Outre-Mer is a new digital imprint founded by DJ and Producer Sean Johnston. Best known for his decade-long globe-trotting DJ partnership with the late Andrew Weatherall as A Love from Outer Space and his productions and remixes as Hardway Bros, Outre-Mer will be an outlet for like-minded souls and musical mavericks.
The first release in co-operation with long-time partners Timm and Ampo at Is It Balearic is ‘The Summerisle Six – This Is Something’. Hot on the heels of a Juno number one selling vinyl 12” on Is It Balearic, Outre-Mer are excited to release the digital EP on all major streaming and download platforms.
Sean has put together some righteous compadres to form a new project, The Summerisle Six featuring Jo Bartlett (Yellow Moon Band and Kodiak Island) on vocals, Andy Bell (Oasis and Ride amongst others) and Duncan Gray on guitars, Kev Sharkey (That Petrol Emotion, The Undertones, Elvis Costello to name a few) on percussion, Mick Somerset Ward on Sax (Clock DVA, Was Not Was, Crooked Man).
‘This Is Something’ is a driving pop groover reminiscent of the late ’80s / early ’90s Indie Dance anthem. The Dub mix invites the OG mix to ALFOS, turns the lights off and presses the smoke button for a chuggy heartwarming trip across the dance floor. There are no words to describe Rico Conning’s mix other than to say this 10 min journey has to be heard to be believed. A genuine Balearic gem.