Archives for July, 2012

Believe Releases w/c 30/07/12

July, 30th 2012 17:21

Various Artists ‚Äď Vagabundos 2012

LABEL: Cadenza Records


GENRE: Dance РHouse

DATE: 30/07/12

‚ÄúVagabundos 2012‚ÄĚ, a compilation album by Luciano is out now through Cadenza Records.

With wide-reaching influences and diverse musical citations from across the dance music spectrum, ‚ÄúVagabundos 2012‚ÄĚ carries the essence of the original Balearic Beat. It is perhaps the modern sound of Ibiza ‚Äď with moments of intense darkness and life-affirming sunshine rhythms, the mix Luciano creates is like a sublime painting of the island which contains all the colours and gradations of the rainbow. From house to techno, to human and machine created rhythms, sweet voices and warped vocals, blissful beach melodies and mind-twisting notes, classic Chicago beats and futuristic grooves, the mix is a deeply absorbing, multi-dimensional electronic fusion. There is so much wonderful density in this small 76 minute package, it seems almost counter-intuitive to dissect it.

Available in the UK and Ireland only.

You can catch Luciano at Cadenza Vagabundos in Pacha, Ibiza, every Sunday from May 17th to October 7th.


3hrs’ Top 10 for July on

July, 26th 2012 13:45



?3hrs¬†from¬†Black Butter Records¬†drops his Top 10 tracks for July on, featuring label-mates¬†Rudimental,¬†Woz¬†and more, as well as tracks from his new release “Sunrise EP“.


Check out 3hrs’ Top 10 here:¬†

Check out “Sunrise EP” here:

Tomorrow – Live Q&A with Ondatr√≥pica’s Will Holland (Quantic) and Mario Galeano (Frente Cumbiero)

July, 25th 2012 18:17



This Thursday, July 26th,¬†Soundway Records¬†will be hosting a¬†Live Q&A¬†session with¬†Ondatr√≥pica‘s¬†Will Holland (Quantic)¬†and¬†Mario Galeano (Frente Cumbiero)¬†at 4:00 – 4:45 EST (12:00 – 12:45 PST) to kick off their US tour dates on¬†Friday, July 27¬†in¬†NYC¬†at¬†Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts¬†and¬†Sunday, July 29¬†in¬†LA¬†at¬†The Mayan.

Join in the conversation on Soundway Record’s Twitter page¬†(@soundway), and message your questions to Will Holland (@quanticmusic) and Mario Galeano (@FrenteCumbiero)!

**USE THE HASHTAG #Konda** with all of your tweets to follow the Q&A on the Soundway Records page (@soundway). Using a conversation tool like Tweetchat ( with the conversation hashtag is recommended.

BBC Radio 6 Music РGilles Peterson РOndatrópica Live In Session

July, 24th 2012 14:51

Soundway Record’s Ondatr√≥pica¬†were guests on the legendary¬†Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio 6 Music show last Saturday.

Ondatrópica is a new project created by Colombian musician, Mario Galeano, the force behind the band Frente Cumbiero, and English producer Will Holland also known as Quantic.

The band played tracks “Donde Suena El Bombo” and “Libya” live, with Will and Mario joining Gilles and contributing to a latin flavoured “Backroom Babylon” in the last half hour of the show.

The show also featured tracks from four of Believe’s clients – Soundway Records, Brownswood, Tru Thoughts and Fashion Records.


Listen back to the show here:


Check out Ondatr√≥pica’s¬†self-titled double album here:

Two New Updates To The Believe Digital Video Service.

July, 23rd 2012 15:59

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce two new updates to the Believe Digital video services. The updates cover royalties reporting and the release date tool.


Royalties reporting:

To give more visibility and more accurate analysis of YouTube reporting, we now divide the royalties generated by official content (uploaded to our partners or thematic channels), and royalties generated by audio fingerprints (User uploaded content).

To¬†access¬†the royalties generated by official content, go to “Royalty Overview” and choose the service “YouTube Official Content”.

To¬†access¬†the royalties generated by audio fingerprinting, go to “Royalty Overview” and choose the service “YouTube Audio Fingerprint”.

This update will be available from 1st August 2012.


Release Date Tool:

The second update is that we now offer the opportunity for our labels using our video service to choose the exact time of their video uploads appearing on YouTube.

Simply click on the Release Date tab, click on calendar, choose the day, then hour and minutes.

If you do not choose a specific time, the default option will be 00.00.

Until the video is released, the video will be set as ‚Äúprivate‚ÄĚ on the YouTube channel and you will be able to modify your video settings in the ‚ÄúVideo Manage tab‚ÄĚ through the YouTube channel.


For any further information, please contact


Believe Releases w/c 23/07/12

July, 23rd 2012 15:24

Laurel Collective ‚Äď Jelly Bird

LABEL: Tape Club Records

FORMAT: Single

GENRE: Alternative

DATE: 23/07/12

Following the release of their debut album Heartbeat Underground which launched with a stunning show courtesy of Time Out, Laurel Collective are proud to announce they’re treating us to a new single called ‚ÄúJelly Bird‚ÄĚ. Shimmering, psychedelic and carrying a wonderfully executed madness, the track showcases so very perfectly what Laurel Collective are about. Modestly employed synth, tight guitars and an all-out percussion section dominate “Jelly Bird”.

This is the band who, whilst holding down 9 to 5’s (which includes call centres, a phlebotomist, and even producing duties, drummer Charlie Andrew recently produced the new Alt-J record) conceived and curate their own festival: In The Woods. Their tireless superhuman efforts brought to our attention the likes of Micachu and the Shapes, Pete and the Pirates and a beguiling young woman called Anna Calvi; and now they deserve the same attention. Laurel Collective epitomise intelligent music at its best: a witty, diverse and modern take on the indie genre.

Watch the brand new video for “Jelly Bird” here:¬†

‚ÄúLaurel Collective rummage through the dressing-up box of pop, subverting here, pushing the boundaries there‚Ķengrossing‚ÄĚ –¬†Q

‚ÄúIf you imagine Metronomy as the uncle of 2011’s bizarre pop uprising, Laurel Collective are undoubtedly a disobedient, prep-schooled cousin; their music a well organized chaos of bleeps, melodies and arrangements in disarray‚Ķ A beautiful disorder from a frantically exciting young band.‚ÄĚ –¬†The Fly


Q’s Track of the Day: Lord Cry Cry – Blind Lightnin’ Floor

July, 19th 2012 14:27

Blind Lightnin’ Floor by Lord Cry Cry¬†(the brainchild of¬†Berlin-based producer and composer Christopher Donaghue)¬†has been named “Track of the Day” by Rock’s most prestigious music magazine “Q“.

Click the image below to check out the full article on Q Magazine’s website:



Black Butter Records on the iTunes dance page

July, 17th 2012 17:28

Lot of Black Butter Records love for the second week running on iTunes. Following on from the labels number 1 success with Rudimentals hit ‘Feel The Love’, Black Butter have released this mixtape mixed by Woz and remixed by RacknRuin.

Download Mixtape vol.1 and Remixed vol.1 for only £4.99 each

Exclusive Peter and Kerry track on Fairsharemusic & O2 Academy’s “Download and Discover”

July, 17th 2012 12:17



Tape Club Record‘s¬†Peter & Kerry¬†have been featured in¬†fairsharemusic¬†and¬†O2 Academy‘s “Download and Discover” – click the link to download a brand new, unreleased track that isn’t on their debut album, La Trimouille:¬†


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The Last Skeptik – Exclusive Noisey Mix

July, 16th 2012 18:56

DJ/Producer The Last Skeptik has done an exclusive mix for Vice Magazine/Noisey, which you can listen to here:

Click¬†here¬†to read the blog and check out the mix’s track list on the Noisey/Vice website.


Check out “How Not to Make a Living”, his collaboration album with Rewd Adams, out now through Grindstone, here:


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