Archives for March, 2014

Believe New Releases w/c 31/03/2014

March, 31st 2014 12:48


nancyArtist: Nancy Ajram
Release: Nancy 8
Label: In2Musica
Genre: Arabic – World

Nancy Nabil Ajram ¬†is a multi-platinum recording artist. With the support of her father, Nancy began performing as a child and released her first studio album by the age of 15. Her breakthrough occurred with the start of her collaboration with well-known producer Jiji Lamara, when she released her smash hit “Akhasmak Ah” and 3rd studio album, Ya Salam. In 2004, she released her second international best-seller “Ah w Noss”, which spawned several smash-hits, “Ah w Noss”, “Lawn Ouyounak”, and “Inta Eih” at which point Nancy had established pop icon status in the Middle East.




fedArtist: Fred V & Grafix
Release: Recognise
Label: Hospital Records
Genre: Dance РBreakbeat / Drum & Bass РJungle

The first single to be taken from Fred V & Grafix forthcoming debut LP, “Recognise” showcases these two young producers at the peak of their game.¬†Combining prodigious song-writing, epic musicality and dancefloor sensibility, ‘Recognise’ eschews the predictable structure of today’s identikit D+B and opens with intricate arpeggios and skittering beats. Evolving into an ambitious and complex composition featuring lead vocals from Fred V himself.¬†Simultaneously intellectual and effortless, it’s a breath of fresh air that builds on the success of Fred V & Grafix previous successes ‘Major Happy’, ‘Games People Play’ and the current ‘Catch My Breath’.¬†Receiving its debut airplay on Annie Mac’s Friday night Radio One show, Fred V & Grafix count Subfocus, Netsky, Mistajam and B Traits as fans.¬†Young gun Emperor applies his twisted neurofunk genius to the remix for this package, choosing to frontload the song and harmonic structure before descending with a Spartan bassline workout and rugged tick-tock drums which will have every 21st century junglist grinning from ear to ear.
Fellow South-Western young guns “Panda” drop the tempo and flip the genre with their own sublime take on the original to round off the package.



coastArtist: Coasts
Release: A Rush Of Blood
Label: Tidal Recordings
Genre: Alternative РIndie Pop

‚ÄúCoasts have mastered the art of the catchy indie-pop song.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Pigeons & Planes
‚ÄúEntwined with contagious guitar melodies and strong vocals‚Ķ Get this on repeat.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď The Line of Best Fit
Bristol‚Äôs Coasts unveil new single ‚ÄėA Rush of Blood‚Äô, due for release via Tidal Recordings on March 31.
Following on from the blissful, hypnotic ‚ÄėStay‚Äô, which built to countless heady crescendos of mesmerising shoegaze-pop, ‚ÄėA Rush of Blood‚Äô, which was produced by Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Club, Noah and the Whale), is an entirely different beast altogether. It sees the five-piece filled with a newly heightened sense of urgency: driven by tropical rhythms and topped off with swirling guitar lines. It‚Äôs a tantalising glimpse at a forthcoming full-length due this summer.
First forming at Bath Uni in 2011, the past three years have seen the quintet have seen already seen their tribal-infused tropi-pop picked up by the likes of Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe, selling out their debut London show in the process.


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Artist: Judge Jules
Release: Monte Carlo
Label: Vandit Records
Genre: Dance РTrance

Trance Legend Judge Jules releases ‘Monte Carlo’ on Paul van Dyk’s label ‘Vandit’. ‘Monte Carlo’ roars to life with echoing vocal harmonic loops, super-loud claps, toughened drums, stretched delayed FX and chords & padsladen highs. Quick drops, with just as fast kick-drum bring- backs, the track walks the cooler line between melodic bliss and uprocking euphoric.

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Gavin James music used on AA Advert

March, 28th 2014 14:33

If you haven’t already seen the AA (Automobile Association) advert then this is a fantastic opportunity to watch it! Our very own Gavin James’ track ‘Say Hello’ features in the advert.

To check out more of Gavin’s music head over to his SoundCloud page.

Believe Digital and Kartel announce joint venture signing with Xtra Mile Recordings

March, 27th 2014 13:53

xtra mileInternational Label Services provider Kartel and leading independent digital distributor Believe Digital announce an exciting new joint venture signing with London-based label Xtra Mile Recordings. Kartel has been providing international label services to Xtra Mile since 2011 and Believe Digital has now signed the label for worldwide distribution covering all services (excluding North America where they continue to work with ADA Services).

Xtra Mile Recordings has gone from strength to strength in this their celebratory 10th year trading. Recent highlights include albums from To Kill A King, who are gearing up to be main support to Bastille on their sold out North America tour; ex- Reuben frontman Jamie Lenman and Against Me!.  Xtra Mile has also recently announced a host of North American signings for worldwide deals including Michigan 3-piece Cheap Girls who are currently supporting Against Me! in the USA and then join The Hold Steady for a few shows; Canadian singer songwriter Billy the Kid with her new album produced by Frank Turner, and the return of Philadelphia band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!

Xtra Mile Recordings owner Charlie Caplowe says: “It makes perfect sense to take advantage of the full range of services Kartel provides including the¬†digital services offered via Believe Digital and their international network. It‚Äôs a really exciting next 12 months for the label and it feels like we have a great team and set-up to help move us forward‚ÄĚ.

Kartel CEO Charles Kirby-Welch says of the new deal: “It’s been a great pleasure to work with the Xtra Mile team over the last few years so we’re very happy to be in a position to expand our relationship and introduce them to Believe Digital“.

Believe General Manager Lee Morrison says: “We’re very excited to be working with Xtra Mile and feel¬†this is a¬†great¬†demonstration of the potential of our expanding strategic alliance with Kartel, we are offering a fully comprehensive service tailored to the needs of independent labels and artists in order to maximise their presence in the modern music industry. Our goal is to be working with the top labels in each genre and the signing of Xtra Mile is in keeping with that ethos‚ÄĚ.

Believe offer a full range of services including worldwide digital distribution and promotion technology integrated to over 240 digital music stores, Video Management, Sync, Digital Marketing, and Neighbouring Rights management and now have over 20 offices worldwide including LATAM, Asia, Europe and the US.

This new deal comes into effect on May 1st 2014.



Believe New Releases w/c 24/03/2014

March, 24th 2014 12:42

pfArtist:¬†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’s Hi Fi Soundsystem.

Prince Fatty is a group put together by producer and engineer Mike Pelanconi, (whose credits include Lilly Allen’s smash ‘Alright Still’ for Regal/EMI and Little Barrie ‘Stand your Ground’ 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’t disappoint the lovers of the early 70s sound. Prince Fatty has worked with the likes of Bukky Leo, Nostalgia 77, Prince Buster, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Studio One.

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a13Artist: Garnier 
Release: A13
Label: Musique Large 
Genre: Dance РElectro

Laurent Garnier is a legend. In 2014 he returns to production with a new project dedicated to his never ending quest for new sounds and styles. Five labels, five releases, five styles, all Garnier.
The second release in this new project is the A13 EP, released by Musique Large. Garnier has been a long-standing fan of the label and its music, and here he delivers four devastating instrumental cuts that show he can throw down with the best of the new blood, beat for beat.


hbArtist: Habstrakt 

Release: Listen
Label: Disciple Records
Genre: Dance РDubstep

Habstrakt makes his debut appearance on Disciple Recordings with this absolute banger of a trap/twerk/glitch hop crossover track. ‘Listen’ marks the arrival of a new direction for the French producer’s sound, and is backed by a quality trap remix from Firepower Records’s Sub Antix (to follow shortly).¬†If you like this, you’re gonna love what else Habstrakt has in store for you in 2014…



jorgeArtist: Jorge Montia
Release: My Feelings / Impacto 
Label: Skint Records 
Genre: Dance РHouse РTechno / Minimal 

After submitting the quality of music, namely ‚ÄúThe Family Tree‚ÄĚ, lifted from the last in the Skint MOB series, we thought we‚Äôd invite Jorge Montia back for a full 2 track EP release on the label.
The Spanish mainstay opens with ‚ÄúMy Feelings‚ÄĚ, a tech house ride through the jungle, layered with sax riffs that squelch up to the rooftops. Pushing forward through the break a catchy piano line drops you back into the swelling production.
‚ÄúImpacto‚ÄĚ follows on with a less frantic, straight up four to the floor roller. Irregular interruptions that keep you on your toes break up the production to round it off as a peak time spectacle.

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Kidnap Kid – Like You Used To (Fur Coat Remix) – Black Butter Records

March, 20th 2014 16:16

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Kidnap Kid returns with this Beatport only exclusive track ‘Like You Used To – Fur Coat Remix’ – which sees the award winning young London via Sheffield, producer, real name Matt Relton, apply his singular touch to a six-and-half-minute dark and emotionally charged house epic. Highlighted by expressive piano chords and a haunting vocal refrain. The two tracks on ‘Stronger‘ display the deft musical instincts and production flourishes that have singled Kidnap Kid out as one of the UK’s hottest up and comers.


Believe New Releases w/c 17/03/2014

March, 14th 2014 13:24

ibibio Sound machine LPArtist: Ibibio Sound Machine
Release: Ibibio Sound Machine
Label: Soundway Records
Genre: World РAfrican

Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine combine elements of West African highlife, disco, post-punk & psychedelic electro soul.¬†With their debut album on the acclaimed Soundway Records, they haul Nigerian boogie into the 21st century MIA style!¬†From the banging sub-bass of the first single ‘Lets Dance’ to the spiritual, gospel-tinged notes of the album’s opening track ‘Voice of the Bird’, the band have turned in a dynamic and, at times,¬†beautiful take on modern afro-soul music.

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la disputeArtist: La Dispute

Release: Rooms of the House
Label: Big Scary Monsters
Genre: Alternative РIndie Rock / Alternative Rock

La Dispute are releasing their highly awaited 3rd album! ¬†To write for the new release, La Dispute retreated to a remote cabin in Michigan’s upper peninsula with the hope that working together in a different environment would take them out of their comfort zone and enable them to create their strongest record yet. ‚ÄúThe area where we were was pretty remote so we could focus on playing and not much else,‚ÄĚ bassist Adam Vass explains. ‚ÄúIt was just the five of us working on writing every single day for a month and pretty much the entire album came out of those sessions.‚ÄĚRooms of the House was recorded and mixed by Will Yip at Studio 4 in Philadelphia, produced by Yip and La Dispute, and mastered at The Lodge by Emily Lazar.¬†To support the release of Rooms of the House, the band have announced a full UK and European tour that runs through April and May.


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cocktail citron DYEArtist: DyE

Release: Cocktail Citron
Label: Tigersushi
Genre: Dance РElectro

After the overwhelming success of DyE’s¬†Fantasy hit single (47 million ‘official’ views on Youtube so far) and an impressive growth of his fan base across the world, this is DyE’s much awaited second album ‘Cocktail Citron’.¬†It’s a direct follow up to his debut LP ‘Taki 183′, both sonically and aesthetically, with the addition of even stronger songs, more epic sounds than ever and a club feeling acquired through DyE’s dj sets (opening for Erol Alkan or Four Tet among others).



Owiny Sigoma bandArtist: Owiny Sigoma Band
Release: Yukimwi
Label: Brownswood Records
Genre: Dance РBeats & Breaks / Electronica

* “An amazing rework by Blludd Relations that brings tears of joy to our eyes” Boiler Room
* “Intoxicating stuff, and destined to become a must-play for every world music or chill-out set across the land.” HEADFUNK
Jesse Hackett (Elmore Judd, Deek and Honest Jon’s) from Owiny Sigoma Band and Bullion (DEEK Recordings) also known as Blludd Relations coming off the back of their recent album release have teamed up to bring you an exclusive rework of Owiny’s original composition Yukimwi. Decorated with Stoner-Soul inflections they flipped the original from the percussive afro-beat composition, adding their trademark sunshine and atmospheric take on the this record.

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Believe New Releases w/c 10/03/2014

March, 10th 2014 12:30

johnny foreignerArtist: Johnny Foreigner 
Release: You Can Do Better
Label: Alcopop!
Genre: Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

British Fight Pop institution, Johnny Foreigner, return with their 4th studio album and finest effort to date ¬†‘You Could Do Better’. This is louder, bigger and brasher than ever before. The release has already got great support from the likes of Radio 1, 6 Music and NME.¬†The new album from the ‘Mandy Morbid of Indie Rock’ – 18 months in the making and delivering ever more of the jagged-edged intensity, tigerish dual vocals and awesome melody… And it’s sounding bigger than it ever has before, as JoFo show NO desire to slow down…

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the alexandersArtist: The Alexanders, Anna Lunoe 
Release:¬†Don’t Miss
Label: Partyfine
Genre: Dance – Electro

The Alexanders is an enticing new guise of¬†the Anglo-French collaboration by label head Yuksek AKA Pierre-Alexandre Busson and his compadre, Alex Metric. The result is, as you might expect, a dynamic union of studio firepower from two producers very much on top of their game! “Don t Miss” wastes little time announcing itself as a futuristic stomper with bleeps, squeaks and futuristic synth stabs all transporting you towards the hybrid robot disco. In Alex’s words “I think the aim was to make something simple, something direct in terms of elements and music, something with a Disco edge, but also something dynamic. Something exciting to hear on the dancefloor without being too in your face and losing the musicality and warmth”. You can judge yourself!



seamless MiamiArtist: Various Artists
Release: Seamless Deep Miami Sampler ’14
Label: Seamless Recordings
Genre: Dance РElectro

Seamless offshoot Seamless Deep is an imprint that’s quickly emerged as a prolific medium for ornate house music. It’s a sound that boasts a global appeal, but come March time, all roads naturally leads to Miami, Florida, where the annual WMC takes centre-stage in the house scene. As such, Seamless pay homage to the event here in their own inimitable manner, with their 8-track V/A, Miami 2014, proving a more than fitting insight into the label’s undoubted charms.

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young animal at heartArtist: Spring Offensive
Release: Young Animal at hearts
Label: Spring Offensive
Genre: Alternative РIndie Rock / Alternative Rock

* ‚ÄúSpring Offensive hold something that every band strives for, and it won‚Äôt be long until they have plenty more people singing along with them.‚ÄĚ – Artrocker
* ‚Äúheartfelt, direct, emotional and gorgeous‚ÄĚ – BBC6 Music
* “A band that I’m absolutely loving, that I cannot get enough of‚ÄĚ – Hattie Pearson Xfm

Spring Offensive were voted Oxford BBC Introducing ‘Band of the Year’ in 2012 and playlisted on BBC Radio1. They have recently supported Local Natives, London Grammar, To Kill A King and Stornoway, plus sold out 3 headline London shows. Their album features a lyrical undercurrent of the challenges faced by young adults trying to carve out an identity in the world. Dark & even sinister at times the album is fueled by a loud intense energy that turns introspection into something outward & vivid.

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SXSW: Public Service Broadcasting Showcases

March, 7th 2014 15:01

sxsw psbPublic Service Broadcasting will be at SXSW this year! Don’t miss out on the chance to see the London band perform; they will be playing 4 shows over the Austin festival taking place on¬†March 7-16, 2014.

Public Service Broadcasting released ‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’ on May 6th, 2013 on Test Card Recordings.¬†Taking in archive material from the BFI and StudioCanal along with classic American public information films, the album sees the corduroy-clad J. Willgoose, Esq. and his faithful drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, seeking to fulfil their mission statement over a wide range of subject matter and styles. Through both the record and their uniquely spell-binding live audio-visual ‘Transmissions’,¬†audiences will witness the band weave samples from these films around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics, creating an array of diverse tracks. What emerges is, by turns, thrilling, moving, funny and powerful; or, if you will, informative, educational and – most of all – entertaining.

If you can’t make it to SXSW, you can always get their album! ¬†¬†ITUNES


PSB @ SXSW – showcases schedule –¬†Find all the details¬†here.
Free with RSVP

**Official Showcase**
THURSDAY 13th- 9pm – Latitude 30
BBC Introducing @ The British Music Embassy
Full AV show!

**Day Parties**

Wednesday 12th: Grandstand v Sailor Jerry’s // 3.15pm
@ Gypsy Lounge
1504 East 6th Street

Thursday 13th: Popscene Asia v GAG v HEATWAVE // 2pm
@ Cherrywood Coffeehouse
1400 East 38th 1/2

Friday 14th: The A.V Club // // 12.15pm
@ Blackheart Bar
86 Rainey Street

Breton – 15 Minutes

March, 6th 2014 18:19

Check out the video for Breton’s upcoming single ’15 Minutes’.

Kidnap Kid ‚Äď Stronger (Out Now on Black Butter Records)

March, 5th 2014 11:05

kidnap kid 2Kidnap Kid continue’s to push the boundary’s of electronic music with this brand new track for 2014. ‘Stronger ‘ continues to showcase this incredible beat maker’s talents and lay’s the foundation’s for continued success in 2014!

Kidnap Kid’s debut on Black Butter, ‘Vehl’ received the US iTunes accolade of ‘Best Electronic Song of 2012’ . The follow up ‘So Close’ racked up over 100k plays on Soundcloudin just one week and summer anthem ‘Survive‘ hit the top of the Hypem charts. Now 1.4 million followers strong on Soundcloud, Kidnap Kid prepares to release the next instalment, ‘Stronger’.

Whilst creating his own award winning releases, Kidnap Kid aka Matt Relton also extends his talents to remix duties, smashing official remixes for Emeli Sande, Rudimental and Disclosure. Out of the studio, Kidnap Kid kicked off 2013 with a 16 date US Tour, supporting Rudimental, TEED, & Disclosure before gracing the likes of Glastonbury, Hideout (Croatia), Creamfields, Osheaga (Canada), Wakarusa (USA) and a residency at Space, Ibiza over the summer.

With support also coming from both radio and club tastemakers plus a loyal and supportive fan base, who’s interaction with his SoundCloud can testify, 2014 is going to be a big year for Kidnap Kid.

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