Lil’ Hand - Fish Go Deep with Tracey K (Ultrasound
Recordings) Release Date: 22nd November 2004
/color>The debut album from Fish Go Deep with Tracey K is released on
Toronto label, Ultrasound Recordings, in late November. Lil’
Hand is a collaboration between Cork producers, Shane Johnson and Greg
Dowling, and Dublin-based songwriter and vocalist, Tracey Kelliher.
Having cemented their relationship with a decade-long deejay partnership, Shane
and Greg began producing music under the Fish Go Deep name in 1998. Since then,
their distinctive mix of electronic, sampled and live elements has appeared on
nearly twenty releases on labels worldwide - from underground Parisian imprint,
Brique Rouge, to established
US independents like i! Records,
Imperial Dub and Chez Music.
In recent years, Fish Go Deep tracks have also been licensed to more than two
dozen compilations in Britain, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Canada and the US.
Armed with a distinctly sensual voice and songwriting
talent, Tracey began recording and performing her own material in 1998. As
vocalist with Irish electronica/hip-hop ensemble, Dextris, she has been a regular on the Irish music circuit,
playing high profile gigs at the Cork Jazz Festival and the Heineken Groove
Weekender, as well as support slots for The Roots, Groove Armada and others.
In 2003, Tracey began writing and recording with Fish Go Deep. The first fruits
of this partnership - the single Nights Like These,
described as "a smouldering slice of vocal deep house sensuality" -
appeared on London label, Inspirit Music, towards the
end of that year. The song turned up on dancefloors
and in deejay charts around the globe and was licensed to several compilations,
including the hugely popular Southport Weekender Vol
Following an agreement with the like minds at Canadian label, Ultrasound
Recordings, the trio spent the next six months working towards an album. Lil’ Hand is the result: Tracey’s delicate tones
spread across ten tracks of stripped-back soul and sinuous late-night house.