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Robsoul Announce ‘Best Of’ Compilation Series

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2012 by E.N.

Robsoul Announce ‘Best Of’ Compilation Series
Robsoul Recordings, the house record label expertly run by Phil Weeks since 2000, is set to release a series of six mini-albums showcasing the producers who have helped shape its sound. Simply named ‘Best Of Robsoul’ the series will feature a selection of stand out tracks in each installment from DJ Sneak, DJ W!LD, Chris Carrier, Joss Moog, Fries & Bridges and Phil Weeks. The first release comes from Chris Carrier on 10th August and will be followed by a new installment each week,finalised by Fries & Bridges on 14th September.
Speaking on his selections for the series, Phil Weeks commented, “These artists have delivered the label’s highlights and helped Robsoul be so successful and consistent for 13 years now. They are the true sound of the label, part of my family and I can always rely on them to provide dope beats and tracks every time.”
Since 2000 Robsoul has been at the forefront of underground house music, resolutely sticking to a sound rooted in Chicago and influenced by the classic house music sounds of New York, Detroit, Paris and Manchester.
Full release schedule
10th August 2012: Best Of Robsoul: Chris Carrier
17th August 2012: Best Of Robsoul: DJ Sneak
24th August 2012: Best Of Robsoul: Phil Weeks
31st August 2012: Best Of Robsoul: Joss Moog
7th September 2012: Best Of Robsoul: DJ W!LD
14th September 2012: Best Of Robsoul: Fries & Bridges

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2562 -Best of 2011

Posted in News with tags , , on December 28, 2011 by E.N.


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Boomkat 2011 Charts

Posted in News with tags , , , on December 28, 2011 by E.N.

TOP 100 Albums

Top 100 Singles EP

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BBE pres.Best of Disco Demands compiled by Al Kent

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2011 by E.N.


Released: January 2012
The Disco Demands series started sometime in the early 2000s – I couldn’t give you an exact year because it didn’t feel like a big deal, so I never noted it. I simply wanted to put out a compilation of some records I really liked and maybe make a little of the money back I was spending on them. Buy some food and stuff.
There’s always been Disco comps around of course but there was rarely anything that strayed too far from the standards.. the same songs kept appearing over and over again, or the comps would feature records you could pick up anywhere for little money. I’ve never seen the point in that. I gave up judging a record on its value or rarity a long time ago but surely there’s more to disco than Exodus, Martin Circus, Mass Production and all those Salsoul, West End and bloody Prelude records. So it was a nice surprise to find that there were other people out there who thought the same way.
Volume 1 was pretty straightforward – just some nice records, with ! the only edit being an instrumental of Disco Socks; a strange, thinly veiled reference to the disco sucks movement. Then on Volume 2 I included a few of my edits and introduced the cover up concept to the disco world. That caused a bit of controversy, which of course I loved. And so it continued for five volumes.
What we have here then is the full series, give or take one or two cuts, all remastered, many re-re-edited, with lots of nice naked pictures to boot. For those who’ve asked since day one “will there be vinyl” I can finally say yes, you’re holding it!

Track listings:
CD1
1. Cheryl Berdell – Giving It All To You
2. Executive Suite – Why In The World Do They Keep On (Funk’in With Me)
3. Disco Warriors – Cumbaya Disco
4. Sandpebbles of Barbados – Suntan
5. The Fans – Ballad of Dr J
6. TC & Company – Let’s Go Disco
7. Chocolate + Joy – Dog It
8. Omni – Disco Socks
9. Curtis -! How Can I Tell Her

CD2
1. Silver, Platinu! m & Gold – Just Friends *
2. The Peoples’ Workshop – Funkathone
3. Chocolate City Connection – Take The Music To The Party
4. Universal Robot Band – Disco Boogie Woman
5. Stringfield Family – Sound of Disco Rock
6. The Firebolts – Everybody Party (Get Down)
7. Living Proof – Theme From Living Proof
8. Puff – In The Mood
9. Cordial – Wave

CD3
1. Don Renaldo Strings – Fiddlin’ Around *
2. Jimmy Sabater – To Be With You
3. Crosstown Traffic – Party People
4. Alex And His Soul Messengers – Hail To Guyana
5. Harold Butler & The Connection – Gold Connection
6. Ike Noble – Dance, Dance, Dance To The Music (Y’all)
7. The Legal Defense – The Disco Stomp
8. Panaché – Sweet Jazz Music
9. Allan Harris & Perpetual Motion – Get Ready *

CD4
1. Arts & Craft – I’ve Been Searching
2. Hot Ice – Dancing Free
3. Volstarr! – Dancin’
4. Superbs – Party Together
5. Gordon’s War – The Rock Is Gonna Get You
6. Alice Street Gang – Bahia
7. Althea Forrest & Togetherness – Hey Mister
8. Mirror – Give It Up
9. The Live Experience – Disco Joint

CD5
1. Bobby Sanders & Magic – Strung Out *
2. The Good Life Ltd – I Got It
3. Al Tanner – Doing Our Own Thang
4. Arthur King – Fear
5. Sylvano Santorio – We’ve Got It
6. Mr Q – Party Party
7. Power of Attorney – You Got Over On Me
8. Sizzle – Love Is All Around
9. Brooklyn Express – Back In Time *

All tracks edited by Al Kent except *(original studio version)

Don’t miss the chance to see and hear Al Kent live:
Dec 10 – Amsterdam – Canvas: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?310828
Dec 31 – Chicago – A Love Supreme

Juno Plus: Top 10 albums of 2010

Posted in News with tags , , on December 16, 2010 by E.N.


1 CARIBOU Swim
City Slang

2 ACTRESS SplazshHonest Jon’s

3 JOHN ROBERTS Glass Eights
Dial Records

4 DARKSTAR NorthHyperdub

5 WALLS Walls
Kompakt

6 ONRA Long DistanceAll City

7 MOUNT KIMBIE Crooks & LoversHotflush

8 COS/MES Chaosexotica
ESP Institute

9 TAME IMPALA Innerspeaker
Modular Recordings

10 LUKE ABBOTT Holkham Drones
Border Community

The Herbaliser – Herbal Tonic (Best Of) +free download album mini mix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2010 by E.N.


Released by: Ninja Tune
Release/catalogue number: ZENDNL158
Release date: Jun 28, 2010

download The Herbaliser – ‘Herbal Tonic’ Album Mini-mix

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Press Release

Welcome please, the Herbaliser. One of the key acts if not the key act of the middle ten years of Ninja Tune’s two decade journey, from 1995’s debut Remedies until their last album for Ninja, 2005’s Take London, Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba used their time with Ninja Tune to effortlessly combine their love of hip hop, funk, jazz and sixties film soundtracks into a widescreen, musical approach to the beat that was as raw as it was intelligent.

From the old skool referencing “Gadget Funk,” through the spy theme atmospherics of “The Missing Suitcase,” the cartoon psychedelia of the previously unreleased “March of the Dead Things,” and the epic reach of both “Stranded On Earth” (from 2008’s Same as It Never Was on !K7) and the beautiful “A Song For Mary,” Herbal Tonic shows the musical mastery that a pair of hip hop heads from South West London developed.

Their choice of musical collaborators also shows their love for and understanding of the craft of rapping. From Jean Grae (formerly What What), who worked with them across five of their albums – and who they plucked from relative obscurity in the mid-nineties New York underground – to the likes of MF Doom and Roots Manuva (long before either was a cool name to drop), all of the Herbaliser’s choices show a love for a characterful, distinctive voice as well as rock solid technique (a modus operandi which also served them well when choosing the remarkable Seaming To to vocal the title track to 2002’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes”).

The third string to the Herbaliser bow is, of course, their live show. Not content with being great DJs, and once again long before the trend for dance acts going ‘live,’ Wherry and Teeba put together a crack group of musicians (many with a strong background in jazz and soul) to bring their recordings into full-on technicolor, three dimensional life. The results were so stunning tha the band have recorded two live albums, represented here by excellent versions of “Mr Chombee Has The Flaw” and “Ginger Jumps The Fence.”

The package is rounded out by a remarkable DJ Food remix, “Mrs Chombee Takes The Plunge,” lovingly pieced together by PC, sometime schoolmate of Wherry. It rounds out the picture this compilation draws of the Herbaliser because there is also a “family” element to their world view, a gang of unruly musical miscreants who started out dreaming of New York and ended up helping to build a New London.

Tracklisting

01 Gadget Funk
02 Nah’ Mean Nah’m Sayin’
03 The Missing Suitcase
04 The Blend
05 Starlight (ft. Roots Manuva)
06 Song For Mary
07 Mr Chombee Has The Flaw
08 Something Wicked
09 Mrs Chombee Takes The Plunge
10 The Sensual Woman
11 It Ain’t Nuttin’
12 8pt Agenda
13 Tea & Beer
14 Ginger Jumps The Fence
15 March of the Dead Things
16 Stranded on Earth

preorder at ninja tune

herbaliser.com

Herve Releases “Best Of” and “Cheap Thrills Vol. I”(Dim Mak Records)+Free Downloads

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by E.N.

Hervé Releases Cheap Thrills Vol. 1 and Best Of via DIM MAK Records

 Compilations Feature the UK DJ/Producer’s Best Solo Work and Hottest Tracks from His Label

HERVE Best Of / Cheap Thrills
(Dim Mak Records)
Release date: Summer 2010

“the UK’s hottest DJ”
- Rolling Stone

 “one of the greatest remixers of all time”
- DJ Magazine

free MP3s from both releases to enjoy !

“Rainstick” off Cheap Thrills Vol. I

 “Under The Sun” off Best Of

You’d be forgiven if it’s been hard to keep up with Joshua “Hervé” Harvey over the last few years. Performing under a number of pseudonyms — The Count, Speaker Junk, Young Lovers, to name just a few — Hervé has scored more hits under more names than practically anyone else coming out of the U.K. underground. With the release of Best Of and Cheap Thrills Volume 1 via DIM MAK, keeping up with Hervé will get a little easer. Compiling the U.K. producer’s most iconic tracks, Best Of serves as a primer of Hervé’s work since he started releasing bass club monsters as Speaker Junk back in 2006. Released in conjunction with Best Of, Cheap Thrills Volume 1 collects the best-of-the-best of Hervé’s label Cheap Thrills.

 Living up to its name, Best Of is an impeccable collection of Hervé’s most iconic tracks. There’s the dark, tech-y beats of  “Hardcore Girls,which Hervé recorded with Sinden as The Count & Sinden. “Scratch Up the Music” features Hervé’s foray into hard house, and Hervé’s collaboration with Marina Gasolina, “Baseball Bat” sounds like something Sleigh Bells would’ve recorded if they’d been raised on Massive Attack.

 Cheap Thrills Volume 1 compiles the best tracks that have come off Hervé’s budding U.K. label, Cheap Thrills. With hits like Fake Blood’s “Mars” and Hervé and Kissy Sell Out’s “Rikkalicious,” it’s easy to see why Cheap Thrills has been described as the U.K.’s answer to Ed Banger. His Majesty André and The Bloody Beetroots grab disco by the balls and unleash a massive club track entitled “Puppets.” Max Morrell brings a more traditional house sound into the mix with “Seeliko, while Midwest duo Glamour’s “Rubbin & Bumpin” serves as the unlikely meeting point between electro and dubstep.

 Joshua ‘Hervé’ Harvey first hit the dance scene in 2007 with a string of 12” releases on Switch’s cutting edge Dubsided label. Following his Dubsided hits, Joshua set up Cheap Thrills Records as an outlet for his own releases and the best of the best from the U.K. underground. It was around this time that Hervé started breaking into the mainstream, remixing everyone from Bloc Party, Lily Allen and the Chemical Brothers to Sam Sparro, Marc Ronson, Calvin Harris and The Prodigy.

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