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L.A.M.P ‘Shades Of Green’ (Peng Records)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2013 by E.N.

L.A.M.P 'Shades Of Green'**ANDY COMPTON FROM ‘THE RURALS’ TEAMS UP WITH PARISIAN DIVA ‘LADYBIRD’ TO PRODUCE A BEAUTIFUL SOULFUL ALBUM ON PENG RECORDS**

L.A.M.P
‘SHADES OF GREEN’
REL. DATE: JULY/AUG 2013
LABEL: PENG
CAT NO: PENGCD023

Bristol is already known worldwide for its top quality musical exports, now Peng Records present L.A.M.P!

Bristol based producer Andy Compton has teamed up with Ladybird (from Paris) to make this timeless masterpiece, with the help of The Rurals in house musical team.

Andy Compton is a well established name in the house/soul music scene, as well as being the frontman and producer of the group The Rurals. He has produced more than 20 albums to date.

Ladybird is best know for her singing talents with her group Soldiers Of Twilight and her collab’s with Llorca. She recently released her solo album on PENG, produced by Andy Compton.

Paying homage to their influences, L.A.M.P have handed over 13 songs of the purist music from the heart! With tinges of Jazz Funk, Acoustic Soul and Reggae.

Watch out for the L.A.M.P experience live!! Coming soon to the town near you

 

Ooko – Sex Sells EP (Mimm Recordings)Stream

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2012 by E.N.

Artist: Ooko
Title: Sex Sells
Label: Mimm Recordings
Release Date: 28.05.12 (Vinyl) + 11.06.12 (Digital)
Format: 12″ Vinyl + Digital
Catalogue No: Mimm003

Tracklist:

1. Downtown
2. Sex Sells (My Nu Leng Remix)
3. Sex Sells

Nottingham’s Mimm Recordings present another hidden gem from the UK’s electronic music scene with Bristolian Ooko making his debut release on the label. With his first major introduction to the scene being through a track called Understand on a free compilation from the label last year, he’s now ready to unleash the cheekily titled Sex Sells EP which references a wide spectrum of dance music from House to Jungle and beyond.

Opening up with a raucous and utterly rhythmic ode to early 90′s Jungle with pitched down breakbeat drum patterns and brutal percussion fading in and out for the duration, Downtown has an unrelenting thump that is sure to rattle a few club monitors in the months to come. The vocal sample of Downtown is looped throughout the track and only expands during the breakdown to increase the tension for the second drop which nods to the stylings of Addison Groove and Machinedrum et al.

Fellow Bristolians My Nu Leng lend their production skills to a remix of title track Sex Sellswhich falls more into broken Techno territory with it’s crisp percussion and erratic arrangement. A more up-tempo effort that the original, it sees the the duo add their harder edged Dubstep-influence into the tracks pores. The original of Sex Sells is a far more patient affair and possesses the seductive slo-mo Bristol House bounce that has been so ubiquitous as of late. Low-end basslines compliment the groove whilst the delayed synths towards the tracks climax add a sense of dramatic edge to an otherwise club-focused EP.

Futureboogie 10

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2012 by E.N.

2012 sees Futureboogie reach a decade in the land of club, a period in which the Bristol-based brands long running night and artist led agency has helped propel the city into the heart of dance music’s path. The special compilation ‘10’ marks their assault and an end to the year that brought new label, Futureboogie Recordings (FBR), into the equation and the brand to dizzying new heights.

Launching with the anthemic ‘Father Father’ by label co-founder Julio Bashmore last April, the Futureboogie label has been swiftly rising ever since. Every vinyl release has been a sell out with demand for new output at high frequencies and new fans have not been disappointed with their ubiquitous and eclectic take on beats and bleeps from an impressive cast of new artists.

FBR has brought a slew of fresh Bristol talent to the wider dance community. From the low slung beats of Behling & Simpson with their sub 116bpm take on house to Christophe & Lukas´ old school referencing but fresh as you like dance floor killers and Waifs and Strays honest interpretation of forward thinking house music, FBR has proved itself to be an authentic and daring imprint dropping anything from Balearic downtempo to garagey anthems and main room thumpers.

Futureboogie’s upcoming, aptly titled ‘10’ long player showcases the breadth of styles that they encompass. The album contains all brand new exclusive tracks from all the label´s core artists – Christophe, Lukas, Waifs & Strays, Behling & Simpson – plus new additions to the stable Eats Everything, Maxxi Soundsystem, Crackazat Type Sun who will all be releasing material on Futureboogie Recordings in 2012.

The album comes in unmixed format and offers a snapshot of Futureboogie’s insight and attitude. A poetic translation of the Bristol landscape that is bold and sharp, ‘10’ emerges triumphantly with the soaring strings of Typesun Last Home’. The broken beats of new Bristol name Crackazat develop this loose improvised feel, before staple artists Behling & Simpson splinter and each serve up tasty solo infusions.

Eats Everything has come to be one of the biggest success stories from Bristol in 2011, following hot on the heels of label cofounder, Julio Bashmore. EE’s BBC Radio 1 Essential mix was even recorded live at Bristol’s nighttime mecca, Motion. This enigmatic local hero contributes two tracks to ‘10’, and notably gears up the tempo while hinting at some exciting forthcoming material from him on the imprint. Other new faces Maxxi Soundsystem and Waifs & Strays have been busy making waves on not only FBR but also many of the best current labels, distilling their influence across styles and borders.

Label: Futureboogie Recordings
Cat no: FBRCD001
Web: www.futureboogie.com
Distribution: Republic of Music
Released: Monday February 27th, 2012

Tracklist

  1. Typesun – Last Home
  2. Crackazat – Passagem
  3. Simpson – Til U Were Dead
  4. Behling – Last Chance
  5. Eats Everything – Slink
  6. Maxxi Soundsystem – Into The Future
  7. Christophe – The Scene
  8. Eats Everything & Lukas Present The Eel – 0200
  9. Waifs & Strays – Back Down
  10. Lukas – Space Junkie Race

 

The past few years have thrown Bristol into the spotlight of house music. The quality levels have blown off the roof and Futureboogie is a huge part of the scene’s success. ‘10’ draws heavily from the strong pool of local talent while introducing some close musical friends who fall outside the postcode. Having not had to look outside the city so far for the quality they have been looking for this will be their first signings from outside the perimeters.

What originally started as a simple club night in good old Bristol town back in 2001, Futureboogie now rolls with global radio shows, a booking agency, management company, a list of A-grade parties and worldwide DJ bookings as long as a long armed man, excursions into festival programming and, most recently their record label, Futureboogie Recordings.

Over the last 10 years the cast of the Futureboogie team has changed but original members and Futureboogie DJs Joe90 and El Harvo are still holding things down, keeping all the plates spinning, and making things go bump in the night. A UK tour will also mark the exclusive 10-year anniversary bash culminating in a raw warehouse affair in the capital equipped with an array of the very best talent the label has to offer.

2011 has been an amazing year for us and the label. The artists who´ve released with us so far have all been friends and we like that, it gives the label strong family vibes and we´re big into that. The fact that we haven´t had to look outside Bristol shows the city has got such a strong pool of talent it looks likely that the majority of our output will continue to come from Bristol. We are first and foremost about putting out great music wherever it´s from; it just so happens that there is so much great stuff on our doorstep. The city has really put itself on the map for house music this year and it seems there is no sign of that stopping soon.”Futureboogie founders

• Futureboogie 10th Birthday London Edition: 24th February 2012, Secret East London Location TBC

Headhunter “Lost Prophet / Chasing Dragons” [IDLE004]+Preview

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by E.N.

The forthcoming release from Idle Hands, direct out of Rooted Records in Bristol, features Headhunter on the heavy UK House / Funky / Techno vibe.

Whether throwing down techno-informed steppers for Tempa or creating juke-fuelled hysteria around crustaceans for Loefah’s Swamp81 imprint, Headhunter (and his Addison Groove alias) always brings a startling level of sophistication to his productions. These two cuts bear the same high standards while also revealing a little more about his sonic palette.

‘Chasing Dragons chimes in on an instantly upbeat tip, pummelling a soca rhythm against an undulating melody. ‘Lost Prophet surges forth on a rock solid four-to-the-floor propulsion, offset by snappy top end percussion before being swathed in haunting pads and dubby FX.

Deep without being downbeat and immaculately crafted, IDLE004 adds ever more breadth to the legacies of Headhunter, Idle Hands and ultimately Bristol music.

IDLE004
Headhunter
a) Lost Prophet
b) Chasing Shadows
Released 13th December on 12″ Vinyl / Digital.

http://www.myspace.com/idlehandsbristol
soundcloud.com/idle-hands-bristol

Ekoplekz- ‘Stalag Zero’ / ‘Distended Dub’ Limited 12” out 15th Nov on on Punch Drunk(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2010 by E.N.


Release date 15th Nov 2010
Limited 12” and digital

Punch Drunk, Bristol’s esteemed electronic music imprint, celebrates it’s 20th release with a strictly limited edition 12″ single.

This double A-side is also the official debut release by shadowy Bristol-based experimental electronic musician Ekoplekz. As such, it represents something of a departure for the label, for here is an artist who shuns modern digital production techniques in favour of primitive analogue devices, lo-fi cassette recorders and a spontaneous, improvised approach to composition.

Taking inspiration from ‘Radiophonic’ soundtracks, early dub reggae, krautrock and post-punk D.I.Y. experimenter’s like Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle and Robert Rental, Ekoplekz is intent on introducing a new generation to the kind of raw eruptions of sound that first gave birth to the UK’s electronic underground over 30 years ago.

300 hand-numbered copies for the world, each sheathed in individually hand-painted sleeves.

Ekoplekz ‘Stalag Zero’

Ekoplekz ‘Distended Dub’

http://www.punchdrunkmusic.com/

Download:Kowton- RA.226 podcast

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2010 by E.N.

The Bristol-based producer blurs the lines between techno and dubstep on his mix for the RA podcast.

Can a producer successfully traverse the boundaries between dubstep and techno? Shed certainly doesn’t seem to think so. But the work of Bristol-based producer Joe Cowton may make him think twice about bass music creators meddling with four-to-the-floor dynamics and lower tempos.

Cowton made his first foray into dubstep production while he was studying music technology in Manchester. Inspired by both his visit to a DMZ rave in Leeds’ West Indian Centre, and the records that he was picking up at Boomkat’s now defunct physical store, Pelican Neck, Cowton started to craft his own take on the dubstep sound, pricking the ears of blogger and Keysound owner Martin “Blackdown” Clark at an early stage. His first actual releases came under his Narcossist moniker, fusing together deep sub-bass tones with the rhythmic skip of UK garage on both the Mindset and Clandestine Cultivations imprints, but by the middle of last year, Cowton had started to unveil a much different style to his work.

His debut release as Kowton for Keysound was the first chance for many to hear what he’d been concocting in his new surroundings of Bristol. By dropping the tempo down by a good 15 BPM and trying to integrate heavily swung rhythms and dubstep production tropes into a house and techno template, Cowton has managed to create a genuinely unique niche for himself. The clanking minimalist churn of his 12-inch for Idle Hands from earlier this year only served to compound his reputation in techno circles, but Cowton definitely hasn’t left dubstep behind. His DJ sets frequently combine music from both genres, and that’s exactly what he’s done with his RA podcast, transitioning through low-slung techno into hyper-kinetic dubstep.(…More at RA)

Published / 27 September 2010
Filesize / 63.24 MB
Length / 00:52:41

Download:Kowton- RA.226 podcast

Punch Drunk presents: V/A – ‘Worth the Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2010 by E.N.

I knew straight away that this was a sound that would fit perfectly in Bristol – there is a lot of tension in the music that carries a satisfactory darkness with it, but it’s also lazy music. You don’t have to dance hard to move with it – it was born with a reefer in its gob!”

So said Pinch when I interviewed him in February 2005. Having witnessed the early DMZ and FWD>> raves that spawned this new sound we now refer to as Dubstep, and having gradually begun integrating it into the fabric of Bristol’s existing club scene, this young DJ’s instincts were proving correct. The following month I attended one of his Context nights – a dubsession by Loefah and Skream, on one of their earliest forays outside the Capital – and experienced for myself the sheer physical impact of dubstep at soundsystem volume. But even that was just a hint of what was to come. In April, Subloaded II sent a subsonic shockwave through the city, as Bristol shuddered under the weight of DMZ’s bass meditations. Those who survived the onslaught were changed forever, and Bristol’s destiny as dubstep’s second city became assured.

May 2005 saw the debut release on Pinch’s Tectonic imprint, which was the first of many new dubstep labels to emerge from the city. Being so much smaller than London, Bristol’s new generation of bedroom DJs and producers mingled freely in a close-knit community centred around the Rooted Records shop and the new club spaces (Dubloaded, Sub- loaded, Ruffnek Diskotek, Noir, HENCH) which sprang-up over the following months to cater for this rapidly expanding scene. Beats and ideas were eagerly exchanged on freshly-burned cd-rs in a period of unprecedented communal activity and cooperation, which would ultimately draw in and re-energise many of the city’s older generation of bass-explorers. Indeed, Bristol’s historical association with bass-orientated music was a crucial factor in the formation of a distinct and cohesive sound that triggered a feedback-loop of influence back to both London and the world beyond.

Almost inevitably, the Bristol micro-scene outgrew it’s grassroots, as producer-DJs like Headhunter, Appleblim, Joker, RSD, Pinch and Peverelist soon found themselves playing venues all over the planet. Once again, the ‘Bristol Sound’ had become an international phenomenon. Yet even today the core community still comes together for the regular mid- week Dubloaded sessions, which remain a testament to this city’s unshakable sense of strength and solidarity, as SGT. Pokes (the Honorary Bristolian who led the first charge at Subloaded all those years ago) calls the monthly congrega- tion to prayer.

- Gutterbreakz, November 2010.

Curated by Punch Drunk Records, Bristol’s premier bass music imprint, “Worth The Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics” compiles five years of Bristol Dubstep history across two CD’s.

I knew straight away that this was a sound that would fit perfectly in Bristol – there is a lot of tension in the music that carries a satisfactory darkness with it, but it’s also lazy music. You don’t have to dance hard to move with it – it was born with a reefer in its gob!”

So said Pinch when I interviewed him in February 2005. Having witnessed the early DMZ and FWD>> raves that spawned this new sound we now refer to as Dubstep, and having gradually begun integrating it into the fabric of Bristol’s existing club scene, this young DJ’s instincts were proving correct. The following month I attended one of his Context nights – a dubsession by Loefah and Skream, on one of their earliest forays outside the Capital – and experienced for myself the sheer physical impact of dubstep at soundsystem volume. But even that was just a hint of what was to come. In April, Subloaded II sent a subsonic shockwave through the city, as Bristol shuddered under the weight of DMZ’s bass meditations. Those who survived the onslaught were changed forever, and Bristol’s destiny as dubstep’s second city became assured.

May 2005 saw the debut release on Pinch’s Tectonic imprint, which was the first of many new dubstep labels to emerge from the city. Being so much smaller than London, Bristol’s new generation of bedroom DJs and producers mingled freely in a close-knit community centred around the Rooted Records shop and the new club spaces (Dubloaded, Sub- loaded, Ruffnek Diskotek, Noir, HENCH) which sprang-up over the following months to cater for this rapidly expanding scene. Beats and ideas were eagerly exchanged on freshly-burned cd-rs in a period of unprecedented communal activity and cooperation, which would ultimately draw in and re-energise many of the city’s older generation of bass-explorers. Indeed, Bristol’s historical association with bass-orientated music was a crucial factor in the formation of a distinct and cohesive sound that triggered a feedback-loop of influence back to both London and the world beyond.

Almost inevitably, the Bristol micro-scene outgrew it’s grassroots, as producer-DJs like Headhunter, Appleblim, Joker, RSD, Pinch and Peverelist soon found themselves playing venues all over the planet. Once again, the ‘Bristol Sound’ had become an international phenomenon. Yet even today the core community still comes together for the regular mid- week Dubloaded sessions, which remain a testament to this city’s unshakable sense of strength and solidarity, as SGT. Pokes (the Honorary Bristolian who led the first charge at Subloaded all those years ago) calls the monthly congrega- tion to prayer.

- Gutterbreakz, November 2010.

Curated by Punch Drunk Records, Bristol’s premier bass music imprint, “Worth The Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics” compiles five years of Bristol Dubstep history across two CD’s.

DRUNKCD004
Various Artists
Worth The Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics

Barcode: 5055317208736
Formats: 2xCD / Digital Download
Release date: 8th November 2010

CD1:
01. Pinch ‘Midnight Oil’
02. Peverelist ‘The Grind’
03. Gatekeeper ‘Tense Past’
04. Peverelist ‘Roll with the Punches’
05. Appleblim ‘Vansan’
06. Pinch ‘Qawwali’
07. Forsaken ‘Hypnotise’
08. Headhunter ‘7th Curse’
09. RSD ‘Pretty Bright Light’
10. Komonazmuk ‘Bad Apple’
11. Appleblim & Peverelist ‘Circling’
12. Pinch ‘Lazarus’
13. Forsaken ft Mr Jo ‘Into the Sunset’

CD2:
14. Smith & Mighty ‘B Line Fi Blo’
15. Atki2 & Dub Boy ‘Tigerflower’
16. Joker ‘Holly Brook Park’
17. Guido ‘Mad Sax’
18. Hyetal & Shortstuff ‘Ice Cream’
19. Pinch ‘Get Up’ (RSD remix)
20. Jakes ‘3kout’
21. Wedge & Shadz ‘Running away’ (Guido remix)
22. Gemmy ‘Bass Transmitter’
23. Guido ‘Orchestral Lab’
24. Dubkasm ‘Hail Jah’ (Jakes remix)
25. Joker ‘Stuck in the System’
26. Hyetal ‘Pixel Rainbow Sequence’

www.myspace.com/punchdrunkrecords
www.rootedrecords.co.uk
soundcloud.com/punchdrunkrecords

Lolene -Electrick Hotel august 2010,tracklist+free download official single Rich (Fake It Til You Make It) out June

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2010 by E.N.


BRITISH RISING POPSTAR LOLENE WANTS TO INVITE YOU INTO THE ELECTRICK HOTEL WITH AUGUST, 2010 RELEASE OF DEBUT ALBUM

Free Download Of First Official Single “Rich (Fake It Til You Make It)”
Available On Lolenemusic.com Now – Hits Top 40 Radio In June

Capitol Records recording artist Lolene has announced her debut album The Electrick Hotel will be released in August, 2010. The British dance floor barbarella plays hostess at The Electrick Hotel and is ready to invite the world to check-in and stay a while. Each of the 15 songs on the album represents a different room in the hotel and each tells a story, capturing a different part of Lolene’s personality. The album’s first single “Rich (Fake It Til You Make It)” is about living your life as if you’ve already made it, about believing you are what you want to be and having the confidence to know dreams can come true. The single will hit top 40 radio in June and is currently available at iTunes. A free download is being offered on Lolene’s website
http://lolenemusic.com/rich_freedownload.html.
Last month Radaronline.com premiered a visual first look at The Electrick Hotel with a video trailer featuring audio clips of the songs “Rich (Fake it Til You Make It)”, “Lionheart” and “Ordinary Girl.” The trailer can be viewed Here

The Electrick Hotel Track Listing:
Intro
Sexy People
Rich (Fake It Til You Make It)
Lionheart
Ordinary Girl
Under the Bus
Interlude
Carousel
Radio
Die Without Love
For the Record
Bang Bang
Limousine
F*cked Up
Beautiful Diasaster

Check for more HERE
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Lolene – A First Look At The Electrick Hotel -out Summer 2010!

Posted in Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2010 by E.N.


Watch Lolene, check in to The Electrick Hotel in this first look at her Capitol Records debut. The brand new trailer features audio clips of “Rich (Fake it Til You Make It),” “Lionheart,” and “Ordinary Girl” from the forthcoming release. The Electrick Hotel coming this summer.

Biography
Before she had recorded a note of her debut album, Lolene had already chosen its inspired title: The Electrick Hotel. “I call it The Electrick Hotel because when you put the album on, you’re my guest. I’m going to take care of you,” says the British singer, songwriter, and performer. “You’re invited to come and stay a while in my world, which I see as like a hotel where each song is a room that captures a different part of my personality and expresses different emotions. So if you’re feeling happy, you can go to the penthouse and dance to ‘Sexy People.’ If you’re heartbroken, you can visit the first-floor and have a cry to ‘Beautiful Disaster.’”

The concept, as well as the album’s giddy, whirling electro-pop sound dovetails perfectly with Lolene’s fierce, can-do attitude and positive spirit. The first single, “Rich (Fake It Til You Make It)” is “about living your life like you’ve already made it even if you haven’t got a penny to your name,” Lolene says, while “Sexy People” (Lolene’s debut club single that reached No. 5 on the Billboard Dance chart) insists that everyone has something sexy about them, “whether it’s your little toe or a strand of hair,” she says. “I wrote these songs at a time when everyone was miserable because of the recession. I wanted to come up with something fun and colorful that made people feel good.” Lolene shows a more vulnerable side on the thoughtful break-up ballad “Beautiful Disaster,” and the Euro pop-tinged love song “Lion Heart,” which is about having a brave and fearless attitude toward love. And then there’s the Nellee Hooper-produced “Ordinary Girl,” which could be Lolene’s mission statement with the following lyrics: “I’ll never be ordinary / Weird and wonderful / Strange is beautiful / I’ll never be an ordinary girl.”

“That song is about my unusual upbringing,” says Lolene, who was raised in Bristol, England, by a single mother. “I was just not the girl who was going to have four kids and live in the countryside. So I wrote a song about how it’s all right not to be ordinary for all the people out there who feel different and unaccepted.”

Lolene’s childhood was anything but ordinary. “Probably to compensate for my not having a father, my mum kept me occupied with dancing and singing lessons,” she says. “We didn’t have a lot of money, but she worked really hard to give me opportunities, so I’m really thankful to her.” In addition to studying tap, jazz, dance, and ballet (“I’ve been prancing around in a tutu since the age of two,” she says), Lolene also performed in local theater productions and television shows before discovering as a teen that music was her true calling. “Performing is all I know,” she says. “I was literally one of those annoying little stage kids, but it took my mind off of everything, so that was a good plan of my mother’s. Plus I was told my bum was too big for me to be a ballerina, so I thought, ‘Screw you, I’m off to be a pop star!’”

Lolene began writing songs and singing backing vocals for trip-hop artist Martina Topley-Bird (known for her work with Tricky) and local drum-and-bass pioneer Roni Size. After completing school, she moved to London and fronted an all-girl pop vocal group signed to a development deal at BMG Records. She wrote all the group’s material and realized she had a knack for writing melodies and lyrics.

It was during this time in London that Lolene acquired her nickname “Miss Foo Foo,” bestowed on her by a friend who watched Lolene drool over expensive items she couldn’t afford as the two window-shopped on London’s swanky Kings Road. “’Miss Foo Foo’ is the name of my company as well as my naughty alter ego,” Lolene says. “She’s the heightened, fabulous, eccentric part of my personality — the girl who wants it all right now. She lives in a world of heartbreak and handbags. She’s a chaser of dreams.” Miss Foo Foo is boujis (a British expression meaning to be fancy or posh) — the type who hangs out in London’s chic, ultra-private nightclubs.

Glam as it may have been, the London scene wasn’t enough to contain someone as driven as Lolene. Armed with nothing but a suitcase and a demo CD, she moved to Hollywood in search of her big break. Based on Lolene’s songwriting talent, multi-platinum producer Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Rick Ross, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Sean Kingston) signed her to his publishing label Beluga Heights/Sony ATV. She went to work collaborating with such heavy-hitters as Andreas Carlsson (Backstreet Boys, ’N Sync, Celine Dion), Christopher Rojas (Pink, Backstreet Boys, Joss Stone), Makeba Riddick (Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce), Evan Bogart (The Writing Camp), Danja (Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Timbaland), Harvey Mason Jr. (Underdogs), and Christina Milian, for whom Lolene penned the single “Diamonds” featuring Kanye West.

“My writing is where I get to explore other sides of my personality,” Lolene says. “It’s like acting — you get to play someone else for that song. But I didn’t just want to write for other people, I wanted to write songs for myself.” It was while working with Rotem that the idea for The Electrick Hotel came to her. “I never wanted to just be famous, I wanted to present a very clear vision about who I am and what I want to say to people. And that message is love,” Lolene says. “Ultimately, I’m an ambassador of love. I want to inspire people to be brave and live their dreams, whether it’s about a dream about being rich in love, rich in success, or just fulfilled in some way that is important to you. It’s about breaking down boundaries and just being a fearless person in the world.”
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Promotional stuff arrived via email (extramusicnew(at)gmail.com ,
send your stuffs via e mail or soundcloud, promote yourself…!!!
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Dubkasm Transform I – Remixed(incl.Pinch, Guido ,Peverelist,Jakes …)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2010 by E.N.

Bristolian roots reggae outfit Dubkasm have rounded together ten of the city’s dubstep producers to contribute to their Transform I – Remixed album.

Dubkasm are comprised of childhood friends Digistep and DJ Stryda, who kicked off their dub project in the mid-’90s before going on to launch their Sufferah’s Choice label in ’03 in order to showcase their studio productions. Last year’s Transform I album was a culmination of their work so far, collecting tracks from their previous 12-inches and including vocal turns from Dub Judah, Levi Roots and Afrikan Simba. They’ve also recently issued a dub version of the entire record by the name of Transformed In Dub.

Transform I – Remixed will complete the trilogy of releases, and Dubkasm have decided to keep things Bristolian for the remix CD, inviting Pinch, Peverelist, Appleblim & Gatekeeper, Headhunter, Guido, Gemmy, RSD, Hyetal, Forsaken and Jakes to offer up versions of their material. Although most of the remixes could be classified as dubstep of some kind, all of them remain deeply rooted in the reggae source material, ranging from the vocodered digidub of Gemmy’s “City Walls” to Peverelist’s delayed minimalist take on “Strictly Ital.” Vinyl buyers will be able to pick and choose their preferred mixes, with a series of five different 12-inches set to be released from May through September.

The launch party for the album will see Stryda’s Teachings In Dub party team up with Pinch’s Subloaded for a homegrown double-header of epic proportions at Bristol’s Trinity Centre this Friday night. The converted church provides a large single-room space with good acoustics, and will see the reggae of Dubkasm (who will appear alongside MC Solo Banton), Downbeat Melody and Negus Melody go head-to-head with the dubstep of Pinch, Peverelist, Appleblim, Hyetal, Forsaken, Gatekeeper and Guido.

Tracklist
01. Pinch – From the Foundation feat Dub Judah
02. Gemmy – City Walls feat Ras Addis
03. RSD – More Jah Songs feat Tena Stelin
04. Forsaken – Moses feat Ras B
05. Peverelist – Strictly Ital feat Ras Addis
06. Appleblim & Gatekeeper – Respek I-Spek feat Levi Roots & Afrikan Simba
07. Guido – Nyah Keith
08. Hyetal – Tranaformai feat Ras Bernardo & Jeru Banto
09. Jakes – Hail Jah feat Ras Addis
10. Headhunter – Foundational Dub feat Dub Judah

Sufferah’s Choice Recordings will release Transform I – Remixed in May 2010.(RA)

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