Archive for March 22, 2012

Hot Chip – Flutes (Video)new album ‘In Our Heads’ released on Domino on June 11th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2012 by dk

IN OUR HEADS
HOT CHIP | WIG293 | Released: 11/06/12

Recorded in London and produced by the band with Mark Ralph, In Our Heads is the band’s follow up to 2010’s intoxicating One Life Stand and their first LP for Domino. In Our Heads will be available on CD, LP and digitally. There will also be a special edition vinyl of the album available on gatefold double LP with a bonus artworked 7” featuring an exclusive track. A free download of Flutes is available immediately when pre-ordering In Our Heads through Domino.

The collective talents of Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Alexis Taylor, Felix Martin, Al Doyle and Owen Clarke have provided a consistently stellar output which continues to evolve with a deceptive effortlessness. While their lexicon of influences includes a diverse mix of soul, R&B, gospel, Detroit House, disco and funk, Hot Chip have created a uniquely identifiable sound. Since 2004, they’ve released a string of ambitious and creatively bold albums of soulful, lyrical and melodic electronic pop. Their impressive debut Coming On Strong was followed in 2006 by the brilliantly buoyant The Warning, which earned the band a prestigious Mercury Music Prize nomination. 2008’s Made In The Dark spawned an international mega hit in “Ready For The Floor”, which picked up a Grammy nomination for ‘Best Dance Recording’. With In Our Heads, an unadulterated delight of an album bursting with dynamic floor fillers, euphoric earworms and verbose synth-fuelled love songs, Hot Chip cement their position as the world’s most talented electro-romantics.

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Alex D££mnds – Credentials EP (Switched On Records)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2012 by dk

Artist: Alex D££mnds
Title: Credentials EP
Label: Switched On Records
Release Date: 30th April 2012
Format: Digital
Catalogue No: SOR001

Tracklisting:

1. Credentials
2. Pressure (D££mnds Olympus Mix)
3. Baidin’

The credentials EP sees new beginnings for both the artist and label involved. Switched On Records is a new project from S.E.F, formerly one half of Deep Teknologi Records, who has set his sights firmly on the Housier ends of things and introduces the relatively unknown London-based producer Alex D££mnds.

D££mnds pulls no punches with his first offering and lead track ‘Credentials’ is a dancefloor burner that has already been garnering support from MartynSinden, Scratcha DVA, Altered Natives and Rinse FM’s MA1. In what can only be described as Deep house with urgency the title track is propelled by intertwining synths that are set to hypnotise the dancefloor and enthrall the DJ. Ebbing and flowing through a see of filters and and intermittent percussion the track is a boisterous take on House and the mammoth drop halfway through gives the track an extra dimension.

‘Pressure’ is an effort that is full of tension with is dark overtones and eerie melody is a definite grower with its subtle hi-hat arrangement that gives the track an abundance of swing and groove. The EP concludes with the most laid back effort of the three, ‘Baidin’. Fusing quirky key stabs with an almost muffled drum loop the track slowly unravels into a spaced out lullaby that floats into dreamy territory with extensive use of delay. Whilst it’s melancholic natures is what appeals the most it still manages to refrain from being too polite or conservative and is a warming end to the EP.

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Download:KRADDY – Heart Anthem [Cryptex Remix]

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2012 by dk

From the “Anthems of the Hero” Remix Project

Download:KRADDY – Heart Anthem [Cryptex Remix]

Check out the original Anthems Of The Hero album here:

http://www.kraddyodaddy.com/anthems-of-the-hero/

Kraddy has remixed Wiz Khalifa’s “When I’m Gone” from Wiz’s 2011 album “Rolling Papers.”
Download Kraddy Remix of Wiz Khalifa’s “When I’m Gone”
Anthems of the Hero Remix Project

Neneh Cherry & The Thing announce album release ‘The Cherry Thing’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2012 by dk

Swedish rapper/pop star Neneh Cherry (former singer with the Slits and Rip Rig and Panic) has joined forces with Nordic free jazz trio The Thing, to release a collaborative album ‘The Cherry Thing, due out on June 18th through Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound.

A born pioneer, Neneh Cherry fits naturally into the forefront of musical and social change, whether it’s post-punk, rap, or giving the music world a new image of female pop stars: famously, she promoted her breakthrough solo album Raw Like Sushi by getting down on British TV wearing a tight outfit – and seven months pregnant. Breakthroughs mark Cherry’s career, full of individual choices like collaborating with Senegal’s Youssou N’Dour on 7 Seconds which reached number 1 in 48 countries and was voted Song of the Century by the French public in 2000. Her next release, the torch song Woman, was sung in English and Spanish and consolidated Neneh’s respect as a conscious global role model for women and those that appreciate them. 

Sticking to your artistic guns is the code with which Neneh was raised. Her adaptive approach was molded growing up on the road with her Swedish artist mother Moki and her step-father, world/free jazz trumpet great Don Cherry. Summers were spent in the Swedish forests; with Don’s folks in Watts, L.A; the family loft in New York or with the family of her percussionist father, Amadu Jah, in Sierra Leone. Those formative influences and experiences prepared Neneh for a lifetime of creating with talents as different as they are authentic. 

Starting out by joining key punk girl band The Slits, Neneh next became the voice of renegade free-blowing post-punk bohoes Rip, Rig and Panic and their successor: Float Up, C.P. After attracting further attention with her vocals on The The’s classic Slow Train To Dawn , Neneh became part of ‘Buffalo’, the creative collective assembled by the late visionary visualizer Ray Petri, whose style so shaped the 1980s. 

Now a solo artist, Cherry hit big straight away with the worldwide hit singles Buffalo Stance, Manchild and Inna City Mamma from her debut album Raw Like Sushi. More followed, like Buddy X from the Homebrew & Man albums, which also featured Woman and 7 Seconds.After the Man album Neneh decided to step off the corporate music business tread mill preferring to collaborate with artists such as Tricky, Damon Albarn on his Gorillaz project & her own family collective cirKus.

Neneh Cherry and The Thing began collaborating in Autumn 2010, and following a performance at Strand, Stockholm in March 2011 decided to continue making music together. Aside from original material, together they play the music of such diverse artists as Ornette Coleman, Neneh’s father Don Cherry, Velvet Underground singer Nico and hip hop artist MF Doom.

The Thing was established in the spring of 2000 when the three musicians met to play several concerts and to record their first CD on the Crazy Wisdom label (brain child of Swedish left field pioneer Conny Lindström).

The album ‘The Cherry Thing’ will be released on June 18th through Smalltown Supersound.

Neneh Cherry – voice

Mats Gustafsson  – saxophones

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – double bass, electric bass

Paal Nilssen-Love – drums

The Cherry Thing tracklisting:

01 Cashback (Neneh Cherry)
02 Dream Baby Dream (Suicide)
03 Too Tough to Die (Martina Topley-Bird)
04 Sudden Movement (Mats Gustafsson)
05 Accordion (MF Doom)
06 Golden Heart (Don Cherry)
07 Dirt (The Stooges)
08 What Reason (Ornette Coleman)


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Grievous Angel – Kleer (Forefront Recordings)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2012 by dk

Artist: Grievous Angel
Title: Kleer
Label: Forefront Recordings
Release Date: 30th April
Format: 12” Vinyl & Digital
Catalogue No: FORE004

Tracklisting:

1. Grievous Angel – Kleer
2. J Beatz – Subwoofer (Grievous Angel Remix)

This is a welcome return from Sheffield-based producer Grievous Angel who has been known for his slew of edits and live remixes – whether it be Grime, Dancehall, House or UK Funky. Having done this for Keysound label-mates Dusk & Blackdown as well as random re-works of productions from artists like Wiley (check 2009’s Ice Rick refix under the alias of Bubblez), Grievous Angel has got an eye for recycling existing ideas but is no slouch when it comes to his original productions either. His new EP on Forefront recordings see’s him manifest his love of UK Funky with two cuts that showcase his ability to move dancefloors with crispy drums and the undeniable swing of House and Garage.

Lead track ‘Kleer’ is built up around grandiose arpeggios over percussive drums that mirror the brutal urgency of UK Funky and drum programming of Dutch house. Whilst the basslines are militant, the addition of the whirring synths adds an air of smoothness to proceedings and builds a sense of eerie tension around the otherwise stomping effort.

On the flipside is his remix of J Beatz’ ‘Subwoofer’ (previously released on Forefront) oozes tropical vibrations with a tribal-esque beat pattern that ebbs and flows effortlessly and will work as a great tool in club sets. Rhythmically the remix possesses all the swagger of early Cooly G and Roska efforts yet there’s an underlying influence of dub as the subtle low-end bassline becomes more prominent as the track progresses.