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The Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Shana Halligan will release her second album
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Most well known as the lead singer/songwriter of pop group Bitter:Sweet, Shana Halligan stepped out on her own a few years ago. With more than 300,000 albums sold and 70+ album credits to her name, her music has been placed in a wide variety of films and TV shows including Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’ trailer, […]

Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express – Live In Los Angeles (Ft. Alex Ligertwood)
Friday, September 18th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express – Live In Los Angeles (Ft. Alex Ligertwood)

Image: 1598745 Nachdem das Londoner Label Freestyle Recods schon mit “Back To The Beginning: The Brian Auger Anthology” dem englischen Meister der Tasten seinen Tribut erbracht hat, veröffenticht es nun “Live In Los Angeles” von Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express feat. Alex Ligertwood. Das Album beginnt mit einer einzigartigen Version von “Freedom Jazz Dance” und beinhaltet so großartige Tracks wie “Happiness Is Just Around The Bend”, “Inner City Blues” und viele andere Klassiker. Available from 30.10.2015

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

Gaslamp Killer – The Gaslamp Killer Experience Live In Los Angeles
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Gaslamp Killer – The Gaslamp Killer Experience Live In Los Angeles

Image: 1596674 The Gaslamp Killer announces The Gaslamp Killer
Experience: Live In Los Angeles, a new album recorded
live in one final take. The recording of the sold out
performance took place on November 7th at the Mayan
Theatre, just after The Gaslamp Killer’s near death
accident and against the advisement of his doctor, friends
and family.

The Gaslamp Killer curated a 15-piece band of incredibly
talented Los Angeles-based musicians including Amir
Yaghmai of Jogger on guitar, Kamasi Washington from
The Next Step on saxophone, one of LA’s most sought
after musicians, Gene Coye, at the drums and trumpet
player Todd Simon, founder of The Angel City All-Star
Brass Band. The recording captures the collaborative
performance in which The Gaslamp Killer acted as a
modern age conductor, using his iPad to interact wirelessly
with the band.

1. Intro
2. Veins
3. Apparitions
4. Nissim
5. Shattering Inner Journeys
6. Veins (Reprise)
7. In the Dark
8. Keep It Simple Stupid Available from 15.05.2015

Various – Linear Labs: Los Angeles
Friday, March 27th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Linear Labs: Los Angeles

Image: 1596105 Featuring songs from upcoming releases produced
by Younge, including 12 Reasons To Die II (with
Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & RZA), Something
About April II, and The Midnight Hour (with Ali Shaheed
Muhammad), alongside Younge catalog classics
dating back to 2000. LP format features bonus
track: “Sirens II,” from upcoming Bilal album.

In less than a year’s time, Adrian Younge’s Linear Labs imprint has made a very firm impression on fans of forward-thinking,
analog-based music from multiple genres. One notable fan, among many, is DJ Premier, who produced his late 2014 PRhyme
album exclusively using samples drawn from Younge’s catalog.
To give fans a chance to revel in Younge’s range and – just as importantly – give followers a sneak-peek at four impressive 2015
albums already slated for release, Younge is proud to release the compilation album, Los Angeles.
On Los Angeles, many hip-hop fanatics will impatiently skip forward to the graceful, galloping and appropriately dramatic “Return
Of The Savage,” from the upcoming Younge-helmed 12 Reasons To Die II. The song features Ghostface Killah alongside Raekwon
and RZA. But track-skippers will soon head back to the album’s opener: the dusky, Baroque soul of “Memories Of War,” from the
upcoming Something About April II, with vocals by Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier. Also on the upcoming tip: a track from the Adrian
Younge / Ali Shaheed Muhammad concept album The Midnight Hour, entitled “Feel Alive,” with silky vocals by Karolina, alongside
longtime Younge collaborator Loren Oden.

Other highlights amongst the album’s ten tracks include:
· “1969 Organ” – From Adrian Younge’s first release, 2000’s Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn
· “Panic (Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remix)” – From the 2014 Souls of Mischief / Ali Shaheed
Muhammad album, There Is Only Now Remix
· “The Sure Shot Parts 1 & 2” – An instrumental originally rhymed over by the inimitable
Ghostface Killah, on 2013’s 12 Reasons To Die
· “To Be Your One” – Taken from 2013’s Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics
· “Chicago Wind” – From the 2009 album, Original Score To The Motion Picture: Black Dynamite

1. Memories Of War
(feat. Laetitia Sadier)
2. Sirens II (feat. Bilal)
3. 1969 Organ
4. Feel Alive
(feat. Karolina & Loren Oden)
5. The Sure Shot Parts 1 & 2
6. The Last Act
(feat. Souls Of Mischief)

7. Turn Down The Sound
(feat. Loren Oden)
8. Return Of The Savage
(feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, & RZA)
9. Chicago Wind (feat. Toni Scruggs)
10. To Be Your One
(feat. William Hart & Loren Oden)
11. Panic (Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Remix) (feat. Souls Of Mischief) Available from 08.05.2015

Los Angeles rapper Jonwayne is set to release his official debut album “Rap Album One” on Stones Throw
Monday, October 28th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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In around 2008, Jonathan Wayne entered the Los Angeles music scene by way of the scene-defining club Low End Th­eory. He came up alongside a new generation of hip-hop beatmakers: Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Nosaj ­Thing, Kutmah, and Daedelus. Fresh out of high school, Jonwayne jumped in with homemade rap mixtapes and immersed himself in […]

First self-titled album from Los Angeles based duo Boardwalk
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Summer of 2012 Boardwalk duo Mike Edge and Amber Quintero were introduced by mutual friends in Los Angeles. Although both were involved in different musical projects (Mike contributing his musical and production know-how, Amber contributing her vocal ability), an undeniable creative chemistry made itself present between the two within a short time of introduction. This […]

Various – Dublab – Light From Los Angeles
Friday, March 29th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Dublab – Light From Los Angeles

Image: 1579435 Described as, “a document of vibrant creativity from an inspiring city,” Light from Los Angeles is an audio/video project curated by Dublab.

The Light from Los Angeles songs and films are available to the public under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial copyright license, allowing for open, not-for-profit distribution and repurposing of the material.

Preview the film: Light from Los Angeles –

1. Mezame – Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood Ferguson
2. Estara – Yuk & Teebs
3. Coasts – Suzanne Kraft & Brogan Bentley
4. Beautiful Venice Day – Farmer Dave Scher
5. 627 – ESP
6. Breakwater – Dntel
7. What We See – Julia Holter & Nite Jewel
8. Bus Ride – Ras G
9. Giant Slice – Butchy Fuego
10. Eye Light – Onkyovizion
11. Evening Meditations – Sun Araw
12. In Search of Summer (So Swesey Mix) – Languis
13. KCRW Supporters – Lucky Dragons
14. All This Time – Sweatson Klank
15. Your Own Backyard – The Long Lost Available from 08.03.2013

Brand new all-instrumental album by Los Angeles based funk band Orgone …
Monday, September 13th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Orgone dropped “Cali Fever”, their second album for Ubiquity earlier this year. They have also played a ton of dates including Jazz Fest, the High Sierra Festival, been touring with the Roots, and Greyboy Allstars, and opening for bands as varied as Snoop Dogg, Sharon Jones and Gil Scott-Heron. With new management pushing Orgone out […]

Beautiful folk album from Chris And Thomas out of Los Angeles …
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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With sounds gathered from the landscapes of the American southwest, the music of Chris And Thomas could just as easily find its home in the rainy hills of the early 1970’s English countryside. In 2003 Chris and Thomas moved to Los Angeles where they began writing their songs together debuting on November 18, 2003 at […]

Transcontinental collabo album by Brooklyn’s Sene and Los Angeles’ Blu …
Friday, October 9th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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Brooklyn’s Sene and Los Angeles’ Blu (of Blu and Exile fame) have collaborated for a true transcontinental classic “A Day Late & A Dollar Short”. Sene’s lyrics and east coast swagger delivery compliments the melodic musical backdrop that Blu produces. In a time where albums are released like fast food, Sene and Blu took their […]

DJ Revolution of Los Angeles’ infamous “Wake Up Show” showcases the brightest artists in hip hop today …
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 | Tags: , ,
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DJ Revolution of Los Angeles’ infamous “Wake Up Show” showcases the brightest artists in hip hop today. His new album “King Of The Decks” features KRS One, Boot Camp Clik, Guilty Simpson, Dilated Peoples, Royce Da 5’9, Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, DJ Q-Bert and many others. DJ Revolution has spent 15 years perfecting his craft […]

BLU from Los Angeles is the new MC to watch out for …
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The Los-Angeles-based band ORGONE with their hot debut album …
Friday, October 12th, 2007 | Posted in News | Comments Off on The Los-Angeles-based band ORGONE with their hot debut album …


Paul Bley Trio – Closer
Friday, September 15th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Paul Bley Trio – Closer

Image: 1611979 Undisputed ESP-Disk classic back in print!

Track Listing:
Side A
1. Ida Lupino 2:55
2. Start 2:21
3. Closer 3:28
4. Sideways in Mexico 2:56
5. Batterie 3:17
Side B
1. And Now the Queen 2:17
2. Figfoot 3:23
3. Crossroads 2:31
4. Violin 2:57
5. Cartoon 2:16

Paul Bley, piano, Steve Swallow, bass, Barry Altschul, percussion

When Oscar Peterson moved from Montreal to New York in 1949, then-17-year-old Bley took over Peterson’s residency at the
Alberta Lounge on Oscar’s recommendation, in his twenties, Bley played with Charlie Parker. Bley incorporated maverick
pianist Lennie Tristano’s approach to improvisation and collaborated with Charles Mingus, and in 1958 in Los Angeles
famously put together a band with Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Billy Higgins. His move into free
improvisation in the groundbreaking Jimmy Giuffre 3 brought him acclaim. After moving to New York, he was one of the
performers at the Cellar Café in Bill Dixon’s “October Revolution in Jazz” four-day festival, which led to Bley being one of the
co-founders shortly thereafter of the Jazz Composers Guild. It was in the midst of that fabled month that Bley recorded his
first LP for ESP-Disk’ (sixth overall to that point), Barrage. Bley returned to the studio for his second ESP-Disk’ LP a bit less than
two months later. Closer finds Bley again heavily featuring then-wife Carla’s compositions, she’s credited on seven of the ten
tracks, including two also heard on Barrage, “Batterie” and “And Now the Queen.” They sound quite different on this quieter
trio date, and the performances are more concise (no track tops the 3:30 mark). Paul included one of his own tunes, “Figfoot,”
as well as Ornette Coleman’s “Crossroads” and future wife Annette Peacock’s “Cartoon.” Closer features the distinctive
pianism we’ve come to associate with Bley in one of its earliest recorded manifestations. The other players are fellow Jimmy
Giuffre 3 member Swallow and, in his recording debut, Altschul.
Press Quotes:
“The interplay between these three is startling in how tightly woven they are melodically and harmonically.” – Thom Jurek, All
Music Guide
“In the final analysis, however, it is his vision that propels the music forward. He fills it with vigor and dynamism, with space
and lyricism, nothing is out of focus, every challenge is within his grasp. His eloquence is shaped by his ability to balance
silence with sound, as well as his penchant for, and skill with, unusual phrasing.” – Jerry D’Souza, All About Jazz
“…a wonderful, poetic anomaly. In an era where velocity and raw story-telling were required currency, Closer had a lyrical,
Haiku-like simplicity — recalling the Japanese poet Basho’s line ‘something like a hidden glimmering.’ […] In Bley’s hands the
freedom of jazz manifests itself in the negotiating of borders and edges, between skittering, conversational interplay, serene
space and the heart-strained melodic intimacy on the part of his bandmates ” – Matt Fleeger, The New Thing, KMHD-FM Available from 06.10.2017

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

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

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

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

Carlos Nino & Friends – Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening
Saturday, March 19th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Carlos Nino & Friends – Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening

Image: 1603200 Influential & prolific Los Angeles artist, DJ, producer, composer, and poet Carlos Niño crafts his Space Collage Hybrid Music master opus.
Flutes, Echoes, It’s all happening! is the fourth in a series of highly collaborative records by Carlos Niño & Friends. Featuring: Iasos, Luis Pérez Ixoneztli, Madlib, Miguel Atwood- Ferguson, Kamasi Washington, Dexter Story, and more! Comes with a tip-on jacket and a printed insert!

1. Jupiter Sings (featuring Iasos)
2. Metamaravilla (featuring Luis Pérez Ixoneztli and Christopher Garcia, with Strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
3. It’s all happening! (featuring Madlib, Jamire Williams and Dexter Story, with Strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
4. Calimayan (featuring Nate Morgan and Yaakov Levy)
5. Alice’s Chord – Live (featuring Yaakov Levy and Dexter Story)
6. Joyous Gratitude – Live (featuring The Cosmic Band and Kamasi Washington)
7. Delightfulllll / Waterfall (featuring Iasos)
8. 4 Directions Collage (with Strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
9. Aetheriaztlan (featuring Turn On The Sunlight and Aztlan Unearthed)

*All songs produced and mixed by Carlos Niño

Available from 22.04.2016

2tall – Lost Stories
Saturday, March 12th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on 2tall – Lost Stories

Image: 1602904 Lost Stories is a collection of 18 beats from the archives of English
producer Jim Coles, best known today as Om Unit, and released by
Justin “Kutmah” McNulty’s IZWID label. The album is both a portrait
of the artist as a young man, and the completion of a circle, ten years
in the making, that stretches from London to Los Angeles.
Before he became Om Unit, Coles was working under the name
2tall. Throughout the 2000s he lived in and around London, lodging
in various smoky flats where he would set up an always shifting
home studio. Days were spent studying music, meditating, and
learning the ropes of electronic music production while also honing
sharp turntablist skills.
Between 2005 and 2008, Coles made a lot of beats, part and parcel
of his artistic growth. Lost Stories collects eighteen of the best,
unearthed from old hard drives and Cubase sessions and never
heard until now. Influence came from American labels such as Plug
Research, Ghostly International, Poobah, and Stones Throw where
a new generation of artists worked in a middle ground between hiphop
and electronic, a place of infinite possibilities.
The album shows a maturing 2tall sound while sketching out the
outlines of what would become Om Unit: you can hear it all in
the swing of ‘Potholes’, the confident chug of ‘Timeless World’, the
hypnotic bass of ‘The Roller’, the awkward loop of ’30 mins’, the strut
of ‘Night Vision’, and the uplifting vibes of ‘Over The Clouds’.
Kutmah first discovered 2tall’s music after Ras G had ordered copies
of his last album into Poobah Records. Years before they ever set
eyes on each other, the two were connected through a mutual
appreciation of their respective work. Lost Stories came together
during a joint Australian tour in spring 2014. Featuring artwork
by Kutmah, it captures a moment in time when experimentation
mattered above all else, when possibilities felt abundant, and when
a beat could be a doorway into infinity. And it also reminds us that
you must remember where you came from in order to understand
where you’re going.

1. Test
2. Industry Chant
3. Rolstrom Syndrome
4. Timeless World
5. Fish Bait
6. Skit Alpha
7. Potholes
8. The Roller
9. Raw Guilty
10. Jackson Clap
11. For My Sins
12. Basic Prince
13. The Womp Womp
14. Over The Clouds
15. 30 Mins
16. Night Vision
17. Iron Caterpillar
18. Dark Lord

• Lost Stories is a collection of 18 beats from the archives of
English producer Jim Coles, best known today as Om Unit,
and released by Justin “Kutmah” McNulty’s IZWID label
• Mastered at Metropolis, London
• Limited Edition Green Vinyl with Hand Screen Printed Jacket
by Hit+Run Available from 29.04.2016

Kutmah – Closure
Friday, February 6th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kutmah – Closure

Image: 1594878 Recordings from 2004 to 2011 in Los Angeles & London. Now available on vinyl for the very first time!
In 2011 Hit+Run released the first beat tape by Kutmah entitled “Closure” [HNR15]. The legendary 12-song album consisted of tracks recorded between 2004 – 2011 in Los Angeles as well as his recently transplanted home of London. The cover art was pulled from his collection of drawings made while in US federal detainment, which was later turned into a traveling art show and accompanying book entitled “Two Soups And A Honeybun”. In 2015, after the success of last year’s vinyl reissue of Kutmah’s “Black Wave Tapes” series, HIT+RUN has decided to press up “Closure” on limited-edition vinyl for the very first time [HNR15LP]. The 20-minute record consists of 9-tracks from the original album, all pressed on 10″ opaque red wax, plus housed in a one-of-a-kind screenprinted jacket made by Hit+Run in Los Angeles.”

9. OTERO (OUTRO) Available from 03.04.2015

Lost Midas – Off The Course
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Image: 1590580 “Off The Course”, das Albumdebüt von Lost Midas, zeigt die Talente des in Los Angeles beheimateten Musikers Jason Trikakis, der einen elektronischen Sound randvoll mit modernen Pop-Melodien produziert. Seine Einflüsse reichen von einer lebenslangen Liebe zu Pop-Melodien und 80er Jahre New Wave bis J.Dilla und The Mahavishnu Orchestra. Lost Midas’ Produktionen betreten eine ästhetische Region irgendwo zwischen Neon Indian und Bibio.

“This is fluorescent, fragrant electronic music.” – Clash
“This Is Fire” – Garth Trinidad, KCRW
“Gorgeously wonky that … nice little beauty here.” – Nemone, BBC 6Music
“Just great” – Edith Bowman, BBC 6Music/Radio 1 Available from 08.08.2014

Milosh – Jetlag
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Milosh – Jetlag

Image: 1585652 Jetlag is the fourth studio release from Canadian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Milosh. Milosh first came on the radar via
his critically acclaimed Plug Research releases, You Make Me Feel (2004) and Meme (2006), and gained further notoriety as the elusive vocalist
behind the 2013 release of Woman, via side project Rhye.
Jetlag picks up where Milosh last left off, capturing a revelatory life moment, holding tight to inspiration and artistic integrity along the way, the
ultimate testament to true and absolute love. The album is a collaboration between Milosh and his wife Alexa Nikolas, recording unexpected
intimate moments of laughter and love together, found sounds of everything from their travels around the world together to the most private spaces
in their home. Previously living in Berlin and Thailand, Jetlag chronicles the time when the couple came together and eventually settled in Los
Angeles. The refined sound plays as the ultimate romantic and joyful soundtrack, with equal parts homage to the minimal electronic artists like
Autechre and Boards of Canada that inspired Milosh and classical and jazz elements from his formal training on cello. Further, all art and video for
the project were created by and star Milosh and Alexa, adding to the multi-dimensional experience that Jetlag brings.

1. Do You Want What I Need
2. Hear In You
3. Skipping
4. Don’t Call It
5. Jetlag
1. Stakes Ain’t High
2. Hold Me
3. Slow Down
4. Water
5. This Time Available from 20.12.2013

Lalo Guererro – Los Chucos Suaves / Tequila
Sunday, March 31st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lalo Guererro – Los Chucos Suaves / Tequila

Image: 1579704 One of the highlights from our current Jukebox Mambo compilation and a song which really deserved a 45rpm release in its own right, Lalo Guererro’s ‘Los Chucos Suaves’ is perhaps the definitive recording in the short-lived Los Angeles sub-genre of Pachuco music – the sounds which emanated from the Mexican youth sub-culture of the same name in the late 1940s. A hybrid of American Jazz, Pop and Latin American rhythms, with songs sung in Spanish and dense in chicano slang, the movement was an intriguing sub-plot in the emergent narrative of rock and roll in the mid-century.

Guererros ‘Los Chucos Suaves’ was the anthem to the young pachuco’s and pachuca’s of LA – young hepcat Mexican’s who decked themselves out in voluminous zoot suits. Guererro sings of how these cool kids are ditching the jitterbug and the boogie woogie in favour of the cuban rumba and danzon dances. It’s a unique, swinging number which always catches the ear and is guaranteed to set the dance floor off. On the flip side is a terrific rendition of the Champs ‘Tequila’, with added lyrics from Lalo Guererro, sung in Spanish and a loose, jazzy approach giving this well-worn rock & roll instrumental staple an earthier, more rustic appeal. Available from 11.03.2013

New set of lost tracks by legendary jazz singer Greetje Kauffeld …
Monday, January 9th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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New set of lost tracks by one of the outstanding European jazz singers, recorded between 1969 and 1986. Compilation with eleven deeply emotional songs: Greetje Kauffeld performs sensitive ballads, with bands and orchestras arranged and conducted by such masters as Rob Pronk, Jerry Van Rooyen or Rogier Van Otterloo – including five previously unreleased recordings […]

Carlos Nino and Build An Ark bring their mostly improvisational companion album “Love Part 2” …
Monday, June 21st, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Following up last year’s acclaimed LP “Love”, Carlos Nino and Build An Ark bring their mostly improvisational companion album: “Love Part 2”. A lot of the music for both LPs was recorded as part of the same sessions. But while the two records are related musically, they’re quite diff erent. “Love Part 2” might share […]

Illa J – Yancey Boys (2LP)
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Image: 1527360 Repressed ! / Jay Dee aka J Dilla / feat. Guilty Simpson, Frank Nitty, Affion Crocket & Debbi Nova / John “Illa J” Yancey, younger brother of late, great genius producer James Yancey (aka Jay Dee, J Dilla)

John “Illa J” Yancey, younger brother of late, great genius producer James Yancey (aka Jay Dee, J Dilla), is currently completing his debut album for Delicious Vinyl. With the multi-talented Illa J rhyming and singing over a treasure trove of previously untouched Jay Dee gems, the project represents both a full-circle collaboration and a whole new beginning in the story of the musically exceptional Yancey brothers.

When Jay Dee passed away from complications relating to lupus in February 2006, he left behind an extraordinary legacy of production work, including hits for Common, Janet Jackson, and Busta Rhymes. One mother lode of previously untouched beats dates from his time working on the Pharcyde’s sophomore album “Labcabincalifornia” (1995). As DV owner and founder Michael Ross explains, “From ‘95 through ‘98 Jay Dee was my go-to guy for hot beats and remixes. He was always making beats, always. So there was a select amount of tracks that he composed for me during that time, tracks as good as anything he’d done, only they never got used. When I finally met Illa J last year, I gave him a CD containing those unreleased beats.” It was a case of pure serendipity, since 21-year-old Illa J had just relocated to Los Angeles and constructed a studio built around Jay Dee’s own recording equipment, dubbing it Yancey Boy Studios in tribute to their fraternal bond. “Dilla was twelve years older than me,” Illa J says. “So back in the day in Detroit I was just a little kid, sitting on the stairs in our house, watching him make those first beats for Slum Village. So I always
felt my brother’s tracks and had an instinct for what I wanted to do over them.”

When Illa J set to work in early 2008 on recording the album, the project flowed quickly as he entered the proverbial can’t-miss zone. As Illa J says, “One of the things I learned from my brother is that you don’t get that much time, so make the most of it. That’s why I’ve decided to dedicate my life to doing what I love: music. To work with Delicious, the label that released those hits my brother made with The Pharcyde (“Runnin’” and “Drop”) is really special.” Michael Ross says, “Illa J can write, sing, play instruments and rap. Not just a little bit of each, he’s really the complete package! And anyone who loves Jay Dee’s music is going to flip out when they hear what Illa J’s been laying down. For over a decade these beats have been waiting in the vault for this moment. It’s like Jay Dee made these tracks with an extrasensory purpose, so that Illa J could make this album. There is no question that this is exactly what they were meant for. These beats belong to Illa J, they’re his birthright, and I really believe Jay Dee would be proud of what his brother is doing.” Available from 15.12.2017

World’s Experience Orchestra – The Beginning Of A New Birth
Monday, October 30th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on World’s Experience Orchestra – The Beginning Of A New Birth

Image: 1616402 World’s Experience Orchestra’s first album was recorded in and around Boston, in the mid 1970s and
committed to vinyl in miniscule press runs by a visionary, bassist/composer/arranger John Jamyll
Jones. Jones is a magical type, who communicates with his instrument, his ensembles, and jazz’s
ancient lineage in a manner so profound that his late-‘70s album are out of time with jazz’s trajectory,
but timeless when presented today. By the late ’90s the music of World’s Experience Orchestra was
circulating throughout the collections of esoteric jazz fans, the likes of Gerald “Jazzman” Short and
Gilles Peterson, who played “The Prayer” for those, the Coltrane-enthralled searching for something
new, something different. Something spiritual and honest.
Peterson first offered to reissue “The Prayer,” as part of an anthology he was putting together with
Los Angeles reissue label Ubiquity Records and that, to date, is the only official issue of any of
Jones’ music. “I knew it was going to happen, but I didn’t know when,” says Jones of the road to
seeing his music re-issued. “It’s 35 years or more now, and I’ve been waiting for this, and I’m quite
sure I’m not the only one.”

Includes a download card to WAV files of
the entire album and a digital booklet.

The Beginning Of A New Birth
The Prayer Available from 24.11.2017

Bohannon – Stop & Go
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bohannon – Stop & Go

Image: 1616310 Even if Hamilton Bohannon had never started his
own solo musical project, he would have a long and
rich background to his name. Before the 60s had
ended he’d played in local bands with Jimi Hendrix,
toured as a drummer with Stevie Wonder, and
served as the bandleader and arranger at Motown,
providing backing for top-like acts like Smokey
Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and many
more. Gradually he made his way to Los Angeles to
sign with Dakar Records in 1972, recording and
releasing his debut album the next year, after
recruiting a backing band which included session
giants like Ray Parker Jr, Wah Wah Watson, Eddie
Watkins, and Leroy Emmanuel, to name but a few.
Stop & Go was released in 1973, and featured a
tried and true formula of hard-hitting, bass-heavy,
accented disco-funk. Although the album was only
a muted success on the Hot 100 charts, it excelled
on the club charts, making dancefloor hits out of
tracks like “The Pimp Walk”, “It’s Time For Peace”,
and “The Stop & Go.” It also featured Bohannon’s
most well-known tracks, in the club banger “Save
Their Souls”, which over time became a
frequently-used well of sampling material, notably
on tracks by Jay-Z, Large Professor, Kool G Rap,
Public Enemy, and DJ Vadim, among many others.

A1. The Stop & Go
A2. Getting To The Other Side
A3. The Pimp Walk
A4. Run It On Down Mr. D.J.
B1. Save Their Souls
B2. Singing A Song For My Mother
B3. It’s Time For Peace
B4. Happiness Available from 17.11.2017

Ryan Porter – Spangle-Lang Lane (BF RSD)
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ryan Porter – Spangle-Lang Lane (BF RSD)

Image: 1615588 Running in parallel with the powerful wave of transformation that occurred
with the advent of recording technology in the 1800s, children’s music has
been a critically important part of the evolving pace of modern culture.
Through the entire body of children’s music, few have truly deviated from
the normal harmonic and melodic structures of past composers. This is
about to change in the fall of 2017 as West Coast Get Down co-founder
Ryan Porter will present Spangle-Lang Lane, a collection of music
that revamps and puts a facelift on some of the world’s most beloved
children’s songs.
The ethos of Spangle-Lang Lane equally lives in the visual realm,
coupled with puppets and a flm series that takes on the life of the West
Coast Get Down and various jazz luminaries. From episode to episode,
you can expect to see main characters Ryan Porter and Crazy Jake,
along with puppet versions of Duke Ellington, Kamasi Washington, Louis
Armstrong, Brandon Coleman, Tony Williams, Terrace Martin, Miles
Davis, Thundercat, John Coltrane, and many others. As the in?uence
of Sesame Street started to flter into Ryan Porter’s dreams, he quickly
sought out the right tools and knowledge for creating his own puppets.
Ryan adds more detail on how the puppet world of the album formed.
“The vision for having puppets as part of Spangle-Lang Lane came
from the in?uence of the magical world of Jim Henson, but I also had a
dream where I could see all of these puppets so vividly playing gigs and
recording. I had these dreams so much that I looked into puppet making
classes so that I could learn how to make these characters that I saw so
vividly in my dreams. After a few years of learning how to make puppets,
which is not an easy thing to do, I fnally made prototypes of the puppets
that I had seen in my dreams. These puppets are the ones that I use
to flm in my videos to help teach kids music lessons and history about
older musicians that aren’t with us any longer. The type of musicians that
made a huge impact on how music sounds today, revamped through the
power of puppetry.”
For the Spangle-Lang Lane record release event, Ryan Porter will take
the puppets he’s created and the momentum of the video series for a
special concert in Los Angeles this fall. The puppets will take the stage
with Ryan to perform the music off the LP, striving to create a unique
concert experience the jazz world has never seen. This fall will serve as
a very special stretch of time for Ryan Porter and Spangle-Lang Lane,
bringing to light a lifelong pursuit that will have the power to beneft
thousands of people across current and future generations. SpangleLang Lane is an achievement unlike any other, serving as the latest
chapter of the West Coast Get Down’s growing legacy and the beginning
of Ryan Porter’s tenure in the spotlight.

1. Spangle-Lang Lane Theme
2. ABC Song
3. Itsy Bitsy Spider
4. Little Boy Blue
5. Rain Rain Go Away
6. Ants Go Marching One By One
7. Row Row Row Your Boat
8. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

• Features and collaborations across Spangle-Lang Lane include renowned LA based musicians Kamasi Washington (alto sax, percussion), Ronald Bruner Jr. (drums), Adam
Turchin (tenor sax), Miles Mosley (bass, percussion), Cameron Graves (piano, vocals) and more
• “The LP is something that I would like to see impact children in a creative way, helping them to see the power of positive change through music.” – Ryan Porter Available from 24.11.2017

NxWorries (Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge) – Yes Lawd! (Remixes)
Monday, October 16th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on NxWorries (Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge) – Yes Lawd! (Remixes)

Image: 1615768 NxWorries (ausgesprochen “no worries”) sind Multitalent Anderson.Paak und Produzent Knxwledge aus Los Angeles. “Yes Lawd!” erschien im Oktober 2016 auf Peanut Butter Wolfs Stones Throw Label und enthält die 2015 erschienene Single “Suede”, den Katalysator für Anderson.Paaks Zusammenarbeit mit Dr.Dre auf dessen “Compton” Album (2015) und die anschließende Unterschrift bei seinem Aftermath Label. Anderson.Paak sorgte Anfang 2016 mit seinem gefeierten “Malibu” Album sowie Kollaborationen mit The Game, Schoolboy Q, Kaytranada, Mac Miller weiterhin für viel Furore. Knxwledge stieg im Umfeld von Los Angeles’ Low End Theory-Szene von Flying Lotus & Konsorten auf und produzierte neben Platten für Stones Throw, Leaving und All City inzwischen auch Tracks für Kendrick Lamar (sein Beitrag für “To Pimp A Butterfly” brachte auch ihm einen Grammy ein), Earl Sweatshirt, Joey Badass und Action Bronson. Nun erscheint das “Yes Lawd” Album in der Remixversion von Produzent Knxwledge. Available from 17.11.2017

Mono/Poly & Alyss – Union
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mono/Poly & Alyss – Union

Image: 1612101 In defying the laws of tradition, Los Angeles based music sound designer
Mono/Poly (born Charles E. Dickerson) has managed to outstrip the
logics of multi-genre producing. Known for his distinct madness of face
melting bass, paired with his dreamy astral soundscapes of glitch-based
hip-hop, Mono/Poly has proved himself to be a natural phenomenon.
The new six-song self-released “Union” EP produced by Mono/Poly and
featuring stunning soulful UK vocalist Alyss includes the awe-inspiring
singles ‘Footprints’, ‘Violet Ray’ & ‘Golden Light’, as well as the stand-out
track ‘Choices’. Out now on digital download, with instrumentals due out
in October and the limited-edition metallic gold & black colored 12” vinyl.

1. Syrius B
2. Violet Ray
3. Footprints
4. Choices
5. Voyage On
6. Golden Light

• Metallic gold & black colored 12” vinyl
• Mono/Poly released Manifestations EP on Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder Available from 20.10.2017

Thavius Beck – Technol O.G.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Thavius Beck – Technol O.G.

Image: 1612102 As a multi-instrumentalist, producer, emcee & music educator, Thavius
Beck is a man whose life revolves around audio and technology. With
a focus on bass heavy rhythms, dark emotional melodies and twisted
sample manipulation, Thavius has not only released numerous solo
albums (under his own name, plus previous moniker Adlib), but he’s
also collaborated with and remixed luminaries Saul Williams, Nine
Inch Nails, The Mars Volta, Skylar Grey and Nas, to name a few.
A native of Minneapolis, Thavius Beck moved to Los Angeles at age
16 and quickly found a crew of like-minded beat makers & rappers
who formed the underground hip-hop collective known as Global
Phlowtations. As a main pillar of the nine man + one woman crew,
he was responsible for producing, rhyming on and recording many
of the songs that were released across three classic self-released
GPAC albums in the late 90’s. Thavius released solo projects through
various labels over his 20-year stay in LA, collaborated with fellow
producer/emcee Subtitle (aka Giovanni Marks) to create the group
“Labwaste”, and began touring extensively with Saul Williams as his
‘one-man band’, outftted with an arsenal of modern electronic gadgetry.
Eventually his love of music and technology lead to Ableton Live, where
Thavius became a certifed trainer of in 2009. He quickly became a
world-renowned advocate for Ableton Live education, and took a brief
hiatus from releasing albums to run electronic music workshops and
explore teaching. In 2016, he left the cozy confnes of Los Angeles
and relocated to Brooklyn, NY. Reinvigorated by the city, plus inspired
by frequent European tours with Saul, both offered Thavius meditative
hours spent in solitary at hotels, airports & on trains writing new material.
The result is an impassioned new self-produced project “Technol O.G.”,
that fnds Thavius expressing his true self as an artist & man. His
much-anticipated 12 song album is a record full of raw & unfltered truth
revealed through his rhythmic vocal re?ections and electronic production
perfection. Released worldwide on Monday September 18th, 2017 on
one-of-a-kind kaleidoscopic 12”” colored vinyl, housed in a variety of
hand-screenprinted and collectible outer jackets featuring stunning art
by Jon Ryan. Digital downloads include the bonus remix of lead single
“Spectacular Vernacular” by Mono/Poly

1. Change
2. Spectacular Vernacular
3. Further From the Truth
4. Vices
5. Shots Fired
6. A Day in The Life…
7. Word. Sound. Power.
8. How Many???
9. Suckas And Sycophants
10. Sh!ts Not G
11. Akhenaten
12. Catharsis

• New, self-produced project from multi-instrumentalist, producer, emcee & music educator, Thavius Beck
• Has collaborated with and remixed luminaries Saul Williams, Nine Inch Nails, The Mars Volta, Skylar Grey and Nas Available from 20.10.2017

Tomas Barfod – Paloma
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tomas Barfod – Paloma

Image: 1611754 Whomadewho drummer/producer and electronic-pop stalwart Tomas Barfod arrives on Friends of Friends this November with his third album as a solo artist and his second for the Los Angeles label.

1. Things That Matter ft. Louise Foo & Sharin Foo
2. Hope in a Box
3. Family ft. Jonas Smith
4. Pantheon
5. Better Than I Would
6. In The Dark ft. Nina K
7.. Cannonball ft. Jonas H. Petersen
8. Tidal Wave ft. Nina K

RIYL: John Talabot, Kasper Bjorke, Pional, Whomadewho

Whomadewho drummer/producer and electronic-pop stalwart Tomas Barfod arrives on Friends
of Friends this November with his third album as a solo artist and his second for the Los Angeles
label. Assisted by a diverse range of guest vocalists, the Paloma album is an expansive record that
takes the dancefloor-friendly bedroom pop of the Salton Sea (Friends of Friends 2012) and Love
Me (Secretly Canadian 2014) albums to dazzling new heights. Embracing a divergent array of
genres and tempos, Paloma’s 11 tracks create a world of love and heartbreak, hued by Barfod’s
broad synth strokes and effortless drum programming. Fans of Barfod’s previous releases on FoF
and Kompakt will find plenty to latch onto here, including several vocal features from label
favorite Nina K, but Paloma invokes a larger sound than the Danish producer has put forth in the
past, a sound replete with higher highs, more dramatic hooks and an even crisper, more pristine
production aesthetic.
Available from 03.11.2017

Blu & Exile – In The Beginning: Before The Heavens
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Blu & Exile – In The Beginning: Before The Heavens

Image: 1611917 10 Jahre nach dem das Duo aus Los Angeles ihr Opus “Below The Heavens” veröffentlicht hat, erscheinen 14 Tracks aus den 2007er Sessions. Als Gäste sind Dr.Oop, Donel Smokes, Aloe Blacc und Blame One vertreten.

Available from 03.11.2017

reallynathan – love n war
Friday, September 8th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on reallynathan – love n war

Image: 1611581 Compiled by Houseshoes, Love n War is a melodious jaunt through
the mind of Los Angeles based producer, reallynathan. Creations
representative of a fve-year span, from 2010 to 2015, the tape is a true
portrayal of what reallynathan’s music exudes: tension and release.
Whether it’s the ambient production found on “Shine Off”, the more
traditional hip hop sound on “Trickery,” or the house in?uence on tracks
such as “imafreak”, the theme remains consistent, a search for freedom
from the turmoil within and around us. Love and war.
reallynathan credits his musical style to bay area roots, years spent
witnessing the growth of the LA beat scene, and his most recent
discovery of dance music while residing in NYC. If the name sounds
familiar, it could be from his days DJing and producing for the hip hop trio
Late Bloomers (Tres Records, 2011), or his past production for Cashus
King fka Co$$. In fact, it was his work on Cashus King’s Instrument of
Emotion project that led to his discovery by Houseshoes, paving the way
for fve years of tension flled productions to see a proper release.

1. Shine Off
2. LoveNWaR
3. SadBoi pt1
4. Dead Rulers
5. Fall Back
6. Non Existent
7. Trips to Vega
8. We Are
10. BurntDaze
11. SadBoi pt2
12. Trickery Available from 29.09.2017

Sudan Archives – Sudan Archives
Friday, September 8th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Sudan Archives – Sudan Archives

Image: 1611489 23 year-old violinist and vocalist, Sudan Archives writes, plays, and
produces her own music. Drawing inspiration from Sudanese fddlers,
she is self-taught on the violin, and her unique songs also fold in
elements of R&B, and experimental electronic music.
Sudan Archives grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she “messed around
with instruments in the house” and took up violin in the fourth grade,
eventually teaching herself how to play the instrument by ear. When she
discovered the violin playing style of Northeast Africa, her eyes opened
to the possibilities of the instrument. “The way they played it was different
from classical music. I resonated with the style, and I was like, ‘Maybe I
can use this style with electronic music,’” she says.
This fusing of folk music and electronic production was the turning point
for Sudan. “I started mixing my violin into beats,” she says, “It wasn’t
complicated — I’d just sing straight into the iPad.” She honed her at-home
style after moving to Los Angeles aged 19 to study music technology, and
after a chance encounter at a Low End Theory party with Stones Throw
A&R and Leaving Records owner Matthewdavid, she signed with Stones
Throw. At the very start of her musical career, she’s already won plaudits
from the likes of the New York Times and Pitchfork, and played live at
experimental festival Moogfest

1. Paid
2. Come Meh Way
3. Time
4. Oatmeal
5. Goldencity
6. Wake Up Available from 06.10.2017

The Breathing Effect – The Fisherman Abides
Saturday, August 26th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Breathing Effect – The Fisherman Abides

Image: 1611673 The Breathing Effect will release their sophomore album The Fisherman
Abides, returning with Los Angeles based Alpha Pup Records for its
release across vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital platforms. Following up
the success of their debut album Mars Is A Very Bad Place For Love,
The Breathing Effect’s songwriting approach has become more vivid
and pronounced with their new effort, offering a wider extension of their
vision. Powerful harmonies and vocal cadences glide over dynamic drum
grooves and bass lines, extending their personal lives into the DNA of
every sound across the new works.
The eight songs that comprise The Fisherman Abides present a multitude
of genre types, blending together soul, rock, and jazz in a completely new
form. A panoramic lens is offered in tone, emotion, and vibe, where one
can fnd a sleek and propulsive moment in one instance and a magical
and gentle one in the next. Truly a sound all their own. The Fisherman
Abides continues the legacy of The Breathing Effect

1. Water Static (Blinding Phoenix)
2. The Morning Swim
3. The Grove
4. Walking Backwards
5. Driftwood Dialogue
6. Josephine
7. The Pier (New Eyes)
8. The Ode Available from 10.11.2017

Harold Land – A New Shade Of Blue (Gatefold/LP+MP3)
Friday, August 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Harold Land – A New Shade Of Blue (Gatefold/LP+MP3)

Image: 1610853 “Harold Land was my dad’s teacher and I took lesson from him too. He was a pillar of musical knowledge” Kamasi Washington

Following the highly-acclaimed release of FEELING GOOD and INNER PEACE compilations, WEWANTSOUNDS is delighted to announce the reissue of two superb classic albums in our new MAINSTREAM RECORDS ORIGINAL CLASSICS series. The releases will be crammed with bonus material. WEWANTSOUNDS has gone back to the original negative to reconstruct the original artworks and will add many jaw dropping never-seen photo sessions and CD Bonus material with new liner notes. LPs will be released in glorious gatefold sleeves.

Recorded in 1971, this beautiful Harold Land record produced by Bob Shad, is nothing but a Harold Land – Bobby Hutcherson Quintet album in disguise. The quintet recorded a handful of marvelous albums between 1967 and 1971 mainly under the Bobby Hutcherson name on Blue Note but they recorded one album on Chess and two for Mainstream. A New Shade of Blue recorded in Los Angeles where the quintet was based is one of their best albums and has never been reissued before except in Japan.

Featuring a superb line up comprising Buster Williams on Bass and Billy Hart on Drums – the rhythm section of Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi Sextet – the session is augmented by Bill Henderson on Piano and Fender Rhodes and Mtume on percussion.

Together they create a superb soundscape featuring the quintet’s trademark sound, both spiritual and serene, with Land’s unmistakable sax playing and Bobby Hutcherson modal touch. The highlight of the album is the long hypnotic track “Mtume”, a deep, slow burner displaying the group’s fantastic interplay. For the first time ever the album will be reunited with the beautiful 8 min outtake “Dark Mood” which was briefly issued in 1974 on a Mainstream compilation.

The release will also be crammed with unissued session photo taken by LA photographer Dick Sanders and will feature new liner notes by radio DJ and renowned digger Sam Barbatano (Sunday Jazz, KTRU Houston)

1 – A New Shade Of Blue
2 – Mtume

1 – Ode To Angela
2 – De-Liberation
3 – Short Subject

Available from 06.10.2017

Blackbear – Digital Druglord
Friday, July 14th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Blackbear – Digital Druglord

Image: 1610508 Blackbear ist ein in Los Angeles ansässiger Sänger/Songwriter, der bereits mit Künstlern wie Justin Bieber, G-Eazy, Pharrell Williams, Mike Posner, Childish Gambino und anderen zusammengearbeitet hat. Als Solokünstler gehört er zu den größten Independent-Künstlern auf Soundcloud. 2015 veröffentlichte er “Deadroses” mit der Hit-Single “idfc” digital und erreichte beachtliche Erfolge. Nun erscheint sein drittes Studioalbum auf CD, inklusive der Hit-Single “Do Remi” und mit Gästen wie Juicy J (Ex-Three 6 Mafia) und 24hrs. Available from 21.07.2017

The Steoples – Six Rocks
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Steoples – Six Rocks

Image: 1610882 The Steoples is a collaborative effort from long time friends and creative partners Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker (Gifted & Blessed) and Yeofi Andoh (A Race Of Angeles).

1. From the Otherside
2. Smoak
3. Courting Sunshine
4. Fated
5. Best
6. Roles
7. We Like the Dark
8. Real Enough To Be
9. Leaning Toward Not Sure
10. Six Rocks
11. Beach Baby Pt II

Meet the Steoples — Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker and Yeofi Andoh. Gabriel is a longtime producer, under the name Gifted & Blessed a.k.a. GB, integral to the start of the Los Angeles beat scene. He recorded his full-length debut album in 2004, which also marked the first collaboration with vocalist and U.K. native Yeofi on the haunting “Love is the End” single. The two had met through mutual friends, drawn to one another through their shared appreciation for genre-defying creativity.

“Up to that point, there really weren’t too many folks who were experimenting with bridging the genres in so many kinds of diverse ways like we were interested in,” GB says. They were both open-minded, and both reaching for good music instead of being locked into a particular style.

When they met, something clicked. GB was working with certain musical colors and collages that resonated with Yeofi, and the result is Six Rocks, an exploration of sound that often emerges as a collection of unfinished ideas. In lieu of being incomplete, however, GB prefers to describe it as unresolved. There are no typical song structures or chord progressions, or any sense of normalcy here. And that’s a good thing. Much is left to interpretation and imagination.

Available from 11.08.2017

Jonwayne – Rap Album Two
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jonwayne – Rap Album Two

Image: 1610566 2008 trat der Rapper und Produzent Jonwayne aus Los Angeles durch den einflussreichen Club “Low End Theory” an der Seite von Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Nosaj Thing, Kutmah und Daedelus auf dem Plan. Seit er die High School abgeschlossen hat, machte er sich lokal auch mit selbstgemachten Mixtapes einen Namen. Als Peanut Butter Wolf 2011 von seinen Fähigkeiten am Mikrophon Wind bekam, signte er den massigen Mann für ein Rap-Album bei Stones Throw. Inzwischen veröffentlicht Jonwayne wieder in Eigenregie und präsentiert sein zweites Studioalbum mit Beiträgen von Shango, Danny Watts, Low Leaf und Zeroh sowie Produktionen von D-Styles, Eets, Oliver The 2nd, Babu und Dibiase, neben eigenen Beats. Available from 04.08.2017

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