Archive for October, 2013

Exclusive free download of Polaris Prize Nominees A Tribe Called Red’s new single ‘Sisters’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by dk

a tribe called redOttawa-based producer and DJ crew A Tribe Called Red are offering their new single ‘Sisters’, taken from their Polaris Prize nominated LP ‘Nation II Nation’, as an Exclusive free download in the run up to their UK tour starting this November(Below). Famed for fusing native powwow music with contemporary genres such as dubstep and trap with inimitable effect, the trio’s music offers something unlike anything you’ve heard before.

A Tribe Called Red – Sisters ft. Northern Voice
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Ottawa-based producer and DJ crew A Tribe Called Red are back with their second LP ‘Nation II Nation’. Famed for fusing native pow wow music with contemporary genres such as dubstep and trap with inimitable effect, the trio’s music offers something completely original.

Following on from the incredible success of their 2012 self-titled debut – which was long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize (previously won by Arcade Fire and Feist) and included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of the year alongside Frank Ocean and Jessie Ware – A Tribe Called Red have produced another unforgettable collection of tracks.

Nation II Nation‘, which was recently announced in the shortlist for  the 2013 Polaris prize, sees the crew hone their trademark sound with samples of drumming and vocal chants from aboriginal Canadians set to modern dance beats to create a completely unique sound.

There is a strong political and personal message behind the music of A Tribe Called Red. Having previously supported the Idle No More civil rights movement by releasing the powerful single, ‘The Road’, the group of aboriginal DJs create their music to support and promote the fight for native people’s rights across North America.

RELEASE DATE
25TH NOVEMBER 2013
TRACKLIST

1. BREAD & CHEESE
2. NDN STAKES
3. THE ROAD
4. DIFFERENT HEROES
5. SISTERS
6. ELECTRIC INTERTRIBAL
7. PBC
8. RED RIDDIM
9. TANTO’S REVENGE
10. SWEET MILK POP

 

The band is comprised DJ NDN, DJ Bear Witness and DJ Shub, two-time champion at the Canadian DMC DJ Championships, who, besides from recording their new LP, have found the time to run the very successful monthly Electric Powwow party in their hometown, which showcases native talent and culture to consistently sold-out crowds.

Nov 27th – Blind Tiger, Brighton
Nov 28th – Sixty Millions Postcards, Bournemouth
Nov 29th – Start The Bus, Bristol
Nov 30th – Oakford Social, Reading
Dec 3rd – The Caves, Edinburgh
Dec 4th – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
Dec 5th – Bungalows & Bears, Sheffield
Dec 6th – Barfly Camden, London

More details on these dates can be found at http://atribecalledred.com/tour/

Tinie Tempah – A Heart Can Save the World (Feat Emeli Sandé)

Posted in News with tags , on October 31, 2013 by dk

James Blake Wins the 2013 Mercury Prize /…Accidentally introduced as ‘James Blunt’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by dk

james-blake-James Blake won Great Britain’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize tonight for his album Overgrown in a ceremony that was held at the Roundhouse in London, England. The prize includes a check for £20,000 (a little over $32,000) and a trophy. Blake performed “Retrograde” at the ceremony earlier in the evening, and it was widely reported that he had been introduced accidentally as James Blunt.

The Mercury Prize honors the best British album over the past year, as chosen by a panel of music critics and industry insiders. The prize committee announced its shortlist of Albums of the Year in September.
Last year, the Mercury Prize went to Alt-J for their album, An Awesome Wave. Previous winners have included PJ Harvey for two LPs (Let England Shake and Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea), the xx for xx, Arctic Monkeys for Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not and Franz Ferdinand for their self-titled album.
The eligible Albums of the Year for 2013 were:

Arctic Monkeys, AM
David Bowie, The Next Day
James Blake, Overgrown
Jake Bugg, Jake Bugg
Disclosure, Settle
Foals, Holy Fire
Jon Hopkins, Immunity
Laura Marling, Once I Was an Eagle
Laura Mvula, Sing to the Moon
Rudimental, Home
Savages, Silence Yourself
Villagers, Awayland

(Via RollingStone)

Baio – Mira [Official Video]

Posted in News with tags , , on October 30, 2013 by dk

Download:Phuture Doom – ‘Doom Terror Corps’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on October 30, 2013 by dk

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PHUTURE DOOM TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT LP 5th NOVEMBER VIA OWSLA

Transmitting from the clandestine depths of post-industrial surreality, Phuture Doom are poised to expand on the Black Acid of their debut EP, Nightfall (released via OWSLA on 23rd July) with their first full length. Coming 5th November, also on OWSLA, the 10 track recording is a highdriving collection of dystopian doom techno that nods to revered genres from IDM to black metal.

LP Track List:

1. La Grande Messe Noire
2. Burn The Knowledge
3. Black Acid Reign
4. Han Breaks
5. Mach 100
6. Doom Terror Corps
7. Rites
8. Paradise Lost
9. Funeral Phuture
10. Exodvs

Watch Little Ghxst’s Transifixing “GHXST” Video

Posted in News with tags , , , on October 30, 2013 by dk

ghxstLittle Ghxst has been hard at work getting his tricks and treats in order for this Halloween! Watch the hypnotic “Ghxst”  video replete with vintage Halloween imagery here

Cherokee announce ‘Don’t Matter'(Stream) released on Roche Musique on 11th November

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on October 30, 2013 by dk

cherokeePerhaps best known to date for bringing the likes of French Kiwi Juice to the masses, French label Roche Musique know a thing or two about smooth, modern-day r&b. Their latest release out on 11th November, ‘Don’t Matter‘ by Cherokee is no exception.
Featuring Darianna Everett ‘Don’t Matter‘ a soothing disco-tinged track to calm the mind and soul. Cherokeeslow things down a notch or two with their ‘Cherokee Shore’ version, both of which you can listen to below.