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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. […]

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 […]

BLU from Los Angeles is the new MC to watch out for …
Friday, June 29th, 2007 | Posted in News | Comments Off on BLU from Los Angeles is the new MC to watch out for …

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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.

SIDE A:
The Beginning Of A New Birth
SIDE B:
The Prayer Available from 24.11.2017

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

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

Overview:
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

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)

LP
S1
1 – A New Shade Of Blue
2 – Mtume

S2
1 – Ode To Angela
2 – De-Liberation
3 – Short Subject

Available from 06.10.2017

World’s Experience Orchestra – The Beginning Of A New Birth/As Time Flows On
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on World’s Experience Orchestra – The Beginning Of A New Birth/As Time Flows On

Image: 1605383 The essence of Underground, Spiritual Jazz, figuratively and literally: their first album was recorded in a Boston, Mass. church’s basement.

Both World’s Experience Orchestras albums were recorded in and around Boston, Massachusetts in the mid to late 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. This set is the definitive catalog of Jones’ ensembles’
released work. “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.”

• Custom made, thick-cardboard, tip-on Now-Again Reserve Edition gatefold jacket. Hand numbered edition of 1000.
• 160 gram vinyl from Quality Record Production.
• OBI strip and re-sealable “Japanese-style” plastic sleeve.
• Download card for WAV files of the album.
• Contains booklet with the story of this band, told for the first time, and many unpublished photos.

RECORD ONE:
THE BEGINNING OF A NEW BIRTH
A1. The Beginning Of A New Birth
B1. The Prayer

RECORD TWO:
AS TIME FLOWS ON
C1. Rain
C2. Nine Degrees And Cold
C3. Intro
D1. Black Woman
D2. To Do Nothing
D3. The Mind Available from 19.08.2016

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

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, […]

Incredible new live album from Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express on Freestyle Records
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Brian Auger’s professional career first made headlines in 1963 when he won the #1 position in the Melody Makers Jazz Piano Readers Poll. As a prodigious jazz pianist, Brian had already amassed an amazing amount of experience on the London scene. In 1965, after hearing jazz organist Jimmy Smiths’ music – Brian began his love […]

Quantic Presents The Western Transient – A New Constellation (LP+MP3/Gatefold Edition)
Friday, June 19th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Quantic Presents The Western Transient – A New Constellation (LP+MP3/Gatefold Edition)

Image: 1597598 Quantic Presents The Western Transient is the latest project from Will “Quantic” Holland, bringing together a handpicked band of some of his favourite American musicians to realise a set of new compositions paying homage to the rich, lively and intimate quality of the classic soul and jazz recordings. The resulting album, ‘A New Constellation’, is out on Tru Thoughts, in characteristically mercurial fashion this new outing sees Holland following up the explosive, worldly electronic and vocal direction of his hugely acclaimed last solo album, ‘Magnetica’, with a suite of traditionally recorded pieces that capture the spontaneous beauty in the old ways of music making.

“A transient is a burst of energy that hits and falls off, leaving nothing behind. It is temporary, momentary in its action, like an ink drop on a page that fades almost as soon as it’s dry”, says Holland, “Music is a muddle of transients or rather, a meeting place for them, where the short lived can become eternal.”

His thirst for musical exploration has seen British born Holland release over 15 albums – ranging from electronic solo productions via the full live funk and soul bands the Quantic Soul Orchestra and the Combo Bárbaro to Latin, African and Caribbean styles – and become renowned as one of music’s modern trailblazers. On moving to New York in early 2014, he started rediscovering his love affair with instrumental jazz and soul records in which the studio ensemble takes the spotlight. He decided to record a full length album paying homage to recording in this classic sense and also to collaborate with many of the musicians that he had worked with in the city of Los Angeles – these revered musicians included Brandon Coleman, Todd Simon, Sylvester Onyejiaka, Wilson Viveros and more.

The album comes on CD and also a deluxe, handmade hardback gatefold sleeve, including a booklet and pictures from B+. A download card is also provided with the vinyl version.

Previous praise for Will ‘Quantic’ Holland:
“Impressively diverse” – 4 STARS – MOJO
“Quantic sits loosely alongside global music adventurers such as Damon Albarn and DJ Gilles Peterson” – THE GUARDIAN
“Is there any musical genre that Will Holland touches that doesn’t turn to gold?” – DJ MAG
“Thank you, William Quantic, for releasing amazing records” – GILLES PETERSON (BBC 6MUSIC)
“Lovely… sounding really great” – LAUREN LAVERNE (BBC 6MUSIC)

This is a brand new project from Will ‘Quantic’ Holland, and this time he’s delivered an amazing jazz album, recorded with some incredible musicians from LA and around. The release will be on CD and deluxe gatefold LP. The LP is housed in a handmade hardback gatefold sleeve, with a large booklet and pocket for the record – it really does look amazing…

Key Marketing Points:
– Features revered musicians Brandon Coleman, Todd Simon, Sylvester Onyejiaka, Wilson Viveros and more.
– LP is housed in a deluxe, handmade and hardback gatefold sleeve with booklet and images from renowned photographer B+
– Bonus track Latitude (To The Point Version) to feature on KCRW as part of their To The Point program

Tracklist:
A1. Latitude
A2. Jumble Sale
A3. A New Constellation
A4. Requiescence
A5. Nordeste
B1. Bicycle Ride
B2. Creation (East L.A.)
B3. Mirzan
B4. The Orchard Available from 31.07.2015

New compilation showcasing some great early works by the outstanding Dutch jazz singer Greetje Kauffeld
Thursday, May 28th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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New compilation showcasing some great early works by the outstanding Dutch jazz singer, including 16 lost songs from the 1960s – short, soulful and to the point. Contains incredibly tight versions of “Fever”, “Love For Sale”, “Handful Of Soul”, “You And I ( Voce E Eu)” or “Almost Like Being In Love”, with the deep […]

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

Black Star – Fix Up / You Already Knew (RSD)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Black Star – Fix Up / You Already Knew (RSD)

Image: 1595798 Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Talib Kweli are BLACK STAR. Arising in the 90’s golden era of hip hop, Bey/Kweli delivered the modern classic “Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star” in 1998 and have since each had monumentally successful careers. As the hip hop community continues to cross their fingers for a follow up album, this limited edition die cut star-shaped single features the duo’s two most recent tracks, a hopeful preview of what may be to come. Production is provided by Los Angeles beatmakers Madlib (on FIx Up) and Oh No (on You Already Knew).
Available from 18.04.2015

New album from The Postal Service member Dntel
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,
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Some rather memorable moments in the catalogue of Jimmy Tamborello, aka Dntel, feature collaborations with neatly paired guest vocalists such as Ben Gibbard, Jenny Lewis, Baths and Mia Doi Todd, to name a few. Tamborello has always paid a good deal of attention to picking these singers carefully, with his backing a perfect complement – […]

Lost Midas – Off The Course
Thursday, August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lost Midas – Off The Course

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.

Reaktionen:
“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

New album by Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak
Thursday, October 31st, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Kraak & Smaak’s new album “Chrome Waves” is already off to a flying start with debut single “The Future Is Yours” topping club charts in the UK and Germany and getting the coveted Tune of the Month accolade in Mixmag. Featuring Ben Westbeech on vocals and with a righteous summer groove that has made it […]

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 […]

Aalon Butler & The New Breed Band – It’s Got To Be Something / Gettin’ Soul
Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Aalon Butler & The New Breed Band – It’s Got To Be Something / Gettin’ Soul

Although singer/guitarist/songwriter Aalon Butler is far from a major name in either soul or rock, serious connoisseurs of soul music remember him for four recordings released on the independent PKC label out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Butler was the le…

Aalon Butler & The New Breed Band – Gettin’ Soul Pt.1&2
Sunday, May 12th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Aalon Butler & The New Breed Band – Gettin’ Soul Pt.1&2

Although singer/guitarist/songwriter Aalon Butler is far from a major name in either soul or rock, serious connoisseurs of soul music remember him for four recordings released on the independent PKC label out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Butler was the le…

The Shaolin Afronauts continue their musical journey with the new album “Quest Under Capricorn”
Thursday, July 19th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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2011’s debut album from the Shaolin Afronauts “Flight Of The Ancients” was a critical and commercial success story, lauded as a truly original blend of the sounds of 1970’s West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering and progressive avant-garde jazz artists of the same period. “Flight Of The Ancients” went onto be nominated for several music […]

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 […]

Freestyle Fellowship have announced their new album on Decon …
Monday, October 10th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Freestyle Fellowship, the legendary L.A.-based hip hop quintet of MCs Aceyalone, Myka 9, P.E.A.C.E., Self Jupiter, and DJ Kiilu Grand have announced their new album The Promise on Decon. Nearly a decade since their last album under the Freestyle Fellowship moniker, their impromptu reunion show in Los Angeles in 2009 inspired the quintet to reunite […]

Brand new instrumental album by DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples and The World Famous Beat Junkie …
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 | Tags: , , , ,
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The Los Angeles-based turntablist has made a noteworthy evolution and also stands as one of underground rap’s fastest-rising producers. A world-famous DJ, with active memberships in Dilated Peoples and Beat Junkies among his most notable accomplishments, DJ Babu has made a noteworthy evolution. He also stands as one of underground rap’s fastest-rising producers. In 2007 […]

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 […]

Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 | Tags: , , , , ,
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Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls is the collaborative project of esteemed sound scientists Money Mark, Shawn Lee, and Tommy Guerrero. In the winter of 2008 they locked themselves away in Money Mark’s Los Angeles-based studio for two weeks. A tasty three-way meeting of the minds resulted in this funk-inflicted collection of beats n’ breaks, […]

Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls is the new collaborative project of Money Mark, Shawn Lee, and Tommy Guerrero …
Thursday, July 16th, 2009 | Tags: , , , , ,
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Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls is the collaborative project of esteemed sound scientists Money Mark, Shawn Lee, and Tommy Guerrero. In the winter of 2008 they locked themselves away in Money Mark’s Los Angeles-based studio for two weeks. A tasty three-way meeting of the minds resulted in this funk-inflicted collection of beats n’ breaks, […]

Song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Damon Aaron, release his new album …
Thursday, September 11th, 2008 | Tags: ,
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“Highlands” is an album of bittersweet cosmic campfire electronics and melancholic dreams. Song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Damon Aaron, pens love songs and personal anecdotes that float over spacey hip hop beats and polished bass-lines. He cuts and pastes-in swirling strings and acoustic guitars that decorate his minimal sound-scapes and cast light on traditional folk and […]

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 […]

Rootz Underground are the most exciting new band from Jamaica …
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Reggae

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 …

Soul/Jazz/Funk

One of house music’s finest, ROY DAVIS JR., with new album release on Ubiquity …
Wednesday, August 18th, 2004 | Posted in News | Comments Off on One of house music’s finest, ROY DAVIS JR., with new album release on Ubiquity …

House

Dizz1 – Shots Rired (ft. Hezekiah, Ralph Real & Sweatson)
Friday, January 8th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dizz1 – Shots Rired (ft. Hezekiah, Ralph Real & Sweatson)

Image: 1601529 New Los Angeles based future soul label, Strange Neighbor arrives
with an A-list crew of international beatsmiths and forever inspired
vocal performers for the first of a series of forward thinking ep
collaborations. The Philadelphia soul of Hezekiah and Ralph Real
melds with the future beat production of Melbourne drummer/
producer Dizz1 for the ILLadelphic original. Sweatson Klank aka
Take flips the script to push further forward with his deep LA Beat
injection.
Since signing to Tru Thoughts in 2013, Dizz1 continues to build
on a steady collection of lauds from all the right corners. Support
from Giles Peterson, Benji B, and an ultimate endorsement on
Flying Lotus’s BBC residency have drawn considerable acclaim to
his recent full length album ‘In Sickness and In Health’. For his first
release on Strange Neighbor, Dizz ropes in some of Melbourne’s
most respected local session talent and slides onto the drum stool to
wrap an intricate kick and snare around Hezekiah’s soul rap.
Hezekiah has clocked up a substantial number of significant
collaborations with Blu, Santigold, Bahamadia, The Roots Crew,
Oddisee and Georgia Ann Muldrow just to name a few. At once
conscientious, but with hood sensibilities, Hezekiah has also roped in
Mello Music’s Ralph Real for additional vocals. Incidentally you might
recognize Ralph Real from his Mello Music Group involvements
including regular touring as Oddisee’s keyboard player and backing
vocalist
Sweatson Klank productions include his recent Project Mooncircle
album ‘You, Me, Temporary’ as well as a long spanning history of
quality cinematic hip hop releases and collaborations with acclaimed
UK bass producers and artists from the Brainfeeder roster including
Mono Poly, Tokimonsta, Om Unit, Low Limit and Shigeto. A futurist at
heart the Shots Fired remix combines Sweatson Klank’s trademark
experimental hip hop aesthetic with ambient pad and cinematics,
bringing new life to the Hezekiah vocal. One other of Sweatson
Klank’s most recent futurist visions Rounds off the complete 5 track
digital ep.

• First release in a limited edition Strange Neighbor 7 inch
series
• Limited to 450 copies
• Clear 7 inch vinyl
• Full color 7 inch jacket
• Full color postcard insert featuring prints by Brooklyn based
photographer Eva Sakellarides

Side A:
Shots Fired (Dizz1 Ft Hezekiah + Ralph Real)
Side AA:
Shots Fired (Sweatson Klank Remix) Available from 05.02.2016

Jeremiah Jae – The Decline Of Black Anakin
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jeremiah Jae – The Decline Of Black Anakin

Image: 1599689 The Decline of Black Anakin is one of Jeremiah Jae’s most promising bodies of work, and we at New Los Angeles are proud to present it on limited-edition cassette tape. It features a bright cast of emcees including Eugene Snow, Oliver the 2nd, K. Embry, Beanz Da Poet, and Tre. Black Anakin was written and produced entirely by Jeremiah Jae, and having been longtime fans, we can say with sincerity that it is one of our all-time favorites of his. Available from 16.10.2015

The Koreatown Oddity – 200 Tree Rings
Saturday, November 15th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Koreatown Oddity – 200 Tree Rings

Image: 1593906 The Koreatown Oddity’s debut full-length LP, 200 Tree Rings, was released June 10th on New Los Angeles Records, featuring production by Jeremiah Jae, Ras G, House Shoes, Kone, AshTreJinkins, Luke Cage, Giovanni Marks, andDominique himself. The album tells the story of The Koreatown Oddity’s journey to enlightenment leading up to his final days. Packed with aberrant loops and enthralling rhyme patterns, we are taken by the neck from the very beginning and held captive for 12 tracks – until we die with him. The album is available on all major digital outlets, as well as limited edition cassette and vinyl.

• Featuring guest appearances from Aceyalone and Jeremiah Jae, and production by House Shoes, Ras G, Jeremiah Jae, & Giovanni Marks.
• Limited to 250 units on black virgin vinyl.

Tracklisting
1. Title Sequence
2. Invisible Force
3. Fngrrrz
4. Black Antique Flossin’
5. Transmission Blast (feat. J-Swift and DJ Yugi)
6. Strawberry Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich
7. Foresee
8. Film Roll Splices and The Deleted Scenes
9. Atmosphere Moods
10. 4th Quarter Ninjas (feat. Jeremiah Jae, Trenttruce, and Oliver the 2nd)
11. Mozzarella Forever (feat. Aceyalone)
12. Conclusion
Available from 28.11.2014

Budamunk – Baker’s Dozen
Friday, November 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Budamunk – Baker’s Dozen

Image: 1616515 Baker’s Dozen ventures to Japan to welcome our next featured
producer, Budamunk.
“I started listening to Hip Hop in the 90’s. My interest grew slowly
until it became a collection of records, CDs and taped VHS. This
then evolved into experiments, sampling and chopping WAVs on free
versions of WaveLab. In 2003 this became an MPC 2000XL. I was
living in Los Angeles at the time so I had started going to shows
and hanging out with people who shared similar interests. We all
began to gather and learn together. Records became beats which
became freestyle sessions, songs, laughter and much coughing.
After several years I returned to Tokyo and it’s been 10 years since
I have been back.
I still make beats the same way. Going off of feeling I would get when
I hear a record. The selection of sounds has changed slightly in
accordance with my current environment. Still mostly sample-based
but adding new and old tools have become part of my process. Just
continuing to create music my body and spirit needs to feel good.”
-BUDAMUNK

1.West Shinjuku
2.Going Underground
3.Local
4.Well
5.Diaphram
6.Dusk Neon
7.Temple Bells
8.Now
9.Underwater Sunrise
10.Bench (Blunted)
11.Zzoned
12.Nationwide Available from 24.11.2017

Illa J – Yancey Boys (2LP)
Monday, October 30th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Illa J – Yancey Boys (2LP)

Image: 1527360 Repressed ! / prod.by 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

Milo – Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!
Friday, September 29th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Milo – Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!

Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?! is the forthcoming full-length from iconoclastic east coast rapper Milo. As one of the emerging voices in 21st-century hip-hop and the modern state of experimental music, his record label Ruby Yacht has become the prope…

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

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