after the release of their playful debut album “worldstyle” the budapest duo are now returning with their 2nd album “brotherhood” and this time their message is more serious. the music often summons blues elements but also influenced by dub, funk and a little hip-hop while the lyrics are mainly about the social and personal problems of our time interpreted by talented guest vocalists from all over the world.
THE MAN FROM MO WAX O.S.T. (LTD BLUE & RED 2X12 LP + MP3)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl D14.09.18
19 tracks from the critically acclaimed feature film on the ground breaking and iconic label mo’ wax. limited edition blue and red double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
rsn, producer, dj and musician from athens – greece, delivers his 4rth album named “strange eyes” which is his debut on agogo records. the album includes 13 songs influenced by electronica and trip hop sounds. hip hop beats with fat bass-lines in addition to effected melodic guitar, hammond and atmospheric analog synths create an ideal soundtrack for the album “strange eyes”. rsn collaborated with exceptional vocalists and musicians under his executive production.
from 2009 until now, he participates as a dj in the well-known british band belleruche, a world-class band in the turntable soul scene with many concerts in greece and abroad (serbia, turkey, russia, switzerland, france, england, ukraine etc.). all these years he has appeared in major festivals all over the world next to great names, such as the wailers, charles bradley, kid loco, zaz, waldeck a.o, while he has opened the live shows of top artists, including alpha blondy, wax tailor, dj krush, parov stellar and others.
tricky returns with his 13th album, ununiform, out in september on his own label false idols via !k7 music. itãs a delicate, storming, intricate album that sees tricky take perhaps his most radical step yet ¹ a journey into happiness and contentment. itãs a record that shows the legendary british producer confront his legacy, history, family ¹ even death itself. and in all of this, he finds the strangest, least familiar thing ¹ peace.
? full world tour to support release
? appearance in fka twigs recent nike campaign
? features first track with maxinquaye famed singer martina topley-bird since 1995
soul food taqueria continued tommy guerrero’s blissful guitar soul but represented a step forward with its polished production and greater complexity of instrumentation. denied the promotion it deserved upon release, it flew under the radar. it is now the most wanted record of guerrero’s wondrous back catalogue. this fresh limited edition has been remastered, cut on to heavyweight double vinyl and is presented in a deluxe gatefold jacket.
dawn people’s the star is your future is a studio collaboration between new york musicians nick forte and peter negroponte. the pair’s mutual disregard for musical categorization results in a genre-bending ride on the nine-track lp, which portrays their diverse backgrounds while maintaining a sense of accessibility, continuity, and purpose.
parlophone release a limited edition, 2xlp picture disc set of gorillaz recent top 3 album humanz. gorillaz bring their spectacular live show back to the uk later this year as part of a huge european tour
lange hat uns der wiener elektronikmusiker klaus waldeck – zuletzt bekannt durch sein legendäres album »ballroom stories« (2007) – warten lassen. die vorfreude ist groß und waldeck hat auch gleich eine Überraschung für uns parat: sämtliche titel wurden auf italienisch eingesungen - und zwar von der fantastischen neuentdeckung, der wiener sängerin heidi moussa-benammar (»la heidi«).
waldeck selbst möchte gran paradiso als eine »spaghetti & western« produktion bezeichnet wissen: »gran paradiso, das ist einerseits hommage an den legendären sound des italo-westerns – andererseits spürt es auch den sentimentalen klängen des italienischen canzone nach - jedoch stets mit der nötigen ironischen distanz.« »italienisch... schon die sprache klingt nach musik«
der sound des albums trägt waldecks unverkennbare handschrift. gelegentliche einsprengsel von tango, dub und reggae runden dieses abwechslungsreiche sommeralbum ab.
alles in allem: ein entspanntes sommerliches album, das man auch gerne im herbst und winter hört, um sich daran zu erwärmen.
die wahrscheinlich bekannteste comicgruppe des musikgeschäfts meldet sich 2017 mit einem neuen album zurück: »humanz« heißt der mittlerweile vierte studiolongplayer der band, für den damon albarn und jamie hewlett wie gewohnt mit einem ganzen schwung hochkarätiger kollegen kollaborierten.
auf der gästeliste von »humanz« stehen unter anderem grace jones, danny brown, benjamin clementine, pusha t, vince staples, peven everett, mavis staples, jehnny beth (savages), und auch de la soul sind mal wieder mit von der partie. die größte sensation ist aber wohl die mitarbeit von oasis-frontmann und langzeitrivale noel gallagher.
180 gramm doppelvinyl im klappcover, downloadcode inklusive.
stefano ghittoni and luca ‘dj rocca’ roccatagliati, two renowned names in the vast world of electronic music, unite their minds in an artistic partnership giving life to the nine tracks of “atemporal space tests”, a haunting collection of electronic jazz-funk songs, from mid to downtempo. it’s a fully instrumental record that plays very rhythmic and groovy, built on both analogic and digital sounds, like a floating and psychedelic soundtrack to a modern science fiction movie.
das gothic-pop-duo snow ghosts veröffentlicht seine beiden digital-singles aus 2016 zusammen auf einer vinyl-ep und ergänzt diese mit dem neuen remix des us-noise-electronica-artist prurient. soundmäßig gehen snow ghosts in 2016 verstärkt in richtung post-punk/indie-noise. klares 180g vinyl im gestanzen cover in pvc-außenhülle mit mosaikartig designtem houndstooth-logo.
harleighblu x starkiller is a formidable link-up between british soul/electronic singer harleighblu and la duo starkiller (the production outfit of c.e. garcia & alfredo e. fratti, members of adrian younges venice dawn). a science fiction film in sonic form, the amorine lp tells a tragic future love story in which high drama collides with a cool, clean, sci-fi atmosphere via hip hop sensibilities that draw on musical references from psychedelic funk to dj shadow to portishead.
the vinyl lp includes a download code.
limited 180g lavender coloured vinyl 12- ep on virgin emi. housed in printed 4 colour process printed sleeve with special screen printed 5th colour yves klein blue and matt uv varnish, designed by hingston studios and rob del naj.
massive attack release two brand new songs, ‘come near me’ and ‘the spoils’. both songs are written and produced by massive attack’s daddy g and collaborator stew jackson and feature vocals from ghostpoet (on ‘come near me’) and hope sandoval (on ‘the spoils’). these new songs follow january’s release of the ‘ritual spirit’ ep, which was written and produced by the band’s robert del naja and collaborator euan dickinson. the video for ‘the spoils’ stars cate blanchett and is directed by john hillcoat, best known for his directorial work on films such as the road, lawless and the proposition.
after her 2015 debut “uncanny valley”, hotly-tipped dutch singer-songwriter sofie letitre returns to division with a new six-track ep. defining a classy sound that finds the sweet spot between electronica and alternative indie with a vibe that’s somewhere between massive attack, fka twigs, james blake and bjork.
pressed on 1 x 12” vinyl featuring all six tracks. comes with a download code for the 320 kbps mp3 on sleeve.
crunch 22 takes a major shift from their debut album, expanding their musical breadth into a full length concept lp, based on lewis carroll’s masterpiece of psychedelic literature – “alice’s adventures in wonderland”. keeping raw groove as the core of their music, the band’s musical language now grasps some further out melodies, abstract harmonies as well as thick layers of swirling samples, influenced by musique concrète no less than it is by modern cut-n-paste turntablism.
the album is released by tel-aviv-based boutique label audio montage on an exclusive 180g limited edition vinyl, in a beautiful gatefold sleeve illustrated by street artist jack t.m.l (shahaf ram).
an unswervingly honest, highly personal album, darker than blue instills blue daisys personal experiences into a cinematic meditation on the clash between the forces of dark and light, yin and yang, good and evil. wrestling with inner and outer demons, blue daisy leads us on an intense downward spiral of a journey fueled by uncomfortable truths, sleepless nights, love, loss, religion, faith and doubt. unconfined to one specific genre, the record traverses brooding rock, intense rap, elements of the blues, and is imbued with a punk attitude and aesthetic throughout.
the vinyl lp includes a download code.
nach unzähligen singles, eps und remixen auf renommierten labels wie ninja tune, warp, stones throw, brainfeeder oder magical properties meldet sich alfred darlington aka daedelus mit seiner ersten single aus dem in kürze erscheinenden brandneuen album >bespoke< zurück. remixe kommen von floating points und tokimonsta. an den vocals ist milosh mit von der partie!
bullion announces his new single >magic was ruler<, for vinyl only release on 25th may 2011, featuring 3 full length version of track from his non-lp >you drive me to plastic< and one exclusive new composition. the title track is a sample-based tapestry, rich in jangly guitar chops and pert horns, it dances along with the merriment of a tropical beguine. >magic was ruler< is a crate-diggers journey to encompass all manner of musical styles from krautrock, leftfield disco, all the way through to afro inspired 70s electronics, and continuing on from 2009s >young heartache ep< (one handed records). the searching, syncopated track >you drive me to plastic< has all the dynamic of the non-lp with which it shares its name and new track >good news on her< has the pulsating verve of shep pettibone-era ny house, whilst packing bullions signature hip hop punch. >too right< completes the set, supported by benji b and gilles peterson in the uk.
single sided pressing with etching on the flip.
striking out in june 2011 with his debut ep >in your gut like a knife< - a neat summary of his electronic excursions at that point - the beautifully artworked 12 inch acted as a portal into a world of daydreams, tumbling into shadows and embracing luminescence simultaneously. breeding surreal headphone-friendly landscapes, he struck a peculiar and delicate balance between otherworldly and familiarity, at times sneaking a sly glance towards the dancefloor but mostly conjuring a sense of longing and rye melancholy. ticking with a distinctive bounce and rhythm, it comes as no surprise that gang colours was raised on the bump and grind of uk garage. taking a step back from chopped n screwed rnb vocals and the swing of ukg, >the keychain collection< explores more sombre recesses within gang colours palette. the scattered technicolor synth melodies that characterised his ep are present, but softer, cosier even, weaving betwixt and between forthright piano chords and wills own vocals. >the keychain collection< eloquently captures gang colours first steps on a long road.
one-take ambient instrumental travels, composed in strict committee by the trio of kevin blagg, william suran, and dante carfagna. recorded spontaneously in rural arkansas, bulging sub-woofers lope through fissures of skeletal banjo and pitched down pedal steel, while delicately arranged basins of synth and guitar reverberate, providing a steady stream of granular epiphanies. utterly faded, yet still possessing crystalline clarity, these twelve songs continually attain summits rarely reached within the span of four-minute transmissions.
jess mills is on everyones lips at the moment as she sets the barrier high with her single >vulture< – which is actually out today. having worked alongside digital soundboy main-man, james breakage, providing the vocals for his track, >fighting fire<. breakage has returned the favour by producing >vultures<. theres a moody photek re-edit on the flip, if you know what rupert parkes is capable of then you wont give this one a miss. limited to 250 vinyl.
following on from her much-lauded debut album >quarantine< on hyperdub released earlier in the year, laurel halo concludes both the year and the drama explored in >quarantine< with this new single >sunlight on the faded<. where >quarantine< was dense and beatless, layered and visceral with vocals cutting through intense soundscapes, >sunlight on the faded< is energized and geometric, with lush chords built around hard, sparse drums and laurels harmonized vocals.
lol is a bit of an unusual project, its just a thing in its own right, its not for anything or anyone in particular, its just an lp made by three bored people who like music that sounds like it did before the advent of the internet. the project was recorded in the bedroom of a warehouse conversion in hackney wick (bedrooms can be incredibly creative spaces, seeing as most of us were conceived in one). they wrote about self-obsession, social anxiety, drug abuse, and failed relationships using pre-21st century recording devices such as vhs tape, 70s valve microphones, analogue synths, cheap argos catalogue guitars, and 80s drum machines.
ende oktober erscheint nun das lang erwartete debütalbum des 24-jährigen künstlers mit dem titel *xen* via mute! das cover, die videos sowie die visuals der live shows stammen von seinem langjährigen kollaborateur und freund jesse kanda, der sich auch für die spektakulären videos von fka twigs verantwortlich zeichnet. die lp erscheint als schwarzes vinyl inklusive eines 12-seitigen 12inch-booklets plus download code!
vicissitude - zu deutsch wandel, wechselhaftigkeit, unbeständigkeit - ist der titel des neuen, dritten albums von maps alias james chapman, das anfang juli auf mute erscheint. schwang im zweitling *tuning the mind* noch der hedonismus des mercury price nominierten erfolgsdebüts *we can create* nach, vermittelt das wunderschöne indie-rock/pop-album *vicissitude* nun die unmittelbare konfrontation chapmans mit der realität: *writing and recording coincided with quite a lot of things in my life changing. although things are good for me now, every song on the record comes from a long period of me having to take stock, to start again almost. i took myself out of everything and had a hard look at what i wanted to do and where i wanted to take maps.* den letzten feinschliff der platte übernahmen produzent und sound engineer ken thomas (sugarcubes, m83, sigur ros), der zuletzt auch an *we can create* mitarbeitete, und sein sohn joylon, der schon als programmierer und produzent für bands wie s.c.u.m. und telepathe aktiv war.
grasscuts debut >1 inch: 1/2 mile< was named electronica album of the month in mojo magazine and was one of the sunday telegraphs top 10 pop cds of 2010. if that album featured a mix of songcraft and electronica, follow-up unearth tips the balance towards songs. its a more vocal record and both the legendary robert wyatt and gazelle twin contribute – alongside main vocals from grasscut composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist andrew phillips. unearth proves once again that phillips is a songwriter of note, truly traversing any notion of genre with seeming ease and considerable depth. grasscuts marcus o dair features on double bass, seb rochford of polar bear guests on drums.
teil 2 der battles 12 inch remixkollektion kommt mit neuem eismotiv und urban geprägten, bassigen dubstep / grime / electro / hip hop-remixes von eminems live-dj alchemist, dem heiss gehandelten hiphop-kollektiv shabazz palaces aus seattle, sowie dubstep-legende und hyperdub-labelmacher kode 9!
like the golden sea that names our broken gardens new album, their music is wide and deep, beautiful and mysterious, its thermal currents inviting you to dive in but with the potential to drag you under.
golden sea is a substantial step forward for the band - there is more drama and rhythm this time around as if the golden sea was more restless and darker than its colour suggests. grace and dread combine stunningly and seamlessly on golden sea as the members of our broken garden lure the listener into their heady cocoon.
black sands came out in 2010 to almost universal critical acclaim and worldwide commercial success. si green aka bonobo moved from being an underground producer of impeccable credentials to a poster boy for a new take on electronic music – contemporary and edgy but also soulful, song-based, sometimes lush but always emotional. black sands remixed gathers together a group of like-minded musicians and producers to interpret this classic album.
triple 12 inch vinyl release, including code for free download of this album.