Archives for June, 2014

Believe New Releases w/c 30/06/2014

June, 30th 2014 11:05

2 bearsArtist: The 2 Bears 
Release: Angel (Touch Me)
Label: Southern Fried   
Genre: Dance

The 2 Bears return from the woods with a bumping piano house banger Angel (Touch Me), the lead single from their forthcoming album The Night Is Young. With the original already getting much airplay the Bears have drafted in Jakwob and Mele on remix duties, whilst also giving us another outstanding version by themselves…

 

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Artist: Brontbrontideide 
Release: Artery
Label: Holy Roar/Pink Mist  
Genre: Alternative 

‘Artery’ displays a classy, concise vibrancy. Kaleidoscopic in it’s evolution of sound for the band and in terms of new influences, shards of R’n’B and electronica are now beginning to show through, without ever deviating drastically away from their trademark math/instrumental rock sound.¬†

Brontide have streamlined themselves, slowly but surely, into an entity that is not just entirely unique, but something truly great to be cherished by both the band and music fans worldwide.

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parakeetArtist: Parakeet

Release: Pink Noise 
Label: Marshall Teller Records 
Genre: Alternative 

Parakeet formed in 2011 and are fronted by Mariko Doi (YUCK) and James Llewellyn Thomas (The History of Apple Pie). They self released their Tomorrow 7″ in early 2012, their Shonen Hearts EP came after which led to a European tour with DIIV and support slots with the likes of Wavves and The Walkmen. After releasing a special compilation exclusive to Japan on the esteemed PVine label in 2013, accompanied by a tour including a sellout show at Tokyo’s ONest, Parakeet now release the Pink Noise EP via Marshall Teller Records this June to already huge critical acclaim.

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kneeArtist: Okain, Cuartero

Release: Cameleon
Label: Knee Deep In Sound 
Genre: Dance 

Hot Since 82 really can do no wrong. Off the back of last year’s hugely successful LP ‘Little Black Book’, the thought¬≠provoking video for his gorgeous track ‘The End’ and his appearance on the April issue Mixmag cover, Leeds¬≠born producer and man of the moment Daley Padley last month announced his new label, ‘Knee Deep In Sound’.¬†

One release in, and it’s so far so good. His single ‘Don’t Touch The Alarm’ was named Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune (Hot Since 82’s second this year already!) and was received with high acclaim by DJs, the media and ravers alike. Now it’s time to test his metal as an A&R!¬†

So first up to the plate is Okain & Cuartero, a collaboration that sees two of the underground’s hottest producers bang heads, beautifully connecting Paris and Malaga! ‘Cameleon’ is a jackathon of frenetic high¬≠hats, surreal synths and futuristic basslines all scrupulously held together by a monolithic undertone.¬†

“As soon as they boys sent me ‘Cameleon’ I had to have it. It’s a crazy tune, I’ve been playing it out loads and it’ll always be a special track for me as the first record I signed to Knee Deep!”¬†

Remixes come from Daley himself, who turns in some of his finest work to date. You can tell Yorkshireman’s been reveling the 5 ¬≠hour minimum DJ sets; this is straight up 4am journey business! And as if that was enough, Paul Ritch delivers a Carl Craig¬≠esq rework fit for a King. Think Amnesia Terrace at 9am!¬†

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Glastonbury 2014!

June, 25th 2014 14:51

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Off to Glastonbury? Make sure you check out some of the acts from the labels we represent. We have put together a playlist of must see acts, from Kidnap Kid (Black Butter Records) to Toumani Diabate (World Circuit) there is something for everybody!

For the full listing, stage locations and set times click here.

 

Believe New Releases w/c 23/06/2014

June, 23rd 2014 12:27

RL grimesArtist: RL Grime, What So Not 
Release: Tell Me 
Label: Future Classic  
Genre: Dance РBreak & Beats 

Freshly signed to Future Classic this is the monster summer collaborative single from electronic giants What So Not (Flume + Emoh Instead) and RL Grime. What So Not who are currently touring the USA with Skrillex and Dillon Francis on the Mothership Tour with 42 dates across North America. International star Flume combines with fellow Sydeny-producer Emoh Instead and RL Grime – the American producer of hip hop, trap and bass music, and member of the Los Angeles Electronic music collective WeDidIt.

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hook and twinArtist:Hook & The Twin 

Release: Animals EP 
Label: Dancing Coins 
Genre: Dance 

Following the success of their epic debut album Never Ever Ever, Hook & The Twin are set to add one final extra chapter Рa four-track remix EP Animals, released on 23rd June 2014 through Cold Specks’ Dancing Coins imprint. Animals is the band’s fourth single from the album, and along with a brace of inventive remixes from favourite producers The Cyclist and Cora Novoa Рas well as the band’s own remix of former single and album highlight We’re So Light Рthe release signals the duo’s firm shift towards the dancefloor, without sacrificing any of their instinctive pop sensibility.

Hook & The Twin are very proud to be featuring two of their favourite new producers on the new EP. Irish-born producer The Cyclist‚Äôs fuzzy tape throb psychedelia is very much influenced by Boards of Canada and early Warp artists, an ‚Äėattempt to get to a time in electronic music, where everything‚Äôs warmer‚Äô in his own words. With debut album Bones In Motion released on Flying Lotus‚Äô Brainfeeder offshoot Leaving Records/Stones Throw, and a second in the pipeline, his music as The Cyclist and alias Buz Ludzha has recently garnered rave reviews in Pitchfork, XLR8R, FACT, and Resident Advisor.

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makoArtist: Mako

Release: The Truthseekers 
Label: Metalheadz
Genre: Dance/Break Beats РDrum & Bass 

Mako has his first full outing for the Headz camp via METH XX, the fertile breeding ground for new Metalheadz artists that gives them a chance for to express themselves with the music they are making right now.

 

 

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frikstailers 2Artist: Frikstailers
Release: Crop Circles EP 
Label: ZZK Records 
Genre: Dance РBreak & Beats 

Argentina’s Frikstailers return to planet Earth with their new six-track EP that pairs cosmic synths with funky, frenetic cumbia beats fused with electronic mayhem designed to move terrestrial butts worldwide.

If anything characterizes these adventurous producers, it’s the absence of easy formulas. This time around, the duo – now based in Mexico City – pushes the limits of electronic music by applying a heavy dose of extraterrestrial synthesizers to the lush organic Latin beats that have seen them rock parties from London’s Boiler Room to Mexico’s Vive Latino.¬†

On “Intro Orbital,” the Frikstailers make contact, inviting listeners to take a step back from reality and into an ethereal sonic landscape that will launch them straight into the sweaty dance floor madness of “Crop Circles.” Once beamed up, it’s on to the Amazonian acid dub landscapes of “Omeprazol.” Later, the arpeggiated synths of “Kepler” lead listeners towards playful drums and vocals buried deep in a tropical outer-space jungle.

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Subterfuge Records Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

June, 19th 2014 14:48

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Subterfuge has become a reference in the Spanish indie scene¬†as the¬†most important indie label in the country.¬† The label has internationally acclaimed artists such as Anni B Sweet, McEnroe, Buffettlibre, Meneo, Arizona Baby, Viento Smith, The Bright, Bravo Fisher! and¬†Eme DJ. It has been known to discover and start careers of major artists such as Dover, Marlango and¬†many others.¬†This weekend¬†the label ¬†will be celebrating its anniversary with¬†one of the most important festivals in Madrid, “Dia de la Musica”.

Check out the playlist below to hear some of the best music Spain has to offer, created especially for their 25th anniversary. Visit the Subterfuge website for more info on the event.

 

 

Believe New Releases w/c 16/06/2014

June, 16th 2014 12:59

greymatterArtist: Greymatter 
Release: Visions 
Label: Wolf Music 
Genre: Dance РHouse РDeep 

Graham Luckhurst aka GREYMATTER is one of the three original resident producers of WOLF Music, alongside KRL and Medlar. 

His unique take on house is the result of an inclusive and progressive musical palette which has seen him take in a sprawling and varied catalogue of music over the years. Add in a love of raw, rugged sonics and the result is a sound that is uniquely his own. 

GREYMATTER’s steely, propulsive productions and remixes are much sought after, and a relentless work rate and seemingly endless list of collaborators leave him well placed to deliver some of the most cutting-edge releases and original DJ sets around.¬†

‘Visions’ follows on from his debut ‘Mind Over Matter’ in 2009, and again shows his versatility and range of influences, also featuring the vocal talents of Ms. Sophie Brown, WOLF Music associate KRL and Sao Paulo based Schoolbell.

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little cometsArtist: Little Comets
Release: Salt 
Label: The Smallest Label 
Genre: Alternative- Indie Pop

Salt laments the loss of child amidst a backdrop of case reviews and caustic barbs at stretched social infrastructures suffered at the hands of those wielding the financial might. Melding brutality and fragility with unforgiving commitment, supplemented by a duplet of songs about parenting and judgment couple with a pair of acoustic remouldings; ‘Salt’ is another staunch demonstration of writing from the gut.


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lenzmanArtist: Lenzman

Release: Looking at the Stars 
Label: Metalheadz
Genre: Dance/Break Beats РDrum & Bass 

June 2014 – Lenzman’s debut album ‘Looking At The Stars’ on the seminal London-based imprint Metalheadz.

The album arrives with all the aplomb you would expect from the Dutch producer. The project concerns itself with all types of human soul- from introspection to confidence to doubt. If there was word you could put to it – it would be honesty. It’s certainly a refreshing outlook in this ‘fast-food’ landscape of modern music that surrounds us.

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Artist: Fred V & Grafix 

Release: Forest Fires 
Label: Hospital Records 
Genre: Rock РDrum & Bass 

After the release of their debut album ‘Recognise’ in March the Devonshire duo follow up with their second single. ‘Forest Fires’ features the vocals of fellow rising star of drum+bass Etherwood.¬†

Debuted by Zane Lowe on Radio One, Forest Fires encapsulates Fred V & Grafix’s ability to gel live guitars and instruments with up to date drum+bass production and vocals to create something fresh.
Remixes come from Etherwood, Taiki Nulight , Mass Appeals and Loire.

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Believe New Releases w/c 09/06/2014

June, 9th 2014 12:21

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Artist: Jaymo & Andy George 
Release: Moda Black, Vol. III
Label: Moda black
Genre: Dance РHouse

Spring sees the third installment of the Moda Black Volume…album hit the shelves. Comprising entirely of exclusive and unreleased new music, and mixed by label owners Jaymo & Andy George, Vol.III shines a spotlight on the label‚Äôs artists and extended family and gives a clear indication of future stars in the making.

Moda Black Vol III takes in new and unheard material from old heavyweights such as Groove Armada alongside solid underground talent and fresh faces such as Ejeca, M A N I K, Darius Syrossian, Alexis Raphael and Nathan Barato.

As always the composite elements of the mix have been laboured over, from the sun soaked opening scene to the cinematic end creditsÕĺ the result is a dynamic journey through all things Moda Black.

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frictionArtist: Friction 

Release: Friction Vs. Vol. 1: Scatter / Battle Scars
Label: Musique Large 
Genre: Dance РElectro

Friction returns to the Shogun studios to present a brand new 4-part series of releases that will see him collaborate with a host of his favourite producers from across the electronic music spectrum. Available digitally and as strictly limited edition vinyl picture discs, ‘Friction Vs’ offers the chance to step inside the minds of some of the most revered heads in the business as they don the controls to deliver some hybrid brand D&B, fresh for 2014.

 

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bongoArtist: Various Artists
Release: Mr Bongo Presents Ginga: The Sound of Brazilian Football
Label: Mr Bongo
Genre: World РSouth America РBrazil

To coincide with the release of their brand new DVD project, the awe-inspiring documentary Ginga: The Soul of Brazilian Football, Mr Bongo has expanded their excellent near-namesake compilation featuring the cream of Brazilian music.

‚ÄėGinga‚Äô is a Brazilian term for football flair. Football is perhaps the strongest symbol of Brazilian identity. Brazil has won the World Cup four times and produced some of the most talented players of all time, such as Didi, S√≥crates and of course Pel√©, the greatest of them all. The romance of Brazilian football is not just that the country is so successful, it is because of the graceful, skilful and acrobatic style of play, in tune with the musicality and contagious good spirit of their fans and the commentators shout of: “Gooooooooooooal”.

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unconditionalArtist: Against Me! 
Release: Unconditional Love
Label: Xtra Mile Recordings
Genre: Rock РAlternative

Against Me! is fronted by Laura Jane Grace, AM!‚Äôs much-anticipated latest offering, Transgender Dysphoria Blues was released in January 2014. The title of their sixth album offers a direct nod to the fact Grace became a transitioning transgender person. Transgender Dysphoria Blues is another bold step forward for an artist doing what she has always done‚ÄĒforging her own path by processing the highs and lows of life through music.

The new single and standout track Unconditional Love from Transgender Dysphoria Blues is backed by brand new acoustic number 500 Years brings Against Me! back in advance of their mammoth European tour including huge festival dates including Download and Hellfest.

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Believe New Releases wc 02/06/2014

June, 2nd 2014 15:33

cyhsyArtist: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 
Release: Only Run
Label: Xtra Mile Recordings  
Genre: Alternative

Only Run is the fourth studio album from Philadelphia based Clap Your Hands Say Yeah who are celebrating 10 years as a band this year. The album features additional vocals from Matt Berninger from The National on “Coming Down” & Turntables from Kid Koala on “Cover Up”. The use of synthesizers sets the new album apart from previous releases, but the entire concept of balancing optimism in the face of overwhelming odds remains the same. With over 300,000 albums sold worldwide CYHSY led by lead singer/songwriter Alec Ounsworth return with their most varied record yet and the most anticipated since 2007’s Some Loud Thunder.

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serious time cutArtist:¬†Mungo’s Hifi

Release: Serious Time  
Label: Scotch Bonnet Records 
Genre: Reggae 

It’s time to test your bassbins with the biggest and bestest new smashers from
soundsystem champions Mungo’s Hi Fi. Their third double LP arrives hot on the
heels of their massive collaborations with Major Lazer and Prince Fatty and
showcases all aspects of soundsystem bizness, from Studio One style live brass
to digital bass bangers all beautifully threaded together.
As well as the fat, clean productions you would expect, the album hosts vocal
talent by the ton. With reggae heavyweights Cornel Campbell and Peter Metro
rubbing shoulders with Mungo’s regulars Mr Williamz, Soom T, Charlie P, YT,
Marina P, Solo Banton and Parly B. As if that was not enough there are
spectacular guest appearances from Blackout JA, Speng Bond, Pupajim and
Warrior Queen.
Elen G’s cover artwork shows the soundsystem ship tossed on heavy seas with
tentacles threatening to take it under – serious times indeed. Open it to catch a
glimpse of the session inside the ship, riding out the storm.

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troumacaArtist: Troumaca
Release: Gold, Woman & Wine
Label: Brownswood
Genre: Dance 

“Reggae fans and dub selectas, you owe it to yourself to buy this… Deserves to be the soundtrack to your spring, summer and beyond” – 9/10 Bass Explorer

“A perfect encapsulation of the creative camaraderie running through British reggae right now, the sheer diversity of style on show is breathtaking” Clash

“Proving that it is possible to make ’em like they used to” Mojo

5th single from the soundclash record between Brighton’s Prince Fatty (Lilly Allen, Little Barrie, Hollie Cook) and Glasgow’s Major Lazer collaborators Mungo’s Hi-Fi in collaboration with Hollie Cook, who’s2nd album drops this week too.

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open labTitle: OpenLab Morning Vol. 1 (Selected By Robert Miles)
Artist: Various Artists
Label: OpenLab Records

Genre: Electronic

OpenLab Morning Vol.1 – captures the fresh, bright mood of the OpenLab‚Äės 7AM ‚Äď 1PM playlists with a mix of established and up-and-coming new artists:

Fink, Jono McCleery, Szjerdene, Liota, Richard Walters, Big Search, Channel Two, JBM, Kendra Morris, Lily & Madeleine, Mattis & The Grand Trunk Road, Potatohead People, Oliver Libaux, Midlake, Flying Ibex, Balthazar, Laura Veirs.

OpenLab Morning Vol.1 will be released worldwide in MP3 and FLAC formats, the latter bundled with a hi-res booklet of the visual art currently featured on the OpenLab website.

The album is the debut release in a rolling series of quarterly compilations drawn directly from the station’s programme playlists. 

Each track on each album will be personally selected and sequenced by Robert Miles.

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