Archives for February, 2014

Brighton Music Conference: get 30% discount on your ticket now with Believe!

February, 28th 2014 13:03

BMCThe FIRST annual electronic music conference in the UK run by the industry for the industry will be held on the 11th and 12th of April 2014 at the Brighton Dome and various venues across the town. Already attracting some of electronic music’s most influential companies and thought leaders. With a strong focus on business and education, the two day UK event is backed by leading industry bodies such as Beatport, Native Instruments, Pioneer, Ableton, Sennheiser, Mixcloud, Novation, Funktion-One, Roland, Point Blank, DJ Mag and Spotify.

 Get 30% discount on  your ticket now quoting promotional code SPK145

Tickets are limited so register now here!

Over 100 speakers and 50 electronic music focused panels and seminars are already locked in place. ¬†The talks will cover topics including The Future of Artist ‚Äď Fan Connections, Royalty Distribution, Sync Licensing, New Revenue Streams, Plagiarism, passing off and image rights and The Current State of Electronic Music – What‚Äôs Coming Next& The evolution of clubs and the festival boom.

Some of the industry leading speakers include Terry Weerasinghe, VP of Music Services at Beatport, Mark Williamson, Director of Artist Services at Spotify, Meindert Kennis, Brand & Marketing Manager at Spinnin’ Records, John Truelove, owner of Truelove Music, Jon Lee, Head of Traktor Marketing at Native Instruments, Ryan Keeling, Editor Resident Advisor, Bobby Simms Founder & Owner¬†Popshop Agency, Allan McGrath Label ManagerAnjunabeats/Artist ManagerInvolved Management, Aaron Mellor CEO Tokyo industries, Rob Wilder Global Events & Tour Manager Gate Crasher, Tony Rigg Founder The Laboratory Project.¬†

BMC tickets start at just £8 for the Exhibition, Panels, Workshops and Showcases and £86 for the Industry conference which includes entrance to networking events and parties.

Believe Digital will be attending the BMC, if you wish to arrange a meeting with our team,  do not hesitate to get in touch sending us an email at helpme@believedigital.com

All information,  www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk

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Believe New Releases w/c 24-02-2014

February, 24th 2014 12:28

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Artist: Little Comets 
Release: The Gentle EP
Label: The Smallest Label
Genre: Alternative РIndie Pop

English indie-rock favorite Little Comets return with their new EP in anticipation of their third studio album. Having charted with all previous releases, the band has a big fan base and is much acclaimed for their brand of upbeat & addictive melodies. A quarter truncated, lyrically nuanced and fiercely self-productive, the committed trio of Matthew, Robert and Michael have lurched from one experience to the next, now arriving at the beginnings of their third album cycle. This is really one to check out this week.

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groove armada- pork sodaArtist: Groove Armada  
Release: Pork Soda
Label: Moda Black
Genre: Dance РHouse

Groove Armada make their debut on Moda Black with Pork Soda – 3 sublime infectious house grooves, made to make the floor shake. ¬†Some artists come and go with the changing of the tides; others transcend the trends and become seminal in the process. If there were a dance music hall of fame, these guys would be longtime inductees. But let’s not get caught up in nostalgia – they’ve been pushing things forward every step of the way. From club tracks to live shows, to multimillion selling albums, to all-encompassing visual/audio spectacles – the Groove Armada has been sailing strong since 1995. Recently Tom and Andy made the decision to step away from the arenas and return to their roots, composing a collection of raw, foundation-shaking tracks, designed for the warehouse.

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Prince fatty Mungio's HiFiArtist:¬†Prince Fatty, Mungo’s Hi-Fi
Release:¬†Prince Fatty Versus Mungo’s Hi-Fi
Label: Mr Bongo 
Genre: Reggae

Mr Bongo is extremely proud to announce the much-anticipated release of the next installment from the legendary Prince Fatty. This time Prince Fatty is up against the mighty Mungo‚Äôs Hi Fi Soundsystem.¬†Prince Fatty is a group put together by producer and engineer Mike Pelanconi, (whose credits include Lilly Allen’s smash ‚ÄėAlright Still‚Äô for Regal/EMI and Little Barrie ‚ÄėStand your Ground‚Äô for Genuine/PIAS). The group also includes; Little Roy, Bubblers from the Ruff Cut Band, Style Scott from the Roots Radics, Winston Francis and Hollie Cook, the vocalist from the band The Slits. Mixed in his own seaside studios, in an analog haze of vintage spring reverbs, tape echoes and custom hi-grade mixing console, Prince Fatty won‚Äôt disappoint the lovers of the early 70s sound. Prince Fatty has worked with the likes of Bukky Leo, Nostalgia 77, Prince Buster, Lee ‚ÄėScratch‚Äô Perry and Studio One.

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Artist: Spring Offensive 
Release: Hengelo
Label: Spring Offensive
Genre: Alternative РIndie Rock / Alternative Rock

Oxford 5-piece release the 2nd intriguing single from their debut album ‘Young Animal Hearts’.¬†Hengelo is a refreshing and quietly mesmerising lament based on the true story of Robin van Helsum (aka Forest Boy). Hengelo is about a young man who ran away. It’s about growing up. Despite the energetic drum beat and gentle guitar melodies, there lies an uncomfortable urgency within the track. Its vocals only add to this by drastically altering any cheerful tone through eerie harmonies, leaving the listener to focus on the lyrics.

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Pre-Order Now: Bart Davenport – Physical World (on Lovemonk)

February, 21st 2014 18:05

BartDavenportPitchfork¬īs acclaimed artist, Bart Davenport is releasing his awaited album ‚ÄúPHYSICAL WORLD‚ÄĚ a culmination of 60¬īs soul mood, 80¬īs guitar sound and soft-rock, covered with a unique and timeless crooner voice. Bart¬īs origins in Oakland, California and roots in the 90s garage and blues scene settle his style of beautiful pop songs speaking of life and love in the modern world with sincerity and a subtle sense of humor. Whitest Boy Alive and Kings of Convenience singer, Erlend √ėye, has called him the ‚Äúbest one-guy-and-guitar performer there is‚ÄĚ. The album shows a blend of inspirations/sounds ranging from Northern Soul/Motown legacy to catchy dance floor tunes and also includes tales of isolation in the big city. This sort of juxtaposition is what sets Davenport‚Äôs work apart from his peers; harmonic sophistication with a deceptively fun feel and all the while, a sense of melancholy lurks beneath the surface. The overall sensation of the album is a feeling of: humble and triumphant. The same contrast is captured in Freddy Cristy‚Äôs cover art: A cartoon superhero is perched on the edge of a building, not fighting crime at the moment, just changing a guitar string.

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Touring Now: The Front Bottoms

February, 19th 2014 14:49

James Farrelly The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms will be joining The President of the United States Of America, Brand New and Save the Day on their European tour starting on February 20th.

At the core of Talon of the Hawk, their new album, is the crazy hybrid of slamming rock drumming and acoustic guitar The Front Bottoms are known for, but this time the band augments their sound with electric guitars, synths, even a little accordion. Brian Sella’s confident heartfelt vocals that will have you laughing one minute, crying the next and then maybe pumping your fist and singing along when you least suspect it. Talon of the Hawk rocks harder than their debut and it is more complex in both subject matter and arrangements. Once this sucker gets its claws in, you’re going to soar.

Talon of the Hawk was released via Bar/None Records.

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The Front Bottoms supporting The Presidents Of The United States Of America

02/20 @ Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli *tour 2
02/21 @ Heerlen, Netherlands Parkstad Theaters *
02/22 @ Antwerp, Belgium Kavka
02/23 @ Brighton, East Sussex Concorde 2 *
02/24 @ Liverpool, UK East Village Arts Club *
02/25 @ Newcastle, UK O2 Academy *
02/26 @  Edinburgh, UK Electric Circus
02/27 @ Leeds, UK O2 Academy Leeds *
03/01 @ London Shepherds Bush Empire *
* = w/ The Presidents of the United States of America

 

The Front Bottoms supporting Brand New / Saves The Day

4/11 @ O2 Guildhall ‚Äď Southampton, UKtour
4/12 @ Troxy ‚Äď London, UK
4/14 @ O2 Academy ‚Äď Leeds, UK
4/15 @ Barrowlands ‚Äď Glasgow, UK
4/16 @ O2 Academy ‚Äď Newcastle, UK
4/18 @ Manchester Academy ‚Äď Manchester, UK
4/19 @ Hit The Deck Bristol, UK
4/20 @ Hit The Deck Nottingham, UK
4/22 @ Hedon ‚Äď Zwolle, Netherlands
4/24 @ Bi Nuu ‚Äď Berlin, Germany
4/25 @ B√ľrgerhaus Stollwerck-Cologne, Germany
4/26 @ Strom ‚Äď Munich, Germany
4/27 @ Live Forum ‚Äď Milan, Italy
4/28 @ Waldsee ‚Äď Friedburg, Germany
5/1 @ Visions Fest ‚Äď Dortmund, Germany
5/3 @ Kleine Freiheit ‚Äď Osnabruck, Germany

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“Burnt Deep – A Deep House Mix Series, Vol. 2” (Out Now on Believe HouseCrate)

February, 17th 2014 15:00

Burn Deep Vol. 2

Burnt Deep is a brand new compilation series on HouseCrate aiming to highlight the best in emerging, as well as established talent from the thriving deep house scene. The second in the series is mixed by Urban Torque and Madhouse-Records affiliate Steve Mill.¬†Steve Mill has long established himself in the underground house scene, relentlessly producing and remixing, he’s released on world renowned labels including Urban Torque, Large Music, Global Underground, Elevation, Plastic City, Mood Music, Balance and most notably Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse Records.¬†Steve brings his extensive knowledge and love of deep house to Burnt Deep Vol.2, which includes contributions from a wide range of well esteemed UK house labels. Leading underground imprint Tsuba Records represents with the popular Detroit Swindle boys, the anonymous Moodtrap duo, and Berlin-based Quell. Wolf Music Recordings offer a more soulful side to the compilation with tracks from KRL and Ishmael, and Seven Music showcase their strand of groove-heavy house with appearances from Rhythm Operator, Evan Iff, and ManooZ. Digging deep in to Urban Torque’s catalogue, tracks from Stephen Lopkin and Brabe feature, both donning jazzier elements with their hypnotic grooves. Elsewhere, Moda Black’s star signing Celsius and Southern Fried Records’ Avec contribute, as well as Glasgow Underground with their Andre Crom reprisal of Romanthony’s classic ‘Ministry of Love’.

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Believe New releases w/c 17/02/2014

February, 17th 2014 11:00


Karol KoncaArtist: Karol Conká 

Release: Batuk Freak
Label: Mr Bongo
Genre: Hip Hop РLatin

Originally from Curitiba, Brazil, Karoline dos Santos de Oliveira, aka Karol Conka, first stepped foot on stage, and started her rap career at age 17.¬†Karol has gained national recognition and status with a nomination at the 2011 Brazilian MTV Awards for the video of her soul influenced single ‘Good Night’ as well as performing internationally with Brazil’s hip hop legend, Marcelo D2 on numerous occasions. The rapper, singer and songwriter – influenced by Brazilian Pop Music (MPB) and who once dreamt of being like Lauryn Hill – is fast becoming one of the most distinctive voices of the modern Brazilian hip hop scene.¬†Her videos have over 2 million plays on YouTube, thus proving her widespread appeal.

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Acid Arab CollectionArtist: Various Artists 

Release: Acid Arab Collections
Label: Versatile Records
Genre: Dance РHouse РAcid

Infatuated with the similarities between the hard driving gridlines of European dance music and the repetitious nature that binds disparate folk music from all corners of North Africa and the Middle East together, Parisian dance duo Acid Arab have sought to enlist some of the most innovative and forward thinking producers from their native France and beyond, to bring these sonic cousins together on their pulsating new Acid Arab Collections. Pilooski, I:Cube and Professor Genius, among others, all featuring.

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BVAArtist: BVA

Release: Be Very Aware
Label: High Focus Records 
Genre: Hip Hop РAlternative

After consistently blitzing live shows in the UK and beyond as One quarter of super group The Four Owls and one third of The Brothers Of The Stone, BVA is no stranger to the scene, his honest poignant rapid fire delivery already a favorite with High Focus fans. Now it is time for BVA, aka Rusty Take Off, to fly solo featuring Fliptrix, Dirty Dike, Kashmere and Man of the moment : Rag N Bone Man. Production by Leaf Dog and illinformed,  the golden boys of UK hip hop.

 

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Kyle Pound - RetronicArtist: Kyle Pound 
Release: Retronic
Label: Nocturnal Recordings
Genre: Dance РHouse РDeep

Following on from the hugely well received ‘Certified Dope’ sampler, Nocturnal kick off 2014 with a fresh signing from Kyle Pound who has recently dropped strong releases on Carousel Recordings/KleenHouse/Ammo Recordings which we urge you to seek out.¬†His Nocturnal debut ‘Retronic’ is a cool melodic slice of infectious funking House music which dances around the grounds of Deep House with a fresh Nu Disco twist. A bumping high energy bassline and catchy vocal snatches drive this along perfectly.¬†Watch out for Nocturnal & Kyle Pound in 2014!

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‘The Feeling’ – Jareth feat. Ghetts (Out Now on The Influence)

February, 10th 2014 15:02

Headphones1440x1440New UK urban-pop star Jareth releases her long-awaited debut single featuring Ghetts, having already featured on Chris Lake, Bashy and Daley tracks, in a Roberto Cavalli perfume ad, and written a track for Cheryl Cole.

London-based singer-songwriter Jareth releases her second single via The Influence. Jareth’s distinctive style & powerful voice captivated audiences on her debut single¬†Pathway‘,¬†featuring Lioness . You may also have heard her dulcet tones on the worldwide Roberto Cavalli perfume ad campaign. Having already penned Cheryl Cole album track ‘Girl In The Mirror‘, Jareth has also co-written for and features on Chris Lake’s newest single ‘Helium‘ & currently on Bashy’s ‘These Are The Songs‘, which entered the UK chart at 56. ‘The Feeling’ is available now.

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Believe New Releases w/c 10/02/2014

February, 10th 2014 11:00

5016958168735Artist: Ofei
Release: London EP
Label: One Little Indian Records
Genre: R&B

London Singer- Songwriter Ofei releases ‚ÄėThe London EP‚Äô, his debut. Writing, arranging and producing himself, Ofei sets out his stall with the music alone, which is a dynamic mix of R&B, distorted soul and unearthly gospel. Beginning 2013 opening for Kendrick Lamar in Paris and Shuggie Otis in New York, he has since spent the summer drawing curious crowds to his one man shows at UK festivals Secret Garden Party, The Great Escape and Beacons to name a few. With the debut EP dropping February 10th Ofei is being talked about as one of the most exciting new music stars for 2014.

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3610154375434Artist: Whales in Cubicles
Release: Death in The Evening
Label: CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH 
Genre: Rock – Alternative

London based Whales In Cubicles have announced the release of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Death In The Evening’, recorded at legendary Monnow Valley Studio with producer Nick Mailing and mixed by Simon ‘Barny’ Barnicott (Kasabian, The Temper Trap, Placebo, Arctic Monkeys). The release has received great reviews from the likes of The Fly and The Independent that describe it respectively as “Surly and melodic” with¬†“Huge riffs and apathetic anthems”. The band is currently touring the UK and will be in London on the 13th of February.

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5060205155009Artist: Nostalgia 77 
Release: A Journey Too Far
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Pop РR&B РClassic

The fifth studio LP from Benedic Lamdin under his main Nostalgia 77 moniker, this album finds the respected producer, composer, songwriter and guitarist further developing his creative partnership with rising German singer Josa Peit, whose rich, quirky lead vocals grace nine of the 11 tracks; country-soul supremo Jeb Loy Nichols (Island) sings the remaining two in his loose and charismatic style.¬†Gripping instrumentals, deft production and Peit‚Äôs intuitive vocals lend this album an irresistible, enigmatic pull, from the delightful bobbing and weaving intro of opener ‚ÄúWhat Do You Know‚ÄĚ and throughout the ebb and flow of the record. having been previewed in a sold-out live three night live residency at London‚Äôs Vortex in October, ‚ÄėA Journey Too Far‚Äô was announced with a trailer video ¬†which gives an enchanting window into the studio sessions.

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Dub FX - Theory of HarmonyArtist: Dub Fx
Release: Theory of Harmony
Label: Convoy Unlimited
Genre: Alternative – Electronic/ EBM

The new album has been designed to take listeners on an eclectic journey through conscious, soulful bass music, drawing on inspiration from his endless performances around the world. Staying true to the unique Dub Fx live sound it incorporates punchy Beat-Box loops, rich vocal harmonies and pulsating bass lines sprinkled with catchy melodies. It features a host of collaborations from vocalists and musicians at all corners of the globe including Tiki Taane, Eva Lazarus, CAde, MC Xander & Martha C.

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Watch Believe’s Founder & President Denis Ladegaillerie Speak at Midem 2014.

February, 3rd 2014 12:10

midem

Midem is the place where¬†music makers, cutting-edge technologies, brands and talents¬†come together under one roof to¬†source, sell and sign new music, digital solutions and innovative ideas.¬†Today, the music industry is at the tipping-point of a new era of growth. Recognising this, the Midem 2014 programme focuses on the theme¬†“Get back to Growth? Make it Sustainable! “.

Digital Music Trend (DMT) is a weekly show covering and making sense of the latest news and events in the digital music industry. The show features journalists, analysts and digital music experts from around the world. ¬†DMT was covering Midem 2014 to podcast the latest news in the digital music industry.¬†They¬†chat with Denis Ladegaillerie, CEO at Believe Digital and discuss Believe’s growth over the past eight years. ¬†DMT’s coverage of Midem 2014 has been sponsored by the CI Media Platform.

 

Believe New Releases w/c 03/02/2014

February, 3rd 2014 11:00


bretonArtist: Breton

Release: War Room Stories
Label: Believe Recordings
Genre: Alternative

Constantly challenging and pushing against the boundaries of what it means to be in a band in 2013, ‚ÄėWar Room Stories‚Äô is the second chapter of a group who aren’t afraid to stick their neck on the line and think about things a little differently. The album was written during a year spent touring incessantly and playing festivals across the world.¬†Breton employed the services of the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra who appear on five tracks throughout the album.¬†Opener ‚ÄėEnvy‚Äô is perhaps the group‚Äôs most outright ‚Äėpop‚Äô track to date, whereas first single ‚ÄėGot Well Soon‚Äô fuses glitchy synths with an undulating backbone beat and ‚ÄėBrother‚Äôs echo-laden pianos are at once epic and understatedly restrained. Traces of hip hop, electronica, indie and all the plethora of genres in between interplay under tracks that are, at face value, still surprisingly accessible.

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Burn Deep Vol. 2Artist: Various Artists
Release: Burnt Deep Vol. 2
Label: Believe Housecrate
Genre: Dance РHouse РDeep

Burnt Deep is a brand new compilation series on HouseCrate aiming to highlight the best in emerging, as well as established talent from the thriving deep house scene. The second in the series is mixed by Urban Torque and Madhouse Records affiliate Steve Mill, whose 13-track compilation showcases some of the UK’s most well established, as well as fast rising deep house labels.¬†Steve Mill has long established himself in the underground house scene, relentlessly producing and remixing, he’s released on world renowned labels including Urban Torque, Large Music, Global Underground, Elevation, Plastic City, Mood Music, Balance and most notably Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse Records.¬†Following on strong from the first installment, this compilation series is one to check out for true fans of the exciting and re-evolving deep house scene.

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Lite - InstallationArtist: Lite

Release: Installation
Label: Blood & Biscuits
Genre: Alternative РIndie Rock / Alternative Rock

Installation is a mind-melting math-rock magic show from instrumentalists LITE, who are widely regarded as one of the most exciting to emerge from Japan in the last decade.  LITE are a four-piece instrumental rock band formed in Japan in 2003 and are known for their thrilling and emotional compositions, progressive, edgy riffs and complex rhythms. Their explosive live show and tireless touring in the US, Europe and Asia along with worldwide album releases have brought acclaim from all quarters.

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bwani junctionArtist: Bwani Junction

Release: Tongue of Bombie
Label: Aksatak Records
Genre: Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Hailed by NME as mixing the addictive melodies of Vampire Weekend & rock spunk of The Libertines, Bwani Junction’s much anticipated second album is produced by Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Deacon Blue) at the hallowed Chem 19 studio. This is an album that sees a growing maturity from a band still amazingly all in their early twenties.¬†Having recently supported M on his European tour to sell-out arena crowds; Simple Minds in front of 75,000 people at Edinburgh‚Äôs 2012 Hogmanay concert, Bwani Junction has also headlined the BBC Introducing stage at T in the Park and opened for The Vaccines, Paul Simon at Hard Rock Calling and UK festivals, including Isle of Wight and Latitude. ¬†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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