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Zum 70-jährigen Geburtstag von King Jammy erscheint ein Feuerwerk an Dubplates
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Die Lichtgestalt der jamaikanischen Musikgeschichte gibt sich die Ehre und hat für seine weltweite Fanbase ein sensationelles Package zusammengestellt. Nach “Dub Of Thrones”, der Exkursion mit Alborosie von 2015, legt Jammy einen Gang zu und präsentiert die Favoriten von King Jammy’s Super Power. “Waterhouse Dub” wurde mit Musikern der Fire House Crew, Sly & Robbie, […]

Brioski will release his first full-length on Nang Records
Monday, July 30th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
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Brioski steps up to the plate for the third time on Nang this year, only on this occasion he brings his debut LP titled “Hype Nothing” and we can’t wait to get it out there! It’s an accomplished, quirky outing through the realms of Italo, Disco and beyond, with deep percussive roots and a penchant […]

Holland’s deep electronic specialist Conforce drops his next full-length work on Delsin Records …
Monday, November 28th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Still riding high on the praise from his last EP, Dystopian Elements, Boris Bunnik has crafted another album of deep digital and authentic analogue bliss. As well as on Delsin, it’s appropriately classy labels like Clone and Rush Hour which have released Conforce’s work in the past … The results of which have helped mark […]

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 […]

Dillon & Paten Locke – Food Chain
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dillon & Paten Locke – Food Chain

Image: 1604459 Sticking to the classic recipe of 1 MC & 1 Producer/DJ, their latest
project shows that Dillon & Paten Locke are clearly at the top of their
game & the top of the ‘Food Chain’.
Their 2nd LP, ‘Food Chain’ is a musical menagerie of rap running
the gamut from grimy to gloomy to glorious. Paten Locke’s elusive
loops & dusty grooves lay the foundation for rapper, Dillon to bring
his ‘straight talk’ style of writing & delivery. No gimmicks, no punches
pulled. Just rugged beats & raw rhyming.
Carefully curated, the guest features salt & peppered throughout the
album make the meal complete. It’s an all-star cast consisting of
bonafide Rap legends (Black Sheep Dres, Count Bass D), modern
day Hiphop heroes (Homeboy Sandman, Von Pea) & emerging
eccentrics (Tone Tank, Willie Evans Jr).
Chock full of interludes, skits & nuggets of comedy, Food Chain is
a veritable rap buffet with a little something for everybody. So grab
a fork & a FULL PLATE and as Supa Dave West so artfully states,
‘Pour a bucket of gravy all over yourself and just feel that!’’
CD is a double CD (with 2 front covers) packaged with the
instrumentals.This will be the only way album instros will be available.
Also the CD & Cassette are the complete & unabridged version of
the album. Vinyl – abridged version (cutting out certain skits & a few
songs to give the vinyl maximum punch) also includes a vinyl-only
version of ‘Modern Man’s Waltz’ a special piano solo instrumental
version.

1. Sound the Alarm
2. Previously feat. Willie Evans Jr
3. Food Chain
4. Thirsty Loops
5. Nothin with Nobody
6. Bourbon feat. Von Pea of Tanya
Morgan & Malkovich
7. Eatin
8. Smog
9. Morning Meditation
10. Rollup Rollout
11. Fall Back feat. Boog Brown
12. Humdinger feat. Supa Dave West
& Black Sheep Dres
13. How to Count Bars feat. Count
Bass D
14. Modern Man’s Waltz feat. Alexa
Lima
15. Hamsammich feat. Tone Tank &
Homeboy Sandman
16. Rap Safari feat. Phill Most Chill
& J-Live
17. How We Do
18. Keep on Singin
19. After Hours feat. Lobsterdamus
Vinyl:
1. Sound the Alarm
2. Previously feat. Willie Evans Jr
3. Food Chain
4. Thirsty Loops
5. Nothin with Nobody
6. Bourbon feat. Von Pea of Tanya
Morgan & Malkovich
7. Rollup Rollout
8. Fall Back feat. Boog Brown
9. Humdinger feat. Supa Dave West
& Black Sheep Dres
10. How to Count Bars feat. Count
Bass D
11. Modern Man’s Waltz (Alexa’s
Reprise)
12. Hamsammich feat. Tone Tank &
Homeboy Sandman
13. Rap Safari feat. Phill Most Chill
& J-Live
14. How We Do
15. Keep on Singin Available from 01.07.2016

Daniel Avery
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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“Electronic music is unique in that, whilst it has an immediate effect on the body, the culture surrounding it has the ability to run deep into your life. Whenever I’m in a club, I want to give myself up to music. This is the very thing that excites me the most. Witnessing a DJ create […]

Sun Ra – Singles Vol.2 (Definitive 45s Collection 1952-91)
Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sun Ra – Singles Vol.2 (Definitive 45s Collection 1952-91)

Image: 1609273 Following 2016’s definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra from across his illustrious career, Strut present the second volume of the vinyl edition on 3LP format which focus on Ra’s later 1962-1991 period.

A1 Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Space Loneliness
A2 Sun Ra & His Arkestra – State Street
A3 Sun Ra & His Arkestra – The Blue Set
A4 Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Big City Blues
B1 Sun Ra & His Arkestra Featuring Pat Patrick – A Blue One
B2 Sun Ra & His Arkestra Featuring Pat Patrick – Orbitration In Blue
B3 Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Out There A Minute
B4 Little Mack With Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Tell Her To Come On Home
B5 Little Mack With Sun Ra & His Arkestra – I’M Making Believe
C1 Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra – The Bridge
C2 Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra – Rocket # 9
C3 Sun Ra & His Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra – Blues On Planet Mars
C4 Sun Ra & His Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra – Saturn Moon
C5 Sun Ra & His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – Journey To Saturn
C6 Sun Ra & His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – Enlightenment
D1 Sun Ra & His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – I’M Gonna Unmask The Batman
D2 Sun Ra & His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – The Perfect Man
D3 Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Love In Outer Space
D4 Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Mayan Temple
D5 Sun Ra Quartet – Sky Blues
E1 Sun Ra Quartet– Disco 3000
E2 Sun Ra – Rough House Blues
E3 Sun Ra – Cosmo-Extensions
E4 Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra – Quest
E5 Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra – Outer Space Plateau
E6 Sun Ra Arkestra – Sometimes I’M Happy
F1 Sun Ra Arkestra – Nuclear War
F2 Sun Ra Arkestra – On Jupiter / Cosmo Drama
F3 Sun Ra Arkestra – Cosmo Drama
F4 Sun Ra – I Am The Instrument

Following 2016’s definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra from across his illustrious career, Strut present the second volume of the vinyl edition on 3LP format which focus on Ra’s later 1962-1991 period.
Released sporadically during the three decades and primarily on the Saturn label, the 45s offer one-off missives from Ra’s prolific cosmic journey, tracing the development of his forwardthinking “Space-Bop” and his unique take on jazz and blues traditions which remains unlike anything else from the period. As with the first volume vinyl editions, the collection is hugely varied, ranging from Ra’s spoken word recitations and some of his R&B recordings to alternative versions of Arkestra staples like ‘Love In Outer Space’, ‘Enlightenment’ and ‘Rocket No. 9’. The singles are also unpredictable vehicles for Ra’s music, combining different tracks from different sessions and occasionally making available music which was recorded many years beforehand.
As Francis Gooding describes them, “they are answers to questions that albums won’t answer, and questions that can’t be asked or answered elsewhere.”
As with Ra’s LPs, most 45s were only pressed in small runs and have since become extremely rare and sought after. On the volume 2 vinyl editions, we feature tracks that have only ever been seen via a small handful of copies including ‘Love In Outer Space’ b/w ‘Mayan Temple’ and ‘The Blue One’ b/w ‘Orbitration In Blue’, some were planned and pencilled but allegedly never made it to vinyl and some appeared as limited one-off magazine singles including Ra’s very last single release, the reflective ‘I Am The Instrument’.
Sleeve note writers Chris Trent and Paul Griffiths brilliantly illustrate the role of the single within Ra’s career and break down each release with detailed track by track notes. Working with Sun Ra LLC and Sun Ra archivist Michael D. Anderson, Strut has also assembled the best possible master sources for each track.
‘Singles’ Vol. 2 features fully remastered tracks, rare photos, original 45 artwork, Chris Trent sleeve notes and detailed track by track and session notes by Paul Griffiths.

KEY POINTS:
– Second volume vinyl edition of definitive collection of Sun Ra singles, including Saturn
releases, planned singles, posthumous releases and magazine giveaways
– Remastered by Technologyworks including exclusive tape transfers from the Sun Ra archive
– Includes rare photos and sleeve notes by Chris Trent. Extensive track by track notes and
session details by Paul Griffiths
– official release prepared in conjunction with Sun Ra LLC
FOR FANS OF:
Miles Davis, Kamasi Washington, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Fletcher Henderson, Batman,
Gershwin, The Pyramids, Salah Ragab, doo-wop, be-bop, Philip Cohran, Jerry Dammers,
Gilles Peterson, Shabaka HutchingsGilles Peterson, Shabaka Hutchings Available from 05.05.2017

Prince Far I – Psalms For I
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Prince Far I – Psalms For I

Image: 1608866 10-song LP from 1976, Prince Far I’s *rst album. Produced by Lloydie Slim, this unique album *nds Far I chanting Psalms and prayers over a tough selection of mostly Aggrovators-backed rhythms. This was resissued once before over a decade ago, now back again with the original artwork, and pressed from new stampers made from the pristine-condition original mother plates, yielding the identical deep and full Jamaican mastering of the original. A truly unique album that deserves a place in every self-respecting collection of deejay records.

1. Psalm 49
2. Psalm 48
3. Psalm 24
4. Psalm 87
5. The Lord’s Prayer
6. Psalm 95
7. Psalm 53
8. Psalm 23
9. Psalm 2
10. Psalm 1

• First album from pioneering Jamaican deejay.
• Prince Far I has a cult following in Europe through his handful of albums on Virgin in the late 70s / early 80s.
• First time reissue with the original artwork.
• Unique reggae concept album.
• Extra heavy original Jamaican mastering. Available from 10.03.2017

Total Reggae – Special Request
Monday, February 20th, 2017 | Tags: ,
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Für die neueste Ausgabe der “Total Reggae” 2CD Nice Price-Serie hat sich das VP-Expertenteam diesmal dem Thema Sound System & Soundclash verschrieben und präsentiert eine wahre Fundgrube an Aufnahmen, die dafür prädestiniert sind bei den Events und dem Wettbewerb “Wer ist das bessere Soundsystem?” zum Einsatz zu kommen. Hier finden sich auf klassische Riddims (u.a. […]

“Total Reggae – Special Request”: 40 essentielle Tunes für Freunde jamaikanischer Soundsystem-Kultur
Monday, February 13th, 2017 | Tags: ,
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Für die neueste Ausgabe der “Total Reggae” 2CD Nice Price-Serie hat sich das VP-Expertenteam diesmal dem Thema Sound System & Soundclash verschrieben und präsentiert eine wahre Fundgrube an Aufnahmen, die dafür prädestiniert sind bei den Events und dem Wettbewerb “Wer ist das bessere Soundsystem?” zum Einsatz zu kommen. Hier finden sich auf klassische Riddims (u.a. […]

Spiritual
Monday, January 16th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Oufah Music, Clifton ‘Specialist’ Dillon’s production and management company continues to make paradigm shifts in the music industry. With its most recent wave of breaking worldwide charts with recording artist OMI’s, chart topping singles “cheerleader” and “Hula Hoop”; the label is becoming known and anticipated to produce high quality hits after hits. To some in […]

Sun Ra – Singles Vol.1 (Definitive 45s Collection 1952-91)
Friday, October 14th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sun Ra – Singles Vol.1 (Definitive 45s Collection 1952-91)

Image: 1606890 Strut present the part one of the definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra across his illustrious career, spanning 1952 to 1991.

CD 1
1. Sun Ra – I Am An Instrument
2. Sun Ra – I Am Strange
3. The Nu Sounds With Sun Ra – Chicago Usa
4. The Nu Sounds With Sun Ra – Spaceship Lullaby
5. The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra – Daddy’S Gonna Tell You No Lie
6. The Nu Sounds With Sun Ra And Arkestra – A Foggy Day
7. Billie Hawkins With Sun-Ra And His Orchestra – I’M Coming Home
8. Billie Hawkins With Sun-Ra And His Orchestra – Last Call For Love
9. Sun-Ra And His Arkistra – Soft Talk
10. Sun-Ra And His Arkistra – Super Blonde
11. Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra – Saturn
12. Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra – Call For All Demons
13. Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra – Demon’S Lullaby
14. Le Sun-Ra And His Arkistra – Super-Sonic Jazz
15. Le Sun-Ra & His Arkistra – Medicine For A Nightmare
16. Le Sun-Ra & His Arkistra – Urnack
17. The Qualities – It’S Christmas Time
18. The Qualities – Happy New Year To You!
19. Yochanan (The Space Age Vocalist) – M Uck M Uck (Matt Matt)
20. Yochanan (The Space Age Vocalist) – Hot Skillet Momma
21. The Cosmic Rays With Le Sun Ra And Arkestra – Bye Bye
22. The Cosmic Rays With Le Sun Ra And Arkestra – Somebody’S In Love
23. Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Hours After
24. Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Great Balls Of Fire
Cd 2
1. Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra – October
2. Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra – Adventur In Space
3. The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra – Dreaming
4. The Cosmic Rays With Sun Ra And Arkestra – Daddy’S Gonna Tell You No Lie
5. Hattie Randolph With Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra – Round Midnight
6. Hattie Randolph With Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra – Back In Your Own Back Yard
7. Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Saturn
8. Le Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Velvet
9. Yochanan “A Space Age Vocalist” With Sun Ra And His Arkestra – The Sun One
10. Yochanan “A Space Age Vocalist” With Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Message To Earthman
11. Yochanan With Sun Ra And His Arkestra – The Sun Man Speaks
12. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Space Loneliness
13. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – State Street
14. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – The Blue Set
15. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Big City Blues
16. Sun Ra And His Arkestra Featuring Pat Patrick – A Blue One
17. Sun Ra And His Arkestra Featuring Pat Patrick – Orbitration In Blue
18. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Hell #1 (A.k.a. Out There A Minute)
19. Little Mack With Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Tell Her To Come On Home
20. Little Mack With Sun Ra & His Arkestra – I’M Making Believe

Cd 3
1. Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra – The Bridge
2. Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra – Rocket # 9
3. Sun Ra And His Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra – Blues On Planet Mars
4. Sun Ra And His Astro-Solar-Infinity Arkestra – Saturn Moon
5. Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – Journey To Saturn
6. Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – Enlightenment
7. Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – I’M Gonna Unmask The Batman
8. Sun Ra And His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra – The Perfect Man
9. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Love In Outer Space
10. Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Mayan Temple
11. Sun Ra – Sky Blues
12. Sun Ra – Disco 2021
13. Sun Ra – Rough House Blues
14. Sun Ra – Cosmo-Extensions
15. Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra – Quest
16. Sun Ra And His Outer Space Arkestra – Outer Space Plateau
17. Sun Ra Arkestra – Nuclear War
18. Sun Ra Arkestra – Sometimes I’M Happy
19. Sun Ra Arkestra – On Jupiter / Cosmo Drama (Prophetika 1)
20. Sun Ra Arkestra – Cosmo Drama (Prophetika 2)
21. Sun Ra – I Am The Instrument

All Tracks Cd 1 And Tracks 1-12 Cd 2 Featured On 3Lp Vol. 1
Tracks 13-20 Cd 2 And All Tracks Cd 3 Featured On 3Lp Vol. 2

Strut present the definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra across his illustrious career, spanning 1952 to 1991. Released prolifically during the 1950s and more sporadically thereafter, primarily on the Saturn label, the 45s offer one-off meteorites from Ra’s prolific cosmic journey, tracing the development of his forwardthinking “Space-Bop” and his unique take on jazz and blues traditions. The collection is hugely varied, ranging from Ra’s spoken word recitations and his early work with Chicago vocal groups to the different phases of his Arkestra, small group and duet recordings. The singles are also unpredictable vehicles for Ra’s music, combining different tracks from different sessions and occasionally making available music which was recorded many years beforehand.
As with his LPs, most 45s were only pressed in small runs and have since become extremely rare and sought after. Only a small handful of copies of ‘Love In Outer Space’ b/w ‘Mayan Temple’ and ‘The Blue One’ b/w ‘Orbitration In Blue’ have ever been seen, some have only been discovered in physical form in recent years, some were planned and pencilled but allegedly never made it to vinyl (including ‘Saturn’ and ‘Velvet’ from the Jazz In Silhouette LP) and some appeared as limited one-off magazine singles and posthumous releases, including ‘Hell #1’ aka ‘Out There A Minute’.
The set is the most comprehensive collection of Ra’s singles to date. Sleeve note writers Francis Gooding and Paul Griffiths brilliantly illustrate the role of the single within Ra’s career and break down each release with detailed track by track notes. Working with Sun Ra LLC and Sun Ra archivist Michael D. Anderson, Strut has also assembled the best possible master sources for each track.
‘Singles’ will be released on CD and LP formats across two release dates. Both formats feature fully remastered tracks, rare photos, original 45 artwork, Francis Gooding’s extensive sleeve notes, an interview with Saturn Records founder Alton Abraham by John Corbett and detailed track by track and session notes by Paul Griffiths.

KEY POINTS:
– first definitive collection of Sun Ra singles, including all Saturn releases, planned singles, posthumous releases and magazine giveaways
– Remastered by Technologyworks including exclusive tape transfers from the Sun Ra archive
– 45s box sets include many singles reissued on 45 for the first time since their original
release. Presented in their original label artwork
– All formats include rare photos and sleeve notes by Francis Gooding. Extensive track by track notes and session details by paul Griffiths
– official release prepared in conjunction with Sun Ra LLC

FOR FANS OF:
Miles Davis, Kamasi Washington, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Fletcher Henderson, Batman,
Gershwin, The Pyramids, Salah Ragab, doo-wop, be-bop, Philip Cohran, Jerry Dammers,
Gilles Peterson, Shabaka Hutchings

Available from 25.11.2016

Shlomo – Bad Vibes (5th Anniversary Edition/2LP+12")
Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Shlomo – Bad Vibes (5th Anniversary Edition/2LP+12")

Image: 1606710 Friends of Friends present the 5th Anniversary Edition of Bad Vibes from Shlohmo. The gatefold edition includes a bonus 12′ of rarities. For those who already have Bad Vibes theres a standalone version of the rarities single available.

Tracklist:

1. Big Feelings
2. Places
3. Anywhere But Here
4. It Was Whatever
5. Parties
6. Just Us
7. Sink
8. I Can’t See You I’m Dead
9. Trapped In A Burning House
10. Get Out
11. Your Stupid Face
12. Seriously
13. Same Time

plus new 12” with bonus material:
14. Forgot I Was Here
15. Things I Lost
16. Empty Pools
17. Seriously (Live)
18. Back House
19. Anywhere But Here (Live Refix)
20. 1_16_11 Downtown
21. 11_7_11 Alone With Me
22. 11_9_10 Asleep On The 22 04:29

Shlohmo fans have been aching for new material from the ‘Bad Vibes’
era since the seminal album’s release and while he has since
diversified his approach there’s no denying the transcendent magic of
the Los Angeles-based artist’s early work. ‘Bad Vibes – 5th
Anniversary Edition’ is a celebration of one of our generation’s most
adored producers, extrapolating on the twisted warmth of his seminal
works in remarkable fashion. The 3xLP anniversary package include
the original gatefold ‘Bad Vibes’ 2xLP, plus a bran new 12”
comprised of b-sides, demos and outtakes from the album’s
progenitive sessions, bound together by a custom ‘Bad Vibes’ O-card.
Having collaborated with the likes of Jeremih, Tory Lanez, Lil
Yachty, How To Dress Well and Banks in the years since ‘Bad Vibes’,
these unreleased tracks recall a simpler, more intimate time in
Shlohmo’s career and whether it’s the live mix of “Seriously” or the
temporally defined “11_9_10 Asleep On The 22” that bridges the gap
for you, these tracks will surely make waves for fans past, present and
future.

Key Points:
• Highest-selling record for both Friends of Friends and Shlohmo,
“Places” being the highest streamed single in the FOF catalog (over
7.5 million plays)
• ‘Bad Vibes’ reviewed positively by Pitchfork, Resident Advisor,
Spin, Filter, Beats Per Minute, CMJ, XLR8R and more
• Since the release of ‘Bad Vibes’, Shlohmo has produced for
Jeremih, Post Malone, Banks, The Weeknd, How To Dress Well,
Torey Lanez, and more
• Regular international tour schedule including multiple world tours
and festivals such as Coachella, Decibel, Osheaga, and Pukkelpop.
• Shlohmo was handpicked for Rick Rubin’s ‘Star Wars
Headspace’ Compilation.
• Shlohmo performed live on Last Call with Carson Daly

Press Quotes:
• “L.A. producer Shlohmo showed just how far the Brainfeeder
template of abstract instrumental hip-hop could be stretched– to
gossamer, almost transparent extremes.” – Pitchfork
• “Shlohmo makes breezy, lo-fi music that evokes DJ Shadow and
more laid-back M83.” – The Wall Street Journal
• “Shlohmo’s “Bad Vibes” isn’t merely its most accomplished release
yet, it’s likely the most fully realized work to bubble up out of the
Low End Theory this year.” – LA Times
• “The proudly lo-fi tracks are built from birdcalls, static, wordless
vocals, electronic blips, not-always-tuned guitars, half-audible
speech, stray clanks and rustles and ticks, it can sound as if were
recorded on duct tape. The ingredients vary in each track, but
Shlohmo is conceptually fixated, making nearly the whole album a
set of variations on the idea of a languid vamp: almost always two
chords, occasionally three.” – The New York Times Available from 11.11.2016

Shlomo – Bad Vibes (Rarities & Extras)
Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Shlomo – Bad Vibes (Rarities & Extras)

Image: 1606711 Friends of Friends present the 5th Anniversary Edition of Bad Vibes from Shlohmo. The gatefold edition includes a bonus 12′ of rarities. For those who already have Bad Vibes theres a standalone version of the rarities single available.

Tracklist of bonus material:
1. Forgot I Was Here
2. Things I Lost
3. Empty Pools
4. Seriously (Live)
5. Back House
6. Anywhere But Here (Live Refix)
7. 1_16_11 Downtown
8. 11_7_11 Alone With Me
9. 11_9_10 Asleep On The 22

Shlohmo fans have been aching for new material from the ‘Bad Vibes’
era since the seminal album’s release and while he has since
diversified his approach there’s no denying the transcendent magic of
the Los Angeles-based artist’s early work. Comprised of b-sides,
demos and outtakes from the album’s progenitive sessions, ‘Bad
Vibes: Rarities + Extras’ is a nine track journey into the mind of one
of our generation’s most adored producers, extrapolating on the
twisted warmth of his seminal works in remarkable fashion. Having
collaborated with the likes of Jeremih, Tory Lanez, Lil Yachty, How
To Dress Well and Banks in the years since ‘Bad Vibes’, these tracks
recall a simpler, more intimate time in Shlohmo’s career and whether
it’s the live mix of “Seriously” or the temporally defined “11_9_10
Asleep On The 22” that bridges the gap for you, these tracks will
surely make waves for fans past, present and future.

Key Points:
• Highest-selling record for both Friends of Friends and Shlohmo,
“Places” being the highest streamed single in the FOF catalog (over
7.5 million plays)
• ‘Bad Vibes’ reviewed positively by Pitchfork, Resident Advisor,
Spin, Filter, Beats Per Minute, CMJ, XLR8R and more
• Since the release of ‘Bad Vibes’, Shlohmo has produced for
Jeremih, Post Malone, Banks, The Weeknd, How To Dress Well,
Torey Lanez, and more
• Regular international tour schedule including multiple world tours
and festivals such as Coachella, Decibel, Osheaga, and Pukkelpop.
• Shlohmo was handpicked for Rick Rubin’s ‘Star Wars
Headspace’ Compilation.
• Shlohmo performed live on Last Call with Carson Daly

Press Quotes:
• “L.A. producer Shlohmo showed just how far the Brainfeeder
template of abstract instrumental hip-hop could be stretched– to
gossamer, almost transparent extremes.” – Pitchfork
• “Shlohmo makes breezy, lo-fi music that evokes DJ Shadow and
more laid-back M83.” – The Wall Street Journal
• “Shlohmo’s “Bad Vibes” isn’t merely its most accomplished release
yet, it’s likely the most fully realized work to bubble up out of the
Low End Theory this year.” – LA Times
• “The proudly lo-fi tracks are built from birdcalls, static, wordless
vocals, electronic blips, not-always-tuned guitars, half-audible
speech, stray clanks and rustles and ticks, it can sound as if were
recorded on duct tape. The ingredients vary in each track, but
Shlohmo is conceptually fixated, making nearly the whole album a
set of variations on the idea of a languid vamp: almost always two
chords, occasionally three.” – The New York Times Available from 11.11.2016

Scrimshire Edits – Gi’s Tata
Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Scrimshire Edits – Gi’s Tata

The next instalment in the Dubplate series sees our very own Scrimshire step up to the plate for the fifth time!Having gained huge amounts of radio play for his own productions, as well as the occasional cheeky re-edit, Scrimshire brings us two firing…

Apathy – Handshakes With Snakes
Saturday, May 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Apathy – Handshakes With Snakes

Image: 1604060 Featuring Twista, Bun B, Celph Titled,B-Real, Sick Jacken, Oh No, Ras Kass, O.C., Pumpkinhead, Spit Gemz, Blacastan, Nutso and more.

LP TRACKLIST:
A1. Intro: An Army With Me…
A2. Pay Your Dues
A3. Amon RAW (feat. Celph Titled & Pumpkinhead)
A4. Rap Is Not Pop
B1. Don’t Touch That Dial (feat. Ras Kass & O.C.)
B2. Charlie Brown (feat. Oh No & Kappa Gamma)
B3. Blow Ya Head Off (feat. Marvalyss & Blacastan)
C1. Attention Deficit Disorder
C2. No Such Thing (feat. Spit Gemz & Nutso)
C3. Pieces of Eight (Give Up The Ship)
D1. Run For Your Life (feat. O.C.)
D2. Moses (feat. Twista & Bun B)
D3. Handshakes With Snakes (feat. Sick Jacken, B-Real & Mariagrazia)

Championing his fifth solo album in a consistent and
longstanding career, Apathy delivers a plate served up
with only the finest ingredients that you’d expect from a
seasoned lyricist and producer. On this outing, Ap takes
you through the perils of the current state of hip hop, corporate
phonies and idiotic pop culture. Sprinkle in some
trippy tales with vivid imagery plus the right amount of
braggadocio verbiage, and the Demigodz frontman
brings you full circle via industry rule number 4080.
Listeners of this record will become cautious of who they
shake hands with. Production duties are handled entirely
by Apathy himself, captivating fans on a ride fully orchestrated
in his own creative vision while bringing along a
handful of carefully selected guest emcees. Having
experienced firsthand what it’s like to start independently
from the dirt, then be entrenched in a major label contract
during the peak of hip hop’s commercial success, to touring
alongside RIAA certified diamond-selling mega rockstars
– Apathy’s knowledge and wittyness on the subject
spills out to be pure audio gold. This project represents
those of us not willing to compromise our artistry for fame
and money. Can we shake on that? CD and vinyl include
original cover art illustration by Dave Quiggle. Available from 10.06.2016

Singularis – What A Time
Thursday, March 31st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Singularis – What A Time

Image: 1603327 Singularis, the talented young beat-wrangler from the Netherlands,
first appeared on the Cold Busted label at the age of 16 with his
impressive debut album Evening Hours. Since then he’s grown both
as a producer and in age, now unveiling What A Time, his third fulllength
for the prestigious downtempo imprint.
The album’s sixteen tracks combine Singularis’s agility with tough
hip hop beats, G Funk style lead lines, and spaced-out vibes for
a listening experience beyond easy categorization. The album’s
“Introduction” (appropriately subtitled “Slowmotion”) sets the tone
with big chords in a layered progression, loping – but swinging –
drum machine beats, and Singularis’s trademark synth leads.
The way Singulars takes this template and playfully twists it throughout
is what makes What A Time a memorable ride. Take “Crassinez” for
example, which adds strange synth dives and other digital hijinks,
as if Aphex Twin stepped in the studio for a quick moment. And also
“Bang”, a very Singularis-ish interpretation of southern low-rider
hip hop, clouding the genre with cosmic atmospherics and vague
melody. There’s much more to discover here and it’s exciting to know,
that at his young age, Singulars is just getting started.

1. Introduction (Slowmotion) (2:41)
2. Forth and Back (2:31)
3. Train (2:11)
4. It’s All About You (2:21)
5. A Place Not So Far Away (2:09)
6. Brandyyyyy! (2:01)
7. Duke Almond (1:46)
8. Amsterdam (2:32)
9. Fly (2:11)
10. Bang (2:26)
11. Fine China (2:19)
12. Grizzly Bear (2:30)
13. Words (1:46)
14. With You (2:46)
15. Crassinez (3:13)
16. Dawn (1:35) Available from 20.05.2016

Pete Rock & CL Smooth – The Main Ingredient
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pete Rock & CL Smooth – The Main Ingredient

Image: 1602928 “We are the planters of the weeds or roses in our garden. Take the plunge within yourself to find The Main Ingredient.”
So reads CL Smooth’s album dedication in the liners to Pete Rock & CL’s underrated, soulful and deeply grooving sophomore
album. For fans, it was bittersweet, as it would be their last as a duo.
By 1994, Pete and CL were darlings of both fans and critics, still on a high after 1992’s Mecca & The Soul Brother and the album’s
emotional smash single “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.).” Two years later, they had grown even more as men and artists.
Gone was some of the righteous striving of their earlier work, replaced by mature – yet still righteous – wisdom. And a lot more
love as well, bringing a larger female constituency into their fanbase. They were adults now, reveling in the plateau they had
reached.
The duo’s ‘90s swan song is a powerful double album that still resonates with Golden Era hip-hop fans: 16 cuts deep and full of
intelligence, fire and warmth. Beats-per-minute-wise, the album mostly clocks at a comfortable strutting pace, bolstered by Pete
Rock’s pioneering use of filtered basslines and a recently-hatched obsession with Rhodes piano. The new tracks filled speakers
and headphones with soul, as CL continued to assert his lyrical prowess all throughout.
The lead single, “I Got A Love,” is a perfect example of the group’s ‘94 steez: a super-catchy and respectful, but far-from-soft
love track, suitable for any rap fan’s romantic needs. “Take You There” and “Carmel City” cover similar ground. Considering CL
Smooth’s top-level brag rapper status, cuts like “I Get Physical,” “Get On The Mic” and “Check It Out” effectively reminded competitors
not to test him. Pete also gets in the game on the mic several times on the album, acquitting himself nicely (and solo)
on the cloudy day soul of “Escape,” alongside other cuts.
Add more pensive lyrical forays like “All The Places,” “Searching,” and – perhaps the album’s sleeper cut – “It’s On You” and you
have one of the more complete rap full-lengths of the mid-1990s. This isn’t surprising, considering the wonder twins-esque
skills of Pete and CL. But it does make fans wonder what would have happened if they had stayed together longer.

Pressed On Clear Vinyl!

A1. In The House
A2. Carmel City
A3. I Get Physical
A4. Sun Won’t Come Out
B1. I Got Love
B2. Escape
B3. The Main Ingredient
B4. Worldwide
C1. All The Places
C2. Tell Me
C3. Take You There
C4. Searching
D1. Check It Out
D2. In The Flesh
D3. It’s On You
D4. Get On The Mic Available from 01.04.2016

Swayzak – Stronger Love
Saturday, March 12th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Swayzak – Stronger Love

Stamp Records delve into the past for their next release, giving a new lease of life to one of Swayzak’s least characteristic and most sought-after tracks.Swayzak are true heroes of the UK underground, having clocked numerous seminal releases in the l…

Ichisan & Nakova – EP
Friday, February 12th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ichisan & Nakova – EP

Image: 1602307 Out of the depths of the Cosmic Pint comes a Disco release from the Alps of Slovenia.

Complete with live bass guitars, sparkling arpeggios and swirling drifts of analogue equipment Ichisan and Nakova have constructed two beautifully stripped back tracks that chug along like a golden steam engine fueled on Chanel No. 5. With remixes by Ruf Dug and Jonathan Krisp.

Igor ‘Ichisan’ Skafar and Jure ‘Nakova’ Plestenjak met up over 10 years through their mutual love of Scandinavian Nu-Disco, and over the past decade have been steadily carving out a new style of Yugo Disco.

Princesa makes its entrance with a playful rhythm. Before long the arpeggios come in giving an added sense of activity, it’s only when the piano starts to play that the track takes on an air of elegance. Princesa is a warm, light hearted theme, in the vein of some of the Metro Area greats. The track itself seems to tell a story with changes of mood, excitement and drama.

Mrk has a sense of urgency from the outset. Synth chords stab a pathway, horns join in followed by keys. The intensity builds, filters open and then all of a sudden a different rhythm takes the lead opening up to sun scorched Balearic guitars. It’s a beautiful journey.

Ruf Dug returns to the Cosmic Pint Glass, changing Princesa into a fantastic subtropical adventure. Opening up the proceedings with some distinctly steamy panpipes and an array of additional percussion. Ruf has a definitive style of his own and you can definitely hear it in this remix, perfectly marrying his tropical world styles with the Yugo Disco, ensuring they live happily ever after.

All round gentleman and amateur parapsychologist, Jonathan Krisp steps up to the plate unveiling his mysticism drenched version of Mrk.
Dizzyingly layered chords start the cogs turning, wood blocks, spring reverb and chimes all help build the atmosphere. A church organ is used, like a medieval Todd Terje, flipping the track back into a Disco powered dance workout.

300 copies – screen-printed sleeve.

A1. PRINCESA
A2. MRK
B1. PRINCESA (RUFDUG REMIX)
B2. MRK (JONATHAN KRISP REMIX) Available from 18.03.2016

Daniel Avery
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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“The one thing I knew was that I wanted this record to be a trip. All the best artists and DJs, they take the audience with them when they play; people lock into their world for a few hours and can’t easily step out again. You’re with them for the ride. When I go out, […]

Eddie Hazel – Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs
Friday, January 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Eddie Hazel – Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs

Image: 1601151 Among guitar aficionados, they don’t come much heavier than acid-drenched enigma Eddie Hazel. A founding father of Funkadelic and responsible for the blazing “Maggot Brain” solo, he released just one album. A concentrated dose of guitar-driven psychedelic soul and loping funk-rock, Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs(1977) was co-produced by George Clinton and features the full Mothership crew. Despite impeccable credentials, the album sank and dropped out of print for years, becoming a sought-after collector’s item for funkateers ever since. Mercifully addressing the dubious legitimacy and quality of previous reissues, Be With Records present a worthy and welcome 180 gram edition, limited to 500 copies.

Possessing a rare ability to be showy whilst maintaining subtlety, Hazel took Jimi Hendrix’s style to his own new level. Here, his fuzz-tinged wah-fuelled guitar licks shimmer across seven brain-bending tracks, showcasing highly inventive virtuoso playing and searing riffs. The LP famously opens with the most soaring, soulful version of “California Dreamin'” you’ve ever heard. Eschewing the structure of The Mamas & The Papas’ hit, Hazel slows the pace, adding a pronounced longing to create a truly emotive reworking. Virtually unrecognizable, Hazel’s exquisite arrangement recalled Hendrix’s rendering of Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” and his delicately distorted guitar work propels the track into the stratosphere.

The much-sampled “Frantic Moment” – sumptuous head-nod G-Funk a full 15 years early – is essentially a Parliament song whilst “So Goes The Story” showcases Bootsy Collins’ rubber-band basslines. The incredible, grooved out version of The Beatles’ masterpiece “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” even manages to evoke early Sabbath. Using the original as a template to jam off, he turns the classic sideways into a monster guitar freakout, tossing off lick after lick with enviable nonchalance. The wild “Physical Love” follows, allowing Hazel and the sizzling Bernie Worrell to strut their stuff before funky instrumental “What About It?” ignites pure dance floor fire.

Eddie Hazel was a pioneering guitar genius, but his troubled lifestyle led to a dearth of recorded material that demonstrated his strengths. It’s a wonderful thing, then, that this lost classic is available on vinyl again. Possibly the finest slice of P-Funk you’ve never heard, it’s a record that will make your brain dance and one every funk fan needs.

Tracklisting
1 California Dreamin’
2 Frantic Moment
3 So Goes The Story
4 I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
5 Physical Love
6 What About It?
7 California Dreamin’ (Reprise) Available from 26.02.2016

Moonchild
Friday, December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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“With only a couple of albums under their belt – 2012’s Be Free and 2014’s Please Rewind – horn/reed players Andris Mattson, Max Bryk, and Amber Navran of the jazz and soul trio Moonchild have built a considerable following among both the neo-soul-hungover crowd and traditional jazz lovers who don’t mind the genre’s evolution. For […]

George Adams – Finest
Saturday, November 21st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on George Adams – Finest

Image: 1601007 A compilation of the finest by the late saxophone player George Adams. Get introduced into the world of avantgarde and postbop jazz. TIP!
Following the releases of Pharoah Sanders and Chet Baker Dopeness Galore recovered recordings from George Adams. All tracks were originally released on Timeless Records in the 1970’s and 1980’s. They showcase the love for contrast prominent in the Adams/Pullen quartet and a synergy and energy between the members that just can’t beat.

The songs clearly demonstrate Adams’ dramatic way of playing the saxophone. Skillfully gliding along his instrument, blowing out from the lowest to the highest tune in one breath. On the grand piano Don Pullen now and then makes use of the highest octaves in a haunting way, almost like he’s
using his knuckles instead of his fingertips. The drive drummer Danny Richmond brings to the plate result in tight rhythmic sessions. All the while bassist Cameron Brown wields his way through the songs, easily picking along in high gear.

Take note of the care taken of the album sleeve for the release. The artwork was done by Belgian artist Alex Deforce and the in depth liner-notes were written by Dutch flutist Han Litz.

“A deeply focused, spiritual journey guided by the late George Adams”: George Adams – ‘Finest

1. Intentions [edit]
2. Earth Beams!
3. Nature’s Children
4. City Gates
5. Decisions!
6. Send In The Clowns
Available from 18.12.2015

Flanger is back!
Monday, October 12th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,
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Flanger is back! After 10 years, Atom™ and Burnt Friedman have composed and produced their fifth long player. This time, not surrendering to genre-restricting limits, both have progressed from the initial skills shown on their début album “Templates” back in 1999, which still spins today on many turntables: intangible, mutating, part jazzy-electronic sound beyond the […]

Flanger
Monday, October 12th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Features, Magazine | Comments Off on Flanger

Flanger is back! After 10 years, Atom™ and Burnt Friedman have composed and produced their fifth long player. This time, not surrendering to genre-restricting limits, both have progressed from the initial skills shown on their début album “Templates” back in 1999, which still spins today on many turntables: intangible, mutating, part jazzy-electronic sound beyond the […]

Gussie Clarke
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
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Born Augustus Clarke in rural Jamaica on March 26, 1954, Gussie lost his mother so early in life that he has no memory of her. After being housed in an approved school, he was adopted by Miss Iris Robinson of Kingston, who sent him to Calabar Primary School and Kingston College (High School). In 1966, […]

Ghostface Killah – Adrian Younge Pres. 12 Reasons To Die II (7inchBox
Thursday, August 27th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ghostface Killah – Adrian Younge Pres. 12 Reasons To Die II (7inchBox

Image: 1599193 Adrian Younge and Ghostface Killah’s latest collaboration, 12 Reasons To Die II, is now available as a deluxe 7 inch box set! The set includes six singles in full color jackets with two of the singles being both picture discs and Serato controllers!

Fans who have been anticipating a sequel to 2013’s acclaimed first installment can rejoice: Adrian Younge’s and Ghostface Killah’s Twelve Reasons To Die II has finally arrived.
To up the ante this time around, Ghostface has added a very important lyrical sparring partner to the mix: Raekwon. The chemistry that was cemented two decades ago on Rae’s classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is as strong as ever, clearly heard on five out of the album’s 13 songs. And on the topic of chemistry, album executive producer and Wu-Tang patriarch The RZA returns to Part II as the story’s narrator.
“Having Ghost and Raekwon together on multiple tracks is almost like cheating, because they fit so well together,” laughs album mastermind and prime mover Adrian Younge.
“Their chemistry is undeniable and they clearly make each other better. RZA established the template for those guys working together decades ago, I’m merely adding my two cents to the legacy.”
Where the first installment of Twelve Reasons To Die was based in 1960s Italy – detailing the machinations of the feared DeLuca crime family – Part II inhabits the grimy streets of mid-1970s New York City. Descendants of the DeLucas are running the city, but a powerful, younger crime syndicate is percolating, commanded by black gangster Lester Kane (personified by Raekwon).
As Kane’s power grows, he takes on the DeLucas, and a bloodbath ensues. Kane has always known the legend of Tony Starks, who was killed by the DeLucas in Italy and whose remains were partially used to create twelve vinyl records. When played back in the “old world,” the Ghostface Killer rose and destroyed the Italian faction. This plays into the story’s conclusion at the end of Part II.
The storyline for Part II is vividly brought to life with the help of Younge’s never-endingly evocative and unique brand of cinematic, psychedelic soul. The music – on which Younge himself plays upwards of 10 instruments on certain songs – was recorded strictly on analog tape, to bring out the true grit of the ‘70s era that provides the Twelve Reasons backdrop.
“This time around I wanted to make a statement with a darker, heavier approach to the composition and sonic landscape,” Younge explains. And regarding his producer / artist relationship with the legendary Wu-Tang MC who is on the marquee, he says, “When I composed the first Twelve Reasons album, I hadn’t spent a lot of personal time with Ghostface. It was constructed purely on my knowledge of him with me as a fan. This time around, the album is based on what I learned from touring with him in 2013. We shared a lot of great ideas and since then have been discussing how we could make the next installment even better.”
Twelve Reasons To Die II is another heavy feather in the caps of all involved, especially Younge and Ghost, who again poured their skills and intellect into this dramatic and engaging tale. It all fits perfectly into the Wu-Tang family tree as well as Younge’s always-expanding musical universe, which now proudly relies on Linear Labs to house it.

RECORD ONE:
SIDE A – SERATO TONE
SIDE B1 – POWERFUL ONE
SIDE B2 – POWERFUL ONE
(INSTRUMENTAL)
RECORD TWO:
SIDE A – RETURN OF THE SAVAGE
SIDE B – KING OF NEW YORK
RECORD THREE:
SIDE A – RISE UP
SIDE B – DAILY NEWS
RECORD FOUR:
SIDE A – SERATO TONE
SIDE B1 – I GET THE MONEY
SIDE B2 – I GET THE MONEY
RECORD SIX:
SIDE A – BLACKOUT
SIDE B1 – RESURRECTION MORNING
SIDE B2 – LIFE’S A REBIRTH
(INSTRUMENTAL)
RECORD FIVE:
SIDE A1 – DEATH’S INVITATION
INTERLUDE
SIDE A2 – DEATH’S INVITATION
SIDE B1 – LET THE RECORD SPIN
INTERLUDE
SIDE B2 – LET THE RECORD SPIN Available from 25.09.2015

Mariah – Utakata No Hibi
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mariah – Utakata No Hibi

The 1983 cult-classic ‘Mariah – Utakata No Hibi’ sees its re-release for the first time. The long sought after final record on the legendary Better Days label, Utakata No Hibi is the culmination of composer and bandleader Yasuaki Shimizu’s early-80s w…

Brand new album by Los Angeles based DJ/Producer DFALT on Plug Research Records
Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Dfalt’s tracks are a needle dropping on the wrist; it’s not about the beat, it’s about the pulse. Voices are pitched down, not quite human, colored with underlying tension. The wavelength is warped, staggering, snaking through the ether. Stepping into his world can be disorienting, uneasy, somewhere between a first kiss and a first fight. […]

Jesse Hackett – Junk
Friday, May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jesse Hackett – Junk

Image: 1597492 The name Jesse Hackett may not immediately seem familiar, but the London-based producer has been on the radar of those in the know for several years. Now, for the first time in his ten-year music career, Hackett is finally stepping out as a solo musician under his own name with JUNK as the first record release on the new imprint of Stones Throw, Circle Star Records.

Hackett released an album as Elmore Judd on Honest Jons in 2007, and shortly afterwards the opportunity to work with Damon Albarn, arrived. In 2010, Hackett toured with Gorillaz as the group’s synth player, and became a mainstay of Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project.

Along with Kenyan musicians Joseph Nyumungu and Charles Okowo, and Elmore Judd collaborators Tom Skinner and brother Louis Hackett (aka Louis Slippers), Hackett also formed Owiny Sigoma Band. The group released two albums on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide label and toured Europe and Africa. Another fortuitous connection was made – this one with Thom Yorke, who invited Owiny Sigoma Band to join him on tour in 2013. Around the same time, Hackett formed the studio-based Blludd Relations project with the London producer Bullion.

JUNK is Hackett’s first fully solo endeavour under his own name. Hackett created its sound with a cheap Yamaha PSR-110 that he found in a recycling dump. He was inspired to work within the parameters of the keyboard as a template and see how far he could take it. “I like the idea of making beauty from rubbish – or so-called rubbish,” he says.

“I wrote all the songs in different styles from glam rock to sleazy lizard lounge punk-funk,” he explains, on a “pretty ropey” keyboard. He explores a range of themes on JUNK: on ‘Closet Jazz’, a musician hides his jazz tendencies for fear of being ridiculed by his friends, and ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Old’, tackles fear of ageing via lyrics about an amphibian man. But there’s a bleaker underbelly to many of the songs. Hackett is unafraid to tackle weightier subjects, from “a relationship that reached a sacred oblivion” to imminent apocalypse.

Hackett may have been releasing music for around ten years, but working under his own name and signed to a new label, in many ways JUNK feels like the beginning.
Available from 10.07.2015

Veedel Kaztro, Johnny Rake, Gold Roger & DJ Densen – Niemand Hat Die Absicht Auf Tour Zu Gehen (Melting Pot Music)
Friday, May 8th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Magazine, Record of the Week | Comments Off on Veedel Kaztro, Johnny Rake, Gold Roger & DJ Densen – Niemand Hat Die Absicht Auf Tour Zu Gehen (Melting Pot Music)

Die drei jungen MCs zählen zu den spannendsten Newcomern der an spannenden Newcomern gerade nicht armen Deutschrapszene.

CD MPM190CD
Release: 08-05-15
Tapes – No Broken Hearts On This Factory Floor
Friday, May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tapes – No Broken Hearts On This Factory Floor

The musical enigma that is Tapes on the equally mystifying Em Records… wow. Deluxe 2LP compilation of greatest bits and more.. We can’t get enough of this guy at RH! We were hooked when we first heard his Jahtari output, then after the boss Meeuw Mu…

Jurassic 5 – Quality Control
Friday, May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jurassic 5 – Quality Control

Image: 1597147 Jurassic 5 flexed serious old-to-the-new muscles in the ‘90s,
beginning with their independently released single
“Unified Rebelution” in 1994, and book-ending with their stellar debut
full-length: 2000’s Quality Control. They walked a tightrope between
underground and mainstream hip-hop, and toured alongside rap peers
as well as punk rockers on the Vans Warped Tour.
With double the pleasure of your average hip-hop group – two DJs and
producers (Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark), and four MCs (Chali 2na,
Akil, Marc 7 and Zaakir aka Soup) – they brought the late 1970s
“unison MC” style of pioneering groups like the Fantastic 5 and the
Force MCs to a new generation. Even more surprisingly, they did so out
of Los Angeles, whose hip-hop flavors generally leaned towards
Gangsta, G-Funk or Electro lines. Musically inventive and lyrically
forward-thinking, each song on Quality Control is a new adventure,
exploring engaging territory, delivered via one of the best live hip-hop
shows fans had seen in years.
From singles like the strutting groove of the title track to the throwback
doo-wop samples on “The Influence” and the catchy, keyboard
groove-driven “World of Entertainment (WOE Is Me),” to deeper album
tracks like the lyrical gymnastics of “Jurass Finish First” and the
thought-provoking “Lausd,” Jurassic 5 consistently stepped to the
plate and their fans responded in kind, nearly pushing the album to
Gold status. Add the innovative DJ-and-sample workout which closes
out the album, “Swing Set,” and you have one of the 2000s’ most
unique and solid full-length platters.

SIDE ONE
1. HOW WE GET ALONG
2. THE INFLUENCE
3. GREAT EXPECTATIONS
4. QUALITY CONTROL INTRO
5. QUALITY CONTROL
SIDE TWO
1. CONTACT
2. LAUSD
3. WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT (W.O.E. IS ME)
4. MONKEY BARS
SIDE THREE
1. JURASS FINISH
2. FIRST COMBINATION
3. TWELVE
SIDE FOUR
1. THE GAME
2. IMPROVISE
3. SWING SET Available from 05.06.2015

Black Strobe – Monkey Glands EP
Friday, May 1st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Black Strobe – Monkey Glands EP

Image: 1595958 “Monkey Glands EP” is Black Strobe’s new 12” single, taken from their second album “Godforsaken Roads” that was released in September 2014! Including an unreleased track “Over” and an industrial version of their killer Johnny Cash cover “Folsom Prison Blues”.

TRACKLISTING 12”

A Side
1. Monkey Glands

B Side
2. Over
3. Folsom Prison Blues (Industrial Version)

QUOTES
“The track [Monkey Glands] is an out and out rocker, again electro essences stirring up ears for a gripping entrance before vocals and riffs finding seeds in fifties rock ‘n’ roll which in turn infuses even greater captivating colour into the devilish engagement. Wonderfully exhaustive in its dramatic vivacity and hungry energy, the track sets a new plateau for the album “ The Ringmaster Review

“Monkey Glands is based around a manic riff that travels up and down the fret board like a switchblade across your throat” (Blackplastic)

“The track [Monkey Glands] is hook-laden, opening quickly and ferociously, much like the rock and roll of the 1950’s as creativity was in its peak, but the fascinating difference is the contemporary disco synthesiser from straight out of the 1970’s. Holdupnow

For fans of: Nick Cave, Depeche Mode…

WEBLINKS http://www.blackstroberecords.com http://twitter.com/rebotini

Available from 11.09.2015

Niemand hat die Absicht auf Tour zu gehen
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , ,
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Niemand hat die Absicht auf Tour zu gehen. Veedel Kaztro nicht, Johnny Rakete nicht und Gold Roger auch nicht. Die drei jungen MCs zählen zu den spannendsten Newcomern der an spannenden Newcomern gerade nicht armen Deutschrapszene. Statt Promo- und Massephase machen Veedel Kaztro, Johnny Rakete und Gold Roger lieber phasenweise Musik. #Phasenverschiebung. Und zu genau […]

The Mighty Sceptres – All Hail The Mighty Sceptres
Friday, January 16th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Mighty Sceptres – All Hail The Mighty Sceptres

Image: 1591799 All Hail The Mighty Sceptres! boldly announces the arrival of the band and is also the rightful title of their debut album. Nick Radford and Angeline Morrison have crafted an extraordinary collection of songs showcasing their love of all things “Soul”, from funk, R&B, jazz, and doo-wop with just a bit of rock, all informed by the sound and attitude of the ‘60s.

Already accomplished artists in their own right and having been guests on each others records, the “magic” between Nick and Angeline is fully manifested in “The Mighty Sceptres” as Angeline describes it,“The collaborative element of ‘All Hail The Mighty Sceptres’ has been really inspiring. Nick and I have had the chance to focus together on writing and arranging, and though we’ve co-written many songs previously, this was a new level of freedom and responsibility for us.”

Getting the “right sound”, from the writing through to the recording, engineering, production, mixing and mastering, is of paramount importance to the music of The Mighty Sceptres. By enlisting the help of Chris Pedley (The Baker Brothers) as a producer who in turn brought in Benedic Lamdin (Nostalgia 77) to help him with the final mix of the album, they were able to achieve just that. According to Nick “I think we were all on the same page as far as ‘the sound’ we were after was concerned, coming from a similar place musically. From the recording (where Kryzsystof Oktalski helped out with signal chains and mic’ing things up), mixing down to tape in the remarkably well equipped Fish Market studios (using the same MCI desk Willie Mitchell used at Hi Records, and an EMT140 plate reverb, among other equipment), through to the final mastering by the well respected Lewis Hopkin, I don’t think we have ever used so much authentic equipment, never mind worked with such talent, in the creation of an album!

Stand out tracks include the killer funk stomper “I Found The Letter” and the string-laden, R&B uptempo ballad “Shy As A Butterfly”.

FOR FANS OF: FROOTFUL, ANGELINE MORRISON, NICK RADFORD, NICK WATERHOUSE, JD MCPHERSON

01. Siren Call
02. I Found The Letter
03. Shy As A Butterfly
04. Just Didnt Mean It
05. Jerk Chicken
06. Nothing Seems To Work
07. Sting Like A Bee
08. You’re Nothing But A Pack of Cards
09. Gentle Refrain
10. Land Of Green Ginger
11. Krazy Kat
12. That Ol’ Feelin’
13. We Got A Problem Available from 27.02.2015

‘Hospitality’ is back – bigger than ever!
Monday, January 12th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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After a two year hiatus ‘Hospitality’ is back, and bigger than ever! This massive fifth instalment comes fresh from winning “Best Club Night” (for the fourth year running!) at the Drum & Bass Arena awards. This time round the album has doubled in size, with not one but two full CD length mixes. Put together […]

Josh Wink
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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James Baldwin once wrote, “Be careful what you set your heart upon, for it will surely be yours. Embracing a diligent work ethic, a spiritual mindset & a self-taught mastery of dancefloor devastation using little more than a pair of turntables, Josh Wink has worked hard since 1990 to become one of the world’s most in demand purveyors of experimental, electronic, danceable music.

Burnt Friedman teams up with US vocalist Daniel Dodd-Ellis
Friday, October 10th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,
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The impact of the eleven sound poems, or poetry tracks, derives less from intentional meaning and symbolism than from fortuitous coincidences, cut-ups, and flashes of inspiration in the course of handling the audio material. Rather than a composed narrative the tracks reflect the inner reality of the authors Burnt Friedman and Daniel Dodd-Ellis. Moods and […]

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