Don’t Go Down There- Mountain Folk

Mountain Folk is a new project on Jack to Phono Records with Rene Kirkegaard and Tom Eno. Rene is a DJ/ Producer based in Aarhus , Denmark. In 1997 Rene set up the record shop Dezigner Soundz which quickly became a focal point for vinyl crazy Aarhus DJs. It quickly established itself and had DJ Static running the hip hop section whilst Rene took care of electronica and house music.

Rene and Tom were introduced in 2011 and started to fire ideas across the North Sea. Tom has been busy recording acoustic material for his 2 studio albums to date and wanted to work on more electronic based project. He has recently received airplay from Steve Lamacq, Don Letts and Rob Da Bank. Once the track was finished Tom and Rene met for the second time in Wales and have recently started recording an album together.

The project has been shared with Alastair Lee a film maker, he was so impressed by the track he used it in his recent film Moonflower. He was then also generous enough to release footage from Alaska for the video which will accompany the release. There are also 2 luminaries of the music world Ashley Beedle (Afrikanz on Marz) and Sundogs (Tactal Hots Records) who have remixed the track for the 12-inch release. The track has also been played on Danish National Radio in recent weeks. Tom makes his singing debut on the track and the mix of blend of the guitar style meeting Rene’s electronic world make the sound unique on JTP. An album will follow in the Autumn.

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“I love the mood of Mountain Folk!”
Kid Loco, Tastemaker
“woot woot I like 10/10!”
Xaric, Sense FM
“Amazing, really excellent , music with a lot of soul and good for the dancefloor”
Mitch, Release promo
“sounds good”
Markus Schulz, Coldharbour recordings
“Not my usual sound but sounds great!”
Ezequiel Lodeiro, Soul Food
Born from the minds of Rene Kirkegaard and Tom Eno, Mountain Folk is a transition record from Jack To Phono, who seem to have matured from a beat makers-led label into something more song-based with depth, weight and longevity. Sonic blips, acoustic guitar and bubbling synths cut through, whilst the arrangement builds into a kraut-styled climax. Ashley Beedle lends his weight on the mix as Afrikanz On Marz, dropping Afrobeat drums and percussion throughout. Tidy.”
DJ Mag

The work of UK-based Tom Eno and Denmark-based René Kirkegaard, collectively known as Mountain Folk, ‘Don’t Go Down There’ might be a bit of a slow-burner, but it’s definitely worth sticking with for the whole of its seven minutes and twelve seconds. Strangely hypnotic and effortlessly restrained, it’s no wonder that this track has been piquing the attention of the likes of Steve Lamacq and Rob Da Bank.”

Tom Robinson (6 Music)

 Mountain Folk are contenders for next weeks BIG ONE on John Kennedy’s XFM Xposure show, please vote for us here: Go on!“A now for another epic tune, think we need to play this one all next week- a contender for next week’s big one”

John Kennedy XFM

“A Lovely Record, a little bit of pastoral beauty”

Rob Da Bank (BBC Radio1)

Two Danish producers, one with a penchant for acoustica and the other more rooted in electronica and house, Mountain Folk have rightly received some generous support from Don Letts, Steve Lamacq and Rob da Bank on Radio of late. Their talents gel superbly on “Don’t Go Down There” – recalling everything from Hot Chip, When Saints Go Machine and early Four Tet and Caribou with an earthy texture coming from their mix of natural and analogue sounds. Mixes from Afrikanz On Marz and Sundogs make this quirky delight more floor-friendly, but the originals’ still the main attraction for us.

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“Best thing played on John Kennedy’s show..I Love it”
Linn Branson, LittleIndieBlogs