Archives for July, 2013

Believe New Releases w/c 29/07/13

July, 26th 2013 18:50

Alela Diane albumArtist: Alela Diane
Release: About Farewell
Label: Believe Recordings / Rusted Blue Records
Genre: Alternative

‚ÄúA devastating epic of love, nostalgia, and pain‚ÄĚ‚Äď Pitchfork.¬†Alela Diane‚Äôs ‘About Farewell’ acts as an eloquent goodbye to lovers from years past, coupled with poignant walks down memory lane. To call the writing experience cathartic would be an understatement, for lyrically it deals directly with her recent divorce, while exploring her entire last decade of relationships with tremendous honesty and nuanced insight.¬†The stripped down folk songs glimmer with Alele‚Äôs exquisite poetry while presenting something somber and achingly truthful.

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Samaris - SamarisArtist: Samaris
Release: Samaris
Label: One Little Indian Records
Genre: Dance РElectro

Debut album from Icelandic wunderkind Samaris. Combining XX-style electronic beats with traditional Icelandic lyrics and clarinet, Samaris is one of the most hyped bands out of Iceland. One Little Indian signed the trio to join Icelanders Bjork & Asgeir.¬†Samaris compiles their two Icelandic-released EPs, Hlj√≥ma √ě√ļ (2011) and Stofnar falla (recorded at Sigur R√≥s‚Äô Sundlaugin studio with m√ļm, 2012) and four special remixes.¬†Formed in 2011 in Reykjavik, Samaris won the Icelandic M√ļs√≠ktilraunir (winners include Of Monsters & Men) and Kraumur Award.


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The Crimea - Square MoonArtist: The Crimea
Release: Square Moon
Label: Alcopop! Records and Lazy Acre Records
Genre: Alternative РIndie Rock / Alternative Rock

Returning after a hiatus following the release of the bands second album ‚ÄúSecrets of the witching hour‚ÄĚ (which defined legendary status as the first ‚Äėbig album‚Äô to be given away free), The Crimea are set to return this summer for one final hurrah, with a slot at 2000 Trees festival, a headline show at The Jazz Caf√© in London, and this brand new double album ‚ÄúSquare Moon‚ÄĚ.¬†Based around the lovelorn lyrics of aforementioned Davey, Square Moon is (unlike previous efforts) not built around its ‚Äėobvious singles‚Äô, it is a dazzling technicolour tour de force through woozy pop, ragged folk and desolate piano.

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Toby Gale - StarfruitArtist: Toby Gale
Release: Starfruit EP
Label: Tape Club Records
Genre: : Dance РBeats & Breaks / Electronica

‘Starfruit EP’ – the debut release from Toby Gale – is a playful blend of soulful, disco-tinged electronica getting support from BBC 6 music, XLR8R, Artrocker and more.¬†Sculpted in Gale’s South London bedroom studio, the EP’s first serve is ’15 Love’, an enticing, fizzing opener and short yet sweet statement of intent. Pimped up synth heavy micro-banger ‘Cool Car’ follows and showcases Gale’s fun-loving, uplifting approach to angular electro sounds, whilst ‘You & I’ is a more heartfelt, understated affair. ‘Cool Car’ returns for a victory lap, re-sprayed, stripped down and turbocharged by Mr. Mitch.






Björk РiTunes UK Artist Spotlight & C4 Show

July, 26th 2013 17:13

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One Little Indian‘s Bj√∂rk is currently the iTunes UK Artist Spotlight, with classic albums such as ‘Debut’, ‘Biophilia’, ‘Post’, ‘Homegenic’ and ‘Vespertine’ available for a limited time at ¬£4.99.¬†Visit the iTunes Artist Spotlight page¬†here.

In other¬†Bj√∂rk news, the Icelandic singer will be making an appearance on Channel 4 tomorrow at 7pm in a new¬†programme exploring “The Nature of Music” with Sir David¬†Attenborough.¬†Watch the trailer below for ‘When Bjork Met Attenborough’¬†and read more about it over on Channel 4’s website.

Believe New Releases w/c 22/07/13

July, 22nd 2013 13:17

alela diane - about farewellArtist: Alela Diane
Release: About Farewell
Label: Believe Recordings / Rusted Blue Records
Genre: Pop РFolk

Alela Diane returns with the first single to be taken off her third album, ‘About Farewell‘. ‘About Farewell’ is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2011 album ‘Alela Diane & Wild Divine’,¬†and acts as an eloquent goodbye to lovers from years past, coupled with poignant walks down memory lane. To call the writing experience cathartic would be an understatement, for lyrically it deals directly with her recent divorce, while exploring her entire last decade of relationships with tremendous honesty and nuanced insight.

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Samaris - Goda tunglArtist: Samaris
Release:¬†G√≥√įa Tungl
Label: One Little Indian Records
Genre: Dance РElectro

Icelandic wunderkind Samaris deliver their hauntingly brilliant debut single with choice remixes from Sei A and Stubborn Heart. Samaris is of the most hyped bands out of Iceland. One Little Indian signed the trio to join Icelanders Bjork & Asgeir.¬†Their self-titled album follows. Combining electronics (√ě√≥r√įur K√°ri Stein√ĺ√≥rsson), clarinet (√Āslaug R√ļn Magn√ļsd√≥ttir) and J√≥fr√≠√įur √Ākad√≥ttir‚Äôs voice, Samaris mix glacial electronica and bold beats with lyrics culled from 19th-century Icelandic poems.

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Drum and bass summer slammers - Viper recordings resizedArtist: Various Artists
Release: Drum & Bass Summer Slammers 2013
Label: Viper Recordings
Genre: Dance РBreakbeat / Drum & Bass

Viper Recordings fourth annual Summer Slammers series returns, bringing the biggest names in Bass music together with over 30 of the hottest tracks from around the globe. Features over 10 new unreleased exclusive Viper tracks, this year’s album is jam-packed with top artists such as: Matrix & Futurebound, Brookes Brothes, Afrojack, TC, ShockOne, Smooth, Seven Lions, Xilent, Danny Byrd, Camo & Krooked, DC Breaks, Koven, Fred V & Grafix, Pegboard Nerds, SKisM, Hadouken and many more!

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Sailor & I - Tough LoveArtist: Sailor & I 
Release: Tough Love
Label: Black Butter Records
Genre: Dance

Sailor & I is a metaphor for two conflicting wills inside a person. It is part of most peoples’ everyday lives. Alexander Sjodin makes music of a similar persuasion – curiously compulsive and at the same time beautiful and strangely brutal. The producer, instrumentalist and singer from Stockholm has created a glacial track about adult relationships that recalls both Rhye and Fleet Foxes with its delicate string-led production, soaring vocal harmonies & its bright, frank imagery.

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New Tech: YouTube Conflict Tool for Believe Backstage

July, 17th 2013 11:49

Believe Digital StudiosThe new YouTube conflict tool in Believe Backstage is a revolutionary tool that allows our clients to be able to control any disputed conflict they may have.

This transparency allows Believe’s clients to quickly and efficiently clean up any conflict which may arise. Conflicts on YouTube need to be eradicated as soon as possible in-order to maximise the revenue potential. The tool was developed by Believe’s in-house tech development team.

Please contact your Video Manager for more information.

Believe New Releases w/c 15/07/13

July, 15th 2013 11:15

Deafkid - VigilanteArtist: Deafkid
Release: Vigilante
Label: Tape Club Records
Genre: Alternative 

The third release from Tape Club Records‚Äô Single Series is ‘Vigilante’ by Deafkid, made up by musician producer duo Christopher Lockington and Florian Sauvaire. Prior to forming Deafkid, Chris and Flo worked with experimental hip hop artist Ghostpoet and provided additional production on his Mercury Prize nominated album ‚ÄėPeanut Butter Blues And Melancholy Jam‚Äô, also forming the live band for subsequent Ghostpoet tours from 2009-2012.¬†‚ÄėVigilante‚Äô maintains the unique Deafkid sound, blending together a mixture of electronica, experimental and pop genres.






Tsuba Remixes, vol 6Artist: Various Artists
Release: Tsuba Remixes, Vol. 6
Label: Tsuba Records
Genre: Dance РHouse РDeep

Remixes have always been an important part of Tsuba, adding a different perspective to the original tracks & reaching new fans. For Volume 6 the quality barometer is set as high as ever with contributions from Leon Vynehall, Gerd, Steffi, Matthew Styles, Mark E, 6th Borough Project, MK, Soulphiction and Moodtrap. Support from Kerri Chandler, Seth Troxler, Eats Everything and many more.


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Bwani Junction - Papa CandyArtist: Bwani Junction
Release: Papa Candy
Label: Aksatak Records
Genre: Alternative РIndie Rock / Alternative Rock

Blistering indie-rock from Scotland’s breakout stars. Hailed by NME as mixing the addictive melodies of Vampire Weekend & rock spunk of The Libertines, Papa Candy is the 2nd track (after iTunes charting Civil War) from hot upcoming sophomore album.¬†Having recently supported M on his European tour to sell-out arena crowds, Bwani Junction has also headlined the BBC Introducing stage at T in the Park. An addictive, dazzling sound, electrifying live shows and a band with a voice, Bwani Junction is a formidable emerging force to be reckoned with.

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Oliver Wilde - Perretts BrookArtist: Oliver Wilde
Release:¬†Perrett’s Brook
Label: Howling Owl Records
Genre: Alternative РNew Wave

Glitchy, woozy, melancholic new single by Bristol’s Oliver Wilde taken from one of the summer’s best debut albums. Wilde produces a sound that is both nostalgic and totally of the moment.¬†After embedding himself within the burgeoning and local underground scene, the Bristolian bedroom producer & artist has found himself crafting music that is both melancholic & beautifully compelling, somewhere between Deerhunter & Atlas Sound, ‘Perrett’s Brook is released as a ltd cassette and dl on July 15.

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Drums Of Death - TrueArtist: Drums of Death
Release: True
Label: Black Butter Records
Genre: Dance РHouse

Drums of Death has solidly been the underground’s DJ of choice for a while, receiving accolades on FACT, Dazed, DJ Mag and NTS Radio and more. Following standout remixes for Tricky, Franz Ferdinand & Peaches, he’s also earned big fans in the likes of Annie Mac and Hot Chip. Drums of Death has concocted a bonafide crossover sensation with the added magic of enlisting Yasmin: one of the most talked-about, high demand female vocalists following her pivotal feature on Gorgon City’s ‘Real’ on BB.






Believe New Releases w/c 08/07/13

July, 8th 2013 10:28

Brownswood 100Artist: Various Artists
Release: Brownswood One Hundred Remixed
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Dance РBeats & Breaks / Electronica

Special re-edition of Brownswood’s best ever remixes to mark the celebration of the label’s hundredth¬†release. Brownswood Recordings is the independent label belonging to the DJ and broadcaster Gilles Peterson. Founded in 2006 the aim of the label was to provide a platform for the many unsigned artists that were sending their music to Gilles to play on his late night BBC Radio 1 show.¬†Joined by music industry veteran Simon Goffe and label manager Emily Moxon, the label was founded with a wide open music policy ‚Äď now the label has reached it’s incredible milestone of the¬†hundredth release!






Hidden Orchestra - Archipelago RemixesArtist: Hidden Orchestra
Release: Archipelago Remixes
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Dance РLeftfield

Limited edition, hand-numbered and signed double 10‚ÄĚ vinyl, the ‘Archipelago Remixes EP’ by Hidden Orchestra is a real treat, with reworks from King Britt, DC Breaks, Kelpe and Long Arm, providing a fresh spin on tracks from 2012‚Äôs hugely acclaimed ‚ÄėArchipelago‚Äô album. Highly intricate and beat-heavy, the Hidden Orchestra originals are an adventure playground for any remixer, and the results from this eclectic array of talent are stunning and intriguing in equal measure.

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Romanthony - Ministry of LoveArtist: Romanthony
Release: Ministry of Love
Label: Glasgow Underground
Genre: Dance РHouse РDeep

Glasgow Underground continue to introduce Romanthony to a new generation of dance fans, this time aided by Andre Crom and Kevin McKay on remix duties.¬†The first release since Romanthony‚Äôs tragic passing had been sent to the pressing plant before he died. Following discussions with his family and advisors, Glasgow Underground is continuing its series of re-issues to help create a legacy for Romanthony‚Äôs children.¬†Andre Crom takes Roman‚Äôs 1995 classic and takes it on a modern day garage journey filled with skipping beats and ‚Äď in tribute to the original – one massive organ bassline.

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Plezier - VoyagerArtist: Plezier
Release: Voyager
Label: Moda Black
Genre: Dance РHouse

After the huge success of the Anthem EP (furiously supported by Catz ‘n’ Dogz, Claude Von Stroke, Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Breach and more) Moda Black welcomes Plezier back to the fold with 4 powerful, exciting and finely crafted slices of house.¬†It was less than a year ago that an artist by the name of Plezier first appeared on Moda Black. Shrouded in mystery, music fans the world over simply hit play and let the music do the talking. What followed was a distinctly unique EP, fronted by the sonic power-bomb that became one of last summer’s biggest tracks ‘Plezier Anthem’.


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Wild Swim Live Session for Bokah

July, 5th 2013 17:13

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A couple of weeks ago, Believe Recordings’ Wild Swim recorded a Live Session in Oxford with Bokah, playing three of their standout tracks to mesmerising effect. Watch the performances in the playlist below, which includes Another Night, Bright Eyes, and New Dawn.

To read the full feature, visit the Bokah website here.

Believe Artists at Glastonbury 2013

July, 5th 2013 13:23

Alice Russel Glasto 2013We had a number of acts playing at Glastonbury last weekend, adding to an exceptionally good year for independent music at the festival. A variety of Believe artists could be found scattered across the many stages, from Public Service Broadcasting, Ondatropica, and Sinead O’Connor, to Alice Russell, Jagwar Ma, and Rudimental.

Find the full list below, as well as links to some of their filmed performances on the BBC (click on their names to watch). To view the entire list of BBC filmed performances, click here.


HOLY ESQUE (Beyond The Frequency)

ALICE RUSSELL (Tru Thoughts)

RUDIMENTAL (Black Butter Records)

TOM TOM CLUB (Nacional)

Other Believe acts that played include:

Public Service Broadcasting / Sinead O’Connor / Jagwar Ma / The 2 Bears / Bobby Tank / Kidnap Kid / Gorgon City / Woz / Hackman / Wolf Music / Bicep / Eats Everything / Huxley / Plump DJs / Netsky / Metrik / Fred V & Grafix / Nu:Logic / Danny Byrd

Also check out the Spotify playlist below that gives you an even better taste of some of the Believe music that was on show:

‘Thin Lines’ – Kidnap Kid (Out Now On Black Butter Records)

July, 4th 2013 17:21

Kidnap Kid - Thin LinesArtist: Kidnap Kid
Release: Thin Lines
Label: Black Butter Records
Genre: Dance – House

Kidnap Kid, aka Matt Relton claimed the iTunes US ‘Best Electronic Song of 2012’ with ‘Vehl’ whilst finishing university. Just after he graduated he headed off on a 16 date US Tour in March, supporting Rudimental, TEED, Aluna George & Disclosure.

A Recent signee to Black Butter Records (home of crossover phenomenon Rudimental and Gorgon City), he’s got some big remixes already behind him (see Emeli Sande and Rudimental) – most recently producing the new Lulu James track with Dave Okumu.

‘Thin Lines’ is yet another sublime single from¬†Kidnap Kid¬†following the release of ‘So Close’, which racked up a staggering 100k Soundcloud plays in just one week. It’s backed with b-side ‘Survive’, a 7 minute rolling track that offers¬†a glimpse at the other side of the Kidnap Kid coin.

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Believe New Releases w/c 01/07/13

July, 1st 2013 10:00

camo & krooked all nightArtist: Camo & Krooked
Release: All Night
Label: Hospital Records
Genre: Dance – Breakbeat / Drum & Bass

In anticipation of their new album, the pair return to the airwaves with this immense single track release which provides a tantalizing taster of more to come. Entering into groundbreaking new territory, Camo & Krooked ride the current wave of disco fever and carve a fresh new aesthetic which fits their sonic palette and sound engineering wizardry.

‘All Night’ sees a marked departure from the ruckus of “Cross The Line”, proving once again just how versatile these producers are. Kicking off with a stripped back intro full of undulating white noise, gentle hissing beats before the catchy, powerful vocal hook and piano keys come into focus. This is glorious, polished Camo & Krooked at their best – with a minimal approach reminiscent of their earliest releases on hospital “Turn Up The Music” and “Climax”.

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zzkArtist: Various Artists
Release: ZZK Sound, Vol. 3
Label: ZZK Records
Genre: Dance

Entering their fifth year, pioneering Argentinian electronic label ZZK Records present a new compilation ZZK Sound Vol 3. Featuring exclusive tracks from their artists Friksatilers, Chancha Via Circuito, Mati Zundel & El Remolon, ZZK Sound Vol 3 shows the continued evolution of a label born in the underground clubs of Buenos Aires. Compiled by one of the label founders DJ Nim, there’s a darker, last hour of the club feel to it, everybody sweaty and grooving to deep bassy cumbia infested tracks.


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viper 50Artist: Various Artists
Release: Viper 50
Label: Viper Recordings
Genre: Dance – Breakbeat / Drum & Bass

For nine years Viper Recordings has been at the forefront of pushing fresh new talent across multiple genres to the worldwide bass music scene. Having now reached its landmark 50th release in its illustrious history, Viper has assembled a massive remix EP featuring reworks of some of the most popular tracks from the Viper catalogue, featuring artists such as: Matrix & Futurebound, Smooth, InsideInfo, Seven Lions, TC, DC Breaks, Fred V & Grafix, Camo & Krooked, Mind Vortex, Six Blade and Metrik.





haydenArtist: Hayden James
Release: Permission to Love
Label: Future Classic
Genre: Dance

Hayden James is a singer/songwriter and producer from Sydney, Australia. He makes music with organs, noisy synthesisers and guitars. This being Hayden’s first solo project, it’s given him the freedom to create music that resonates on a very personal level. ‘Permission To Love’ is a dreamy piece of balearic pop, a summer jam for the beach and the dance floor.

Hayden James is signed to Future Classic and his first single ‚ÄúPermission To Love‚ÄĚ is released with remixes from ‘Touch Sensitive’ and ‘Charles Murdoch’. His self titled debut EP will soon follow.

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DisappearerArtist: Avec
Release: Disappearer
Label: Southern Fried Records
Genre: Dance – House

Avec is the new musical alliance of Doorly & Shadow Child, working together for the first time to create the stunning single ‚ÄėDisappearer‚Äô. The track is a highlight of ‚ÄėSouthern Fried & Tested 4‚Äô compilation mixed by Doorly and features vocals from Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears.

‚ÄėDisappearer‚Äô, with its old school piano chords and garage inspired vocal chops has become a run away success since a few early promos made their way into the hands of Pete Tong and Annie Mac, both of whom have been lending maximum support. Now the single sees a full release with a sterling remix package that sees Hauswerks, Martin Brodin, People Get Real, Sona Vabos and Mao offer up a selection that runs from the deep and moody to the uplifting and disco tinged.

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