Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Zero 7 : Don't Call It Love

Zero 7 have decided to follow the model of self-reliance that epitomised their early days and chimes in with the post-Internet musical landscape. Their first new material since the release of 'Yeah Ghost' is a white label 12-inch, which features two vocal tracks recorded earlier this year in their London studio. Speaking about the new songs, Sam & Henry said: Both tracks were written with singers we haven't worked with previously. Title track ‘On My Own’ features Danny Pratt (AKA Danny Boy), a native of Canberra, Australia who we met in London last year. This is the first of a couple of songs that we plan to release featuring Danny on vocals. ‘On My Own’ is a hypnotic song, restless, alive with melody that surfaces imperceptibly over spectral guitars before burrowing into your brain, never to leave. Flip-side track ‘Don't Call it Love’ is one of many tracks that we have co-written recently with the mysterious and benevolent singer/songwriter Tom Leonard from Los Angeles. ‘Don't Call it Love’ is soulful, warm and provocative, with Leonard’s voice drifting to the foreground, gliding dreamily through the seductive rhythm of entrancing bass lines, brooding synths and keyboards.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Gregory Porter : On My Way To Harlem (Jazz & Cole edit)

Gregory Porter is an American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actor. His debut album, Water, released in 2010 via Motéma Music, was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. He was also a member of the original Broadway cast of It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues. His sophomore album, Be Good, which contains many of Porter's compositions, was released on February 14, 2012, and garnered critical acclaim for both his distinctive singing and his compositions, such as "Be Good (Lion's Song), "Real Good Hands", and "On My Way To Harlem". He was signed by Blue Note Records (Universal Music Group) on May 17, 2013 and his third album Liquid Spirit will be released on September 2, 2013 in Europe. The album is produced by Brian Bacchus

Frank Booker : Movin' On

DJ & Producer based in Auckland City. Release records through Sleazy Beats Recordings & Black Ops, Untracked Recordings, Wonderful Noise (Japan), Fine Art Recordings (FAR), KAT, Razor'N'Tape & Kolour Recordings LTD.

Sir Own : Hooked (Kon’s Nite Time Remix)

It’s finally here, one of the most talked about and sought-after reworks in recent time, Kon’s stunning remix of Cerrone’s ”Hooked On You”. Originally released back in 1981 and featuring Jocelyn Brown on vocals this updated version has been given the royal treatment by Kon and is now finally out on coloured marbled vinyl.