W. H. Lung Incidental Music "Dinked edition" is on 180g 'bone' coloured vinyl, includes an exclusive 260gsm art print + download code. Hand signed and numbered by the band, limited to 400 copies. For avoidance of doubt, the centre is a standard spindle size, and not dinked. Regular LP is on 180g black vinyl, includes a download code. The highly anticipated debut full length from W.H. Lung, primarily a studio-based project that fuses up and weaves together stunning synth pop with 70's grooves. W. H. Lung have allowed this album to naturally gestate over the course of two years . The result is a remarkably considered debut - the production is crisp and pristine but not over-polished, the synths and electronics radiate and hum with a golden aura and the vocals weave between tender delivery and forceful eruptions. There is a palpable energy to the songs, as experienced in 10 glorious minutes of opening statement 'impatico People'. “I think it’s important to erase the distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture,” states Joseph E. This colliding of worlds not only exists in the potent mix between whip-smart arrangements, lyrics and seamlessly danceable music but also in the fact that they are named after a cash and carry in Manchester. As Tom P. explains, “I thought it was funny juxtaposing those kind of austere associations with W. H. Auden and other initialed poets, writers, artists, etc. with the fact that it’s really just a Chinese supermarket.” Melodic / Dinked CD | LP Pre-Order
The King Rooster Mudslinger / Ain't Sellin' Chicken Heavy Hammond Funk quartet, The King Rooster, return with 2 brand new tracks following their successful self titled debut LP. Side A features the fast paced “Mudslinger” and the mud definitely sticks with this one – the break will mos def get the B-Boys/Girls up on the floor! Flip the script to find the seductive Ain’t Sellin’ Chicken – a mid tempo jam which certainly gets you licking your lips! Limited run of 500. Dinked Records 7"
Linn & Freddie Sunshine / Be Thankful For What U Got Stockholm’s Linn & Freddie debut excursion with Dinked Records sees two wonderful summery tunes, taken from their their long-awaited second album “Right Here in the Middle”, pressed up on 7” vinyl for the first time. The aptly named “Sunshine” is the perfect head nodder for those summer BBQs and Festivals. Flipped with a reggae/ska-fused version of the William DeVaughn classic, “Be Thankful For What You Got” – this is essential for your crates. Limited pressing of 500 copies. Dinked Records 7"
Run DMC Down With The King (LP Mix / Instrumental) A reissue of the 1993 Pete Rock produced, Golden Era classic from RUN DMC, featuring guest rhymes from Pete Rock & CL Smooth. 7" housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve which features amazing artwork by Ricky Also. Limited press. Dinked Records 7"
Gary Byrd Soul Travellin Travellin': The GBE Pt 1 & 2 Lesser known but equally funky break, Soul Travellin’ takes you on a musical journey of epic proportions, with Gary Byrd providing some early rap lyrics backed by the funkiness of The Jimmy Castor Bunch. Never had a reissue on a 45 until now so pick up a copy now and enjoy the funky horns of the Gary Byrd Experience! Dinked Records 7"
The King Rooster Back Chattin / Fat Chance Heavy, Raw and Deep that’s how The King Rooster brought their Hammond led funk throughout 2017 with a string of releases starting with a cassette EP, quickly followed by a 45 on Germany’s Our Label Records and then two more 45’s on Detroit’s Funknight label. Put together by Ian Stevens & Mark Claydon (The Bass and Drums from London funksters, The Getup) and joined by Sam Montero and James Forster on guitar the band have played, recorded and shared stages with artists such as Sir Joe Quarterman, Alexia Coley, JTQ, Gizelle Smith, Reuben Wilson, Pee Wee Ellis, The Getup, Speedometer and Rhoda Dakar to name a few. Droppin’ hard hitting instrumental workouts along with some heavy vocal bangers , real funk is the order of the day. 2018 starts with another heavy 45 release, this time on Dinked Records, featuring two brand new tracks Back Chattin’ & Fat Chance both sure to get you up on the dancefloor and shaking that ass! Dinked Records 7"
Pugs Atomz / Mulatto Patriot Sweat / Come With Me The first collaborative single from Chicago's hip-hop artist Pugs Atomz and producer Mulatto Patriot. Following on from his hook up with Chris Read at BBE, we are happy to showcase the talents of Pugs Atomz once again, this time in collaboration with fellow Chicago compatriot, Mulatto Patriot. “Sweat” will certainly make you do that on the dancefloor – a frenetic jam perfect for your work out playlist. Flip to the B side for the smoother MFSB influenced “Come With Me”. Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming digital EP, Highly Irregular. Original cover art by Erin Leann Works. As the beat builds the pace is set and Atomz visualizing sounds falls inline with the flow - “You common place now/see me tho/animated like Yu-ghi- oh/Yo connect the dots now/see my thoughts speech bubble/now watch my talk” The chemistry of this producer & MC duo shines in the two knowing where the beat should ride and the lyrics should go. The B-side to this uptempo record is the smooth house influenced "Come with me" – both dance floor killers! Dinked Records 12"
Third Root Reflection of the Times / Soul Force The leading singles from the Central Texas hip-hop collective Third Root, produced by Grmmy Award winning producer Adrian Quesada. “Dinked Records link up with Third Root from Austin, Texas for their latest release produced by Grammy award winning Adrian Quesada and arranged by DJ Chicken George. This limited 45 features two of the standout cuts from the LP, Libertad. “Reflection of the Times” is a powerful conversation on race that spells out the struggle in stark and unambiguous terms. It's an outcry against injustice and a call to rise and reflects the times we’re living in. Whilst on the flip, “Soul Force” is an explosive posse cut featuring some of the top MCs from Central Texas. Original cover art by Lyle Carbajal.” Dinked Records 7"
Mo-Matic Sureshot Here we have brand new original material from an unlikely cross Atlantic hook up pairing Jersey DJ and producer Mo-Matic aka Colin Moore with New York based MC Oxygen who needs no introduction, currently part of the Hip Hop super group Soundsci. Sureshot is a reggae influenced head banger perfect for those carnival/festival sets you got coming up this summer. Add to that 3 dope remixes all with a unique flavour to cater for every scenario. First up Vancouver’s Nick Bike flips the script in his unique way with some clever cuts and samples. Bristol super producers The Allergies totally reinvent the track in a cinematic way which wouldn’t seem out of place on a Tarantino soundtrack. To top it all off, UK graf legend Aroe and The Soundmakers take us on a dark journey into the Game of Thrones and then some! Dinked Records 7"