Archives for July, 2014

Believe New Releases w/c 28/07/2014

July, 28th 2014 15:04


karma kid vibezArtist: Karma Kid

Release: Bird of Prey
Label: Future Classic 
Genre: Dance 

Bird of Prey is the title track and first single from Karma Kid’s forthcoming EP on Future Classic. Karma Kid – UK production whiz kid – rubs shoulders with and has gained support from Snakehips, Bondax Disclosure and Star Slinger and has had significant radio and online support. The project gained notoriety in the UK with ‘Like I’m On Fire’, which hit the Hype Machine heights and his breakthrough track ‘It’s Always’, which was Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 Record of the Week and released on Bondax’s label Justus.

 

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technimatic crop 3Artist: Technimatic 
Release: Desire Paths
Label:  Shogun Audio
Genre: Drum & Bass 

Desire Paths‚Äô by very definition are the story of Technimatic‚Äôs Pete Rodgers and Andy Powell. They are the trails created by human endeavour and choices, the route travelled between origin and destination, the reason the duo’s enchanting debut solo album is ready to be released for the summer of 2014. Now fully fledged members of the Shogun Audio family, it has been Technimatic‚Äôs unprecedented determination and talent that has seen them carve their own desire paths up until this very moment. Delivering an LP of beautifully handcrafted, soulful drum & bass music you can‚Äôt help but wonder where their next journey will take them‚Ķ ‚ÄėDesire Paths’

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grumArtist: Grum
Release: The Touch 
Label: Heartbeats  
Genre: Dance 

“The Touch” is the fifth single from Grum’s forthcoming album.

His previous singles “Everytime”, “The Theme”, “In Love” and “Tears” have been hammered across the board at BBC Radio 1. From Zane to Annie Mac, Pete Tong to B Traits, Monki to Danny Howard, the support for Grum’s original music has been incredible. If you add in his remixes for the likes of Shift K3y, Sigma, Chromeo & Martin Garrix he’s one of the most consistently played producer/remixers right now.

And it’s not just radio that love him. The DJ support on his recent work reads like a who’s who in club land: Solomun, Hot Since 82, Scuba, Sasha, Disclosure, Above & Beyond, DJ T, Bookashade, Axwell, Drums of Death, Slam, Russ Chimes, Tube & Berger, Huxley, Coyu, Joyce Muniz, Leftwing & Kody, Groove Armada, John Digweed, Mano Le Tough, Doctor Dru, Tensnake, Axwell, Digitalism, EDX, Mark Knight, Funk D’Void… the list goes on.¬†

“The Touch” is arguably Grum’s deepest, houseiest release to date. But of couse, since this is Grum, we’re not talking about some po-faced, chin stroking dull-strumental, this is house music that will put a smile on your face, love in your heart and a warm glow on the dancefloor.

Remixes come from Sébastien Léger (tough, jacking house), Solaris Heights (Sasha style deepness) and Andre Sobota (killer modern progressive).

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subculture sageArtist: Subculture Sage
Release: Subculture Sage EP
Label: Twisted Hearts
Genre: Hip Hop 

With only a handful of releases under their belt Subculture Sage are emerging as one the of the UK’s most exciting hip hop acts and are now releasing their debut EP.

From musical backgrounds as diverse as Tropical Bass, Dancehall, Grime and Jungle, the London based producer/lyricist duo have come together through their mutual love of Hip hop.

‘Subculture Sage EP’ explores youth, mischief and morality on beats that push the boundaries of what Hip hop can be.

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Believe New Releases w/c 21/07/2014

July, 21st 2014 11:02


fyfeArtist: Fyfe  

Release: For You
Label: Believe Recordings 
Genre: Alternative  

“Paul Dixon might be a name familiar to some…but none [are] finer than this new project, Fyfe” NME¬†
“Grandiose…erupts into a warm, forceful patter and swelling horns like the onset of a tropical rainstorm” Pitchfork
“Fyfe is rapidly blossoming into something quite special…off-kilter pop music with a bittersweet heart” Clash
“Tugs at the heartstrings before becoming more rhythmic and symphonic…[Fyfe] is still proving hard to categorise” Guardian
“All of a sudden, London has become a hotbed for additive, glitchy R&B…our favourite purveyor happens to be Fyfe” Nylon

Fyfe will release a new single, the beautiful ‘For You’, on July 21: which has already been Zane Lowe’s Next Hype on Radio 1, gone Top 3 on Hype Machine, and seen Fyfe sign a record deal with Believe Recordings. This follows a breakout year for 24-year-old Paul Dixon, with tracks like ‘Solace’ and ‘Conversations’ picking up over one million plays on Soundcloud, a hat trick of Top 10s on Hype Machine, and additional support across Radio 1, 6Music and XFM.¬†
Having supported the likes of London Grammar, Foxes and Cloud Control in between recording his self-produced debut album Рwhich he is currently putting the finishing touches to РFyfe returns to the live arena with shows at Great Escape and Dot To Dot festivals this month. 
A confident and idiosyncratic return, ‘For You’ is a maze of pianos, double-time hip-hop beats and Fyfe’s near-falsetto croon. About two thirds of the way through, the song is suddenly interrupted by a playfully epic saxophone solo, a testament to the symphonic, occasionally-classical textures that persist through Dixon’s work, and his continual willingness to take risks. “I just thought it would sound bloody great! There’s a lyrical emotiveness to Jazz which doesn’t require vocals or lyrics. It’s a guy called David Turay from The Hics on sax, and to me that solo says so much about the euphoric nature of love.”

‘For You’ is a thrilling step-up in the musical evolution of Fyfe. A prodigal young talent, his childhood was spent learning the violin, piano, trumpet and playing in youth orchestras. Having gotten his hands on his brother’s Logic set-up, Dixon shifted from classical compositions to writing his own songs under the alias of David’s Lyre whilst studying Economics at University. Suddenly the two worlds were colliding and something had to give: halfway through his course he dropped out and signed to Mercury Records (“There was a period where I was in an exam and I just wasn’t able to focus”).¬†
Focus is a massive buzzword in the world of Fyfe. It’s what made the fallout from the end of David’s Lyre and the parting of ways with Mercury easier to handle (“the majors are publicly listed companies, and as much as anyone in that building is a music fan, it boils down to profit. I knew this when signing, but not to the extent upon which time and momentum is so critical within these institutions”). The idea of Fyfe, then, was conceived as an expression of freedom and simplicity in the short months after David’s Lyre. Without a manager, label or publicist, Dixon emailed the appropriately-isolated sounds of ‘Solace’ alongside a picture of the back of his head (and no other information) to a handful of music sites. It was to become one of the biggest blog hits of 2013, with the likes of Childish Gambino coming forward as fans (“I wanted to capture the feel of those Lauryn Hill or Neptunes productions I loved growing up,” says Dixon. “It’s beats-y, but also very much vocal-focused”).¬†

Older, wiser, but still just 24, Fyfe is a journey in self-discovery from an artist who has picked himself back up and come back stronger. What started life as a project about reasserting control has blossomed into the intimate, personal romanticism of tracks like ‘For You’. This is pop, but pop with a working brain and a beating heart.

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logisticsArtist: Logistics

Release: Polyphony
Label:  Hospital Records 
Genre: Dance РBreakbeat / Drum & Bass РJungle 

His first release since 2012’s ‘Fear Not’, the man behind some of d&b’s biggest anthems returns with his brand new LP, having spent the last 2 years collaborating with big brother Dan Nu:Tone on the Nu:Logic project. A return to the classic Hospital sound which Logistics has helped shape; uplifting piano chords, euphoric basslines & sublime vocal chops abound, alongside acoustic guitars and luscious strings. Collaborators include Hugh Hardie, Maduk, Sonic, Nu:Tone & vocalist Lifford.

 

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hyperborea 1Artist: Flamingods
Release: Hyperborea 
Label: Shape Records  
Genre: Alternative  

Flamingods announce the release of their second album ‚ÄėHyperborea‚Äô.¬†

Hyperborea will be released through Shape Records on the 21st of July. 

The album was written after new Visa laws forced founding member Kamal out of the UK. The album deals with themes of identity, belonging and alienation whilst also day dreaming of leaving to foreign far away lands such as the mythical island of Hyperborea. The album was made with none of the band members in the same room, sending audio files back and forth across the internet.’ 

‚ÄúKamal from Flamingods got in touch with my band, Islet a few years back to ask if they could support us. We listened to their music & all loved it so asked them to play with us in London, we all loved them even more after watching them play! I‚Äôm delighted we‚Äôre releasing them on Shape‚ÄĚ Mark from Shape on releasing Flamingods.

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la troya ibiza 1Artist: Various Artists

Release: La Troya Ibiza 
Label: DJ Center 
Genre: Dance 

Born under cloudless California sky and bled into leftover tape, Wunder Wunder is the rolling amnesia of a Los Angeles summer, the deathless West Coast, and drinking in the dreams of its young. The debut creation of Melbourne producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant, Everything Infinite is an album that captures lost moments spent in the pair’s adopted city of LA and a unique exploration of their unspent ideas.

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Andreas Moe // Ocean EP OUT NOW!

July, 16th 2014 15:04

 

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One of Believe Recordings latest signings Andreas Moe releases his 3rd EP entitled ‘Ocean’.

The up beat track features Andreas’ powerful and raw vocal range against acoustic melodies and kick back drum beats co produced with Peter Miles.

The sought after writer, producer and singer, first burst onto the scene as the feature vocalist on Avicii‚Äôs international hit ‚ÄúFade Into Darkness‚ÄĚ and has since written and will be featured on songs by Tiesto in June and Hardwell and Tiesto in October.¬†

As an artist in his own right, he prefers a more laid back acoustic guitar sound, perfectly demonstrated by Ocean. 

A unique talent, Ocean, is a follow up track from the success of This Year released in Sweden in 2013, which received over 2 million streams on Spotify.

Andreas Moe says, “Ocean is a simple song about the power of love. When the right person loves you at the right time and in the right way, they can turn that “river” inside of you into an “Ocean”. I co-wrote and co-produced the song and I’m so happy to be able to release it as my next single‚ÄĚ

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Ocean Beach Ibiza: The Debut

July, 15th 2014 14:40

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Ocean Beach launches its first album with arguably the greatest house DJ in the world being released on the legendary label ‘Seamless Recordings’.

Located directly on the S’Arenal waterfront in San Antonio, lies one of the most luxurious venues on the island, Ocean beach Ibiza. Encapsulating the ultimate beach club experience, Ocean is dedicated to creating a unique and lavish lifestyle experience for those looking for an ideal daytime destination to relax or party underneath the Mediterranean sun.

With resident Tom Crane turning in a mix that best encapsulates the musical flavour of the brand and Kenny Dope, as guest, giving us a masterclass in house with a uniquely soulful slant as you would expect. 

Kenny Dope delivers a mix of 20 tracks with a number of his own tracks, some unreleased material, a truly unique mix and will no doubt be a contender for one of the best Ibiza albums of 2014.

 

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Believe New Releases w/c 14/07/2014

July, 14th 2014 17:29

ocean beach clubArtist: Kenny Dope, Tom Crane  
Release: Ocean Beach Ibiza The Debut 
Label: Seamless Recordings 
Genre: Dance 

Ocean Beach launches its first album with arguably the greatest house DJ in the world. 

With resident Tom Crane turning in a mix that best encapsulates the musical flavour of the brand and Kenny Dope, as guest, giving us a masterclass in house with a uniquely soulful slant as you would expect. 

Kenny Dope delivers a mix of 20 tracks with a number of his own tracks, some unreleased material, a truly unique mix and will no doubt be a contender for one of the best Ibiza albums of 2014.

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andreas moeArtist: Andreas Moe 
Release: Oceans EP
Label:  Believe Recordings 
Genre: Pop

“Poised to have an incredibly successful future, Andreas Moe‚Äôs talented songwriting, producing and vocals never cease to amaze”¬†
STARCOUNT BLOG

“Whatever label you’d like to stick on it, Moe simply makes enchanting, emotionally honest music that is positioned right on the intersection of happiness and heartbreak”¬†
ARJAN WRITES

“Andreas Moe is a discovery your playlist and auditory system will thank you for.”¬†
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Fresh from recording his debut album, Swedish singer songwriter, Andreas Moe, is set to release his first single Ocean on 14 July. 

The up beat track features Andreas’ powerful and raw vocal range against acoustic melodies and kick back drum beats co produced with Peter Miles.

The sought after writer, producer and singer, first burst onto the scene as the feature vocalist on Avicii‚Äôs international hit ‚ÄúFade Into Darkness‚ÄĚ and has since written and will be featured on songs by Tiesto in June and Hardwell and Tiesto in October.¬†

As an artist in his own right, he prefers a more laid back acoustic guitar sound, perfectly demonstrated by Ocean. 

A unique talent, Ocean, is a follow up track from the success of This Year released in Sweden in 2013, which received over 2 million streams on Spotify.

Andreas Moe says, “Ocean is a simple song about the power of love. When the right person loves you at the right time and in the right way, they can turn that “river” inside of you into an “Ocean”. I co-wrote and co-produced the song and I’m so happy to be able to release it as my next single‚ÄĚ

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total edm banterArtist: Various Artists 
Release: Total EDM Volume 2
Label: Total Records 
Genre: Dance

Continuing with the latest smash hit EDM series, Total EDM.

This time round features another all-star track list from artists such as The Brig, Kick The Habit, Dubsidia, Ferris, Kill Rex and many more! We put together the best of bass music, so you don’t have to!

Available now in a bargain package, don’t miss out on your chance to bag a collection of some of the years biggest bass music hits.

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wunder wunderArtist: Wunder Wunder
Release: Everything Infinite 
Label: Dovecote 
Genre: Pop

Born under cloudless California sky and bled into leftover tape, Wunder Wunder is the rolling amnesia of a Los Angeles summer, the deathless West Coast, and drinking in the dreams of its young. The debut creation of Melbourne producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant, Everything Infinite is an album that captures lost moments spent in the pair’s adopted city of LA and a unique exploration of their unspent ideas.

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Believe New Releases w/c 07/07/2014

July, 7th 2014 13:53


anushka

Artist: Anushka 
Release: Broken Circuit
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Dance Р Beats & freaks

Debut album on Brownswood by Brighton duo bottling a concoction of jazz-inflected heady dance floor thrills and summer vibes. Big support from BBC R1 and Gorgon City (Black Butter).

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blocks & EscherArtist: Blocks, Esher
Release: Moods/Razors
Label:  Metalheadz
Genre: : Dance РBreakbeat / Drum & Bass РJungle

‘Blocks and Escher give us their debut single for Metalheadz, hot on the heels of the pair’s contribution to the Platinum Breakz 4 album which was called ‘Madness’. This release is the archetypical Headz sound. Blocks and Escher have an uncanny ability to capture the golden age aesthetic whilst moving head first toward the future.

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sidney charlesArtist: Sidney Charles

Release: Going Down
Label: Moda Black 
Genre: Dance РHouse

Sidney Charles, a name that‚Äôs been on the tip of everyone‚Äôs tongue of late, drops a stellar three-track EP via Jaymo & Andy George‚Äôs Moda Black imprint this July, entitled ‚ÄėGoing Down‚Äô.

Title cut ‚ÄėGoing Down‚Äô opens things up, seeing Charles offer up his signature dance floor focused style with classic, heavily swung house rhythms, a raw bumpy bass hook, retro string stabs and a wandering, rugged synth lined, resulting in a quintessential house cut which oozes charm.

Following is ‚ÄėWarehouse Anthem‚Äô which as the name would suggest tips the focus over to a dark and brooding vibe, Sidney employs boomy, reverberated drum sounds with bubbling atmospherics, menacing synth sounds and hypnotizing acidic tinges, again creating something understated and packing a punch.

Then last up to round off the package we have ‚ÄėHurricane‚Äô, a brilliant closing piece which veers the aesthetic over to a more organic feel with natural percussive elements and rounded sub-bass tones, while an amalgamation of spoken-word vocal lines and crowd recordings generate a profound depth tucked away in the background of the composition.

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summer workoutArtist:¬†D’Mixmasters

Release: 50 Summer Top Hits Workout
Label: Megatraxx
Genre: Dance 

First volume of a 4 must have series. 50 tracks for running and jogging at low price! The strongest hits for your ideal training!

Energy4fitness presents a new series of 4 ‚Äúmust have‚ÄĚ compilations dedicated to trainers and athletes. Selected for Running & Jogging sessions they will give fitness lovers the energy and power they always search for their special training moments.
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