The 40’s also operate a constant revolving door of studio musicians, producers and friends who collaborate for various projects and sounds with past and present collaborators including Travis Kirschbaum aka TK Disko, Cavannah, Nina Lares, Dan Haste, Andrew Cope and Qzen. Driving it all is the insatiable and mutual desire to create lasting, emotive, and sometimes hilarious music.
Styles can range from psychedelic disco and blues to proto-house and acid, with influence stemming from years collecting records by artists like Larry Levan, Francois Kevorkian, Patrick Adams, Patrick Cowley, Arthur Russell, Sly & Robbie, Ron Hardy, Larry Heard, Kraftwerk, James Brown, Funkadelic, Chaz Jankel, Indeep and Liquid Liquid have all impacted the 40 Thieves sound.
Formed in 2005, 40 Thieves work slowly, and have only released a small handful worth of originals, and a handful of well selected remixes and edits to date. As well as their new release for Leng they have appeared on labels including Rong, Permanent Vacation, Chinatown, Tirk, Supersoul and Strut.
Their remake of the obscure 70’s disco classic by Hot Chocolate, Don’t Turn It Off (feat. Qzen) Brennan Green version was named #2 of 2009 year by DJHistory.com and landed at the top of Beatport’s best of the decade in 2010.
The debut 40 Thieves album, ‘The Sky Is Yours’ is out now…