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TOP 25 Promo Chart V/A February 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2014 by E.N.

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Some of the best tracks from albums,ep’s,compilations…arrived at our mailbox extramusicnew(at)
Indie,Rock,Alternative,Downtempo,Experimental,Etno,Nu Jazz,Folk,Funk,Soul,Progressive Rock,Cumbia,World,…,

1. Art Decade – Need You Yesterday (3:56) INFO
2. Nick Pride & The Pimptones – Hex On My Soul (3:04)
3. Zo aka La chauve-souris – Stars (3:32)
4. Ahmed – Dhiyaanaage-huvafen (6:18)
5. Hurray For The Riff Raff – St. Roch Blues (5:09)
6. John Adorney – Never Alone (5:08)
7. Club America – Mary Did (3:56)
8. K I T (Kuenta I Tambú) – Jackhammer (3:31)
9. Sara feat. Bosta – Tounkan (Captain Planet Remix) (5:49)
10. Adrian – In My Hands (4:06)
11. Beth Neilsen Chapman – 12 Almost (4:10)
12. Nistha Raj – Shivranjani (5:45)
13. Diggs Duke – Sweat Like Sieves – DIGIMASTER (2:51)
14. Tiécoro Sissoko – Fatou – Soli (6:15)
15. Fox and the Bird – Wreck of the Fallible (4:04)
16. Jaro Milko & The Cubalkanics – Cumbia Griega (3:49)
17. The David Liberty Band – End Of Story (3:45)
18. Mainland – - Shiner (2:27)
19. Adrian Raso Fanfare Ciocarlia – 10. Spiritissimo (3:34)
20. Mark Morriss – Its hard to be good all the time (4:06)
21. Happyness – Montreal Rock Band Somewhere (5:04)
22. Jarabe De Palo – 01 Somos (4:06)
23. Jef Gilson – Chant Inca (5:43)
24. Sound Menagerie – Stay With Me (4:18)
25. NØMADS – Disguises (5:32)

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TOP 25 Promo Chart V/A December 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2013 by E.N.

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Some of the best tracks from albums,ep’s,compilations…arrived at our mailbox extramusicnew(at)
Indie,Rock,Alternative,Downtempo,Experimental,Etno,Nu Jazz,Folk,Funk,Soul,Progressive Rock,…,

1. Los Macuanos – Pasado y Presente (Feat. Lucrecia Dalt) (4:34) INFO
2. Shantel – Ghost Town (3:12) INFO Itunes
3. Torgny – FIRE IN YOU (feat. Maria Due) (3:38) INFO
4. Melissa Laveaux – Pie Bwa (2:38) INFO
5. Wax Fang – The Astronaut: Part 2 (12:00) INFO
6. Juakali – Rootz (Matty G Remix) (4:55) INFO
7. Betty Black – Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (3:36) INFO
8. Kalle Mattson – Darkness (4:31) INFO
9. OK Choral – Pourvu Que La Nuit Soit Longue (3:57) INFO
10. Sweet Gum Tree – Astray (3:26) INFO
11. Englishman – Fill a Silo (4:55)
12. The Pepper Pots – Don’t Let No One (3:10)
13. K A Morton – Sleep Horses (5:52)
14. Mode Moderne – Times Up (2:55)
15. Happyness – Lascascadas (4:24)
16. Stone Diamond – Let It Roll (4:21)
17. Teotima Ensemble – Counting The Ways (6:47)
18. Ed Meme feat Guests Of Nature – Golden Years (3:50)
19. Funky Mama – Ottobre: Fuga dalla stazione centrale) (7:28)
20. Student Teachers – Second Before (2:50)
21. Toninho Ferragutti – Circuleta (3:53)
22. The Liberators – Cairo Uprising (3:41)
23. E.J. Stamp – I Know All About It (3:03)
24. TR’s Hot Ice – Hot Ice (2:57)
25. The Ray Camacho Band – Hollywood (3:49)

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Belle – Lapwing (WOT013)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2013 by E.N.

WOT013Belle’s rich vocals have already pricked ears with ‘Crazy Little Thing’ (produced by Requiem) and Om Unit’s remix of ‘Delicious Delicacies’ receiving multiple plays on Rinse and NTS. Lapwing,an EP of smoky electric soul continues in the same vein, balancing soulful tendencies with forward-looking production.

Following her curation of the Untold Songs project released by JusLike Music in aid of Amnesty International (featuring Ursula Rucker, Heidi Vogel, Vula, Ahu, Ruby Wood, Baby Sol and Stac)it’s a huge pleasure to finally release Belle’s debut EP.
The production, from WotNot’s own K15, is littered with musical influences – from the obvious 90s neo-soul and hip-hop references to bass, dub and even jungle – and the flawless balance between Belle and her collaborator is the key to this release. This is illustrated by the neck-snapping beat of Infinity, countered by a graceful, undulating lead vocal over gloriously dubbed-out backing vocals.

The skippy, two-step flavoured neo-soul of It’s All Made Up, with its big gospel-tinged crescendos,sounds like a young Destiny’s Child hitting the studio with a CMYK-era James Blake.
Title track Lapwing contrasts rhythmic, meditative marimbas and Rhodes with a smoky, lyrical vocal over more dub-style backing vocals; here the beats sit back and lets the building layers of harnonies steer.
The full-on 90s neo-soul throwback of We Once Were, complete with hints of jungle that finally rise to the top for an exhilarating final minute, highlights the strength of Belle’s vocals and songwriting; while the influences are clear, the result is unique.
K15’s signature production style should excite any avid music fan about his upcoming WotNot release, with its perfectly measured bass lines, head-nod rhythms and subtle jazz-soul influence.
The sense of space throughout the release leaves you aching for more of Belle’s soul-searching vocals as she balances her dynamic range with subtle jazz inflections – hopefully something we won’t have to wait too long to hear more of.

Listen to ’1968′ the title track from Submotion Orchestra’s forthcoming EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by E.N.


Critically acclaimed for their vast sound infusing Jazz, Dub and Soul, Submotion Orchestra return with a new EP titled ‘1968’, which is due for release on the 4th November via Circus Records.

 Title track, ‘1968’ is the perfect introduction to the forthcoming EP as lead singer Ruby’s vocals soar over a wall of subtle, yet monumental instrumentation.

A surprising yet assured signing by Circus Records, a label who are more associated with bruising bass than the elegant tones of Submotion Orchestra, label co-founder Flux Pavilion declared his love for the band, which soon led to them signing to Circus, reinstating the label’s ethos of releasing only the highest quality music, regardless of genre.

Flux Pavilion says “to release Submo on Circus is amazing, I’ve always been a big fan of their music.

Amongst a current trend in EDM, Submotion Orchestra offers a soothing influence that has been praised by the likes of The Guardian and The Times. Leeds’s finest will be embarking on a European tour next month, including a date at London’s prestigious Koko on the 15th November as well dates in Prague and Bratislava.

For full listings of Submotion Orchestra’s European tour head to their Facebook page. 

Around7 Soul On Wire LP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2013 by E.N.

around7Release Date: 25th Oct 2013
Around7 follows up his 7 track mini-album debut ‘Back To Basics’ from March, with the full length ‘Soul On Wire LP’.  The album features 17 tracks of the laid-back jazz, hip hop and broken beats that found him so many fans last time around.  Once again, the album is released on Robsoul Jazz, an offshoot of the well-established Robsoul Recordings house label run by Phil Weeks, and treats the art of sampling as it’s mantra.  Hip Hop influences such as J Dilla and DJ Premier are in heavy evidence, alongside the jazz of Miles Davis, Bill Evans and the legendary Blue Note Records. The ‘Soul On Wire LP’ will be released as a two part vinyl set, followed by the full digital album.

Around7 states that, “The aim of the tracks is to sound acoustic through the use of the jazz samples, but underpinned by rough old school hip hop beats.  The sample usually forms the starting point for each track.  Increasingly, I like to edit the track in a natural feeling – I think this the part that jazz has in my music, improvising with samples like a musician with his instrument.”

Hailing from ParisAround7’s music career began as a bassist and trumpet player in a jazz/funk band.  After learning to play keyboard and discovering the Akai MPC sampler and software such as Cubase, he merged all of his skills together to create his own tracks based around live instrumentation and samples.

DN3 – And LP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2013 by E.N.

DN3 - AND LPDN3‘s sound is both unique and instantly recognisable, and is as a result of an encounter between three great musical minds: Guido Nemola, a sound engineer and respected DJ, Cesare Dell’Anna, a man with a love of harmony and melodic textures and finally, Mauro Tre, a respected trumpet and keyboard player with a rich jazz background. Throughout their musical journey, DN3 cross numerous junctions through the most cutting-edge electronic experiments, resulting in a refined and contemporary sound that can loosely be defined as ”Electro Jazz”. Think Miles Davis jamming with Carl Craig and Francesco Tristano and you’ll get the idea.

If ever there was electronic music with soul, DN3‘s debut LP is surely it!

Artist: DN3
Title: And LP
Label: Irma Records
Release Date: 07/08
01 DN3 - Channel 3
02 DN3 - Miss Cat
03 DN3 - Big Bottle
04 DN3 - Silence
05 DN3 - Mojo Drums
06 DN3 - Loose Swing
07 DN3 - Galline
08 DN3 - I have a drum
09 DN3 - The Line
10 DN3 - Coffee Pot
11 DN3 - Scent

Bryan Ferry presents ‘The Jazz Age’ + Teaser

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on October 16, 2012 by E.N.


If there was ever a musical icon and a decade destined to come together it is Bryan Ferry and the Roaring Twenties. The artist as creative powerhouse with a dazzling career of endless surprise, delight and innovation, and the decade – a time of modernity, decadence and bright young things – all driven on by the thrill of it all.

So to celebrate and mark the 40th year anniversary of his incredible career both as a solo artist and as the creator of Roxy Music, Ferry has re-recorded some of his own compositions, performed by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra in the style of the 1920s.

Driven by his fascination for that time between the wars known as ‘The Jazz Age’, Ferry has recorded the songs as instrumentals. “I started my musical journey listening to a fair bit of jazz, mainly instrumental, and from diverse and contrasting periods” explains Ferry. “I loved the way the great soloists would pick up a tune and shake it up – go somewhere completely different – and then return gracefully back to the melody, as if nothing had happened. This seemed to me to reach a sublime peak with the music of Charlie Parker, and later Ornette Colman. More recently, I have been drawn back to the roots, to the weird and wonderful music of the 1920s – the decade that became known as The Jazz Age”

“After forty years of making records, both in and out of Roxy Music, I thought now might be an interesting moment to revisit some of these songs, and approach them as instrumentals in the style of that magical period. I would like to thank Colin Good and the other outstanding musicians featured on this record (most of who played on his earlier tribute to the 1930s, the album ‘As Time Goes By’) for bringing a new and different life to these songs – a life without words”.

‘The Jazz Age’ is an intoxicating collection of timeless songs awakening the spirits of Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven, Bix Beiderbecke’s Wolverines and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. From the thundering cascade of ‘Virginia Plain’ to the timeless weave of ‘Slave To Love’, ‘Avalon’ and ‘Reason or Rhyme’ – no shade from Ferry’s palette of musical styles is omitted. ‘The Bogus Man’, which made its debut on 1973′s For Your Pleasure, revives the heady sounds of Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club band, while the arrangement of ‘Don’t Stop the Dance’ might have come from the pen of the great Don Redman. Ferry has created a soundtrack for those endless champagne-fuelled parties documented by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and for a whole new generation -‘The Jazz Age’ is pure Gatsbyesque bliss.


1. Do The Strand. 8. This Is Tomorrow.
2. Love Is The Drug. 9. The Only Face.
3. Don’t Stop The Dance. 10. I Thought.
4. Just Like You. 11. Reason Or Rhyme
5. Avalon. 12. Virginia Plain.
6. The Bogus Man. 13. This Island Earth.
7. Slave To Love.

Produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies, ‘The Jazz Age’ will be released on November 26th on 10″ Vinyl Folio Edition, 12″ Vinyl, CD and Digital editions – all on BMG Rights Management.

Marc Mac Presents Visioneers -Hipology(Stream)

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

Since the late 80s Londoner Marc Mac has been converting audiences with his sophisticated take on urban soul. A hybrid concoction of breakbeat, nu-jazz, neo soul, drum and bass, and Hip Hop, its a polished sound plugged directly into the emotional highway of 21st century city living. Working under a variety of guises, his prodigious output includes his work as one half of 4hero, Visioneers, Natures Plan and Nu Era. In the late 90‘s Marc signed to Gilles Peterson’s Talking Loud Records with 4hero. 4hero went on to produce two classic albums with Talkin Loud icluding the award winning “Two Pages” & “Creating Patterns” they then set up their own label where the critically acclaimed “Play With The Changes” was released. Somewhere in this timeline, between producing music for Jill Scott to Roy Ayers, Phonte to Terry Callier, Marc started another pro! ject called Visioneers releasing a set of limited 7” singles getting the attention from top eclectic DJ’s including Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay. Visioneers was then picked up by BBE records who released the debut album “Dirty Old Hip Hop”.
While recording this new Visioneers record, Mac began thinking how hip-hop had been a (sometimes invisible) guiding hand in his life. “The music, the fashion and culture. Although producing all kinds of music from jungle to jazz, hip-hop (or at least what is was) has always been a part of what I do in some strange and sometimes very subtle way.” Documenting this influence on, his very own digital scrapbook (that has also spawned the record of the same title), it’s easy to see the depth of Mac’s appreciation of hip-hop. HIPOLOGY; the album includes hand picked guest John Robinson, Notes To Self, TRAC & Baron alongside some featured musicians Luke Parkhouse, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra & The Support Horns. The result is a real cool, funky eclectic mix of breaks, beats, soul/jazz and freaky squeaks a great follow up to the debut

“Cielo Sunrise” – mixed by Nicolas Matar Out In March on Nervous Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by E.N.

Cielo Sunrise
Mixed By Nicolas Matar
March 6, 2012
Nervous Records

New York City dance music institutions Nervous Records and Cielo unite once again with the March 6 release of “Cielo Sunrise” – mixed by Nicolas Matar. This compilation arrives as Cielo celebrates nine great years in NYC’s Meatpacking District. Over the years, the club has defined itself as a global dance music brand with a successful compilation series, dedication to quality music programming and superior Funktion One sound in an intimate club setting. In 2011, Cielo also became home to Nervous Records own branded music events which take place on the first Tuesday of each month.

Nicolas Matar’s musical style is very diverse, encompassing everything from Deep House, Soulful House, Nu-Jazz, Techno, to Disco Classics – and this is reflected in his gorgeous “Sunrise” mix. With tracks and remixes from Guy Gerber. DJ T, Parker Pooley, Layo & Bushwacka!, Martin Dawson & Glimpse, Humate, Vincenzo, YouANDewan, Jimpster and many more, this mix perfectly captures the programming at Cielo on any given night.

When first opened Cielo was a neighborhood pioneer in the Meatpacking District, establishing roots in an area best known for meat warehouses and unsightly characters. Since then the area has developed into a hub of designer hotels, fashion boutiques and high-end restaurants. To this day, the club has never strayed from its vision of being a music-driven dance venue and over the years established itself as one of the top clubs in the world. The venue’s one-room design and sunken dancefloor provides an intimate connection between the DJ and clubber that is unparalleled. “Cielo has been a labor of love from the very beginning for all those involved. Everything we do is for the love of dance music – from the sound, hospitality, lighting, and quality of music, all are designed to provide a superior night of clubbing,” Matar says

The club serves as host for two of the longest running weekly parties in the U.S. The legendary Body & Soul doyen Francois K helms Deep Space Mondays and house music legends Louie Vega & Kevin Hedge host Roots Wednesdays. Over the last year, the club has also seen its share of global superstar DJs including, Laurent Garnier, Luciano, Carl Cox and Danny Tenaglia. Nine years from its inception, Cielo still strives for excellence, never straying from its original vision and constantly delivering as an international clubbing destination for both DJs and clubbers.

The Cielo Sunrise release party is schedule for March 31 at – where else – Cielo

1. Deniz Kurtel – The L Word feat. Jada (Guy Gerber’s Countryside Remix)
2. Jordi Bouman – Fall Into Me (Scope Remix)
3. Daso & Ofrin – Time For Decisions (Club Mix)
4. DJ T – City Life feat. Cari Golden (Maceo Plex Remix)
5. Parker , Pooley – Feel The Same
6. Layo & Bushwacka! – Summer Gone
7. Martin Dawson & Glimpse – No One Belongs Here More Than You
8. Ste_ – Sadness
9. Okain – Scream (Nina Kraviz Remix)
10. Humate – Love Stimulation (Vincenzo Remix)
11. Kyodai – Mi Rumba
12. YouANDewan – 1988 (Jimpster’s Summer of Love Remix)

“Best Club”, IDMA Awards 2010
“Best Party”, Dance.Here.Now, Clubworld Awards 2009
“Best Club”, Clubworld Awards 2008
“Best Party”, Dance.Here.Now, Clubworld Awards 2008
“Best Nightclub”, Village Voice 2006
“Best Club”, Clubworld Awards 2006
“Best Deep House Club”, New York Magazine 2006

Blue Fields – Ghost Story

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2011 by E.N.

A Canadian DJ, a Japanese guitarist and a Turkish vocalist meet in Berlin.Together they record an ambient album that harnesses the experimental spirit of jazz and the aesthetic austerity of minimal electronica.These are the elements that comprise and distinguish Blue Fields’ Ghost Story due on Haunt Music, 2012. But they are hardly the whole story. Individually, Blue Fields are Mike Shannon, the left-field electronic artist behind Cynosure recordings;Takeshi Nishimoto a classical guitarist who also collaborated with mini-tech artist John Tejada as I’m Not a Gun; and Fadila, German-Turkish singer who has previously appeared with Shannon on Wagon Repair and Cynosure.
The convergence of their personas, talents and influences yields a stripped-down imaginary soundtrack that is brooding and seductive, reminiscent of trip-hop duo Lamb, neo-soul turntablists Zero 7 and electronic composers Ryuichi Sakomoto and Steven Reich. It is an expansive reach.Thanks to the gifts of all involved, including some top session musicians on the electronic and nu-jazz scenes, it is handily within Blue Fields’ versatile grasp. From the book-end intro “Open Your Eyes,” and outro “Close Your Eyes” to the title of the album, it is clear the trio are jamming on a transcendent arc.
Timeless instrumentals complement Nishmoto’s fluid, ethereal guitar and Fadila’s smokey vocals; up-tempo beats tap into Shannon’s dance-floor impulses. “Sequenced Love Affair” is root-chakra body music, celebrating the alchemy between precise machine and erratic emotion. “Sequenced Love Affair”’s slinky back beat and noddy groove set the tempo for the haunting score that follows. Other gently bumping tracks include “Carmens Ghost,” “The Hive (Nothing to Hide)” and “Bones and Butterflies,” marked by Fadila’s diaphanous cooing. Shannon’s mercurial finesse and Nishimoto’s acoustic dexterity shine in instrumental pieces like “Best Served Cold” and “Eternal Fields,” where both artists flash their jazzier, improvisational inclinations. Sparse, atmospheric tracks like “That’s What it Was” exercise their sophisticated sense of intimacy and restraint and thread the entire collaboration together.
In just a few eloquent tracks, Blue Fields bridge the gap between that which is familiar, earthy and remembered and that which is exotic, cosmic and imagined.Their double-edged jabs of sonic love will tame the industrial beast about us enough to reconnect listeners with their own temporal vibrations.

Blue Fields – Ghost Story
01_OpenYour Eyes
02_Sequenced Love Affair
03_Best Served Cold
04_Carmens Ghost
05_Bones & Butterflys
06_Why Continue The Lie
07_New Shade of Blue
08_Seven x Seven
09_The Hive
11_Eternal Fields
12_That’s What It Was
13_CloseYour Eyes


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