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Blay Ambolley – Ketan (180g/2LP+CD)
Friday, March 31st, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Blay Ambolley – Ketan (180g/2LP+CD)

Image: 1609324 Blay Ambolley presents his new album Keta out in May on Agogo Records.

Tracklisting CD:
01. Afrika Yie?
02. Ma Play
?03. Ketan?
04. Walk 4 Ground
05. Teacher
06. Simigwa-Do?
07. It’s Alright?
08. I Don’t Know Why?
09. I Get Myself To Blame

Tracklisting 2LP:
A1. Afrika Yie
A2. Ma Play
B1. Simigwa-Do
B2. Ketan?
B3. Walk 4 Ground
C1. Teacher
C2. It’s Alright
D1. I Don’t Know Why?
D2. I Get Myself To Blame

Blay Ambolley, and his Sekondi Highlife Band (The Creator of Highlife/Afro/ Jazz Dance Music)
The Legendary Gyedu Blay Ambolley from Ghana, West Africa and his Sekondi Band has
29 music albums to his credit. The most recent album “The African Soul “was released in
2015 and still remains a hit for Highlife/Afro/Jazz dance music fans around the world.
Ambolley was born in the city of Sekondi-Takoradi, in the Western Region of Ghana, in
West Africa. The multi-talented, International, Ghanaian Musician celebrated his “Silver
Jubilee” in music in 1998. He taught himself to play the flute as a first instrument in his
early years of musical interest dating back to the age of eight, when he began playing with
his father’s flute. The young music enthusiast continued to learn the rudiments of music
from the late’ Sammy Lartey and Ebo Taylor. During the sixties, the young aspiring
musician was impressed with the music he heard on the popular radio show, “Voice of
America Jazz Hour.” That sixties show featured such jazz giants as Jimmy Smith, Max
Roach, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ella
Fitzgerald and Billie Eckstie… all of whom became part of Ambolley’s early musical
experience.
This versatile, irrepressible singer, songwriter, producer and “musical- life-force” exploded
on the music scene in 1973 with a jazzy highlife sound called ‘SIMIGWA-DO’.
He has toured throughout West Africa, Europe, Canada, and the United States and has
performed on the same stage with some of the world’s most celebrated artistes such as,
Miriam Makeba of South Afrika, the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti of Nigeria, the late George
Howard, Angela Bofill, Norman Connors, Manu Dibango, Lakeside, Chikuzan Takahashi of
Japan, Ricardo Estrada of Cuba, Mayuto Correa of Brazil and toured Ghana with Oscar
Brashear and Michael Session. The celebrated musician has received numerous
prestigious awards, for example a lifetime achievement award and Inducted into the music
hall of fame by Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in California and an
award from the Board of Supervisors and the City Council of the State of California for
bridging the gap between Africa and African American music. He also received a lifetime
achievement award at the Ghana Music Awards in 2013.
Very interesting: in June 2016 the Embassy in Washington DC awarded BLAY
AMBOLLEY for introducing the first ever commercially recorded rap style of music in
1973 and not the Sugar Hill Gang as the Guinness book of record says.
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley has crafted the ability to combine a unique sound and melody with
funny lyrics and dancing to his music as is well documented that “the genre of his music is
entertainingly elevating and spiritually inescapable”, such that its uniqueness transcends
all musical categories. Available from 12.05.2017

Blay Ambolley – Ketan
Friday, March 31st, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Blay Ambolley – Ketan

Image: 1609323 Blay Ambolley presents his new album Keta out in May on Agogo Records.

Tracklisting CD:
01. Afrika Yie?
02. Ma Play
?03. Ketan?
04. Walk 4 Ground
05. Teacher
06. Simigwa-Do?
07. It’s Alright?
08. I Don’t Know Why?
09. I Get Myself To Blame

Blay Ambolley, and his Sekondi Highlife Band (The Creator of Highlife/Afro/ Jazz Dance Music)
The Legendary Gyedu Blay Ambolley from Ghana, West Africa and his Sekondi Band has
29 music albums to his credit. The most recent album “The African Soul “was released in
2015 and still remains a hit for Highlife/Afro/Jazz dance music fans around the world.
Ambolley was born in the city of Sekondi-Takoradi, in the Western Region of Ghana, in
West Africa. The multi-talented, International, Ghanaian Musician celebrated his “Silver
Jubilee” in music in 1998. He taught himself to play the flute as a first instrument in his
early years of musical interest dating back to the age of eight, when he began playing with
his father’s flute. The young music enthusiast continued to learn the rudiments of music
from the late’ Sammy Lartey and Ebo Taylor. During the sixties, the young aspiring
musician was impressed with the music he heard on the popular radio show, “Voice of
America Jazz Hour.” That sixties show featured such jazz giants as Jimmy Smith, Max
Roach, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ella
Fitzgerald and Billie Eckstie… all of whom became part of Ambolley’s early musical
experience.
This versatile, irrepressible singer, songwriter, producer and “musical- life-force” exploded
on the music scene in 1973 with a jazzy highlife sound called ‘SIMIGWA-DO’.
He has toured throughout West Africa, Europe, Canada, and the United States and has
performed on the same stage with some of the world’s most celebrated artistes such as,
Miriam Makeba of South Afrika, the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti of Nigeria, the late George
Howard, Angela Bofill, Norman Connors, Manu Dibango, Lakeside, Chikuzan Takahashi of
Japan, Ricardo Estrada of Cuba, Mayuto Correa of Brazil and toured Ghana with Oscar
Brashear and Michael Session. The celebrated musician has received numerous
prestigious awards, for example a lifetime achievement award and Inducted into the music
hall of fame by Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in California and an
award from the Board of Supervisors and the City Council of the State of California for
bridging the gap between Africa and African American music. He also received a lifetime
achievement award at the Ghana Music Awards in 2013.
Very interesting: in June 2016 the Embassy in Washington DC awarded BLAY
AMBOLLEY for introducing the first ever commercially recorded rap style of music in
1973 and not the Sugar Hill Gang as the Guinness book of record says.
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley has crafted the ability to combine a unique sound and melody with
funny lyrics and dancing to his music as is well documented that “the genre of his music is
entertainingly elevating and spiritually inescapable”, such that its uniqueness transcends
all musical categories. Available from 12.05.2017

Dead Horse Beats – Young Ruins
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dead Horse Beats – Young Ruins

Image: 1606630 Patrick Wade, better known as Dead Horse Beats is a producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist living in Montreal, Canada. Since the release of his first album in 2011, Wade has garnered attention for his unique brand of hazy, rhythmic, soul-styled creations, and energetic live spectacles featuring a slough of live instrumentation, electronics and guest performers.

After the release 2015’s acclaimed Single People LP and a brief stint with London’s Black Butter Records, Bad Hopes is the culmination of a new, fully realized sonic direction, inspired by the sounds of the Montreal scene in which DHB is embedded, equal parts glittering R&B, and undeniable deep house inspired soundscapes, fusing fully on Bad Hopes,

Alongside friends and collaborators Frase (vocals on She Said) and Jason Simpkin (additional production and instrumentation throughout) DHB blends his voice and lyrics with bassy grooves, lush synths and sharp, angular percussion into a cohesive, rolling soundscape.

A1. She Said – ft Frase
A2. The Moments
B1. Young Ruins
B2. Dive Available from 28.10.2016

Staff Charts 2009
Monday, December 28th, 2009 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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2009 wasn’t just the year everyone you know bought an iPhone, joined Twitter and put on a pair of gum boots to till their fields in Farmville. Actually it was also an exciting and eventful year for music – full of blown speakers, sweaty t-shirts and the surprising comeback of psychedelic rock. Along the way […]

Blitz The Ambassador’s “Goodbye Stereotype” might just be the best hip hop album in 2009 …
Thursday, October 15th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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“Goodbye Stereotype” might just be the best hip hop album you will hear in 2009! A mix of hip hop, rock, jazz, and world music, Blitz the Ambassador’s “Goodbye Stereotype”, is a bold, genre-bending journey down music’s darkest alleys. With live horns, strings, and percussion, Blitz the Ambassador and the Embassy Ensemble take hip hop […]

Only Fools And Horses
Thursday, September 18th, 2008 | Tags: , , ,
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Only Fools And Horses (OFAH) is the project of Permanent Vacation heads Tom Bioly and Benji Fröhlich. Their first 12″ track “Spectacle Wins” is some serious boogie flavored kraut-disco with a fat bassline great arpeggios and synth lines. “Spectacle Wins” has been produced by Paul Beller aka Ben Mono. On the flipside, Holy Ghost! (DFA) […]

LAURENT GARNIER USA-Tour cancelled, find out why …
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 | Posted in News | Comments Off on LAURENT GARNIER USA-Tour cancelled, find out why …

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