Shaggy Hot Shot 2020 To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Shaggy’s diamond-selling album, Hot Shot, a brand-new album entitled Hot Shot 2020, featuring updated versions of the biggest hits and most beloved fan favorites across Shaggy’s catalog, along with a number of never-before-heard tracks, will be released July 10. “For Hot Shot 2020, says Shaggy, I wanted to modernize songs like “It Wasn’t Me,” “Angel,” “Luv Me Luv Me” and take them to turbo, along with my other hits - ‘Boombastic’ and ‘Oh Carolina.” We retained their original energy and brought in different vibes while exploring some sounds we’d never tried before.” This new deluxe version also has an additional 4 tracks and is released on Deluxe CD and double LP. EMI CD | LP
Hot Chip Hot Chip With Robert Wyatt And Geese Released 22nd December. Limited EP featuring collaborations between Putney's finest, all-round musical legend Robert Wyatt and Geese (an electronic project from two members of Elysian Quartet) reworking various Hot Chip tracks. Brilliant stuff. 1. Made In The Dark (with Robert Wyatt) 2. Whistle For Will (with Robert Wyatt) 3. We're Looking For A Lot Of Love (with Robert Wyatt And Geese) 4. One Pure Thought (remixed By Geese) www.myspace.com/hotchip EMI CD
Badly Drawn Boy (Cubilas) Welcome To The Overground Very Limited 1-sided 12" of "Welcome To The Underground" a track from the fothcoming Badly Drawn Boy album "Born In The UK", released under the name of (his friend..heh) Cubilas. EMI 12"
Rihanna Anti Expected 5th February - Deluxe includes xtra tracks and bigger / fancier packaging! The physical release of Rihanna's eighth album which received a rather out-of-the-blue digital release. This album futher explores Riri's talent for delving into othert musical territories and includes a whole host of co-writers! Virgin EMI CD Pre-Order
Paris Green / Tammi Terrell / Marvin Gaye Oh Yes This has all the hallmarks of a dance classic and one we should be really excited about. The vocal used on the track is indeed that of music legend Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Mitchel ‘Paris Green’ Kelly was discovered by Kölsch on his BBC Radio 1 Residency show through his track “You Got To Try”, which became demo of the month and shortly got signed by Damian Lazarus for his Rebellion/Crosstown Rebels imprint. The E.P. release received support from Pete Tong, Kölsch, Steve Bug, Damian Lazarus. The seed was planted and Mitchel began branching out, going off the beaten path, to create his personal style. With a natural interest in art, design and fashion, Mitchel started Paris Green in 2017. Creating hypnotic dancefloor grooves with soul and jazz aesthetics. He decided he needed to know the classics, because you can't know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been and that’s where he found Marvin Gaye’s 1967 ‘If I Could Build My Whole World Around You’ The track features Marvin Gaye and Tammi’s original vocals. Support is coming already from Damian Lazarus and many others at club. Virgin EMI 12"
Cold War Kids La Divine LP on 180g vinyl, includes a download code. The sixth studio album from Cold War Kids, which follows 2014’s Hold My Home. Feel-good indie-rock with lots of stomping piano lines and snappy sing-along choruses. For fans of Cage The Elephant, Fun. ‘A big belting tune from the US indie rockers, which will have you believing in the power of love'. - NME Virgin / EMI CD | LP
Iggy Pop The Bowie Years A 7 CD box set ‘ The Bowie Years’ exploring Iggy Pop’s Berlin-era albums to be released on 29th May via UMC. The boxset features remastered versions of ‘The Idiot’, ‘Lust For Life’, live album ‘TV Eye’ and rare outtakes, alternate mixes and a 40 page book. ‘Lust For Life’ and ‘The Idiot’ will also be released as standalone 2CD deluxe editions with bonus live CDs on the same date. The box set and albums provide a fascinating insight into the unique creative alchemy that defined the mythical Berlin-era of post punk, and set the wheels in motion for a sound that went on to dominate the world, shaping popular culture for decades to come. Iggy Pop’s ‘The Idiot’ and ‘Lust For Life’ remain two of the most influential albums ever made and still stand as towering behemoths in rock’s upper echelons, their sonic DNA and attitude continuing to influence and inspire new generations of artists to this day. Both albums run through the fabric of artists such as Joy Division , Queens Of The Stone Age, IDLES, Fontaines DC, R.E.M., Depeche Mode, N.I.N., Nick Cave, and an ever regenerating crop of new talent. Following the demise of Iggy’s seminal proto-punk band The Stooges, and a stint on the road together, Iggy and Bowie moved to West Berlin in 1977 to start work on Iggy’s debut solo album. Inspired by the Cold War era surroundings, and named after Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel, ‘The Idiot’ saw Iggy moving away from the guitar heavy punk of The Stooges (and the ubiquitous sound of the era), bringing electronics textures and brooding darkness to the fore. The album was a critical and commercial success, spawning hits including ‘China Girl, ‘Nightclubbing’, ‘Funtime’ and ‘Sister Midnight’. On a creative roll, the duo were back in the studio a matter of weeks after the accompanying tour to promote ‘The Idiot’ finished, recording Iggy’s sophomore solo album ‘Lust For Life’. Bringing a rawer rock’n’roll feel back to the fore, ‘Lust For Life’ spawned two of Iggy’s biggest hits, the titular track and the anthemic ‘The Passenger’. Alongside these two albums, included in the box is a remastered version of the live album ‘TV Eye’ recorded the 1977 tour in Cleveland, Chicago and Kansas City featuring Bowie on keyboards. There are also three discs of live recordings from March 1977 officially released for the first time - Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, Live at The Agora, Cleveland and Live at Mantra Studio, Chicago. The set also contains a 40-page booklet with contributions from the musicians who played on the records and famous fans discussing the influence the albums have had on them. Virgin EMI CD