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Record Kicks proudly presents the new album from the legendary Italian cinematic funk combo Calibro 35
Monday, November 2nd, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Recorded at Toe Rag Studios in London, Record Kicks proudly presents “S.P.A.C.E”. the new album from the legendary Italian cinematic funk combo Calibro 35 sampled by Dr.Dre in “Compton”. Recorded on tape on a 8 tracks tape recorder at the analog Mecca Toe Rag Studios in London, the worldwide famous studio where The White Stripes […]

STL GLD – My Monday Morning Music
Thursday, September 4th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on STL GLD – My Monday Morning Music

Image: 1591432 ON LIMITED EDITION WHITE VINYL!
Two-time Boston Music Award winner Moe Pope and Duck Down producer The Arcitype, who has produced music for artists
such as Vinnie Paz and Ruste Juxx, have come together to release a new album of original, sample-free music entitled ‘My
Monday Morning Music.’
The Album takes the listener on a journey of beats, melodies and lyrics that range from cinematic styles, to harder, grittier
beats. Along with Moe Pope, the album features a wide array of well-known artists such as Dua (Bad Rabbits), Ruste Juxx,
Reks, Jake Merhmann and Chris Klaxton (Tan Vampires), Dutch Rebelle, Tea Leigh, Fran-P, and John Robinson.
Moe Pope is an acclaimed hip-hop artist, songwriter, and contemporary painter, and winner of the Boston Music Award for
Hip Hop Artist Of The Year two years running. His works (Including 2013’s critical smash Let The Right Ones In with producer
Rain) have received widespread praise from outlets such as The Boston Herald, Stuff Magazine, RadioBDC, The Boston
Phoenix, and iTunes Rewind. His style of hip-hop draws equally from the alternative traditions of A Tribe Called Quest, the
abstract prose of Bob Dylan, the adrenaline-soaked fervor of Bad Brains, and the eccentricities of Radiohead.
The Arcitype is a producer from New York, former lead guitarist for Blues/Funk group Tip Top Deluxe, transplanted to
Cambridge, MA, who has previously worked with Moe Pope as well as the likes of Scarface, Guilty Simpson, Ill Bill, Kool G.
Rap, and many more. He is an alumni of Emerson College, and a mainstay of the Boston hip-hop scene, as the proprietor
of AR Classic Records, and The Bridge Sound & Stage, one of the premier rap recording studios in Massachusetts.
The Arcitype himself has said of My Monday Morning Music that the album “…was birthed during the making and mixing of
Let The Right Ones In, and it’s a different type of sound for both Moe and Myself, a more standard (while more musical)
boom-bap direction than that of Moe Pope and Rain, whose sound was more derived from an indie rock inspiration.”

SIDE A:
01. The Sunrise (ft. Tea Leigh)
02. Zombies (ft. Ruste Juxx & Reks)
03. Bastard (ft. Jake Mehrmann & Chris Klaxton of Tan Vampires)
04. Kill Em All (ft. Tea Leigh) (LP EXCLUSIVE)
05. Sid Vicious
06. Rock Me Pt 3
SIDE B:
01. Conquest/Go-Ho (ft. Dua Boakye of Bad Rabbits)
02. Again
03. Evryday (ft. Chris Klaxton)
04. PNY BOY The Hustler
05. Ovrdose
06. Farewell (ft. Jake Mehrmann of Tan Vampires)
07. GLD
INCLUDES DOWNLOAD CARD WITH
THESE BONUS TRACKS:
01. Shine (ft. John Robinson, SPNDA & June Lyfe)
02. Dreams (ft. Anonymous)
03. War (ft. Dua Boakye of Bad Rabbits)
04. Cocaine
05. They Want Murder (ft. Dutch Rebelle & Ash White) Available from 15.08.2014

Shawn Lee steers his latest musical mystery tour into psychedelic and cinematic territory …
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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In addition to showcasing a love for 1960s and 1970s soul, Shawn Lee also steers his latest musical mystery tour into psychedelic and cinematic territory over the course of 12 brand new cuts. Sing a Song is like a breezy summertime mixtape, packed with catchy motor city licks and space age songs that Lee built […]

Aaron Rose – Elixir
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Aaron Rose – Elixir

Image: 1608807 “The elixir is the essence of being able to control your future with
elements of both the past and present. I live through my music only
to progress towards a better day.”—Aaron Rose
After shedding his former pseudonym of A La $ole, Pro Era member
Aaron Rose dropped a number of noteworthy singles and killed
every guest feature. But with the release of his new EP, ‘Elixir,’ the
Brooklyn rapper has never sounded more focused or motivated, and
it’s only a taste of what’s to come from the young artist.
His tenacity becomes clear as soon as opener “The Root of Sole”
hits your ear with its mad-scientist samples and production from
J57 (he produced fve of the EP’s seven tracks). And then in comes
Rose to bring it all together, ?exing his breathless ?ow and dizzying
wordplay.
From there, the BK native continues to rip apart the instrumentals,
including the jazzier “Break It Down,” featuring Domo Genesis
and the more militant “Parkside Ave.” More than just a rapper with
incredible chops, Rose also reveals pieces of his personality and
background on those same tracks. Like on “Break It Down” when
he rhymes, ”’A black man who knows what his worth is, I’m off the
circuits/ From this American horror story, we in the circus”
Elsewhere, he eviscerates his critics on standouts “The Art of Sole”
and “Swank Corleone,” the latter of which is produced by Latrell
James. Rose also gets an opportunity to stunt alongside fellow Pro
Era member Dirty Sanchez on “The Shift,” a slapper produced by
The Audible Doctor.
Amidst the variety in sounds, the project remains distinctly the work
of its host emcee. And he drives that point home when speaking on
‘Elixir,’ saying succinctly: “I am Aaron Rose and this is my elixir.”

TRACKLISTING
1. The Root of Sole
2. The Art of Sole
3. Parkside Ave
4. Break It Down (feat. Domo Genesis)
5. Jimmy’s Open Bar (Interlude)
6. The Shift (feat. Dirty Sanchez)
7. Swank Corleone
8. The Art of Sole (J57 Stay Paid Remix)
9. The Art of Sole (Instrumental)

• Pink/Purple Swirl colored vinyl
• “A La [Aaron] is one of the real deal spitters from the crew.
It’s really dope, it’s a really good album. I think people will
really f*ck with it once they hear it.” – Cinematic Music Group
founder, Jonny Shipes
• Aaron’s previous single, “Always With Me,” featuring XXL
Freshman, Denzel Curry has surpassed 623k spins via
SoundCloud in just four months
• Majority of project produced by emcee/producer J57 (BBAS,
La Coka Nostra, Joey Bada$$, Joell Ortiz, Homeboy
Sandman) with additional production supplied by The Audible
Doctor, and Latrell James
• Guest features include Pro Era’s founding member, Dirty
Sanchez, as well as Domo Genesis (Odd Future) Available from 10.03.2017

Mick Jenkins – The Water(s)
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mick Jenkins – The Water(s)

Image: 1602674 With all due respect to New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Miami,
the epicenter of the rap universe in 2016 just may be Chicago. With
young stars ranging from Chief Keef to Chance The Rapper to Lil
Bibby to Vic Mensa, the Windy City continues to push the boundaries
of hip-hop music and culture. The latest artist to emerge from this
hotbed of talent is Mick Jenkins, a gifted lyricist who has built a
strong buzz online with a series of acclaimed mixtapes. Now, one of
those collections will be available in physical format for the first time
ever, with a limited-edition vinyl pressing of “The Water[s]” set to hit
stores soon. Originally released online in late 2014, “The Water[s]”
features appearances from fellow rising stars Joey Bada$$ and
Noname Gypsy, plus production from Statik Selektah, Kirk Knight,
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, DJ Dahi, and many more. XXL called the
project an “indisputable success”, declaring Jenkins “a formidable
opponent to some of hip-hop’s most highly regarded MCs”

1. Shipwrecked (featuring The Mind)
2. THC
3. The Waters
4. Healer (featuring Jean Deaux)
5. Comfortable” (featuring Noname Gypsy)
6. Vibe
7. Jazz
8. Black Sheep
9. Drink More (featuring Ebony)
10. Canada Dry
11. Who Else
12. Dehydration
13. 514
14. Martyrs
15. Jerome (featuring Joey Bada$$)

• The Water[s] downloaded over 50,000 times on DatPiff. This
will be the first official physical pressing.
• Mick Jenkins signed to Cinematic Music Group, which has
helped launch the careers of Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T.,
Smoke DZA, and many more.
• Album features appearances from Joey Bada$$ and Noname
Gypsy, plus production from Statik Selektah, Kirk Knight,
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, DJ Dahi, and many more Available from 25.03.2016

The/Das – Exist Strategies
Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The/Das – Exist Strategies

Image: 1611227 Berlin duo The/Das are to release their sophomore album, Exit Strategies, on Life And Death in September 2017, with a first EP from it, ›Drug Dilling‹, coming in July. The absorbing 12-tracker is the result of a period of searching that finds the new line-up of Fabian Fenk and Philipp Koller combine multiple ideas, layers, fragments and sounds and refine their distinct idea of techno tenderness. It makes for a soothing and escapist 60 minute listen that works as well at home, on headphones, as it does loud in the club.
The new album is a perfect blend of the pair’s Berlin techno roots with a devotion to organic sounds and cinematic details that makes it a real trip for the head, heart and heel from start to finish. More house influenced than their previous works on labels like Sinnbus, Krakatau and DJ Tennis’s Life And Death, their artistic vision ties it all together as the duo continues to push each other, bounce ideas back and forth and eventually distill them into something fresh and new. The album itself was an unhurried affair made from various sketched starting points collected over three years of research. Influenced from their travels, a decade of DJ gigs and shared musical experiences, they then headed into the studio for three intense months to arrange, rework, jam out new material, edit and collate all their sounds and ideas. Finally, they spent three weeks behind the mixing desk, shaping the whole lot into one complete form. Made using an array of drum machines and with a new focus on sampling, the album has experimental loops, sounds and rhythms imbued within, and lyrics that act as textural and emotive interventions, adding to the overall flow.

LP TRACKLISTING
A1 Put Castle
A2 Divine Voices
A3 Loveboat
B1 Moon
B2 Ischias
C1 Fool You
C2 Brace For Landing
C3 Dog Sled
C4 Eso 3
D1 Nano Spinacio
D2 Group Meditation, Late Reflections
D3 Drug Dilling Available from 08.09.2017

El Michels Affair
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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When Leon Michels name first appeared on a record, he was 16. That release was Thunder Chicken, and the group was his high school band, The Mighty Imperials. The record was essentially an homage to The Meters, at the time it was near pitch-perfect for the budding retro-soul scene. While that release was an early […]

Miramode Orchestra – Tumbler (180g)
Friday, January 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Miramode Orchestra – Tumbler (180g)

Image: 1608228 Agogo records present the new album from Miramode Orchestra.

Tracklisting LP:
A1. Tumbler feat. Mara von Ferne
A2. Break Loose feat. Mara von Ferne
A3. The Sphere
A4. Hobo feat. Inèz Schäfer
B1. Night Song feat. Dan Freeman
B2. Mice In Kindergarten
B3. Group Structure
B4. Scrabble Around

A good concert is like a journey. When it starts you might not know what episodes await
you, but in your heart you can feel which direction it will take you in. The Miramode
Orchestra offers just this type of enriching, exhilarating experience. Although they
meander between coordinates including jazz, electronica and groove, the seven musicians
can never be tied down to a single musical location. The sound created by a four-man
rhythm section and three horn players is always flavoured by a certain ambition, but never
fails to let souls fly and get bodies sweating!
Their debut album “Restless City” announced the band as fans of both exploration and
experimentation. Why break down barriers when you can simply soar over them – after all,
they only exist in the mind. It is therefore no surprise that collaborations have already
included not only a range of artists more at home in genres such as hip hop, soul and
modern club culture, but also a string ensemble. The latter returned to the studio for the
band’s forthcoming album “Tumbler”, which is set for release in early 2017 on Agogo
Records. There is a noticeable shift towards more song-like structures: The vocals of Inèz
Schäfer, Dan Freeman, Mara von Ferne and the band’s keyboard player Eren Solak are
taking Tumbler to another level.
At times it is difficult not to hear a touch of Bon Iver, 4hero or Cinematic Orchestra. Yet just
as listeners are ready to slot a song into a pigeonhole, the Miramode Orchestra whisks
them away to a new, unexpected stop on their journey.
„One of Berlin’s most agile jazz projects“ – TAZ
„What an enjoyable music, just perfect for a Saturday evening.“ – Berliner Zeitung Available from 10.03.2017

Miramode Orchestra – Tumbler
Friday, January 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Miramode Orchestra – Tumbler

Image: 1608231 Agogo records present the new album from Miramode Orchestra.

Tracklisting CD:
01. Tumbler feat. Mara von Ferne
02. Break Loose feat. Mara von Ferne
03. The Sphere
04. Mice In Kindergarten
05. Night Song feat. Dan Freeman
06. Group Structure
07. Loco One
08. Scrabble Around
09. Hobo feat. Inèz Schäfer

A good concert is like a journey. When it starts you might not know what episodes await
you, but in your heart you can feel which direction it will take you in. The Miramode
Orchestra offers just this type of enriching, exhilarating experience. Although they
meander between coordinates including jazz, electronica and groove, the seven musicians
can never be tied down to a single musical location. The sound created by a four-man
rhythm section and three horn players is always flavoured by a certain ambition, but never
fails to let souls fly and get bodies sweating!
Their debut album “Restless City” announced the band as fans of both exploration and
experimentation. Why break down barriers when you can simply soar over them – after all,
they only exist in the mind. It is therefore no surprise that collaborations have already
included not only a range of artists more at home in genres such as hip hop, soul and
modern club culture, but also a string ensemble. The latter returned to the studio for the
band’s forthcoming album “Tumbler”, which is set for release in early 2017 on Agogo
Records. There is a noticeable shift towards more song-like structures: The vocals of Inèz
Schäfer, Dan Freeman, Mara von Ferne and the band’s keyboard player Eren Solak are
taking Tumbler to another level.
At times it is difficult not to hear a touch of Bon Iver, 4hero or Cinematic Orchestra. Yet just
as listeners are ready to slot a song into a pigeonhole, the Miramode Orchestra whisks
them away to a new, unexpected stop on their journey.

„One of Berlin’s most agile jazz projects“ – TAZ
„What an enjoyable music, just perfect for a Saturday evening.“ – Berliner Zeitung Available from 10.03.2017

Blu x Union Analogtronics – Cheetah In The City
Friday, November 25th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Blu x Union Analogtronics – Cheetah In The City

Image: 1606568 Hot off collaborations with Nottz (Titans in the Flesh EP) and
Madlib (Bad Neighbor LP), SoCal ambassador Blu has teamed
up with the Paris-based production team Union Analogtronics (OJ
& Gold) to unleash a new full length album: Cheetah in the City.
Featuring Dam-Funk, Phat Kat, Frank N Dank, and more, the album
signifies a stylistic sea change for Blu, best known for his dusty,
soul sampling collaborations with Exile (Below the Heavens) and his
own introspective opuses (Her Favorite Colour, Good to be Home,
York!). Rippling with 808s and cinematic strings, Cheetah in the
City is an organic evolution from the synth-soaked, futuristic sound
of Analogtronics, UNION’s 2012 Fat Beats Records debut album
featuring Talib Kweli, MF DOOM, Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, and more.
After mutual friends put them in touch at a Parisian post-show
after-party, Blu and Union began a musical exchange that spanned
continents. Blu returned to LA with UNION’s best beats, and after
months of exchanging lyrical ideas, the trio regrouped for marathon
recording sessions in UNION’s Paris-based studio. Cloistered for
weeks with nothing but drum machines, instruments, keyboards,
records, and France’s best bud, Blu became obsessed with infusing
his kicked back Southern California sensibilities into UNION’s
penchant for pushing the possibilities of technicality into multilayered, densely packed productions. A cohesive story emerged in
the songwriting: a young man, raised amongst deadbeats, killers,
and hard drugs, metamorphoses into the Cheetah, a money-making
predator whose quick talk and cold hustle make him the king of a city
that will eventually consume him, heart and soul.
We’ve never heard Blu like this.

1. LA Counting
2. Whatever
3. Weekends
4. Sleepin’
5. Workin’ feat. Joro
6. Sunny
7. French Kiss feat. Chat
8. One Two
9. Don’t Trip feat. Dam Funk
10. Lynx feat. Frank N Dank & Ph
11. City Dreams feat. Olivier Day
12. Cheetah
13. The Factory feat. Erik Riko

• Blu is a heralded west coast Emcee, most notable for his work
with Exile (Below The Heavens, Give Me My Flowers…)
• Features include Dam-Funk, Phat Kat and Frank N Dank
• Full US (Synergy Works) and France (Ping Pong) PR
campaigns
• Video for lead single: LA COUNTING (directed by Ruff Mercy) Available from 02.12.2016

Blu x Union Analogtronics – Cheetah In The City (Fat Beats)
Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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Hot off collaborations with Nottz (Titans in the Flesh EP) and Madlib (Bad Neighbor LP), SoCal ambassador Blu has teamed up with the Paris-based production team Union Analogtronics (OJ & Gold) to unleash a new full length album: Cheetah in the City.

CD FB5175
Release: 04-11-16
SoCal ambassador Blu has teamed up with the Paris-based production team Union Analogtronics to unleash a new full length album
Friday, October 21st, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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Hot off collaborations with Nottz (Titans in the Flesh EP) and Madlib (Bad Neighbor LP), SoCal ambassador Blu has teamed up with the Paris-based production team Union Analogtronics (OJ & Gold) to unleash a new full length album: Cheetah in the City. Featuring Dam-Funk, Phat Kat, Frank N Dank, and more, the album signifies a […]

Blonde Redhead – Masculin Feminin (4LP+Book)
Friday, August 19th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Blonde Redhead – Masculin Feminin (4LP+Book)

Image: 1605531 Teeming with the energy and grit of pre-Giuliani Manhattan, Blonde Redhead’s long out-of-print early recordings have finally crawled their way out of the ‘90s basement thanks to Numero Group who will issue the set on Sept. 30. Weighing in at 37 tracks, Masculin Féminin compiles the band’s first two albums for Steve Shelley’s Smells Like Records (self-titled and La Mia Via Violenta), their period singles, extant demos, and radio performances across four LPs or two CDs. Dozens of previously unpublished photographs illustrate two lengthy essays on this essential New York band’s formative years.

This is the latest installment in Numero Group’s 200 Line series which has also included releases from Unwound, Bedhead, Codeine, White Zombie and The Scientists.

“These songs combine a raw need, a ready access to neediness, with seemingly incongruous cinematic changes reminiscent of ‘60s Italian pop music and movie scores. They switch between emotional grandeur and eye scratching immediacy.” -Arto Lindsay

Track Listing
CD tracklist the same, split in two (Masculin = Disc 1, Féminin = Disc 2)
2xCD 4xLP
Masculin
LP 1 – S/T
1. I Don’t Want U
2. Sciuri Sciura
3. Astro Boy
4. Without Feathers
5. Snipp et
6. Mama Cita
7. Swing Pool
8. Girl Boy

LP 2 – 7”s and Bonus Material
9. Amescream
10. Big Song
11. Inside You
12. Vague
13. Jet Star
14. This Is The Numb er Of Times I Said I Will But Didn’t (4 Track Demo)
15. Instrumental (Live at Snacktime)
16. Slogan Att empt
17. Swing Pool Instrumental (Live at Snacktime)
18. Woody (4 Track Demo)

Féminin
LP 1 – La Mia Vita Violenta
19. (I Am Taking Out My Eurotrash) I Still Get Rocks Off
20. Violent Life
21. U.F.O.
22. I Am There While You Choke On Me
23. Harmony
24. Down Under
25. Bean
26. Young Neil
27. 10 Feet High
28. Jewel

LP 2 – 7”s and Bonus Material
29. Flying Douglas
30. Harmony (7” Version)
31. 10 Feet High (7” Version)
32. Valentine
33. Not Too Late
34. (I Am Taking Out My Eurotrash) I Still Get Rocks Off (KCR W Session)
35. Pier Paolo (KCR W Session)
36. Country Song (La Mia Vita Violenta Outt ake)
37. It Was All So Sudd en (4 Track Demo) Available from 30.09.2016

Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera – Magnetic Systems
Saturday, March 12th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera – Magnetic Systems

Image: 1602888 From the same vibrant cinematic landscape of 70s studio supergroups as Goblin, The Pawnshop, The Group and The Braen’s Machine comes The Magnetic System – the Italian incognito dream team comprised of Milano prog keyboardist Vince Tempera and Cinevox sibling Franco Bixio and launched the career of Video Nasty maestro Fabio Frizzi.
Bridging the void between Giallo jazz bass driven prog and the arrival of home studios and synthesisers, the omnipresent film music of The Magnetic System marked a sea change in Italian genre film music, promoting melodic electronics to the forefront of Italian pop culture and pre-empting the first murmurs of Italo disco and synth-pop. Sharing session musicians, studios and release schedules with many of the aforementioned luminaries, Bixio, Frizzi and Tempera’s magnetic powers continue to attract musicians and aficionados of discerning sight and sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7TZXux3LEw
Available from 15.04.2016

Markey Funk – Instinct
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Markey Funk – Instinct

Image: 1601645 After 7 years of collaborations and numerous side projects, Markey Funk (Les Hippies, Mordy Laye and the Group Modular) is finally releasing his second solo album – “Instinct”. However, the new record is far from following the same samplecentric path, laid by its predecessor – the 2008’s “(forgot the word)”. “Instinct” explores the dark corners of human consciousness in order to understand the nature of one of the most primal emotions – fear. Inspired by aesthetic of the 1970’s European crime/thriller film music, Markey created his own blend of cinematic grooves, edgy psychedelia and analogue electronics. With contributions from Gal Frenkel (vocals), Uri “Mixmonster” Wertheim (Kalbata & Mixmonster, tape-delay), Sagi Zax (Action! Attention!, drums), Emiko Kojima (flute), and Ran Nahimas (D.R.Y., theremin), “Instinct” is a colourful yet tense journey, balancing on a sharp edge between harmony and dissonance, groove and abstraction, order and chaos.

Highly recommended for fans of Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Goblin, David Axelrod, Mr Chop, Broadcast, The Kramford Look and The Heliocentrics.

Tracklisting
1 Hide and Seek
2 The Unknown
3 Clairvoyance
4 Small Steps
5 House
6 Vertigo
7 Face to Face
8 That Which Is Behind Me
9 Escape
10 Sirens’ Call
11 Pressure
12 Breathe Available from 22.01.2016

Dizz1 – Shots Rired (ft. Hezekiah, Ralph Real & Sweatson)
Friday, January 8th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dizz1 – Shots Rired (ft. Hezekiah, Ralph Real & Sweatson)

Image: 1601529 New Los Angeles based future soul label, Strange Neighbor arrives
with an A-list crew of international beatsmiths and forever inspired
vocal performers for the first of a series of forward thinking ep
collaborations. The Philadelphia soul of Hezekiah and Ralph Real
melds with the future beat production of Melbourne drummer/
producer Dizz1 for the ILLadelphic original. Sweatson Klank aka
Take flips the script to push further forward with his deep LA Beat
injection.
Since signing to Tru Thoughts in 2013, Dizz1 continues to build
on a steady collection of lauds from all the right corners. Support
from Giles Peterson, Benji B, and an ultimate endorsement on
Flying Lotus’s BBC residency have drawn considerable acclaim to
his recent full length album ‘In Sickness and In Health’. For his first
release on Strange Neighbor, Dizz ropes in some of Melbourne’s
most respected local session talent and slides onto the drum stool to
wrap an intricate kick and snare around Hezekiah’s soul rap.
Hezekiah has clocked up a substantial number of significant
collaborations with Blu, Santigold, Bahamadia, The Roots Crew,
Oddisee and Georgia Ann Muldrow just to name a few. At once
conscientious, but with hood sensibilities, Hezekiah has also roped in
Mello Music’s Ralph Real for additional vocals. Incidentally you might
recognize Ralph Real from his Mello Music Group involvements
including regular touring as Oddisee’s keyboard player and backing
vocalist
Sweatson Klank productions include his recent Project Mooncircle
album ‘You, Me, Temporary’ as well as a long spanning history of
quality cinematic hip hop releases and collaborations with acclaimed
UK bass producers and artists from the Brainfeeder roster including
Mono Poly, Tokimonsta, Om Unit, Low Limit and Shigeto. A futurist at
heart the Shots Fired remix combines Sweatson Klank’s trademark
experimental hip hop aesthetic with ambient pad and cinematics,
bringing new life to the Hezekiah vocal. One other of Sweatson
Klank’s most recent futurist visions Rounds off the complete 5 track
digital ep.

• First release in a limited edition Strange Neighbor 7 inch
series
• Limited to 450 copies
• Clear 7 inch vinyl
• Full color 7 inch jacket
• Full color postcard insert featuring prints by Brooklyn based
photographer Eva Sakellarides

Side A:
Shots Fired (Dizz1 Ft Hezekiah + Ralph Real)
Side AA:
Shots Fired (Sweatson Klank Remix) Available from 05.02.2016

Calibro 35 – Bandits on Mars / CLBR 35
Thursday, October 15th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Calibro 35 – Bandits on Mars / CLBR 35

Image: 1600349 Record Kicks proudly presents “Bandits On Mars” the new single by legendary Italian cinematic funk combo Calibro 35 sampled by Dr.Dre in ” Compton”, taken from their forthcoming new album S.P.A.C.E.

“Bandits on Mars” available on a super limited edition 45 vinyl and digital download together with bonus track “CLBR35”, is Calibro 35’s new single and anticipates their new album S.P.A.C.E. that hits the streets next 06 November. On the A side of the limited edition 45, Bandits On Mars is an explosive lunar funk shaker that is pure dynamite. On the flip side the bonus track out of the album “CLBR35”, is an irresistible cinematic funk dirty groover.

Recorded on tape on a 8 tracks tape recorder at the analog Mecca Toe Rag Studios in London, the worldwide famous studio where The White Stripes penned “Elephant”, S.P.A.C.E. is the 5th studio album by Calibro 35. Described by Rolling Stone magazine’s as “the most fascinating, retro-maniac and genuine thing, that happened to Italy in the last years”, Calibro 35 enjoys a worldwide reputation as one of the coolest independent band around. Music by Calibro 35 has been used on Dr.Dre hip hop album of the year “Compton” (“One Shot One Kill feat Snoop Dog”) and by Jay-Z (“Picasso Baby”), Child of Lov & Damon Albarn (“One Day”) and hip hop supergroup Demigodz (“The Summer Of Sam”). They’ve played major venues and festivals all over Europe, with several trips playing the States and as unique musicians they’ve collaborated with amongst the others, PJ Harvey, Mike Patton, John Parish and Stewart Copeland. Get ready and be prepared to wear spacesuits, Calibro 35 are back and are about to lead you to new imaginary territories full of groove!

Tracklisting
1 Bandits on Mars
2 CLBR 35 Available from 23.10.2015

Various – Praise Poems Vol.2 (2LP+MP3)
Friday, July 24th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Praise Poems Vol.2 (2LP+MP3)

Image: 1598447 “…,don’t ask if there will ever be a Volume 2. We don’t know yet. What we do know is that if we ever come across a similar tour de force as Don McCaslin’s composition [Praise Poems], then there will certainly be one…,”

These were the final words of the sales notes of Praise Poems Volume 1 which we proudly released earlier this year. And indeed, since then, we discovered a tune which led us to continue to curate this series of obscure, soulful, jazzy and spiritual sounds from back in the day.

The song to which we refer to is Abraham Battat’s jazz-samba masterpiece, Fly Away. Fly Away is a righteous combination of sonorous jazz guitar, crackling drums and warm acoustic piano. Floating through the tones as if in a private concert for you in your very living room is an earnest, honest vocal performance bringing a rainbow message of freedom and liberty to the world. This is the standard by which we judged the entirety of this compilation.

Though they may be known in some circles, In the same category of pure beauty are selections by Richard Martian, Larry Covin, and The Gingerbread Express. Of course, good luck finding a copy of Larry Covin’s Masquerade or the Portis Brothers’ Summer Love. The single hit you receive while doing an online search is the exact same copy from which we took the master. To find a needle in a haystack is a cakewalk compared to turning up a copy of some of these gems to be found here.

Rarity is important, quality is more important, and whether a song has been compiled yet is of the highest consideration. In this case, all but one of them have yet to be compiled elsewhere. By and large, this compilation highlights a unique historical context in the development and splintering of the streams of funk, soul and jazz. There are plenty of true funk elements. There is a spectrum of electronic synth experiments. There is rich post-post-bop instrumentalism, and at least one instance of wah wah flute! And of course, and perhaps most importantly, there is a pervasive message of the attainment of freedom, whether it be through non-attachment, space travel, social action, spirituality, or musical genre blending. The Praise Poems series is an attempt at a faithful snapshot of this revolutionary music before it began it’s inevitable backslide into the bourgeois excesses of the jazz-fusion genre. Call it proto-fusion? Exemplified in performances like the cosmic bossa-odyssey of Third Stream, the jazz-pre-fusion of Seeds of Fulfillment, modal-tribal and chant explorations by Bobby Boyd Congress, the cinematic audiophilia of Belgium’s Soul Scratchers, the electro-acoustic blend of folk, percussion, and jazz by John Finnigan and Maureen Finlon, or an undeniable funky theatricality by Larry Dismond that would make Galt Macdermot proud.

All of them finally getting the attention they deserve.

Key selling points:

– most of the songs appear on CD/digital for the very first-time

– the vinyl LP comes with a full album download code

– 12-page CD-booklet and deluxe double gatefold cover contain detailed liner notes and unseen pictures

Tracklisting
1. Fly Away – Abraham Battat
2. Dawn – Richard Martian & Co.
3. Missed Another Day – The Gingerbread Express
4. Would You Believe – Gloria Rosebud Black
5. Spanish Guitar (feat. Willie Moore’s Quintet) – Jimmy Briggs
6. In A Galaxy Far Away – Third Stream
7. The Dude – Joe B
8. The Provider – Seeds of Fulfillment
9. Masquerade – Larry Covin
10. In A Strange Strange Land – Bobby Boyd Congress
11. Wild Wild World – Larry Dismond
12. Take You For A Ride – St. John’s Wood
13. Seasons of Doubt – Finnigan/Finlan
14. When The Time Is Right – Timberlake
15. Summer Love – Portis Brothers
16. Midnight and You – Odyssey Group
17. Scratch My Back – Soul Scratchers Available from 11.09.2015

Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Pic.Disc)
Monday, September 15th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Pic.Disc)

Image: 1592227 The Adrian Younge produced Souls of Mischief future classic / There Is Only Now is now available as a deluxe picture disc while supplies last!

The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crime
tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his
freshly launched Linear Labs Records label, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving
group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now serves as a
bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.
There Is Only Now sees the Souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaries.
Narrated by A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammed—as DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station
K-NOW—the album’s story unfolds under his all-seeing eye. Busta Rhymes makes an appearance as the story’s
villain, Womack, on “Womack’s Lament,” while William Hart of the legendary vocal soul group, The Delfonics, lends
his buttery falsetto to the contemplative “Another Side of You.” Snoop Dogg drops knowledge on the situation between
Stoney and Womack with an ice cold verse on the title track “There Is Only Now,” and Scarub from Living Legends
goes in on “Stone Cold.”
Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. The result of a special moment for all
involved, There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game hip-hop’s Fab Four remains committed to
the expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.

SIDE ONE:
1. K..Now Intro (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
2. Time Stopped
3. Womack’s Lament (feat. Busta Rhymes)
4. Panic Struck
5. K..Now Interlude 1 (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
6. Another Part Of You (feat. William Hart)
7. All You Got Is Your Word
8. There Is Only Now (feat. Snoop Dogg)
9. Meeting Of The Minds
SIDE TWO:
1. K..Now Interlude 2 (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
2. Miriam Got A Mickey
3. Stone Cold (feat. Scarub)
4. The Synopsis (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
5. Ghetto Superhero
6. K..Now Reprise (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
7. Narrow Escape
8. Finally Back
9. The Last Act
10. K..Now Outro (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed) Available from 26.09.2014

Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Adrian Younge Pres.)
Thursday, September 11th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Adrian Younge Pres.)

Image: 1590063 The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crime
tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his
freshly launched Linear Labs Records label, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving
group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now serves as a
bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.
There Is Only Now sees the Souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaries.
Narrated by A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammed—as DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station
K-NOW—the album’s story unfolds under his all-seeing eye. Busta Rhymes makes an appearance as the story’s
villain, Womack, on “Womack’s Lament,” while William Hart of the legendary vocal soul group, The Delfonics, lends
his buttery falsetto to the contemplative “Another Side of You.” Snoop Dogg drops knowledge on the situation between
Stoney and Womack with an ice cold verse on the title track “There Is Only Now,” and Scarub from Living Legends
goes in on “Stone Cold.”

Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. The result of a special moment for all
involved, There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game hip-hop’s Fab Four remains committed to
the expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.

SIDE ONE:
1. K-Now Intro (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
2. Time Stopped
3. Womack’s Lament (feat. Busta Rhymes)
4. Panic Struck
5. K-Now Interlude 1 (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
6. Another Part Of You (feat. William Hart)
7. All You Got Is Your Word
8. There Is Only Now (feat. Snoop Dogg)
9. Meeting Of The Minds
SIDE TWO:
1. K-Now Interlude 2 (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
2. Miriam Got A Mickey
3. Stone Cold (feat. Scarub)
4. The Synopsis (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
5. Ghetto Superhero
6. K-Now Reprise (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed)
7. Narrow Escape
8. Finally Back
9. The Last Act
10. K-Now Outro (feat. Ali Shaheed Muhammed) Available from 22.08.2014

Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Instrumentals)
Thursday, September 11th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Souls Of Mischief – There Is Only Now (Instrumentals)

Image: 1590064 The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crime
tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his
freshly launched Linear Labs Records label, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving
group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now serves as a
bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.
There Is Only Now sees the Souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaries.
Narrated by A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammed—as DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station
K-NOW—the album’s story unfolds under his all-seeing eye. Busta Rhymes makes an appearance as the story’s
villain, Womack, on “Womack’s Lament,” while William Hart of the legendary vocal soul group, The Delfonics, lends
his buttery falsetto to the contemplative “Another Side of You.” Snoop Dogg drops knowledge on the situation between
Stoney and Womack with an ice cold verse on the title track “There Is Only Now,” and Scarub from Living Legends
goes in on “Stone Cold.”

Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. The result of a special moment for all
involved, There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game hip-hop’s Fab Four remains committed to
the expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.

SIDE ONE:
1. K?Now Intro
2. Time Stopped
3. Womack’s Lament
4. Panic Struck
5. K?Now Interlude 1
6. Another Part Of You
7. All You Got Is Your Word
8. There Is Only Now
9. Meeting Of The Minds
SIDE TWO:
1. K?Now Interlude 2
2. Miriam Got A Mickey
3. Stone Cold
4. The Synopsis
5. Ghetto Superhero
6. K?Now Reprise
7. Narrow Escape
8. Finally Back
9. The Last Act
10. K?Now Outro Available from 22.08.2014

Lee Fields
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 | Tags: , , ,
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There aren’t too many artists making soul music today who had a release in 1969, back when R&B was first beginning to give the drummer some. Lee Fields, however, is one such artist – or maybe he’s better labeled a phenomenon. Since the late sixties, the North Carolina native has amassed a prolific catalog of […]

Adrian Younge – Presents The Delfonics
Thursday, April 4th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Adrian Younge – Presents The Delfonics

Image: 1579258 The Delfonics is the quintessential sweet-soul group. Hailing from Philadelphia, the crew formed in the mid-’60s, with the definitive original lineup as lead vocalist and songwriter William Hart, his brother Wilbert Hart, and mutual high-school friend Randy Cain (later replaced by Major Harris). With the help of producer/arranger Thom Bell—and with William’s signature falsetto—the Delfonics set the tone for all other sweet-soul groups that would follow.

Between 1968 and 1974, the Delfonics had twenty charting singles and won a Grammy for their massive hit “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).” Out of their twenty hits, William Hart wrote or cowrote eighteen of them, thirteen with collaborator Thom Bell, like “La-La Means I Love You,” “He Don’t Really Love You,” and “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love).”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M86U8LkvKxo

After five albums, the Delfonics would break up for good in 1975. Brothers William and Wilbert parted ways and over the years often toured separately with different forms of the group. But over forty years after writing his first hit, lead singer and songwriter William Hart has put his unmistakable falsetto back on analog tape and reinvented the Delfonics brand for a new generation.

Los Angeles producer/composer Adrian Younge envisioned a modern-day Delfonics album and pitched the idea to William Hart, who hopped a plane from Philly to L.A. and began work on a new album for Wax Poetics Records. Younge helped to reshape the Delfonics by bringing on board two excellent young vocalists, Loren Oden and Saudia Mills—as well as Om’Mas Keith on the single “Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)”—to work alongside William.

Adrian Younge is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who traded in his MPC sampler for a carefully curated studio of authentic gear, rocketing to international recognition after composing the original score for the 2009 cult comedy Black Dynamite. The release of his 2011 psychedelic-soul concept album, Something About April, generated a large following in the hip-hop community, leading him to produce the upcoming Ghostface Killah concept album, Twelve Reasons to Die.

Coming from a hip-hop background, but immersing himself in classic soul, Younge brings a unique perspective on modern rhythm and blues. “I was studying Delfonics stuff for years,” Younge reveals. “I studied Delfonics to do the Black Dynamite stuff. I’ve been a fan, and I’ve just studied their music for so long that when I got the opportunity to do this, it just really blew my mind.”

From the very beginning, it was Younge’s intention to create an old-school Delfonics vibe but offer a very hip-hop-informed perspective. There are distinguishing musical elements that Delfonics fans will recognize, like the electric sitar guitar, the French horn, string arrangements, and the tympani. “I want people to expect something classic but not expect to hear the same thing rehashed,” Younge says. “I want to push it forward. William and I strived to push this forward.

“William has a very open mind,” Younge continues, “and he’s progressive. He didn’t just want to do things that were like old Delfonics stuff, he wanted to take that old style and make it a little bit more modern.”

“I think we’re a good team,” Hart says. “He doesn’t read music and neither do I, the combination is definitely outside of the box as far as music as it is known is concerned. We’ve come up with some very, very odd—and very different—moods.”

William skillfully wrote his vocals around Younge’s drum-heavy productions, but being such a seasoned songwriter, it wasn’t difficult for him to take this more modern approach. For William, no matter the music, his poignant songwriting always remains a constant. “I write songs for everybody to enjoy,” he says. “Your Grandmother can listen to it, your children can listen to it, and this is the way you should think when you’re writing.” William concludes, “I’m an artist, just give me the canvas, and I’ll paint the painting.”

“The Delfonics represents that classic soul era from the ’60s and ’70s that our older generation has grown up listening to,” comments DJ Rhettmatic of the Beat Junkies. “Adrian Younge represents the generation that grew up on the classic ’90s golden era of hip-hop, yet has the knowledge and the aesthetics of the ’60s/’70s musical era, from a young Los Angeleano point of view.”

“We did everything that they would have done in the ’60s,” says Younge. “I don’t have any computers in my studio, it’s all analog tape, all old equipment.” Explaining the vibe of the album, he says, “It’s quite conceptual. It’s deep and cinematic from an Italian [soundtrack] perspective, also from an American perspective as far as old music is concerned. It sounds like an album that the RZA from Wu-Tang would sample.”

“The Delfonics album is definitely important,” says A-Plus from legendary Oakland hip-hop crew Souls of Mischief. “They have been heavily sampled by the hip-hop community. Many of us grew up listening to them from our parents.”

While the Delfonics stayed in America’s musical consciousness for generations, getting perpetual spins on oldies stations, the 1990s saw a definitive rediscovery for the Philly group and William Hart in particular. Not only did countless hip-hop producers borrow their riffs for beats, but, in 1996, the Fugees famously interpolated “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love)” for their hit single off the multiplatinum smash record The Score. That same year, William provided guest vocals to Ghostface Killah’s “After the Smoke Is Clear” off his debut album. Things are coming full circle for Hart, whose new Delfonics track “Enemies” was sampled for the upcoming Adrian Younge–produced Ghostface Killah album, Twelve Reasons to Die.

Younge even constructed a hip-hop-centric music video for the single “Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love),” which stars William and vocalist Saudia Mills, who is also featured on the cover of the album and the 7-inch vinyl single.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLPjQCW2Zls

“I wanted to create a world where William was relevant in these past generations, not just one,” says Younge of the video’s purpose. “So that’s why I chose the ’90s as the middle ground. So it’s like he’s still relevant now in the present, he was relevant back in the day, and he was relevant in the middle, which was the ’90s.”

The extra hip-hop hype is adding to the excitement surrounding the release of a new Delfonics record for the modern generation. “Who wouldn’t want to hear a new Delfonics album?” A-Plus asks rhetorically. “Produced by Adrian Younge? Get outta here!”

“It means everything to me in my career,” says William Hart of the album. “This is my top moment. Everything to me at this point in my life is showing me that I can do it over and over again, if given the chance. I respect Adrian for seeking me out and Wax Poetics for taking me on, because there are a lot of people that couldn’t see the science we used for this.”

“That guy is a genius,” Younge says of William. “I learned a lot from him. It was just one of the best feelings of my life as far as music is concerned. The first time I heard his voice on one of my songs, I was just totally mesmerized. Because I know his voice so well, so to hear him on something that I created was just crazy.”

“This album that I’ve done with the great Adrian Younge is the beginning of the rest of my life in music,” Hart says. “I just want to carry the legacy of the Delfonics.” Available from 15.03.2013

Alchemist
Monday, July 30th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Fresh off the heels of his Gangrene collaboration with MC/Producer Oh No, The Alchemist steps back into the spotlight announcing his latest project, Russian Roulette, dropping on record label/production house/idea shop Decon. A collection of 30 tracks woven into a tapestry of insanely obscure samples and jaw-dropping verses from the top names of indie-rap’s recent […]

The Mighty Mocambos
Friday, October 14th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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After almost twenty 45s under various pseudonyms, their thrilling and hugely successful debut album with London-based singer Gizelle Smith and a tour with concerts throughout Europe, Germany’s most prolific deep funk formation is ready to step further into the spotlight with their second longplayer. The aptly titled “The Future Is Here” sees the group explore […]

Jed And Lucia
Monday, November 8th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Like the distant cousins of Jose Gonzales and Boards of Canada, Jed and Lucia’s songs have a pastoral sensibility that has been warped by their love for electronics. “Superhuman Heart” is a kaleidoscope of tunes dreamed-up and recorded in the hills, parks and woods of North Berkeley. Their vocal harmonies smack of classic 1960s Cali-pop, […]

Jed and Lucia’s songs have a pastoral sensibility that has been warped by their love for electronics …
Monday, October 18th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Like the distant cousins of Jose Gonzales and Boards of Canada, Jed and Lucia’s songs have a pastoral sensibility that has been warped by their love for electronics. “Superhuman Heart” is a kaleidoscope of tunes dreamed-up and recorded in the hills, parks and woods of North Berkeley. Their vocal harmonies smack of classic 1960s Cali-pop, […]

Long awaited sophomore full-length by legendary dubstep duo Vex’d …
Friday, April 9th, 2010 | Tags: , , ,
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Vex’d are a legendary duo. Their 2005 album “Degenerate” was one of the first and most successful dubstep long players and remains to this day one of the most respected. It bravely re-wrote the rulebook and is lauded for establishing a new template for the dubstep sound, beyond it’s roots in 2-step & UK garage […]

Dalindèo
Thursday, February 18th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Hot on the heels of their successful 2009 single releases, Dalindèo deliver their eagerly awaited second full lenght album, “Soundtrack for the Sound Eye”. Moving towards a more cinematic sphere of sound, the Helsinki-based sextet proves that they are ready to match the high expectations brought up by their previous releases. Dalindèo is a Finnish […]

Second full lenght album by Helsinki-based sextet Dalindèo …
Thursday, February 4th, 2010 | Tags: , , ,
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Hot on the heels of their successful 2009 single releases, Dalindèo deliver their eagerly awaited second full lenght album, “Soundtrack for the Sound Eye”. Moving towards a more cinematic sphere of sound, the Helsinki-based sextet proves that they are ready to match the high expectations brought up by their previous releases. Dalindèo is a Finnish […]

The RAah Project is a collaboration between Melbourne based composer/producers Ryan Ritchie and Tamil Rogeon …
Thursday, November 12th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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The RAah Project is a collaboration between Melbourne based composer/producers Ryan Ritchie and Tamil Rogeon. Taken on as a means to musically investigate the grey areas between genres and express themselves through writing and performance, The RAah Project’s “Score” explores classical, jazz, hip-hop, electronic and drum & bass, utilising the full potential of some of […]

NYC’s El Michels Affair recorded an entire album of Wu-Tang Clan interpolations …
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,
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The world moves faster than ever these days, and even in the digital age, things can always be counted on to go in cycles. Despite all of the advances in computer recording technology, home studios, and electronic instruments, there is a flourishing interest in analog recording techniques and in recreating the mood and sound of […]

Staff Charts 2007
Monday, December 17th, 2007 | Tags: ,
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It’s no big secret that 2007 was another shocker for our beloved industry. You probably heard about it in the news. Artists were so broke they had to start to work at McDonalds. Record labels went out of business. Distribution companies had to close their doors. And almost every music industry jibb-jabb complained about disastrous records sales, the fucking internet and all these god damned kids who don’t want to spend their money for music anymore.

But you know what? That’s only one side of the coin. The other truth is that 2007 was a freaking great year for new refreshing music. One more reason to ask around again what Groove Attack‘s employees have been listening to during the past twelve months.

On this occasion the entire Groove Attack family would like to wish everybody a Happy New Year. Enjoy your holidays. And buy more records in 2008 …

More MPM Sound
Monday, November 13th, 2006 | Tags:
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Cologne’s DJ Olski presents the second compilation on his label Melting Pot Music. Over the past four years Melting Pot Music has established itself as a top player amongst like-minded labels like Tru Thoughts, Stones Throw, Daptone, Breakin Bread and Raw Fusion.

The new compilation, “More MPM Sound“, includes a brand new edit of the Lefties Soul Connection cover of DJ Shadow’s “Organ Donor” by Hawkeye, Breakout’s “Planet Rock”, as well as new tracks and mixes by DJ Day, Hawkeye, The Phobos Peepl, Devil McDoom, and many more …

Radio Citizen
Monday, September 4th, 2006 | Tags:
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Strains of film noir-worthy dark jazz, chunky tropical dub, and snake-charming soul permeate “Berlin Serengeti“. Chanelling Mulatu and Coltrane in a dub shack studio a barrage of big horns blast blacksploitation flavors with an Eastern funk twist. Hailing from Berlin, it is Radio Citizen, aka Niko Schabel and a talented collective of Berlin, Germany-based musicians, who are behind this adrenalin-infused and spiritually-charged debut album.

Radio Citizen was brought to Ubiquity’s attention by Quantic. “Have a listen, you might like this”, he said handing over a CD-r to Ubiquity A+R rep Andrew Jervis after a gig in San Francisco. He was right. In summer 2005 Ubiquity released lead-off track “The Hop” on the “Music Is My Art” compilation. The mad DJ-friendly mix of dub and soul turn heads and rocked decks worldwide. A limited edition “EP1” added Afro-beat, jazz and funk to the Radio Citizen (released as Radio City) arsenal in Spring 2006. Selling-out quickly, the EP earned “single of the fortnight” from Blues and Soul magazine in the UK, and nods from DJs worldwide. …

Ubiquity present the debut album of RADIO CITIZEN …
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Ohmega Watts
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 | Tags:
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On his upcoming album “The Find” 25 year old MC and producer Ohmega Watts aka Milton Campbell makes organic and energetic hip hop, funk and soul. It’s original, from the heart, straight no chaser music. “The Find” refers to both musical and personal inspiration and track themes span from crate diggin’ dreams and musical reminiscing to social commentary and spiritually charged story telling.

“I’ve produced an album that I hope people come to enjoy and hold with the same kind of value as a rare record, something that will be treasured from start to finish,” says Campbell. “Hip hop is a lifestyle to some and an art to others, to me it’s a form of expression, and I put all I got into what I express,” he adds …

Find out why OHMEGA WATTS is called the next Pete Rock …
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005 | Posted in News | Comments Off on Find out why OHMEGA WATTS is called the next Pete Rock …

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