Anderson .Paak Ventura Anderson Paak. swiftly follows up from his awesome 2018 album Oxnard with another offering of energetic, alternative and jazzy hip-hop. Aftermath / 12 Tone Music CD Pre-Order
Emiliana Torrini Love In The Time Of Science Vinyl reissue of the fourth full length album from Icelandic singer / songwriter Emiliana Torrini, originally released in 1999. One Little Indian LP Pre-Order
Delta Heavy Only In Dreams After months of anticipation UK bass duo Delta Heavy finally drop their sophomore studio album ‘Only In Dreams’, out on worldwide release today via iconic imprint RAM Records. The follow up to their seminal debut album ‘Paradise Lost’, ‘Only In Dreams’ features collaborations with Zeds Dead, Everyone You Know, Muzzy, Modestep, KUURO alongside vocalists Jem Cooke, Starling and Rae Hall and further cements their status within the bass scene on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. Flexing and bending between DnB, trap, future bass and dubstep, the duo infuse every single track with layer after layer of originality, creativity and dynamism, lifting the music well beyond the norm. Tracks like ‘Exodus’ and the Middle Eastern-tinged Muzzy collab ‘Revenge’ thunder and prowl their way across the darkest of sound systems. Monstercat heavyweights KUURO bring their talents into play on the trap and DnB hybrid ‘Replicant’ while British dubstep and electronic act Modestep feature on ‘Here With Me’, a soaring and complex take on the future bass genre. ‘Lift You Up’, the Zeds Dead collaboration that only recently lit the online music media world on fire, gifts fans a prime example of Delta Heavy’s ability to stride firmly into the Stateside world of bass, as does the glitchy halftime stomp of ‘A.I.’ The album climaxes with ‘Show Me The Light’ and ‘Take Me Home’, featuring Starling and Jem Cooke respectively, two anthemic vocal tracks laced with as much emotion and beauty as they are with dance-floor drive and energy. RAM Records CD | LP Pre-Order
People Under The Stairs Sincerely, The P The final album from People Under The Stairs, marking an end of their 20 year run in hip-hop. “Too many people to thank but the family, friends & fans who have been patient with me as I struggled to finish this have all of my love,” he wrote. “The weight of finishing the P catalogue, the pressure I put on myself and the expectation was overwhelming at times – I only hope that the album is judged not in isolation but as a bookend to an uncompromising 20 year career in DIY Hip-Hop and the final of our 12 steps.” PIECELOCK 70 CD | LP Pre-Order
Ady Suleiman Thoughts & Moments Vol. 1 Mixtape Recorded in Stockholm and produced by FAMILY_TIME and Maths Time Joy, who produced Best Friend, the mixtape follows the release of Ady’s critically acclaimed debut album, Memories in March 2018. Having worked on his debut album for some time, Ady wanted to release a collection of songs, ahead of writing and recording his second album. A deft songwriter and a singer with soulful brilliance, Ady Suleiman has a rich era-spanning appreciation of music, and an innate need to turn life experiences into narrative. His timelessly classic yet fresh sound and lyrical distinctiveness has garnered him a broad range of influential fans from both sides of the Atlantic - from Chance the Rapper, Leon Bridges and Joey Bada$$ through to Labrinth, Michael Kiwanuka, Laura Mvula and Lianne Le Havas. A collection of songs which originated as voice memos on his phone, Ady comments, “I wanted to make a project that is a bit more free, I originally wanted to do an interludes or outtakes project, but over time it changed form. Thoughts and Moments Vol 1 is the result. PEMBA LP Pre-Order
DJ Soopasoul Good Edits The man like Soopasoul is back with two more dope edits aimed squarely at the dance-floor. 14 inches of fire here! Soopastole 7" Pre-Order
Pan Amsterdam / Iggy Pop / Leron Thomas MOBILE Pan Amsterdam gave us "The Pocket Watch". Even when revealing his condition and true identity to the public. This didn't stop the flow of interest and respect from new found fans as well as fellow contemporaries. Open Mike Eagle became an immediate fan and patron of Pan Am and took him on tour last Fall. They even cut a single together entitled, "No Snare". One of the stops during the tour was Texas Pan Am and Iggy Pop agreed to meet up and cut a track. "The one thing that comes to mind when travelling through Texas is its Texas Tea (oil)" Pan Am said while on break in the studio. "There's a lot of ways of living that rendezvous at the local gas station". It was as if Pan Am grew up with this knowledge since the cradle or something. This, undoubtedly, is the thought process behind the tune Iggy and Pan Am cut, " Mobile". DEF PRESSE 7"
Idris Muhammad Powers of Soul LP on 180g black vinyl. Idris Muhammad was an American jazz drummer who recorded extensively with many musicians, including Bob James, Ahmad Jamal, Lou Donaldson, Pharoah Sanders, John Scofield, George Benson, Lonnie Smith and Tete Montoliu. Power of Soul is his best known album and is one of the reasons that Idris Muhammad is regarded as the drumming king of groove. Featuring the arrangements and keyboards of Bob James, the saxophone punch of Grover Washington, Jr., guitarist Joe Beck, trumpeter Randy Brecker, percussionist Ralph MacDonald, and the knife-edge slick production of Creed Taylor, this 1974 album is a burning piece of deep, jazzy soul and grooved-out bliss. The album includes the tune “Loran’s Dance”, which received considerable airplay on jazz radio stations and was sampled by Beastie Boys (“To All The Girls” and “B-Boy Bouillabaisse”) and Fatboy Slim (“The Weekend Starts Here”). “Power Of Soul” was sampled by Notorious BIG (“Ready To Die”) and The Game featuring Anderson.Paak (“80s and Cocaine”). Music On Vinyl LP Back in Stock!
King Prawn The Fabulous New Sounds Of The fifth full length studio album from London ska-punkers King Prawn, and their first since reforming in 2013. It’s heavy punk rock soul, peppered with horns and their trademark undertones of ska and dub. A feather quill in one hand and a sledgehammer in the other, it’s reflective and combative and flows like a true album should. Five years in the making, and boy, they do not disappoint! Property of The Lost LP Pre-Order