Girl Unit Song Feel UK mastermind Phil Gamble aka Girl Unit makes a powerful return with Song Feel, his debut full-length album and first release since 2012’s acclaimed EP Club Rez, featuring Kelela, Taliwhoah, Ms Boogie and more. An essential member of London’s eclectic Night Slugs camp, he’s back with a fully developed body of work featuring six key vocal collaborators. While still steeped in low-end pressure like his past work, Song Feel reaches toward a classic timelessness: time-honoured elements of production sit seamlessly alongside the most contemporary sounds, as Girl Unit densely layers radio gloss and big melodies over beats that take influence from a variety of Club and Pop sources. Since the start Girl Unit has always taken influence from pop, preferring to hear music with vocals both on and off the dancefloor. Here he has created a unique sonic environment for each of his collaborators to tell their story. The record opens with ‘WYWD’, featuring R&B iconoclast and long-time collaborator Kelela gliding over intimate street soul sonics and luminous funky leads. Next, a volatile West Coast bassline and stadium-size dancehall percussion guide British singer Taliwhoah through elegant synth washes on ‘Stuck’. On ‘Wreck’, Brooklyn rapper Ms Boogie spits hardcore verses that twist and turn along GU’s erratic lows, creepy atmospheres and drillin’ drums. ‘Pull Up’ featuring Tampa’s Thast delivering a menacing confrontational flow over gliding subs and eerie staccato. Los Angeleno Rush Davis sings metaphysical soul over a saccharine choir on the slow-burning ‘Evidence’. Lastly, London’s Brook Baili dances with big piano chords and jubilant basslines on the radio-ready swing of ’24 Hours’. Though Girl Unit gave his features free reign vocally, clear themes of changing relationships in a modern era emerge across Song Feel, lending the record a curiously frothy yet intimate sensation. In-between, blissfully stripped-down instrumental interludes bind everything together, giving the album’s host and creator some much-deserved solo time. Night Slugs LP Pre-Order
KH / Four Tet Only Human Expected to arrive mid-April. One off, one-sided pressing of this Kieran Hebden / Four Tet secret dance floor weapon which samples Nelly Furtado's 'Afraid'. Getting plays from the likes of Ben UFO, Midland, Peggy Gou... 12" Pre-Order
Mr Oizo Rhythme Plat Mr. Oizo plugs in his Korg MS 20 once again to deliver new treats. From 'Viandes Légumes Véhicules' which sounds like Dopplereffekt scored a movie from Jacques Tati, to 'Dolce Vita' on which Italian crooner Phra cries his pain out after being dumped, the French U.F.O. builds a bridge between Flying Lotus and DJ Snake. With 4 tracks, 4 rooms, 4 atmospheres and an introduction from Beastie Boys' Mike D on the track 'Nuque', 'Rythme Plat' (literally 'Flat Beat' in French) is the proper celebration fans have been excepting for the 20th anniversary of Mr. Oizo's world-famous track 'Flat Beat', demonstrating once again the timelessness of his unique music touch. Because Music 12"
Laurel Halo Laurel Halo DJ-Kicks The 68th edition of the DJ-Kicks mix series is another landmark one, with experimental producer Laurel Halo taking the reins. The American’s adventurous 29 track trip features seven exclusives, including two of her own plus those from Rrose, Machinewoman, FIT Siegel, Nick León and Ikonika. !K7 RECORDS CD | LP
Anderson .Paak Bubblin' [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. First time on vinyl for these 2 tracks --- Bubblin' was previously available digitally. Aftermath/12 Tone Music, LLC 7" Pre-Order
Unkle Sunrise (Always Comes Around) [Audion Remix] [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. Exclusive vinyl-only remix of a track from UNKLE’s 2017 Top-20 album The Road: Part I. Black, single sided vinyl with hand-stamped labels. Songs For The Def 10" Pre-Order
The Chemical Brothers Free Yourself A very limited new 12" from the electronic legends, The Chemical Brothers - the first taste of their album 'No Geography' due in 2019, we can't wait! 12"
Wovoka Gentle Start Clanging Cymbals Wovoka Gentle are an experimental three-piece from London, comprised of William J Stokes and twins Imogen and Ellie Mason. Taking its root in folk and americana songwriting, the Wovoka sound draws upon the psychedelic soundscapes of the late 60s as well as contemporary experimental, pop and collage music; marrying classic instrumentation with sampling, analogue synthesis and sound manipulation. Signed to Nude Records - they release their extraordinary special debut album 'Start Clanging Cymbals' on 7th June, including singles '1,000 Opera Singers Working In Starbucks', which was included in the official soundtrack of FIFA '19, and 'Peculiar Form of Sleep' from the end of 2018 as well as 'Sin is Crouching At Your Door', a psychedelic piece of cinematic experimental pop. Somewhere between Animal Collective and Super Organism - Wovoka Gentle have a unique sound. Nude Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Audiobooks Friends In The Bubble Bath A remix 12" from Audiobooks, with some excellent edits by Gabe Gurnsey (Factory Floor), Gwenno and Audiobook' own David Wrench. “I love audiobooks, and 'Friends in the Bubblebath' is brilliant,” Gwenno says. “I wanted to create a reflective atmosphere around Evangeline and David's lyrics, to try and compliment the story and that feeling of the party still trying to keep going at 3am, as parties tend to do.” “It was a real pleasure to be asked to remix audiobooks’ as I’m a big fan of theirs,” Gurnsey adds. “I wanted to take all that energy they exude vocally and musically and bring it onto the dance floor. I ended up working on two remixes which work side by side, reflecting that chemistry David and Evangeline have in their live performances.” Heavenly 12"