26 Apr 2011
Hacienda Records online label launch 
A new digital download site containing all Man Ray and Freebass releases to date (including lesser known remixes by Arthur Baker and others) has launched at www.fac51thehacienda.com.

To celebrate, Man Ray's new EP, Tokyo Joe (HAC 006) is released today exclusively on the site. A version of this track was originally recorded for the opening of The Factory in February 2010 but this new version has been reworked with vocals and a selection of remixes completing the package.

The digital-only release schedule continues with The Light's debut EP, 1102/2011 on Monday 9 May. The tracks Atmosphere (with Rowetta on vocals) and the unreleased Joy Division track Pictures In My Mind will be given their first ever radio plays on Friday 29 April on BBC 6 Music's Radcliffe And Maconie Show.

Following 1102/2011 Hacienda Records will issue new material by new and established artists on the first Monday of each month starting with the This Tiny Universe EP by Humanizer on Monday 6 June and the Baum... / Titten EP by Richie G on Monday 4 July.

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That Hacienda Records Discography so far in full:

HAC 001 - Man Ray - Summer 88 EP (Jan 2010)
HAC 002 - Freebass - Two Worlds Collide EP (Apr 2010)
HAC 003 - Freebass - It's A Beautiful Life Album (Sep 2010)
HAC 004 - Freebass - You Don't Know This About Me (Arthur Baker Remixes) (Nov 2010)
HAC 005 - Freebass - Fritz Von Runte Reconstructed EP (Dec 2010)
HAC 006 - Man Ray - Tokyo Joe EP (Apr 2011)
HAC 007 - The Light - 1102/2011 EP (May 2011)
HAC 008 - Humanizer - This Tiny Universe EP (Jun 2011)
HAC 009 - Richie G - Baum.../Titten EP (Jul 2011)

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