin”, Josh Wink, James Lavelle and Norman Cook to name just a few. Their production style has been likened to ESG, the New York band, and encompasses live bass and keyboards, programmed beats and loops and crisply blended dub fx and filtered madness.
They have recently completed remixes for Nigo (Mo”wax), Bentley Rhythm Ace (Parlophone), Utah Saints (Echo), Stereo MCs (Island), Organic Audio (Tummy Touch), Playgroup (Source/Virgin) and are lined up for mixes for Groove Armada and Kinobe. We have also recently licensed one of their tracks to a new Linx advert!
Chicken Lips debut album, Echoman, was released in November to excellent press response. The guys also had mixes aired by Annie Nightingale (XFM), London Xpress (XFM) and James Hyman (XFM) to coincide with their album release.
Kingsize Records are very pleased to announce that Steve ‘Fella’ Kotey will be joining forces with the Chicken Lips Collective. Steve will taking the Chicken Lips sound around the world fulfilling the majority of the Lips international bookings . Founder members Andy Meecham and Dean Meredith will continue with UK gigs but their recording schedule and personal commitments are making it impossible to be continually travelling abroad with DJ bookings and the guys feel, quite rightly, that the music must come first. Steve, who has previously remixed for the Lips will also be working with Andy and Dean in the studio on some new material and there are plans for UK Chicken Lips parties at which all 3 members will be be playing.
For those of you not familiar with Steve he is also the owner of the Bear Entertainment/Big Bear imprints and records and produces for his own labels as well as for Discfunktion, additionally he has remixed for Nuphonic, Kingsize, Tummy Touch and Strut to name a few. His personal DJ’ing career has so far seen him as a regular guest at UK venues including Fabric, Back to Basics, Cargo etc, he has also taken his DJ set to the US, Italy, Japan and Norway.
A new Chicken Lips DJ mix from Steve will be available to promoters who would like one, expect the Chicken Lips blend of disco, house, electro and anything with that Lips twist. New group press shots will also be available within the coming weeks.
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