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Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X — Zulu Guru + ‘The Perfect Blues'(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2012 by E.N.

Zulu Guru is the first full-length collaboration from singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer/emcee MeLo-X. Both Jesse and MeLo-X have critically acclaimed self-released albums and duets.With Zulu Guru, they bring together a solid collection of songs that reflect and define a new direction in Hip Hop and R&B, both lyrically and musically. This new sound is rooted in traditional soul music, adding elements from multiple genres to serve a purely unique and honest look at modern romance. With Zulu GuruJesse andMeLo-X absorb influences from around the world into the production including Afro-Beat, West Indian, and Electronic Soul – expanding their brand and message wordlwide. Zulu Guru also features emerging singers Chris Turnerand Mara Hruby, rapper MoRuF, style mavens Joshua Kissi & Travis Gumbsof Street Etiquette and wordsmiths KesedTrae Harris and Joekenneth Museau.

“The history of the ZuLu is one rich with stories of royalty, valor and the warrior spirit.  In an age of creative freedom through the use of social networks we have become warriors of free expression. Never bound by the shackles of genre, we travel and shift through musical landscapes breaking down barriers in the process. Our approach to music is similar to that of the spirited tribal warrior; conquering new land as we travel the world winning wars through romance. As we venture into a new level in our careers, we continue to embody the Zulu warrior spirit while elaborating on the romantic qualities in everyday life.

The greatest minds are the ones that connect wholeheartedly with their artistic visions and do all they can to make it reality. The Guru in us all simply craves evolution and tranquility which comes with experience, which is simply the process in which we become more and more true to ourselves: being able to acknowledge our flaws and mistakes and wrongdoings and grow for the better. 

In this music there is honesty; pure understanding or putting forth the effort to understand the emotions that make us do what we do.  We write to express and highlight things within ourselves and our culture that we feel hold some sort of significance, good or bad. We deeply connect with the many cultures of the world, traveling and over-involving ourselves with awareness. This music we bring to you is a sonic form of connection, a humbling form of passion, and the advancement of art in form of romance.”

The album ‘Zulu Guru’ will be released 5 November / 30 October (NA) 2012 on Ninja Tune, pre-order now:



Video by Dr Woo. Written by Jesse Boykins III (USA). Produced by Gora Sou (GER). Programming by Gora Sou, keyboards by Dorian Concept, backing vocals by Andrea Balency.

Pursuit Grooves new Frantically Hopeful EPK

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2011 by E.N.

Pursuit Grooves will be releasing her solo LP “Frantically Hopeful” in June on Pinch operated Tectonic Recordings. It is guaranteed to be a stand out album for 2011 with early buzz play by Brackles and AlexNut of RinseFM and Anthony Valadez of KCRW

stream “Peace Talks”

and “Transformation of Consciousness”

The LP continues rhythmically where last year’s ‘Fox Trot Mannerisms’ EP left off but launches into a different head space with lyrics touching on current affairs and technological dependency.

Juggling all angles from production, songwriting, MCing and singing, Pursuit Grooves continues what she does best, fusing elements of electronic, hip hop, house and broken beats with sensual melodies and vocals. ‘Frantically Hopeful’ challenges conversations and feet alike, offering a true backdrop to the world we live in today.

Pursuit Grooves has 4 albums under her belt plus numerous live gigs performed in the UK, Germany, Spain, Japan, Australia and beyond. Having received kudos from Gilles Peterson, IDJ, DJ Magazine, Fact Mag, Boomkat etc for last years EP “Fox Trot Mannerisms”, Vanese Smith is one of the few producers in the eclectic beat scene who is also an energetic and skilled vocalist/MC who also mainly uses a hardware sampler when performing live. She is also a 2008 Redbull Music Academy alum which also included Onra, Teebs, Dorian Concept, Lukid, Cardopusher and Fatima. Providing sounds that are equal parts soul, house, and broken beat, Pursuit Grooves always DELIVERS!
© Tectonic Recordings

Paul Pre – SMS 23 Mix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by E.N.

Listen at Mixcloud Paul Pre – SMS 23 Mix

01. Shigeto – And We Gonna (Samiyam Chopsticks Remix)
02. Salva – Beached
03. Hudson Mohawke – No One Could Ever
04. J Todd – Antiskit
05. Onra – High Hopes
06. Jai Paul – BTSU
07. Dza and Mujuice – Bullseye (Dizz1 Remix)
08. Shlohmo – Kick Rocks
09. Bibio – Fire Ant (Keaver & Brause Remix)
10. Cex – Secret Monog (Baconhead Remix)
11. Royalty – Twilight Fades
12. Mosca – Tilt Shift
13. Jimmy Edgar – Bthere
14. Dorian Concept – Tropical Hands
15. Dam Funk – Mirros
16. Funkineven feat. Fatima – Kleer
17. Royalty – Work Loud
18. Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love
19. Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
20. Mount Kimbie – Mayor
21. The Clonious – Amoury Hardaway
22. Grems – Miki
23. Lone – Angel Brain
24. Julio Bashmore – Ask Yourself
25. Hypno – Doo Doo
26. FaltyDL – Hip Love (Jamie XX Remix)
27. Machinedrum – Carry The Weight

Download:Dorian Concept -XLR8R Podcast 192

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by E.N.

 Download:Dorian Concept -XLR8R Podcast 192

01 Dorian Concept “Thank You All the Time Forever” (Ninja Tune)
02 John Coltrane “Your Lady” (Impulse)
03 Africa Hitech “Light the Way” (Warp)
04 Machinedrum “gbye”
05 Sam Irl “Safety Hertz (Cid Rim Remix)” (Fresh Minute)
06 FaltyDL “Tell Them Stories” (Planet Mu)
07 Manitoba “Paul’s Birthday” (Leaf)
08 Sixtus Preiss & The Clonious “Specimen from Springbing” (Affine)
09 Funboy “Time Hates You”
10 Dorian Concept “Trilingual Dance Sexperience (Live Version)”

Affine presents What A Fine Mess We Made(preview)

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

Affine proudly present our first and exceptionally special labelcompilation. “What A Fine Mess We Made” is an intensely luminous drive-in lining up 14 brandnew and exclusive tunes by the Affine famiglia, friends and international guests.

You get: Fu-Fu collective and all-starnot-to-be-fucked-with band JSBL …Dorian Concept and his very own irresistible, distinctive touch … Ogris Debris, proven experts for epic oscillations between techno and house music …The Clonious and his bulletproof skills to buff up and transcend jazzed orbits … Cid Rim and his eruptions through mythical formulas of staggered chord works … Affine’s latest family member Zanshin and his astounding, enigmatic world … Unpredicable and boundless vibes from Bucharest’s restless producer Cosmin TRG… our bridge to Brooklyn in form of KRTS and his fearless hugs of sonic beauty within the art of noise … Sixtus Preiss, aspiring producer from Vienna and his bone-dry drums, gangster chord chops and future funk soli.

Get sucked into a streamlined mess of colourful fibres, surf on hovering blotting papers of club music for the headphones, take a night dive into the profound musical skills of the specific characters. Beware! Your ears might be subversively trained for irresistible details, rapidly moving lazer dots and the lovely accessiblity of complexitiy. Affine’s latest output is an amazing collection of genre-blasting gems which are destined to hit streets, clubs, radio stations, trains and intimate kitchens likewise.

to be released: 11/04/2011 – strictly limited on CD and at your favourite download store
for pre-orders check:

Dorian Concept – Her Tears Taste Like Pears EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on November 27, 2010 by E.N.

December 13th on Ninja Tune
Dorian Concept – ‘Her Tears Taste Like Pears’ (PREVIEW EDIT) by Ninja Tune XX
Tracklisting :
A1. Her Tears Taste Like Pears
A2. My Face Needs Food
B1. Toe Games Made Her Giggle
B2. Thank You All The Time Forever

Nosaj Thing -Drift Remixed

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2010 by E.N.

Nosaj Thing
Drift Remixed
Label: Alpha Pup Records
Release Date: Nov-02-2010
Alpha Pup Records is proud to announce the release of Drift Remixed, the companion piece to Nosaj Thing’s breakout debut, Drift. Featuring contributions from trendsetting luminaries and contemporaries alike, Drift Remixed brings together an impressive roster of electronic musicÕs finest to reimagine the otherworldly compositions of Drift.

Released in June of 2009 by Alpha Pup Records, Drift was greeted with unanimous global acclaim. Pitchfork awarded an excellent 7.9 rating, calling the album “gorgeously haunted… sonic Easter Eggs for a thousand listens.” Since then, Nosaj Thing has remixed artists such as The xx and Charlotte Gainsbourg, while his synced visual show has created a buzz worldwide. Next month Nosaj Thing will be touring his visual show for the first time in North America, a celebration of sorts for the release of Drift Remixed.

1. Quest (Low Limit Remix)
2. Voices (Dorian Concept Remix)
3. Us (Dntel Remix)
4. Caves (Teebs Remix)
5. Fog (Jamie xx Remix)
6. Us (Jon Hopkins Remix)
7. Coat of Arms (Daedelus Remix)
8. Light #1 (Take Remix)
Nosaj Thing “Coat of Arms”

Brackles -Songs For Endless Cities vol.1 (August 31st)(!K7/Cool In The Pool)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2010 by E.N.

Brackles has been selected to compile the inaugural mix for !K7’s new Songs For Endless Cities series.

The Blunted Robots co-founder’s efforts will mark the first release on !K7 offshoot Cool In The Pool, which has been specially created to house the mixes. According to the guys at !K7, Cool In The Pool will focus on “the new generation of DJs and producers who have a fresh and individual take on an ever evolving electronic scene,” allowing the label to devote attention to the modern takes on dubstep, UK funky and instrumental hip-hop.

The 24-year old Londoner is well known for his DJing prowess in his home city, and this is certainly apparent when listening to the smooth blends that he executes throughout the mix. Although it features some of the biggest tracks of the past 18 months from producers such as Floating Points, Zomby, Deadboy, Cooly G, Kyle Hall and Dorian Concept, Brackles has been keen to balance this out with a fresher selection of tunes. “The newer artists I’ve picked I think will go on to be sitting in the same bracket as those big artists at some point,” he explains. “Funkineven already has some great releases and I reckon the Breach tune on the mix is gonna be one of the biggest of 2010.”

01. Flying Lotus – My Chippy
02. Floating Points – Peoples Potential
03. Zomby – Tarantula
04. Roska – I Need Love feat. Anesha
05. Brackles – Blo
06. Martin Kemp – No Charisma
07. Kyle Hall – Luv for KMFH
08. Cooly G – Love Dub Refix
09. DJ Dom – Sunshowers
10. DJ Mystery – Speechless feat. Natalie K
11. Hypno – Over The Top
12. Rishi Romero – African Forest
13. Breach – Fatherless
14. Deadboy – If You Want Me
15. 2562 – Dinosaur
16. Dorian Concept – Trilingual Dance Sexperience
17. Funkineven – Must Move

!K7/Cool In The Pool will release Brackles’ Songs For Endless Cities on August 31st, 2010.


SVET002:Teebs & Jackhigh – The Tropics EP+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by E.N.

Svetlana Industries is proud to announce their second release, SVET002.

This release is something quite different and something quite special. The Tropics EP is a seven track mini album, the product of an 18 month collaboration between LA based beatmaker Teebs and UK producer Jackhigh, and is already attracting serious praise from some esteemed figures.

Free Download Clutch

Both are young producers, and yet both have been involved in the ‘wonky’ or beats scene since it first came to public attention. Moreover, despite long respect and recognition in the scene, this is the first major release for both artists. Previously, Teebs had a track featured on the prestigious Wild Angels compilation from Mary Anne Hobbs on Planet Mu Records, while a 17 year old Jackhigh was featured alongside Rustie and 1000names on the genre-defining Beatnicks Vols. 1 & 2 EPs from Germany’s Up My Alley, which went through a number of represses and were most people’s first introduction to the scene in Europe.

The record is also a physical symbol of the origin of the beats scene as a possibly the first truly international online music scene, not based around a club or a record shop or a neighbourhood but of a network of pioneers from across the world.

Back in the day, London based Jackhigh had already been featured as 17 year old on the genre-defining Beatnicks EPs from Up My Alley label and started to get involved in collaborations, producing remixes and so on, while an equally young Teebs found himself living in LA with Flying Lotus and Samiyam for flatmates. As Teebs remembers it, Jackhigh put a snippet of a tune he liked on Myspace and Teebs asked him to send it over. “I flipped it, sent it back. He added strings, sent it back to me again. I flipped it again” And so it continued, in a slow organic way, loops becoming processed and degraded and altered and added to, and tracks slowly emerging.

The first piece to come out of this process was Clutch, also the first track on the record, and the first to ever get a public hearing as part of Flying Lotus’ legendary Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 in November 2008 (voted the best Radio 1 mix of the year).

Over time a total of seven tunes emerged. These tracks were produced in a unique way: they never existed as arrangements laid out in software on someone’s computer, only as a single stereo file, passed to and fro, and endlessly worked and tweaked and eroded.

The resulting tracks are musical archaeology: a bit of distortion that crept in there, a digital blip here, becomes encoded, processed, incorporated into the tune. What’s remarkable is how coherent the whole record actually sounds, given the lengthy long-distance process and the fact that to this day Teebs & Jackhigh have never met. This is truly a mini-album, an opus. All the pieces fit together like variations on a theme, and the record has a unique hazy, waterlogged sound: organic aquarelle nostalgia, simultaneously happy and sad. Sonically it’s as much connected to the compressed blessed out worlds of Toro Y Moi and Washed Out as it is glitchier beatmakers such as Hud Mo or Dorian Concept.

The artwork features Teebs distinctive abstract painting style which is increasingly in demand – he’s just finished some album cover commissions and his first large-scale exhibition. He often uses the technique of painting on top of vintage record sleeves he picks up, and as part of the release we’ll putting out an ultra limited edition of 25 unique hand painted sleeves by Teebs which will be available directly from us. We’ll also produce a limited run of 25 of our high quality undyed cotton made in Serbia Svetlana t shirts based on Teebs’ design.

This is the start of big things for both artists: Teebs will release an album on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label later this year, while Jackhigh has signed projects to both Rush Hour and Ghostly International in addition to Svetlana. Still early into 2010 The Tropics EP is a very different record and a sign of things to come: fresh, organic, mature, holistic, unified, and totally next level.

“Absolutely amazing” – Mary Anne Hobbs

“Gorgeous” – FaltyDL

“This EP is stunning, i think it sounds beautiful.” – Alexander Nut

“this is great. loads of atmosphere! & the artwork is sick!” – Floating Points

“I really like Splash” – Hudson Mohawke

“This is a great release…very special…” – Architeq

“Vibes that I dig…” – Mono/Poly

“I love this.” – Mr Beatnick

“much gratitude for sending this my way! gorgeous gorgeous sounds.” – Shlohmo

“nice one… been listening to the promo all evening… peace” – Dorian Concept


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