the newest 12inch on voodoo down records marks the debut appearance of longtime friend of the label jordan lieb aka black light smoke. jordan played an instrumental part in the nyc label scissor & thread, and has spent recent years honing his live set in front of crowds ranging from bpm, robot heart, and fabric. the depression sleeping ep is a collection of tracks from his archives from the past decade that have been updated and remixed. the theme of the record is his struggle with sleep and insomnia. per the artist: releasing these songs form my past reflects my effort to embrace myself, the good and the bad, and to channel my personal battles into a creative process.
for some grungy vocal house music with a touch of chicago percussion and a healthy splash of the indie-synth wave that came crashing over electronic music in the late 2000s, scissor & thread s black light smoke might be 2014 s answer to danton eeprom circa 2009. we say danton eeprom, as the voice on the b2, -screws in my head-, has a similar tone and enunciation of the frenchman, or are we getting mixed up with mathew dear? the title-track, -firefly-, brings back memories of azari & iii s debut ep only with druggy vocals coming from what could be the basement of a dfa rave in new york, while -morning comes- borrows some cowbells from the rapture and sultry french inspirations from jane birken. -black bricks- then provides some slo-mo, lo-fi phase filtered house - and one hell of a bassline. alternative electronics for the indie lover
the dynamic duo of lightbluemover (aka francis harris) and black light smoke are back, releasing a split ep on their home base, scissor and thread. “no cliché / poppa’s bag” follows two strong collaborations the pair released on hfn and poker flat, with the former yielding the dj secret weapon “girn,” and the latter making big noise with “idiot fare.” this latest ep includes the label debut of former beirut member jason poranski whose punchy and irreverent vocal on lightbluemover’s “no cliché” has been a flash point in harris’ sets the world over for the past year. on the flip we get two versions of “poppa’s bag,” from black light smoke which has similarly been featured in his hotly tipped live set. label mate anthony collins adds a dj friendly edit to “no cliché” which is exclusive to the digital edition of the ep
hand stamped and numbered - limited to 300 copies worldwide!
given the challenges of todays music market, its a fairly bold statement for an indie label to come out of the box with not one, but two vinyl only releases by an artist with no profile to speak of, but here black light smoke proves worthy of the faith being placed in him. sat001 switchback/black stripe is all old school drum machines, tape-hiss, heavy footed disco kicks, acid-a-plenty and funk-to-spare, but the tracks transcend the rawness of their roots to achieve a modern, club-ready edge with retro flair.
hand stamped and numbered - limited to 300 copies worldwide!
on sat002 lovework/decisions, black light smoke shows off his pop sensibilities with two sing-a-long summer anthems-in-the-making. lovework is a no-wave-inspired ditty littered with catchy analog synths, an ass-shakin bassline and reverbed claps juxtapozed with a haunting processed vocal from the producer himself that repeats, >you made a mess of my head. now i gotta put it all back together. theres nothing to say, over and over…< which is how this tune will be playing in your head after one listen. on the flip we get a taste of black light smoke in deep house mode with decisions, a lustrous and vibey joint that features a sweeter vocal by suavecito, a new guise of dj/producer and vocalist who is well known by another name. here more analog synths produce wickedly buoyant bass lines and swirling pads that combine with bubbly piano stabs and little vocal sample/edits for what sounds like it could have been a naked music release had the label been operating in 1990.
hfn music launches a new sub-label with hfndisko - an outlet for some of the groovier finds. lightbluemover is the somewhat mysterious new artist gifted with the chance to kick start this new project. and what a start it is! >girn<, featuring the equally mysterious blacklightsmoke, is an extended, wild pitch journey into the smoky, synth-voiced slow house. beautifully mad, pitching synths and a husky vocal all add up as lazy beats lift this stoner-anthem into new levels the sci-pop disco meets psychobilly fusion that is >ddisco< is a further surprise and really gives us a view into lightbluemover extravert world. meandering synths and spooky passages drift and saunter through a bouncing, tense field of analog love.
SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING / MOANIN AT MIDNIGHT (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK08.12.15
-moanin at midnight-, der erste 7 inch release (78 rpm) des chicago blues-giganten howlin wolf aka chester arthur burnett, erscheint hier in remastered version zusammen mit dem klassiker -smokestack lightning- in neuer 7 inch auflage.
bass assassin dream team alix perez and eprom debut shades, a commanding new ep on alpha pup records. fresh and dynamic, the four-track release tickles the limbic system with gravity-distorting bass and inspired hooks.
“the serpent” cuts a swathe through the dance floor, underpinned by an imperious, gritty bassline, replete with head-turning percussion cuts. the back-swung “chiron” cloaks a devious, neck-snapping riff in warped melodic deviations. woozy percussion sits aloft an unsettled slab of electric bassweight on “minotaur”. and “into light” juxtaposes glory-era rave power chords and arpeggios against echoes of g-funk and hyphy - culminating in a tuned-up footwork flex-out. vivid. searing. groundbreaking. shades is a gripping release by two masters of their craft.
pressing on transparent, smokey marbled vinyl.
nice price deal !!! flight to the moon is the result of a year-long journey by dutch producers dimi angelis and jeroen search. it is both their first album as a&s and their first full-length record together. like the explorers whose journey is musically documented by flight to the moon, angélis and search set out to discover where this record would lead them. throughout the course of twenty tracks flight to the moon tells the story of a group of spacetravelers. it chronicles their ascent into the vast unknown and their uncovering of things as of yet unrevealed. what will they find? and what will their findings tell them? the tracks on the album – which they will release on their own a&s imprint – are diverse yet homogenous. they meander, transferring a sense of dangerous and potentially deadly encounter at one moment and then capturing a feeling of exciting amazement at another. most crucially, flight to the moon is more than just a collection of techno tracks. in fact, to think of it in cut-out genres is to limit the scope of the album’s musical offerings. search and angélis aimed to shape a record that would defy their own notion of techno. that journey can now be heard by all.
the unstoppable my favorite robot records returns with a new single from lightbluemover featuring a collaboration with regular partner black light smoke and a remix from my favorite robot, james teej & nitin… lightbluemover is the moniker adopted by dj/producer francis harris best known for his work as adultnapper.
def jam recordings releases the long awaited and hotly anticipated method man and redman album, blackout 2 , the follow up to their platinum plus collaboration blackout !
featuring production from pete rock, rockwilda and erick sermon, blackout 2 will satisfy method man and redman fans who have followed the two from their first verse. the first singles, a-yo featuring suakrates produced by pete rock, miss international featuring erick sermon produced by buckwild and city lights featuring bun b produced by nasty kutt are method man and redman at their best.
kutmah wird anfang august sein lange erwartetes albumdebüt “the revenge of black belly button!” (oder trobbb!) via big dada veröffentlichen. mit dabei ist eine lange liste hochkarätiger gäste, darunter gonjasufi, jonwayne, natureboy flako, ta raach, jeremiah jae, zeroh, zackey force funk, n8noface, sach, akello g light und dj chris p cuts. gemeinsam erzeugen sie experimentell-medidative zen-loops, schrullig berstende beats und abstrakte raps, glasklaren punk und noise und sogar folk- und blues-inspirierte nummern.
gepriesen von flying lotus als -einer der einflussreichsten djs des beat-movements-, werden kutmahs fähigkeiten und seine vision als produzent auf “trobbb!” in den vordergrund gerückt. dabei ist das album eine äußerst sentimentale angelegenheit, die stark seine vergangenheit referenziert, aber auch der zukunft entgegenblickt.
heavyweight (180g) doppelvinyl inklusive downloadcode.
r.a.p. is an argentine duo of producers based in buenos aires conformed by maxi raffone and juan manuel pinal. hypnotic and classic, are the characteristics of his music reason why national and international djs choose to play their songs. savor music, unlock recordings, rationalism, onward recordings, hermine records, are some labels that relied on their sound.
following the success of dam001 - no comment - dennis ayler returns to his own imprint with another ep packed full of goodness. from smokey lo-fi house to abstract atmospheres, and everything in-between, this is a release not to be missed. suitable for the club or play it low when your auntie’s home.
PATTERNS OF ESCAPISM (LTD SPLATTERED 2X12 LP + MP3)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl lp UK03.02.17
this limited edition double vinyl is the first ever high focus splatter colour vinyl pressing.
side a+b is a translucent blue vinyl with, white, yellow and black splatters.
side c+d is clear vinyl with white, blue and purple splatters.
this pressing is limited to 500 copies and will never be repressed as a splatter vinyl again!
includes a download code.
tippa lee’s new album cultural ambassador will be released on stones throw, may 20, 2016. tippa lee was born and raised in kingston, jamaica. he started performing on his fathers sound system as a child, standing up on a beer bottle box to reach the mic. he made his first recordings at king tubby‘s studio at the age of 12. eventually he teamed up with rappa robert and as a duo had a number of hits including “no trouble we”, an anthemic statement against police harassment, which was a number one jamaican hit in 1988 and is still played often on jamaican radio. in more recent years he has been based in the us, performing live and releasing his own underground cds. produced by tom chasteen, dj and promoted at la’s long running dub club.
the vinyl lp includes a download code.
dfalt’s latest release brings the music back to where jason was all those years ago, twisting knobs on his beat up old roland 303. this time he steps to the plate with a host of tools including ableton, mpc1000, technics 1200s, various korg koass pads, casio sk-1, amongst many other gadgets and toys. an appreciation fort he old school masters and the mid-90s experimental and electronic beat scene, mixed with jason’s ever evolving production techniques, are what brought dfalt and his latest record to life.
the vinyl lp includes a code for free download of the full album.
limited repress without cover artwork.
the second single from francis harris debut full length, leland contains three remixes of pharoah in the morning,one of the highlight tracks on the album featuring the phenomenal vocal talents of danish singer gry who performs here in here native tongue. two entirely distinctive remixes come courtesy of labelmate black light smoke and the other is by nsi., who should need no introduction. pharoah in the morning remixes will be out on limited edition vinyl from scissor and thread soon. look for leland in february 2012.
zen-zin. will nicht der naechstbeste kuenstler sein, der sich auf einen stil festlegen lässt, sondern den moment und das gefühl der beats einfangen. das ergebnis ist ein starkes album mit zeitloser musik. the butterfly effect. deutsche beats. sudanesischer flow. universeller sound.
among the most successful and respected artists in the music community, snoop dogg built a 20-year career on hard hitting beats under themes of sex, violence and hard partying. speaking for a generation of players, pimps and hustlers, snoop brought the west coast street life into the homes of millions of people around the world. reaching an introspective point in his life, snoop visited the island of jamaica to record a roots reggae influenced album. approaching his experiences in jamaica with an open heart, snoop came face to face with the spiritual strength of the island nation. this vision of love and compassion expanded his sense of self and forever changed his life. through film and music, reincarnated tells the story of snoop doggs personal journey of re-birth and blessing. ultimately becoming snoop lion.
executive produced by major lazer, reincarnated includes appearances by reggae legend bunny wailer, dancehall superstars mavado and popcaan and rapper drake. highlights on the album include no guns, ashtrays & heartbreak and lighters up.
a gritty 90s style album for those who grew up on illmatic, midnight marauders, only built for cuban links, moment of truth, and ready to die. behind the scale shows the other side of what some are glamorizing about street life and drug trade. this is unfiltered, real shit on tape. some of the stories are inensly personal and sean second-guessed including them, but if it aint raw it aint real. behind the scale is about change, transition and growing up.
PHAROAH IN THE MORNING REMIXES (LTD VINYL + ARTWORK)
12" Vinyl D11.01.12
the second single from francis harris debut full length, leland contains three remixes of pharoah in the morning,one of the highlight tracks on the album featuring the phenomenal vocal talents of danish singer gry who performs here in here native tongue. two entirely distinctive remixes come courtesy of labelmate black light smoke and the other is by nsi.,who should need no introduction.pharoah in the morning remixes will be out on limited edition vinyl from scissor and thread soon.look for leland in february 2012.
taken from their forthcoming debut album, the spellbinding >alive in us<, darkness falls announces their next single, the melancholic and mysterious >the void<. featuring the heartwarming tones of lead singer josephine philip, who co-writes with band partner ina lindgreen, the whole album was produced by leading danish composer and recording artist anders trentemøller. as we look forward to the albums release, the catchy, up-beat yet mysterious charm of >the void< confirms that the groups stand-out sound is set for big things. to be split between both 12 inch and 7 inch, theres a whole host of special remixes to whet our appetites for the long-player, which will be released later this year. remixes come from trentemøller himself, alongside clueless, lightbluemover vs. black light smoker, and terje bakke.
with the likes of gilles, benji and mary anne already eating out of the palm of her hand, its hard to believe this tokimonstas debut ep. she has been trailblazing her boom bap come glitch addled beats around america for a few years, and recently graduated from the london red bull music academy. check!
21 dilla sampled soul & funk gems. killer vinyl selection of the best and hardest to find tracks used by the one and only james yancey aka j dilla for his donuts album, collected for the first time on double vinyl lp. essential, soulful material!
your old swords gotten edgeless already? no worries - july supply is here, extra sharp & hot as hell! featuring britney spears, kanye west, pitbull, black eyed peas, jump smokers, cosmo, lady gaga and many many more!
p.o.s. returns with never better, february 3rd on rhymesayers. it?s the follow-up to 2006?s critically acclaimed audition. most of p.o.s? new album was written in a moving car. on it, he raps at full-clip to ride rolling drums and revving distortion. there?s an urgency that he keeps in careful check, and then unleashes for spring-loaded verses that represent his best work. p.o.s built his reputation as an innovator, with an unlikely punk rock past and expressive, honest content. he re-earns the accolades with every release. his records capture his charisma-they?re driving and sincere, the dark moments counterbalanced by some giggling banter with the engineer. on never better, the new disc, he conjures get-away cars, racing chariots, the pursuit of sirens, and the occasional rueful nighttime drive.
p.o.s. himself made more than half of the beats on never better, and the production bears his unmistakable signature. the album enters a room like bombshell with a black eye-badass, noisy, impossible to ignore. feedback and relentless drum rolls are only occasionally tempered by sung choruses and clean, chiming guitar lines. some critics will be eager to categorize the album as a hybrid-some kind of crossover project. but it?s probably not. p.o.s is a rapper with range, he?s a real musician and an unstoppable performer. for him, genres are as they ever were: permeable.
produced by lack of afro aka adam gibbons, here is the new album from iowa city ambassadors of funk & soul,the diplomats of solid sound feat. the diplomettes! 10 tracks of irresistible funk & soul bombs ready to melt your heart or make you shake it on the dancefloor. as an added bonus, lack of afro put in a bit of overtime in the studio to sprinkle his magic on >hurt me so<, giving it a skanking reggae feel whilst retaining the silky smooth vocals
neue drum & bass-mix-cd aus dem hause hospital mit stücken von mampi swift, netsky, logistics, calyx and teebee, black sun empire, tc, danny byrd u.v.a.! 30 tracks inklusive vieler unveroeffentlichter stuecke, gemixed von hospitals legende tomahawk, zum hammer nice price!
GUNSLINGERS AND GREENHORNS - POKERFLAT VOL.9 (2CD)
2x cd D28.02.12
2cds for the price of 1cd! includes bonus-mix-cd by steve bug. tracks on cd1 appear unmixed. includes no less than 10 new, exclusive and unreleased tracks from ribn, ian pooley, dj f.e.x. & ron costa, nick harris, aeromaschine, stuart geddes, nico lahs, alland byallo, tom taylor & gareth whitehead, sebastien san! its the ninth installment of the poker flat label-compilation reflects the current season of very strong & club chart provensingle releases by james what, daniel dexter, adultnapper, alex flatner & lopazz, show-b, roland appel, alex niggemann and steve bug & clé