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Lee Fields & The Expressions – Special Night (Instrumentals)
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lee Fields & The Expressions – Special Night (Instrumentals)

Image: 1608617 The instrumental version of the instant classic Special Night by Lee Fields & The Expressions.
There are a few terms that get thrown around loosely, two of which are legend and retro-soul. One of these fits Lee Fields hand and glove, one of these doesn’t fit at all. Very few people in music have both earned the status of legendary and continue to solidify it. 50 years in the game and only getting better, gaining more fans, and evolving his sound on each album, Lee is in fact a Living Legend.
This brings us to the misuse of the term “retro-soul” when talking about Mr. Fields. You don’t have to look far to find a younger generation emulating the essence and styles of an era the’ve only experienced through music and movies. It seems unfair to tag Lee with a term that implies imitation when he is part of the generation that actually defined the genre. Plain and simple, this is not that.
“Special Night” is a masterclass in soul music past and present.
“I feel that every human being’s purpose is to do what their inner voice says to do,” says Lee Fields. “And my inner voice, my driving force, wants me to put out music and keeping making better records.”
Produced by Leon Michels and Thomas Brenneck, and brilliantly performed by the Expressions, Special Night was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely to tape in three weeks at the legendary Diamond Mine Studios in Queens, NY. A sense of urgency, equal parts fun and inspiration, and a decent amount of beer and Jack Daniels were the driving forces during the sessions that produced Lee Fields & The Expressions latest offering.
Special Night is also the first record in the Expressions catalogue in which every song was written jointly by Lee Fields and The Expressions. “When I record, I make every song like I actually mean it. I mean every word I say. On Special Night I’m talking to my lady — literally, expressing the way I feel.” says Lee Fields. “You can tell if a song is real or not, and every moment I’m recording, those moments are real, this is a record about what people do in real life”. For one example, he cites the song “Work to Do,” which tells the story of “a guy going to counseling, drinking too much, apologizing to the old lady and trying to keep family together, doing the manly thing.” On “Make This World”, Lee makes a nod back to his early funk roots with a cautionary tale about the health of the planet.
The world was designed to last indefinitely,” says Fields. “We’re the only living species on Earth who can alter that process. I’m hoping that song has a chain reaction, helps somebody put into action whatever contribution they can to change what the world is going through.” As always, sticking to the formula but pushing the boundaries “Never Be Another You” from the first note doesn’t sound like something you would hear on a Lee record, that is until he starts singing anyhow. A low tempo ballad with a head nodding drum track, sparse piano lines, and all the space Lee needs to lay down what is sure to be one of the flyest love songs of 2017.
Whether tackling a tune about love lost, found, or broader topics like the state of humanity, Lee has a very unique and honest perspective that is on display with each unforgettable performance. Also, The Expressions have never been sharper, they, along with Lee, have created a collection of music on Special Night which holds court with pretty much any soul music that came before it.
– Danny Akalepse

A1. Special Night (Instrumental)
A2. I’m Coming Home (Instrumental)
A3. Work To Do (Instrumental)
A4. Never Be Another You (Instrumental)
A5. Lover Man (Instrumental)
B1. Make The World (Instrumental)
B2. Let Him In (Instrumental)
B3. How I Like It (Instrumental)
B4. Where Is The Love? (Instrumental)
B5. Precious Love (Instrumental) Available from 17.03.2017

Lee Fields & The Expressions – Special Night
Saturday, September 24th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lee Fields & The Expressions – Special Night

Image: 1606607 There are a few terms that get thrown around loosely, two of which are legend and retro-soul. One of these fits Lee Fields hand and glove, one of these doesn’t
fit at all. Very few people in music have both earned the status of legendary and continue to solidify it. 50 years in the game and only getting better, gaining more
fans, and evolving his sound on each album, Lee is in fact a Living Legend. This brings us to the misuse of the term “retro-soul” when talking about Mr. Fields.
You don’t have to look far to find a younger generation emulating the essence and styles of an era the’ve only experienced through music and movies. It seems
unfair to tag Lee with a term that implies imitation when he is part of the generation that actually defined the genre. Plain and simple, this is not that. “Special
Night” is a masterclass in soul music past and present.
“I feel that every human being’s purpose is to do what their inner voice says to do,” says Lee Fields. “And my inner voice, my driving force, wants me to put out
music and keeping making better records.”
Produced by Leon Michels and Thomas Brenneck, and brilliantly performed by the Expressions, Special Night was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered
entirely to tape in three weeks at the legendary Diamond Mine Studios in Queens, NY. A sense of urgency, equal parts fun and inspiration, and a decent amount
of beer and Jack Daniels were the driving forces during the sessions that produced Lee Fields & The Expressions latest offering.
Special Night is also the first record in the Expressions catalogue in which every song was written jointly by Lee Fields and The Expressions. “When I record, I
make every song like I actually mean it. I mean every word I say. On Special Night I’m talking to my lady — literally, expressing the way I feel.” says Lee Fields.
“You can tell if a song is real or not, and every moment I’m recording, those moments are real, this is a record about what people do in real life”. For one example,
he cites the song “Work to Do,” which tells the story of “a guy going to counseling, drinking too much, apologizing to the old lady and trying to keep family
together, doing the manly thing.” On “Make This World”, Lee makes a nod back to his early funk roots with a cautionary tale about the health of the planet. The
world was designed to last indefinitely,” says Fields. “We’re the only living species on Earth who can alter that process. I’m hoping that song has a chain reaction,
helps somebody put into action whatever contribution they can to change what the world is going through.” As always, sticking to the formula but pushing the
boundaries “Never Be Another You” from the first note doesn’t sound like something you would hear on a Lee record, that is until he starts singing anyhow. A
low tempo ballad with a head nodding drum track, sparse piano lines, and all the space Lee needs to lay down what is sure to be one of the flyest love songs of
2017.
Whether tackling a tune about love lost, found, or broader topics like the state of humanity, Lee has a very unique and honest perspective that is on display with
each unforgettable performance. Also, The Expressions have never been sharper, they, along with Lee, have created a collection of music on Special Night which
holds court with pretty much any soul music that came before it.

A1. Special Night
A2. I’m Coming Home
A3. Work To Do
A4. Never Be Another You
A5. Lover Man
B1. Make The World
B2. Let Him In
B3. How I Like It
B4. Where Is The Love?
B5. Precious Love Available from 04.11.2016

Tee Mac feat. Marjorie Barnes – Night Illusion
Friday, August 12th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tee Mac feat. Marjorie Barnes – Night Illusion

Soul Jazz Records are releasing Tee Mac’s ‘Night Illusion’, a lost classic Nigerian Afro soul meets disco boogie funk album originally released in Nigeria in 1980 as a private-press release of 1000 copies on the enigmatic artists’ own label. Impossibl…

Various – Wayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music (2LP)
Friday, February 5th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Wayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music (2LP)

Image: 1602127 As progenitor and contemptuous poster boy for the music that came to be Cosmic American, Gram Parsons found himself mired in a recording career spent mostly in scouting the perimeters of chart success. “He hated country-rock,” Parsons collaborator Emmylou Harris would later reflect. “He thought that bands like the Eagles were pretty much missing the point.” Parsons had been orbiting the idea of Cosmic American Music for some time. In ‘68, he’d parted ways with the Byrds and was looking to take air with a new project. “It’s basically a Southern soul group playing country and gospel-oriented music with a steel guitar” he told Melody Maker, on the subject of The Flying Burrito Brothers. So it was that when A&M’s Burrito Brothers debut The Gilded Palace of Sin made it to shelves in February of 1969, early adherents to the Cosmic American gospel were already echoing its message from areas flanking Gram Parsons’ Southern California hills and canyons. There was F.J. McMahon in coastal Santa Barbara, Mistress Mary further inland in Hacienda Heights, and Plain Jane of Albuquerque, New Mexico, each responding by committing their own private readings to tape before for day one of the 1970s. Parsons himself might’ve disdained them, had he even been aware of such minor ripples, shimmering at the edges of his desert oasis. But these were true believers all the same, given over fully to his roots music concept, each filling vinyl grooves with non-rock instrumentation like fiddle, banjo, and pedal steel guitar, the last undoubtedly Cosmic American Music’s most distinguishing stringed signifier.

Only too predictably, big labels did the grunt work of confining and defining the movement, as ABC, United Artists, RCA, and more played catch-up with Asylum’s raptor rock juggernaut, via backwoods crossover also-rans with names like Gladstone, American Flyer, and Silverado. Twang reigned, the shitkickers kicked shit, and the vaguely western-sounding guitar records piled up. Country-rock became “the dominant American rock style of the 1970s,” as Peter Doggett’s comprehensive Are You Ready for the Country put it much later. Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music picks up and dusts off golden ingots from the dollar-bin detritus of that domination, to reconstruct events as seen from the genre’s real Wild West—America’s one-off private press label substructure.

Tracklisting

1. Jimmy Carter and Dallas County Green – Travelin’
2. Mistress Mary – And I Didn’t Want You
3. Plain Jane – You Can’t Make It Alone
4. Dan Pavlides – Lily Of The Valley
5. Angel Oak – I Saw Her Cry
6. Kathy Heidiman – Sleep A Million Years
7. Deerfield – Me Lovin’ You
8. Arrogance – To See Her Smile
9. Jeff Cowell – Not Down This Low
10. Kenny Knight – Baby’s Back
11. The Black Canyon Gang – Lonesome City
12. Allan Wachs – Mountain Roads
13. Mike and Pam Martin – Lonely Entertainer
14. Bill Madison – Buffalo Skinners
15. White Cloud – All Cried Out
16. Ethel-Ann Powell – Gentle One
17. Sandy Harless – I Knew Her Well
18. F.J. McMahon – The Spirit of the Golden Juice
19. Doug Firebaugh – Alabama Railroad Town Available from 25.03.2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.sonarkollektiv.com/

Available from 27.11.2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Available from 18.09.2015

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Fly
Monday, September 15th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Fly

Image: 1592301 Adds hiphop, soul, & Brazilian flavors to the full-on live brass sound fans have come to love. “…cosmic jazz of Sun Ra’s Arkestra w/the urgency of hiphop & the sweeping emotional scale of a Curtis Mayfield blaxploitation opus” (Fader)

In their quest to hypnotize the planet, HBE have become world travelers. Performing extensively on 6 out of the 7 continents, this record is meant to bring the audience in on their international adventures as a band & family. With “Baggage Claim”, “Exchange Rate,” “Favella Funk” (dedication to Brazil) and “Saikou Shibuya Nights” (ode to nightlife in Tokyo) the band paints a picture of a group traversing the globe purveying their signature style and culture. The musical style of this record is grounded in the same full-on live brass sound fans have come to love with added instrumental and vocal accompaniments, including songs that range from classic hiphop to contemporary jazz, soul, and Brazilian maracatu.

1. Planet of the Apes
2. Rebel Rousing
3. Fly – featuring Aquilla Sadallah
4. Baggage Claim
5. City Living
6. Navigator
7. Exchange Rate
8. Favela Funk
9. Saiko Shibuya Nights
10. All In
11. Hornets Nest Available from 03.10.2014

Foreign Exchange – Love In Flying Colors
Thursday, November 28th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Foreign Exchange – Love In Flying Colors

Image: 1584523 The fourth studio album from the Grammy Nominated alt-R&B duo of Phonte and Nicolay includes appearances from +FE Music mainstays Zo!, Jeanne Jolly, and more.

01. If I Knew Then
02. Right After Midnight
03. Better
04. On A Day Like Today
05. Listen To The Rain
06. Call It Home
07. The Moment
08. Can’t Turn Around
09. Dreams Are Made For Two
10. When I Feel Love

Watch The Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UH8RkX_0Qok
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lkCRguatdjo

Available from 08.11.2013

Foreign Exchange – Love In Flying Colors (Blue Vinyl+7")
Monday, November 25th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Foreign Exchange – Love In Flying Colors (Blue Vinyl+7")

Image: 1584522 The fourth studio album from the Grammy Nominated alt-R&B duo of Phonte and Nicolay includes appearances from +FE Music mainstays Zo!, Jeanne Jolly, and more.

01. If I Knew Then
02. Right After Midnight
03. Better
04. On A Day Like Today
05. Listen To The Rain
06. Call It Home
07. The Moment
08. Can’t Turn Around
09. Dreams Are Made For Two
10. When I Feel Love

Watch The Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UH8RkX_0Qok
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lkCRguatdjo

Available from 08.11.2013

Mayo Soulomon – Night Shades (Rick Wade RMX)
Thursday, July 25th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mayo Soulomon – Night Shades (Rick Wade RMX)

Image: 1582304 With an overwhelming passion for Chicago // Detroit and Italo-House, Mayo Soulomon has long studied the genres’ analog roots and carefully created his own studio spaceship of synthesis. It is with this that he has produced for Fly By Night Music three classic translations of these essential movements in dance music history, which we have backed up with an authentic remix from Detroit’s own, Rick Wade. If Riviera Traxx, Jovonn, Mistiness & Don Carlos was your things you must check out this cracking EP!!

Supported by:
LTJ Xperience, Severino, Soul Clap, Massimiliano Pagliara, Terry Hunter, Memoryman aka Uovo, Kai Alce, Joey Negro, X-press 2, Marco Passarani, Glenn Underground, Leftside-Wobble, James Johnston, Nicholas, Jamal Moss, Andy Ash, Moody Manc…

“Feel Part 2′ is the one for me but the whole is a Nice EP!” (Kai Alce)
“Lots of early italo-house vibes here. ‘Feel part 2’ sounds like an early IRMA Records track… NICE!” (Severino)
“Great stuff Mayo…..straight into my set…. terrific stuff!” (Marco Passarani)
“Nice 80’s Style!!!!!!!” (Glenn Underground)
“Feel Part 1′ brings disco and house together in just the right way.” (Soul Clap)
“Real 90ies deep house!” (Terry Hunter)

Tracklisting

1. Feel Part One (Original Mix)
2. Feel Part Two
3. Feel Part One (Rick Wade Remix)
4. 808 Shades Available from 05.07.2013

Press reactions about the new Plant Music compilation “PLANT MUSIC” …
Monday, November 20th, 2006 | Posted in News | Comments Off on Press reactions about the new Plant Music compilation “PLANT MUSIC” …

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Plant Music
Monday, November 20th, 2006 | Tags:
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Plant Music, the label that brought you “The Sound of Young New York” series, present the new and self-titled compilation “Plant Music“. Featuring fifteen tracks from the indie and electronic music scene, the compilation draws from New York’s Plant Music 12” releases as well as some unreleased songs, and selections from up and coming artists. Included are tracks and remixes by WhoMadeWho, Revlon 9, Munk, Alex Gopher, The Glass, Rinôçerôse, Shy Child, Photocall and many more. Most of these tracks have only been released on 12″es and are now available for the first time.

The album is compiled by Dominique Keegan, founder of Plant Music and Plant Bar, and many of these tunes have been highlights in both his and labelmate Stretch Armstrong’s DJ sets. Whereas the “The Sound of Young New York” compilations were mix-CDs, “Plant Music” is unmixed, aimed at the MP3-listener and CD and digital DJ. The album artwork has been designed by Miami artist Caroline Geys …

Strata-Gemma – Strata-Gemma
Friday, January 26th, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Strata-Gemma – Strata-Gemma

Image: 1617593 Strata-Gemma’s eponymous debut album is set to provide a soundtrack to 2018. The trio hail from Modena, the Northern Italian motor city. As with the Ferrari and Maserati cars that are designed and manufactured in Modena, Strata-Gemma produce a music of beautiful symmetry.

Strata-Gemma create jazz for the head, the heart and the body. Their sound is shaped by the ambient adventures Miles Davis and Ron Carter engaged in alongside the electronic pulse Mo’ Wax and Ninja Tune carved out of clubland. Add to this a touch of Nino Rota’s Fellini film scores, employ a pinch of Balkan and klezmer brass arrangements, and you have an instrumental trio who create music so fresh it stimulates the senses.

Strata-Gemma are a collaboration between Billy Bogus, Luca Cacciatore and Andrea Moretti. The trio first took shape as a club jam between DJs and musicians. Their ability to create atmospheric music, pulsing with rhythm but never solely reliant on beats, music that breaks free and explores sonic possibilities, quickly won notice and lead to the trio playing their freeform music in clubs, music venues and festivals across Italy.

Strata-Gemma consist of producer Niccolò Bruni (aka Billy Bogus), horns player Luca Cacciatore, double bassist Andrea Moretti. Bruni is a DJ, producer and founder of Pizzico Records. Over the past two decades he has striven to mix jazz, beats, soundtracks and funk. Coming together with Luca and Andrea allowed Bruni to explore a vision of post-club jazz that is as rich as Modena’s food and as elegant as Modena’s cars. Strata-Gemma create a sensual sonic storm, music to be savoured and explored, the opposite of much of today’s fast-food music.

Lorenzo Bandiera, the London-based Italian founder of Fly By Night Music, heard a Strata-Gemma demo via friends and was immediately impressed. “I thought ‘this is great!”, he says. “Music as strong as this can’t be ignored. I’m excited about releasing Strata-Gemma.”

Tracklisting
1 Disorientale
2 Feltram
3 Rebelious Spirit of…
4 Bacchanalia
5 Antibes
6 Caro Van
7 Tabarin
8 Sonnambulen Available from 09.03.2018

291out – Ritorno ad Urania
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on 291out – Ritorno ad Urania

For Fly By Night Music’s next excursion we have entered the realm of 291out, an ensemble dedicated to the unbound exploration of genre, who in partnership with Riccio have produced no less than four new and uniquely cinematic interpretations of their …

Various – Shady Operations Vol.1
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Shady Operations Vol.1

Fly By Night Music heads deep under the cover of darkness with our first super limited white label edition, serving up a four tracker of sleazy jams and hot tub grooves. Channeling Soul, DiscoFunk and old school House vibes straight from FBNM’s own bo…

Riccio – Jungle Way EP
Friday, December 27th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Riccio – Jungle Way EP

Now hitting release number six, Fly By Night Music serves up something slightly different from Riccio (Bosconi // Super Value), complete with a remix from Craig Smith (6th Borough Project), for its latest offering. This is an equally classy release bu…

Mr. Macdonald – East Dry River (Calypso Edit)
Thursday, July 14th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mr. Macdonald – East Dry River (Calypso Edit)

In 1979, the critically acclaimed artist Ralph MacDonald (who co-wrote ‘Just the Two of Us’ with Bill Withers) released his third LP via Marlin Records. Though the reception for the album was mixed – most agreed on it’s musical highlight, ‘East Dry Ri…

Kate Simko
Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Getting her start stateside alongside Matthew Dear, Ryan Elliott, and the Spectral Sound crew, Kate Simko has quietly, yet consistently, established herself as one of dance music’s rising stars. A diverse musician, Kate’s projects range from remixing Philip Glass, to composing film scores, to rocking jackin’ DJ sets, and producing her own melodic, Chicago-flavoured take […]

Steve Bug
Monday, October 29th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Germany’s very own taste-maker, trend-setter, mover-shaker-extraordinaire Steve Bug is a multi-faceted artist who refuses to back down from the limelight. A dedicated, energetic and constantly surprising talent, Steve is nothing less than an electronic music ambassador, a much-loved spokesman to the people, and for good reason. His brand new full-length album “Noir” doesn’t deny its […]

The Shacks – Haze (Deluxe 2CD Edition)
Friday, February 16th, 2018 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Shacks – Haze (Deluxe 2CD Edition)

Image: 1617446 Features A Second Bonus CD with The Shacks Self-Titled EP, Selections Previously Issued Only On 7 Inch Vinyl And Complete Instrumentals From “Haze”

Fronted by 19-year-old singer/bassist Shannon Wise and 21-year-old guitarist/producer Max Shrager, The Shacks are already well on their way to becoming one
of the year’s big breakouts, and their remarkable debut album, ‘Haze,’ solidifies their status as a band with ability to deliver on the well-deserved buzz.
When Max and Shannon met in high school, a bond was created that has permeated their music since the Shacks first incarnation four years ago. That chemistry
lies at the heart of ‘Haze,’ a record so hypnotic and seductive that it feels more like a whispered late-night secret than a young band’s debut. Produced together by
Shrager and Big Crown co-founder Leon Michels (who’s played with Bradley, Sharon Jones, and Fields in addition to working with The Arcs, Lana Del Rey, and
countless others), the album was recorded in bits and pieces between Shrager’s basement and Michels’ Diamond Mine studio, which the Observer dubbed “the
Shangri La of Soul.”
‘Haze’ opens with the title track, which is, appropriately enough, the first song Shrager and Wise ever wrote together. It’s a spare, smoky tune that shimmers and
sparkles as it shifts in and out of focus, and it’s an ideal gateway into the immersive world of The Shacks. On the breezy “Follow Me,” they channel the infectious
charm of a 60’s girl group, while the soulful “My Name Is” grooves its way through a mesmerizing take on 70’s funk. Much like a dream, the songs often merge the
familiar and the unfamiliar, constructing their own psychedelic reality full of beauty and yearning, all fueled by Wise’s breathy vocals and the unmistakable electricity
of a wildly creative band truly inhabiting their music. “Birds” makes brilliant use of Daptone drum hero Homer Steinwess’s impeccable feel behind the kit, while the
50’s ballad-meets-baroque pop of “Cryin’” tips its cap to Roy Orbison and John Lennon as Shrager takes over lead vocals, and the soulful shuffle of “Texas” belies
a dark and violent undercurrent ripped from the headlines. Through it all permeates an unshakable sense that this is a group performing just for you. “Nobody” finds
the Shacks re-interpreting Phil Spector’s Wagnerian approach to rock & roll, complete with sweeping strings and darkly innocent lyrics. The 13 songs featured on
Haze plays out like the soundtrack to some long lost 16mm film, beckoning you into their grainy, saturated world of analog beauty.
In the short time that they’ve been together, The Shacks have already made an impressive mark. Their hypnotic cover of Ray Davies’ “This Strange Effect”
soundtracked a global iPhone commercial, one which actually stars Wise herself, and their self-titled EP earned the band dates with St. Paul & The Broken Bones,
Chicano Batman, and their Big Crown Records labelmates Lee Fields & The Expressions.

DISC ONE:
Haze • Follow Me • Birds • Sand Song • Texas • Cryin’ • All Day Long
My Name Is • Blue & Grey • Sleeping • So Good
Nobody, Nobody • Let Your Love

DISC TWO:
This Strange Effect • Left It With The Moon • Orchids
Audrey Hepburn • Tidal Waves • Rain • Hands In Your Pockets
Strange Boy (BONUS) • No Surprise (BONUS)
Audrey (Spending All My Time With You) (BONUS)
Fly Fishing (BONUS) • Haze (Instrumental)
Follow Me (Instrumental) • Birds (Instrumental)
Sand Song (Instrumental) • Texas (Instrumental)
Cryin’ (Instrumental) • All Day Long (Instrumental)
My Name Is (Instrumental) • Blue & Grey (Instrumental)
Sleeping (Instrumental) • So Good (Instrumental)
Nobody, Nobody (Instrumental) • Let Your Love (Instrumental) Available from 30.03.2018

Courtney Pine
Monday, October 23rd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past thirty years than saxophonist Courtney Pine. The ground breaking, multi-instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience. In the 8’s he was one of the […]

Lone – DJ-Kicks
Friday, August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lone – DJ-Kicks

Image: 1611406 Ten years after his first release, UK artist Lone is putting out his first ever commercial mix CD. His entry into the celebrated DJ-kicks series lands on 29th September and features four of his own new and exclusive tracks.

CD
01. Casino Versus Japan – Go Hawaii
02. Heralds Of Change – Spotted
03. Lone – Brooklyn Banks **EXCLUSIVE
04. Camu Tao – Hold The Floor
05. Lootpack – Hityawitdat
06. Lone – Cali Drought
07. Lone – Alpha Wheel 4 (Ambient Mix) **EXCLUSIVE
08. Boards of Canada – Orange Romeda
09. Gnork – U
10. John Beltran (presents Nostalgic) – Placid Angles
11. Lone – Arc **EXCLUSIVE
12. E. Myers – Untitled (Main Mix)
13. Protect-U – Double Rainbow
14. Lone – Saturday Night (DJ-Kicks) **EXCLUSIVE
15. Ross From Friends – The Outsiders
16. Drexciya – Bubble Metropolis
17. Balil – Choke and Fly
18. Radiohead – Worrywort

Ten years after his first release, UK artist Lone is putting out his first ever commercial mix CD. His entry into the celebrated DJ-kicks series lands on 29th September and features four of his own new and exclusive tracks. Born Matt Cutler and raised in Nottingham, Lone has emerged as a standout artist over the last decade. Starting out making hip hop, he has distinctly evolved with each new release. Yet whether making house, breakbeat or jungle, his music always remains identifiable thanks to its bright melodic colours. As well as running his own Magicwire label—home to early albums like Emerald Fantasy Tracks and recent music from Ross From Friends, who features here, and Project Pablo—he has also released on Werk Discs and Dekmantel. Over the course of three full lengths since 2012, though, he has also become an essential artist in the modern R&S family.
Lone’s DJ-kicks very much feels alive, lived-in and authentic. It is a hugely personal view into his unique musical world and marks another landmark entry into !K7’s long running series.

KEY POINTS CD
• Lone’s first ever commercial mix CD
• Includes 4 exclusive Lone tracks
• Full tour dates to support release
Available from 29.09.2017

Ronald Bruner, Jr. – Triumph
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ronald Bruner, Jr. – Triumph

Image: 1610195 Grammy Award winning composer, producer, singer and drummer Ronald Bruner Jr. will present the megalithic debut album Triumph. Eleven cuts of deep fusion, soul, R&B, jazz and pop, Triumph was put together with Ronald’s brothers Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner and Jameel Bruner of The Internet. It was captured during the infamous KSL Sessions that produced Kamasi Washington’s The Epic and many other West Coast Get Down recordings.

Features are drawn out from an impressive list of musicians across Triumph, including the late and great George Duke, Warner Bros. recording artist Mac Miller and many of the core members of the West Coast Get Down. Thundercat laces bass guitar on a majority of the LP, building on the rhythm section with the highest degrees of finesse and technicality.

Triumph’s trajectory in fusion is, in one way, a direct result of working with century defining artists such as Stanley Clarke, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Wayne Shorter, Prince, Chaka Khan, Q-Tip, Kenny Garrett and Stevie Wonder. In another way, it’s the expression of a soul that’s independently seasoned, rich in unique experiences and unashamedly unrestrained. The musical manifestation of a man that’s evolved into the role of a father, musical anchor and community leader.

The roads leading to Triumph are vast and intertwining, beginning with the culture that his father Ronald Bruner Sr. brought to his life under stints with Diana Ross, The Temptations, Randy Crawford and Gladys Knight. Musically, Triumph is an expression of many styles and modes Ronald’s absorbed through his professional career as a drummer, singer and producer, mixed down into the flavor that he’s dubbed “progressive soul.” The technicality of the album explodes in every seam and the passion, soul and craftsmanship of the songwriting is at an equally high level.

Lyrically, Triumph touches on the deepest extensions of the heart, the restraints of human connection and the dynamic free for all of growing through this world. Every cadence and form of Ronald’s singing is pulled from the bottom of his heart because of this. Family, friendships, love, turmoil, happiness, social issues, politics, musical heritage and many other topics find a seat at the table on Triumph. A powerful combination of musicianship and lyricism that’s unlike anything else out right now.

One of the most important roads leading to Triumph has seeds planted with bass extraordinaire Stanley Clarke and keyboard maestro George Duke. While working with the legends in the mid-2000s, they pushed Ronald to unleash his own masterwork and join a legacy only a handful of drummers have entered. The influence that Stanley Clarke, George Duke and many others had on the birthing process of Triumph is a magnificent story that will continue to present new chapters through time. Stepping back from the influences and Triumph stands firmly as a pure amalgamation of fusion, reaching the highest plateaus of creativity, songwriting and technicality in this era.

1. True Story 03:31
2. Take The Time (feat. Thundercat) 04:55
3. She’ll Never Change 04:36
4. Geome Deome (feat. George Duke) 07:43
5. Whenever 04:01
6. Doesn’t Matter (feat. Taylor “Dov” Graves) 04:50
7. Open The Gate 10:03
8. One Night 04:30
9. Sensation (feat. Mac Miller and Danielle Withers) 04:02
10. To You / For You 06:54
11. Chick’s Web 08:58

https://worldgalaxyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/triumph

Available from 30.06.2017

Hampshire & Foat – Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand
Friday, April 28th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Hampshire & Foat – Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand

Image: 1609946 Multi talented UK Jazz Pianist Greg Foat has teamed up with Mercury Award nominated “The Bees” member and multi instrumentalist Warren Hampshire to collaborate on a new LP drawing on their diverse musical influences. Classic British library music, 60s Italian soundtracks & lost Americana combined with touches of modern classical, minimalism, Jazz and Folk. Featuring many members of Greg and Warren’s previous bands and one of the U.Ks finest Jazz drummers, Clark Tracy, the LP also features an Edinburgh orchestra and soloists hand picked and scored by the boys. Recorded all analogue onto 2″ multitrack in Edinburgh, mixed down by Mattias Glavå at his studio in Gothenburg, Sweden then mastered and cut in Helsinki, Finland, it’s truly a European affair flying in the face of the brexit nightmare.

– Warren Hampshire from The Bees teams up with pianist Greg Foat
– Recorded with full orchestra all anolog to tape
– Mixed down on fully analog desk from tape direct to the old Sun studios 1/4 Valve tape machine.
– Hand made paste back sleeve with 60s style gloss finish.
– Mastered from Tape direct to lathe at Timmion Cutting Studios Finland.
– Sleeve notes by Bob Lind

Tracklisting
1 Galaxies Like Grains of Sand
2 Lullaby
3 The Solar Winds (& Cadenza)
4 A Long Way Home
5 End Song
6 All Washed Up
7 How the Nights Can Fly
8 End Song (Reprise) Available from 09.06.2017

Mast – Love And War
Saturday, March 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mast – Love And War

Image: 1609335 Alpha Pup Records announces the release of MAST’s second
full length album Love and War_. Love and War_ is a highly
conceptual and deeply personal new work based on jazz trained
multi-instrumentalist MAST aka Tim Conley’s eventful love life
over the last 2 years.
Set up as a three Act Play structure (traditionally the Setup, the
Confrontation and the Resolution) Love and War_ is 17 intense
and unique compositions each ?owing into the next with recurring
musical themes or “characters.” Conley tells the story of (Act 1)
fnding love and the beauty and naivety that comes with exploring
something new, (Act 2) losing that love due to her substance
abuse, deception and Conley coping in unhealthy ways, (Act
3) learning to let go, heal and ultimately fnd a much deeper
lasting love. The tone Conley sets is sometimes sarcastic, other
times vulnerable and intimate, yet always musically intense and
profoundly visual.
Sonically, Love and War_ is mostly instrumental compositions
consisting of rousing electronic elements perfectly intertwined
with live guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. It’s performed and
produced by Conley, along with some of the world’s leading
Instrumentalists and vocalists. Keyboardist / producer Taylor
McFerrin appears hot off the release of his latest on Flying Lotus’
Brainfeeder label. Both LA transplants, Conley and McFerrin have
been friends and musical acquaintances for over 10 years since
their time in NYC and Philly during the early 2000s.
Composing and creating Love and War_ was an efficacious way
for Conley to heal and grow but he was very reluctant to share
such a personal story so transparently. Through this vulnerability,
he hopes that whatever anyone else’s Love and War_ story
happens to be, to learn their own life lessons, fnd the humor in it
and always trust in the most optimistic outcome.

ACT 1 – Love
1. Love’s Metamorphosis Theme
2. The Rendezvous (feat. Anwar Marshall)
3. You, Every Second Minute Hour Day
4. The Temptation (feat. Marta Bagratuni)
5. She’s Chasing the Dragon (feat. Fresh Cut Orchestra)
ACT 2 – War
1. The Sorrow
2. The Breakup (feat. Ryat)
3. The Night Drive (feat. Tim Lefebvre and Josh Johnson)
4. The Downward Spiral (feat. Brian Marsella)
5. The Letting Go (feat. Taylor McFerrin)
6. On the Prawl Again, Again (feat. Louis Cole and Gavin Templeton)
7. Should’ve Swiped Left (feat. the Koreatown Oddity)
ACT 3 – Transcendence
1. A New Love
2. Feels (feat. Nigel Sifantus)
3. Me and You (feat. Andrée Belle)
4. The Liberation (feat. Makaya McCraven)
5. Transcendence / Love’s Metamorphosis Theme

• Features Taylor McFerrin, The Koreatown Oddity, RYAT and
more
• Limited to 300 copies Available from 31.03.2017

Dele Sosimi – You No Fit Touch Am Retouched 2
Saturday, February 4th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dele Sosimi – You No Fit Touch Am Retouched 2

Dele Sosimi’s album ‘You No Fit Touch Am’ was released in 2015 to much universal acclaim. A perfect document of the lessons the keyboard master and vocalist learned in Fela Kuti’s ranks during the 70s and 80s, but brought firmly up-to-date and with co…

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

Elliot Lipp – Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake
Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Elliot Lipp – Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake

Image: 1607171 “Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake” is the 2012 album from veteran producer
and sound designer Eliot Lipp, originally released on Pretty Lights
Music. This seminal project in Lipp’s catalog effortlessly moves
between hip-hop, drum & bass, funk, techno and jazz. The 12” LP is
reissued for a limited time by Detroit label Young Heavy Souls.

• This album is a limited re-release of Eliot Lipp’s 2012 album
“Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake,” originally released on Pretty Lights
Music
• The project features popular Denver producer and fellow
Pretty Lights Music artist Michal Menert
• Currently Eliot Lipp is on a national Fall tour with All Good
Records artist Freddy Todd

1. Alive
2. Mountain
3. The Sunset
4. The Shark
5. Sneakin’ (Baby pt 1)
6. Fly Away (Baby pt 2)
7. The Wolf
8. Gettin’ Money (feat. Michal Menert)
9. The Time Is Right
10. The Rabbit
11. On N’ On
12. Tonight
13. The Snake
14. The Chase Available from 23.12.2016

Lee Fields & The Expressions
Monday, October 31st, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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There are a few terms that get thrown around loosely, two of which are legend and retro-soul. One of these fits Lee Fields hand and glove, one of these doesn’t fit at all. Very few people in music have both earned the status of legendary and continue to solidify it. 50 years in the game […]

Adrian Younge – The Electronique Void (Instrumentals)
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Adrian Younge – The Electronique Void (Instrumentals)

Adrian Younge calls The Electronique Void an academic album, by which he means it is bothinstructional and informational. The science of love, its formulas and if-then constraints,causal relationships and observable properties, is best taught experien…

Mark De Clive-Lowe – Blue Note Remixed Vol.1
Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mark De Clive-Lowe – Blue Note Remixed Vol.1

Image: 1606801 Armed with a crateful of classics from Blue Note Records’ genre-defining years,
Mark de Clive-Lowe has created a live-remix mixtape weaving from jazz to hip hop
classics, to underground house and broken beat. Recorded and improvised live in
one take, MdCL deploys his drum machine, sample pads, rhodes and keyboards
on-the-fly bringing unique perspective to moments created decades earlier by the
likes of Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, and Donald Byrd. From reminiscing
samples that we fell in love with through A Tribe Called Quest and J Dilla, to
reimagining sax great Joe Henderson riding a broken-afro electronic frenzy, MdCL
paints his own vision of what Blue Note means to him.
With guest cameos from rappers Bambu , John Robinson and Illa J, Inglewood
CA-singer Nia Andrews bringing voice to Ronnie Foster’s ‘Mystic Brew’, bass
master Pino Palladino underpinning Herbie’s ‘Oliloqui Valley’ and collaborations
with infamously elusive saxophonist Nomad Pendergrass soundclashing Joe
Henderson and Larry Young…

Mixtape Free Download: http://MdCL.tv/bluenote

MARK de CLIVE-LOWE
Musical polymath Mark de Clive-Lowe seems an impossibility at first sight –
juggling piano, synths, live sampling and beat making on-the-fly, all brought to life
with a casual ease that’s mind-boggling. The half-Japanese New Zealander has
called LA home for almost 8 years now and his acclaimed club night CHURCH has
taken his brand of electronic and beat-infused jazz from coast to coast and around
the globe. Equal parts jazz musician, DJ and production wizard, MdCL’s sets are a
treat for the dancers, the listeners, the progressives and the purists alike, as he
casually erases the lines between genres and eras. Available from 18.11.2016

Adrian Younge – The Electronique Void – Black Noise
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Adrian Younge – The Electronique Void – Black Noise

Image: 1606391 This, too, is a story about control. It’s a manual, maybe half Rosetta Stone, half bird guide. It was made the way they made electronic music in the good old days, all
analog everything, right after synthesizers shrunk to a manageable size and you didn’t have to trek down to a university to use one anymore. Hard-earned. Tastes
different. Our parents’ electronic. And its subject is staying together, that thing we thought was their province. It’s about trying to fix what hurts. It’s about knowing better.
Black Noise is men talking to men about women, Lemonade is a woman talking to women about men, and they both orbit around a failure we take for granted like the
sun: loving you is complicated. It’s a skill, we forgot.
Adrian Younge calls The Electronique Void an academic album, by which he means it is both instructional and informational. There’s a problem at the heart of it, a
woman who’s been told that she’s loved, but she doesn’t recognize that, can’t feel it, may have heard it all before, may be worrying about the wrong things. Jack
Waterson, long a guitarist in Younge’s band, plays the role of narrator, sounding professorial and rather superior as he lays out for the woman where she’s erred. That
vocoder you hear is Adrian, talking to her on a subterranean level, the way an artist must. There’s a strong sense of rules here, a prescription and a presumption that
there is an agreed upon way to do it, and there is also a wrong way, or at least a way that won’t work. And the fact is, as didactic as that sounds, it might be the truth.
Maybe everybody who’s alone can be cured. The discourse on the album is the kind of thing that happens when you go blonde and then you can’t keep ‘em off you.
These truths are cold and hard, and our hero begrudges the well-meaning advice being rained down upon her as any independent woman would.
The science of love, its formulas and if-then constraints, causal relationships and observable properties, is best taught experientially, but learning it hurts so, so bad.
Music, especially electronic music, reliant as it is on abstraction and unrepentant as it is about hijacking your physiological responses to tempo and rhythm and
dynamics, is a way to get there without going through it. Electronic music as practiced and developed by pioneers like Dick Hyman and Raymond Scott and Wendy
Carlos is precise and intentional. In making his first electronic album, Younge took his cues from them, reminding a contemporary audience what a synthesizer, deep
in its heart, really could be.
The lady of The Electronique Void, only ever seen through a man’s eyes, who’s being told what to do by him, sounds trapped by her history and by her position, her
ancestors’ trauma echoing through her lineage and booming out of her as a phobia, distrust, misapprehension, rational response to a fucked up situation. Waterson’s
text here seems to say that if his character could go back in time, catch her before the damage was done, she would be able to love. And that’s reasonable. Don’t get
hooked. Don’t do wifey shit for a fuck boy. Don’t let it go to your head, no. It’s also possible he has no idea what he’s talking about. The lessons for men in The
Electronique Void are unspoken but plain as day.
This music is an urgent tutorial. Adrian Younge looks at us and sees the frontline of a crisis, something we only have time to triage right now. This isn’t romantic and
it isn’t about settling down. This is the fight of our lives: how to love.

SIDE ONE:
1. Black Noise (Interlude)
2. The Night
3. Fly Away
4. Systems
5. The Concept Of Love
SIDE TWO:
1. Voltage Controlled Orgasms
2. Linguistics
3. Black Noise
4. Patterns
5. Suicidal Love Available from 07.10.2016

‘Follow Me To The Popcorn’ – the untold history of the Belgium Popcorn scene
Monday, August 29th, 2016 | Tags: ,
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Originating in Belgium at the tail end of the 1960s and into the 70s, Popcorn was a music and dance scene with an emphasis on often obscure black American records of the then recent past. Drawing immediate parallels with the UK’s Northern Soul scene from approximately the same time, young people would flock from all […]

Various – Follow Me To The Popcorn (2LP+MP3)
Sunday, July 31st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Follow Me To The Popcorn (2LP+MP3)

Image: 1605518 “VARIOUS ARTISTS: FOLLOW ME TO THE POPCORN – THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE BELGIUM POPCORN SCENE” – Slick, sultry and sublime RnB infused with Soul & Jazz. Originating in Belgium at the tail end of the 1960s and into the 70s, Popcorn was a music and dance scene with an emphasis on often obscure black American records of the then recent past. Drawing immediate parallels with the UK’s Northern Soul scene from approximately the same time, young people would flock from all corners of Belgium to cram into a converted farmhouse barn to dance to these exotic sounds. But whilst Northern favoured an often uptempo, stomping 60s soul sound, popcorn focused almost entirely on slower, moodier numbers. 
In recent years, collectors and DJs into vintage soul and R&B have been tuning into the Popcorn style – yet there still remains some confusion as to what exactly Popcorn means in musical terms. Not following established genre conventions, The Popcorn sound is hard to pin down – there are Soul, Blues, Ska, Pop, Jazz and Latin records which are all Popcorn – and all are represented here. 
Whilst the sound has caught the attention of many forward thinking DJs, the origins and background of the Belgium Popcorn scene remain little documented. With sleeve notes from original Popcorn insider Gerd De Wilde and his contacts within the original Belgium Popcorn scene, this album looks to change that. Along with never previously published vintage flyers and photographs and combined with the 24 tracks of heady, intoxicating R&B, Blues, Soul and Jazz, ‘Follow Me To The Popcorn’ is almost certainly the fullest document yet of the important, influential and yet so often misunderstood Belgium Popcorn scene. 

·         2LP gatefold with download card and free sticker
·         CD set with 8 page colour booklet
·         Liner notes based on our exclusive interviews with the original pioneering Belgium Popcorn DJs
·         Previously unpublished photos from Popcorn club nights from the early 70s
·         Flyer gallery of early Popcorn events Available from 30.09.2016

Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Expansions
Friday, April 29th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Expansions

Image: 1603911 One of the essential jazz albums of the 1970s, Lonnie Liston Smith’s ‘Expansions’ also became a club-land classic with its title track filling floors, influencing house music and being sampled in hip hop.

Propelled by some fatback drums and Cecil McBee’s upright bass, this is the original cosmic jazz jam, as recently re-popularised by Kamasi Washington.

Reissued by OST, ‘Expansions’ has been remastered from a fresh transfer from the original album master. This album has never sounded better. Issued in a reproduction of the original Flying Dutchman gatefold sleeve and printed on reverse board.

Tracklist:

Expansions
Desert Nights
Summer Days
Voodoo Woman
Peace
Shadows
My Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5R3_SbE7XQ
Available from 27.05.2016

Dam-Funk – DJ-Kicks
Friday, April 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dam-Funk – DJ-Kicks

Image: 1603659 DâM-FunK is on the decks for the next edition of DJ-Kicks.

CD TRACKLISTING
01 Moon B – Oof
02 Nicci Gable – Close To Who?
03 Randell & Schippers – Love Jam
04 Verticle Lines – Theme From Beach Boy
05 Brandon – Suzy Hijack
06 Take Three – Tonite’s The Night (All Right)
07 Index – Starlight
08 Uncle Jams Army – Dial-A-Freak
09 Gemini – Log In
10 Nexus – Stand Up (Instrumental)
11 Reggie B – Poison Candy
12 L33 – Keepin It Tight
13 Gaussian Curve – Broken Clouds
14 Tony Palkovic – True To Yourself
15 Henning – Arrival / Departure
16 Nite-Funk – Can U Read Me?
17 DaM-FunK – Believer
18 True Design – I Wanna Break
19 Crystal Winds – Funk Ain’t Easy

A lot of folks feel like they know DaM-FunK, he is laid-back, affable
and personable but to truly get the guy, I mean really understand
him, is to know a deep love of music like no other. A more
suitable reflection of this is his contribution to the beloved
DJ-Kicks series. A snapshot into the mind of the pioneer of
Modern-Funk music…get to know the man behind the shades.
At a satisfying 19 songs, Dam lets grooves breath, this is a mix to
happily get lost within. It’s a document in vibe. Unexpected
contemporary joints from low-key producers like Henning and
L33 mingle with lost gems from unlikely places. 80’s Fusion-Jazz
guitarist Tony Palkovic on “True To Yourself” follow the the
airy-burn of new-age ensemble Gaussian Curve’s “Broken
Clouds” or the super rare bliss-Funk of “Theme From Beach Boy”
from 1982. Dam’s excellent collaboration with Nite Jewel, as
‘Nite-Funk’ on “Can U Read Me?” is pure bliss and such a fantastic
collaboration you’d be yearning for more., reminding listens
that one of Dam’s biggest assists is his duality from master DJ to
trend-setting producer. And we get this heavy on Dam’s DJ-Kicks
exclusive “Believer”. Sheets of synth lines fall all around a locking
drum program that starts off innocently enough but ends you in a
half-hypnotic state. An extensive instrumental composition that
on it’s own could only be classified as signature Modern-Funk.
There may be a lot of folks dabbling but there really is only one
Damon.

FOR FANS OF
George Clinton, Madlib, Theo Parrish, Flying Lotus

KEY POINTS
• DaM-FunK will be performing these Summer ’16 festivals:
Movement, Primavera, We Love Green (Paris), Joshua Tree
Music Festival, Corona Sunsets Japan, Unity (Toronto), in
connection to a world tour in support of DJ-Kicks
• Hosting his own RMBA online radio show debuting in May
• In July his weekly party Funkmosphere will celebrate it’s
10th anniversary in Los Angeles
• Featured in the Resident Advisor film ‘Real Scenes: L.A.’
• 180g red vinyl gatefold packaging
• Includes two exclusive tracks from DaM-FunK & Nite-Funk
• 12″ to follow release featuring Larry Heard Remix Available from 10.06.2016

Ray Okpara
Thursday, March 17th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Percussions, drifty hypnotic beats, a touch of soul and marvellously deep house is a feeling and Ray Okpara has his finger firmly on the pulse, leading the way. Whilst his own roots are in Nigeria, it is actually Mannheim, Germany that Ray has helped put on the electronic music map, with a string of stellar […]

Sebastian Fraye – Vol.1
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sebastian Fraye – Vol.1

Image: 1601748 Sebastian Fraye’s VOL. 1 showcases a selection of instrumental
beats that were created between 2009 and 2014. A multitude of
both sampled and recorded instruments, tools and techniques were
used throughout the album. The thread that ties them all together
is through the use of vinyl. Sebastian felt that with his first official
album, he needed to honor the traditions of the beatmaking craft
and the artists that came before him—not only musically, but visually
as well. His album artwork is a curated collection of record store
album stickers that were acquired from his personal collection, some
of which were taken from records that were sampled in this very
album. As a designer, Sebastian feels that the stickers not only have
a beautiful aesthetic look, but represent the experience of buying
used records from dusty old stores, early Sunday morning swap
meets, or local thrift stores—often searching for hours on end until
something unique is found. VOL. 1 is truly a tribute to vinyl through
its assortment of 24 original beats.
About Sebastian Fraye:
California native Sebastian Fraye started out playing instruments
from a very young age, sparking an affinity for drums and beats.
Although a graphic designer by trade, his passion for music and
producing is endless. His approach to producing is spontaneous and
experimental—an exploration of cinematic soundscapes that takes
you to another world. Inspired by artists that came before him, he
pushes the boundaries of the expected to create his own sound. And
his love for music from around the world leaves no door closed when
it comes to what could potentially find its way into a new composition.
He enjoys digging for obscure sounds and instruments to include
into his music, often juxtaposing those from polar opposite origins.
He believes the best feeling that comes from creating music is when
you surprise yourself.

A.
1. Let’s Go (Intro)
2. Yo (Route)
3. Don’t Walk Away (Get Live)
4. Each Night (Slammin)
5. Opening Credits (Laid Back)
6. Talk is Cheap (Word is Bond)
7. Rock (Jam)
8. Stop, Look, And Listen (Get Live)
9. After Life (Or Not)
10. The Flyest (Soul)
11. Ballin (Boss)
12. Trying to Survive

(Shadows)
B.
13. Back and Forth (Snafu)
14. Dark Clouds (Sunset)
15. Philosophical (Create)
16. Thump a Chest (Get Live)
17. In the Rain (Sound Crazy)
18. Young (Fool)
19. We Got to Jam (Slaps)
20. Dance with One Leg (Broken)
21. Smooth as Silk (Salvador)
22. Drop the Bomb (Dominate)
23. Thus I Began (Heat of Zeal)
24. 24 You Can Hear (Outro) Available from 12.02.2016

Moodymann – DJ-Kicks
Friday, January 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Moodymann – DJ-Kicks

Image: 1601685 Doesn’t get bigger than this as the one and only Moodyman is on the decks for the first DJ-Kicks of the year.

Following a year that saw the 50th entry in the long-running series released to wide acclaim, DJ-Kicks returns in 2016 another landmark edition. Iconic Detroit DJ and producer Moodymann is at the helm for his first ever multi-artist DJ mix compilation. Born Kenny Dixon Jr., Moodymann is a one-of-a-kind electronic music icon, hailing from, and wholly synonymous with the Motor City. He is an outspoken, impossibly charismatic artist who has been putting a distinctive and soulful stamp on house and techno since the early 90s. Melting together jazz, funk, soul, blues and rock in captivating ways, he is responsible for some of electronic music’s most definitive tracks, EPs and LPs on labels like Planet E, Peacefrog and his own KDJ and Mahogani Music imprints. As able to
serve up the sweetest and most sensual sounds as he is the darkest and most depraved grooves, his own unique voice and stream of conscious musings infuse expertly sought-out samples for music that is decisively alive and authentic.
Across 75 minutes and 30 tracks, Moodymann does not disappoint: despite being a notorious vinyl fetishist, Dixon’s aim is to present music of quality, not to one-up fellow collectors. Rather than serving up ridiculously rare or hard-to-find records, he instead focuses on creating a libidinous, blues-drenched mood that takes in heart-breaking soul, gorgeous hip-hop and love-fuelled house. In addition to cuts from his own creative circle, the mix features 11 exclusive Moodymann edits. Like everything Kenny Dixon Jr. touches, DJ-Kicks showcases the taste, skill, and soul of a dance music original.

LP TRACKLISTING
A1 Yaw – Where Will You Be
A2 Flying Lotus feat. Andreya Triana – Tea Leaf Dancers**
A3 Les Sins – Grind**
B1 Noir & Haze – Around (Solomun Vox)**
B2 Julien Dyne feat. Mara TK – Stained Glass Fresh Frozen
B3 Jitwam – Keepyourbusinesstoyourself
C1 Dopehead – Guttah Guttah
C2 Talc – Robot’s Return (Modern Sleepover Part 2)**
C3 Peter Digital Orchestra – Jeux De Langues**
C4 Jai Paul – BTSTU**
D1 Beady Belle – When My Anger Starts To Cry**
D2 Daniel Bortz – Cuz You’re The One**
D3 Joeski feat. Jesánte – How Do I Go On**
E1 Nightmares On Wax – Les Nuits
E2 SLF & Merkin – Tag Team Triangle**
E3 Lady Alma – It’s House Music ** Moodymann Edit
F1 Tirogo – Disco Maniac
F2 Kings Of Tomorrow feat. April – Fall For You
(Sandy Rivera’s Classic Mix)**
F3 Soulful Session, Lynn Lockamy – Hostile Takeover Available from 19.02.2016

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