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Chris Kaz-Chris Kaz

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2014 by E.N.

Chris Kaz-Chris KazThere are no barriers with Chris Kaz, nothing too personal for him to share, and no emotion he doesn’t feel comfortable expressing through his music. Whether he’s composing for himself, as his dance alter ego “Boofi”, or producing for other people.

Kaz’s self-titled debut album is made up of ten tracks that push the boundaries of typical electronic music. Chris’ album is a logical extension of everything else he has done up to this point. While he has successfully released dance music under the alias Boofi (slang for boy toy), working with Ministry of Sound amongst others, he has saved his more personal work for his own nomenclature.

Every artist has two faces. Chris Kaz, to me, is deeper than Boofi, and more how I am feeling today. Boofi is fluffy, crazy, sexy dance music. The music I am making as Chris Kaz is totally different.

Listening to artists such as Skinny, Tricky, Massive Attack, Portishead, The XX, Fink, Jai Paul, Nicolas Jaar and others has informed the direction of Kaz’s music. Emotional, relationship-based, and full of self-disclosure, Chris says the overwhelming theme of this debut release is love – being in love, yearning for love, running from love, obsessing about love.

The tracks come from a place of love. It’s very deep and sincere to me. I have waited a long time to release this album, and feel that, as an artist, I’ve been building up to it.

Kaz’s sound is part of an innovative subgenre of EDM music; unlike some of the younger EDM kids who jump around at all night shows, Kaz’s music is meant to be enjoyed with all of your senses. Composed with an intellect combining time and space, the album sounds almost like a live recording, allowing the listener to fully absorb this set of deeply personal songs.

RELEASE : Aug/Sept
LABEL: Cujo Records
CAT NO: cujo001

Tracklist:

1. Tumbling Hobbsdon
2. Time Fails All
3. Clifford Bounce
4. The Way Formula
5. Little Dreamer
6. Marcel McCalla – Steal Me Away (Chris Kaz Remix)
7. Try Safe
8. Tempered Oxy
9. Radio Jingle Shop
10. Turbulance

http://cujorecords.com/
https://www.facebook.com/chriskazmusic

Introducing ibeyi, new XL artist presents debut single “Oya”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2014 by E.N.

ibeyiIbeyi have premiered a video for their debut single “Oya” today. Produced by XL founder Richard Russell, “Oya” is Ibeyi’s first piece of music since signing to XL Recordings and is available to purchase digitally now. It forms part of Ibeyi’s debut AA-sided single “Oya / River” out later this summer.
Watch the Jamie-James Medina (The xx, Ratking) directed video and hear the song right now

Ibeyi are 19 year old French Cuban twins, Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz. They are daughters of the late Cuban percussion Anga Diaz.
Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins have learned the songs of their father’s culture, Yoruba.
Yoruba travelled from West Africa to Cuba with slavery in the 1700s. The Yoruba people have the highest twinning rate in the World, and twins occupy an important position within Yoruba culture. Ibeyi is pronounced “ee-bey-ee” and translates as “Twins” in Yoruba.
Ibeyi sing in English and Yoruba, and have created a minimalist sound that merges elements of their heritage with their natural love of modern music as teenagers grown up in Paris, citing artists such as Fiona Apple and King Krule amongst their wide range of influences.
Ibeyi are currently recording their debut album for XL, with Richard Russell on production.
Ibeyi official website

Tiga vs Audion ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ (Full version STREAM)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2013 by E.N.

TIGA VS AUDION
‘LET’S GO DANCING’
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ON SALE 14 SEPTEMBER / REMIX BUNDLE RELEASED 10 NOVEMBER

Tiga Vs Audion - Let's Go Dancing
 

Forged in the fire of recent studio sessions for Tiga’s next artist album, ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ is the collaboration between the Canadian producer and Audion aka Matthew Dear. An epic in all senses of the word (the full version clocks in at 9 minutes), ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ is a brilliant piece of hypnotic, primal techno.

 
Tiga’s new album, of which Matthew is the lead producer, will be released in 2014. The as yet untitled album follows 2009’s ‘Ciao!’ the fruit of 15 months of collaborations with Soulwax, Jesper Dahlback, Gonzales, Jori Hulkonnen, Jake Shears and James Murphy.
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BIO
Rave survivor, electro upstart and someone who appreciates a good mascara, Tiga is musical evolution personified. Over the past few years, Tiga has repeatedly toured the globe and further bolstered the international reputation of his record label, Turbo. In November 2012, Tiga unleashed a brand new mix LP ‘Tiga Non-Stop’, that featured three original tracks ‘The Picture’ – released on Crosstown Rebels for their anniversary / 100th release – ‘Track City Bitch’ and his last single, ‘Plush’. Remix-wise, he’s reworked Depeche Mode, the xx, Jamie Lidell, Alter Ego, Fever Ray, Moby and most recently, Duke Dumont.

Matthew Dear (aka Audion) is an electronic-music innovator, DJ and live performer, and the founder of label Spectral Sound (sister imprint to Ghostly International). Dear’s dark alter ego Audion first emerged in 2004, unveiling a trilogy of singles that would ultimately re-align today’s techno sound. In 2006, Audion followed the series with the breakthrough club anthem ‘Mouth To Mouth’, a constantly ascending work of art that has captured the imagination of DJs and fans in all club genres worldwide. 2013 has seen the return of the Audion sound, with new material forthcoming.

 

CREEP Announce Debut LP ft. Sia, Romy xx + New MP3 ft. Planningtorock Out Now!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2013 by E.N.

CREEP_Highly Anticipated Debut LP echoes Released 8/13!

“Introduction” (feat. Planningtorock) MP3 

Brooklyn duo CREEP are set to release their highly anticipated debut album, echoes, on August 13. A meticulously crafted set of ghostly tracks, the record sees producers/DJs Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard at their finest. Each song features a guest vocalist collaborator, including The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft, Sia, Tricky and Andrew Wyatt(Miike Snow).
Aptly named album opener “Introduction” features haunting vocals from DFA’s Planningtorock, which blend effortlessly with ominous orchestration and brooding beats.

Download the ”Introduction” (feat. Planningtorock) MP3 

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echoes Tracklist

1. “Introduction” (feat. PLANNINGTOROCK)
2. “Vertigo” (feat. Lou Rhodes)
3. “The Key” (feat. Alpines)
4. “Days” (feat. Romy Madley Croft)
5. “Empty Church” (feat. Andrew Wyatt)
6. “Call Her” (feat. Tricky & Alejandra de la Deheza)
7. “You” (feat. Nina Sky)
8. “Jessica King” (feat. Dark Sister)
9. “Animals” (feat. Holly Miranda)
10. “Dim The Lights”

Catch Creep Performing LIVE In NYC, May 9 

5/9: @ Glasslandssupport Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells
w/ Exitmusic, Adam Green, Rewards, Albert Hammond Jr. (DJ Set),
Blood Orange (DJ Set), Certain Creatures (DJ Set)

 

The Great Gatsby Soundtrack Stream:Florence + The Machine,The XX,Lana Del Rey,Sia

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2013 by E.N.

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Florence + The Machine – Over The Lover

Coachella 2013 -The XX ,Yeah Yeah Yeahs,Passion Pit,Alt-J,Major Lazer,Baauer,Flying Lotus…

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2013 by E.N.

The XX @ Coachella 2013

harlem shake performed live by baauer – coachella 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps / Heads Will Roll Coachella 2013

Major Lazer @ Coachella 2013

Passion Pit – Live @ Coachella Festival 2013 (Full Performance)

Alt-J – Breezeblocks – Live from Coachella, April 12, 2013

Alt-J – Fitzpleasure – Live from Coachella, April 12, 2013

Earl Sweatshirt x Flying Lotus x Tyler The Creator x Vince Staples

Alice Russell – Heartbreaker (Falty DL Remix)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2013 by E.N.

TRU270With only weeks away from the release of her 5th album ‘To Dust‘ (4/30 on Tru Thoughts/Caroline) and the commencement of her US tour,  Alice Russell delivers a remix from one of the most in demand remixers out; Falty DL, a favorite of Radiohead’s Thom YorkFalty DL has opened for the likes of RadioheadDJ ShadowJames BlakeSBTRKT,Squarepusher and has crafted remixers for The xx, Seun Kuti (son of Fela Kuti), Mount KimbieScubaPhotekAnthony Shake Shakir and others.

 

Falty DL’s rework of Alice Russell’s “Heartbreaker” is an intoxicating blend of 2-step influenced vibes with Alice’s piercingly haunting vocals.

Listen

Download Alice Russell “Twin Peaks” HERE

The video for the original “Heartbreaker” is directed by Steve Glashier (Fatboy SlimJuliette Lewis) and stars long-time Alice fan Harry Shearer, the Hollywood actor and cult comedy hero known for roles including Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls, many voices in The Simpsons, and for his long running radio show on LA’s KCRW.

 

 

The xx – Finally (Kings of Tomorrow cover, Live on BBC Radio 1)

Posted in News with tags , , on March 8, 2013 by E.N.

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The xx play a cover of Finally by Kings of Tomorrow live on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Late, 5 March 2013.

http://thexx.info

 

Flume – Holdin On [Official Video]

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2013 by E.N.

Our Fav.album/artist Flume from decemeber 2012(Nr.1 Promo Chart)has unveiled the music video for his new single “Holdin’ On”

Stubborn Heart Announce US Release of Debut Full Length Album+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2013 by E.N.

TPLP1175_450Stubborn Heart – aka Luca Santucci & Ben Fitzgerald – set ears buzzing last year with a (then unidentified) white label 12” and followed it up earlier this summer with the ‘Need Someone’ EP (on Kaya Kaya records, an imprint of XL Recordings).  Now signed to One Little Indian, their full length eponymous debut, Stubborn Heart (out in the US on March 5th) reveals a stunning and surprisingly poignant electronic soul record.

Hailing from London & Oxford respectively, the duo’s debut emotes heartbreak over broken beats and dark, atmospheric space. The clean, ghostly production coalesces with Luca’s mournful vocal to positively ooze a bruised melancholy.

Click HERE to download the track, “Need Someone,” filled with stuttering, caffeinated beats and bell-like synth.

Equally inspired by 80’s and 90’s electronic music and 60’s and 70’s soul music (the album includes a cover of Reuben Bell & The Casanovas rare soul 45 It’s Not That Easy), Stubborn Heart never lose their passion for good pop music – everything from Hall & Oates to Timbaland. Recent comparisons have been drawn with the XX, Sbtrkt, James Blake & Four Tet.

Keep a look out for more from Stubborn Heart coming your way.

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