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Mercury Rev Announces “Deserter’​s Songs” Reissue, May 16th via Co-Op+Free Download Classic Song Opus 40

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Mercury Rev Announce Reissue of   Their Seminal Album Deserter’s Songs on May 16 via Co-Op Music

“…thoroughly, hauntingly beautiful…”– The A.V. Club
“Deserter’s Songs, feels like a watershed, the point where their heady mix of

orchestral pop, roots rock, psychedelia, prog, choral, and chamber music finally crystallizes into something special and damn near ineffable… let’s just call Deserter’s Songs the art-rock album of the year.” – Entertainment Weekly
“A modern classic.”

On May 16, Mercury Rev will return with a deluxe double CD reissue of their classic 1998 album, Deserter’s Songs via Co-Op Music. The release comes complete with a 13-track bonus disc of demos, b-sides, rarities and outtakes. And In honor of the album’s re-release, Mercury Rev have made their classic song “Opus 40” available for free download.

Click HERE to listen to the song.

Even for Mercury Rev, who had become know for their arty, left-field pop, Deserter’s Songs was something of a revelation. Tweaking their reputation for harsh noisy freakouts, the album was a lush, orchestral counterpoint to the band’s catalogue at that point. Incorporating elements of folk, jazz, ’60s rock, and even Disney soundtrack fantasia, Deserter’s Songs was like nothing that had come before it. Tracks like “The Funny Bird,” “Holes,” and “Opus 40” were cosmic epics, whose arrangements were simultaneously grandiose and tender.
A paradoxical, unconventional record, the album turned heads and ended up an unexpected, worldwide hit. The album was named “Album of the Year” by NME, MOJO and many other publications.  It was the record that broke Mercury Rev into the mainstream in the U.K. and Europe, with the album scoring three Top 40 singles in the U.K. for “Goddess on a Highway”, “Holes” and “Opus 40.” And in the U.S., the album remains a cult-classic, ready to be reintroduced to the next generation.
1. Holes
2. Tonite It Shows
3. Endlessly
4. Collect Coins
5. Opus 40
6.  Hudson Line
7.  The Happy End (The Drunk Room)
8.  Goddess on a Highway
9.  The Funny Bird
10. Pick Up If You’re There
11. Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp
Bonus Disc:
1) Piano vs. Telephone (Cassette Tape Player Demo)
2) Holes (Bill Laswell 1998 Remix)
3) Pick Up If You’re There (DJ Nickel 1998 Remix)
4) Endlessly (Tascam 8-Track Reel to Reel Demo)
5) A Soft Kiss (for waking up) (Cassette Tape Player Demo)
6) Tonite It Shows (Tascam 8-Track Reel to Reel Demo)
7) Looking Back Now, I Can See (Unreleased Mix)
8) Opus 40 (Early Rough Version)
9) Hudson Line (Early Rough Version)
10) Judging By The Moon (Cassette Tape Player Demo)
11) Goddess On A Hiway (1989 Cassette Tape Player Demo)
12) Night On Panther Mountain (Unreleased Mix)
13) Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp (Early Rough Version)

Lee Scratch Perry, Bill Laswell and All-star performers team up on “Rise Again”out May 10

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Lee Scratch Perry, Bill Laswell and
All-star performers team up on RISE AGAIN

Eleven all-new songs, mixed in the dub style by Bill Laswell
and featuring:

Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio)
Ejigayehu “Gigi” Shibabaw (Ethiopian superstar)
Hawkman (Methods Of Defiance, Tricky)
Jahdan Blakkamoore
Bernie Worrell (P-Funk legend)
Josh Werner (Matisyahu, Wu-Tang)
Sly Dunbar (Sly and Robbie)
Hamid Drake (master drummer/percussionist)
Aiyb Dieng (Senegalese percussionist)
Dominick James (Angelique Kidjo, Shakira)
+ More

Lee Scratch Perry
“Rise Again”
May 10, 2011
MOD Technologies
File under: crucial dub reggae

1 Higher Level
2 Scratch Message
3 Orthodox
4 Wake the Dead
5 Rise Again
6 African Revolution
7 Dancehall Kung Fu
8 E.T.
9 House of God
10 Butterfly
11 Inakaya (Japanese Food)

Featured musicians
Bernie Worrell (organ, clavinet, synths)
Peter Apfelbaum (tenor sax, flute)
Steven Bernstein (trumpet)
Josh Werner (bass)
Hamid Drake (drums)


I rise again
I rise again to victory
with history, mystery and prophecy…
Lee “Scratch” Perry

As one of the most prolific, influential and irretrievably eccentric record producers ever, Lee “Scratch” Perry continues to reshape and refine an adventurous style all his own with his latest studio outing, Rise Again. A long-awaited collaboration with New York-based producer Bill Laswell (and a team of talented musicians), the album marks a milestone in the careers of both artists, arriving as it does on the heels of Perry’s 75th birthday, and as a flagship release on Laswell’s own M.O.D. Technologies imprint.

To mark the occasion, Laswell has recruited an A-list of talented musicians who each adds their own unique flavor to the project. This diverse line-up includes vocalists Tunde Adebimpe (frontman for Brooklyn art punks TV On The Radio), Gigi Shibabaw (whose Mesgana Ethiopia was released last year) and Hawkman (co-lead throat for the Laswell-founded group Method Of Defiance); P-Funk legend Bernie Worrell (keyboards); Peter Apfelbaum (tenor sax & flute); Steven Bernstein (trumpet); Josh Werner (bass); and Hamid Drake (drums). It’s a killer studio ensemble that could give Perry’s original Upsetters band (with the Wailers’ Family Man and Carly Barrett) a serious battle for the backbeat.

“I really should have connected with Scratch a long time ago,” Laswell told Bass Player magazine last December. “A lot of it is just about a contact. [Matisyahu bassist] Josh Werner was playing in Scratch’s band, and I had worked with Josh. He suggested trying to create something with Scratch, and I was certain no record company in their right mind would touch it, which is why we’re doing it ourselves. It’s a real production, and really conscious of bringing out Lee Perry. It’s his presence that keeps this thing moving. Is the whole idea crazy? That’s part of what makes it worth doing.”

On Rise Again, Perry still sounds strangely at home on a microphone—a move he first made on the 1978 classic Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Corn Bread, even though he’d produced countless classic records in Jamaica for more than ten years before that. But Scratch is a natural storyteller, a soothsayer, a space-time traveler and a truth revealer—all aspects of a complex persona he has cultivated over the years, shrouded in Rasta mysticism and church catechism, but completely original and unbeholden to any rules or customs. Scratch does his own thing, on his own time, and if songs like “Scratch Message” and “Wake the Dead” and the title track “Rise Again” are any indication, the quickest way to the center of Scratch’s ethos is to give up trying to understand him and just let his lyrics wash over you.

Meanwhile, Laswell’s tripped-out soundscapes recall the vintage dub sound Perry himself perfected in the ’70s, but with the stereo thickness, clarity and warmth of a true state-of-the-art recording. It’s still amazing to consider that some of Perry’s best dub mixes, like the indispensable Heart Of The Congos album from 1977, were created using a 4-track tape machine, and yet there’s a distinctly analog flavor to much of Rise Again, evident in Bernie Worrell’s organ lines on “Japanese Food,” in the echo-kissed horns and Minimoog belches on “Dancehall Kung Fu,” or in the chimes, flute and found sounds that weave their way through the opening track “Higher Level.”

In the 1990s, Perry became a mentor figure for the Beastie Boys and enjoyed a renaissance with American fans. Since then, he has toured the globe relentlessly as a solo performer, selling out shows from San Francisco to Sydney, New York to Nice. In 2003, he won the Grammy Award® for Best Reggae Album, an honor he was nominated for again in 2008. No doubt he’ll be so recognized this year for Rise Again.

Lee Perry’s documentary portrait The Upsetter, narrated by Benicio Del Toro, will be released in theaters and on DVD in 2011. David Katz’s definitive biography People Funny Boy is currently available worldwide.

Pitto-Where My Soul Is Now feat. Leonie Muller(incl.Minilogue remix)

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Joris Voorn and Edwin Oosterwal’s Green label announces a new single taken from the forthcoming album by Dutch producer extraordinaire, Pitto.

As the warm rays of the sun begin to pierce through the blanket of European winter cloud, Joris Voorn and Edwin Oosterwal’s Green label looks to launch its 2011 campaign with a release made to play under blue skies…
“Where My Soul Is Now” (Original/Minilogue Mix) is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming artist album by Dutch producer extraordinaire, Pitto.
Taken from the sincere and compelling album “Objects In A Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear”, lead track “Where My Soul Is Now” with its melancholic, jazz infused overtones and incredible Leonie Muller vocal is a perfect snap-shot of Pitto’s mature and genre-defying sound.
On the remix Green are honored to welcome Swedish duo, Minilogue. Their combination of powerful ambient and emotional sounds, have won a legion of fans and admirers. Many of their releases for the likes of Traum, Crosstown Rebels and Wagon Repair have been hailed as classic productions, and their Cocoon album “Animals”, found huge worldwide critical acclaim. Their desire to create beauty through techno makes them the perfect choice to remix “Where My Soul Is Now” – stunning introduction to the new album and a perfect way to launch the year for Green…

Artist: Pitto
Title: Where My Soul Is Now feat. Leonie Muller
1. Original Mix
2. Minilogue’s Gukin Mix
(Green) GR12
Release: 25/04/11

Here’s what some DJs are saying already
Luciano – “Like jazzy vibes! Will play it loud!”
Deetron – “Absolutely love the original, glad it’s finally seeing the light of the day! And Minilogue did an amazing job as well.”
Laurent Garnier – “Really lovely track – will play for sure!!”
Ashley Beedle – “Love the original mix. Vocal is a killer. Big support from me.”
Jimpster – “This is brilliant! Original and remix are both seriously tasty.”
Reboot – “Warmsounds! The summer is coming, great!”
Danny Howells – “Ace, always love Pitto!”

Pitto-Objects In A Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

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Artist: Pitto
Title: Objects In A Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
Label: Green
Cat No. GR104CD
Release: 16.05.11 (Benelux) / TBC (Worldwide)

01. Childhood Storage
02. Ceiling In Paris
03. When I Look At You
04. Don’t Come Any Closer
05. Happy Now
06. Every Second Of U
07. Walking By The Sea
08. Mono Desire
09. Where My Soul Is Now
10. Return Of Childhood Storage
11. Finding
12. Devil In Desire
13. Goodnight
On his highly anticipated debut artist album, Dutch producer Pitto displays a mature and genre-defying sound. Working with a number of gifted musicians and vocalists (and even singing on a couple of tracks himself) he has taken a bold step, joining the dots from filtered house to fragile electronic pop. In a time when the LP has become a promotional tool rather than a form of expression, Objects In A Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear stands out as a truly sincere and compelling artist album.
Over the past two years, Pitto has invited an international cast of vocalists and musicians into his studio. Annie Mackin (from London) lends her spoken word to Childhood Storage and Childhood Storage Returns, written by designer Anna Nicole Ziesche (from London). Pianist Wout Smeets collaborates on Every Second Of U. Utrecht’s Lilian Hak sings over the spooky chords of Ceiling In Paris. Leonie Muller (from Breda) features on Where My Soul Is Now and Goodnight. Alice Rose (from Cologne) collaborates on When I Look At You, Devil In Desire, Don’t Come Any Closer and Happy Now. And Manu Delago (from London) plays on the mesmerizing Mono Desire.
Every single track has its own story to tell, but the full package offers a greater narrative, spanning many different genres. Overall, Object In A Mirror is a very intimate and dynamic listening experience, taking you from ecstatic to melancholy in the blink of an eye. When Pitto sings on Walking By The Sea, you realize that heartfelt music is the only music that really matters.

For more information about the collaborating artists:
Alice Rose:
Anna Nicole Ziesche:
Leonie Muller:
Lilian Hak:
Manu Delago:
Wout Smeets:

FabricLive 57: Jackmaster full details(release date,tracklist,cover…)

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In a day and age when all DJs seem to also be producers, actors, singers, or pretty much anything that doesn’t actually involve putting a needle to a record, it’s nice to know that guys like Jackmaster still exist. A genuine home-grown hero, Jack Revill’s rise to fame is about as storybook perfect as is possible. A chance hearing of Model 500’s ‘The Chase’ whilst mopping floors in Glasgow’s legendary Rub-A-Dub record shop opened his eyes to the possibilities of electronic music outside of the chart house he was listening to. Recruiting like-minded friends, he got involved in the city’s vibrant club scene eventually starting the long running Numbers night. Taking their cue from the irreverent selections of the legendary Club 69, the crew went on to form the Wireblock, Dress 2 Sweat and Stuff Records’ imprints, releasing tracks from the likes of Hudson Mohawke and Rustie. As their popularity started snowballing, they made the decision last year to combine forces across the Glasgow scene and form the Numbers collective which has steadily been shaping its post-dubstep sound with a number of landmark releases as well as amassing column inches. Jackmaster has led the charge, spreading their unashamedly full-on party sound to dance floors all over the world and snatching DJ Magazine’s Breakthrough DJ of 2010 award in the process. FABRICLIVE now proudly presents its 57th release with a peek into the Glaswegian mischief-maker’s eclectic record bags.

“The first time I played Fabric was in room 3 with Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and Dom from LuckyMe. It was like a mini Glasgow invasion of Farringdon. Shortly afterwards Tom promoted me to Room 1 and pretty much since then we’ve been doing regular Numbers nights too. I reckon my favourite Fabric night yet was when we brought Todd Edwards over in January 2010. That was such a fucking big night. The place was as packed as I’ve seen it and people were just going crazy all night long right up till 6am. I ended up travelling for something like 10 hours to get there because of severe snow but it was so worth it. Eventually we made it to Fabric with minutes to spare and as soon as we walked in the door you could feel it was gonna be a special one. I played the last slot while Todd Edwards gave out glow sticks in the shape of crucifixes and signed autographs with bible scripture quotations.”

The mix itself brings a taste of the relentless nature of the Numbers dancefloor, where the parties are fast, frantic and intense. With a tracklist running to almost 30 tracks in just 70 minutes, they come short and sharp, running the whole gamut of what’s considered ‘party music’, from Detroit techno classics to the orphaned children of garage, dubstep and grime, the only thing that stays consistent is the upbeat tempo. Kicking things off with a slice of classic disco from The Fantastic Aleems, we head straight into classic ‘hands in the air’ territory with the Inner City anthem ‘Big Fun’. For someone who constantly talks up his love for 90s dance classics, or the music that most resonates from his childhood, it’s no surprise to hear Kim English’s soaring vocals on the proto-garage ‘Nite Life’ emerge out of the robot funk of Model 500. There’s a nod to Jamaica and in turn their grime compatriots down south, with an MC name checking the whole crew on the unreleased calypso bounce of Geiom’s ‘2 4 6’ which swiftly rolls along taking in melodic breakbeat, the staccato stabs of acid yearning in ‘The Sun Can’t Compare’ and Addison Groove’s juke-influenced groove. The middle section is the peak time, full strobe moment presented as a kind of rave sandwich, with the comedy Miami Bass of Splack Pack as the x-rated bread while Mad Mike brings an unusually sensitive side with a cut of euophoric piano house and a Wookie remix leading into the Todd Terry jacker ‘Can You Feel It?’. It’s the sound of 90s rave as channeled through the mind of someone who grew up in the online world with access to all the disparate strands of hardcore influenced music, from the neo-NRG of Fix to frenetic ghetto tech, weaving all the influences into each other with a single-minded purpose, for people to be able to dance without feeling guilty about enjoying moments of unexpected nostalgia. The mix ends with a trio of cuts with AFX’s unsettling acid squelch melded into the jerky vocal patterns from Skepta’s ‘Doin’ It Again’ and finishing up on a high note with that most unexpected of danceable singles, the track which exposed Radiohead’s unashamed electronic genius, the alienation anthem of ‘Idioteque’.

“The reason that I’m not really producing music is because I just think that at the moment, I’d be doing it for the wrong reasons. You shouldn’t make music with the objective of furthering your career as a DJ, or to become famous. Too many people are doing that these days I think. I’ll make music when I feel that I need to do it as a means of expressing myself. I don’t think you could ever call me a heads DJ. It’s always been about the party for me and I think that’s really come through in the mix.”

artist: Jackmaster
title: FABRICLIVE 57
label: Fabric Records, UK.
release: 16.05.11 (USA 21.06.11)


1. The Fantastic Aleems – Release Yourself
2. Inner City – Big Fun (Magic Juan Remix)
3. Gregor Salto – Classic Beat Tool
4. Model 500 – Night Drive (Thru-Babylon)
5. Kim English – Nite Life (Retail Club Mix)
6. Anthony Shakir – Plugged In
7. Martyn – Alldayallnight
8. Geiom feat. Terrible Shock – 2 4 6
9. Doug Willis – Dougswana (Audiowhores Beats)
10. Jook 10 – Emotions
11. Larry Heard presents Mr. White – The Sun Can’t Compare
12. Addison Groove – Make Um Bounce
13. SBTRKT & Sinden – Seekwal
14. Splack Pack – Shake That Ass Bitch
15. Mad Mike featuring Davina – Don’t You Want It
16. Sia – Little Man (Wookie Remix)
17. CLS – Can You Feel It? (In House Dub)
18. DJ Deeon – The Freaks
19. The Outlander – Vamp
20. Splack Pack – Scrub Da Ground
21. Underground Resistance – Jupiter Jazz
22. Thomas Bangalter – What To Do
23. Fix – Flash
24. Hudson Mohawke – Fuse
25. Machinedrum – La Bomba
26. DJ Funk – Pussy Ride
27. AFX – VBS.Redlof.B
28. Skepta – Doin’ It Again
29. Radiohead – Idioteque


NUMBERS – Jackmaster, Hudson Mohawke, SBTRKT (Live), DJ Funk, Benji B, Nelson
AUTONOMIC – Martyn, Afrika Hi Tek (LIVE), dBridge, Instra:mental, Consequence; Hosted by SP:MC
STONES THROW – J Rocc, James Pants, Alex Chase, Kutmah

Download:Jamie Woon – Lady Luck (dÉbruit,+Royce Wood Jr. Retwix+ Surreal ReDub UNOFFICIAL remix)

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We have a lot of posts about Jamie Woon (incl.Official Video and Hudson Mohawke Re-fix),this remix is one the best UNOFFICIAL remixes we heard lately!
Take a listen and Download if you like it

and here are 2 official remixes from Jamie Woon’s soundcloud
Download Lady Luck (dÉbruit’s Suave Remix)wav.format

Download: Lady Luck (Royce Wood Jr. Retwix)

Andy Mac -Everytime / Asteroid Belts(Punch Drunk) May 09(Preview/Stream)

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Artist: Andy Mac
Title: Everytime / Asteroid Belts
Label: Punch Drunk
Release: 09 May 2011

A. Everytime
B. Asteroid Belts

Andy Mac’s underground anthem ‘Everytime’ finally hits wax on Punch Drunk, following on from Kahn’s trailblazing 12” debut for the label back in February.

‘Everytime’ has been bumpin’ dance floors in Bristol and beyond for a year with it’s deep grooving, insistent rhythm and unmistakable vocal. Flip over for brand new track, ‘Asteroid Belts’, a marching, gritty, late night mutant house rhythm that snakes it’s way into your consciousness.

This original and infectious debut is contributing to a redefinition and reconfigurement of Bristol dance music for 2011.