Archives for August, 2014

Believe New Releases w/c 25/08/2014

August, 26th 2014 11:34

the2bearsEPArtist: The 2 Bears
Release: Lamb’s Bread & Weepers
Label: Southern Fried Records
Genre: Dance

Two years ago The 2 Bears dropped a debut album that re-invigorated a genre & gathered music fans in the open embrace of house music. They return with second installment The Night Is Young, the eagerly awaited follow up released on Southern Fried. Where debut smash Be Strong was rooted in London, The Night Is Young takes on a more global vision. Money Man and Get Out are taken from the album while Which Way is an EP exclusive track.



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Artist: Batida
Release: Dois
Label: Soundway
Genre: Dance РBeats & Breaks / Electronica

Pedro Coquen√£o aka Batida returns with his 2nd album for Soundway. 2 years trotting the globe has helped him refine his Angolan/Portuguese electro-traditional stew and the results are guaranteed to have critics nodding their approval and global dancefloor.

Inspired by the multicultural hotbed of his home city of Lisbon and trips to Nairobi and Luanda, ‘Dois’ was predominately produced in his own garage-studio over a two-year period.¬†In 2012 Batida’s explosive self-titled debut came out on Soundway Records. Mixing the syncopated rhythms of Kuduro with elements of 1970s Semba and Congolese-influenced guitar licks, Pedro Coquen√£o won fans for an album that “demanded movement” (The Line of Best Fit) and “gave a view of the old and new, the West and Africa.” (The Guardian)

Much of the remix and sampling spirit from the first record remains but ‘Dois’ also features live instrumentation along with a host of different guests.

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QtierArtist: Qtier
Release: Set Me On
Label: Fayer
Genre: Dance РHouse РDeep

Fayer is the record label from Edu Imbernon. Focused on bridging the gap between the worlds of indie and electronica and the more club focused sounds of house and techno music.

The debut release features Qtier, two London-based electronic musicians, who already released on Bpitch Control.
The remix package here covers all corners of the electronic world. The first comes from Edu Imbernon himself, Culprit boys Bambook deliver second one and David August brilliantly closes the package.



TEEDArtist: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Release: Feels Like
Label: Nice Age
Genre: Dance

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs makes music at the central point between pop, electro, house and melodic, tuff rave. His debut album ‘Trouble’ is more proof that TEED’s Orlando Higginbottom is one of the most fascinating, brilliantand musically kaleidoscopic artists in the world right now. And he’s about to stomp all over everywhere.



Believe New Releases wc 18/08/2014

August, 18th 2014 12:27

seekae believe blogArtist: Seekae
Release: Test & Recognise EP 
Label: Future Classic
Genre:¬†Dance –¬†Beats & Breaks¬†

Sydney trio Seekae release a four track EP to support the release of the 2nd single, ‘Test & Recognise’ from the forthcoming album, ‘The Worry’. The EP includes remixes from Cassius Select and Howls (Ta-Ku) plus an edit from label mate, Flume.



lost midasArtist: Lost Midas 
Release: Off the Course 
Label: Tru Thoughts Records
Genre: Dance 

With influences ranging from a lifelong love of pop melodies and the ‚Äė80s New Wave through J. Dilla to The Mahavishnu Orchestra, LA based producer and multi-instrumentalist Lost Midas treads an aesthetic turf somewhere between Neon Indian and Bibio; irresistible and enduring ditties peeped through a shifting shroud of striking textures and idiosyncratic beats.¬†

Lost Midas is the alter ego of Boston born Jason Trikakis, who first established himself as a hip hop drummer throughout his teens and into his ‚Äė20s. As the anchor of popular hip hop and funk seven-piece the Press Project, which formed at university in New Hampshire, Trikakis had his first taste of full scale touring, including support for The Roots and backing for Slick Rick. A stint in indie rock band The Honors in the mid 2000s, along with various session work including for Nigerian vocalist Iyeoka, also widened his horizons.¬†

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audiojackArtist: Audiojack
Release: Traction
Label: Tsuba
Genre: Dance

Following their remix of Moodtrap last year, we welcome Audiojack to Tsuba with two of their distinctive bass lead house tracks backed with a killer cosmic mix from Running Back’s Lauer.

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chorus grantArtist: Chorus Grant
Release: Space
Label: Tambourhinoceros
Genre: Indie Pop

Chorus Grant is the moniker of Kristian Finne who is also one half of the duo Cancer with Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild of When Saints Go Machine.
Chorus Grant is music for people who like Elliot Smith, Wilco and Cass McCombs. While the music is immensely alluring and easily accessible for the listeners, the lyrics and the concept of Chorus Grant are revolving around events and emotions we all recognise, but seldomly understand. It leaves room for interpretation.







Believe New Releases w/c 11/08/2014

August, 11th 2014 12:05

Saint Pepsi blog believeArtist: Saint Pepsi
Release: Fiona Coyne / Fall Harder
Label: Carpark Records
Genre: Dance РHouse РDisco

For his Carpark debut, Saint Pepsi takes a step away from the more genre-shuffling styles of his Internet releases to focus his skills on high-power pop. Mastermind Ryan DeRobertis lays down a funky guitar riff and bass line of Chic-quality to tease our senses before tickling us silly with the chorus’ ecstatic horns.

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Artist: My Panda Shall Fly
Release: Tropical
Label: Soundway Records
Genre: Dance РBeats & Breaks / Electronica

First release on Soundway from London based Sri Lankan electronic musician and visual artist Suren Seneviratne, acclaimed by XLR8R, Pitchfork, Clash Mag and more, that lives up to its title with a kaleidoscope of rainbow textures and rhythms. Electronics, real folk instruments and noise-making objects feature here generously on this six-track concept album, blending together a sonic palette influenced by a rich variety of music and people and places.

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Holy Esque blog believeArtist: Holy Esque
Release: Sovereign
Label: Beyond The Frequency
Genre: Alternative РIndie Rock / Alternative Rock

Glaswegian four-piece Holy Esque have announced the release of their brand new single ‚ÄėSovereign‚Äô alongside a full UK Summer tour. Recorded in Copenhagen‚Äôs STC Studios and mixed by double-Grammy award producer Jon Schumann (Kashmir, Mew), ‚ÄėSovereign‚Äô is an irresistible and infectious track that hints at the potential of the bands debut album, scheduled for release early next year.

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ELLE Sound of Summer 1440 x 1440Artist: Various Artists
Release: ELLE РIt Songs Collection : Sound of Summer
Label: Believe Digital
Genre: Pop

After the great success of the last ELLE Spring compilation, the magazine is releasing a brand new Summer volume.¬†A selection of the hottest tracks you‚Äôll be listening to this Summer by ELLE magazine.¬†Discover a fresh & trendy selection of indie pop-rock-electro artists that you must listen to this summer, including : Breton, Mina Tindle, Fakear, Kazy Lambist, Ibibio Sound Machine, Andreas Moe, The Young Folk, 9 in Common, Cider Sky, Swim, and many more –¬†18 songs that will be the soundtrack of your summer!

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Believe New Releases w/c 04/08/2014

August, 4th 2014 12:44

lapsleyArtist: Lapsley

Release: Station 
Label: Her Own Recordings 
Genre: Dance РBeats & Breaks / Electronica

Emerging young talent, Holly ‘L√•psley’ Fletcher, is already being labelled as one¬†
of the UK’s most exciting new music discoveries. 

By the very uninhibited nature of her sound, the understated approach in which 
Låpsley introduced her music came by way of the simplest of discoveries; a 
handful of people engaging so closely with it they couldn’t help but pass it on, 
write about it or play it. When you can’t keep a secret it inevitably works its way 
beyond what you believe is possible as an artist out there on your own Рcue up 
support from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil & 
Alice, mentions in the NME and online support from Disco Naivete, Pigeons & 
Planes and DIY among many more. 

Gaining a plethora of plaudits for her minimal yet striking electronic production, 
and achingly beautiful vocals, the music that she has made available online gives 
an intimate insight into the concentrated potential of this young artist and a 
promising indication of great things to come.


airheadArtist: Airhead 
Release: Believe EP 
Label:  1-800- Dinosaur 
Genre: Dance 

1-800 Dinosaur and Airhead announce a new 4 track EP ‘Believe’ released in July 2014
Airhead, (aka Rob McAndrews) a resident, founding member and spiritual ocelot of the 1-800 Dinosaur crew, will be releasing a four track EP ‘Believe’, the first of a series of releases from Dan Foat’s emerging artist collective.




samArtist: Shaluza Max, Tabu Ley Rochereau
Release: Mangase / Hafi Deo
Label: Soundway Records   
Genre: World 

Soundway Records present a special summer tribute double a-side 12″ with two tracks from African musicians that both passed away within a couple of months of each other at the end of 2013 / start of 2014. Both tracks are perfect smooth summer tropical DJ fodder for the dancefloor.¬†

On the first side South African singer Shaluza Max’s massive Mashkandi / house anthem from 2002 gets a first release on vinyl. This track was a huge hit in South Africa and around the world on its release. With a soaring Zulu vocal and big sound it’s a fitting reminder of a very talented musician who worked as a very well respected producer, composer and arranger who died tragically young at the age of 47 in January of 2014.¬†

On the flip we drop a fairly unknown track from the mid 1980s from one of the biggest names in African music, Tabu Ley Rochereau. With a kind of almost balearic proto-house congolese pop cut with drum machines, and trademark sweet congo horn section, Hafi Deo is a beautiful track that fell into obscurity by perhaps being too smooth for the world music crowd in the mid 80s. Tabu Ley passed away in November 2013 in his late 70s with over 250 albums and 3000 songs to his name. A true pioneer of the congolese soukous sound, he was also one of the most influential African musicians of his generation.

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talonsArtist: Talons
Release: New Topographics 
Label: Big Scary Monsters 
Genre: Rock

The long-awaited second album. Talons are a six piece instrumental band including two violins to create something sounding a little like the soundtrack to the end of the world. Recorded in an old church in Leeds, New Topographics is not for the faint-hearted!