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Armand Margjeka Releases His Second Masterpiece, Hummingbird on 6/10

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2014 by dk

Processed with VSCOcam with b5 presetArmand Margjeka captures the essence of the human brain; always thinking, always looking for a new thing. Working with Darrell Thorp (Beck, Outcast) and Chris Steffen (Ben Harper) to produce the upcoming album Hummingbird (June 10,2014)

Hummingbird is a step forward for singer/songwriter and musician, Armand Margjeka. For his second solo album, Margjeka hand-picked 10 songs from his long list of recordings to formHummingbird. This album represents whatever the listen thinks it does. Margjeka said: “I would rather not beat the listener to the punch and omit any possible influence the record might have that I didn’t even intend to bring but let the listener come to their own conclusions without any real guidance.” With a more mature approach than before and the desire to influence, Margjeka portrays his hope to interest and inspire his listeners through his sound and his create-your-own-meaning lyrics  found throughout Hummingbird.

Margjeka was born in Albania and raised on American music. The communist regime he grew up with was oppressive, but somehow a mix tape of American rock’n’roll found its way into his hands. Music videos and tapes of some of his favorite artists taught Margjeka more about the language than what he learned in school.  Armand Margjeka’s sophomore release Hummingbird is slated for a Spring 2014 release via PIPEANDGUN and Communicating Vessels.

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Andrenachrome – ‘Science & nature’ EP(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2013 by dk

Andrenachrome - ‘Science & nature’ EPDescribed as a cross between Beck, Bowie and Ian Brown. This is the debut EP from Lincolnshire’s solo artist producer Steve Eyre under the guise of Andrenachrome, who chooses retrofitted electronics and Tremolo guitar to accompany satire and modern problems.

The EP is available only via Bandcamp using the ‘pay what you like or nothing’ model.

Röyksopp Running To The Sea Feat. Susanne Sundfør (Villa Remix)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2013 by dk

Röyksopp Running To The Sea Feat. Susanne Sundfør
Remix: ‘Running To The Sea (VILLA Remix)’ – November 5th 2013
Single: ‘Running To The Sea’ – December 16th 2013

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Röyksopp Announce new single ‘Running To The Sea’

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

RoyksoppOn December 16th 2013 chart-topping electronic duo Röyksopp present ‘Running To The Sea’ – their first new single since 2011, which is now set for worldwide release following its no.1 chart success in their native Norway.

‘Running To The Sea’ features stunning vocals by the platinum-selling Norwegian artist Susanne Sundfør, and this epic, sweeping track glistens with moving beauty. 

The equally elegant singing on b-side ‘Something In My Heart’ – a melancholy, synth hybrid – is provided by Jamie of cult orchestral pop ensemble The Irrepressibles.

“’Running To The Sea’ and ‘Something In My Heart’ are in essence both expressions of compulsion and its strong, often uncontrollable, persisting pull”, explain the duo. “Dependence is a returning theme in our music”, they add. 

Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland AKA Brit and Grammy award nominees Röyksopp have produced four massive hit albums, which have reached the top of the charts in several countries, including four consecutive number-ones in Norway. The band have sold over two million records. Plus they gained 3 entries in the Pitchfork list of top 500 tracks from the last decade.

Röyksopp have remixed the likes of Lady Gaga, Depeche Mode, Beck and Kings Of Leon, as well as written music for some of the most exiting female vocalists from Scandinavia, like Robyn, Lykke Li and Karin Dreijer-Andersson (Fever Ray / The Knife). 

Last year the duo released their edition of the acclaimed ‘Late Night Tales’ compilation series, which showcased their diverse influences and impeccable taste, with tracks from Tuxedomoon, Vangelis, John Martyn, This Mortal Coil  and Popol Vuh, not to mention a spoken word piece by Benedict Cumberbatch of ‘Dr Who’ and Hollywood movie fame. 

‘Running To The Sea’ will be released on Royksopp’s label Dog Triumph, via Wall of Sound and Cooking Vinyl in the UK.

royksopp.com 

Jamie Lidell self-titled album out February 19 via Warp Records +Stream What A Shame

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2012 by dk


JAMIE LIDELL

JAMIE LIDELL

ALBUM OUT FEBRUARY 19 ON  

WARP RECORDS

“Merging electronic beats and sounds with those of classic soul, Lidell has created a new future-retro R&B that simultaneously evokes and revitalizes the sound of a bygone era.”-The Believer

Jamie Lidell’s upcoming self-titled recording is the fifth full-length release from the critically acclaimed artist, whose previous records have been praised by the New York Times as “exceedingly precise and lovely,” including 2008’sJim, whichwas named Best Pop/Rock Album by the Independent Music Awards. Please see complete track listing for Jamie Lidell below.

Known for bringing together disparate musical influences, Jamie Lidell sites Mtume, Cameo, New Jack Swing, Bobby Brown and George Clinton as inspirations for the new release. “I referenced a lot of the analogue synth tones of the records I really love,” he says, “the question isn’t electronic music or not, it’s what are you trying to say with the electronics you choose.” Lidell recently moved from New York to Nashville and set up an expansive recording studio in his new home. “The whole house has become a recording studio,” Lidell says, “the entire album was recorded and mixed at home. I’m proud of that.”

Born and raised in England, Jamie Lidell debuted in 1997 with the EP Freekin the Fame. His most recent release is 2010’s Compass, which the New York Times called “compelling” and Spin praised as “genuinely soulful.” In addition to his solo albums, Lidell has released music with producer Cristian Vogel under the name Super Collider. He has also collaborated with artists including Feist, Simian Mobile Disco, Beck, Matthew Herbert, Chris Taylor, James Gadson and Gonzalez. 

JAMIE LIDELL, JAMIE LIDELL
1. I’m Selfish
2. Big Love
3. What A Shame
4. Do Yourself a Faver
5. You Naked
6. why_ya_why
7. Blaming Something
8. You Know My Name
9. So Cold
10. Don’t You Love Me
11. In Your Mind

JAMIE LIDELL is out on Warp Records on February 19, 2013.

Jamie Lidell – What A Shame (taken from self-titled album ‘Jamie Lidell’ out Feb 18/19)

Dot Hacker w Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist) share live video + Inhibition Out 5.1.12+Free Download Title Track

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2012 by dk

Debut Album Inhibition Release on 5/1/12
Pre-sale HERE via ORG Music

After releasing their eponymous debut EP Dot Hacker via Org Music, Los Angeles-based band Dot Hacker announced their first full-length album, Inhibition to come out on May 1st 2012. To show their live set up, Dot Hacker share a video of their single “Order / Disorder” performed live at The Troubadour, on YouTube HERE and Vimeo HERE. The album Inhibition will be available through all major digital outlets, and in stores on CD and vinyl. An exclusive run of 200 copies of limited edition Black, Blue, and White Swirl color vinyl is available for pre-order on the ORG Music site HERE.
The music of Dot Hacker is architectural, built on a foundation of bold, manipulated tones and supported by lush eclectic textures and angular rhythm. The band’s enigmatic sound comes from the collaboration of friends and founding members, Josh Klinghoffer, Clint Walsh, Eric Gardner and Jonathan Hischke.Before forming Dot Hacker in 2008, the four were already established musicians, recording and touring with an impressive list of respected artists including: Beck, Gnarls Barkley, PJ Harvey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Butthole Surfers and Broken Bells amongst many others.  Klinghoffer, the band’s lead vocalist, also currently plays guitar in the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  The band plans to announce more shows in 2012 to support the release of their debut album.
Download “Inhibition” HERE
Dot Hacker Inhibition track listing:
1. Order/Disorder
2. Idleidolidyl
3. Eye Opener
4. Discotheque
5. Be Leaving
6. The Earth Beneath
7. Inhibition
8. The Wit Of The Staircase
9. Quotes
10. Puncture
http://dothacker.org/
http://twitter.com/dothackerband
https://www.facebook.com/DotHackerBand
http://www.orgmusic.com/

Los Angeles’ Dot Hacker To Release Debut EP+Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by dk

Los Angeles’ Dot Hacker To Release Debut EP Dot Hacker on February 21st via ORG Music

Listen/download/ the first single  “Order/Disorder”HERE

Los Angeles-based band Dot Hacker to release eponymous debut EP on February 21st, followed by first full-length album, Inhibition later in 2012.

The music of Dot Hacker is architectural, built on a foundation of bold, manipulated tones and supported by lush eclectic textures and angular rhythm. The band’s enigmatic sound comes from the collaboration of friends and founding members, Josh Klinghoffer, Clint Walsh, Eric Gardner and Jonathan Hischke.

Before forming Dot Hacker in 2008, the four were already established musicians, recording and touring with an impressive list of respected artists including: Beck, Gnarls Barkley, PJ Harvey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Butthole Surfers and Broken Bells amongst many others.  Klinghoffer, the band’s lead vocalist, also currently plays guitar in The Red Hot Chili Peppers.  The band plans to play shows in 2012 to support the release of their debut album.

Dot Hacker EP track listing:
1. Inhibition
2. Order/Disorder
3. Eye Opener
4. Rewire

http://dothacker.org/
http://twitter.com/dothackerband
http://www.orgmusic.com/