expanding on their psychedelic-soul sound, the 11th sky continues the surreal storytelling of last years aeons ep, which also featured kimbra and deva mahal on vocals. the brand new album is described as david lynch meets motown by frontman and producer mara tk, and indeed, a sense of the otherworldly is present here within ewh s layered electronic production and maras soaring vocals. tracks like go slow walk into the genre-fog amongst drum machines and synthesizers. meanwhile i light a candle with it s piano, chopped vocal samples, towering strings and 808s strikes right at the heart of soul music. electric wire hustle s last album love can prevail found support from the new york times, bbc radio and wax poetics, and won best electronic album at the new zealand music awards, continuing a track record of critical acclaim that started with their debut self-titled album. the 11th sky is due out on september 30th on lp, cd
okayplayer records and somethinksounds join forces to present the new zealand duos brilliant second lp. their critically-acclaimed self-titled 2010 debut thrust the group into the international spotlight and achieved cult status following its release, garnering support from the like gilles peterson and benji b on bbc radio, which has continued with the release of their latest singles if these are the last days and by & bye. deep and rootsy the ewh sound draws influence from an array of cultures and traditions, always on the pulse their far out approach to soul, rock, beats and blues separate them from near enough every band in todays contemporary music spectrum. the group recently returned from a string of us live dates, including a much praised set alongside questlove at the roots picnic in philadelphia, marking an end to their 4 year hiatus.
the 10th release on wonderful noise is four track ep by new zealand nu soul/hip hop posse electric wire hustle. the first track >water< is a smokey nu soul track reminding off d angelo. >chaser< has already been played on benji bs radio show 1 extra many times, and has soulful marvin gaye like vocals on top of jazzy grooves. the b-side features a collaboration with georgia ann muldrow and a raw hiphop track with dr shuman a.k.a declaime.
the 11th release from japanese label wonderful noise is a new soulful two track 7inch from new zealands hip hop/nu soul posse electric wire hustle. marvin gaye and al green like flavours. limited to 300 copies. check!
motor city drum ensembles dj kicks mix is the latest installation into the outstanding discography of danilo plessow, and is not to be missed. the addition of a selection of mcde exclusive tracks, and the majority of tracks being rare pieces of music from danilos personal collection make this a mix of not only exceptional mixing capability.