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Second Line – Soundsystem EP – Colour Series

Many moons ago in Ibiza myself and Jem Haynes began making music together. After many hours of viewing and inspiration from a tv show named Treme we started our Second Line project. Here we have the second EP under that guise with a few tracks that have been dying to see the light of day for some while.

We’ve had some great support so far from Richy Ahmed, Marco Carola, DJ Caspa, Claude Von Stroke, Jepe, Danny Tenaglia, Audiojack, Droog, Jamie George, Nick Warren, Benoit C, Mouj, Andy Baxter, Marco Carola, Stacy Pullen, Danny Howells, Sinbad, Gorgon City, Kele Okereke, Demi amongst many others.

You can get your mits on it via the below.


Check out Colour Series on soundcloud here for more

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With our Second Line EP right around the corner to be released I’ve compiled the June installment for the Colour Series monthly shows. Alot of brand new music with the odd older personal favourite. Music from The White Man & the Arab, Joris Voorn, Jimpster, Eekkoo & Flowers and Sea Creatures, Max D, Second Line, Asadinho, Matthew Herbert, Caribou, Lory D, Pepe Braddock, Ripperton and Tom Trago.

Ian Blevins – Colour Series June Mix by Colour Series on Mixcloud

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Jem Haynes, Ian Blevins – Second Line EP [Colour Series]

At the beginning of Summer 2011, Jem Haynes moved to the flat directly above me. This was soon the beginning of regular coffee’s and music making sessions. After getting involved in a series called Treme, our Second Line guise was born as we sought inspiration in a lot of the songs, drums and rhythms from the music in the series for an EP.

Over a year and a half has gone by and in that time has seen these tracks tested around the globe, including We Love at Ministry of sound and Space in Ibiza where they have worked to full effect on a weekly basis. This debut EP is also the first release on Jem Haynes new Colour Series label. More music is in the pipeline currently from ourselves, Jem and Mike Peters. Check the Colour Series soundcloud for more

Positive feedback so far has come from Jozif, Orde Meikle, Gabriel Ananda, Nic Fanciulli, Luciano, Pete Tong, Sasha, C. Von Stroke, Bookashade, Chris Fortier, Anderson Noise, Dibby Dougherty, Benji Candelario, Lee curtis, Sander Kleinenberg, Rich Hawtin, Stephan Bodzin, ATFC, Tom Thorpe and Andrew Grant.


Here’s clips from two tracks on the EP. Click on the beatport link above for all of them.

B Flat
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Big Chief
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Here’s a video I found also that someone posted of me playing Big Chief at for We Love at Green Valley in Brazil.

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RA November

Here’s a few bits off the top of my head that will be taking me through November


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Residents Rule – Ian Blevins

Following Jem Haynes in the residents rule series, I step up to answer lots of questions about the past, present and future concerning music and non-music related activities. If you want to know what I’ve been up to and got up my sleeve for the future, or just want to see a picture of Jems slippers then click on the link below.


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