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MED – Presents Bang Ya Head 4
Friday, March 11th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on MED – Presents Bang Ya Head 4

Image: 1602880 Bang Ya Head celebrates it’s 10 Year Anniversary by bringing
together some of Hip Hop’s most promising artists for Bang Ya Head
4. Production from Dibia$e, Madlib and Oh-No etc., vocals by MED,
Blu, Alchemist, and Elzhi to name a few.

A.
1. Heaven Stairwell feat. MED/Guilty Simpson/Kokane (prod. by Dibia$e)
2. Complicate feat. MED/Jimetta Rose (prod. by Chris Keys)
3. Run feat. Gangrene/MED (prod. by Oh No)
4. Joy Road (prod. by Sirplus)
5. Peroxide RMX feat. MED/BLU/Mibbs (prod. by Sirplus)
B.
6. Where They At feat. MED (prod. by Madlib)
7. Caddy Music feat. MED/Blu/Elzhi (prod. by Bombay)
8. Heaven Stairwell Instrumental (prod. by Dibia$e)
9. Complicate Instrumental (prod. by Chris Keys)
10. Heaven Stairwell Acapella – MED/Guilty Simpson

Available from 08.04.2016

Majoe & Jasko – Majoe Vs. Jasko (Banger Musik)
Friday, November 8th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Majoe & Jasko present their second full-length album. Featuring Kay One, Summer Cem, KC Rebel & Farid Bang. Produced by Juh-dee, Joshimixu, Rooq.

CD BANGER005-2
Release: 08-11-13
Yancey Boys (J Dilla & Illa J) – Quicksand (ft. Common & Dezi Paige)
Thursday, October 31st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Yancey Boys (J Dilla & Illa J) – Quicksand (ft. Common & Dezi Paige)

Image: 1584393 Delicious Vinyl will soon release Sunset Blvd., the all new album from Yancey Boys, the group piloted by John “Illa J” Yancey and Frank Nitt. The dynamic new collection is built around previously unheard tracks created by Illa J’s brother: the late, great J Dilla (James Yancey). With Frank Nitt’s standing as J Dilla Music Catalog Curator and the official approval of Yancey Media Group, all productions on Sunset Blvd. originate from The Lost Scrolls — the stunning cache of beats Dilla left behind.
The first official single from Sunset Blvd. is “Quicksand” with features Common & Dezi Paige. And the B-Side is no sleeper, “The Fisherman” is a full-court press featuring a chorus from Vice and blistering rhymes from Detroit Serious and cuts by J.Rocc of Beat Junkies. The track is, as Frank Nitt promises, “guaranteed to make you bang your head!”

Nitt also reminds us that “this isn’t a nostalgia trip: Dilla’s beats were so
future-forward that they’re right on time in 2013.”

PRODUCED BY J DILLA

SIDE A – QUICKSAND (feat. Common & Dezi Paige)
1. Vocal Mix
2. Instrumental
SIDE B – FISHERMAN (feat. J Rocc, Vice, & Detroit Serious)
1. Vocal Mix
2. Instrumental Available from 11.10.2013

MED, Blu & Madlib – The Turn Up EP
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on MED, Blu & Madlib – The Turn Up EP

Image: 1616426 There goes the neighborhood! MED, Blu and Madlib return with a new EP called The Turn Up. Soulful, hard hitting raw sounds produced by Madlib matched with lyrics from 2 of Hip Hops elite. With 9 track Id’s on this EP, you will surely experience great music and get more than your purchase worth. Bang Ya Head Entertainment is excited to bring you this project to help push the culture forward and raise the bar.

The Turn Up feat. Oh-No
Jungles feat. Black Shakespeare
House Keys
Even Though
Wonderful
The Turn Up (Instrumental)
Jungles (Instrumental)
The Turn Up (Acapella)
The Jungles (Acapella)
Available from 17.11.2017

Madlib – Bad Neighbor (Instrumentals)
Friday, February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Madlib – Bad Neighbor (Instrumentals)

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Bang Ya Head Entertainment is gearing up to release the Instrumentals to the critically acclaimed Bad Neighbor LP by MED and Blu. All beats produced by Madlib. 15 banging instrumentals and 3 bonus beats for your enjoyment. Everything Madlib creates is innovating but the production on Bad Neighbor LP are timeless. Double vinyl with download card.

With 100% beats by Madlib, Bad Neighbor is the brainchild of MED – a cornerstone in Stones Throw’s history — and Blu – the voice behind modern classics like Below the Heavens — who instantly clicked a decade earlier on tour with Emanon. The album is an exclamation point on the idea that began with The Burgundy EP, expanded to include Dam Funk and Mayer Hawthorne on The Buzz EP, and continued until contributions from Anderson .Paak (Dr. Dre’s Compton), Hodgy Beats (Odd Future), and the one-and-only MF DOOM made Bad Neighbor ready to launch.

But Bad Neighbor isn’t the first time MED and Madlib’s orbits have collided. A fellow head from the fertile crescent of Oxnard, CA, MED not only guested on the now-classic Soundpieces by Lootpack in ’99, he also dropped into Madvillain’s “Raid” (Madvillainy, 2004) and made his mark on Quasimoto’s Unseen (2000), not to mention making the sole MC appearance on Madlib’s acclaimed Shades of Blue. Madlib, in turn, provided the lion’s share of production on MED’s Classic and Push Comes to Shove alongside J Dilla and Oh No. Meanwhile Blu, besides earning HipHopDX’s “Rookie of the Year” bona fides, put LA back on the map alongside Exile (Below the Heavens, Give Me My Flowers…) and as a self-produced solo artist (Her Favorite Colour, Jesus, York!, Good to Be Home).

Bad Neighbor, although hazy, heavy, and blunted under the influence of Madlib’s aesthetic backbone, floats effortlessly above the smoke by virtue of MED and Blu’s sometimes topical, sometimes acrobatic, and always on-point interplay. The album is undoubtedly an extension of all three artists’ signature sounds, but it simultaneously defies all precedents to reaffirm each individual’s position at the forefront of LA’s legendary hip-hop landscape.
Available from 24.03.2017

Axel F. (MED & J.Rocc) – The Sofa Set EP (Picture Disc)
Friday, September 6th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Axel F. (MED & J.Rocc) – The Sofa Set EP (Picture Disc)

Image: 1582107 Side A
01. Sofa Coins
02. Red Heat (Interlude)
03. All Day feat. Oh No
04. Sofa Coins (Instrumental)
05. Sofa Coins (Acapella)
Side B
01. The Set
02. The Yard (Interlude)
03. All Day (Instrumental)
04. The Set (Instrumental)
05. The Set (Acapella)

Collaborative album between two Stones Throw Records affiliates
MED & J Rocc on MED’s new label Bang Ya Head. Features beats
entirely produced by J Rocc & a guest appearances from Oh No.
Available on a limited edition picture disc coin. Available from 16.08.2013

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2015
Friday, December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Das Jahr 2015 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 […]

The second collaboration between MED, Blu & Madlib results in collaborative LP Bad Neighbor
Friday, October 30th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,
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With 100% beats by Madlib, Bad Neighbor is the brainchild of MED – a cornerstone in Stones Throw’s history – and Blu – the voice behind modern classics like Below the Heavens – who instantly clicked a decade earlier on tour with Emanon. The album is an exclamation point on the idea that began with […]

Ramones – Leave Home
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ramones – Leave Home

The Ramones’ self-titled debut was released in 1976 toglowing praise and acclaim from music critics, and thedevelopment of the punk rock scene in the US and UK.The band were hailed as the next big step in thedevelopment of rock music, and correctly pr…

Los Camaroes – Resurrection Los
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Los Camaroes – Resurrection Los

Image: 1611757 — The electrifying final album from Cameroon’s legendary Los Camaroes, available on LP for the first time since 1979.
— Recorded live to two track at the Mango Bar in Yaoundé, Resurrection Los was the last collaboration between bandleader Jean Gabari and groundbreaking guitarist Messi Martin.
— Deluxe LP reissue features notes on the history of the band by original keyboardist Mbambo “Johnny Cosmos” Simon, plus all new interviews with producer Nicolas Mongué and engineer Emmanuel Guyssot.

Cameroon, 1978: it’s like any good western movie. A man drifts through the plains at the furthest edge of the country in search of two former gunslingers, hoping to coax them out of retirement for one last showdown. Except this time, the weapons are guitars and the gunslingers are Jean Gabari and Messi Martin – the calm sheriff and his hot-headed deputy – who had led the band Los Camaroes to superstardom at the beginning of the decade.

Los Camaroes emerged at the end of the 1960s from the town of Maroua in the northern, predominantly Islamic area of Cameroon. After changes in name, in lineup and in management, they worked their way south to the capital to make a name for themselves, in the span of only a few years they changed Cameroon’s music scene forever, leaving a trail of sold-out nightclubs and monster radio hits in their wake. Then, at the height of their popularity, they broke up.

The band had been led from the beginning by Jean Gabari, whose level-headedness and evenhandedness inspired the respect and devotion of his musicians. But it was Gabari’s alchemical collaborations with guitarist Messi Martin that drove the band to its greatest heights. Martin had developed an innovation that would earn him fame throughout Cameroon as the “king of Bikutsi”, as Johnny Cosmos explains:
“The primary instrument in Bikutsi is the balafon, and Messi came up with a trick that consisted of chewing small pieces of paper until they reached the right consistency and then stuck them between the strings of the guitar. This trick, which made a guitar sound like a balafon, catapulted him to stardom and turned him into the founder of Modern Bikutsi.” (Check the song “Bezimbi” to hear Messi Martin´s wizardry on a Bikutsi tune)

Martin’s extraordinary talents were matched by a character of great unpredictability. He had been lured away from the band before by the promise of success and, in 1975, when Los Camaroes were at the peak of their power, he left them once again. Gabari tried to keep the band going, but his own longstanding battles with ill health eventually forced him to return to his hometown. With Gabari and Martin gone, the rest of the musicians drifted away in search of other gigs. By 1978, Los Camaroes were no more than a rapidly fading memory.

But then came the resurrection.

From out of nowhere, a businessman named Atangana Joseph appeared in northern Cameroon. His goal: to track down the original members of Los Camaroes and get them back together for their one final shot at immortality. The musicians reconvened at the legendary Mango Bar in the capital city of Yaoundé, the very place where, years earlier, they had established their reputation as one of Cameroon’s most fearsome live bands.

Producer Nicolas Mongué and engineer Emmanuel Guyssot were called in from Douala to record what was being billed as a comeback album. There was talk of going into a studio, but Los Camaroes had always thrived on the energy of the nightclub scene, they decided instead to record it live to two-track in the Mango Bar.

The six tracks on the album were performed by a mixture of new recruits and veterans from the original Camaroes lineup – including Mpouli “Dodo” Emmanuel and Boloko Michel on Guitars, Eyango Claude on Organ, the percussion duo of Ndi Bellui and Enama Leon, and vocal contributions from Sala Bekono Joseph and Ngoebang Jean Marie – but the urgent rhythms and shimmering guitars sound like a band who simply picked up where they had left off. It seemed that everyone on the record was inspired by the exhuberant reunion between Martin and Gabari, the two magicians from which Los Camaroes had been born and born again

The album, Resurrection Los Vol. 1, was completed in only a few days. There would be no Volume 2. The music that emerged during the Mango Bar sessions was the culmination of a fifteen year musical bond between Gabari and Martin, and what was supposed to be a comeback album ended up being a last testament — Gabari would die only a few years later and Martin, without his foil, would never find the same level of musical success. Even at the time, these two titans of Cameroon’s music scene seemed to realise it would be the last time they would ever work together. The resurrection of Los Camaroes was short-lived … but it produced a masterpiece.

The Analog Africa Dance Edition reissue of Resurrection Los was remastered by Frank Merritt at the Carvery and comes with a wonderful poster housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve featuring the story of the band as told by original keyboardist Mbambo “Johnny Cosmos” Simon, as well as new interviews with the production team who supervised the now legendary Mango Bar sessions. This essential slab of Cameroon’s musical history, previously unreleased outside of Africa, is available on LP for the first time since 1979.

Tracklist
1. Resurrection Los 6:53
2. Beton Sala 5:25
3. Miss Ya Ntem 4:40
4. Mindzuk Ya Enyin 5:43
5. Bezimbi 4:02
6. Mbembe Ndoman 5:22 Available from 29.09.2017

Ekambi Brillant – African Funk Experimentals (1975-1982)
Saturday, January 7th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ekambi Brillant – African Funk Experimentals (1975-1982)

Ekambi Brillant was born in the village of Dibombari in Cameroon in 1948. In 1962 he attended school in Yaounde and learned his musical craft. In 1971 he heads off to the big city lights of Douala. Here he finds himself in a French TV, music competiti…

Simian Mobile Disco
Monday, July 11th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , ,
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Every musician needs to take action to keep themselves fresh from time to time, but James Ford and Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco have really gone to extremes this time: they’ve completely abandoned every tool they previously used to make music. The duo have never been ones to follow anyone else’s methods in any […]

Santé
Monday, February 8th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Around a time when deep house music was imploding in on itself amidst a deluge of uninspiring loops, mindless repetition and utter disposability, Berlin’s Santé emerged as part of a wave of new producers with a different cut to their electronic jib. His productions ooze character, charisma, soul, colour, humour and above all a sense […]

9th Wonder & Talib Kweli – Indie 500 (It’s A Wonderful World Music Group)
Friday, November 6th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
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Two of Hip Hop’s most cherished icons, Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder have come together to create what undoubtedly will go down as an instantly classic album.

CD IWWMG05CD
Release: 06-11-15
Talib Kweli and producer 9th Wonder will be releasing a joint album called Indie 500
Monday, November 2nd, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
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Two of Hip Hop’s most cherished icons, Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder have come together to create what undoubtedly will go down as an instantly classic album. INDIE 500 features an All Star supporting cast, including Problem, Slug (of Atmosphere), Rapsody, Pharaoh Monch, Brother Ali, Hi-Tek, NIKO IS and more. After exploding on to the […]

Various – Ork Records: New York, New York (4LP+Book)
Friday, September 18th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Ork Records: New York, New York (4LP+Book)

Image: 1599478 Where in the mythos of punk is there room for a frizzy-haired cinephile San Diegan? How could the defining rock attitude and look of the late 1970s get brainstormed by two go-nowheres from a boarding school in Hockessin, Delaware – a D student and kidvoted Most Unknown by his senior class? Forget the worn-out yarns about London gobbers and safety-pin piercings – the true story of the birth of punk rock on 45 is the story of Ork Records, captured by Numero Group on four hefty LPs (or two shiny compact discs) and told across 120 high-gloss pages (184 for the CD) filled with insider photos and sordid details. It is a story populated by iconic names like Television, Alex Chilton, Lester Bangs, Richard Hell, the Feelies, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Blondie and the Ramones. And it’s a tale told from the hallowed grounds of CBGB, Max’s Kansas City, and Ardent Studios. It all began with Terry Ork, a Jewish SoCal film nerd enthralled by Andy Warhol’s posse as they made a transgressive surfing flick, who moved cross-country to manage a movie memorabilia shop on the grubby streets of the Lower East Side. Made in the shadows of disco and dereliction in late-’70s Manhattan, Ork Records: New York, New York is not just the genesis of punk, it is the birth of the New York City scene and indie culture as we know it.

Tracklisting: 1. Television- Little Johnny Jewel 2. The Feelies – Fa Cé-La 3. Richard Hell – (I Belong To The) Blank Generation 4. The Revelons – The Way (You Touch My Hand) 5. The Erasers – I Won’t Give Up 6. Alex Chilton – All Of The Time 7. Chris Stamey & The dBs – (I Thought) You Wanted To Know 8. Prix – Zero 9. Marbles – Red Lights 10. Alex Chilton – Take Me Home & Make Me Like It 11. Prix – Girl 12. The Idols – Girl That I Love 13. Mick Farren & the New Wave – Lost Johnny 14. Cheetah Chrome – Still Wanna Die 15. The Idols -You 16. The Student Teachers – Christmas Weather 17. The Erasers – It Was So Funny (The Song That They Sung) 18. Richard Hell – (I Could Live With You) (In) Another World 19. Chris Stamey – The Summer Sun 20. Alex Chilton – Free Again 21. Richard Lloyd – (I Thought) You Wanted To Know 22. Student Teachers – Channel 13 23. Chris Stamey – Where The Fun Is 24. Prix – Everytime I Close My Eyes 25. The Feelies – Forces At Work 26. Marbles – Fire And Smoke 27. The Revelons – 97 Tears 28. Cheetah Chrome – Take Me Home 29. Richard Hell – You Gotta Lose 30. Chris Stamey And The dBs – If and When 31. Mick Farren & The New Wave – Play With Fire 32. Richard Lloyd – Get Off Of My Cloud 33. Alex Chilton – The Singer Not The Song 34. Richard Lloyd – Connection 35. Alex Chilton – Summertime Blues 36. Mick Farren & The New Wave – To Know Him Is To Love Him 37. Link Cromwell – Crazy Like A Fox 38. Link Cromwell – Shock Me 39. Kenneth Higney – I Wanna Be The King 40. Lester Bangs – Let It Blurt 41. Alex Chilton – Bangkok 42. Peter Holsapple – Big Black Truck 43. Prix – She Might Look My Way 44. Alex Chilton – Can’t Seem To Make You Mine 45. Prix – Love You All Day Long 46. Alex Chilton – Shakin’ The World 47. Prix – Love You Tonight 48. Lester Bangs – Live 49. Kenneth Higney – Funky Kinky
Available from 30.10.2015

J.Wiltshire – False Awakening
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on J.Wiltshire – False Awakening

Image: 1596717 J. Wiltshire returns with his new single False Awakening on Hypercolour.

TRACKLIST

A1. False Awakening (Original Mix)
A2. False Awakening (Clubby Tool Mix)
B1. False Awakening (Tuff City Kids Remix)
B2. False Awakening (Tuff City Kids Dub Copy)

J. Wiltshire follows up 2013’s Hypercolour single, “How It Is” with an offering that’s quite a leap from his seductive deep house sound, gracing us with a hugely mature sounding slice of brooding electro body popping bizzness!

In its Original Mix, “False Awakening” opens with delicate pizzicato synth plucks over a deadly electro-tinged beat that gets warped and crushed as dense sweeping strings and digital glitches come tumbling down on the unfolding arrangement. Like a neo-classical Underground Resistance, a funky as you like bass-line heralds in a discordant and haunting vocal line, which really ramps up the melancholic mood. All the while, the futuristic beat really propels this track along at an urgent pace. On his “Clubby Tool Mix”, Wiltshire digs into the mechanics of the track, slapping resonators on the drums and further manipulating the sound with some clever studio trickery.

Tuff City Kids, AKA Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer, come fresh from singles on Permanent Vacation and remixes for Numbers, Crème Organisation and Visionquest with their take on “False Awakening”. TCK come out guns a blazing with a heavy kick and abrasive hats, looping a fragment on the vocal whilst the stabby bass and 909 hats set the heady vibe here. A growling synth line unfurls and the remix pounds hard and heavy, a little melodic organ line its only respite from the pummeling groove. The duo throw in a beats mix, the “Dub Copy”, just like the old days, as a little tool to keep us all happy, job done!

Selected DJ reactions

Tom Trago – Vibes!
Maya Jane Coles – I’m in love with the TFC remix, full support!
Richy Ahmed (Hot Creations) – Amazing!
Darren Emerson – Going for the remix on this one, sounds great
DJ TLR (Crème) – TCK remix does the job
James Zabiela – F***ing awesome, all mixes!
Brett Johnson (Classic) – Yes! TCK mix is the lick!
Josh Wink – enjoying the sublime Original and Club Tool mix
Reboot (Cadenza) – TCK remixes for me!
Appleblim – One of the tunes of the year so far, so fat!
Adam Beyer (Drumcode) – Beat version is wicked
Soulphiction – Love the Original Mix
Anja Schneider (Mobilee) – The TFC remix for me!
Alan Fitzpatrick (Drumcode) – love the remixes, big!
Norman Nodge (Berghain) – The beat version seems to be a banger!
Bill Brewster (DJ History) – Really like the production and feel of the Original
Maxxi Soundsystem – Killer, and the TCK remix is so good Available from 22.05.2015

The Hempolics – Green Line / News Readers
Friday, September 5th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Hempolics – Green Line / News Readers

Image: 1590753 Hempolics are back in action this time on new label home BBE. First up is the Green Line / News Readers ep the start of a slow build all leading up to their forthcoming new studio album.

The Hempolics are out to put those organic rootsy vibes back into electronic music
and bring something altogether different to the table, Green Line is just the
beginning…
Some of you will recognize Green Line as a song originally voiced by the late, great
Garnett Silk over Jackie Mittoo’s Hot Milk riddim. Here Grippa Laybourne has kept
the classic rhythm to the fore, with echo and rewinds all punctuating the vocal
delivered by members Nubiya (also of Leeds-London Afrobeat/hip-hop pioneers
Nubiyan Twist) and Dandelion (frontman of mercurial UK-reggae outfit
The Drop), complete with a toasting interlude. The sensibility, right from its opening
Barrington Levy-esque ‘bongo-didddly-ooooooaahh’, is early digital dancehall, but
as you’d expect from Grippa, well-known for his work with Cheeky Records, it also
has an effortless commercial sheen.
Overly capable B-side News Readers is no sideshow. Kicking straight in with “News
flash, there ain’t no cash, s’all gone on the wall”, it is a poignant statement of
disaffection with the negative buzz created by modern media or the “blues feeders”
as it’s better put by the song. Featuring the smooth and ear-pleasing soul Sony
signed and extended Hempolics crew LSK (AKA Leigh Steven Kenny) who also
provides artwork for the upcoming album. Produced with Grippa’s own unique
rhythm, this is an unashamedly a bouncy, upbeat number whose positive step
belies the scathing political commentary within. Another summer banger.
Grippa, Harry Collier, Nubiya and Dandelion formed the band in 2010 and Caused
an instant stir with their single Serious on the Reggae Roast label but the band now
rolls out as an 9-piece at full strength, with ranks often swelled by visits from various
international talents such as Maxi Jazz and Paulo Nutini to name a few. They have
gained a cult following through their tight as a tick live performances – honed
supporting Faithless’ final ever show in front of 4000 people at Brixton academy as
well numerous small but necessarily on point venues – is the best kept secret on the
UK’s live circuit today and it’s slowly getting let out of the bag.
There is a full album of material ready to drop, all recorded in back to basics fashion
throughout the bedrooms and home studios of the band, although the weather out
might be dull London-side it’s strictly sunshine vibes, resplendent with huge hooks
and festival-friendly choruses. In the mean time Green Line looks set to appeal to
both older reggae-heads and those younger fans who’ve adopted hip-hop and
dancehall as just another part of the pop firmament, with its massive crossover
appeal and slightly wistful but feel-good charm.
This is the first release for Hempolics on BBE and is part of the slow build to their
album release

TRACKLISTING
A Green Line
B News Readers

For Fans Of:
Reggae, Massive Attack, Gorillaz

http://www.hempolics.co.uk/ Available from 15.08.2014

Smoove & Turrell – Broken Toys
Thursday, June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Smoove & Turrell – Broken Toys

Image: 1589377 Newcastle’s finest Smoove & Turrell are back with their third studio album Broken Toys. Their rise through the ranks of British soul has been nothing but unstoppable, here’s a little recap why:

First album Antique Soul scored some heavy points with singles I Can’t Give You Up, You Don’t Know & Beggarman. Gaining the lads two records of the week on Radio 2 (Radcliffe & Maconie) and their first ever-national playlist on 6music. The original 7” of the northern soul banger I Can’t Give You Up still changes hands for up to £160 on the net. This propelled Smoove & Turrell to headlining stages at festivals such as Glastonbury and Big Chill to name a few, not bad for an unknown Geordie band.

Any worries about a difficult second album were brushed aside when in 2011 S&T released Eccentric Audio. With Smoove’s timeless production skills and a confident John Turrell at the top of his game both lyrically and vocally, Eccentric Audio saw the boys break through onto national TV & Radio playlists throughout the UK and Europe. Getting two Radio2 playlists with singles Hard Work and Gabriel and MTV Europe and Virgin Media playlists with single Slow Down.

With the word starting to spread across the pond to America S&T tracks could be heard on as many things as network giant ABC’s primetime campaign, feature film For A Good Time Call, video game The Crew and international smash hit series like The Finder & World of Jenks.

Back on home turf, track Hard Work was used on a national advertising campaign as well as others being used on a host of primetime TV shows such as Match of the Day, Strictly Come Dancing, Splash & Coronation Street opening up S&T to yet a wider audience again.

Live performance highlights saw the boys perform in venues as varied as the legendary terrace in Space Ibiza, it took them as far a field as Moscow and Dubai, it let them play to the whole of Marseille from the ramparts of a castle and led them to support the one and only Nile Rodgers & Chic.

Now its 2014 and the album is Broken Toys. Scheduled for release in May, this is another jump forward both in terms of production and appeal. Sparkling pop songs flirt with disco influenced floor stompers in between the blues, jazz, funk & soul the boys are so well known for.

First out of the blocks will be the double A side single – Lay It On Me / I Just Want More followed by the barnstorming Will You Be Mine in May.

Hitting the road again with their motley crew of Geordie reprobates Smoove & Turrell’s 7 piece band will once again be gaining yet more of a loyal fan base both here in the UK and in Europe & the wider world. Available from 06.06.2014

Smoove & Turrell
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Newcastle’s finest Smoove & Turrell are back with their third studio album Broken Toys. Their rise through the ranks of British soul has been nothing but unstoppable, here’s a little recap why: First album Antique Soul scored some heavy points with singles I Can’t Give You Up, You Don’t Know & Beggarman. Gaining the lads […]

Various – Warehouse Music – Sampler
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Warehouse Music – Sampler

Image: 1587335 Ready to kick off 2014 with a bang, Warehouse Music is a statement of intent, bringing some of the hardest-hitting producers on one outrageous compilation.

Spearheading one of the most exciting projects on Chronic to date, the Warehouse Music Sampler features 2 tracks taken from the forthcoming album.

First up, Command Strange with the rolling sounds of ‘Disco Ball’, driven forward by an addictive jittering synth line, the opener combines heavy Chronic bass with raw, underground vibes. V favourite Bladerunner returns to Chronic with ‘Lock Off’, laying down crisp amens and morphing bass, whilst bringing the classic Chronic style into the 21st century.

A label on the rise, 2013 marked the rejuvenation of one the most important labels in Drum and Bass’s history. With a renewed mission to release the hardest, most dancefloor focused tracks, Chronic is quickly becoming synonymous for heavyweight, bass-fuelled riddims. In a year that has seen the label launch from a brand new look with the mighty Chronic Rollers as well as two dark releases from L-Side, Sativa Dub and Silent Type, Chronic is ready to drop the gully sounds of Warehouse Music.

SUPPORT: DJ Hype, Crissy Criss, Artificial Intelligence, Pendulum, Nicky Blackmarket, Bryan Gee, Bailey, DJ Marky and more.

Tracklisting:

A. Command Strange – Disco Ball
B. Bladerunner – Lock Off Available from 03.02.2014

Staff Charts 2013
Friday, December 20th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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The year 2013 is almost over. In good old tradition we asked around what some of the employees of Groove Attack, Rough Trade, and GoodToGo have been listening to during the past twelve months. These are the results … On this occasion the entire team would like to wish everybody Merry Christmas and a happy […]

R.A. The Rugged Man – Legends Never Die
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Image: 1580903 Few artists are ever as controversial as they are influential. New York legend R.A. The Rugged Man has lived up to this billing by combining
the authenticity of his undeniably rugged life with his undisputed mic skills.
Having been left for dead by the industry, the Rugged Man has somehow emerged in 2013 with a thriving career, a nonstop touring schedule, a
die-hard fan base, and a new album that is sure to solidify his place as one of the most important figures in underground hip-hop. “The only
reason I live is to be the best at what I do and I get better at it every day of my life,” he says. “I can’t wait to unleash it to the world.

Album features high-profile guest appearances from the likes of Hopsin, Tech N9ne, Talib Kweli, Krizz Kaliko, Brother Ali, Masta Ace, Vinnie Paz, Sadat X, Eamon, Bumpy Knuckles, and more.

Production from Marco Polo, Buckwild, Apathy, Ayatollah, Mr. Green, and more.

1. Still Diggin Wit Buck
2. The People’s Champ
3. Definition Of A Rap Flow (ft. Amalie Bruun)
4. Learn Truth (ft. Talib Kweli)
5. Bang Boogie
6. Tom Thum
7. Holla-Loo-Yuh (ft. Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko)
8. Media Midgets
9. Shoot Me In The Head
10. Legends Never Die (Daddy’s Halo)
11. The Dangerous Three (ft. Brother Ali & Masta Ace)
12. Luv To Fuk (ft. Eamon)
13. Underground Hitz (ft. Hopsin)
14. Laugh, Clown, Laugh
15. Sam Pecknpah (ft. Vinnie Paz)
16. Outro
17. Still Get Through The Day (ft. Eamon)

Available from 16.08.2013

Veteran emcee R.A. The Rugged Man presents his new album “Legends Never Die”
Monday, April 29th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Few artists are ever as controversial as they are influential. New York legend R.A. the Rugged Man has lived up to such a moniker by simultaneously inspiring generations of rappers while being banned from every major record label’s offices and even barred from performing during the late-90s underground explosion. But by combining the authenticity of […]

Erol Alkan
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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At the end of 2006, Erol Alkan was at a crossroads. He’d been voted DJ of the year by Mixmag. He’d made landmark, expectation-defying remixes for bands he loved: a crunching “glam racket” reworking of ‘Do You Want To’ for Franz Ferdinand, a wonderfully wistful reinterpretation of Hop Chip’s ‘Boy From School’, a psychedelic take […]

Staff Charts 2012
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Let me make one thing perfectly clear, 2012 was amazing! Number-one position in the German Media Control album charts, gold, platin, multiple awards – CRO took it all. The artist with the famous panda mask infected the entire country with his genre-bending mixture of rap and pop. Other artists / bands like alt-J, Anastacia, Baroness, […]

Erol Alkan
Monday, November 5th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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At the end of 2006, Erol Alkan was at a crossroads. He’d been voted DJ of the year by Mixmag. He’d made landmark, expectation-defying remixes for bands he loved: a crunching “glam racket” reworking of ‘Do You Want To’ for Franz Ferdinand, a wonderfully wistful reinterpretation of Hop Chip’s ‘Boy From School’, a psychedelic take […]

Gensu Dean’s solo debut is bound to take the music world by storm …
Friday, February 3rd, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Often referred to as The Grand Imperial, Gensu Dean may be hip-hop’s best kept secret. Currently shinning bright out of Texas like the great DJ Premier, Dean utilizes a vintage sampler by Emu Systems, the classic SP1200, as his weapon of choice. With device in hand and equipped with an extensive 7,000+ piece vinyl collection, […]

Hospital Presents – Hospitality Drum & Bass 2012 (Hospital)
Friday, February 3rd, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Next instalment in the critically acclaimed “Hospitality Drum & Bass” series, mixed by Hospital director and studio stalwart Tomahawk. An essential bargain purchase to brighten up the winter months!

CD NHS202CD
Release: 03-02-12
The next instalment in the critically acclaimed “Hospitality Drum & Bass” series …
Friday, January 20th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Hospitality, the award winning events arm of Hospital Records, which recently won “Best Event” at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards, brings you the next instalment in the critically acclaimed “Hospitality Drum & Bass” series, mixed by Hospital director and studio stalwart Tomahawk. Get your new year off with a bang with this bumper 31-track […]

All new studio album from Screwball front man and Queensbridge legend Blaq Poet …
Monday, June 20th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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While Blaq Poet has chosen to remain out of the spotlight over the course of his long and storied career, there is no disputing his place in the NYC street-hop pantheon. Blaq Poet was first heard at the age of 17, when he released a blistering diss track, “Beat You Down,” aimed at KRS-One in […]

Hospital Presents – Hospitality Drum & Bass 2011 (Hospital)
Monday, February 7th, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Bringing Hospitality firmly into 2011, the compilation provides a panoramic snapshot of drum & bass and brings you the best of Hospitality.

CD NHS182CD
Release: 04-02-11
Hospital Records presents Hospitality Drum & Bass 2011 …
Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 | Tags: ,
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With over 50 separate club night dates across the globe in 2010, Hospitality is, as Mixmag puts it quite simply “the biggest thing in drum & bass”. After the unprecedented success of the download only 2010 compilation, “Hospitality Drum & Bass 2011” brings together some of the biggest anthems of the year on CD from […]

Kasper Bjørke
Monday, November 22nd, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , ,
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After more than a decade as a fulltime producer and DJ, Copenhagen based Kasper Bjørke has released his music on labels like hfn Music, Plant Music, Fine, Thugfucker, We Love This and V2 Records – and even more labels are to be added in the upcoming months. Kasper has received numerous Danish Music Award and […]

Logistics
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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November 26th sees the release of “Space Jams” by Logistics. One of the most prolific artists on Hospital Records releasing over 90 tunes since signing in 2004. This collection contains the highpoints of his Hospital output so far. “Together”, “Blackout”, “Inside My Soul”, and “The Trip”, all anthems on the dancefloor, now make theirway onto […]

Clutchy Hopkins
Thursday, April 15th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Fact or fiction? Is Clutchy Hopkins an alias? Or is this the true name for a reclusive musical powerhouse? Are his recordings vintage, new, or a mix of both? Some may wonder about these things, along with why some dudes have a long pinky nails or whatever happened to MySpace, others may ask if any […]

Another aural journey by Clutchy Hopkins …
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Fact or fiction? Is Clutchy Hopkins an alias? Or is this the true name for a reclusive musical powerhouse? Are his recordings vintage, new, or a mix of both? Some may wonder about these things, along with why some dudes have a long pinky nails or whatever happened to MySpace, others may ask if any […]

Logistics
Thursday, October 29th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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Logistics grew up on a self prescribed musical diet, equal parts guitar based compositions from bands such as Rage Against The Machine and down tempo efforts from labels like Mo’ Wax. Matt Logistics railed against the music his brother, Dan Nu:Tone would listen to and finally acquired a taste for drum & bass through the […]

The Soundtrack from the motion picture “The Wrestler” starring Mickey Rourke …
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Koch Records is pleased to announce the release of the soundtrack to one of 2009’s most acclaimed films, “The Wrestler”, in theatres February 2009. Back in the late 80’s, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling […]

Staff Charts 2008
Thursday, December 18th, 2008 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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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 […]

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