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Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers – Liquid Love
Friday, January 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers – Liquid Love

Image: 1607933 Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers are back with their sophomore album Liquid Love.

Tracklisting CD:
01. Liquid Love
02. Opus
03. Kurifuna
04. The Disco Jumpers
05. Weird Panda King
06. Somebody (Part 1)
07. Somebody (Part 2)
08. Somebody (Part 3)
09. Somebody (Part 4

Onom Agemo and The Disco Jumpers are finally back on track with their sophomore album „Liquid Love“, a well psychedelic longplay effort jam-packed with captivating grooves of a bubbling, pumping, floating and defo frolicking and playful nature. „Liquid Love“ is also the name of the title track which can be described as a proper fancy ass, lime green glow-in-the dark cocktail served on dinghies throughout harbour boat trips to punters in full-on scuba gear.
Coming from ancient days and weighing in some Malian heritage is „Kurifuna“, a tune sporting quite tipsy bamboo flutes, long lost rhythm signatures and secret messages from Saturn. „Opus“ reflects the bands ardent enthusiasm and fascination for trance-inducing rituals performed by the Moroccan Gnawa people and is recommended to come to peace with one’s innermost demons. Just pump up the jam and bop your head back and forth furiously. But hey kids, don’t try this at home and without assistance as cataleptic conditions might occur.
With „The Disco Jumpers“ we’re having a dance to the hymn of the most dedicated amongst all Onom Agemo-worshippers. And btw – if the bands name seems a little too off to get stuck in your head how about some backward reading? If you’re like #wtf now be assured that there’s no deeper meaning intended. It just sounds fancy, outlandish and peregrine.
Also we see our time travelling guitar player contributing to this album with „Weird Panda King“,a song he might – or might not – have picked up throughout one of his trips to the 70s. And talking the 70s in general, the whole album incorporates bits and bops from the past, present and future, drawing influences from both very familiar and also faraway places. Just to name a few there’s Krautrock, AfroFunk, traditional Moroccan Trance, Future Jazz and much more to be found. The Beatles excluded, though. Finally „Somebody“ is the icing on the cake – a quadripartite suite that was premiered at the occasion of the second Kosmos-Days event in Berlin. For this special musical piece the band was able to work with three local female pygmies which provided additional layers of most beauteous folkloristic rack- wheel chants to round off things nicely a.k.a. somebody is counting on universal help to get in touch with somebody. Well, things like that do actually happen. For sure.

Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers:
Johannes Schleiermacher – woodwinds and modular synth
Jörg Hochapfel – old organs and analog synths
Kalle Zeier – guitar and vocoder vocals
Kalle Enkelmann – bass and microphones Bernd Oezsevim – drums and cymbals

Special guests:
Maria Schneider – small and big percussions (Kuriuna & Somebody), vocals (Liquid Love & Somebody)
Natalie Grefel – vocals on Somebody
Olga Xavier – vocals on Somebody Available from 24.02.2017

Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers – Liquid Love (180g)
Friday, January 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers – Liquid Love (180g)

Image: 1607934 Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers are back with their sophomore album Liquid Love.

Tracklisting LP:
A1. Liquid Love
A2. Opus
A3. Kurifuna
B1. The Disco Jumpers
B2. Somebody (Part 1)
B3. Somebody (Part 2)
B4. Somebody (Part 3)
B5. Somebody (Part 4)

Onom Agemo and The Disco Jumpers are finally back on track with their sophomore album „Liquid Love“, a well psychedelic longplay effort jam-packed with captivating grooves of a bubbling, pumping, floating and defo frolicking and playful nature. „Liquid Love“ is also the name of the title track which can be described as a proper fancy ass, lime green glow-in-the dark cocktail served on dinghies throughout harbour boat trips to punters in full-on scuba gear.
Coming from ancient days and weighing in some Malian heritage is „Kurifuna“, a tune sporting quite tipsy bamboo flutes, long lost rhythm signatures and secret messages from Saturn. „Opus“ reflects the bands ardent enthusiasm and fascination for trance-inducing rituals performed by the Moroccan Gnawa people and is recommended to come to peace with one’s innermost demons. Just pump up the jam and bop your head back and forth furiously. But hey kids, don’t try this at home and without assistance as cataleptic conditions might occur.
With „The Disco Jumpers“ we’re having a dance to the hymn of the most dedicated amongst all Onom Agemo-worshippers. And btw – if the bands name seems a little too off to get stuck in your head how about some backward reading? If you’re like #wtf now be assured that there’s no deeper meaning intended. It just sounds fancy, outlandish and peregrine.
Also we see our time travelling guitar player contributing to this album with „Weird Panda King“,a song he might – or might not – have picked up throughout one of his trips to the 70s. And talking the 70s in general, the whole album incorporates bits and bops from the past, present and future, drawing influences from both very familiar and also faraway places. Just to name a few there’s Krautrock, AfroFunk, traditional Moroccan Trance, Future Jazz and much more to be found. The Beatles excluded, though. Finally „Somebody“ is the icing on the cake – a quadripartite suite that was premiered at the occasion of the second Kosmos-Days event in Berlin. For this special musical piece the band was able to work with three local female pygmies which provided additional layers of most beauteous folkloristic rack- wheel chants to round off things nicely a.k.a. somebody is counting on universal help to get in touch with somebody. Well, things like that do actually happen. For sure.

Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers:
Johannes Schleiermacher – woodwinds and modular synth
Jörg Hochapfel – old organs and analog synths
Kalle Zeier – guitar and vocoder vocals
Kalle Enkelmann – bass and microphones Bernd Oezsevim – drums and cymbals

Special guests:
Maria Schneider – small and big percussions (Kuriuna & Somebody), vocals (Liquid Love & Somebody)
Natalie Grefel – vocals on Somebody
Olga Xavier – vocals on Somebody Available from 24.02.2017

Crem’e – Close Up
Friday, July 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Crem’e – Close Up

Image: 1605096 Alpha Pup Records is ecstatic to announce the signing of Crem’e to
the family roster, scheduled to drop his debut full-length, Close Up, this
fall. Hitting both vinyl and digital formats upon release, Close Up is a
highly personalized vehicle of sound, created over the last few years as
a response to the passing of his mother. An expression of deep roots
and a chain of connections that shattered and spliced into millions of
parts, Close Up was designed as a means of self-healing and emotional
preservation. Crem’e summed up this transition in his life with the
following, “It’s like getting rid of a scar and then feeling naked without it.”
The musical language of Close Up jumps back and forth between a
soulful balance of beauty and pain. Channeling the state of influences
his family, friends and environments have afforded him growing up in LA.
Many organic elements are seamlessly melded together, brought together
through heavy usages of sampling, vocal layering and live recordings.
Crem’e further added, “Hip Hop has always been my foundation so it
was pretty seamless to create with samples even if it isn’t on the rap tip.”
His connection to the community of Los Angeles reflects his foundations
in both hip hop and electronica, taking an internship program with the
acclaimed Stones Throw Records and becoming an integral member of
the staff at Hi Fidelity Records. He’s constantly immersed in the music
community he supported for so many years prior, living the life of a
dedicated and passionate musician with everyday’s passing.
Close Up represents bright moments that glide through mental gardens
of sonic delight, molded into unique form in every measure, note and
texture. Simply put, Close Up is music that represents the very essence of
human connection and particularly the relationships Crem’e fostered over
the last two decades. It’s a closer examination of how we transition and
embody the themes of our tragedies and triumphs. Walking in the same
footsteps as the talented producers who have generated the communities
sprawling life through electronica and LA, Crem’e is a producer that
strives to achieve beauty in every detail with his music. This detail was
amplified with the mixing and mastering work of Alpha Pup label head
and Low End co-founder Daddy Kev at Cosmic Zoo.

• Debut album from Los Angeles-based producer Greg Saldate
• Download code included
• Limited to 300 units worldwide

1. Passing Through
2. Tenniscoats
3. Sprouts
4. Keep On
5. Edith
6. Exhale
7. Dani
8. The Morning Of
9. Dreamfare (Kristiana)
10. Thanksgiving Hands
11. Good & You
12. Cause Of You
13. Searching (Trust)
14. Sorry
15. Heavy Skies
16. Shine
17. Getting Over Available from 26.08.2016

Jumpin’ Joe Williams & Red Saunders / Royals – Voodoo Blues / Gas Happy Mama
Thursday, May 21st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jumpin’ Joe Williams & Red Saunders / Royals – Voodoo Blues / Gas Happy Mama

Image: 1597344 Once again we use our’ ‘legendary R&B imprint” of’ the Jukebox Jam series to release top quality R&B on 45 rpm for the first time, with these two originally unissued cuts from the Okeh vaults finally seeing a DJ friendly vinyl pressing. And two great sides they are too, with Jumpin’ Joe Williams’ super cool vocal track ‘Voodoo Blues’ featuring superior accompaniment from Red Saunders and co, and arranged by the one and the only Sun Ra! On the flip, the Royals’ ‘Gas Happy Mama’ is a raucous, uptempo group vocal romper!

Tracklisting
1. Jumpin’ Joe Williams and Red Saunders – Voodoo Blues
2. Royals – Gas Happy Mama Available from 19.06.2015

Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers – Cranes and Carpets
Friday, December 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers – Cranes and Carpets

Image: 1593657 Berlin-based quintet Onom Agemo & the Disco Jumpers follow up their 7″ single „2 Feet / Kibili „ with an album of poly-rhythmic afro grooves, sax and psyched-out synths.

The group has developed a unique groove and style of playing, constructing a collection of eight songs, that throws together tight and funky influences from Morocco and Ethiopia with crunchy analogue synths, spacey organs and effects, and fluid sax and flute lines for a sound that’s all their own.

The LP is a collection of compositions by traveling sax man Johannes Schleiermacher, inspired by his journeys through the world. The band even travelled to Morocco for playing and recording with a quartet of percussionists/ singers in the Issawa tradition, a Sufi Trance Brotherhood in central Morocco. Onom Agemo and the Disco Jumpers have been playing together for years, and it shows. Taking Schleiermacher’s compositions, the group rehearse the songs and play them live to finalize the arrangement before recording the tracks to different 4- track tape machines, mostly at drummer Bernd Oezsevim’s rehearsal space. Take the track „Cool Runnings“ for example: locked in the groove, the intertwined sax and synth melody moves up and down the Anichihoye scale. Not to be confused with the comedy of the same title, the track is named after a bar in Berlin- Friedrichshain, where friends of the band put on their night Tropical Timewarp.

This interlocking of groove and melody is a signature element, and also inspired the title of the album. Cranes and Carpets alludes to changing patterns, and how the parts of a wider whole can work together in synchronicity. Combine an almost telepathic group intuition with the fact that Schleiermacher also engineered and produced the record, and the pieces start to add up to why the Disco Jumpers sound like they do.

It’s an authentic mix of North African rhythms and modes, live jazz musicianship and analogue synths that’s reminiscent of electronic African pioneers like William Onyeabor and Manu Dibango as much as modern ensembles like The Heliocentrics. While the album sounds like it could have been discovered on a dusty old tape down a Marrakesh marketplace, it has a modern twist in the neat craftsmanship and tight arrangements that ensures a blend of styles that couldn’t be anyone else.

The Band:
Johannes Schleiermacher – woodwinds, synth, perc
Bernd Oezsevim – drums
Kalle Zeier – guitar
Jörg Hochapfel – synth
Kalle Enkelmann – bass

STREAMING PLAYER
https://soundcloud.com/agogo-records/sets/onom-agemo-the-disco-jumpers/s-ppK8z

TRACKLISTING

CD
01. Trudy
02. Le Bess
03. No Stitches
04. Cool Runnings
05. Escape Cultural
06. Rar
07. Badminton
08. Issawa

LP
A1. Trudy
A2. Le Bess
A3. No Stitches
A4. Escape Cultural
B1. Cool Runnings
B2. Rar
B3. Badminton
B4. Issawa Available from 06.02.2015

Kevin Ross & Roller Radio – Jump Cuts Vol.2
Friday, October 24th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kevin Ross & Roller Radio – Jump Cuts Vol.2

Image: 1593475 The 2nd installment of Chit Chat’s “Jump Cuts” edit series includes 2 disco stompers from Los Angeles Balaeric buds Kevin Ross & Roller Radio. Support from Heidi Lawden, Lovefingers & DJ Harvey. Custom label sleeve.
Available from 21.11.2014

Audio – Heads Up / Stampede
Friday, July 18th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Audio – Heads Up / Stampede

Image: 1589722 Next level heaviness: Audio is now an official member of the Ram Records family. And he’s entered the creative fray with two of the most brutal, ballistic bangers you’ll play all year.

A decorated sound scientist for well over 10 years, what Audio doesn’t know about explosive production dynamics truly isn’t worth knowing. His previous outings – four albums and an anthem so unanimously massive it knocked EDM superstar Avicii off the top spot on Beatport – speak volumes. Literally… Each and every Audio production stops the very best D&B producers in their tracks, making them rethink their game. Naturally his first full Ram debut is no exception.

‘Heads Up’ is a king size tear-out session of Godzilla proportions. Opening with subtle themes of dark cinematic drama, he pitches us into a drop that’s so physical and visceral it’s outrageous. Sneering and tearing with raw aggression, you could reload this 20 times over and your crowd will lap it up every single time. Just when you thought Audio couldn’t possibly raise the bar higher…

And that bar stays high on ‘Stampede’. Referencing the classical sounds that made drum & bass the distinctive genre it’s become, a series of icy pad, searing basses and tightly woven percussion build into a hook made of unadulterated savagery and concentrated destruction. Nodding deftly at every muscular sub-genre D&B has spawned – from tech to neuro to jump-up – Audio has whittled such a sharp sonic stick the police are considering filing it as a dangerous weapon.

Audio and Ram Records: A collaborative union of forces that’s nothing short of a recipe for pure drum & bass devastation. And this is just the beginning. Available from 27.06.2014

House Of Pain – Jump Around (Green Vinyl)
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on House Of Pain – Jump Around (Green Vinyl)

Image: 1587933 Pressed On Green Vinyl! HOUSED IN AN 8-GAUGE CRYSTAL CLEAR CUSTOM PLASTIC JACKET! SIDE ONE: Jump Around (Original Mix) SIDE TWO: Jump Around (Pete Rock’s Blood Stain Remix) / “Jump Around” is an impossibly infectious and catchy single. By now you’d be hard pressed to find a music fan of any genre not familiar with House of Pain or their smash hit. The song has been a main stay in arenas for the past 20+ years. Released on Tommy Boy Records and produced by Muggs (who had just masterminded Cypress Hill’s groundbreaking debut) “Jump Around” has a beat that is just undeniable. Made up of part Chubby Checker, rare Soul breaks and a hint of B-Boy classic Wild Style, Muggs crafted what would go down as one of the best beats of that year. Everlast was able to match the beats intensity with his gruff voice , and countless quotable lines. The beat, the raps, the hook, it was all there. B-Boys and Punk Rockers alike gravitated towards the song, it was everywhere, even before the tidal wave of attention the cut received on MTV. So what do you do when you have a song this big and need a remix – you get super Producer Pete Rock. By ’92 Pete Rock’s legend had grown to being one of the top producers and remixers in the game. A year prior he had astonished rap fans with his reworking of Public Enemy’s “Shut’em Down” with a pan/horn effect that was so ahead of its time. Known as the “Blood Stain” mix, Pete’s remix for “Jump Around” is just as heralded as the original, which is no easy task. Going down as one of the greatest remixes in Hip Hop history, this exclusive 12” is bring the best of both worlds, available on limited Green Vinyl as a testament to the group’s Irish Heritage.
Available from 21.03.2014

The Sign Of Four – Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup
Thursday, May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Sign Of Four – Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup

A labyrinthine jungle of audiophonic spectral transience that occludes the conventional digital sonic floating world through volatile phonosynthetic oscillations that reverberate between the conscious positronic drift of synaptic neurophysical pulsati…

Ruste Juxx has teamed up with producer The Arcitype for a 15-track album
Thursday, September 27th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
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Raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Ruste Juxx is a long-time favorite of the core Duck Down Music fan base. Sean Price, who has taken Ruste Juxx on multiple cross-country tours to help build his name and fan base, mentored Ruste, helping him become the talented MC he is today. For his latest offering “V.I.C.”, Ruste […]

20th anniversary album by Grammy award winning hip-hop group Naughty By Nature …
Monday, December 12th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Grammy award winning hip-hop group Naughty by Nature will release the long awaited 20th anniversary album Anthem Inc. via the recently inked deal with indie label Entertainment One. The album includes re-recorded, 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of select Naughty classics such as “O.P.P.” and “Hip Hop Hooray” as well as unheard tracks written and recorded […]

Trek Life – Everything Changed Nothing (Mello Music Group)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Fresh off the success of his internet release “Rhymes Within Reason” and a European tour with Diamond District, Trek is dropping his sophomore solo album. Produced by Oddisee. Featuring Olivier Daysoul, J.Bizness, Audio Live, Skeem Price, and more.

CD MMGCD010
Release: 13-08-10
Buju Banton retains super lawyer David Oscar Markus …
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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This morning, Gargamel Music, Inc. released an official statement announcing that top federal criminal defense attorney, David Oscar Markus, has been retained to defend four-time-Grammy-nominated Reggae star, Buju Banton, against the trumped up drug charges being levied against him by the US government. A highly decorated Magna Cum Laude Harvard Law graduate, Markus “really means […]

Llans Thelwell and His Celestials – Llans Plays It All
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Llans Thelwell and His Celestials – Llans Plays It All

Image: 1602228 Mit vollem Respekt vor einem der größten Produzenten in der jamaikanischen Musikgeschichte, präsentiert Dub Store Records stolz eine neue Re-Issue-Serie von Ronnie Nasralla Produktionen. Wie durch ein Wunder im Jahre 1965 aufgezeichnet, als Ska seinen Höhepunkt erreichte, ist “Llans Plays It All” eine der seltensten und besten Killer Jamaican LPs. Das Album beinhaltet alle Stimmungen der karibischen Küste wie Ska, Jazz, Afro, R&B, Soul, Jump Up und Cha Cha Cha. Available from 11.03.2016

Chilites / Pad Anthony – Jammys Better / Caan Make We Run Away
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Chilites / Pad Anthony – Jammys Better / Caan Make We Run Away

Jamaica’s favorite US northern soul group, The Chilites, perform some smooth harmonies on an updated version of the ‘Sleng Teng’ rhythm produced by King Jammy’s son, John John. Pad Anthony sings ‘Caan Mek We Run Way’ on another Jammys classic ‘Jump Up…

Llans Thelwell And The Celestials – Llans Plays It All
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Llans Thelwell And The Celestials – Llans Plays It All

Image: 1592330 Mit vollem Respekt vor einem der größten Produzenten in der jamaikanischen Musikgeschichte, präsentiert Dub Store Records stolz eine neue Re-Issue Serie von Ronnie Nasralla Produktionen. Wie durch ein Wunder im Jahre 1965 aufgezeichnet, als Ska seinen Höhepunkt erreichte, ist “Llans Plays It All” eine der seltensten und besten Killer Jamaican LPs. Das Album beinhaltet alle Stimmungen der karibischen Küste wie Ska, Jazz, Afro, R&B, Soul, Jump Up und Cha Cha Cha. Available from 24.10.2014

Various – Down To The Sea And Back Vol.2
Saturday, July 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Down To The Sea And Back Vol.2

Image: 1591198 The long awaited follow up to Balearic Mike & Kelvin Andrews’ celebrated Down To The Sea And Back compilation!

It’s been four long years of late nights, licensing cat ‘n mouse games, dusty fingered rummaging and tales of adventures cherished like postcard memories from far away beaches, soundtracked by music so perfect, it lasts far beyond the moment.

Yes, ladies & gents – we’re taking another trip down to the sea!

The beautiful thing about this music we call Balearic, is that a magical dancefloor moment can occur with the most unlikely record.

While most modern compilations – even the most eclectic – are unlikely to surprise, the tried & tested D.T.T.S.A.B method has delivered another absolutely golden selection. It may sound corny, especially in a world of internet experts, but these tracks have been curated, searched for (the hard way !) cherished and most importantly unleashed with impeccable timing on many an unsuspecting dancefloor. Whether it’s album B-Sides, neglected pop or lost classics hiding in plain sight (context, yeah ?) the passion with which this music is sought and championed is what sets these long player’s and their LP apart.

Dreaming, against all odds about finding new music to make joyfully ecstatic people jump up and down to… A stunning collection once again.

A1. TRANQUILITY BASS_THEY CAME IN PEACE
A2. LINDA DI FRANCO_TV SCENE
A3. HONG KONG SYNDIKAT_SAMBA OLEC
B1. MICHAEL SHRIEVE_TRANSFER STATION BLUE
B2. GUEM ET ZACA PERCUSSION_LE SERPENT
B3. CHRIS & COSEY_WALKING THROUGH HEAVEN
C1. NED DOHENY_GET IT UP FOR LOVE
C2. HIGH VOLTAGE ORCHESTRA_MIDNIGHT BLUE
C3. JAGO_I’M GOING TO GO (INSTR. PLANT REMIX)
C4. DOU DOU_VANILLE CHOCOLAT REGGAE
D1. CLOUT_SUNSHINE BABY
D2. LUKE_I LOVE YOU (FRONTERA DUB MIX)
D3. SNIFF ‘N THE TEARS_DRIVER’S SEAT
D4. MONSOON_WINGS OF THE DAWN Available from 01.08.2014

Tyke & Prestige / Rawtee – Cowboy Desperado/Throwing Stars VIP
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tyke & Prestige / Rawtee – Cowboy Desperado/Throwing Stars VIP

Image: 1584337 Grid Recordings keeps things moving with another sledgehammer of a release. Featuring four upfront and grimy tracks from some of the label’s most loved producers, That’s What We Call Bass Part 2 sees Tyke, Prestige, and Rawtee serve up another dose of essential Grid.

Tyke and Prestige team up once again from yet another jump up colossus. After a chilling cinematic intro, Cowboy Desperado transforms into a stomping juggernaut. Featuring thick, twisting bass and hammering drums, Cowboy is another weapon from the production team that brought us Scorpio. .

Miami based Rawtee keeps things moving with the adrenaline fueled sounds of Throwing Stars VIP. After a desolate intro, Throwing Star explodes into a track designed to destroy the dancefloor. A combination of catchy bassline, metallic synths and rolling percussion – expect Throwing Stars VIP is already dealing damage.

These tracks have already gained support from DJ Hype, Bryan Gee, The Upbeats, Crissy Criss, DJ Hazard,Grooverider and many more. Available from 19.08.2013

Dr Meaker – Fighter (Remixes)
Sunday, September 1st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dr Meaker – Fighter (Remixes)

Image: 1582183 In the past year Dr Meaker have had huge support on radio and online including Radio 1 with Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Rob Da Bank all tipping the band, as well as 1Xtra’s Trevor Nelson, DJ Target and a Maida Vale Session for Mistajam. On top of that spins on Choice, 6Music and XFM, in between appearances at Glastonbury and numerous other festivals around the world.

The original Fighter made it onto the 1Xtra Playlist where is stayed for 8 weeks gaining huge support and was the second single in a row from Dr Meaker on V Records to get play listed by the taste making station.

These remixes stay true to the vibe of the original mix but each producer stamping their own unique style on proceedings. Rising Brazilian star ‘Unreal’, brother of the legendary S.P.Y and definitely one to watch and Jump Up favourite DJ Sly both give their take on this huge cut with spectacular results.

Club support: Bryan Gee, Crissy Criss DJ Hype, DJ Marky, Bailey, Roni Size, DJ Craze, Doc Scott, DJ Ink Available from 12.08.2013

King Pepe Calypso Combo – Tropical
Thursday, July 25th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on King Pepe Calypso Combo – Tropical

JUMP UP’s “78RPM style” 10″ calypso series returns with a 10 track LP from France’s KING PEPE, who revisit Latin and Afro-Caribbean music perfectly! It’s a journey through time, from Trinidad to Jamaica, Bahamas to Columbia, and through the banks of t…

Headman
Friday, March 7th, 2008 | Tags: , , ,
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2007 has been a busy year for Robi Insinna aka Headman. With remixes for Chromeo, Punks Jump Up, The Gossip, Zombie Nation, Poney Poney and Roxy Music, the rise of his own imprint Relish Recordings and his busy DJing schedule all over the world from London to Sydney, who could have thought that he would find the time to produce a new album in between? But since Robi is always creative and full of new ideas, he returned to his keyboards to record his electrifying third album entitled “Catch Me” for Germany’s No.1 disco label Gomma Records.

After 7 years of intensive producing Headman hardly needs any introduction. Always ahead of his time Robi is at the origin of the punk-funk/rave disco movement with his mates of DFA and Playgroup a few years ago, when releasing his first album “It Rough” on Gomma Records. After the success of his second album “On” (2006) that featured a who’s who of music personalities such as Stephen Dewaele of Soulwax and Matt Safer of The Rapture, Robi wanted to reach the next level and produce an album showing his maturity in writing and composing …

Kitsuné Maison 14
Monday, October 15th, 2012 | Tags: ,
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You know the score, twice a year France’s freshest label releases a Kitsuné Maison compilation which gathers red hot productions from exciting newcomers and in-house artists. This edition is quite special as it celebrates Kitsuné’s 10th anniversary. The baby’s become a child who now walks and even runs. So Kitsuné’s treated itself to a particularly […]

10th anniversary compilation from Kitsuné
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 | Tags: ,
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Kitsuné has been releasing the most exciting and innovative music for a decade now. And how best to celebrate this than with a new edition of its world-famous Maison compilations! To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Kitsuné has decided to do things big and has put together a colourful and exciting selection of indie-dance tracks including […]

Second full length studio album by legendary Overproof Soundsystem
Friday, June 29th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Overproof Sound System started its life in 2000 as a monthly reggae night called “Overproof” held at the Medicine bar in Birmingham, England. The night was started by Different Drummer’s Richard Wittingham (Rockers Hi Fi) Adam Regan (Leftfoot) and Birmingham’s dub duo G.Corp. Since the seventies, reggae music in Birmingham had become ghettoized, pushed out […]

Deadbots
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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What do you get when you lock an ambitious Irish lad (Paul Kelly) and a Canadian female vocalist (Nina Knezevic) into a room for too long? What do I know, but this time around out came a fantastic electro duo which goes by the name of Deadbots, lucky us. In case you have not heard […]

The massive double CD “Journey Thru The Cycle” is packed with classics and unreleased gems from the Full Cycle crew’s collective back catalogue …
Monday, December 22nd, 2008 | Tags: , , , , ,
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DJ Krust, alongside Roni Size, DJ Die and Suv is the co-founder of the legendary Full Cycle crew, a collective who truly shaped what British music is today with their sonic experimentation and open-minded approach to their art. And now, after over 15 years at the top of their game, Full Cycle stalwart DJ Krust […]

Headman is back with a new album on Gomma …
Friday, February 8th, 2008 | Tags: , , ,
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King Jammy
Monday, December 4th, 2006 | Tags: ,
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Lloyd James, (born in Kingston, Jamaica), better known as Prince Jammy or King Jammy, is one of Jamaica’s legendary music men, as a producer, selector and creator of many classic hits. He began his career as a protege of dub legend King Tubby. For the first few years of his career, he almost exclusively made Dub.

In the 1980s, he became one of the most influential producers of dancehall music. His mid-1980s productions led to the integration of synthesizer driven (‘digital’) sounds in dancehall reggae. King Jammy’s biggest hit was 1985’s “(Under Me) Sleng Teng” by Wayne Smith, with an entirely-digital rhythm hook. Many credit this song as being the first “Digital rhythm” in reggae, leading to the modern dancehall era …

DILLINJA & LEMON D presents the first ever various artists album on Valve …
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Drum & Bass

Lee Perry & The Full Experience – Disco Devil (BF RSD)
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lee Perry & The Full Experience – Disco Devil (BF RSD)

Image: 1615481 For Black Friday Record Store Day 2017, your friends at Get On Down bring
you a beautiful package of roots reggae weirdness from the almighty
Upsetter: Lee “Scratch” Perry.
This red vinyl 12” with a stamped outer sleeve features the song “Disco
Devil,” recorded by the legendary Jamaican mad genius with the group The
Full Experience, as a version of Max Romeo’s “Chase the Devil.” But don’t
jump to conclusions based on the song title – musically this is as far as you
can get from Saturday Night Fever.
Thick, reverb-drenched dub/roots reggae laced with Perry’s dusted vocals
and brilliant work behind the boards are on the menu throughout. This cut is
undeniably underrated in Perry’s catalog and fans will eat this up, since it has
always been hard to find on 7” and 12” for many years now.
Available from 24.11.2017

Jo Tongo – African Funk Experimentals (1968-1982+2017)
Friday, August 25th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jo Tongo – African Funk Experimentals (1968-1982+2017)

Our hero, Jo Tongo (born Joseph Ekambi Tongo Mpondo) was born and raised in Douala Cameroon. In 1964 he headed off to Paris to begin Pharmaceutical studies. Somewhere along the way the music in his soul eventually won out and he embarked on a life of …

Tortoise – The Catastrophist Tour Book (Ltd.CD+Buch)
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tortoise – The Catastrophist Tour Book (Ltd.CD+Buch)

Image: 1611549 Photographer Andrew Paynter on the project :
This book came about from the long term relationship I’ve had with
both this band and their label, Thrill Jockey. I frst came to meet some of the
members through mutual friend, Tommy Guerrero. Over the years I started
to contribute occasionally as a creative collaborator. The band used several
of my photographs for their ‘Lazarus Taxon’ packaging. Then, in 2010 they
commissioned me to both direct a music video from ‘Beacons of Ancestorship’
and to also art direct & contribute images from my ‘SF Lines’ work. The band
also used other images for additional 12 inch records and then seven years
went by. I did think often about the idea of going on the road with them, but
was patiently awaiting a return to the stage, as they took a long break between
records. So the idea to do something long form became a reality. Once it
was set, I organized to jump on the road with the band to cover the entire
West Coast of North America and with an addition of a trip to Arcosanti,
Arizona. I brought three cameras, Leica M6, Hasselblad X-Pan and a Pentax
67. I only shot b&w flm and I kept my ideas simple and did my best to not
force situations, but to simply capture them from the perspective of an insider.
My craving to shoot from the hip in a reportage fashion was fnally fulflled on
this 10 day project. I’m proud to say, this is my very frst book.
Tortoise’s Douglas McCombs on touring and the live experience:
Twenty fve years ago in the early days of Tortoise there was a
perception that we were a recording project. This perception was probably
exacerbated by the fact that we barely played any live shows in the frst three
years. The reality is that we were slow in getting our band up and running due
to a variety of logistical circumstances, internal and external.
Performing live was always a priority and a prime motivator in forming the
band in the frst place. By the time opportunities arose for us to tour in a self
sustaining manner we couldn’t have been happier. This is what we wanted to
do, and thankfully the audience showed up.
Presenting our slightly unconventional material was occasionally a challenge.
We had to lug around more equipment than your average band and often
had to deal with temperamental synthesizers and samplers that would fail at
inopportune moments. Still, it was exciting and very rewarding.
These days a band at our level makes most of our living by playing live shows.
It’s no secret that record sales are substantially lower than they used to be. At
the same time we are all maintaining families that we didn’t have twenty years
ago which makes organizing a tour exponentially more diffcult. Still, every
time we step on a stage we are trying to invest ourselves in the performance as
much as possible so that we can give the audience a unique experience. We
want you to know that we consider it a privilege to play our music for you.

TRACK LISTING:
01. The Catastrophist
02. Ox Duke
03. Rock On
04. Gopher Island
05. Shake Hands WithDanger
06. The Clearing Fills
07. Gesceap
08. Hot Coffee
09. Yonder Blue
10. Tesseract
11. At Odds With Logic

SALES POINTS
The Catastrophist Tour Book intimately captures Tortoise during their 2016 west coast tour in support of
The Catastrophist
The 6” x 8.5” 80 page perfect bound book features
photographs shot by photographer Andrew Paynter on
black and white flm. In addition to live performance
images, the book showcases intimate backstage moments as well as photos from the road
Packaged with the book is a download coupon for access to unreleased live recordings from the tour + a CD
of Tortoise’s 2016 album The Catastrophist with new
artwork exclusive to this book release
Simply put, Tortoise has spent nearly 25 years making
music that defes description. While the Chicagobased instrumental quintet has nodded to dub, rock,
jazz, electronica and minimalism throughout its
revered and in?uential seven-album discography, the
resulting sounds have always been distinctly, even
stubbornly, their own.
“Chicago’s Tortoise is a genre unto itself: cited as a
progenitor of post-rock, and clearly indebted to its
home town’s history of improvisers and fusionists,
Tortoise is an American underground institution.”
– Boston Globe Available from 22.09.2017

The Necessaries – Event Horizon
Friday, August 4th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Necessaries – Event Horizon

Image: 1610515 Arthur Russell epitomised the spirit that defined downtown NYC in the 70s and 80s. Yet his inability to complete projects resulted in limited output. Be With now present the reissue of Event Horizon, an album Arthur did finish with his cult group The Necessaries. Criminally neglected for 35 years, its scarcity on vinyl has caused it to evade his most diehard fans and its relative obscurity has rendered it largely unknown, even amongst Arthur acolytes.

Arthur played keys in the new wave/power pop quartet, as well as writing half the songs and contributing his inimitable vocals and avant-garde cello. Fronted by the muscular guitar of lead singer Ed Tomney, the band was rounded out by Ernie Brooks (The Modern Lovers) on bass and drummer Jesse Chamberlain (ex-Red Crayola). The record was produced by the legendary Bob Blank and featured the pulsing trombone of Peter Zummo.

Event Horizon represents the partial overhaul given to The Necessaries’ first record Big Sky (1981). Renamed and relaunched in 1982, The New York Rocker described the revised LP as benefitting from “some shuffling, some trimming of deadweight and the setting of real gems in their place. The biggest plus – “More Real” – is easily the prettiest song the Zombies never wrote”. That track, as well as the towering “Driving And Talking At The Same Time” (below), “Detroit Tonight”, “On The Run” and “The Finish Line”, came from the pen of Arthur. They are undoubtedly the best tracks on the album, wonderfully capturing Arthur’s softer, more melodic approach to pop.

With an uncompromising post punk attitude, The Necessaries blended distorted guitars and loud drums with melodious, intelligent songwriting. It’s weird and minimal, but it’s still resolutely pop. Like much of Arthur’s work, the songs are warm, shimmering and modern, catchy, hypnotic and utterly timeless. As well as handling a lot of the lead vocals, he arranged the tracks too, stripping away some of the new wave poppiness and adding his signature beautiful moodiness. It sounds like the most transcendent idea of what pop music could be.

Event Horizon should’ve been one of the most influential records in rock music history. Like most slept-on classics, it didn’t make the immediate impact it intended to, and was forgotten by Sire and, eventually, by fans. Nevertheless, Arthur forged ahead with his solo career after abruptly quitting the band by jumping out of the van at the mouth of the Holland Tunnel in New York, while on the way to an important gig.

Whilst Event Horizon will appeal to all Arthur Russell completists, it demands further examination beyond his fans. It’s long been an elusive missing piece to the lore of the downtown scene, but it won’t be for much longer. Art Pop? Jangle Pop? Power Pop? Whatever. Far ahead of its time, this is pure pop for now people.

The original, iconic artwork has been faithfully restored whilst Simon Francis’ dextrous mastering adds real clarity throughout. As ever, the record has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g. Additionally, the album features extensive liner notes on a printed inner sleeve by renowned writer and friend of the downtown scene Mikey IQ Jones.

Tracklisting
1 Rage
2 More Real
3 Like No Other
4 Driving And Talking At The Same Time
5 Aeiou
6 Sahara
7 Europe
8 State-Of-The Art
9 The Finish Line
10 Detroit Tonight
11 On The Run
12 Paceways Available from 29.09.2017

Soundspecies & Ache Meyi – Soundspecies & Ache Meyi
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Soundspecies & Ache Meyi – Soundspecies & Ache Meyi

Image: 1610604 Manana presents the third release on Manana//Records, an album collaboration between the UK’s Soundspecies and Ache Meyi, based in Santiago de Cuba.

Tracklisting:
1. Meme
2. Bembe!
3. Alina’S Calypso
4. Eguá / Mawa
5. Hyper Bembe!
6. Egrem Bata Jam
7. Ogún Meyi Meyi
8. Traditional Bata
9. Ikiri Ada

Manana presents the third release on Manana//Records, an album collaboration between the UK’s Soundspecies and Ache Meyi, based in Santiago de Cuba. The project was born in April 2016 in Santiago, in the balmy weeks leading up to Manana Festival and is the culmination of two chaotic weeks of rehearsals at the Casa Del Danzon and two sessions at the legendary Egrem studios. ‘Ache Meyi’ can be translated into ‘Ache’ (‘power’ or ‘blessings’ in the Yoruba language) and ‘Meyi’ (‘double’ or ‘twin’ or ‘twice’) and the band have their very own power twins, Hector and Rafael. Hector is the senior, patriarchal fgurehead of the group alongside his apprentices Alieke and Rafael. Two female singers, Alina and Maire, complete the lineup. The band’s identity is rooted in an interlocking web of afro-Haitian rhythms like bembe, vodu, gaga and merengue, absorbing these folkloric traditions from the neighbourhoods that they grew up in. Soundspecies are brothers Henry and Olly Keen, a Producer/DJ duo from Dorset who explore the connections between the rhythms of traditional folkloric percussive music and the sounds and forms of electronic dance music. Integrating electronics and melodies initially proved hard: “We were struggling to respond to the frenetic, seemingly impenetrable web of rhythmic sounds, and the singers’ sense of tonality was quite free, jumping from one key to n unrelated one within songs,” recalls Olly. However, at the legendary Siboney Egrem Studios in Santiago, they began separating the instruments, breaking the music down into textures and patterns and trying new directions with the sound. At a later session, Ache Meyi then jammed with kick and snare sounds on the MPC, playing to bembe rhythms recorded during the frst session.
Olly continues, “With a virtuoso like Hector, who has dedicated his whole life to his art, it could have been a challenge for us to suggest respectfully that he does it differently but he was the most open-hearted, patient and positive man. The show at the Manana festival was a euphoric experience for us. We wanted the album to capture and distil some of the energy from that night.”

KEY POINTS:
– Groundbreaking fusion of Cuban folkloric music and electronics
– Third release on MANANA / Records following the groundbreaking MANANA / Festival in Santiago, Cuba in 2016
– DJ support from Gilles Peterson, NTS, Worldwide FM, Henrik Schwarz and many more
– Limited edition vinyl format – 500 copies only
– 2LP IN GATEFOLD SLEEVE

FOR FANS OF:
Carl Craig, Fourtet, Floating Points, Henrik Schwarz, Ondatropica, debruit, Mala, Haitian rara, Cuban bembe and bata, Electric Jalaba, Simbad, Sofrito, Uproot Andy

https://soundcloud.com/manana-cuba

Available from 14.07.2017

Candeias – Sambaiana
Friday, June 16th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Candeias – Sambaiana

Image: 1610498 Sambaiana the rare Bossa Nova classic from Candeias finally gets a proper reissue.

TRACKLISTING:
A1 – El Tren De Tom
A2 – Paolinho
A3 – Zimbao
A4 – Managua
B1 – Sambaiana
B2 – Casas De Invierno
B3 – Palmeiras

Snippets: http://tinyurl.com/NOAJ003Snippets

LP (180g vinyl + Old School Tip On Gatefold Cover + Download Card + Printed Inner Sleeve)

Curiously enough the story of this record begins with a song, which isn’t even featured on it. A song named ‘Guayabas’. One of Guillermo Reuter’s very first free-spirited compositions is one of his two contributions to the fourth album ‘Ese Dia Va A Llegar’ by friend and musician Agustin Pereyra Lucena, in 1975. ‘Guayabas’ was the unintended starting signal for Reuter’s career and was coincidentally the initial spark for this reissue that you, dear reader and listener, are holding in your hands right now.
But perhaps we’d better take one thing at a time and not jump ahead of ourselves. ‘Guayabas’ was the Guillermo Reuter song that first caught the attention of the Notes On A Journey founders Jürgen von Knoblauch and Stefan Leisering. It led them to discover his album ‘Candeias’ shortly thereafter, and a love affair was born. It was a similar story for Jacques Subileau, the producer for the recordings of ‘Ese Dia Va A Llegar’ (and therefore ‘Guayabas’), who was so enamored by this single composition that he proposed Reuter to cut a whole album, made up exclusively of his songs and compositional stylings. The Frenchman with an Argentinian girlfriend, had connections to European record labels like Disco Mediterraneo in Madrid and Disques Espérance in Paris which specialised in World and African music. ‘Candeias’ would be released on both labels, on the Spanish imprint under the name of ‘Sambaiana’, in France as the original title ‘Candeias’, but for inexplicable reasons, with terrible sound quality.
For the 24-year-old musician, it came as a total surprise, the once-in-a-lifetime chance to record an entire album of his own works. Raised by parents, both of who were musicians and teachers with their own school (Instituto Reuter in Buenos Aires), Guillermo Reuter was destined to wander down one road for life – to follow in his father’s footsteps, professionally and musically. Josef Reuter, born in Germany, balanced his work life where he was a dedicated occupation Headmaster with music, not only was he a passionate organist, he was the maestro of his own choir, the ‘Singakademie Buenos Aires’ and a well-known director at Buenos Aires’ world famous “Teatro Colón”. Furthermore, he was a strict and conservative father who massively disapproved when his son embraced modern music like Brazilian Bossa Nova, which back then, was just starting to take the world by storm. Despite, or as a direct result of this, ‘Samba Da Minha Terra’ by João Gilberto was a revelation for the juvenile Guillermo Reuter and shaped his freethinking approach towards music permanently.

Even though Reuter satisfied his parents’ expectations by completing five years of studies in classical musical, his passion for the inauspicious sounds of Brazil never truly disappeared. On the contrary, after meeting the slightly older, Bossa Nova inspired, up-and-coming guitar player and songwriter Agustin Pereyra Lucena on the university campus, the young musician took the proverbial bull by the horns and made a massive leap of faith. On the one hand, he accepted the offer of several studio recordings (1973 ‘Climas’ and 1975 ‘Ese Dia Va A Llegar’), and on the other, he declined the request of his parents to inherit and run the private family school. At this moment in 1975, Guillermo Reuter made a clear, wholehearted decision, aware of all its consequences, and chose his own music as his further purpose in life. Music, which he finally – thanks to Jacques Subileau and ‘Guayabas’ for that matter – could record without compromise and thus give free rein to his creativity.
The recordings of ‘Candeias’ took place shortly after Subileau’s invitation, in October and November 1975, in the Buenos Aires based studio ‘Sound Center’. To realise his vision Guillermo Reuter surrounded himself with four superb musicians, who he knew from previous recording sessions: Agustin Pereyra Lucena on guitar, Uruguayan drummer and percussionist Carlos Carli, Brazilian bass player Darci Soave, and the young flute player Rubén Izarrualde. Reuter himself plays the Fender piano on all tunes (despite “Zimbao“ on which he played the upright piano) as well as 12-string guitar. The idea of adding a horn section to some tracks was quickly scrapped, mostly for financial reasons. Recorded in only a few brisk spring days (which is November on the southern hemisphere), you can feel the sheer enjoyment of the musicians in this masterpiece of timeless, universal music through its unbridled playfulness. Starting with ‘El Tren De Tom’, the album’s first track, where the sound of a departing locomotive announces the beginning of a journey. A journey that winds it’s way through the contagiously melodious, cunningly arranged and in every detail, profound world of Guillermo Reuter and his project Candeias. All of which is overseen by their heraldic spirit animal, the Toucan, which is the bird we first see on the album cover. The name Candeias, which means candles in Portuguese, was chosen democratically by all four participating musicians. The album’s carefree, casual happiness is never superficial or forced. For instance, ‘Paolinho’, driven by Izarrualde’s flute, is rooted in the folkloristic tradition of Northern Brazil and emphasizes Reuter’s almost academic approach towards his compositions. ‘Managua’ employs the Cuban Guajira rhythm and is probably the song of the album that best expresses the harmonic interaction of the four musicians extraordinaire. Throughout the whole album, Reuter’s training in classical compositions interweaving with his love of Jazz and Brazilian
music, in particular, is almost tangible.
In his homeland of Argentina, ‘Candeias’ will never be released. Subileau’s personal connections took the project to Europe, Spain to be precise. Here, with changing line-ups, Reuter played live regularly between 1976 and 1978. His playmates in Candeias (expandable from quartet to septet) include f.e. the Cuban saxophone player Paquito d’Rivera, the US trombone player Bill Smith, the Brazilian percussionist Rubem Dantas and the Spanish flute/saxophone player Jorge Pardo. Further recordings never happened, though.
The European Jazz scene at that time was much too volatile and in turmoil. Talents like Reuter were mostly getting booked as session musicians and were swamped by endless touring, leaving them little time to pursue their own projects. After his father had died towards the end of the 80s, Guillermo Reuter returned to Argentina and only infrequently returned to Europe for occasional live gigs. Back in his hometown, he made a living writing compositions for commercials and from intermittent gigs in local jazz clubs. He operated a music store for some years, worked as a composition teacher and acted as a program manager for various music and live venues in Buenos Aires. During this time he never stopped writing own songs. His fascination for South American folklore and its rhythms, from Brazil via Uruguay to Argentina, continued to increase, even until this day. In 2004 Guillermo Reuter wrote a song, ‘El Gorgojo’ (The Bug), which won the first prize at the international Latin Jazz Contest in La Habana and was praised by the French film music composer Michel Legrand, one of Reuter’s personal idols.
Having now Notes On A Journey, more than forty years after its initial release, introducing ‘Candeias’ to a whole new audience is also in the interest of its creator. For Guillermo Reuter, this album was and is a lifework, which has never lost momentum and significance. It is a record, which simply stands the test of time by bringing pure joy over its full, entertaining length, and is going under the skin at the same time. That’s why for this re-issue the original Spanish pressing has been lovingly restored, preserving the sound quality, letting you listen to it the way it should be heard, in the here and now. With the stunning new quality ‘Candeias’ will find a much bigger following this time round. Come and join the club. Available from 28.07.2017

DJ Tennis – DJ-Kicks
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ Tennis – DJ-Kicks

Image: 1610435 DJ-Kicks has tapped up Life And Death label founder DJ Tennis for the next instalment in its long running and land- mark series, which is due for release on 14th July. The Italian is the first artist to ever be granted not one but two discs across which to showcases his style, and he doesn’t disappoint. The mix comes as a double CD and triple vinyl release and features four exclusive tracks.

TRACKLISTING LP**
A1 Traumprinz – Intrinity
A2 Basic Channel – Q Loop
B1 D’Arcangelo – N-Tower
B2 Loscil – Sickbay
C1 Frank Bretschneider – Go! Said The Bird
(Tennis Version) **EXCLUSIVE
C2 The Other People Place – Let Me Be Me
D1 Bochum Welt – La Nuit
D2 Kenny Dixon Jr. – Soul Sounds
E1 MBG – Jumping Trip
E2 Monolake – Pio
F1 Pole – Raum 2 (DJ Tennis Technoid Version)
**EXCLUSIVE
F2 Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto – Aurora

TRACKLISTING CD1**
01 K. Leimer – Acquiescence
02 Bochum Welt – La Nuit
03 Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto – Aurora
04 Jon Hopkins – Vessel
05 Adam Johnson – Anex
06 Pole – Raum 2 (DJ Tennis Technoid Version) **EXCLUSIVE
07 Monolake – Pio
08 Byetone – Neuschnee
09 Mouse on Mars & Atom TM – Key My Brain
10 Bauri – Twinkle Stars
11 Rival Consoles – Recovery
12 Oval – Textuell
13 Isolée – Allowance
14 Caribou – Melody Day (Four Tet Remix feat. Luke Lalonde, Adem And One Little Plane)
15 D’Arcangelo – N-Tower

TRACKLISTING CD2**
01 Basic Channel – Q Loop
02 Frank Brettschneider – Go! Said The Bird (Tennis Version) **EXCLUSIVE
03 Red Axes – Paratrooper **EXCLUSIVE
04 Traumprinz – Intrinity
05 Robert Hood – Escapes (6:47)
06 Kenny Dixon Jr. – Soul Sounds
07 Rhythm & Sound – Mango Drive
08 Marcello Giordani – Perché non Vuoi Ballare?
09 The Other People Place – Let Me Be Me
10 Biosphere – Ikata-1
11 Roby J – Crossed Movements (LOM Extended Version)
12 MBG – Jumping Trip
13 Loscil – Sickbay
14 Maribou State – The Clown feat. Pedestrian (Axel Boman Remix)
15 DJ Tennis feat. Fink – Certain Angles (DJ-Kicks) **EXCLUSIVE
16 Kona Triangle – Astorias Ascent

DJ-Kicks has tapped up Life And Death label founder DJ Tennis for the next instalment in its long running and landmark series, which is due for release on 14th July. The Italian is the first artist to ever be granted not one but two discs across which to showcases his style, and he doesn’t disappoint.
The mix comes as a double CD and triple vinyl release and features four exclusive tracks. These include a brand new original from DJ Tennis featuring Fink and called ‘Certain Angels,’ plus new Tennis versions of tunes by Pole and Frank Brettschneider, and finally an unreleased track, ‘Paratrooper,’ from acclaimed Tel Aviv duo Red Axes. In programming these two diverse, eclectic and yet coherent rides, DJ Tennis shows off his singular knack for nailing an aesthetic that is subversive yet seductive in equal measure.

KEY POINTS CD
• First ever double CD DJ-Kicks release
• Includes 4 exclusive tracks
• Full tour dates and extensive festival schedule to support release
• Download card included with LP

Available from 14.07.2017

Jukka Eskola Soul Trio
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Die finnische Jazz-Szene kocht 2017 über. Eines der prominentesten Talente ist der Trompeter Jukka Eskola. Zehn Jahre voller Abenteuer in allen möglichen Ecken des Jazz hat er bereits erlebt: die Tanzflächenfeuerwerke des Five Corners Quintet, den rauen Expressionismus von Mikko Innanens kleiner Big Band, Jimi Tenors kosmischen Jazz und natürlich seine nach CTI klingenden Solo-Aufnahmen. […]

Die finnische Jazz-Formation Jukka Eskola Soul Trio mit ihrem neuen Longplayer auf Timmion Records
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Die finnische Jazz-Szene kocht 2017 über. Eines der prominentesten Talente ist der Trompeter Jukka Eskola. Zehn Jahre voller Abenteuer in allen möglichen Ecken des Jazz hat er bereits erlebt: die Tanzflächenfeuerwerke des Five Corners Quintet, den rauen Expressionismus von Mikko Innanens kleiner Big Band, Jimi Tenors kosmischen Jazz und natürlich seine nach CTI klingenden Solo-Aufnahmen. […]

Ol’ Burger Beats – Mind Games
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ol’ Burger Beats – Mind Games

Image: 1609785 Collages are a marvelous thing, every now and then, almost a
magical thing. The process of layering materials that were not meant
to ft together, such as fabrics with photos, is one of constant choice
and assessment. Maybe these could ft with those? How can I
make this sit well with that? As with physical objects, the process
of creating sound collages will have you up late considering…
contemplating… calculating… It can leave the strongest of minds
numb. But then, all of a sudden, a magic moment occurs. “These”
weirdly ft with “those”, “this” somehow blends perfectly with “that”, and
creation just… happens. It will never cease to amaze me how some
silky chords recorded on a sunny Ohio day, seem destined to be
paired with a stumbling Polish drumbreak. That is the mind boggling,
time traveling magic of beats. Pieces of sound, from different times
and places, sometimes appear to be made for each other”
With these words in mind from lyricist Ivan Ave, we present to you
Ol’ Burger Beats’ sophomore LP Mind Games. The frst LP on
the newly founded label Mutual Intentions, and one of the most
thematic releases we’ve done to this day. Ol’ Burger is known in
the beatmaking circles for his jazzy sound and great drums. With
his latest ”Unreleased Instrumentals EP” well received, it’s now
time to let the rappers jump on his beats. The feature-list includes
underground heavy hitters like Chester Watson, Jeremiah Jae,
Quelle Chris, Ivan Ave, Fly Anakin & Koncept Jack$on and KAMI
from SAVEMONEY.

• The frst LP on the newly founded label Mutual Intentions, and
one of the most thematic releases we’ve done to this day
• Ol’ Burger is known in the beatmaking circles for his jazzy
sound and great drums
• Features include underground heavy hitters like Chester
Watson, Jeremiah Jae, Quelle Chris, Ivan Ave, Fly Anakin &
Koncept Jack$on and KAMI from SAVEMONEY

1. Moon Is Out feat. Chester Watson & Kent Loon
2. It’s Black feat. Jeremiah Jae & Oliver The 2nd
3. Soundless / Daydream feat. Chester Watson & Maxo
4. My Only Outlet
5. Kool Aid Pool feat. Pink Siifu
6. One At A Time feat. Jalal Salaam
7. Make Due feat. Denmark Vessey & Quelle Chris
8. Mind Games feat. Oliver The 2nd & Ivan Ave
9. Talking To Demons feat. Maxo, Fly Anakin & Koncept Jack$on
10. Chicken Soup feat. KAMI Available from 19.05.2017

RUN DMC – Tougher Than Leather
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on RUN DMC – Tougher Than Leather

Image: 1609701 Too many people sleep on Tougher Than Leather, Run-DMC’s fourth album. But hear us out as we plead the case for this amazing LP.
By 1988 there was a lot more competition in the rap game – Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B. & Rakim, Ice-T and many
more had given Hollis, Queens’ prodigal sons lots of competition. But Joe, Darryl and Jay were still at the top of their game, and hip-hop
fans should never let this classic – chiefly produced by their Queens neighbor, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Davy D[MX] – get lost in their
crates.
For starters, the album’s first single, “Run’s House” b/w “Beats To The Rhyme” is arguably the most powerful one-two punch of the trio’s
career, showing contenders to the rap throne that they could still destroy a beat, tag-teaming with power at any speed. Not to be lost in
the shuffle, fans were also reminded on both sides that Jam-Master Jay remained one of the world’s best DJs, flexing the pinnacle of what
would be called “turntablism” a decade later. Both songs show a musical telepathy between all three that has rarely been equaled.
The second single, “Mary, Mary,” driven by an infectious Monkees sample, took a different approach, shrewdly ensuring that pop fans
who jumped on the Raising Hell bandwagon had something to chew on. But, like “Walk This Way,” the song wasn’t just bubblegum –
there was an edge to it, and the lyrical gymnastics were very real. It wasn’t selling out, it was allowing fans to buy in. “Papa Crazy,” driven
in concept and by a sample from the Temptations’ “Papa Was A Rolling Stone,” followed a similar pop-leaning path.
Overall, the lyrical content on the album was a step up from the group’s first three LPs. It’s easy to infer, looking back, that they were
feeling the heat from their younger competitors in the rap game. The genre was changing fast, and they were up to the challenge. On cuts
like “Radio Station” they bring substance to the grooves, by attacking Black Radio for its continual denigration of rap. “Tougher Than
Leather” reminds the world that they were still the Kings of Rock, with hard guitars to drive the point home. And “They Call Us Run-DMC”
and “Soul To Rock And Roll” both bring things back to their early days, with sure-fire park jam rhymes and killer cuts.
Tougher Than Leather, which went platinum up against a lot of competition, perfectly bookends the ‘80s output of one of the decade’s
most important groups. It encompasses the full range of the trio’s capabilities, and reminds us that Run-DMC should never be forgotten
as both pioneers and party-rockers. And so, we say, long live Joe, Darryl and Jay!

A1. Run’s House
A2. Mary, Mary
A3. They Call Us Run DMC
A4. Beats To The Rhyme
A5. Radio Station
A6. Papa Crazy
B1. Tougher Than Leather
B2. I’m Not Going Out Like That
B3. How’d Ya Do It Dee
B4. Miss Elaine
B5. Soul To Rock And Roll
B6. Ragtime Available from 05.05.2017

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