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JUNGLE announce debut album details, out July 15 on XL Recordings

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on May 10, 2014 by J.D.

JungleLondon-based collective Jungle has revealed they will release their debut album in North America on July 15, 2014 (July 14 UK) on XL Recordings. Their eponymous album is set to be one of the summer’s most anticipated debut records, building on the success of their singles “Platoon”, “The Heat” and “Busy Earnin'”.

Jungle are based around a core musical duo of lifelong friends known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, who expand to a thrilling seven piece live, and make mesmeric, kaleidoscopic modern soul that’s unmistakably born in the UK but has true global appeal (their “Platoon” video has already racked up more than 4 million views). The album was recorded between the band’s own home studio in Shepherds Bush, London and the XL Recordings studio in Ladbroke Grove.

The album track list is:
1. The Heat
2. Accelerate
3. Busy Earnin’
4. Platoon
5. Drops
6. Time
7. Smoking Pixels
8. Julia
9. Crumbler
10. Son Of A Gun
11. Lucky I Got What I Want
12. Lemonade Lake
*pre-order Jungle Jungle here

Meanwhile, Jungle will return to North America for their first headline tour to date in the country. The group will perform in NYC at their third sold-out show, as well as San Francisco for a sold-out show at The Independent on June 7, the day after they kick off their tour on June 6 at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The group will come back in August to perform at this year’s Lollapalooza (full list of dates below).

JUNGLE North America Tour Dates
Fri, Jun 6 – El Rey Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Sat, Jun 7 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA *SOLD OUT
Mon, Jun 9 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Tue, Jun 10 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Fri, Jun 13 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
Sat, Jun 14 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Sun, Jun 15 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
Tue, Jun 17 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
Wed, Jun 18 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *SOLD OUT
Thu, Jun 19 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 1-3 -Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL

PHOX Premiere Video for “Slow Motion”+Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on April 25, 2014 by J.D.

PHOX Premiere Video for Slow Motion
Directed by PHOX’s very own Zach Johnston (guitar / banjo), the video was shot in Nashville across from The Stone Fox, a popular venue & restaurant co-owned by William Tyler (Silver Jews, Lambchop). The video is five minutes of pure, unadulterated, technicolor joy: Whimsical patterns, dance routines, bubbles, confetti, and mind boggling slow-mo/fast-mo camera tricks.

The Madison via Baraboo, WI sextet, who recently announced their signing to Partisan Records, will release their self-titled debut on June 24th, and will embark on a massive US headlining tour that same day, making stops in various major markets, as well as festivals including Newport Folk Fest and Shaky Knees. Produced by Brian Joseph at April Base Studio in Eau Claire, WI and mixed by Michael Brauer at Electric Lady Studios, the album is a school of simple folk-pop songs swimming amidst a chaotic eddy of rock, psychedelia, and soul.

Tour Dates:
Sat May 10, 2014 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Tue Jun 24, 2014 – Omaha NE – The Waiting Room
Wed Jun 25, 2014 – Kansas City MO – Riot Room
Fri Jun 27, 2014 – Austin TX – Stubb’s BBQ (Indoor)
Sat Jun 28, 2014 – Dallas TX – Three Links
Mon Jun 30, 2014 – Scottsdale AZ – The Western
Tue Jul 01, 2014 – Los Angeles CA – The Echo
Thu Jul 03, 2014 – San Francisco CA – The Chapel
Sat Jul 05, 2014 – Portland OR – Mississippi Studios
Sun Jul 06, 2014 – Seattle WA – The Crocodile
Tue Jul 08, 2014 – Salt Lake City UT – The State Room
Wed Jul 09, 2014 – Denver CO – Hi Dive
Fri Jul 11, 2014 – St. Louis MO – Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
Sat Jul 12, 2014 – Champaign IL – Mariposa Music Fest
Sun Jul 13, 2014 – Nashville TN – The High Watt
Tue Jul 15, 2014 – Birmingham AL – The Bottletree
Thu Jul 17, 2014 – Asheville NC – Grey Eagle
Fri Jul 18, 2014 – Chapel Hill NC – Local 506
Sat Jul 19, 2014 – Washington DC – The Hamilton
Mon Jul 21, 2014 – Philadelphia PA – Boot & Saddle
Tue Jul 22, 2014 – Brooklyn NY – Knitting Factory
Wed Jul 23, 2014 – New York NY – Mercury Lounge
Fri Jul 25, 2014 – Newport RI – Newport Folk Festival
Sat Jul 26, 2014 – North Bennington VT – The Vermont Arts Exchange
Mon Jul 28, 2014 – Montreal QC – Casa Del Popolo
Tue Jul 29, 2014 – Toronto ON – The Drake
Thu Jul 31, 2014 – Cleveland Heights OH – Grog Shop
Fri Aug 01, 2014 – Detroit MI – Magic Stick Lounge
Sun Aug 03, 2014 – Green Bay WI – Meyer Theatre w/ San Fermin
Mon Aug 04, 2014 – Minneapolis MN – 7th St. Entry
Wed Aug 06, 2014 – Milwaukee WI – Turner Hall
Thu Aug 07, 2014 – Madison WI – High Noon Saloon
Fri Aug 08, 2014 – Madison WI – High Noon Saloon – SOLD OUT
Sat Aug 09, 2014 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall

Shinedoe -Illogical Directions

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2014 by J.D.

ShinedoeThe queen of reinvention, Shinedoe’s third album is a culmination of everything she has achieved to date. From the mesmerizing and melodic‘Circle Of Life’, to the dark and brooding ‘Discourse’ featuring The Knife’s Karin Dreijer, ‘Illogical Directions’ is about letting go, about an artist completely liberated in her studio, making music from the heart and processing all her experiences into one impressive trip.

“I don’t want to make rational choices, it’s important that music can move in any direction, even if it doesn’t really make sense. It’s the only way to completely feel free, to avoid getting trapped in some sort of format.”  Shinedoe

The first lady of Amsterdam, Shinedoe shot into the spotlight a little over a decade ago with a string of omnipresent club hits and an imitable style of stripped back techno with a funky edge. Over sixty releases later, her identity is rooted in techno foundations and Dutch notoriety with a pinch of jazz, funk and dub. Her third album, ‘Illogical Directions’ is bold and adventurous, introducing a seductive side to her down-to-earth nature.

Label: Intacto
Cat no: INTACLP003
Released: Monday May 19th, 2014


  1. Release Yourself
  2. Essence
  3. Alto Paraiso
  4. Feat. Karin Dreijer – Discourse my new romance
  5. Panomanic
  6. Pressure Dome
  7. FT. Miss Bunty – Circle of Life
  8. Not So Far
  9. Fe-Male
  10. FT. Jayson Obispo – God’s love
  11. Get Dirty

Mar 22    ALL Night Solo at ParadiSOLO @ Paradiso    Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 28    Harry Klein    Munchen, Germany
Apr 04     Weetamix    Geneva, Switzerland
May 03    Bpitch Control @ Panorama Bar    Berlin, Germany
May 23    Illogical Directions Album Tour @ Cafe Gold    Zurich, Switzerland
May 25    Illogical Directions Album Tour @Break Club    Montpellier, France
Jun 07 Illogical Directions Album Tour @ Chocolote Festival     Lausanne


Jonas Rathsman – Hope I’m Wrong(Stream)+Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on March 27, 2014 by J.D.

UtskriftJonas Rathsman follows up the huge ‘Feel What I Feel’ with his first single of 2014. Available via French Express on March 31st, ‘Hope I’m Wrong’ is a sure-fire underground smash that has been a focal point of Jonas’ recent sets.

Jonas utilises a huge bass groove packing some serious punch, but he doesn’t rely on it, the bitter sweet soulful vocals, retro percussion and depth of production radiate that distinctive warmth that you come to expect from a Jonas Rathsman production.

After being declared a ‘Future Star of 2013’ by BBC Radio 1’s key dance figure, Pete Tong, Jonas has lived up to all expectations by playing in over 50 cities across the world including a massive 10 date tour of North America with his fellow label mates Perseus, Moon Boots and Isaac Tichauer.

He continues in the same vein for 2014 and March will see Jonas back on tour in the UK, kicking things off with a headline appearance in Manchester for Eton Messy and supporting Duke Dumont, The Magician and Waze & Odyssey in London at the much acclaimed XOYO Loves.

America is seriously starting to sit up and take notice with Jonas appearing at the French Express Showcase in Miami, Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Counterpoint Music Festival as well as supporting Gorgon City and Kidnap Kid at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Hot of the back of massive remixes for Tensnake, Brit Award nominees London Grammar and Grammy Award nominee Duke Dumont – 2014 is already shaping up to be a defining year.
Tour Dates:
27.03.14: French Express Showcase @ LMNT, Miami [US]
29.03.14: Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn [US]
30.03.14: Ultra Music Festival, Miami [US]
17.04.14: iBoat, Bordeaux [FRA]
18.04.14: Coachella Music Festival, Indio [US]
25.04.14: Counter Point Music Festival, Kingston [US]
17.05.14: Stealth, Nottingham [UK]
24.05.14: Kong, Munich [GER]
25.05.14: Life Festival, Dublin [IRE]
30.05.14: Bugged Out! @ XOYO, London [UK]
31.05.14: Otkert, Budapest [HUN]

UK collective Jungle reveal new single “Busy Earnin'”(Stream)+Group will make U.S. live debut this March

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by J.D.

Including Two Sold Out Shows in New York

UK based, breakout act Jungle have premiered the first track from their upcoming full-length album, due out on XL Recordings this summer.
The song called “Busy Earnin'” is available now for streaming

“Busy Earnin'” will be available for purchase at all digital retailers starting today and vinyl next month. The collective is set to unveil their live performance with a series of debut U.S. shows kicking off with two SOLD OUT shows in New York starting March 8 at Rough Trade and then March 9 at Mercury Lounge. The band will then head to SXSW and after that Los Angeles (full list of dates below).

“Jungle” can be described as a complex mixture of things and the London based collective have claimed the moniker because their music conveys just that. Combining what The Guardian notes as “tribal in terms of rhythm but postpunk in sensibility” and Brooklyn Vegan proclaims has “a real vintage-ness here, recalling the period of funk and soul just as those genres started transitioning into disco,” Jungle has quickly perked the curiosity of media across the globe.

JUNGLE upcoming tour dates:
3/8 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade NYC (SOLD OUT)
3/9 New York, NY Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
3/11 Austin, TX Spotify House
3/12-3/15 Austin, TX SXSW
3/17 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

George FitzGerald Announces Debut US Tour – Releases ‘Magnetic'(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2013 by J.D.

gf_magnetic_tour.1George FitzGerald Gets Magnetic
New Single And Debut North American Headlining Tour

Over the course of the last six years George FitzGerald has channeled disparate elements of techno, dubstep, house and garage into a cohesive and singular sound. His range is evidenced by a release history that encompasses such diverse and heralded underground tastemaking labels as Hotflush, Aus and Hypercolor, Fitzgerald’s own ManMakeMusic, and in 2013, his new home base, indie-powerhouse Domino.

FitzGerald’s most recent release, his debut on Domino, ‘I Can Tell’, broke new ground for the producer. His forthcoming release ‘Magnetic’ offers further evidence of the maturation of FitzGerald’s sound, and yet also a return to the underground parties where he made his name.

Lead single ‘Magnetic’ is the first time George uses his own vocals on a track rather than samples, though the woozy refrain ‘Feel Magnetic’ is more an ominous siren-song to dark warehouses than any bid for pop-stylings. His tracks are some of the hardest working on the dancefloor, yet for all their menace, FitzGerald is able to imbue them with warmth. It’s a unique tenet of his work, and with the addition of his own vocals, Magnetic offers literal evidence, that FitzGerald is developing into one of the most unique voices in underground dance music.

While Magnetic may evolve FitzGerald’s use of vocals, B-side ‘Bad Aura’, takes a completely different approach, with the producer unusually opting to forgo all vocals on the track. Instead listeners are treated to stabbing synths and acid squelches that sit atop a brooding bassline.

B-side ‘Bad Aura’

Magnetic will be released on November 18.

Tour dates below:
Dec 6th – San Francisco @ Monarch
Dec 7th – Chicago @ Spybar
Dec 8th – Miami @ Treehouse
Dec 13th – Toronto @ 794 Bathurst
Dec 14th – Denver @ Norad
Dec 15th – Los Angeles @ Medussa Lounge
Dec 19th – NYC @ Output
Dec 20th – Philadelphia @ Dolphin
Dec 21st – Washington DC @ U Hall

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

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by J.D.


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. 

Texas – “Dry Your Eyes” featuring Richard Hawley(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2013 by J.D.

Sharleen Spiteri - TexasIn their 25th anniversary year TEXAS have returned to the top of the album and airplay charts across Europe, while their new album ‘The Conversation’ (which entered the UK charts at Number Four in May) has won serious acclaim for its songwriting and musical depth and rapidly secured Gold status in the UK, adding to the band’s career sales of over 30 million and counting.

Now Texas release the latest single from the album, the stunning ‘Dry Your Eyes’, which will be released through [PIAS] Recordings on November 18th.

Co-written by Sharleen Spiteri and Johnny McElhone with Richard Hawley at his Sheffield studio, ‘Dry Your Eyes’ is a Texas at their anthemic best, with its flavours of early Blondie, rock’n’roll and an unforgettable sing-a-long chorus. The story of the song is described by frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri as “one woman talking to another who’s going through a really shitty time. Absolutely a through-and-through woman’s song.”

The accompanying video continues the great Texas tradition of eye-catching storylines and unusual cameos with This Is England’s Vicky McLure and Lip Services’ Ruta Gedmintas taking the starring roles alongside Sharleen in a pub scene. Vicky joins the likes of Alan Rickman, Jean Reno and Peter Mullan as Texas video guest stars. Sharleen goes on to explain “It was a pleasure working with Vicky and Ruta as they’re such great actresses and good friends of mine so the whole day was easy and enjoyable. Tto be honest when you’re in a pub having a drink with your mates it feels more like a night out than a day at work. I thought we were genius at acting drunk!! “.

Full UK tour dates:

Saturday 9th November York, Barbican
Sunday 10th November Inverness, Leisure Centre
Monday 11th November Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Wednesday 13th November Bristol, Colston Hall
Thursday 14th November London, Hammersmith Apollo
Friday 15th November Plymouth, Pavilions
Sunday 17th November Oxford, New Theatre
Monday 18th November Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Tuesday 19th November Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Thursday 21st November Brighton, Dome
Friday 22nd November Portsmouth, Guildhall
Sunday 24th November Ipswich, Regent Theatre
Monday 25th November Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Tuesday 26th November Sheffield, City Hall
Thursday 28th November Glasgow, Academy
Friday 29th November Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Ticket information is available at

Bipolar Sunshine – Love More Worry Less(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on September 20, 2013 by J.D.

Bipolar Sunshine - Love More Worry LessAfter the release of his debut ‘Aesthetics’ EP in June, Manchester’s Bipolar Sunshine has announced his forthcoming‘Drowning Butterflies EP’ released on 11th November, preceded by lead single Love More Worry Less which is available to download now.

Bipolar Sunshine is the solo project of Manchester based Adio Marchant, who created a word of mouth buzz with his tracks ‘Fire’ and Rivers when they appeared online this spring.

‘Drowning Butterflies’ is a 4-track EP featuring lead song ‘Love More Worry Less’, premiered on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show as his ‘Hottest Record in the World’ last night, a new song ‘Trouble’ and title track ‘Drowning Butterflies’ plus a ‘Love More Worry Less’ remix.  A collection of songs that uniquely merge indie, R&B and dance, each track tells a profound story backed to signature cheery beats that connect with the listener, opening them up further into the autobiographical world of Bipolar Sunshine.

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Bipolar Sunshine took part in the Bacardi Beginnings campaign with Rudimental in July, where they wrote, recorded and performed the track Distance together in just a day.

After supporting White Lies on their three London shows earlier this year, headlining two sold out shows in both Manchester and London and appearing at festivals including Reading & Leeds, The Great Escape and Lovebox, Bipolar Sunshine has announced a headline tour this November. He will also support Bastille, Haim, Rudimental and Liam Frayover the next couple of months. Full tour dates are as follows:

Thurs 19th Liverpool Academy 2 (supporting Liam Fray)
Fri 20th Leeds Cockpit (supporting Liam Fray)
Sat 21st London The Roundhouse (iTunes Festival supporting
Tues 24th Oxford Academy (supporting Liam Fray)
Weds 25th Portsmouth Wedgewood Room (supporting Liam Fray)
Thurs 26th London Scala (supporting Liam Fray)
Fri 27th Sheffield The Leadmill (supporting Liam Fray)
Sun 29th Manchester The Ritz (matinee) (supporting Liam Fray)
Sun 29th Manchester The Ritz (supporting Liam Fray)

Mon 7th Bristol Colston Hall (supporting Bastille)
Tues 8th Yeovil Westlands (supporting Bastille)
Weds 9th Portsmouth Guildhall (supporting Bastille)
Thurs 10th Norwich UEA (supporting Bastille)
Sat 12th Cambridge Corn Exchange (supporting Bastille)
Sun 13th Cardiff Great Hall (supporting Bastille)
Tues 15th London Brixton Academy (supporting Bastille)
Thurs 17th Leicester Academy (supporting Bastille)
Sat 26th Bristol Start The Bus
Weds 30th Stoke Sugarmill
Thurs 31st Leeds Nation of Shopkeepers

Fri 1st Nottingham Spanky Van Dykes
Sat 2nd Liverpool East Village Arts Club
Tues 5th Glasgow King Tut’s
Weds 6th Edinburgh Electric Circus
Tues 12th Birmingham Hare & Hounds
Weds 13th Brighton Green Door Store
Thurs 14th Reading Oakford Social
Weds 20th London Electrowerkz
Sat 29th Manchester Gorilla

February 2014:
Mon 10th Dublin Academy (supporting Rudimental)
Thurs 13th London Brixton Academy (supporting Rudimental)
Fri 14th London Brixton Academy (supporting Rudimental)
Sat 15th London Brixton Academy (supporting Rudimental)
Fri 21st Manchester 02 Academy (supporting Rudimental)
Sat 22nd Manchester 02 Academy (supporting Rudimental)
Mon 24th Glasgow 02 Academy (supporting Rudimental)
Tues 25th Wolverhampton Civic Hall (supporting Rudimental)

DARKSIDE Europe tour dates announced

Posted in News with tags , , , , on September 6, 2013 by J.D.

darksideFollowing the announcement of DARKSIDE’s debut album ‘Psychic’ via Jaar’s own Other People label under license to Matador Records, comes news of three shows across Europe. Monday October 7th brings DARKSIDE to London’s fabric, followed the next day by a show at Berlin’s Berghain on Tuesday 8th and finishing at AB Club in Brussels on Wednesday 9th.

DARKSIDE is comprised of electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington. They formed the band in 2011 after touring together for several years and experimenting with each others’ sounds. Drawing on their vastly different backgrounds, each musician channels himself through the other, resulting in a progressive hybrid of electronic music and psychedelic rock with an otherworldly depth.


DARKSIDE – Golden Arrow