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Warp Records Announces New Signing Nozinja (South African Shangaan Electro)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2014 by E.N.

nozinjaNozinja is the South African artist famous for creating the revolutionary dance movement dubbed ‘shangaan electro’. A 21st century reboot of local folk tradition, Tsonga disco, kwaito and South African house, Nozinja has transcended these reference points to dream up an innovative and iconic Afro-futurist strain of electronic dance music. There is nothing quite like a Nozinja production: it is home-grown rave music in its purest form.

A mover, shaker and shape-shifter sometimes referred to as ‘Dog’ by his friends and associates, Nozinja’s infectious persona has extended way beyond his position as kingpin of the traditional Shangaan street dance community and the man behind a vast catalogue of cassettes, CD-Rs and DVDs released locally via Nozinja Productions, into the position he now occupies as a hugely influential soundclash pioneer on a global scale.

The shangaan electro sound was brought to wider international attention in 2010 when Honest Jon’s released the stunning compilation ‘Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa’. Growing out of the traditional street dances held in Limpopo and Soweto in South Africa, the compilation was essentially a showcase of Nozinja’s production work and the various vocal/dance crews he had assembled. The record and the attention it threw on various YouTube clips of the dancers in action captured the imagination of music fans and fellow artists around the world. Trailblazing touring soon followed, with a succession of wave-making performances at Sonar Festival, Berghain and elsewhere across Europe, Australia and Africa quickly establishing shangaan electro as a club-ready new strain of electronic dance music whose unbridled joy, breakneck speed and creative flair stood way out from the crowd.

Unsurprisingly, Nozinja’s sound has found a particular kinship with other forward thinking electronic producers and DJs, with fans and champions including Caribou, The Knife, Mount Kimbie and Pearson Sound.  A high profile series of 12”s on Honest Jon’s capitalised on this with Theo Parrish, Rashad & Spinn, Ricardo Villalobos, Hype Williams and others remixing Shangaan tracks. They were subsequently compiled on the ‘Shangaan Shake’ double CD.  2013 saw the release of 2 brand new Nozinja cuts (under various pseudonyms) on Dan Snaith’s (Caribou, Daphni) Jiaolong label.

Having found a new home on Warp Records, Nozinja will be breaking out fresh tracks and a brand new live show this April/May on a short run of intimate club and festivals, showcasing the inimitable next-level production, hyper-speed dance moves and soulful vocal hooks that make this a club experience like no other.

    In the meantime, we recommend taking a look at the following pieces to learn more about the Nozinja story so far, as well as the upcoming shows (dates below) for a taste of what is to come…



    Tue 29 Bristol, Start The Bus (tickets)
    Wed 30 Brighton, Bermuda Triangle (tickets)

    Thu 1 Liverpool, Sound City (tickets)
    Fri 2 Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge (tickets)
    Sat 3 Krems, Donau Festival  (tickets)
    Sun 4 London, Electrowerkz (tickets)
    Mon 5 Sheffield, The Harley (tickets)
    Thu 8 Gent, Vooruit  (tickets)
    Fri 9 Berlin, Urban Spree (tickets)
    Sat 10 Utrecht, Spiegelbar (tickets)

    Fri 22 Katowice, Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival (tickets)

Plaid Announces New Album ‘Reachy Prints’ (Out May 20) Stream New Track

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2014 by E.N.

plaid reachy printsWarp Records are pleased to announce the release of Plaid’s tenth album, Reachy Prints. The work confirms their position at the vanguard of underground electronic music production, whilst retaining their trademark emotive and playful signature style present throughout their career.

After 25 years together as Plaid, Andy Turner and Ed Handley are still true innovators within their field.Reachy Prints continues the evolution in Plaid’s long nurtured sound and reveals some of its hidden, most complex domains.

01. OH
02. Hawkmoth
03. Nafovanny
04. Slam
05. Wallet
06. Matin Lunaire
07. Tether
08. Ropen
09. Liverpool St

Pre-order Reachy Prints at Bleep

Brian Eno Announces New Album With Karl Hyde ‘Someday World’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2014 by E.N.

Brian Eno Announces New Album With Karl Hyde 'Someday World'ENO • HYDE

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde come together with a new album to be released this May on Warp Records.  Someday World comprises nine songs, composed and sung by Eno & Hyde together with a highly distinguished cast of supporting musicians, including Tessa Angus, Nell Catchpole, Marianna Champion, Will Champion, Kasia Daszykowska, Don E., Darla Eno, Georgia Gibson, Andy Mackay, John Reynolds and Chris Vatalaro.

The release was produced by Brian Eno with 22 year old Fred Gibson, continuing an ongoing collaboration between Karl and Brian which sees the two together on a complete album for the first time.

“A lot of the nicer cities I know are cities built on hills, and the cities are beautiful because the buildings have a challenge to adapt to. They have to mould themselves around the geology that they’ve formed upon. And that always makes for very interesting buildings, because they can’t just be blocks, they have to somehow morph around the environment. A lot of the constructions on the album were deliberately irregular and awkward. 

I had a big collection of ‘beginnings’ sitting around waiting for something to galvanise them into life, to make them more than just ‘experiments’. That something turned out to be Karl Hyde.” 
- Brian Eno

“It’s a bit like being nine years old again.  You have no idea what you’ve just been given, the record button has been pressed and you’re on. And then these unlikely patterns start to happen. The biggest surprise was discovering we both had a love of Afrobeat, Cyclical music based in live playing. When Brian played me these early tracks it was, ‘Oh my god, this is home! Can I borrow a guitar?”
- Karl Hyde
eno hyde someday world

01. The Satellites
02. Daddy’s Car
03. A Man Wakes Up
04. Witness
05. Strip It Down
06. Mother Of A Dog
07. Who Rings The Bell
08. When I Built This World
09. To Us All

Artwork: Brian Eno · Cover photo: Karl Hyde
Design: Nick Robertson

Someday World is released on Special Edition 2CD (with four bonus songs), CD, Double Gatefold LP and Digital formats. Subscribe at for more information and for first news of new music.

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kwes. – [rollerblades]. (Official Music Video)

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


Directed by Ian Pons Jewell, ‘rollerblades’ appears on Kwes’ debut full length release ‘ilp.’, released October 2013.

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Kraftwerk Leads Landmark Lineup for Moogfest 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by E.N.

moogfest 2014Moogfest Announces Kraftwerk and Chic To Headline 2014 Performance Program

Electronic Music Pioneers KRAFTWERK 3-D to present 3 Concerts at Moogfest 2014 and a dance party featuring music super producer Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC. Plus exclusive live performances from legendary composer Giorgio Moroder and artist Laurie Anderson.

Other Nighttime Performers Include, RJD2, Soul Clap, Daedalus, Dan Deacon, Gas Lamp Killer, Green Velvet, Sasha, Art Department, Escort and A Rare Performance From UK’s Darkstar.


Moogfest 2014 Phase 2 Headliners and Nighttime Performers (in alphabetical order)
Art Department
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Dan Deacon
Gaslamp Killer
Giorgio Moroder
Green Velvet
Laurie Anderson
Les Sins
Mark Farina
Mike Simonetti
Nick Monaco
NRP (No Regular Play)
Slow Hands
Soul Clap
Two Fresh
Wolf Eyes
These artists will join in the company of the nightly music showcase curators including Experimental Record Labels Warp RecordsDFAFool’s GoldGhostly InternationalNo. 19 Music’s Social ExperimentRVNG Intl., and Driftless Recordings. Plus Electronic Tastemakers Crew Love, Brooklyn-based Cultural Organization AFROPUNK, Detroit’s Movement Festival, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival, and Austin’s Switched On.
Moogfest 2014 GA Day and Night Package: $299*
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Night (Music) Only Tickets at $199 while supplies last.
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Day (Conference ) Only Tickets at $249 while supplies last.
VIP tickets available at $499
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Bibio Announces ‘The Green EP’ Out January 28, 2014 (Stream:Dye The Water Green)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on December 11, 2013 by E.N.

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Bibio, December 2013:
“I wanted to do a follow up EP with ‘Dye The Water Green’ as it is my favourite track off Silver Wilkinson and I also have a lot of music in my archives that would complement the track well.

‘Dinghy’ is an old track I recorded with Richard Roberts (now one half of Letherette) around 2006. We used to work in an old Victorian pub back in those times, and it was a regular thing that we’d stay behind for a lock-in after hours. It became the norm that we’d take in our guitars before starting work in the evening and then jam together after we kicked all the customers out. Around that time we recorded a lot of stuff together, some in the pub, some in the garden, some by a stream in the woods, some at home. A lot of it was done in a super lo-fi fashion with very old cassette recorders and cheap mics. This track was recorded in one take, straight to cassette. It was a time where we played together so much that our sense of rhythm was totally locked, in this track we seemed to respond to each other’s timing really naturally. I’ve always loved this track, it brings back strong memories and is a real daydream track for me. This EP seemed like the perfect home for it as it ties in so well with the murky vignetted sound of ‘Dye The Water Green.’ 

‘The Spinney View of Hinkley Point.’ is the first track I’ve released with live drums, as opposed to sampled and chopped on an MPC. I recorded the drums, guitar and bass parts in my friend’s shed in rural Somerset (the same shed where the live trio session videos were filmed).

‘Carbon Wulf’ is of course a reprise of the album track ‘Wulf’. This was just a straight, one-take improvisation on baritone guitar and a reverb pedal. I crushed the hell out of it with an analogue limiter which gave it this uneven fire-damaged sound. 

The other tracks were written some years ago, I rediscovered them while going through my archives and, again, heard them with fresh ears. I decided to revamp them, re-recording the vocal parts and adding more instruments.”

A1. Dye The Water Green
A2. Dinghy
A3. Down To The Sound
A4. Carbon Wulf
B1. A Thousand Syllables
B2. The Spinney View Of Hinkley Point

Darkstar Announce ‘HD7′ EP (Stream Zomby Remix)

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


A1. Timeaway (Darkstar Remix)
B1. Hold Me Down (Darkstar Remix)
B2. You Don’t Need A Weatherman (cult x zomby remix (kollaps))

The A-side sees Darkstar flexing their house music muscles, firmly cementing their prowess as remixers by transforming two of their own tracks into playful, percussion-heavy grooves. For their remix of ‘Timeaway’, the band tease the original steel drum-esque melody before twisting it, looping it and bringing it in and out of the mix seemingly at will, while pitch-shifted cowbells flutter around lo-fi, Balearic synths. Their reworking of “Hold Me Down” is more of a slow burner, and sees layers of falsetto vocal samples, shrill synth stabs and crisp hi-hats steadily build around a bouncy bassline before it all swiftly retreats, leaving nothing more than a dreamy, ambient drone.

The B-side of HD7 features an exceptionally rare remix offering from notorious New York-based producer Zomby, alongside his Cult Music project under the moniker Kollaps. Typically, his remix of “You Don’t Need A Weatherman” sees him enveloping the track in a beautifully murky layer of smog, with the vocals becoming merely a faint whisper in the background. It’s the kind of impossibly dark and emotive sound we’ve come to expect from Zomby.

Mount Kimbie -Made To Stray (DJ Koze Remix)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by E.N.

Mount Kimbie Made To StrayThe DJ Koze remix of Mount Kimbie’s ‘Made to Stray’ appears on the ‘CSFLY Remixes’ EP, released October 28 (29 in North America) on Warp Records.



1. You Took Your Time (Kyle Hall Remix)
2. Made To Stray (DJ Koze Remix)
3. You Took Your Time (Lee Gamble Remix)
4. You Took Your Time (Oneman Remix feat. Jeremiah Jae) [Digital only]


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Mark Pritchard Announces ‘Make A Livin’ EP(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by E.N.

Mark Pritchard Announces 'Make A Livin' EPMark Pritchard delivers Make A Livin’, the final release in his EP trilogy following Ghosts and Lock Off.  This is in advance of his new full length album set for release next year. Make A Livin’ spans UK rave, dub, footwork, jungle and 8-bit. The title track draws a  vocal sample from the cult 20th Century Steel Band track “Heaven & Hell Is On Earth.”

Mark Pritchard has previously been known under many guises – most recently Africa Hi-Tech, Harmonic 313, and Harmonic 33. Now working solely under his own name, consolidating his production styles has opened up possibilities and given Pritchard the freedom to explore new music as well as yet unreleased projects.

01. Make A Livin’
02. Fabulous Fred
03. Jack
04. Natty

Darkstar Announce Remix EP+ Stream Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix Now

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on September 19, 2013 by E.N.

NEW 12” ‘01484’ OUT OCT 15

Darkstar announces a new three track remix 12”, featuring their own reworking of two tracks taken from their latest album News From Nowhere as well as an offering from German producer Motor City Drum Ensemble


‘01484’ Tracklist
A1. Young Hearts (Darkstar Remix)
A2. Armonica (Darkstar Remix)
B1. A Day’s Pay For A Day’s Work (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)

Stream “A Day’s Pay For A Day’s Work (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)”: 


The A-side sees the group manipulating and remoulding their tracks “Young Hearts” and “Armonica”, turning the former into a vivid, trippy house experimentation, while the latter is transformed into a glistening motorik groove, held together by a hypnotic bass line while piano and synth lines flitter in and out of focus. The B-side sees Motor City Drum Ensemble take the band’s previous single “A Day’s Pay For A Day’s Work” in a somewhat darker direction, with pummeling kick drums and an array of hi-hats taking center stage amongst fractured synths and pitched-down vocal samples.


The band on the titles of the EPs:
“01484 and HD7 are the dial code and postal code of Huddersfield and its surrounding areas. We chose to use them on the 12”s as the remixes are an extension of the record News from Nowhere which was recorded in Slaithwaite West Yorkshire”.

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