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Various – Joey Negro & Sean P Pres. Best Of Disco Spectrum
Friday, July 28th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Joey Negro & Sean P Pres. Best Of Disco Spectrum

Image: 1610856 18 years on from the release of the very first ‘Disco Spectrum’ LP, Joey Negro and Sean P revisit the project, selecting the finest cuts from this much-loved album series. Three volumes of Disco Spectrum were released on BBE between 1999 and 2002, heralding a disco revival that, almost two decades later, just keeps gaining momentum.

Known by a plethora of aliases including Jakatta and Akabu as well as Joey Negro, Isle of White native Dave Lee has been at the epicenter of UK dance music since the late 1980s. One of the first British producers to incorporate disco samples into dance music, he took his favourite genre all the way to the top of the charts in the early 90s when he masterminded Take That’s cover version of ‘Relight My Fire’ by Dan Hartman. Never an artist to rest on his laurels, Dave has remained at the top of his game ever since, producing chart hits and underground club tracks alike, touring the world with live disco act The Sunburst Band and running his own label Z Records.
The Best Of Disco Spectrum features a wide-ranging collection of floor-fillers including: Rare Pleasure – ‘Let Me Down Easy’ (infamously sampled by David Morales for 90s club smash ‘Needin U’), Ramona Brooks – ‘IDon’t Want You Back’ (revived by Patrick Forge and Sean P on pirate radio in the late 80s), Bunny Mack – ‘Let Me Love You’ (an early forerunner of today’s popular afro/house sound) and Syreeta – ‘Can’t Shake Your Love’ (snappy, bass-led funk from the former Mrs Stevie Wonder, mixed by Larry Levan).
“Who would have expected the disco revival to be even stronger now than it was then, though looking down the track-listings of the 3 instalments of Disco Spectrum, most of the songs included on those compilations have since been remixed, sampled, bootlegged, covered, reedited, re-compiled and re-issued – often on multiple occasions. Since disco supposedly “died”, dance music has taken many twists and turns through a myriad of styles, moods and tempos – but disco still remains the foundation and lynchpin.” – Dave Lee, 2017

For Fans Of:
John Morales, Crazy P, Al Kent, Nile Rodgers, Todd Terje, Danny Krivit.

Key selling points:
– Full press , radio & social media campaign
– Tracks taken from the long out of print Disco Spectrum series
– Part of an ongoing series of vinyl celebrating BBE’s heritage as the go to label for classic underground disco anthem

Tracklist:
1. Al Hudson & The Soul Partners – Spread Love*
2. Rare Pleasure – Let Me Down Easy*
3. Omni feat. Connee Draper – Out Of My Hands (Love Taken Over)*
4. The Brothers – Under The Skin*
5. Alfredo De La Fé – Hot To Trot*
6. Cloud One feat. Margo Williams – Don’t Let My Rainbow Pass Me By (Club 12“ Mix)*
7. George Duke feat. Lynn Davis – I Want You For Myself*
8. Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This*
9. John Gibbs & U.S. Steel Orchestra – Trinidad (Special Disco Mix)*
10. Syreeta – Can’t Shake Your Love (Larry Levan 12″ Mix)*
11. Jo.Boyer – Isabelle And The Rain*
12. Bunny Mack – Let Me Love You*
13. Ramona Brooks – I Don’t Want You Back*
14 .Universe City – Can You Get Down*

Available from 08.09.2017

Joey Negro & Sean P Presents – The Soul Of Disco Vol.2 (RSD)
Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Joey Negro & Sean P Presents – The Soul Of Disco Vol.2 (RSD)

Image: 1609017 Welcome to the second instalment in The Soul of Disco series, where we take another longing look at the
MORE R&B influenced end of DISCO from the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.
More than 10 years after the initial release, the album finally sees a gatefold double vinyl release featuring 10
of the best tracks from Vol.2 of the series and released exclusively for Record Store Day 2017.
Once again, we’ve delved way deep into our record collections to bring you the choicest picks. We’ve blown
off the dust, polished the vinyl grooves and used a bit of elbow grease and studio wizardry to bring you this
new selection.
As well as featuring polished, orchestrated numbers from established acts, there are also the gritty urban
sounds of New York, Philadelphia and Memphis. With an ear for your enjoyment, some time-tested gems glam
it up besides a few lesser-knowns, to balance up the proceedings.
Something worthwhile for the Disco Die-hards and the Newbies alike!

Enjoy

TRACKLISTING
Record One
A1 Sparkle – Let Yourself Go
A2 Vance And Suzzanne – I Can’t Get Along Without You
B1 Time Spectrum – Slide Into Your Heart
B2 Mel Sheppard – Can I Take You Home
B3 The Escorts – Disco Party
Record Two
C1 Serenade – Maybe This Time
C2 Curtis – How Can I Tell Her
D1 Janice McClain – Giving My Love
D2 True Image – Keep Me Dancing
D3 Moses – Love To Live Available from 22.04.2017

Various – BamaLoveSoul Pres. On Deck 3
Friday, February 6th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – BamaLoveSoul Pres. On Deck 3

Image: 1594710 SALES TEXT
On its way to becoming another much-loved series in the tradition of Stop
and Listen, the Spectrum compilations, or perhaps more aptly Kon & Amir’s
Off Track sets all from BBE, On Deck has been a music-format
manifestation of the Birmingham, Alabama-based website BamaLoveSoul
for the past couple of years.
Originally conceived as a two-hour haven from R&B/AOR mediocrity for
soul folk on radio, DJ Rahdu’s Diamond Soul Xxxperience reflected the
neo-soul /conscious hip-hop underground, attracting a devoted audience of
more alternative, sophisticated listeners who had been waiting for just such
a show to represent their tastes.
Rahdu –real name Roderick Moody – responded to the massive success
of his baby with, first, a string of open-mic street shows, and then with the
launch of BamaLoveSoul in 2008. Despite its local roots, the website has
had well over a million hits annually and has become an important mustview
for the global neo-soul massive.
For the third in the On Deck series, Rahdu introduces another scintillating
taster for the more mature musical palette, featuring contemporary up-upand-
coming artists generally not too well-known on the international scene
yet, with a bias towards artists sharing his own southern roots.

KEY SELLING POINTS
• 15 previously unreleased tracks.
• The first volume flew off the racks of Dusty Groove (voted by the
readers of Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the best record stores
in America), selling out within days.
• BamaLoveSoul.com, owned by DJ Rahdu, is a tastemaker music
website which has received over a million unique visitors.
• Leading US brands Hennessey & Banana Republic sought out and
partnered with the BamaLoveSoul.com platform to promote their
products.
• DJ Rahdu’s ‘Bama-based open mic event included performances
by Saul Williams, Eric Roberson, Anthony David & Goapele to
mention a few.

TRACKLISTING
1. Waju & Garimastah feat. Muc J –
Alive
2. Salah Ananse – When I Call
3. Columbia Nights – Wait A While
4. Idesia – Nu
5. Renee Dion – Not Enough
6. Dos Angeles – I Just Came To Save
Your Life
7. Sean Haefeli – Essential
8. Mental Abstrato feat. Joycee Weza –
Feeling Good
9. DOC Mastermind – Space Homeboy
Pt. 2 (Other Mix)
10. Rob Milton feat. Ill Camille – Her
11. J. Mitchell Melodiousfly – Holy
Breath
12. Jazz Spastiks – Jazzspormers
13. Henry Wu – Joint Seventeen (V.1)
14. Saturn’s Children – Help Me
15. Suede Jury feat. Chris Faust &
Chris Turner – Soul Child Available from 20.03.2015

DJ Peshay is back with a new album of funk, soul and jazz on Tru Thoughts
Monday, November 25th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Following a string of celebrated releases for the likes of Island and Metalheadz, drum ‘n’ bass legend Peshay turns his midas touch to live funk, jazz and tropical compositions in a vibrant new direction on his first album for Tru Thoughts. Entitled ‘Generation’, the album follows the upfront EP of the same name which has […]

High Contrast – Spectrum Analyser / Some Things Never
Sunday, April 7th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on High Contrast – Spectrum Analyser / Some Things Never

Image: 1579354 After delivering some of 2012’s most iconic music, High Contrast returns with another superb single to get 2013 off to a cracking start. Bringing together his classic uplifting and melodic signature sound with the more progressive direction of “The Agony & The Ecstasy”, this single should be a firm favourite of fans new and old and a DJ favourite too.

First up, we have the awe-inspiring “Spectrum Analyser” with its immense intro that artfully pairs a driving, mechanical tone with bleepy 8-bit SFX. Massive euphoric builds and catchy melodies make “Spectrum Analyser” an instant crowd-pleaser with buckets of energy and plenty of interesting twists and turns to capture the imagination. With a synth hook so big that it feels like it was created in the Large Hadron Collider, this one will definitely get your particles accelerating!

Flipping over for “Some Things Never Change”, this one is full of nostalgic undertones and drifting melodies. With a vintage sound reminding you exactly why you love High Contrast so much, “Some Things Never Change” remains true to its title. Soulful vocal snatches pepper the piece and it’s full of that familiar feel-good vibe that has dominated so much of High Contrast’s work in the past. If this doesn’t warm the cockles of your heart, then we don’t know what will. Available from 18.03.2013

Record Kicks 10th – 21 cuts of today’s explosive raw funk & deep soul scene
Friday, March 8th, 2013 | Tags: ,
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Yes mates, 10 years have passed since the release of SoulShaker vol.1 and now it’s time to celebrate! From deep funk to (northern) soul, afrobeat, dancefloor jazz and rocksteady, what you hold in your hands is a collection of Record Kicks hits filled up with many exclusive contributions that will give you a full spectrum […]

Second album of gritty funk and stomping soul by Deep Street Soul …
Monday, November 28th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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Deep Street Soul’s new album builds upon the diamond hard and gritty funk & soul template they established with their self titled 2009 debut long player. Not content to return with simply more of the same, Look Out, Watch Out expands the groups sound and repertoire, featuring as it does, incredible new vocalist May Johnston, […]

“Beach Disco Vol.1” – a collection of tunes tunes for the mind, body and soul …
Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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After a fruitful first fifteen months uncovering quality music from around the globe and across the musical spectrum (all the way from deep house to nu disco), London upstarts, Nang, mark the beginning of a summer they’ll be spending in some of Europe’s more evocative spots (mainly Hackney Wick) with a collection of elegantly pulsing, […]

Allen Hoist presents his new album “Soul Renaissance” on Soulab …
Thursday, November 19th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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Allen Hoist is a prodigal man, born in New-York. After studying music at the very select “High School Of Performing Arts” (the school from the movie “Fame”), the gifted vocalist & multi-instrumentist (saxophone, flute, cello) took his first steps on stage with such Soul, Jazz & Latin legends as Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillepsie, Millie Jackson, […]

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators
Friday, August 25th, 2006 | Tags:
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After the critically acclaimed release of her first solo album “Soul Makeover” and the sophomore effort “Be It” on Sähkö Recordings, soul songstress Nicole Willis teamed up with Finland’s premier funk band The Soul Investigators and together they released the album “Keep Reachin’ Up” on Timmion in April 2006.

Now Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators are touring Europe and present their explosive, soulful live show. Here are the dates:

24.08. Nürnberg – K4 (D)
25.08. Hamburg – Mandarin Casino (D)
26.08. Wiesbaden – Folklore im Garten (D)
27.08. Cologne – Stadtgarten (D)
28.08. Munich – Atomic Cafe (D)
30.08. Düsseldorf – Rheingold Saal (D)
31.08. Leipzig – Conne Island (D)
01.09. Berlin – Lovelite (D)
02.09. Leuven (BE)
09.09. Helsinki -Tavastia (FI)
15.09. Amsterdam – New York Flavas WTC (NL)
16.09. Dublin festival – Speigel Tent (IRL)

NICOLE WILLIS and THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS release their album “Keep Reachin Up” …
Thursday, February 16th, 2006 | Posted in News | Comments Off on NICOLE WILLIS and THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS release their album “Keep Reachin Up” …

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SPECTRUM WORKS news for 2003 …
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The Magnificent Tape Band (Ft. Rachel Modest) – Patterns in My Mind / Golden Shades
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Magnificent Tape Band (Ft. Rachel Modest) – Patterns in My Mind / Golden Shades

Image: 1602688 The Magnificent Tape Band are the alter egos of ATA Records founders Neil Innes & Pete Williams, who were the creative driving force behind last years debut album by The Sorcerers, for which they wrote and produced all the tracks as well as contributing bass and guitar performances. Sheffield born, Rachel Modest developed her unique vocal ability within the churches and gospel choirs of her local community. Now based in Leeds she has developed a powerful and soulful vocal style that takes inspiration from artists such as Madeleine Bell, Dee Dee Warwick, Dusty Springfield and on “Patterns In My Mind” delivers a performance that occasionally resembles the falsetto of The Delfonics William Hart.

Taking inspiration from the more abstract end of the soul spectrum that has been a richly tapped vein for hip-hop producers, The Magnificent tape band aim to create an evocative tapestry of sound that pulls together psychedelic soul with British library music to create a distinctly dramatic sounding record. Recorded on original ’60s equipment, using vintage instruments, “Patterns in my mind” immediately brings to mind the more experimental psychedelic soul records of the late 60s/early seventies by incorporating driving clavinet, loping drums and swirling organ alongside Rachel Modest’s ethereal vocals.

Support comes from Floating points, Wah Wah 45’s Dom Servini, Shawn Lee & Adrian Younge.

Airplay so far has come from Shawn Lee (Soho radio) and Dom Servini (Amazing radio) with radio play from BBC6 Music (Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, Huey Morgan) forthcoming.

Tracklisting
1 Patterns in My Mind (feat. Rachel Modest)
2 Golden Shades (feat. Rachel Modest) Available from 11.03.2016

Ishola Muhammad – Open Up Your Heart / Stay Together
Friday, November 29th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ishola Muhammad – Open Up Your Heart / Stay Together

This $6000 banger is prized on the disco, modern and Northern Soul scenes despite being only a recent yet very rare discovery. After the recent 12″ audiophile repress sold out in a week or two we thought we’d issue the 7″ version with original label d…

Various – Ote Maloya
Friday, May 5th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Ote Maloya

Image: 1609961 Strut present a brand new compilation documenting the groundbreaking maloya scene on Réunion Island from the mid- ‘70s, as Western instrumentation joined traditional Malagasy, African and Indian acoustic instruments to spark a whole era of new fusions and creativity. Compiled by Réunionese DJ duo La Basse Tropicale, ‘Oté Maloya’ follows up last year’s acclaimed ‘Soul Sok Séga’ release on Strut.

Tracklisting:
1. Caméléon – La Rosée Si Feuilles Songes
2. Michou – Maloya Ton Tisane
3. Jean Claude Viadère – Moin La Pas Fait Tout Sel
4. Daniel Sandié – Défoule 3E Age
5. Cormoran Group – P’Tit Femme Mon Gâté
6. Marie Hélen Et Ses Créol’S – Séga Le Sport
7. Françoise Guimbert – Tantine Zaza
8. Vivi – Toé Même Maloya
9. Pierrot Vidot – Commandeur
10. Hervé Imare– Mele-Mele Pas Toué P’Tit Pierre
11. Groupe Dago – Réveil Créole
12. Ti Fock – Sé Pi Bodié
13. Gaby Et Les Soul Men – C’Est Le Même Cadence
14. Vivi – Mi Bord’ A Toé
15. Maxime Lahope – Sous Pied D’Camélias
16. Gilberte – Serre Serre Pas
17. Gaby Et Les Soul Men – Oh Maloya
18. Hervé Imare – Mi Donne A Toué Grand Coeur
19. Carrousel – Oté Maloya

Strut present a brand new compilation documenting the groundbreaking maloya scene on Réunion Island from the mid-‘70s, as Western instrumentation joined traditional Malagasy, African and Indian acoustic instruments to spark a whole era of new fusions and creativity. Compiled by Réunionese DJ duo La Basse Tropicale, ‘Oté Maloya’ follows up last year’s acclaimed ‘Soul Sok Séga’ release on Strut.
Traditional maloya, originally called “séga”, described the songs, music and dances of slaves on the sugar plantations of Réunion Island in the 17th Century – maloya ceremonies paid tribute to ancestors and mediated between the living and the dead. The music and culture began to be more widely accepted by Réunionese society from the 1930s as folklorist Georges Fourcade began to play maloya songs. By the ‘50s, maloya tracks were appearing on 78rpm releases and, in the ‘60s, it was used as a form of cultural protest music.
In the mid-‘70s, a new generation began exploring new directions in the music, using Créole language, many were self-taught and learned their craft in 1960s dance band “orchestres”. André Chan-Kam-Shu’s Studio Royal in the south of the island became the main hub for experimentation and collaboration. Most notably, the band Caméléon honed their sound here – with maloya legends Alain Peters and vocalist Hervé Imare involved, Caméléon became the leading collective on the scene, using poetic lyrics and creating their own potent fusion of maloya, jazz and psychedelia.
‘Oté Maloya’ tells the story of this fertile period in Réunion Island music for the first time and features the full spectrum of maloya styles. From Caméléon’s genius to the teenage Michou’s classic ‘Maloya Ton Tisane’, Daniel Sandié’s breakbeat sleeper ‘Défoule 3e Age’ and more traditional styles from Maxime Lahope and Pierrot Vidot, this is an essential trip through a lost era of Indian Ocean blues and soul.
‘Oté Maloya’ is released with an extensive booklet on CD and LP featuring a history of maloya by Nathalie Valentine Legros of 7 Lames Lamer. All tracks are fully remastered by The Carvery.

KEY POINTS:
– 12” INSERT BOOKLET 12pp
– First ever international compilation of 1970s maloya scene on Réunion Island
– includes extensive sleeve notes tracing the history of the culture across four centuries
– DJ support from Gilles Peterson, Lauren Laverne, Mr Scruff and more
– Essential follow up to Strut compilation ‘Soul Sok Séga’

FOR FANS OF:
Alain Peters, Caméléon, séga music, Gilles Peterson, French yéyé music, Francoise Hardy, Claudio, Marie Josée & Roger Clency, Jean-Claude, Georgie Joe, John Kenneth Nelson, East African music, Ethiopiques, taraab music

www.strut-records.com Available from 30.06.2017

Moniquea – Blackwavefunk
Friday, April 14th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Moniquea – Blackwavefunk

Image: 1608906 Moniquea established herself as one of the foremost female artists
in the modern funk scene with her 2014 MoFunk Records debut
album Yes No Maybe. For her followup, she continues exploring and
expanding upon the boogie/modern soul sound of her debut, and at
the same time, ventures bravely into a new sound inspired by the
new wave and synthpop sounds of the 80’s. Thus, the album title:
Blackwavefunk.
Listening to Blackwavefunk feels like sweeping across a spectrum
of sounds and feels. The lead single, “Checkin’ Out,” channels the
‘street funk’ sound that Moniquea’s native California is known for,
while “I Just Don’t Know” slows the pace and mood to offer up one
of the few true downtempo love songs of the genre. “When You Are
Away,” “Make You Feel My Love” (feat. Brian Ellis) and “Why Can’t
You See” offer sleek, sexy modern soul soundscapes while the
Turquoise Summers-produced “Knew It” thumps with a menacing
g-funk bounce. Finally, the wave in Blackwavefunk reveals itself
on the eccentric “Check Your Sources,” an anthem about sordid
speculation and grievous gossip, over a musical backdrop that
sounds like 1999-era Prince and DPG somehow achieved perfect
sonic fusion. The album’s closer, “Famous,” takes it further and gives
a glimpse of what it might sound like if Bernie Worrell played synth
basslines for OMD or Pet Shop Boys.

1. Checkin’ Out
2. Knew It
3. When You Are Away
4. I Just Don’t Know
5. Check Your Sources
6. Make You Feel My Love (feat. Brian Ellis)
7. Why Can’t You See
8. Famous

• Production from XL Middleton and Turquoise Summers
• Featuring Brian Ellis Available from 23.06.2017

Oxia
Monday, March 6th, 2017 | Tags: , , ,
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Olivier Raymond, born in 1971 in Grenoble (France), got into “black music” (disco & funk) already in his early teens. During college years, Olivier’s friendship with Stephane Deschezeaux, kick started a musical journey, with a debut on a local radio station broadcasting a show dedicated to Funk … hence, only being 15 years of age, […]

The Seshen
Friday, October 14th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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The Seshen is a San Francisco Bay Area-based seven-piece led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, live percussion, and entrancing harmonies to create an unmistakable fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music. This chemistry is complemented by St. Juste’s stirring vocals and soul-baring lyrics – […]

Various – Praise Poems Vol.4
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Praise Poems Vol.4

Image: 1605721 Praise Poems Vol.1: Gilles Peterson (Worldwide / Brownswood Rec.): One of my fave comps of 2015.

Praise Poems Vol.2: Oliver Korthals (Mojo / Out of Spectrum on Byte FM): Extremely well put together track listing of artists which I have never heard before. Left me with my mouth open… – highly recommend!

Praise Poems Vol.3: Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s): This is incredible.

Praise Poems Vol.4: …

Verkaufsargumente:
– Download-Code in jeder Vinyl LP
– bis auf einen Song erscheinen alle zum ersten Mal auf CD/digital
– 12-seitiges CD-Booklet und hochwertige Doppel-LP mit detaillierten Liner Notes

Tracklisting: 1. Michael Dues – Goodbye Rainbow 2. John Wesley Dickson Band – High & Dry 3. Scott Williams – He Is Gone 4. The P.T.S. – You Need Love 5. Scott Cunningham Band – Moon Child 6. Joe Isaac Henderson – Out Side Loving 7. Morris Dow – Black Child (feat. Eastern Sound) 8. Carmelita – Under the Trees 9. Joe Lee Wilson – Sittin’ High 10. Tommy Palmer Trio – Swingin’ the Down Home Blues 11. Ruth Martin – How Come You Do Me 12. The Three Souls – Herby’s Tune 13. Arrie Mae Morton Trio – Muddy Water 14. Michael Merchant – Figs Grow in the Winter Time 15. Tim Angenend – Fun City 16. Nicodemus – Iceland Land of the Micemen 17. Bill Osborn – Bamboo and Rice
Available from 09.09.2016

Various – Praise Poems Vol.4 (2LP+MP3)
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Praise Poems Vol.4 (2LP+MP3)

Image: 1605728 Praise Poems Vol.1: Gilles Peterson (Worldwide / Brownswood Rec.): One of my fave comps of 2015.

Praise Poems Vol.2: Oliver Korthals (Mojo / Out of Spectrum on Byte FM): Extremely well put together track listing of artists which I have never heard before. Left me with my mouth open… – highly recommend!

Praise Poems Vol.3: Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s): This is incredible.

Praise Poems Vol.4: …

Tracklisting
1. Michael Dues – Goodbye Rainbow
2. John Wesley Dickson Band – High & Dry
3. Scott Williams – He Is Gone
4. The P.T.S. – You Need Love
5. Scott Cunningham Band – Moon Child
6. Joe Isaac Henderson – Out Side Loving
7. Morris Dow – Black Child (feat. Eastern Sound)
8. Carmelita – Under the Trees
9. Joe Lee Wilson – Sittin’ High
10. Tommy Palmer Trio – Swingin’ the Down Home Blues
11. Ruth Martin – How Come You Do Me
12. The Three Souls – Herby’s Tune
13. Arrie Mae Morton Trio – Muddy Water
14. Michael Merchant – Figs Grow in the Winter Time
15. Tim Angenend – Fun City
16. Nicodemus – Iceland Land of the Micemen
17. Bill Osborn – Bamboo and Rice
Available from 09.09.2016

Martha High – Singing For The Good Times
Friday, May 20th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Martha High – Singing For The Good Times

Image: 1602952 James Brown. Who doesn’t know about the godfather of soul? Who doesn’t know about the milestone anthem “Cold Sweat”? Maybe there is nobody, but we are sure that many of you don’t know that hidden on that particular song, and in all of James Brown’s productions, is one of the best kept secrets in soul music: Mrs. Martha High.

She is the one who sings that crazy soprano note at the very beginning of the song and she is the one who sang behind James Brown for about 35 years. She was with Brown and the Jb’s in Boston on the infamous night after the Martin Luther King assassination, she flew with him in the dangerous Vietnam skies to entertain the US soldiers, and was also in Zaire celebrating the “Rumble in the Jungle” between Ali and Foreman. Martha was truly a friend, confidant and supporter of the godfather of soul. Maybe she was just too young and shy to jump over the other soul divas to ask for a solo record. Today is different.

Mrs. Martha High is the hardest working woman in show business. She is still touring worldwide as a lead singer of Maceo Parker’s band but now she is on fire because finally, she has recorded the album she never made but always wanted to make. 11 killer original tunes produced and arranged by Luca Sapio, the Italian soul ambassador, in true analog super sound. The tunes evoke the best productions of the golden era of Southern soul as well as the sonic landscapes of the Italian soundtracks of the 60’s. Here is the middle ground where these two unheralded musical traditions meet and Martha is the undisputed Queen. Don’t miss the chance to take a listen.

This record is made of truth, soul, love, and pain – a full spectrum of emotions that only a Queen can deliver to your ears. She spent much time in the studio with Luca and his guys to make it happen. This is not a revival, this is not retro, this is NOW. She took it as a challenge and we are sure that she won.

Tracklisting :
1. Always Worth The Pain
2. I Am A Woman
3. I Can’t Hold On
4. Fire Shut Up In My Bones
5. Lean On Me
6. Lovelight
7. The Hard Way
8. The Hardest Working Woman
9. Singing This Song
10. You Baby
11. For The Good Times Available from 27.05.2016

Martha High – Singing For The Good Times
Friday, May 20th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Martha High – Singing For The Good Times

Image: 1602952 James Brown. Who doesn’t know about the godfather of soul? Who doesn’t know about the milestone anthem “Cold Sweat”? Maybe there is nobody, but we are sure that many of you don’t know that hidden on that particular song, and in all of James Brown’s productions, is one of the best kept secrets in soul music: Mrs. Martha High.

She is the one who sings that crazy soprano note at the very beginning of the song and she is the one who sang behind James Brown for about 35 years. She was with Brown and the Jb’s in Boston on the infamous night after the Martin Luther King assassination, she flew with him in the dangerous Vietnam skies to entertain the US soldiers, and was also in Zaire celebrating the “Rumble in the Jungle” between Ali and Foreman. Martha was truly a friend, confidant and supporter of the godfather of soul. Maybe she was just too young and shy to jump over the other soul divas to ask for a solo record. Today is different.

Mrs. Martha High is the hardest working woman in show business. She is still touring worldwide as a lead singer of Maceo Parker’s band but now she is on fire because finally, she has recorded the album she never made but always wanted to make. 11 killer original tunes produced and arranged by Luca Sapio, the Italian soul ambassador, in true analog super sound. The tunes evoke the best productions of the golden era of Southern soul as well as the sonic landscapes of the Italian soundtracks of the 60’s. Here is the middle ground where these two unheralded musical traditions meet and Martha is the undisputed Queen. Don’t miss the chance to take a listen.

This record is made of truth, soul, love, and pain – a full spectrum of emotions that only a Queen can deliver to your ears. She spent much time in the studio with Luca and his guys to make it happen. This is not a revival, this is not retro, this is NOW. She took it as a challenge and we are sure that she won.

Tracklisting :
1. Always Worth The Pain
2. I Am A Woman
3. I Can’t Hold On
4. Fire Shut Up In My Bones
5. Lean On Me
6. Lovelight
7. The Hard Way
8. The Hardest Working Woman
9. Singing This Song
10. You Baby
11. For The Good Times Available from 10.06.2016

Martha High
Monday, April 25th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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James Brown. Who doesn’t know about the godfather of soul? Who doesn’t know about the milestone anthem “Cold Sweat”? Maybe there is nobody, but we are sure that many of you don’t know that hidden on that particular song, and in all of James Brown’s productions, is one of the best kept secrets in soul […]

Mrs. Martha High is the hardest working woman in show business
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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James Brown. Who doesn’t know about the godfather of soul? Who doesn’t know about the milestone anthem “Cold Sweat”? Maybe there is nobody, but we are sure that many of you don’t know that hidden on that particular song, and in all of James Brown’s productions, is one of the best kept secrets in soul […]

Culture Shock – Transit EP
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Culture Shock – Transit EP

Image: 1602630 Merging a huge spectrum of creative talents, this next EP from Culture Shock dissects not only his music but also his persona as an artist. Encompassing both his self-made, mechanical artwork as well as the diverse soundscape he reigns over, it’s easy to see the depth of his creativity.

The four track EP demonstrates his classical training, one which served as the perfect backdrop for his intricate composition, driving from a range of influences… Something he’d soon become renowned for. From the legendary status of ‘City Lights’, which this year received the ‘Record of The Day’ status at Radio1, to the resounding riddims of heavy-hitters ‘Troglodyte’ and ‘Ohrwurm’, his output has not only been eclectic but steadily gaining momentum too.

Opening track ‘Back to You’ has lined the sets of dancefloor’s heaviest hitters this summer. Whether it’s on sold-out stages of the drum & bass capital at SW4, or sets across the Atlantic with support from Andy C and Sub Focus, the anticipation around its release has been invading cyberspace. Pounding subs underpin a soulfully reimagined vocal sample, which peaks between the ebb and flow of structured note arpeggios. A warped bassline beneath elevated note patterns add an extra stockiness allowing the record to detonate any club, whilst still leading you into the emotive crescendo of dancefloors worldwide.

Rolling out next is ‘Tangents’. Ethereal, humanistic elements weave between snapping hi-hits and loops of synth, gradually building to manifest something more menacing. With a melody that only goes to pedestal an outstanding ingenuity, you pound against steely distortion, one which reverberates between each segment.

‘Rush Connection’ yet again stands as a testament to Culture Shock’s honed craft, whilst being distinctive stylistically. A chiselled groove acts as a starting point, snipped up by slants of sample and served as a dynamic riddim to take you into any late night session. Then lastly, comes ‘Steam Machine’, peddled by kick drums and an incredibly chiselled bassline… Pulling together an EP whose announcement is set to ricochet across the industry. It’s an explosive finish.

Adding the fourth track to an already expansive discography, this extension of Culture Shock’s repertoire will only further push him into the spotlight. And with yet more sonic crafts already in the works, his true potential is only just being uncovered.

TRACKLISTING:

A. Culture Shock vs Josh Parkinson – No More
B. Culture Shock – Steam Machine
C. Culture Shock – Tangents
D. Culture Shock – Rush Connection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJeO0XfXQS4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb4O7qJRYaA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnVu8FLMUXQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgTTQg9oK2s
Available from 01.04.2016

SiR – Seven Sundays
Friday, December 4th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on SiR – Seven Sundays

Image: 1600552 Further carving out it’s place as the home for cutting-edge R&B, Fresh Selects is proud to present the beginning of something special.

A formidable songwriter working behind the scenes with major R&B stars for years now – Inglewood, L.A.-based multi-talent, SiR, is now stepping to the forefront with his official solo debut.

Effortlessly combining his instantly recognizable voice and universally relatable songwriting with the rawness of the indie L.A. beat scene – SiR defines his own sound that’s both refreshingly new and immediately digestible at the same time. A rare combination of mass appeal and artistic integrity, he’s poised to bring pop appeal to the underground, and substance and a unique ear for production to the mainstream.

On his full-length debut, Seven Sundays, his writing covers the full spectrum of a relationship – from infatuation to heartbreak, playful indulgence to addictive co-dependency, and ultimately, growth through letting go. Throughout the album’s 14 tracks, each one single-worthy in it’s own right, SiR flexes his pen game through both personal soul-bearing, vivid storytelling and lighthearted shit-talking alike.

SiR’s recent writing placements include Jill Scott’s new single “Fool’s Gold,” plus forthcoming songs by Melanie Fiona (including a duet w/ Mr. Stevie Wonder), Robert Glasper & Anita Baker, Bilal & Tweet, Tyrese & Marsha Ambrosius, and about a dozen others.

His debut LP also boasts an all-star line-up of producers, including Knxwledge (known for his work with Kendrick Lamar, Joey BADA$$ and Blu), Iman Omari (Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Ty Dolla $ign), DK The Punisher (Justin Bieber, Dom Kennedy), Chris Dave (Blue Note recording artist, drummer for Adele, D’Angelo), J LBs (Jhene Aiko, Casey Veggies), Alvin Isaacs II (Boyz II Men, Trey Songz) and Tiffany Gouché (Iggy Azalea, Little Simz) – making it an audible time capsule of an exciting moment-in-time for an entire new wave of Los Angeles talent.

With all of the stars aligned in it’s favor, it’s a safe bet that Seven Sundays will prove in time to be the seminal West Coast R&B album of 2015!

1. Love You (prod. Knxwledge)
2. In The Sky (prod. Knxwledge)
3. You Ain’t Ready (prod. Tiffany Gouche)
4. The Real (prod. DK The Punisher)
5. Right By You (prod. J. LBs)
6. JAY Z (prod. J LBs)
7. NBN (prod. J LBs)
8. Liberation (feat. Anderson .Paak, prod. Chris Dave)
9. Falling (prod. Alvin Isaacs II)
10. Can We Still (prod. Iman Omari)
11. The Perfect Remedy (prod. SiR)
12. Crashing Down (prod. J. LBs)
13. The Bullet And The Gun (prod. Knxwledge)
14. He Deserves Your Love (prod. DK The Punisher) Available from 15.01.2016

Reve Lavice – Part Of Me (feat.BullySongs) / Untribaled
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Reve Lavice – Part Of Me (feat.BullySongs) / Untribaled

Image: 1600697 No one presents drum & bass as an eclectic genre quite like Rene LaVice. Whether it’s the tell-tale, grinding snare of ‘Where My Ladies At’, or the soulful vocal lead A-list record ‘The Calling’, he’s already demonstrated a creative aptitude, even before his first output on Ram Records.

But following up on the monumental success of his recent singles, the Canadian producer again offers up two fresh new cuts exposing yet another side of his musical capabilities. However, what can you expect from an artist who’s played stages on both ends of the spectrum this summer, whether on the packed out platform of Download Festival, or the infamous Glastonbury.

‘Part of Me’ is vastly different from the rest of his discography, although still following the same explosive vibe prevalent throughout all his music. Providing a glimpse into the influences which have helped create his identity as an artist, the vocals crossed against a cinematic intro, underpinned with strumming guitar picks, presents the perfect embodiment of Rene’s creativity. Featuring renowned artist BullySongs, who helps to build each chorused crescendo, it’s a track which certainly sets the benchmark for Rene’s forthcoming LP.

On the flipside, ‘Untribaled’ provides a darker hue. Creeping, ominous and peddled forward on fluctuating beat patterns and growling distortion, that first break plunges you down through a gaping chasm of snapping hi-hats and clunking cow bell. An LFO-lead bassline takes you deeper into the mix, cut at interludes by zapping, lazer-like synth.

Another step closer to his second album release, a precedent has been set. And with anticipation only growing, this final single increases the appetite for Rene’s next LP ‘Play with Fire’.

A. Rene LaVice – Part Of Me (feat. BullySongs)
AA. Rene LaVice – Untribaled Available from 18.12.2015

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

Various – Praise Poems Vol.2 (2LP+MP3)
Friday, July 24th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Praise Poems Vol.2 (2LP+MP3)

Image: 1598447 “…,don’t ask if there will ever be a Volume 2. We don’t know yet. What we do know is that if we ever come across a similar tour de force as Don McCaslin’s composition [Praise Poems], then there will certainly be one…,”

These were the final words of the sales notes of Praise Poems Volume 1 which we proudly released earlier this year. And indeed, since then, we discovered a tune which led us to continue to curate this series of obscure, soulful, jazzy and spiritual sounds from back in the day.

The song to which we refer to is Abraham Battat’s jazz-samba masterpiece, Fly Away. Fly Away is a righteous combination of sonorous jazz guitar, crackling drums and warm acoustic piano. Floating through the tones as if in a private concert for you in your very living room is an earnest, honest vocal performance bringing a rainbow message of freedom and liberty to the world. This is the standard by which we judged the entirety of this compilation.

Though they may be known in some circles, In the same category of pure beauty are selections by Richard Martian, Larry Covin, and The Gingerbread Express. Of course, good luck finding a copy of Larry Covin’s Masquerade or the Portis Brothers’ Summer Love. The single hit you receive while doing an online search is the exact same copy from which we took the master. To find a needle in a haystack is a cakewalk compared to turning up a copy of some of these gems to be found here.

Rarity is important, quality is more important, and whether a song has been compiled yet is of the highest consideration. In this case, all but one of them have yet to be compiled elsewhere. By and large, this compilation highlights a unique historical context in the development and splintering of the streams of funk, soul and jazz. There are plenty of true funk elements. There is a spectrum of electronic synth experiments. There is rich post-post-bop instrumentalism, and at least one instance of wah wah flute! And of course, and perhaps most importantly, there is a pervasive message of the attainment of freedom, whether it be through non-attachment, space travel, social action, spirituality, or musical genre blending. The Praise Poems series is an attempt at a faithful snapshot of this revolutionary music before it began it’s inevitable backslide into the bourgeois excesses of the jazz-fusion genre. Call it proto-fusion? Exemplified in performances like the cosmic bossa-odyssey of Third Stream, the jazz-pre-fusion of Seeds of Fulfillment, modal-tribal and chant explorations by Bobby Boyd Congress, the cinematic audiophilia of Belgium’s Soul Scratchers, the electro-acoustic blend of folk, percussion, and jazz by John Finnigan and Maureen Finlon, or an undeniable funky theatricality by Larry Dismond that would make Galt Macdermot proud.

All of them finally getting the attention they deserve.

Key selling points:

– most of the songs appear on CD/digital for the very first-time

– the vinyl LP comes with a full album download code

– 12-page CD-booklet and deluxe double gatefold cover contain detailed liner notes and unseen pictures

Tracklisting
1. Fly Away – Abraham Battat
2. Dawn – Richard Martian & Co.
3. Missed Another Day – The Gingerbread Express
4. Would You Believe – Gloria Rosebud Black
5. Spanish Guitar (feat. Willie Moore’s Quintet) – Jimmy Briggs
6. In A Galaxy Far Away – Third Stream
7. The Dude – Joe B
8. The Provider – Seeds of Fulfillment
9. Masquerade – Larry Covin
10. In A Strange Strange Land – Bobby Boyd Congress
11. Wild Wild World – Larry Dismond
12. Take You For A Ride – St. John’s Wood
13. Seasons of Doubt – Finnigan/Finlan
14. When The Time Is Right – Timberlake
15. Summer Love – Portis Brothers
16. Midnight and You – Odyssey Group
17. Scratch My Back – Soul Scratchers Available from 11.09.2015

Fred V & Grafix present the second edition of the Hospital Records mixtape series
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Hit the road and press play, Fred V & Grafix present the second edition of the Hospital Records mixtape series. Cruise through the summer months with an hour-long mix, showcasing the Devonshire duo’s majestic mixing abilities and perfected art of captivating even the biggest crowds ’til the early hours. Demonstrating their all-encompassing musical taste and […]

Various – Henry Stone’s Miami Sound (2LP)
Friday, June 12th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Henry Stone’s Miami Sound (2LP)

Image: 1597739 When Terry Kane – a sound engineer who was barely twenty years old at the time – built an 8-track recording studio above Henry Stone’s office space in the Hialeah area of Miami, he probably never envisaged that he was laying the bedrock for a creative hub that would spawn over 25 gold records and over 100 million record sales worldwide. In the process, it would help to make Henry Stone a legend of American music.

At one end of the spectrum, warehouse boy turned global superstar Harry Wayne Casey – better known as leader of K.C. & The Sunshine Band – was pumping out disco classics on a massive scale with ubiquitous airplay and sell-out shows. At the other, Rodney Matthew and his group Formula 1, were relying on the might of the T.K. distribution machine to propel them into the spotlight. As remarkable as their 1977 masterpiece on Du-Vern records was, it inevitably failed to have the seismic impact of The Sunshine Band’s commercial dance pop.

For every success story like T-Connection, with their firebrand funk-disco fusion and major label achievements, there were equally talented acts such as Stevens And Foster who also called on Stone’s services to showcase their vision: judging by the scarcity of original copies of their self-written and produced modern soul jewel on Jerri Records, they also failed to reach beyond the Sunshine state, save for the rarified ears of collectors and connoisseurs.

The sheer amount of records that came out of those modest premises at 495 SE 10th Court – about 8km from Downtown Miami (as the pink flamingo flies) – is mind boggling. With a huge roster of in-house labels as well as production and distribution deals, label boss Henry Stone was a passionate, busy, and exceptionally well connected man.

Stone would nurture the early careers of the likes of million seller Betty Wright, as well as provide a platform for Milton Wright and Leno Phillips (her older brothers) to express their creativity. Clarence Reid (AKA Blowfly) and Willie Clark penned a raft of amazing tracks for acts such as Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne and Little Beaver (AKA Willie Hale, who would also write a wealth of material for others), while T.K. in-house band Miami’s own Robert Moore also released records on yet another T.K. imprint, Blue Candle.

The music scene in Miami and indeed, Florida, at the time was fertile and moved quickly with the times, there were hit-makers and risk-takers, shining stars and those who never went far.

As a living document of Henry Stone’s remarkable legacy, the diverse styles and ideas coming out of Miami-Dade County and beyond, as well as a glimpse at the successes and near-misses achieved by a dazzling array of artists at the time, this collection serves as an invaluable insight.

– Press Page with images and text: http://athensofthenorth.com/henry/
– LP includes holy grail 7″ – Brand New – Thousand Years
– 18 incredible tracks from the Man who invented Disco
– Selected by Rare Disco connoisseurs Euan Fryer & Ian Wright
– Release will tie in with up and coming award winning documentary ‘The Record man’ about Henry Stone and his music in Miami. Film to see worldwide cinema release this year: http://www.therecordmanmovie.com/
– Almost all tracks on LP reissued for the first time
– Extensive sleeve notes from record collector and writer Jason Stirland
– Personal Sleeve Notes from Joe Stone (Henry Stone’s Son)
– Original Artwork by renowned Scottish graph artist Elph – http://akaelph.com/
– Unseen personal photographs from the family

Available from 17.07.2015

Various – The Very Polish Cut-Outs Vol.4
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – The Very Polish Cut-Outs Vol.4

Image: 1597069 Another bunch of successful edits on the unstoppable TVPC label. It’s fourth sampler (and already a seventh record in label history) covers a wide array of exceptional gems, spanning from balearic pop, through electro disco, to slavic soul and disco funk. All tracks come from the late 70’s and early 80’s Poland and were carefully reworked by some of the finest young producers from the country, keen to pay homage to their musical roots.

The A-Side is owned by the young and talented Karol Aleksander, who brings two of his most popular reworks to the table. A1, which clocks around 100 bpm, is an irresistible combination of sportive, yet modest groove with slick, sexy female vocals. A2 on the contrary is a melancholy-filled piece of Balearic house, based on old Polish pop track with addictive piano lines triggering the feeling of nostalgia for something that passed imperceptibly.

Italo-fueled dancefloor madness opens the B-Side, curated by Kracow based combo of Unitrax & Radar groups. Four deejays, who usually are affiliated with deeper side of electronic spectrum, play around with rather unusual track lifted from Polish rock group debut album. B2 is handled by Polish house wunderkind Selvy, who closes the record with a touch of classy Indian summer vibes.

The most beautiful moments of the short original version are extended with a great effect.

All in all another must have in The Very Polish Cut-Outs catalogue!

TRACK LISTING:

A1. KAROL ALEKSANDER – WITAJCIE W MOIM SWIECIE
A2. KAROL ALEKSANDER – JA
B1. RADAR & UNITRAX – DIAMENTOWA KULA
B2. SELVY – PIEC MINUT LEZ Available from 18.09.2015

The Alchemist & Oh No – Present: Welcome To Los Santos (Mass Appeal)
Friday, April 24th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
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Rockstar Games and Mass Appeal Records, in collaboration with musical artists The Alchemist and Oh No are proud to announce Welcome to Los Santos, a genre-spanning collection of new music based on and inspired by the original soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto V.

CD MSAP0018CD / 2LP+MP3 MSAP0018LP
Release: 24-04-15
The Alchemist and Oh No present: Welcome to Los Santos
Monday, April 13th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
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Rockstar Games and Mass Appeal Records, in collaboration with musical artists The Alchemist and Oh No are proud to announce The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos, a genre-spanning collection of new music based on and inspired by the original soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto V. The new music will debut exclusively […]

‘Hospitality’ is back – bigger than ever!
Monday, January 12th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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After a two year hiatus ‘Hospitality’ is back, and bigger than ever! This massive fifth instalment comes fresh from winning “Best Club Night” (for the fourth year running!) at the Drum & Bass Arena awards. This time round the album has doubled in size, with not one but two full CD length mixes. Put together […]

Tonik Ensemble – Snapshots
Friday, December 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tonik Ensemble – Snapshots

Image: 1593659 Tonik Ensemble is the musical output of Icelander Anton Kaldal Ágústsson. Exploring the vast expanse of the electronic spectrum, his soundscapes are a mix of electronics and more organic live instruments. Together with an ever-evolving cast of talented collaborators, the output is deep, atmospheric yet soulful pseudo-techno.

Anton Kaldal Ágústsson’s upcoming album ‘Snapshots’ is set for release on February 10th via Atomnation. Before then, Tonik Ensemble released the single ‘Until We Meet Again’, which came package with additional remixes by Applescal, Olaf Stuut, and fellow Icelander Snooze Infinit and found support by Xlr8r, THUMP, The Line Of Best Fit and the Bandcamp Weekly radioshow. The journey of writing the album ‘Snapshots’ began with exploring the colour palettes various electronics and instruments along with playing around with the human voice. The first output was the song Imprints with Icelandic vocalist Johann Kristinsson. Other vocal collaborations on the album are Shipsi from Latvian band Instrumenti, Icelander Hörður Már Bjarnason who has been part of the Tonik live set since 2012 and Icelander Ragnhildur Gisladottir, who lend her voice to legendary debut album Maxinquaye by trip hop musician Tricky.

Tracklist
a1 Prelude
a2 Synaesthesia
a3 Landscapes
a4 The Further I Go
b1 Powers Of Ten
b2 Imprints
b3 Nangilima
b4 Until We Meet Again Available from 06.02.2015

HADE + DWFL – Vinnie & Kelly
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on HADE + DWFL – Vinnie & Kelly

Image: 1594047 Vinyl: stemped whitelabel without cover (only innersleeve)

Please meet “Vinnie & Kelly”, the new EP from HADE + DWFL. The two dope boys got their
double cups filled with footwork, R&B, Cologne garage and a remix by Lockah.

Side One
A1 Vinnie
A2 Vinnie (Lockah Remix)
Side Two
B1 Kelly (Doesn´t Live Here Anymore)
B2 Reprise

Cologne’s producer duo HADE + DWFL don’t do aerobics – they do beats and bassline steppers
and they’re pretty darn good at it. Check out their acclaimed debut „The Healthiest Man In
Chicago“ and you know what’s up. Cooking up a heavy stew of next level beats, footwork,
Chicago house and sounds from the outer fringes of the bass spectrum, the HADE + DWFL
formula has already proven to work out on floors and festivals across Europe.
For the record: back when Ed Banger and nu rave was king, HADE + DWFL were big in
BeNeLux with their former band Ampersand. Fast forward some few years and the classically
trained synth-wizard HADE has become a staple of CGN’s rejuvenated nightlife, he also rocked
the Beat BBQ, Splash! and Melt! Festival 3 years in a row, spun records for Mykki Blanco or
Mobb Deep, remixed everyone from Iamnobodi to Baba Hafti, and shared the stage with
Oneman, Schlachthofbronx, Eliphino, AndHim, The Underachievers and many more. Recently,
Hade’s heartfelt tribute to DJ Rashad’s untimely passing was championed and played out by
everyone who has a say in the world of low end frequencies – from the Teklife gang to Vice’s
Thump mag (who pronounced the tune their track of the week) to long-time supporters
Oneman, Gilles Peterson and London’s Young Turks camp.
Arguably at his best alongside his production partner and fellow Al Bundy enthusiast DWFL, the
boys now deliver on the promise of their full-length debut with their new EP “Vinnie & Kelly”: a
soul-stirring three-act play of love and despair in a footwork and UKG stylee, inspired by young
Christina Applegate and Matt Leblanc. Well, dope next-gen club music is what it is, really.

About Lockah:
Born in Aberdeen, Lockah is part of the recent wave of innovative Scottish bass music
(alongside the likes of Rustie, HudMo and the Numbers crew). He recently relocated to
Brighton, where he is part of the Donky Pitch label fam.
Lockah has released on Diplo’s Mad Decent/Jeffree’s imprint and on Slugabed’s Activia Benz.
He also runs his own label Tuff Wax. His debut album “Yahoo Or The Highway” scored rave
reviews all over the place, from Pitchfork to XLR8R and Dummy Mag.
Lockah is known to be a massive nerd/scholar of the Miami Bass legacy, which clearly shines
through in his remix of “Vinnie”, taking the sultry R&B/footwork original on a dune buggy trip
to South Beach. We also recommend his Boiler Room Session from earlier this year and his
recent BBC Radio 1 guest mix for Diplo & Friends:
https://soundcloud.com/lockah/lockah-diplo-friends-mix Available from 12.12.2014

HADE + DWFL – Vinnie & Kelly
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on HADE + DWFL – Vinnie & Kelly

Image: 1592958 Vinyl stamped whitelabel, screenprint cover, incl. Downloadcard, numbered limited to 200 copies.

Please meet “Vinnie & Kelly”, the new EP from HADE + DWFL. The two dope boys got their
double cups filled with footwork, R&B, Cologne garage and a remix by Lockah.

Side One
A1 Vinnie
A2 Vinnie (Lockah Remix)
Side Two
B1 Kelly (Doesn´t Live Here Anymore)
B2 Reprise

The record comes with a beautiful silkscreened sleeve, designed by Hade and printed by
Pressure & Ink in Köln-Kalk. It is limited to 200 hand-numbered copies and includes a
download code. Only available at the MPM Store.
Cologne’s producer duo HADE + DWFL don’t do aerobics – they do beats and bassline steppers
and they’re pretty darn good at it. Check out their acclaimed debut „The Healthiest Man In
Chicago“ and you know what’s up. Cooking up a heavy stew of next level beats, footwork,
Chicago house and sounds from the outer fringes of the bass spectrum, the HADE + DWFL
formula has already proven to work out on floors and festivals across Europe.
For the record: back when Ed Banger and nu rave was king, HADE + DWFL were big in
BeNeLux with their former band Ampersand. Fast forward some few years and the classically
trained synth-wizard HADE has become a staple of CGN’s rejuvenated nightlife, he also rocked
the Beat BBQ, Splash! and Melt! Festival 3 years in a row, spun records for Mykki Blanco or
Mobb Deep, remixed everyone from Iamnobodi to Baba Hafti, and shared the stage with
Oneman, Schlachthofbronx, Eliphino, AndHim, The Underachievers and many more. Recently,
Hade’s heartfelt tribute to DJ Rashad’s untimely passing was championed and played out by
everyone who has a say in the world of low end frequencies – from the Teklife gang to Vice’s
Thump mag (who pronounced the tune their track of the week) to long-time supporters
Oneman, Gilles Peterson and London’s Young Turks camp.
Arguably at his best alongside his production partner and fellow Al Bundy enthusiast DWFL, the
boys now deliver on the promise of their full-length debut with their new EP “Vinnie & Kelly”: a
soul-stirring three-act play of love and despair in a footwork and UKG stylee, inspired by young
Christina Applegate and Matt Leblanc. Well, dope next-gen club music is what it is, really.

About Lockah:
Born in Aberdeen, Lockah is part of the recent wave of innovative Scottish bass music
(alongside the likes of Rustie, HudMo and the Numbers crew). He recently relocated to
Brighton, where he is part of the Donky Pitch label fam.
Lockah has released on Diplo’s Mad Decent/Jeffree’s imprint and on Slugabed’s Activia Benz.
He also runs his own label Tuff Wax. His debut album “Yahoo Or The Highway” scored rave
reviews all over the place, from Pitchfork to XLR8R and Dummy Mag.
Lockah is known to be a massive nerd/scholar of the Miami Bass legacy, which clearly shines
through in his remix of “Vinnie”, taking the sultry R&B/footwork original on a dune buggy trip
to South Beach. We also recommend his Boiler Room Session from earlier this year and his
recent BBC Radio 1 guest mix for Diplo & Friends:
https://soundcloud.com/lockah/lockah-diplo-friends-mix
Available from 10.10.2014

Various – Peru Bravo
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Peru Bravo

Image: 1591156 UK based record label Tiger’s Milk Records once again team up with Strut Records to release their long anticipated second compilation album, Peru Bravo: Funk, Soul & Psych from Peru’s Radical Decade.

UK based record label Tiger’s Milk Records once again team up with Strut Records to release their long
anticipated second compilation album, Peru Bravo: Funk, Soul & Psych from Peru’s radical decade.
Peru Bravo tells the whirlwind story of a culture in flux. During the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Lima boasted
dozens of young bands full of ideas, spontaneous and unfazed by the instability in Peru. Featuring alternative
heroes Traffic Sound and Laghonia alongside a selection of unheralded short-lived groups, Peru Bravo is a
funk-fuelled ride through a radical decade.
Like its predecessor, Tiger’s Milk’s debut LP ‘Peru Maravilloso’, Peru Bravo digs deep. It unearths the
full spectrum of incendiary underground funk, soul and psych sounds that emerged following the first TV
performance by the Peruvian Grand Daddies of garage punk, Los Saicos in 1965.
By ‘66, there were dozens of guitar based groups in Lima playing a mix of instrumental surf, rock ‘n roll and
garage punk. With the growing influence of West coast American rock, funk and soul and British psychedelia
and rock, the underground music scene in Peru diversified rapidly. It would, however, be only a matter of
years before this burgeoning movement disappeared just as quickly as a new, uncompromising military
dictatorship led by General Juan Velasco Alvarado, took hold.
Artists on Peru Bravo include psychedelic ensembles Laghonia & Telegraph Avenue, both heavily influenced
by American West coast bands like Santana & Jefferson Airplane. Also featured are Black Sugar’s hard funk,
Traffic Sound’s rock-edged boogaloo and the raw-but-sweet harmonies of Thee Image, all under-pinned by a
deep soulfulness that pervaded much of the music of the time.
The album also features three dynamite cover versions of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Hey Joe’, Steppenwolf’s ‘Sookie
Sookie’ and the Meters’ ‘Cissy Strut’.
In Peru, the word ‘bravo’ has a double meaning. It can refer to something that is ‘edgy’ or ‘dangerous’ but can
also be a celebratory exclamation like in English. This collection celebrates a wonderfully brave and creative
period that lasted just a few years during the coercive and fear inducing reign of Velasco’s government.
Compiled by Duncan Ballantyne, Andrés Tapia del Rio & Martin Morales
Tiger’s Milk Records is run by Martin Morales & Duncan Ballantyne.
Martin is a producer, author, top chef and restaurateur. He oversees the award winning Ceviche and Andina
Peruvian Restaurants in London and has released a best-selling cookbook Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen,
which has been translated into eight languages.

1. Laghonia – Bahia
2. Traffic Sound – La Camita
3. Jean Paul “El Troglodita” –
Everything’s Gonna Change
4. Cacique – Cacique
5. Los Holy’s – Cissy Strut
6. Thee Image – Outasite
7. Black Sugar – Checan
8. Los Belking’s – Sabata
9. Telegraph Avenue – Sungaligali
10. Los Texao – Sookie Sookie
11. Jeriko – Hey Joe
12. Los Destellos – Onsta La Yerbita
13. Los Nuevos Shains – Pancito Caliente
14. The Mad’s – Aouh Aouh
15. Los Comandos – El Sermón

FOR FANS OF:
Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Chicano rock, psychedelic world styles, Barrabas, Salt, The Meters,
Jimi Hendrix, Los Van Van, Sly & The Family Stone, Novalima

KEY POINTS:
– Follow up to the acclaimed compilation ‘Peru Maravilloso’
– Includes rare Peruvian cover versions of ‘Hey Joe’, ‘Sookie Sookie’ & ‘Cissy Strut’
– Tracklist features several English language tracks
– CD package includes fold-out poster from Peruvian chicha illustrator Samuel Gutierrez
– 90% of songs mastered from the original reels and tapes
– Part of Martin Morales’ Ceviche, bringing Peruvian food and culture to the UK
– Some of the most famous Peruvian bands including Black Sugar, Traffic Sound & Los Destellos

WEBLINKS: www.tigersmilkrecords.com / www.cevicheuk.com Available from 03.10.2014

DJ Oil – Phantom
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Image: 1591852 DJ Oil of the Troublemakers present Phantom his sophomore solo album out on BBE.

BBE is proud to present Phantom, the sophomore solo album from Lionel Corsini, aka DJ Oil. A true veteran of the underground music and party scene in his native Marseille, Lionel released his well-received solo debut as recently as 2012 (Black Notes for French label Discograph) but is probably better known as one part of The Troublemakers, who had the (probably unique?) distinction of being signed to both the legendary ‘90s house label Guidance and the most famous of all jazz labels, Blue Note. The latter didn’t work out too satisfactorily for Lionel, who found himself constrained by Blue Note’s corporate ways as part of a major and yearning for the freedom he’d had as an independent artist at an independent
label.
Nonetheless, the trajectory from Guidance to Blue Note gives you some idea of the range of Oil’s music. Phantom (so-called because ‘all these tracks live on my computer like ghosts, waiting to get out, and some never did get out’) begins with an incredibly low-slung mutant rhythm’n’blues instrumental (imagine Link Wray taking guitar lessons from John Lee Hooker on acid), and ends with a kind of abstract spiritual… and seems to take in pretty much the whole spectrum of black music on the way, music in which Lionel is thoroughly steeped (his father was a collector of soul and R&B, a passion that has continued to course through the Corsini blood), ending up somewhere altogether other-worldly. It’s a dark, edgy, angst-ridden soundscape (‘why don’t I just drop out?’ asks a voice, repeatedly) that invokes the untrammelled energies of ‘60s and ‘70s Black radicalism, animated jive-talk juxtaposed with the soothing tones of Africanist scholars discoursing on ‘rhythm’…
As singers are not to the forefront and it’s hardly a ‘dance’ record, Phantom is likely to be labelled ‘trip-hop’, but it’s far meatier than the usual trip-hop fare, and owes more to hip-hop itself in its passion for recontextualizing sound. Furthermore, contrary to the initial assumption (based on its diverse sounds and gritty analogue ‘feel’) that it must be a sample-based record, DJ Oil has recorded the whole album live: ‘sometimes at parties, sometimes at home, but never at the mixing desk.’ With a few exceptions any samples are his own creations: beats, percussion, basslines, Moog and other synth sounds are all played by Lionel, while many of the voices we encounter are street scenes, chat, collaborators met during Lionel’s extensive world travels, more phantoms preserved as files on DJ Oil’s laptop. ‘This album is like a collection of spontaneous paintings, not re-touched,’ says Lionel, ‘that’s why there are so many “accidents” in the music you hear.’ Any ‘accidents’ are surely serendipitous, and result in real sonic diversity, as the music veers from mood to mood, constantly referencing music and cultures from Africa and across the Atlantic as well as urban France, past and present, and a hint of the future too.
From country blues, through township jive and Rahsaan Roland Kirk-style ‘flute’ vocalizations, with the occasional nod to four-to-the-floor house, DJ Oil runs the musical gamut, using modern technology to recreate the virtual orchestra existing in his head and gifting us an astonishingly assured and rather exceptional album, which surely should break this stalwart of the French underground scene to a larger international audience. Making up for the ‘lost years’ with Blue Note, Lionel Corsini’s creative juices are clearly flowing freely at the moment. Listen out especially for the track featuring rapper Josh (and singer Hope Malike) from Zimbabwean band Monkey Nuts: this is another DJ Oil project with a full album also forthcoming soon from BBE.

KEY SELLING POINTS
• As part of The Troublemakers he sold over 100,000 copies of his debut album and was subsequently signed to Blue Note.
• Full Radio and Press campaign in key territories
• DJ Oil (real name Lionel Corsini ) is revered globally for his unique experimental production techniques

TRACKLISTING LP
A1 Yes It Is
A2 Afrotress
A3 Paolo
B1 Drop Out
B2 Seasons
B3 Echoism
C1 Beetlejuice
C2 Plastic Man
C3 Le Rhythme De La Vie
D1 Burn It
D2 New Lord
D3 A Day

TRACKLISTING CD
1. Yes It Is
2. Drop Out
3. Afrotress
4. Paolo
5. Seasons
6. Echoism
7. Beetlejuice
8. Plastic Man
9. Le Rhythme De La Vie
10. Burn It
11. New Lord
12. A Day

For Fans of Theo Parrish, Madlib, Moodyman, Sun Ra, Anchorsong

Available from 16.01.2015

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