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Gerard – Neue Welt (Heart Working Class)
Friday, September 4th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Nach zweijähriger Pause veröffentlicht Gerard sein neues Album “Neue Welt” auf Heart Working Class. Hier trifft Wiener Nachdenklichkeit auf urbanen, europäischen Sound der großflächigen Art.

CD HWC005-2
Release: 04-09-15
Pimf veröffentlicht sein Debütalbum über das Erfolgslabel Heart Working Class
Thursday, June 11th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Warum gibt ein 21-jähriger Rapper, der gerade im Begriff ist durchzustarten, seinem Debütalbum so einen Titel? Nun: Viel Zeit, sein Leben zu reflektieren, bleibt dem umtriebigen Pimf derzeit nicht. Am Ende wird die Musik bleiben. Ein Album, um sich an diese großartige Zeit zu erinnern: ein “Memo” eben. In einem Alter, in dem die meisten […]

Gerard – Blausicht (Heart Working Class)
Monday, September 23rd, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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On Gerard’s full-length album “Blausicht” UK breakbeats meet everyday life stories. The Vienna based rapper converts musical influences like The Streets, Hudson Mohawke, Jamie Woon and he connects them with his smart and profound lyrics.

2CD HWC001DLX / CD HWC001-2 / CD+LP HWC001-1
Release: 20-09-13
Liset Alea – Heart-Headed
Friday, October 14th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Liset Alea – Heart-Headed

Image: 1606427 Liset Alea presents Heart-Headed her new album on Kwaidan Records.

01. Jerusalem
02. Hunter&Tiger
03. Serenade for dogs and mermaids
04. Alexander
05. Asphalt Flowers
06. Warrior
07. Tidada (spanish version)
08. White birds
09. Going Home
10. Count the stars

Liset Alea has the name of chance. Chance that is tossed in the air like the roll
of dice, following her footsteps like destiny brimming with surprises and
unexpected possibilities. She has lived a thousand lives: born in Havana to an
impulsive country man who was working in Fidel’s kitchen and from whom he
often stole the occasional piece of meat for the family and a literature major
mother who has published some of her erotic poetry. At an early age, she already
mastered the art of escape, the immigrant’s task of learning how to leave behind
one’s home, family, friends, language, comforts and survive in an unfamiliar
place.
At 15 she begins to study the voice with America Crespo, a Cuban opera legend
known as the Callas of Cuba. In order to pay for her lessons, she cleans homes
on the weekend with her mother. She also studies Musical Theater at Miami’s
New World School of the Arts. Then She moves to New York, a waitress by night,
she enters the New School Jazz Conservatory for Vocal Jazz and buys her first
guitar. She becomes the front woman of the electronic band Etro Anime, cowrites their first album which is released through V2. After witnessing the Trade
Center fall before her eyes, she decides it’s time to leave the United States and
moves to Amsterdam with the band. They embark upon a tour supporting
Kosheen and later Llorca where she meets Alexkid with whom she writes and
records ‘Come with Me’ on his “Mint” album. “Come with Me” becomes an instant
electro club and radio hit and she joins Alexkid’s band for a 46 dates European
tour.
Seduced by the European way of life, she settles in London for a while, travels to
Milan, Athens, Madrid, Berlin for songwriting sessions, many of these
collaborations entered the charts in their respective country.
In 2012, she decides that Paris will be her new “home” and from then on will be
touring extensively with Nouvelle Vague as a lead vocalist, with Yasmine
Hamdan and Elodie Frégé (a chanson française major figure for whom she also
co-writes) as an instrumentalist (bass, percussions, guitar).
While not on the road she starts working on what will become “Heart-Headed”,
her new album co-produced with Marc Collin. Months in the making, “HeartHeaded” displays a balance of craft and emotion and exhibits the refined
craftsmanship of her writing.
Her voice, reminiscent at times of Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields), Marianne
Faithfull or even a Cuban Lana del Rey, is set against string and flute
arrangements, vintage synthesizers and urgent guitars.
The first single “Hunter & Tiger”, heralds “Heart-Headed” as an album that comes
straight from the heart but remains grounded in the early Rock’n’Roll era echoing
Wanda Jackson’s Hard Headed woman. Available from 25.11.2016

Liset Alea – Heart-Headed
Friday, September 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Liset Alea – Heart-Headed

Image: 1606428 Liset Alea presents Heart-Headed her new album on Kwaidan Records.

01. Jerusalem
02. Hunter&Tiger
03. Serenade for dogs and mermaids
04. Alexander
05. Asphalt Flowers
06. Warrior
07. Tidada (spanish version)
08. White birds
09. Going Home
10. Count the stars

Liset Alea has the name of chance. Chance that is tossed in the air like the roll
of dice, following her footsteps like destiny brimming with surprises and
unexpected possibilities. She has lived a thousand lives: born in Havana to an
impulsive country man who was working in Fidel’s kitchen and from whom he
often stole the occasional piece of meat for the family and a literature major
mother who has published some of her erotic poetry. At an early age, she already
mastered the art of escape, the immigrant’s task of learning how to leave behind
one’s home, family, friends, language, comforts and survive in an unfamiliar
place.
At 15 she begins to study the voice with America Crespo, a Cuban opera legend
known as the Callas of Cuba. In order to pay for her lessons, she cleans homes
on the weekend with her mother. She also studies Musical Theater at Miami’s
New World School of the Arts. Then She moves to New York, a waitress by night,
she enters the New School Jazz Conservatory for Vocal Jazz and buys her first
guitar. She becomes the front woman of the electronic band Etro Anime, cowrites their first album which is released through V2. After witnessing the Trade
Center fall before her eyes, she decides it’s time to leave the United States and
moves to Amsterdam with the band. They embark upon a tour supporting
Kosheen and later Llorca where she meets Alexkid with whom she writes and
records ‘Come with Me’ on his “Mint” album. “Come with Me” becomes an instant
electro club and radio hit and she joins Alexkid’s band for a 46 dates European
tour.
Seduced by the European way of life, she settles in London for a while, travels to
Milan, Athens, Madrid, Berlin for songwriting sessions, many of these
collaborations entered the charts in their respective country.
In 2012, she decides that Paris will be her new “home” and from then on will be
touring extensively with Nouvelle Vague as a lead vocalist, with Yasmine
Hamdan and Elodie Frégé (a chanson française major figure for whom she also
co-writes) as an instrumentalist (bass, percussions, guitar).
While not on the road she starts working on what will become “Heart-Headed”,
her new album co-produced with Marc Collin. Months in the making, “HeartHeaded” displays a balance of craft and emotion and exhibits the refined
craftsmanship of her writing.
Her voice, reminiscent at times of Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields), Marianne
Faithfull or even a Cuban Lana del Rey, is set against string and flute
arrangements, vintage synthesizers and urgent guitars.
The first single “Hunter & Tiger”, heralds “Heart-Headed” as an album that comes
straight from the heart but remains grounded in the early Rock’n’Roll era echoing
Wanda Jackson’s Hard Headed woman. Available from 28.10.2016

Heartthrob
Monday, October 21st, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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One of the brightest stars in the Minus firmament, Heartthrob aka Jesse Siminski has arrived on the scene with a fresh new take on the minimal sound. It’s not just his ear for a killer riff that makes him such an exciting prospect it’s also his natural ability to convey a sense of drama and […]

Now-Again presents its first library offering from the producer Cook Classics
Monday, May 6th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Following the release of Maker Vs. Now-Again 2, Now-Again presents its first library offering from the producer Cook Classics. Manhattan-born and Los Angeles-based, Cook Classics presents a series of songs that combine live instrumentation, modern and vintage synths, programmed beats and live drums. Rich and layered, these tracks have a hip-hop backbone – built from […]

Sparky – Leuchtraketen
Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sparky – Leuchtraketen

Image: 1604541 “Wir sind alle nur noch Zombies”, stellt Sparky fest und meint damit den Hang seiner Altersgenossen zur Frühvergreisung. Der Kölner Rapper aus der Sektor West Büdchen Gang spricht für alle “Stadtkids”, denen mehr versprochen war als ein brauner Kombi, ein frisch gestrichenes Carport und ein Vorgarten mit akkurat geschnittener Hecke. Soundästhetisch bewegt sich sein Debütalbum irgendwo zwischen dem zähen Sirup-Hop von DJ Screw und aktuellen Alt-Rap-Ansätzen von Odd Future über Grimes bis Ratking. Produzent Yourz vermischt UK-Bässe, 808-Drums und melancholische Melodien zu einem eigenwilligen Cocktail, der hilflose Fantasiebezeichnungen wie “Cloudrap” transzendiert. “Leuchtraketen” erscheint am 29.07.2016 bei Heart Working Class. Available from 29.07.2016

Knowsum – Hi-Hat Club Vol.7, Hyasynthus
Friday, November 6th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Knowsum – Hi-Hat Club Vol.7, Hyasynthus

Image: 1600556 Am Anfang war der Beat. Dann kam der Hi-Hat Club und baute ihm ein Haus. Soviel Arroganz muss erlaubt sein, wenn wir die 7. Folge unserer Produzentenserie ankündigen. Denn wahrscheinlich ist es nicht ganz vermessen zu behaupten, dass der Hi-Hat Club so etwas wie das Fundament der hiesigen Beatszene bildet. Twit One, Hulk Hodn, Suff Daddy, Dexter, Brenk Sinatra, Fid Mella, Full Crate, FS Green und DJ Adlib haben alle die goldene Membercard. Wahr ist aber auch, dass es bereits drei Jahre her ist, seit der Club zuletzt seine Pforte öffnete. Nicht, dass wir seitdem keine Beats mehr gediggt hätten – ganz im Gegenteil. Beatplatten und gute Beatmacher gibt es mittlerweile an jeder Ecke. Eine Hi-Hat Club-Platte aber sollte mehr sein und vor allem mehr wagen. Wenn es in Deutschland einen Produzenten gibt, der genau dies tut, dann ist das für uns Knowsum, jener Jünger des Sichtexotheismus, der am Mic wie an den Geräten einen Pups darauf gibt, was Hip Hop darf oder soll. Und so ist “Hyasynthus” die mit Abstand mutigste und experimentellste Platte der Serie geworden. Ist das noch instrumentaler Hip Hop oder schon wieder Krautrock? Ist Knowsum der Stockhausen dieser Beatszene, oder hat er einfach zu viele Pilze gegessen? Natürlich weder noch. “Hyasynthus” ist eine Blume, die nur sehr selten blüht, ein Album, dass dem Hörer einiges abverlangt und noch mehr zurückgibt. Probiert es selbst, aber sagt nicht, wir hätten euch nicht gewarnt …

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“Die ist ja der absolute Shit. Wow.” – Stephan Szillus (Heart Working Class, Berlin)
“Mit dem HiHat-Club fing bei mir alles an. Soeben die 7. Ausgabe durchgehört, ich bin begeistert. Aber war mir bei knowsum sowieso klar! Get it ab dem 27.11.” – Dexter (MPM, Stuttgart)
“Großartig verspultes Werk aus eiernden Melodien, kaputten Orgeln und sehr viel dreckigem Schall-lack. Kann man nur empfehlen!!!” – Falk Schacht (Journalist, Hannover)
Available from 27.11.2015

Audio88 & Yassin – Normaler Samt
Friday, February 20th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Audio88 & Yassin – Normaler Samt

Image: 1594451 Fünf Jahre ist es her, dass Audio88 & Yassin mit ihrem LoFi-Debüt “Zwei Herrengedeck, bitte” in einer Szene aufschlugen, die nicht unbedingt auf sie gewartet hatte – und die sie sich nie ausgesucht hatten. Den übrigen deutschen Hip Hop finden die beiden in Berlin lebenden Rapper überwiegend wack – und darum dreht sich auch ein nicht zu unterschätzender Teil ihrer Musik. Wären Gesellschaftskritik und Alltagsbeobachtungen nicht so abgedroschene Vokabeln, so würden sie vielleicht ganz gut umschreiben, worum es hinter all der expliziten Attitüde bei Audio88 & Yassin im Kern geht. Company Flow trifft Westberlin Maskulin, dreckiger Boombap auf sperrige Kunst-Rap-Gebilde. Zahlreiche Kollabo-, Remix- und Soloprojekte entstanden in den letzten Jahren. Ihr neues Album bleibt nicht unermüdlich angekündigt: “Normaler Samt” wurde von MPC-Spezialist Torky Tork produziert und erscheint am 13.03.2015 auf Heart Working Class. Available from 13.03.2015

Melting Pot Music wiederbelebt seine “Hi-Hat Club”-Serie mit einem Album von Knowsum
Thursday, November 26th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Am Anfang war der Beat. Dann kam der Hi-Hat Club und baute ihm ein Haus. Soviel Arroganz muss erlaubt sein, wenn wir die 7. Folge unserer Produzentenserie ankündigen. Denn wahrscheinlich ist es nicht ganz vermessen zu behaupten, dass der Hi-Hat Club so etwas wie das Fundament der hiesigen Beatszene bildet. Twit One, Hulk Hodn, Suff […]

Nach zweijähriger Pause veröffentlicht Gerard sein neues Album “Neue Welt”
Monday, August 31st, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Würde jeder einzelne Mensch seine wahre Leidenschaft entdecken und diese ab sofort jeden Tag bedingungslos ausleben, dann hätten wir eine “Neue Welt”. Genau das ist die gesellschaftliche Utopie, die Gerard auf seinem neuen Album zeichnet. Zwei Jahre nach seinem Album “Blausicht”, das vor zwei Jahren aus dem Nichts in die Top 30 der deutschen Charts […]

Pimf
Monday, June 15th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Warum gibt ein 21-jähriger Rapper, der gerade im Begriff ist durchzustarten, seinem Debütalbum so einen Titel? Nun: Viel Zeit, sein Leben zu reflektieren, bleibt dem umtriebigen Pimf derzeit nicht. Am Ende wird die Musik bleiben. Ein Album, um sich an diese großartige Zeit zu erinnern: ein “Memo” eben. In einem Alter, in dem die meisten […]

Audio88 & Yassin
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Fünf Jahre ist es her, dass Audio88 & Yassin mit ihrem LoFi-Debüt “Zwei Herrengedeck, bitte” in einer Szene aufschlugen, die nicht unbedingt auf sie gewartet hatte – und die sie sich nie ausgesucht hatten. Den übrigen deutschen Hip Hop finden die beiden in Berlin lebenden Rapper überwiegend wack – und darum dreht sich auch ein […]

Audio88 & Yassin befreien die Szene vom Schmutz der Wackness
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Fünf Jahre ist es her, dass Audio88 & Yassin mit ihrem LoFi-Debüt “Zwei Herrengedeck, bitte” in einer Szene aufschlugen, die nicht unbedingt auf sie gewartet hatte – und die sie sich nie ausgesucht hatten. Den übrigen deutschen Hip Hop finden die beiden in Berlin lebenden Rapper überwiegend wack – und darum dreht sich auch ein […]

Sly5thAve
Monday, October 30th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Sly5thAve is the project of multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II, whose sophisticated compositions are shaped by his faith in hip hop, and deep understanding of soul and jazz. Sly5thAve’s projects and accomplishments over the last few years include; the inception of the first orchestral concert dedicated to Dr Dre, playing saxophone […]

Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Children Of Nu
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Children Of Nu

Image: 1611942 Reginald Omas Mamode IV follows last year’s self-titled debut album with “Children Of Nu”.

Tracklisting
A1 – Rollin In
A2 – Put Your Hearts Together
A3 – IV Afrika Crunk
A4 – Us Two
A5 – Interlude
B1 – Question They
B2 – Nu
B3 – Do Right
B4 – Peoples Pattern
B5 – Working…
C1 – Unity
C2 – Don’t You Know?
C3 – Poor Man
C4 – I Guess
C5 – Interlude II
D1 – We Must Learn (skit)
D2 – Wake Up
D3 – Children Of Nu
D4 – Satisfied
D5 – This Light – Omas Sextet

The 20 track album draws influence from the world around us, everyday life. As we witness rising poverty, global events, political and ethnic divisions – these factors prompt some of Reginald’s themes and call for humanity to recognise we are all interconnected. “We are all related. We’re all brothers and sisters with common ancestry, common history and a common origin regardless of race, geographic location or belief systems. Love and compassion are universal feelings/practices we all should embrace and apply to all aspects of our lives, our interactions and our relationships, regardless of the kinship”.

Reginald Omas Mamode IV ‘Children Of Nu’ encompasses Reginald’s musical and sonic influences – Afro Roots music through to jazz and soul. It draws from Africa as much as the west, an attempt to make a record that can exist in many contexts, the present, the future and past. Recorded with freedom – most tracks remain
from the first take – the process of creating ‘Children Of Nu’ was an open ended development from a natural, intuitive, starting point. Made with minimal thought of how tracks would end up, the music was led through the creative process. Born of a moment, each track is an attempt to capture that instance, mood, feeling or subject.
Last year’s self-titled debut album was warmly received, collecting critical success including Mojo (“A brand-new-retro delight”), Mixmag (“Peckham beat brilliance”), Record Collector (“Equal parts D’Angelo to J Dilla”), The Wire (“Soul music turned all the way inward”) and a Bandcamp Album of the Day (“Breathing lifeforms that are equally steeped in hip-hop, funk, soul and jazz”). It was also nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2017.
Along with Mo Kolours, Jeen Bassa, Henry Wu, Al Dobson Jr and Tenderlonious, he’s helped forge in the 22a co-operative that The FADER calls “a kaleidoscopic patchwork of hip-hop, house, and groove investigations bound by one thread: a timeless belief in rhythm as a universal language”.

http://www.facebook.com/reginaldomasmamodeiv
http://five-easy-pieces.com Available from 03.11.2017

Suns Of Dub – Riddimentary – Suns Of Dub Selects Greensleeves
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Suns Of Dub – Riddimentary – Suns Of Dub Selects Greensleeves

Image: 1608657 Suns of Dub is a performing ensemble and production team, creating unique sound experiences that blend live instruments and dub influenced genres. Their hybrid reggae sound includes live melodica, steel pan, nyabinghi drums, live dub and DJ effects. The group has been working and releasing music together since 2010.

Riddimentary – Suns of Dub Selects Greensleeves pairs the group with the Greensleeves and VP Records catalogue of reggae masters for a musical tour through the crucial tracks that have formed the outlook and output of the ensemble. The set is a continuous DJ mix of seventeen songs on CD. Twelve selected full tracks on vinyl LP and both the mix and seventeen full tracks on the digital album.

Among the featured artists on the album is the legendary Augustus Pablo, whose son Addis is a founding member. Riddimentary is the perfect bridge for dub reggae and progressive music fans to connect with all-time reggae classics from Greensleeves and VP Records.

Producers credits include Augustus Pablo, Joe Gibbs, Errol Thompson, Prince Jammy/Lloyd “King Jammy’s” James, Henry “Junjo” Lawes, Sugar Minott, Linval Thompson, Winston Riley

For fans of Diplo, Prince Fatty, Mr Williams, Rockers and Roots Reggae.

LP-Vinyl
Side One
A1. Heavy Manners – Prince Far I (feat. Joe Gibbs & The Professionals)
A2. Purify Your Heart – Johnny Osbourne
A3. Going Places – Hugh Mundell
A4. What A Great Day – Lacksley Castell
A5. Brace A Boy – Dillinger
A6. Keep On Knocking – Jacob Miller
Side Two
B1. I Love Marijuana – Linval Thompson
B2. Sensee Party – Eek-A-Mouse
B3. Strictly Dread – Toyan
B4. Golden Hen – Tenor Saw
B5. Zunguzunguguzunguzeng – Yellowman
B6. Bam Bam – Sister Nancy Available from 02.06.2017

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

Jacques Renault
Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | Tags: , , , ,
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Jacques is a DJ and producer from the Washington, D.C. are​a​ who lives and works in Brooklyn. He runs Let’s Play House, a roving house, disco, and techno party as well as a​n imprint​ of the same persuasion, with friend and partner, Nik Mercer. He owns three plants, a rotary mixer, thousands of records, and […]

Hot 8 Brass Band – On The Spot (2LP+MP3)
Friday, February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Hot 8 Brass Band – On The Spot (2LP+MP3)

Image: 1608714 New Orleans’ Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band release their fifth LP, ‘On The Spot’. In true Hot 8 style, this album pairs hard-hitting, heart-on-sleeve sentiment with party-fuelling beats, hooks and grooves, raw funk and charismatic hip hop vocals mix with Big Easy jazz elegance. Expect unshakable horn riffs and bubbling bass as the record transports you right into the centre of an electrifying Hot 8 party crowd.

“ [Hot 8] has helped galvanise its community since 2005, captures both the edginess and transcendent beauty of life in its city” – The Wall Street Journal

New Orleans’ Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band release their fifth LP, ‘On The Spot’. In true Hot 8 style, this album pairs hard-hitting, heart-on-sleeve sentiment with party-fuelling beats, hooks and grooves, raw funk and charismatic hip hop vocals mix with Big Easy jazz elegance. Expect unshakable horn riffs and bubbling bass as the record transports you right into the centre of an electrifying Hot 8 party crowd.

The title of the new album refers to the glorious, rare moment in a New Orleans parade when the band stops to take a break but keeps noodling with their instruments for the crowd. Vibing, keeping the energy up, when they’re completely in the moment they sync up and the magic happens – a new tune is created: On The Spot. Their fifth LP sees Hot 8 committing this live sound and spirit to record like never before – note the exclamation captured on tape at end of the title track: “Did we just make that up?!”

These 11 tracks have helped the band get through their up and down moments, ‘On The Spot’ honours fallen friends and the city of New Orleans, and showcases new heights achieved after coming back from the deepest lows. “We still break down a lot,” says bandleader and tuba player Bennie Pete, “but now it’s tears of joy. We keep everything in our hearts, but we keep on.”

‘On The Spot’ also points to the way Hot 8 have had to adapt, learn and live from moment to moment throughout their career, and their lives. A barely imaginable series of trials – the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the separate deaths of five band members, and trumpeter Terrell “Burger” Batiste losing his legs in a car crash – have tested these men time and again. Their tragic yet life-affirming story has been featured in the Spike Lee documentaries When The Levees Broke and The Creek Don’t Rise, and David Simon’s HBO series Treme.

Vinyl Tracklist
A1. 8 Kickin’ It Live (Edit)
A2. Get it How You Live
A3. On The Spot
B1. St. James Infirmary
B2. Annie Mae
B3. Working Together
C1. That Girl
C2. Keepin’ It Funky
C3. Bottom Of The Bucket (Edit)
D1. Can’t Nobody Get Down
D2. Sweetest Taboo Available from 07.04.2017

Fred P
Monday, January 9th, 2017 | Tags: , , ,
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Anyone who followed the development of house music made in the USA in the last decade will certainly have met the art of Fred Peterkin aka Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium. Since a while the New York City native that is working on his very own music for almost 20 years is on everyone’s […]

The Ritchie Family / Wild Honey – Summer Dance / At The Top Of The..(D.Krivit Edits)
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Ritchie Family / Wild Honey – Summer Dance / At The Top Of The..(D.Krivit Edits)

NYC Disco legend Danny Krivit returns to the editing block on behalf of seminal Miami Disco powerhouse TK Disco. With 45 years in the DJ game under his belt and having played endless gigs all over the world during that time it’s safe to say Mr.K knows…

Ted Coleman Band – Taking Care Of Business
Friday, August 19th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ted Coleman Band – Taking Care Of Business

BBE present the ultra rare funk classic Taking Care Of Business from the Ted Coleman Band. Tracklist:A1 Can You Feel ItA2 Due ConsiderationA3 If We Took The TimeA4 Due Consideration InterludeB1 Sweet BirdB2 What A Lovely WayB3 Samba DeWe’re delighted …

Renegades Of Jazz – Moyo Wangu
Friday, July 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Renegades Of Jazz – Moyo Wangu

Image: 1604658 Renegades of Jazz present their third album Moyo Wangu.

CD Tracklisting :
01 Afro Cookie
02 Moto Moto
03 Benath This African Blue
04 Harambee feat Jungle Fire Horns
05 Moyo Wangu feat. Hugo Kant
06 Them Who Walk Slow
07 Karibu Tena
08 Zebra Talk feat. Kabanjak
09 Jamboree
10 Majirani Yako Kelele
11 Jazz Makossa
12 Prison Island

It’s the year 2016 and David Hanke, widely recognized under his moniker
Renegades Of Jazz, is back with his third full-on longplay effort entitled ‘Moyo
Wangu’.
After his conceptual and darker approach to his last album ‘Paradise Lost’
released in 2015, we see Renegades Of Jazz explore the world of Afrofunk
here, a world David Hanke is deeply linked to since he spent an influential part of
his childhood in Arusha/Tanzania in the early 1980s .
Due to being exposed to the sound of this East African metropolis throughout his
early childhood days the love for any kind of African rhythm signatures and vibes
has stuck to this day and is now reflected in the twelve tracks on the album
‘Moyo Wangu’ – a Swahili expression that translates as ‘My heart’ and perfectly
describes where his heart is at.
Already having introduced the audience to his love of all things Afro with the
exclusive non-album track ‘Tempo Tempo’ that was featured on the ‘Hits Agogo
One’ compilation earlier this year as well as with the first single release of the
album ‘Afro Cookie’, a modern Afrofunk anthem with a distinctive twist that does
not only refer to David Hanke’s personal linkage to Africa but also can be seen
as the origin and starting point of the musical journey we’re about to experience
here.
‘Moto Moto’ musically depicts the hot, vibrant feel of a jam-packed dancefloor
throughout an amazing night out, ‘Beneath This African Blue’ brings on sweet
midtempo grooves and the captivating ‘Harambee’ (Let’s work together) reflects
the rhythm and reiterativeness of working together featuring the brass section of
the Los Angeles-based Jungle Fire outfit who add their special heat.
The albums title track ‘Moyo Wangu’ caters uplifting Afrofunk at its best and sees
Marseille-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Hugo Kant delivering some
thrilling flute action with a Jazz-infused twist whilst ‘Them Who Walk Slow’ is on a
more laid back and tropical tip.
With ‘Karibu Tena’ – Swahili for ‘Welcome Back (Again)’ – David Hanke returns
to his spiritual home in a joyful, polyrhythmic way, ‘Zebra Talk’ is another
collaborational effort featuring producer and multi-instrumentalist Kabanjak, also
known for his works on other projects like Deela and as part of the Ancient
Astronauts duo. The touching vibe of ‘Jamboree’ resembles the overwhelming joy
and heartfelt spirit of gatherings and festivities.
‘Majirani Yako Kelele’ works bubbling dancefloors with a complex swing, ‘Jazz
Makossa’ amalgamates influences taken from highly Jazz-infused Makossa
music and their traditional call & response techniques to a thrilling effect and
finally ‘Prison Island’ concludes the album with a sweet yearning and laid back
melancholia referring to the legend and history of a small island, also known as
Changuu or Kibandiko, located only a few miles off shore of the beautiful
Zanzibar Archipelago. Available from 02.09.2016

Renegades Of Jazz – Moyo Wangu (180g)
Friday, July 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Renegades Of Jazz – Moyo Wangu (180g)

Image: 1604659 Renegades of Jazz present their third album Moyo Wangu.

DLP Tracklisting :
A1 Afro Cookie
A2 Moto Moto
A3 Benath This African Blue
B1 Harambee feat Jungle Fire Horns
B2 Moyo Wangu feat. Hugo Kant
B3 Them Who Walk Slow
C1 Karibu Tena
C2 Zebra Talk feat. Kabanjak
C3 Jamboree
D1 Majirani Yako Kelele
D2 Jazz Makossa
D3 Prison Island

It’s the year 2016 and David Hanke, widely recognized under his moniker
Renegades Of Jazz, is back with his third full-on longplay effort entitled ‘Moyo
Wangu’.
After his conceptual and darker approach to his last album ‘Paradise Lost’
released in 2015, we see Renegades Of Jazz explore the world of Afrofunk
here, a world David Hanke is deeply linked to since he spent an influential part of
his childhood in Arusha/Tanzania in the early 1980s .
Due to being exposed to the sound of this East African metropolis throughout his
early childhood days the love for any kind of African rhythm signatures and vibes
has stuck to this day and is now reflected in the twelve tracks on the album
‘Moyo Wangu’ – a Swahili expression that translates as ‘My heart’ and perfectly
describes where his heart is at.
Already having introduced the audience to his love of all things Afro with the
exclusive non-album track ‘Tempo Tempo’ that was featured on the ‘Hits Agogo
One’ compilation earlier this year as well as with the first single release of the
album ‘Afro Cookie’, a modern Afrofunk anthem with a distinctive twist that does
not only refer to David Hanke’s personal linkage to Africa but also can be seen
as the origin and starting point of the musical journey we’re about to experience
here.
‘Moto Moto’ musically depicts the hot, vibrant feel of a jam-packed dancefloor
throughout an amazing night out, ‘Beneath This African Blue’ brings on sweet
midtempo grooves and the captivating ‘Harambee’ (Let’s work together) reflects
the rhythm and reiterativeness of working together featuring the brass section of
the Los Angeles-based Jungle Fire outfit who add their special heat.
The albums title track ‘Moyo Wangu’ caters uplifting Afrofunk at its best and sees
Marseille-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Hugo Kant delivering some
thrilling flute action with a Jazz-infused twist whilst ‘Them Who Walk Slow’ is on a
more laid back and tropical tip.
With ‘Karibu Tena’ – Swahili for ‘Welcome Back (Again)’ – David Hanke returns
to his spiritual home in a joyful, polyrhythmic way, ‘Zebra Talk’ is another
collaborational effort featuring producer and multi-instrumentalist Kabanjak, also
known for his works on other projects like Deela and as part of the Ancient
Astronauts duo. The touching vibe of ‘Jamboree’ resembles the overwhelming joy
and heartfelt spirit of gatherings and festivities.
‘Majirani Yako Kelele’ works bubbling dancefloors with a complex swing, ‘Jazz
Makossa’ amalgamates influences taken from highly Jazz-infused Makossa
music and their traditional call & response techniques to a thrilling effect and
finally ‘Prison Island’ concludes the album with a sweet yearning and laid back
melancholia referring to the legend and history of a small island, also known as
Changuu or Kibandiko, located only a few miles off shore of the beautiful
Zanzibar Archipelago. Available from 02.09.2016

Exile – Tears For A Prince
Saturday, July 9th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Exile – Tears For A Prince

Image: 1605083 1. Til’The Dawn 2. Gonna Get High Together 3. Love Your Life / Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies / Produced by Exile, Inspired by The Artist Formerly Known As Prince / Purple vinyl /

https://soundcloud.com/dirty-science/sets/exile-tears-for-a-prince

“I woke up April 21st to the news of Prince’s passing. Before I could
fully digest the news I received numerous texts from friends about
his passing and how I should honor his passing with making music
with Prince samples, in honor. I thought to myself, I’m not going to
do that, I’m not going to try ride Prince’s legacy to gain fame.As time
passed, drinks were sipped and again I’m asked the question “how
are you going to respond, musically to his passing?”
I went home faded, turned on the stereo and started banging Prince.
As I’m listening I’m realizing all the emotion of mine that is stored in
his music. I’m realizing how much of his music my mom would play
loudly in the house. My mothers face happy as she would dance in
the house. I mean she would be busting! Dancing like she’s in the
club! She was good too!
I began to cry and think about my own life, my mothers passing and
Prince’s passing as a symbol of this wonderful journey.A sign of the
times of my own life to witness the death of my mother to know the
the death of a prince that represents almost a farewell to a childhood
that made the manhood of who I am now. The creativity I fight
viciously for, and the inspiration I find along the way that keeps on
track with the God energy means everything to me.All the summers
that passed with this amazing inspiration, creativity and emotion that
is Prince to me.
I realized I have no choice but to honor his creative life by honoring
my own by taking my good friends advice with these 3 simple beats
and this hip hop I’ve been working on my whole life. This is what
makes me happy. Inspiration turned to creation. With heart and with
love. Rest in Peace, Prince.” – Exile Manfredi Available from 22.07.2016

Elza Soares – The Woman At The End Of The World
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Elza Soares – The Woman At The End Of The World

Septuagenarian Brazilian music icon Elza Soares teams up with the cream of Sao Paulo’s avant-garde musicians for an album of apocalyptic, experimental samba sujo (”dirty samba”) that tackles the burning issues of 21st century Brazil: racism, domesti…

Various – Musique Concrète
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Musique Concrète

Image: 1604283 This record represents an important milestone in the development and progression of musique concrète, marking a crossroad for not only the genre itself but also in the paths of its originator Pierre Schaeffer and another of the genre’s most important and respected protagonists Pierre Henry.

Undoubtedly one of the most influential experimental and electroacoustic musicians, Pierre Schaeffer is also credited as being the father of the theory of musique concrète as well as later coining the term itself.

Having found a job in 1936 at Radiodiffusion Française (later Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française or RTF) as an engineer, Schaeffer developed a newly found interest in music and with the blessing of his superiors made the most of his access to the Radiodiffusion Française studios, utilising his abilities as an engineer to experiment with sound whilst collaborating with musicians and composers that passed through the station’s hallowed doors. In 1942 Schaeffer and influential theatre director, producer and actor Jacques Copeau founded the Studio d’Essai (renamed Club d’Essai in 1946) as part of RTF in order to experiment with radiophonic techniques. Drawing on the works of French filmmaker, critic and novelist Jean Epstein, Schaeffer would occupy his time and his mind with the manner in which sound recordings “revealed what was hidden in the act of basic acoustic listening” and in 1948 formally set about his research in ernest – the results of which were presented as a series of studies known as ‘Cinq études de bruits’ (‘Five Studies Of Noises’) during a concert in Paris.

As part of his early research Schaeffer had previously collaborated with a young classically trained composer by the name of Pierre Henry. By adding a third prong to this sonic fork in the shape of sound engineer Jacques Poullin, Schaeffer was able to complete a powerhouse, which he renamed the Groupe de Musique Concrete, that would push his experiments further than he could have imagined. The studio went from strength to strength, attracting composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and Edgard Varèse to collaborate and in that same year Schaeffer and Henry produced and premiered what is considered to be the first opera concrète, Orphèe 51.

As Schaeffer’s notoriety grew he found himself increasingly called away from the studio during which time he would hand the keys to over to his colleagues – Pierre Henry wasted no time in pursuing projects closer to his own heart, working with experimental filmmakers and choreographers like Maurice Béjart (the two would later collaborate with Michel Colombier on the cult classic ‘Les Jerks Électroniques De La Messe Pour Le Temps Présent Et Musiques Concrètes Pour Maurice Béjart’). In 1957, Schaeffer returned unhappy with the direction the studio / group had taken and tabled an idea to revitalise both their approach as well as personnel. As a result, Henry and several other key members left the group the following year leaving Schaeffer to lay the foundations in 1958 for a new collective called Groupe de Recherches Musicales – one of a number of theoretical and experimental groups overseen by Schaeffer’s Service de la Reserche at RTF – and set about recruiting new members including Iannis Xenakis, Henri Sauguet, Luc Ferrari and Michel Philippot, as well as ushering in a new steady stream of eager musicians eager to study within what had rapidly become (and still is) a national institution – including a young Jean Michel Jarre.

Featuring the full versions of these seminal early works (abridged versions of which had previously appeared across two 7” singles on Disques BAM), the recordings presented here are the first fruits of this new alliance and served to lay the bedrock for the future of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales research which would later count the likes of Ivo Malec, Philippe Carson, Romuald Vandelle, Edgardo Canton and François Bayle (who went on to coin the term Acousmatic Music) amongst its members and cement its place in the annals of experimental, electroacoustic and early electronic music history.

Presented here are the unabridged versions of these seminal works beautifully remastered with the original liners notes, translated here for the first time.

Tracklist:

1. Iannis Xenakis- Diamorphoses
2. Luc Ferrari – Étude Aux Sons Tendus
3. Michel Philippot – Ambiance I
4. Henri Sauguet- Aspects Sentimental
5. Pierre Schaeffer – Étude Aux Sons Animés
6. Luc Ferrari – Étude Aux Accidents
7. Pierre Schaeffer – Étude Aux Allures Available from 10.06.2016

Lavashark – State Trooper / Susie Q
Friday, May 13th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lavashark – State Trooper / Susie Q

Image: 1603859 Lavashark’s debut offering comes with their reinvisioning of two Rock classics, Bruce Springsteen’s “State Trooper” and “Susie Q” made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Anchored by their use of vintage analogue synths, and drum machines the pulsating electronic soundscape they create is tempered by Theo De Gunzburg’s moody haunting vocals. Brighton UK producer Antenna Happy lends his hand to a more driving and dance-floor friendly remix and dub version of “State Trooper”.

Channeling a live analogue sound that borrows from the Illinois blues of Muddy Waters, as much as it does to the maverick electronica of Aphex Twin. At the heart of the group lies their live performance, a place where raw synth lines and brooding vocals form a safe haven away from the digital age. An LA based trio comprised of Theo De Gunzburg, Matthew O’Malley and John Barnes, the group were drawn together by a shared
affection for David Attenborough. Working out of a converted garage in Venice, Lavashark craft a nomadic sound that when played live, forcefully raises you to your feet and questions whether this is old or very new.

1. State Trooper
2. State Trooper instrumental
3. Susie Q
4. Susie Q instrumental

**Purchase of the vinyl includes customer link for free download

LIMITED GATEFOLD 2 X 7INCH VINYL PRESSING

FILE UNDER: DANCE, HOUSE, ELECTR0, INDIE ELECTRONICA

FOR FANS OF: CCR, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, APHEX TWIN, COVER SONGS

Available from 08.07.2016

The Relatives – Goodbye World (LP+MP3)
Friday, March 4th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Relatives – Goodbye World (LP+MP3)

Image: 1601137 “I got a little more work for you to do.” That’s what the late Reverend Gean West sings—or rather testifies—on the opening track of Goodbye World, the new and deeply emotional album from the triumphantly unlikely gospel funk band The Relatives.
The group started working on the record in the summer of 2014, but Gean was able to lay down his signature gravelly vocals on only two songs before he became ill and fell into a coma. He remained unconscious for twelve days, and it was during that time he heard God’s voice telling him to get back to work. “Don’t let me down, son,” the voice commanded. Gean took that admonition to heart. He and the band returned to the studio in January 2015, where he incorporated a riveting spoken-word account of his near-death epiphany into the band’s reworking of Tim Maia’s “Rational Culture.” After laying down vocals and hearing a rough mix of the song from fellow original Relatives member Earnest Tarkington, Gean—or God, or both—must have thought his work was finally done, because he died the next day.Goodbye World is their second full-length effort after releasing the Electric Word in 2013. Named for a song that Gean first cut over fifty years ago with the Southernaires and performed live with the Relatives in the 70s and at their first reunion show. As if guided by the hand of destiny, the album not only has Gean being “called back to life” and work from his comatose state, but also marks the return of Charles Ray “Gypsy” Mitchell, the group’s original guitarist. Gypsy had left the group in ’72 or ’73, and didn’t rejoin them until a hometown street fair gig in late 2013. His Eddie Hazel-meets-Ernie Isley guitar heroics and bass-to-falsetto vocal range are a key contributor to the album’s sound (that’s Gypsy singing both lead and back-up on “No Man Is An Island”), and he arranged the vocals and rhythm section on half of the record’s tracks. (excerpt from liner notes) Be on the lookout for an upcoming tour in support of the album including a showcase feature at SXSW 2016.

1. Rational Culture / Testimony
2. You Gotta Do Right
3. No Man Is An Island
4. This World Is Moving Too Fast
5. He Never Sleeps
6. Can’t Feel Nothin’
7. What You Say
8. Forgive Me Now (Songbird Goes Home)

FOR FANS OF: THE TEMPTATIONS, GOSPEL- FUNK, J.B.’S, PARLIAMENT, FUNKADELIC Available from 29.04.2016

The Relatives – Goodbye World
Friday, March 4th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Relatives – Goodbye World

Image: 1601141 “I got a little more work for you to do.” That’s what the late Reverend Gean West sings—or rather testifies—on the opening track of Goodbye World, the new and deeply emotional album from the triumphantly unlikely gospel funk band The Relatives.
The group started working on the record in the summer of 2014, but Gean was able to lay down his signature gravelly vocals on only two songs before he became ill and fell into a coma. He remained unconscious for twelve days, and it was during that time he heard God’s voice telling him to get back to work. “Don’t let me down, son,” the voice commanded. Gean took that admonition to heart. He and the band returned to the studio in January 2015, where he incorporated a riveting spoken-word account of his near-death epiphany into the band’s reworking of Tim Maia’s “Rational Culture.” After laying down vocals and hearing a rough mix of the song from fellow original Relatives member Earnest Tarkington, Gean—or God, or both—must have thought his work was finally done, because he died the next day.Goodbye World is their second full-length effort after releasing the Electric Word in 2013. Named for a song that Gean first cut over fifty years ago with the Southernaires and performed live with the Relatives in the 70s and at their first reunion show. As if guided by the hand of destiny, the album not only has Gean being “called back to life” and work from his comatose state, but also marks the return of Charles Ray “Gypsy” Mitchell, the group’s original guitarist. Gypsy had left the group in ’72 or ’73, and didn’t rejoin them until a hometown street fair gig in late 2013. His Eddie Hazel-meets-Ernie Isley guitar heroics and bass-to-falsetto vocal range are a key contributor to the album’s sound (that’s Gypsy singing both lead and back-up on “No Man Is An Island”), and he arranged the vocals and rhythm section on half of the record’s tracks. (excerpt from liner notes) Be on the lookout for an upcoming tour in support of the album including a showcase feature at SXSW 2016.

1. Rational Culture / Testimony
2. You Gotta Do Right
3. No Man Is An Island
4. This World Is Moving Too Fast
5. He Never Sleeps
6. Can’t Feel Nothin’
7. What You Say
8. Forgive Me Now (Songbird Goes Home)

FOR FANS OF: THE TEMPTATIONS, GOSPEL- FUNK, J.B.’S, PARLIAMENT, FUNKADELIC Available from 29.04.2016

Montezumas Rache & Dominik Von Senger – EP
Friday, February 5th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Montezumas Rache & Dominik Von Senger – EP

Emotional Response and Golf Channel come together to release a special collaboration between Montezumas Rache’s Christian Pannenburg (Record Loft) and Jan Shulte (Muller/ Bufiman) and legendary krautrock guitarist Dominik Von Senger (The Phantom Band …

Roy Meriwether – Nubian Lady
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Roy Meriwether – Nubian Lady

Image: 1601932 In 1973, a young Ohio pianist named Roy Meriwether prepared a
trio that laid down some of the most compelling soulful Jazz ever
recorded live to tape. Recorded live at “The Magic Carpet” in the
heart of downtown Dayton, Ohio, Nubian Lady united the talented
trio of Bill Conway (double bass), Billy Jackson (drums) and Roy
Meriwether (piano).
Released on tiny indie label Singer Productions, Nubian Lady never
got the proper push it deserved, and remained a extremely rare
(and expensive) treasure for decades. After being re-discovered by
DJs and sample hunters, the album has taken on almost mythical
status among collectors of jazz, soul, and funk. Now, more than 40
years after it’s original release, Nubian Lady is finally back in print
on limited-edition vinyl, complete with never-before-seen photos,
new liner notes, and a bonus LP containing another rare Meriwether
recording, 1975’s Roy Meriwether Live.
Reflecting on the triad’s time together, Billy Jackson recalls knowing
it was special. “We all got along real well, it was an adventure working
with Roy, then we started to click. The more we played together,
the better we played, we began to think alike, and had a very good
group together”. These recordings are in a groove, it’s “live”, it’s that
experience that you need to participate in. Meriwether summed it up
best: “It doesn’t stop, it goes all the way through to the end, it doesn’t
break up. Even the drum solo, and the bass solo, being as out as it
is, it’s still in the realm of the rhythm!

Official Reissue of the 1973 album recorded live at The Magic Carpet, Dayton, Ohio

• ‘Nubian Lady’ united the talented trio of Bill Conway (double bass), Billy Jackson (drums) and Roy Meriwether (piano)
• Complete with never-before-seen photos, new liner notes, and a bonus LP containing another rare Meriwether recording, 1975’s Roy Meriwether Live

1. Nubian Lady
2. Here’s That Rainy Day
3. Day By Day
4. Me & Mrs. Jones
5. Smooth Silver Soul (Bonus)
6. Jesus Christ Superstar
7. Out Of This World
8. Jungle Plum Available from 19.02.2016

James Hunter
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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It’s been 10 years since the Englishman James Hunter burst onto the scene with his U.S. debut People Gonna Talk (GO/Rounder 2006), topping the Billboard Blues chart, earning a Grammy-nomination, and attracting universal acclaim from critics and his fans – including Van Morrison, Sharon Jones, and Allen Toussaint. Over the last decade, he’s toured extensively […]

Joey Negro – Remixed With Love Vol.2 (Part A)
Thursday, January 21st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Joey Negro – Remixed With Love Vol.2 (Part A)

Image: 1601798 Classic Disco Reworked From Original Multi-Track Tapes! 2015 was another great year for Z Records, a year that saw the release of the new artist album from Opolopo, the Joey
Negro compiled Le Freak – a tribute to the sound of Chic, 90’s House & Garage and the long awaited Supafunkanova Vol.2 alongside Sean P.

Z Records is starting 2016 in similarly strong fashion with the follow up to Remixed With Love. It’s been over two years since the first instalment which topped many sales charts on its release so now the remixes that made up that album have been heard on house and disco dancefloors around the world ever since, it’s time for Volume 2. So allow us to present 20 more
reworkings of classic soul, funk, disco and boogie tracks from the likes of Grace Jones, Robert Palmer, Cheryl Lynn, The O’Jays, Gwen McCrae, George Benson and many more.
Admittedly, we live in a world where remixes and edits of vintage dancefloor anthems aren’t exactly hard to come by, in the same way that grains of sand aren’t hard to come by on a beach. But where Soundcloud, Beatport et al heave under the weight of a gazillion bootleg offerings, many taking a dusty, scratched old 12-inch or a dodgy MP3 as their starting point, Remixed With Love is a little different. Not only is the man with one of the most legendary record collections in the game guaranteed to dig deeper than most, every track you hear has been (re)created using spanking new analogue transfers of the original multi-track tapes, with the full consent and co-operation of the copyright owners. Which means not only are you
getting the best possible sound quality, the creators of the original tracks are getting paid too – as they damn well should be. These multi track tapes also uncovered elements that were not used in the original mixes so Joey has incorporated some of these never before heard parts such as the Grace Jones aerobic workout instruction.
Putting an album like this together is no easy feat, as Dave himself explains in the extensive liner notes that accompany this package. First, you have to get permission from the copyright owners to undertake the project at all – which can in itself entail hundreds of emails and phone calls. Then you have to track down the original tapes – when many may have been recorded over, lost or simply destroyed – and convince the label archivists to get them digitised. And that’s before you even start on the remixing… which is when you find half the parts are missing, or you can’t foreground that killer piano lick you
wanted to because the original was recorded live in the studio and the piano track has the bassline bleeding all over it. The
title of this album is extremely appropriate, because for Mr Lee this definitely has been a labour of love!

Part A
A1 Patti LaBelle – Music Is My Way of Life (Joey Negro Funk In The Music Mix)
A2 The O’Jays – I Love Music (Joey Negro Sweet Music Mix)
B1 Loose Change – Straight From The Heart (Joey Negro Straight To The Groove Mix)
B2 Kleeer – Open Your Mind (Joey Negro Seeekret Mix)
C1 Christopher Cross – Ride Like The Wind (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)
C2 Willie Hutch – Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Joey Negro Return of The Mac Mix)
D1 Cheryl Lynn – You Saved My Day (Joey Negro Tell The World Mix)
D2 Norman Connors – Stella (Joey Negro Jazz Ride) Available from 18.03.2016

Joey Negro – Remixed With Love Vol.2
Thursday, January 21st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Joey Negro – Remixed With Love Vol.2

Image: 1601801 **Classic Disco Reworked From Original Multi-Track Tapes**

2015 was another great year for Z Records, a year that saw the release of the new artist album from Opolopo,
the Joey Negro compiled Le Freak – a tribute to the sound of Chic, 90’s House & Garage and the long
awaited Supafunkanova Vol.2 alongside Sean P.
Z Records is starting 2016 in similarly strong fashion with the follow up to Remixed With Love. It’s been over two
years since the first instalment which topped many sales charts on its release so now the remixes that made up
that album have been heard on house and disco dancefloors around the world ever since, it’s time for
Volume 2. So allow us to present 20 more reworkings of classic soul, funk, disco and boogie tracks from the likes
of Grace Jones, Robert Palmer, Cheryl Lynn, The O’Jays, Gwen McCrae, George Benson and many more.
Admittedly, we live in a world where remixes and edits of vintage dancefloor anthems aren’t exactly hard to
come by, in the same way that grains of sand aren’t hard to come by on a beach. But where Soundcloud,
Beatport et al heave under the weight of a gazillion bootleg offerings, many taking a dusty, scratched old 12-
inch or a dodgy MP3 as their starting point, Remixed With Love is a little different. Not only is the man with one
of the most legendary record collections in the game guaranteed to dig deeper than most, every track you
hear has been (re)created using spanking new analogue transfers of the original multi-track tapes, with the full
consent and co-operation of the copyright owners. Which means not only are you getting the best possible
sound quality, the creators of the original tracks are getting paid too – as they damn well should be. These
multi track tapes also uncovered elements that were not used in the original mixes so Joey has incorporated
some of these never before heard parts such as the Grace Jones aerobic workout instruction.
Putting an album like this together is no easy feat, as Dave himself explains in the extensive liner notes that
accompany this package. First, you have to get permission from the copyright owners to undertake the
project at all – which can in itself entail hundreds of emails and phone calls. Then you have to track down the
original tapes – when many may have been recorded over, lost or simply destroyed – and convince the label
archivists to get them digitised. And that’s before you even start on the remixing… which is when you find half
the parts are missing, or you can’t foreground that killer piano lick you wanted to because the original was
recorded live in the studio and the piano track has the bassline bleeding all over it. The title of this album is
extremely appropriate, because for Mr Lee this definitely has been a labour of love!

Disc One
The O’Jays – I Love Music (Joey Negro Sweet Music Mix)
Patti LaBelle – Music Is My Way of Life (Joey Negro Funk In The Music Mix)
Pockets – Come Go With Me (Joey Negro Found A Place Mix)
Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning (Joey Negro Feed The Flame Mix)
The Trammps – Can We Come Together (Joey Negro Philly Dub Excursion)
George Benson – Love Ballad (Joey Negro Jazzy Reprise)
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Taste of Bitter Love (Joey Negro Disco Re-Blend)
Kleeer – Open Your Mind (Joey Negro Seeekret Mix)
Nicolette Larson – Lotta Love (Joey Negro Yacht Disco Mix)
Robert Palmer – Every Kinda People (Joey Negro Multicultural Multitrack Mix)

Disc Two
Christopher Cross – Ride Like The Wind (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)
Thelma Houston – I’m Here Again (Joey Negro Ready To Roll Mix)
Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper (Joey Negro Bumper To Bumper Mix)
Cheryl Lynn – You Saved My Day (Joey Negro Tell The World Mix)
Willie Hutch – Brother’s Gonna Work It Out (Joey Negro Return of The Mac Mix)
Norman Connors – Stella (Joey Negro Jazz Ride)
Jean Carn – Time Waits For No One (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)
Loose Change – Straight From The Heart (Joey Negro Straight To The Groove Mix)
Wanda Walden – Don’t You Want My Lovin’ (Joey Negro Back To 81 Mix)
People’s Choice – Here We Go Again (Joey Negro Philly Stomp Mix)

Volume One DJ Quotes:
Joey Negro’s name is consistently on a lot of classy music and Remixed With Love is up there with his best. In
total 18 spectacular remixes… A must have. Danny Krivit
Loving Mass Production, sounds dope – Kon
AMAZING! A true master at work – Tommy Musto
Patrice Rushen is so good – Gilles Peterson
Great job on Mass Production – John Morales
Joey Negro Remixed With Love has been on constant rotation at home and at my gigs. Every track is a killer.
Joey Negro is a true master at work – Ashley Beedle Available from 04.03.2016

Dregs One & Ill Sugi – Universal Language
Saturday, January 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dregs One & Ill Sugi – Universal Language

Image: 1601718 “Universal Language,” the new album by San Francisco rapper Dregs
One and Tokyo producer Ill Sugi, is proof that music transcends
international borders. Dregs’ underground albums reached Sugi
through a local record store while he was still in high school, which
later led to the two communicating through the internet. Sugi began
sending Dregs beats and remixing some of his songs, and eventually
flew to the Bay Area to visit and stayed at Dregs’ apartment. Despite
the language barrier between them, the two were able to bond
through the culture of hip-hop. During that trip, they began working
on a collaborative album and drove down to Los Angeles to record
some songs. Over the next few years, Dregs and Sugi worked on
the songs through e-mail and stayed in touch through Facebook and
Skype. The end result is “Universal Language.” Over Sugi’s smooth
yet grimey sampled beats, Dregs spits streetwise raps that touch
on topics that relate to the human experience. This album has the
potential to open the hearts and the minds of listeners and become
an international hip-hop classic.

1. The Language of the World
2. One Way
3. True Beauty featuring Priscillia
4. Emotion featuring Gas Mask Colony
5. City Slicker
6. Fortune Baby
7. Local
8. B-Boys & B-Girls
9. Deep In Thought featuring Equipto & L*Roneous
10. Universal Language Available from 29.01.2016

Kickflip Mike – EP
Friday, January 8th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kickflip Mike – EP

MONEY $EX continue to mine a rich seam of new wave sample House talent from Germany’s creative heart… KICKFLIP MIKE steps up for their fifth outing, working through a crate full of dusty samples and pushing through an MPC haunted by the ghost of Mad…

SiR – Seven Sundays
Friday, December 4th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on SiR – Seven Sundays

Image: 1600552 Further carving out it’s place as the home for cutting-edge R&B, Fresh Selects is proud to present the beginning of something special.

A formidable songwriter working behind the scenes with major R&B stars for years now – Inglewood, L.A.-based multi-talent, SiR, is now stepping to the forefront with his official solo debut.

Effortlessly combining his instantly recognizable voice and universally relatable songwriting with the rawness of the indie L.A. beat scene – SiR defines his own sound that’s both refreshingly new and immediately digestible at the same time. A rare combination of mass appeal and artistic integrity, he’s poised to bring pop appeal to the underground, and substance and a unique ear for production to the mainstream.

On his full-length debut, Seven Sundays, his writing covers the full spectrum of a relationship – from infatuation to heartbreak, playful indulgence to addictive co-dependency, and ultimately, growth through letting go. Throughout the album’s 14 tracks, each one single-worthy in it’s own right, SiR flexes his pen game through both personal soul-bearing, vivid storytelling and lighthearted shit-talking alike.

SiR’s recent writing placements include Jill Scott’s new single “Fool’s Gold,” plus forthcoming songs by Melanie Fiona (including a duet w/ Mr. Stevie Wonder), Robert Glasper & Anita Baker, Bilal & Tweet, Tyrese & Marsha Ambrosius, and about a dozen others.

His debut LP also boasts an all-star line-up of producers, including Knxwledge (known for his work with Kendrick Lamar, Joey BADA$$ and Blu), Iman Omari (Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Ty Dolla $ign), DK The Punisher (Justin Bieber, Dom Kennedy), Chris Dave (Blue Note recording artist, drummer for Adele, D’Angelo), J LBs (Jhene Aiko, Casey Veggies), Alvin Isaacs II (Boyz II Men, Trey Songz) and Tiffany Gouché (Iggy Azalea, Little Simz) – making it an audible time capsule of an exciting moment-in-time for an entire new wave of Los Angeles talent.

With all of the stars aligned in it’s favor, it’s a safe bet that Seven Sundays will prove in time to be the seminal West Coast R&B album of 2015!

1. Love You (prod. Knxwledge)
2. In The Sky (prod. Knxwledge)
3. You Ain’t Ready (prod. Tiffany Gouche)
4. The Real (prod. DK The Punisher)
5. Right By You (prod. J. LBs)
6. JAY Z (prod. J LBs)
7. NBN (prod. J LBs)
8. Liberation (feat. Anderson .Paak, prod. Chris Dave)
9. Falling (prod. Alvin Isaacs II)
10. Can We Still (prod. Iman Omari)
11. The Perfect Remedy (prod. SiR)
12. Crashing Down (prod. J. LBs)
13. The Bullet And The Gun (prod. Knxwledge)
14. He Deserves Your Love (prod. DK The Punisher) Available from 15.01.2016

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