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Glen Porter – Mr.Vampire & The Deadly Walkers
Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Glen Porter – Mr.Vampire & The Deadly Walkers

Image: 1615539 Within the mind of Glen Porter exists Mr. Vampire and The Deadly Walkers. Glen’s latest album on The Content Label tells the sprawling, heartfelt tale of Mr. Vampire as he traverses the lonely desert with his Deadly Walkers. There’s a hint of lost love, and the melancholy feeling of a distant home and a far-off destination. Glen Porter realizes these memory movies with a stunning mixture of swirling psychedelia, springy electronic rhythms, and charred western guitar riffs. Recorded over the last few years in Huntington Beach, California, Mr. Vampire and The Deadly Walkers also reveals a strong visual element courtesy of collaborator Lucien Shapiro who designed the masks worn by the cryptic inhabitants of the album cover. As with previous releases, Glen Porter plays most of the instruments and this time he’s lending his husky voice as well. Other guests on Mr. Vampire and The Deadly Walkers include Chris Alfaro AKA Free The Robots (Alpha Pup Records) and vocalist Jessie Jones (Burger Records).

1. Spunshine
2. Pale Rider
3. Mr. Vampire
4. Deadly Walkers
5. Dark Place
6. Night Walking
7. Lonesome Road
8. Mrs. Vampire

• Highly anticipated album from multi-instrumentalist / producer Glen Porter
• Features guest appearances from Free The Robots (Alpha Pup Records), Jessie Jones (Burger Records) and Warren Thomas (The Abigails)
• Music licensed to various outlets including Shepard Fairey’s OBEY Clothing
• Cover-art features bespoke masks designed by mixed-media artist Lucien Shapiro
• Executive produced by L.A based beatmaker Dday One
• Mr. Vampire and The Deadly Walker was mixed at the world famous Thee Men’s Warehouse in Anaheim, California Available from 27.10.2017

The Breathing Effect – The Fisherman Abides
Saturday, August 26th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Breathing Effect – The Fisherman Abides

Image: 1611673 The Breathing Effect will release their sophomore album The Fisherman
Abides, returning with Los Angeles based Alpha Pup Records for its
release across vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital platforms. Following up
the success of their debut album Mars Is A Very Bad Place For Love,
The Breathing Effect’s songwriting approach has become more vivid
and pronounced with their new effort, offering a wider extension of their
vision. Powerful harmonies and vocal cadences glide over dynamic drum
grooves and bass lines, extending their personal lives into the DNA of
every sound across the new works.
The eight songs that comprise The Fisherman Abides present a multitude
of genre types, blending together soul, rock, and jazz in a completely new
form. A panoramic lens is offered in tone, emotion, and vibe, where one
can fnd a sleek and propulsive moment in one instance and a magical
and gentle one in the next. Truly a sound all their own. The Fisherman
Abides continues the legacy of The Breathing Effect

1. Water Static (Blinding Phoenix)
2. The Morning Swim
3. The Grove
4. Walking Backwards
5. Driftwood Dialogue
6. Josephine
7. The Pier (New Eyes)
8. The Ode Available from 10.11.2017

Eureka The Butcher – EUREKA
Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Eureka The Butcher – EUREKA

Image: 1609396 Find a moment of clarity. ¡EUREKA! is the new LP on Alpha Pup
from Eureka the Butcher, a collection of intense, involved tracks with
deliberate arrangements and undefnable style.
Artists and searchers long for that “eureka” moment – an illuminated
instance of clear purpose and pure focus. For Eureka the Butcher,
as for many, the light follows the dark:
“I wrote a lot of this album at a very dark time in my life. I’d lost some
very important people in my life and I was at my most insecure,
personally and musically speaking. I had to remember where I come
from, who I’d learned from. I was at a low point and I hadn’t been
applying my culture and my upbringing to my everyday life. But
then I had a moment of clarity, and I started to feel better. I began
remembering that I come from an incredible place, raised and taught
by incredible people. Then I made some drastic decisions, including
moving to Los Angeles. I also had a eureka moment in terms of
work?ow and approach.”
The album’s multifaceted nature re?ects Eureka’s diverse inspiration.
Modular synth music of the ‘60s and ‘70s. LA’s rap, electronic, beat,
and bass music scene. Hardware used to create the album dominates
its sonic profle, from synthesizers and outboard compressors to live
percussion and tape delays.
“But the biggest in?uence is the music I grew up with: salsa,
psychedelic rock, progressive rock, and fusion. These types of
music taught me how to play… I gravitated towards what I know:
psychedelia, fast bass, synth lines, Caribbean rhythms and extremely
tight relationships between interwoven parts.”

1. The Slow Rise
2. The Heaviness
3. El Maestro
4. The Formula
5. Know Time For Anything
6. Run Off On Me
7. Falling Short
8. Super Movements
9. Rap Songs (featuring Sahtyre)
10. I Want That
11. Dunzo

• Debut album from Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta
and Zechs Marquise
• Features Sahtyre
• Included printed inner sleeve & download card
• Mastered by Daddy Kev Available from 05.05.2017

Mast – Love And War
Saturday, March 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mast – Love And War

Image: 1609335 Alpha Pup Records announces the release of MAST’s second
full length album Love and War_. Love and War_ is a highly
conceptual and deeply personal new work based on jazz trained
multi-instrumentalist MAST aka Tim Conley’s eventful love life
over the last 2 years.
Set up as a three Act Play structure (traditionally the Setup, the
Confrontation and the Resolution) Love and War_ is 17 intense
and unique compositions each ?owing into the next with recurring
musical themes or “characters.” Conley tells the story of (Act 1)
fnding love and the beauty and naivety that comes with exploring
something new, (Act 2) losing that love due to her substance
abuse, deception and Conley coping in unhealthy ways, (Act
3) learning to let go, heal and ultimately fnd a much deeper
lasting love. The tone Conley sets is sometimes sarcastic, other
times vulnerable and intimate, yet always musically intense and
profoundly visual.
Sonically, Love and War_ is mostly instrumental compositions
consisting of rousing electronic elements perfectly intertwined
with live guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. It’s performed and
produced by Conley, along with some of the world’s leading
Instrumentalists and vocalists. Keyboardist / producer Taylor
McFerrin appears hot off the release of his latest on Flying Lotus’
Brainfeeder label. Both LA transplants, Conley and McFerrin have
been friends and musical acquaintances for over 10 years since
their time in NYC and Philly during the early 2000s.
Composing and creating Love and War_ was an efficacious way
for Conley to heal and grow but he was very reluctant to share
such a personal story so transparently. Through this vulnerability,
he hopes that whatever anyone else’s Love and War_ story
happens to be, to learn their own life lessons, fnd the humor in it
and always trust in the most optimistic outcome.

ACT 1 – Love
1. Love’s Metamorphosis Theme
2. The Rendezvous (feat. Anwar Marshall)
3. You, Every Second Minute Hour Day
4. The Temptation (feat. Marta Bagratuni)
5. She’s Chasing the Dragon (feat. Fresh Cut Orchestra)
ACT 2 – War
1. The Sorrow
2. The Breakup (feat. Ryat)
3. The Night Drive (feat. Tim Lefebvre and Josh Johnson)
4. The Downward Spiral (feat. Brian Marsella)
5. The Letting Go (feat. Taylor McFerrin)
6. On the Prawl Again, Again (feat. Louis Cole and Gavin Templeton)
7. Should’ve Swiped Left (feat. the Koreatown Oddity)
ACT 3 – Transcendence
1. A New Love
2. Feels (feat. Nigel Sifantus)
3. Me and You (feat. Andrée Belle)
4. The Liberation (feat. Makaya McCraven)
5. Transcendence / Love’s Metamorphosis Theme

• Features Taylor McFerrin, The Koreatown Oddity, RYAT and
more
• Limited to 300 copies Available from 31.03.2017

Josef Leimberg – Astral Progressions
Friday, January 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Josef Leimberg – Astral Progressions

Image: 1607749 This fall, trumpeter and composer Josef Leimberg will launch his debut full-length Astral Progressions. Hitting vinyl prints and digital formats with the Alpha Pup Records jazz imprint World Galaxy, Astral Progressions is a powerful record in the canon of 21st century music. It also continues the momentum Leimberg achieved on the Kendrick Lamar Grammy Award-winning album To Pimp A Butterfly. A hybrid state of jazz fusion, world music, R&B and golden era hip hop instrumentalism. Josef Leimberg has created a rich tapestry of sound that fits right in with the resurgence of progressive music in the 2010’s, launching out on his own terms after an impressive career of guest work.

Leimberg gained a unique level of traction with his work on the multiple Grammy Award-winning Kendrick Lamar LP To Pimp A Butterfly. Credited under the LoveDragon moniker with Terrace Martin, his time with To Pimp A Butterfly only represents a small fragment of his accomplishments. His collaborative resume over the decades is astounding, consisting of production, writing and feature credits with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Robin Thicke, Shafiq Husayn, Funkadelic, Freestyle Fellowship, Dr. Dre, Murs, King Tee, Suga Free, Saafir and Busdriver. These connections have undoubtedly spread life all over Astral Progressions.

Leimberg’s debut album features an array of innovators and game changers in modern progressive music. Kamasi Washington, Bilal, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kurupt, Terrace Martin and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson are just a small list of the brilliant minds that make the Astral Progressions outing special. Many of the featured artists became with the LP through world renowned creator Shafiq Husayn. Leimberg would connect with various musicians associated to his camp through studio recordings, gigging and rehearsals, building on his compositions in a very organic and social way.

Kurupt connects with Astral Progression’s cosmic message unlike anything else he’s done before, lending his verbal talents over a cosmic west coast flavor. Georgia Anne Muldrow and Bilal add considerable weight as well, taking direction into spiritually tinged fusions of R&B and soul. The ending track pays special homage to Leimberg’s mother, including a recording of her speaking about the complexities of life and where we all fit into the bigger picture of this universe. To describe this record in full would take volumes of thought, bridged under the vision of Leimberg in every note and measure.

Leimberg takes the sonic power of Astral Progressions back to the origins of the ‘70s jazz fusion movement. Included is a superb Miles Davis cover of ‘Lonely Fire.’ Originally recorded and featured on the 1970s Miles Davis studio album Big Fun, Leimberg revamps the spiritually tinged piece with uptempo pocket driven drum work, flaring solo’s and a sense of heightened energy that transforms the chord arrangements of the original into something entirely new. Paul Livingston adds lush sitar, tambura and sarod, bringing the Indian influences shed on the original composition into the 21st century state of Leimberg’s vision. It’s a perfect summation of how organic, fluid and exotic the record is as a whole.

The artwork and design packaging pulls back to the narrative of prolific album cover work that enhanced many of the world’s most celebrated jazz fusion albums. Artwork created by Tokio Aoyama, the vibrant color schemes intertwine into deeply interwoven symbols, coalescing to form a powerful story before a single note is even heard.

Taking the influence his father, mother and communities of musicians around him, Astral Progressions is a record that summarizes the long lasting power of love through sound. Josef Leimberg is a part of the movement that’s creating new standards in the exploration of jazz and fusion. He is defining himself as a worthy composer and purveyor of the deep musical arts and Astral Progressions is just the beginning.
Available from 24.02.2017

Miles Mosley – Uprising
Friday, December 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Miles Mosley – Uprising

Image: 1607752 MILES MOSLEY stepped into the light with magnetic force this year following the release of his new single ‘ABRAHAM’, garnishing critical acclaim from worldwide press such as NPR, The Guardian, BBC Radio, The FADER, and Bass Player Magazine. The Los Angeles-based upright bass virtuoso and composer has reached impressive professional heights in recent years, and his full length album has been eagerly anticipated.

Now the moment audiences across the globe have been waiting for is finally here: Miles Mosley announces the release of his album UPRISING, scheduled to be released worldwide on digital and vinyl formats on January 27, 2017. Ahead of the album release in January, Miles Mosley is offering the second single in the powerful track “Young Lion.” As the opening floodgates to UPRISING, “Young Lion” bursts with energy from every seam. Scorching horn lines, slick keys and a propulsive rhythm section unlike any other in modern music, the end of the track is supplanted with a mind-bending effects laced bass solo from Miles that shows why he’s one of the most respected bassists alive.

Scheduled to hit digital outlets September 16th, “Young Lion” is filled with gusto in lyric and music form. A perfect beginning to the story of UPRISING. It encapsulates the dynamic range of genres and expression that traces the rest of the album. UPRISING serves as his most personal and defining climb throughout his long-time career in the music industry. For Miles, it combines a deep love of songwriting with an innovative, truly one-of-a-kind ability on the Upright Bass. A balance he has worked decades to execute with precision, quality and taste.

UPRISING will release on the Alpha Pup Records sub-imprint World Galaxy, and features the collective Miles co-founded, the West Coast Get Down, a family of musicians he helped bring together during their formative years. The group have imprinted their stamp on the world unlike any other musical collective in recent times. Long-time manager and music collaborator Barbara Sealy, who has worked with the collective since they were in high school, co-produced the album with Tony Austin, shaping the content through the infamous KSL Sessions that produced over 150 finished compositions including those found on Kamasi Washington’s “The Epic.” As Miles describes, “I was the organizer, Tony Austin was the technical guru, Kamasi Washington was the wrangler, Ryan Porter was the heart, and our long-time manager Barbara Sealy was the safety net that made sure we were able to be in a safe, creative space. I began my record at Tony’s studio and transitioned to KSL to do Strings and Choir, yet once we were all in the groove more songs started crossing the finish line.”

Miles and company blend into a unified system of brilliant luminance through UPRISING. Kamasi Washington, Ryan Porter, Zane Musa, Dontae Winslow and the other L.A. horn players shout from the mountain tops, Brandon Coleman brings unrelenting funk on vintage keys, Cameron Graves displays his ethereal piano virtuosity, and Tony Austin holds it down with equal measure on drums and the production/engineering chair.

UPRISING is Miles’ personalized take on the musical journey of his life, and that of his West Coast Get Down family. It stands as an impressive record of deep conviction and technical prowess, following the influences he has gained from legends such as Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix. Every lyric, rhythm, melody and harmony from UPRISING comes from the deepest reserves of Miles’ soul and the experiences he has endured over the last two decades in the music industry: “I wanted to create a work that was natural and intimate, but still maintained a sense of grandeur.” Miles explains. “As if you were best friends with a giant. The West Coast Get Down, the Strings, the Choir, I sought to utilize all of these elements together to create something with memorable melodies and a message to the people that we are here for them. We are and want to be the loudspeaker for their hearts.”

The album demonstrates Miles’ vision and scope, traversing through stunning vocal cadences and complex music arrangements with scorching horn lines, innovative bass solos, thought-provoking lyricism and an overall dynamic that bleeds with the lineage of the West Coast Get Down. It showcases tracks reminiscent of the best that pop, jazz, blues, funk and soul have to offer.

As a connecting factor from the beginning to the end, UPRISING walks the listener through the trials, tribulations and successes that Miles has experienced in the music industry, in a way that holds a mirror to the broader human experience of living in the modern age. It culminates in the triumphs that he and the West Coast Get Down gained in that process, honing their craft to perfection while uplifting a generation. Every song becomes a piece to the whole, highlighting Miles’ strengths as a composer, musician and lyrical seeker of truth.

The power of the West Coast Get Down’s voice has manifested in numerous ways, and Miles Mosley continues that journey for audiences in an entirely new way with UPRISING, the sound of this generation: “I have always loved the power of words, and what they make us feel. The word “UPRISING” is often used in moments in which a group of people witness their strength in numbers and band together to seize an opportunity. Not only are we living in a time where people all over the world in art and politics are recognizing their own power in numbers, but as a member of the West Coast Get Down it seems fitting that this new attention to our sound, and the impact we are capable of making across genres feels like our own UPRISING. This is my piece of our story.” – Miles Mosley

1. Young Lion
2. Abraham
3. L.A. Won’t Bring You Down
4. More Than This
5. Heartbreaking Efforts of Others
6. Shadow of Doubt
7. Reap A Soul
8. Sky High
9. Your Only Cover
10. Tuning Out
11. Fire Available from 24.02.2017

Crem’e – Close Up
Friday, July 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Crem’e – Close Up

Image: 1605096 Alpha Pup Records is ecstatic to announce the signing of Crem’e to
the family roster, scheduled to drop his debut full-length, Close Up, this
fall. Hitting both vinyl and digital formats upon release, Close Up is a
highly personalized vehicle of sound, created over the last few years as
a response to the passing of his mother. An expression of deep roots
and a chain of connections that shattered and spliced into millions of
parts, Close Up was designed as a means of self-healing and emotional
preservation. Crem’e summed up this transition in his life with the
following, “It’s like getting rid of a scar and then feeling naked without it.”
The musical language of Close Up jumps back and forth between a
soulful balance of beauty and pain. Channeling the state of influences
his family, friends and environments have afforded him growing up in LA.
Many organic elements are seamlessly melded together, brought together
through heavy usages of sampling, vocal layering and live recordings.
Crem’e further added, “Hip Hop has always been my foundation so it
was pretty seamless to create with samples even if it isn’t on the rap tip.”
His connection to the community of Los Angeles reflects his foundations
in both hip hop and electronica, taking an internship program with the
acclaimed Stones Throw Records and becoming an integral member of
the staff at Hi Fidelity Records. He’s constantly immersed in the music
community he supported for so many years prior, living the life of a
dedicated and passionate musician with everyday’s passing.
Close Up represents bright moments that glide through mental gardens
of sonic delight, molded into unique form in every measure, note and
texture. Simply put, Close Up is music that represents the very essence of
human connection and particularly the relationships Crem’e fostered over
the last two decades. It’s a closer examination of how we transition and
embody the themes of our tragedies and triumphs. Walking in the same
footsteps as the talented producers who have generated the communities
sprawling life through electronica and LA, Crem’e is a producer that
strives to achieve beauty in every detail with his music. This detail was
amplified with the mixing and mastering work of Alpha Pup label head
and Low End co-founder Daddy Kev at Cosmic Zoo.

• Debut album from Los Angeles-based producer Greg Saldate
• Download code included
• Limited to 300 units worldwide

1. Passing Through
2. Tenniscoats
3. Sprouts
4. Keep On
5. Edith
6. Exhale
7. Dani
8. The Morning Of
9. Dreamfare (Kristiana)
10. Thanksgiving Hands
11. Good & You
12. Cause Of You
13. Searching (Trust)
14. Sorry
15. Heavy Skies
16. Shine
17. Getting Over Available from 26.08.2016

Alix Perez & EPROM – Shades EP
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Alix Perez & EPROM – Shades EP

Image: 1604351 Bass assassin dream team Alix Perez and EPROM debut Shades,
a commanding new EP on Alpha Pup Records. Fresh and dynamic,
the four-track release tickles the limbic system with gravity-distorting
bass and inspired hooks.
“The Serpent” cuts a swathe through the dance floor, underpinned
by an imperious, gritty bassline, replete with head-turning percussion
cuts. The back-swung “Chiron” cloaks a devious, neck-snapping riff
in warped melodic deviations.
Woozy percussion sits aloft an unsettled slab of electric bassweight
on“Minotaur”. And“Into Light”juxtaposes glory-era rave power chords
and arpeggios against echoes of g-funk and hyphy – culminating in
a tuned-up footwork flex-out.
Vivid. Searing. Groundbreaking. Shades is a gripping release by two
masters of their craft.

1. The Serpe
2. Chiron
3. Minotaur
4. Into Light Available from 01.07.2016

Anenon – Petrol
Friday, March 11th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Anenon – Petrol

Image: 1602879 Anenon is Brian Allen Simon, an artist and the founder of
the Non Projects record label. Constantly shedding the non-essential
in search of a deep and individualized core, Anenon’s music feels
potent and refined, yet still raw. His work reaches audiences through
speakers and venues where music is given serious consideration. An
experimental artist using contemporary tools, Brian mines the intersection
of electronics, jazz, improvisation and spiritual atmospherics.
Simon has performed internationally throughout Japan,
Europe and North America, sharing the stage with the likes of Morton
Subotnick, Julia Holter, Laurel Halo, Baths and many more. He is a
distinguished entrant of the 2011 Red Bull Music Academy and has
guest lectured at CalArts. Alongside multiple LP’s and EP’s released
on Non Projects, Simon has also released songs on Ghostly International,
Innovative Leisure and Brownswood. October saw Anenon’s debut
on Friends of Friends with the ‘Camembert’ EP, an effort that will be
followed with the ‘Petrol’ LP in 2016.
Born out of a series of improvisational sessions with friend
and collaborator Jon-Kyle Mohr, Anenon’s ‘Petrol’ is an album about
his native city of Los Angeles, but not the Los Angeles you know. It’s
a city built as much upon the frenzied kinetic energy of its freeways
as its moments of thoughtful, early morning solitude. In Anenon’s
mind, an Angeleno is “one who understands the beauty of distance
and the consistencies of irregularity” and those juxtapositions can be
found throughout ‘Petrol’, a spacious album that needs to be lived in
to be believed. Those juxtapositions extend to the sonic makeup of
‘Petrol’, from the tactile bliss of opener “Body” to the album closing
title track’s climactic bombast. Out March 4 on Friends of Friends,
‘Petrol’ is the culmination of years of work and a deeply refined sensibility,
a combination that seems to fit both label and artist like a glove.

Tracklist:
1. Body
2. Lumina
3. Once
4. CXP
5. Mouth
6. Hinoki
7. Machines
8. Panes
9. Petrol

Key Points:
• Support for ‘Petrol’ from The Wire, Pitchfork, LA Times, RBMA, Noisey,
Fader, Mixmag, Exclaim, Clash
• Red Bull Music Academy alumnus (2011)
• Curating a four-part, year-long series at the Museum of Contemporary Art,
Los Angeles entitled ‘Movement’
• Radio Host on non-profit online radio station Dublab
• Head of Non Projects record label, an Alpha Pup imprint
• Past releases on Ghostly International, Innovative Leisure and Brownswood
Recordings
• International touring experience with performances in Japan, Europe and
North America, sharing the stage with the likes of Morton Subotnick, Julia
Holter, Laurel Halo, Baths and many more

Press Quotes:
“The mood is evocative of Vangelis’ Blade Runner soundtrack, but elsewhere
things are less placid and misty-eyed, the drums on “Once” and “CXP” recreate the
head-over-heels tumble of drum ‘n’ bass, inspiring greater urgency in Simon’s
sax work. “Mouth” and “Petrol,” meanwhile, bring to mind Philip Glass’
work.”
– Philip Sherburne (Pitchfork) on Petrol Available from 01.04.2016

Mystery Cave – Ausarian Comforts
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mystery Cave – Ausarian Comforts

Image: 1600826 Mystery Cave’s first full-length on Psychic Fortitude, the new LA-based imprint from Alpha Pup/Dublab acolyte Jake Jenkins, introduces a wealth of new sounds to the already rich sonic palette the San Diego native introduced on Natural Mind, his debut EP with the label released earlier this year.

Debut vinyl release from Mystery Cave
Mystery Cave spent the summer on a West Coast tour, playing shows with Matthewdavid (Brainfeeder, Leaving Records), Jel (Anticon) and Magical Mistakes (Astro Nautico) and including a key stop at LA’s legendary Low End Theory night.

Mastered by Daddy Kev at Cosmic Zoo

Download card included

First vinyl release on Psychic Fortitude, the new label from Jake Jenkins (Alpha Pup, Dublab)

A1. Ancestral Ascension
A2. Ohm Loop II
A3. Chicken & Waffles
A4. Pendulum
A5. Little Buddha
B1. Comforts
B2. Smriti
B3. Golden Lampshade
B4. Ausar
B5. Ausares Available from 20.11.2015

Nobody – Vivid Green
Friday, October 30th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Nobody – Vivid Green

Image: 1600550 Low End Theory resident & veteran Los Angeles DJ Nobody creates
the crucially timed full-length Vivid Green via Alpha Pup Records.
Embracing the flux within LA underground musical movements of
the last fifteen years, Elvin Estela has been on the studio grind while
touring internationally refining chops in bass heavy beats, electronic
bangers and psychedelic rock.
Since debuting with one of Los Angeles’ first instrumental hip-hop
full lengths with 2000’s Soulmates, Estela has gone on to remain
relevant within the shape-shifting scenes of LA’s multicultural
artistic climate. Nobody utilizes the same signature mood, melody,
and diversity that identified him in 2000, but with an unmistakable
modern upgrade – no doubt influenced by Low End Theory, the club
he co-founded in 2006. Vivid Green is expanding on the repertoire
that has kept Nobody standing as a strong symbol for open ears.
Vivid Green is strongly instrumental, but boasts the vocal
collaborations of The Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala, electronic
songwriter Baths, laid-back SoCal rapper Nocando, freak-soul
Kendrick Lamar collaborator Anna Wise (Sonnymoon), and Teri
Gender Bender of Les Butcherettes/Bosnian Rainbows.

Features Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Baths, Nocando, Anna Wise
(Sonnymoon), and Teri Gender Bender of Les Butcherettes/
Bosnian Rainbows

Art and layout by Sonny Kay

Pressed on Green vinyl

1. Third Charm
2. Pentwater
3. Our Last Dance
4. Rhombus
5. Flat Black
6. Sleeping Alone
7. Iceplants
8. Rex
9. Spliff!
10. In Limbo
11. Vivid Green
12. Beaches Available from 11.12.2015

KONE – Yellostone
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on KONE – Yellostone

At long last, KONE on wax, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how the record came out.Pressed on virgin black vinyl, featuring a double-sided collectible insert, inside deluxe heavyweight reverseboard for an awesome matte finish. The cover image wr…

Free The Robots knows no genre boundaries …
Monday, May 2nd, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Welcome Alpha Pup! Daddy Kev’s label is proud to announce the release of “Ctrl Alt Delete”, the debut album from Free The Robots. A staggering work of mind-warping electronics, fuzzed-out psych and devastating hip-hop beats, the impending release of “Ctrl Alt Delete” will catapult Free The Robots to the forefront of the world renowned L.A. […]

Fulgeance
Monday, September 27th, 2010 | Tags:
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Fuelled by soul/funk & disco, the electro-injected sound of Detroit’s hip-hop heads, and experimental electronics fom the early analog synthesizer era (Moggi, Moroder, Bernard Fevre), Parisian beat-wizard Fulgeance delivers his own vision of club funk and future beats. Hyperactive by nature, his productions (as Fulgeance, Peter Digital Orchestra or Souleance) have served as a showcase […]

Second volume in the genre defying “Beat Dimensions” series …
Friday, September 11th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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Two years after the genre defying “Beat Dimensions Vol. 1″, we now present you the long due Vol. 2. Released on vinyl as 3 separate 12″ parts, a 7” and now released on CD. Volume 2 continues where the first left off. Twenty exclusive beats from forward thinking producers the world over. Exciting and contrasting […]

Nobody pres. Blank Blue
Monday, May 5th, 2008 | Tags: , , ,
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Elvin Estela, aka Nobody, met Niki Randa at Fingerprints, an indie record store in Long Beach, California, where they have worked together since 2001. Estela was mulling over ideas for a sequel to “Pacific Drift”, his 2003 release on Ubiquity, and realized that the album he wanted to make needed only one vocalist.

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2016
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Das Jahr 2016 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Mitarbeiter von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen Highlights aus Musik & Film der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend sind ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen […]

Staff Charts 2008
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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 charts. Madonna became 50, but she’s still doing […]

Staff Charts 2006
Monday, December 18th, 2006 | Tags: ,
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In good ol’ tradition we asked around what Groove Attack‘s employees have been listening to in 2006. Read on ‘cuz this list is for you …

Staff Charts 2005
Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 | Tags: ,
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Holy moly, the year 2005 is almost over. And so many changes happened we can’t even remember. Most recently we had to congratulate Mrs. Merkel for becoming the first female chancellor of Germany, but honestly nobody really cared. As always the much more important news came from overseas. Have you heard that our beloved newlyweds Jessica and Nick split up after they had stolen the hearts of audiences everywhere? And Britney sold Kevin’s Ferrari. Oh boy…But through all these times of melancholy one thing will remain the same and stay forever, and that’s our pure love for music.

So in good ol’ tradition we asked around what Groove Attack’s employees have been listening to in 2005. Read on ‘cuz this list is for you …

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