thatmanmonkz and simba have both been dropping loads of tight house releases this year. over at gamm hq we ve been admiring their music from afar but have now managed to team them up together with a solid ep of house inspired reworks. split up over 4 tracks they snap elements from hip hop (tribe quest), r&b (e. badu) and disco. it s all deep, edgy and comes with a real gritty feel...just the way we like it.
shadeleaf continue a fine and unbroken run of form with a stunning new ep from chris grant aka simba make your move opens things up with a beautifully executed, thumpin house jam, with j gordon adding an effortless vocal performance. sounds like a classic already ! susan sorandom (track title of the year ?) bumps along on a broad funkineven style groove, with killer drops and deft use of melodic hooks compete explores a more broken flex, but still shot through with that magical simba swing finally marvellous hacks up the prince of soul like never before, an absolutely deadly rewire that is the best ugly edit that never came out top drawer isht another shadeleaf sureshot !
heavily influenced by moodymann and andres, new home taping artist simba produces music that is full of soulful echoes, while still dripping in raw house music vibes. quality house music for the believers out there. nothing is too straight in the simba sound as fx drift around and subtle production touches come at you from all angles. vinyl hiss is as important as the kick drum and the overall atmosphere has that classic house music quality that can transport you instantly to another place. the black madonna was the one who drew attention to the rising talents of this young producer. so fittingly she delivers her own lost in chicago take on the original, which delights in the tracks edginess and the wonderful release of the main hooks
the boys are teaming up again! the name is lonely, but you are not lonely at all. niconé and philip bader are setting up two mad tracks for your sprawl over the dance floors in the cities and over the countryside. knowing how to use the sharp blades of selected beats and emotions, they just wanna get on top of you. so get ready for a bright summer with wandering open airs and screaming hands in the air. spoony talker give you the right mood and put their mad soulful vocals into lonely, filling the last available free space between techhouse-beats and piano-hooklines. together with mama simba you should be prepared for a wild ride through hot funky peaktimes near chilly lakes and rivers. back in the club animal trainers remix is pulling you into the flickering lights. time to feel too good to be true, cause you wont survive the summer without these tracks...
a stalwart of the uk underground & dance music scene, simbad’s music and dj skills have brought him to perform and record on all of the continents over the last decade. as a very sought after producer that still collaborates with the likes of fred p, deetron, roots manuva, lulu james, dayme arocena, mala (dmz), gilles peterson (six albums produced for gilles legendary brownswood label) to name a few, he’s been also remixing for countless other artists worldwide and has a vast array of releases on various imprints like apron, hyperdub, sofrito, bbe etc. “reconnect” remained a dubplate amongst a handful broken beat dj’s for years until simbad decided to release it on swedish brandy productions, a label that has been fairly constant in putting out timeless underground dance music since nearly two decades. remixes by the mighty boddhi sattva and concept e25 included.
simbad teams up with south african vocalist brian temba, whose previous release together come join in dropped on hi:rise back in 2011. in it’s original form take my hand is a sublime, forward-looking deep and soulful house track based around a filtering symphonic string loop, low-slung groove and heart-felt vocal. simbad has created a very london-centric vibe but with a french touch and detroit sensibilities, drawing from house heroes such as parrish and bradock, joining the dots and creating a fresh masterpiece in the process. next up we have jimpster on the remix, picking up the bpm’s slightly and loading up on his trademark deep stabs, sub-bass and spacious fx adding just enough dance-floor bump whilst leaving the vocal placed firmly at the core. on the flip side we have two smbd zulu edits which replace the more spartan groove of the original with some driving afro percussion. the first version keeps the vocal intact, the second version goes balls deep into dub territory, closing out this amazing release with an instrumental pushing the strings and hypnotic groove front and centre
esnard boisdur is one of the great voices of gwo ka – the folkloric rhythm of guadeloupe. frankie francis & simbad flip his 1991 track *soufwans* (sufferance) into a groove that combines hypnotic percussion and mournful vocals with detroit-inspired synths and a deep deep bassline. trust us this one is a monster on the dancefloor!
intrepid kiwi music-maker mara tk cooks up a soulful, free-spirited two-track ep, taniwhunk, with deeply magnetic results. here is as authentic a listen as you are likely to get all year, experimental, challenging, enriching music without polished edge or tiresome brand -building edifice. taniwhunk is 21st century maori music - music with something to say ... everything to say.
>bon tres bien< is the first 12 inch of a young french label based in toulouse and paris: bab musique. the original track by switch groov exp. sounds like an invitation to fly over the world. latin and brazilian influences with a killa jazz funk background. b side consists of a remix by simbad. this amazing french londons based producer and dj released already 3 lps and more than 200 remixes (for gonzales, bugz in the attic, julien loureau…). he offers here deep & heavy material between broken beats, techno and dub.
simbad is back.... and as usual with the man its all about soul.... this time, its d angelo who gets the simbad/gamm treatment in style. and it works wonders for sure. remember the first release from the gamm stable, well it was already d angelo makin it sweet to our dancing feet... heres the second stike...
after setting 2007 alight with his award winning debut album a mind of its own karizma returns with the upgrade everyones been waiting for: a mind of its own version 2.0! this first 12inch leads with its what i am, which originally appeared as a bonus track on the japanese version of a mind of its own. now london based future soul specialist simbad has got his hands on it and delivered a beast of a remix to smash up any set with its rolling drum groove and heavy horn stabs. the b side showcases karizma at his very best with a funky as hell groove that builds to a ridiculous climax guaranteed to have the dancefloor going crazy.
labelchef simon dunmore und defecteds first lady sam divine liefern auf 3 cds ihre prognose der definitiven clubhits der diesjährigen ibiza-saison ab. weit über 60 fantastische disco/house-tracks werden in- und übereinander gemixt, sämtliche subgenres wie soulful, tech oder deep-house integriert. mit dabei sind defected-top-artists wie purple disco machine, todd edwards, ferreck dawn, mat.joe & kid enigma und julien jabre, künstler wie alex preston und kormak des sam divine-labels dvine, sowie protagonisten wie mark broom (rekids), kelly g. (t s creates) und folamour (fhuo). die compilation zu den 12 defected-partynächten der sommersaison 2019 auf ibiza mit prominenten djs aus aller welt!
since the early 1990s, keyboard player jessica lauren has been a familiar part of london s alternative music scene. jessica s keyboard skills have augmented the live performances and studio recordings of world renowned artists such as jean carne, tom browne, dexter wansel and james mason, japan s united future organisation, and uk soul diva juliet roberts. her previous freestyle album jessica lauren four (2012) highlighted jessica s minimalist approach, something rare and refreshing in the jazz world: she instills her compositions and playing with a refined sense of space which makes her music as much about what she doesn t play as what she does.
back in print by popular demand, strut bring back the debut compilation by sofrito aka djs hugo mendez and frankie francis
- limited reissue of debut sofrito compilation lp from 2011
- mighty shadow ‘dat soca boat’ subsequently used on malibu tv ad in 2012
- includes exclusive edits of tracks by victor uwaifo and safohene djeni
- cover and package artwork by lewis heriz
for fans of:
fela kuti, orlando julius, quantic, mighty sparrow, lord kitchener, nyboma, franco, nemours jean-baptiste, analog africa, soundway, fania records, invisible city, gilles peterson
on the corner’s dj tool and eclectic favourite, versus is back for a second instalment. there are some familiar faces occupying this tasty wax and some new comers pushing the needle further-out on the corner. as 2015’s versus sold-out we d already acquired some fresh production talents and sent stems over to new and old friends alike. get your atlases out as we criss-cross the globe introducing you to artists from afar-afield as nairobi, manchester, pune, iringa, detroit, and south london.
collection of recordings from one of tanzania’s most revered but short-lived bands of the 1970s, sunburst. covering their entire output from 1973 to 1976, this first retrospective features music from their 45 rpm singles on moto moto and tfc label, as well as their sole album, “ave africa”, and an unreleased radio session recorded in tanzania in 1973.
this release comprises of the double vinyl and a copy of the cd version, which contains extra tracks.
ekmantel happily presents esa williams’s debut ep aweh on the label. with his discography growing steadily over the past couple of years, the south african artist constantly breathes new energy into his music by magnificently incorporating global influences in his work. his dekmantel records debut and three-tracked aweh is no exception, and includes his promising hit track ‘blast’
i would like to thank my buddy nyak feat mark hand for his sensual remix of human being on a1 and soulphiction for the tripped out journey of always isnt only on a2. while you are here, check out soul clap s floor wrecking interpretation of moonchild on b1, especially when that bassline comes in. and finally give a round of applause to simba for his deep grooving remix on b2. thanks and see you again soon!
for the next volume of the long running turntables on the hudson series, we head down south to brazil to get a little dancefloor sunshine to warm up these cold winter months. the turntables on ipanema ep features four tracks on a 12inch from the digital compilation which will be dropping the same day on wonderwheel recordings. first up, brazil s dj g gives us samba da terra, a deep, jazzy brazilian house/samba fusion joint sure to get all the dancers on the floor. next, the ever prolific simbad comes through with the brand new detroit de janiero, a bangin track equally inspired by early motor city techno as the drum rhythms of brazil. on the flip side, nickodemus and simbad collaborate on berimboom another deep electronic house joint with an infectious bassline that percussively floats into rio. rounding up the ep, wonderwheel mainstay zeb comes with the slo-mo spacey dub house vibes of space forest.
despite the renewed interest in music from kenyas past, finding these tracks and their rights holders hasnt become any easier. only a handful of music archives around the world harbour collections of kenyan music, and just a few private collectors in kenya and abroad have been sharing catalogue info online or privately. one of the problems with east african music of this era is that much of it was originally released only on 45 rpm, seven-inch vinyl singles, many of which were only ever produced in tiny runs of a few hundred. 45s with their thin, paper sleeves do not age as well as lps and are often far more susceptible to the elements
SHERWOOD AT THE CONTROLS VOL.2: 1985-1990 (2X12 INCH LP+MP3)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK23.06.16
sherwood at the controls vol.2: 1985-1990 liefert 16 von sherwood produzierte oder remixte tracks zwischen electro, industrial, noise, hiphop, afrobeat und dub aus der zeitphase zwischen 1984 bis 1990. klassiker und raritäten, cd-erstveröffentlichungen und fünf(!) komplett unveröffentlichte tracks von lee perry, dub syndicate, bim sherman und african head charge. dazu ausführliche linernotes mit den entstechungsgeschichten der einzelnen tracks, archivfotos, lavelscans, uvm. alle formate unmixed.
following the release of the -eleccio- mix cd in 2014, especial has continued on it s path to develop and push a club sound that is slightly more leftfield than the on-going boompty house rehash, the mutation of nu-disco in to something a bit more proggy, trancey and the never ending thud-drug-chug of the 110 bpm ableton-for-beginners brigade, by offering a mixture of musically psychedelic, twisted, dubbed-out, proto-obsessed club eps.
loaded comp of dj gear and smoker interludes. le sampler des copains (litteraly, the friends sampler, in french) is a 10 tracks, 2xlp bundle, showcasing both established and upcoming talents who currently gravitate around the faces records family.
here & now recordings are proud to present the companion release to ambient jazz ensembles debut album in the shape of *suite shop reworks : electronica, deep house & disco* - a 15 track collection of upbeat, dancefloor and electronic versions of the chilled orchestral originals.
dj support gilles peterson, rob da bank (bestival / bbc radio 1), osunlade, ashley beedle (x-press 2), bill brewster, quinton scott (strut records), severino panzetta (horse meat disco), chris coco, nemone (bbc 6 music), dk (solid steel, ninja tune)
on their 2013 debut album voyage, l.a. duo de lux introduced their singular sound, a fusion of post-punk, disco, funk and synth wizardry. fun though voyage was, described by the guardian as -intricate, witty, inventive, dazzling and by dj mag as fresh, immediate, for their follow-up, de lux felt compelled to add an element of social commentary to the mix.
after an excursion in initiating their new subsidiary city fly records ltd to release new, interesting projects - in which they presented a super exclusive in the form of a beautifully packaged limited edition clear 10 inch by uglyink aka drum machine deviants and aural aestheticians ugly drums and inkswel - city fly are back in familiar territory with some house flavour on the hallowed 12 inch format.
this twelve-inch is the first in triple that will make up the vinyl version of mr raoul ks album still living in slavery - his first album on his own label. the second twelve-inch will be release in a picture sleeve that will be able to hold all three records.
first remix was done by mr raoul k who is well known for his productions that mixes original african instruments with techno and deep house. his releases spreaded his unique sound over the world with great acclaim from gilles peterson, joe claussel and many other djs. his 12 min epic rework is full of psychedelic elements, hypnotic grooves and african percussions. gilles peterson already supported this one on his worldwide show.
supported by eric duncan, red axes, bottin, tensnake, massimiliano pagliara, sean johnston, dj rocca, dj zak, fabrizio mammarella, johnwaynes, discodromo, dirty channels, makossa, tim paris, balearic gabba sound system
mala returns, donning his cuban hat once again, this time at the helm with friend and collaborator simbad. reworking the single noches suenos from his acclaimed mala in cuba album, mala takes a step southwards towards croydon and his dubstep roots, going deeper and more mystik in style, while keeping those lucid, dream like jazz vocals provided by havanas danay suarez.
*magdalena* ist die zweite single aus dem *look around the corner* album von quantic und alice russell mit der combo barbaro. diese zweite single-auskopplung vereint einen unwiderstehlichen soulful stampfenden groove mit lebendigen folkloreeinflüssen und einem singalong gefühl. der titeltrack ist eine fundgrube von remixen und exclusives. behling & simpson bringen ein deep disco house reworking von *magdalena*, hint & anchorsong kommen mehr cutting-edge um die ecke, und simbad mixt den hit *look around the corner* mit gospel vocals und einem acid club flava in zwei versionen, außerdem gibt es *magdalena* noch als extended version und in der acoustic version. dem vinyl liegt eine cd mit 10 verschiedenen versionen und remixen bei.
for over a decade, ray lugo has crisscrossed the globe bringing his punky afro grooves to countless audiences as leader and singer of new york powerhouse kokolo, a mainstay on the global music scene through their extensive discography and consistent touring.
in 2012, the ever-prolific lugo debuts his first solo album, >we walk around like this<, welcoming the sounds of bahia, lagos, kingston, san juan, and harlem all under one umbrella and echoing lugos eclectic tastes. the bahia love ep gives us a tasty preview of what the album holds in store, with two tracks destined for replay on your system.
producer and singer cooly g returns after a lengthy release hiatus with a new single for hyperdub that is a taste of her seriously good forthcoming debut album >playing me<, due early next year.
these two tracks are especially chosen for their dancefloor power and suitability, but showcase how her singular style has developed into something truly special.
spezial 2x12inch pack ... argentina electrónico meets elektronik germany. lebensfreude records berlin meets depto rec. cordoba. 15 producers from germany and argentina. 7 tracks made by seven couples of one argentinian and one german producer. one electronic music across continents ? or not?,) up to you to decide. enjoy! (and play if you like).
argentina electrónico meets elektronik germany. lebensfreude records berlin meets depto rec. cordoba. 15 producers from germany and argentina. 7 tracks made by seven couples of one argentinian and one german producer. one electronic music across continents ? or not?,) up to you to decide. enjoy! (and play if you like).