inner city Good Life Another slice of classic 80's wth this limited 12" reissue of Inner City's Good Life! UMC 12"
Song Sung This Ascension Is Ours Please note: 'Let It Go' is a CD bonus track and is not on the vinyl but is included on the download code. Twin sisters Georgina and Una McGeough who comprise Song Sung, grew up in Monaghan, a gnat’s width away from the border with Northern Ireland, and since the past decade have been based out of New York. Via a mutual friend, the film-maker Seamus Hanrahan, Song Sung got a connection to David Holmes (Killing Eve, Noel Gallagher), and following their chance meeting in early 2016, spent three days holed up in Holmes’ studio laying down the tracks for an album. They had been collaboratively bouncing tracks back and forth between New York and Belfast for a short period, with Holmes sending the arrangements and Song Sung writing the lyrics and vocal melodies. Fast forward four years and the result is a hypnotically unique sound that is strangely anthemic, coming on like a space-age girl-group transmitting directly from Jupiter. Holmes, known for his many film scores co-wrote and produced the album with fellow composer and Unloved band-mate Keefus Cian- cia (True Detective and The Ladykillers). The pair have a long standing working relationship and have worked on numerous scores including The Fall and Killing Eve (for which they won a BAFTA) as well as both Unloved albums. Meanwhile, Song Sung, forging careers in the art world, have simultaneously managed to amass this vast catalogue of ma- terial in, quite frankly, the most unorthodox way imaginable (possibly contributing to the idiosyncrasies of their songwrit- ing). “We make melodies using alternative ways, but we also dabble in software” explains Georgina, “in the beginning, we created melodies by using our own vocals over some of our favourite music. Our first apartment in the East Village, was located above a bar and our back room was situated directly above the DJ booth. This is going to sound ridiculous, but it’s true, we started making melodies over the bass of the tracks coming through the floor from the bar below.” From that, a process of layering vocals, however obscure, was how the band started to formulate songs. “We were very excited to work with David, the whole process was amazing and such a privilege. He got us immediately", claims Una. Georgina nods her approval. “Working on this album was an absolute dream. We only hope that the songs resonate, as they make their journey out into the world." Night Time Stories CD | LP Pre-Order
Skeptical / DLR / Break The Edge Of Time (Workforce Remix) / City Slickers (Skeptical Remix) Following up the success from Break’s “Another Way” LP, Symmetry sought out some of their favourite producers to spin their take on a selection of tracks from the album. This first instalment of remixes features Workforce’s reworking of Break & Kyo’s “The Edge Of Time”. His haunting and moody rendition keeps things minimal with skippy rolling beats and lush soundscapes. With innovative vocal rendering and a well designed arrangement, Workforce delivers exactly the remix the original deserved. Skeptical pulls out his trademark moves on Break & DLR’s “City Slickers”, showcasing his tight and precise production skills. He reshapes the best elements from the original into a stripped back and gritty version, the hypnotic techno style groove keeps this remix constantly rolling till the last bar. Symmetry Recordings 12" Pre-Order
M.I.A. Arular Slammer of a debut from the emcee queen who's been blowing up the dancehall for a good minute now... She's done stuff with folks like Diplo and Peaches (who apparently taught her how to use her drum machine, or so the legend goes) and this set is full of really sick blends of dancehall, grime, garage and hip hop (and more worldly influence too), ready to kill it in a dancefloor scenario. She rocks - you should peep this. (NB) Side 1 : 1. "Banana" (skit) 2. "Pull Up The People" 3. "Bucky Done Gun" Side 2 : 1. "Dash The Curry Skit" 2. "Sunshowers" 3. "Fire Fire" 4. "Amazon" Side 3 : 1. "One For The Head Skit" 2. "Bingo" 3. "Hombre" 4. "10 Dollar" Side 4 : 1. "U.R.A.Q.T" 2. "Galang" XL Recordings CD | LP
M.I.A. Kala Second album is gonna be bigger than hip hop. London grimey girl as much for the indie kids and the urban crowd. 1. Bamboo Banga 2. BirdFlu 3. Boyz 4. Jimmy 5. Hussel (feat. Afrikan Boy) 6. Mango Pickle Down River (with The Wilcannia Mob) 7. 20 Dollar 8. World Town 9. The Turn 10. XR2 11. Paper Planes 12. Come Around (feat. Timbaland) XL Recordings CD | LP
M.I.A. Matangi The long-awaited new album from risquee London MC M.I.A! https://www.facebook.com/miauk Interscope Records CD | LP
Omar S Fuck Resident Advisor The new album from Omar S, featuring John F.M. Rick Wilhilte Norm Talley and O B Ignitt. FXHE 12" Pre-Order
1985 Music - Edition 3 Alix Perez / Monty / Machine Drum / Various Artists Proudly presenting the 3rd instalment in our 'Edition' series - Edition 3 (Various artists LP). It includes tracks from Alix Perez, Machinedrum, Lordel, Deft, Visages, Monty, Ternion Sound, Drone, Cesco, and Bredren. In keeping with our ethos as a platform for multiple styles of music, this release spans tempos from 85-140-170 bpm. The artwork is a continuation of our previous releases, made by Sineater. This release will be available as a 3 piece vinyl set, and as digital. 1985 Music 12" Pre-Order