walter’s call

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UK producer Swindle released his debut EP “Walter’s Call” on Gilles Peterson’s label Brownswood Recordings. Available on 12” vinyl or digital on Bandcamp.

» … he also played piano for the Mala in Cuba Live shows in 2012/13, a testament for his ability to waver between styles and genres impeccably. As well as this, Swindle holds a key role in the Butterz label and Collective, and has produced for the likes of Roll Deep and Footsie. Now well known for his dynamic live shows, Swindle’s sound is truly unique and constantly developing. With ‘Walter’s Call’, Swindle dives straight in at the deep end with sirens and footwork inspired drums, gradually building themes of energetic brass brilliance into the mix. Seamlessly produced, this sets the EP off to a blazing start, introducing the influences of early 20th century chaotic jazz, which run throughout. ‘Summer Fruits’ is a track that begins with a gentle and disarming piano tune, swiftly developing into a lively melodic combination of well delivered vocal samples and prevailing brass rhythms. It gets your feet moving and renders the feeling of an easy sunny afternoon, with smooth harmonious flows combined with bursts of energetic flare resonating his influences. Disjointed classic house piano chords kick off ‘Smash N Grab’, which again carries Swindle’s distinctive bouncing sound. At one point calm, then at the next in full swing, it’s just as much of a roller coaster as the rest of this smashing EP. «

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the north borders tour

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Bonobo’s upcoming live album will be released in deluxe packaging with a CD, a 70 page hardback book of photographs and stories from members of the band, as well as a bonus DVD featuring glimpses of hi-speed photography. There will be standalone CD and 2LP edition too, it’s an exhaustive, beautifully captured record of the show. The audio and video were recorded and filmed at The Roundhouse in London and in the incredible Pula Arena, a genuine Roman Amphitheatre. In addition, some of the tracks on CD are handpicked from breathtaking live radio sessions that happened whilst on tour. Packaged with the DVD will be moments of documentary footage filmed as the tour reached California.

‘The North Borders Tour – Live’ is released on October 6th 2014. Available on CD/DVD with 70-page hardback book, or ltd vinyl and audio download. Order now Bonobo StoreAmazon or iTunes

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transit

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When Skalpel was releasing their debut album on Ninja Tune in 2004, Poland was just accessing the EU and NME described the music duo as an exotic oddity from a faraway land. After 10 years and with 2 nu-jazz classic albums under their belt („Skalpel“ and „Konfusion“) that put Poland on the electronic genre map. Skalpel, well respected and recognized is back with a new release in yet again an important moment in history when the Polish Prime Minister becomes the new European Council President . 

On their previews releases Skalpel „resurrected the dusty and smoky spirit of 60s and 70s Polish Jazz and then re-imagined it for 21st century audiophiles”. The new album ‘Transit’ shows that the producers‘ imagination takes them much further beyond Polish inspirations creating a truly international blend. They do not limit themselves to Europe but also reach for music of American continents and take a journey across Asia. Eastern European melancholy intertwines with Mediterranean warmth.Transit is about transition – from one music genre to another, from sample-based music to programming and electronic production, from black and white to full colour spectrum, from dark to bright, form low-fi to hi-fi. Finally from Ninja Tune to their own imprint PlugAudio. 

‘Transit’ is about communication: conquering literally borders between countries but also metaphorically between music styles the world over. It’s about communicating with fans through emotions, feeling and soul. 

Out October 10th, order on Bandcamp.

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favourite things | 9.14

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The monthly “favourite things“-soundcloud expedition no. 9.2014 is a three hour playlist. The collection contains 48 selected tracks, productions and songs by artists such as Moods, Esta, S. Fidelity, 14KT, Herr Styler, Chief, Sola Rosa, Blockhead, Scrimshire, Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Daisuke Tanabe, Vanilla, Black Milk, Mammal Hands and many more. Check out the latest selections and the bklyn music (almost) daily updated soundcloud page.

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floating underwater

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Tokyo-based producer Daisuke Tanabe recently released ‘Floating Underwater’ on Ki Records/Cat-Eat-Mosquito. After his debut album in 2009 and the collaboration with Kidkanevil under the name Kidsuke, ‘Floating Underwater’ is his second full-length LP. Out on CD, 2×10″ vinyl and digital on iTunes. You can now stream the entire album on hypem.

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love can prevail

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After their debut-release back in 2009, New Zealand-based duo Electric Wire Hustle is back with their new LP ‘Love Can Prevail’. The album has released today (September 8th) on okayplayer. The album is the follow-up to the ‘If These Are The Last Days EP‘, which featured two tracks off the album. ‘Love Can Prevail’ is available for streaming on okayplayer’s Bandcamp page – get your digital copy on via iTunes or Bandcamp

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stussy x soulection

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Check out Soulection and Stussy’s latest free compilation, featuring productions by Zikomo, IAMNOBODI, Goldlink, Orijanus, ESTA, Mr. Carmack, Sam Gellaitry, Connor Pearson, Evil Needle, 10A, Ta-ku, Jay Prince, Jordan James, Sango, JD Reid, Sivey, J-Louis, pyrmdplaza, Mikos Da Gawd, Jarreau Vandal, StarRo,  Leland Aleem Fakir and ABJO.

“You will see familiar official Soulection artists on this compilation as well some new talent from forward-thinking and ambitious producers, emcees and vocalists that we’re excited about and feel have a bright future. Our partnership with the iconic brand includes a ‘Soulection Tribe’ limited t-shirt designed by Stussy as well as a physical in-store event and after party at our Sound Of Tomorrow Los Angeles monthly at The Echoplex.”

Compiled and executive produced by Joe Kay Design by Andre Power. Download the compilation for free here.

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collision remixed

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Amin Payne & Ben Bada Boom‘s ‘Collision’ get revisited by a dream team of producers worldwide. Witness a whole new journey as each artist remixes a track from the album and displays their interpetation. Featuring reworks by Moods, Suff Daddy, mfp, Evil Needle, Melodiesinfonie, Elaquent, Submerse, Chief and Budamunk. Release is September 8th on Cascade Records, order on Bandcamp. Free downloads after the break.

“After the success of ‘Collison’ by AP x 3B , the challenge was high to elevate this classic collaboration album into a Remix edition. The resulting combination is one of the dopest remix album you’ll hear this year, Containing 10 tracks which feels like you’ve listened to a new full length album from start to finish. Based on the main ingredients of the original one, covering a variety of styles, and each individual song is so incredibly well developed that you can really get lost in the music. Experience this journey.”

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favourite things | 8.14

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Another month, another selection – ‘Favourite Things 8.14‘ is now ready for streaming.

It’s a monthly musically journey through our daily soundcloud expedition. The set for august is 2,5hrs long and holds 47 tracks. Featuring productions and songs by Thrupence, Shafiq Husayn, S. Fidelity, FloFilz, Diggs Duke, REdefinition, Kriswonto, Amin Payne & Ben Bada Boom, Suff Daddy, Flandy, Bilal, Jordan Rakei, Ka-Yu, Computer Jay & Orfeo, TUFO, Bonobo, iZem, Freddie Joachim, Tall Black Guy, Dexter, Jonwayne, Barney Artist, El Michels Affair, and many more. Check out the latest selections and tracks on our almost daily updated soundcloud page.

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allo love

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The fourth instalment of Wah Wah 45s compilation series ‘Allo Love’ is now out, and available on Bandcamp. The album is a fine selection of dark, electronic soul tracks by artists such as Lea Lea, Kathrin de Boer, Anushka, DJ VadimiZem, The Gene Dudley Group, and many more. Stream the whole compilation after the jump.

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