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JADE DE LAFLEUR presents “JADED”(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , on October 3, 2013 by dk


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

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2013 by dk



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


Download:George Maple – OPST

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2013 by dk

George Maple - OPST
Download:George Maple – OPST

Omar – The Man [Official Video]

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2013 by dk

Taken from forthcoming album of the same name, ‘The Man’, released by Freestyle Records:


Alice Russell – Heartbreaker (Falty DL Remix)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2013 by dk

TRU270With only weeks away from the release of her 5th album ‘To Dust‘ (4/30 on Tru Thoughts/Caroline) and the commencement of her US tour,  Alice Russell delivers a remix from one of the most in demand remixers out; Falty DL, a favorite of Radiohead’s Thom YorkFalty DL has opened for the likes of RadioheadDJ ShadowJames BlakeSBTRKT,Squarepusher and has crafted remixers for The xx, Seun Kuti (son of Fela Kuti), Mount KimbieScubaPhotekAnthony Shake Shakir and others.


Falty DL’s rework of Alice Russell’s “Heartbreaker” is an intoxicating blend of 2-step influenced vibes with Alice’s piercingly haunting vocals.


Download Alice Russell “Twin Peaks” HERE

The video for the original “Heartbreaker” is directed by Steve Glashier (Fatboy SlimJuliette Lewis) and stars long-time Alice fan Harry Shearer, the Hollywood actor and cult comedy hero known for roles including Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls, many voices in The Simpsons, and for his long running radio show on LA’s KCRW.



Omar – The Man w/ Shafiq Husayn & Maddslinky remixes (Freestyle Records)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2013 by dk

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Omar on Freestyle Records, coming out 27 May.

“When I grow up, I wanna be like Omar” – Stevie Wonder

There are precious few, if any contemporary UK artists whose creative credentials and influence extend as far and so consistently wide as Freestyle Records’ most recent signing Omar. Since first breaking through to worldwide renown all the way back in 1991 with his first releases on Gilles Peterson‘s seminal Talking Loud label, and going on to work with all manner of musical legends including a certain Stevie Wonder,Erykah BaduAngie StoneSyreeta WrightCommon, and Carleen Anderson.

Fast forward to 2013, and Omar’s reputation for being a thoroughly original artist following his own individual path remains undiminished. After recently picking up an M.B.E. for his outstanding contribution to the UK music scene, even the British Establishment has now acknowledged what many already appreciated and understood for many years.

There cannot have been many times a bass clarinet b-line was destined to become one of the most memorable and catchiest moments in contemporary soul, but on the new single, The Man, that’s precisely what happens. Add to that a stunning vocal performance, the slinkiest of beautiful key changes, and an uplifting vibe that simply emanates class and style, and you will understand why those who were privileged to hear The Man early on, all without exception, flipped, slipped and fell totally in love with its soul, its groove and irrepressible spirit.

This release sees three reworkings of the title track; US mainstay of conscious hip hop and electronica, Shafiq Husayn, literally leapt at the chance to remix The Man and gives it a minor mood feel, with spacey synthesiser lines added to emphasise this most memorable of melodies, Maddslinky (aka Zed Bias), came with a remix from a pumping, contemporary club direction including a driving beat coupled with spacy breakdowns and his trademark production skills, and Scratch Professer puts his unique stamp on his retwist of The Man like no one else could!

Completing the circle that began all the way back in the early 1990s, Omar has completely re-recorded his classic love song There’s Nothing Like This, which this time features bass player to the Gods Pino Palladino. The touching sentiment remains undiminished, but with the addition of soaring strings, soulful, jazzy horns, an all round live and acoustic feel, plus an extended and new arrangement, Omar has done the impossible; improved upon the un-improvable, that is likely to become the definitive version of an already much adored classic.

Release (digital):2013-05-06
Genre: Soul/R&B
Label: Freestyle Records
Cat #: FSR099D


The Man
The Man (Shafiq Husayn Remix)
The Man (Maddslinky Remix)
There’s Nothing Like This (feat. Pino Palladino)
The Man (Scratch Professer Retwist)

AM & Shawn Lee – La Musique Numerique out 5/7 via Park The Van Records+Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2013 by dk

AM & Shawn Lee - Two TimesHailing from LA and London respectively, AM & Shawn Lee first bonded over their mutual love of vintage French and Italian Soundtrack music and 80’s digital effects. Separately, the two have racked up an impressive number of accomplishments: AM has earned widespread acclaim for his unique mixture of pop, soul, R&B and psychedelia, and Shawn Lee, best known as instrumentalist groove-master, is also one of hip hop’s most sampled artists. The duo have shared stages with bands such as AIR, Phoenix, Sigur Ros, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Caetano Veloso, and Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

Download AM & Shawn Lee – Two Times

“Two Times” from AM & Shawn Lee’s upcoming album La Musique Numerique out May 7th, 2013. Pre-orders have begun!

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