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Tokyo Dawn Records The Boogie Volume 4

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by E.N.

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TDR’s series of boogie breaks turns four, aiming at take selected 80′s sounds of our youth to new levels of funk. Connecting the dots between early electro, hip hop and house, this compilation redefines boogie based on neon synths, soul chords and a decent portion of robot funk.
Feel invited to ride an exciting new wave of artists combining latest production techniques with classic grooves deeply rooted in 80′s boogie wonderland. Highlights from TDR’s latest album and remix projects are also featured, including artists like Opolopo, SoulParlor, Personal Life, Positive Flow, Reggie B, Amalia, Omar, DJ Vadim, Fat Freddy’s Drop & more.

Positive Flow-Flow Lines(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by E.N.

UK-based multi-instrumentalist Positive Flow releases his long-awaited debut album for TDR! ‘Flow Lines’ is a rich tapestry of organic electronica interwoven with real strings – a hallmark of classic LPs.

The album features an array of vocal talent from British soul supremo and old school friend Omar to Stacy Epps, Colonel Red, Vanessa Freeman, Andre Espeut, Heidi Vogel (Cinematic Orchestra) and more. From the soul-laden future club classic ‘My Prediction’ through to the brokenbeat Azymuth tinged ‘Orange & Brown’ to the Minnie Ripperton inspired ‘Children Of The Sun’ – the album joins all the dots between future soul, funk and house.
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Download:Model500 – OFI (Debukas Mix) [Apollo]

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2012 by E.N.

Model 500’s influence on music arguably looms larger today then ever before, with a fresh wave of fascination coming from a new generation of electronic musicians and fans alike, who’s lust for the innovative, original sounds of the first wave of Detroit Techno knows no bounds.

OFI has already received the remix treatment from two big guns of the R&S stable, Space Dimension Controller and Bullion, who both applied their unique touches to the original in the 2010 remix release, and now it’s the turn of Apollo – with five new mixes coming from Sei A, Shadowchild, Synkro, Indigo and Colonel Red respectively.

First up on the EP is the Sei A mix, in which the Glaswegian producer slows the original down to a cosmic funeral march and twists the rhythm into a futuristic piece of R&B tinged deep house, stripping things down to a simple, hypnotic rhythm track that drives along on it’s own minimal path for over seven minutes of perfectly pitched late night dancefloor action.

Tokyo Dawn pres.Positive Flow -Flow Lines

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2012 by E.N.

Release date :November 19th 2012

UK-based multi-instrumentalist Positive Flow releases his long-awaited debut album for TDR! ‘Flow Lines’ is a rich tapestry of organic electronica interwoven with real strings – a hallmark of classic LPs.

The album features an array of vocal talent from British soul supremo and old school friend Omar to Stacy Epps, Colonel Red, Vanessa Freeman, Andre Espeut, Heidi Vogel (Cinematic Orchestra) and more. From the soul-laden future club classic ‘My Prediction’ through to the brokenbeat Azymuth tinged ‘Orange & Brown’ to the Minnie Ripperton inspired ‘Children Of The Sun’ – the album joins all the dots between future soul, funk and house.

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Tokyo Dawn Records The Boogie Volume 3(Preview)

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

TDR’s infamous boogie series reaches a higher level of 3! Championing styles such as early 80′s hip hop and p-funk, ‘The Boogie’ is buzzing with skyscraping synthesizer sounds, old school drum machines and electromagnetic R&B.

Stronger than ever, this third issue of the compilation series features artists from the Southern Hemisphere to the North, New Zealand to Sweden, Barcelona to The Bay. Soaring stars such as Amalia, DJ Vadim, Erik Rico, Reggie B, Stacy Epps, Opolopo, Positive Flow, Teeko, Wagon Cookin, Yam Who and many many more. Coco Solid’s intro track surely won’t be your only ‘wow’ moment when listening…

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Tokyo Dawn Records – The Move (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2012 by E.N.

This one’s strictly about house music – but from a TDR perspective. From A like Amalia to V like Vindahl, this first issue of ‘The Move’ features nearly all of your favourite TDR artists in a house frenzy. With previously unreleased remixes, edits and DJ versions from the likes of Alex Barck (Jazzanova), Andreas Saag (Swell Session), Atjazz, Blaktroniks, Kissey, Opolopo, Om Unit and more, it’s definitely time to get your move on!


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Portformat – Entropy (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2012 by E.N.

Entropy is a measure of uncertainty leading to a lower level of information. The eighteen stories of love and life featured on Portformat’s new album aim for exactly that, asking you to listen closer to your instincts and follow your dreams.

Elegantly combining R&B, hip hop and electronics, the dream world of ‘Entropy’ takes the listener on a mysterious trip towards inner space. Fellow dream chasers on this space ride include TDR vocalists such as Alicia Renee, Amalia, Colonel Red, Dudley Perkins, Eagle Nebula, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Stan Smith and other very special guests. So buckle up and get ready to explore the entropy with us!

Tokyo Dawn pres.Opolopo – Mutants

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2011 by E.N.

Say hello to Opolopo’s mutants! With this release, mad funk scientist Opolopo finally opens the doors to his private zoo of mutant pets. Exposed to sonic radiation and mutagenic chemicals, their DNA sequences have been seriously funkafied for ultimate effectiveness. Some of these creatures you might have already encountered. Others were let out of quarantine especially for this release. And some are about to become your new best friends.

The fearless vocalists taking part in these sonically advanced experiments in groove mutation include the first lady of modern funk, Amalia, R&B multitalent Colonel Red, Tupac songwriter Erik Rico, Mathew Herbert collaborator Eska, Grammy-nominee Gregory Porter, French soul superstar Sly Johnson, hip hop hall of famer Talib Kweli, spoken word queen Ursula Rucker and many others. Time to get your mutant on!

Release date December 5th 2011
Label code TDR11-008
Distribution Digital / CD worldwide
Release page http://www.tokyodawn.net/opolopo-mutants
Production Opolopo
Additional prod. Cartel, SoulParlor, Theriak, Tomson & Benedict, Union, Yellowtail
Vocals Alicia Renee, Amalia, Bantu Soul, Capitol A, Colonel Red, Erik Rico, Eska, Gregory Porter, Keith Campbell, Leon King, Lisa P., Replife, Rogiérs, Sly Johnson, Talib Kweli & Ursula Rucker
Genres Boogie, House, R&B, Electro

Tokyo Dawn pres.Colonel Red – Keep Walkin(Ft. Erik Ritfeld & Ursula Rucker)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2011 by E.N.

Colonel Red’s new album ‘Keep Walkin’ resonates with the rich influences and experiences of his heritage, yet still speaks with honest humility of familiar themes of faith, hope and love, that captures the essence of the contradictions and challenges that come our way, making the most of our lives, living our dreams and finding love in a society under pressure.

After numerous coops with funk and soul legends such as Earth Wind & Fire, Teddy Pendergrass, Anita Baker, Lenny White, Tony Allen and The Last Poets, Colonel Red decided to make a departure from the electronic studio sounds of his earlier productions and turn back to his musical roots. The deeply rhythmical hooks of ‘Keep Walkin’ take you on a soulsongal adventure through jazz, soul, funk and fusion.

The rich tapestry of themes embrace self empowerment in the voodoesque soul of ‘Rain of Fall’ with its ghostly piano. Other tracks like ‘I Will Be There’ take a sweet mournful road through the land of relationships. The backing music is organic with horn lines working subtle trade offs against guitar and keyboard melodies that provide an intimate atmosphere for the whole album. Colonel Red’s voice carries the songs the way an eagle twists in the sky, at times whispering, floating and at other moments soaring high viewing the landscape below. Spoken word artist Ursula Rucker is the special guest on this album, shooting straight from the heart as familiar to listeners of The Roots and 4Hero. Altogether the compositional vision, sound and science of ‘Keep Walkin’ defines the past, present, and future of Colonel Red.
A strong album that cannot be missing in any decent soul collection!

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Tokyo Dawn Records pres.The Heart Volume 2

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2011 by E.N.

‘The Heart’ compilations are a musical homage to the iconic heart symbol which refers to the core of the human being, representing love and passion worldwide.

This second installment of the series holds even more previously unreleased love bombs. Amongst the songs to discover are highlights of forthcoming TDR albums from no others than Colonel Red, Vindahl and Portformat, besides the winner of TDR’s recent Amalia Remix Contest, B. Kun. Further artists featured include Canadian jazz superstar Diana Krall, Danish vanguard soul collective Boom Clap Bachelors, Marc Mac of 4hero fame and Tupac producer Erik Rico amongst many other standout musicians. A must-have compilation for all lovers of high class R’n’B and jazz!

 

Release date July 29th 2011 
 Label code TDR11-004
Distribution Digital / CD worldwide
Release page http://www.tokyodawn.net/the_heart2 
 
Production B. Kun, Boom Clap Bachelors, ClassicBeatz, GB, Gotta, Häzel, Kan Sano, Marc Mac, Portformat, Stray, Vince Benedetti, Vindahl.
Additional prod. Compiled by Marc Wallowy.
Vocals Amalia, A Race of Angels, Cherri Prince, Colonel Red, Diana Krall, Erik Rico, Lene Riebau, Lisa Preston, Psaul, Rachel Claudio, Reggie B, Sean Haefeli. 
 
Genres Alternative R&B, Jazz, Soul

Tracklist

1. Colonel Red – I Will Be There (4:48)
2. A Race of Angels and GB – Love Is The End (5:37)
3. Rachel Claudio – Belong (4:54)
4. Reggie B – It Gets Better (3:56)
5. Bobby – Amends (3:38)
6. Amalia – All The Funk I Need (B. Kun Remix) (5:08)
7. Vindahl – Down (Boom Clap Bachelors Remix) (3:31)
8. Psaul – Change (5:10)
9. Portformat – Myself I feat. Cherri Prince (2:23)
10. Gotta – Story I (Living Together) feat. Lene Riebau (4:48)
11. Häzel – This Is Dope feat. Ebrahim (1:46)
12. Sean Haefeli – Balance (3:46)
13. Kan Sano – The Truth (3:25)
14. ClassicBeatz – In The Currency of Love feat. Lisa Preston (4:05)
15. Erik Rico & Marc Mac – Just Love (4:10)
16. Vince Benedetti meets Diana Krall – My Love (5:12)

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