Believe New Releases w/c 21/07/2014

July, 21st 2014 11:02


fyfeArtist: Fyfe  

Release: For You
Label: Believe Recordings 
Genre: Alternative  

“Paul Dixon might be a name familiar to some…but none [are] finer than this new project, Fyfe” NME¬†
“Grandiose…erupts into a warm, forceful patter and swelling horns like the onset of a tropical rainstorm” Pitchfork
“Fyfe is rapidly blossoming into something quite special…off-kilter pop music with a bittersweet heart” Clash
“Tugs at the heartstrings before becoming more rhythmic and symphonic…[Fyfe] is still proving hard to categorise” Guardian
“All of a sudden, London has become a hotbed for additive, glitchy R&B…our favourite purveyor happens to be Fyfe” Nylon

Fyfe will release a new single, the beautiful ‘For You’, on July 21: which has already been Zane Lowe’s Next Hype on Radio 1, gone Top 3 on Hype Machine, and seen Fyfe sign a record deal with Believe Recordings. This follows a breakout year for 24-year-old Paul Dixon, with tracks like ‘Solace’ and ‘Conversations’ picking up over one million plays on Soundcloud, a hat trick of Top 10s on Hype Machine, and additional support across Radio 1, 6Music and XFM.¬†
Having supported the likes of London Grammar, Foxes and Cloud Control in between recording his self-produced debut album Рwhich he is currently putting the finishing touches to РFyfe returns to the live arena with shows at Great Escape and Dot To Dot festivals this month. 
A confident and idiosyncratic return, ‘For You’ is a maze of pianos, double-time hip-hop beats and Fyfe’s near-falsetto croon. About two thirds of the way through, the song is suddenly interrupted by a playfully epic saxophone solo, a testament to the symphonic, occasionally-classical textures that persist through Dixon’s work, and his continual willingness to take risks. “I just thought it would sound bloody great! There’s a lyrical emotiveness to Jazz which doesn’t require vocals or lyrics. It’s a guy called David Turay from The Hics on sax, and to me that solo says so much about the euphoric nature of love.”

‘For You’ is a thrilling step-up in the musical evolution of Fyfe. A prodigal young talent, his childhood was spent learning the violin, piano, trumpet and playing in youth orchestras. Having gotten his hands on his brother’s Logic set-up, Dixon shifted from classical compositions to writing his own songs under the alias of David’s Lyre whilst studying Economics at University. Suddenly the two worlds were colliding and something had to give: halfway through his course he dropped out and signed to Mercury Records (“There was a period where I was in an exam and I just wasn’t able to focus”).¬†
Focus is a massive buzzword in the world of Fyfe. It’s what made the fallout from the end of David’s Lyre and the parting of ways with Mercury easier to handle (“the majors are publicly listed companies, and as much as anyone in that building is a music fan, it boils down to profit. I knew this when signing, but not to the extent upon which time and momentum is so critical within these institutions”). The idea of Fyfe, then, was conceived as an expression of freedom and simplicity in the short months after David’s Lyre. Without a manager, label or publicist, Dixon emailed the appropriately-isolated sounds of ‘Solace’ alongside a picture of the back of his head (and no other information) to a handful of music sites. It was to become one of the biggest blog hits of 2013, with the likes of Childish Gambino coming forward as fans (“I wanted to capture the feel of those Lauryn Hill or Neptunes productions I loved growing up,” says Dixon. “It’s beats-y, but also very much vocal-focused”).¬†

Older, wiser, but still just 24, Fyfe is a journey in self-discovery from an artist who has picked himself back up and come back stronger. What started life as a project about reasserting control has blossomed into the intimate, personal romanticism of tracks like ‘For You’. This is pop, but pop with a working brain and a beating heart.

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logisticsArtist: Logistics

Release: Polyphony
Label:  Hospital Records 
Genre: Dance РBreakbeat / Drum & Bass РJungle 

His first release since 2012′s ‘Fear Not’, the man behind some of d&b’s biggest anthems returns with his brand new LP, having spent the last 2 years collaborating with big brother Dan Nu:Tone on the Nu:Logic project. A return to the classic Hospital sound which Logistics has helped shape; uplifting piano chords, euphoric basslines & sublime vocal chops abound, alongside acoustic guitars and luscious strings. Collaborators include Hugh Hardie, Maduk, Sonic, Nu:Tone & vocalist Lifford.

 

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hyperborea 1Artist: Flamingods
Release: Hyperborea 
Label: Shape Records  
Genre: Alternative  

Flamingods announce the release of their second album ‚ÄėHyperborea‚Äô.¬†

Hyperborea will be released through Shape Records on the 21st of July. 

The album was written after new Visa laws forced founding member Kamal out of the UK. The album deals with themes of identity, belonging and alienation whilst also day dreaming of leaving to foreign far away lands such as the mythical island of Hyperborea. The album was made with none of the band members in the same room, sending audio files back and forth across the internet.’ 

‚ÄúKamal from Flamingods got in touch with my band, Islet a few years back to ask if they could support us. We listened to their music & all loved it so asked them to play with us in London, we all loved them even more after watching them play! I‚Äôm delighted we‚Äôre releasing them on Shape‚ÄĚ Mark from Shape on releasing Flamingods.

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la troya ibiza 1Artist: Various Artists

Release: La Troya Ibiza 
Label: DJ Center 
Genre: Dance 

Born under cloudless California sky and bled into leftover tape, Wunder Wunder is the rolling amnesia of a Los Angeles summer, the deathless West Coast, and drinking in the dreams of its young. The debut creation of Melbourne producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant, Everything Infinite is an album that captures lost moments spent in the pair’s adopted city of LA and a unique exploration of their unspent ideas.

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Andreas Moe // Ocean EP OUT NOW!

July, 16th 2014 15:04

 

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One of Believe Recordings latest signings Andreas Moe releases his 3rd EP entitled ‘Ocean’.

The up beat track features Andreas’ powerful and raw vocal range against acoustic melodies and kick back drum beats co produced with Peter Miles.

The sought after writer, producer and singer, first burst onto the scene as the feature vocalist on Avicii‚Äôs international hit ‚ÄúFade Into Darkness‚ÄĚ and has since written and will be featured on songs by Tiesto in June and Hardwell and Tiesto in October.¬†

As an artist in his own right, he prefers a more laid back acoustic guitar sound, perfectly demonstrated by Ocean. 

A unique talent, Ocean, is a follow up track from the success of This Year released in Sweden in 2013, which received over 2 million streams on Spotify.

Andreas Moe says, “Ocean is a simple song about the power of love. When the right person loves you at the right time and in the right way, they can turn that “river” inside of you into an “Ocean”. I co-wrote and co-produced the song and I’m so happy to be able to release it as my next single‚ÄĚ

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Ocean Beach Ibiza: The Debut

July, 15th 2014 14:40

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Ocean Beach launches its first album with arguably the greatest house DJ in the world being released on the legendary label ‘Seamless Recordings’.

Located directly on the S’Arenal waterfront in San Antonio, lies one of the most luxurious venues on the island, Ocean beach Ibiza. Encapsulating the ultimate beach club experience, Ocean is dedicated to creating a unique and lavish lifestyle experience for those looking for an ideal daytime destination to relax or party underneath the Mediterranean sun.

With resident Tom Crane turning in a mix that best encapsulates the musical flavour of the brand and Kenny Dope, as guest, giving us a masterclass in house with a uniquely soulful slant as you would expect. 

Kenny Dope delivers a mix of 20 tracks with a number of his own tracks, some unreleased material, a truly unique mix and will no doubt be a contender for one of the best Ibiza albums of 2014.

 

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Believe New Releases w/c 14/07/2014

July, 14th 2014 17:29

ocean beach clubArtist: Kenny Dope, Tom Crane  
Release: Ocean Beach Ibiza The Debut 
Label: Seamless Recordings 
Genre: Dance 

Ocean Beach launches its first album with arguably the greatest house DJ in the world. 

With resident Tom Crane turning in a mix that best encapsulates the musical flavour of the brand and Kenny Dope, as guest, giving us a masterclass in house with a uniquely soulful slant as you would expect. 

Kenny Dope delivers a mix of 20 tracks with a number of his own tracks, some unreleased material, a truly unique mix and will no doubt be a contender for one of the best Ibiza albums of 2014.

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andreas moeArtist: Andreas Moe 
Release: Oceans EP
Label:  Believe Recordings 
Genre: Pop

“Poised to have an incredibly successful future, Andreas Moe‚Äôs talented songwriting, producing and vocals never cease to amaze”¬†
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“Whatever label you’d like to stick on it, Moe simply makes enchanting, emotionally honest music that is positioned right on the intersection of happiness and heartbreak”¬†
ARJAN WRITES

“Andreas Moe is a discovery your playlist and auditory system will thank you for.”¬†
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Fresh from recording his debut album, Swedish singer songwriter, Andreas Moe, is set to release his first single Ocean on 14 July. 

The up beat track features Andreas’ powerful and raw vocal range against acoustic melodies and kick back drum beats co produced with Peter Miles.

The sought after writer, producer and singer, first burst onto the scene as the feature vocalist on Avicii‚Äôs international hit ‚ÄúFade Into Darkness‚ÄĚ and has since written and will be featured on songs by Tiesto in June and Hardwell and Tiesto in October.¬†

As an artist in his own right, he prefers a more laid back acoustic guitar sound, perfectly demonstrated by Ocean. 

A unique talent, Ocean, is a follow up track from the success of This Year released in Sweden in 2013, which received over 2 million streams on Spotify.

Andreas Moe says, “Ocean is a simple song about the power of love. When the right person loves you at the right time and in the right way, they can turn that “river” inside of you into an “Ocean”. I co-wrote and co-produced the song and I’m so happy to be able to release it as my next single‚ÄĚ

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total edm banterArtist: Various Artists 
Release: Total EDM Volume 2
Label: Total Records 
Genre: Dance

Continuing with the latest smash hit EDM series, Total EDM.

This time round features another all-star track list from artists such as The Brig, Kick The Habit, Dubsidia, Ferris, Kill Rex and many more! We put together the best of bass music, so you don’t have to!

Available now in a bargain package, don’t miss out on your chance to bag a collection of some of the years biggest bass music hits.

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wunder wunderArtist: Wunder Wunder
Release: Everything Infinite 
Label: Dovecote 
Genre: Pop

Born under cloudless California sky and bled into leftover tape, Wunder Wunder is the rolling amnesia of a Los Angeles summer, the deathless West Coast, and drinking in the dreams of its young. The debut creation of Melbourne producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant, Everything Infinite is an album that captures lost moments spent in the pair’s adopted city of LA and a unique exploration of their unspent ideas.

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Believe New Releases w/c 07/07/2014

July, 7th 2014 13:53


anushka

Artist: Anushka 
Release: Broken Circuit
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Dance Р Beats & freaks

Debut album on Brownswood by Brighton duo bottling a concoction of jazz-inflected heady dance floor thrills and summer vibes. Big support from BBC R1 and Gorgon City (Black Butter).

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blocks & EscherArtist: Blocks, Esher
Release: Moods/Razors
Label:  Metalheadz
Genre: : Dance РBreakbeat / Drum & Bass РJungle

‘Blocks and Escher give us their debut single for Metalheadz, hot on the heels of the pair’s contribution to the Platinum Breakz 4 album which was called ‘Madness’. This release is the archetypical Headz sound. Blocks and Escher have an uncanny ability to capture the golden age aesthetic whilst moving head first toward the future.

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sidney charlesArtist: Sidney Charles

Release: Going Down
Label: Moda Black 
Genre: Dance РHouse

Sidney Charles, a name that‚Äôs been on the tip of everyone‚Äôs tongue of late, drops a stellar three-track EP via Jaymo & Andy George‚Äôs Moda Black imprint this July, entitled ‚ÄėGoing Down‚Äô.

Title cut ‚ÄėGoing Down‚Äô opens things up, seeing Charles offer up his signature dance floor focused style with classic, heavily swung house rhythms, a raw bumpy bass hook, retro string stabs and a wandering, rugged synth lined, resulting in a quintessential house cut which oozes charm.

Following is ‚ÄėWarehouse Anthem‚Äô which as the name would suggest tips the focus over to a dark and brooding vibe, Sidney employs boomy, reverberated drum sounds with bubbling atmospherics, menacing synth sounds and hypnotizing acidic tinges, again creating something understated and packing a punch.

Then last up to round off the package we have ‚ÄėHurricane‚Äô, a brilliant closing piece which veers the aesthetic over to a more organic feel with natural percussive elements and rounded sub-bass tones, while an amalgamation of spoken-word vocal lines and crowd recordings generate a profound depth tucked away in the background of the composition.

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summer workoutArtist:¬†D’Mixmasters

Release: 50 Summer Top Hits Workout
Label: Megatraxx
Genre: Dance 

First volume of a 4 must have series. 50 tracks for running and jogging at low price! The strongest hits for your ideal training!

Energy4fitness presents a new series of 4 ‚Äúmust have‚ÄĚ compilations dedicated to trainers and athletes. Selected for Running & Jogging sessions they will give fitness lovers the energy and power they always search for their special training moments.
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Believe New Releases w/c 30/06/2014

June, 30th 2014 11:05

2 bearsArtist: The 2 Bears 
Release: Angel (Touch Me)
Label: Southern Fried   
Genre: Dance

The 2 Bears return from the woods with a bumping piano house banger Angel (Touch Me), the lead single from their forthcoming album The Night Is Young. With the original already getting much airplay the Bears have drafted in Jakwob and Mele on remix duties, whilst also giving us another outstanding version by themselves…

 

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Artist: Brontbrontideide 
Release: Artery
Label: Holy Roar/Pink Mist  
Genre: Alternative 

‘Artery’ displays a classy, concise vibrancy. Kaleidoscopic in it’s evolution of sound for the band and in terms of new influences, shards of R’n’B and electronica are now beginning to show through, without ever deviating drastically away from their trademark math/instrumental rock sound.¬†

Brontide have streamlined themselves, slowly but surely, into an entity that is not just entirely unique, but something truly great to be cherished by both the band and music fans worldwide.

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parakeetArtist: Parakeet

Release: Pink Noise 
Label: Marshall Teller Records 
Genre: Alternative 

Parakeet formed in 2011 and are fronted by Mariko Doi (YUCK) and James Llewellyn Thomas (The History of Apple Pie). They self released their Tomorrow 7″ in early 2012, their Shonen Hearts EP came after which led to a European tour with DIIV and support slots with the likes of Wavves and The Walkmen. After releasing a special compilation exclusive to Japan on the esteemed PVine label in 2013, accompanied by a tour including a sellout show at Tokyo’s ONest, Parakeet now release the Pink Noise EP via Marshall Teller Records this June to already huge critical acclaim.

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kneeArtist: Okain, Cuartero

Release: Cameleon
Label: Knee Deep In Sound 
Genre: Dance 

Hot Since 82 really can do no wrong. Off the back of last year’s hugely successful LP ‘Little Black Book’, the thought¬≠provoking video for his gorgeous track ‘The End’ and his appearance on the April issue Mixmag cover, Leeds¬≠born producer and man of the moment Daley Padley last month announced his new label, ‘Knee Deep In Sound’.¬†

One release in, and it’s so far so good. His single ‘Don’t Touch The Alarm’ was named Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune (Hot Since 82′s second this year already!) and was received with high acclaim by DJs, the media and ravers alike. Now it’s time to test his metal as an A&R!¬†

So first up to the plate is Okain & Cuartero, a collaboration that sees two of the underground’s hottest producers bang heads, beautifully connecting Paris and Malaga! ‘Cameleon’ is a jackathon of frenetic high¬≠hats, surreal synths and futuristic basslines all scrupulously held together by a monolithic undertone.¬†

“As soon as they boys sent me ‘Cameleon’ I had to have it. It’s a crazy tune, I’ve been playing it out loads and it’ll always be a special track for me as the first record I signed to Knee Deep!”¬†

Remixes come from Daley himself, who turns in some of his finest work to date. You can tell Yorkshireman’s been reveling the 5 ¬≠hour minimum DJ sets; this is straight up 4am journey business! And as if that was enough, Paul Ritch delivers a Carl Craig¬≠esq rework fit for a King. Think Amnesia Terrace at 9am!¬†

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Glastonbury 2014!

June, 25th 2014 14:51

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Off to Glastonbury? Make sure you check out some of the acts from the labels we represent. We have put together a playlist of must see acts, from Kidnap Kid (Black Butter Records) to Toumani Diabate (World Circuit) there is something for everybody!

For the full listing, stage locations and set times click here.

 

Believe New Releases w/c 23/06/2014

June, 23rd 2014 12:27

RL grimesArtist: RL Grime, What So Not 
Release: Tell Me 
Label: Future Classic  
Genre: Dance РBreak & Beats 

Freshly signed to Future Classic this is the monster summer collaborative single from electronic giants What So Not (Flume + Emoh Instead) and RL Grime. What So Not who are currently touring the USA with Skrillex and Dillon Francis on the Mothership Tour with 42 dates across North America. International star Flume combines with fellow Sydeny-producer Emoh Instead and RL Grime – the American producer of hip hop, trap and bass music, and member of the Los Angeles Electronic music collective WeDidIt.

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hook and twinArtist:Hook & The Twin 

Release: Animals EP 
Label: Dancing Coins 
Genre: Dance 

Following the success of their epic debut album Never Ever Ever, Hook & The Twin are set to add one final extra chapter Рa four-track remix EP Animals, released on 23rd June 2014 through Cold Specks’ Dancing Coins imprint. Animals is the band’s fourth single from the album, and along with a brace of inventive remixes from favourite producers The Cyclist and Cora Novoa Рas well as the band’s own remix of former single and album highlight We’re So Light Рthe release signals the duo’s firm shift towards the dancefloor, without sacrificing any of their instinctive pop sensibility.

Hook & The Twin are very proud to be featuring two of their favourite new producers on the new EP. Irish-born producer The Cyclist‚Äôs fuzzy tape throb psychedelia is very much influenced by Boards of Canada and early Warp artists, an ‚Äėattempt to get to a time in electronic music, where everything‚Äôs warmer‚Äô in his own words. With debut album Bones In Motion released on Flying Lotus‚Äô Brainfeeder offshoot Leaving Records/Stones Throw, and a second in the pipeline, his music as The Cyclist and alias Buz Ludzha has recently garnered rave reviews in Pitchfork, XLR8R, FACT, and Resident Advisor.

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makoArtist: Mako

Release: The Truthseekers 
Label: Metalheadz
Genre: Dance/Break Beats РDrum & Bass 

Mako has his first full outing for the Headz camp via METH XX, the fertile breeding ground for new Metalheadz artists that gives them a chance for to express themselves with the music they are making right now.

 

 

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frikstailers 2Artist: Frikstailers
Release: Crop Circles EP 
Label: ZZK Records 
Genre: Dance РBreak & Beats 

Argentina’s Frikstailers return to planet Earth with their new six-track EP that pairs cosmic synths with funky, frenetic cumbia beats fused with electronic mayhem designed to move terrestrial butts worldwide.

If anything characterizes these adventurous producers, it’s the absence of easy formulas. This time around, the duo – now based in Mexico City – pushes the limits of electronic music by applying a heavy dose of extraterrestrial synthesizers to the lush organic Latin beats that have seen them rock parties from London’s Boiler Room to Mexico’s Vive Latino.¬†

On “Intro Orbital,” the Frikstailers make contact, inviting listeners to take a step back from reality and into an ethereal sonic landscape that will launch them straight into the sweaty dance floor madness of “Crop Circles.” Once beamed up, it’s on to the Amazonian acid dub landscapes of “Omeprazol.” Later, the arpeggiated synths of “Kepler” lead listeners towards playful drums and vocals buried deep in a tropical outer-space jungle.

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Subterfuge Records Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

June, 19th 2014 14:48

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Subterfuge has become a reference in the Spanish indie scene¬†as the¬†most important indie label in the country.¬† The label has internationally acclaimed artists such as Anni B Sweet, McEnroe, Buffettlibre, Meneo, Arizona Baby, Viento Smith, The Bright, Bravo Fisher! and¬†Eme DJ. It has been known to discover and start careers of major artists such as Dover, Marlango and¬†many others.¬†This weekend¬†the label ¬†will be celebrating its anniversary with¬†one of the most important festivals in Madrid, “Dia de la Musica”.

Check out the playlist below to hear some of the best music Spain has to offer, created especially for their 25th anniversary. Visit the Subterfuge website for more info on the event.

 

 

Believe New Releases w/c 16/06/2014

June, 16th 2014 12:59

greymatterArtist: Greymatter 
Release: Visions 
Label: Wolf Music 
Genre: Dance РHouse РDeep 

Graham Luckhurst aka GREYMATTER is one of the three original resident producers of WOLF Music, alongside KRL and Medlar. 

His unique take on house is the result of an inclusive and progressive musical palette which has seen him take in a sprawling and varied catalogue of music over the years. Add in a love of raw, rugged sonics and the result is a sound that is uniquely his own. 

GREYMATTER’s steely, propulsive productions and remixes are much sought after, and a relentless work rate and seemingly endless list of collaborators leave him well placed to deliver some of the most cutting-edge releases and original DJ sets around.¬†

‘Visions’ follows on from his debut ‘Mind Over Matter’ in 2009, and again shows his versatility and range of influences, also featuring the vocal talents of Ms. Sophie Brown, WOLF Music associate KRL and Sao Paulo based Schoolbell.

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little cometsArtist: Little Comets
Release: Salt 
Label: The Smallest Label 
Genre: Alternative- Indie Pop

Salt laments the loss of child amidst a backdrop of case reviews and caustic barbs at stretched social infrastructures suffered at the hands of those wielding the financial might. Melding brutality and fragility with unforgiving commitment, supplemented by a duplet of songs about parenting and judgment couple with a pair of acoustic remouldings; ‘Salt’ is another staunch demonstration of writing from the gut.


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lenzmanArtist: Lenzman

Release: Looking at the Stars 
Label: Metalheadz
Genre: Dance/Break Beats РDrum & Bass 

June 2014 – Lenzman’s debut album ‘Looking At The Stars’ on the seminal London-based imprint Metalheadz.

The album arrives with all the aplomb you would expect from the Dutch producer. The project concerns itself with all types of human soul- from introspection to confidence to doubt. If there was word you could put to it – it would be honesty. It’s certainly a refreshing outlook in this ‘fast-food’ landscape of modern music that surrounds us.

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Artist: Fred V & Grafix 

Release: Forest Fires 
Label: Hospital Records 
Genre: Rock РDrum & Bass 

After the release of their debut album ‘Recognise’ in March the Devonshire duo follow up with their second single. ‘Forest Fires’ features the vocals of fellow rising star of drum+bass Etherwood.¬†

Debuted by Zane Lowe on Radio One, Forest Fires encapsulates Fred V & Grafix’s ability to gel live guitars and instruments with up to date drum+bass production and vocals to create something fresh.
Remixes come from Etherwood, Taiki Nulight , Mass Appeals and Loire.

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