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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

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)

 

CREEP Single “Call Her” ft. Tricky & School of Seven Bells’ Alejandra De Heza(Stream)

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

creepSince releasing a series of ghostly singles ft. The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft, Nina Sky& Holly Miranda and cinematic videos w/ directors Ellen Francis, Fischerspooner’s Warren Fischer & more, Brooklyn duo CREEP wanted to share an early taste of what’s to come from their debut album due out next year. Blending lush layered vocals over tones of goth, shoegaze and R&B, check out their latest single “Call Her” ft. Tricky & School of Seven Bells’ Alejandra De Heza available at iTunes

CREEP will celebrate the release of “Call Her” in Miami at a private ART Basel event where they will be performing new material, revealing new video content and maybe even being joined by a guest or two. They will release their highly anticipated debut album, produced by Chris Coady (Zola Jesus, Cold Cave, Santigold, Beachouse) early next year.

 

 

 
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Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Accordion (Madvillain/MF Doom cover)(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by E.N.

DEBUT COLLABORATIVE ALBUM, THE CHERRY THING, OUT 18th JUNE
ON SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND

A few weeks ago, Neneh Cherry & The Thing shared their excellent cover of Suicide’s ‘Dream Baby Dream,’ one of many brilliant covers off the group’s collaborative album, The Cherry Thing, out 18th June on Smalltown Supersound. As the release date nears, they’re giving a further glimpse into the range of this project via the video for ‘Accordion,’ the MF Doom song and perhaps the most surprising cover on the album. The mask wearing MF Doom first uttered these words when he collaborated with producer Madlib on the critically acclaimed, Madvillainy (Stones Throw; 2004).

 

And a few words straight from Miss Neneh on making the video:

” . . . oh how i DO love to work at night!!! getting the blasted contact lenses in was an emotional thing. F**KING near killed me. you’d think it’d be easy but . . . i wasn’t gonna do the blair witch thing now was i so in they had to go! i was late turning up (as per) so we worked all night. Ted the director was full on enthusiastic and Barca were playing Real Madrid on the laptop… full on. Judy Blame came thru with the outfits & Ian Jeffries socked it BiGTiME on the hair & make up . . .  made an old biddy look like her young self again!  . . . hope Doom gets the joke with the mask…”

In addition to Suicide and MF Doom, The Cherry Thing, Neneh’s first new album in 16 years and debut release with spectacular Scandinavian jazz trio The Thing, features the music of The Stooges, MF Doom, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, and Martina Topley-Bird, plus original pieces by Neneh and The Thing’s Mats Gustafsson.

Director Ted Says  comments, “we wanted to create an atmosphere that would sit well with the unpredictable music of The Thing and be playful yet creepy. I didn’t want to restrict Neneh too much either – she had to have a platform to do her thing undisturbed. Shooting in darkness, amongst the trees with a bunch of lasers, it was then.”

Neneh Cherry & The Thing announce album release ‘The Cherry Thing’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2012 by E.N.

Swedish rapper/pop star Neneh Cherry (former singer with the Slits and Rip Rig and Panic) has joined forces with Nordic free jazz trio The Thing, to release a collaborative album ‘The Cherry Thing, due out on June 18th through Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound.

A born pioneer, Neneh Cherry fits naturally into the forefront of musical and social change, whether it’s post-punk, rap, or giving the music world a new image of female pop stars: famously, she promoted her breakthrough solo album Raw Like Sushi by getting down on British TV wearing a tight outfit – and seven months pregnant. Breakthroughs mark Cherry’s career, full of individual choices like collaborating with Senegal’s Youssou N’Dour on 7 Seconds which reached number 1 in 48 countries and was voted Song of the Century by the French public in 2000. Her next release, the torch song Woman, was sung in English and Spanish and consolidated Neneh’s respect as a conscious global role model for women and those that appreciate them. 

Sticking to your artistic guns is the code with which Neneh was raised. Her adaptive approach was molded growing up on the road with her Swedish artist mother Moki and her step-father, world/free jazz trumpet great Don Cherry. Summers were spent in the Swedish forests; with Don’s folks in Watts, L.A; the family loft in New York or with the family of her percussionist father, Amadu Jah, in Sierra Leone. Those formative influences and experiences prepared Neneh for a lifetime of creating with talents as different as they are authentic. 

Starting out by joining key punk girl band The Slits, Neneh next became the voice of renegade free-blowing post-punk bohoes Rip, Rig and Panic and their successor: Float Up, C.P. After attracting further attention with her vocals on The The’s classic Slow Train To Dawn , Neneh became part of ‘Buffalo’, the creative collective assembled by the late visionary visualizer Ray Petri, whose style so shaped the 1980s. 

Now a solo artist, Cherry hit big straight away with the worldwide hit singles Buffalo Stance, Manchild and Inna City Mamma from her debut album Raw Like Sushi. More followed, like Buddy X from the Homebrew & Man albums, which also featured Woman and 7 Seconds.After the Man album Neneh decided to step off the corporate music business tread mill preferring to collaborate with artists such as Tricky, Damon Albarn on his Gorillaz project & her own family collective cirKus.

Neneh Cherry and The Thing began collaborating in Autumn 2010, and following a performance at Strand, Stockholm in March 2011 decided to continue making music together. Aside from original material, together they play the music of such diverse artists as Ornette Coleman, Neneh’s father Don Cherry, Velvet Underground singer Nico and hip hop artist MF Doom.

The Thing was established in the spring of 2000 when the three musicians met to play several concerts and to record their first CD on the Crazy Wisdom label (brain child of Swedish left field pioneer Conny Lindström).

The album ‘The Cherry Thing’ will be released on June 18th through Smalltown Supersound.

Neneh Cherry – voice

Mats Gustafsson  – saxophones

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – double bass, electric bass

Paal Nilssen-Love – drums

The Cherry Thing tracklisting:

01 Cashback (Neneh Cherry)
02 Dream Baby Dream (Suicide)
03 Too Tough to Die (Martina Topley-Bird)
04 Sudden Movement (Mats Gustafsson)
05 Accordion (MF Doom)
06 Golden Heart (Don Cherry)
07 Dirt (The Stooges)
08 What Reason (Ornette Coleman)


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Grace Jones Unleashes “Well Well Well” Dub MP3, Album Out 9/6!

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

GRACE JONES

Hurricane

[PIAS] America, September 6

Grace Jones to release Hurricane, first US release in 22 years
with 2nd bonus disc dub version of entire album

More Info HERE

Listen to the brand new “Well Well Well Dub MP3 off the dub bonus disc.

Grace Jones Unleashes Remix MP3, “Hurricane​” Album & Dub Version Drops 9/6

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

GRACE JONES Hurricane[PIAS] America, September 6
Grace Jones’ Hurricane, first US release in 22 years
with 2nd bonus disc dub version of entire album
“William’s Blood” (Aeroplane remix) radio edit MP3

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and actress, Grace Jones is preparing to release Hurricane, a new album of original material, in the U.S. on September 6 via [PIAS] America. Produced by Jones and Ivor Guest, Hurricane has received widespread praise in the U.K. and Europe where it was released in 2009. The tracks “Williams’ Blood” and “Corporate Cannibal” have emerged as hits as has the video for “Corporate Cannibal” directed by Nick Hooker. The release will also include a brand new bonus disc dub version of the entire album.
 
Check out the William’s Blood (Aeroplane remix) radio edit MP3  HERE

 
In July 2009, Jones performed in a new show at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Collaborating with acclaimed Academy Award-winning costume and production designer Eiko Ishioka, Jones debuted songs from the new album for U.S. audiences. 
 
The shows received overwhelming praise from audiences and critics alike.  Daily Variety wrote “…a commanding Grace Jones provided a finely tuned display of humanity” and “…the return of Jones was warm and uplifting”. The LA Times ran the headline “Grace Jones bowls over the Bowl” and the New York Times reported that Jones was “lithe, fierce and solid”. Rolling Stone wrote “So many performers are said to be larger than life, but the show biz cliché has never been truer than it is for Grace Jones…the crowd roared as if they’d seen the second coming”.
 
Born in Jamaica before relocating to Syracuse, New York with her family, Grace Jones embarked on a successful career as a model in New York City and Paris. In 1977 Jones secured her first record deal resulting in a string of dance-club hits including “I Need A Man” and her acclaimed reinvention of Edith Piaf’s classic “La Vie En Rose”. The three disco albums she recorded, “Portfolio” (1977), “Fame” (1978) and “Muse” (1979), generated considerable success in the market and established her as a major recording artist.
 
During this period Jones became a fixture on the international club scene and was often seen at New York City’s famed nightclub Studio 54. Jones also became a muse to Andy Warhol who photographed her extensively and created a series of iconic portraits of her.
 
Towards the end of the 1970’s Jones adapted the emerging New Wave music to create a different style for herself. Working with Island Records producers Chris Blackwell, Alex Sadkin and Compass Point All Stars, she recorded the critically acclaimed albums “Warm Leatherette” (1980) and “Nightclubbing” (1981). These included reimagining’s of songs by Sting (“Demolition Man”), Iggy Pop and David Bowie (“Nightclubbing”), Roxy Music (“Love is the Drug”), Astor Piazzolla (“I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango)”) and Tom Petty (“Breakdown”).
 
Both albums included tracks co-written by Jones herself including “A Rolling Stone”, “Feel Up” and most notably, the post-disco dance track “Pull Up to the Bumper” which spent seven weeks as #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club play chart and became a Top 5 single on the U.S. R&B chart.
 
Parallel to her musical shift was an equally dramatic visual makeover, created in partnership with artist Jean-Paul Goode, with whom she had a son. Jones adapted a severe, androgynous look with square-cut hair and angular, padded clothes. The cover photographs of “Nightclubbing” and “Warm Leatherette” as well as her subsequent albums exemplified this new identity.
 
Jones’ next release was the dub reggae-influenced “Living My Life” (1982) which featured the self-penned hit “My Jamaican Guy”. In 1985 she worked with Trevor Horn for the conceptual music collage “Slave to the Rhythm” and in 1986 she collaborated with Nile Rogers for “Inside Story” which produced the Billboard 100 Hit, “I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You”), one of several songs she co-wrote with Bruce Wooley. “Bulletproof Heart” (1989) spawned the Number 1 U.S. Hot Dance Club Play hit “Love on Top of Love (Killer Kiss)” produced by C&C Music Factory’s David Cole and Robert Clivilles.
 
Jones is equally famous for her motion picture roles in such features as “Conan the Destroyer” (1984) co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, “A View to a Kill” (1985) co-starring Roger Moore as James Bond, the vampire thriller “Vamp” (in which Keith Haring famously painted her body for her role as an undead exotic dancer) and “Boomerang” (1992) co-starring Eddie Murphy (for which she recorded the song “7 Day Weekend”). Her television work includes appearances on “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special” (1988), “Beastmaster” (1999) and “Shaka Zulu: The Citadel” (2001).

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