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We're closing very soon! So we'd like to mention the pledges that will disappear as soon as this campaign is over:

Living room concert in Mantus home, September 28th...£35

2 VIP tickets for the Islington Assembly Rooms show, May 18th £200

'Digging the Underground Volume 2' exclusive download album £10

'The Colours Started to Sing again' with 2 exclusive remixes only available if you pledge here.

Have a look below for each of these. Or read on...



You won’t have heard of any new Transglobal Underground material for a while, but that doesn’t mean we’ve not been very busy behind the scenes. In fact, we’re recording a brand new album for release next year - but we need your help. 

Over the last decade we’ve released a series of albums under our own Mule Satellite label, and have distribution and manufacturing networks for our releases. But the actual work on writing and recording takes time, and these days the Transglobal family is pretty far-flung. We’ve therefore gone off the road for a while, have been preparing initial ideas, and want to put them... and the artists involved... together from May onwards.

On board for the album we've got:

Plus a few other guests tbc.

So, we’re launching this Kickstarter campaign. To make it happen, we’ve opened up the Transglobal storage unit and have been digging through our dusty storage boxes to find some real surprises for long-term fans.

If you take a look at the rewards, you'll see we've got a few choices as a thank you for your support. There are, of course, plenty of ways to preorder the new album - whether you prefer CD, digital download, or limited-edition numbered vinyl. It will be released  early next year, and we'll keep you posted on how it's all going between now and then.

We've also got a brand new 3-track CD - entitled 'The Colours Started To Sing Again' - that's almost ready for release; featuring Natacha Atlas for the first time in a while, it's going to be released publicly after this Kickstarter, but backers will be the first to get their hands on it. Plus you can also get your hands on two Kickstarter-only remixes from that EP. The other main exclusive will be a download-only album, Digging the Underground Volume 2, of unreleased tracks that will only be available as a reward on this campaign.

Stretch goals

If we get past £5000, we're planning to:

  • £5500: record an additional track with Natacha Atlas
  • £6000: record an additional track with Dub Colossus
  • £8000: bring in some extra mixers and engineers to help us get the album really polished
  • £9000: recording in Paris (we'll tell you why this is special once we hit our first funding goal!)

Risks and challenges

Recording an album can be a tricky business - getting together all Transglobal artists, collaborators and technicians in round about the same place at round about the same time takes a lot of planning. In 2018 we toured with both the current line-up of TGU and the Original Members lineup featuring Natacha, Inder Goldfinger and Dubulah, and we want the new album to feature everyone from both line-ups. That's why we're allowing plenty of time to get this done. Everyone involved wants to make it work, and we're all seasoned professionals so we know what it takes.

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    Design your own pledge

    For those who want to combine any of the various pledges on offer, this is your chance. Let us know what you'd like through the Kickstarter email, we'll let you know what the full cost will be and we'll put it all together for you. Remember, this only works if you message us and let us know - we can't read your mind (yet...).

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    3 track EP for 2019

    The forthcoming TGU release is entitled 'The Colours Started to Sing Again' and will be available from the end of April. The title track itself features Natacha Atlas' first original studio collaboration with TGU since 2007. The release also includes another totally new track, plus a remix from TGU's pan-European 2011 collaboration 'A Gathering of Strangers'.

    Plus for Kickstarter backers only, you'll be able to download two extra remixes - not available anywhere else.

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    • EP 'The Colours Started To Sing Again'
    • KS-exclusive download: two remixes
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    Digital download: new album (title tbc)

    We'll send you a link to download your own copy of the new album

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    Digging the Underground Volume 2

    This compilation of remixes and unreleased tracks will be available only online to subscribers to this project. We have no plans to release it publicly.

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    New release: CD album (title tbc)

    Your own CD copy of the new album

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    T-shirts (crew neck)

    Get your very own TGU tshirt, standard crew neck, sizes L/XL

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    T-shirts (skinny rib)

    Get your very own TGU tshirt, skinny rib

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    Nation Records CD single bundle

    Four CD singles from TGU's 1990s epoch with the groundbreaking Nation Records label. "Shimmer", "Lookeehere", "International Times" and "Temple Head" Although Temple Head itself is still generally available, the others no longer are and each has a few remixes no longer available elsewhere. We only have a few of this bundle!

    Shimmer: single NR018CD 3 TGU mixes, one not released since.

    Lookeehere: single NR43CD featuring the original Dreadzone remix and an exclusive TGU mix

    International TImes: single NR48CD Nearly 40 minutes of mixes!... including 2 remixes by Sabres of Paradise, one by Justin Robertson and some totally exclusive TGU mixes.

    Temple Head: NRO20CD Featuring exclusive remixes by Youth and Ai Nawaz

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    • CD single "Shimmer"
    • CD single "Lookeehear"
    • CD single "International Times"
    • CD single "Temple Head"
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    21st century CD bundle

    All four of the official TGU releases from 2000 onwards: Yes Boss Food Corner (2001), Impossible Broadcasting (2004), Moonshout (2007), and The Stone Turntable (2011). Plus two 'side project' releases: A Gathering of Strangers (Europe-wide collaboration from 2011) and Beach Bellydance Babylon (TGU oriental side project from 2009)

    Includes:
    • CD "Yes Boss Food Corner"
    • CD "Impossible Broadcasting"
    • CD "Moonshout"
    • CD "The Stone Turntable"
    • CD "A Gathering of Strangers"
    • CD "Beach Bellydance Babylon"
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    Posters 'lucky dip' bundle

    A lucky dip set of five posters from various points in the history of TGU, personally selected by us for you.

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    • Mixed set of 5 TGU posters
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    Nation Records Vinyl mini-bundle

    If you missed out on the bundle which also contained Protean, good news: we still have a very limited stock of rare Nation vinyl! Three 12" singles from the days of TGU's work at the seminal UK global dance label: "Lookeehear" (featuring Natacha Atlas) "Earthtribe/Slowfinger" and, naturally, "Temple Head" itself.

    Lookeehere: single NR43T featuring the original Dreadzone remix and an exclusive TGU mix

    'Earthtribe/Slowfinger' NR29T very rare vinyl copies of our first remix project....mixes by the Drum Club and Delta Lady

    Includes:
    • 12" vinyl single "Lookeehear"
    • 12" vinyl single "Temple Head"
    • 12" vinyl single "Earthtribe/Slowfinger"
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    Numbered vinyl: new album (title tbc)

    Your very own limited-edition numbered vinyl copy of the new album. One for the old-school vinyl aficionados.

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    Forthcoming releases bundle

    For anyone who wants the next releases planned by Transglobal Underground. All will be delivered when ready:
    The new EP due out in May 2019
    Unreleased tracks on 'Digging the Underground Volume 2' out in June 2019
    And the album we're raising the funds to record now, out in 2020

    Includes:
    • EP 'The Colours Started To Sing Again'
    • Digital download: Digging the Underground Volume 2
    • CD: new album
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    TGU concert in our living room

    One ticket to a genuinely exclusive and very intimate house concert - we're going to put on a trio concert in Hami's living room in London, and you can be one of just 25 people there. Date tbc: either Saturday Sept 21st or 28th 2019. You'll need to cover your own travel costs etc.

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    Programming/Logic Pro session

    Get your own personal walkthrough of Logic Pro and other technical TGU specialities and learn some of the tips and tricks behind TGU's sound - we'll spend an afternoon going through whatever questions you've got. You'll need to be able to travel to London or Paris(date by mutual agreement) and cover your own travel expenses. Alternatively we can set up an online arrangement via skype, facetime etc

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    VIP backstage access

    Transglobal Underground are playing Islington Assembly Hall on 18 May, with Natacha Atlas. Come along as a special guest of the band - you'll have tickets for the gig (courtesy of AGMP) for you and a friend, a personal meeting with the band before and after the show, you can choose four albums from what we have available for us to sign and dedicate (or bring your own!), and get a signed copy of the new EP.

    Includes:
    • Pair of tickets to Islington Assembly Hall gig, 18 May
    • Personal meeting with the band, before and after the show
    • Four albums signed and dedicated
    • EP 'The Colours Started To Sing Again'
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    Live show (UK-only)

    A very special Kickstarter rate - get a TGU show in your venue (or your home!), final lineup by mutual agreement.

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    • TGU live show
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    Live show (Europe)

    A very special Kickstarter rate - get a TGU show in your venue (or your home!), final lineup by mutual agreement.

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    Nation Records Vinyl bundle

    We have a very limited stock of rare Nation vinyl! Four 12" singles from the days of TGUs work at the seminal UK global dance label: "Protean" (currently revived as a trance classic) "Lookeehear" (featuring Natacha Atlas) "Earthribe/Slowfinger" and, naturally, "Temple Head" itself.

    Lookeehere: single NR43T featuring the original Dreadzone remix and an exclusive TGU mix

    'Protean' NR39T the long since deleted club mix, 'Taal Zaman' feat. Natacha Atlas, exclusive version of 'Dustbowl'

    'Earthtribe/Slowfinger' NR29T very rare vinyl copies of our first remix project....mixes by the Drum Club and Delta Lady

    Includes:
    • 12" vinyl single "Protean"
    • 12" vinyl single "Lookeehear"
    • 12" vinyl single "Temple Head"
    • 12" vinyl single "Earthtribe/Slowfinger"
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    DB multi-offfer

    1 Numbered Vinyl £22
    I EP 'The Colours Started to Sing Again' £7
    1 download Digging the Underground £10
    Crew neck Tshirt £12

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    Custom bundle 1

    Inc. signed vinyl

    Includes:
    • Vinyl: new album
    • Digital download: Digging the Underground Volume 2
    • Mixed set of 5 TGU posters
    • TGU tshirt
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    DC special: VIP ticket and more

    Includes:
    • Digital download: new album
    • Vinyl: new album
    • One VIP ticket
    • One ticket to TGU house concert
    • Personal meeting with the band, before and after the show
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    Your track remixed or mixed

    One of TGU's main jobs behind the scene is mixing other artists' ideas, or remixing finished tracks. We're offering our services at a bargain price exclusively during this campaign.

    Includes:
    • Your track remixed or mixed
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    Remix special one

    Remix £200
    The 3 track EP £7
    Digging The Underground Vol 2 £10
    New Album CD £12

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