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Dev-“The Night The Sun Came Up”

Posted in News on August 1, 2011 by dk


Slowly creeping her way into pop superstardom, Dev’s debut album “The Night The Sun Came Up” is less than 2 months away from hitting shelves. Featuring the single “In The Dark” and her breakout hit “Bass Down Low”, the album is 12 tracks (13 if purchased on iTunes!) of in-your-face pop perfection that is bound to floor you upon first listen.

The tracklisting for “The Night The Sun Came Up” is as follows:

1. Getaway
2. In My Trunk
3. Me
4. Breathe
5. Take Her From You
6. Lightspeed
7. Dancing Shoes
8. Perfect Match
9. Bass Down Low
10. Kiss My Lips
11. In The Dark
12. Shadows
13. Killer (iTunes exclusive)

If you missed the video for “In The Dark” check it out

For more on Dev go to:
Dev’s Official Site


Johnny Boy Would Love This…a Tribute to John Martyn

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Immense Beauty, Intense Presence:
British Icon John Martyn’s Legacy is Reimagined by Thirty Artists on Johnny Boy Would Love This…a Tribute to John Martyn

Among the contributors are David Gray, Paolo Nutini, Beck, Swell Season, and Robert Smith

In the late ’60s, the late British guitarist and songwriter John Martyn broke ground by leaping from acoustic folk into highly successful experiments with tape delay, wild recording scenarios, and jazz-inspired arrangements. He became a cult figure among British musicians. A list of his admirers reads like a who’s-who of rock, pop, and even trip hop: Eric Clapton, The Band’s Levon Helm, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Cure’s Robert Smith, Beck, Morcheeba.

To honor his life, thirty artists reveal the full breadth of Martyn’s creativity on Johnny Boy Would Love This…A Tribute to John Martyn (Hole in the Rain; August 16, 2011). The package will include a double CD digi-pak, 40-page booklet, and DVD that will feature interviews with a number of the contributing artists, performance videos, and rare live performances by John himself. Adding to this unique audio experience is the inclusion of John’s actual guitar work on two of the tracks.

Musicians from several generations take on Martyn’s intense, sometimes joyful and sometimes despairing, but always influential work. They come from the fertile acoustic fringes (Vetiver, Beth Orton) and from the heart of rock and pop (Robert Smith, Phil Collins). They are elders of blues (Clarence Fountain and Sam Butler of the Blind Boys of Alabama) and young up-and-comers (John Smith and Sabrina Dinan).

Sample Track 1:
Glorious Fool (Clarence Fountain and Sam Butler)” from Johnny Boy Would Love This…A Tribute to John Martyn Disc 1
Sample Track 2:
Bless The Weather (The Emperors of Wyoming)” from Johnny Boy Would Love This…A Tribute to John Martyn Disc 1
Sample Track 3:
May You Never (Snow Patrol)” from Johnny Boy Would Love This…A Tribute to John Martyn Disc 2
Sample Track 4:
Walk To The Water (John Smith)” from Johnny Boy Would Love This…A Tribute to John Martyn Disc 2

When Bob Marley listened to Martyn (his label mate from Island Records) perform from backstage, he turned to Island founder Chris Blackwell and asked, intrigued, “What band is that?” It was the charismatic Martyn, playing solo. Along with his charmingly rakish persona and intense musicianship, Martyn began using analogue effects on his acoustic guitar in the 1960s. The result was so big and distinctive that it transformed Britain’s rock, roots, and dance music.

“I first heard ‘Small Hours’ on the John Peel Show late in 1977 and fell instantly in love with it… ‘One World’ very quickly became my favourite John Martyn album… And these beautiful songs were, are and always will be an inspiration and an enchantment.””—Robert Smith (“Small Hours”)

Martyn’s deep appreciation for jazz musicians like Pharoah Sanders, as well as his unfailing instinct for crafting evocative and musically complex songs, led him to the Echoplex, an early tape delay unit that allowed him to layer sound on sound live. The effect not only wowed Marley, but opened the door for Brian Eno’s ambient music, The Edge’s delay-soaked guitar, and a slew of recent loop-based solo artists.

“He was the very first folktroniker if ever there was one!”—Beth Orton (“Go Down Easy”)

His live innovations were matched with unconventional approaches to studio recording, audible on tracks like “Small Hours.” Recorded beside a lake at 3 a.m., Martyn played on one shore while the engineers sat on the other.

“John Martyn was a true pioneer within the world of acoustic music, and his work has left signs on the road for all of those who would follow. As well as being a deft guitar player and passionate singer, he was always very much alive to the possibilities of the studio, where he was a vivid creator of mood and atmosphere.” –David Gray (“Let the Good Things Come”)

Add excellent songs to that heady mix—gems like “Stormbringer,” “Glorious Fool,” “Bless the Weather,” and “May You Never”—and it’s easy to understand why generations of musicians have respected and loved the innately musical, tumultuous Martyn. He was everywhere in the ’60s and ’70s—and knew and inspired everyone. He struck up close friendships with Nick Drake, Phil Collins, and Eric Clapton, with Steve Winwood and Jimmy Page.

“John Martyn was unique. Completely unique. He had such power, such emotion, in his music that he could overwhelm the listener even when it was just him and an acoustic guitar.”—Phil Collins

Yet unlike many icons, Martyn never settled for pop stardom. He continued to innovate and reach new audiences. His classic album Solid Air was voted one of the best chill-out albums of all time in the 1990s, and Martyn was lionized by a new generation of trip hoppers.

“I can remember when I first heard [the seminal Martyn song] ‘Solid Air.’ I was around 20 years old. It was a bright sunny afternoon. The sound of the double bass and the twinkling of the piano was just delicious. I was totally smitten.”—Skye Edwards (“Solid Air”)

Despite the acclaim and recognition he received in Britain, Martyn remains a musician’s musician in the U.S., where his albums were not widely distributed. Johnny Boy Would Love This aims to bring the immense beauty Martyn sparked to new listeners.

“The album features all these young new artists, as well as some big guns and old friends,” says Jim Tullio, longtime Martyn friend and producer, who also covers Martyn’s “Road to Ruin” for the tribute. “They were elated to be asked, and really show how influential John has been. They’ve done more than just make for a nice standard tribute; they’ve breathed new life into John’s songs.”

Johnny Boy Would Love This…A Tribute to John Martyn
Cd 1
1. “Let The Good Things Come”   David Gray
2. “Glorious Fool”   Clarence Fountain And Sam Butler (Formerly The Blind Boys Of Alabama)
3. “Small Hours”   Robert Smith                                                                 
4. “Stormbringer”   Beck
5. “Over The Hill”   Ted Barnes Featuring Gavin Clark
6. “I Don’t Wanna Know”   The Swell Season
7. “Bless The Weather”   The Emperors Of Wyoming
8. “Couldn’t Love You More”   Lisa Hannigan
9. “Go Easy”   Vetiver
10. “Solid Air”   Skye Edwards
11. “You Can Discover”   Cheryl Wilson                             
12. “The Easy Blues”   Joe Bonamassa
13. “Dancing”   Sonia Dada
14. “Certain Surprise”   Sabrina Dinan
15. “One World”   Paolo Nutini


Cd 2
1. “May You Never”   Snow Patrol 
2. “Go Down Easy”   Beth Orton
3. “Fairytale Lullaby”   Bombay Bicycle Club
4. “Fine Lines”   Syd Kitchen
5. “Head And Heart”   Vashti Bunyan
6. “Run Honey Run”   Morcheeba Featuring Bradley Burgess
7. “Angeline”   Nicholas Barron
8. “Walk To The Water”   John Smith                                                                  
9. “Hurt In Your Heart”   Judie Tzuke
10. “Road To Ruin”   Jim Tullio
11. “John Wayne”   Oh My God
12. “Rope Soul’d”   The Blackships
13. “Back To Stay”   Ultan Conlon
14. “Anna”   Brendan Campbell
15. “Tearing And Breaking”   Phil Collins

Benga – “Faithless / Acid Lie” KAPSIZE 007 (Stream)

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JTRP- Hypnotise EP on Deep Teknologi(preview+download Fact and Muskial mixes)

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Artist: JTRP
Title: Hypnotise EP
Label: Deep Teknologi Records
Release Date: 1st August 2011
Format: Digital

The German duo of JTRP return to the Deep Teknologi imprint with the hugely anticipated Hynotise EP which sees the duo progress into much darker territory with their 130 BPM output.

Lead track ‘Hypnotise’ is a stripped-back affair with an acid bassline that’s reminiscent of early 00’s grime with its sublow tendencies.

But their sophomore release really starts to take shape when the AA Side ‘Ceddybu’ comes into play with its tense 2 minute build-up that drops into an explosive off kilter synth workout. With crispy drum programming in abundance here this one is sure throw any dancer off their 2-step momentarily but once that drop comes in it all makes sense.

Rounding things off the atmospheric ‘Shady’ probably lays claim to be the deeper of the three tracks with it’s submerged bassline and synth combo which gradually builds up a a plethora of dramatic tension.

Already garnering support from Fact Magazine and earning the Money Shot accolade in DJ Mag as well as love from Mary Anne Hobbs, Sinden, Hannah Holland and Chrissy Murderbot, Hypnotise is set to do cement JTRP in the UK bass music scene and propel their evolution into future mainstays.

For a taster of the JTRP sound then look no further than their recent Fact Mix.
RJD2 – 1976 (DefJux)
Anthony “Shake” Shakir – Assimilated (FaltyDL Remix) (Rush Hour)
Hackman – Vancouver (CDR)
Jorge Takei – You (CDR)
JTRP x 50 Cent – In Da Moon (CDR)
Canblaster – TK (Dark Mix) (CDR)
JTRP – Ceddybu (Deep Teknologi)
Rod Lee – Count Down (Club Kings)
Wachs Lyrical – I Feel Alright Now (Wicked Bass)
WinWin – Interleave (Kingdom Remix)
Addison Groove – Its Got Me (3024)
Koreless – 4D (Pictures)
Hyetal – Diamond Islands (Black Acre)
Dubbel Dutch – DARQ (CDR)
Brenmar – I’m So High (Grizzly)
JTRP – Shady (Deep Teknologi)
Mr. Tweaks – Elevator (Pelican Fly)
Stimming – Trashcan (Diynamic)
Elkat & Moleskin – Hurt (CDR)
Boddika – Underground (Swamp 81)
JTRP – Dungeons VIP (CDR)
Jacques Greene – The Look (Koreless Remix) (Lucky Me)
Unknown – Sicko Cell (Swamp 81)
Lil Silva – Cheese & Bun (Good Years)
Walton – Mangled Riddim (Wicked Bass)
JTRP – Untitled (CDR)

Download J.Bevin 6.45 Mix


1.T.Williams – Saw Tooth
2.Karizma – Twisted
3.J.Bevin – Night Moves
4.Maya Jane Coles – What They Say (Remix)
5.The Martinez Brothers – Isshh
6.Kerri Chandler – Cow Bell
7.Ray Foxx – The Trumpeter
8.Loco Dice- La Esquina
9.Dominik Eulberg – Teddy Tausendod
10.J.Bevin – Yep!
11.Ultra Nate – Loves The Only Drug
12.T.Williams – No Ties