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The Alchemist – Paris L.A. Bruxelles Instrumentals
Sunday, January 14th, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Alchemist – Paris L.A. Bruxelles Instrumentals

Image: 1617250 “Last year I linked up with Redbull France. They brought me out to Paris
for a week, paid for my records, and let me craft beats in their studio
(I ended up moving the equipment to my hotel room due to smoking
restrictions). The idea was to use strictly French samples, then hook me
up with a bunch of dope new young artists from France and Brussels to
make songs out of the beats. The final piece to the project was a sold out
show in France where I presented each artist and they performed both
the songs we did and their own hit songs. The project came out dope, I
linked up with some really talented artists, and ended up making more
than enough joints. This is the instrumental version of the project. Only
1000 pieces made. Enjoy.” – Alchemist

1. Montre Suisse Instrumental
2. Périmetré Instrumental
3. Too Lazy To Finish Instrumental
4. Carriére Instrumental
5. Monnaie Instrumental
6. Membre De Gang Instrumental
7. Forét Instrumental
8. Metronomie Instrumental Available from 02.02.2018

Malca – Casablanca EP (Vinyl+MP3)
Friday, November 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Malca – Casablanca EP (Vinyl+MP3)

Image: 1616521 Malca ist ein Künstler aus Casablanca, Marokko. Seine Musik ist tief in der lokalen Szene seiner Heimat verwurzelt. Casablanca ist ein sozial komplexer Ort zwischen Orient und Okzident, erbaut auf den Überresten des französischen Kolonialismus und eine große Inspiration für seine Kompositionen. Malcas Musik ist eine Mischung aus futuristischem Soul, psychedelischem R&B mit klassischen Pop-Momenten und arabischer Musiktradition. Available from 08.12.2017

The Alchemist – Brother Jedidiah
Friday, August 4th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Alchemist – Brother Jedidiah

Featuring Action Bronson Available from 18.08.2017

The Alchemist & Budgie – The Good Book Vol.2 (Ltd. 2CD)
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Alchemist & Budgie – The Good Book Vol.2 (Ltd. 2CD)

Image: 1610867 Das “The Good Book Vol.2″ Album der Produzenten The Alchemist (USA) und Budgie (UK), die sich von Gospel Musik inspirieren ließen, featured hochkarätige Gäste wie Mobb Deep, Royce 5’9”, Westside Gunn & Conway, Mach Hommy, Meyhem Lauren, Durag Dynasty, Big Twins, Action Bronson, Big Body Bes, Your Old Droog, Evidence, Olivier The 2nd, Jeremiah Jae, Buddy, Emmavie, Chris O’Bannon, Joyce Wright, Jay Worthy, Traffic, Dreebo, Sulaiman, Nyku, Remy Banks, Chuck Inglish, Nasty Nigel und Joyce Wrice. Die Doppel-CD mit 45 Tracks erscheint in einer buchartigen Verpackung und ist auf 2.000 Exemplare limitiert. Available from 05.01.2018

Jay Worthy & The Alchemist – Fantasy Island EP
Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jay Worthy & The Alchemist – Fantasy Island EP

Image: 1610552 Limited vinyl release of EP produced by the Alchemist for Jay Worthy of Lndn Drgs.

1. Stepping Out
2. Lost My Lex
3. Rising Sun feat. Rugotti
4. Boomerang feat. Polo100 & Big Body Bes
5. Lil Freaks feat. Rugotti
6. Miss You feat. Conway
7. Four Fifteens feat. Meyhem Lauren & Ray Wright
8. Stepping Out (Instrumental)
9. Lost My Lex (Instrumental)
10. Rising Sun (Instrumental)
11. Boomerang (Instrumental)
12. Lil Freaks (Instrumental)
13. Miss You (Instrumental)
14. Four Fifteens (Instrumental)

• Inspired by Yacht Rock
• Features Conway, Meyhem Lauren, Sha Hef & Big Body Bes
• Instrumental versions will only be available on vinyl

Available from 14.07.2017

Dennis Alcapone – Guns Don’t Argue
Friday, March 31st, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dennis Alcapone – Guns Don’t Argue

Image: 1609561 Mit seinem kleinen, aber populären El Paso-Sound-System, das im Waltham Park-Gebiet angesiedelt war, zementierte er seinen Ruf als Star-Toaster. Dennis Alcapone war einer der ersten Deejays, der nach den Durchbrüchen von U Roy in den späten 1960er Jahren auftauchte. Geboren als Dennis Smith im ländlichen Bezirk von Culloden, tauchte er nach der Ansiedlung im westlichen Kingston in die Soundsystem Kultur ein. Als El Paso auf dem Sound-System-Rennen groß wurde, brachte ihn der Produzent Keith Hudson ins Studio für seine Debüt-Aufnahmen, was zu einem Debütalbum für Studio One und Hit-Material für Duke Reid führte. Alcapones langjährige Verbindungen mit Bunny Lee lieferte das exzellente “Guns Do Not Argue” Album, das erstmals 1972 herausgegeben wurde, auf dem der Toaster mit Stil über einige von Lees größten Rhythmen sang, darunter Delroy Wilsons “Better Must Come”, John Holts “Left With A Broken Heart” und Slim Smiths Aufnahme des Soul-Klassikers der Temptations “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”. Available from 23.06.2017

Mach Hommy & The Alchemist – Brand Name
Friday, February 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mach Hommy & The Alchemist – Brand Name

Image: 1608312 Latest installment of Alchemist’s “Craft Singles” serie / Produced by The Alchemist / Limited Edition! / https://soundcloud.com/alan-the-chemist/brand-name Available from 07.04.2017

The Alchemist – Rapper’s Best Friend 4
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Alchemist – Rapper’s Best Friend 4

Image: 1608804 With numerous 2016 releases, including his Craft Singles series and The Carrollton Heist with rapper Curren$y, Alchemist hits 2017 with a new chapter in the Rapper’s Best Friend instrumental series. The fourth in its series, Rapper’s Best Friend 4, is comprised of instrumentals of tracks produced by the Alchemist for artists such as Sean Price, ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Migos, anny Brown and more.

1. Genesis & Omega
2. Jabroni
3. Terry
4. White Lines
5. Like Father Like Son Pt. 2
6. Out The Frame
7. Fetti
8. Big League Chew
9. Know Ya Wrong
10. Gnarly Dude
11. Cobb
12. Disappearing Ink
13. Last Shall Be First
14. Seize Power
15. Amen
16. Ajax Available from 24.03.2017

The Alchemist – Rapper’s Best Friend 3
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Alchemist – Rapper’s Best Friend 3

Image: 1608814 Die Produzentenkarriere von Alchemist reicht bis ins Jahr 1993 zurück. Als Teil des Duos Whooliganz mit Scott Carn (Entourage / Hawaii Five-O) und Co-Produzent an der Seite von DJ Muggs für Cypress Hill, House Of Pain oder Funkdoobiest wurde er Teil der Soul Assassins. Nach einigen Underground-Hits für Dilated Peoples brachte DJ Muggs ihn mit Mobb Deep für ihr “Murda Muzik” Album zusammen, und so stieg die Nachfrage nach seinen Beats rasant an. Er arbeitete daraufhin mit Künstlern wie Nas, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Everlast, Ghostface Killah, Action Bronson, Lil Wayne oder Snoop Dogg zusammen. Hier präsentiert er den dritten Teil seiner Serie von Instrumentals auf seinem eigenen ALC Label. Enthalten sind Instrumentals zu Songs von Schoolboy Q, Evidence, Styles P, Mobb Deep und anderen. Available from 24.03.2017

Casino Times / Malcolm – Casino Edits 3
Friday, February 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Casino Times / Malcolm – Casino Edits 3

The Casino Edits series continues with two more disco-inspired DJ tools, ready to compromise the structural integrity of any neighbourhood discotheque.Casino Times tackle the A Side, taking a cover of an early blues classic and cutting it up into an u…

Spitta Andretti (Curren$y) & Alchemist – The Carrollton Heist
Thursday, July 14th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Spitta Andretti (Curren$y) & Alchemist – The Carrollton Heist

Image: 1605157 To say Curren$y and Alchemist stay in the lab would be an
understatement. With Spitta already dropping six projects this year,
and Alchemist steadily lacing the best on the mic with his trademark
production, they stand alone as two of the most consistent in Hip
Hop.
Following their highly acclaimed 2011 project Covert Coup, the
two return to team up once again for their latest collaboration, The
Carrollton Heist. Boasting a complete 12 tracks, Curren$y effortlessly
floats over Alchemist’s plush production to take you on a lavish
lyrical journey, featuring guest appearances from Action Bronson, Lil
Wayne, and Styles P.

• Follow up to their 2011 project Covert Coup
• Limited to 1000 hand numbered copies
• Featuring Action Bronson, Styles P, & Lil Wayne

1. Cartridge
2. Black Rally Stripes
3. Vibrations
4. Disappearing Ink ft. Styles P
5. Inspiration ft. Action Bronson
6. 500 Pounds Of Gas
7. The Mack Book
8. 93 AMG
9. Fat Albert ft. Lil Wayne
10. Smoking In The Rain Available from 12.08.2016

Karl Hector & The Malcons – Can’t Stand The Pressure
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Karl Hector & The Malcons – Can’t Stand The Pressure

Image: 1604918 Contains all 4 of Karl Hector’s
limited edition EP’s: Tamanrasset,
Ngugna Yeti Fofa, Coomassi and
Ka Rica-Tar.
Following their deft handling of
musics from Eastern and Northern
Africa alongside Western
psychedelia, jazz and funk on
Unstraight Ahead, Karl Hector & The
Malcouns combine the previously
available only on vinyl tracks from four
EP’s – Tamanrasset, Ngugna Yeti
Fofa, Coomassi and Ka Rica-Tar —
into an album as Krautrock as Afro
Beat, as Multi-Culti-Psychedelic as
Deep Funk.

TAMANRASSET
A1. El Gusto
A2. Tamanrasset
A3. M’ammath (Live)
B1. Girma’s Lament
B2. Wajeerta Hoose (The Lower Wajeer)

N’GUNGA YETI FOFA
A1. Samai Thaquil (Adapted)
A2. Transition >AB1. Circles
B2. N’gunga Yeti Fofa
B3. Can’t Stand The Pressure

COOMASSI
A1. Omebele (Reprise)
A2. The Cave
A3. Beyond Squares
A4. Chess Break
B1. Coomassi
B2. Irtijal
B3. Medium Rare Pt. 1

KA RICA-TAR
A1. Kingdom Of D’mt
A2. Leaaleh
A3. Transition >XA4. Shangold
A5. Ka Rica-Tar
B1. Transition >FB2. Dege Dub
B3. Transition >GB4. The Funk (Happysad)
B5. Orange Available from 22.07.2016

Migos & Mac Miller – Jabroni (Prod. by The Alchemist)
Friday, March 25th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Migos & Mac Miller – Jabroni (Prod. by The Alchemist)

Available from 27.05.2016

Blu – Cobb (Prod. by The Alchemist)
Friday, February 26th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Blu – Cobb (Prod. by The Alchemist)

Available from 06.05.2016

MC Eiht & Spice One – Any Means (Prod. by The Alchemist)
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on MC Eiht & Spice One – Any Means (Prod. by The Alchemist)

Available from 15.04.2016

Schoolboy Q – Hoover Street (Prod.by The Alchemist)
Saturday, February 13th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Schoolboy Q – Hoover Street (Prod.by The Alchemist)

Image: 1602344 First in the Craft Singles series presented by The Alchemist

Limited to 500 hand numbered copies

The Alchemist and ALC Records are proud to announce the launch
of Craft Singles – a carefully curated, color coordinated seven inch
series features a variety of artists who’ve collaborated with The
Alchemist in his Los Angeles lab. Each volume is strictly limited to
500 hand numbered copies.

Volume One features TDE’s Schoolboy Q. Available from 18.03.2016

Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Can’t Stand The Pressure (Now Again)
Friday, December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Afro Kraut Funk: a compilation of Karl Hector’s time-traveling tracks previously only available on limited edition, vinyl-only EP’s.

CD NA5137CD
Release: 18-12-15
Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Can’t Stand The Pressure
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Can’t Stand The Pressure

Image: 1600772 Hinter der Afrodelic-Kraut-Funk-Band Karl Hector & The Malcouns verbergen sich unter anderem JJ Whitefield (aka Jan Weissenfeldt von den Whitefield Brothers), Boris Geiger (aka Bo Baral) und Zdenko Curulija, Mitglieder der Poets Of Rhythm, die soundtechnisch bereits in den 90ern den Weg für Retro Soul- & Funk-Labels wie Daptone, Truth & Soul und Timmion ebneten. “Can’t Stand The Pressure” ist eine Compilation an Songs, die bislang nur auf vier limitierten Vinyl-Only EPs erhältlich waren. Available from 18.12.2015

Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Ka-Rica-Tar
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Ka-Rica-Tar

Image: 1600773 Following their deft handling of musics from Eastern and Northern Africa alongside Western psychedelia, jazz
and funk on Unstraight Ahead, Karl Hector & The Malcouns are back with an vinyl-only EP – the fourth in a
series that included Tamanrasset, Ngugna Yeti Fofa and Coomassi – that represents the band’s completion of
a cycle of musical forms from around the world, and combines European, African, Middle Eastern and
American styles into something new, and of course, pretty damn groovy.

A1. Kingdom Of D’Mt
A2. Leealeh
A3. Transition X
A4. Shangold
A5. Ka Rica-Tar
B1. Transition F
B2. Dege Dub
B3. Transition G
B4. The Funk (Happysad)
B5. Orange

Exclusive vinyl-only EP by the world-psych-funk ensemble, original artwork by Kevin Lyons screenprinted by Anti Designs. Available from 11.12.2015

Ambient Krautrock in line with Cluster, Popul Vuh, Tangerine Dream by Jay Whitefield (Poets of Rhythm / Whitefield Brothers / Karl Hector & The Malcouns)
Thursday, September 24th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Now-Again Records has enjoyed a long and creative partnership with Munich-based multi-instrumentalist JJ Whitefield, creative force behind the Poets of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns. Rodinia, his latest project, is quite different than anything that’s come from his oeuvre to date, but follows in the line of the Poets of Rhythm’s […]

The Alchemist – Retarded Alligator Beats
Friday, June 19th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Alchemist – Retarded Alligator Beats

Image: 1597874 Retarded Alligator Beats is the next installment of
Alchemist’s instrumental LP series, featuring unreleased
beats that have not appeared on any other record in
any other format. Recorded in the summer of 2013 in
Alchemist’s own ALC Laboratories in Santa Monica,
Retarded Alligator Beats showcases another dimension
of Al’s repertoire, with his production taking center stage
aside from a memorable Action Bronson appearance.
Hand drawn artwork by Vice Art Director Nick Gazin

1. Summer Madness
2. Muscular Infant
3. Steve McQueen Infant
4. Bloodhounds
5. Voodoo (feat. Action Bronson)
6. Drug Break
7. Retarded Alligator
8. Seven Minutes
9. Janet Meets Chrissy
10. Kirk Fucking Douglas
11. Napoleon
12. Holy Tabernacle
13. Forrest Knife Confrontation
14. Gigantic Clam
15. A Million Cigarettes
16. Still ill Available from 10.07.2015

The Alchemist & Oh No – Present: Welcome To Los Santos (Mass Appeal)
Friday, April 24th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
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Rockstar Games and Mass Appeal Records, in collaboration with musical artists The Alchemist and Oh No are proud to announce Welcome to Los Santos, a genre-spanning collection of new music based on and inspired by the original soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto V.

CD MSAP0018CD / 2LP+MP3 MSAP0018LP
Release: 24-04-15
Fashawn & The Alchemist – Fash-ionably Late
Friday, April 24th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Fashawn & The Alchemist – Fash-ionably Late

EP release to warm up for Fashawns “The Ecology” album now on vinyl! Production by The Alchemist! Available from 08.05.2015

The Alchemist & Oh No – Present: Welcome To Los Santos (+MP3)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Alchemist & Oh No – Present: Welcome To Los Santos (+MP3)

Image: 1596529 Jetzt auch auf Vinyl: Rockstar Games und Mass Appeal Records präsentieren eine Genre übergreifende Sammlung an neuer Musik, kreiert von den Produzenten The Alchemist (Dilated Peoples, Action Bronson, Lil Wayne) und Oh No (Stones Throw, Talib Kweli, De La Soul) in Zusammenarbeit mit Woody Jackson und Tangerine Dream. Die Gästeliste illustriert das breite Spektrum der Einflüsse und Stilrichtungen. Mit Dabei sind Earl Sweatshirt (Odd Future), Little Dragon, Killer Mike (Run The Jewels), Phantogram, Samuel T.Herring (Future Islands), Freddie Gibbs, Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), u.v.a. Die Musik ist inspiriert vom Soundtrack zu “Grand Theft Auto V” und wird Anfang April zunächst exklusiv in der PC Version des Spiels debütieren. Available from 10.07.2015

The Alchemist – Israeli Salad
Friday, April 17th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Alchemist – Israeli Salad

Image: 1596073 Originally a batch of beats conceived in 2011 after the
Alchemist returned home from a trip to Israel with a
bag of records he gathered from numerous small
stores and outdoor flea markets, Israeli Salad was
initially set to be released as an instrumental project
immediately but as beats from it were used on various
projects and albums, the end result wound up sitting in
a folder unfinished as a work in progress.
Last year, inspired by another trip to Israel, the
Alchemist decided it was finally time for the project to
see the light of day, hooking up with Unga of Haifa’s
Broken Fingaz crew for the cover art.
Israeli Salad comes in two variations: “Avocado”-
colored 2xLP and black 2xLP, both of which include a
sticker sheet.

1. Arrival
2. Bone Thugs N’ Haifa
3. Collage PT1: Sunrise
4. Collage PT2: Popeye The Pimp
5. Collage PT3: Rush Hour
6. Collage PT4: Sunset
7. Chetzi
8. The Type
9. Turn This Shit Up PT1
10. Turn This Shit Up PT2
11. Za’Atar Smoke
12. Shalom Alechem
13. Matzik
14. Yala Yala
15. Meduza
16. Listen To Yitzhak
1 7. Bold
18. Tunnel Rat
19. Yehudi El Yehudi
20. Departure Available from 12.06.2015

The Alchemist – Israeli Salad (Colored Vinyl)
Friday, April 17th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Alchemist – Israeli Salad (Colored Vinyl)

Image: 1596074 Originally a batch of beats conceived in 2011 after the
Alchemist returned home from a trip to Israel with a
bag of records he gathered from numerous small
stores and outdoor flea markets, Israeli Salad was
initially set to be released as an instrumental project
immediately but as beats from it were used on various
projects and albums, the end result wound up sitting in
a folder unfinished as a work in progress.
Last year, inspired by another trip to Israel, the
Alchemist decided it was finally time for the project to
see the light of day, hooking up with Unga of Haifa’s
Broken Fingaz crew for the cover art.
Israeli Salad comes in two variations: “Avocado”-
colored 2xLP and black 2xLP, both of which include a
sticker sheet.

1. Arrival
2. Bone Thugs N’ Haifa
3. Collage PT1: Sunrise
4. Collage PT2: Popeye The Pimp
5. Collage PT3: Rush Hour
6. Collage PT4: Sunset
7. Chetzi
8. The Type
9. Turn This Shit Up PT1
10. Turn This Shit Up PT2
11. Za’Atar Smoke
12. Shalom Alechem
13. Matzik
14. Yala Yala
15. Meduza
16. Listen To Yitzhak
1 7. Bold
18. Tunnel Rat
19. Yehudi El Yehudi
20. Departure Available from 29.05.2015

The Alchemist and Oh No present: Welcome to Los Santos
Monday, April 13th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
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Rockstar Games and Mass Appeal Records, in collaboration with musical artists The Alchemist and Oh No are proud to announce The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos, a genre-spanning collection of new music based on and inspired by the original soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto V. The new music will debut exclusively […]

The Alchemist & Oh No – Present: Welcome To Los Santos
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Image: 1596355 Rockstar Games und Mass Appeal Records präsentieren eine Genre übergreifende Sammlung an neuer Musik, kreiert von den Produzenten The Alchemist (Dilated Peoples, Action Bronson, Lil Wayne) und Oh No (Stones Throw, Talib Kweli, De La Soul) in Zusammenarbeit mit Woody Jackson und Tangerine Dream. Die Gästeliste illustriert das breite Spektrum der Einflüsse und Stilrichtungen. Mit Dabei sind Earl Sweatshirt (Odd Future), Little Dragon, Killer Mike (Run The Jewels), Phantogram, Samuel T.Herring (Future Islands), Freddie Gibbs, Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), u.v.a. Die Musik ist inspiriert vom Soundtrack zu “Grand Theft Auto V” und wird Anfang April zunächst exklusiv in der PC Version des Spiels debütieren. Available from 24.04.2015

Alchemist – Rapper’s Best Friend Vol.3
Friday, October 31st, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Alchemist – Rapper’s Best Friend Vol.3

Image: 1593254 On the heels of his debut collaborative LP with Evidence, Lord Steppington, and production on Directors of Photography, the latest from legendary L.A. outfit Dilated Peoples, comes a new chapter in the Alchemist’s Rapper’s Best Friend instrumental series.

The third in its series, Rapper’s Best Friend 3 is comprised of instrumentals of tracks produced by the Alchemist for artists such as Schoolboy Q, Styles P and Mobb Deep.

01. The Red Carpet
02. Shut The F*ck Up
03. Tender Greens
04. Get It Forever
05. Break the Bank
06. Black Cocaine
07. The Myth
08. Trap Door
09. I.M.D.K.V.
10. Give Em Hell
11. All On Me
12. How Does It Feel
13. 1010 Wins Available from 12.12.2014

Lorca – Calcutex / Ndlamu
Friday, October 17th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lorca – Calcutex / Ndlamu

Image: 1592965 Lorca is up next on Naked Naked with his new EP Calcutec/Ndlamu.

Developing on the momentum of ‘Forgive Me Love’ and ‘Naoko’, which gained support from the likes of Bonobo, Maya
Jane Coles, Pete Tong and other prominent figures, Lorca returns to Naked Naked with three new cuts that have their
eyes set firmly on the dance floor.
2014 has been a successful one for the young producer. With a busy DJ schedule, that included a debut set at Panorama
Bar, and this release follows on from those experiences and is geared towards the big rooms Lorca has become accustomed
to.
On ‘Calcutec’, Lorca wraps an anthemic baseline around a wild, tech-ridden groove, while ‘Ndlamu’ takes its influence
from Africa, utilizing hypnotic vocal chants over tribal grit. The alternative mix moves into trapper territory as its rumbling
bass line and infectious lead, bubble under until reaching a climatic finale.
If anything, this latest EP proves that Lorca is more than just a versatile producer. You can only guess at what he will
offer up next.

FOR FANS OF
Breach, Dusky, Medlar, George Fitzgerald, Axel Boman, Bicep, Youandewan, Leon Vynehall, Gerry Read, Midland

WEBLINKS
Facebook: http://facebook.com/lorcamusic
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/lorcamusic Available from 09.01.2015

Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Unstraight Ahead
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Image: 1589941 The long awaited second album by the originators of Afrodelic Kraut Funk. Feat. members of Poets of Rhythm and Whitefield Brothers. It’s been some years since the first Karl Hector release, and it’s known now that Mr. Hector is indeed the German producer and guitarist JJ Whitefield, ne Jan Weissenfeldt. Whitefield is the visionary behind the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers, the ensembles whose rough analog sound and return to the funk archetypes of the late 60s to early 70s paved the way for labels like Daptone, Truth & Soul, Timmion.

Whitefield, along with Thomas Myland and Zdenko Curlija, founded Karl Hector and The Malcouns in the early 2000s. Their debut, Sahara Swing, saw release on Now-Again in 2008. The album swung with influences from across the African diaspora and set the stage for a cult, but influential following. Hermes designer Christophe Lemaire picked tracks from Karl Hector and The Malcouns as amongst his favorites in the Now-Again catalog, and included them on his Where Are You From anthology. Festival promoters intrigued by the possibility of resurrecting the careers of once forgotten African mavericks – from Ghana’s Ebo Taylor to the progenitors of Zambia’s Zamrock scene – brought Hector and crew across Europe playing festivals for ecstatic fans.

A grueling tour schedule made recording a follow up album to Sahara Swing quite the challenge, and as a result, the band opted to release limited edition, hand-silkscreened EP’s, which continued to show their deft handling of musics from Eastern and Northern Africa alongside Western psychedelia, jazz and funk. Whitefield gave himself 2013 to finish the album that would become Unstraight Ahead, which will see release on Now-Again this summer.

Unstraight Ahead finds the band exploring territories even outside of the expansive scope of Sahara Swing. On this album, the West African sounds of Ghana and Mali meet the East African sounds of Mulatu Astatke’s Ethiopian jazz and are tied together with the groove heavy experimentalism of The Malcouns’ 70s Krautrock godfathers: Can, of course, but also more obscure and equally adventurous groups like Agitation Free, Ibliss and Tomorrow’s Gift.

“We look to Middle Eastern funk and psychedelic fusions, and to various ethnic records for sound and phrasing,” Whitefield states. “We’re trying to combine the global experimentalism of Krautrock with the backbeat of funk.” This explains how songs in uneven meters – 5/4, 7/8 – always sound so accessible and natural on Unstraight Ahead. It’s mainly an instrumental affair, but guest artists appear throughout, from across the African diaspora to those from the worldly Krautrock forebears of their German fatherland: it’s Marja, daughter of Embryo founder Christian Burchard, whose vocals open the album.

It’s an album out of time, one that couldn’t have been made in the era its aural aesthetics reference, as its scope is so broad. But it’s an album focused by funk – and an ambition to expand funk’s reaches. The Malcouns – including Poets of Rhythm songwriter and vocalist Bo Baral – created their own instruments to fashion an album that stands alongside the great albums of its progenitors but charges Unstraight Ahead into a curious musical future. Available from 18.07.2014

Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Unstraight Ahead (Now Again)
Friday, June 20th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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The long awaited second album by the originators of Afrodelic Kraut Funk. Feat. members of Poets of Rhythm and Whitefield Brothers.

CD NA5114CD / 2LP NA5114LP
Release: 20-06-14
Now-Again Records is gearing up to release the second album from Karl Hector & The Malcouns
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The long awaited second album by the originators of Afrodelic Kraut Funk. Feat. members of Poets of Rhythm and Whitefield Brothers. It’s been some years since the first Karl Hector release, and it’s known now that Mr. Hector is indeed the German producer and guitarist JJ Whitefield, ne Jan Weissenfeldt. Whitefield is the visionary behind […]

Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Coomassi
Friday, May 30th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Coomassi

Image: 1589282 For all intents and purposes, Karl Hector might as well be another nom-de-plume of Jay Whitefield (producer and guitarist for the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers) who, along with Thomas Myland and Zdenko Curlija, founded Karl Hector and The Malcouns in the early 2000s. Alongside Bo Baral, other members of the Poets of Rhythm and crack Munich-based session musicians, Whitefield, Myland and Curlija crafted nearly twenty tracks for their debut, Sahara Swing, an album that swung with influences from across the African diaspora. zhe trio has since released two vinyl-only EPs: Coomassi will be the last, and is the opening volley of their Unstraight Ahead album, which will see release in summer 2014. As with the release of Tamanrasset and Ngunga Yeti Fofa, these seven songs demonstrate The Malcouns’ deft handling of musics from Eastern and Northern Africa alongside Western psychedelia, jazz and funk.

EXCLUSIVE VINYL-ONLY EP BY THE WORLD PSYCH-FUNK ENSEMBLE, ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY KEVIN LYONS, SCREEN-PRINTED BY ANTIDESIGNS USA

“…simultaneously loose-limbed and rigorous, generating a joy tempered by humid paranoia. It’s party music that sets you on edge–and it’s crucial.” (XLR8R)

SIDE A
1. Ombele Reprise
2. The Cave
3. Beyond Squares
4. Chess Break
SIDE B
1. Coomassi
2. Irtijal
3. Medium Rare Pt. 1 Available from 09.05.2014

Alchemist & Budgie – The Good Book
Friday, May 16th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Alchemist & Budgie – The Good Book

Image: 1588714 “The Good Book” umfasst jeweils ein zumeist instrumental gehaltenes Album der Produzenten The Alchemist (USA) und Budgie (UK), die sich von Gospel Musik ‘inspirieren’ ließen. Auf den wenigen Vocal Tracks befinden sich hochkarätige Gäste wie Action Bronson, Blu, Prodigy (Mobb Deep), Roc Marciano und andere. Available from 25.04.2014

Step Brothers (Evidence & Alchemist) – Lord Steppington (Instrumentals)
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Step Brothers (Evidence & Alchemist) – Lord Steppington (Instrumentals)

Image: 1586856 Limited Double Maroon Color Vinyl, Clear PVC Plastic Gatefold Jacket, Custom Printed Obi-Card, and Digital Download Card.

Evidence has traveled the world, released a string of acclaimed albums with Dilated Peoples and as a solo artist, has become a respected producer crafting beats for Kanye West, Beastie Boys and Linkin Park, among others. For his part, Alchemist has become one of rap’s triple threats, producing for Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Nas and many more. Alchemist is also an accomplished rapper and Eminem’s touring DJ. While they were building their respective careers, Evidence and Alchemist had worked together regularly collaborating on Dilated Peoples albums, Evidence’s solo material and Alchemist’s releases. As the pair continued collaborating, they began labeling themselves as Step Brothers when they would recordas noted on Evidence’s The Layover EP. The pair then decided it was time to record an album together. Combining their undeniable skills, this 2-piece limited vinyl package contains the musical blueprint for their debut album.

TRACKLISTING:
01. More Wins
02. Dr. Kimble
03. Byron G
04. Legendary Mesh
05. No Hesitation
06. Swimteam Rastas
07. Mums In The Garage
08. See The Rich Man Play
09. Banging Sound
10. Step Masters
11. Tomorrow
12. Draw Something
13. Buzzing Away
14. Just Step Available from 24.01.2014

Low Leaf – Alchemizing Dawn
Thursday, October 31st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Low Leaf – Alchemizing Dawn

Image: 1584853 Volume 1 der auf zwei Teile angelegten 10″ EP-Serie, die Low Leaf zusammen mit MPM realisiert. Die philipinische Sängerin und Produzentin aus Los Angeles spielt Harfe, Keys und Gitarre. Sie singt, rappt und macht Beats. MTV Iggy nennt es “interstellar music from a Filipina-American harp goddess”. “Alchemizing Dawn” umfasst sieben Songs über Liebe, Licht und Hoffnung. Der Sound ist hier im Kern akkustisch und balanciert Low Leafs Klassik-Background mit aktuellem Beatdesign aus. Low Leaf spielt auf den Aufnahmen Harfe, Rhodes, Akkustiv- und E-Gitarre sowie Piano. Die Produktion und das Artwork stammen ebenfalls von ihr. Available from 11.10.2013

Domo Genesis & Alchemist – No Idols
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Domo Genesis & Alchemist – No Idols

Image: 1582110 Domo Genesis of Odd Future linked up with The Alchemist for his mixtape “No Idols” which is finally available as hand numbere limited edition vinyl (1000 pcs only) / Includes features from Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler The Creator, Action Bronson, Prodigy, SpaceGhostPurrp & More

Side A.
1. Prophecy
2. Fuck Everybody Else
3. All Alone
4. Elimination Chamber
ft. Earl Sweatshort, Vince Staples & Action Bronson
5. Power Ballad ft. Smoze DZA
6. Me & My Bitch

Side B.
1. Till The Angels Come
ft. Freddie Gibbs & Prodigy
2. The Daily News
ft. Space Ghost Purp, Earl Sweatshirt, & Action Bronson
3. Game Breaker ft. Earl Sweatshirt
4. The Feeling
5. No Idols ft. Tyler The Creator Available from 27.09.2013

Primitive Calculators – Primitive Calculators
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Primitive Calculators – Primitive Calculators

Image: 1583224 Der “Heilige Gral” der australischen 70s Punk / Synth-Punk Szene wird erstmalig in sehr limitierter Auflage als Vinyl in ursprünglicher Form wiederveröffentlicht. Das Debütalbum der Primitive Calculators, welches 1979 live im Hearts in North Carlton als Vorband für Boys Next Door aufgenommen wurde, erschien ursprünglich erst 1982 als limitierte Vinyledition. Die Band wurde oft als Australiens Version der Screamers beschrieben. Auch Cabaret Voltaire werden zu Vergleichen herangezogen. Sie waren eine der wenigen Bands aus Australien, die Synth Bass, kreischende Gitarren und repititive Drum Machine Beats kombinierten.
Available from 20.09.2013

Primitive Calculators – I Can’t Stop It / Do That Dance
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Primitive Calculators – I Can’t Stop It / Do That Dance

Image: 1584330 Die Kultband Primitive Calculators aus Melbourne nahm 1979 eine Single auf, bevor in typischer Punk Marnier getrennte Wege gingen. 1981 wurde nachträglich ein Live Album veröffentlicht. Nun erscheint die Single als offizielle Wiederveröffentlichung in limitierter Auflage. Die beiden Songs klicken frisch wie eh und je nicht unähnlich den Screamers oderr Cabaret Voltaire (circa Nag Nag Nag).

LIMITED EDITION – BLACK VINYL  
  Available from 20.09.2013

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