Archives for September, 2013

Believe New Releases w/c 30/09/13

September, 30th 2013 10:01

Siba AvanteArtist: Siba
Release: Avante
Label: Mais Um Discos
Genre: World – South America – Brazil

Mixing Northeastern Brazilian rhythms, rock ‚Äėn‚Äô roll and romantic Brazilian ‚Äėbrega‚Äô music with African influences such as 70s Senegalese guitar music and Congotronics, Siba is a man who joins the dots between his life, his culture and the rest of the world. Marrying his well-crafted and hard-earned lyricality with both new and old influences, ‘Avante’ sees Siba’s languorous vocal and sinuous guitar playing intertwine beautifully with tuba, vibraphone and drums to create a dynamic album of experimental ‘alt-tropical’ folk-rock.





rodney pArtist: Rodney P feat. Harleighblu & Renegade Brass Band
Release: Success
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: R&B – Hip Hop

In a welcome return for the inimitable London flow of Rodney P aka Riddimkilla, ‘Success’ sees the industry veteran dispatching the haters, with a brilliantly unshakable chorus brought to life by Harleighblu’s charismatic caramel tones; the track resembling a crash course from master to prot√©g√© in light of the steep upward trajectory of Harleighblu’s career.

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katie malcoArtist: Katie Malco
Release: Tearing Ventricles
Label: Alcopop!
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop

Taking a darker soul-searching route since her wonderful EP ‘Katie Malco & The Slow Parade’, Katie Malco is back with the undoubted highlight of her career so far – her new EP ‘Tearing Ventricles’. Lilting heavy piano accompaniment with soaring vocals that effortlessly evoke a whole diorama of emotions, this is brave new territory for the girl who flippantly describes herself as “Pop music for people that don’t like JLS and so on”.

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camoArtist: Camo & Krooked
Release: Zeitgeist
Label: Hospital Records
Genre: Dance – Breakbeat / Drum & Bass

Camo & Krooked are back with their new album ‘Zeitgeist’. Two years on, the follow up to ‘Cross The Line’ truly encapsulates the sound of Camo & Krooked 2.0. Already seeing heavyweight DJ support from across the board, ‘Zeitgeist’ is jam-packed with disco, French house and minimal influences, which are merged together with the signature Camo & Krooked sound to form an awe-inspiring 15-track package. The album also features key collaborations with fellow Hospital star Metrik and Lemaitre.




Believe New Releases w/c 23/09/13

September, 23rd 2013 11:00

the empArtist: The Emperor Machine
Release: Hey!
Label: Southern Fried Records
Genre: Dance – House

The Emperor Machine aka Andy Meecham returns to the SFR fold with “Hey!” completed with a trio of Ewan Pearson remixes. ‚ÄėHey!‚Äô is a bristling brew of writhing synth lines, pixelated melodies and quick-licked disco beats that dazzle as much as they drive. Vamping chords bring the tension and frantically arp‚Äôed melodies bring plenty of colour whilst the anthemic vocal cries from Michelle Bee help finish this off as a sure-fire dancefloor destroyer. Following on from this latest missive on Southern Fried, 2014 will mark a return to DJing for Andy, followed by a full-length album and a brand new live show.





your worldArtist: Going Deeper & Newbie Nerdz
Release: Your World / Rocket
Label: Skint Records
Genre: Dance – Deep House

Russian duo “Going Deeper” come together again with regular comrade’s Newbie Nerdz for a deep two track EP on Skint. Both parties have been enjoying releases on a plethora of labels and collaborations with house music heavy weights and now venture into Skint territory.¬†Support from Sergio Fernandez, Chus & Caballos, Axwell, Juice FM, Pure FM and more.





3610153659610Artist: Chet Faker
Release: Melt
Label: Chet Faker
Genre: Alternative

Australian hitmaker, Flume collaborator and ‘No Diggity’ covering Beck’s advert star Chet Faker returns with his new single ‘Melt’. Chet Faker self-released his debut EP ‘Thinking In Textures’ in 2011 featuring hits ‘No Diggity’, ‘Terms and Conditions’ and ‘I’m Into You’.¬†Chet Faker is currently on tour in North America and recently toured Europe, playing a number of sold out shows. He also supported Flume on his Australian ‘Infinity Prism Tour’ and will join him at Webster Hall this month.

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longthroneArtist: Joe Longthorne
Release: A Man and His Music
Label: Wienerworld
Genre: Easy Listening

From sell out concerts around the globe, Royal Command Performances, Gold and Platinum discs and a long running ITV series, Joe Longthorne is one of the UK’s most enduring and talented entertainers. With vocal talents that include incredible impersonations of some of the greats like Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey, this CD has Joe delivering a spellbinding performance to a sell-out audience in his home town of Blackpool in 1995.

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Believe New Releases w/c 16/09/13

September, 16th 2013 13:43

Gang Colours - Invisible In Your CityArtist: Gang Colours
Release: Invisible in Your City
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Alternative РElectronic / EBM

The music press and blogs are following the Guardian’s exclusive stream in supporting the increasingly self-assured Gang Colours, releasing here his “confirmation” album on Gilles Peterson’s imprint. The sophomore album by Gang Colours ‚Äď ‚ÄėInvisible In Your City‚Äô ‚Äď marks another exciting moment on the evolutionary arc of an incredible artist.¬†Spanning ten tracks, ‚ÄėInvisible‚Ķ‚Äô is as richly textured as its predecessor, but it‚Äôs a more self-assured record by an artist growing into his songwriting skin and rising in confidence all the time.





Marvell - Boom Bam BingArtist: Marvell
Release: Boom Bam Bing
Label: Natruly Gifted
Genre: Hip Hop

A straight-up club summer slammer, this North London crew have made one direct for the floor here with new single ‘Boom Bam Bing’, gaining strong support from Radio 1xtra and MTV.¬†The three-piece grime group Marvell is comprised of MCs Vertex, Shocka and Double S. ‘Boom Bam Bing’, an up-tempo and very catchy club track, was premiered by DJ Cameo on BBC Radio 1Xtra in June. It has since gained support from DJs including Charlie Sloth, Ras Kwame, Firin Squad, Target and Mistajam.






Charlie Jones - Love FormArtist: Charlie Jones
Release: Love Form
Label: Stranger Records
Genre: Jazz РContemporary

Debut album from Grammy-award winning Charlie Jones featuring Alison Goldfrapp & Portishead, Massive Attack collaborators. Goldfrapp European support tour & unaminous critical acclaim for this cinematic contemporary jazz masterpiece. Charlie Jones is a musician‚Äôs musician. His bass playing and talents as a composer saw him win a Grammy for co-writing on the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss album ‘Raising Sand’. On ‘Love Form’, his debut LP, Jones finds his own m√©tier, stretching out to two sides of instrumental languor and tension that only a well-seasoned writer and player could conjure.

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Kidd Kidd - I'm A GArtist: Kidd Kidd
Release:¬†I’m a G (Bury Me a G) [Clean]
Label: G Unit Records Inc
Genre: Hip Hop РAlternative

Kidd Kidd readies his new mixtape featuring Lil Wayne and 50 Cent with a brand new single, ‘I’m a G (Bury Me a G)’.¬†Kidd Kidd’s¬†first mixtape on G-Unit Records and released in advance of¬†his full-length debut, “All On Me,” is the soundtrack to¬†the streets. Kidd Kidd says: “When it comes to New Orleans, what do people really know besides Mardi Gras, Lil Wayne, the French Quarter and Master P? Nobody really knows how corrupt it is. How real it is. But what’s so crazy, is that the city is so grimy and crazy but we love it.”

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Believe Digital signs deal with Paul van Dyk’s Vandit Records

September, 11th 2013 13:58


Believe Digital has signed a deal with Berlin based label Vandit Records. The worldwide partnership will cover the complete catalogue as well as new releases and remixes. In addition, Believe Digital will look after major parts of Vandit’s YouTube promotion and monetization.

Vandit Records, founded by Paul Van Dyk in 1991, quickly became a leading electronic music label with artists such as Judge Jules, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Maarten De Jong ‚Äď and of course Paul van Dyk himself signed to the roster.

‚ÄúWe are very pleased that a successful artist like Paul van Dyk trusts in our two major services: digital distribution as well as video management‚ÄĚ, says Thorsten Freese, General Manager of Believe Digital Germany.

Paul van Dyk, Managing Director of Vandit Records adds: “Electronic music was a subculture and became the most popular music culture in the world. For more than 13 years Vandit Records is releasing distinctive electronic music and sounds. With Believe Digital we found a worldwide acting partner and we are very happy about that. Because of the partnership, the Vandit story can be assured of continued success.‚ÄĚ


Believe New Releases w/c 09/09/13

September, 9th 2013 13:08

Fyfe - Remixes EPArtist: Fyfe
Release: Remixes EP
Label: Benvolio Music Ltd
Genre: Alternative РIndie Pop

With over 500,000 plays on Soundcloud for the original Solace EP, Fyfe releases the ‚ÄėRemixes‚Äô EP ‚Äď featuring four brand new and very different takes on his work¬†as reinvented by some of the 23-year-old‚Äôs hand-picked artists and producers: Fryars, Summer Camp, Kulkid and Deafkid.¬†Jeremy from Summer Camp transforms Dixon‚Äôs breakout moment – the brooding, XX-like ‚ÄėSolace‚Äô,¬†Fryars turns up the glitch and the gloom on July‚Äôs acclaimed, hip-hop flavoured ‚ÄėConversations‚Äô, Kulkid¬†delivers a tropical twist on ‚ÄėSt. Tropez‚Äô, and the EP is rounded off by former Ghostpoet associates¬†Deafkid.

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Africa SpecialArtist: Various Artists
Release: Africa Special
Label: Soundway Records
Genre: World РAfrican

**iTunes Exclusive** –¬†Soundway Records present ‘Africa Special’, a digital only collection that draws on some the best songs from their genre defining African compilations (‘Ghana Special’, ‘Nigeria Special’ & ‘Kenya Special’). From Ghanaian highlife to Nigerian blues, Kenyan benga and Congolese influenced sounds, ‘Africa Special’ is a condensed volume featuring musicians from all over Africa that were resident in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya in the 1960s, 70s & 80s (the golden era of African music).

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Hjaltalin - Enter 4Artist: Hjaltalín
Release: Enter 4
Label: Hjaltalín
Genre: Alternative РIndie Rock / Alternative Rock

Highly anticipated 3rd long-player from the chart-topping Icelandic eight-piece. Majestic and soaring experimental trip-pop forging a singular path, and dubbed as ¬†“a masterpiece” by The Sunday Times. The release of Hjaltal√≠n‚Äôs third album comes out of the blue. The record and the music it contains is an unexpected pleasure, an exuberant feast for the ear, and¬†three years since the last album ‘Terminal’, which received wide critical acclaim both in Iceland and abroad. ‘Enter 4’¬†is full of warmth and intimacy – however dark and gloomy at places, there is always an underlying sense of beauty.


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The Monochrome Set - M80 ConcertArtist: The Monochrome Set
Release: M80 Concert
Label: Wienerworld
Genre: Alternative РPunk

This full live set of the American leg of the M80 concert offers an early candid snapshot of the group – it’s a time capsule and a joy to behold. The Monochrome Set originally formed in 1978 from the remnants of a college group called The B-Sides (whose members had included Stuart Goddard, a.k.a. Adam Ant). The post-punk band is notable for its witty lyrics, the laconic delivery of lead singer Bid and the idiosyncratically retrogressive playing style of original lead guitarist Lester Square.


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Believe New Releases w/c 02/09/13

September, 2nd 2013 15:40

hayden james epArtist: Hayden James
Release: Hayden James
Label: Future Classic
Genre: Dance РBeats & Breaks / Electronica

Debut EP from Future Classic’s (Flume, Classixx, Flight Facilities) new Hype Machine Chart topping Electronic star. Backed by the likes of BBC Radio 1, KCRW and JJJ this gorgeous collection is the soundtrack to late-summer 2013. Hayden James is a singer/songwriter and producer from Sydney, Australia, who 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. His debut single ‘Permission To Love’, which features here, went to #1 Most Blogged track on Hype Machine.





lost midas - memory fluxArtist: Lost Midas
Release: Memory Flux
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Dance РLeftfield

Lefto (the BBC DJ) tweeted “Dreaming to the sounds of Lost Midas”, and there’s a reason for that: lush, beautiful electronica (backed by a visionary video) from this young LA producer gravitating close to Brainfeeder and Flying Lotus. Irresistible and enduring tracks peeped through a shifting shroud of striking textures and idiosyncratic beats. With influences ranging from a lifelong love of pop melodies and 80s New Wave, through J. Dilla to The Mahavishnu Orchestra, LA based producer and multi-instrumentalist Lost Midas treads an aesthetic turf somewhere between Neon Indian and Bibio.





Woahnows - the joy disorderArtist: Woahnows
Release: The Joy Disorder
Label: Big Scary Monsters
Genre: Alternative РPunk

This new offering is furiously quiet, loud and insanely catchy; with a punk rock ethos and a full European tour happening in September, these lively ones are fresh on the trail. Describing themselves as “indie-punk with a short attention span”, are three friends just trying to make their point in the best possible sounding way. Their new EP, ‘The Joy Disorder’, is 5 tracks clocking in at just under 15 minutes, and offers a thrilling introduction of what’s to come.

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Grass House - I Was a StreetlightArtist: Grass House
Release: I Was A Streetlight
Label: Marshall Teller Records
Genre: Alternative РIndie Pop

London/Yorkshire¬†four piece Grass House release the third single from their stunning debut album, recorded by Jim Anderson (Cold Specks, The Twilight Sad). Tastemakers from Pitchfork to Q, Clash to The Fly have tipped Grass House for success in 2013 with their special brand of Outsider Pop. ‘I Was A Streetlight’ is taken from their hotly anticipated debut album ‚ÄėA Sun Full and Drowning‚Äô, which is due to land on the 25th October.

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