As previously announced – our man from Swanage, Skinshape aka Will Dorey is now about to release his self-titled 12″ vinyl on Melting Records.
»It explores genres such as funk, dub, psychedelia, electronica and more – all tied up over heavy drum and bass rhythms giving it something of a hip/trip-hop feel. The album has been recorded mostly in bedrooms and lounges, except the drums and some of the percussion being recorded in Will’s warehouse studio “The Arch” up in North London. The Skinshape sound is distinctive, rough-edged and vintage sounding. Whilst most of the instruments and vocals are performed by Will, guests do appear as either musicians or singers. Most notable are the haunting vocals of Anina on Stabo (singing in her native tongue Slovenian), and the soulful voice of London producer Aaron Paul on Sunday Morning.«
Releases October 13th on Melting Records, pre-order on Bandcamp.
Skinshape is 23-year old Will Dorey, originally from Swanage, Dorset. His music spans hip/trip-hop, funk, reggae and anything else that suits. Long delays and spring reverbs of dub, psychedelic guitar, funky bass lines, and some heavy drums. Skinshape often records his own samples, be it drums, vocals or otherwise to 1/4″ tape before integrating into his tracks. He has released tracks and remixes for his own label Horus Records, Wah Wah 45s, DLoaw & Co (‘Secret Garden Vol. 2‘), and Mystikal Roots.
His selftitled debut album ‘Skinshape’ will be out later in the autumn this year (2014), on vinyl and digitally, on Melting Records. In the meantime enjoy our soundcloud selection.
Here’s our latest soundcloud-selection. The september set contains mostly new tracks by some our favourite artists and producers, like Es-K, Evil Needle, Oddisee, Jaze Baqti, K-Def, Slowy & FloFilz, Gummy Soul, J Rocc, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Beat Gates, Betty Ford Boys, Oh No, K Henkka, Camille Safiya, Iamnobodi, Byron The Aquarius, and many more. Hope there’s something in it you like. Many tracks are freebies, so check out the artists soundcloud pages.
Fat Freddy’s Drop are about to release their third studio album. “Blackbird” is another perfect combination of dub, reggae and soul. With their new album the big-band featuring singer Joe Dukie are about to play the soundtrack of our summer. Stream the whole thing below. In stores on June 21, pre-order now on iTunes. Tour dates are available on the bands website.
“Silver And Gold” is the first single from New Zealand’s band Fat Freddy’s Drop forthcoming third studio album “Blackbird” dropping early 2013. “Silver And Gold” neatly summarises what to expect from the new album – a typically all-encompassing mix of reggae, dub and soul music. Free download below!
After his latest project “The Hollow“, Adam Scrimshire is about to release a new EP. The vinyl comes with an radio edit, vocal and dub remix on the track “Everything You Say” featuring Heidi Vogel and a brand new acoustic version of “A Promise Is All It Was”. Out on March 19th, pre-order now on Bandcamp.
Blundetto strikes again with the following of his acclaimed first album “Bad Bad Things“. The first EP of the new album is a cover of Aaron Neville’s soul/funk classic “Hercules”. The song gets the Blundetto treatment, smooth and soulful groove with the greand & lazy voice of Hugh Coltman. Purchase “Hercules” on iTunes and download the song “Cali” for free via bandcamp.
“Black Magic” is Grant Phabao and Doctor L’s fifth experience in
cooperative expression, a voodoo-themed concept album of music suitable
for the dancefloor or the living room, a fresh wave of Jazz, Soul, Afro &
Reggae production. Get it via Paris DJs.