Articles for 2007

December 28, 2007

More funk, more disco, more groovin’ with the SUPER PHONICS …

From the same production and songwriting powerhouse that spawned The Sound Stylistics comes an altogether new and funkin release for 2008. It was late one night in a small bar in downtown Tokyo that the idea for The Super Phonics came about. Dominic Glov

December 28, 2007

Full length by Little Brother affiliate CHAUNDON …

Chaundon is a member of the Hall of Justus. He first gained fame on the mix tape circuit and has grown in popularity with each tape put out. Chaundon has the star power and lyrical prowess of the legendary emcees of yesterday. With production from Grammy

December 17, 2007

Orang Volante

Orang Volante is a young producer and dj from Reykjavik. He has been active for over ten years in the electronic and dance music scene in Iceland. Orang's music ranges from dub and lounge music to techy deephouse. With Asli, Orang forms the infamous techn

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December 17, 2007

Staff Charts 2007

It's no big secret that 2007 was another shocker for our beloved industry. You probably heard about it in the news. Artists were so broke they had to start to work at McDonalds. Record labels went out of business. Distribution companies had to close their

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December 10, 2007

Alex Attias

Alex Attias started his DJing career in 1988 in Lausanne, playing house, funk and disco classics, progressing later onto the "eclectic jazz thing". Throughout the late 80's and early 90's, he established himself as one of Switzerland's top DJ's. By 199

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December 7, 2007

Download free NICOLAY & KAY “Time:Line” Sampler …

Here "Time:Line" 2LP & CD on Nicolay Music in stores February 01, 2008!

December 7, 2007

Long awaited debut album from latin funk crew BROWNOUT …

Coming this winter, the long awaited debut album from latin funk collective Brownout. The album is entitled "Homenaje" (meaning homage) and will no doubt make international noise as the real deal latin funk. Two and a half years in the making, it was reco

December 3, 2007

Hi-Tek

In the late 1990s, DJ Hi-Tek helped define the sound of New York’s independent rap scene through his work with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and many others. In the last few years, he’s become one of Dr.Dre’s most prized producers thanks to his hard-hitting

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November 29, 2007

KIDZ IN THE HALL sign with DUCK DOWN …

Duck Down Records, in an effort to continue to expand its roster, is proud to announce the signing of Kidz in the Hall. Double-0, the Producer/DJ and Naledge, the Lyricist/MC, Kidz In The Hall are looking to become one of hip-hop's most admired acts, des

November 28, 2007

Who’s the mysterious trickster, folklore guru, and marvelous musician CLUTCHY HOPKINS …

Dear Press Friend, Don’t ask me who Clutchy Hopkins is; I don’t know. There’s a line of people waiting to learn his whereabouts. If you find out, perhaps you will be kind enough to hand over the contact info for the mysterious trickster, folklore g

November 28, 2007

CONNIE PRICE & THE KEYSTONES step up with a heavy weight dynamic soundtrack inspired and funk rooted hip hop album …

On the follow-up to their Now-Again / Stones Throw album, Connie Price & The Keystones step-up with a heavyweight dynamic soundtrack-inspired hip hop album. While their debut was instrumental, "Tell Me Something" is the opposite, featuring a marquee-filli

November 28, 2007

THE STANCE BROTHERS is the new project of Teppo “Teddy Rok” Mäkynen (Five Corners Quintet) …

Teppo "Teddy Rok" Mäkynen has gained fame both as a producer and an outstanding drummer. He is the drummer of The Five Corners Quintet and its leader on stage, to name one of Teddy's jazz groups. Finnish jazz press has selected him several times as the "

November 28, 2007

New album from ALPHA BLONDY – the #1 African artist in Reggae music …

Reggae became a planetary music thanks to Bob Marley. But if this now universal style of music has become the voice of the voiceless, the CNN of ghettos worldwide and one of the most important genres on the African continent, it’s also thanks to Alpha B

November 26, 2007

Prosumer

Achim Brandenburg aka Prosumer comes from Saarbruecken and lives in Berlin now. He's an expert in classic Chicago House and Detroit Techno. He gained this expertise as a fervent record buyer at Saarbruecken's Hard Wax branch, where he later started to wor

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November 26, 2007

Marbert Rocel

Marbert Rocel are Compost's latest signing. Hailing from Thuringia, Germany, they are combining deep minimal house, electronica and jazz with a great sense for pop music. You got to be patient when crossing Marbert Rocel's path late at night or listening

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November 21, 2007

“Time:Line” is the new concept album from NICOLAY and KAY JACKSON of The Foundation …

"Time:Line" is the new concept album from Nicolay (the internationally renowned producer behind the 2004 underground hiphop classic Connected by The Foreign Exchange), and Kay Jackson of The Foundation (who's worked with A Tribe Called Quest, SA-RA Creati

November 20, 2007

Jay Shepheard

British DJ and producer Jay Shepherd fell in love with electronic music in the 90s when his older sister introduced him to pirate tapes from the London rave scene. This affection flourished with the encounter of jungle and UK garage. Naturally decks and s

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November 16, 2007

Superproducer DJ HI-TEK of Rawkus & Reflection Eternal fame returns to the boards for “Hi-Teknology Vol.3” …

Superproducer DJ Hi-Tek of Rawkus & Reflection Eternal fame returns to the boards for "Hi-Teknology Vol.3" and shines a light on the most promising up and coming independent talent! "Hi-Teknology Vol.3" will feature guest appearances by Talib Kweli, Goril

November 16, 2007

French DJ/producer LANOIRAUDE is back on Dialect with his first full length album …

Following his tribute to the Beatdown sound of Detroit, "Paris Beatdown EP", LaNoiraude is back on Dialect with his first full length album, "Safari Through Unusual Layers". Parisian DJ and composer, Arnaud Malherbe aka LaNoiraude started producing in 19

November 16, 2007

Compost’s latest signing MARBERT ROCEL present their album debut …

Marbert Rocel are Compost's latest signing. Hailing from Thuringia, Germany, the are combining deep minimal house, electronica and jazz and with a great sense for pop music. You got to be patient when crossing Marbert Rocel's path late at night or listeni

November 16, 2007

Manchester’s latest production prodigy TRUSME presents his debut album …

Debut album from Manchester's latest production prodigy Trusme. This 8 track set features tracks from the hard to find Love4Music black label 12"s that shot Trusme to notoriety in early 2007, garnering massive support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Ka

November 16, 2007

British folk legend DAVY GRAHAM release his new album “Broken Biscuits” …

Credited for sparking the 1960s folk revival in England, Davy Graham has inspired artists and fellow players such as Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Paul Simon. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin have cited Graham as an influence to their music, a

November 12, 2007

Jackson Analogue

Jackson Analogue are a band to warm the rock'n'roll hearts of all those who still believe that music is about passion, not fashion, and the right song counts for more than the right haircut. Hailing from England's deep south - and you can't get any deepe

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November 9, 2007

Wax Tailor

Wax Tailor aka JC le Saout, made a remarkable impact worldwide with his debut "Tales of the Forgotten Melodies". A sweeping, cinematic hip hop album that had critics citing similarities to DJ Shadow, RJD2 and Portishead, "Tales" propelled this Frenchman t

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November 5, 2007

Kasper Bjørke

Danish DJ and producer Kasper Bjørke is a man with a mission: To make beautiful music that comes from the dancefloor but is also great to listen to in your living room or riding your bicycle. Only recently Kasper Bjørke released his debut album on the N

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October 29, 2007

The Dynamics

Although virtually unknown one year ago, the Dynamics have created a wave thanks to their sound and style, washing past the borders of their native (and not so native) France, to spill onto the shores of the UK, Europe, North America and Japan. According

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October 22, 2007

Kutiman

Ophir "Kutiman" Kutiel is a 25-year old musician, composer and producer from Tel Aviv. He plays drums, keyboards, guitar and bass, among others and we strongly believe that he will leave his mark in 2007 and beyond. His music draws influences from afro

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October 22, 2007

Douglas Greed / Real

In his teenage years Douglas Greed aka Real got heavily infected by breakbeat, hip hop and drum & bass. Soon after he started to collect records excessively and he became a well-known dj with residencies in venues like Klub Muna, Kassablanca in Jena a

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October 15, 2007

Matt Flores

Matt Flores began DJing and MCing in the late eighties. His affinity for British club music was huge, as well as the eternal solidarity to the old-venerable mothers of the club music: hip hop and reggae/dub. In 1993 when Matt was listen to hardcore jungle

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October 15, 2007

Ohmega Watts

While the eclecticism of his debut album "The Find" won him many fans, "Watts Happening" pushes the envelope to reveal even more about MC/producer Ohmega Watts and continues to challenge the expectations of what a rap album could be. The record includes c

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October 12, 2007

Michael Reinboth presents vol. 11 in the legendary “FUTURE SOUNDS OF JAZZ” series …

"Call this what you want - but not Jazz. John Coltrane would turn over in his grave," some disappointed customer wrote on Amazon about the Future Sounds Of Jazz series, apparently unaware that the term is used as synonym with the full spectrum of modern s

October 12, 2007

New JAZZMAN compilation with rare & unreleased cuts of heavy funk from North and South Carolina …

We continue our quest to uncover the most obscure and vibrant rare Funk ever recorded! After the success of last year's "Florida Funk", we've travelled north up the Atlantic coast to investigate the little-known yet incredibly prolific funk scene in the t

October 12, 2007

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS present their debut album “100 Days, 100 Nights” on Daptone Records …

Sharon Jones was born Sheron Lafaye Jones in Augusta, Georgia on May 4th 1956. Her mother moved to Brooklyn soon thereafter, however Jones was sent down south for a few months every year to stay with her family. As a child, she and her brothers would imit

October 12, 2007

The Los-Angeles-based band ORGONE with their hot debut album …

Orgone first appeared on Ubiquity with their cover of "Funky Nassau" (on "Rewind Volume 4"), which became a ubiquitous DJ fave worldwide. We're now proud to present their first full-length album called "The Killion Floor". The Los-Angeles-based band’s

October 8, 2007

New BOOT CAMP CLIK & SMIF N WESSUN videos …

Boot Camo Clik "BK All Day" Video: taken from Boot Camp Clik "Casualties Of War" CD / 2LP in stores now! Smif N Wessun "Gotta Say It" Video: taken from Smif N Wessun "The Album" CD/ 2LP in stores late October!

October 8, 2007

Kasper Bjørke

Danish DJ and producer Kasper Bjørke is a man with a mission: To make beautiful music that comes from the dancefloor but is also great to listen to in your living room or riding your bicycle. On the New York based Plant Music imprint Kasper Bjørke is no

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October 5, 2007

Video for KASPER BJORKE’s “Back & Spine” from his new album …

Kasper Bjørke, from the heart of the thriving Copenhagen electronic scene, has been busy for many years - both as a DJ and as a producer. His success has given allowed him remix plenty of international artists and numerous gigs all over the world, in c

October 5, 2007

PEANUT BUTTER WOLF presents “2K8 B-Ball Zombie War” Soundtrack …

Stones Throw Records, the West Coast-based indie record label, have teamed up with 2K Sports, the trendsetting sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), to release Peanut Butter Wolf Presents 2K8: B-Ball Zombie War,

October 2, 2007

G&D

The members of G&D, known on Earth as Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins, are blue walking soul people born from black music. Georgia was called into the universe by members of the progressive jazz movement in the 70’s, and spent years crafting

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September 28, 2007

Kon & Amir

Like legendary treasure-hunters, Kon & Amir have spent the past twenty-five years excavating record bins finding gems to pierce ears with. Fortunately, everyone gets to share in the riches of their labor with the release of their latest offering "The

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