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Caveman Debut Album CoCo Beware Out Nov. 15, (digital Sept. 13)+free download

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Caveman To Release Debut CoCo Beware on
November 15th, Available Digitally on September 13th

“Old Friend” from CoCo Beware  Listen/Download  

U.S. Tour with The War on Drugs
Starts This August

(see tour dates below)

“…a rolling set, thick with animalistic drums and swooning guitar riffs…an hour of seamless musical beauty.” – New York Times
“Note to self: Caveman will leave you on a beach so long you’ll forget what it’s like to walk on cement instead of sand.” –
  “…the best local band you haven’t heard of yet.” – Fader Magazine
After months of anticipation, Caveman is pleased to announce the digital release of their debut album CoCo Beware on September 13th, followed by the physical CD and vinyl release on November 15th. Exploding out of the New York scene over the last few months, the band has decided to get this hot off the presses album out as soon as possible via a digital self-release. The fans wanted it, so the fans get it — a straight-ahead ethos for a band that’s about the music FIRST.
In honor of the New York five-piece’s first release, the band has made “Old Friend” available as a free download.
Click HERE to hear the track. 
Recorded and produced by Nick Stumpf (French Kicks), CoCo Beware showcases the dreamy chamber pop and multi-part harmonies that have been turning heads at the band’s live shows for the better part of a year. Leading up to the release of their debut, Caveman will also be heading out on tour with The War On Drugs, hitting the east coast, midwest and Canada before returning to New York to celebrate their album release at the Mercury Lounge on Thursday, September 15th.
For Caveman, the last year and half have been a whirlwind. Formed in New York back in January of 2010, the band has gone from relative unknowns to opening for Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, White Rabbits, Here We Go Magic, Cursive, Wye Oak and Yuck in a little under a year. Listening to CoCo Beware, it’s easy to see why the band has garnered so much attention in such a short period of time. Opening with “A Country’s King of Dreams,” the band explores honey-sweet, country-tinged vocal melodies over tribal drumming. “My Time” is a slow-building pop gem, with lead singer Matthew Iwanusa’s vocals weaving in and out of band’s backing vocals. Caveman’s lush four-part harmonies, spaced-out guitars, and inventive percussion come together perfectly on the tracks “Easy Water” and “My Room.”
To get a further taste of the album, watch the quintet perform their tracks “Vampirer/Old Friend” at the Fader Fort HERE and a semi-acoustic version of  “Old Friend” as part of Converse’s Gone To Governors Series HERE. Also in a more public setting, Caveman run through “Decide” on HERE. And you can see a live version of “Easy Water” on IFC HERE.
CoCo Beware
(September 13th digitally, November 15th physically)
01. A Country’s King of Dreams
02. Decide
03. My Time
04. Vampirer
05. Old Friend
06. Great Life
07. December 28th
08. Easy Water
09. Thankful
10. My Room

Upcoming Caveman dates:
* w/ The War On Drugs
08/06 – Montauk, NY @ The Surf Lodge
08/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
08/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo *
08/21 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
08/22 – Burlington, VT @ Monkey Bar
08/23 – Montreal, CAN @ Casa del Popolo *
08/24 – Toronto, CAN @ Drake Hotel *
08/25 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig *
08/26 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern *
08/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi *
08/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
08/30 – St. Louis, MO @ The Biliken Club *
08/31 – Lexington-Fayette, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s *
09/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe *
09/02 – Washington, DC @ The Red Place *
09/15 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (Album Release)
Caveman is:
Matthew Iwanusa (lead vocals, guitar, drums)
Jimmy “Cobra” Carbonetti (guitar)
Stefan Marolachakis (drums, vocals)
Sam Hopkins (synthesizer, vocals)
Jeff Berrall (bass, vocals) 

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Nero Announce US Debut LP ‘Welcome Reality’ on August 15th & Summer Tour Dates

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.. “Nero seem to be ecstatically horsewhipping Justice with their own ironic leather jackets“. Charles Aaron, Spin

Glorious, splinter-thin moments when a sound is both free to do whatever it wants and still functioning as a new power source…”
– Sasha Frere-Jones, New Yorker


My Eyes
Fugue State
Me And You
In The Way
Crush on You
Must Be The Feeling
Reaching Out
Nero; Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray, the remixers du jour, and now one of the biggest names in both dubstep and drum and bass, are set to release their highly anticipated debut album Welcome Reality on August 15th worldwide through Chase and Status’ label MTA /Mercury. Welcome Reality will feature the global smash ‘Me and You’, Nero’s most recent hit single ‘Guilt’ and forthcoming single ‘Promises’.

In anticipation of the US release Nero have officially announced summer U.S. Tour dates which takes them through the fall. Highlights include plays at Camp Bisco, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and a highly anticipated stint with Identity Festival alongside Pretty Lights, DJ Shadow, The Crystal Method and Skrillex (who’s remix of Promises hit #1 on the Hype Machine last week.

Skrillex Remix of Nero’s “Promises” LISTEN HERE
Tour dates are below.

‘Guilt’, recently featured on NPR’s All Things Considered charted at number 8 last month while ‘Me and You’ charted at number 15 and was the most played record on Radio 1 for three weeks in a row. Nero have been featured on the BBC’s Sound of 2011 music poll and various other influential tips for 2011 lists.

Nero are booked for an intensive run of all major UK music festivals including Glastonbury and Wireless and have also been invited by the man himself Tinie Tempah to support him on his Autumn arena tour.

Nero have recently teamed up with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Joe Duddell (the composer behind Elbow & the Halle for 2009 Manchester International Festival) to perform a new commissioned piece titled ‘Dubstep Symphony’. The unprecedented collaboration received a record-breaking simulcast live from 7pm across BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra and co-hosted by Zane Lowe and MistaJam.

2010 found Nero winnning Beatport Awards for Best Dubstep Act and Best Dubstep track for “Act Like you Know,” and receiving nominations for BBC’s Sound of 2011, XFM’s Sound of 2011, and Music Week’s Top 15. All signs point to the fact that 2011 is shaping up to be just as exciting, with their debut album Welcome Reality.


7/8/2011 – Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
7/9/2011 – Indian Lookout Country Club – Mariaville, NY
7/15/2011 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
7/16/2011 – Flames Central – Calgary, AB
7/20/2011 – Spirit Bar – Nelson, BC
7/21/2011 – Bank Ultra Lounge – Grand Prix Tent – Edmonton, AB
7/22/2011 – Flashback’s Nite Club – Kelowna, BC
7/23/2011 – The Phoenix Nightclub – Toronto, ON
8/6/2011 – HARD Summer Festival – Los Angeles, CA
8/11/2011 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
8/12/2011 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
8/13/2011 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
8/14/2011 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
8/16/2011 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
8/18/2011 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
8/19/2011 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
8/20/2011 – Comcast Center For the Performing Arts – ansfield, MA
8/21/2011 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
8/23/2011 – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
8/30/2011 – The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
9/2/2011 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
9/3/201 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
9/5/2011 – Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
9/10/2011 – The Gorge Amphitheater – Quincy, WA

You can pre-order the album here

SVET005: Nightwave – The Feel EP

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The Belgrade, Serbia based label Svetlana Industries today announced it will release it’s fourth vinyl EP on Monday 27th June 2011, with digital to follow on 3 July 2011.
The label announced some time ago it was working with Maya Medvesek, the artist known as Nightwave, and formerly known as 8Bitch, who is perhaps best known for her 12” with Starkey’s label Slit Jockey, but as label head Toby explains, the end product is quite different from what they first envisaged: “probably about last summer we came up with a tracklist, but Maya kept writing new tunes and sending them through and every time she did we responded ‘this has to go on the record’. In the end, I called her up and said ‘okay, enough is enough, I’m going in to cut the master tomorrow morning’ and she said ‘I’m actually expecting a remix from Unknown to the Unknown [a.k.a. DJ Haus from Hot City] right now and I think it’s big’. It came through some time in the middle of the night, I got up and downloaded it, told Maya “this is huge, it has got to go on the record”, she instantly agreed, and so I turned up late for the mastering session saying ‘sorry, it’s now a 5 track EP, please don’t put the price up.’” In this way a record is born.
Perhaps one reason for the huge evolution in Maya’s sound – the same thing that may have led her to change her artist name at the same time – is the fact that she’s started to become a fixture on London’s club scene, playing warm up to her heroes Drexciya (in their Dopplereffekt guise) as well as forming part of the line-up of London’s booming warehouse scene. This experience of playing to a hot sweaty dancefloor seems to have injected a tougher element to her IDM and techno fixations, and the results are something new. Maybe, as Aphex Twin’s Rephlex Records used to say, it’s Braindance.
Title track Feel is breathless builder at a dancefloor friendly 135bpm, taking techno architecture and giving it a UK bass interpretation, while Night Bird takes equal measures of heavy Detroit techno and more modern footwork sounds, layering a sweet melodic top onto a tense and hyperactive base to bake a very new kind of pie, joyous and uncertain in equal measure.
While Maya’s leftfield take on the dancefloor dominates the X side, the flip takes us back to the IDM of the 90s, reminiscent of Warp masters like the Black Dog: cinematic and grand, an aerial taxi ride in an anti-gravity car. This is all about creating new spaces in your headphones.
That is, until, like running into a brick wall, you hit the remix of Night Bird by Unknown To The Unknown, the alter ego under which Hot City’s DJ Haus has been establishing a new sound, adding a dread tech menace to the sounds of contemporary Chicago. From the first note this remix kicks, you know it’s big, coming on like the midpoint of DJ Rashad, Diplo and Chicago house.
The EP has attracted more dancefloor attention that any previous Svetlana release, with support from SBTRKT, Addison Groove, Brackles, Jackmaster and Bok Bok among others, and we specially selected techno specialists Curved Studios in London to give a heavy and saturated dancefloor sound to the vinyl.
The artwork sums up the headlong journey to encapsulated in the record and comes from original Svetlana visual masterminds Nous Sommes Des Soleils, based in Stuttgart, Germany, and one of the famous Svetlana tee shirts is shortly to follow.
Dropping just in time for a heavy summer of clubbing, The Feel EP is the coming of age of a much tipped young artist and something of a new a flavour for Svetlana at the same time.

Tokyo Dawn Records pres.The Heart Volume 2

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‘The Heart’ compilations are a musical homage to the iconic heart symbol which refers to the core of the human being, representing love and passion worldwide.

This second installment of the series holds even more previously unreleased love bombs. Amongst the songs to discover are highlights of forthcoming TDR albums from no others than Colonel Red, Vindahl and Portformat, besides the winner of TDR’s recent Amalia Remix Contest, B. Kun. Further artists featured include Canadian jazz superstar Diana Krall, Danish vanguard soul collective Boom Clap Bachelors, Marc Mac of 4hero fame and Tupac producer Erik Rico amongst many other standout musicians. A must-have compilation for all lovers of high class R’n’B and jazz!


Release date July 29th 2011 
 Label code TDR11-004
Distribution Digital / CD worldwide
Release page 
Production B. Kun, Boom Clap Bachelors, ClassicBeatz, GB, Gotta, Häzel, Kan Sano, Marc Mac, Portformat, Stray, Vince Benedetti, Vindahl.
Additional prod. Compiled by Marc Wallowy.
Vocals Amalia, A Race of Angels, Cherri Prince, Colonel Red, Diana Krall, Erik Rico, Lene Riebau, Lisa Preston, Psaul, Rachel Claudio, Reggie B, Sean Haefeli. 
Genres Alternative R&B, Jazz, Soul


1. Colonel Red – I Will Be There (4:48)
2. A Race of Angels and GB – Love Is The End (5:37)
3. Rachel Claudio – Belong (4:54)
4. Reggie B – It Gets Better (3:56)
5. Bobby – Amends (3:38)
6. Amalia – All The Funk I Need (B. Kun Remix) (5:08)
7. Vindahl – Down (Boom Clap Bachelors Remix) (3:31)
8. Psaul – Change (5:10)
9. Portformat – Myself I feat. Cherri Prince (2:23)
10. Gotta – Story I (Living Together) feat. Lene Riebau (4:48)
11. Häzel – This Is Dope feat. Ebrahim (1:46)
12. Sean Haefeli – Balance (3:46)
13. Kan Sano – The Truth (3:25)
14. ClassicBeatz – In The Currency of Love feat. Lisa Preston (4:05)
15. Erik Rico & Marc Mac – Just Love (4:10)
16. Vince Benedetti meets Diana Krall – My Love (5:12)

Mr Scruff & Floating Points at Plastic People, Sat 25 June 2011 (download/stream)

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A 6+ hour session at Floating Point’s monthly Plastic People residency in London
To download this DJ set for a limited time, go to, click on ‘download code’ & enter the code ‘pLaStK’