Archives for November, 2013

ReggaeRecord Downloads – Free Track from Fashion Records

November, 29th 2013 14:18

Reggae Record Downloads Free track from Fashion Records on Dubstore’s ReggaeRecord Downloads.

ReggaeRecord Downloads is the first digital store dedicated to the 50+ years of Jamaican music heritage, with new releases from Jamaica, US, UK, Europe & Japan. Providing a deep knowledge of the music’s history and backed by a huge network of artists, labels, producers and key personalities of the scene, ReggaeRecord Downloads fills a gap in today’s digital music retail space. The store provides a true and adapted experience for all Reggae fans, and is delivered by a company with 20 years of history working in this specialist music genre.

Today’s free track is Janet Lee Davis & Tippa Irie’s ‘Baby I’ve Been Missing You’ on Fashion Record’s ‘Fashion in Fine Style: Fashion Records Significant Hits Volume One’.

Head over to the ReggaeRecord store to check out the release and get the free track.

Believe New Releases w/c 25/11/13

November, 25th 2013 14:29

Charlotte OC - Colour My Heart EPArtist: Charlotte OC
Release: Colour My Heart
Label: Stranger Records
Genre: Pop

22 year old Charlotte OC, hailed as the British Lana Del Ray, arrives with her debut EP on Stranger Records (Lana Del Ray, Filthy Boy). The title track ‘Colour My Heart’ written by Charlotte, was produced and recorded by Tim Anderson (Solange, Sia) in LA. ‘Colour My Heart’ is an intoxicating mix of emotional lyrics and heady, thick vocals. The Blackburn born singer has spread her wings over to LA and recorded and produced a supernatural title track and video. There is a spooky and bewitching sound to the song that is powered along by underlying beats and earthy melodies pulsating throughout.






The Best Of Armand Van HeldenArtist: Armand Van Helden
Release: The Best of Armand Van Helden
Label: Southern Fried Records
Genre: Dance

10 tracks of pure Armand van Helden funk on this excellent Best Of comp. An awful lot has changed for Armand Van Helden since he first signed to Southern Fried back in 2002. In 2005, he scored a huge commercial hit with ‘My My My’, his biggest since ‘You Don’t Know Me’ hit No.1 back in ‘99. In the interim, he’s released two excellent long players, ‘Nympho’ (2004) and ‘Ghettoblaster’ (2007) while also satisfying his New York culture vulture cravings with ‘New York: A Mix Odyssey’ (2004). With five top thirty singles under his belt, it appears that Armand has found himself a new home in the new millennium.

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Alcopopular 6 - Highway to the Velodrome

Artist: Various Artists
Release: Alcopopular 6: Highway to the Velodrome
Label: Alcopop!
Genre: Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Alcopopular 6 ‘Highway to the Velodrome’ is coming out on a fully branded, coloured, custom made Fixie Bike, featuring the most exciting acts on the scene including Gnarwolves, Jaws, Max Raptor, Radstewart, The Wytches, Night Engine, Throwing Up, Crushed Beaks and more. Linking in with the custom bike makers Mango, Alcopop! Records release Alcopopular 6 on a label coloured mountain bike – but at £300 it’s a touch pricey, so they did it digitally too. These bands are the future of alternative music in the UK.

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Flume & Chet - LockjawArtist: Various Artists Artist: Flume, Chet Faker
Release: Lockjaw
Label: Future Classic
Genre: Dance – Beats & Breaks / Electronica

Australian superstar hit making duo Flume and Chet Faker release their debut collaboration EP featuring lead single ‘Drop The Game’ (Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World). Now receiving international acclaim and with huge touring and sales worldwide, Flume beat Justin Bieber to Number 1 in the Australian album charts in February 2013 and received eight nominations at the 2013 Australian Recording Industry Awards. Chet Faker featured on Flume’s hit ‘Stand Alone’, but made his name in 2011 with his debut EP that features his cover of Blackstreet’s ‘No Diggity’.

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Believe New Releases w/c 18/11/13

November, 18th 2013 12:51

PSB DutchArtist: Public Service Broadcasting
Release: Elfstedentocht
Label: Test Card Recordings
Genre: Alternative

Dutch language single in conjunction with The Explore the North festival in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. In April 2013 PSB were approached by the organisers of the Explore the North festival. They were asked if they could use some footage of the Elfstedentocht (Eleven Cities Tour), the world’s biggest ice skating race, and write some songs around it. So they did. Watch both the videos here: Part One & Part Two. Visit The Explore the North Festival website here.






Honey Wild - Garden MagArtist: Honey Wild
Release: Garden / Magnifique Innocent
Label: Shorewave Records
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop

New York’s most exciting new band Honey Wild release their debut single ‘Garden / Magnifique Innocent’ on AA-side 7″ through Shorewave Records with a release show at Mercury Lounge, NY. Honey Wild is a rock’n roll band from Brooklyn. Named after a favorite Beach Boys record, 1967’s Wild Honey, they draw influence from melodic 60’s rock, as well as the frenetic Afro-pop of fellow New Yorkers Dirty Projectors and Vampire Weekend. The band recently performed as part of POP Montreal, as well as New York’s CMJ.

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Rocky - RockyArtist: Rocky
Release: Rocky
Label: Green United Music
Genre: Dance – Electro

Make no mistake listening to their tracks, Rocky is a band, a band who celebrates the heyday of the house and garage, from Larry Heard to Art Department. A band who plays, sings and works hard to make you dance, because that’s DANCE we are talking about. Deeply affected by the music of Talking Heads or LCD Soundsystem, Rocky are a real groove machine in New York, and cannot choose between pop and dance music, between the club and the stage, but seem to be as happy in one as in the other. Noisey worldwide video exclusive.






Rebel Sketchy - Goodbye GravityArtist: Rebel Sketchy
Release: Goodbye Gravity
Label: Ground Level
Genre: Electronic

Rebel Sketchy album with support from Drumattic Twins, Jay Cunning, Black & Blunt, Fisso & Spark. With Goodbye Gravity Rebel Sketchy breaks free of the constraints of the breakbeat sound, taps into his classical training and challenges his skills as a producer and musician. In doing so he has made an album in the truest sense; telling a story with sound and pushing himself to create something greater than the sum of its parts, or as he puts it himself “a proper record, like the dance-music albums I grew up listening to, not just a collection of DJ singles.”





Believe New Releases w/c 11/11/13

November, 11th 2013 13:32

Coasts - StayArtist: Coasts
Release: Stay
Label: Tidal Recordings
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop

It’s been a whirlwind year so far for rising Bristol band Coasts, and one that doesn’t seem to be letting up with the band pleased to announce their new single ‘Stay’, through Tidal Recordings. Recorded once again with producer Duncan Mills (Vaccines, Peace) ‘Stay’ marks a change and step up from the Bristol band. With subtle melodies underlying a cohesion of tropical strings and ambitious choruses that fill this sun drenched laden anthem. Set to be part of a EP slated for a 2014 release, ‘Stay’ is the first track to be revealed, whilst in the middle of their extensive sold-out Autumn UK tour.






Alice Rusell To dust-I Loved YouArtist: Alice Russell
Release: To Dust / I Loved You
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: R&B – Funk & Soul

Brand new remix EP on which upcoming house (broadly-speaking) talents lend their craft to Alice’s inimitable soul voice. This remix EP contains a special collection of remixes from her most recent album ‘To Dust’. Sam Sparro, of ‘Black & Gold’ fame takes on the titled track ‘To Dust’, transforming the tune into a sedated electronic cut, filled with calculated bleeps and atmospheric drums. Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings signee’s Anushka remixes one of the most popular songs on the album ‘I Loved You’, and Fabric night club regular Giom takes on ‘To Dust’.






Velcro HooksArtist: Velcro Hooks
Release: Galaxy Police Club / Tickle Me Sick
Label: Howling Owl Records
Genre: Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Bristol’s tastemaker giant Howling Owl Records (Oliver Wilde) release Velcro Hooks’ new single; a double A-side featuring a stream of consciousness with freak-jam ‘Galaxy Police Club’ and hook-packed slacker rocker ‘Tickle Me Sick’. The band are already the buzz of their hometown Bristol and play November release shows in Bristol and London to support the single, before heading on the road with label mates Towns for more dates in December. Approvals from Clash, to BBC 6 Music, to Artrocker.

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Camo & Krooked - Loving You Is EasyArtist: Camo & Krooked
Release: Loving You Is Easy
Label: Hospital Records
Genre: Dance – Breakbeat / Drum & Bass – Jungle

Austrian duo Camo & Krooked smashed back onto the scene this autumn with a bang, releasing their much anticipated second album ‘Zeitgeist’. Causing waves across the D&B scene, and wider dance music scenes with it’s unique disco-infused sound, ‘Zeitgeist’ has been heralded by many as one of the albums of the year. ‘Loving You Is Easy’ shows us even more soul and disco style from the boys, and has become a centrepiece of their DJ sets, as well as radio tracklistings across the airwaves. Alongside the original tempo version there are remixes from S.P.Y, Infuze and Pomrad.

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Believe New Releases w/c 04/11/13

November, 4th 2013 11:58

PSB Night Mail packshotArtist: Public Service Broadcasting
Release: Night Mail (Remixes) – EP
Label: Test Card Recordings
Genre: Alternative – Electronic / EBM

‘Night Mail’ is the third single taken from Public Service Broadcasting’s top 20 album ‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’, and is accompanied by a DVD release of the album played out live. ‘Night Mail’ takes its subject matter from the eponymous film of 1936, a pioneering documentary film produced by the General Post Office and the Royal Mail Group. Setting the original words of the documentary – including the much loved Night Mail poem – to a song that evokes the rhythm, speed and excitement of the railway in the era of the steam train, PSB breathe a new lease of life into a gem of a film.





Student Teachers - Invitation to...Artist: The Student Teachers
Release: Invitation To… the Student Teachers
Label: Nacional Records
Genre: Rock – Alternative

This is first-ever compilation of out-of-print albums and singles from the Student Teachers, underground legends of the 1970’s NYC punk scene. The songs were produced by Jimmy Destri (Blondie). The Student Teachers made a name for themselves as teenagers playing at the legendary CBGB’s, Hurrah’s and many other before-their-times venues and had one of the first all-girl rhythm section in a mixed gender band. The young band opened for a wide range of future icons on the scene, among them: The Ramones, Blondie, Iggy Pop, Wayne County, the Dead Boys, and The Mumps.






Owiny Sigoma band - Sunken WrecksArtist: Owiny Sigoma Band
Release: Sunken Wrecks
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: World – African

The third single to come from Owiny Sigoma Band’s sophomore album ‘Power Punch’ is ‘Sunken Wrecks – a thundering, hypnotic groove laced with flickering nyatiti licks, fierce nyiduonge drums, spacey fx and Jesse Hackett’s haunting vocals. Pilooski steps up on remix duties, easing the tempo and highlighting the bump and swing of those nyiduonge drums. The result is a loose, loping percussive bomb adorned with sonar echoes and rich, sweeping strings, bolstered by booming, grainy 808s. Owiny Sigoma Band are currently on their EU tour.

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Fashion Ragga Remixes vol.1Artist: Various Artists
Release: Fashion Records Ragga Remixes, Vol.1
Label: Fashion Records Ltd.
Genre: Reggae

Stone cold classics alert! Fashion Records delve into their amazing archive’s to re-release the Ragga Remixes Vol.1 EP , for the first time digitally! Featuring four tracks from Nico Junior, Cutty Ranks, General Levy & Top Cat, this was originally released in 1994 to critical acclaim. These four ragga classics get the Hip-Hop rework treatment, with the chatting being laid over the instrumental of Cypress Hill’s classic – ‘Insane in The Brain’.