Articles for 2011

December 30, 2011

Camo & Krooked

Austrian duo Reinhard Rietsch and Markus Wagner, otherwise known as Camo & Krooked have quickly become one of the hottest production outfits in Europe. Working together since 2007 they were soon being hailed as "one of the biggest talents in drum & bass"

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December 27, 2011

New studio album by top rasta roots group Midnite …

New studio album for 2012 produced by Joaquin Wilson! Top rasta roots group from the Virgin Islands - a VPAL (VP Associated Label Group) release in cooperation with Fifth Son Records. Roots Reggae, naked and raw, is what Midnite is all about. The St. C

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December 27, 2011

Zanshin

Zanshin is a versatile beast, a swiss army knife of electronic music. His influences are as out-of-space and farfetched as they are near-field and heartfelt. Like a painter in a white room he extends his arms to the fullest to paint what's left in a music

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December 27, 2011

New World Generation – New World Generation (Now Again)

We're happy to present New World Generation's self-titled anthology, a collection of rare and unreleased soul, disco and boogie by the cult New England ensemble. Presented as a 2CD and as a 2LP; both formats contain extensive liner notes with rare photogr

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December 22, 2011

Staff Charts 2011

In good old tradition we asked around what the employees of Groove Attack, Rough Trade, and GoodToGo have been listening to during the past twelve months. Naturally it's a wild mixture of rock, pop, folk, hip hop, reggae, jazz, dance music, and obscure un

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December 21, 2011

Permanent Vacation will release John Talabot’s first full-length in January …

If there is one person, who has been causing a stir on the international club circuit recently, it is Barcelona's John Talabot. Already his debut "My Old School" (which is meant literally by the way) on Permanent Vacation in 2009 and shortly after that th

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December 21, 2011

Conforce

Holland's deep electronic specialist Conforce is to release his next full-length work, Escapism, on Delsin Records in December 2011. Still riding high on the praise from his last EP, Dystopian Elements, Boris Bunnik has crafted another album of deep digit

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December 19, 2011

DJ Adlib

DJ Adlib is bringing the Hi-Hat Club back to Cologne. "Haus & Garten" is the sixth installment of our producer series and were taking things to the next level with this one. Not only because Adlib has choosen to share the spotlight with Black Spade, Decla

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December 19, 2011

Robert Luis

Robert Luis is the founder, co-owner and A&R for Tru Thoughts, the record label based in Brighton, England. He has worked with and introduced a whole host of acts into the musical world, signing Quantic, Bonobo, Belleruche and Alice Russell and releasing

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December 19, 2011

yU (Diamond District) – The Earn (Mello Music Group)

Before yU the 78er became a fan of music, he acquired certain tastes from his mother, Gina. Many artists trace their roots back to the funk, soul, jazz, or R&B sounds that were household staples during times of youth, but yU was born to a true female hip-

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December 12, 2011

20th anniversary album by Grammy award winning hip-hop group Naughty By Nature …

Grammy award winning hip-hop group Naughty by Nature will release the long awaited 20th anniversary album Anthem Inc. via the recently inked deal with indie label Entertainment One. The album includes re-recorded, 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition of s

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December 12, 2011

yU (Diamond District)

Before yU the 78er became a fan of music, he acquired certain tastes from his mother, Gina. Many artists trace their roots back to the funk, soul, jazz, or R&B sounds that were household staples during times of youth, but yU was born to a true female hip-

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December 12, 2011

Ardian Bujupi – To The Top (Firstlovemusic)

The long awaited debut album by one of the most exciting new artist of the year. Produced by Unik (Pitbull, Nelly, Massiv, Rapsoul), Hitimpulse, Fonty (Lil Wayne, Tyga, Fler), and Sebastian Henzl (Cassandra Steen). www.ardian-bujupi.com Tracklisting

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December 9, 2011

Rare and unreleased gems recorded by a cult New England ensemble …

We're well aware of soul's transitional period of the mid to late 70s; we've studied the era during which funk ensembles transformed into disco bands or, worse yet, disbanded when disco DJs supplanted them in the nightclubs that paid for their daily bread

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December 9, 2011

New album by internationally renowned producer Chris Brann aka P’Taah …

Notable producer, Chris Brann, responsible for the ground breaking king-of-their-time productions of Wamdue Project, Wamdue Kids, and Ananda Project, comes to the electronic front line once again with another album by his brain stepchild, P'Taah. Already

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December 8, 2011

M.O.P.

Hailing from Brownsville, Brooklyn, Billy Danze and Lil Fame have solidified their reputation as iconic lyricists through their years of hard-hitting rhymes and unparalleled tenacity. Never compromising their style and having shared the mic with industry

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December 8, 2011

Second solo album by former Wah Wah 45s label boss Adam Scrimshire …

This December sees the return of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ and erstwhile Wah Wah 45s label boss, Adam Scrimshire, with his mesmerising second album "The Hollow". The much anticipated follow up to 2008's "Along Came The Devil O

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December 8, 2011

Second solo-album for former lead-vocalist in Asian Dub Foundation …

As a 14-year-old Bengali rapper Deeder Zaman from East London co-founded the Asian Dub Foundation. Asian Dub Foundation are a British eletronica band that plays a mix of jungle, ragga and dub, also using rock instruments, acknowledging a punk influence. T

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December 6, 2011

Esperanza is THE new group on Gomma …

Esperanza is THE new group on Gomma. And Gomma is very happy with th debut album of the three kids from Italy. And - judging from the reactions on the first single "Sirena" feat. Banjo Or Freakout it seems that some others felt in love, too, already. Gui

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December 6, 2011

A dub classic by Phil Pratt & The Sunshot Band gets the re-issue treatment …

With the passing of time Phil Pratt is emerging as one of the great unsung heroes of Jamaican music. A talented singer himself, Pratt has been involved in music since the early nineteen sixties. Pratt started producing alongside Bunny 'Striker' Lee for

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December 6, 2011

New album by British saxophonist and composer Nat Birchall …

Over the last few years British saxophonist and composer Nat Birchall has carved out a singular niche for himself. A deeply soulful, spiritual saxophonist whose beautiful recordings for the Gondwana label have moved people to suggest that the spirit of Co

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December 6, 2011

Composer Kerkko Koskinen is the author behind one of the brightest jazz highlights of 2011 …

Composer Kerkko Koskinen is the author behind one of the brightest jazz highlights of 2011, "Trains & Letters". The latest release on Helsinki's Ricky-Tick Records, the album finds Koskinen's music interpreted by a big band consisting entirely of Finnish

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December 5, 2011

Kerkko Koskinen

Kerkko Koskinen is an awarded Finnish composer, who has previously worked with the chart-topping leftfield pop ensemble Ultra Bra. Koskinen has always been intrigued by big orchestras and his first recording for Ricky-Tick, "Agatha" was a logical step tow

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December 2, 2011

Phil Pratt & The Sunshot Band – Dial M For Murder In Dub Style (Pressure Sounds)

"Dial M For Murder in Dub Style" was named after the Movie 'Dial m For Murder' starring Ray Milland and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It is one of producer Phil Pratt's most dynamic dub productions. An extremely sought after album in the collectors' marke

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December 1, 2011

15 Years Of Hospital Records

Celebrating fifteen years in the ride, Hospital Records bring you fifteen brand new, unreleased tracks from artists new and old, plus a "History Of Hospital" mix from Cyantific on disc two. Bringing together a superb collection of VIPs, remixes and origin

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December 1, 2011

Jukebox Jam: A collection of raucous, rollicking’ rambunctious ’50s/’60s RnB bangers …

The Jukebox Jam club night began in Summer 2007 as a raucous monthly celebration of authentic US Rhythm & Blues of yesteryear. Two years later, the club's founder Liam Large linked up with Jazzman to release high-quality, short-run 7" singles of the often

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December 1, 2011

Lost treasure from 1974: A 24k nugget of previously unreleased psychedelic soul …

The original plan was rather more straightforward. We had intended simply to license the masters for the obscure '77 Cali funk-soul single "What About The Child", credited to otherwise unknown outfit Gold, for a direct 45rpm reissue. And so began the sear

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December 1, 2011

German-Turkish entertainer Serdar Somuncu is a connoisseur of radical insults …

Serdar Somuncu is a hardcore comedian, a connoisseur of radical insults who likes to outrage his public. Somuncu's act is a celebration of all that is vulgar, salacious, unrestrained. Yet taboo-breaking and showy effects are not Somuncu's main concern. Wi

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December 1, 2011

New collabo album by The Snowgoons & Reef The Lost Cauze …

Philadelphia meets Germany on the new international collaboration from heralded production team the Snowgoons. The duo of Det and DJ Illegal take their global following one-step further and provide an eclectic backdrop of hard-hitting instrumentals for Ar

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November 28, 2011

Serdar Somuncu – Dafür Kommt Man In Den Knast (Groove Attack)

Serdar Somuncu is a hardcore comedian, a connoisseur of radical insults who likes to outrage his public. Somuncu's act is a celebration of all that is vulgar, salacious, unrestrained. Yet taboo-breaking and showy effects are not Somuncu's main concern. Wi

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November 28, 2011

Anchorsong

Originally from Tokyo, and now based in London, Anchorsong is a producer and solo live act whose early champions include Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) and NYLON Magazine. Anchorsong - aka Masaaki Yoshida - has become globally recognised for his unique live s

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November 28, 2011

Holland’s deep electronic specialist Conforce drops his next full-length work on Delsin Records …

Still riding high on the praise from his last EP, Dystopian Elements, Boris Bunnik has crafted another album of deep digital and authentic analogue bliss. As well as on Delsin, it's appropriately classy labels like Clone and Rush Hour which have released

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November 28, 2011

Second album of gritty funk and stomping soul by Deep Street Soul …

Deep Street Soul's new album builds upon the diamond hard and gritty funk & soul template they established with their self titled 2009 debut long player. Not content to return with simply more of the same, Look Out, Watch Out expands the groups sound and

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November 28, 2011

M.O.P. preps collaborative album with German production team The Snowgoons …

Billy Danze and Lil Fame, collectively known as M.O.P., set the hip-hop world ablaze with the announcement of their collaborative album with acclaimed German production team, the Snowgoons. Receiving press coverage from XXL, HipHopDX, HottestHipHop, and m

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November 21, 2011

Manuel Tur

Kids today don't really know about house music. That's fair to say isn't it? Well thank god there's someone out there willing to pick up the baton and run like bugger with it! Manuel Tur is a wunderkind from Essen, Germany who looks just about set to take

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November 21, 2011

Highly creative and forward thinking beats by Anchorsong …

"Chapters" is the captivating debut album by hotly tipped Japanese multi-instrumentalist and producer Anchorsong, on Tru Thoughts. BBC Radio 1's new music guru Huw Stephens, who has heartily championed Anchorsong since seeing him at SXSW in 2009, recently

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November 21, 2011

Brand new solo album by Pusha T of famed hip hop duo The Clipse …

The wait is over, Pusha T's new album "Fear Of God II: Let Us Pray" is now in stores. Making up one half of famed hip hop duo The Clipse, Pusha T's raw lyricism and fierce delivery position him as one of the top artists in the game today. Hailing from

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November 21, 2011

Record Kicks proudly presents new reggae/afrobeat outfit from Sydney The Strides ..

With their explosive meltin pot of afrobeat, reggae, hip-hop and dancefloor jazz, 10-piece ensemble The Strides has already won over a steadfast following in Australia. After a lengthy series of gigs that includes supporting afrobeat legend Tony Allen and

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November 21, 2011

Pusha T

Fresh off the heels of the long-awaited "Fear Of God" mixtape, much admired MC and one-half of the hip hop duo Clipse, Pusha T preps for the release of his first official solo effort "Fear Of God Part 2: Let Us Pray". Pusha T's previous group efforts with

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November 21, 2011

The Strides

With their explosive meltin pot of Afrobeat, reggae, hip-hop and dancefloor jazz, 10-piece ensemble The Strides has already won over a steadfast following in Australia. After a lengthy series of gigs that includes supporting Afrobeat legend Tony Allen and

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