london-based dj haai has released her latest single, ‘be good’ on her own label, coconut beats. best known for her saturday night residency at london club phonox, haai has gained widespread recognition thanks to her vibrant sets and eclectic mixes. ‘be good’ echoes haai’s former work as lead singer and guitarist of australian psych-rock band the dark bells, the new song features all her own vocals, making the track an entirely organic and self-produced haai release
as far as defying conventions goes, frits is on a whole new level of realness. with his new label bobby donny, hes putting out leftfield electronic music with a big f.y. attitude and hes not too shy to tell you why the current state of the house scene is so utterly boring to him.
not content with presiding over three outstanding labels - dessous, audiomatique and poker flat (now in its 16th year) - and dusting down his long-dormant traffic signs pseudonym for the brilliant cookie jar, steve bug finds time in his schedule to spoil you with another stellar release.
basic fingers is back! after releasing some amazing music on kat, g.a.m.m., moton and lumberjacks it is time to welcome the reflex to basic fingers. *curious it is* is a super sweet disco track with enough sing-a-long potential and a nice breakdown with a twist to have you dancing in seconds. flip it over for a dubby version which doesnt skimp on the cowbells!
2011 is going very well for shlomi aber, having started the year with his dj sneak collaboration on be as one, followed by his acclaimed double album-remixes pack on ovum which are still all over the charts and dj boxes. now shlomi is back on his own label and takes things into a summery mood with the opening track >coconuts<, which is built around an hypnotizing synth melody, and shlomis uplifting smooth drums . on the other side is >who said that<, a rare vocal cut from shlomi which is a proper groover on the floor, with its minimalistic architecture but effective elements, surely something that will be picked up by many
the energetic >coconut coast< is an awesome example of whats coming from oriol, and he has bought some remixers along for the party too. faltydl brings the tempo down and gives the track a strange off key shuffling rub thats reminiscent of theo parrish at his oddest. mike paradinas in his jake slazenger guize, does a mix of >memories< thats almost funky house, mixed with big rubbery jazz chords and classy diva vocal samples. shortstuff takes >memories< and draws it into strange new shapes over stiff beats.
off pop get things moving and strikes back with 2 amazing tracks, supported by 2 awesome remixes!
one the one hand, we have the aspirational producers schäufler & zovsky, who stuck out with there releases on acker records and finger tracks. furthermore we have the talented berlin dj team kollektiv ost, who are well known by their label simple as that records.
what a start in 2010!!!
vor dem sommer noch limitiert, nun endlich als offizielles release. >coconut blues< ist der soundtrack zum aufschwung der herzen in sphären, in denen ständig alles flirrt und vibriert: hüften, beine, handtaschen, trommelfelle, der geist und die fröhlichkeit in ewigkeit. amen!! einfach nur herrlich!
hier baut detroit bunte, knuffige propellerautos, die in formation fliegen und umweltschonend mit bassdruckenergie betrieben werden... streng limitierte scheibe im roten vinyl! aber keine angst, nach dem sommer kommt dieser hit nochmal - allerdings im schwarzen vinyl!
COCONUT / SOMETHING TO TELL YOU (INCL NICK CURLY MIX)
12" Vinyl D24.01.08
alora…from sebo k, sleeper thief, audiofly, anthony colllins, sian, marcin czubala to manuel de lorenzi. best feedback for the new 8bit record from the smart italian guy. manuel de lorenzi is definately one rising star to watch out for in 2008..carving his own fresh style and insight into his prodcutions, he delivers a fine ep for 8bit..>coconuts< is a slow burner, with punchy chord stabbs and deep haunting pads that take you nicely on a journey. on the flipside >something< is a more subtle, deep n dark groover. nick curly is brought in on remix duties keeping it close to the orginal yet delivering a more housed up percussive affair. a great ep and great start to 2008!
the irrepressible cobblestone jazz present the first single from their debut album >23 seconds<, forthcoming in september on wagon repair. cobblestone jazz produce their tracks live, with a strong emphasis on improvisation, and the trio of programmer tyger dhula, keyboardists danuel tate and mathew jonson, make full use of their formative jazz training to transform the musical outfit into a pragmatic and responsive unit, a living and breathing creation, free of formulaic sequence. >lime in da coco nut< is a potion brimming with transformation. cobblestone approach a simple key melody from every angle imaginable, with the harmonies, disharmonies, bubbling accents and rhythmic permutations exposing the otherworldly potential of the simplest of tunes. a sinister whispered vocal conducts affairs, seemingly flustered at its inability to contain the unruly elements in this wonderful experiment. on >saturday night< a deep synth line and ghostly vocoded moans progress through a jungle of percussion and falling echoed tones, steadily approaching a beat that enlivens like water on a desert journey, or rather, like vodka on a saturday night. the dizzy finale spins around your ears, a bit like the ceiling after a particularly heavy weekend adventure… be sure to be well rested before tackling this sensory safari
a new label is born first record is produced by the cocnut wireless his first strike is dominated by groovy baslines and funky beats showing his influences by hip hop and funk a peak time electro tune for sure poptowncity burning from hamburg, moonbootica style ,must have 3 trax
those bahia inspired boogie lovers barefoot beats return with 2 more brasilian infused gems to light up your dance floor. selvagem, who graced the first release on the imprint alongside eric duncan, returns once again this time with kiko costato and drops a chunky, funky, samba laced bomb of a track. meanwhile over on the flip, disco deviants pete herbert & dicky trisco work a catchy brasilian number to the bone with glorious discotastic results. pure vibes on both sides and cut onto limited edition 10 inch vinyl. vamos!!!
august darnells swaggering alter ego kid creole dons his famed fedora and gets back in stride with his first high profile studio album in over 10 years this summer, i wake up screaming. darnell first came to prominence during the mid-70s in new york, forming dr. buzzards original savannah band with his brother stony browder before producing a slew of eccentric projects for ze records including cristina, don armandos seventh avenue rumba band and gichy dan, as well as sporting his trademark zoot suit and fedora for the first time for the debut recordings by kid creole & the coconuts.
kat returns with dj only ze-edits of two tracks from the influential label that fused the parallel nyc dance and punk scenes to create a new sound that they aptly christened mutant disco. kid creole and material are the artists getting the once over from dj greg wilson, the oracle on this vital and misunderstood period in music. creole and the coconuts 1981 hit >im a wonderful thing, baby<. emphasising the driving piano and mid-tempo beats, >wonderful< is in safe hands with greg wilson in control. you have to move to this. on the flip we find materials >over and over< being edited by greg, putting the funk into jazz-funk. material were an early bill laswell project that delved deep into dancefloor-orientated jazz
august darnells swaggering alter ego kid creole dons his famed fedora and gets back in stride with his first high profile studio album in over 10 years: i wake up screaming. darnell first came to prominence during the mid-70s in new york, forming dr. buzzards original savannah band with his brother stony browder before producing a slew of eccentric projects for ze records including cristina, don armandos seventh avenue rumba band and gichy dan, as well as sporting his trademark zoot suit and fedora for the first time for the debut recordings by kid creole & the coconuts. signing on to chris blackwells island records and seymour steins sire imprint, darnell would become one of the 80s most unique and recognisable figures, scoring a brace of unforgettable chart hits mixing heavyweight tropical grooves with plenty of lyrical bite: -stool pigeon-, -annie, im not your daddy-, -im a wonderful thing baby- and more. with cover artwork echoing his love of 1940s film noir, this album explores the vibrant mind of darnell with a variety of themes and styles. recorded at darnells own studio in sweden and mixed by brennan green (chinatown recordings), i wake up screaming is an essential return from one of the truly unique characters in the world of music.
beautiful 1 lp edition 140g vinyl, heavy 350gsm sleeve, sticker wrwtfww records is extremely excited to present the official reissue of cult album lingua franca-1 (originally released in 1983) by groundbreaking kyoto band ep-4, available on vinyl housed in heavy 350gsm sleeve
50s jamaican mento at its best, reissue of a double 10 inch album into one solid disc. happy and delightful jamaican mento played by local jazz musicians, recorded in the golden age of 78rpm sp singles.
omena ltd travels to vilnius and meet up with alexander pietnev aka ponty mython for its sixth release. universe of pops consists of three illustrious and imaginative tracks, all free-flowing with an melodic approach that has become a signature sound for ponty mython.
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.
whilst on a balinese surf safari searching for a secret spot where pink dolphins populate the line-up, the hands would be my guide. i’d been warned he had recently been busted trying to purchase human flesh on the black market. bombing through the jungle, the hands hit play and the truck was bathed in gothic berlin toilet techno. holy shit, said i,what is this? the hands said, the hands. but what else was i to expect from an austrian/balinese techno cannibal? —dj harvey
the legendary skatalites, alongside the later studio one in-house bands - the soul vendors, sound dimension, soul defenders and brentford road all stars – were as much a part of the classic studio one sound as were the singers that they accompanied such as alton ellis, horace andy, marcia griffiths and bob marley and the wailers.
the 5th insert to the banoffee pies landmark foot fetish series drops as promised on bpls005 with some pre summer goods. a journey hand tapered for your pleasure and appreciation. as the label pushes towards the age of three, this compilation marks an important time and welcomes appearances from recent affiliate jon sable with a dip into future transport melodies featuring kroba of the brilliant archie pelago, and seb wildblood’s coconut oil on the a side. the flip brings sample heavy weird love from matt saint will and a drum theme from the talented marenn sukie. tell closes up with a beats inspired downtempo lounge mover. enjoy the sunshine and see you in september with brand new sounds. stay tuned banana people. music for prancing, love and dancing. banoffee x
unique soul jazz records’ record store day seven-inch box set comprising five separate singles featuring ten killer rare collectors tracks from studio one records, featuring ska, roots, rocksteady, dub.
seminal, rare and classic tunes! these singles have only ever ever been available exclusively direct from soul jazz records’ soho shop in london and are available worldwide only for this collectors box set rsd special release.
this unique box-set edition is only available as a one-off pressing especially for record store day 2017.
very worthy 180g 2x12? pack - limited and only once per year, immediately sold out in the last years! collectors watch list: the standout tracks of the second year of heist get remixed by the label artists of that year.
during the 1950’s american exotica exponents les baxter, martin denny and arthur lyman fused african and latin rhythms with caribbean and polynesian sounds to evoke the sonic equivalent of a tropical island paradise. this 3rd volume of britxotica examines how their english equivalents fuelled by the popularity of hit musical south pacific, attempted to create the same sun-drenched haitian ambience in rain-soaked, post-war london.
nach zwei legendären alben auf trevor jacksons output recordings mitte der 00 er jahre und dem vinyl-only album many colours (2015) veröffentlicht der französische produzent marc nguyen tan aka colder nun zwei longplayer gleichzeitig. beide bestehen aus brandneuem material sowie überarbeiteten, unveröffentlichten songs der output-jahre und bestechen mit ihrer eiskalten, atmosphärischen melange aus cold wave, krautrock und post-punk, irgendwo zwischen chromatics, lcd soundsystem, liars und the horrors, mit einflüssen von neu! und can. goodbye ist mit seinen zackigen, synthetisierten gitarren und dynamischer elektronik ein groovegeladenes werk, während the rain mit eisigem ambiente und new wave-expressionismus experimenteller ausfällt.