Andy Carthy aka Mr. Scruff is due to release his first studio album since 2008′s Ninja Tune, on May 19th. ”Friendly Bacteria” features vocals by some of his friends, Robert Owens, Vanessa Freeman and Denis Jones. You can listen to the first track off the album “Render Me” featuring Denis Jones. Order your copy of the album on 2LP, CD and digitally from the Ninjashop and iTunes.
To celebrate the relaunch of their musical family, enjoy 30 tracks of soulful goodness from the Expansions Collective, as well as some of their extended family. Featuring some tracks by well known producers such as Amin Payne, Buscrates, Handbook, Mecca:83, Moods, Question,Vanilla and many more. The album is available as Bandcamp donation.
All profits from this release will go towards helping the brother Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble with his medical bills, after recently being hit by a car. Learn more and/or donate some funds here.
“Klapp Klapp” is the first single off Little Dragon‘s forthcoming album named “Nabuma Rubberband”. Available in the USA on May 13th on Loma Vista Recordings, in the rest of the world on May 12th on Because Music. Pre-order via iTunes. Listen to some more of Little Dragon’s tunes on Soundcloud.
After a few single releases, Chet Faker is finally about to release his debut LP. “Built On Glass” is expected to be released on April 15th. Place your digital pre-order now on iTunes. Listen to his new track “Talk Is Cheap”.
Giant Step’s ‘Sonic Boom’ series, compiled by Maiya Norton goes into it’s fourth installment. The current volume features tracks by Iman Omari, BOSCO, Mndsgn, Jessica Newry, Muhsinah, THEESatisfaction, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Joya Mooi, Def Sound, Nikko Gray, Coultrain and Byron The Aquarius. Volume 1, 2 and 3 are still available on Bandcamp.