Now following two critically acclaimed albums, Finest Hour and Fragments, Submotion Orchestra return bigger, brighter and bolder than ever with Alium, their first album for Counter Records. Released on November 3rd, Alium sees the band in expansive mood as the interplay between their electronic and acoustic sounds has become more natural than ever whilst Ruby Wood’s vocals continue to find new levels of emotion.
2. Time Will Wait – Listen on Spotify
3. City Lights – Listen on YouTube
4. Victim of Order
5. Chrome Units
7. Life After
8. The Hounds
9. Trust / Lust
10. Swan Song
11. Bring Back The Wolf
The band are also pleased to announce a full European tour this autumn that will see them play over a dozen festivals in 7 different countries and a full UK tour lined up for later in the year
Deep Heads, a label famed for its continual championing of the most exciting music from the dubstep genre, is proud to announce the release of ‘Deep Heads Dubstep Vol. 1‘, a 2-disc compilation to be released on 21stApril.
‘Deep Heads Dubstep Vol. 1’ is set to cement the label’s reputation for showcasing dubstep music of the highest quality. Featuring a mixture of unforgettable classics and exclusive, unreleased tracks, this compilation will both satisfy the hungriest of dubstep diehards as well as offer the perfect introduction to the genre to those less familiar with the thriving UK scene.
The compilation is mixed by George Harris, aka Geode, who is hailed as one of dubstep’s most important new producers. Geode spent his early teens experimenting with drum and bass production and has now developed a unique take on the genre; an eclectic fusion of deep-seated bass lines with jazzy riffs. A founding member of the Chord Marauders collective, the mix perfectly demonstrates the young artist’s talents as a DJ.
The dubstep that Deep Heads are representing with this release is one inspired by the UK Bass driven scene, pulling heavily on influences from UK Garage, drum and bass, grime, dub, reggae and jazz – setting it apart from the ‘faux-dubstep’ of the club-oriented scene.
The compilation is unique in its equal representation of upcoming talent, such as Congi, Audialist and Jafualongside some of the genre’s most famous names, which include James Blake, SBTRKT, Sampha, Synkro, Submotion Orchestra, Numbernin6 and Biome.
As well as the almighty compilation, the CD will include a download card for all tracks to be downloaded individually as an extra thank you to fans.
Deep Heads Dubstep Vol. 1 – Tracklisting CD1 Track
1 Geode Amber
2 Biome Havana VIP
3 Facta & K-Lone Voodoo
4 Jafu Dundas
5 Congi Somnium
6 Biome feat. Fox No Soul (Soulful Edit)
7 Menik & Sublok feat. Ni Foster Our Own
8 Subreachers Mental Vortex
9 Versa & Rowl Theory Of One
10 Commit Drift Away
11 Geode feat. C Tivey Ruh
12 Geode, Congi & B9 Scrumpy
13 Trashbat Ink & Pink
14 Submotion Orchestra All Night
15 Audialist Serpent
16 Geode Jade VIP
17 Numbernin6 Singularity
18 Congi Rotation
19 Audialist Dead
20 Lewis B Pinball
21 Geode Variations On A Theme
22 FybeOne Fountain
23 Biome Alternate
24 Synkro If Only
25 Synkro Back Then
26 Lou Millar Brute Heart (Matrices Remix)
27 Biome Light
28 Congi Somnium VIP
1 James Blake & Airhead Pembroke
2 SBTRKT & Sampha Break Off
3 Thelem Canopy Of Concerns
4 Commit & Matrices Menehune
5 DFRNT Whup
6 Warsa Nightfall
7 Rowl Copan
• Headliners include Busta Rhymes, Barrington Levy, Horace Andy, DJ Premier, Buraka Som Sistema, Goldie, Andy C, Moodymann, David Rodigan, DJ Marky, Andy C, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Digital Mystikz, MJ Cole, DJ EZ, Floating Points, Special Request and many more, with a further 200 names to be revealed soon.
• Outlook returns for its 7th season on the stunning Croatian coast
• The festival takes place from Weds 3rd – Sun 7th September 2014
Outlook Festival returns to Croatia this September after last year’s best ever event to date, a celebratory fusion of dub, reggae, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, garage, house and more on the dazzling Adriatic coast. Joining the dots between musical legends right through to the next generation of up and coming talent, again some of the finest live acts and DJs descend upon a 19th century fort for five days and nights of amazing music. Close to the historic city of Pula in Croatia’s northern region of Istria, the now iconic Outlook sets the agenda with a world-class array of performers in a collection of truly spectacular locations, set in and around an abandoned fort. Choose from a dungeon, a courtyard, a moat, a boat, the beach or the festival’s main stage set on a harbour. Outlook combines a heady mix of fun in the sun and under the stars as a dedication to sound culture, which has just revealed its first wave of names.
Outlook Festival 2014 – The Lineup So Far
Busta Rhymes, Barrington Levy, DJ Premier, Buraka Som Sistema, Horace Andy, Jah Shaka, Goldie, Moodyman, David Rodigan, Digital Mystikz, Michael Prophet & Dub Asante Band, DJ Marky, Andy C, DJ EZ, DJ Zinc, Submotion Orchestra, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Ranking Joe, MJ Cole, Floating Points, The Bug feat. Iration Steppas, Dillinja, Spy, Dbridge, Calibre, Onra, Mungo’s HiFi, Youngsta, Pinch, Special Request, Andres (Slum Village), Kaytranada, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Icicle, Spectrasoul, Grooverider, The Heatwave, Channel One & Prince Fatty, Wookie, Author, Jonwayne, Eliphino, Bishop Nehru, Stwo, Applebottom, Hannah Wants, Andrew Ashong, Stylo G, Mickey Pearce, Daddy Freddy, Eglo Band, High Focus, My Nu Leng, Fatima, Kutmah, Doc Scott, Skeptical, Total Science, DJ Die, Source Direct, Radikal Guru + Cian, The Mouse Outfit, Necessary Mayhem, Goth-Trad, Hatcha, Mr Williamz, Alex Nut, Flako, Vivek, J:Kenzo, Commodo, Sunship, OBF, Blackboard Jungle, MC GQ, Stamina MC, SP: MC, DLR, Sticky, Klose One, Fracture, Bushkin, DJ Q, Ant TC1, Wilfred Gieroux, Charlie P, Sam Binga, Lowqui, Maffi, Seven Davis JNR, Proxima, Chimpo, Gantz, Logos, Wen, Compa, Fokus, Rich Reason, Finwa and Onset, with over 200 more names to be announced.
SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA PREMIERE SECOND SINGLE OFF NEW EP 1968
With two incredibly successful albums under their belt Submotion Orchestra bring their latest five track EP to UK independent Circus Records. The seven-piece group that formed in 2009 have forged a large loyal fan base with their blend of Electronica, Jazz, Dub and Soul, music that has been described as ‘stunning’ by The Guardian and ‘seductive’ by The Times.
Following a chance meeting in London with Circus co-founder Flux Pavilion who declared his love for the band, SubMo promptly signed to the label reaffirming the notion that Circus have always sought to release only the highest quality music, regardless of genre. Flux Pavilion says“to release Submo on Circus is amazing, I’ve always been a big fan of their music.”
The new EP 1968 is a masterclass in ethereal, soulful vocals that sit astride shuffling drums as on ‘Broken World’ or ‘Breathe It In’. Lead singer Ruby’s voice echoes early pop Janet Jackson on ‘Damn Hot’ whilst title track ‘1968’ is smooth and subtle: echoing piano keys gliding beneath intricate layers of sound. Stream the first single, ‘1968‘ HERE.
Critically acclaimed for their vast sound infusing Jazz, Dub and Soul, Submotion Orchestra return with a new EP titled ‘1968’, which is due for release on the 4th November via Circus Records.
Title track, ‘1968’ is the perfect introduction to the forthcoming EP as lead singer Ruby’s vocals soar over a wall of subtle, yet monumental instrumentation.
A surprising yet assured signing by Circus Records, a label who are more associated with bruising bass than the elegant tones of Submotion Orchestra, label co-founder Flux Pavilion declared his love for the band, which soon led to them signing to Circus, reinstating the label’s ethos of releasing only the highest quality music, regardless of genre.
Flux Pavilion says “to release Submo on Circus is amazing, I’ve always been a big fan of their music.”
Amongst a current trend in EDM, Submotion Orchestra offers a soothing influence that has been praised by the likes of The Guardian and The Times. Leeds’s finest will be embarking on a European tour next month, including a date at London’s prestigious Koko on the 15th November as well dates in Prague and Bratislava.
For full listings of Submotion Orchestra’s European tour head to their Facebook page.
Some exciting festival news for you as Soundwave Festival Croatia reveals its most impressive and eclectic lineup yet, celebrating its fifth year in the sun, and making a bold statement with a showcase of influential, inspired and innovative artists and DJs from the UK and around the world.
Bringing together a list of artists to surpass all that has gone before, Soundwave Festival Croatia hosts three stages (and a boat) over five days, as revellers are invited to enjoy the finest boutique festival experience in the ultimate sun-drenched location.
Soundwave Festival Croatia is proud to announce it plays host to Bonobo, DOOM (MF DOOM), Quantic live with Ondatropica and Robert Glasper Experiment as their very special guests. Joining them on the bill are Alice Russell, Ghostpoet, Submotion Orchestra,Riot Jazz, Craig Charles, Com Truise and Channel One Sound System and a whole list of others, making a trip to Soundwave a priority stop on the summer music festival calendar.
Soundwave Festival Croatia
The Garden, Tisno, Croatia
DOOM (MF DOOM)
Quantic & Ondatropica
Robert Glasper Experiment
Channel One Sound System
Mr Thing & Yungun / Homeboy Sandman / Kutmah / Eliphino / Kidkanevil / Kelpe / Om Unit / Anchorsong / Tall Black Guy / fLako / Shigeto / Letherette (live) / Andrew Ashong / Illum Sphere / Cheeba / Jonny Dub / Jon K / Scrimshire / Memory9
Dom Servini / Gilla / Tamara Saul / Catching Flies / New York Brass Band / Capital 1212 / Nubiyan Twist / Phrixus Phrixus / So Flute / Renegade Brass Band / Solko / Phoria / Bedmo Disco / Boba Fatt / General Roots
Leeds based duo Voyeur spent early 2012 carving their name on the remix circuit, with reworks for Bombay Bicycle Club and Santigold gaining tastemaker support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Rob da Bank, Dummy and XLR8R.
Their first original output, due on 26th November via Kerri Chandler’s new MadTech imprint, is the sultry ‘Blame It On The Youth’, an 8-minute lo-slung epic. Perfect listening for the impending autumnal evenings, it fuses jazz chords and emotive vocal yelps with a genuine sonic weight, showcasing somewhat of a detachment from their previous Balearic offerings.
On the flipside comes an edit from Kerri Chandler himself, who, upon hearing the track, insisted on adding his own interpretation to the package. Retaining much of the original, Kerri displays a new side to his productions and creates a dance-floor ready cut that will surely become a staple in his future sets. The tribal bounce of ‘Get Up’ completes the digital bundle.
Having already supported Disclosure at their London EP launch and appeared at Dimensions and Gottwood festivals over the summer, Voyeur will support Submotion Orchestra this month, before playing their own EP launch party at The Nest in London on 10th November, featuring a special line-up curated by themselves which will be announced over the coming weeks. Following this, the duo will appear on the seminal Boiler Room on 22nd November.
Bass, rhythm and soul are still paramount, but from the first few bars of ‘Intro’, with it’s Philip Glass-meets Penguin Cafe pianos, it’s clearly evident that the band have broadened their musical palate. It’s also also clear they’ve made this expansion sound effortlessly captivating – ready to melt minds and bassbins alike.
“In making ‘Fragments’, we started to stretch out from the template of the first album, explains keyboardist Taz Modi. “There’s a lot more colour and moods on this record; strings, woodwind and various new synth textures. We followed our noses to see where they’d lead us. There should be enough here to satisfy fans of ‘Finest Hour’, but hopefully there’ll be quite a bit to surprise them as well”
1. All Yours – Submotion Orchestra
2. All Yours (Jack Sparrow remix) – Submotion Orchestra
3. All Yours (SeeMore Productions) – Submotion Orchestra
CAT: EXEC 150
RELEASE DATE: 21st MARCH 2011
‘It blew me away…Somewhere between Cinematic Orchestra and dubstep – just right!’ – Gilles Peterson
Following the success of their debut release, Finest Hour, Submotion Orchestra proudly present their new release All yours, a powerful yet delicate track showcasing to the full their many splendored musical talents. Destined to extend their growing reputation far beyond dubstep circles “All yours” is quite simply magical
Accompanying the original version are two mighty remixes. The first one comes courtesy of dubstep don Jack Sparrow, whose Circadian LP and other releases on Tectonic, Mad Decent and Wall of Sound have resulted in him carving out an enviable reputation. The charm of “All yours” seems to have rubbed off on Mr Sparrow who sets aside his own often more crunchy persona to deliver a remix of great depth and beauty.
Also on Remix duties are SeeMore Productions, who bring a slightly more relaxed feel to the song, skillfully blending a suggestion of hip hop rhythms with some ultra subtle Detroit style instrumentation. Not much is known about this anglo US outfit but with remix credits including Foreign Beggars and Slum Village you can be sure that the track is in safe hands.
Submotion Orchestra draw on dubstep, soul, ambient electronica, jazz and dub and have rapidly built a significant reputation as one of the most intriguing ensembles to surface in the last 12 months. Their deep bass driven grooves combine with an ethereal piano, a plangent trumpet, and deft percussion to create the perfect setting for the fragile beauty of Ruby Wood’s vocals and the celestial electronics of sound designer Ruckspin.
Their debut release, the Finest Hour EP lit up the world of the musical digerati unleashing torrents of Twittery and some heavy Facebook action. It also brought the ensemble to the attention of Gilles Peterson, who instantly became a believer. Mucho play on Mr Petersons show ensued, Finest hour was licensed to his Brownswood Bubblers series – a series which had already featured Jamie Woon, Flying Lotus and Floating Points – and the ultimate accolade, a Radio 1 Live at Maida Vale session
The Orchestra are also very much a live band. In 2010 numerous appearances in their hometown of Leeds plus some judiciously selected club dates further afield followed by some prime festival slots (Big Chill, Latitude, Outlook and Bestival) brought them an ever growing group of fans. They embark on their first ever full nationwide tour on 9 March playing London’s Jazz Café (19th March) and 12 other dates around the country.