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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

Bossa Tres / Ana Rosely – Imprevisto / Skim Dum Dum Dum
Saturday, November 29th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bossa Tres / Ana Rosely – Imprevisto / Skim Dum Dum Dum

Image: 1594134 ‘Imprevisto’ is one of the most unmistakable Brazilian jazz records ever made in our opinion. Dramatic intro and hypnotic piano line, decorated with panned percussion before the hats come in. Then the upright bass. A true classic.
Bossa Três formed in 1961 in Rio. They spent most of their early years touring jazz clubs in the USA, before the original line up and their pianist – and perhaps most well known band member – Luis Carlos Vinhas, returned to Brazil.

This is the final track on their ‘Em Forma!’ LP from 1965, released on Forma. ‘Imprevisto’ has never been released on a 7”.

We know very little about Ana Rosely. She released four 7” 2-track records between 1975 and 1984, the latter featuring the brilliant ‘Skim Dum Dum Dum’. The original version was released by RGE Discos in 1984, which came as a surprise to us given the sound. It is very difficult to find an original copy in good condition and they are, as ever, increasing in price.

A. Bossa Tres – Imprevisto
AA. Ana Rosely – Skim Dum Dum Dum

https://soundcloud.com/mrbongo/sets/brazil-45-15-bossa-tres-imprevisto-ana-rosely-skim-dum-dum-dum Available from 12.12.2014

Bossa Tres / Ana Rosely – Imprevisto / Skim Dum Dum Dum
Saturday, November 29th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bossa Tres / Ana Rosely – Imprevisto / Skim Dum Dum Dum

Image: 1594134 ‘Imprevisto’ is one of the most unmistakable Brazilian jazz records ever made in our opinion. Dramatic intro and hypnotic piano line, decorated with panned percussion before the hats come in. Then the upright bass. A true classic.
Bossa Três formed in 1961 in Rio. They spent most of their early years touring jazz clubs in the USA, before the original line up and their pianist – and perhaps most well known band member – Luis Carlos Vinhas, returned to Brazil.

This is the final track on their ‘Em Forma!’ LP from 1965, released on Forma. ‘Imprevisto’ has never been released on a 7”.

We know very little about Ana Rosely. She released four 7” 2-track records between 1975 and 1984, the latter featuring the brilliant ‘Skim Dum Dum Dum’. The original version was released by RGE Discos in 1984, which came as a surprise to us given the sound. It is very difficult to find an original copy in good condition and they are, as ever, increasing in price.

A. Bossa Tres – Imprevisto
AA. Ana Rosely – Skim Dum Dum Dum

https://soundcloud.com/mrbongo/sets/brazil-45-15-bossa-tres-imprevisto-ana-rosely-skim-dum-dum-dum Available from 12.12.2014

First selection of early works by Italian songstress Jula De Palma …
Thursday, April 14th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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First selection of early works by one of the most excellent Italian female voices. Stunning interpretations of timeless jazz classics like “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “Blues In The Night”, “Night And Day” or “One For My Baby”, all songs from her sought after vinyl EPs “Jula In Jazz” and “Jula In Jazz 2” […]

Tumbélé!
Monday, September 28th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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Soundway presents “Tumbélé! – Biguine, Afro And Latin Sounds From The French Caribbean, 1963–74” – a look at the unique and overlooked sounds from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Lilting biguines, heavy gwo ka drums and tumbélé rhythms collide with the sounds of the carnival. Haitian, Congolese and Puerto Rican influences are added to […]

SPINNING WHEEL article for Straight No Chaser …
Wednesday, June 4th, 2003 | Posted in News | Comments Off on SPINNING WHEEL article for Straight No Chaser …

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Kosuke Mine Quintet – Mine
Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kosuke Mine Quintet – Mine

Image: 1609985 Der Produzent und Digger Fuzati (Klub des Loosers) hat zusammen mit Modulor das Le très jazz club Label ins Leben gerufen, das exklusive Reissues an Jazz-Raritäten aus Japan veröffentlicht. Der erste Release aus dem Jahr 1970 stammt vom Saxophonisten Kosku Mine, der mit Fender Rhoses Instrumentalist Hideo Ichikawa hier interagiert und intensiven Spiritual Jazz liefert. Available from 02.06.2017

Masaru Imada Trio + 2 – Green Caterpillar
Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Masaru Imada Trio + 2 – Green Caterpillar

Image: 1609988 Der Produzent und Digger Fuzati (Klub des Loosers) hat zusammen mit Modulor das Le très jazz club Label ins Leben gerufen, das exklusive Reissues an Jazz Raritäten aus Japan veröffentlicht. Der zweite Release stammt von Masaru Imada, dessen Platte auf einer Seite mit Fender Rhodes Instrumentierung an Marc Moulin und Placebo erinnert und auf der anderen mit Piano Instrumentierung Modal Jazz bietet. Available from 02.06.2017

Camea
Monday, April 11th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Camea

There is no doubt that Camea’s hypnotic tech house and techno sound has gained momentum as of late, and her following continues to grow as one of the underground’s most consistently respected talents. It has already been a strong start to 2016 – her BPM set at Alphahouse was featured by both Thump and Pulse […]

Pete Josef – Colour
Thursday, February 11th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pete Josef – Colour

Image: 1602257 It is only natural and consistent for Pete Josef to release his debut album on Berlin based
label Sonar Kollektiv, since it is the very same imprint he has been featured on in numerous
productions over the last three years – as a singer and as a songwriter. The close link with
Sonar Kollektiv took it’s course when in autumn 2012 label manager Oliver Glage signed
“Make It Good” by The White Lamp (Josef’s project together with Ex-Underworld member
Darren Emerson), for the label. From there, he has made contributions to Alex Barck’s album
“Reunion”, to tracks with Paskal & Urban Absolutes and Marlow, and to “Broken Connection”
off the debut album by ComixXx released just recently.
The young Brit, inspired over the years by such collaborations, and socialized in the lively
Bristol scene, has come up with an 11-track strong masterpiece of modern pop music. In the
opening track, “Spring At Last”, he and singer Marie Lister, accompanied by Justin “Captain”
Fellow’s industrious drumming and a host of Bristol String and Horn players, praise the thrill
of anticipation of all the things to come. For instance, a powerful pinch of dance grooves and
soul/Jazz elements – always connected to the here and now without making any retro
references at any point along the course.
“Mistress”, with screaming guitars and yet more powerful horn arrangements, reminiscent of
Donny Hathaway’s “Voices Inside”, could almost be a new Stevie Wonder record. In “Move
On” Josef’s Jazzpop turns Country-Ska, most notably thanks to his West African style
clawhammer guitar playing and some inspired drumming from Greg Freeman. And on “Night
Gospel” it is the piano that surfaces, over a lilting programmed, club-compliant beat. Variety
is guaranteed in every respect.. “Live Your Life” is a downright Afro-Jazz anthem complete
with scat singing, off-beat double bass from Roshan ‘Tosh’ Wijetunge, and the mantra-like
repeated chorus: “live your life, live it well”. Whilst the Neo-Soul ambience of Running in
series and Many Signs lament lost and broken love, new love is later expressed clearly as
Josef carols.. “feeling the new, feeling cupids smile descend” on the buoyant, summery
“Something Good”.
The production of “The Travelling Song” has just a hint of the legendary Steely Dan
productions, albeit with a modern almost hip-hop slant, and builds to put the listener into a
firmly euphoric space with a Samba-funk rhythm section crafted by the virtuoso
percussionist Rory Francis. In short, “Colour” is every shade of the rainbow, from bright light,
to contemplative dark. “Hope” has all the colours in one, with lyrical positivity set against
almost mournful Afrobeat ballad accompanied. It is a setting of the poem by Emily Dickinson
(“hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul”), and features a glorious improvised
solo by free-Jazz trumpeter, Nick Malcolm, in which he virtually embodies the bird described
in the verse through his fluttering expressive melodies. In closing, as the album’s finale, we
are treated to the title track “Colour” ..and it is here where Pete Josef reveals where much of
his inspiration, his optimism and his balance of mind springs from: it is his love of nature, in all
it’s wondrous colour that is subtly expressed throughout his music. Therefore not only the
song “Colour”, but the whole album is de facto an ode to nature, together with the shades of
emotion we all experience in our lives. No surprise here then that Mr. Josef recently settled in
a cottage in rural Somerset amid forests, meadows, and close to the natural world he loves
so much.

TRACKLISTING LP
A1 Spring At Last
A2 Mistress
A3 Night Gospel
A4 Running In Series
A5 Many Signs
A6 Something Good
B1 Move On
B2 Live Your Live
B3 The Travelling Song
B4 Hope
B5 Colour

http://www.sonarkollektiv.com/ Available from 18.03.2016

Pete Josef – Colour
Thursday, February 11th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pete Josef – Colour

Image: 1602257 It is only natural and consistent for Pete Josef to release his debut album on Berlin based
label Sonar Kollektiv, since it is the very same imprint he has been featured on in numerous
productions over the last three years – as a singer and as a songwriter. The close link with
Sonar Kollektiv took it’s course when in autumn 2012 label manager Oliver Glage signed
“Make It Good” by The White Lamp (Josef’s project together with Ex-Underworld member
Darren Emerson), for the label. From there, he has made contributions to Alex Barck’s album
“Reunion”, to tracks with Paskal & Urban Absolutes and Marlow, and to “Broken Connection”
off the debut album by ComixXx released just recently.
The young Brit, inspired over the years by such collaborations, and socialized in the lively
Bristol scene, has come up with an 11-track strong masterpiece of modern pop music. In the
opening track, “Spring At Last”, he and singer Marie Lister, accompanied by Justin “Captain”
Fellow’s industrious drumming and a host of Bristol String and Horn players, praise the thrill
of anticipation of all the things to come. For instance, a powerful pinch of dance grooves and
soul/Jazz elements – always connected to the here and now without making any retro
references at any point along the course.
“Mistress”, with screaming guitars and yet more powerful horn arrangements, reminiscent of
Donny Hathaway’s “Voices Inside”, could almost be a new Stevie Wonder record. In “Move
On” Josef’s Jazzpop turns Country-Ska, most notably thanks to his West African style
clawhammer guitar playing and some inspired drumming from Greg Freeman. And on “Night
Gospel” it is the piano that surfaces, over a lilting programmed, club-compliant beat. Variety
is guaranteed in every respect.. “Live Your Life” is a downright Afro-Jazz anthem complete
with scat singing, off-beat double bass from Roshan ‘Tosh’ Wijetunge, and the mantra-like
repeated chorus: “live your life, live it well”. Whilst the Neo-Soul ambience of Running in
series and Many Signs lament lost and broken love, new love is later expressed clearly as
Josef carols.. “feeling the new, feeling cupids smile descend” on the buoyant, summery
“Something Good”.
The production of “The Travelling Song” has just a hint of the legendary Steely Dan
productions, albeit with a modern almost hip-hop slant, and builds to put the listener into a
firmly euphoric space with a Samba-funk rhythm section crafted by the virtuoso
percussionist Rory Francis. In short, “Colour” is every shade of the rainbow, from bright light,
to contemplative dark. “Hope” has all the colours in one, with lyrical positivity set against
almost mournful Afrobeat ballad accompanied. It is a setting of the poem by Emily Dickinson
(“hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul”), and features a glorious improvised
solo by free-Jazz trumpeter, Nick Malcolm, in which he virtually embodies the bird described
in the verse through his fluttering expressive melodies. In closing, as the album’s finale, we
are treated to the title track “Colour” ..and it is here where Pete Josef reveals where much of
his inspiration, his optimism and his balance of mind springs from: it is his love of nature, in all
it’s wondrous colour that is subtly expressed throughout his music. Therefore not only the
song “Colour”, but the whole album is de facto an ode to nature, together with the shades of
emotion we all experience in our lives. No surprise here then that Mr. Josef recently settled in
a cottage in rural Somerset amid forests, meadows, and close to the natural world he loves
so much.

TRACKLISTING LP
A1 Spring At Last
A2 Mistress
A3 Night Gospel
A4 Running In Series
A5 Many Signs
A6 Something Good
B1 Move On
B2 Live Your Live
B3 The Travelling Song
B4 Hope
B5 Colour

http://www.sonarkollektiv.com/ Available from 18.03.2016

Pete Josef – Colour
Friday, August 28th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pete Josef – Colour

Image: 1598768 Pete Josef is back with his new album Colour.

TRACKLISTING

1. Spring At Last
2. Mistress
3. Night Gospel
4. Move On
5. Live Your Life
6. The Travelling Song
7. Hope
8. Running In Series
9. Many Signs
10. Something Good
11. Colour

It is only natural and consistent for Pete Josef to release his debut album on Berlin based
label Sonar Kollektiv, since it is the very same imprint he has been featured on in numerous
productions over the last three years – as a singer and as a songwriter. The close link with
Sonar Kollektiv took it’s course when in autumn 2012 label manager Oliver Glage signed
“Make It Good” by The White Lamp (Josef’s project together with Ex-Underworld member
Darren Emerson), for the label. From there, he has made contributions to Alex Barck’s album
“Reunion”, to tracks with Paskal & Urban Absolutes and Marlow, and to “Broken Connection”
off the debut album by ComixXx released just recently.

The young Brit, inspired over the years by such collaborations, and socialized in the lively
Bristol scene, has come up with an 11-track strong masterpiece of modern pop music. In the
opening track, “Spring At Last”, he and singer Marie Lister, accompanied by Justin “Captain”
Fellow’s industrious drumming and a host of Bristol String and Horn players, praise the thrill
of anticipation of all the things to come. For instance, a powerful pinch of dance grooves and
soul/Jazz elements – always connected to the here and now without making any retro
references at any point along the course.

“Mistress”, with screaming guitars and yet more powerful horn arrangements, reminiscent of
Donny Hathaway’s “Voices Inside”, could almost be a new Stevie Wonder record. In “Move On” Josef’s Jazzpop turns Country-Ska, most notably thanks to his West African style clawhammer guitar playing and some inspired drumming from Greg Freeman. And on “Night
Gospel” it is the piano that surfaces, over a lilting programmed, club-compliant beat. Variety
is guaranteed in every respect.. “Live Your Life” is a downright Afro-Jazz anthem complete
with scat singing, off-beat double bass from Roshan ‘Tosh’ Wijetunge, and the mantra-like
repeated chorus: “live your life, live it well”. Whilst the Neo-Soul ambience of Running in
series and Many Signs lament lost and broken love, new love is later expressed clearly as
Josef carols.. “feeling the new, feeling cupids smile descend” on the buoyant, summery
“Something Good”.

The production of “The Travelling Song” has just a hint of the legendary Steely Dan productions, albeit with a modern almost hip-hop slant, and builds to put the listener into a
firmly euphoric space with a Samba-funk rhythm section crafted by the virtuoso
percussionist Rory Francis. In short, “Colour” is every shade of the rainbow, from bright light,
to contemplative dark. “Hope” has all the colours in one, with lyrical positivity set against
almost mournful Afrobeat ballad accompanied. It is a setting of the poem by Emily Dickinson (“hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul”), and features a glorious improvised solo by free-Jazz trumpeter, Nick Malcolm, in which he virtually embodies the bird described in the verse through his fluttering expressive melodies. In closing, as the album’s finale, we are treated to the title track “Colour” ..and it is here where Pete Josef reveals where much of his inspiration, his optimism and his balance of mind springs from: it is his love of nature, in all it’s wondrous colour that is subtly expressed throughout his music. Therefore not only the song “Colour”, but the whole album is de facto an ode to nature, together with the shades of emotion we all experience in our lives. No surprise here then that Mr. Josef recently settled in a cottage in rural Somerset amid forests, meadows, and close to the natural world he loves so much.

WEBLINKS http://www.sonarkollektiv.com/

Available from 23.10.2015

Various – Supalatino 1: The Funky Sound Of Latin..
Thursday, October 31st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Supalatino 1: The Funky Sound Of Latin..

First release on Supalatino, a fantastic new 12″ compilation of five hard-to-find floor-friendly Latin flavoured club monsters brought to you by the people behind the respected Supafrico imprint. Kicking things off in style is the truly awesome ‘Meu A…

Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald – Borderland 1/3
Sunday, June 16th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald – Borderland 1/3

Image: 1581108 First of three limited twelves, 500 only, 180gm, heavy sleeve.

After more than two decades of behind the scenes collaboration Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald present Borderland – their debut collaborative album to be released this summer on Tresor Records.

The album – made up of 8 sequences, which seamlessly blend the styles of both masters – was recorded at the beginning of 2013 over various studio sessions in Berlin and will be released as a series of three 12″s and a CD album.

Limited to 500 units, pressed on heavy vinyl and packed in hefty sleeves, Electric Garden is the main recurring theme in Borderland, developed on this first EP in two different mixes.

While the “Original Mix” was produced during the first studio session conducted for this new collaboration, the “Deep Jazz In The Garden Mix” also features the performance of German trumpet player Sebastian Studnitzky.

ogether with a live show being debuted in May at MUTEK festival – the record gives common voice to two independent yet mutually supporting musical journeys, achieving a singular expression of club-orientated electronic music and the freedom of organic musical experimentation.

TRACKLISTING:

A. Electric Garden (Original Mix)
B. Electric Garden (Deep Jazz In The Garden Mix) Available from 27.05.2013

Iron Solomon
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
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When Iron Solomon’s dad brought home a copy of N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton, a monster was born. The album’s collage style—laden with soulful samples, rumbling bass, chunky drum machines, rock guitar hits and brash yet socially conscious wordplay—would become the blueprint for Solomon’s creativity. Growing up in a family of musicians, Solomon spent time in […]

Staff Charts 2011
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In good old tradition we asked around what the employees of Groove Attack, Rough Trade, and GoodToGo have been listening to during the past twelve months. Naturally it’s a wild mixture of rock, pop, folk, hip hop, reggae, jazz, dance music, and obscure underground stuff – as diverse as we are. Nonetheless, what you’ll find […]

Staff Charts 2010
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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I figure it’s been a pretty epic year for music and our beloved industry. Seriously, I’ve got very little to complain about. To sum it up, 2010 was full of blown speakers, sweaty “Old Desperate Bitch” t-shirts and the surprising comeback of stage diving. Along the way we listened to huge piles of new albums, […]

Staff Charts 2009
Monday, December 28th, 2009 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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2009 wasn’t just the year everyone you know bought an iPhone, joined Twitter and put on a pair of gum boots to till their fields in Farmville. Actually it was also an exciting and eventful year for music – full of blown speakers, sweaty t-shirts and the surprising comeback of psychedelic rock. Along the way […]

Dr Rubberfunk
Monday, December 21st, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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2008 is the year that Dr Rubberfunk joined the Jalapeno family and brought his live drumming, funk breaking, party slaying, cutting & scratching, irrepressible good time shit to the J-funk party. Having been pestered by the label since the release of his debut he finally agreed to take a break from his own GPS recordings […]

Trus’me – In The Red (Fat City Recordings)
Monday, December 14th, 2009 | Tags: , , , ,
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Fat City Recordings and Prime Numbers present the much-anticipated album “In The Red” by Trus’me. Feat. Dam-Funk, Amp Fiddler, Piranhahead, and Paul Randolph.

CD FCCD030 / 2LP FCLP017
Release: 11-12-09
Fat City Recordings and Prime Numbers present the much-anticipated new album by Trus’me …
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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Fat City Recordings and Prime Numbers present the much-anticipated album “In The Red” by Trus’me. Since the release of his blistering seminal debut “Working Nights” in 2007, Mancunian wunderkind Trus’me has been doing just that, both dj’ing in the best clubs around the world and putting in plenty of late night studio sessions alongside some […]

Frogg
Monday, September 21st, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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Frogg is a Berlin based three-piece consisting of producer Mo Delgado, DJ Luke and vocalist Mills who is originally from London. Mo Delgado is a founding member of the massive reggae/dancehall band SEEED who have released a string of gold and platinum selling albums in Germany. Now they’re going to release their debut album on […]

DJ Spinna
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 | Tags: ,
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DJ Spinna is something of an anomaly in music. A humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields. A steadfast work ethic, an obsessively extensive vinyl library and the willingness to pursue the full extents of his roots (funk, soul and jazz), foundation (hip-hop) and future (electronic/dance music) […]

5 Years Of Great Stuff
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 | Tags: , , , , , , ,
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One of the most powerful labels in dance music and one of the biggest success stories turns 5. Great Stuff Recordings looks back with pride on its countless fantastic releases and amazing artist family. It all began back in 2003 in Munich with a few nice tracks by founding member Tomcraft, the British duo Coburn, […]

Staff Charts 2008
Thursday, December 18th, 2008 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Oh boy, what a year! 2008 wasn’t a bad one. Once again our beloved industry gave us a full package of spectacle and entertainment. First a fat guy from Fishponds who made a living by selling mobile phones, came right out of nowhere and entered the global charts. Madonna became 50, but she’s still doing […]

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

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

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

DJ Day
Friday, March 16th, 2007 | Tags: ,
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DJ Day is a typical product of modern day hip-hop-culture. He is a dedicated record digger and serious DJ who cut his teeth in the LA undergound scene alongside his friends Aloe Blacc and Exile. But selling beats to rappers was never his main ambition. Instead of doing beat-tapes he got himself a Fender Rhodes, […]

Dalindeo
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Dalindèo is the next big thing in jazz. No question about it. When you first listen to this Helsinki based sextet, you might almost picture a scene in a 60’s film with this music playing at the background. Then one’s mind might easily drift in the eternally cool world of, say Antonio Carlos Jobim and John Barry. Before we get too nostalgic and retro here it must be stressed that this is contemporary music and the sound of now. Yes, the band’s style arises from rhythms and atmospheres of the Brazilian musical heritage and modal jazz of 1960’s, but still Dalindèo’s sound has been strongly affected by modern club music. Rhythm and mood have the leading role and “danceableness” is very important a factor, but just as well as improvisation. This is NOT “lounge” or your average “chill out” nonsense, on the contrary. Dalindèo’s aim is to bring back the freshness, lightness, beautiful compositions and rhythmic textures of the era and combine it with modern approach …

Staff Charts 2006
Monday, December 18th, 2006 | Tags: ,
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In good ol’ tradition we asked around what Groove Attack‘s employees have been listening to in 2006. Read on ‘cuz this list is for you …

LARGE PROFESSOR drops instrumental album …
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Hip Hop

Louie Vega
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“Little Louie” Vega is the Miles Davis of dance music. Like the impossible to categorize Davis, Vega is constantly reinventing himself and revolutionizing music itself in the process. During his nearly two-decade long career, Vega has crafted some of the most innovative singles in dance music history, kick started genres like soulful house, and revitalized the careers of legends like Roy Ayers, George Benson and Tito Puente.

Born in the Bronx in 1965, Vega grew up surrounded by Latin music. Vega’s father, Louie Vega Sr, is an accomplished jazz and Latin saxophone player and his uncle Hector LaVoe was a renowned salsa singer who recorded for the Fania label. But Vega’s musical influences didn’t end with Latin music: in the eighties, he was a regular at legendary nightclubs like The Paradise Garage and he attended Afrika Bambaataa’s parties in the Bronx River Projects …

SPECTRUM WORKS news for 2003 …
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Headz

2 BANKS OF 4 get remixed big time by HERBERT, SKI, DERRICK CARTER, ZED BIAS, ATTICA BLUES and others…
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Headz

Read Egon’s diary of the Funky 16 Corners European tour …
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