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VP Records will release Meta And The Cornerstones new album “Ancient Power”
Friday, April 26th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Proclaimed the next ‘African Reggae Voice’, Meta’s unforgettable vocals are complemented by the incomparable sounds of his band The Cornerstones. Meta and The Cornerstones’ music is warm and embodying, immensely addictive, and destined to forever change the dynamics of reggae music. Through pure musical genius and humble spirits, the band successfully fuses reggae, Afro-pop, hip-hop, rock, […]

Meta And The Cornerstones
Monday, April 22nd, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Proclaimed the next ‘African Reggae Voice’, Meta’s unforgettable vocals are complemented by the incomparable sounds of his band The Cornerstones. Meta and The Cornerstones’ music is warm and embodying, immensely addictive, and destined to forever change the dynamics of reggae music. Through pure musical genius and humble spirits, the band successfully fuses reggae, Afro-pop, hip-hop, rock, […]

yU (Diamond District) – The Earn (Mello Music Group)
Monday, December 19th, 2011 | Tags: ,
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yU is back with his sophomore project “The Earn”. The album is a timely meditation on the struggle to advance, set afire by yU’s potent wordplay.

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Helsinki based jazz musician Timo Lassy is about to release his second album on Ricky-Tick Records …
Thursday, November 12th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,
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Sax man Timo Lassy, one of the leading lights in the vivid Helsinki jazz scene is about to release his second album on Ricky-Tick Records. The Album, “Round Two”, is a trip deeper into Lassy’s world, complete with the contemporary vocal jazz great José James featured on two of album’s eight tracks. Timo Lassy has […]

Read Egon’s diary of the Funky 16 Corners European tour …
Tuesday, November 30th, 1999 | Tags: , ,
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DJ Rhettmatic – Rhett Got Beats
Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ Rhettmatic – Rhett Got Beats

Image: 1615553 Dj Rhettmatic of the World Famous Beat Junkies has been DJing for well over 20 years. A Dj champion, member of The Visionaries, Crown Royale and the Cypress Junkies, Rhett has been producing for just about the same period of time, creating backdrops for artists from Aloe Blacc to Ras Kass on well over 50 releases.

And now it comes time for the OG staple of the West Coast to step out with his own full-length instrumental project. November 3rd, 2017 you will find out, if you didn’t already know, that Rhett Got Beats. At 18 tracks beatin’ down the block, with a bonus feature from Hieroglyphics’ Opio and Pep Love, this will fit nicely in your Street Corner Music collection.
Available from 24.11.2017

Foisey – Byrds
Friday, June 16th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Foisey – Byrds

Image: 1610290 Debut release on Houseshoes’s Street Corner Music from the CT based producer. Foisey’s music got into my hands thru Mutant Academy. I became aware of these RVA kids last year and told them to send a pack. What initially stood out was the beats from Foisey, a young cat from Connecticut. He kept sending packs and I put together a dope collection of his instrumentals. Laid back vibes with a punch. You won’t be disappointed. Beats.

Track List

bak.hohm
[urMy] SpecialTheng
BetweenUs
NoGains
dirtiwrk
feeling
1love
Bikini
Raspberri
byrds
latch
silhouette
HaveYew
DntSayGoodnite
highmemore
YewrPresnce
feathr
ShwEm.86
xtacee.musik
Available from 11.08.2017

Wowflower – Balloons
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wowflower – Balloons

Debut LP on Street Corner Music from the CT based producer.”While preparing for my radio show about a year ago, I put a kite out to the kids that I was looking for some heat to play. This kid sent me a 20 second clip of a work in progress. It was subl…

Jalal Salaam x ewonee – Past Lives
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jalal Salaam x ewonee – Past Lives

Image: 1609783 Jalal Salaam and ewonee’s Past Lives stands among the top releases of 2015. And in 2016 it sees a deluxe vinyl release via House Shoes’ Street Corner Music. The 2LP will be complete with all instrumentals, and an insert containing all lyrics. The urgency of these recordings is reflective of the times we live in. Jalal Salaam’s raps are a perfect marriage to ewonee’s production, eschewing contemporary sounds for an album incredibly well
balanced between tradition and progression. “This is one of the best albums I have heard in years, and I’m proud release what I consider a new classic from some of the new guard of New York City’s storied history of hip hop music…”

• Born in Mount Vernon, NY, Ewonee is the first signee of East Coast record label & producer collective, Beat Haus Records, and featured on Boiler Room (link here)
• Jalal Salaam is out of Ardsley/Dobbs Ferry NY, has collaborated with artists such as Ivan Ave and Fredfades and known for his radical, in depth, and emotionally free lyrical style
• This Deluxe 2XLP includes the full vocal album along with instrumentals and a lyric sheet
• “Best rap album I’ve heard in a long time..” -House Shoes

Side A
1. Rebirth
2. Contracts
3. Lotuses
4. Betta Believe It
5. Avatar
6. No Miracles
7. The World
8. Observe
9. Ragnarok
10. Earthlings
11. Emembering

Side B
12. Can’t Hide
13. No One Will Save You
14. Don’t Sell Yourself
15. Loose Ends
16. Timing
17. The Professional
18. Wonderwhy
19. Stuntman
20. Here I Am
21. Past Lives

Side C/D
Instrumentals Available from 19.05.2017

Tuamie – Holy Ghost Spirituals
Friday, February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tuamie – Holy Ghost Spirituals

Image: 1608696 Tuamie returns to Street Corner Music with Holy Ghost Spirituals, the third release in SCM’s Gospel ?ip series. Following Jake One and Ras_G’s collections, Tuamie chops and ?ips his sanctifed
selections into raw beats. A no brainer for a Tuamie fans, this will not be around long

1. Bounce With the Holy Spirit
2. Round Like Circle Object
3. Cupcake Lasagna
4. God Is Who I Am
5. The god, That I am
6. The Pain Is Still Here
7. Follow Button
8. Holy Ghost (touched by)
9. Feelings
10. Sweet Hut
11. Nanamimiithankthee
12. Name Call
13. What What Why
14. Exactly How I Feel
15. Tears
16. Me Talking To Myself
17. ftpcav
18. Coffee To Drink
19. Than Our Savior
20. Turn Right Available from 03.03.2017

Seige Monstracity – Seige Monstracity
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Seige Monstracity – Seige Monstracity

Image: 1607068 Seige Monstracity is an anomaly in the music industry. He rides the fence, providing the contemporary soundtracks for successful commercial artists such as YG, Tyrese, Keisha Cole, and Marsha Ambrosius, as well as producing grimey backdrops for underground artists like Bizarre, Bad Lucc, and Namebrand.

This is a collection of the latter. Seige’s debut LP contains 12 incredible doses of heavy beats, chopped up breaks, and obliterated samples. A Detroit transplant in Los Angeles, both cities are omnipresent at all times on the LP.

“Swahililand” is a west-coast interpretation of the classic “Stakes Is High”. “Careless” revives a classic David Axelrod moment. “Dirt Bag” sounds like a late night liquor store robbery. “Doves” takes a classic from one of our all time greats who we lost recently, and transforms it into a ride thru the hood on a beautiful day in Los Angeles.

This is not to be missed. Another classic collection of beats from Street Corner Music.

1. Believe
2. Careless
3. Slapvilla
4. Best Of One
5. When Doves Cry
6. Dirt Bag
7. Yours
8. Recignition
9. LA Dodgers
10. Swahililand Available from 13.01.2017

Jonwayne – Here You Go
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jonwayne – Here You Go

Image: 1607380 Jonwayne made his introduction to the world as a producer. He
has since gone on to release several highly lauded projects, and
eventually stepped behind the mic, garnering hiphop album of the
year from Gilles Petersen’s Worldwide Awards for his Stones Throw
release, “Rap Album One”.
Now he puts the mic back down for “Here You Go”, a collection of
30 beats that will be available on 2LP via Street Corner Music, and
Authors Recording Co, Jon’s new imprint.
No tapes. No digital. Just vinyl. All heat.

1. Driveway
2. Love The Game
3. Middle Man
4. Send Me Tonight
5. Can’t Be Trusted
6. Gold And Silver
7. Lil B Rap On This
8. She Don’t Need Him
9. No More
10. Oh Love
11. Whole Life
12. You Use Me
13. Always
14. Take My Love
15. Strangers
16. For Carmack
17. Trying Breath
18. From Brussels
19. 3 O’Clock
20. Rap On This Kanye
21. I Need You
22. And We Would Say
23. Stalker
24. Polkish
25. Bond
26. Nightengale
27. Japanese Road
28. Tear Drops
29. Baad Available from 02.12.2016

Stro Elliot – Stro Elliot
Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Stro Elliot – Stro Elliot

Image: 1606286 Stro Elliot is an incredible producer and performer. Plain and simple.
His productions mold the past and the present into futuristic soul
splashed gems that turn heads whenever they are heard. His ability
to breathe new life into already classic records is one of the reasons
he is one of the most respected producers of the day.
From “The Summer Love Song”, where he beats the shit out of
Kool and the Gang’s perrenial classic “Summer Madness”, to the
absolutely ridiculous flip of “Soul II Stro”, to “Virginia Wolf”, where he
sings about relationship woes, it’s all flawless. Street Corner Music is
proud to present the debut LP from one of the best to do it.
Boiler Room Performance:
“Stro Elliot’s set was the one. A blend of classic hip hop and soul
samples mixed with live new beats — taking you back, while
wrenching you into 2016 at the same time.”

1. The Summer Love Song
2. Virginia Wolf
3. James Baby
4. Drama 4 Kathy
5. Maybe Not
6. Gohan Attack
7. Soul II Stro
8. James 3000
9. Miles Funk
10. Mistaken And Hurt
11. Virginia Wolf (Instrumental)

• Debut full-length release
• Produced for the group The Procussions
• Recently was a guest and performed on Soulection Live
Sessions
• Recently featured on an episode of Mass Appeal’s Rhythm
Roulette Available from 09.12.2016

Jake One – Prayer Hands
Friday, September 9th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jake One – Prayer Hands

Image: 1606285 Jake One’s discography reads like a who’s who list of some of
the greatest AND most successful artists in the history of hip hop.
That’s what makes him truly unique. Blurring the lines between the
underground and overground.
Providing sonic backdrops for such incredible emcees as De La Soul,
Scarface, Freeway, MF Doom, Evidence, Casual, Elzhi, Brother
Ali, and Rakim among others, but polishing that same formula and
providing records for the likes of Drake, Rick Ross, T.I., 50 Cent,
Snoop Dogg, J Cole, Wale, Dom Kennedy, and Royce 5’9”, Jake One
is one of the exceptions that has worked equally with both of these
sides of the industry. Exceptionally.
“Prayer Hands”, a collection of instrumentals created from gospel
sources, includes some of those recordings amongst others that
all remind you that Jake One has pretty much become the go-to
producer for any major artist that wants some real hip hop shit on
their album.And understandably so.
His discography is one of the most reputable in the game. On
October 21st, Street Corner Music and Rappers I Know are proud to
present Jake One’s “Prayer Hands

1. Dawkinss
2. Don Don
3. Lou
4. Chuuucch
5. Evelen
6. Crowning
7. Tomm Whitt
8. No Doubt
9. NSB Drums
10. Boone NBC
11. Sinner
12. NSB
13. Se
14. Hunter
15. Fie
16. William & Nem
17. Gether (Geechi Liberaci)
18. Cold World Friar
19. Get Right
20. Heritage
21. I’ll Be Good

• Jake One is a member of the funk/soul duo Tuxedo (Stones
Throw) with Mayer Hawthorne
• Jake One has provided production for De La Soul, Common,
Freeway, MF Doom, Evidence, Brother Ali, and Rakim
throughout his storied career Available from 21.10.2016

Scud One & T-White – Steven Tyler (Colored Vinyl)
Friday, September 9th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Scud One & T-White – Steven Tyler (Colored Vinyl)

Image: 1606284 Chicago producers Scud One (Cult Classic, The Dirty Science™,
2013/2014) and T-White (The Gift Vol. V, Street Corner Music™,
2014) have been working together musically for the last four years.
Scud One is a producer and lyricist whose work on Cult Classic and
Don’t Drink The Kool-Aid – alongside artist Denmark Vessey – was
called“organic and thoughtful, political and soulful, and without being
quirky or removed from the streets” (Daniel Isenberg – Nahright.com,
Complex Magazine). Scud One has worked with artists including
Quelle Chris, Guilty Simpson, and Exile, among others. T-White is
a music producer, and animator whose record debut was the fifth
volume in the ten-volume “The Gift” series compiled by House Shoes
(Street Corner Music™). He has produced for Denmark Vessey on
Don’t Drink The Kool-Aid and 2015’s Martin Lucid Dream, T-White
produced the single “Don’t Smoke K2” which was featured on NPR’s
“Songs We Love”.
“STEVEN TYLER” – a title derived from the combination of both
artists first names . Scud One (Steven) and T-White (Tyler) focus
on the integration of beats, interludes and spoken-word comedy
skits delivered with absurd – and sometimes sardonic – wit. It’s a
packed album, filled with colorful sounds, spacey artwork and
irreverent humor throughout. As a collaborative effort, it showcases
the strengths of both its producers, and makes for a unique blend.
“STEVEN TYLER’ is being sponsored by “Chroncierge”. “STEVEN
TYLER” will be released on both vinyl, and cassette, and thanx to
Chroncierge both will be green! Chroncierge will also be putting out
a limited time strain called “Scudzy White” in support of the album.
“Steven Tyler is hard as fuck.” – House Shoes

1. Intro (skit)
2. That Funk That Groove
3. Mig
4. One Day
5. Bad Neck
6. Aqua Lean
7. Lost Land
8. Crowned King
9. WBPM Rock Radio (skit)
10. Crux
11. Go On Walkin
12. Man Made
13. Dadaism
14. Get Off The Stage (skit)
15. Rudeboy Moving Co.
16. Feel Like Runnin
17. Stand-Up (skit)
18. Danger Punch
19. And Now
20. Leon Breeze
21. Bull
22. Backstage Pass (skit)
23. Meditation
24. Try Me
25. Tiny Trees
26. Rich As F**k (outro)

• Scud One has worked, notably, with artists Quelle Chris, Guilty
Simpson, and Exile, among others.
• T-White is a producer, animator and video director and has
been eatured on NPR’s “Songs We Love” Available from 21.10.2016

Chanes – Chanes
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Chanes – Chanes

Image: 1604355 After spending the majority of 2009 in Hollywood, Chanes briefly returned home to finish up songs for what would become his 2010 release, An Experimentation in Instrumentation. The 15-track tape, presented by House Shoes, exposed us all to the nomadic 21-year-old producer from Canton, Michigan. Chanes would spend the next two years working between home and Brooklyn, before relocating to Arizona, where he would release his follow up project, Renegade Hands, (Insect Records 2013). Presented again by Shoes, Hands solidified Chanes as one of the most promising young producers in the country.

Fast-forward to 2016, and at 27, this self-titled debut takes us circa 2007 – 2009 with the soul-chopping salad days of his mother’s basement, through the alternative sampling Williamsburg, Brooklyn sessions of 2010. If the melancholy desert psychedelia of his isolated four years in perpetual Southwestern summer gives us a glimpse into his growing electronic influences, then the angst of his winter homecomings are hiding under the aggressive parka weather beats that first caught the attention of Detroit’s underground.

Fittingly, Chanes’ debut LP comes full circle, finishing the album back in the place it all started and releasing it with long-time supporter House Shoes and Street Corner Music.
Available from 22.07.2016

14KT – 14Killa Tape
Friday, March 25th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on 14KT – 14Killa Tape

Image: 1603236 A few years back 14KT gave out a free downloadable project called
“14KillaTape”. Fast forward to the present, and Street Corner Music
now presents a darker, retooled version… “14KillaTape: REDUX”
brings you 5 tracks from the original incarnation, along with 7 brand
new grimy treats now on vinyl!

1. Off The Presses
2. The Tell-Tale Heart
3. The Library
4. Swis Mist
5. Holy Moley
6. Soul Burn Slow
7. Adrenaline
8. Choir Robed Up
9. The Sound Of People Burning
10. The Abominable Snowman (One For Shoes)
11. 3 Blind Mice
12. When Killers Dream (Finale) Available from 06.05.2016

Tuami – Masta Killa
Friday, December 4th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tuami – Masta Killa

Image: 1601146 Hailing from Richmond, VA Tuamie is one of the beat scene’s
brightest young talents. A true “head” and lover of records, Tuamie
pride’s himself on making beats with unidentifiable samples.
‘Masta Killa’ is no generic beat tape mind you. The album is full of
house, soul, and African rhythms generating a feeling of mid 90’s
nostalgia while maintaining a contemporary sound. ‘Masta Killa’,
considered a cult classic, and was Grand Garden’s first cassette
release and is available now for the first time on vinyl.
Multiple tracks from ‘Masta Killa’ were featured on Tuamie’s ‘The Gift
Volume 4’ (LP) release with DJ House Shoes’ label, Street Corner
Music.

• Tuamie has been championed by Knxwledge, DJ House
Shoes, Iman Omari, Ohbliv and others
• Has previously released ‘The Gift Volume 4’ (LP) with DJ
House Shoes on Street Corner Music
• Has also previously released beat tapes with Grand Garden
and Dirty Tapes

A.
1. Yellow
2. Hot Breeze
3. Reoccurring Feeling of
Loneliness
4. Eleven Days Without My
Medicine
5. Eulb Dream
6. Birds on the Sidewalk
7. Cran Grape Juice
8. Follow Directions
9. -U-N-I-T-Y-
10. 3hree Sounds
B.
1. No Pursuit
2. Unseen Signals
3. Breathing
4. Not Breathing
5. Almond Milk
6. Brain Cell
7. Flowing Waters
8. Only
9. Huemor
10. Quit
11. Thunder Here
12. King of Martin Luthers Available from 29.01.2016

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 …

House Shoes Presents – The Gift: Volume One – Nameless
Thursday, October 24th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on House Shoes Presents – The Gift: Volume One – Nameless

Image: 1583004 19 years ago, I walked into Street Corner Music for the first time. Hard 2 Earn had come out that day, and I figured I would finally check out the shop down the street. Not thinking they would carry the vinyl, I asked for the cd and was let down when the guy behind the counter said they had just sold the last one. “We’ve got a couple LPs left though.” I fell out. At this point in time I had never looked forward to an album as much as this one.
I asked to speak to the manager so I could see if they needed any help, and the response was “We don’t have a budget for another employee at this time, but would you be willing to work for trade?” HELL YES I WOULD.
Street Corner became the first hub of many where I peddled the music that I loved. From hiphop to soul to rock to jazz. To this day it remains my favorite record store. I’m grateful to Chris Flanagan, Mike Rome, and Lynn Koretz for bringing me aboard the ship and having the faith in me to let me do what I did while I was there.
Fast forward to May 31st, 2013. What do I call the label? What makes sense? STREET CORNER MUSIC. It was the spot where everyone knew they could come and grab the heat. It only makes sense to adopt the name. Now get ready for the heat.
The Gift is a series I enacted on my website, www.djhouseshoes.com, to spotlight not necessarily unknown talent, but cats just under the radar.
I decided to start it off with NAMELESS, a crazy producer from Flint now living in Florida. His sound echoes that of Detroit HipHop’s past, and points toward the future. Enjoy the slaps, and get ready for more. Much more.
-Shoes
May 31, 2013

Side A.
1. BE[ATS]ORIGINAL INTRO
2. THEY’RE FINALLY NOTICING
3. NABISCO
4. YO GABBA STABBA
5. CHANGE UP
6. RAINBOW READ

Side B.
1. DON’T HURT
2. TENDERED
3. KRAIDIENCE
4. EXPERIMENT 2
5. DILLA NIGHTS
6. MA (IT’S GOOD) Available from 04.10.2013

Friday’s Funky 45 – Volume 3
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Friday’s Funky 45 – Volume 3

4 dope tracks taken from the recently released LP, House Shoes Presents : The Gift Volume 10 which showcases North Carolina producer Drugs Beats. Al l 4 tracks are bangers and doubles are a must – don’t sleep – limited to 500 copies. Permission for th…

Malphino – Lalango
Thursday, July 28th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Malphino – Lalango

Malphino is a mysterious band from an imaginative tropical island of the same name that plays cumbia and a heady mix of exotic sounds. Their music serves as a cinematic score to the backdrop of this mystical isle and its ethos.The musicians of Malphin…

Betty Davis – The Columbia Years 1968-1969
Friday, July 8th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Betty Davis – The Columbia Years 1968-1969

Image: 1605070 One can hardly imagine Prince, Erykah Badu, or Outkast without the influence of Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can’t be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music. Betty penned the song ”Uptown” for The Chambers Brothers and wrote the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty’s career would be her unbending DIY ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn’t fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal. In 1968, she married Miles Davis and quickly influenced him on the magic of psychedelic rock along with introducing him to Jimi Hendrix-personally inspiring the classic album, Bitches Brew.

Miles and Betty fans have long debated the truth of a near mythological session recorded in Studios B and E at Columbia’s 52nd Street Studios on May 14th and 20th, 1969. The landmark session was produced by Miles and Teo Macero and featured Betty on vocals, accompanied by Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell, guitarist John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock on keys, and Dylan/Miles session bassist Harvey Brooks. Other players included bassist Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys), saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and organist Larry Young. Now, Light In The Attic, with full support from Betty herself, presents these recordings to the public for the very first time. These historic sessions-never heard, never bootlegged-predate Miles’ revolutionary album, Bitches Brew, and are the true birth of Miles’ jazz-rock explorations, along with the roots for Betty’s groundbreaking funk that came years later, starting with her self-titled debut in 1973. While, ultimately, these recordings would go unreleased for nearly half a century, they would greatly shape each of their careers.

The vibe is intrinsically unique, fresh, and futuristic-jazz heavyweights playing psychedelia, rock, and jazz-fusion long before the term became commonplace. The songs include Betty originals and covers of classics by Creedence and Cream. The concepts explored on these previously unheard sessions fueled concepts that wouldn’t be fully realized until years later with Miles’ seminal On The Corner.

Additionally, included here is the first time rerelease of a 1968 Columbia single, recorded in October 1968 at Columbia Studios in Los Angeles. The session was produced by Jerry Fuller and featured South African maverick Hugh Masekela on trumpet and arrangements, plus members of jazz-funk pioneers The Crusaders-including trombonist Wayne Henderson and pianist Joe Sample. Two of the three tracks included here from this session are previously unreleased.

This deluxe package is a treasure trove for both Betty and Miles fans, including rare documents from the pen of co-producer Teo Macero, rarely seen photos from legendary photographer Baron Wolman, and new interviews with Mrs. Davis herself, Harvey Brooks, and Hugh Masekela-the entire project overseen with Betty’s full blessing.

HIGHLIGHTS:
* All tracks previously unreleased (except track B5/8)
* Production by Miles Davis & Teo Macero with performances from Hugh Masekela, Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience), John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Harvey Brooks, Wayne Shorter, Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys), Larry Young, and members of The Jazz Crusaders
* Remastered from the original analog master tapes
* New interviews, rare photos, and unseen historical documents from the Teo Macero archive

Standard weight vinyl
Gatefold jacket with insert
no download

Track List:

1. Hangin’ Out
2. Politician Man
3. Down Home Girl
4. Born On The Bayou
5. I’m Ready, Willing & Able (Take 1)
6. I’m Ready, Willing & Able (Take 9)
7. It’s My Life (Alternate Take)
8. Live, Love, Learn
9. My Soul Is Tired Available from 08.07.2016

Plutonic Lab – Deep Above The Noise
Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Plutonic Lab – Deep Above The Noise

Image: 1604725 Wax Museum Records is proud to present Plutonic Lab’s new full
length ‘Deep Above The Noise’. The album picks up where his highly
regarded classic ‘Codes Over Colours’ (2005) left off. With a vast
array of instrumental landscapes & guest contributions from Guilty
Simpson, Miles Bonny, Coma-Chi (Japan), Notes To Self BBRC and
MoMO (IAMMMXO). ‘Deep Above The Noise’ is a heavy hitting affair
from start to finish, this is just the start of the next chapter of the
Plutonic Lab story.
Australian music producer, artist & performer Leigh Ryan (aka
Plutonic Lab) is an ARIA Nominee (as one half of Muph and Plutonic)
and a UK Mercury Prize Winner, for his work with Speech Debelle.
He is also currently the international tour drummer for Hilltop Hoods.
Plutonic Lab’s eclectic music production has provided the backdrop
for a vast number of artists with over 80 releases locally and
Internationally on several record labels including work with, G-Love
(US), Coma-Chi (Japan) Renee Geyer, Dialectrix, Drapht, Hilltop
Hoods, Wiley (UK), Speech Debelle (UK), Fat Lip (Pharcyde),
Eternia (Canada), Omni (US), Eligh & The Grouch (US) amongst
many, many more.
Production featured in both film and television including HBO’s
“Girls”, U.S Series “POWER”, TNT’s “Franklin & Bash” & Noel Clarke’s
BAFTA award winning film “4321”.

1. Out Of The Night
2. Pushin
3. Sliced Bread ft. Notes To Self BBRC
4. Flex The Complex
5. Signals ft MoMO (IAMMXO)
6. The Crib ft. Guilty Simpson
7. Sirens
8. Cold Light
9. Do More ft Miles Bonny
10. Boom
11. Stray Cat
12. Path To Satori ft. COMA-CHI

• For fans of Redefintion Records, Brainfeeder, Street Corner
Music, Melting Pot Music labels.
• First solo album since 2005’s ‘Codes Over Colours’.
• Features guest appearances by Guilty Simpson, Miles Bonny,
MoMO (Diafrix), Coma-Chi & Notes To Self BBRC
• Full colour gatefold cover designed by April77 with
photography by Nicole Reed Available from 29.07.2016

Huxley
Monday, January 4th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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Hard earned respect from your peers is a rare commodity but Huxley, aka Michael Dodman, has it in spades. Since his late teens he’s been producing, seeing initial underground success as a garage producer before his sound partly mutated towards a deeper, house-based sound in the past few years. Collaborations with old mate Ethyl for […]

Tanya Stephens – Guilty (VP / VPAL / Sanctum Entertainment)
Friday, February 6th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
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Finally Tanya Stephens is set to release her latest album “Guilty” in Europe on her own label. The revered Jamaican singer-songwriter known for her smart thoughtful lyrics and soulful voice is presenting a longplayer blending Soul, Roots and Dancehall-Reggae.

CD SEVPAL50144
Release: 06-02-15
Flip – Reflections
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Flip – Reflections

Image: 1594860 What happens when an Austrian rap producer with a history of more than 20 years in the game, teams up with some of his favorite MC’s from the US? First of all, great music. But wait a second, who’s that guy? Flip is a veteran producer and rap enthusiast from Linz, Austria who got addicted to hip-hop and its culture in the early 80’s when he first heard joints by The Fat Boys and Melle Mel on Austrian radio. A couple years later, heavily being influenced by the sound of Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim and EPMD, Flip and a bunch of other rap-nerds founded the nationally critically acclaimed group Texta in 1993 and became the originators of the Austrian rap scene. Flip also has been organizing hiphop
shows in his hometown Linz since 1994 and started building connections to the US indie rap circuit since 2000.
So as these connections grew, Flip began to record songs with the artists passing through and doing shows. Out of many tracks Flip recorded, he picked the best collabos for his “”Reflections”” album, with a line-up boasting artists from all corners of the US, like AG (of D.I.T.C.), Killah Priest of the Wu-Tang family, Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Edo. G, Kev Brown, LMNO, Tragic Allies and many more. Flip’s signature sound is deeply rooted in the classic boom bap tradition with thick and hard-hitting drums and chopped samples, but also incorporates synth sounds, deep 08 low end and unconventional song layouts that move away from the old two bar loop formula. Flip is also a DJ and record digger, and handled most of the cuts on his album himself. And yes, he is also an MC, just in case you wondered… After putting out 7 classic albums with his legendary Austrian group Texta since 1993 and a solo album in 2010, plus crafting beats for various German, French, Swiss, US and Jamaican artists, Flip’s music finally gets released for a wider audience and rap connoisseurs all around the globe. As the Akrobatik cut in the outro track proclaims: “”Dope beats, rhymes and cuts, so now what!”” – this is pure, uncut, and raw rap music that has its foundation in the past but also
takes a perspective into the future.

1. Reflections Intro
2. Dreaming (feat. AG of D.I.T.C.)
3. Without Warning (feat. Elzih & Phat Kat)
4. Hip Hop At War (feat. Cymarshall Law & Skit Slams)
5. P U S H (feat. Edo. G)
6. Do Sumthin’ (feat. Jamall Bufford, Now On & 14KT)
7. Sweet Music Interlude
8. Top Chillin’ (feat. Kev Brown & LMNO)
9. Newagemotivationalmusic (feat. King Solomon)
10. 3xDope (feat. Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson & Big Tone)
11. Streets Interlude
12. Danke (feat. Pseudo Slang)
13. Mysteries (feat. Tragic Allies & Killah Priest)
14. Reflections Outro Available from 27.02.2015

Finally Tanya Stephens is set to release her latest album “Guilty” in Europe
Monday, January 19th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Finally Tanya Stephens is set to release her latest album “Guilty” in Europe on her own label. The revered Jamaican singer-songwriter known for her smart thoughtful lyrics and soulful voice is presenting a longplayer blending Soul, Roots and Dancehall-Reggae. Recent major features include Gentleman for his MTV Unplugged album with the song “Another Melody” in […]

Black Strobe – Godforsaken Roads
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Black Strobe – Godforsaken Roads

Image: 1590341 A small cellar in a smart building. A carefully curated collection of analogue synthesisers. A pot of
Brylcreem on a table. ZZ Top and Muddy Waters vinyl sitting in a corner in front of a gleaming guitar
and an old amplifier. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Arnaud Rebotini’s lair in Montmartre, Paris.
A hulk of a man, Rebotini may look physically impressive but inside he’s really a big softy who loves
singing the blues and has an almost carnal attachment to his keyboards and vintage drum machines.
His musical career is now divided between two projects: one uses his own name, Arnaud Rebotini,
releasing instrumental electronic albums, both nostalgic and futurist, that he plays live on stage –
alone – surrounded by his favourite machines. The other is Black Strobe, where he sings and plays a
steamy mix of rock and electronic music heavily influenced by blues and country ‘n’ western. The
project comes to life fully on stage with the energy of a four-person group.
In September 2014, Black Strobe will release his second album, Godforsaken Roads. The record
confirms Rebotini’s rock sensibility and debt to the great American tradition of songwriting, with
songs touching on the classic themes of the blues – the randomness of life, the very weight of
existence and the strong emotions that run just below the surface (love, lust, loneliness…). He
plunges into this world of the bayou, prison and the devil with real passion and the voice of crooner
often compared to Iggy Pop or Nick Cave.
Godforsaken Roads contains ten new tracks, including the latest singles Going Back Home and
Broken Phone Blues. The digital edition adds Boogie In Zero Gravity and The Girl From The Bayou
released as singles in 2012. On the album, Rebotini also reappropriates Folsom Prison Blues, a
Johnny Cash classic, once again with the aim of keeping the blues/country ‘n’ western flame alive
(the group’s first album already contained a cover version of Bo Diddley’s famous track I’m A Man).
This new version, entirely synth-led with not a guitar in sight, transports the song to another spacetime
continuum with swathes of keyboard worthy of Tangerine Dream, perfectly resuming the spirit of
Black Strobe in 2014.
However, don’t think that Godforsaken Roads is all retro – in fact it’s bang up to date, using
electronics, sometimes even of a disco slant, to give Black Strobe its futurist dimension. The album
allows Arnaud Rebotini to capture the spirit of America’s cowboy era and transport it to the present
day with resolutely modern production, much like the spirit of the blues that seeps from the music of
electro-pop idols Depeche Mode.
This contemporary western feel, both melancholic and polished, came to the notice of Quentin
Tarantino – who used Black Strobe’s cover version of I’m A Man for the trailer of Django Unchained
– and Dior, who chose the same track to advertise their perfume Eau Sauvage. By creating a link
between the past, present and future, the group’s music has also appealed to Martin Scorsese (the
trailer of The Wolf of Wall Street), Guy Ritchie (the soundtrack to RocknRolla) and the creators of the
videogame Grand Theft Auto V (GTA).
With this new album, layered and feverish, the group is back with renewed faith in the power of the
blues and a passion for motivating beats.

For fans of
Nick Cave , Depeche Mode, LCD Soundsystem, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash…

TRACKLISTING
CD
1 – Broken Phone Blues
2 – Monkey Glands
3 – He Keeps On Calling Me
4 – Going Back Home
5 – Blues Fight
6 – For Those Who Came on Earth Thru The Devil Asshole
7 – Folsom Prison Blues
8 – Swamp Fever
9 – Dumped Boogie
10 -From The Gutter
11 – Promised Moon
12 – Boogie in zero Gravity

http://www.blackstroberecords.com http://twitter.com/rebotini Available from 03.10.2014

Carlos Ramos Y Su Orquesta Fuego – Candelo / Lightning & Flash
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Carlos Ramos Y Su Orquesta Fuego – Candelo / Lightning & Flash

Image: 1592118 Carlos Ramos y Su Orquesta Fuego’s LP “Tecato” was to be the soundtrack to a never-released movie of the same name. Tecato–slang for a heroin addict–speaks to the emerging madness that was beginning to bubble in the streets of Nueva York as the economic and social decay that would give birth to Hip-Hop in a few years began its reign.

The record embodies the mixture of chaos and beauty that was experienced in the streets as first generation Nuyoricans were merging the rhythms and realities of their Island-born parents with the energy and sounds of New York City. The music of this spectacular soundtrack, which was recorded in one take, mixes Guaguanco, Soul, Psychedelic Rock and Santeria.

Imagine standing on the corner of 116th and Lexington in the middle of July, while from every window there is a different sound blasting. That is what Carlos Ramos y su Orquesta Fuego sounds and feels like.

Sociedad Records is honored to release “Candelo” and “Lightning & Flash” from this incredible LP as its inaugural release. Remastered and released as a double-sided single for the first time, these two diverse & heavy sounds are an automatic collector’s piece.

Manufactured & Distributed by Names You Can Trust.

Tracklisting
1. Candelo
2. Lightning & Flash Available from 05.09.2014

Various – FW is 10 – Second Chance
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – FW is 10 – Second Chance

Image: 1590662 First Word Records started in 2004 as a collaboration between Leeds promoter Aly Gillani (DJ Gilla) and Sheffield DJ Andy H. The duo felt that the fertile music scene in their corner of the UK wasn’t getting the exposure it deserved and thus FW was born. Originally releasing music from their friends and peers (kidkanevil, Homecut, The Haggis Horns) the label has expanded over the years to include artists from across the globe including Souleance (France), Yosi Horikawa (Japan), Tall Black Guy (US), Ross McHenry (Australia) and Comfort Fit (Germany). Now based in London the label has now notched up over 100 releases and built a worldwide following.

To celebrate their first decade the label have put together some 10″ vinyl releases (what else!) with a selection of some of the best releases of the last 10 years. The first, subtitled ‘Second Chance’ features 4 tracks that are no longer available on vinyl. The Haggis Horns unmistakable ‘Traveller Part Two’ is given a new mix for 2014 – the original 12″ release of this one changes hands for over £50 a time! There’s also Souleance’s ‘One Step Re-Edit’ from their debut EP ‘Le Monde’, Tall Black Guy’s ‘The Dark Streets’ from ‘8 Miles To Moenart’ album and Lotek’s ‘Rebel Hifi’ from 2010’s ‘International Rudeboy’. All 4 tracks are guaranteed dance floor destroyers – this is one of those records that discerning DJs won’t want to leave home without!

Tracklisting
1. Traveller Part Two (2014 Version) – The Haggis Horns
2. Rebel Hifi (feat. Spikey T) – Lotek
3. One Step Re-Edit – Souleance
4. The Dark Streets – Tall Black Guy Available from 04.07.2014

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata
Friday, May 30th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata

Image: 1589281 Freddie Gibbs is the product of violent, drug-laden streets but unlike most rappers with similar resumes, he brings the block to the booth
without inhibition or an exaggerated rap persona. Piñata, a 17 track collaboration with producer Madlib, is the best distillation yet of his
transparent approach to making music, combining an at times stark honesty with electrifying talent as a lyricist and performer.
Piñata is “a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax,” says Gibbs, who came up on the streets of Gary, Indiana, the disregarded city previously
best known for producing Michael Jackson. Here he is joined by Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul
and a host of others in setting his soliloquies of the streets alongside film snippets and dusted funk, soul and prog musical tapestries. While
this is the latest in a series of single-artist collaborations for Madlib, after Jaylib (J Dilla), Madvillainy (MF Doom) and the street-centric
O.J. Simpson with Detroit’s Guilty Simpson, the pairing is unique as it is the first time for Gibbs working with just one producer.
On Piñata, where Gibbs can shift from textbook lessons in robbing and drugging on trackslike “Scarface” and “Knicks,” to perhaps the
album’s most personal song, “Broken,” a collaboration with Scarface, who, along with Tupac, DMX and 50 Cent, make up the rapper’s own
Mount Rushmore of MCs (“You’re getting a hurricane of all those motherfuckers hitting you at once when you listen to Freddie Gibbs,” he
says). “Deeper,” a Gibbs favorite and the third single from the album after “Thuggin’” (2012) and “Shame,” (2013) is an ode to hip-hop in
the mold of Common’s “I Used to Love H.E.R.”, “High,” featuring Danny Brown, is self-explanatory and just what you would expect from
Gibbs, Madlib and one of Detroit’s finest, while on “Real,” Gibbs addresses an old score just as Michael Corleone settled all family business
on baptism day.
As a producer, Madlib, quite simply, is music, and ten years into his career—a time when other artists become comfortable—Gibbs remains
restless, focused, with an eye on the competition and their position relative to his ascent. This is because mentally, he’s still on the corner
hustling, which would be the downfall of the average rapper. With Piñata, Gibbs confirms that he is anything but average.

SIDE 1
1. Supplier
2. Scarface
3. Deeper
4. High ft. Danny Brown
5. Harold’s
6. Bomb ft. Raekwon
7. Shitsville
8. Thuggin’
9. Real
10. Uno
11. Robes ft. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt

SIDE 2
12. Broken ft. Scarface
13. Lakers ft. Ab-Soul
& Polyester the Saint
14. Knicks
15. Shame ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
16. Watts ft. Big Time Watts
17. Piñata ft. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko, & Mac Miller

Madlib and Freddie Gibbs offer a limited edition cassette version of their lauded “Piñata” for those with tape-deck only buckets! Available from 09.05.2014

Blitz The Ambassador – Afropolitan Dreams (Jakarta)
Friday, April 25th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Ghanaian-born, New York-based musician, composer and producer Blitz The Ambassador shakes up images of Africa and immigration with his new album “Afropolitan Dreams”.

CD JAKARTA070-2 / LP+MP3 JAKARTA070-1
Release: 25-04-14
Blitz The Ambassador shakes up images of Africa and immigration with “Afropolitan Dreams”
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Ghanaian-born, New York-based musician, composer and producer Blitz the Ambassador is poised to take the music scene by storm this spring with the release of his third studio album “Afropolitan Dreams” on Jakarta Records. The 12-track album is an intoxicating collection showcasing Blitz’s penchant for old school NY hip hop with the indelible influences of […]

Blitz The Ambassador
Monday, April 14th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Ghanaian-born, New York-based musician, composer and producer Blitz the Ambassador is poised to take the music scene by storm this spring with the release of his third studio album “Afropolitan Dreams” on Jakarta Records. The 12-track album is an intoxicating collection showcasing Blitz’s penchant for old school NY hip hop with the indelible influences of […]

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata

Image: 1587622 Freddie Gibbs is the product of violent, drug-laden streets but unlike most rappers with similar resumes, he brings the block to the booth
without inhibition or an exaggerated rap persona. Piñata, a 17 track collaboration with producer Madlib, is the best distillation yet of his
transparent approach to making music, combining an at times stark honesty with electrifying talent as a lyricist and performer.
Piñata is “a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax,” says Gibbs, who came up on the streets of Gary, Indiana, the disregarded city previously
best known for producing Michael Jackson. Here he is joined by Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul
and a host of others in setting his soliloquies of the streets alongside film snippets and dusted funk, soul and prog musical tapestries. While
this is the latest in a series of single-artist collaborations for Madlib, after Jaylib (J Dilla), Madvillainy (MF Doom) and the street-centric
O.J. Simpson with Detroit’s Guilty Simpson, the pairing is unique as it is the first time for Gibbs working with just one producer.
On Piñata, where Gibbs can shift from textbook lessons in robbing and drugging on trackslike “Scarface” and “Knicks,” to perhaps the
album’s most personal song, “Broken,” a collaboration with Scarface, who, along with Tupac, DMX and 50 Cent, make up the rapper’s own
Mount Rushmore of MCs (“You’re getting a hurricane of all those motherfuckers hitting you at once when you listen to Freddie Gibbs,” he
says). “Deeper,” a Gibbs favorite and the third single from the album after “Thuggin’” (2012) and “Shame,” (2013) is an ode to hip-hop in
the mold of Common’s “I Used to Love H.E.R.”, “High,” featuring Danny Brown, is self-explanatory and just what you would expect from
Gibbs, Madlib and one of Detroit’s finest, while on “Real,” Gibbs addresses an old score just as Michael Corleone settled all family business
on baptism day.
As a producer, Madlib, quite simply, is music, and ten years into his career—a time when other artists become comfortable—Gibbs remains
restless, focused, with an eye on the competition and their position relative to his ascent. This is because mentally, he’s still on the corner
hustling, which would be the downfall of the average rapper. With Piñata, Gibbs confirms that he is anything but average.

Featuring Danny Brown, Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul, Polyester the Saint, BJ The Chicago Kid, Big Time Watts, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko & Freddie Kane

SIDE A
1. Supplier
2. Scarface
3. Deeper
4. High ft. Danny Brown
5. Harold’s

SIDE B
6. Bomb ft. Raekwon
7. Shitsville
8. Thuggin’
9. Real
10. Uno

SIDE C
11. Robes ft. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt
12. Broken ft. Scarface
13. Lakers
ft. Ab-Soul & Polyester the Saint

SIDE D
14. Knicks
15. Shame ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
16. Watts ft. Big Time Watts
17. Piñata ft. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko, & Mac Miller Available from 21.03.2014

Madlib and Freddie Gibbs release their collaborative album “Piñata”
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,
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Freddie Gibbs is the product of violent, drug-laden streets, but unlike most rappers with similar resumes, he brings the block to the booth without inhibition or an exaggerated rap persona. Pinata, a 17-track collaboration with producer Madlib, is the best distillation yet of his transparent approach to making music, combining stark honesty with electrifying talent […]

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata
Friday, February 7th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata

Image: 1587623 Freddie Gibbs is the product of violent, drug-laden streets but unlike most rappers with similar resumes, he brings the block to the booth
without inhibition or an exaggerated rap persona. Piñata, a 17 track collaboration with producer Madlib, is the best distillation yet of his
transparent approach to making music, combining an at times stark honesty with electrifying talent as a lyricist and performer.
Piñata is “a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax,” says Gibbs, who came up on the streets of Gary, Indiana, the disregarded city previously
best known for producing Michael Jackson. Here he is joined by Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul
and a host of others in setting his soliloquies of the streets alongside film snippets and dusted funk, soul and prog musical tapestries. While
this is the latest in a series of single-artist collaborations for Madlib, after Jaylib (J Dilla), Madvillainy (MF Doom) and the street-centric
O.J. Simpson with Detroit’s Guilty Simpson, the pairing is unique as it is the first time for Gibbs working with just one producer.
On Piñata, where Gibbs can shift from textbook lessons in robbing and drugging on trackslike “Scarface” and “Knicks,” to perhaps the
album’s most personal song, “Broken,” a collaboration with Scarface, who, along with Tupac, DMX and 50 Cent, make up the rapper’s own
Mount Rushmore of MCs (“You’re getting a hurricane of all those motherfuckers hitting you at once when you listen to Freddie Gibbs,” he
says). “Deeper,” a Gibbs favorite and the third single from the album after “Thuggin’” (2012) and “Shame,” (2013) is an ode to hip-hop in
the mold of Common’s “I Used to Love H.E.R.”, “High,” featuring Danny Brown, is self-explanatory and just what you would expect from
Gibbs, Madlib and one of Detroit’s finest, while on “Real,” Gibbs addresses an old score just as Michael Corleone settled all family business
on baptism day.
As a producer, Madlib, quite simply, is music, and ten years into his career—a time when other artists become comfortable—Gibbs remains
restless, focused, with an eye on the competition and their position relative to his ascent. This is because mentally, he’s still on the corner
hustling, which would be the downfall of the average rapper. With Piñata, Gibbs confirms that he is anything but average.

Featuring Danny Brown, Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Raekwon, Scarface, Domo Genesis, Ab-Soul, Polyester the Saint, BJ The Chicago Kid, Big Time Watts, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko & Freddie Kane

1. Supplier
2. Scarface
3. Deeper
4. High ft. Danny Brown
5. Harold’s
6. Bomb ft. Raekwon
7. Shitsville
8. Thuggin’
9. Real
10. Uno
11. Robes ft. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt
12. Broken ft. Scarface
13. Lakers ft. Ab-Soul & Polyester the Saint
14. Knicks
15. Shame ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
16. Watts ft. Big Time Watts
17. Piñata ft. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko, & Mac Miller Available from 21.02.2014

Staff Charts 2013
Friday, December 20th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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The year 2013 is almost over. In good old tradition we asked around what some of the employees of Groove Attack, Rough Trade, and GoodToGo have been listening to during the past twelve months. These are the results … On this occasion the entire team would like to wish everybody Merry Christmas and a happy […]

Saskwatch – Leave It All Behind
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Saskwatch – Leave It All Behind

Image: 1583603 Every band has a story to tell about how they started out and where playing their music has taken them. But few can say they have gone from busking on the streets to gracing the stage at Glastonbury in just four years. Yet for Melbourne band Saskwatch, this is just one of many remarkable feats in their short history.

It was at notorious Melbourne bar Cherry that the 9-piece established their reputation as one of the city’s most electrifying live acts. With ecstatic horns, one of the tightest rhythm sections in town, and Nkechi Anele’s soaring vocals, capable of breaking hearts one minute and eliciting frenzied dancing the next, they refused to be ignored. As more and more people stumbled upon their performance at the bar’s weekly soul night, word spread and soon their residencies had people lining AC/DC Lane for an opportunity to watch, listen to, dance to and sweat with Saskwatch. Their commitment to playing shows locally and then interstate led to a strong following in their home city, state and, eventually, country. Landing a spot at a major festival in late 2011 was a small sign of what was to come.

2012 was a big year for Saskwatch. They released their debut album, Leave It All Behind, to widespread acclaim. The lead single, “Your Love”, became a triple j favourite and exposed them to the nation in a big way. National touring ensued before the band headed to Europe to play an intensive series of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as gigs in London. Back home, they were given the ultimate local tick of approval by being invited to perform at two of Australia’s most coveted music festivals: Meredith and its sister festival, Golden Plains. They also took their music to entirely new audiences with support slots for international acts Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Maceo Parker and Earth, Wind and Fire.

Things just keep coming for Saskwatch. So far, 2013 has seen the band share a stage with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, return to Cherry for a record-breaking residency, perform to rapturous reception at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, and receive invitations to BlackisBack festival in Spain as well as the world’s biggest music festival, Glastonbury. They recorded a new single, “I Get Lonely”, with Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control), which saw low-fi garage rock merge with their trademark horns and dynamic vocals. They’ve taken their unanimously adored live show around the country again, and as soon as they’re done with Europe, they’re heading into the studio to record their sophomore album.

If you haven’t heard their music or experienced them in the flesh, chances are you will soon. This is one band that won’t be content until they’ve taken their infectious, powerful brand of music to all the corners of the world – and so far, the world is willing.

Tracklisting

1. The Delinquent
2. Don’t Wanna Try
3. Your Love
4. Coca Cola
5. Two Hearts
6. Leave It All Behind
7. Kids
8. Strange Things
9. Second Best
10. I Could Be Wrong
11. Only One
12. Smooth Sailing Available from 02.08.2013

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