sparrow s visit of jamaica, “the isle of springs”, during the month of june 1963, has left him with very pleasant and joyful reminiscences of the love, warmth and hospitality of its people. well! and it s from there it all started, for like oliver twist, sparrow continued, where ever he went to ask for more, and, obviously when the drinks are in, the wits are out. you are therefore left to deduce whatever you may during his presentation of this contribution. “i ll be around” (bossa-nova) is a warning to one of his lovers of her promiscuous traits towards him and the retribution she would eventually suffer for so doing. theses two calypso songs were recorded with the famous bert inniss national recording orchestra. this single 7” is absolutely impossible to find and will warm any dances in the world.
slinger francisco, better known as the mighty sparrow, has a career that spans over 40 years and counting. he has entertained audiences across the globe and earned his rightful place as king of the calypso world by defeating every other competitor/pretender to his throne. i ve got you under my skin is a song written by cole porter in 1936. this song was performed by so many american singers, such as frank sinatra, shirley bassey, ella fitzgerald, dinah washington, the ravens, frankie valli and the four seasons. recorded at trinidad hilton hotel, sparrows version became a classic for calypso music lovers all over the world.
following almost two years of driving bass music promotion, in the form of compilation albums, free download round-ups, reviews, guest mixes & mix series cds, the time has come to transcend from what first began as an online blog into our very own music label. after working with renowned artists such as el-b, quest, bunzer0 and phaeleh, as well as fellow promotional platforms fatkidonfire & deeper vibrations - the albion community has developed and grown to become recognised across the board of the bass music spectrum. this extension of our brand will help in pushing this music even more, enabling us to curate a fundamentally diverse sound beside the culture that we so passionately enjoy. the launch of albion collective recordings is to be set in motion with in pieces, a collaborative down-tempo effort conceived between vaun and jafu which is radiant in textural soundscapes. this particular piece has been doing the rounds as a clip on deeper vibrations youtube channel since 2013, inducing longing excitement for the song to finally surface.
once a tectonic mainstay, jack sparrow was last seen on a 12″,,, release with afraid of me for mala’s deep medi musik back in 2012. almost 30 releases on from that, deep medi coax the leeds-based artist back into the limelight with the three-track exercise in bassweight pressure hold & pull. there’s a thrilling moodiness to the title track, huge waves of sub bass adding a sense of unease to the rippling kicks and dread-infused vocal samples. “pula riddim” is a deep dub science ode to outlook festival, superb stepper vibes on this one, whilst “where am i” finds sparrow veering off into darkside, cinematic territory.
red004 is finally here and its a absolute stomper of a release and one we are very proud to get out there! ruckspin is a well respected musician within the dubstep scene and has had plenty of releases on a plethora of quality labels. we here feel this release encapsulates his own sound fully!
new moon recordings is an independent label with intent to promote new talented producers. the label crosses a range of underground genres to create an infusion of deep dubstep, dub techno, idm and drum & bass. the private universe ep by an upcoming polish producer think includes two tracks influenced by dubtech sounds featuring beautiful vocals by novika. on the flip you can find a soulful remix by jack sparrow. dj support from ruckspin, jack sparrow, bunzero, hxdb, indigo, hatti vatti and many more. limited to 300 pcs.
a portrait with firewood is felix’s most personal body of work to date, the product of an emotionally turbulent 2017, capturing the range of feelings and emotions he went through in vivid sonic beauty. by putting aside his previous sampladelic approach he returned to his childhood instrument of the piano as a core starting point.
GAME OF THRONES - SEASON 5 O.S.T.(LTD SILVER 180G 2X12 LP)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl lp UK24.11.17
in game of thrones season 5, nine noble families fight for control of the mythical land of westeros. political and sexual intrigue is pervasive. all the while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. amidst the war and political confusion, a neglected military order of misfits, the night’s watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.
game of thrones has always featured excellent music. the opening theme is practically iconic at this point, having been played and covered so many times. composer ramin djawadi’s heavy, atmospheric tunes have always helped set the mood, no matter what tone the show is going for at any given time.
limited first pressing of 2500 numbered copies on silver coloured 180 gram vinyl.
luvjam went awash into the phantasea waters with his trusted friends melba and sentosa. at an infinite horizon they were met by an almighty swoop from their trusted sparrowhawk helvyn. helvyn guided them to the oceans edge, where they bobbed together at the thought of their future dreams. with a special thanks to a devine inspiration & ysju.
YOU NEED THIS: A JOURNEY INTO DEEP JAZZ VOL. 2 (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl lp D27.02.17
beflügelt vom großen erfolg der ersten zusammenstellung hat es sich der dj, jazz-maestro, obsessive plattensammler und if-labelchef jean-claude thompson nicht nehmen lassen, zu einer zweiten reise in tiefe jazzlandschaften einzutauchen. sein dreifach-vinyl ist gedacht für alte hasen und junge dancefloor-hüpfer, arrivierte auskenner und neugierige novizen. denn: kaum jemanden dürften die obskuren, seelenvollen und natürlich längst nicht mehr regulär erhältlichen stücke bekannt sein, die thompson aus welchen plattenkisten auch immer ans tageslicht geholt hat. dabei sind es gar nicht einmal sonderlich viele, zeichnen sich die meisten der insgesamt neun tracks doch durch eine laufzeit von zehn bis zwölf minuten aus, “latin black funk” von sparrow währt sogar 20 minuten. der spirit lebt!
der film der zweifachen oscar-preisträgerin barbara kopple begleitet die dynamische frontfrau bei ihrem kampf gegen den krebs im jahr 2013 und auf ihrer triumphalen rückkehr auf die bühne mit dem release von “give the people what they want”. der soundtrack besteht aus klassikern von sharon jones & the dap-kings: von frühen singles auf daptone bis zu songs vom album “give the people what they want” von 2014. der song “i’m still here” ist exklusiv auf dem album zu hören. so wie der film gewährt auch der soundtrack einen intimen und ehrlichen einblick in das leben einer frau, die sich weigert, auf ihre kämpfe reduziert zu werden. kurz: dieses album ist die perfekte ergänzung zu einem wirklich außergewöhnlichen film!
four up-and-coming artists appear on shag edits volume 2 which is kick-started by rebels *you somebodies*, a bassy piece of looping filter house meant for peak time play. newcomer riri throws down jazzy horns, marching snares and acoustic rimshots in a slow moving *get it on*, while chockys *i like* features cut vocals caught between interchanging melodies of pulsating rhythms. jamie trench, responsible for the labels first ep, delivers sexy vocals in *locks, frocks & 2 floating sparrows*, a laid back disco joint with the same summery vibe as barmy miami night.
strut present a brand new retrospective of one of the caribbean’s most towering musical figures, mighty sparrow, covering 1962 to 1974. during a career of over 40 years, sparrow has been an unmatchable figure in the world of calypso and a constant backdrop to caribbean life, recording over 300 albums and winning eleven calypso monarch and eight road march titles at the annual trinidad carnival during one of the most competitive times in its history.
an artist known for his endless creativity and touring stamina, mike gordon took 2007 off from touring and dedicated his time to writing his new album, the green sparrow. the end result is an eclectic record boasting the former phish bassists skillful assimilation of free form rock & roll, calypso, pop and funk that also showcases an unexpected side to his songwriting. the green sparrow features gordons wide range of influences on a winning 10 track album that reminds us that he is one of the most imaginative and mold breaking artists in music today. recorded at mikes home studio in vermont and mixed at the barn (his former bands studio and art space) the green sparrow features guest appearances from gordons phish band mates trey anastasio and page mcconnell, bill kreutzmann (grateful dead), chuck leavell (rolling stones), ivan neville and horn players from antibalas
as the first asian-american solo rapper to perform at lollapalooza and coachella, and to release a greatest hits record, lyrics born has broken through countless barriers to cement his illustrious career. now, on september 14th, on the cusp of acting appearances in acclaimed films as sorry to bother you, and the upcoming always be my maybe, he will be the first asian-american solo rapper to release a 10th album a record of funk and soul woven into classic, boom-bap hip hop called quite a life via mobile home recordings.
die in seattle geborene camea gehört spaetestens seit ihrer city watch over me ep zu den aufstrebenden künstlern von bpitch control. nach ihrem dub-electronica-beitrag love on the balcony fuer die where the wind blows-compilation untermauerte die letztjaehrige neverwhere ep eindrucksvoll ihr gespuer für raumfuellende grooves und formvollendete melodien. nun erscheinen mit der remix edition von neverwhere vier neuinterpretationen, die allesamt neue facetten aufzeigen.
following the success of the first installment of west indies funk, trans air records of san juan, puerto rico is proud to present a second volume of rare, vintage funk straight out of the caribbean. tip!this entry unearths more inspired cuts from artists such as the troubadours, steel image, the cassanovas,blue rhythm combo and kenny & the beach boys. they may not be household names, but their caribbean-flavored covers of songs by james brown (the big payback), sly & the family stone (sing a simple song), charles wright (express yourself) and young holt unlimitied (soulful strut) are instantly memorable versions in their own right and are sure to stay in rotation all summer long.
continues the lucky sales serie firmed by ego music. all their new tracks on special eps. this time new mason ft dmc & sam sparrow, angie be, ruini con mora e marchesini ft denis j axl, bt. all of them released on cdmaxi and now on vinyl for collectors & very special djs!
jack your body and feel at ease – the fifth edition of the im starting to feel okay compilation serial by the japanese label endless flight is ready to lift your legs and most notably your emotions. a string of house trips handpicked by toshiya kawasaki, the soul behind such labels like mule musiq, mule electronic, and the endless flight imprint. as a classic label head honcho the man from tokyo understands himself as a human membrane that scans music under the guidance of its own personal aesthetic taste. with various releases he already given lots of proof about his stylistically condifence. also the twelve tracks he choosen now do not to latch on an ordinary formular of deepness. they stand against time and groove with musicality. they all hand out expressions of house music that groove heartfelt and want more then just to be a quick thrill for the dancing creatures of the night. music that unites nerds and party people, that is made equally for silent aficionados and wild hedonists. house that grabs you by the neck and takes you away to an endless flight with multiple destinations
rough trade shops annual report on the music that passed over the shops counters during 2011 has arrived in the form of a double cd, comprising of 42 tracks and full colour sleevenotes entitled rough trade shops:counter culture 11. the tracks chosen were either a favourite with our customers, a big seller on the shop floor or a recommendation by a member of the rough trade staff.the top ten of the rough trade shops annual chart features heavily as you would expect and this year we have tracks from josh t. pearson, kurt vile, nicolas jaar, zomby, veronica falls, john maus, white hills and the head and the heart from that list, giving you an idea of the diverse range of styles present.the collection begins with a set of ten beautifully crafted works from pearson, vile and the head and the heart alongside mara carlyle, lanterns on the lake, the decemberists, drive-by truckers, king creosote & jon hopkins, richmond fontaine and still corners.
george evelyn aka dj e.a.s.e/nightmares on wax has long been a member of the warp records family. his music was some of the first released on the highly regarded, pioneering electronic label home to artists such as lfo, jamie lidell, autechre and aphex twin. back in 1988 he released his debut album on warp and has built up a massive global following of loyal fans and connoisseurs of good music alike. after releasing his fifth studio album e.a.s.e. in 2007, george fulfilled his lifelong dream of starting a record label and wax on records was born. in tandem to recording further solo material he has built a brand around his own label with artists such as marcel, guts, negghead, gelka, hungryghost, the deadbeats and the planty herbs recording for the imprint