Dwight Trible | Inspirations

Gondwana Records presents Los Angeles based jazz singer Dwight Trible’s new album. A key collaborator with the likes of Pharoah Sanders and Kamasi Washington, Trible is a long time favourite of the Gondwana record label owner Matthew Halsall. The label-debut release „Inspirations“ is produced by and features Matthew Halsall on trumpet, alongside members of The Gondwana Orchestra.

„Inspirations“ will be released on the 30th June 2017, pre-order here.

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favourite things | 6.16

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Our soundcloud-selection for june 2016, „favourite things 6.16“ holds 1,5 hours of new music.

The Set features tracks through various styles of music, by artists and producers such as Jonwayne, Sigmund Washington, Black Milk, Snoop Dogg, A Country Called Earth & Yassin Bey, Jeedo, DJ Shadow featuring Nils Frahm & Matthew Halsall, Kuba Kapsa Ensemble, Jono McCleery by Anthony Valadez, Chet Faker, Sarathy Korwar, The Yussef Kamal Trio, DâM-FunK, SWARVY feat. Versis & Melanie Charles, FloFilz, Twit One, Sumthin Gunny, Freddie Joachim, René Schier, Tom Misch, Sonzeira, Lion Babe feat. Angel Haze, Selah Sue by MNDSGN, Jeff Parker and finally Lady Wray.

Check out the latest selections on our consistently updated soundcloud page.

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dj shadow | the mountain will fall

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DJ Shadow, widely acknowledged as a crucial figure in the development of experimental, instrumental hip-hop, will return with ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ worldwide on June 24 via Mass Appeal Records, his first full length release since 2011. The 12-track album finds DJ Shadow exploring new realms in addition to the deep samples and kinetic soundscapes that helped to launch his career 20 years ago. On ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ he’s shifted further toward original composition, a vast experimentation of beats and textures, synthesizers and live instruments including horns and woodwinds. The album features Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, Matthew Halsall, Ernie Fresh and more

Pre-order your copy of „The Mountain Will Fall“ online today ahead of its June 24th release.

Hear Run The Jewels put in work on “Nobody Speak” and watch the video for title track „The Mountain Will Fall“ after the jump.

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mammal hands | floa

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The new Mammal Hands album, „Floa“ will be released on Gondwana Records on May 27th. Produced by Matthew Halsall and recorded/mixed/mastered by George Atkins at 80 Hertz Studios in Manchester the album also features string players from The Gondwana Orchestra on tracks ‘In The Treetops’ and ‘The Falling Dream’. You can catch the band live in the UK on tour (tour dates). Pre-order „Floa“ online on Bandcamp on vinyl or digital.

Watch the official video to the first lifted track „Hourglass“ here, or listen after the jump.

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forgotten songs vol. two

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Adam Scrimshire just released the second volume of his „in between“ series. ‚Forgotten Songs‘ features six unheard songs. ‚Saltwater‘ featuring Matthew Halsall was written and recorded just a few short weeks after his first album ‚Along Came The Devil One Night​‚ in 2009. ‚Driftwood‘, is an acoustic guitar track, he played it while recording ‚The Hollow‚. Modified Man, Fuselage, 7th Tide, A Place For Everything – all experiments.

„… but I myself have been fairly unsettled since then and don’t know what the next album step for me is if, in fact, there should be one at all. These were slated for a new and different project, but, I decided to clear the cupboards and get rid of everything, so here they are. Last time I kind of just pulled them together and put them out, this time I’ve tried to build something a little more cohesive for you – hopefully you can enjoy this while I decide what to do next!“

Download the EP for free or give a little contribution on bandcamp Volume One is also still available.

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animalia

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Mammal Hands debut album ‚Animalia‘ will be released on Gondwana Records. The album’s entirely produced by label owner Matthew Halsall. After GoGo Penguin (v2.0), Mammal Hands is the new signing for the label. Release is Monday 15th September 2014, pre-order on CD and Digital formats online at Bandcamp.

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when the world was one

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Manchester based DJ, bandleader and trumpeter Matthew Halsall, is one of the UK’s brightest talents. His albums have won him a legion of fans across the world and acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Mr Scruff, Radio 3’s Late Junction, MOJO, BBC Music Magazine and BBC 6 Music. His latest album ‚On The Go‘ was winner of best jazz LP at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2011. The new project is a collaboration between him and The Gondwana Orchestra. ‘When The World Was One’ will be released on Gondwana Records on 16th June, you can pre-order on Bandcamp.

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label love vol. 5

Label Love Vol. 5

Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by Jazz heads from Tru Thoughts Recordings, Impossible Ark Records, Gondwana Records, Jazzman Records, Edition Records, Katalyst Entertainment, Revive Music Group, and Basho Records. Label Love Volume 5: The Jazz Edition showcases a broad range of Jazz, with the goal of expanding minds to the magical genre and its many forms. Each label and artist evokes its own signature giving this collection a diversified and interesting flow. Label Love consists of nostalgic jazz classics, unreleased gems, and exclusive selections. In case you missed the prevoius compilations Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3 and Vol. 4.

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