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The Herbaliser – There Were Seven – Remixes (Department H)
Friday, July 4th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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18 months on from the release of their critically acclaimed 7th album, ‘There Were Seven’, UK Hip-Hop/Funk/Soul pioneers The Herbaliser return with ‘There Were Seven – Remixes’.

CD DEPTHCD008
Release: 04-07-14
Staff Charts 2013
Friday, December 20th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Features, For Facebook, Magazine | Comments Off on Staff Charts 2013

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 […]

58 Beats Presents – Wor(l)d Connects Vol. 1 (58 Beats)
Monday, April 16th, 2012 | Tags: ,
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“Wor(l)d Connects Vol.1” is a collaborative project between hip hop producer Glam a.k.a. Glammerlicious (Main Concept) and his Munich-based label 58 Beats with Urban Vibes.

CD 58022-2
Release: 13-04-12
URBS – Remix EP1 (Retrogott, Brenk Sinatra, Cookin’ Soul)
Friday, May 5th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on URBS – Remix EP1 (Retrogott, Brenk Sinatra, Cookin’ Soul)

Image: 1609996 Zum kommenden Album des aus Wien stammenden DJs & Produzenten Urbs, veröffentlicht Beat Art Department eine EP mit Remixen von Retrogott, Brenk Sinatra und Cookin’ Soul. Es handelt sich nicht um ein Instrumental-Album, sondern um eine Sammlung mit zwölf souligen Hip Hop-Nummern, die mit handverlesenen Vokalisten der internationalen Rap-, Dancehall- und Soul-Szene aufwarten. Neben den New Yorkern Wordsworth von EMC sowie R.A. The Rugged Man, finden sich u.a. Ward 21 aus Kingston, Jamaika, Voice Monet aus New Orleans, Blu Rum 13 von One Self aus Washington DC, als auch alte Weggefährten wie der Wiener Skero oder der Wahl-Münchner Blabbwona von Abstract Art auf dem Album.

Retrogott aka Kurt Hustle aus Köln, der dem Track „10.000 Years Behind Me“ ein neues Gewand gab, ist
seit Mitte der 2000s einer der wichtigsten Vertreter des Independent HipHop in Deutschland. Sein
Debütalbum „Jetzt Schämst Du Dich!“ von 2007 erzielt unter Sammlern astronomische Preise und gilt
mittlerweile als Blaupause des deutschen Rap. Selbst eine Namensänderung konnte seiner Popularität nichts
anhaben. Aktuell steht mit Pen Pals, ein Kollaborationsalbum mit Motion Man aus Oakland, ein weiteres
Release des Tausendsassas in den Plattenläden.

Brenk Sinatra von den Betty Ford Boys aus Wien, der dem Tune „Hey“ feat. Wordsworth von EMC aus
New York seinen Stempel aufdrückt, zählt seit Jahren zu den wichtigsten Vertretern Österreichs des Beatart.
Neben seinen Arbeiten als Solokünstler, unter anderem für die Hi Hat Club Serie, produzierte er fast allein
die gesamte Rapszene Wiens und schuf mit Miles Bonny, unter dem Namen S3, und den Betty Ford Boys
Meisterwerke des modernen Soul.

Cookin’ Soul, ein Produzententrio aus Valencia interpretierten den Song „Hands Up“ feat. R.A. The
Rugged Man neu. Zwar sind die Gesichter der Spanier unbekannt, doch läuft ihre Musik auf der ganzen
Welt. Produktionen für Joey Badass, The Game, Swizz Beats, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Max B, Dipset,
Styles P, Uncle Murda, Jean Grae, Tek, Skyzoo, Joell Ortiz, CL Smooth, 40 Cal, JR Writer oder dem
Japaner Dabo, stehen in der Biografie. Mit der Rapperin Melodee aus den Niederlanden wagt sich das
Trio nun auch selbst ins Rappenlicht.

Ganze elf Jahre sind seit „Toujours Le Meme Film“, dem letzten Album von Urbs vergangen. Auf Kruder &
Dorfmeisters G-Stone Label lieferte der Wiener Musiker, Dj und Producer damals den Soundtrack zu einem
fiktiven Film Noir, zog sich aber nach einer Europa-Tournee fast gänzlich aus der Öffentlichkeit zurück. Er
sieht sein Schaffen nicht als Karriere, sondern als Teil seines Lebens, welches in den seltensten Fällen einer
konkreten Planung unterliegt, und deshalb hat Urbs sich auch bewusst viel Zeit gelassen für sein aktuelles –
unbetiteltes- Album.

Urbs: „Der Vorgänger “Toujours Le Meme Film” kam bei sehr vielen Leuten extrem gut an, und über die
Jahre habe ich mitbekommen, daß es manchen Leuten richtig viel bedeutet. Das war eine gewisse
Belastung, weil man diese Leute natürlich nicht enttäuschen will. Mittlerweile denke ich, daß genug Wasser
die Donau runtergeflossen ist, um vielleicht den einen oder anderen mit etwas ganz Neuem zu
überraschen. Die Leute, die mich kennen, wissen ja, daß ich im Grunde immer dopen HipHop produziert
habe.“

Konsequenterweise handelt es sich diesmal nicht um ein Instrumental-Album sondern um eine Sammlung von
12 souligen HipHop Nummern, die mit handverlesenen Vokalisten der internationalen Rap-, Dancehall- und
Soul-Szene aufwarten. Neben den New Yorkern Wordsworth von EMC sowie R.A. The Rugged Man,
finden sich unter anderem Ward 21 aus Kingston, Jamaica, Voice Monet aus New Orleans, Blu Rum 13
von One Self aus Washington DC, als auch alte Weggefährten wie dem Wiener Skero oder dem Wahl-
Münchner Blabbwona von Abstract Art auf dem Album.

Auf die Frage, wie es sich anfühlt, nach mehreren Instrumental-LPs erstmals ein Album mit Vokalisten
aufzunehmen, erwidert Urbs mit einem Augenzwingern: „Generell war es für mich schwierig die Songs
loszulassen und mich den MCs auszuliefern. Man verbringt viel Zeit mit einem Stück und baut eine gewisse
Beziehung auf. Die Musik erzeugt Bilder im Kopf und hat oft eine schwer fassbare Bedeutung für den
Producer. Dann geht ein MC drüber und es ist ein bisschen als würden die brutalen Freunde deines älteren
Bruders dein Kinderzimmer verwüsten- in deiner Anwesenheit.“

Wieso das Album keinen Titel trägt, ist auch schnell beantwortet: „Dieses Album ist nun sozusagen meine
Leistungsschau auf diesem Gebiet und durch den unendlich langen Reifeprozess, ist es auch schön intensiv
eingekocht und auf dem Punkt. Deshalb auch keine Intros, keine Interludes, kein Titel, no Gimmicks, einfach
12 gute Songs – Punkt.“

Tracklisting
A1 “Hands Up” feat. RA The Rugged Man & Big Earth (3:13)
A2 “10.000 Years Behind Me” feat. TRAC (Retrogott Remix) (3:29)
A3 “Hey” feat. Wordsworth (Brenk Sinatra Remix) (3:19)
A4 “Hands Up” feat. RA The Rugged Man & Big Earth (Cookin’ Soul Remix) (3:11)
B1 “Hands Up” feat. RA The Rugged Man & Big Earth (Instrumental) (3:08)
B2 “10.000 Years Behind Me” feat. TRAC (Retrogott Remix Instrumental) (3:29)
B3 “Hey” feat. Wordsworth (Brenk Sinatra Remix Instrumental) (3:19)
B4 “Hands Up” feat. RA The Rugged Man & Big Earth (Cookin’ Soul Remix Instrumental) (3:11) Available from 16.06.2017

Der Wiener Hip Hop-Künstler URBS veröffentlicht sein neues Album mit namhaften Gast-Rappern
Monday, August 21st, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Ganze elf Jahre sind seit “Toujours Le Meme Film”, dem letzten Album von Urbs, vergangen. Auf Kruder & Dorfmeisters G-Stone Label lieferte der Wiener Musiker, DJ und Producer damals den Soundtrack zu einem fiktiven Film Noir, zog sich aber nach einer Europa-Tournee fast gänzlich aus der Öffentlichkeit zurück. Er sieht sein Schaffen nicht als Karriere, […]

Radio Slave
Monday, June 26th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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No matter what sounds you profess to be your music of choice, chances are, that at some point over the last five years, you will have got your rocks off to Matt Edwards. As Matthew E he fashions club-based, dancefloor slayers. Under that aegis he’s updated the classic Chi-town, jackin’ sound beloved of house aficionados […]

Radio Slave
Monday, July 25th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , ,
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No matter what sounds you profess to be your music of choice, chances are, that at some point over the last five years, you will have got your rocks off to Matt Edwards. As Matthew E he fashions club-based, dancefloor slayers. Under that aegis he’s updated the classic Chi-town, jackin’ sound beloved of house aficionados […]

Re.You
Monday, November 2nd, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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It’s been a meteoric rise for Re.You, his success in the electronic music scene a distant cry from shattered hoop dreams. Now firmly Berlin-based, his prolific release schedule continues unabated, the live show with Rampa going from strength to strength as well as DJ sets at clubs across the world. As a teenager in Ulm, […]

Radio Citizen – The Night & The City
Friday, October 16th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Radio Citizen – The Night & The City

Image: 1598404 Radio Citizen is back with his new new album The Night & The City.

TRACKLISTING LP
A1. Shores
A2. Clouds
A3. Rise
A4. Peace
B1. Radio Days
B2. Schatten
B3. Sleep

C1. Last Delight
C2. Trip
C3. Phone
D1: Near & Far
D2: Stars
D3: Gute Nacht

Maybe Sonar Kollektiv got a lucky punch, or maybe it’s just a logical consequence that Munich based Niko Schabel and his Radio Citizen project now release their new album on the label that represents exactly the same sound Schabel has been preaching for years. The fist two LPs (“Berlin Serengeti” and “Hope And Despair”) came out on the San Francisco imprint Ubiquity Recordings after Quantic heard Radio Citizen’s music and pinned a promo CD on Ubiquity’s A&R department.

Five years after the excursion to San Francisco Schabel now returns with his combo to the haven of his hometown. “The Night & The City” is an album tailor-made for Sonar Kollektiv: A melange of genres which deploys live instruments on an equal footing with samples and herewith becomes a highly explosive mixture of latin percussion, funk, poppy dub, moody, folky soul, Afrobeat, ethno-jazz, Bossa Nova, Hiphop und blaxploitation soundtracks. Schabel is a so-called musician’s musician who can play anything from woodwinds to keyboards and percussions, as well as of course the MPC sampler by Akai like hardly anyone else. On top of that he apprehends expertly how to work with all kind of different musicians and how to form out of many influences, individual pieces and styles of genres a coherent entity bigger than its separate parts.

To start off this thirteen stations encompassing tour of “The Night & The City” we get the slightly sombre “Shores” with jazz singer extraordinaire (Denmark born with Ghanaian roots) Natalie Greffel and dummer Matthias Gmelin. Niko Schabel himself controls the MPC, plays piano and supplies the percussion. It gets even more sinister thereupon with the instrumental “Clouds” with the backing by Antonis Anissegos at the piano. The whole album drifts somewhere between melancholia and wistfulness. On “Radio Days” Natalie Greffel bemoans devoutly: “search around for higher ground, before I drown in the waves that been pulling me down”. This sounds as if Portishead and Tricky spent a day together at the stormy Atlantic coast. Since “Rise” is somehow about the sea as well, but also about finally stopping
to mope and “freedom will come your way”.

The album actually embraces the typical Bristolian sound without evoking triphop or bigbeat at any point. Niko Schabel and his comusicians are much too much devoted to Jazz to go along that path and with tracks like “Trip”, “Sleep” or “Schatten” they provide the perfect soundtrack to an imaginary big city thriller. The significant difference from other musically flawless and stylistically confident combos that do their own thing called Jazz is Radio Citizen’s unparalleled use of samples. On “Phone” it is a vinyl crackle and numerous strange sounds Schabel constructs a round-thetwist wall of sound of, on top of which Greffel’s lyrics slide cherubically. The singer with her beautifully heartwarming voice is virtually ubiquitous on “The Night & The City”. Only on “Near And Far” she briefly leaves the microphone to Abiodun Oyewole while supporting the mesmerizing beat with a triangle.

This is definitely not your common feelgood album which you can let warble off-handedly in the background. Only if you want to create voluntary an atmosphere that is claustrophobic as well as menacing and compelling in the same way. Music for after midnight. Music for city neurotics with lots of groove.

http://www.sonarkollektiv.com/

Available from 27.11.2015

Radio Citizen – The Night & The City
Friday, August 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Radio Citizen – The Night & The City

Image: 1598365 Radio Citizen is back with his new new album The Night & The City.

TRACKLISTING CD
1. Shores
2. Clouds
3. Radio Days
4. Peace
5. Rise
6. Trip
7. Phone
8. Sleep C1. Last Delight
9. Last Delight
10. Near & Far
11. Schatten
12. Stars
13. Gute Nacht

Maybe Sonar Kollektiv got a lucky punch, or maybe it’s just a logical consequence that Munich based Niko Schabel and his Radio Citizen project now release their new album on the label that represents exactly the same sound Schabel has been preaching for years. The fist two LPs (“Berlin Serengeti” and “Hope And Despair”) came out on the San Francisco imprint Ubiquity Recordings after Quantic heard Radio Citizen’s music and pinned a promo CD on Ubiquity’s A&R department.

Five years after the excursion to San Francisco Schabel now returns with his combo to the haven of his hometown. “The Night & The City” is an album tailor-made for Sonar Kollektiv: A melange of genres which deploys live instruments on an equal footing with samples and herewith becomes a highly explosive mixture of latin percussion, funk, poppy dub, moody, folky soul, Afrobeat, ethno-jazz, Bossa Nova, Hiphop und blaxploitation soundtracks. Schabel is a so-called musician’s musician who can play anything from woodwinds to keyboards and percussions, as well as of course the MPC sampler by Akai like hardly anyone else. On top of that he apprehends expertly how to work with all kind of different musicians and how to form out of many influences, individual pieces and styles of genres a coherent entity bigger than its separate parts.

To start off this thirteen stations encompassing tour of “The Night & The City” we get the slightly sombre “Shores” with jazz singer extraordinaire (Denmark born with Ghanaian roots) Natalie Greffel and dummer Matthias Gmelin. Niko Schabel himself controls the MPC, plays piano and supplies the percussion. It gets even more sinister thereupon with the instrumental “Clouds” with the backing by Antonis Anissegos at the piano. The whole album drifts somewhere between melancholia and wistfulness. On “Radio Days” Natalie Greffel bemoans devoutly: “search around for higher ground, before I drown in the waves that been pulling me down”. This sounds as if Portishead and Tricky spent a day together at the stormy Atlantic coast. Since “Rise” is somehow about the sea as well, but also about finally stopping
to mope and “freedom will come your way”.

The album actually embraces the typical Bristolian sound without evoking triphop or bigbeat at any point. Niko Schabel and his comusicians are much too much devoted to Jazz to go along that path and with tracks like “Trip”, “Sleep” or “Schatten” they provide the perfect soundtrack to an imaginary big city thriller. The significant difference from other musically flawless and stylistically confident combos that do their own thing called Jazz is Radio Citizen’s unparalleled use of samples. On “Phone” it is a vinyl crackle and numerous strange sounds Schabel constructs a round-thetwist wall of sound of, on top of which Greffel’s lyrics slide cherubically. The singer with her beautifully heartwarming voice is virtually ubiquitous on “The Night & The City”. Only on “Near And Far” she briefly leaves the microphone to Abiodun Oyewole while supporting the mesmerizing beat with a triangle.

This is definitely not your common feelgood album which you can let warble off-handedly in the background. Only if you want to create voluntary an atmosphere that is claustrophobic as well as menacing and compelling in the same way. Music for after midnight. Music for city neurotics with lots of groove.

Available from 18.09.2015

The Herbaliser – There Were Seven – Remixes
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Herbaliser – There Were Seven – Remixes

Image: 1590265 Achtzehn Monate nach ihrem siebten und letzten Studioalbum “There Were Seven” kehren die UK Hip-Hop/Funk/Soul-Pioniere The Herbaliser zurück mit einem Remix-Album der Extraklasse. “There Were Seven – Remixes” erscheint auf ihrem eigenen Label Department H und beinhaltet fünfzehn neu aufgenommene und geremixte Versionen plus acht Bonus Instrumentals von Leuten wie 2econd Class Citizen, Wah Wah 45’s Colman Brothers, Hugo Kant, Renegade Brass Band, Muneshine, Gigabeatz Bonson und Drum & Bass/Electronica-Pionier T Power. Available from 04.07.2014

The Herbaliser finally release the remix companion album to their ‘There Were Seven’ LP
Friday, June 27th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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18 months on from the release of their critically acclaimed 7th album, ‘There Were Seven’, UK Hip-Hop/Funk/Soul pioneers The Herbaliser return with ‘There Were Seven – Remixes’. Released on the band’s own Department H label the album features 15 newly recorded and remixed versions, plus a further 8 bonus instrumental cuts, from the likes of […]

Toby Fichelscher – Busting The Bongos (Sonorama)
Friday, November 22nd, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Percussive hard bop, Afro-Cuban and modern jazz recordings by Berlin bongo player, singer and beatnik Toby Fichelscher, recorded in 1960 with the quintet of vibraphonist Manfred Burzlaff featuring the young drummer Joe Nay.

CD SONOC78 / LP SONOL78
Release: 22-11-13
The Herbaliser
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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More than 18 years into their musical journey, The Herbaliser just keep getting bigger, stronger and better. It all began in the early 1990s when West London duo Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba discovered a shared passion for hip-hop, rare groove, funk and jazz. James Brown, DJ Premier, Lalo Schifrin, Pete Rock and David Axelrod […]

Riz MC
Monday, June 25th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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After starting on local pirate radio stations and honing his live skills at his club night Hit&Run (still going strong in Manchester) he burst onto the scene, winning several rap battle contests in 2005 including Jump-Off (the club night which also launched Professor Green and Mr. Hudson), Battlescars (broadcast live from Maida Vale on Radio1), […]

Poppa PRINCE PAUL releases his first instrumental album …
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005 | Posted in News | Comments Off on Poppa PRINCE PAUL releases his first instrumental album …

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