Natty July Released July 28th...just in time. Natty played a free instore here on the day of release! New single of laid back summer time grooves from Natty, who has risen to prominence after supporting Kate Nash and Adele and a great performance on 'Later with Jools Holland'. www.myspace.com/natty4d Vibes And Pressure CD
Mala Mirrors Second solo album from prolific and influencial producer Mala... The product of repeated visits to dive into Peru’s music, it revolves around tempo and flow, working local Afro-Peruvian percussionists, grassroots tap dancers and an Andean soprano into its fourteen tracks. Mala went there for a month, visiting Lima along with Cusco and the Sacred Valley just outside of the capital. “I was introduced to music from the jungle, music from the mountains, Andean sounds, native sounds, Afro-Peruvian music,” says Mala. “It all goes back to the roots and the rhythms and I related instantly. That primal rhythm is in all of us.” Brownswood Recordings CD | LP
Natty and the Rebelship Gaia Expected 21st August Excellent new single from Natty! Soul searching and sonically haunting, Gaia is the epitome of the journey he has taken both as artist and man. "This song was written over a two-month period, I started it in a desert in southern Africa just after meeting the legendary Credo Mutwa, and completed it in a Rasta camp next to the firewater spring in Jamaica, it is my homage to mother earth which right now needs protection from these pushermen of destruction" Natty. It is a subtly heady summer track, featuring his full band The Rebelship. Vibes and Pressure 7" Pre-Order
Mala / Dva / Kuedo / Kode9 Decadubs 1 EP Hyperddub celebrate 10 years of releasing some of the most mind bending, genre busting electonic, music around. This is the first 12" sampler to accompany CD release.The first of the collective vinyl releases from the first of Hyperdub's 10th Anniversary compilations kicks things off with Mala’s ‘Expected (Level 10)’, a classic, rock solid, melancholy half-step bulldozer, with rich moog top melody. The second track is ‘Technical Difficulties’, an unusually dark and minimal piece from DVA, all swirling bass and punched in drums at a lumbering pace. Kuedo’s ‘Mtzpn’ is a downcast, rainy hip hop instrumental with splashy high hats and wavy chords. The EP finishes with Helix’s microedited take on Kode9’s ‘Xingfu Lu’, with the original track’s droney melody looped into tight repeating snippets over rugged 140 beats. Hyperdub 12"
Hyperdub 10.1 Mala / Flowdan / Burial / Kode9 & The Spaceape Hyperdub celebrates being 10 with a tidy collection of new tracks on disc one and highlights from the last decade on the second In 2014 Hyperdub is 10 years old. Founded by DJ and producer Kode9, the label has grown from its humble origins as a left-field dubstep label, and spread out to function as a cross-genre hub, absorbing sounds and ideas, keeping listeners on their toes, and refreshing itself while still maintaining its core sensibilities. To celebrate, Hyperdub will release four compilations which cluster thematic highlights from the last five years, all augmented with new material, as well as staging a number of international showcase events across the year. First up comes ‘Hyperdub 10.1’, a double CD covering the label’s dance floor dimension. Disc 1 features almost all new material from Hyperdub regulars such as Kode9 & The Spaceape, Quarta 330 and DJ Rashad, along with old and new allies. Opening with the oddball groove of DVA's 'Mad Hatter', we move into young Detroit producer Kyle Hall's 'Girl U So Strong', a slow builder that culminates in a blissed-out g-funk groove, Mala's 'Expected', a rock solid, melancholy half-step bulldozer, Kuedo's 'Mtzpn', Morgan Zarate's recent martial snare anthem, 'Kaytsu' and Helix's club-ready remix of Kode9's 2013 'Xingfu Lu'. We also welcome back Flowdan, who appeared on early label hit ‘Skeng,’ with the malevolent, Footsie-produced 'Ambush'. The pace picks up on the second half of the CD with a volley of woozy and twisted footwork from most of the key members of Chicago’s Teklife crew. Taso & Djunya's Darwinian 'Only The Strongest Survive' descends into DJ Spinn's bombastic 'All My Teklife', DJ Taye's fizzling R&B jam, 'Get Em Up', the immaculate diva vocal cut-up of 'I'm Gonna Get You', DJ Rashad and Gantman's squiggly banger 'Acid LIfe', and the stone cold 'Icemaster' by Heavee. Earl, Rashad & Taye's 'Bombaklot' takes Hyperdub full circle with a yardcore bomb like a 2014 upgrade of the label's early days. Disc 1 closes with 'Chasing A Beast', a new gnarly hip hop track from Kode9 & The Spaceape, and Tokyo-based veteran ally Quarta330, who crafts in ‘Hanabi’ an epic, uptempo synthesiser jam. Disc 2 spotlights 17 high points of Hyperdub’s last half-decade, proven dance floor material from the grittier end of UK funky, grime, dubstep, hip hop and footwork. Hyperdub CD
Congo Natty Jungle Revolution New album from Congo Natty, (aka Rebel MC), on Big Dada which brings you a straight forward blend of his signature classic jungle breaks with heavy Rastafarian vibes. It’s a concise, infectious mashup of some of the most vital genres that emerged from 90s club music. Big Dada CD | LP
UNTITLED Various Artists / KWAKE BASS / Mala / Nubya Garcia / SHABAKA HUTCHINGS THE VINYL FACTORY LP
Blak Twang / Congo Natty Rebel Emcee Expected 18th March Rebel Emcee is a killer D&B/Jungle number from UK Hip Hop godfather Blak Twang featuring Jungle ambassador, the original Rebel MC, Congo Natty on a brand new Bristol label Infidelity.Blak Twang delivers a ragga, hip hop infused, half speed intro that drops into jump up party time positive vibed classic jungle with infectious 'Rebel MC' chorus. Interface provides skippy high octane beats on his all out dance floor D n' B mix which keeps the quality MC vocals intact on atmospheric breakdowns and intro. Mindstate takes us down darker growlier bass territory. A glitch, grime, dubstep, hybrid with sparse D&B tempo percussion makes for an urban bass onslaught for head nodding floors. Infidelity Records 12"