!k7 are pleased to announce forest swords as the next curator of the ever essential dj-kicks series. following acclaimed albums on ninja tune and tri angle. soundtrack and installation work. and remixes of the likes of bjork. matthew barnes aka forest swords has curated a 25-track compilation that draws a line between past inspirations and his current peers. like much of his own output. his dj-kicks skirts around pristine electronics and embraces more organic textures: 80s post punk (anna domino. dead can dance). classic 90s british electronica (orbital. mira calix). and smokey digi-dub (rhythm & sound). all rub up alongside some of the most forward-facing producers working today (demdike stare. laurel halo. fis). the compilation sifts through rhythms. shifting speeds and emotions: from pop icon neneh cherrys primal thudding to the zombified throb of exclusive forest swords track crow via deena abdelwaheed’s clattering deconstructions to the euphoric two-step of djrum. its a collection of tracks that feels as restlessly curious and weighty as barnes own work.
her majesty s ship is proud to present this never happened . the latest album from hugely talented french-american singer and producer yan wagner.
this always inventive and off kilter artist has had many top releases on labels like kitsune and has worked with the likes of the legendary arnaud rebotini and etienne daho. he also has a side project. the populists. is producing the first album of calypso valois and wrote the soundtrack for the short film victoria by mathilde marc. someone who plays events like sxsw and montreux jazz festival. wagner s playful disco-pop tunes always find their way into the emotions of those who hear them.
for over a decade. defected miami mix albums have brought together the best new underground house music. championing upcoming talent and highlighting material from established artists. defected miami 2018 continues the tradition of forecasting the records that will soundtrack the miami winter music conference and go on to remain playlist fixtures for tastemaker djs throughout the summer. diving right in with the sunshine-ready beats. riton & kah-lo fake i.d.. the collaborators follow-up to their grammy nominated rinse & repeat. sets the tone for the opening quarter. maintaining the high energy through to first lady sam divines joint effort with cassimm. what god has chosen. it wouldnt be a miami album without some soaring vocals. delivered by kandace springs on the latest kings of tomorrow anthem ‘faded’ (sandy rivera classic mix) and by the gospel-powered dames brown on sophie lloyds calling out. more direct club-focussed highlights include rapson featuring nathan thomas heat (scott diaz remix) and claptone featuring ben duffy in the night. taken from the berlin hit makers forthcoming album fantast. mella dees future hit techno disco tool provides jumping tech with a cheeky disco nod while the glorious new york-styled the people by eli escobar off his acclaimed album shout ensures that the album takes a trip through the full house spectrum. spread across two expertly constructed mixes. defected miami 2018 is an essential collection that brings the florida vibes to wherever you may be.
to those familiar with the output of cologne-based imprint firm from back in the early ‘00s. the name of geiger. alias nass. shall undoubtedly ring a bell. herald of an hedonistic melange of funk- soaked electro pop and guitar-riddled synth music. sitting somewhere close to acts like ween and junior boys. alexander geiger is about to break a eight-year hiatus with the drop of his debut album under the newly-founded moniker of fahrland. a release that both encompasses a healthy dose of the discoid tropes from the firm era but also aspires to split with a segment of it. geared towards exploring further undisclosed fringes of his shape-shifting sound universe. ‘mixtape vol.1’ is the fruit of a decisive move from the sleepless berlin to the peaceful countryside landscapes of fahrland – a lushly forested area near potsdam which you’ll have understood played an essential role in geiger’s longed-for return.
STEAL CHICKENS FROM MEN AND THE FUTURE FROM GOD (CD)
shakarchi & stranéus inhabit a secret place in the universe of music. one existing at the intersection of scandinavian poplands. hisingen forest raves and outernational placelessness. faik shakarchi and daniel stranéus famously started making beats together in the gothenburg tapas-joint coat check where they both worked as clerks. their now 10 years old friendship is the story of legends. their sparse vinyl output the secret love of deep house 12 enthusiasts round the globe the warm. vibrant sounds found on those records a stark contrast to the stripped-down effectiveness of their marathon dj sets. frequently heard within the more nefarious examples of gbg nightlife.
spacetalk is proud to reveal its most exciting release to date: a collection of long-lost recordings from forgotten californian duo morrison kincannon. rescued from the dusty tape archives of the pair’s lead songwriter. norman morrison... with only a handful of sought-after private press 7” singles to their name. morrison kincannon are all but unknown outside record collecting circles. yet norman morrison and terry kincannon wrote and recorded some superb songs during the 1970s and early ‘80s. desperately hoping for the break that would see them released on vinyl. now. at last. their time has finally come.
earlier this year daphni (aka caribou. aka dan snaith) released a very special fabriclive mix made up of 23 original. unreleased daphni tracks and four new daphni edits to widespread critical acclaim. today he has followed up with the announcement that he ll be releasing a new full-length album. joli mai. on 6 october (nb vinyl coming later.) comprised of extended versions of the tracks from the mix as well as new. unreleased track vulture
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 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
following last year’s much-acclaimed solo album “mondo alterado” (hippie dance 08). original pachanga boy and hippie dance mentor rebolledo returns to the limelight with the jam-packed mondo re-alterado (hippie dance 10). tapping into his vast and varied network of friends and fellow soundsmiths. artists such as superpitcher. dj tennis. maceo plex. red axes. fango or fantastic twins deliver stunning takes on rebolledos’ unique signature sound. creating a full suite of exclusive remixes. cover versions and reinterpretations.
from the super-energetic club rumblings of maceo plex’s discotico plexico to dj tennis’ dreamy pimiento drive version of a numb gas to the future or fantastic twins’ party bomb fantastic pow pow. the journey through mondo re-alterado is full of twists and turns – a world where an epic. cinematic soundscape such as superpicher’s rainboy super space sits comfortably alongside the claustrophobic. punishing banger that fango sculpted from stand-out cut “pow pow”.
meanwhile. red axes turn the casual narrative of “life is strange. life is hard. life is great” into a bouncing workout – a great companion piece to want. danny daze and shokh’s propulsive. jagged dub version of “fears come true”. other highlights include jörg burger aka the black frame with the lush black rainbow woman. paulor’s country rock extravaganza discotico desertico and not one. but two excellent contributions from former italians do it better honcho mike simonetti. it’s a magical. surprising ride that finds beauty in contrasts – while staying tuned to rebolledo’s spirit of adventure and powerful sense of style.
following their much-acclaimed surprise debut album vermont from 2014. motor city drum ensembles danilo plessow and innervisions marcus worgull reunite for more synth daydreaming on the suitably titled ii. the new outing continues where the first full-length left off. strolling further down the luminous and undulating path that the duo turned into. influenced in equal measures by kosmische. krautrock. minimal wave and synth soundtracks.
jimi tenor has compiled a selection of afro jazz tracks that he has written and performed over the years with musicians icelandic drummer. helgi svavar helgason. helsinki based guitarist/bassist and journalist ilkka mattila. legendary drummer tony allen. cuban & berlin based trumpeter daniel allen oberto. ethiopian/finnish & helsinki based percussionist abdissa ‘mamba’ assefa (itetune). nigerian/german & berlin based percussionist akinola famson. helsinki based percussionist mongo aaltonen. american & paris based spoken word artist/singer & painter allonymous. helsinki based flügelhornist tero lindberg. finnish & berlin based guitarist kalle kalima. polish & berlin based bassist patrick frankowski. british trombonist hilary jeffery and ghanaian/german & berlin based drummer ekow alabi savage. jimi tenor. born lassi osmo tapio lehto in lahti. finland. who has been releasing recorded music for 30 years. plays several instruments as is his usual practice. he is credited for playing on the upcoming release saxentric. acoustic guitar. acoustic piano. background vocals. bass kalimba. drums. drum programming. electric guitar. electric piano. flute. hammond organ. korg ms-20. korg polysix. log-o-phone. moog. organ. percussion. photophone. plastic bongos. programming. shaker. synthesizers. tambourine. tenor saxophone. vocals and walton organ.
cd jewel case remastered by manuel göttsching and released on his own label mg art. inventions for electric guitar is manuel göttschings first solo album. recorded: july-august 1974. the album was written and performed entirely by göttsching on electric guitar. hence the title. manuel played his guitar and used a 4 track teac a3340. revox a77 for echoes. wahwah pedal. volume pedal. schaller rotosound and hawaiian steel bar.
summer 2016 and its time for the seventh annual trip to the beach with your favorite nangster crew. this time sailing the ship is san francisco resident and all round top producer chap aimes. he has spun a web of summer disco beach tunes to get the sundown grooves deep. long and funky.
some believe that the environment in which you make music - from the studio space. to the location itself - has a profound effect on the creative process. immerse yourself in the world around you. the theory goes. and it will shape the music you make. listen to gorthleck. the third album from veteran downtempo alchemists benjamin smith and paul mudd murphy. and you can almost visualize the craggy. windswept and breathtakingly beautiful environment in which it was made.
pathos essential dreams is just the beginning of a unique and beautiful musical trip in the heart of the aegean sea. during the summer of 2016 the decks of pathos lounge bar will host some of the world’s leading djs alongside its resident for this year. straight from buddha bar dubai. glass coffee. surrender to the pleasures of nature. embrace the sea. the sun. the wind and relax with a soothing drink against the backdrop of the aegean. in other words welcome to pathos
zweiter sampler von ibiza-dj chris coco. kurator der real ibiza serie. und jim breese. resident-dj im café mambo. dreizehn hervorragende balearic tunes. darunter neue tracks von faze action und horsebeach. neue beach house versionen der 80s klassiker -good life (inner city) und hangin on a string (loose ends). stereolab-sängerin laetitia sadier mit einem dubby digi-reggae-tune. sowie vinyl-exklusiv sacha puttnam mit einem cover des abrahams theme aus dem chariots of fire soundtrack.
auf seinem neuen soloalbum glänzt der schwedische produzent dan lissvik mit seiner typisch balearischen soundsignatur aus sanften gitarren. entspannten bässen. dubby disco und sonnendurchtränkter psychedelia. und er knüpft nahtlos an die erfolge mit seinem partner rasmus hägg und deren projekt studio an. als sie mit ihrem debüt west coast 2006 das ibiza-album des jahres ablieferten. das es sogar in die jahres-top 10 der londoner rough trade-läden schaffte.
nach drei alben auf seinem eigenen label full pupp veröffentlicht der norwegische cosmic-gott prins thomas nun seinen ersten longplayer auswärts . nämlich auf dem nicht minder geschätzten osloer kultlabel smalltown supersound. inspiriert durch 1990 er electronica der marke the black dog. the orb oder klfs chill out album. zaubert der prinz neun wundervolle electronica-tracks aus dem Ärmel. die er im nachhinein einer leicht tanzbaren kur unterzieht und seinem typischen sound anpasst. ein durchaus gelungenes listening-experiment für komfortable stunden!
das dritte und letzte kapitel der woolfy vs projections album-trilogie findet mit stations seinen krönenden abschluss. der mit den alben the astral projections of starlight aus dem jahr 2008 began und mit the return of love aus 2012 fortgeführt wurde. das konzept der alben-saga der band aus los angeles von simon james und dan hastie basiert lose auf den abenteuern des verschollenen astronauten captain starlight. der held des zazu songs. einem balearic rock klassiker. der auch den sound von woolfy vs projections auszeichnet. mitbeeinflusst hat. ein düsterer balearic und cosmic vibe. verbunden mit dem typischen west coast sound. disco dub. funk und hippie rock. stücke wie absynth (von resident advisor treffend mit air covering steely dan umschrieben). neeve oder set me loose können allesamt als moderne klassiker des genres bezeichnet werden.
nach der veröffentlichung seiner dreamzone ep verbrachte der gebürtige finne jaakko eino kalevi das vergangene jahr hauptsächlich damit. shows und festivals von europa bis japan zu bespielen. letzten sommer veröffentlichte der finnische workaholic zudem seine -yin yang theatre ep- für das beats in space label des new yorker djs & radio hosts tim sweeney. die mit ihrem bohemen disco-sound erneut aufzeigte. wie vielseitig kalevi sein kann. die zweite hälfte des jahres 2014 mixte kalevi sein fertiges album dann in new york mit nicolas vernhes (the war on drugs. run the jewels) und zog anschließend nach berlin. sein selbstbetiteltes synthie-pop album erscheint mitte juni auf cd und vinyl via weird world/domino records.
auf seinem debuetalbum überzeugt das britische duo mind fair. bestehend aus dean meredith (chicken lips) und ben shenton. mit einem psychedelischen ravesound aus knarzenden gitarren und groovigen bongos. elemente aus krautrock und psychedelia mischen sich mit dancefloor-styles zu einem funky rock-groove-amalgam. spaet-60 er treffen früh-90 er und gehen tanzen!
emotional rescue is proud to present the first ever collection of works from spanish song writer javier bergia. as a member of finas africae his name is finally coming to prominence. now with this selection of his music from 1985 to today. the depths of his acoustic. folk and balearic writing can be heard. born in madrid in 1958 to a family steeped in both classical and spanish traditional music. javier s unique mastery of guitar. percussion. voice. poetry and composition is drawn from both this grounding and upon his lifelong musical inquisitiveness . since 1980 he has been an integral part of the ancient music group atrium musicae . in 1984 he founded. with juan alberto arteche and luis delgado. the groundbreaking group finis africae as a sonic investigation into a fusion o f diverse ethnic musical forms incorporating both indigenous instruments and electronic elements. as a solo artist. his career blossomed when. in 1985. he recorded his first lp. the acclaimed recoletos and he has since recorded thirteen solo albums . with luis delgado he recorded the now classic album la fl or de piedra under the name ishinohana and regularly appears with singer ismael serrano. javier has composed music for and collaborated on many documentaries. films and advertisements as well as collaborating on protects with a myriad o f artists including maria del mar bonet. joaquin diaz. vainica doble. marina heredia. pablo guerreo. antonio vega and cafe del mar. today he participates in the sephardic music groups halilem and alquibla . as well as diverse alternative chamber music groups. javier works around the world as composer. arranger and producer and he appears daily with manolo hh on radio nacional de espana.
total is babas debut album under his own name and his finest work to date. from the opening machine funk arpeggio of missing to the sanguine melancholia of closing hiphop beat discovery – new dawn. babas masterpiece rides through psychedelic screw-pop. minimalistic emo-acid and opiate-drenched coming-of-age ambient. as lucid and strong as it is obscure and beautiful. this is an album us folks at studio barnhus are immensely proud of presenting it to the world
oslo disco-dance champ. dj and producer todd terje finally releases his debut long-player its album time via his own olsen records. terje presents 12 of his works known and unknown. ever since todd dropped eurodans back in 2005 hes had many a beady disco eye trained in his direction. his grooves are effortless and his melodies infectious!
following the success of his last years compilation singita miracle beach 10th anniversary together with the legendary jose padilla. glass coffee is back with his second compilation for klik records eclettica. a man of great taste. a crowd pleaser behind the decks. a true music lover. glass coffee handpicks 14 tracks of contemporary electronica creating a unique soundtrack for these times when the sun meets the see and the hearts and minds feel like floating. tracks by nosaj thing. kasper bjorke. cayetano. haraket. chris coco. pedestrian and many more will accompany us all through a magnificent summer
born and raised in venezuela. the charismatic rafael garnica is releasing his second artist album titled fool again on galaktika records from barcelona. his debut cae nieve en caracas was released in 2009 on galaktika and after numer- ous singles and remixes for labels like moodmusic. trenton and chillin mint.
deliverd from its celestial womb to the human world of for inevitable elevation. tactile galactics is the new album by secret circuit. the psychedelic dance music moniker and cosmic interface for los angeles artists eddie rusha jr. cd version features two bonus tracks
justice. the french duo formed by gaspard auge and xavier de rosnay. is the band of a whole generation. when the two friends were still bright students in graphic design. in 2003 they made justice a place to experiment a hybrid genre between music and image. which blends pop and electronic borders. and showcases the talents of 2 fascinating passionate pop culture craftsmen. bored with hierarchy. they met pedro winter who had just founded his label ed banger records. he immediately signs them after listening to >we are your friends< which. with its joyful and vitamin-enriched electro beats combined with exhilarating voices. became the hymn of a whole generation and one of the most important tracks of the year 2000. celebrating a reconciliation of pop music and the dancefloor.
top-debutalbum des norwegischen djs & produzenten marius vareid auf prins thomas full pupp-album mit einer eleganten melange aus balearic-disco & house. ny garage und tropical-jazz. dessen soul & waerme auf vareids einfluesse von herbie hancock ueber rock steady crew bis dizzy gillespie und satie zurueckgreifen.
after years in the game. this vinyl-wielding 4-piece originating from brighton - the one and only soft rocks - have finally committed their collective wit to a slew of original tunes. their debut album. -the curse of soft rocks- is without-a-doubt a departure from the current musical climate. in an age where any laptop-savvy poseur can upload their bland nu-disco or faux-chi-house directly to a cesspool of digitally downloadable fodder. it is more than refreshing to hear this cheeky bunch blending a mixed bag of instrumentation and obscure influences so recklessly.
its been a wild ride since back in march 2009 when the demo of sare havliceks white russian hit landed in our inbox. since then sare has gone onto be one of the scenes musical and dj bright spots. his debut >toscana nights< album in 2010 was warmly received by press and public alike and a series of remixes has firmly cemented him as one of the best nu disco producers around
following on from our ludicrous but well-received sci-fi covers album >from the stars volume 1< in 2010 we thought it was time for a sequel. cue the hyper-driven >from the stars volume 2<. an album full of disco and synthy-themed cover versions from obscure and not-so-obscure science fiction. we must be out of our interstellar minds...
each summer. a new raft of dance compilations stake claim to represent the real ibiza. but. if anyone deserves that that accolade. it is josé padilla. who first arrived on the white island in 1975 and who has been djling there ever since. for jose it has been always great to experience different music and play around the colours. as jose days if it was grey. id play one way. if it was very bright. id play happy. id play with the mood. those sunsets have become legendary – an essential part of the ibiza experience. climaxing in warm applause as the sun finally disappears beneath the waves. and those famous mix tapes evolved into the much-loved café del mar compilation albums. conceived and compiled by josé padilla. which have now sold over 5 million copies around the world.
daniel blackbelt andersen has been active in the norwegian dance music community for a number of years. he got into electronic dance music in the early 90s. and first started emulating the sound of detroit techno on his fathers home computer..
back from mystery city follows a similar blueprint. with the core duo employing a cast of live musicians (including string ensembles. brass ensembles and the prague symphony orchestra) to perform their organic disco compositions. all of the tracks were composed. arranged and produced by maccari and bellentani and recorded in rome in 2010 and 2011.
electronic duo cage & aviary are set to release their debut album >migration< on prins thomass internasjonal imprint this coming january.part man.part machine.part cockatiel.cage & aviary take flights of fancy whenever they can.jamie paton is a dj.a one-finger keyboardist.and a pot-tickler.nigel of bermondsey is a musician.south londons finest oscillator.and a dedicated dabbler.together they are winners of the cosmic lottery.having put out releases to much acclaim on the ltd editions that are dissident distribution.cage & aviary have since spread their wings with releases on dfa. tiny sticks and astro lab.their own label.the walls have ears.is slowly carving out a reputation for quality dubbed-out dance music too - the cage & aviary remix series has met with great critical acclaim thus far.with the likes of andy blake.prins thomas.horse meat disco.mock n toof.bill brewster. tim sweeney. james murphy.tiga.erol alkan and other such luminaries counted amongst fans of their work!
the sound of the late great fitzcarraldos is like sand between your toes. bittersweet love songs paying homage to otis redding. brian eno. john cale and luther vandross. this is sophisticated melodic luxury music for a generation that has the history of music up their sleeve. but really just want to meditate.
foreigner is a science-fiction album chock full of trippy pop. which tumbles through unexplored terrain without forgetting to look in the rearview mirror and allowing the listeners enough room to use their own imagination. for fans of can. lcd soundsystem. mgmt. air. daft punk!
a compilation from 2 of the shining lights on the nu disco / beatdown scene. wolf music & sleazy beats team up to bring us some of their finest tracks so far.. cd1 is compiled & mixed by that other rising star cosmic boogie aka stu robinson. cd2 is a selection of full length 12 versions some forthcoming stuff. a superb look into the scene a must have
NEW MASTERS VOL 2 - THE TIME AND SPACE MACHINE (CD)
when it comes to being a man of many talents there are few to equal richard norris. dj. producer. musician. audiovisual artist. a&r man. author and journalist. his is a career of many twists and turns which have always seen him at the forefront of pushing new ideas forward and championing diversity and innovation. as 2010 closes richard is focusing most of his energy based around three projects: beyond the wizards sleeve. the grid and the time and space machine