Articles for 2008

December 30, 2008

Only Fools And Horses

Only Fools And Horses is the project of Permanent Vacation heads Tom Bioly and Benji Fröhlich. Their first 12" track "Spectacle Wins" (PERMVAC 019-1) is some serious boogie flavored kraut-disco with a fat bassline great arpeggios and synth lines. "Specta

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December 30, 2008

Kinny

An acutely talented vocalist, Kinny trained classically as an opera singer before the spontaneity and freedom of jazz, reggae and soul music lured her into pursuing her true passion. Kinny – aka Caitlin Simpson – was born and raised in Canada and has

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December 29, 2008

Yellowman – Reggae Legends (Box Set) (VP Records)

The four albums in this box set showcase Yellowmans ability to ride the ever-changing styles of Jamaican dancehall from the Digital Powerhouse sound of 1985's "Galong Galong Galong" to the Bogle style "In Bed With Yellowman" cut for Henry "Junjo" Lawes i

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December 29, 2008

Out now on Beatport only: Gomma Dance Tracks compilation Vol. 1 …

First part of a new series of rare and new Gomma remixes and dance tracks. Released four times a year on Beatport only. Including mixes by In Flagranti, Chicken Lips, Tronik Youth, Oliver Koletzki, Digitalism, The Juan Maclean and more. Check the medl

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December 22, 2008

Superb collection of Loud E’s hottest and unreleased edits on Ambassadors Reception …

Loud E is a disco obsessive from Rotterdam. After years of playing house, electro and acid he discovered the sound of disco towards the end of the 90s. Whilst searching the local flea markets of Holland and surrounding countries, Loud E became inspired by

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December 22, 2008

Bryan Gee & V Recordings present “Big Bad And Heavy” mixed by DJ Ruffstuff & Mosus …

Bryan Gee's legendary Chronic label has had a massive resurgence in the last year. The label that cemented the careers of Drum & Bass luminaries such as Roni Size, Dillinja, Lemon D, Krust, Ray Keith and more, has hit hard with a succession of dancefloor

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December 22, 2008

The massive double CD “Journey Thru The Cycle” is packed with classics and unreleased gems from the Full Cycle crew’s collective back catalogue …

DJ Krust, alongside Roni Size, DJ Die and Suv is the co-founder of the legendary Full Cycle crew, a collective who truly shaped what British music is today with their sonic experimentation and open-minded approach to their art. And now, after over 15 year

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December 19, 2008

Marcus Intalex presents the second volume of “Dat:Music” on Soul:R …

The "Dat:Music" series officially returns with two double EP's, and a double CD. Artists included in the series include Commix, Calibre, D Bridge, Marcus Intalex, Mist, Lomax, Lynx, Instra:mental, S.T. Files, Zero T, Chris Coda, Zero T, S.P.Y. and Moses t

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December 19, 2008

Eagle Nebula

Eagle Nebula is not your average emcee. A pure hip hopper since the age of 8, Nebula was first introduced to rap, not on the radio, but by evenings in her grandmother's kitchen where rhymed songs were made at random about items around the kitchen. She wou

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December 19, 2008

Official solo debut by Cypress Hill frontman B-Real …

B-Real is a Latin rapper of Mexican and Afro-Cuban heritage, raised in South Central Los Angeles, CA. He is best known for being the lead rapper in the hip-hop group, Cypress Hill, whose last release "Till Death Do Us Part," in 2004, sold over 200,000 uni

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December 18, 2008

Nu:Tone

Born in 1976, Dan Gresham aka Nu:Tone, started piano aged 8 and joined Jesus College choir in Cambridge a year later. He studied music at Durham University, and having secured a college radio show met a young John B. They shared broadcasts, established lo

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December 18, 2008

Staff Charts 2008

Oh boy, what a year! 2008 wasn't a bad one. Once again our beloved industry gave us a full package of spectacle and entertainment. First a fat guy from Fishponds who made a living by selling mobile phones, came right out of nowhere and entered the global

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December 15, 2008

Various – Unfold pres. Tru Thoughts Hip Hop (Unfold)

For the first time ever, and to celebrate the launch of Unfold Records, you can now feast your ears on all the heaviest hip hop stylings from the massively diverse catalogue of Tru Thoughts (and hip hop sister label Zebra Traffic) on one essential jam-pac

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December 15, 2008

Cerebral Vortex & Erik L present their brand new EP “Kitty Kat Kaboodle” Melting Pot Music …

Texas born rap sensation Cerebral Vortex and Stockholm based producer Erik L present "Kitty Kat Kabbodle", a four track theme EP that deals with love, sex and relationships. "Kitty Kat Kaboodle" is featuring guest appearances by the one and only Kissey As

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December 12, 2008

Jimi Tenor

Musician and composer Jimi Tenor has never settled for the traditional role of a pop artist. He is known as a productive musician whose work lies beyond current trends, and also as a performer who combines the finest elements of afro-american music, spont

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December 10, 2008

The first official best of album by legendary dancehall artist Elephant Man …

Here comes Elephant Man's very first official best of album including the best songs from his successful albums plus several highlight tracks previously only available on 7" and/or one riddim samplers! The 18-track top notch mastered CD comes with "Ene

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December 10, 2008

Kinny’s debut solo outing is an original, colourful and up-to-the-minute brand of modern soul …

Kinny's debut solo outing is an original, colourful and up-to-the-minute brand of modern soul, featuring the production talents of an impressive roster of guests – including Quantic, Nostalgia 77 and Hint. Working with seven different producers on "I

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December 10, 2008

Milton Wright’s “Spaced” is the second release in the new Jazzman “Holy Grail” reissue series …

Jazzman Records creates the finest, most comprehensive and exhaustively curated CD and LP collections of soul, jazz and funk in the world. No expense is spared in tracking down artists, producers and master tapes to provide the highest quality product tha

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December 9, 2008

Jedi Mind Tricks

Over the past 12+ years, the name Jedi Mind Tricks has become synonymous with raw, gritty underground hip hop. With their 6th studio release, "A History of Violence," Vinnie Paz, beat maestro, Stoupe, and long estranged partner-in-rhyme Jus Allah reunite,

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December 8, 2008

“4th Dimension” is the second album Jimi Tenor has recorded with Kabu Kabu …

Finland's Jimi Tenor, a musician, composer and arranger known to constantly reinvent himself, has finished work on his latest album "4th Dimension", set for release in early 2009. On "4th Dimension" Jimi Tenor continues his exploration of afrobeat music.

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December 8, 2008

Preddy Manojlov

Topfenknödel-, Grammelschmalz-and-Doppler-Killer Herr Preddy is a long-time record collector, deejay and label-owner of Personal Records. Since its inception ten years ago he managed to release various recordings from Marcus Worgull, Smoab, Dieter Reith,

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December 8, 2008

PPP

It's been three years since ?uestlove (The Roots) famously revealed: "… I listened to the album "Triple P" seven times in a row … I made 23 friends listen to the album 3 days straight … at gunpoint – I'm on the run. I will go to jail for Platinum

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December 8, 2008

“Abundance” marks the arrival of PPP as a band …

It's been three years since ?uestlove (The Roots) famously revealed: "… I listened to the album "Triple P" seven times in a row … I made 23 friends listen to the album 3 days straight … at gunpoint – I'm on the run. I will go to jail for Platinum

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December 8, 2008

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – The Vodoun Effect (Analog Africa)

Following the compilation "African Scream Contest - Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo 70s" - which featured several tracks by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, including the ground-breaking "Gbeti Madjro" – this new Analog Africa collectio

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December 1, 2008

Ben From Corduroy – Fab Guiro! (Unique)

British singer, songwriter, and musician Ben Addison of famous acid jazz outfit Corduroy presents his brand new album project on Unique Records. "Fab Guiro!" contains twelve Beatles cover songs with latin influences, a mixture of legendary rock melodies f

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November 28, 2008

The Niney The Observer retrospective “Roots With Quality – Reggae Anthology” features a who’s who of roots reggae legends …

Winston Holness aka Niney The Observer began producing with Joe Gibbs and supervising sessions for both Lee Perry and Bunny Lee during the late 60's. The 1970 hit track "Blood And Fire" which kicks off this album got his own Observer label off the ground

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November 28, 2008

Loud E

Disco obsessive Loud E from Rotterdam is calling himself a true disco freak, disco fetishist, disco addict and disco DJ. He started to play this silly seventies music almost ten years ago. Actually he began to collect disco records, because he never ever

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November 26, 2008

Jurassic 5

Originally released in an ep format in 1997, "J5" is a classic hip hop album. It introduced the world to the collective genius of Cut Chemist, DJ Nu Mark, Chali 2Na, Akil, Zaakir and Mark 7, whose career as Jurassic 5 spawned a total of 4 beloved albums s

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November 24, 2008

Aceyalone

Aceyalone first stepped into the limelight in the early 90's as one of the key figures in the legendary Los Angeles group the Freestyle Fellowship. Over the course of four albums, the Fellowship helped redefine West Coast hip hop. In 1995, Aceyalone launc

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November 24, 2008

Various – Le Pop – Les Filles (Le Pop Musik)

The highly anticipated new edition in the successful "Le Pop" series, entitled "Le Pop - Les Filles", is a selection of the most beautiful songs the blooming scene of young French chanteuses has to offer: Françoiz Breut, Marianne Dissard, Coralie Clémen

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November 20, 2008

Analog Africa

Analog Africa releases unusual African music from the 70s, music with a certain twist that will surprise you or that you didn't expect to hear from Africa, and that often had a strong impact on its country of origin. Frequently these recordings - all full

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November 18, 2008

DJ Babu

Babu's influence in hip hop started in the 1990s, as he played an essential role in the evolution of the DJ with the Los Angeles collective The World Famous Beat Junkies. Taking his talents to a higher level, in 1997, he stormed the dj battle scene and wa

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November 17, 2008

Terry Lynn

The 9th of nine children, Terry Lynn was born and raised in Olympic Gardens, otherwise known as Waterhouse, an impoverished area in Kingston, Jamaica. Terry grew up a tomboy competing against boys all her life, from skateboards to rhymes. Her favorite hob

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November 17, 2008

Omar Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta releases his new solo album “Old Money” on Stones Throw Records …

Omar Rodriguez Lopez's "Old Money" is the first album that The Mars Volta guitarist/producer/writer/arranger will release with Stones Throw Records. The addictive melodies and passionate execution of each performance render "Old Money" perhaps the most ac

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November 17, 2008

The next round in the successful “Heavyrotation Allstar Compilation” series …

The brand new issue in the successful "Heavyrotation Allstar Compilation" series has been compiled by some of the hottest and most wanted US Hip Hop DJs: DJ Chubby Chub, DJ Camilo, DJ Bobby Black, Don Cannon, DJ Epps, DJ Nasty, DJ B-Lord. Featuring exclus

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November 17, 2008

Anthony Rother pres. – We Are Punks 3 (Datapunk)

Anthony Rother presents part 3 in the highly successful "We Are Punks" Datapunk compilation series. Including previously unreleased tracks by Anthony Rother (remixed by Underground Resistance), Patric Zigon, Broombeck and Frank Kusserow plus hot tracks by

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November 14, 2008

Solo album by legendary frontman of hardcore-punk pioneers Bad Brains …

Paul "HR" Hudson is the legendary frontman of Bad Brains. Noted as the pioneers of hardcore punk, Bad Brains was formed in Washington DC in 1978. The band quickly developed a very fast and intense punk rock sound, which was both musically complex and deve

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November 14, 2008

The new Analog Africa collection focuses entirely on West Africa’s best-kept secret – The Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou …

Following the compilation "African Scream Contest - Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo 70s" - which featured several tracks by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, including the ground-breaking "Gbeti Madjro" – this new Analog Africa collectio

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November 14, 2008

The Lani Singers present their songs of freedom …

Dancing Turtle Records are proud to present the Lani Singers. This truly unique World Music group hail from the remote central highland region of West Papua on the island of New Guinea in the south-west Pacific. Deeply emotive and compelling, their songs

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November 12, 2008

88-Keys

Moving from behind-the-scenes producer to frontman breakthrough artist, 88-Keys presents his first solo album "The Death Of Adam" on Decon Records. A highly conceptual release, "The Death Of Adam" examines humankind's most common storyline: the relationsh

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