by the time mobb deep hit with their third album – hell on earth – they were solidified street legends. coming off the critically acclaimed the infamous, havoc and prodigy hit the lab and came back with a soundtrack that is fitting to its title. havoc’s production is atmospheric, laced with his trademark drums loops and sharp pianos stabs. add prodigy’s trademark flow and it’s evident that the pairing is such an amazing match. while hell on earth is essentially a continuation of the infamous you can still hear the growth in both performers and hell on earth stands as some of their best work. the album features guest appearances by nas, raekwon, method man, and frequent collaborator big noyd.
billy green is dead is jehst’s first album of original material in 6 years, and will be released 16th june on his own label, ynr productions. the project is co-executive produced by beat butcha (rick ross, curren$y, jadakiss), features production from paul white (danny brown, open mike eagle) and jehst himself, plus guest vocals by eric biddines, strange u, confucius mc, mysterious rnb man ennio lion and more.
to pick up where >i am the walrus< left off, that was the goal when electric light orchestra formed in the early seventies.
they wanted to steep different music styles in a rock tradition and mix in some beatlesque pop, but it took jeff lynne & co until their third album eldorado to get on the right track. their most ambitious album to date, they decided to hire a 30 piece orchestra and choir to fill out their sound, and the investment paid off.
with the unforgettable >cant get it out of my head< as the lead single, >eldorado< was a commercial as well as a critical success, and it would achieve gold status in the us. the english guys with the big fiddles had arrived!
audiophile pressing on heavyweight 180 grams vinyl.
top tip for boards of canada fans! gorgeous isolation wrapped in electric memories. 8-track electronica for homesick time travelers. nothing left to abandon is a slow rendering of brooding introspections and imaginary spaces. memories, visions, eroded philosophies, tragedies in a few words. a childhood of livid skies, barren escarpments, homeless wastes. an absorbing contemplation of unlikely beauty and dusty melancholy that intersects with the creative territories of vangelis, boards of canada, klaus schulze, and ulrich schnauss, and the musings of joe frank and robert ashley. clocolan is south african-born composer emlyn ellis addison. a long formal training in music, his work centers on original writings and the found sounds of abandoned ideologies--generations of radicals and skeptics searching for meaning. from his childhood in south africa--a landscape of neglected hinterlands, eroded topology, unconquered vastness--emerged clocolan s homesick, lo-fidelity electronica, expansive themes lost in the background noise of human affairs.
was auf oracle ungeschliffen passiert, ist der erste output einer deutschen jazz supergroup. zunächst wollte man ein unperfektes spiritual jazz album aufnehmen, das vorbildern aus den siebzigern fröhnt (strata east, black jazz et cetera), einfach mal der leidenschaft nachgehen. und man wollte eine fiktive band erfinden, die es nicht gab, und rausposaunen, es handelt sich um ein unveröffentlichtes album von namhaften und beseelten typen aus den 70ern. nun ja: dann hätte man nie live konzerte geben können, von interviews ganz zu schweigen. kurzum, es wäre schwierig gewesen, das geheim zu halten, also hat man sich entschlossen, die identitäten preiszugeben: web web sind: roberto di gioia (piano, synth, percussion), tony lakatos (tenor- und sopranosaxophone), christian von kaphengst (upright bass) und peter gall (drums).
the super sounds of the seventies is a selection of seminal and sometimes wacky hits by artists such as stealers wheel, harry nilsson and joe tex. the movie also raised public interest in the dutch band george baker selection, due to the use of his “little green bag” in the film’s opening titles.
keep on truckin !
limited 25th anniversary edition pressing of 3.000 numbered copies on ear bleeding red 180 gram vinyl.
the most influential of all the blues forms, delta blues laid the foundations for what was to become rock and roll. born in the punishing and poverty-stricken environment of the mississippi delta, this rough guide traces its early origins with classic tracks by many delta legends as well as lesser known artists shrouded in mystery.includes download code
sound does not usually come from a single source. emotions usually do not come from a single source. the way we perceive is by filtering. within this complex process there are many difficulties to overcome and many discoveries to make. how long is the club inside of you - after you have been inside of him? how do love, soup and beer choices affect your daily life? and what do an island and an airport have in common? by morphing real life situations into musical phantasies mr. tophat tries to find answers to these and many other questions. along the way there is darkness but also fun and hope.
we are pleased to announce the release of volume 4 of the highly acclaimed motown 7s series. this box set includes a selection of singles which have never before been released on 7” vinyl, including brenda holloway’s ‘can t hold the feelin back’ which sees its first ever issue as a physical release.
limited & numbered box with 7 x 7 inch vinyl plus download code.
soulstice music is back! and this time we present to you i m in love. a true soulful house gem created by the incredible uk producers the l.o.v.e project featuring the amazing vocals of shean williams (craig david backing vocal). this is the ultimate collection song that can uplift your spirit whenever or wherever you hear it! it will be a hit today, and a classic tomorrow. this song is timeless! just as we like them here at soulstice music. seans voice and lyrics will bring the sweetest feelings out of you, and combined with the finest studio arrangements from the l.o.v.e project this track will simply and truly make you feel like im in love if you know the house music scene, it is impossible not to know the remixers that joined this project: dj spen, earl tutu & jhon khan, mark di meo and rob hardt (cool million). we say no more! other than we are proud to assure you i m in love will become a house music masterpiece!
on ep5, legendary german musician burnt friedman makes his dekmantel records debut with ‘monsun’. the berlin based artist, who built a reputation for himself through his explorations into obscure, finely-tuned, experimental dub through his label nonplace, alongside his collaborative relationship with the late can drummer jaki liebezeit, is one of the crucial, sonic manipulators of our time. ‘monsun’ finds friedman crafting flowing, percussive, dub techno that is both esoteric, and progressive. befitting of a dekmantel release. alongside friedman sits legendary detroit act ectomorph, aka. bmg & erika, also making their dekmantel inauguration, with a record that surmises’ the group’s anologue, style of motor city beats
limited capsule collection 2/3 from midnight shift. following the first of the ‘shift ltd’ capsule collection by xhin is an ep by kirk degiorgio with a remix from john beltran. full-bodied tracks fill in every frequency corner - ‘the nearness of flames’ as a headspin stomper, while ‘acid symphony’ weaves an acid line into a rich tapestry. ambient producer john beltran reimagines the original with a sunrise touch.
PERMANENT VACATION X (10 YEARS LABEL ANNIVERSARY) (4LP+MP3)
4x12" Vinyl lp D01.09.17
celebrating its 10 years label anniversary permanent vacation releases a top-notch package of 16 brand-new tracks by their main artists including john talabot, tuff city kids, mano le tough, tensnake, red axes, pional and many more. plus special guest joakim, who contributed the track camino de la luna, paying homage to his classic remix for antena s camino del sol, the first big hit on the label 10 years ago.
vinyl reissue of os mutantes live album from 1976, their last recording until the 2006 reunion. an excellent progressive rock record with the legendary brazilian bands trademark quality and the line-up oforiginal member sergio dias, paulo de castro, rui motta and luciano alves on top form.presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.
earlier this year ellen allien dropped her seventh solo lp, nost, an ode to the music that has been at the epicentre of her career, and life, for over two decades. the album provided a link between the past and the future, blending influences from the very early days of berlin techno with contemporary sounds and, of course, a vision of the future. now we have the first batch of specially commissioned remixes, taking ellen’s original works in a new direction with four artists delivering their own interpretations of the music featured on the lp. emmanuel top, rod, k-hand and skudge are the first ensemble of techno titans to administer the remix treatment to tracks from nost
ursa’s reef is a late 80’s traveller and surfer wandering endlessly in the secluded raves of goa, searching for his own soul while dancing in abandon to the proto-trance journeys of goa gil. brought up in sintra, portugal, by a family of uptight catholic hypocrites, ur goes rogue in his early 20’s, seduced by the esoteric teachings of levi, pessoa, crowley and israel regardie while keeping an unhealthy obsession with roxy music. he is also a fictional, made up persona - a musical heteronym - of lisbon-based dj and producer marco rodrigues, mostly known for his work under the name photonz. together with his friend jose acid - a musical heteronym of joao ervedosa aka shcuro - he makes one last trip to goa that could prove fatal.
all source material recorded in gran paradiso, july 2015 engineered at odd phasing and echoes, amsterdam nl photography bjnilsen bjnilsen is a composer and sound artist based in amsterdam. his work primarily focuses on the sounds of nature and how they affect humans. recent work has explored the urban acoustic realm and industrial geography in the arctic region of norway and russia. his original scores and soundtracks have featured in theatre, dance performances and film. celebrating 27 years as a recording artist massif trophies is the first solo release for editions mego. in 2015 he set off on a month long hiking trip in gran paradiso to explore the acoustic environments in the alpine landscape. drawn to the monotonous and physical effort that mountains and high altitudes contributes, this became one of the main inspirations for the album, reflecting upon the perception of the landscape during several hours of physical difficulty, let alone rapid weather changes, horizontal thunderstorms and rock avalanches. it is also about the scope of details and perception of the path and the myth of the mountain as the accursed or sacred place. the five pieces contains narratives based on experiences and recordings from the trip.
special sales pack for all you afro vision lovers out there - contains three classic releases:
- av001: joe jam ft. d. preacher - we will celebrate
- av004: tatjana orffe meets jocelyn brown - black skin blue eyed boys
- av005: jonathan ulysses meets joe samba jr. - all i want is you
limited to 100 copies!
megafon is the first in a line of releases from diskodans recordings. where dancing, joyfulness and the northern music producers of scandinavia will, once again, be at the top of their game.
joey negro presents remixed with love, exclusive unreleased versions. the soul weekender anthem circles gets a joey negro make over in remixed with love style, making the most of the rich orchestration from the multi track tape and complete with beefy live drums. on the flip the disco classic everybody dance is reborn as a mainly instrumental groove with some additional roy ayers style vibes to give it a new jazzy flavour.
three is truly the magic number on this special rsd release from razor-n-tape, with a trio of groovy tracks by nashville-based magic in threes. the original version of beatin tha breaks is an easy-breezy affair dripping with soulful guitars and harmonies, freddie joachim s brings his signature smooth and rhythmic sound on his remix, and the fouk mix rounds out the triptych with a touch of uptempo housey deepness.
produced by david byrne and featuring 5 new songs by the talking heads legend and will bonnie prince billy oldham, pressed on double 12 inch vinyl in gatefold cover, this film soundtrack is set to become a cult classic.
FREEDOM - ATLANTA POP FESTIVAL (180G 2X12 LP + BOOKLET)
2x12" Vinyl lp D25.08.17
deluxe 2 lp set, includes 16 performances from hendrixs july 4, 1970 atlanta pop concert. mastered by bernie grundman. pressed on 180 gram audiophile grade vinyl. housed in gatefold sleeve, including 8 page booklet filled with never before seen photos and detailed liner notes.
he blueprints ep marks the welcome return of the talented toulouse based producer redeyes. following a number of releases on seminal labels such as bingo, creative source, innerground and brownswood in the mid 2000s, redeyes then decided to take a step back from music production. now returning as a more complete and mature artist, his blueprints ep on lenzman’s the north quarter imprint sends an exciting message of where julien salvi stands in 2017. comprising of an ambitious nine tracks, redeyes’ blueprints ep showcases his exquisite musicianship and ability in the studio throughout each piece of music. in true north quarter style, he effortlessly breaks down the boundaries between drum & bass and hip hop, whilst fully maintaining the soulful and heartfelt aesthetic that he is known and revered for. the release sees him join forces with a plethora of exciting talent. ‘100 porsches to the stars’ brings him together with underground la rap hero hus kingpin for a lo-fi hip hop masterclass. he also collaborates with mancunian don black josh, children of zeus’ infamous tyler daley, north quarter chief lenzman, and many more.
triple lp and bonus 7 inch with 8 page booklet. includes free mp3 download with 8 extra tracks.
soundway records present kenya special: selected east african recordings from the 1970s & 80s - a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from east africa. kenya special is accompanied by detailed liner notes, original artwork and photographs. it follows on from soundways much acclaimed african special series that to date has focused on the highlife and afrobeat output from 1970s nigeria and ghana.
dj, record label impresario and former swedish champion b-boy, mad mats knows a thing or two about finding good music. as well as iconic underground imprints raw fusion and gamm, mad mats is a partner in the highly regarded local talk label, making it highly probable that most of the world’s influential djs have at least one of his discoveries in their record bags.
for his first compilation on bbe, mats has put together a diverse selection of cuts, from reggae, hip hop and soul to boogie, electronica and house, reflecting his open-minded approach to djing.
fourth part in the mutant city acid collection. a quartet of new takes on the sound of the tb303. strictly limited to 303 copies. hand numbered 12” vinyl in silver ink. no digital. no represses. all previous releases in the series have sold out swiftly. serious slo-mo acid doom from drvg cvltvre and han do jin (aka warlock), while nehuen provides a raw analogue workout, and mark broom completes the set with a peak time banger.