back in the early 90s bay-b-kane a young producer from east london released his debut ep on what would become one of the most respected and sought after labels in the jungle scene. this release in particular was instrumental in developing the genre of jungle that morphed into drum & bass over the next few years.
>the bay< is the electro quartets third single from the latest release >the english riviera<, following the release of both >she wants< and >the look<. the third studio release from the electronic stars >the english riviera< was released last april, and has since received a mass of critical acclaim from all corners of the industry. popular websites such as nme gave the latest release a rating of 9/10, with drowned in sound offering the same rating. now, fresh back from their recently sold out uk tour, the band are preparing to release the third single from the critically acclaimed album in >the bay<. defined as being one of the highlights taken from a fantastic album, >the bay< would be well placed as a future summer dancefloor classic.
nach dem weltweiten erfolg des albums *blackbird* aus dem jahr 2013 (platz 65 in deutschland) meldet sich das neuseeländische septett mit *bays* zurück. die neun stücke entstanden im bandeigenen studio in kilbirnie, wellington, dem ehemaligen presswerk des labels hmv. ist letzteres vielleicht ein grund für den genrereichtum des albums? es beginnt mit dem lodernden funk von *wairunga blues*, entwickelt sich dann zu einem hybrid aus reggae, jazz, soul, blues und techno-rhythmen. für fans von bonobo, thievery corporation, quantic, d’angelo, easystar allstars, rudimental, bilal, sbtrkt. das 180-gramm-doppelvinyl enthält eine download-karte.
violet is the sixth and final part of the balkan vinyl colours series: 4 artists per record, 6 releases over 6 months (red, green, blue, orange, yellow, and violet). each record is limited to just 250 hand numbered & sealed copies. every record comes with a cd sealed in the sleeve containing the vinyl tracks plus extra tracks and remixes. violet starts with halfstep electronica outing fum by plaid, starting off straight up but spiraling through rhythms and melodies by the climax. following that is secondos spacious kvarner bay, glacial electronics float over a twisted mr. oizo style bassline anchor. posthuman bring the deep & dark techno with the ottawa object, morphing into a dubstep fusion in the second act, and passarani closes the vinyl with the post-electro italo anthem salty vibes. the cd is rounded off with three ambient remixes of the posthuman track, giving a fitting closure to the series of six records.
pop remixes in two different shades from alkan, first of all reworking the scissor sisters once-inescapable i dont feel like dancing into something unrecognizably spectral and shimmering, while metronomys classic the bay receives a deft edit that instead just tips it slightly towards the dancefloor.
the second lp from grup has finally arrived, five years after his first release, which is today is totally sold out and very hard to find. 19 tracks in the pure grup ses style, a perfect blend of instrumental hip-hop and bass music, spiced by turkish-psych samples. the album s conception took three years in beyoglu, istanbul, where grup ses invited the best of the turkish beat-making scene, but also called for his european connections : gantz, fulgeance, coco bryce, nodul, biblo, elektro hafiz and many more contributed to make this release unique
kann selected another proper * family horror* 8 track compilation with both renowned and new faces, after the first edition saw the day of light in 2011. check out the range that represents their own vision of spacey house & deeper techno nowadays. for this reissued family celebration the following relatives joined the stock: pablo mateo from hot burning lack rec., knutsson / berg - a sweet swedish collaboration of hans berg and johanna knutsson, llewellyn aka lake people, hiver from curle recordings fame and more of the label’s local connections such as perm the analog prince, falke, qy and alkohole.
HEAVENLY ETHIOPIQUES - THE BEST OF THE ETHIOPIQUES SERIES
coloured 2x12" Vinyl NL06.02.14
the first vinyl best of from the now classic ethiopiques series. francis falcetto, the founder of the series (already 28 cds available) and the specialist of ethiopian music selects, in his view, the best tracks of the series.
soul safari presents volume two of the township jive & kwela jazz compilation, featuring 18 rare gems from south africa, recorded between 1930 and 1962. all titles on this compilation have been carefully handpicked from the ilam archives (the international library of african music), in grahamstown, south africa. the tracklisting represents a wide variety of styles from the golden era of jive & kwela, originally released on 78 shellac discs from small independent record companies. the compilation features rarities by the big names obviously but presents mostly obscure material from a long lost past. recorded from the original 78 rpms and professionally restored/mastered with artwork to match.
hello listeners, blunt heads, fly ladies and prisoners. this is the future of the music industry. not the music, just the idea of the artists writing their own pr faffle. next year ill probably have to carry my own bags on tour too tragic.
soul safari presents township jive & kwela jazz (1940-1960) celebrates the 3rd year of the soul safari blog with this great compilation of south african jive/kwela 78s. tip! all titles on this compilation have been handpicked from the ilam archives (the international library of african music),in grahamstown, south africa. the tracklisting represents a wide variety of styles from the golden era of jive & kwela, originally released on 78 shellac discs from small independent record companies. the compilation features rarities by the big names obviously but presents mostly obscure material from a long lost past. recorded from the original 78 rpms and professionally restored/mastered with artwork to match.
kanda bongo man is a giant of african music and the artist credited with introducing john peel to african music. his fans number vampire weekend (cape cod kwassa kwassa), paul simon and john peel. all the tracks were recorded for joe boyds hannibal records between 1984-91, an era we can look back on today as the high watermark of parisian soukous, and showcase a band at the height of their powers. behind his soaring voice kanda employed diblo dibala and rigo star, two lead guitarists who are widely considered as the best soukous guitarists who ever lived. diblo was recruited from the band led by the legendary franco whilst rigos scorching licks graced albums by paul simon and it was their twinning that gave kandas music a wonderfully joyous, ringing quality. they both feature extensively on the -king of kwassa kwassa-.
PANTSULA! THE RISE OF ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC IN SOUTH AFRICA 1988-90 (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl NL21.12.17
late 80s south african dance floor winners only! selected by dj okapi and antal, the compilation holds tracks by jivaro, the hard workers, ayobayo band, s.y.b. & many more. this is the sharp electronic music that fuelled the local pantsula dances during the 80s and 90s . a must have for fans of bubblegum and kwaito music. top tip! the 12 tracks selected for pantsula! come from a very unique, very different time and place. they represent the birth of electronic dance music in south africa, through the songs of one particular independent label from the time: music team. the sound represents the culmination of the bubblegum era, when south africa’s disco artists outgrew their american influences and forged an increasingly electronic and ‘local’ pop sound.
jason ross, der neueste star der anjunabeats familie, präsentiert die aktuelle folge der -anjunabeats worldwide-serie. schon unmittelbar nach seinem ersten hit -burma- wurde er von above & beyond entdeckt. inzwischen gilt jason ross als einer der talentiertesten künstler der szene. im vergangenen jahr haben above & beyond, kaskade und seven lions als große unterstützer mit ihm zusammengearbeitet. auch andere namhafte künstler wie tiesto, paul van dyk, ilan bluestone oder andrew bayer hat er auf seiner seite. der sechste teil der serie ist vollgepackt mit jeder menge großer songs, viele davon bislang unveröffentlicht. mit dabei sind beipielsweise grum, ilan bluestone, above & beyond, andrew bayer, arty, und auch seine brandneue single me tonight featuring lauren ray ist vertreten.
every week end im going to concrete to listen the artists who are playing there. i m talking about music with them , and do the same with people sharing the dancefloor with me. i collect all these inputs and ideas, all this energy, to define what concrete music dna is. because of this variety of people, tastes, and point of views, the label can t be reduced to one and only genre. to make the music more easy to apprehend, we are splitting the label in 3 parts, 3 differents moods, or more precisely, 3 times of the day... concrete music 7am contains the kind of music you could easily listen in our club at dawn, when the light is blue and the sun starts to filter through the mi-closed shutters. minimalistic, freaky or mellow, but always deep. concrete 3pm is definetly turned to house music. 3pm is the time when smiles are on every face, when the same vibe, the same energy, is going through every stomach in the room, and the crowd becomes one same entity. concrete music 4am aims for the more techno and black side of the music we love. at 4am, fists are pumping the air, or heads are down and eyes closed. it s not about how hard or fast the kickdrum beats, but how thick the atmosphere is.
wiederveröffentlichung des 1978er-albums des jamaikanischen reggae-künstlers.
1978 versuchte virgin-chef richard branson, die creme jamaikanischer reggae-künstler für sein label front line abzuschöpfen. tapper zukie stand auch auf der liste der von branson und seinen begleitern (u. a. johnny rotten) favorisierten künstler. das ergebnis war eine zusammenarbeit über zwei alben: *peace in the ghetto* und *tapper roots*, die beide 1978 erschienen.
electro shock is the key electronic compilation of this beginning of year 2013, featuring more than 30 of the most talented artists of the actual electro scene: justice, m83, major lazer, kavinsky, c2c, nicolas jaar, breakbot, gesaffelstein, daniel avery, brodinsky..
as a yearly tradition, armin van buuren presents the essential end-of-the-year compilation, the a state of trance year mix. with over 100 tracks and remixes, coming together in a 2 hour mega-mix, it gathers all the highlights of 2012. mixed by the number one dj in the world, a state of trance year mix 2012 commemorates another exciting year in electronic dance music!
die extraportion dross glop ist vielseitig und bunt, schillernd und prominent aufgemacht, rundum von hipness und moderne geprägt. hier sorgen kompakt-künstler wie gui boratto und the field, der mysteriöse silent servant, brian degraw von den ethno-groovern gang gang dance oder lcd soundsystem-drummer patrick mahoney mit dfa-künstler dennis mcnany für eine vielzahl an elektronischen clubsounds, während hyperdub-aktivist kode 9, eminem-dj the alchemist, beat-bastler hudson mohawke und das hip hop-kollektiv shabazz palaces ihre urbanen variationen dazusteuern. und während der berliner dark-listening-artist kangding ray mittendrin für besinnung sorgt, lässt es kult-krautrocker roedelius mit seiner formation qluster verspielt angehen, bis am ende der japanische avantgarde-künstler yamataka eye (boredoms) mit einer abstrakten improv-meisterleistung diese abwechslungsreiche und äusserst interessante kollektion final ausklingen lässt.
ibiza rocks 2011 liefert uns auf zwei cds die indie und dance hits des jahres inklusive songs von adele, jamie t, simian mobile disco, darwin deez und und und! zusammengestellt und gemixt von den ibiza rocks resident djs nicola bear und doorly gibt es 35 tracks und remixversionen von miles kane, example, toddla t & shola ama, beardyman, africa hitech u.v.a.!
2011 two cd mix from the dj superstar, who has been following and leading the trance movement for over 15 years. the universal religion series has been going strong ever since the first edition in 2004. includes tracks from ashley wallbridge, bt & adam k, andy moor, dennis sheperd & cold blue and others.
the limited edition box set - strictly limited to 2000 handnumbered copies wordlwide - contains the regular double-cd + bonus-cd with 10 classic poker flat tracks selected by steve bug + a deck of uniquely designed poker flat playing cards, 100% plastic casino quality + free poker flat sticker!
PANTSULA! THE RISE OF ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC IN SOUTH AFRICA 1988-90 (CD)
late 80s south african dance floor winners only! selected by dj okapi and antal, the compilation holds tracks by jivaro, the hard workers, ayobayo band, s.y.b. & many more. this is the sharp electronic music that fuelled the local pantsula dances during the 80s and 90s . a must have for fans of bubblegum and kwaito music. top tip! the 12 tracks selected for pantsula! come from a very unique, very different time and place. they represent the birth of electronic dance music in south africa, through the songs of one particular independent label from the time: music team. the sound represents the culmination of the bubblegum era, when south africa’s disco artists outgrew their american influences and forged an increasingly electronic and ‘local’ pop sound