Archives for December, 2015

Believe New Releases 25/12/2015

December, 25th 2015 09:14

Artist: D.I.D

Release: TV Christmas
Label: Your Childhood Records
Genre: Alternative


It’s that time of year when the build up for Christmas begins; Toys ‘R’ Us, Santa and an inescapable quantity of Mariah Carey. Fortunately, alt rockers D.I.D are set here to relieve us with their own Christmas anthem, ‘TV Christmas’. A gorgeous slice of melancholia, ‘TV Christmas’ is a dark-humoured take on the force-fed joy of the holiday period. Gently strummed and smoothly produced, the track is one of the band’s finest to date.



Artist: Elias Tzikas
Release: Fuerza Bruta
Label: Voyeur
Genre: Deep House


After more than 20 years, Elias Tzikas is not a new comer in the electronic music industry.
He delivers here “Fuerza Bruta”, a Tech House production built like a soundtrack souvenir of an endless summer in Ibiza in the early 2000 era. Some will feel there’s some Sueno Latino breeze in the Fuerza Bruta DNA. The track is club helper with a lot of love & energy. Pack contains an alternative deep dub, and an emotional & big floor interpretation from Hong Kong’s top producer “Time”.
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Artist: Van Ludwin
Release: Stars Wars Times
Label: Alcopop!
Genre: Indie Rock

Christmas was a time for love and family and X-Factor number 1s >> but this year, Luke Skywalker and co have made sure something rather different is grabbing the headlines. So as pioneers of both Star Wars and generally pissing off the establishment – Northern Irish self-confessed Wookie nerds Ash and Steve Ludwin (AKA Van Ludwin) have got together to create something truly special, with the producer of one of this year’s standout albums, Slave’s Are you Satisfied, Jolyon Thomas.




Artist: Photo Ops
Release: I’d Be Dead
Label: Bad Friend Records
Genre: Indie Pop

A gifted singer and storyteller, Terry Price (aka Photo Ops) cracks and strains in all the right places. His tone conveys both hope and sorrow in the same breath, while he inhabits deep memories and searches for a way forward.

The production on “Vacation,” courtesy of Patrick Damphier (Saddle Creek), is dream-pop via alt-country—clear and emotive, but also washed out and warm. The record’s urgent songwriting and sharp arrangements cut through its hazy, engrossing style.




Believe New Releases 18/12/2015

December, 18th 2015 09:07

Artist: Seb Wildblood

Release: Submarine EP 
Label: SW Recordings
Genre: House

Following on from his well received Foreign Parts LP this Summer, Seb Wildblood releases new four track EP ‘Submarine’, on the SW catalogue. The DJ, producer and label head of south London’s ‘Church’, delivers four dreamy house cuts with a remix from 1080’s Project Pablo.

As the title of the release suggests, all four tracks submerge the listener in Wildblood’s deep, melodic grooves. Lush soundscapes are complimented with subtle 4/4 beat structures . The EP is out on the 7th December.



Artist: Blue House 
Release: Hot Air Balloons
Label: Vaguely Pagan
Genre: Alternative

London duo Blue House, comprised of James Howard and Ursula Russell, formerly of Fiction and Drop Out Venus Hot Air Balloons, are unveiling their debut single via Vaguely Pagan Records on December 11th.

The single demonstrates just one facet of the band’s far-reaching sound, showcasing their ability to craft a deft, hazy indiepop gem; an unexpected mix of expansive M83 nostalgia and the winsome sound of Sarah Records acts like The Field Mice.




Artist: Various
Release: Best of 2015
Label: Reel People & Papa Records
Genre: Soul / House

2015 has been another incredible year for us here at PAPA RECORDS & REEL PEOPLE MUSIC.

A very productive year as we proudly showcased you music from quality producers such as OPOLOPO, JOEY NEGRO, DJ SPINNA, DARIO D’ATTIS, URBAN SOUND LAB, THE LAYABOUTS, DJ FUDGE, RICHARD EARNSHAW and of course our very own REEL PEOPLE.




Artist: Trilo
Release: End Game
Label: Renegade Hardware
Genre: Dance


Always forward thinking; always marked by quality and dedication, the standard doesn’t slip on the End Game EP. Trilo is a producer from Slovakia, now residing in Poland, who has issued music on Bad Taste, Eatbrain, Disturbed,as well as Hardware. Involved in music all his life, Trilo has been steadily evolving as an artist and this EP is a perfect showcase of this development and his work fits right into the legacy of the Hardware empire.




Happy Birthday To Us!

December, 16th 2015 15:17

Recently, we celebrated our 10th birthday at White Rabbit in Shoreditch, London. Providing the refreshments were Smirnoff and Guiness, with Propercorn handling the snacks. The all-day event had something for all of our clients to enjoy, with talks from Apple Music/iTunes and YouTube in the afternoon, before an eclectic live music showcase in the evening.

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The line up included performances from Scottish breakthrough act Holy Esque, hip-hop newcomers The Age Of L.U.N.A, and chart-toppers Public Service Broadcasting, who recently played a sold out headline show at Brixton Academy.

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Closing the night with some exhilarating DJ sets were tastemakers Comm•une and the legendary Mike Skinner. All in all, it was a great birthday celebration to round off the year and mark our 10th anniversary. We look forward to an exciting 2016!


YouTube Ad Format: Sponsored Cards

December, 14th 2015 11:37

YouTube has recently launched Sponsored Cards, which is a new ad-format. YouTube states: 

Sponsored cards display content that may be relevant to your video, such as products featured in the video.

Viewers will see a teaser for the card for a few seconds. They can also click the icon in the top right corner of the video to browse the cards.

You don’t need to do anything to receive the benefits of sponsored cards, YouTube will automatically enable cards on monetised videos. This is a new way for rights holders to make additional income, and is available on mobile, where over 50% of all views are now coming from.

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Believe New Releases 11/12/2015

December, 11th 2015 09:08

Artist: Lizzo

Release: Big Grrrl Small World
Label: BGSW
Genre: Hip-Hop

Detroit-born, Houston-bred rapper Lizzo follows her debut album, 2013’s ‘Beak and Olson-produced ‘Lizzobangers’ with ‘Big GRRRL Small World’, exec-produced by BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Low, Tallest Man on Earth). Burton’s influence is especially strong on the album’s quieter moments, which swell with gospel organ progressions and astronomical blips and bloops. Elsewhere you will find plenty of throttling bass-driven rap throwdowns like “Ain’t I” and the confessional first single, “Humanize”.




Artist: Charles Murdoch
Release: Point
Label: Future Classic
Genre: Alternative

Charles Murdoch releases his eagerly-awaited debut LP ‘Point’, on Future Classic. Lead new single “Privacy” features Melbourne’s Oscar Key Sung – the third track to be taken from ‘Point’, following previous cuts “Straws” and “Frogs”.

‘Point’ is an album of treasures, featuring vocals from Ta-ku, Oscar Key Sung, Wafia, Hak, KUČKA and Chloe Kaul – making it a beautifully diverse masterpiece from start to finish. Previous album selects “Straws” and “Frogs”, setting the tone for the full-length.




Artist: Jeen Bassa
Release: Time Waves
Label: 22a
Genre: Dance – Down Beat

In his dynamic mixes, we’ve heard Vangelis to Shuggie, and Delia Derbyshire to Sergio Mendes. Now, we hear more of Jeen Bassa’s universal and dextrous style in his third release for South London family, 22a; Time Waves is a straight-to-the-point, 10 track EP that mixes up slo-mo, mechanised funk with hues of neon soul and blue, jazz notes.





Artist: Wild Palms
Release: Ennio
Label: One Little Indian Records
Genre: Alternative

Enfield boys Lou Hill, Gareth Jones and James Parish grew up together and formed an early incarnation of the band, Lou then met Darrell Hawkins whilst studying at Brighton University and completed the line-up. Academic duties fulfilled they all moved back to north London en masse and set about recording their acclaimed, post-punk leaning debut Until Spring.






Believe New Releases 04/12/2015

December, 4th 2015 09:11

Artist: Chet Faker, Marcus Marr

Release: Work
Label: Future Classic
Genre: Dance

New EP from Aussie superstar Chet Faker & Marcus Marr. After the huge success of Chet’s debut album Built On Glass campaign this new side-project (following the previous Lockjaw collaboration with Flume) featuring new hit single The Trouble With Us.






Artist: World Champion
Release: Avocado Galaxy
Label: Future Classic
Genre: Alternative

The instantly catchy indie-dance new EP from new Future Classic signing World Champion following up their catchy indie hit debut Avocado Galaxy. Recalling fellow Future Classic Australian break-through Jagwar Ma, World Champion look set to take over the globe with their irresistible nu-disco sound.






Release: A Taller Us 
Label: One Little Indian
Genre: Alternative

FOXTROTT is the sole musical domain of one Marie-HĂŠlène Delorme – a self-taught singer, songwriter, producer and beat-maker from French-speaking Montreal. Originally releasing remixes and supplying beats for other local talents, she broke cover as FOXTROTT with her 2012 debut, ‘Shields’, an emotionally arresting three-track EP. “I was making a lot of beats and stuff, but I needed to express something deeper’ she says of FOXTROTT’s early gestation.





Artist: Beans On Toast
Release: Rolling Up The Hill
Label: Xtra Mile Recordings
Genre: Rock  – Folk

Rolling Up The Hill, the new Beans on Toast album, is his most creative record to date and it’s an album all about friendship, travel and art. It’s also about drinking, protesting and growing older in these strange modern times.

His seventh studio album in the same amount of years will be released as usual on 1st December via Xtra Mile Recordings. It was recorded this August in Kansas with husband and wife country duo Truckstop Honeymoon. Beans met the duo at Larmer Tree festival last year, and after hanging out and playing some shows with them in New Orleans they hatched a plan to go to The Ninth Ward Picking Parlour in Lawrence, Kanas to make an album together