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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. […]

Samiyam – Animals Have Feelings
Friday, February 26th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Samiyam – Animals Have Feelings

Image: 1602409 Der aus Detroit stammende Produzent Samiyam aka Sam Baker gehört zu einem profilierten Vertreter der von Madlib & J Dilla beeinflussten “Post-Donuts-Ära”. Er veröffentlichte bereits zwei Alben auf Brainfeeder, Flying Lotus Label, mit dem er auch das Duo FLYamSAM bildet. Zudem veröffentliche er auf Leaving, All City, Hyperdub und Poo-Bah Records neben Tracks & Remixen für Warp, Ninja Tune, Ghostly, Ramp, Plug Research, Fat City, und viele mehr. Er produzierte für Pharoahe Monch, Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Joey Bada$$ und Blu. Nun veröffentlicht er erstmalig ein Album auf Peanut Butter Wolfs Stones Throw Label mit Gastbeiträgen von Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Jeremiah Jae und Oliver the 2nd.
Available from 08.04.2016

DFALT – DFALT
Friday, May 8th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DFALT – DFALT

Image: 1596863 Tausendsassa Jason Drake aka Dfault kümmert sich neben der Musik unter anderem um das digitale Marketing und Merchandising von Run The Jewels. Obwohl Dfalt in Los Angeles verwurzelt ist, klingt sein Album wenig nach Strand und Sonnenschein. Es erinnert eher an eine Nacht, in der man nach zu viel Whiskey die Straße entlang stolpert, sich schemenhaft an einen Traum erinnert oder ein vergangenes Leben im Jetzt widerhallt. “Dfalt” wirkt dunkel, die Stimmen so manipuliert, dass sie wenig menschlich klingen. Auch wenn dies Orientierungslosigkeit und Unwohlsein beim Hörer auslöst, lohnt es sich einen Trip in die dunkle Welt von “Dfalt” zu wagen. Für Fans von Plug Research, Warp, Brainfeeder, etc. Available from 23.10.2015

Dntel – Human Voice
Friday, October 17th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dntel – Human Voice

Image: 1591862 Jimmy Tamborello aka Dntel veröffentlichte bereits seit über zehn Jahren auf renommierten Labels wie Pampa, Plug Research, Sub Pop oder Moshi Moshi. Er arbeitete oft mit gut auf seine Musik abgestimmten GastsängerInnen wie Ben Gibbard, Jenny Lewis, Baths und Mia Doi Todd, doch ausgerechnet auf “Human Voice” verzichtet er darauf und lässt einzig die Maschinen sprechen. Jedoch sind die Tracks gelegentlich mit weitgehend computerisierten und körperlosen Stimmen ausgeschmückt, die dieses klagende Gefühl besitzen, welches unverkennbar nach Dntel kleingt. Das Album erscheint mit Unterstützung von Stones Throw auf dem in Los Angeles beheimateten Experimental-Label Leaving Records, Labelheimat von Julia Holter, Sun Araw, Ras G oder Samiyam. Available from 03.10.2014

Amp Live – Headphone Concerto
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Amp Live – Headphone Concerto

Image: 1591721 Das zweites Soloalbum des Zion I Produzenten ist zugleich sein erstes für das Plug Research Label (Flying Lotus, Bilal, Exile, etc.), welches nun in Zusammenarbeit mit Snow Dog eine limitierte Vinyledition veröffentlicht. Amp Live arbeitete bereits mit Dilated Peoples, Planet Asia, Lyrics Born (Quannum), Fashawn und remixte offiziell Songs von Goapele, Underworld und Linkin Park. Das Album vereint Einflüsse der aktuellen Los-Angeles-Beat-Szene, Amp Live ist ein leidenschaftlicher MPC Handwerker, mit Vocals von Westcoast Rappern wie Mike G (Odd Future), Opio (Souls Of Mischief), Grouch & Eligh (Living Legends), Planet Asia als auch aufstrebenden Gesangstalenten wie Povi Tamu, Anya & Prof und Live Instrumentierung von Amp Live selbst. Das Ergebniss ist ein lässiges, jazzbasiert groovendes Werk, das zwischen Electronca, Indie, Neo Soul und Hip Hop mit den Referenzen Dilla, Aloe Blacc und Outkast schwingt. Available from 26.09.2014

Shortcircles – Between Waves
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Shortcircles – Between Waves

Image: 1586297 Limitiertes Vinyl eines bisher nur über Plug Research digital veröffentlichten Albums von Oaklands Matt Tamarillo. “Between Waves” ist ein abgefahrenes Elektronika-Album zwischen Boards Of Canada, Floating Points und Gold Panda. Die Beats sind auf dem Level von Künstlern wie Teebs oder Bonobo. Available from 07.02.2014

Denitia And Sene – His & Hers
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Denitia And Sene – His & Hers

Image: 1582817 Limitierte phyische Edition des Debütalbums des Brooklyner Duos Denitia und Sene (Plug Research) inklusive Bonustrack, der nicht auf dem digitalen Release erhältlich war. Ihre erste EP, eine Mischung aus Soul und elektronischer Musik wurde 2012 von Okayplayer.com (The Roots) präsentiert und fand in Hipsterkreisen gleich anklang. Produziert von J57 (Homeboy Sandman, Brownbag All Stars, Sene), Illingsworth, Nolan Thies, and DeeJay Element, die allesamt ihre Backpack-Hip Hop Wurzeln ‘leugnen’ bietet das Album ein frische Mischung aus Soul und elektronischen Beats, die den Faden von 90er Bands wie Massive Attack, Portishead oder Everything But The Girl aufnimmt und auf Stand bringt. Die beiden waren inspiriert von so diversen Künstlern wie Sade, the Fugees, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Beatles oder Janet Jackson. Available from 07.02.2014

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.

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

Denitia And Sene – His & Hers
Thursday, November 7th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Denitia And Sene – His & Hers

Image: 1582815 Limitierte physische Edition des Debütalbums des Brooklyner Duos Denitia And Sene (Plug Research) inklusive Bonus Track, der nicht auf dem digitalen Release erhältlich war. Ihre erste EP, eine Mischung aus Soul und elektronischer Musik, wurde 2012 von Okayplayer.com (The Roots) präsentiert und fand in Hipsterkreisen gleich anklang. Produziert von J57 (Homeboy Sandman, Brownbag All Stars, Sene), Illingsworth, Nolan Thies und DeeJay Element, die allesamt ihre Backpack-Hip Hop Wurzeln ‘leugnen’, bietet das Album ein frische Mischung aus Soul und elektronischen Beats, die den Faden von 90er Bands wie Massive Attack, Portishead oder Everything But The Girl aufnimmt und auf Stand bringt. Die beiden waren inspiriert von so diversen Künstlern wie Sade, The Fugees, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Beatles oder Janet Jackson. Available from 18.10.2013

Coultrain – Jungle Mumbo Jumbo
Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Coultrain – Jungle Mumbo Jumbo

Image: 1580508 St. Louis Soul trifft auf die Los Angeles Beat Scene. Der spirtuelle R&B-Sänger Coultrain ist von Künstlern wie Lonnie Liston Smith, Patrice Rushen, Miles Davis und Stevie Wonder beeinflusst. Sein selbstveröffentlichtes Debütalbum wurde auf Webseiten wie The Roots’ Okayplayer.com gefeiert. Er hat sich durch Gastauftritte bei Künstlern wie Sureshot Symphony Solution (Nature Sounds), Hawthorne Headhunters (Plug Research) und Platinum Pied Pipers (Ubiquity) einen Namen gemacht. Sein Album mit Detroit-Produzent Waajeed ist bislang leider nie erschienen. Nun folgt mit “Jungle Mumbo Jumbo” sein zweites Studioalbum. Für Fans von Bilal, Platinum Pied Pipers und DJ Spinna! Available from 28.06.2013

Mwahaha – Mwahaha
Thursday, July 4th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mwahaha – Mwahaha

Image: 1579638 What’s in a name? A little over a year ago this question was asked of Mwahaha (Oakland, CA) in regard to both
their name, and their self-titled independent debut. The answer? A flurry of accolades, a performance at Warp
Records’ SXSW showcase, shout outs from NPR & Spin Magazine amongst others, and a tour of the South and
the Midwest including 2012’s Treefort Festival. All of the attention drew the eye of Plug Research, who
subsequently signed the band. Now Mwahaha will be re-issued by the label world-wide and will appear for the
first tine on vinyl (AT LAST!), complete with new tracks not found on the original release, creating an expanded
edition.
The band consists of Ross Peacock (formerly of Clipd Beaks) and brothers Nathan and Cyrus Tilton (all three
were previously in the Bay Area cult band NED). Throbbing ebb and flow, electronic undercurrents and elated
pop flourishes characterize the album. Instruments are filtered through an array of analogue synths, analog
drum machines exist in harmony with live drums, and other morphing walls of sound and spiraling sonic
landscapes, Peacock’s lyrics and often times haunting vocals distinctly ground the album.
The band tracked most of the album at their own studio with Eil Crews (Deerhoof, tUnE-yArDs, WHY?,
Exray’s), who also mixed the album at New and Improved Studios in Oakland, CA. Inspiration was drawn from
the tangible energy of the Oakland music scene which continues to burst with new bands and collaborations.
Mwahaha took full advantage of this, enlisting friends from other bands to lend drum parts, as well as the
singular voice of Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs on one of the album’s stand-outs “Love.” Anticon’s Odd Nosdam
also provided a notable remix upon the album’s original release as well.
The members of Mwahaha have been writing and performing together for close to 10 years in various bands.
Mwahaha is a giant leap forward, achieving greater rewards while still pursuing sonic exploration. The band is
already hard at work on their follow-up release for Plug Research and continues to adhere to their original tenet:
“There are times you see a band perform and you’re blown away by the live show, but you bring the album home
and that special something just isn’t captured in the recordings,” Peacock says. “We weren’t going to perform
live until we had a record that the live show would have to live up to…something that documented the changes
and struggles we all deal with, but with space to grow with and into what the listener needs it to be.”
The past year has been a whirlwind, but the band is firmly planted in the present with their gaze set on the
horizon. Indeed, it seems that Mwahaha is having the last laugh after all.

KEY SELLING POINTS:
• This album was originally released in very limited release by the band, but is now being reissued by Plug Research including 2 bonus tracks.
• Features Merril Garbus (tUnE-yArDs) on the track ”Love”
• Videos for “Love” and “Rainbow Diamond” are available on YouTube and have been featured on MTV Hive and Wired.
• The band plays consistently in Northern California, but a US tour is planned for 2013.
• Publicity & Radio Promotion will be handled by Terrorbird.

“A cleverly plotted head trip disguised as a ramshackle mess, the debut
full-length from this psychedelic Oakland quartet turns
brain-scrambling confusion into a fine art.” – SPIN

“Mwahaha never stops surprising, and each song is jam-packed with
feel-good oddities.” – Impose Magazine

“The band sounds more than a little bit like TV On The Radio
sometimes, but – as you may have gathered from its moniker – it is far
more playful.” – San Francisco Weekly
Also featuring Merril Garbus (tUnE-yArDs) on the track “Love”

TRACKLISTING:
SIDE A:
Swimmer
Rainbow Diamond
Poinsettia
SIDE B:
Love (feat. Merril Garbus of tUnE-yArDs)
Lime Tree
We Build
SIDE C:
Rivers And Their Teeth
Sleep Deep
SIDE D:
Bathynomus Gigantes
AMBA (Bonus Track) Available from 14.06.2013

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, […]

Limited physical edition of Brooklyn duo Denitia And Sene’s debut album
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Denitia & Sene’s first EP, blah blah blah was released in August 2012 and presented by OkayPlayer.com, a three-track assortment blending definitive soul with electronic bebop. Their track “Casanova” won the attention of many music tastemakers, with Fader magazine calling it “an effortless, snuggly gem primed for late Saturday mornings tangled in rumpled covers.” Because […]

Bilal
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 | Tags: , , ,
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Grammy-nominated musical artist Bilal returns with his third studio album, “Airtight’s Revenge”, which will be released in September through Plug Research Music. A provocative genre-bending album that dissects love, politics and relationships, “Airtight’s Revenge” demonstrates the Philly-bred singer’s growth as an artist. “It’s a mix of jazz, hip hop, soul, blues, and experimental free music”, […]

Grammy-nominated musical artist Bilal returns with his third studio album …
Monday, August 23rd, 2010 | Tags: , , ,
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Grammy-nominated musical artist Bilal returns with his third studio album, “Airtight’s Revenge”, which will be released in September through Plug Research Music. A provocative genre-bending album that dissects love, politics and relationships, “Airtight’s Revenge” demonstrates the Philly-bred singer’s growth as an artist. “It’s a mix of jazz, hip hop, soul, blues, and experimental free music”, […]

Bilal
Monday, August 23rd, 2010 | Tags: , , ,
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Grammy-nominated musical artist Bilal returns with his third studio album, “Airtight’s Revenge”, which will be released in September through Plug Research Music. A provocative genre-bending album that dissects love, politics and relationships, “Airtight’s Revenge” demonstrates the Philly-bred singer’s growth as an artist. “It’s a mix of jazz, hip hop, soul, blues, and experimental free music”, […]

Exile
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Aleksander “Exile” Manfredi, is not the first in his family to create music. Father Albert Trent Manfredi (R.I.P.) had released some now sought after 45’s in the early 60’s and grand father Alberico Manfredi tought music and played in bands ranging from Mariachi to traditional Italian music. At an early age Exile learned to play […]

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

Exile
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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Aleksander “Exile” Manfredi, is not the first in his family to create music. Father Albert Trent Manfredi (R.I.P.) had released some now sought after 45’s in the early 60’s and grand father Alberico Manfredi tought music and played in bands ranging from Mariachi to traditional Italian music. At an early age Exile learned to play […]

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.

Singer Niki Randa and dj and producer Nobody dive deep into psychedelic and folktronic music …
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DJ Adlib
Monday, August 14th, 2006 | Tags: ,
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DJ Adlib is one of the founding members of Noisy Stylus, a four-headed DJ crew from Cologne, Germany. Noisy Stylus are world-renowned for their skratch skills and battle routines and they have won many DMC and ITF titles. Two months ago DJ Adlib released his solo debut E.P. “Adlibertine” on Danny Breaks’ Alphabet Zoo imprint. […]

Exile
Friday, June 23rd, 2006 | Tags: ,
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Science is defined as knowledge and (DJ) Exile is its professor. A decade of experience with underground heroes Emanon, plus various production credits ranging from Mobb Deep to Jurassic 5, has paved the road for Exile’s hip hop dissertation, aptly titled “Dirty Science”. Exile first discovered his beat making abilities in sixth grade, scratching a […]

SHAKEYFACE is bananas …
Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 | Posted in News | Comments Off on SHAKEYFACE is bananas …

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Staff Charts 2003
Thursday, December 18th, 2003 | Tags: ,
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Attention everybody! Wanna know more about what’s up? We drop a list with the music that some of Groove Attack’s employees have been listening to the past year. So if you wear flip-flops and a tank top, drink Pickfords Old Style Cola Beer and go mad for Loleatta Holloway listen up ‘cuz this list is for you!

Groove Attack Staff Charts 2002
Tuesday, January 7th, 2003 | Tags: ,
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Have you ever asked yourself what the people at Groove Attack listen to when they’re sitting at home alone? Is it true that they’re all thugs n shit? Or do they like the more sensitive sound of Donny Osmond and Mick Guzauski? Here’s the answer!

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

Kero One
Thursday, April 16th, 2009 | Tags: , ,
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Often compared to the styles of Common, Q-Tip, and Kanye West, Kero One, a San Francisco rapper / producer / dj / label owner, stands as a true testament to the do-it-yourself success story. Using only home recording equipment and his personal credit card, Kero One pressed and released his first 12″ single in 2003 […]

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