PAT FULGONI is back over to LOS ANGELES to rep some more tracks. Check out the exciting roster: here Meanwhile he’s featured on two monster summer drum and bass bangers! Look out for the amazing new promo vid of KEENO "AS ONE" featuring PAT FULGONI - Friction Fire “track of the week” BBC Radio One - and the stunning new TECHNIMATIC single "LIKE A MEMORY" ft PAT FULGONI out soon on the mighty SHOGUN AUDIO. Youtube playlist: here Facebook blog: here

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While he's busy recording a load of his own material, PAT FULGONI's latest vocal ALL NIGHT for high flying CAMO & KROOKED is lead single from their ZEITGEIST LP which wins "best album" at the DRUM AND BASS ARENA AWARDS. Features on essential comp UKF DRUM AND BASS 2013, even kicks off the final CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER montage!? and an amazing ETHERWOOD remix is soon to be released via box set WE ARE 18 (HOSPITAL RECORDS). Many more collabs released soon.....

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More releases featuring the distinctive vocals of PAT FULGONI. First up MORNING SUN for FEATURECAST on JALAPENO RECORDS. Another for LONDON ELEKTRICITY called HAD A LITTLE FIGHT via his new album YIKES and some husky house vocals for YOUSEF on DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT (Cecille)

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KAVA KAVA banger “Rise Above” in HOLLYWOOD SEX WARS film soundtrack! PAT FULGONI collabs with Liverpool’s KOOKY with nasty house track GIVING UP ON LOVE (Envloop, Austria) out soon. Other news, sadly despite 200 delegates at our SXSW/MIDEM briefing in Leeds (big up Yorkshire), there'll be no ALL YORKSHIRE SHOWCASE at this year’s SXSW, USA. Had a good run (6 years of CDs, 3 of showcases), helped loadsa bands, tried our best. Info: here

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NEWS 3/2011 This year's YORKSHIRE AND NORTH EAST SXSW PARTY - back to Austin again for some special Chocolate Fireguard ducking n diving @ British Music Embassy 19th March. This year our Timeless Music Project joined forces with North East agency Generator to profile both Yorkshire & the North East. This year's showcase features LITTLE COMETS, DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON, PULLED APART BY HORSES, DINOSAUR PILE-UP and VIVA CITY. See our "Projects" page: here and Timeless Music Project's ace MUSIC YORKSHIRE website: here

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NEWS 12/2010 KAVA KAVA SINGLE "CLARITY" OUT NOW! Lex Loofah (Warp), Two Macs and a Projector and B COMPLEX (Hospital Records) remixes - with PAT FULGONI'S vocal for CAMO & KROOKED'S "Turn Up the Music" one of the drum n bass scene's anthems and featured on ANNIE MAC presents 2010 CD, makes no sense not to have a dnb remix! Its a CORKER with support from Knowledge, ATM, Crissy Criss. BANDCAMP: here ITUNES: here VIDEO (NYC): here

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NEWS 3/2010 KAVA KAVA US TOUR DATES in support of Northern American only release FORWARDS on NYC label Midnight Swimming Records. Kava Kava are playing concerts in LOS ANGELES, SXSW (TEXAS), NEW YORK, ARIZONA and more. Starts March 12th at MINT in LA! Check "Concerts" page. Also announced - 2nd YORKSHIRE SXSW PARTY over in Austin, Texas @ British Music Embassy 18th March. This year's features ONE NIGHT ONLY, GRAMMATICS, SLOW CLUB, THE CROOKES and MIDDLEMAN. See "Projects" page and: here

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KAVA KAVA playing CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL, IRELAND for the 2nd year running celebrate itunes single BANK JOB chosen for iphone game TAP TAP REVENGE 3. We're informed TTR is the most downloaded iphone app EVER! "The all new Tap Tap Revenge 3 features enhanced gameplay, custom themes, and over 100 free songs including BANK JOB! Challenge your friends, or anyone around the world through the online gaming arena with bombs, weapons, customizable avatars, integrated chat and even more new features." Get it now on iTunes!

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Kava Kava singer PAT FULGONI follows up his debut drum n bass collaborations (with LONDON ELEKTRICITY and NU:TONE) with the huge offering TRANSPORTER coming soon on LOGISTIC'S new album CRASH BANG WALLOP (Hospital Records). No 1 in HIGH CONTRAST's personal chart, getting big name DJ + BBC Radio One plays, its also part of the chart topping HOSPITALITY PRESENTS: "THIS IS DRUM AND BASS" CD compilation. You can hear this first along with his collaboration on JON KENNEDY's new album '14' by checking out Pat's myspace

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NEWS 08/2009 KAVA KAVA had a great summer playing some ace festivals including GLASTONBURY, AEON, MOONFEST and SAZAVA (CZECH REPUBLIC). New album FORWARDS released for the North American territory by NYC label MIDNIGHT SWIMMING. Great reviews. We'll be releasing this over here shortly. In the meantime 3 xtracks 'NFA' 'MAUI' and 'TIC' feature in popular XBOX snowboarding game STOKED. European release September through Zushi.

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NEWS 05/2009 The YORKSHIRE SHOWCASE at SXSW went VERY well. One in one out, the bands played to a packed crowd. It was also great to hear Kava Kava's 'Tic' on the telly in the UK in FX surf noir TV series JOHN FROM CINCINNATI. Amazing show.

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NEWS 03/2009 Keep an eye out for affiliated Timeless Music Project's work at this year's SXSW, Texas here ...We'll be co-running another INDEPENDENT SOUNDS OF YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER CD. New for 2009 - the first ever YORKSHIRE SHOWCASE at the BRITISH MUSIC EMBASSY venue - 21st March (just before Liverpool Sound City's slot). The YORKSHIRE LAUNCH PARTY will feature live showcases from Yorkshire acts Wild Beasts, Sky Larkin, Talk To Angels, Paul Marshall and Rolo Tomassi....MUSIC YORKSHIRE WEBSITE: here

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NEWS 08/2008: KAVA KAVA TRACKS 'NFA' and 'TIC' featured in episode 1 series 2 of popular FX TV SHOW 'DIRT' (featuring COURTNEY COX). 'TERRORISTS' to feature in episode 2.Yes the synchs keep coming in for Kava Kava ..... 'Weeds', HBO's 'John From Cincinnati' and now 'Dirt'  .... Bring it on!

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NEWS 02/2008: LA CEDILLE DEBUT CD "VU DU LARGE" licensed to MICLIFE RECORDS IN JAPAN A special Japanese edition of Vu Du Large with bonus live DVD (Japan only) !!!

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KAVA KAVA "TIC" featured in the soundtrack of HBO'S "JOHN FROM CINCINNATI" alongside MUSE, U2, BOB DYLAN, DAVID BYRNE, TV ON THE RADIO, KASABIAN... a SERIOUS line up of 24 artists featured in this amazing new David Milch "surf noir" TV series and a great result for Kava Kava!

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NEWS 06/2007: KAVA KAVA PLAY BEIJING MIDI FESTIVAL in CHINA, SXSW in Austin, Texas and GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, ENGLAND (dance stage). Sneaky bootleg China footage: here

NEW KAVA KAVA DIGITAL SINGLES: 'BANK JOB' 'DONT STOP THE MUSIC' AND 'TIC' available at many digital stores including ITUNES, JUNO and BEATPORT with loads of unreleased mixes/remixes....

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Also check out some of Timeless Music Project's work at this year's South By South West (SXSW) Music Conference, Austin, Texas here ........ new for 2007 ... Bradford Unsigned CD

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NEWS: LA CEDILLE - BACK IN THE UK  Fresh from their dates in Quebec, Czech Republic and De La Soul supports LA Cedille are back in the UK for October. Tour dates here Congratulations go out to Mary-Jane's Teri on the birth of her baby boy. This October MARY-JANE are back in action locally for some Huddersfield gigs. Meanwhile Kava Kava have a feature in this month's Billboard Magazine and plays on the influential Passport Approved radio show (USA) and - news just in

Kava Kava will be playing during IN THE CITY , Manchester @ Pure (Printworks) as special guests after the announcements at the Global Battle Of The Bands (England) finals. Midnight. 29th October.

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NEWS:MYSPACE AND POP VIDS Determined to not lose the plot, get hooked and end up in therapy but check out the new Chocolate Fireguard myspace. Follow the blog, see 2 ace new pop videos - Kava Kava's 'Bank Job' (organised by Blink, directed by Licorice Films - who've worked with Portishead, Goldfrapp etc) and LA Cedille's 'Empreintes' (Comba, France) + other great footage...Visit Kava Kava's myspace - see a raunchy clip from Hollywood independent film 'Boys and Girls Guide To Getting Down' featuring Kava Kava's music alongside Dirty Vegas!

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KAVA KAVA, LA CEDILLE MARY-JANE GIG VOTED BEST BBC RAW TALENT LIVE GIG OF THE YEAR! check it out here 2 tracks from last year's session are actually the bonus tracks on Mary-Jane's debut ep! Kava Kava are currently in the Studio but also doing a few select festivals.

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Chocolate Fireguard is proud to be based in Huddersfield, UK. It is clear that there is way too much quality local talent not getting a reasonable look in, so under the umbrella of the Timeless Music Project we decided to draw a load of attention to it .. click here for events showcasing opportunities.

Now then, here's a CD and vinyl album sampler 'Who Iz It?' by Dalton (Huddersfield) hip hop crew Practical Headz receiving props from Daddy G, Aim, Disorda, Mr Thing, DMC Update, DJ Magazine, Undercover, Mojo Magazine, Independent on Sunday etc …….

'What I came Here For' debut CD from Lowerhouses (Huddersfield) melodic punk rock outfit Mary-Jane (produced over in Prague by none other than guitarist extraordinaire Geordie from Killing Joke). Available through Cargo Distribution on 10th April. Launch @ Hope And Anchor, Islington, London 6th April. "This trio have balls. Physically, only the one sack full, as two of 'em are girlies, but musically they have balls spilling all over the place. Big, dirty ones that swing to a pulsating beat. Like one of those office stress relievers with clacking balls, only these have sharp metal spikes" Rock Sound. Both Mary-Jane and Practical Headz releases are available to buy through our shop now and also as downloads via services like itunes.com and tunetribe.com
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KAVA KAVA IN GOLDEN GLOBE WINNING TV SHOW 'WEEDS' / KCRW RADIO SPINS, LOS ANGELES

Kava Kava track 'Don't Stop The Music' from the band’s 'Maui' CD is featured in the 1st episode of 'Weeds' - US Showtime TV series featuring actress Mary Louise Parker which has just won a Golden Globe! Meanwhile KCRW’s Nic Harcourt has been spinning Kava tune ‘BankJob’ on his Morning Becomes Eclectic radio show. This LA based radio station has given us great support in the past too with Jason Bentley hammering The Bluefoot Project's album Brave

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Check out the debut La Cedille album Vu Du Large out now. Having already been aired on a few Chocolate Fireguard compilations and according to some magazines literally stealing the show, here at long last is the hotly anticipated debut album from this amazing live seven piece French hip hop unit. La Cedille (previously known as Ça) 'bring together North African and French influences with hiphop and a brass section to create their very own sound' (Music Week). Indeed! Picking up some serious DJ reactions (no 8 DJ Mag's Beats and Breaks chart and no 17 DMC World Hip Hop chart) and radio plays from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Excalibah. Album of the issue, DJ Magazine: “With Vu Du Large they've produced one of the classiest and most confident rap LPs of recent years without barely breaking a sweat. (Paul Clarke) 5/5. Over in France the guys have just won Le Fair for 2006! More info here.

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Chocolate Fireguard presents: TIMELESS FESTIVAL, RAVENSKNOWLE PARK, WAKEFIELD ROAD, HUDDERSFIELD 10TH SEPTEMBER, 3 Stages, 11 am to 9.30 pm. Free Admission. BAR!!! >>>>> DJ Vadim presents One Self (Ninja Tune) feat DJ Vadim, DJ Woody, Yarah Bravo, Blu Rum 13, Groove Gangsta, Rodney P Playback, Transglobal Underground, Panjabi Hit Squad (BBC Radio 1 xtra), Zion Train Soundsystem vs Iration Steppas vs Dub Dadda Soundclash, Kava Kava (Chocolate Fireguard), LA Cédille (Chocolate Fireguard, France), Autobots feat. Teri (Mary Jane), Practical Headz, Ground Wurq, Flexible Future (France), The Voltaires, (acoustic) Mary Jane), YT (Sativa) Bongo Chilli Dan Man (Ruffneck Productions), Mr Shiraz, Four Day Hombre, New Vinyl, Burden Of Reality, DJ Blessid (Sharaz), DJ Dr Weevil (Desert Storm), DJ Bunch of 45s, Traycdjay , Isaac and Josh, peter, (acoustic) Pinstripe. stalls, food and licensed bar, workshops, optic alchemy visuals....... This year Timeless Festival is brought to you in partnership with Huddersfield Pride, Timeless Music Project and Kirklees Council. We would also like to thank the Arts Council.
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Check out awesome CD compilation Interesting Flavours. It's an astonishingly fresh collection of funky flavas featuring Freddy Fresh, Jason Sparks, Bentley Rhythm Ace, South African hip hop c/o Moodphase5ive and Godessa, The Bluefoot Project, AwayTEAM, Speedwell, Norway's Slowpho, Chocolate Fireguard's French hip hop signing La Cédille, Kava Kava. 80 corking minutes in a flash digipack format. You can buy copies of this wonderful compilation here.

DJ Magazine "a sweet exploration into all things lushly leftfield. This album is yet another must-pay-attention adventure from Yorkshire label Chocolate Fireguard."

Knowledge Magazine "admirably ambitious in its scope and leg-twitchingly funky throughout, Interesting Flavours is worth of anybody's ear-time”

We've also special digipack editions of Kava Kava Maui and The Bluefoot Project's Brave available with bonus remixes!

DJ Magazine says Kava Kava's Maui "should be on every funk and disco playlist, period!"

Knowledge Magazine says The Bluefoot Project's Brave is "Hands down, the most powerful album I've had the pleasure of listening to this issue. Anyone with a heart needs to hear these sounds. Soulful music with a break beat edge has never sounded so good. Buy this today"
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