Tokyo Dawn Records series of boogie breaks “The Boogie” turns four, aiming at take selected 80’s sounds of our youth to new levels of funk. Connecting the dots between early electro, hip hop and house, this compilation redefines boogie based on neon synths, soul chords and a decent portion of robot funk. Feel invited to ride an exciting new wave of artists combining latest production techniques with classic grooves deeply rooted in 80’s boogie wonderland. Highlights from TDR’s latest album and remix projects are also featured, including artists like Opolopo, SoulParlor, Personal Life, Positive Flow, Reggie B, Amalia, Omar, DJ Vadim, Fat Freddy’s Drop and more. Pre-order now on TDR.
“Bama Pi” is inspired by and dedicated to the Potawatomi Native American tribe that inhabited the area now known as Chicago. The phrase roughly translates to “later on” and serves as recurring theme as Pugs Atomz gives you his view of things after the battle, the fun and travel. A stalwart and revered figure in the Chicago scene, Pugs Atomz is a trailblazer who laid the ground work for many artists in the area today. Bama Pi portraits different moments of his journey with his vivid story telling ranging from roots to revolutions and beyond. The sonically appealing beat palette of the album is delivered courtesy of Moodymann, DJ Vadim, Mr. Dibiase, Bobby Tank, Tensei etc. Release and Pre-Order via Tokyo Dawn Records.
DNA strings of ancient and new dimensional funk interweave to reclaim the pyramids of our time. Travelling light years from Mars to Orion, new horizons of perception and vibration become clear, taking the listener on a quest for more funk and fantasy in their life.
This is Reggie B‘s musical DNA, a personal testament of his unique funk straight from Khemit. Additional juggernauts featured on this 74 minute space odyssey include B. Bravo, DJ Spinna, Donald Hayes, Kevin Pierce, Onra, Salva and more. The album “DNA” is set to be released via Tokyo Dawn Records on October 21st. Place your pre-order now.
First audio previews of Tokyo Dawns compilation series ‘The Heart Volume 3′ are now online on their Soundcloud Page. The third volume features songs by AMALIA, A Race Of Angels, Blaktroniks, GB (Gifted & Blessed), Kissey, Milla Brune, Omar Lye-Fook, Portformat, Positive Flow, Pugs Atomz and many more. The album is available via Tokyo Dawn Records.
“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 label heads from All City Records, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Kindred Spirits, Now Again, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, Tru Thoughts Recordings and Ubiquity Records. Volume 4 comes with songs by Quantic & Alice Russell with The Combo Barbaro, Charles Bradley, WITCH, Jed And Lucia, Vindahl, Mathias Stubø, Colonel Red, Monophonics, Onra, Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band, Boddhi Satva, Jameszoo, Dotmatic, Gang Colours, Belleruche, Knxwledge and Columbia Night. Enjoy the free download below via Bandcamp and be sure to check out Vol. 1, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3!
Tokyo Dawn Records “The Boogie” continuous. Volume 2 features tracks by artists such as Amalia, Blaktroniks, Colonel Red, Opolopo, SoulParlor, Stan Smith. Order here. “A modern day enlightenment of the boogie era continued. A musical wonderland where accidental hipsters aren’t afraid to drop a guitar solo over a drum machine groove and synths deemed archaic rebomb the airwaves in full effect! Uncompromisable artists unite and unleash cosmic 80’s & 90’s throwbacks and futurist funk that rip apart all predefined notions of what new boogie is. Selected with a whole lot of love and care, underground heroes and unknown contemporaries forge from Munich to LA, Stockholm to Cape Town, London to The Bay, blurring the lines between Electro, Minneapolis Funk, Rap, R&B & House.”
Vindahl releasedhis first solo album titled “Serendipity”, featuring Coco from Quadron, Jenny Wilson and the Boom Clap Bachelors. The digital version is now available, release date for the physical version is October 17th. Get it via Tokyo Dawn Records.
Volume 2 of Tokyo Dawn’s compilation series “The Heart” is now
available for download (CD on July 29th). The Sampler features artists
like Colonel Red, Vindahl, Amalia, Reggie B, Marc Mac, Erik Rico amongst many others.