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Joon Moon – Moonshine Corner
Friday, August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Joon Moon – Moonshine Corner

Image: 1610957 Kwaidan Records present Moonshine Corner the new album from Joon Moon.

A1. Apple Day
A2. Feels Like
A3. Get Down
B1. Chess
B2. Call Me (Album Version)
B3. Help Me
C1. Crash
C2. Jimmy Thirsty Cow
C3. I Might Be Wrong (Radiohead Cover)
D1. Tiger
D2. Silverado

As 2015 was wrapping up, an unknown outfit called Joon Moon took the music world by surprise with its first single Chess. The four cuts on the Call Me EP, a beguiling mix of pop and soul, electronic music and jazz, melancholy and elegy, heralded a forthcoming album that was bound to leave a blast radius on landing. And while the name and vibe of the project evokes a purple veloured, oldHollywood universe, Joon Moon was borne out of a resolutely contemporary meeting of the minds – the kind the can only happen amidst our jetsetting music scene.
After ten years of touring the world playing double bass with Marc Collin’s Nouvelle Vague ensemble, alongside excursions into house music on the Yellow Productions Art of Disco compilations, not to mention co-producing Florent Marchet’s Bamby Galaxy album, it was time for songwriter/producer/renaissance man Julien Decoret to dedicate his heart and soul to a new challenge. With Raphaël Chassin, (Hugh Coltman, Vanessa Paradis, Pauline Croze) on drums, helping out with the production and arrangements, and Sébastien Trouvé as sound engineer, Decoret set out on his retromodern Joon Moon mission, laying out the contours of a world where trip-hop, jazz, soul and electronic music live side by side, sharing their joys and sorrows.
The only missing element was that one last bit of magic, a voice that could take the project to ever-loftier heights. Enter Krystle Warren. She had worked with Rufus Wainwright, and Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside, and had made forays into house music herself by providing vocals to two cuts off Hercules and Love Affair’s, The Feast of the Broken Heart. That’s not even mentioning her own band, Krystle Warren and The Faculty – and its three albums – which display her impressive grasp of soul music, folk, blues… Joon Moon’s first album Moonshine Corner, which stole part of its name from an Austin watering hole that had become a haunt during its first American mini-tour, is the sound of four people meeting at an unlikely crossroads named Melancholy. Recorded using modern studio techniques along with vintage 60s and 70s instruments, Moonshine Corner places its chips on a subtly modern vibe through twelve lovelorn tracks that weave themselves around pop and trip hop, folk and soul, jazz licks and electronic washes, digging their own groove in the river bed dug by years and years of exposure to Radiohead, Neil Young, and Zero 7. Joon Moon is also, lest we forget, a project that takes on its full magnitude on stage. The barebones live setup (drums, piano) allows Krystle’s powerful voice to fill the space, swaying from nervy to more subdued laments, hopping around tessitura in the blink of an eye. Consider the live french version of Radiohead’s I Might Be Wrong, which transports you to the fictional smoky jazz club where forgotten, old 50s star Joon Moon holds court behind the microphone. Available from 29.09.2017

D-Region & Code – Hustle From Born / Live Your Life
Friday, June 7th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on D-Region & Code – Hustle From Born / Live Your Life

Image: 1581273 Up next on newly reinvigorated Emotif Recordings comes a storming 12″ from production team D-Region & Code. Known for their breathtaking remixes and heavy-hitting solo work, these skilled producers are a welcome addition to Emotif’s future heritage.

D-Region is the founder of the Canadian independent label Furious Records and has worked with respected music groups like Universal/EMI, Moonshine, ZYX, Moist and Toronto’s Nice and Smooth in his 12 years in the DnB scene. In his career, D-Region has landed four singles on Beatport’s coveted Top 10 sales chart (drum n bass) and dozens of tracks on the Beatport Top 100. His single “The Terminator’s Theme” debuted at number 1 on Beatport when it was released in 2005. DJ Code hails from London and has been on a steady accent through the ranks as the latest addition to the Kool FM roster. His past releases on Emotif including “Brainstorm” & “Rudeboy Rebellion” with fellow producer Sketch were absolutely massive. It’s good to see him back!

Hustle From Born feat. Shutdown and Trinity Chris’ is a synth-led powerhouse. It kicks off with a modulated lead line and dub skanks before a huge saw-wave bass heaves into motion over the pounding beats. Shutdown provides additional beef in the production whilst Trinity Chris delivers the hype with his dancefloor-riling vocal. This is hi-energy peak time material. Trinity Chris is a JUNO nominated (Grammy Awards of Canada) artist who has toured across North America sharing the stage with the likes of Mavado, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Ghostface Killah, French Montana, D-Block, Shabba Ranks, Sizzla & dozens more. Available from 20.05.2013

Good God! Born Again Funk
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 | Tags: ,
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Not a resurrection, but a rebirth. In 2006, we were first hearing what seemed to us a conundrum: gospel singers performing pious gospel songs, and devoutly, but doing so amid hot, sweaty, earthy sounds drunk on the same moonshine downed by any blues singer thumbing his way up north from the Mississippi delta. The Father […]

Numero Group’s latest release “Good God! Born Again Funk” marries the Lord’s message with the Devil’s grooves …
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 | Tags: ,
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Not a resurrection, but a rebirth. The Numero Group’s 2006 release “Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal” examined what seemed to be a conundrum: gospel singers performing pious gospel songs, and devoutly, but doing so amid hot, sweaty, earthy sounds drunk on the same moonshine downed by any blues singer thumbing his way up north […]

Bybo – Dream On
Thursday, September 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bybo – Dream On

Image: 1606138 The Funk-scene in Germany is growing pretty steady because of labels like Born To Shine! Bybo lives in the city of Karlsruhe, but has a distinctive sound that could come straight out of the Westcoast. This is fine modern funk, great compositions that will take you on a trip

• Debut album of the highly anticipated Modern funk producer Bybo from Germany
• Limited to 500 pcs

A.
1. Dream On
2. Trust In Me
3. Program Of Love
B.
1. In The Mood
2. Starlight
3. Superintelligence Available from 07.10.2016

Big Grams (Big Boi & Phantogram) – Big Grams (180g)
Friday, September 18th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Big Grams (Big Boi & Phantogram) – Big Grams (180g)

Image: 1599558 Big Boi and Phantogram have teamed up for their debut release as Big Grams. The seven-track EP features guest appearances from Run the Jewels and Skrillex.

Big Grams has been teased for months, leading up to the trio unveiling the project with a performance at Epic Records’ Epic Fest at the end of August. Previously, Phantogram’s Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel contributed to several tracks on Big Boi’s 2012 album Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors.

Tracklist:

01 Run for Your Life
02 Lights On
03 Fell In The Sun
04 Put It On Her
05 Goldmine Junkie
06 Born To Shine [ft. Run the Jewels]
07 Drum Machine [ft. Skrillex]
Available from 06.11.2015

Daedelus – Invention And The Quiet Party (BF RSD)
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Daedelus – Invention And The Quiet Party (BF RSD)

Image: 1615560 Like his mythological namesake, Daedelus – otherwise known as Alfred Darlington – is an inventor, a creator of sonic labyrinths combining sounds from an eclectic palette into an innovative genre all his own. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Daedelus is repackaging his seminal debut Invention in a 2XLP package with the complimentary EP The Quiet Party (including appearances from Madlib, Yesterday’s New Quintet and Busdriver) in a color vinyl masterpiece. Containing the track Experience, known in part as a sample in Madvillain’s accordion, Invention is a genrespanning opus that marks the start of what has become an illustrious career.
As Pitchfork writes, “Daedelus’ debut album manages to fnd common ground between 21st century electronics and the string arrangements of yesteryear. He never obscures one with the other, nor allows one to shine through at the other’s expense. The disparate elements are in harmony and at the command of Daedelus’ personality.”

1. Playing Parties
2. Pursed Lips Reply
3. Astroboy
4. Adventress
5. Elegy (At Last)
6. Muggle Born
7. Aplomb
8. Experience
9. Loded
10. Quiet Now
11. Minor Detour
12. Perchance A Bit
13. Soulful Of Child
14. Thus The Whirligig
15. Quiet Now (with Busdriver)
16. Pursed Lips Reply (with Sach)
17. Playing Parties (YNQ – The Stars Remix)
18. Madlib Bonus Beats
19. Muggle Born (High Priest ESP Remix)
20. Girls (feat. Abstract Rude and Busdriver)
21. Girls (Instrumental)
22. A Touch Of Spring

• Originally released in 2002, out of print for 10+ years
• Upcoming show in El Paso, Texas with Huxley Anne, & Wylie Cable on November 4th
• “Wears House” mix tape coming out on Dome of Doom on October 13
• 15 year anniversary edition pressed on blue/beige vinyl
• Pitchfork review from 2002 (8.8) Available from 24.11.2017

Jackie Shane – Any Other Way (Ltd. Deluxe 2LP)
Friday, September 8th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jackie Shane – Any Other Way (Ltd. Deluxe 2LP)

Image: 1611399 Known by genre aficionados as one of the greatest singers and most riveting stage presences in soul music, Jackie Shane has remained largely unknown outside Toronto, where her career briefly flowered in the 1960s. Beyond her unmistakable gift of the gab, Shane is a pioneer of transgender rights, born in a male body but unabashedly living her entire life as a woman at a time when to do so seemed unthinkable. Any Other Way is the first artist-approved collection of Ms. Shane’s work, ollecting all six of her 45s and every highlight from the legendary 1967 live sessions at the Sapphire Tavern, including three mind blowing, previously- unreleased tracks. Rob Bowman’s 20,000 word essay is Jackie’s first communication with the public in nearly half a century, telling for the first time ever Jackie Shane’s story in her own words. This deluxe two album set is copiously illustrated with never-before- seen pictures from a career and a life unlike any other.

2xLP
A
1. Sticks And Stones
2. Any Other Way
3. In My Tenement
4. Comin’ Down
5. Money (That’s What I Want)
6. I’ve Really Got The Blues
7. Send Me Some Lovin’
8. You Are My Sunshine
9. Stand Up Straight And Tall
B
1. Knock On Wood Live
2. Money (That’s What I Want) Live
3. Raindrops Live
4. You’re The One (That I Need) Live
C
1. Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) Live
2. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag Live
3. Any Other Way Live
4. You Are My Sunshine Live
D
1. I Don’t Want To Cry Live
2. Shotgun Live
3. New Way Of Lovin’
4. Cruel Cruel World Available from 24.11.2017

Various – Andina (Sound Of Peruvian Andes 1968-78)
Friday, September 8th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Andina (Sound Of Peruvian Andes 1968-78)

Image: 1611797 Tigers Milk present their new compilation the first in a three part series, ANDINA: Huayno, Carnaval and Cumbia – The Sound Of The Peruvian Andes 1968-1978

TRACK LIST
01 Los De m onios del Mantaro La Chichera
02 Los Compadres del Ande La Mecedora
03 Los Walker’s de Huánuco Todos Vuelven
04 La Peruanita Recuerda Corazón
05 Los Bárbaros del Centro Loca Loquita
06 Los Compadres del Ande El Lorcho
07 Los Bilbao Zelenita del Año 2000
08 Manolo Avalos Río de Paria
09 Lucho Neves y su Orquesta Caymeñita
10 Los Jelwees Descarga Huanuqueña
11 Los Sabios del Ritmo Cholita
12 Alicia Maguiña con Mario Cavagnaro y su Sonora Sensación Perla Andina
13 Conjunto Los Luceritos d e Casacanchan Mi Casacancha
14 Huiro y su Conjunto Cumbia en los Andes
15 Los Turistas del Mantaro Agua Dulce
16 Los Bárbaros del Centro La Celosa
17 Conjunto Kori Cinta de Huancavelica Toyascha

A window into the full-blooded, captivating spirit of music from the Andes, ANDINA shines a fresh perspective on Peru’s Andean heritage. A co-release with Strut Records, the album is selected from records released between ‘68 and ‘78, upending clichéd ideas of Andean music and bringing to light the divergent, exciting traditions to have emerged from Peru’s strip of the iconic mountain range.
Encompassing steady-grooving, Peruvian cumbia rhythms, transcendent folkloric harp recordings and Lima big band groups taking in?uence from their highland neighbours, it boasts a diversity that will appeal to fans of jazz and Latin as well as tropical-minded DJs and deepdigging collectors. It was dubstep producer and DJ Mala (Digital Mystikz) who most recently
shone a light on the region with his 2016 album Mirrors on Brownswood – Tiger’s Milk founder Martin Morales had accompanied him to Peru two years earlier, acting as his guide and mentor in discovering the breadth of Peru’s musical history.
Peruvian chef, restaurateur and music producer Martin was born in Peru and lived there until he was a teenager before settling in the UK. In recent years he has travelled frequently to the Andes in search of recipes, records, sounds and inspiration for a variety of projects which he and his London based team have presented. An avid DJ and record collector, Martin has teamed up with Tiger’s Milk co-founder Duncan Ballantyne (former Soundway label manager) and Peruvian crate digger Andres Tapia del Rio to create a series which starts with ANDINA and will then move to the Amazon and coast of Peru.
Tiger’s Milk is dedicated to uncovering Peruvian music past and present and it has garnered support from the likes of Mr Scru?, Basement Jaxx, Mala, Gilles Peterson, Mr Jukes (Bombay Bicycle Club) and Osunlade. The launch of this compilation coincides with a cookbook release, also titled ANDINA.
The album is compiled by Lima-based record collector Andres Tapia Del Rio, Martin Morales and label co-founder Duncan Ballantyne.

KEY POINTS
• For fans of jazz, Latin and cumbia as well as tropical-minded DJs and deep-digging collectors
• The frst in a three part regional series of albums exploring Peru’s diverse musical heritage
• Almost all tracks see their frst ever release since their original pressing in Peru
• Martin Morales is the chef, restaurateur and founder of Peruvian restaurants, Ceviche and Andina in London. Martin is a pioneer of Peruvian food in Britain and is the GQ Food & Drinks 2017 Innovator of the Year award winner
• ANDINA is also the cookbook from the award winning restaurant based in London published early October
• Tiger’s Milk specialises in uncovering Peruvian music past and present. Previous compilations include Peru Maravilloso, Peru Bravo and Peru Boom
Available from 20.10.2017

Timmy Thomas – Africano / Why Can’t We Live Together
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Timmy Thomas – Africano / Why Can’t We Live Together

Image: 1610504 The Label: TK Records in essence represents the city of Miami when it came to Soul/R&B
and the early stages of Disco. In 1974, George McCrae gave the label its first #1 Disco
hit with Rock Your Baby. A little more than a year after McCrae’s hit, the record label
struck gold with KC & The Sunshine Band with five #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.
Needless to say at the height of the genre’s cultural domination TK did pretty well.
Timmy Thomas: Without a doubt, he’s most famously known for the hit song Why Can’t We
Live Together. The record topped the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, made the top three in the
Billboard Hot 100 and was charted in top 10 in many countries including the UK. A staple
in the R&B scene, he had a succesful solo career until the mid 80s, later focusing on
the writing and production side of the business.
Why Can’t We Live Together: It may have been his biggest hit, but also one that keeps
resonating to this day. A response to the devastating news coming from the war in
Vietnam, its words “No more wars, we want peace in this world, and no matter what color,
you’re still my brother.” are indicative of a time marked by the horrors of war abroad,
and the racial discrimination in America. Written and Produced by Timmy Thomas himself
solely on a Lowrey organ, and an early rhythm machine, the song however was far from
simple as its emotive message continues to provide a profound context. And even though
it’s been covered over the years by many artist including Sade and Joan Osborne, Why
Can’t We Live Together has managed to come back on the charts again in 2015, as the
instrumental backing to Drake’s Hotline Bling, which has now sold over 2 Million copies
in the U.S. Alone. Once a hit, always a hit.
Africano: When it comes to this Deep Disco cut, Africano is one of those tracks that
probably never got much shine in America, but has since become a dancefloor favorite of
underground disco DJs worldwide. Curiously, years after its release, its biggest
supporters were Italian DJs like Danielle Baldelli, Mozart and Gianni Maselli who during
the 80s played Disco, African records, American R&B, and reggae to create what has been
since become known as the Afro-Cosmic scene at the height of Club culture in the
discothèques of Northern Italy.

SIDE A
AFRICANO Time: 4:45

SIDE B
WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGHETER Time: 4:40 Available from 11.08.2017

Various – Welcome To Zamrock Vol.2
Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Welcome To Zamrock Vol.2

Image: 1610106 How Zambia’s Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution. 1972-1977

By the mid-1970s, the Southern African nation known as the Republic of Zambia had fallen on hard times. Though the
country’s first president Kenneth Kaunda had thrown off the yoke of British colonialism, the new federation found itself
under his self-imposed, autocratic rule. Conflict loomed on all sides of this landlocked nation. Kaunda protected Zambia
from war, but his country descended into isolation and poverty.
This is the environment in which the ’70s rock revolution that has come to be known as Zamrock flourished. Fuzz guitars
were commonplace, as were driving rhythms as influenced by James Brown’s funk as Jimi Hendrix’s rock predominated.
Musical themes, mainly sung in the country’s constitutional language, English, were often bleak.
In present day Zambia, Zamrock markers were few. Only a small number of the original Zamrock godfathers that remained
in the country survived through the late ’90s. AIDS decimated this country, and uncontrollable inflation forced the Zambian
rockers that could afford to flee into something resembling exile. This was not a likely scene to survive – but it did. Welcome
To Zamrock!, presented in two volumes, is an overview of its most beloved ensembles, and a trace of its arc from its
ascension, to its fall, to its resurgence.

Includes a Download Card to .WAV files of the entire release

A1. Ngozi Family – Hi Babe
A2. Musi-O-Tunya – Musi-O-Tunya
A3. WITCH – You Better Know (Original Version)
A4. Blackfoot – Running
B1. Dr. Footswitch – Everyday Has Got A New Dream
B2. Chrissy Zebby Tembo – Born Black
B3. Salty Dog – Fast
B4. Teddy Chisi – Funky Lady
C1. Crossbones – Rain & Sunshine
C2. Born Free – I Don’t Know
C3. The Five Revolutions – Fwe Bena Zambia
C4. Amanaz – Khala My Friend (Reverb Version)
D1. Ricky Banda – Who’s That Guy
D2. Machine Gunners – Changa Namwele
D3. Keith Mlevhu – Dzikolino Ni Zambia
D4. Cosmos Zani – Poverty

Available from 09.06.2017

Various – Pop Makossa (2LP/Gatefold+Book)
Friday, May 5th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Pop Makossa (2LP/Gatefold+Book)

Image: 1609765 Pop Makossa – The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976–1984
The Pop Makossa adventure started in 2009, when Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb first travelled to
Cameroon to make an initial assessment of the country’s musical situation. He returned with enough tracks for
an explosive compilation highlighting the period when funk and disco sounds began to infiltrate the Makossa
style popular throughout Cameroon.
So why has it taken almost eight years from that first visit to the final compilation? From the very beginning,
there were several mysteries hanging over Pop Makossa.
What had happened to Bill Loko, the teenage super-star whose monster hit ‘Nen Lambo’ caused such a
sensation that he was forced to flee to the other side of the world? How did bandleader Eko Roosevelt go from
Cameroonian prodigy to chief of an idyllic seaside village? And who exactly was Mystic Djim, the dreadlocked
producer and mercurial hit-maker whose wizardry on a simple home four-track recorder could outshine even
the mighty studios of Cameroon’s National Radio station?
It was not until DJ and music producer Déni Shain was dispatched to Cameroon to finalise the project, license
the songs, scan photographs, and interview the artists that some of the biggest question marks began to
disappear. His journey from the port city of Douala to the capital of Yaoundé brought him in contact with the
lives and stories of many of the musicians who had shaped the sound of Cameroon’s dance music in its most
fertile decade.
Indeed, all the tracks on Pop Makossa are a revelation. The beat that holds everything together has its origins
in the rhythms of the Sawa people, Ambassey, Bolobo, Assiko and Essewé, a traditional funeral dance. But it
wasn’t until these rhythms arrived in the cities of Cameroon and collided with Merengue, High-Life, Congolese
Rumba, and, later, Funk and Disco, that modern Makossa was born.
Makossa, the beat that long before football, managed to unify the whole of Cameroon, was successful in part
because it was so adaptable. Some of the greatest Makossa hits incorporated the electrifying guitars and tight
grooves of funk, while others were laced with cosmic flourishes made possible by the advent of the synthesizer.
However much came down to the bass, and from the rubbery hustle underpinning Mystic Djim’s ‘Yaoundé Girls’
to the luminous liquid disco lines which propel Pasteur Lappé’s ‘Sekele Movement’, Pop Makossa demonstrates
why Cameroonian bass players are some of the most revered in the world.
Yet at the end of it all, there was still one final mystery facing the production team at Analog Africa: how was
this compilation of amazing sounds from Cameroon going to begin?
After many month and hundreds of different running orders, something still didn’t seem to click … until one
day they came across a mighty song entitled ‘Pop Makossa Invasion,’ recorded for Radio Buea, a tune so
obscure that even in Cameroon it had never been released. Suddenly the whole compilation fell into place. ‘Pop
Makossa Invasion’ makes its debut here and joins the pantheon of extraordinary songs that plugged
Cameroon’s Makossa style into the modern world.

Tracklisting
1. Pop Makossa Invasion – Dream Stars 4:48
2. Yaoundé Girls – Mystic Djim & The Spirits 5:57
3. Nen Lambo – Bill Loko 6:24
4. Sanaga Calypso – Pasteur Lappé 3:47
5. M´ongele M´am – Eko 4:03
6. Ngon Engap – Olinga Gaston 4:22
7. Ye Medjuie – Emmanuel Kahe et Jeanette Kemogne 4:27
8. Mininga Meyong Mese – Nkodo Si-Tony 7:10
9. The Sekele Movement – Pasteur Lappé 6:27
10. Mussoliki – Bernard Ntone 4:18
11. More Love – Pat´ Ndoye 8:33
12. Africa – Clément Djimogne 7:20

1xCD with 44-pages Booklet

2XLP Gatefold LP (140gr) with 20-pages LP size Booklet Available from 16.06.2017

Blitz The Ambassador – Diasporadical (Ltd. Colored Vinyl/LP+MP3)
Saturday, November 12th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Blitz The Ambassador – Diasporadical (Ltd. Colored Vinyl/LP+MP3)

Image: 1607414 Blitz The Ambassador – More organic rap meets west african sounds from Ghana.

The visionary sound of Blitz The Ambassador has been years in the making, with each album crafted to reflect a sonic and visual narrative unique to Blitz’s personal experience. His fourth studio album ‘Diasporadical’ exemplifies this trajectory. Blitz spent a great deal of time traveling between Accra, Salvador Bahia and Brooklyn experiencing the similarities between the African diaspora. “The album title ‘Diasporadical’ was born out of this experience” Blitz explains. ” The radical notion that no matter how fragmented the African diaspora is, the influence of rhythm and spirituality remains largely the same.”

On Diasporadical, Blitz conjures his signature blend of Classic Hip-Hop and Contemporary African rhythms, enlisting producers like Optiks and IAMNOBODI to create a seamless fusion of live instruments and hard hitting beats. To bring his vision to life, Blitz assembled a supporting cast of continental and diaspora African artists such as Tumi, Akua Naru, Kamau, Patrice, M.anifest and Somi. The sonic result is a three act narrative, crafted like a stage play.

Diasporadical offers itself as a study of intersections between the global African experience and struggle. No track exemplifies this more than A(wake), written in response to police brutality and the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement in America. Inspiration also came from the ‘Fees Must Fall’ movement in South Africa and the Afro-Brazilian protests during the Olympics.Besides it’s politically charged message, Diasporadical also explores themes common in Blitz’s past work. Immigration (Hello Africa), Spirituality (Heaven), Nostalgia (Long Time Coming) and Love (Juju Girl).

To reinforce these themes, Blitz directed a 15 minute short film called ‘Diasporadical Trilogia’. The story follows a woman who mysteriously wakes up in three different continents. Through a magical realism lens, she shares her memories of growing up as a little girl in Brooklyn, a young lady in Accra and a middle aged woman in Salvador Bahia. With Diasporadical, Blitz has brought his sonic and visual journey full circle. From immigrant struggles on ‘Native Sun’, to touring in over 30 countries on ‘Afropolitan Dreams’, this is the album Blitz has been writing his whole life.

Tracklist:

01 Act I 1
02 Hello Africa
03 Shine
04 Juju Girl
05 Act II
06 Heaven ft. Tumi
07 Ogya ft. Akua Naru, Kamau
08 If Dem No Know ft. M.anifest
09 Act III ft. Somi
10 Long Time Coming ft. Patrice
11 A(Wake)
12 Epilogue 1

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/clearlyitslike

Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/callmelike

Available from 09.12.2016

L’Orange & Mr. Lif – The Life & Death Of Scenery
Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on L’Orange & Mr. Lif – The Life & Death Of Scenery

Image: 1606601 North Carolina-born producer & veteran Boston MC f/contributions from Gonjasufi, Akrobaktik, Q-Bert, Chester Watson, & narrated by comedian Wyatt Cenac!

George Orwell once prophesized, “if you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” The latest EP from L’Orange & Mr. Lif, The Life and Death of Scenery, conceives a chimerical “lighthearted dystopia” just far enough from modernity to breathe easily, but close enough to make you consider relocating to that cave in the forest. In this collaboration with the eccentric North Carolina producer, L’Orange, Lif imagines an adjacent future called the “last society,” where culture has been obliterated and survival has taken precedence over art.

Released through a partnership between Adult Swim and Mello Music Group, the duo’s latest opus opens with one of four addresses from “The Narrator” (played by The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac). These Big Brother missives capture a world where the, “books are all burned, the vinyl has been melted, and the remaining art catapulted over the city walls.” The mere act of whistling is cause for the guillotine. It’s the rap analogue to Fahrenheit 451, 1984, or a Brave New World, where the Soma is uncomfortably soothing and the sunshine eerily abundant.

The former Def Jux legend inhabits on the role of The Scribe, frantically showing the post-apocalyptic survivors the power of what’s been lost. It attacks those who value disposable art over the timeless, it articulates the necessity of preserving culture, it lampoons the absurdity of attempting to destroy one of the most immutable qualities in mankind.

In L’Orange’s words, the collaboration is “a negotiation of influences without compromise.” You can hear the producer’s trademark alchemy of classic boom-rap with glitchy fuzz, a compressed whimsy that slaps against somber scythe-like piano lines, ominous spaghetti western licks, and celestial saxophone licks.

Lif spits staccato bars in double-time, adeptly slicing through the beats like banned books to a shredder. He’s joined on “Antique Gold” by the 19-year old monotone samurai, Chester Watson. Gonjasufi’s banshee yelp makes “Strange Technology” even more resonant. Insight bombards on “Five Lies About the World Outside.” The legendary turntablist Q-Bert contributes cuts on “The Scribe.” While Akrobatik, Lif’s longtime partner in The Perceptionists, pops up twice to exhibit their almost telepathic tag-team chemistry.

The rapping is virtuosic. The production is sumptuous and scene setting. But what sticks is those cumulative effects: the fantastic imagination of this foreign but familiar world, the importance of illuminations in a world that values cold logic, the sly humor of winking oracles, and inexorable fear that this could be a reality—should we continue down our current path.

Track Listing:

01. The Perfect World Radio Hour: Day 279
02. A World Without Music
03. The Scribe (feat. Akrobatik & DJ QBert)
04. The Perfect World Radio Hour: Day 304
05. Antique Gold (feat. Chester Watson)
06. The Gentle End
07. The Perfect World Radio Hour: Day 341
08. Strange Technology (feat. Akrobatik & Gonjasufi)
09. Five Lies About The World Outside (feat. Insight)
10. The Perfect World Radio Hour: Day 421
11. A Palace In The Sky Available from 11.11.2016

Pedro Santos – Krishnanda
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pedro Santos – Krishnanda

Image: 1606555 Krishnanda is an album in the truest sense of the word, a spiritual, psychedelic Brazilian masterpiece from start to finish celebrated by everyone from Seu Jorge and Kassin to Floating Points, Madlib and DJ Nuts. These days, originals change hands for thousands of dollars.

Pedro dos Santos, born in Rio in 1919, was a percussionist virtuoso, composer and inventor of instruments that apparently included oddities such as the ‘Tamba’ (electrified bamboo drum) and the mouth berimbau whistle. Nicknamed Perdo ‘Sorongo’ after the rhythm he invented, which features throughout ‘Krishnanda’. A highly spiritual man who was regarded as a philosopher by many.

He worked with greats including Baden Powell, Elis Regina, Maria Bethany, Elza Soares, Sebastião Tapajós, Roberto Ribeiro, Milton Nascimento, Clara Nunes, Paul Simon and Arthur Verocai, playing on his legendary self-titled LP. In the same vein as Verocai and his self-titled LP, ‘Krishnanda’ was Pedro’s chance to shine with his own, and only, solo recording.

Krishnanda was produced by Hélcio Milito, the drummer of Tamba Trio, and arranged by conductor Joppa Lins, and originally released in 1968 on CBS (Brasil). Musically, the album touches folk, samba, afro-brazilian and psychedelia plus added effects, with a lyrical depth and diversity to match, themes including morality, perception, existence and ego.

Despite the genius of the record and the influence that it had on musicians at the time of release, it disappeared into obscurity. We first discovered the record around 2003, through a friend Julio Dui. Around that time Brazilian funk and bossa was the flavour of the day, so didn’t catch our ear immediately, however it continued improve with age and now we consider it to be one of the best albums ever made, regardless of genre or origin.

Tracklist:

A1. Ritual Negro
A2. Agua Viva
A3. Um Só
A4. Sem Sombra
A5. Savana
A6. Advertencia
B1. Quem Sou Eu?
B2. Flor De Lotus
B3. Dentro Da Selva
B4. Desengano Da VistaDual
B5. Arabindu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRk-4WdsN9w Available from 11.11.2016

Soul Clap – Soul Clap
Friday, September 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Soul Clap – Soul Clap

Image: 1605930 Crew Love present the brand new self titled album from Soul Clap.

Tracklist
1. The Hourchild Introduces
2. Future 4 Love ft. Nick Monaco & Billy “Bass” Nelson
3. Synthesizer Girlfriend ft. Ntem & HazMat Talkbox
4. F#@k Sorrow
5. Shine (This Is It) ft. Nona Hendryx
6. Numb ft. Ebony Houston
7. Dirty Leslie ft. Wolf + Lamb
8. Elevation ft. Dayonne Rollins, Ricky Tan & Freeky Neek
9. Timespent ft Phill Celeste
10. B.O.G.
11. Funk Bomb ft. Billy “Bass” Nelson

The spirit of the album was born during their first trip to Tallahassee, Florida to meet George
Clinton, which resulted in a collaborative 2015 EP that also featured Sly Stone, as well as
production on Funkadelic’s 2015 critically acclaimed album. For their own album Soul Clap
returned to Tallahassee to record at Clinton’s What? Studios, collaborating with fresh local
talent, working day and night in P-Funk’s creative space. Between there, Miami, Red Bull
Studios Manhattan, Midnight Magic’s studio in Greenpoint and Charlie Levine’s Rad Pad in
Williamsburg, this body of music took shape.
In ‘Soul Clap’ we can hear four years of maturing technique since their first album, carefully
crafted and supported by a whole community of musical talent. In the words of Charles Levine,
one half of the duo, “it digs deep into our funky souls and turns our wildest dreams into sound.
If ‘EFUNK’ [their first album] was an attempt to create a blueprint using our past inspirations,
then “Soul Clap” is the beautiful skyscraper, standing tall as it looks to the future.”
This is music from an eclectic universe, where creativity and mystery are the guides. Lead
single ‘Shine’ is an anthemic wonder featuring the legendary Nona Hendryx, founding member
of the group Labelle, and collaborator with George Clinton & P-Funk, Talking Heads and Peter
Gabriel to name a few. ‘Elevation’ and ‘Numb’ feature Tallahassee locals Ebony Houston, Ricky
Tan, Dayonne Rollins and Freeky Neek, while original member of Funkadelic, Billy “Bass”
Nelson brings his low-slung flavor to ‘Funk Bomb’ and ‘Future4Love’. Members of Soul Clap’s
core Crew Love family, Wolf + Lamb, Nick Monaco and Greg Paulus of No Regular Play also
play integral roles on this eleven track album, a truly collaborative endeavor that echoes its
message through the soul.
Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine have a rare and insightful take on electronic music that
breaks through the limitations that often cages others and as DJs they have held residencies
everywhere from Circo Loco at DC10 Ibiza, to Output in New York. “Long ago our mentor Caril
Mitro from Vinyl Connection [a record store in their hometown of Boston] taught us that
“House wears many hats”. That means that the music that we love so much comes in many
shapes and sizes,’ explains Goldstein. ‘We are children of the 80’s and 90’s so funk and hip
hop were our early influences, but discovering the rave and being led into house and disco,
these genres feel very organic and homegrown to us. We carry these influences in our
attitudes and beings. Music has the incredible power to shape a personality and it has molded
us into the artists we have become.”
Starting out cutting their teeth in the 90’s Boston rave scene, they soon found fame through a
series of house edits and became household names through notable releases, including a DJ
Kicks alongside close allies Wolf + Lamb and their electric first album called EFUNK. The title,
which stands for Everybody’s Freaky Under Nature’s Kingdom, and sounds like modern
electronic funk, became their calling card, and led to their collaboration with George Clinton
and honorary entry into the P-Funk family. EFUNK is a bridge between the discerning futurism
of underground dance and the charisma and boldness of funk and pop culture. For Charlie funk
is his foundation, for Eli it’s jazz, and as their infamous Yoyoyo 90’s Jam parties testified
(playing only classics from the era), they have the ability to transform and lead in more than
one movement.
“Back in the day at the Warehouse in Chicago with Frankie Knuckles or The Paradise Garage
with Larry Levan there was no one sound that dominated musically. It was all about diversity
and eclecticism. This was the ethos then and it is a very large philosophy behind us
individually and as Soul Clap. In fact it is diversity in sound that initially brought us together
back in the 90’s and it is the yin-yang nature of us today that pushes us forward into the
FUTURE!” Available from 14.10.2016

A-F-R-O & Marco Polo – A-F-R-O Polo
Friday, August 26th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on A-F-R-O & Marco Polo – A-F-R-O Polo

Image: 1605752 A-F-R-O is a breakthrough artist born and raised in Los Angeles,
CA, who was first discovered by legendary rapper, R.A.The Rugged
Man. Marco Polo is a Brooklyn based producer, raised in Toronto,
Canada, who has produced music for artists such as Talib Kweli,
Pharoahe Monch, Boot Camp Clik, Royce Da 5’9 & more.

1. Long Time Coming
2. Nightmare on Fro Street
3. Swarm feat. Pharoahe Monch
4. Sunshine and Flowers
5. Fro Armstrong
6. Use These Blues feat. Eamon
7. Lair of the Black Worm
8. Joe Jackson

• A-F-R-O played a lead role in VH1’s hit film, ‘The Breaks’ which will being turned into a series, and feature A-F-R-O. Scheduled to air Fall, 2016.
• Two music videos have been filmed: ”Swarm” feat. Pharoahe Monch & “Use These Blues” feat. Eamon. “Swarm” premiered on Complex Music’s YouTube channel
• A-F-R-O recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
• Consistent tour schedule in place for the remainder of 2016, including shows in NYC, LA, Boston, Toronto, Ottawa, and a European tour in November with 20+ dates Available from 04.11.2016

Athens Of The North presents a third previously unreleased Rasputin’s Stash LP
Friday, May 27th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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It’s a big one, a third previously unreleased Raspuitins stash LP, half of which was thought to be lost. Just recently it turned up in a Chicago warehouse and we managed to get out hands on it. Then with the blessing of Paul Coleman we reunited the masters with what was in the curtom archive […]

Poldoore – The Day After
Saturday, May 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Poldoore – The Day After

Image: 1604056 Belgian producer Poldoore (born Tom Schillebeeckx) has revealed
The Day After, handily providing a sequel to his well-received
previous album on Cold Busted, The Day Off. Within its eleven
distinctive tracks Poldoore has further developed his vibe-rich
sound, creating deft blends of funk, soul, lounge, and reggae topped
with punchy drum breaks.
The Day After is filled with highlights and shows Poldoore’s keen
ability at crafting floor-effective instrumental head-nodders as well
as delicate melodic arrangements featuring talented guest vocalists.
“No Face” and “A Higher Intelligence” (featuring Kabanjak of Ancient
Astronauts) are examples of Poldoore’s fine-tuned beatology, mixing
hip hop samples and tough DJ-ready rhythms over impressively
produced musical elements. The result is much headier than the
usual ‘instrumental hip hop’ fare, with cuts equally at home in the
clubs as in the earphones. But it’s with the vocal tracks that The Day
After really shines.
The lovely and soulful “Midnight In Saigon” presents vocalist Astrid
who entices the listener with her intoxicating melodies, while
London-based rapper Barney Artist adds compelling verses to
Poldoore’s proper beats on “Broke For A Minute”.A pleasant surprise
also comes in the form of “The Road”, a skankin’ reggae primemover featuring Thievery Corporation collaborator Sleepy Wonder,
as well as sax and flute from Garrett Kobsef who recently recorded
with Grammy winners Morgan Heritage. These ambitious moments
heighten the resonance of Poldoore’s The Day After, placing it firmly
in the realm of something special.

1. No Face
2. Midnight In Saigon Feat.Astrid
3. Hard To Forget
4. A Higher Intelligence
5. A Beautiful Eve
6. This Road Feat. Sleepy Wonder
7. Reason Why
8. Corn Syrup
9. Broke For A Minute Feat. Barney Artist
10. Lost In Heaven
11. Antarctic Circle Available from 03.06.2016

Dibiase – Baker’s Dozen
Saturday, February 13th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dibiase – Baker’s Dozen

Image: 1602343 Fat Beats Records is proud to present Baker’s Dozen, an exclusive vinyl series that shines a light on the best minds of instrumental hiphop, ambient, and electronic music. Each installment gives one artist carte blanche to capture their signature sound.
Every volume’s 500-unitstrictly limited vinyl pressing features one artist and twelve tracks, but only 250 units will contain the thirteenth track — the eponymous “baker’s dozen bonus” — on a flexi disc. The LPs also come equipped with a 5×7” postcard insert that features a photo of the artist’s workspace along with the equipment used in their music-making process. Visually cohesive and packaged with the utmost attention to detail, Baker’s Dozen is a series that speaks up for artists whose craft renders voices superfluous, whose instrumentals alone suffice to make a statement.
Volume One highlights Los Angeles born / Sacramento based beat maker Dibiase, whose style is best described in his own words: “It’s crazy to think that my equipment collection and beat making
process started back in high school with just an 8 second Gemini sampler and a Sony Walkman. It was a super basic set up. Back then I used whatever I could get my hands on. Finding different samples, looping them up, running the layers back through the Walkman. Adding more layers and repeating that process until I had a beat. It worked. My process is a lot different now but in some ways it’s the same. I still do a lot of layering. I use a combination of hardware and software. Sometimes I start with a sample. Sometime I start with drums. It depends on my mood and the genre. Sometime I use a kit. Other times I will sample and layer drums, run them through another piece of equipment like the SP-12 or 404 to dirty them up, then dump them back into Ableton.
I really don’t have a set way of doing things musically. I like to experiment with different technics and styles. I like my music to have a certain sound. Most of the time I let the process happen naturally.”

1. One4jax
2. They Act Brand New
3. Soon
4. Here For U
5. Late Stroll
6. Just The Way
7. B4uGO
8. Grungedout
9. Sweethart
10. Luv Suite
11. She’s Kickin
12. Electric Chords
13. Play Time Is Over

• Curated collection of instrumentals never before available on vinyl
• Flexi Discs containing the 13th bonus beat available in 250 copies while supplies last
• DIBIA$E’s signature sound has been recognized and sought out by some of hip hop and electronic music’s most influential: Blu, Guilty Simpson, Elzhi [Slum Village], Abstract Rude, Battle
Cat, DJ Premier, Flying Lotus, and Geoff Barrow [Portishead] Available from 25.03.2016

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2015
Friday, December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Features, Magazine | Comments Off on Mitarbeiter-Charts 2015

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 […]

Knxwledge – Anthology
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Knxwledge – Anthology

Image: 1599682 Originally released on double cassette by Leaving Records in 2013, Knxwledge’s Anthology is now available on gatefold 2XLP vinyl. This collection contains a total of 53 tracks
compiled from Knxwledge’s bandcamp releases from 2009-2013.

1. OpinyunGayme
2. NwunsStrongr.ntro
3. Dntleave
4. Getonup
5. Epitome[JostLike]
6. Hai[$100Nytemayrs]
7. knxanswr
8. Kanaloap(Layte)
9. mysunshine
10. kaveman_
11. Preservatives
12. _whyde.we
13. maykesince
14. norfridge
15. Misti.ide[roop]
16. knfly
17. Takira
18. EechDai
19. Unkanny
20. myne
21. relintlessli
22. MedikatdMinits
23. shudistay
24. LookinOp
25.Jive
26. so[rt]
27. Avakadokroam[lytegreen]
28. Pho
29. inTme[stndbye]
30. seenikRowt
31. LakFaith
32.SumthngNu
33.[Lets]TalkAbtit
34. Foranotherday
35. altoids[sunhymn][OHBLiV.REWRK]
36. nth_s_me
37. Yuri
38. Freedomb
39. Aromatik
40. Smoof
41. SewManiWais
42. Sohrd
43. fanta
44. luchini[instrow]
45. insite
46. Bethesame
47. WKTQ
48. Meaningless
49. Rude
50. TooKlose[latensi]
51. MyLve_
52. inoticed
53. born
Available from 23.10.2015

Eji Oyewole – Charity Begins At Home
Friday, September 4th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Eji Oyewole – Charity Begins At Home

Image: 1597584 BBE rolls on with their masters we love series with the long forgotten classic Charity Begin At Home from Eji Oyewole.

TRACKLISTING
1 Charity Begins At Home
2 Gele Odun (Oil Boom)
3 Lagos Complex – Lagos Highways
4 Unity in Africa (Kasowopo Kasekan)

We are proud to present another long-lost classic from the golden age of African music, from a figure who is still beginning to get his props internationally, Eji Oyewole. Born to a royal lineage in Ibadan, Prince Eji Oyewole has had a career as a flautist, saxophonist and sometime bandleader spanning well over half a century. He trained both in Nigeria and then at Trinity the prestigious music school in London, and his life as an itinerant musician also saw him living for extensive periods in Geneva, Hamburg and in Lyon. While for many years Fela Kuti (with whom Eji played) and King Sunny Adé commanded international attention to the exclusion of most other Nigerian musicians, as if there was only room for one Nigerian superstar at a time on the world stage, on the domestic scene things were very different. Eji was part of the huge craze for ‘highlife’, a generic term that in fact subsumed many different styles, united in their fusion of traditional west African forms with jazz influences and electric instruments, and in the bands’ working practices as entertainers at the nation’s numerous hotel/nightclubs.
As this cracking album, recorded for EMI Nigeria at the tail end of the ‘70s and now remastered, reveals, Eji’s version of highlife was even more distinctive than most, eschewing the usual emphasis on guitars for a brasher horn-laden sound, seemingly influenced as much by American funk as it was jazz, and of course with the heavy percussive undertow central to most African music. This gave Eji a chance to shine, and there are some scorching solos as well as tight ensemble playing across the four lengthy (to ears accustomed to the threeminute pop song) songs. Eji also played piano on the session. The material has an element of social commentary (Oil Boom and Unity In Africa) and should help feed the seemingly insatiable appetites of the many who have been turned onto African music by the enterprising efforts of devoted collectors, labels and fellow fans. Surely one of the few musicians who has played with Fela, Miles Davis and Bob Marley, Eji Oyewole still plays regularly in Lagos, recently had an album of new material out with his current band The Afrobars, and has been a member of Faaji Agba, a super-group that has toured internationally and been dubbed ‘the Nigerian Buena-Vista Social Club’.

KEY SELLING POINTS
• One of the few musicians who has played with Fela Kuti, Miles Davis and Bob Marley, Eji Oyewole still plays regularly in Lagos.
• Strong addition to BBE’s range of Masters we Love, lost albums from the 1970’s early 80’s…
• Influenced as much by American funk as it was jazz, and with the heavy percussive undertow central to most African music, this is ripe for reissue to an expanding market place for previously forgotten African Music

For Fans of: Fela Kuti, King Sunny Adé, Nana Love, Soundway Records, Strut Afro Release, Off Track compilation Available from 16.10.2015

Soichi Terada Presents – Sounds From The Far East
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Soichi Terada Presents – Sounds From The Far East

Image: 1594881 Compiled by Hunee, ‘Sounds from the Far East’ features eccentric and highly sought after material by legendary Japanese house producer Soichi Terada and fellow producer Shinichiro Yokota!
Soichi Terada is an adventurous multitalent and over all a good sport. He was born in the sixties, and as a child he loved to play on his fathers’ electric organ. Terada majored in Computer Science and Electric Organ and after he graduated, he founded his Far East Recording in 1989, because he couldn’t find a label for his compositions at that time.

The sound of Far East Recording is very much inspired by early nineties US deep house. Soichi Terada went out to parties in the late eighties, were he was equally influenced by house and hip-hop. A few years later, Terada took on producing music by using digital sampling. In the early nineties he occasionally DJ-ed with a DAT player and some reel tapes, instead of using records and turntables.

“Sounds From The Far East” shines new light on Soichi Terada’s label and consists of material that was originally released in the early nineties. Next to Terada’s music, Hunee also selected a few tracks by fellow artist Shinichiro Yokota for this compilation, as well as the incredible Paradise Garage gem called ‘Sunshower’, by Terada and Nami Shimada.

1. Soichi Terada – Saturday Love Sunday
2. Shinichiro Yokota – Do it Again
3. Soichi Terada – Sun Showered
4. Soichi Terada & Manabu Nagayama – Low Tension (Alternative Version)
5. Soichi Terada – Hohai Beats
6. Soichi Terada – Good Morning
7. Soichi Terada – CPM
8. Soichi Terada – Rising Sun Up
9. Shinichiro Yokota – Shake Yours
10. Soichi Terada – Voices From Beyond
11. Soichi Terada – Purple Haze (Edit)
12. Soichi Terada – Binary Rondo Available from 27.02.2015

Staff Charts 2014
Friday, December 19th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Features, Magazine | Comments Off on Staff Charts 2014

Das Jahr 2014 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Angestellten von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen musikalischen Highlights der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend haben wir ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen Geschäftspartnern, Medienpartnern, […]

HADE + DWFL – Vinnie & Kelly
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on HADE + DWFL – Vinnie & Kelly

Image: 1594047 Vinyl: stemped whitelabel without cover (only innersleeve)

Please meet “Vinnie & Kelly”, the new EP from HADE + DWFL. The two dope boys got their
double cups filled with footwork, R&B, Cologne garage and a remix by Lockah.

Side One
A1 Vinnie
A2 Vinnie (Lockah Remix)
Side Two
B1 Kelly (Doesn´t Live Here Anymore)
B2 Reprise

Cologne’s producer duo HADE + DWFL don’t do aerobics – they do beats and bassline steppers
and they’re pretty darn good at it. Check out their acclaimed debut „The Healthiest Man In
Chicago“ and you know what’s up. Cooking up a heavy stew of next level beats, footwork,
Chicago house and sounds from the outer fringes of the bass spectrum, the HADE + DWFL
formula has already proven to work out on floors and festivals across Europe.
For the record: back when Ed Banger and nu rave was king, HADE + DWFL were big in
BeNeLux with their former band Ampersand. Fast forward some few years and the classically
trained synth-wizard HADE has become a staple of CGN’s rejuvenated nightlife, he also rocked
the Beat BBQ, Splash! and Melt! Festival 3 years in a row, spun records for Mykki Blanco or
Mobb Deep, remixed everyone from Iamnobodi to Baba Hafti, and shared the stage with
Oneman, Schlachthofbronx, Eliphino, AndHim, The Underachievers and many more. Recently,
Hade’s heartfelt tribute to DJ Rashad’s untimely passing was championed and played out by
everyone who has a say in the world of low end frequencies – from the Teklife gang to Vice’s
Thump mag (who pronounced the tune their track of the week) to long-time supporters
Oneman, Gilles Peterson and London’s Young Turks camp.
Arguably at his best alongside his production partner and fellow Al Bundy enthusiast DWFL, the
boys now deliver on the promise of their full-length debut with their new EP “Vinnie & Kelly”: a
soul-stirring three-act play of love and despair in a footwork and UKG stylee, inspired by young
Christina Applegate and Matt Leblanc. Well, dope next-gen club music is what it is, really.

About Lockah:
Born in Aberdeen, Lockah is part of the recent wave of innovative Scottish bass music
(alongside the likes of Rustie, HudMo and the Numbers crew). He recently relocated to
Brighton, where he is part of the Donky Pitch label fam.
Lockah has released on Diplo’s Mad Decent/Jeffree’s imprint and on Slugabed’s Activia Benz.
He also runs his own label Tuff Wax. His debut album “Yahoo Or The Highway” scored rave
reviews all over the place, from Pitchfork to XLR8R and Dummy Mag.
Lockah is known to be a massive nerd/scholar of the Miami Bass legacy, which clearly shines
through in his remix of “Vinnie”, taking the sultry R&B/footwork original on a dune buggy trip
to South Beach. We also recommend his Boiler Room Session from earlier this year and his
recent BBC Radio 1 guest mix for Diplo & Friends:
https://soundcloud.com/lockah/lockah-diplo-friends-mix Available from 12.12.2014

HADE + DWFL – Vinnie & Kelly
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on HADE + DWFL – Vinnie & Kelly

Image: 1592958 Vinyl stamped whitelabel, screenprint cover, incl. Downloadcard, numbered limited to 200 copies.

Please meet “Vinnie & Kelly”, the new EP from HADE + DWFL. The two dope boys got their
double cups filled with footwork, R&B, Cologne garage and a remix by Lockah.

Side One
A1 Vinnie
A2 Vinnie (Lockah Remix)
Side Two
B1 Kelly (Doesn´t Live Here Anymore)
B2 Reprise

The record comes with a beautiful silkscreened sleeve, designed by Hade and printed by
Pressure & Ink in Köln-Kalk. It is limited to 200 hand-numbered copies and includes a
download code. Only available at the MPM Store.
Cologne’s producer duo HADE + DWFL don’t do aerobics – they do beats and bassline steppers
and they’re pretty darn good at it. Check out their acclaimed debut „The Healthiest Man In
Chicago“ and you know what’s up. Cooking up a heavy stew of next level beats, footwork,
Chicago house and sounds from the outer fringes of the bass spectrum, the HADE + DWFL
formula has already proven to work out on floors and festivals across Europe.
For the record: back when Ed Banger and nu rave was king, HADE + DWFL were big in
BeNeLux with their former band Ampersand. Fast forward some few years and the classically
trained synth-wizard HADE has become a staple of CGN’s rejuvenated nightlife, he also rocked
the Beat BBQ, Splash! and Melt! Festival 3 years in a row, spun records for Mykki Blanco or
Mobb Deep, remixed everyone from Iamnobodi to Baba Hafti, and shared the stage with
Oneman, Schlachthofbronx, Eliphino, AndHim, The Underachievers and many more. Recently,
Hade’s heartfelt tribute to DJ Rashad’s untimely passing was championed and played out by
everyone who has a say in the world of low end frequencies – from the Teklife gang to Vice’s
Thump mag (who pronounced the tune their track of the week) to long-time supporters
Oneman, Gilles Peterson and London’s Young Turks camp.
Arguably at his best alongside his production partner and fellow Al Bundy enthusiast DWFL, the
boys now deliver on the promise of their full-length debut with their new EP “Vinnie & Kelly”: a
soul-stirring three-act play of love and despair in a footwork and UKG stylee, inspired by young
Christina Applegate and Matt Leblanc. Well, dope next-gen club music is what it is, really.

About Lockah:
Born in Aberdeen, Lockah is part of the recent wave of innovative Scottish bass music
(alongside the likes of Rustie, HudMo and the Numbers crew). He recently relocated to
Brighton, where he is part of the Donky Pitch label fam.
Lockah has released on Diplo’s Mad Decent/Jeffree’s imprint and on Slugabed’s Activia Benz.
He also runs his own label Tuff Wax. His debut album “Yahoo Or The Highway” scored rave
reviews all over the place, from Pitchfork to XLR8R and Dummy Mag.
Lockah is known to be a massive nerd/scholar of the Miami Bass legacy, which clearly shines
through in his remix of “Vinnie”, taking the sultry R&B/footwork original on a dune buggy trip
to South Beach. We also recommend his Boiler Room Session from earlier this year and his
recent BBC Radio 1 guest mix for Diplo & Friends:
https://soundcloud.com/lockah/lockah-diplo-friends-mix
Available from 10.10.2014

Francis Bebey – Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Francis Bebey – Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984

Image: 1592632 Special compilation from Parisian re-issue kings, Born Bad, of the late Cameroonian master musician, Francis Bebey. This is the material we were hoping would follow the excellent comp from last year. Amazing ‘universal’ music currently only available on expensive originals. Double album with printed innersleeve. BIG TIP!
“The first time I saw a sanza (a type of African “thumb piano”), it was just sitting there on a piece of furniture in my family’s living room/dining room – a space that our father also transformed into a recording studio every day. It seemed more like a box than a musical instrument: a mysterious instrument, which arrived at our house, like many things, in a somewhat miraculous way. We knew our father loved to collect anything that could produce a sound. I don’t know where he got this sansa. It was rather crude, clearly handmade, with only a few “keys” or “tines”. I don’t think he really played this one. The sounds it produced seemed particularly bizarre, to my young musician’s ears, trained in Western classical music, it sounded out of tune. That’s because, like my brothers and sisters, I had been trained on the piano. I had trouble understanding how anyone could endure these tones and, honestly, our father’s passion for “unusual sounds” did not interest me. I was in secondary school at the time (the very late 1970s) and was not at all oriented toward musical projects. I planned to graduate, and then become a chef. In the early 1980s, my interest in music picked up. I was still undecided about my career. I was content to pursue my “serious” English studies while hanging out at jazz clubs at les Halles in Paris, where I sometimes joined jam sessions. Next, I put together my first band with professional musicians, I had hidden my age and lack of experience from them. France was just beginning to accept “world music.” Musicians of every nationality were performing in Paris. It was a wonderful period. My father asked my brother Toups and me to accompany him for a few concerts. In particular, we toured Tunisia together at the time of the 1983 Carthage International Festival. Back then, my father was renowned across the French-speaking world. Everyone looked forward to hearing his humorous songs, like “Agatha” and “La condition masculine.” But, behind the scenes, he continued his research concerning electronic music, the sansa, pygmy polyphony, etc. One day he put a sansa in my hands, without saying a word. He was sending me a message: “Let’s see what you can do with it!” That’s when I really discovered something. Exploring the instrument and playing, I transcended the “imperfect” aspect of its sound and began to discover its fascinating potential. Playing the sansa, you enter a world that enraptures you in a very serene and mesmerizing way. I think its sounds evoke a rainbow, with rain falling while the sun shines. A very peaceful feeling. It allows you to make music that truly sounds like life. The sansa is also the instrument that my father and I shared the most because I am a pianist and he was a guitarist. I also share this eminently African instrument with my musician brother, Toups. Our father loved to tell us one of the legends of the sansa: how it even managed to dispel the boredom felt by… the Creator himself! This instrument gives life to the world, to beings and things. I did not participate in the production of the various records that my father devoted to the sansa. He did it himself, you might say, in his “laboratory.” Yet today, I cannot imagine playing a concert without using a sansa. The piano remains present so that listeners don’t become disoriented and wonder about the weird sounds invading their ears! However, I find the eccentric and disturbing side of sansa interesting. And the sansa always affects the audience: in reality, it excites them. The secrets of this instrument are surely its beneficial powers and… its magic!” Patrick Bebey

1. Sanza nocturne
2. Bissau
3. Sanza Tristesse
4. Africa Sanza
5. Forest Nativity
6. Sunny Crypt
7. Binta Madiallo
8. Tumu Pakara
9. Di Saegri
10. Ngoma likembe
11. Guinée
Available from 26.09.2014

Ellen Allien
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Wherever you find Ellen Allien, you find movement. Born in Berlin, living and working in Berlin and Ibiza, one of the planet’s most dynamic party scenes, her artistic home stands for one thing above all: freedom, in every aspect. Since 1999 she has managed the label BPitch Control in Berlin, as well as the fashion […]

Zackey Force Funk – Money Green Viper
Friday, June 20th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Zackey Force Funk – Money Green Viper

Image: 1589993 Green vinyl edition of the new album by Zackey Force Funk (previously appearing in the hit+run 777 series.) Huge tip!!
“Zackey Force Funk was born into this wild world in Tucson, AZ in 1974. In and out of prison since the age of 17, ZFF began producing on pirated software his brother gave to him once he had given up a life crime to focus on writing tunes and raising his family.

First discovered by Kutmah back in the golden era of Myspace, Zackey’s signature “Force Funk Sound” swiftly grabbed the attention of a number of formidable producers. Collaborations followed shortly after with the likes of Salva, Lazer Sword, Lorn, Baron Zen, Daedelus and B. Bravo, as well as forming the group Demon Queen with Tobacco. As these tunes were scattered across various labels, finding their homes on their respective collaborator’s projects, ZFF continued to hone his style, delving deeper into the psychedelic future funk realm of which he has created for himself. The fruits of his discipline all add up to his forthcoming debut LP entitled ‘Money Green Viper”, to be released in July of 2014 on LA based collective Hit+Run.

‘Money Green Viper’ plays as a scrapbook of late night joyrides, fast women, demonic visions, real rap rituals and the ever-present pursuit of infinite paper. All of these tales are woven over dust ridden, boogie and funk influenced beats with Zacky’s beautifully haunting vocal stylings as our tour guide. Productions are laced from an appropriate cast of sound architects from across the globe, including Max Kane and Teeko, XL Middleton, Jellphonic, Cupp Cave, Tom Noble, Mike Gao, and of course ZFF himself. Having recently transplanted from Tucson to LA, it seems only natural for the year of the Force Funk Sound to be upon us. ‘Money Green Viper’ serves as the initial full length transmission of a fantastical mind that has many more stories to tell. We await the dark doctrine with open eyes, ears and hearts.”

1. Glass Tear Groove // (Produced by Inkswel)
2. Press Play // (Produced by XL Middleton & Eddy Funkster)
3. Cocaine Lady // (Produced by Tom Noble)
4. Where Buffalo Roam – feat. Reggie Blount // (Produced by Reggie Blount)
5. Yo Bael // (Produced by Mike Gao)
6. Dream Shine Cola // (Produced by Cupp Cave)
7. Montego Bay // (Produced by Zackey Force Funk)
8. A$$$low // (Produced by Cupp Cave)
9. Zackey Can’t Rap // (Produced by Zackey Force Funk)
10. Out My Mind – feat. Teeko // (Produced by Max Kane)
11. Gunny Peace // (Produced by Josh Jetson)
12. Roch // (Produced by Roch)
13. Write Her Name // (Produced by Jellphonic)
14. Fuck Your Fire // (Produced by Zackey Force Funk)
15. Suicide (Produced by Zackey Force Funk) Available from 30.05.2014

Quantic – Magnetica
Thursday, June 12th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Quantic – Magnetica

Image: 1587898 ‘Magnetica’ sees Quantic revisiting his electronic roots, blending cutting-edge and distinctive production with elements of folk, reggae, soul, highlife, cumbia and more. Other featured guests on the album include Alice Russell, Shinehead, Nidia Gongora, Dereb The Ambassador, Thalma De Freitas and Anibal Velásquez, illuminating the sounds, styles and languages of Ethiopia, Jamaica, Brazil, the UK and beyond.

‘Magnetica’ is the first studio album from Quantic under his main solo moniker since ‘An Announcement To Answer’ in 2006 so the anticipation is running high. He has, of course, been far from quiet in that time, with releases from many significant side-projects including The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro, Flowering Inferno, Quantic & Alice Russell, and Ondatrópica, and a host of thrilling live bands to match.

The ‘Magnetica’ album is a truly exciting listen, taking in all the influences that trailblazing troubadour Will “Quantic” Holland has soaked up from his travels – including the last seven years spent living in Colombia – and collaborations with musicians from Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean and beyond, blended with the innate talent for trend-setting electronic club music that has always made him one to watch.

The first official single from the LP, announced among much fanfare, with a video premiere on THE GUARDIAN is “Duvidó” featuring Angolan born, Portuguese resident singer Pongo Love. The fiery vocal delivery, and lyrics in Portuguese heavily dosed with slang from Portugal and Angola, makes this intoxicating party cut all the more unique.

The eclectic array of guests to appear on the ‘Magnetica’ album also includes Alice Russell, Shinehead, Nidia Góngora, Dereb The Ambassador, Thalma De Freitas and Anibal Velásquez.

‘Magnetica’ Tracklisting:
1. Magnetica
2. You Will Return Featuring Alice Russell
3. Descarga Cúantica Featuring Fruko & Michi Sarmiento
4. Duvidó Featuring Pongo Love
5. Arada Featuring Dereb The Ambassador
6. La Plata Featuring Nidia Góngora
7. Sol Clap
8. Spark It Featuring Shinehead
9. Caruru
10. La Callejera Featuring Anibal Velásquez
11. Muévelo Negro Featuring Nidia Góngora
12. Águas De Sorongo Featuring Thalma De Freitas
13. Painting Silhouettes

Date Country City Venue/Festival
08 May UK Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
09 May UK Manchester Band On The Wall
10 May UK Birmingham Hare & Hounds
11 May NL Rotterdam Bird
12 May NL Amsterdam North Sea Jazz Club
13 May DE Berlin Gretchen
22 May BE Brussels VK
23 May FR Paris Trianon
25 May UK Bristol Love Saves The Day
27 May UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms
28 May UK Exeter Phoenix
29 May UK London KOKO Available from 23.05.2014

Jah Wobble & PJ Higgins – Watch How You Walk
Friday, May 16th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jah Wobble & PJ Higgins – Watch How You Walk

Image: 1588337 Huge new as Sonar Kollektiv announces their new partnership with Dub legend Jah Wobble. Before the release of his new studio album later this year we get our first taste on the Watch How You Walk 12′.

With the current release here at hand Sonar Kollektiv can be extremely delighted to introduce a new artist with a reputation that precedes him. This time though we deal with anything but a newcomer. The living legend, that Jah Wobble is, would actually need no further introduction. As a founding member of Public Image Limited (PiL), his collaborations with Holger Czukay, Brian Eno, Francois Kevorkian, Björk, Peter Gabriel, Sinead O’Connor and Bill Laswell (just to name a few of the names he has worked with during his more than 30 years spanning career) and thanks to this experimental journeys in all directions dub and world music can lead to, the London born and raised John Wardle (his real name) has become one of the most important and most influential musicians/producers of the 20th and 21st century. There’s probably no other bass player, who literally constantly reinvents himself and thereby the genre of Dub as recklessly and unabashedly as Wobble. Over the last seventeen years he chiefly released on his own label 30 Hertz Records. Therefore it’s an even bigger honor for Sonar Kollektiv to have him putting out his latest work on their imprint.
As a pre-12inch of the upcoming album “Inspiration” we get the track “Watch How You Walk” in three remixes that couldn’t be more diverse. The names that Wobble and Sonar Kollektiv could assign to turn in their contributions show in an impressive way in which league he plays. For instance let’s take Dennis Bovell. He is the undisputed maestro of UK reggae – having worked as a musician, producer, writer, and arranger on countless reggae, punk, pop and rock albums. His dub albums were an inspiration to the ikes of Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor, as well as being the pioneer of Lover’s Rock. His remix of “Watch How You Walk” catches that specific UK sound system vibe perfectly and leaves enough room for PJ Higgins’ voice to shine to the fullest. For extra rubba dub effect he even adds some of his own ad-libs. Next up is Anthony Parchment, aka DJ Kutz. A younger producer who draws from bass, and post-dubstep as well as basic electronic music forms such as house and techno. He sports a more dapper rework interpreting Jah Wobble’s dub roots to work for the current flavour of the floors around the world. Kutz does this masterfully with enough natty twists to maintain his remix timeless like the original. Future bass music. Not many artists have the privilege to even think about asking the godfather of dub, Lee “Scratch” Perry, to have a go at their material. Maybe some new acts should have the guts to do so though, since the former Upsetter, now at the age of 77, still manages to deliver some pure magic and an updated 2014-version of what he used to cook up in his infamous Black Ark studios in Kingston more than forty years ago. Be prepared of a sound design that is as futuristic as it can get and some added vamp rhymes by the master himself. Even without this remix this release would be a highlight of 2014. But with Lee Perry’s contribution it’s by all means one of the essential 12inch of the year. Let’s bag it in!

TRACKLISTING
A1 – Watch How You Walk (Dennis Bovell Remix)
A2 – Watch How You Walk (Lee Scratch Perry Main Mix)
A3 – Watch How You Walk
B1 – Watch How You Walk (DJ Kutz Remix)

www.sonarkollektiv.com Available from 25.04.2014

Jah Wobble & PJ Higgins – Watch How You Walk
Thursday, May 15th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jah Wobble & PJ Higgins – Watch How You Walk

Image: 1588337 Huge new as Sonar Kollektiv announces their new partnership with Dub legend Jah Wobble. Before the release of his new studio album later this year we get our first taste on the Watch How You Walk 12′.

With the current release here at hand Sonar Kollektiv can be extremely delighted to introduce a new artist with a reputation that precedes him. This time though we deal with anything but a newcomer. The living legend, that Jah Wobble is, would actually need no further introduction. As a founding member of Public Image Limited (PiL), his collaborations with Holger Czukay, Brian Eno, Francois Kevorkian, Björk, Peter Gabriel, Sinead O’Connor and Bill Laswell (just to name a few of the names he has worked with during his more than 30 years spanning career) and thanks to this experimental journeys in all directions dub and world music can lead to, the London born and raised John Wardle (his real name) has become one of the most important and most influential musicians/producers of the 20th and 21st century. There’s probably no other bass player, who literally constantly reinvents himself and thereby the genre of Dub as recklessly and unabashedly as Wobble. Over the last seventeen years he chiefly released on his own label 30 Hertz Records. Therefore it’s an even bigger honor for Sonar Kollektiv to have him putting out his latest work on their imprint.
As a pre-12inch of the upcoming album “Inspiration” we get the track “Watch How You Walk” in three remixes that couldn’t be more diverse. The names that Wobble and Sonar Kollektiv could assign to turn in their contributions show in an impressive way in which league he plays. For instance let’s take Dennis Bovell. He is the undisputed maestro of UK reggae – having worked as a musician, producer, writer, and arranger on countless reggae, punk, pop and rock albums. His dub albums were an inspiration to the ikes of Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor, as well as being the pioneer of Lover’s Rock. His remix of “Watch How You Walk” catches that specific UK sound system vibe perfectly and leaves enough room for PJ Higgins’ voice to shine to the fullest. For extra rubba dub effect he even adds some of his own ad-libs. Next up is Anthony Parchment, aka DJ Kutz. A younger producer who draws from bass, and post-dubstep as well as basic electronic music forms such as house and techno. He sports a more dapper rework interpreting Jah Wobble’s dub roots to work for the current flavour of the floors around the world. Kutz does this masterfully with enough natty twists to maintain his remix timeless like the original. Future bass music. Not many artists have the privilege to even think about asking the godfather of dub, Lee “Scratch” Perry, to have a go at their material. Maybe some new acts should have the guts to do so though, since the former Upsetter, now at the age of 77, still manages to deliver some pure magic and an updated 2014-version of what he used to cook up in his infamous Black Ark studios in Kingston more than forty years ago. Be prepared of a sound design that is as futuristic as it can get and some added vamp rhymes by the master himself. Even without this remix this release would be a highlight of 2014. But with Lee Perry’s contribution it’s by all means one of the essential 12inch of the year. Let’s bag it in!

TRACKLISTING
A1 – Watch How You Walk (Dennis Bovell Remix)
A2 – Watch How You Walk (Lee Scratch Perry Main Mix)
A3 – Watch How You Walk
B1 – Watch How You Walk (DJ Kutz Remix)

www.sonarkollektiv.com Available from 25.04.2014

‘Magnetica’ is the new album from Quantic on Tru Thoughts
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,
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‘Magnetica’ sees Quantic revisiting his electronic roots, blending cutting-edge and distinctive production with elements of folk, reggae, soul, highlife, cumbia and more. Other featured guests on the album include Alice Russell, Shinehead, Nidia Gongora, Dereb The Ambassador, Thalma De Freitas and Anibal Velásquez; illuminating the sounds, styles and languages of Ethiopia, Jamaica, Brazil, the UK […]

Poldoore – The Day Off (Picture Disc)
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Poldoore – The Day Off (Picture Disc)

Image: 1587168 Cold Busted returns to familiar label artist Poldoore (born Tom Schillebeeckx) to release his new album, The Day Off. It features some talented guests, including the mysterious Maverick, emcee duo The 49ers, American blues singer Bodhilynn, and trumpeter Will Magid.

Based out of Belgium, Poldoore started producing at an early age and eventually his potential was realized by Cold Busted’s offer to release his debut L.A.X. EP . From there the pairing has only grown stronger. Poldoore’s sound is about good vibes, creating warm atmospheres that blend funk, soul, lounge, and reggae with punchy drum breaks.

Among the album’s many highlights is “Morning Glory,” featuring a rocksteady beat with bright arpeggiated synths at select moments, with the bulk of the track carried by wailing guitars and chopped up blues vocals. “Ahhh Yeah” enters like a walk in the park with bright keys, lovely strings, and funky rhythms, the results of rearranging an original sample into suitable bits and pieces with a little help from Maverick. “Heard It All Before” has Bodhilynn’s soulful vocal hook accompanied by The 49ers’ rhymes and a key-based beat with soaring highs. “Natural High” elicits psychedelic vibes with plenty of effects, a sporadic, low electric shock, and interwoven, layered guitar play. “Unconditional” uses a Motown-like backing track beefed up by a strong kick and slow, sizzling hats, cymbals, and snares. Midway through “Unconditional” Poldoore is joined by Will Magid’s saucy, bayou-evoking horn solo. “Call It A Day” is a dreamy funk affair full of shimmery, echoing melodies, teetering guitars, forward-staggering key stabs, and a stand out bass line.

The Day Off is full of sonic sunshine, exactly the kind of sonic weather fit for enjoying what little time there is for leisure and much appreciated in today’s musical climate.

https://soundcloud.com/8dpromo/poldoore-the-day-off-cold Available from 28.02.2014

Miss Jools
Monday, December 2nd, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Julia Porter, best known as Miss Jools, is the native Londoner who cut her teeth and carved her niche in the UK capital, before making mobilee her musical home. Miss Jools came to wide attention in 2006 with Sleeper Thief, her collaborative production outfit with Audiofly. In 2008 she struck out on her own, undertaking […]

Various – Bang (Mixed & Compiled by Terry Hunter)
Thursday, August 15th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Bang (Mixed & Compiled by Terry Hunter)

Image: 1581997 Perhaps no star in the constellation of soulful house music shines brighter these
days than that of multi-talented DJ, producer and remixer Terry Hunter. Since
Terry’s 2007 release of the instant classic “Wonderful” featuring Chicago songstress
Terisa Griffin, Terry has continued to have the magic touch, adding his much sought
after remix and production skills to projects with the likes of Marsha Ambrosius,
Barbara Tucker, Kathy Brown, Angela Johnson, Avery Sunshine, Kenny Bobien and
many more. All the while maintaining his break-neck international DJ schedule.
Born and raised and still living in Chicago, Terry had a vision in 2011 to fill a
surprising void in Chicago’s house music landscape–a hot weekly house music
party emphasizing new soulful house music. Enter “Bang Sunday” at Chicago’s
Shrine nightclub. Like its legendary weekly Chicago ancestors the Warehouse,
Power Plant and Music Box, Bang Sunday quickly established itself as THE weekly
destination for soulful house music lovers in Chicago. Every Sunday at Bang, Terry
presides over a packed house of devotees, and shares the stage with local and
international guest DJs and performers such as Louie Vega, Black Coffee, Joe
Claussell, the Chosen Few DJs, Bucie and Josh Milan.
In this exclusive mix CD, Terry Hunter’s first for BBE, Terry seeks to transport the
listener to the Shrine’s high energy dance floor on a typical Sunday night. As they
say in Chicago, “Bang is a state of mind, a state of sound, a state of dance.”
There’s no argument here.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
• Terry has worked on production for globally renowed artists like Michael
Jackson, Janet Jackson, Byron Stingily (Ten City), Barbara Tucker, Latin
house music sensation India, Mary J. Blige and R. Kelly, among others.
• He collaborated with his close friend, DJ/producer Kenny Dope of Masters
at Work, on numerous projects including the “Mass Destruction” project
and the remix of the Kanye West track “Addiction.”
• Bang Sunday at the Shrine nightclub in Chicago, takes place weekly. Terry
presides over a packed house of soulful house music devotees, and
shares the stage with local and international guest DJs and performers
such as Louie Vega, Black Coffee, Joe Claussell, the Chosen Few DJs,
Bucie and Josh Milan.
• This album coincides with what has been described as House Musics’
Woodstock with over 30,000 House & Disco fans from around the globe
arriving in Chicago on July 6th 2013. Check out the film of last years event:
http://youtu.be/3EvW7JvTAHs
• Full Radio and press campaign, UK, France, Germany , N America

Tracklisting
CD1 Continuous Mix
1. Avery Sunshine – Ugly Part Of Me
2. Anthony Nicholson/William Kurk & the
Miquifaye Allstars – Tell Me A Bedtime Story
3. Timmy Regisford Feat. Tiger Wilson –
Sometimes (Terry Hunter’s Bang The Vocal
Mix)
4. Dj Kunta Feat. Botshelo Huma – Come
Closer
5. Mike Dunn – Rise
6. Boddhi Satva feat. Vikter Duplaix – From
Another World
7. Masters At Work Feat. Wunmi – Ekabo
8. Ralf GUM Feat. Kenny Bobien – The Only
Way (Terry Hunter Mix)
9. Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience –
Scaramunga
10. Carla Prather Feat. Terry Hunter – Just
Do It
11. Reciprocal – Mist Of Angola
12. Wayne Williams – There Is A Place
13. Dj Spen – Craze At Midnite
14. Marsha Ambrosius – Far Away
CD2 Unmixed
1. Avery Sunshine – Ugly Part Of Me
2. Anthony Nicholson/William Kurk & the
Miquifaye Allstars – Tell Me A Bedtime Story
3. Timmy Regisford Feat. Tiger Wilson –
Sometimes (Terry Hunter’s Bang The Vocal
Mix)
4. Dj Kunta Feat. Botshelo Huma – Come
Closer
5. Mike Dunn – Rise
6. Boddhi Satva feat. Vikter Duplaix – From
Another World
7. Masters At Work Feat. Wunmi – Ekabo
8. Ralf GUM Feat. Kenny Bobien – The Only
Way (Terry Hunter Mix)
9. Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience –
Scaramunga
10. Carla Prather Feat. Terry Hunter – Just
Do It
11. Reciprocal – Mist Of Angola
12. Wayne Williams – There Is A Place
13. Dj Spen – Craze At Midnite
14. Marsha Ambrosius – Far Away

WEBLINKS
www.soundcloud.com/terry-hunter
www.twitter.com/djterryhunter
www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-TERRY-HUNTER/165218414412 Available from 26.07.2013

Kid Cudi – Indicud
Friday, May 31st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kid Cudi – Indicud

Image: 1581327 Kid Cudi is a Grammy Award winning, gold-selling rapper, an in-demand producer, songwriter, acclaimed actor, leader of the urban alternative movement and an ”artist” in the truest sense of the word.

Cudi’s ready to unveil his latest masterpiece, his epic third solo album –lndicud. Over the course of the album, Cudi expands his hip hop galaxy through ethereal production, iridescent soundscapes, and airtight rhyming. Born in a nexus somewhere between Dr Ore’s 2001 and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, lndicud is a trip all its own …

It’s been quite the ride for Cudi since he landed into our collective consciousness with the now legendary 2008 mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi. The Ohio native, born Scott Mescudi, moved up to New York City after high school teaming up with 1 O.Deep to drop the inaugural rnixtape as a free download, and the internet was suddenly buzzing.

Backpackers and bloggers immediately jumped on the bandwagon as Kanye West proclaimed his fandom. Cudi released his first single ”Day ‘n’ Nile” in 2009. The track would go on to surpass sales of two million digital downloads and laid the groundwork for his major label debut, the gold-selling Man on the Moon: The End of Day. Since then Cudi has toured the globe extensively, released Man on the Moon 2 and a collaborative record with Dot Da Genius (WZRD). He’s been featured on the soundtrack to the film The Hunger Games, collaborating with legendary music producer T Bone Burnett and Greg Wells. Cudi had his breakout acting moment in the HBO series How To Make It In America.

lndicud reflects where Cudi (and hip hop) are headed next. His friends also play a big part in the story as it unfolds. Cudi’s unstoppable, and his invincibility shines through every moment of lndicud.

GUEST FEATURES ON INDICUD INCLUDE: Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, RZA, Too $hart, Michael Bolton, Haim

3 LP gatefold jacket with widespine/custom sleeves/150 gram weight

Track Listing:

1. ”The Leader of the Delinquents” Dot Da Genius, Woodro Skillson 3:58
2. ”Unfuckwittable” Scott Mescudi 2:35
3. ”Shaker” (featuring King Chip) Scott Mescudi 3:24
4. ”Video Tapes” (featuring Cage & Beth Gibbons of Portishead) Scott Mescudi, No I.D. 4:09
5. ”Ignis Surgit” Free School 5:12
6. ”Solo Dolo, Part II” (featuring Kendrick Lamar) Scott Mescudi 4:42
7. ”Vortex” (featuring Pusha T) Scott Mescudi, No I.D. 3:30
8. ”Walkabout” Ratatat 4:26
9. ”Just What I Am” (featuring King Chip) Scott Mescudi 3:48
10. ”Pretty Girls” (featuring Too Short) Scott Mescudi 3:51
11. ”Fuckin’ Ball” (featuring Kanye West & Travis Scott) Travis Scott, No I.D. 5:03
12. ”Immortal” Dot Da Genius, Scott Mescudi 4:06
13. ”Favorite Street” (featuring King Chip, ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q & Beth Gibbons) Scott Mescudi 4:20
14. ”Mr. Digital” Scott Mescudi 3:34
15. ”Lone Wolf” (featuring Common & Beth Gibbons) 88-Keys, Dot Da Genius 4:29
16. ”Young Lady” Scott Mescudi 3:12
17. ”The Tale of the Astronaut” (featuring Ratatat & MGMT) Ratatat, Scott Mescudi 5:39 Available from 10.05.2013

Clarence Reid – Miss Hot Stuff
Sunday, May 12th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Clarence Reid – Miss Hot Stuff

Image: 1580541 Clarence Reid (born February 14, 1939 in Cochran, Georgia) is probably better known as Blowfly. As Blowfly, he has recorded numerous albums, mostly of sex-based parodies of other songs, as well as original raps themed around sex. After moving to Miami, Florida, Reid started off writing songs for artists of the Henry Stone family including Betty Wright, Gwen McCrae, and KC & the Sunshine Band. He also recorded many songs of his own in the 60s and 70s including his 1969 hit record Nobody But You Babe. The 45rpm single which we choose for re-release might be his rarest, and certainly one of his best too. The backing track of Miss Hot Stuff is actually an instrumental called Screwdriver which was first released by Leon Austin. No question asked, Reid’s screams and shouts puts the song to another level. You’d better be quick and get your hands on this limited repress – the other option is to spend hundreds of $$$ for an original copy, if you can find one.

Tracklisting

1. Miss Hot Stuff
2. Mr. Hot Stuff Available from 22.04.2013

John Beltran – Amazing Things
Thursday, May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on John Beltran – Amazing Things

Image: 1579547 After the well-received and career-spanning compilation that was 2011’s Ambient Selections, John Beltran returns with a brand new album entitled Amazing Things, due for released on Delsin records in March 2013.
As a life long pioneer of ambient soundscapes, blissful downbeat and stirring techno, Michigan born John Beltran already has his place in history assured with a bulging back catalogue that takes in influential releases on vital labels like Peacefrog and R&S. This new 17-track album sees the man draw on his lifetime in music to craft an immediately timeless body of work that’s stuffed with genuine musicality, pregnant with emotion and laden with organic blissfulness.

Since Beltran’s last original full length, he admits a lot has changed. “I’m using all new gear and virtual synths that I didn’t have when writing Human Engine so it sounds different for sure. And let’s just say that this album still wouldn’t be finished had a friend not turned me on to the software Omnisphere.”

Despite new tools and techniques, Beltran’s touch still shines through in his floating arrangements, opposing textures and organic resonance, as do the continued influences of favourite artists including Four Tet, Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood.

“There was no real plan [for the album]. Some of these songs (“Clouds Pull”) are over two years old. This album is truly an accumulation of music inspired by my life as a new father but I didn’t write these songs for an album per say. I guess it was just written with a lot of love.”

Love – and feelings thereof – permeate the album from start to finish. Tracks like opener “Retrouvailles” immediately submerge you into a utopian world with the distant sound of a playground coming over like the backdrop to a daydream, whilst more kinetic, splintered efforts like “Het Leven is Mooi” recall the aforementioned patchwork beauty of Four Tet, and “Flower Power Submarine” carries you along on a warm summer breeze.

Importantly, dark is contrast with light throughout, so more sombre, melancholic drifts like “For Vangelis” sit next to the more uplifting violins and raindrop melodies of “Broken Machines”. Overall a mature and hugely resonant album for grown-ups, Amazing Things is full of just that.

1. Retrouvailles
2. Clouds Pull
3. Het Leven Is Mooi
4. Our Second Summer
5. Of All The Things In This World
6. Snow Day
7. Medellin
8. Flower Power Nuclear Submarine
9. Amazing Things To Come
10. Inexorably Tied To You
11. Broken Mechanism
12. Esperanto
13. For Vangelis
14. Weekend Homage
15. Seasons Go
16. Second Summer (Version 2)
17. The Second I Wake
Available from 19.04.2013

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