Release Date 20.05.14
Various Artists (NEEDCD014)
1. Marlow – Backroom Feat. Pete Josef (12inch Extended Disco Version)
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Release Date 20.05.14
London hip-hop outfit Lazy Habits are releasing a new album of exclusive remixes, featuring the remixes from the likes of Benji Boko, The Correspondents and The Disablists via Run ‘N’ Jump Records this February.
The ‘Lazy Habits’ remix album works as an evolution of their debut (which was the perfect emulation of the band’s epic live credentials and their trademark big band and hip-hop sound). The new album sees a host of exciting remixing talents put their own spin on Lazy Habits’ original tracks, creating an album which sounds refreshingly unique, while maintaining the infectious spirit of the group’s first record.
The album contains remixes from renowned artists such as Fjokra, a multi – instrumentalist from Dublin, whose music drew the attention of Kaiser Chiefs, leading them to collaborate on an album called ‘Emerging Icons’ which was released via Unsigned Band Review. Also credited is popular artist Benny Aves who has received strong radio support from Annie Mac, B–Traits, Nick Grimshaw, Shadow Child and Caspa. Renowned UK outfit The Correspondents bring their individual electro-swing style to ‘Memory Banks’, building upon Lazy Habits’ original, infectious hip-hop rhythms.
Sónar Barcelona 2014 presents Massive Attack’s new show Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman will make a return to Sonar with the exclusive European performance of his developing ‘Objekt’ live concept
The 21st edition of Sónar Barcelona to be held on 12, 13 & 14 June 2014, today unveils the first 25 names in its line-up. The main highlights will be the debut of Massive Attack’s new show and the long awaited come back of Plastikman, this time at Sonar by Day and introducing his new live concept.
The best worldwide electronica talents are among the first confirmed names:
Four Tet, James Holden, Jon Hopkins, Oneohtrix Point Never, Evian Christ, Caribou, Matmos, Gesaffelstein, Downliners Sekt, Jessy Lanza, Copeland, Nisennenmondai, Woodkid, Bonobo, Moderat and I am Legion among others.
Massive Attack have chosen Sónar Barcelona 2014 to present a brand new show which will move a step further their ongoing audio visual exploration of agitation propaganda and technology.
From his own new recordings and live show as Plastikman at Sonar By Day, in its European exclusive date, to his new standpoint on modern day performing as Richie Hawtin in the main hall of Sonar By Night with his new Close concept, the artist shows both sides of his musical character over two days of Sonar Barcelona.
The 2-Night tickets will go on sale today
The Sonar 2014 international agenda opens in February with two simultaneous festivals to be held in Iceland and Sweden and will close in December 2014 in Cape Town. The Nordic Sonar weekend will take place on 13, 14 & 15 February in Reykjavik and 14 & 15 February in Stockholm. In total, Sonar has scheduled around 100 performances between the two cities.
Sónar 2014 Barcelona: first names
massive attack, richie hawtin I close, plastikman, caribou, woodkid, bonobo, four tet, moderat, jon hopkins, i am legion, gesaffelstein, james holden, oneohtrix point never, matmos, evian christ, happa, jessy lanza, nisennenmondai, clipping., downliners sekt, copeland, majical cloudz, balago, desert, pau roca… and more to be confirmed
Grey Reverend —Everlasting
Grey Reverend, AKA Brooklyn’s LD Brown, is a modern day bluesman. That alone should make him notable, the music world being in danger of losing one of its greatest, most expressive genres to a lack of emerging talent. Grey Reverend is notable full stop however – his raw, simple, beautiful music is utterly, heartstoppingly arresting.
Everlasting is his first single since The Cinematic Orchestra’s Motion Audio imprint released his debut album in 2010, and comes fresh off the back of his vaunted collaboration with Bonobo, “First Fires“. This extended player, which features four new songs, announces his forthcoming sophomore album for Motion. LD produced the songs himself, playing percussive elements, keys and a homemade melotron as well as his signature rhythmic, raw guitar
The title song’s teasing, nostalgic melody winds through LD’s vocal observations and musings to startling effect. He immersed himself in experimental guitar luminaries from the Velvet Underground to Labi Siffre whilst writing and recording, and those influences emerge in the form of Grey Reverend‘s ability to hypnotise the ear.
8 piece London Hip-Hop collective, Lazy Habits, release their first single ‘Bulletin’ out on Run ‘n’ Jump Records this November. This lead track is taken from their forthcoming eponymous album due out towards the beginning of December.
Like its name sake, ‘Bulletin’ grabs your attention from the start with frenetic brass and up-beat drums accompanying MC Lazy’s vocals taking centre stage. The song builds to panoramic proportions with cinematic strings working through the gaps lifting the live hip-hop beat. Rolling through, understated, beneath the boisterous exterior, an emotive Rhodes-Bass line loops through with its subtle stealth drawing you in deeper into the music.
Influenced by New Orleans jazz, soul and the Big Bands of the 50’s, Lazy Habits blast their sound into the 21st Century with hard hitting beats and slick lyrics about modern British culture and urban life. The band describes their sound as:
“Beats, Rhymes and Brass of the highest caliber.”
Formed in 2007 and originally the brainchild of one MC, the Hackney based outfit now stand as a full eight piece band whose onstage energy is a colossal live experience which has been sincerely replicated in their latest single.
Having notched up shows at legendary venues such as Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Roundhouse, KOKO; supporting the likes of Mos Def, Soulwax, The Specials, Bonobo, Chali 2Na (Jurrasic5) and Beardyman, Lazy Habits have proven their worth on stage. Alongside Lazy Habits’ memorable live performances at Glastonbury, Bestival, Secret Garden Party and Electric Picnic the band are fast becoming a formidable and renowned international live act.
Lazy Habits’ debut, self-released EP ‘On the Wagon’ put the boys on taste-maker Huw Stephens’ radar, whilst also becoming respected within the underground scene, selling out on pre-orders alone. Their follow up single ‘Even Out’ introduced them to a wider audience, as it was used on commercially released cinema and TV productions both UK and Europe wide. It culminated in the band being invited onto BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Craig Charles’ BBC 6 Music show, Soccer AM and contribute to an unforgettable sold out Jazz Café performance.
This is a song which truly is the sum of its parts; that in isolation no one but Lazy Habits would imagine could work, but their creativity and craftsmanship has forged something beautiful, frantic and unique.
THE SUN: ‘’The best house party your parents never wanted you to have.’’
BBC: ‘’Lazy Habits prove they are anything but on stage”
2. Bulletin (Dirty)
3. Bulletin (Fjokra Remix)
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Taken from ‘Black Sands Remixed’, released 13 Feb (EU) / 21 Feb (NA) on Ninja Tune. Animated by Anthony Schepperd.
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