Archive for January 23, 2012
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Get ready for two a genius EDM racer! BOYS NOIZE (Boysnoize Records) and MR. OIZO (Ed Banger) finally “collide”. They joined forces and created a duo called HANDBRAEKES.
Their first track “Callgurls” has already been premiered on Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1) late 2011 and is an eye-opener of what you can expect of two geniuses clashing their machine parks together: 100% a #1! These four tracks are setting a new benchmark in the EDM scene. Release date February 06th, exclusive on Beatport. Two weeks later on February 20th, it will be available on vinyl and digital on all other download platforms.
“Callgurls”, “Riho”, “The Qat” and “Milc” make one thing clear, don’t mess with those two “racers” on the decks. The energetic sounds, the never ending drive through all tracks, the genius production and sudden stylistic elements… this release is an obvious rocker.
Full-throttle on HANDBRAEKES.
HANDBRAEKES EP #1 Track listing:
03. THE QAT
Released by: Boysnoize Records
Release/catalogue number: BNR072
Release date: Feb 6, 2012
The celebrated Scottish indie pop group Belle and Sebastian are welcomed back for a second Late Night Tales, the 27th in the esteemed compilation series. Belle and Sebastian formed in Glasgow in 1996 where the success of college recorded cult debut album ‘Tigermilk’ led the band to signing to Jeepster for ‘If You´re Feeling Sinister’; listed by Pitchfork at #14 in its top 100 albums of the 90s and is widely considered the band´s masterpiece. Following the critically acclaimed ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’ B&S signed with Rough Trade (UK) and Matador (US) and have released a further five albums, most recently ‘Belle And Sebastian Write About Love’ in 2010. Other accolades include being voted Scotland´s greatest band in a poll by The List in 2005, their own Bowlie Weekender festival, a Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize and Ivor Novello Award nominations. The current line-up is founder Stuart Murdoch, Stevie Jackson, Chris Geddes, Richard Colburn, Sarah Martin, Mick Cooke and Bobby Kildea.
Their scene straddling 2006 Late Night Tales included pure pop, 60s psyche, 70s rock, West Coast harmonies, beat groups, folk balladering, punk, indie, girl groups and bossanova. This new 2012 selection delves deeper into their shared influences and inspirations, along with a subtle nod to digging for rare sampled beats: not perhaps a characteristic usually associated with B&S. World-wise psychedelic breaks thread the mix together; significantly so with two tracks from Broadcast bookending a first half that includes late 60s dreamers The Wonder Who? and Joe Pass, father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke, harpist Dorothy Ashby and the 21stcentury beats of Gold Panda.
Following a mid-section detour through dissonant post-punk and deep jazz courtesy of The Pop Group and Stan Tracey Quartet; recent releases from fellow Scots Remember Remember and South Carolina’s Toro Y Moirub shoulders with Ce´cile’s 2002 Cure referencing riddim ‘Rude Bwoy Thug Life’ and Blood, Sweat & Tears classic version of ‘Spinning Wheel’. For the obligatory Late Night Tales cover version, Belle and Sebastian have chosen The Primitive’s 1988 pop-punk classic ‘Crash’, recreated in the band’s own inimitable style. Two beautiful records close the mix: Steve Parks haunting soul vocal ‘Still Thinking Of You’ and an excerpt of the calm improvisation ‘On The Other Ocean’ from David Behrman’s 1977 experimental album. As ever, the trip concludes with our bedtime story with the third part of Paul Morley’s ‘Lost For Words’.
This is music for the Celt in all of us. Holed up in a West End of Glasgow apartment, the wind yowling mercilessly about us, we drift off to the sound of bliss. There is only warmth here and, obviously, a draft or two fired in the direction of Belle and her good friend Sebastien.
Label: Late Night Tales
Cat no: ALNCD26
Distribution: Worldwide via EMI / Balance (Australia) / Southbound (New Zealand) / Beatinc (Japan) / Love Da Records (Hong Kong) / NEWS (Benelux)
Released: Monday March 26th, 2012
- Broadcast – Ominous Cloud
- The Wonder Who? – Watch The Flowers Grow
- Joe Pass – A Time For Us
- Mulatu Astatke – Yekermo Sew (A Man Of Experience And Wisdom)
- Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges – Tudo Que Você Podia Ser
- Marie Laforêt – Et Si Je t’aime
- Bonnie Dobson – Bird Of Space
- Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations
- McDonald And Giles – Tomorrow’s People
- Gold Panda – Quitters Raga
- Broadcast – Chord Simple
- The Pop Group – Savage Sea
- Stan Tracey Quartet – Starless And Bible Black
- The Lovin Spoonful – Darlin Be Home Soon
- Belle And Sebastian – Crash
- Roland Vincent – L.S.D. Partie
- Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
- Ce’cile – Rude Bwoy Thug Life
- Remember Remember – Scottish Widows
- Trees – Streets Of Derry
- Blood, Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel
- Pete Shelley – Homosapien (Dub)
- Steve Parks – Still Thinking Of You
- David Behrman – On The Other Ocean
- Paul Morley – Lost For Words
“Stuart Howard aka Lapalux has come up with something special for his first release with Cali’s finest, Brainfeeder. Having made his name with his cassette-only “Many Faces Out Of Focus” and acclaimed bootlegs and remixes he returns with a seven track EP of such poise and beauty, one listen is enough to know you’re onto something special.
Lapalux bathes your brain in lush textures, surprising and explosive atmospheres set in unencountered, unearthly spaces, all somehow perfectly set against catchy rolling choruses informed by pop and commercial R&B. On the “When You’re Gone” EP he channels and refines his sound and shapes it into hazy, woozy emotion. Whether working with a singer like Py (on “Moments”), or deconstructing found samples and his own voice, Howard stretches, bends and warps sound to make soul – not plastic posturing but real emotion made of synthetic sound.”
1. 102 Hours of Introductions
2. Moments (Feat. PY)
4. Yellow 90′s
5. Construction Deconstruction
6. Gutter Glitter
(April 24, 2012; Basin Street Records)
“What Comes Next” MP3, featuring Peter Moren(Peter Bjorn and John) Download
Don’t Miss Theresa Andersson’s Mardi Gras Debut,
Performing Live with Krewe of Muses on Feb. 16!
Theresa Also Performing in NYC @ Joe’s Pub, March 8!
Swedish born, New Orleans based soul singer Theresa Andersson is back with a new album, Street Parade, a lush, joyful and sometimes melancholy ode to they city she has called “home” for nearly 20 years.
A stunning vocalist and a talented multi-instrumentalist, Theresa is best known for her live shows, where she crafts complexly layered songs using bevy of drums, stringed instruments and looping pedals. She became an internet phenomenon in 2008, when Youtube featured a home-made video of her performing a song in her kitchen. The song,“Na Na Na,” from her album Hummingbird, Go!, logged 750,000 views in three days, and has gone on to accumulate nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube.
Andersson’s new album, Street Parade, reflects a dreamy Nordic pop sensibility firmly rooted and influenced by the warm gospel and soul sounds that drew the artist to New Orleans in the first place. The title track, “Street Parade,” opens the record with resounding vocals rising over a regimental drum-line, testifying to the catharsis and impermanence of the carnival. The focus then draws back cinematically into the rush of the parade as the piano fades on “Injuns,” and Theresa’s voice bounds over a heart-quickening percussion of handclaps, drumsticks and thrumming base. Theresa’s voice plays from a tongue-in-cheek 60s standard to a subtle snarl on the nocturnal brass breakdown of “Fiya’s Gone.” “What Comes Next” opens with a bright horn melody and mighty drum cadence leading into a powerful chorus on which Theresa is joined by Peter Moren of Peter Bjorn and John.
Check out the “What Comes Next” MP3 HERE(Download)
” …her range and strength are that of a soul belter’s, though her tone comes closer to the ingenues of classic pop like Feist and Lykke Li.”
- Los Angeles Times, Ann Powers
“…she draws from many muses at once, and the result sounds like a one-woman wonder.”
- NPR, Song Of The Day
“one-woman band Theresa Andersson pretty much floored all of us with her performance.”
– KCRW, “Top 10 Live Performances of 2009”
Don’t Miss Theresa’s Mardi Gras Debut!
To celebrate the launch of Street Parade, Theresa is partnering with the all female KREWE OF MUSES, one of the most entertaining and unique Mardi Gras krewes, to debut music from her album. Working with renowned puppeteer Arthur Mintz, creator of the award-winning theater version of Fantastic Mr. Fox, the Mardi Gras performance will feature a puppet-driven float with Theresa, The Muses, and a 40 piece band of singers, drummers and horn players performing songs from the album.
Theresa Andersson Upcoming Performances:
2/16: New Orleans @ MARDI GRAS!
3/8: NYC @ Joe’s Pub, 7:30 pm
4/14: Mobile, AL @ Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
4/18: New Orleans @ Lafayette Square (Free Show), 5pm
5/4: New Orleans @ JAZZFEST
Vato Gonzalez of ‘Badman Riddim’ fame delivers a straight up club banger called The Moombahstard.
This new Vato Gonzalez club banger comes with a little upfront warning. It might be the end of your speakers! The first time the song got played was during the official Dirty House ‘Most Wanted’ European tour and it deep fried the monitor speakers straight to the scrapyard. The Moombahstard is built around a sample from ‘Maria Lionza’ by Rubén Blades and Willie Colón, taken from their much praised classic album ‘Siembra’ of the late ’70s. The sample was originally dug out of the dusty crates by Dutch DJ/Producer Flexican for a Dutch hiphop production in 2007, but 5 years after the release of that tune it was time for an international rework, a club banger!
Download : Vato Gonzalez – The Moombahstard