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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

Various – Liquid V Club Sessions Volume 5
Monday, February 10th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Liquid V Club Sessions Volume 5

Image: 1586267 First appearing on the scene in 2005, Liquid V’s now famous Club Sessions have quickly become one of the slickest compilation series of Liquid DnB around. Featuring tracks from the scene’s biggest producers such as Roni Size, Fresh, Calibre, D-Bridge the first album laid the foundations for the iconic Liquid V brand – launching Bryan Gee’s vision to the world. Now, with four volumes to date, 2013 sees the release of the fifth highly anticipated edition of one of DnB’s liquid institutions.

Always known for its deep, forward thinking sounds, 2013 has seen Liquid V go from strength to strength. Always regarded as a purveyor of the smoothest, most atmospheric beats, Liquid V is now riding higher than ever on a wave of renewed interest for one of DnB’s more subtle styles.

Four tracks handpicked from this project make the vinyl cut and represent the finest in Liquid Drum & Bass in 2013. From the fresh talents of Boosta & Atmos T to scene stalwarts like Random Movement & Need for Mirrors these tracks are timeless, something very rare in todays fast moving world.

SUPPORT: Fabio, Bryan Gee, DJ Marky, Friction, Hype, Calbire, LTJ Bukem, Bailey, TC, A Sides, Doc Scott and many more!

LABEL MARKETING: Features on V Recordings shows on Ministry of Sound Radio and Origin FM, Dedicated newsletter to 35,000 V Recordings subscribers. 50,000+ Facebook reach through label controlled Facebook and Twitter. as well as press on websites across the globe.

Tracklisting:

A. Boosta & Atmos T – All My Love feat. Nicole || B. Random Movement & Jaybee – Good Enough || C. Need For Mirrors, HLZ & Villem – Impressions || D. Paul SG – Let Me Show You feat. T.R.A.C. & LaMeduza Available from 20.01.2014

Highly creative and forward thinking beats by Anchorsong …
Monday, November 21st, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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“Chapters” is the captivating debut album by hotly tipped Japanese multi-instrumentalist and producer Anchorsong, on Tru Thoughts. BBC Radio 1’s new music guru Huw Stephens, who has heartily championed Anchorsong since seeing him at SXSW in 2009, recently lifted the lid on the LP with an upfront play of the music, fuelling the buzz for […]

J.Rawls presents the second part of the hip hop-jazz project “The Liquid Crystal Project” …
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 | Tags: , , , ,
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J.Rawls is back in the footsteps of Madlib’s Yesterdays New Quintet and Marc Mac’s Visioneers with a new album of original hip hop-jazz compositions and tributes to some of the greatest in Hip Hop and Jazz. Produced by J.Rawls, one half of Lone Catalysts and 3582, and producer for Black Star (“Brown Skin Lady”), El […]

J.RAWLS presents The Liquid Crystal Project …
Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 | Posted in News | Comments Off on J.RAWLS presents The Liquid Crystal Project …

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Blossom & HOT16 – So Cool / So Cool (BusCrates Remix)
Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Blossom & HOT16 – So Cool / So Cool (BusCrates Remix)

Image: 1610385 Up-and-coming Portland soul sensation Blossom and Liquid Beat producer HOT16 come together for the 7” release of “So Cool”. The original version of “So Cool” appears on their collaborative album “Tease”, while the B-side features an exclusive remix by producer extraordinaire, BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble.

Blossom floats effortlessly over HOT16’s crisp production, which is punctuated by some clever chops of live bass & horns played by Portland’s Tony Ozier & Farnell Newton.

BusCrates infuses the track with a Modern Funk take on the groove. By utilizing punchy drums & adding some amazing keyboard work, Buscrates adds the signature flavor that he is known for.

With a standout vocal performance from Blossom, and two funky & unique mixes from HOT16 & BusCrates, the “So Cool” 7” is bound to be a DJ favorite and crate staple throughout the summer and beyond.

A. So Cool
B. So Cool (BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble Remix)

• Remix by BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble
• Up-and-coming vocalist Blossom frst vinyl release
• Production by HOT16
• Bass by Tony Ozier
• Horns by Farnell Newton Available from 11.08.2017

DaiN / Moniquea – Gave It A Try / Let Go
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DaiN / Moniquea – Gave It A Try / Let Go

Image: 1608019 Producer DaiN releases his debut 7” single featuring incredible
vocal collaborations with LA’s Modern Funk queen Moniquea, and
frequent Tall Black Guy collaborators Malice & Mario Sweet. Drawing
inspiration from great producers like J Dilla, DJ Quik, and Kev Brown,
DaiN brings a unique swing and style to the table with his signature
drums, bass lines, and keys. Instantly recognizable with a sound all
its own, DaiN’s frst release with Liquid Beat is perfect for those who
love expertly produced, beat driven R&B and Hip-Hop.
Included with the 7” is a free download of DaiN’s entire “Treat
Yourself” EP that features additional collaborations with Black
Spade, Rozzi Daime (of SA-RA fame), and up and coming Portland
songstress Blossom.

Side A.
Gave it a Try ft. Moniquea
Side B.
Let Go ft. Malice & Mario Sweet Available from 03.03.2017

Various – Street Player EP
Friday, July 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Street Player EP

Image: 1604926 The “Street Player” EP covers and reimagines the Disco classic originally made famous by Chicago, and later sampled and turned into a House classic by Kenny Dope & The Bucketheads.

With the help of the UK’s Colonel Red on all leading vocals, Liquid Beat’s crew of in-house producers each recreated unique covers of “Street Player” in their own signature styles.

Label head Matt Nelkin’s version of “Street Player” is a tight, streamlined adaptation of the original that uses live players to add an updated soul and funk feel. Prolific producer HOT16 offers up a New Funk twist with intricate drum machine work, bass, guitar, and synths replacing the iconic horn lines perfectly. Roane Namuh on the other hand gives the whole composition a makeover transforming the track into a soulful Deep House groove with Colonel Red matching the lyrics perfectly around the rhythms. And lastly, Liquid Beat newcomer DaiN turns in an original, new school R&B styled composition that works as a culminating meditation on the Street Player theme.

The “Street Player” EP was truly a labor of love by the entire Liquid Beat crew and is aimed strictly at DJs and music lovers with a passion for the past and an eye towards the future. Anyone who is familiar with the original version will find this release to be a welcome alternate and a sure shot crate staple.

Street Player – Matt Nelkin
Street Player (J6-808 Mix) – HOT16
Street Player (Roane Zone Mix) – Roane Namuh
Street Player (Soalyk Mix) – DaiN
Street Player (Drumappella) – Matt Nelkin
Available from 26.08.2016

Reva DeVito & Roane Namuh – Cloudshine Deluxe
Thursday, August 8th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Reva DeVito & Roane Namuh – Cloudshine Deluxe

Image: 1582476 Singer/songwriter REVA DEVITO & producer ROANE NAMUH (of OK HAND SIGNAL fame and THE LOVE LOUNGERS record) together have crafted an album of progressive soul that should appeal to neo-soul and downtempo fans alike. The original ‘Cloudshine’ was released last year as a free download and created a fairly big buzz with their video for the song ‘Frozen’.The release was highly rated by many taste making blogs and was featured in a few top releases from 2012.

‘Cloudshine Deluxe’ has taken 4 songs from the original release, added 2 brand new tracks and 2 remixes from TALL BLACK GUY (BASTARD JAZZ/BSTRD BOOTS) and TONY OZIER (who just released a 7″ on Cherries Records). The project has also now been completely re-mixed and mastered and sounds better than before. Full pic sleeve. On Matt Nelkin’s label Liquid Beat Records.

Tracklisting:

A1. Should Have Known
A2. Frozen
A3. Candy
A4. Cloudshine

B1. Go There
B2. Lavender
B3. Should Have Known (Tall Black Guy Remix)
B4. Cloudshine (Tony Ozier Remix ft. SHO-Tyme) Available from 19.07.2013

Black Moon – Enta Da Stage (Remixes)
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Black Moon – Enta Da Stage (Remixes)

Image: 1615792 2017 Remixed & Remastered Edition / Composed of members Buckshot, 5ft, and DJ Evil Dee, Black Moon simultaneously kicked off and defined the rap renaissance of New York with the release of Enta Da Stage in 1993. Whereas plenty of earlier groups had spit rage-filled rhymes to tear down the world’s unjust establishments, no one had evoked brooding pathos or introspective anger quite like Black Moon. Underground hip-hop might have been dominated by the sunny sound of G-Funk when Enta Da Stage dropped, but from then on the scene turned to the dark side. Black Moon was rising.

Earlier this year, Fat Beats Records presented the definitive Enta Da Stage box set, which was reissued for the first time across three formats (6xLP, 3xCD and 3xCassette). This album is the complete encapsulation of an era for anyone seeking to understand the origin and the essence of New York’s Golden Age.The box set included vocals, instrumentals and remixes plus extensive liner notes by David Ma (Pitchfork, Wax Poetics) with rare and unreleased visual ephemera in an 18 page booklet. The story of Black Moon, alongside their peers Biggie, Big L, Nas, Kool G Rap, and Wu Tang, reminds us that the bleakest times produce the most profound agents of cultural change. And as we stand at the precipice of a new age of anxiety, Enta Da Stage has never been more relevant… or more necessary.

Although Black Moon would go on to release three more albums – and its members would go on to greatness with Da Beatminerz, Boot Camp Klik, and various solo projects – Enta Da Stage remains the perfect distillation of tight lyrical menace, rowdy crew hooks, stripped down breaks, and deep basslines on all of its fourteen tracks. Although Enta Da Stage might stand in the shadow of East Coast albums such as Enter the Wu- Tang (36 Chambers), Illmatic, Liquid Swords, Ready to Die, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and The Infamous, history will remember that Enta Da Stage preceded those releases. To understand Enta Da Stage is to understand the origin and the spirit of New York hip-hop once and for all.

1. How Many Emcee’s (Must Get Dissed) (DJ Evil Dee Remix)
2. Act Like You Want It (F.A.P. Mix)
3. Shit Iz Real (Buckshot’s New Vocal)
4. Son Get Wrec (DJ Evil Dee Remix)
5. U Da Man (DJ Evil Dee Remix)
6. Buckshot’s Freestyle Joint
7. Fuck It Up (Rugged and Ruff Mix)
8. I Got Cha Opin (Remix)
9. Buck Em Down (Da Beatminerz Remix)
10. Murder MC’s (B-Side Vocal)
11. Six Feet Deep
12. Reality (Killing Every…)
13. Who Got Da Props- – MW Smooth Mix Available from 17.11.2017

Black Moon – Enta Da Stage (2017 Remaster)
Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Black Moon – Enta Da Stage (2017 Remaster)

Image: 1615537 Composed of members Buckshot, 5ft, and DJ Evil Dee, Black Moon simultaneously kicked off and defned the rap renaissance of New York with the release of Enta Da Stage in 1993. Whereas plenty of earlier groups had spit rage-flled rhymes to tear down the world’s unjust establishments, no one had evoked brooding pathos or introspective anger quite like Black Moon. Underground hip-hop might have been dominated by the sunny sound of G-Funk when Enta Da Stage dropped, but from then on the scene turned to the dark side. Black Moon was rising. Earlier this year, Fat Beats Records presented the defnitive Enta Da Stage box set, which was reissued for the frst time across three formats (6xLP, 3xCD and 3xCassette). This album is the complete encapsulation of an era for anyone seeking to understand the origin and the essence of New York’s Golden Age.The box set included vocals, instrumentals and remixes plus extensive liner notes by David Ma (Pitchfork, Wax Poetics) with rare and unreleased visual ephemera in an 18 page booklet. The story of Black Moon, alongside their peers Biggie, Big L, Nas, Kool G Rap, and Wu Tang, reminds us that the bleakest times produce the most profound agents of cultural change. And as we stand at the precipice of a new age of anxiety, Enta Da Stage has never been more relevant… or more necessary.
Although Black Moon would go on to release three more albums – and its members would go on to greatness with Da Beatminerz, Boot Camp Klik, and various solo projects – Enta Da Stage remains the perfect distillation of tight lyrical menace, rowdy crew hooks, stripped down breaks, and deep basslines on all of its fourteen tracks. Although Enta Da Stage might stand in the shadow of East Coast albums such as Enter the WuTang (36 Chambers), Illmatic, Liquid Swords, Ready to Die, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and The Infamous, history will remember that Enta Da Stage
preceded those releases. To understand Enta Da Stage is to understand the origin and the spirit of New York hip-hop once and for all.

1. Powaful Impak!
2. Niguz Talk Shit
3. Who Got Da Props (Evil Dee Mix)
4. Ack Like U Want It
5. Buck Em Down
6. Black Smif-n-Wessun
7. Son Get Wrec
8. Make Munne
9. Slave
10. I Got Cha Opin
11. Shit Iz Real
12. Enta Da Stage
13. How Many MC’s
14. U Da Man

• 2017 remastered edition on double LP
• Although commercially overshadowed in a crowded 1993 release schedule that included Enter the Wu Tang, Midnight Marauders, and Doggystyle, Enta Da Stage is now considered not only a forebear to its more famous counterparts but also equal, if not superior, in the ranks of all-time greatest albums. MC’s Buckshot and 5 Ft. shine on the mic, exuding supreme confdence through their brash delivery and charisma, while on the musical side, DJ Evil Dee and Mr. Walt make their mark with their distinctively jazzy yet grimy lo-f production as Da Beatminerz
• Making their production debut with Enta Da Stage, Da Beatminerz went on to produce the equally classic debuts from Boot Camp Clik members Smif-N-Wessun, Heltah Skeltah, & O.G.C. with Dah Shinin’, Nocturnal & Da Storm, solidifying themselves as one the preeminent production teams of the era Available from 06.10.2017

Kerri Chandler – DJ-Kicks
Friday, September 15th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kerri Chandler – DJ-Kicks

Image: 1611965 Kerri Chandler is house music royalty, and he is next to take the reins of the ever essential DJ-kicks mix series. His sumptuous selection is out on October 20th and arrives with a substantial release tour that includes a launch party at this year’s ADE.

TRACKLISTING LP
A1 Andre Ceccarelli – Stock No. 1
A2 Kerri Chandler – Stop Wasting My Time
A3 Innerzone Orchestra – People Make The
World Go Round
B1 Rasa – When Will The Day Come
B2 Lesette Wilson – Look Into Tomorrow
B3 Cymande – Getting It Back
C1 Sylvia Striplin – Can’t Turn Me Away
C2 Uptown Funk Empire – You’ve Gotta
Have Freedom
C3 James Mason – Sweet Power Of Your
Embrace
D1 Roy Ayers – Liquid Love
D2 Ethel Beatty – I Know You Care
D3 Fantasy Three – Its Your Rock (Instrumental)

TRACKLISTING CD
01 Intro
02 LeRoy Hutson – Cool Out
03 New York Streets
04 Rasa – When Will The Day Come
05 The Foreign Exchange – Body
06 Fantasy Three – It’s Your Rock (Instrumental)
07 T La Rock – It’s Yours
08 André Ceccarelli – Stock No.1
09 Soulful Session – All I Need feat. Tisha Monique
(Demo Boogie Version)
10 Beckie Bell – Music Madness (Extended
Charles Maurice Version)
11 Uptown Funk Empire – You’ve Got to Have Freedom
12 Segway City 2
13 James Mason – Sweet Power Of Your Embrace
14 Segway City 3
15 Fruit – If You Feel It, Say Yeah
16 Kerri Chandler – Stop Wasting My Time (DJ-Kicks)
17 Sylvia Striplin – You Can’t Turn Me Away
18 Innerzone Orchestra – People Make The
World Go Round
19 Cymande – Getting It Back
20 Kiki Willows – 3 AM
21 Roy Ayers – Liquid Love

Kerri Chandler is house music royalty, and he is next to take the reins of the ever essential DJ-kicks mix series. His sumptuous selection is out on October 20th and arrives with a substantial release tour that includes a launch party at this year’s ADE.
Without New Jersey native Kerri ‘Kaoz’ Chandler, house—specifically deep house—would sound very different. Ever since his teens he has been making and playing music with a unique sense of soul, jazz and deepness. From majors like Atlantic, King Street Sounds and Nervous via his own Madhouse, his releases are never short of genre-defining classics that have spawned a thousand copycats. Affectionately referred to as the Stevie Wonder of house, Kerri’s DJ sets take him all over the world and
often find him playing live keys next to his informed selections. He’s meticulous about sound, too, which means that no-ones kicks hit quite like Kerri’s.
His instantly classic and timeless DJ-kicks mix, though, takes him out of the club and through a world of influences and inspirations. “It’s like me taking you for a walk in New York,” he says. “Like a music tour guide, we go through Brooklyn, Soho, midtown, the Bronx and Uptown, and parts of New Jersey.”
The resulting selection is an unhurried and very personal mixtape with blends, fades and cuts all allowing the music to do the talking. At various points throughout, we hear Kerri speaking into the mic, and that only adds to the feeling that you are sat in his living room as he pulls out all his favourite cuts. He also lays down some of his magical keys at various points, lending yet more personality to the mix Available from 20.10.2017

El Michels Affair & The Shacks – Shadow Boxing/Iron Maiden
Saturday, August 26th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on El Michels Affair & The Shacks – Shadow Boxing/Iron Maiden

Image: 1611664 Following up on the smashing success of El Michels Affair’s Return To The
37th Chamber, EMA drops one more 45 for the collectors.
The A side is the crushing cover of the Wu classic “Shadowboxin” off GZA’s
cinematic masterpiece Liquid Swords. El Michels Affair takes the tune and
makes it their own with dancing guitar licks, floating organ notes, and their
signature heavy drums.
The B side is a treat for the fans, a non album cut, they cover Ghostface’s
“Iron Maiden”, the tune that opened up and set the tone for his debut classic
Ironman. El Michels smashes this one with a frantic off beat intro that drops
into a heavy duty cover of the tune. The inimitable studio prowess of
Michels is higlighted all over this track in the nuances and arrangements.
Play it loud, and also smoke something and play it in your headphones.
Another Big Crown sureshot. Available from 08.09.2017

Various – Pop Makossa (2LP/Gatefold+Book)
Friday, May 5th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Pop Makossa (2LP/Gatefold+Book)

Image: 1609765 Pop Makossa – The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976–1984
The Pop Makossa adventure started in 2009, when Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb first travelled to
Cameroon to make an initial assessment of the country’s musical situation. He returned with enough tracks for
an explosive compilation highlighting the period when funk and disco sounds began to infiltrate the Makossa
style popular throughout Cameroon.
So why has it taken almost eight years from that first visit to the final compilation? From the very beginning,
there were several mysteries hanging over Pop Makossa.
What had happened to Bill Loko, the teenage super-star whose monster hit ‘Nen Lambo’ caused such a
sensation that he was forced to flee to the other side of the world? How did bandleader Eko Roosevelt go from
Cameroonian prodigy to chief of an idyllic seaside village? And who exactly was Mystic Djim, the dreadlocked
producer and mercurial hit-maker whose wizardry on a simple home four-track recorder could outshine even
the mighty studios of Cameroon’s National Radio station?
It was not until DJ and music producer Déni Shain was dispatched to Cameroon to finalise the project, license
the songs, scan photographs, and interview the artists that some of the biggest question marks began to
disappear. His journey from the port city of Douala to the capital of Yaoundé brought him in contact with the
lives and stories of many of the musicians who had shaped the sound of Cameroon’s dance music in its most
fertile decade.
Indeed, all the tracks on Pop Makossa are a revelation. The beat that holds everything together has its origins
in the rhythms of the Sawa people, Ambassey, Bolobo, Assiko and Essewé, a traditional funeral dance. But it
wasn’t until these rhythms arrived in the cities of Cameroon and collided with Merengue, High-Life, Congolese
Rumba, and, later, Funk and Disco, that modern Makossa was born.
Makossa, the beat that long before football, managed to unify the whole of Cameroon, was successful in part
because it was so adaptable. Some of the greatest Makossa hits incorporated the electrifying guitars and tight
grooves of funk, while others were laced with cosmic flourishes made possible by the advent of the synthesizer.
However much came down to the bass, and from the rubbery hustle underpinning Mystic Djim’s ‘Yaoundé Girls’
to the luminous liquid disco lines which propel Pasteur Lappé’s ‘Sekele Movement’, Pop Makossa demonstrates
why Cameroonian bass players are some of the most revered in the world.
Yet at the end of it all, there was still one final mystery facing the production team at Analog Africa: how was
this compilation of amazing sounds from Cameroon going to begin?
After many month and hundreds of different running orders, something still didn’t seem to click … until one
day they came across a mighty song entitled ‘Pop Makossa Invasion,’ recorded for Radio Buea, a tune so
obscure that even in Cameroon it had never been released. Suddenly the whole compilation fell into place. ‘Pop
Makossa Invasion’ makes its debut here and joins the pantheon of extraordinary songs that plugged
Cameroon’s Makossa style into the modern world.

Tracklisting
1. Pop Makossa Invasion – Dream Stars 4:48
2. Yaoundé Girls – Mystic Djim & The Spirits 5:57
3. Nen Lambo – Bill Loko 6:24
4. Sanaga Calypso – Pasteur Lappé 3:47
5. M´ongele M´am – Eko 4:03
6. Ngon Engap – Olinga Gaston 4:22
7. Ye Medjuie – Emmanuel Kahe et Jeanette Kemogne 4:27
8. Mininga Meyong Mese – Nkodo Si-Tony 7:10
9. The Sekele Movement – Pasteur Lappé 6:27
10. Mussoliki – Bernard Ntone 4:18
11. More Love – Pat´ Ndoye 8:33
12. Africa – Clément Djimogne 7:20

1xCD with 44-pages Booklet

2XLP Gatefold LP (140gr) with 20-pages LP size Booklet Available from 16.06.2017

BB Boogie – Standing On The Wall
Friday, April 21st, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on BB Boogie – Standing On The Wall

Image: 1609778 Original Bugz In The Attic member Daz-I-Kue delivers the debut album under his Disco, Boogie and Soul moniker BB Boogie.

TRACKLIST
1. Sweating And Shaking (On The Dance Floor) feat. Monica Blaire
2. Wanna Be With You feat. Maleke O’Ney
3. We Can Do It feat. Vanessa Freeman
4. Standing On The Wall feat. Kevin Bryant
5. In The Middle feat. Joy Jones
6. Let Love Grow feat. Rasiyah
7. Liquid Motion / Nakayo (vinyl only)
8. Opposition feat. Greg Blackman
9. Rayanne (AKA Another ATL Jam Session) feat. Grant Green Jr. & Marty Kearns
10. Tonight We’re Gonna feat. Leroy Burgess (BB Boogie Remix)
11. Stay Woke feat. DNS

Original Bugz In The Attic member Daz-I-Kue delivers the debut album under his Disco, Boogie and Soul moniker BB Boogie. Having played his part in defning West London’s Broken Beat scene, producing and engineering many seminal tracks in the genre, London born Daz relocated to Atlanta, absorbing the local music scene and working with some of the many talents available to him. The in?uence of the two cities are re?ected in this double vinyl release, fusing London’s sound system aesthetic with Atlanta’s rich heritage in soul, funk and disco.
“Standing On The Wall” features an incredible array of vocalists and musicians including Vanessa Freeman, Monica Blaire, Joy Jones, Grant Green Jr. and the legendary Leroy Burgess, channeling the spirit of the late 70’s and early 80’s sounds of Unlimited Touch, Chic, Rod Temperton, Roy Ayers and Cameo for a new generation.

www.r2records.com
www.soundcloud.com/r2records Available from 02.06.2017

Black Moon – Enta Da Stage: The Complete Edition
Thursday, January 26th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Black Moon – Enta Da Stage: The Complete Edition

Image: 1608430 Composed of members Buckshot, 5ft, and DJ Evil Dee, Black Moon
simultaneously kicked off and defined the rap renaissance of NewYork
with the release of Enta Da Stage in 1993. Whereas plenty of earlier
groups had spit rage-filled rhymes to tear down the world’s unjust
establishments, no one had evoked brooding pathos or introspective
anger quite like Black Moon. Underground hip-hop might have been
dominated by the sunny sound of G-Funk when Enta Da Stage
dropped, but from then on the scene turned to the dark side. Black
Moon was rising.
Working closely with the original members, Fat Beats Records is proud
to present the definitive Enta Da Stage box set. Reissued together for
the first time across three formats – 6xLP, 3xCD, and 3xCassette –
this album is the complete encapsulation of an era for anyone seeking
to understand the origin and the essence of New York’s Golden
Age. All formats include the Da Beatminerz (Evil Dee and Mr. Walt)
instrumentals and remixes, plus extensive liner notes by David Ma
(Pitchfork, Wax Poetics) with rare and unreleased visual ephemera in
an 18 page booklet. The story of Black Moon, alongside their peers
Biggie, Big L, Nas, Kool G Rap, and Wu Tang, reminds us that the
bleakest times produce the most profound agents of cultural change.
And as we stand at the precipice of a new age of anxiety, Enta Da
Stage has never been more relevant… or more necessary.
Although Black Moon would go on to release three more albums – and
its members would go on to greatness with Da Beatminerz, Boot Camp
Klik, and various solo projects – Enta Da Stage remains the perfect
distillation of tight lyrical menace, rowdy crew hooks, stripped down
breaks, and deep basslines on all of its fourteen tracks. Although Enta
Da Stage might stand in the shadow of East Coast albums such as
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Illmatic, Liquid Swords, Ready to
Die, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and The Infamous, history will remember
that Enta Da Stage preceded those releases. To understand Enta Da
Stage is to understand the origin and the spirit of New York hip-hop
once and for all.

Enta Da Stage (Main)
1. Powaful Impak!
2. Niguz Talk Shit
3. Who Got Da Props (Evil Dee Mix)
4. Ack Like U Want It
5. Buck Em Down
6. Black Smif-n-Wessun
7. Son Get Wrec
8. Make Munne
9. Slave
10. I Got Cha Opin
11. Shit Iz Real
12. Enta Da Stage
13. How Many MC’s
14. U Da Man Enta Da Stage (Instrumentals)

1. Powaful Impak!
2. Niguz Talk Shit
3. Who Got Da Props (Evil Dee Mix)
4. Ack Like U Want It
5. Buck Em Down
6. Black Smif-n-Wessun
7. Son Get Wrec
8. Make Munne
9. Slave
10. I Got Cha Opin
11. Shit Iz Real
12. Enta Da Stage
13. How Many MC’s
14. U Da Man Enta Da Stage (Remixes)

1. How Many Emcee’s (Must Get Dissed) (DJ Evil Dee Remix)
2. Act Like You Want It (F.A.P. Mix)
3. Shit Iz Real (Buckshot’s New Vocal)
4. Son Get Wrec (DJ Evil Dee Remix)
5. U Da Man (DJ Evil Dee Remix)
6. Buckshot’s Freestyle Joint
7. Fuck It Up (Rugged and Ruff Mix)
8. I Got Cha Opin (Remix)
9. Buck Em Down (Da Beatminerz Remix)
10. Murder MC’s (B-Side Vocal)
11. Six Feet Deep
12. Reality (Killing Every…)
13. Who Got Da Props- – MW Smooth Mix Available from 24.02.2017

Matuki – Sanimenteren / INJO (Shunya Remix)
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Matuki – Sanimenteren / INJO (Shunya Remix)

Image: 1607606 12-piece Afro-beat band Matuki are releasing their debut 7″ single on December 2nd via Stutter & Twitch, which paints a juxtaposed image of the band’s versatile style. Side A ‘Sanimenteren’ showcases fiery horn melodies and liquid guitar riffs, whereas Side B ‘INJO’ changes direction completely as Manchester producer Shunya takes the reins. By morphing Matuki’s steadfast rhythm into a lucid downtempo glitch, Shunya creates a unique and mesmerizing new perspective towards the urban band’s signature style.

‘Turbo-boosted grooves and fusing Afro Manding with intoxicating Fela Kuti horn lines, Matuki creates a rhythm so deep and hypnotic it takes you on a journey’ – Rhythm Passport

‘Matuki mix the classic ingredients – brass, beats, vocals and electricity – into something suitably hot’n’spicy…, If Bristol’s Afrobeat scene gets any hotter we might as well move to Lagos’ – Canteen Bristol

Fronted by master drummer and vocalist, Abraham Ebou Sanyang (Savanna, Magoma), Matuki mixes traditional afro-beat sounds with heavy doses of contemporary urban funk into an exciting concoction of world music. Collaborating with the likes of Bristol Samba, Jamba Horns and a variety of versatile session musicians, the densely talented ensemble infuse years of wisdom and experience into their music. After a successful debut performance at Glastonbury Festival’s Glade Stage, 2016 saw the airwaves overflowing with the band’s signature tracks. Matuki received airtime on BCFM, Bristol City Radio, Radio Ujima and Radio Helsinki, and some of their repertoire was also featured on playlists curated by DJ Hiphoppapotamus and Miles Chambers of Lyrical Minded. Touring the UK festival circuit, with appearances at Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Farmfest, Kendal Calling, and Glastonbury, Matuki have been transforming unassuming audiences into dancing frenzies wherever they perform.

Tracklisting
1 Sanimenteren
2 INJO (Shunya Remix) Available from 09.12.2016

Roy Ayers – The Funk & Soulful Side Of Roy Ayers
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Roy Ayers – The Funk & Soulful Side Of Roy Ayers

Mukatsuku sets up the ongoing winter months with a couple of hot dance floor burners of gems from the legendary vibes master, Mr Roy Ayers. First up an monster club instrumental in the shape of ‘Funk In The Hole’ with driving driving electronic keys a…

Frankee – Clap Your Hands / Love & Peace
Friday, September 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Frankee – Clap Your Hands / Love & Peace

Image: 1606177 Frankee has stood as one of the most hotly tipped producers on Ram’s roster, catapulting himself onto the scene with aggressive and divisive dancefloor slayers. However, having two decades within the game already notched on his musical bed post, the producer has cemented himself within the genre’s trophy cabinet. And he’s returning after a brief hiatus with two brand new pieces of sonic artwork to take you into Summer’s final months, a farewell to the festival stages his anthems have been played from.

Receiving support from Ram’s head honcho Andy C, who’s pedestalled his sound since it was first discovered by the revered veteran, and radio tastemakers alike, Frankee has a firm history behind him with previous releases. His next single ‘Clap Your Hands’ and ‘Love & Peace’ present two immensely different tracks which epitomize why Frankee’s music has garnered such a backing, whilst exposing the polar opposites of his sound. Whether you were looking for the pounding, bassline driven layers of ‘Drop it Low’ or the more ethereal, heart-felt vibe of his Loadstar ‘Away’ remix, this single channels both sides of the coin.

Your first introduction to Frankee’s return is via ‘Clap Your Hands’, once again platforming the sub-driven records he’s famed for. Building up into a cascading drop whilst grinding LFO provides the steps, it’s difficult not to be pulled in by its relentless beats and quick-fire drum patterns. With metallic vocal samples adding encouragement between each segment, Frankee is back and carrying the weaponry which made him so dangerous behind the decks.

On the reverse, ‘Love and Peace’ adds another dimension, not only proving Frankee’s production capabilities, but also a contrast in musical attitudes. Natural yet still synthetic, it brings together shaking percussion and female vocals in a way that curtails both the light and dark shades of his skillset. A blissful liquid roller that carries itself from start to finish, it features nostalgic breaks whilst keeping a mechanical continuity.

This next output proves Frankee is back… And just like before, he’s demonstrating why he’s become a quintessential part in people’s libraries.

Tracklist:

A. Clap Your Hands
AA. Love & Peace

https://soundcloud.com/frankeemusic/love-peace Available from 14.10.2016

DJ Shadow
Monday, June 20th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Josh “DJ Shadow” Davis had already been experimenting with making beats and breaks on a four-track recorder while he was in high school in the Nor-Cal college town of Davis, but it was during university that he co-founded his own Solesides label as an outlet for his original tracks. Hooking up with Davis’ few b-boys […]

Various – Africa Is Not A Country Vol.1
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Africa Is Not A Country Vol.1

Africa is not a country. We in the West often refer to “African music” but what is that exactly? It could be myriad, almost unimaginably different forms of music that bear little relation to each other, as after all Africa is a vast continent that is …

Ebo Taylor / Pat Taylor / Henrik Schwarz – Ene Nyame A Mensuro (Henrik Schwarz Mixes)
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ebo Taylor / Pat Taylor / Henrik Schwarz – Ene Nyame A Mensuro (Henrik Schwarz Mixes)

Image: 1599282 A rare original from 1978, Ebo Taylor and Pat Thomas’ ‘Ene Nyame ‘A’ Mensuro’ is a yearning hidden classic of Ghanaian highlife / Afrobeat. Created originally as a DJ tool for his sets, Henrik Schwarz’ remix transforms the track into a late night dancefloor gem, adding a liquid bassline, pulsing 4/4 beats and dub sections to devastating effect. One of Schwarz’ finest remixes of recent years.

Tracklisting:
A. Ebo Taylor / Pat Thomas / Henrik Schwarz – Ene Nyame ‘A’ Mensuro (Henrik Schwarz Blend)
B. Ebo Taylor / Pat Thomas / Henrik Schwarz – Ene Nyame ‘A’ Mensuro (Henrik Schwarz Dub)

www.strut-records.com
https://www.facebook.com/henrikschwarz.official

KEY POINTS:
– Exclusive new Henrik Schwarz mixes of Ebo Taylor / Pat Thomas Ghanaian Afrobeat classic
– another classic Schwarz mix that ranks alongside his greatest work
– official version sanctioned by Ebo Taylor and Pat Thomas

FOR FANS OF:
Inner Visions, Ame, Gilles Peterson, Ebo Taylor, Fela Kuti, Boddhi Satva, Carl Craig, Theo Parrish, Dixon, Pat Thomas, Afrobeat, deep house Available from 18.09.2015

Various – Turntables On The Hudson Vol.10
Thursday, July 30th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Turntables On The Hudson Vol.10

featuring Bonobo, Gregory Porter, Claptone, Aero Manyelo, Sorceress, Pablo Sanchez. 12″ EP sampler taken from the Nickodemus compiled Turntables on the Hudson Vol. 10 album released at the beginning of the summer.Big A-side cuts include Bonobo’s lates…

Hospital Mixtape: Fred V & Grafix
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Hit the road and press play, Fred V & Grafix present the second edition of the Hospital Records mixtape series. Cruise through the summer months with an hour-long mix, showcasing the Devonshire duo’s majestic mixing abilities and perfected art of captivating even the biggest crowds ’til the early hours. Demonstrating their all-encompassing musical taste and […]

Fred V & Grafix present the second edition of the Hospital Records mixtape series
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Magazine, News | Comments Off on Fred V & Grafix present the second edition of the Hospital Records mixtape series

Hit the road and press play, Fred V & Grafix present the second edition of the Hospital Records mixtape series. Cruise through the summer months with an hour-long mix, showcasing the Devonshire duo’s majestic mixing abilities and perfected art of captivating even the biggest crowds ’til the early hours. Demonstrating their all-encompassing musical taste and […]

Def Dee – D-1000
Saturday, July 11th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Def Dee – D-1000

Image: 1598281 Is he a man or a machine? Maybe both. Dee produces, mixes, performs all scratching and even MCs on occasion. On D-1000, he assembled a potent collection of instrumental pieces that let the unique identity of his sound expand without vocal obstructions. If you appreciate the vibes coming from Los Angeles, Detroit, the DMV and Germany, this album hosts the flag for Seattle, Washington. Fusing samples, live instrumentation, boom bap to off-beat and unquantized sequencing, experimental, atonal and melodic textures, D-1000 defines growth that many artists strive for.

One year since releasing his Redefinition Records debut (Deja Vu),
Seattle’s young beat smith is back with his latest effort entitled D-1000,
his first full instrumental album in over 4 years. Much of his work has come
via collaborations with artists such as Roc Marciano, One Be Lo, Blu,
Oddisee, yU, Damu the Fudgemunk, The Artifacts and Black Milk. On this
particular project, Def Dee is (mostly) letting the music do the talking. With
praises from Oh No and cosigns from El Da Sensei, peers and listeners
alike agree that Def Dee is one of the most talented and refreshing beat
makers to emerge in the last five years.
Is he a man or a machine? Maybe both. Dee produces, mixes, performs all
scratching and even MCs on occasion. On D-1000, he assembled a potent
collection of instrumental pieces that let the unique identity of his sound
expand without vocal obstructions. If you appreciate the vibes coming
from Los Angeles, Detroit, the DMV and Germany, this album hosts the
flag for Seattle, Washington. Fusing samples, live instrumentation, boom
bap to off-beat and unquantized sequencing, experimental, atonal and
melodic textures, D-1000 defines growth that many artists strive for.
Conceptually, fans of the the Terminator franchise will notice homage
through title and cover art. According to Def Dee, “Terminator 1 and
2 are some of my favorite movies, Terminator 2 specifically. I know…
It’s a weird concept, but in this album you will hear references to both
Terminators. When coming up with the album title I felt that this album
had a very “metal” sound to it. Not in the sense of rock, but moreso
just metal-ish. Combine the metal tones with the smooth swing of the
beats it felt more like liquid metal. The title D-1000 is based on the T-1000
which was a machine made of mimetic poly alloy (liquid metal) sent back
in time to kill the leader of the human resistance. The D-1000 is a man
turned machine to create beats to potentially kill the machines (software
ran music industry) to save the human resistance (vinyl sampling, drum
machine hardware) straight off the MPC 2000xl. D-1000 has the ability to
have swing, therefore being liquid metal. It was exciting to me and I hope
you can hear that through the beats. This is an idea I’d like to build on and
it could potentially be the first tape in an installment.”
This album offers the complete listening experience as an instrumental
project, but includes bonus tracks featuring Dee’s hometown counterparts
and an appearance from Los Angeles’ Blu on an exclusive remix of “Illest
in Charge.”

Titel
A1.D-1000
A2.Movin’ It On
A3.The Merc
A4.Lets Do It
A5.Remains
A6.The Galleria
A7.Mimetic Poly-Alloy
A8.Keep Keep It On
A9.Sunrise Reese
A10.Sarah’s Jam ‘84

B1.Reconvene
B2.Tell Yo Frenz
B3.Ugly
B4.Tech-Com
B5.SFV
B6.Dee’angelo (Bonus)
B7.Feel It (Bonus)
B8.Game Started (Bonus)
B9.Illest In Charge ft. Blu (Remix) (Bonus) Available from 07.08.2015

Togo Allstars – Way Out Of Sadness / Ekue
Friday, July 10th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Togo Allstars – Way Out Of Sadness / Ekue

Image: 1598187 Two steaming Afro Funk rollers from Togo .. TIP!
Hailing from the capital city, the Togo All Stars display a vigorous rhythm section and three sturdy voices deeply rooted within the afropop traditions stemming from the independence era, be it high-life, afrobeat, funk, reggae or even gospel music.

A passionate man with a cause, Serge Amiano has been living in Lomé for a few years now. Thanks to his musical vision, he’s the mastermind behind Togo All Stars’ meeting of two generations. He confronts younger musicians playing in the shadows with older voices long thought to be tarnished under elusive limelight.
Tireless talent scout and energy catalyst, Amiano paved the way for the Togo All Stars to happen, in the same manner he did it for Fanga, a celebrated French afrobeat collective in the last decade. Korbo, Fanga’s singer is featured on the Togo All Stars’ first album to be released this spring, under Kindred spirits record label.

Nested behind its sea front lined with tentative palm trees, Lomé is an unsung Atlantic Africa city. The city mixes the energy of a restless youth with displays of genuine emotions that were once the soundtrack of the country’s independence, from April 27th 1960 to this day.

Set in a country where cultural preservation is almost pointless, Serge Amiano had the idea to bring together rough voices from the past with the supreme rhythms of young lions dedicated to any kind of repertoire they lay their hands on. A true electric shock between generations, the Togo All Stars combine dignified and vintage singers with youthful musicians, exuberant rhythm section, liquid guitars and devastating horns.

Genuine Togolese afro funk pioneer, charming Napo de mi Amor brings his solid vocal experience to the front of the orchestra. Aguey Cudjoe is Amiano’s true discovery. He stumbled upon this veteran singer doing high-life numbers in one of Lomé’s rare clubs. He became effortlessly one of the All Stars main voices, also adding sweet percussive touches in the distance.
Experienced and mature, Dama Damawuzan learnt his trade within As du Bénin, the great and main Togolese orchestra from the 1970’s. He confronts his vocal prowesses to his own percussions but also to young drummer Gbetoglo Efoevi’s fierce groove. On this album, each of the All Stars’ eight musicians joins in for vocal harmonies. Legendary Otodi Studio was reopened for the sole recording of this first Togo All Stars album, giving exquisite analog warmth to the songs.

Unappreciated for the time being, these gathered stars from Togo set bridges between the past, the present and the future of an always moving afro music. Fresh and raw energy combined with vintage singers, the Togo All Stars’s music embodies a true international musical elegance, looming large over the Atlantic and giving Togo its first big band since the 1970’s. Available from 21.08.2015

The Loose Control Band – It’s Hot
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Loose Control Band – It’s Hot

Image: 1596380 They’re back! San Francisco’s very own pagan anarchist acid rave sons DJ Spun and Jonah Sharp team up with skate punk legend Ray Stevens II and Liquid Liquid / Fist of Facts’ Sal Principato for their sophomore release on Golf Channel.

A short sharp shot to the head, ‘It’s Hot’ is a fast & vibrant piece that evokes bygone, punk, no wave, genreless days – and at a fair clip at that.

The bonus beats strip it down to the skeletal for some voodoo business while the Columbus Hotel mix is a version that sounds like nothing else you will hear this year… industrial Techno tribal goth dub vibes for 2075 and beyond!

Golf Channel every time!

IT’S HOT (COLOMBUS HOTEL MIX)
IT’S HOT (808 MIX)
IT’S HOT (ORIGINAL MIX) Available from 08.05.2015

Josh Wink
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Josh Wink

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

dRamatic & dbAudio – Skeptic World EP
Thursday, September 26th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on dRamatic & dbAudio – Skeptic World EP

Image: 1584340 One of Liquid V’s most popular production duos, dRamatic and dbAudio have built a reputation for delivering the smoothest, most soulful beats in the Liquid DnB scene. Switching effortlessly between producing dreamy rollers, dancefloor blinders as well as tracks for DJ Marky’s Innerground, Friction’s Shogun Audio and LTJ Bukem’s Goodlooking Records, the duo now returns to Liquid V to drop the Skeptic World EP, the follow up to their stunning Verified EP on Liquid V.

Featuring rolling drums combined with a standout vocal and sumptuous bassline, Skeptic World is a perfect example of dRamatic and dbAudio’s slick production style, whilst Got Feeling sees uplifting vocals work with classic drums and a thick bass to deliver yet another banger from dRamatic and dbAudio.

SUPPORT LTJ Bukem, DJ Flight, Bailey, Doc Scott, Grooverider, Fabio, Friction and many more!

TRACKLISTING: A. Skeptic World, B. Got Feeling Available from 06.09.2013

Various – Mutazione
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Mutazione

Image: 1581884 In Italy, they are known as the Anni di Piombo, the ‘Years Of Lead’, a period of
unprecedented political turmoil between the late ‘60s and early ‘80s across the country.
Sparked following an attempt to merge the neo-fascist Italian Social Movement (MSI)
into the ruling Tambroni government and a subsequent coalition between the Christian
Democrats (DC) and the Socialist Party, nearly 2000 murders were attributed to political
violence during this dark period in the form of bombings, assassinations and street
warfare between rival militant factions, including the high profile murder of DC leader
Aldo Moro in 1978.
Kompakt artist Alessio Natalizia from Walls brings together ‘Mutazione’, a collection of
reactionary underground electronic and new wave rarities from Italy, recorded during the
tail end of this turbulent era. Based around a hotbed of activism in Tuscany and the Emilio
Romagna region, bands emerged from squats and both right and left wing militant
groups, feeding off the national paranoia and angst to create a unique sound, rooted in
punk but touching on new wave, electronic, experimental and industrial styles. Much of
the music was released on limited cassettes. Fanzines sprang up, both from political
groups and the bands themselves, in turn spawning new artists – Suicide Dada, featured
on this album, emerged from a collective running the VM fanzine in Turin and the Traxxtra
collective of underground musicians also published a regular lo-fi magazine of their own.
For ‘Mutazione’, Natalizia digs deep to explore the full spectrum of sounds from this rich
era of Italian music. Styles range from brooding new wave and post-punk to raw electronic
pieces and claustrophobic, whispered vocal cuts. There are stories aplenty behind
many of the tracks: Laxative Souls’ chilling ‘Niccolai’ samples a telephone call made by
infamous terrorist group Brigate Rosse to Aldo Moro’s lawyer, explaining where he could
find the politician’s body. Kirlian Camera’s ‘Edges’ is an early single from one of the few
underground Italian new wave to land a major label deal and Doris Norton’s ‘Norton
Apple Software’ is culled from an all-electronic instrumental album sponsored by Apple
during their early days in 1984.
This exclusive release comes with extensive sleeve notes by two of Italy’s leading
cultural journalists, Andrea Pomini and Alberto Campo, both now of Rumore magazine.
The package also features a wealth of original photos alongside artwork from fanzines,
cassettes and LP covers.

FOR FANS OF
Factory Records, Metal Dance compilation, early Kraftwerk, Can, Throbbing Gristle, Disques
du Crepuscule, Public Image Limited, Liquid Liquid, no wave

KEY POINTS

– First definitive compilation of underground Italian new wave scene from 1980s
– Powerful soundtrack to turbulent political backdrop in Italy during early ’80s
– Features over 20 previously unreissued tracks
– Package full of rare artwork from fanzines, cassettes, posters and LPs + sleeve notes by
leading Italian journalists Andrea Pomini and Alberto Campo
– Another essential package in Strut’s catalogue of post-punk, new wave & early electronic
releases following ‘Fac. Dance’, ‘Metal Dance’ & ‘Change The Beat: The Celluloid Records Story

CD1
1. Die Form – Are You Before
2. Neon – Informations of Death
3. Gaznevada – Going Underground
4. Carmody – Vulcani
5. Daniele Ciullini & De Rezke – Ancona Icone
6. 0010110000010011 Cancer – Naonian Style
7. Victrola – Maritime Tatami
8. 2+2=5 – Jacho’s Story
9. Laxative Souls – Niccolai
10. LA 1919 – Senza Tregua
11. Baciamibartali & Winter Light – Kill Myself 2
12. Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici – Back and Forth
13. L’Ultimo Arcano – 1984-1985

CD2
1. A.T.R.O.X. – Against The Odds
2. Doris Norton – Norton Apple Software
3. Kirlian Camera – Edges (Original version)
4. Spirocheta Pergoli – Romero’s Living Dead
5. La Bambola Del Dr. Caligari – Deep Skanner
6. Pale TV – The Livid Triptych
7. Rats – Please
8. Plath – I Am Strange Now
9. Tasaday – Crisalide
10. La Maison – Critical Situation
11. Suicide Dada – Waiting For September
12. The Tapes – Nervous Breakdown
13. Maurizio Bianchi – Auschwitz

http://www.strut-records.com/

Preview: https://soundcloud.com/k7-records/sets/mutazione-italian-electronic-1/s-HnGQ1 Available from 02.08.2013

Various – Kenya Special – Selected East African Re
Thursday, June 6th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Kenya Special – Selected East African Re

Image: 1579892 Soundway Records present Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s – a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa. Spread out over two CDs and one triple LP, Kenya Special is accompanied by detailed liner notes, original artwork and photographs.It follows on from Soundway’s much acclaimed African ‘Special’ series that to date has focused on the highlife and afrobeat output from 1970s Nigeria and Ghana.

Kenya Special is a collection of 32 recordings (most of which were only ever released on small-run 45rpm 7″ singles) that stand out as being different or unique as well as some classic genre standards. From Kikuyu language ‘liquid soul’, Luo benga and Swahili afrobeat to genre-bending Congolese and Tanzanian tracks recorded in Nairobi, Kenya Special sees Soundway yet again taking the less trodden path. Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in Kenya was at the time.

In 1970s Kenya the two threads of rumba and benga loosely dominated the music scene. Benga quickly became Kenya’s unique contribution to afro-pop, spreading like wildfire through the interior countryside with it’s fast, 4/4 machine-gun beat and intricate electric guitar layers. The Congolese take on Afro-Cuban rumba was introduced by touring bands many of whom settled in East Africa – influencing bands from Kenya and Tanzania to come up with their own take on this popular style. Alongside these styles were small ensembles and hotel-sponsored bands, playing a blend of music that often included rock ‘n’ roll riffs, elements of ‘afro’ music (influenced by West African musicians like Fela Kuti), and multiple other combinations from South African and Zambian guitar styles to disco, funk and Swahili coastal rhythms like chakacha.

Painstakingly compiled, assembled and researched over two years by a team of five people from five countries (Kenya included), Kenya Special is a collection that looks beyond the mainstream and brings new life and recognition to some little known gems and forgotten classics of Kenya’s past. Available from 17.05.2013

LSB – The Hurting / Don’t Say It
Sunday, April 7th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on LSB – The Hurting / Don’t Say It

Image: 1579151 Limited Promo !! Straight off the back of LSB’s ‘Overthinking’ EP come two more super smooth rollers. Both ‘The Hurting’ and ‘Say It Isn’t So’ are deeper than a bottomless pit, oozing class from start to finish. These will get the ladies on the dance floor, the fellas following the ladies to the dance floor and the over 35s sat at the back repetitively nodding their heads.

DJ support for these tracks, and other recent productions has come from Friction, Nu:Tone, Crissy Criss, Technimatic, DJ Die, London Elektricity, Drumsound & Bassline Smith and many more.

As much of a cliché as it is, ‘The Hurting’ is an instant ‘liquid’ classic. The beats roll out until dropping in the blues style vocals and slamming in the bass.

‘Don’t Say It’ is about as deep as they come, slowly building and lulling you in before dropping the kind of bassline that will make you remember why you love this music in the first place.

Tracklisting: A: The Hurting B: Don’t Say It Available from 18.03.2013

Casual – Respect Game Or Expect Flames (Nature Sounds)
Monday, August 27th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
Posted in Magazine, Record of the Week | Comments Off on Casual – Respect Game Or Expect Flames (Nature Sounds)

Nearly 20 years after his classic debut album Fear Itself, Hieroglyphics emcee Casual is a certified Bay Area hip-hop legend. Now, he’s joining forces with veteran beatsmith J Rawls for a brand new album, Respect Game Or Expect Flames.

CD NSD152-2
Release: 31-08-12
Hieroglyphics rapper Casual has teamed up with producer J Rawls for a new album
Monday, August 20th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
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Nearly 20 years after his classic debut album Fear Itself, Hieroglyphics emcee Casual is a certified Bay Area hip-hop legend. Now, he’s joining forces with veteran beatsmith J Rawls (producer for Black Star, J-Live, Stalley, Count Bass D, John Robinson, and more) for a brand new album, Respect Game Or Expect Flames. Both Rawls and […]

Logistics – Fear Not (Hospital)
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Lo and behold, Logistics is ready to dish up more musical mayhem in 2012 in the form of a brand new album project, “Fear Not”. Sit back and enjoy the ride!

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Release: 27-04-12
Logistics returns with his fourth artist album “Fear Not”
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Logistics grew up on a self-prescribed musical diet made up of equal parts guitar-based compositions from bands such as Rage Against The Machine and down tempo efforts from labels like Mo’ Wax. Matt Gresham a.k.a Logistics, younger brother of Dan Nu:Tone, railed against the music his brother would listen to and finally acquired a taste […]

Logistics
Thursday, April 12th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Logistics grew up on a self-prescribed musical diet made up of equal parts guitar-based compositions from bands such as Rage Against The Machine and down tempo efforts from labels like Mo’ Wax. Matt Gresham a.k.a Logistics, younger brother of Dan Nu:Tone, railed against the music his brother would listen to and finally acquired a taste […]

DJ Le Roi
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
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DJ Le Roi is one of the most exciting house music export Switzerland has to offer. His tracks come with tough beats and a warm vibe, based on the rich treasure of classic New York house in terms of early Strictly Rhythm records. DJs like Luciano are valueing his clockwork style precision grooves. This man […]

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