Spokes return with their debut album for Counter Records, ‘Everyone I Ever Met’ in early 2011.
‘We Can Make It Out’ is the first single from the new record, out in November on very limited 7″ vinyl and download. Become a fan of Spokes on Facebook (http://bit.ly/spokes_fb)
Director: Dan Lowe
Producer: Sarah Tognazzi
DOP: Ross McLennan
2nd Camera: Jamie Durand
Colorist: Ben Rogers @ Glassworks
Thanks to matt Dollings and Kevin Konak @ Partizan – also Martin Dobson, Anthony Dickenson, Chris Ullens, Chris Cairns
Download:Roots Manuva – ‘Something Wicked’ Dub
This week’s Ninja Tune XX giveaway is a truly special, brand new creation from one of Big Dada’s all time greats, Roots Manuva. Arguably the greatest hip-hop artist Britain has ever produced, Rodney Smith’s strengths have always been his fearless individualism and astounding artistry. As one of several parts of his involvement with Ninja Tune’s 20th anniversary, he recently crafted a dub of The Herbaliser’s ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes,’ which, we think, is astonishingly good. Featuring infectious, eerie sonics, Manuva’s inimitable swing and new, ruminative verses from the man himself, it’s everything great about Roots boiled down to one song.
Better yet, Big Dada founder and Manuva-mentor Will Ashon filmed the dub being made. The video is truly a treat, and shows Rodney having fun as he created the final dub.
Roots Manuva is headlining the Ninja Tune XX party at London Ewer Street on 2nd October, as well as playing dates in Paris and Brussels. He has two new tracks on the compilations, and remixes of his work by Micachu, Modeselektor, Cut Chemist and Slugabed amongst others.
His latest album, ‘Duppy Writer,’ a collaborative remix collection, is out on September 6th. Roots Manuva Dubs Up ‘Something Wicked’ by The Herbaliser
The sixth volume in the Tempa Allstars series will be released on 2 x 12″ and digital bundle on the 13th September.
Check the video (watch in HD) for samples of the tracks from Skream, Icicle, FaltyDL, Benga, SBTRKT and Alix Perez.
Brendan Angelides, AKA Eskmo, will release his first proper artist album this fall on London-based label Ninja Tune.
For the past decade or so, Angelides has pushed a syncopated electronic sound that lies somewhere between dubstep and hip-hop, with his own vocals lending his tracks a dreamy, intimate feel. The bulk of his catalog has been released on his own imprints, Eskmo Recordings and Ancestor, though over the past year he’s been picked up by illustrious UK labels like Warp and Planet Mu in addition to Ninja Tune. He’s also done collaborative work with fellow Californian Amon Tobin under the moniker Eskamon.
Eskmo will be Angiledes’s first artist album aside from Machines On Task, a CD he gave out for free between 1999 and 2000 at some of his first performances. It will be preceded by Cloudlight, a 12-inch featuring the album’s opening song alongside a remix by Lorn and a track called “Come Back,” which can be had for free over at Ekmo’s homepage. You can watch the starry-eyed music video for “Cloudlight” below:
02. We Got More
03. Color Dropping
04. The Melody
05. You Go, I See That
06. We Have Invisible Friends (Washed Mix)
07. Become Matter Soon, For You
08. Moving Glowstream
12. Gold & Stone
13. My Gears Are Starting To Tremble
Nina Tune will release Eskmo on October 4th, 2010.
This October, Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder imprint will release the first album by Mtendere Mandowa, AKA Teebs.
Mandowa is the latest young artist Flying Lotus has taken under his wing, following Lorn and Ras G, both of whom released debut albums on Brainfeeder over the past two years. Born in New York to Malawi and Barbadian parents, the 23-year-old producer was primarily a visual artist until he moved to LA and fell in with a collective called My Hollow Drum, who turned him onto the city’s electronic music scene. Since his debut a few years ago, he has put out an EP on Svetlana Industries, landed a track on Mary Anne Hobbs’s Wild Angels compilation and attended the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona. Soon he crossed paths with Flying Lotus, who liked the feel of his early tracks and brought him into the Brainfeeder stable.
Musically, Teebs is an easy fit for Brainfeeder: his tracks are loose, hip-hop inspired and described by Flying Lotus as sounding “the way Avatar looks.” Ardour features 18 new productions by Teebs, plus cover art painted by the man himself.
01. You’ve Changed
02. Bound Ball
03. Double Fifths
04. While You Doooo
07. Wind Loop
08. Lakeshore Ave.
09. Arthur’s Birds
11. Bern Rhythm
12. Felt Tip
13. King Bathtub
14. My Whole Life
15. Long Distance feat. Gaby Hernandez
16. Why Like This
17. Humming Birds
18. Autumn Antique
Brainfeeder will release Teeb’s Ardour on October 18th, 2010.
This October, UK-based artist Gold Panda will release his debut album, Lucky Shiner via Ghostly International and his own imprint, Notown Records.
Over the past year or so, Gold Panda has pushed a dreamy, IDM-inspired electronic sound that calls to mind artists like Four Tet and Caribou. He’s been an active producer for years, having gotten his start remixing Bloc Party, HEALTH and Simian Mobile Disco among others, but his own records just started appearing in shops last year, mostly via underground labels and on CD-R. Lucky Shiner will be his second release on Ghostly International, following the You EP from earlier this summer, and his first full-length aside from Companion, an extremely limited compilation of his early 12-inches.
“I didn’t want to write ‘beats.’ I didn’t want bangers. I wanted songs with structure,” says Gold Panda of the album, which was recorded over two sessions at his grandparents’ home out in the English countryside. “They went away over Christmas for two weeks and asked me to look after their dog,” he explains. “I’d walk Daisy in the morning and then make tunes till she pestered me to take her out again, I’d bounce down what I’d done, stick my headphones on and walk her; get ideas and repeat the process.” To get a feel for what Lucky Shiner holds in store, head over to the album’s official website where you can download and stream the track “Snow & Taxis.”
02. Vanilla Minus
04. Same Dream China
05. Snow & Taxis
06. Before We Talked
08. I’m With You But I’m Lonely
09. After We Talked
10. India Lately
Lucky Shiner will be released in the US on October 12th, 2010 via Ghostly International. Notown will release it in the UK on October 11th. http://www.luckyshiner.com/
Finally new EP from our Favorite artist Rustie+On Warp,cant be better!
Probably, album on Warp is next…???!!!
Over the course of a crucial handful of solo releases, a split single with Joker and remixes for the likes of Modeselektor, Zomby and The Big Pink, Glasgow’s Rustie has reached the point where posting a new track on his MySpace page is enough to cause a clamor from fans around the world. The elusive young artist’s appearances at Sonar, Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder and our own Warp20 celebrations have been nothing short of revelatory.
As Rustie’s most expansive piece of work to date, Sunburst EP is pretty self-explanatory, a bright and brilliant sensory shock. Taking the rarely-linked sonics of hyper-digital video game music and bombastic, audacious prog-rock Rustie folds them into his melted plastic confection of crunk, classic electro and techno. His Warp debut starts off in epic fashion with the sci-fi stadium rock of ‘Neko’ and the masterful low-riding speaker smasher ‘Dragonfly’.
It’s the melodic waves of ‘Beast Nite’ and the mangled synths and minimal percussion of ‘Chew’ that start to reveal Rustie’s sound away from the dancefloor and looks towards how he’ll evolve towards next year’s full-length, before the rousing finale of ‘Hyperthrust’. It can feel gone in a flash, but that just means it’s time to start the record again.