favourite things | 7.17

favourite things 7.17 Sigmund Washington, Leifur James, E Scott Lindner, Medline, MFakka, Chris Keys, Eets, Ivan Ave, Dibiase x Devonwho, Giorgio Oehlers, Eu-IV, Acie, Drew Dave, Mujo 情, Z.Z. x Olive Tree, Tawiah, Ladi6, Kiefer, OTG feat. Little Simz, Little Simz feat. Josh Arcé, Tyler, The Creator, Mono/Poly x Alyss, Joey Bada$$, Danger Doom, Declaime feat. Blu, Curren$y, Chester Watson, Skyzoo, Swarvy, Karriem Riggins, Four Tet, Blameful Isles.

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roots manuva | bleeds

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Roots Manuva is back with a dazzling new album, „Bleeds“. Past collaborations with everyone from Gorillaz to the Maccabees to Leftfield to Coldcut to the Cinematic Orchestra, Rodney Smith’s influence can be heard right across the musical landscape. Now, with his sixth studio album, he has made his most concise and focussed record to date, his most emotionally affecting and powerful release since his breakthrough, „Run Come Save Me“.

Drawing upon production assistance from young British producer, Fred, together with musical heavyweights Four Tet, Adrian Sherwood and Switch’s new production team, „With You“, the title of the record is, in the man’s own words, an “egocentric jest of daring to do things in the tradition of Jesus: I’m ready to bleed for the artform.” It is, of course, also a reference to the way in which genres, in the sonic world of Roots Manuva, have a tendency to bleed into one another, so that hip hop, reggae, techno, funk, neo-classical, all blend together to create “liquid soul, the blood, the bleeds that paint infinite sacred wonders in our dreams and unfold in our day-to-day.”

Released October 10th, pre-Order via Ninja Tune. Listen after the jump.

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favourite things | 4.15

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Our monthly soundcloud playlist „Favourite Things 4.15“ contains 23 tracks and 1:14 hours of music by artists such as: BluntOne, nepo, KA-YU, FloFilz, Hubert Daviz, Wun Two, Dexter, Swarvy, Freddie Gibbs x KAYTRANADA, Nomine, Emanative, Four Tet, Roots Manuva, Sonzeira x Werkha, Lapalux feat. Andreya Triana, Frameworks, Annabel (lee), Bahamadia x aCatCalledFRITZ, Jonwayne feat. Anderson Paak, Suff Daddy, Kàhmi Wan, Nugat, Mecca-83 x Tom Misch, Saga x Marco Polo, JR&PH7 x Chuuwee x Blu x Brenk Sinatra, DistantStarr x IAMNOBODI.  » Music Player after the jump.

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roots manuva | facety 2:11

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Rodney Smith aka Roots Manuva is back after two years locked in the studio brewing up new music. The single „Facety“ is produced by fellow UK maverick Four Tet.

Facety is patois slang for someone being rude – a barefaced cheek referenced by the insistent, cockney rhyming lyrical snip – ‘boat race’ – that makes up the chorus. Another of electronic music’s most exciting voices, NYC producer Machinedrum, provides the beat for the B-Side, Like a Drum. In his inimitable words, the single is ‘a wee Spring warmer in voodoo coptic dialect shape shifting: the remit the same as ever in awakening one’s inner, modern-day Sun Ra, ODB and Kate Bush on an overdrive of „doing because we can’t help ourselves…’

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Mr. Hebden also known as Four Tet announced that he will shortly release his follow-up album to 2012 released ‚Pink Collection‘. The upcoming album is entitled ‚0181‘ produced and recorded by himself between 1997 and 2001, and compiled 2012.

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lions of judah

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Brownswood Recordings and The Steve Reid Foundation celebrate the life and spirit of one of the world’s greatest jazz drummers – Steve Reid – via a deluxe 12” featuring a brand new interpretation of the classic „Lions Of Judah“ by emanative & Ahmed Abdullah backed with a Four Tet re-edit. Pre Order this very special release from the Brownwood Online store here.

The Steve Reid Foundation was established by Gilles Peterson in memory of his friend. The aims of the foundation are to fundraise on behalf of struggling musicians in need of help and support. All profits from the sale of the ‘Lions Of Judah’ 12” will go to the foundation.

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late after midnight


Aphex Twin – Alberto Balsalm
Boards Of Canada – Amo Bishop Roden
Four Tet – Parks
Nightmares On Wax – Les Nuits
Thievery Corporation – Vivid
Air – La Femme d’Argent
Neotropic – Inch Inch
Yppah – Again With The Subtitles