DMX Krew Stellar Gateway Five tracks of beautifully honed, acid-laced electro from Ed Upton, aka DMX Krew, who continues to be an unstoppable musical force. To pick out two tracks, Opening Statement, unsurprisingly the first track on the EP is a complex beast, with pulsing layers of sounds and beautiful melody. Stellar Gateway, the title track kicks off the B Side, evoking an cosmic trip, with Ed channelling his inner Space Odyssey 200. Ultimately, this EP showcases what you already know, that Acid doesn't need to be in yer face –it can creep up quietly, but still whisk you away to the dancefloor. Byrd Out 12"
Binker Golding / Elliot Galvin Ex Nihilo You prayed every night to sweet baby black Jesus that this would happen and it finally has. Pianist Elliot Galvin and I have made an album” (Binker Golding)... Binker Golding (the sax in Binker and Moses) is “Coltranesque” according to John Fordham’s review of jazz in 2018 for The Guardian, and this record sees him forging a new partnership with Elliot Galvin, whose “technical brilliance is matched with a very British sense of eccentricity” (The Jazz Mann). “The combination of saxophonist Binker Golding and pianist Elliot Galvin is guaranteed to be awe-inspiring” says London Jazz News, and this full album doesn’t disappoint. Elliot describes the record as “high energy and spontaneous”, which is definitely on point - an energy it maintains for over 40 minutes. Six new tracks recorded at The Vortex in London, which pull on all Binker’s and Elliot’s technical repertoire and delve into the experimental recesses of the minds of two of London’s young foremost exponents of jazz. Mastered by Noel Summerville, artwork by George Finlay Ramsay and G.S-L Studio. Byrd Out LP
Lee Scratch Perry Game Of The Throne EP This 3 track EP from the legendary Lee Perry brings together new and unreleased tracks recorded at Mad Professor’s Ariwa Studio in South London. The EP kicks of with ‘This Is The Upsetter’, which sees Lee chanting and philosophising over a rollicking bass, underpinned by understated guitar and perfectly placed hats, and continues to the straight up dub, ‘Lion Share Dub’. And on the flipside is the title track, ‘Game Of The Throne’, with brass section and backing vocals belting out soul fire, with Lee offering his words to Selassie. Mastered by the legendary Noel Summerville, artwork by Henry DubRoot Alderson and G.S-L Studio. Byrd Out 12"
Andrew Weatherall Kiyadub EP An exclusive new EP from the legendary Andrew Weatherall, limited to vinyl only, and just 500 copies. The EP dives for the dub laden and spacey fringes of electronic music, with heavy driving bass - one to drop towards the end of a night. Mastered by Noel Summerville. Byrd Out 12"