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The Phenomenal Handclap Band & Peaches “Walk The Night” (video)

New York’s The Phenomenal Handclap Band released their debut album 2 years ago on Gomma. For the “Casablanca Reworks” project they did this great remake of the Skatt Bros “Walk The Night” A big gay anthem in the 80ies. A great dancefloor tune for today!


Phenomenal’s getting bigger & bigger

This week our Phenomenal Handclap Band reach number one on French iTunes Alternative chart! Yeah…congratulations guys. “15 to 20″, the single from their last album on Gomma is placed above Muse and Coldplay.. PHB’s gonna rule the world..!


The Phenomenal Handclap Band live @ Transmusicales Rennes

Gomma’s very best psychedelic funk crew The Phenomenal Handclap Band from New York recently performed a great gig at the Transmusicales in Rennes, France’s most important festival. We received this little film…you might like it. You might like also the Phenomenal Handclap Remix album that was released recently featuring remixes by Stallions, Fujiya & Miyagi, Clock Opera, Munk, Telonius, etc.


The Phenomenal Handclap Band Remixes (Compilation)


Cat#: GOMMA150
Release date: 29 October 2010

The genre-defining debut album of our New York friends from The Phenomenal Handclap Band has been a favorite of music lovers and press all around the world this year. The NME described them as the follow up to MGMT and Empire of the sun. To make their music better playable at clubs lots of our friends made club versions of their tracks. Now we release a collection of all these remixes:

Check out the versions by: Fujiya & Miyagi – London’s kraut funk heros from Tirk. Den Haan from Supersoul Recordings – favorite Berlin label of DFA-boss James Murphy. Clock Opera – the new act on Kitsune. And the infamous Munk remix that was used on Friendly Fire’s mix CD for Bugged Out recently.

1. Tears (Stallions Remix)
2. 15 to 20 (80Kidz Remix)
3. Baby (Clock Opera Remix)
4. All Of The Above (T.H. White Remix)
5. You’ll Disappear (Munk Remix)
6. Dim The Lights (Coco Electrik Remix)
7. Give It A Rest (Stretch & Comm Remix)
8. 15 to 20 (Den Haan Remix)
9. Testimony (Cosmodelica Remix)
10. Baby (Virgil Howe Remix)
11. The Martyr (Live KEXP Session)
12. The Journey To Serra Da Estrela (Fujiya & Miyagi Remix)
13. Baby (The KDMS Remix)
14. 15 to 20 (Telonius Remix)

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Podcast #30: The Phenomenal Handclap Band’s Heavy Breathing Mix

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – our Gomma buddies from New York have been touring the world for months – creating love and happiness everywhere. Now they did this beautiful little mixtape for our Gomma’s Podcast series. A one hour psychofunkhouse trip mixed by PHB’s Daniel Collas and Sean Marquand, including some rare old discofunk, 90ies funky house and dance rock classics such as Vivain Lee’s Alright, Queen’s Dragon Attack and -yes – Neil Young’s Mr Soul. Also new school stuff by Social Disco Club from Portugal, an amazing Chateau Flight and much more…..After listening to this: You’re gonna spread some love, peace and…. yourself! :)

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The Phenomenal Handclap Band in Germany!

Finally the German tour of The Phenomenal Handclap Band has begun! We’re looking forward to their gigs and also to the Gomma parties in Berlin on Friday and in Paris on Saturday. Check out the full list of gigs here:

Mon 31 May: Hamburg, Übel und Gefährlich
Tue 1 Jun: Münster, Gleis 22
Wed 2 Jun: Dresden, Scheune
Thu 3 Jun: Munich, Kongresshalle
Fri 4 Jun: Berlin, Ritter Butzke
Sat 05 Jun: Paris, Social Club
Sun 06 Jun: Offenbach, Hafen 2
Mon 07 Jun: Cologne, Gebaude 9


The Phenomenal Handclap Band new European dates

Exciting news, there will be a new tour by The Phenomenal Handclap Band in Europe around May and June 2010! Next to some festivals they will also play a couple of locations around Germany and at the Gomma show in Paris on 5 June. Here’s the full list of confirmed gigs so far:

Sat 15-May Brighton UK Jam
Thu 20-May Liverpool UK Masque Liverpool Sound City Festival
Fri 21-May London UK Stag and Dagger Hoxton
Sat 22-May Rome Italy Dissonanze Festival
Sun 23-May Basel Switzerland Kaserne
Wed 26-May Vienna Austria Flex
Thu 27-May Sofia Bulgaria Mellow Festival
Sat 29-May Istanbul Turkey Miller Freshtival
Mon 31-May Hamburg Germany Ubel und Gefahrilich
Tue 01-Jun Munster Germany Gleis 22
Wed 02-Jun Dresden Germany Scheune
Thu 03-Jun Munich Germany Kongresshalle
Fri 04 June Berlin Germany TBA
Sat 05-Jun Paris France Le Social Club
Sun 06-Jun Offenbach Germany Hafen 2
Mon 07-Jun Cologne Germany Gebaude 9


The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby (Maxi)

Release: 12 March 2010
Cat#: Gomma 139

There is not much left to say about The Phenomenal Handclap Band from NYC. Blogs, music mags, everybody raved about this new 8 members psychedelic funk future hippie combo. The NME described them as the “follow up to MGMT and Empire Of The Sun”.

Anyway: here is the new single. Remixes by: Blackstrobe from Paris–The pioneers of the Parisian House scene are coming back with their first remix since years. And they do a beautiful -one for the ladies- classic 90ies house tune. Rodion from Italy are in the perfect Italo disco mood and Daniel Haaksman -the dude behind Europe’s leading Baile Funk label Man Recordings comes up with heavy heavy percussion breaks. And Clock Opera aka Guy Connelly, after remixing Bloc Party and Peter, Bjorn & John, contributes a deep, rolling remix.

   “Blackstrobe did a great rmx!”   Josh Wink
   “Clock Opera & Rodion Rmx are really good!”   Stephen Aeroplane

1) Black Strobe Remix
2) Daniel Haaksman Remix
3) Clock Opera Remix
4) Rodion Remix
5) Rodion Dub

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