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MOKADI’s debut album “Human Natures” on Perfect Toy …
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Eastcolors – Toys / Creeper
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Eastcolors – Toys / Creeper

Image: 1587256 Playing a major role on both the ‘Programmed V1.0’ and ‘Programmed V2.0’ EPs, it was only a matter of time before EastColors released a full single with Program. Naturally, he’s stepped up. And he’s done so with two prize-fighting productions.

‘Toys’ is a one-way ticket to the furthest boundaries of the cosmos. Warm pads purr while a frosty arpeggio twinkles and subtle guitar strums shimmer softly in the background. An ageless reminder of how delicate certain elements of D&B can be when conjured in the right hands, ‘Toys’ will instantly arrest your crowd’s imagination. Countering the dreaminess with raw bass drama, the beats and chubby subs ensure full weight and presence. Complete with a modest, memorable vocal refrain, it’s the perfect balance of elements.

‘Creeper’ sets a much darker agenda: Opening with oceanic synth washes, an unrelenting breakbeat looms ominously in the mix. Firing hi-hats take the lead before we’re plunged into a cavernous drop where layers of irresistible bass envelop us. What follows is an industrial strength roller of junglist proportions. Referencing the past to lock fully into the future, this is EastColors at his most chiselled and uncompromising.

Russia’s a hotbed for D&B talent right now, but few of its exports come close to EastColors in terms of creative skills and technical abilities. A crucial contributor to the label since its earliest incarnations: It’s time, once again, to get with the Program!

Available from 24.01.2014

The Voltags – Electric Nightmare
Friday, September 8th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Voltags – Electric Nightmare

Image: 1611644 It does not happen that often any more that unreleased music from 40 years ago surfaces. Even more unlikely it is that the songs put on tape are such treasures. The Voltags were right at the forefront of the local Washington DC New Wave/Punk scene of the late 1970s. Influenced by Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, The Clash, and The B-52’s, they have released only one 45rpm single during their existence. But during the time span of not even 18 months, they had recorded enough material for an entire album – but the songs remained in the can.

This is the story of The Voltags, a short-lived band which could have become famous and mentioned in the same breath as the aforementioned music legends of that era – if their songs had been released back in the day. Dive in and enjoy the sound of The Voltags, it is truly special. We here at Perfect Toy are thrilled to be label to finally release their work and we sincerely hope that they are finally getting the appreciation they so richly deserve.

Tracklisting
1 Son Of Sam
2 Talk Of The Town
3 Rinky Dink Rock
4 The End
5 Electric Jungle
6 Van Gogh Blues (live)
7 I Got You (I Feel Good ) [live] [feat. James Keesey]
8 Brainstorm (live)
9 Lesson In Lovin’ (live) [feat. James Keesey] Available from 17.11.2017

The Voltags – Danger High Voltag
Friday, September 8th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Voltags – Danger High Voltag

Image: 1611646 It does not happen that often any more that unreleased music from 40 years ago surfaces. Even more unlikely it is that the songs put on tape are such treasures. The Voltags were right at the forefront of the local Washington DC New Wave/Punk scene of the late 1970s. Influenced by Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, The Clash, and The B-52’s, they have released only one 45rpm single during their existence. But during the time span of not even 18 months, they had recorded enough material for an entire album – but the songs remained in the can.

This is the story of The Voltags, a short-lived band which could have become famous and mentioned in the same breath as the aforementioned music legends of that era – if their songs had been released back in the day. Dive in and enjoy the sound of The Voltags, it is truly special. We here at Perfect Toy are thrilled to be label to finally release their work and we sincerely hope that they are finally getting the appreciation they so richly deserve.

Tracklisting
1 Get Away From Me
2 Hot Flash
3 Hungry Knives
4 Shut Up
5 Chains
6 Shock Treatment
7 Menage A Trois (live)
8 Two Sides To Every Story (live)
9 Harley Girl
10 Joanie (live) Available from 17.11.2017

Various – Best of Down & Wired 3
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Best of Down & Wired 3

Image: 1610096 Get ready for two brand-spanking new chapters in Perfect Toy’s high octane, Down & Wired series of garage-mod-soul nuggets because the label has once again persuaded the man responsible for Volumes 1 and 2 – crate digger par excellence ‘Chan The Man’ – to unearth even more gems from his record collection!

The goodness kicks off with The Revival’s virtually unknown, but irresistible, blues-funk head nodder I Chose To Sing The Blues followed by Take 5+2’s stank slice of fuzz-heavy rnb, Motherless Child, originally (not to mention bizarrely) released on an EP handed out as a election promo giveaway for a man who later became mayor of Bonn – Hans Daniels of Germany’s Conservative party, the CDU. Elsewhere, Heather Black delivers a blisteringly fast version of Third Avenue Blues Band’s Come And Get It while The Turks provide an equally scorching take on Hendrix’s Fire. The covers (and the treats) continue with teenage band The Aftermath’s heavy take on Junior Wells’ Messing With The Kid and Hunger’s Brian Auger-ish Mind Machine. Elsewhere, Pump as well as the Sancho Brothers deliver two solid freaked-out instrumentals.

This is a super-hot collection of vintage rarities (accompanied by detailed liner notes and never-before-seen photos of the artists!) imbued with all the glorious imperfections of the golden age of the analogue era that artists now often strive so hard to recreate. Little surprise then that these cuts should sound so fresh today. Available on vinyl LP, CD and digital download.

Tracklisting
1. The Revival – I Chose to Sing the Blues
2. Take 5+2 – Motherless Child
3. Heather Black – Come on and Get It
4. The Turks – Fire
5. The Satans – Harlem Shuffle
6. The Aftermath – Messin’ with the Kid
7. Hunger – Mind Machine
8. Noel Owen – Run to Mama Blues
9. The Sancho Bros. Band – Red Wine
10. Saints & Sinners – Amor
11. Pump – Pappy’s Rug
Available from 23.06.2017

Various – Best of Down & Wired 4
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Best of Down & Wired 4

Image: 1610097 Get ready for two brand-spanking new chapters in Perfect Toy’s high octane, Down & Wired series of garage-mod-soul nuggets because the label has once again persuaded the man responsible for Volumes 1 and 2 – crate digger par excellence ‘Chan The Man’ – to unearth even more gems from his record collection!

The goodness kicks off with Babe Wallace’s virtually unknown, but irresistible, big band rhythm & blues monster Dizengoff which mixes up English and Yiddish lyrics followed by a cover (easily the best one you’ve never heard) of Allen Toussaint’s New Orleans funk classic Get Out Of My Life Woman by the Fabulous Impacts. Elsewhere, East Side Blues as well as Guitar Murphy deliver two solid mod instrumentals. There’s also room for The Inn Crowd’s super-rare harmonica-drenched groover Run Clarence Run and Friends’ My Land which sandwiches two minutes of organ-led craziness between its deceptively mellow intro and outro. Towards the end of this epic release comes yet another cover in the form of Hendrix’ Foxy Lady by 49th Blue Streak. The funked-up Right On may remind us to the mid 70s funk sound of The Meters and there’s an appropriate closer in the form of George Brigman’s hypnotic Drifting.

This is a super-hot collection of vintage rarities (accompanied by detailed liner notes and never-before-seen photos of the artists!) imbued with all the glorious imperfections of the golden age of the analogue era that artists now often strive so hard to recreate. Little surprise then that these cuts should sound so fresh today. Available on vinyl LP, CD and digital download.

Tracklisting
1. Babe Wallace – Dizengoff
2. The Fabulous Impacts – Get out of My Life Woman
3. Gentle Uprising – Baby That’s All
4. The Inn Crowd – Run Clarence Run
5. East Side Blues – East Side Theme
6. Guitar Murphy – Suffering Soul, Pt. 1
7. Friends – My Land
8. 49th Blue Streak – Foxy Lady
9. Jove – Right On
10. Ready Willing & Able – Trouble
11. George Brigman & Split – Drifting
12. Guitar Murphy – Suffering Soul, Pt. 2
Available from 23.06.2017

Bev Lee Harling
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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What do all these things have in common? Spherical vibrators in the streets of Notting Hill, award winning mediaeval maidens, Gypsy swing with a cockney twist, a half naked fire-eating burlesque dancer, anorexic nuns, the Uk’s No.1 female fronted goth power metal band, glass orchestras, music boxes, childrens songs, an old 1950s typewriter and a […]

Staff Charts 2005
Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 | Tags: ,
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Holy moly, the year 2005 is almost over. And so many changes happened we can’t even remember. Most recently we had to congratulate Mrs. Merkel for becoming the first female chancellor of Germany, but honestly nobody really cared. As always the much more important news came from overseas. Have you heard that our beloved newlyweds Jessica and Nick split up after they had stolen the hearts of audiences everywhere? And Britney sold Kevin’s Ferrari. Oh boy…But through all these times of melancholy one thing will remain the same and stay forever, and that’s our pure love for music.

So in good ol’ tradition we asked around what Groove Attack’s employees have been listening to in 2005. Read on ‘cuz this list is for you …

GROOVE ATTACK proudly presents the grooveaddicteddealerpool …
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Suns Of Dub – Riddimentary – Suns Of Dub Selects Greensleeves
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Suns Of Dub – Riddimentary – Suns Of Dub Selects Greensleeves

Image: 1608657 Suns of Dub is a performing ensemble and production team, creating unique sound experiences that blend live instruments and dub influenced genres. Their hybrid reggae sound includes live melodica, steel pan, nyabinghi drums, live dub and DJ effects. The group has been working and releasing music together since 2010.

Riddimentary – Suns of Dub Selects Greensleeves pairs the group with the Greensleeves and VP Records catalogue of reggae masters for a musical tour through the crucial tracks that have formed the outlook and output of the ensemble. The set is a continuous DJ mix of seventeen songs on CD. Twelve selected full tracks on vinyl LP and both the mix and seventeen full tracks on the digital album.

Among the featured artists on the album is the legendary Augustus Pablo, whose son Addis is a founding member. Riddimentary is the perfect bridge for dub reggae and progressive music fans to connect with all-time reggae classics from Greensleeves and VP Records.

Producers credits include Augustus Pablo, Joe Gibbs, Errol Thompson, Prince Jammy/Lloyd “King Jammy’s” James, Henry “Junjo” Lawes, Sugar Minott, Linval Thompson, Winston Riley

For fans of Diplo, Prince Fatty, Mr Williams, Rockers and Roots Reggae.

LP-Vinyl
Side One
A1. Heavy Manners – Prince Far I (feat. Joe Gibbs & The Professionals)
A2. Purify Your Heart – Johnny Osbourne
A3. Going Places – Hugh Mundell
A4. What A Great Day – Lacksley Castell
A5. Brace A Boy – Dillinger
A6. Keep On Knocking – Jacob Miller
Side Two
B1. I Love Marijuana – Linval Thompson
B2. Sensee Party – Eek-A-Mouse
B3. Strictly Dread – Toyan
B4. Golden Hen – Tenor Saw
B5. Zunguzunguguzunguzeng – Yellowman
B6. Bam Bam – Sister Nancy Available from 02.06.2017

Goodnight Cody – Wide As The Moonlight, Warm As The Sun
Saturday, May 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Goodnight Cody – Wide As The Moonlight, Warm As The Sun

Image: 1604052 Set sail onto a cartoon ocean on a quest to an imaginary world in
Wide as the Moonlight, Warm as the Sun. A perfect fit for Daedelus’
label Magical Properties, the new album by Goodnight Cody (of
Team Supreme) is an experience of powerful imagery and pure
poetic whimsy.
Synthesized vocals, colorful toy beats, and charmingly playful
dreamscapes create a captivating story of adventure. Every track is
like a different land – or level – with all the twists, turns, and emotions
that define the hero’s journey: uncertainty, excitement, loneliness,
romance, melancholy and victory.
Pack your bags for “Travel Alone,” which flips from slow and
ponderous to funky and frenetic and back again – infused throughout
with stars, so shiny and bright. “Paper Boat” launches into easy pink
waves, under a glowing green sky and butter moon.
With a childlike sense of wonder, “I Met a Whale” sways side to side
in the deep blue sea – inspiring kisses, songs and smiles. “A Walk
Through the Trees” pauses in the fresh feel of new love, and “Almost
Forgot” expands with rising energy into the sunset.
Absorbing and pleasantly unreal, Wide as the Moonlight, Warm as
the Sun is a sonic kaleidoscope that ignites the imagination and
makes music into a game.

1. Wide as the Moonlight
2. Travel Alone
3. Farewell Young Friend
4. Paper Boat
5. I Met a Whale
6. One Fading Wish
7. Alone on this Island
8. Starry Skies
9. A Walk Through the Trees
10. Heavenly Voice
11. Wonderful Dream
12. The Way
13. Reflection Pool
14. Warm as the Sun
15. Almost Forgot
16. June Bugs Available from 03.06.2016

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2015
Friday, December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Das Jahr 2015 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Mitarbeiter von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen Highlights aus Musik & Film der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend sind ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen […]

House Shoes Presents – The Gift: Volume Six – Cream Of Beats
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on House Shoes Presents – The Gift: Volume Six – Cream Of Beats

The Gift is a series DJ House Shoes started to spotlight under the radar producers. Pressed in a limited edition of 300 copies.The Gift, Vol. 6 is Cream Of Beats’ first celebration of the blues heritage for the Street Corner Music label. ‘Alive’ is a …

Paul White – Watch The Ants
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Paul White – Watch The Ants

Image: 1581875 The UK producer is joined by some famous friends on a surprising journey.
Watch The Ants, Paul White’s forthcoming EP, is sure to further solidify his reputation as one of the most innovative producers in hip-hop and beyond. The South Londoner is joined by the motley crew of Trim, Sean Price, Homeboy Sandman and rap superstar-in-waiting Danny Brown, who recruited Paul to produce nearly half his forthcoming album Old and cited him as “my fav producer to work with”.

First single Street Lights features Danny Brown, whose vivid portrait of a Detroit blighted by poverty and neglect is a perfect foil to White’s pounding war drums, strings and spectral choir. Trim, the ex-Roll Deep member and James Blake collaborator, invites you to Get Your Head Round This. He weds his unique delivery and caustic punchlines to a beat which shows that while other producers flock to the trap, Paul White heads to the toy shop. New York heavyweight Sean Price offers grim threats over the exotic instrumentation of Slugs Don’t Hug before rap’s most likeable lyricist, Homeboy Sandman – who featured on Paul’s last full-length, Rapping With Paul White – lets in a little light on Find A Way. His melodic, contemplative wordplay over a bassline groove and psyched-out washes of reverb should allay any doubts that hip-hop ain’t what it used to be, while serving as a teaser for his Paul White-produced EP due on Stones Throw this year.

Though it boasts an enviable roster of MCs, Watch The Ants also contains plenty for fans of White’s instrumental work. Alongside the rappers, familiar names like Roland, Moog and Korg crop up throughout. They’re joined by an array of more surprising instruments such as finger cymbals, conga, and kzink kzink, all of which White plays himself – and see if you can spot his vocals. He can still make a killer beat, but on Watch The Ants Paul White hints at forthcoming explorations of krautrock, new-wave and psych. Minus, Divining Rod and Seagull Conscience are hard to categorise, existing in intriguing sound worlds of their own. They demonstrate perfectly why his talents are in demand from musicians beyond hip-hop circles – as illustrated by So Far Away, his track with Charli XCX, which Pitchfork called “a clear highlight” of her Best New Music-earning album True Romance.

Paul White followed his cult-classic debut, The Strange Dreams Of Paul White, with Paul White And The Purple Brain in 2010, unleashing his idiosyncratic blend of prog and psych with a beats sensibility into the world, and 2011’s Rapping With Paul White showed off his music’s easy affinity with rap. Watch The Ants unites all of those strands with a more expansive and ambitious approach. Brimming with new ideas, Watch The Ants may showcase Paul White’s well-documented hip-hop chops to perfection, but it also positions him on the cusp of an exciting new musical phase.

1. Watch The Ants
2. Street Lights ft. Danny Brown
3. Divining Rod
4. Seagull Conscience
5. Slugs Don’t Hug ft. Sean Price
6. Minus
7. Get Your Head Round This ft. Trim
8. Lolita
9. Until Tomorrow
10. Find A Way ft. Homeboy Sandman Available from 02.08.2013

New album by Spanish disco producer Ilya Santana
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 | Tags: , , ,
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Ilya Santana follows up his “Running To Your Love” EP with a cosmic eleven track album for Nang titled “A Western Tale”. With releases on Tirk, Permanent Vacation, Hoog Choons & Gomma plus remixes for the likes of The Human League, Space and Lindstrom under his belt, Santana has garnered a reputation over the last […]

Brioski will release his first full-length on Nang Records
Monday, July 30th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
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Brioski steps up to the plate for the third time on Nang this year, only on this occasion he brings his debut LP titled “Hype Nothing” and we can’t wait to get it out there! It’s an accomplished, quirky outing through the realms of Italo, Disco and beyond, with deep percussive roots and a penchant […]

Golden Bug
Friday, January 22nd, 2010 | Tags: , , , ,
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Antoine Harispuru is a Robot Kid. The man behind Golden Bug was partly-educated by Victor, a Japanese Robot from Osaka. Victor was invented by Komba, an old Japanese man who wanted a child. He created Victor. When the old man died he sent Victor around the world telling him to find a new home. After […]

Outstanding new album from Sinner DC …
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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Sinner DC have been forging an increasingly solid reputation for impeccable tunes and sweeping electronic sounds for themselves over the years. The live trio whose sound is as captivating as it is unique merges a combination of electronics, mechanical investigations and terraforming sounds, which will stop for nothing. The minimal vocals, captured sound waves and […]

Nobody pres. Blank Blue
Monday, May 5th, 2008 | Tags: , , ,
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Elvin Estela, aka Nobody, met Niki Randa at Fingerprints, an indie record store in Long Beach, California, where they have worked together since 2001. Estela was mulling over ideas for a sequel to “Pacific Drift”, his 2003 release on Ubiquity, and realized that the album he wanted to make needed only one vocalist.

New Years news from the UBIQUITY camp …
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Larry Heard
Thursday, July 31st, 2003 | Tags:
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Track Mode Recordings is happy to introduce another masterpiece by Larry Heard, “Where Life Begins”. This full-length project is a mouth-watering slice of greatness, combined with a twist of moodiness and a pinch of spiritualism. The end result is another Larry Heard classic. For those of you who know his music: consider this album a gift for your listening pleasures. For those of you who do not: consider it a gateway to research one of the most prolific men to grace this music we call house. Read on to find out more about Larry Heard’s all time five greatest tunes …

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