What if dub hero King Tubby had the chance to manipulate the tapes containing Burial’s tracks?
Such question pushed IOSHI and Paolo Baldini on an imaginary journey which now comes real. IOSHI’s first release is an ode to his musical hero. With the great help from Paolo Baldini, bringing in his own musical idol, the two Italian musicians use the “Tune/Dub Version” formula to show us that the time gap between dub music and the latest electronica frontiers is not as broad, but that the two genres live in symbiosis instead.
EMN Exclusive STREAM Black Dog
Black Dog Ep
1.Black Dog 03:35
2.Black Dog DUB 03:58
4.Hoota DUB 04:27
6.Lotus DUB 03:58
Hailing from the broken city of Christchurch and recently relocating to Auckland, Mr Truman, has knuckled down to finally bring us his long awaited debut LP, “MIND THE FUTURE” on Commercial Suicide – 2nd June 2014
We have an Exclusive track for you “Haphazard”,preview album here
It’s been over two years since Nigerian-German songstress, Nneka, has toured the United States, and with the upcoming release of her third album Soul Is Heavy she’s more than ready to return.
Nneka has also just released the Coki (Digital Mystikz) remix of “My Home” which offers listeners a lively rendition of the heartfelt lyrics and powerful vocals derived from the original track. Nneka explains the song as the realization that “there is no peace on Earth until you accept that both bad and good are part of life.”
Encompassing a combination of hip hop beats, reggae grooves, brass riffs and African-pop, Nneka’s album Soul Is Heavy is a raw and honest window into her beliefs of love, pain, politics and God. The album will be released on February 28th on Yo Mama’s Recordings/Decon.
3/6: Vancouver @ The Biltmore Cabaret
3/7: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
3/8: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
3/10: San Francisco, CA @ Red Devil Lounge
3/11: West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
3/13 – 3/17: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues Bronze Peacock
3/21: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
3/23: Toronto @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club “Canadian Music Week”
3/24: Montreal @ Cabaret du Mile End
3/26: Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear’s
3/27: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
3/28: Philadelpha, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
3/29: Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java Music Club & Cafe
3/31: Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
“An ’80s-style riff thickens the romantically demanding chorus, in which Soso shifts from an Adele-brand of defeatism to Beyoncé’s confidence in just a few chords.” – Interview Magazine
“Soso is Swedish superpower composed of Monica Belluci’s face, Robyn’s voice and Adele’s heartbreak.” – RCRD LBL
Swedish native Soso, is compelled to execute the entirety of the creative process herself. The self-indulgent journey that is her record, That Time I Dug So Deep I Ended Up In China, is a literal metaphor as Soso is known to not be very keen on leaving her home environment. The album title has a suitable double meaning as China is the furthest, most foreign destination she could think of in contrast to the familiar and to stay true to her theme she has played around a lot with traditional Chinese instruments in her electronic productions. Soso also remembers her mother saying to her, while playing in the sandbox as a child; “Soso, if you keep digging like that, you’ll end up in China!” Well, she’s has dug herself a big hole and put a soundtrack to it. The debut album, set to be released in 2012, is an intensely personal journey into the heart of Soso. On the one hand lyrically raw and lo-fi but on the other paradoxically pop in it’s unintentionally sophisticated melodies.
“Happy People” is a soulful and bittersweet track evoking an earlier time, when life was simple and free from complication. “Joaquin Phoenix” is a one-take-love-song to the decadent actor that Soso recorded impulsively after watching his mockumentary “I’m Still Here” in 2010. Opening single, “Who’s Gonna Love Me” is a slow-building pop gem that battles intimate issues like insecurity and abandonment, with a “fuck-you-attitude”. It perfectly showcases the singer’s commanding vocals and hard-hitting sound.
The record features a number of preludes and semi-instrumentals, including titles “Every Man I Love Has Got A Girlfriend,” “Everything Near Becomes Distant” and “Sab Lackath“. The latter, an anagram for Black Sabbath, is a track in which Soso recorded herself crying and edited it into a rhythmic beat. Within the parameters of her technique she truly invites us to her inner most private places.
There is also a mind-blowing interpretation of Cody Chestnutt’s “My Women, My Guitars” on the record, in which Sosoall too effortlessly sings the lyrics “I’ve Got A Dick Full Of Blood And A Wide Open Heart To Lean On…” as if it was the most natural thing in the world.
Soso portrays an almost awkwardly honest autobiography. The process of her recording has been totally limited to her bedroom in her apartment in the Södermalm district of Stockholm. In it, she has written and self-produced every track on the album. Every video and photograph has been shot by her boyfriend in her apartment or backyard. She directed and edited them all herself and claims that her press shots were taken in her bathroom. This project takes the concept of “DIY” to a new level.
Soso’s debut takes listeners on an exhilarating and sometimes pleasurably awkward journey, daring to explore the skeletons we hide in the closet set to an incessantly catchy soundtrack. We dare you not to be moved.
Last night 1Xtra’s Mista Jam played the world exclusive of Yogi’s new release, ‘My Name’.
Following his debut single ‘Follow U’, Yogi teams up with co-producer I/O to release this underground banger as an exclusive free download for fans. Featuring 3 of the most exciting up and coming MC’s in the UK ‘My Name’ is a showcase of their talents while demonstrating the strength of Yogi’s production team.