TITLES OUT NEXT WEEK

RELEASE DATE: 24TH JUNE 2022

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TECHNO

Tommy 2000

2K Music

G-TOWN RECORDS

GTOWN003

12"

£7.99

Locked Groove & Gacha Bakradze

3 Variations Sur Un Thème (Incl. Deniro Remix)

Locked Groove Records

LGR015

12"

£6.99


ELECTRONICA

Rudolf Abramov

Paracetamol / Clonex

Höga Nord Rekords

HNR045

7"

£5.50


REPRESSES

Various Artists

SAM Records Extended Play - Vol 3

Nervous Records

NER25650

2 x 12"

£13.99

OCTAVE ONE

BLACK WATER (Clear Vinyl Repress)

430 West

4W340CLEAR

12"

£7.49

CANDI STATON

HALLELUJAH ANYWAY (INC. LARSE, DR PACKER, MOPLEN & FRANKIE KNUCKLES REMIXES)

Glitterbox

GLITS019R

12"

£6.99


US IMPORTS (LAST CALL FOR PRE-ORDERS)

Andrés

Sunday Kinda Love

MotorCity Wine Recordings

MCWR012

12"

£9.49 NO DISCOUNTS


LAST COPIES

Various Artists

Love Saves the Day : A History Of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979 Part 1

Reappearing Records

REAPPEARLP002PT1

2 x 12"

£7.99


WAREHOUSE FINDS (PLEASE PRE-ORDER)

Aluben Noiro

Levitate State

Atlantic Jaxx Recordings

JAXX101

12"

£5.50

Planet Battagon

Episode 01

Atlantic Jaxx Recordings

JAXX075

12"

£5.50


ICYMI

D'Cruze

Hidden Tracks EP (Splatter Vinyl)

Suburban Base Records

SUBBASE78

12"

£7.49 NO DISCOUNTS

Disciples Of The Watch

Dance In Peace EP

Boogie Times Records

BOOGIE15

12"

£7.49 NO DISCOUNTS

Tic Tac Toe

456 / Ephemerol

Tic Tac Toe

TTT456

12"

£6.99

Duval Timothy

Sen Am

Carrying Colour

CC006

LP

£13

Duval Timothy

Help

Carrying Colour

CC003SP

2 x LP

£14.99

Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda

Priestess / Bravado (Blue Vinyl Repress)

Clarity Recordings

CRC01BLUE

12"

£7.49

Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda

Expectations LP (Blue Vinyl Repress)

Clarity Recordings

CRC02BLUE

LP

£8.49

SOPHIE LLOYD FEAT. DAMES BROWN

CALLING OUT (FLOORPLAN REMIXES)

Classic

CMC288RMX

12"

£6.99




Releases in detail:

TECHNO

Artist Tommy 2000
Title 2K Music
Label G-TOWN RECORDS
Cat No GTOWN003
Format 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Breakbeat] [House] [Jungle]

Track Listing

A1. Whales

A2. Baff

A3. 2k Musik

B1. Tuna

B2. T-2000

Description

Having kicked off in Galway and then quickly on to Brisbane, we travel across the pond to Durham, to pick the brains of one dance music’s freshest minds and most exciting talents, Tommy 2000, for the all-encompassing GTOWN 003 - ‘2K Musik’.

5 tracks that will travel the length and breadth of your brain; from the epic opener and lead single, ‘Whales’, to the algebraic break sequences of ‘T-2000’, Tommy’s follow up to his debut EP on DJ Haus’ Dance Trax is about as mature a sound you could expect from any artist, let alone an 18 year old just dipping his toes in the water.

‘Whales’ leads the way as an almost orchestral breakbeat builder-style track that reaches its peak gradually and really takes us for a ride as we step into the world of 2K Musik. Following on from that, is the most classically-conventional track of the lot, ‘Baff’. The four to the floor backbone lulls the listener to be sucked into what is an entirely unique club track they’ve never even come close to hearing before. That is then spun on its head entirely when Tommy’s almost bookmark sound comes into play on the title track, ‘2K Musik’. Hammering us with breaks and unapologetic bass, this marriage of old school sounds with entirely dynamic arrangement and all around ingenuity tells us exactly what 2K Musik is all about.

We swap over to the B side then, without much of a break for air, and kick off with the ever-nautically themed ‘Tuna’. At this point, it’s more than evident that Tommy 2000 is entirely worthy of his placement as an artist that’s here to stay, as if he’s pulled us underwater to listen to what the sea creatures have to say to us. Totally transforming even more modern sounding breakbeat drum patterns and bending them to his will, GTOWN003 is almost like a portal into the mind of a music genius, not just an EP you sit down and listen to; this is an immersive exhibition into the world of Tommy 2000. The final stop on the line is ‘T-2000’. You want to stop and get off, but you can’t. Everytime you think you’ve got this track figured out, you haven’t. Snares coming crashing down and attacking the breaks just as you’ve began to comprehend the synthlines and pads that eb and flow off of each other as this crescendo takes us home and back to reality, as the needle lifts on what is only the beginning for one of dance music’s brightest stars on one of its realest labels.

GTOWN003 - 2K MusiK by Tommy 2000 lands on G TOWN RECORDS on June 24th. Are you Ready?

TECHNO

Artist Locked Groove & Gacha Bakradze
Title 3 Variations Sur Un Thème (Incl. Deniro Remix)
Label Locked Groove Records
Cat No LGR015
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Ambient] [Breaks] [Electro] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1. Variation 1

A2. Variation 2

B1. Variation 3

B2. Variation 1 (Deniro Remix)

Description

LGR015 sees Locked Groove teaming up with Gacha Bakradze for “3 Variations Sur Un Thème”.

After linking up online in 2020, Gacha and Tim decided to join forces and make something they believe is truly special.

Gacha Bakradze hails from Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi. He has deservedly earned plaudits after releases on Apollo, Cin Cin, Die Orakel, Fever AM and Lapsus. Gacha regularly redefines his musical ideology; always bestowing it with mood based authenticity and excitement through rhythms and harmonies.

Just like Locked Groove, his musical output is diverse and always evolving, which makes them great collaborators.

Like the EP title suggests, the 3 tracks are loosely based on the same theme but explore different sonic landscapes.

Variation 1 opens the EP with skittish percussion and melodies weaving in and out. Variation 2 pushes the tempo to 150+ BPM with synth sounds reminiscing of rave years gone by. Variation 3 dials things back and provides a more subdued yet euphoric addition to the EP.

For the remix they’ve enlisted Deniro. The Dutch producer, known for his precise use of melody and rhythm delivers a soulful and timeless rendition of Variation 1.

The EP is due 10 June on all digital platforms and will also be available on vinyl from 20th May.

Artwork by Ollie George with photos by Locked Groove.

ELECTRONICA

Artist Rudolf Abramov
Title Paracetamol / Clonex
Label Höga Nord Rekords
Cat No HNR045
Format 7"
Price £5.50
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 08/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Electro] [Leftfield] [Techno]

Track Listing

A. Paracetamol feat. Matthew Johnson

B. Clonex feat. Brendan Cleary

Description

Rudolf Abramov is taking a step in a different direction from his last release on Höga Nord Rekords. This 7” contains the works of deep mining in an old hard drive during the introversion of the pandemic quarantine. These two gems have been going under a bit of tasteful polishing before reaching the point of release and the result is a punk meets Stoner rock experience propelled by hard sequencers and drum machines.

This record is as English/Irish as you find em: straight forward instrumentation and lyrical performance presented with a dirty and rough production. The beats are stripped with an edgy punch and the synthesisers are overdriven, giving them guitar like qualities.

The Paracetamol/Clonex 7” is a release of covid demons, and the sound of spitting out the bitter taste of isolation, or to use his own words: “On this 7" you will find absurd and desperate lyrics accompanied by heavy English and Irish accents, driven robotic drum machines, dirty synths, crunching bass, and as unpolished as your dad's old Angle grinder. All that served alongside your favourite cheese and onion crisps”

REPRESSES

Artist Various Artists
Title SAM Records Extended Play - Vol 3
Label Nervous Records
Cat No NER25650
Format 2 x 12"
Price £13.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 08/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Disco] [Soulful House]

Track Listing

A1. Gary's Gang - Keep On Dancin' (Dr Packer Rework)

A2. Lucy Hawkins - Gotta Get Out Of Here (Dorothy’s Fortress Remix)

B1. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra - Up Jumped The Devil (Moodena Remix)

B2. Komiko - Feel Alright (Dr Packer & Michael Gray Remix)

C1. BBCS & A - Rock Shock (Dr Packer Remix)

C2. Steve Shelto - Don't Give Your Love Away (Patchouli Brothers Edit)

D1. K.I.D. - It's Hot (Take It To The Top) (Mark Lower Remix)

D2. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra - Bourgie Bourgie (JKriv Errybody Rework)

Description

SAM Records was one of the labels at the forefront of the Disco Genre when the format was at its creative peak. This was the late 70’s and early 80’s, when the producers and artists involved were all using top notch professional recording studios with live instrumentation and their focus was on songs and rhythms that would make the dance floor move. Sam Weiss the founder of SAM was involved with various aspects of the music industry in addition to his role running the label, but the Sam Records imprint was his greatest passion, and that energy comes through in the songs that make up the catalogue. In this compilation we have engaged some of the world’s premier producers of the current disco inspired sounds that are blowing dance floors worldwide. They have used their talents and appreciation of the genre to mix, edit and master these classic jams into disco inspired productions that are fully equipped to ignite DJ sets and dancefloors worldwide.

REPRESSES

Artist OCTAVE ONE
Title BLACK WATER (Clear Vinyl Repress)
Label 430 West
Cat No 4W340CLEAR
Format 12"
Price £7.49
Territory WORLDWIDE
Release Date 26/08/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Techno]

Track Listing

A Black Water

A2 Black Waters

B1 Untold

Description

Stone cold year 2000 Detroit Techno classic from Burden Bros on clear vinyl pressing for the first time.

REPRESSES

Artist CANDI STATON
Title HALLELUJAH ANYWAY (INC. LARSE, DR PACKER, MOPLEN & FRANKIE KNUCKLES REMIXES)
Label Glitterbox
Cat No GLITS019R
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory WORLDWIDE
Release Date 01/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [Disco]

Track Listing

A1. Hallelujah Anyway (Larse Vocal)

A2. Hallelujah Anyway (Dr Packer Extended Remix)

B1. Hallelujah Anyway (Moplen's Classic Club Vibe)

B2. Hallelujah Anyway (FK's Director's Cut Signature Praise 12" Edit)

Description

Following the 7” revisiting Candi Staton’s much-loved gospel anthem, this Glitterbox Recordings 12” features four diverse remixes of ‘Hallelujah Anyway’, three of which are new to vinyl. Kicking off with Larse’s Vocal mix, touching deeper territory with a mid-tempo house rendition, Dr Packer’s indulgent piano-littered mix is next, picking up the energy and re-introducing the disco beat. Italian producer Moplen delivers a 90s-influenced Classic Club Vibe mix, maximising Candi’s uplifting vocal. Finally is FK’s Director’s Cut Signature Praise 12” Edit, a Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper production which is available here on vinyl for the very first time. Picking up the pace with soaring synths and a grooving beat, the mix takes the anthem firmly back to the dancefloor, compelled by the original song’s call for jubilation. Four must-hear mixes from Glitterbox, breathing fresh energy into this timeless record.

US IMPORTS (LAST CALL FOR PRE-ORDERS)

Artist Andrés
Title Sunday Kinda Love
Label MotorCity Wine Recordings
Cat No MCWR012
Format 12"
Price £9.49 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 08/07/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [House]

Track Listing

A1. Don't Make Me Wait

A2. Sinners

B1. Rubin Samba

B2. Sunday Kinda Love

Description

Detroit mainstay Andrés returns to MotorCity Wine Recordings with an anthemic 4 tracker entitled Sunday Kinda Love. For those that know, MotorCity Wine is the spot for Sunday parties, so we only thought it appropriate to have one of Detroit’s most seminal producers highlight the vibe with this EP. On the A side is Andrés’s dusty house sound that we’ve all come to love, complete with bouncing basslines, slick vocal chops, and drums to turn out any dance floor. On the flip side Andrés slows the tempo just a touch to highlight his chunky midtempo beatdown sounds, with “Rubin Samba” bringing a Latin flair and “Sunday Kinda Love” driving it all home. Essential Detroit music manufactured in Detroit and housed in a gorgeous vinyl package, TIP!

LAST COPIES

Artist Various Artists
Title Love Saves the Day : A History Of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979 Part 1
Label Reappearing Records
Cat No REAPPEARLP002PT1
Format 2 x 12"
Price £7.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Disco] [Funk] [Soul]

Track Listing

A1 Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin - Dibwe Diambula Kabanda

A2 Chuck Mangione - Land Of Make Believe

B1 Wilson Pickett - Don't Knock My Love (Part 1)

B2 Wilson Pickett - Don't Knock My Love (Part 2)

B3 James Brown - Give It Up Or Turn It Loose

C Jackson 5 - Hum Along And Dance (Uncut Version)

D1 Brainstorm - Lovin Is Really My Game (12 Version)

D2 Domenic Troiano - We All Need Love

D3 Gladys Knight And The Pips - It's Time To Go Now

Description

For the last 20 years London-based author and party organiser Tim Lawrence has dedicated himself to excavating the history of New York City party culture and bringing some of the most powerful aspects of that culture to London’s dance scene, from where it has ricocheted around the world.

Having conducted the first and set of major interviews with David Mancuso of the New York City Loft, Lawrence started to host Loft-style Lucky Cloud Sound System parties with David and friends in London in June 2003. In February 2004 he published the first of three published three pioneering histories that have excavated and championed the previously overlooked foundations of contemporary party culture: Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music (1970-79), Hold on to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene (1973-92), and Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor (1980-83). Since 2018 Lawrence has hosted and DJed at the community audiophile party "All Our Friends. Paper Magazine describes him as the “reigning authority on the history of dance music in New York”.

With knowledge to share, and a readership as well as a dance floor to feed, Lawrence released Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor as the debut imprint on Reappearing Records. A year in the making, a compilation featuring rare and iconic tracks that appear in his much-loved and heavily-thumbed classic Love Saves the Day amounts to the follow-up. The collection features several tracks selected regularly by Mancuso, the party host who exerted a prophetic and unparalleled influence on New York City party culture, as charted by Lawrence. It also includes choice picks from groundbreaking DJs such as Michael Cappello, Steve D’Acquisto, Francis Grasso, Richie Kaczor, Larry Levan and Nicky Siano, whose expressive contributions are faithfully recorded in Love Saves the Day. The compilation traces how disco grew out of the record collections and intuitive sensibility of these and other DJs, offering a unique survey of the era’s expansive sonic palette.

WAREHOUSE FINDS (PLEASE PRE-ORDER)

Artist Aluben Noiro
Title Levitate State
Label Atlantic Jaxx Recordings
Cat No JAXX101
Format 12"
Price £5.50
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Ambient] [Electronica]

Track Listing

A. Levitate State

B. Lifeline

Description

A deeply meditative soundscape for inner exploration and a dance of sonic textures. composed to be experienced inside a floatation tank, Noiro creates a moment of calm over the 50 minute concept record (2x 25 minute sides). Think Space-Music..
The debut LP is his first entirely solo Ambient Electronic LP, encouraged by the purchase of an old piano with warmth and plenty of character. Recorded in London during the sweltering summer of 2018, the final product is timeless and powerful, whether experienced afloat or just in a horizontal position.

Inside the tank is a whole different experience, touching on the euphoric. The depravation of other senses lead to the music stimulating the mind to fully transport the listener to another realm with maximum effect.

Feelings of immense calm and reassurance come from the experience. Intimate and delicate melodic moments let the mind settle and explore the ambient scape. Later moments build with a sense of the epic, where the listener is left feeling that any obstacle can be overcome.

WAREHOUSE FINDS (PLEASE PRE-ORDER)

Artist Planet Battagon
Title Episode 01
Label Atlantic Jaxx Recordings
Cat No JAXX075
Format 12"
Price £5.50
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 24/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Electronica] [Experimental] [Leftfield]

Track Listing

A. Inside Out

B1. Like You Like Me

B2. Turnip

Description

Planet Battagon – Episode 01, a labyrinth of different sounds and textures was created live, purely on machines. Creating Experimental and other-worldly tones, all three tracks hail from the quirky "Planet Battagon" world, with "Like You, Like Me" the most likely contender for Club play by the more adventurous DJs. Touching on early Techno and Space-Jazz, Episode 01 is certain to take you on a sonic journey like no other...

Gilles Peterson – “Love it, I can’t wait to play this one out”

Rob Da Bank - “ WOW what a fresh and unique sounding record…drumtastic! "

Felix (Basement Jaxx) - " It's like the Clangers playing at a bass music festival ”

Rhythm Doctor - “ Explosive, Techno Jazz experiment. . .will become a classic ”

Toddla T - "Refreshing, Sic!”

Further support from Riton, Sinden, Canblaster and Brodinski

ICYMI

Artist D'Cruze
Title Hidden Tracks EP (Splatter Vinyl)
Label Suburban Base Records
Cat No SUBBASE78
Format 12"
Price £7.49 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Bass] [Drum & Bass]

Track Listing

A1. Hardstep

A2. Bitter Sweet

AA1. Sublime State

AA2. Meus Precious Filius

Description

D'Cruze, the legendary DnB producer synonymous with some of Suburban Base's biggest tracks such as 'Lonely' and 'Watch Out' now sees some of his unreleased productions finally getting a much sought-after release.

The Hidden Trax EP's theme comes from concept that the D'Cruze limited US only edition album contained tracks that were only discovered if you allowed that album to play on beyond what was supposed to be the last song, after a gap of silence no track ID and not listed on the track titles. This is where you’d find 'Bittersweet' pt 2 as a hidden track on the CD. This was Bittersweet’s only ever appearance having never been released in the UK and never released on vinyl or digitally worldwide.

The lush rolling workout of ‘Hardstep' is probably our most requested track that has never had a vinyl release having only briefly appeared on the very limited CD only ‘Subbase Sampler’, demand for a vinyl pressing of this has been called for since 1996.
Another beautiful hidden gem 'Sublime State' from 1995 wouldn’t be known to our UK audience as it’s an exclusive tune to the US only CD release that has never seen a UK or vinyl release.

Rounded off with the incredibly beautiful 'Meus Precious Filius', an unheard unreleased D’Cruze track that was considered a 'lost DAT' until recently surfaced. We are now able to bring this to the world as an epic slice of fresh music from D’Cruze.

The EP is presented on blue and black splattered vinyl making every single piece uniquely different. Original custom sleeve artwork is provided by Suburban Base legendary artist Dave Nodz in his iconic graffiti influenced style.

These are already high demand tracks all brought together for a fantastic value 4 track EP, so grab yourself a piece of future history now whilst we have these available for a limited time.

ICYMI

Artist Disciples Of The Watch
Title Dance In Peace EP
Label Boogie Times Records
Cat No BOOGIE15
Format 12"
Price £7.49 NO DISCOUNTS
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Breaks] [Hardcore] [Jungle]

Track Listing

A1. Disciples of the Watch

A2. Scrap Brain Zone

B1. Losing Control

B2. Argon Matrix

Description

The Boogie Times label is back with 4 cuts from a very elusive artist.

There has been much speculation over the years as to the identity behind the Disciples Of The Watch moniker. Sharp eared listeners have attributed the sound of the breakbeats to one artist, while others are as convinced their deductions from the sound of a bassline can attribute the production to someone else.

Perhaps it’s who they think? Maybe it’s not? Possibly it’s a collective of artists?

All we can say is that Disciples Of The Watch make great music!

Back in 1992 the Dance In Peace EP received an incredibly limited white label run and was only available from a handful of specialist record shops. The scarcity of this release means that it has now reached near mythical status and has seen it selling for as much as £200 on the second-hand vinyl market.

This EP is now getting the very long overdue full release that it deserves, with all tracks expertly remastered & cut to heavyweight black vinyl.

With very limited stock being pressed we’d urge anyone wanting to own the amazing musical journey by the elusive Disciples Of The Watch to get orders in as soon as it goes on sale!!

ICYMI

Artist Tic Tac Toe
Title 456 / Ephemerol
Label Tic Tac Toe
Cat No TTT456
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Breakbeat] [Hardcore]

Track Listing

A. 456

B. Ephemerol

Description

A repress offer using exactly the same stampers as our first run!

The masters were sourced from original reel to reel tape, we carefully remastered this classic release while retaining all the character of the original. Mastering is by Bob Macc @ Subvert Central Mastering. You can be assured the tracks sound fantastic but do not suffer from the Loudness Wars while still holding their own when mixed with modern productions.

ICYMI

Artist Duval Timothy
Title Sen Am
Label Carrying Colour
Cat No CC006
Format LP
Price £13
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Electronic] [Jazz]

Track Listing

A1. WhatsApp

A2. Whale

A3. Introvert

A4. Ball

A5. Language feat. Nicholas Mandolas

B1. No

B2. Wahala

B3. Nijo

B4. Dust

B5. Ibs

B6. Emmerson

Description

Where We're Calling From
The Liminal Zone: Reflections on Duval Timothy’s Sen Am
Lamin Fofana

Sen Am is an enduring and tender album, rich and beguiling and generous in a quiet way. Over the last few years, I find myself returning to it, listening and absorbing, reflecting on the voices and working through the multiple layers of feelings and themes it announces with confidence and equanimity. Notions of care and contradiction, expressions of joy and desire and the underlying feeling of unease and turmoil; there is an urgent appeal to the listener for generosity, to strengthen our capacity to hear multiple voices simultaneously, to exist in multiple places at once.

Duval Timothy’s music was dropped into our world from another realm sometime in the spring of 2017. We received the call and we answered it. The rhythm and spirit was transmitted via London’s NTS Radio on the Do!! You!!! Breakfast Show with Charlie Bones and a short while later we were listening to the first vinyl edition of Sen Am in our living room in Berlin. The record got a lot of plays (at home and at some shows, before and after performances). It was like sunlight filtering through a cracked window and remaining there for a moment, dancing. Blue music emanating from a liminal zone, an in-between space, somewhere on the outskirts of Freetown, or rural Sierra Leone, or the outer edges of South London, or Bath, UK, or some undisclosed orbit, unfixed location. The music is soaked in diasporic experiences. It refuses to settle but still invites us to enter and stay awhile in that zone, where multiple forms exist (all) together with jazz, hip-hop, various strands of expressive electronics and experimental music all breathing together and moving around. It is a portal to a place of possibilities, a space for building and repairing possible and lost connections. But life in that liminal zone is precarious; it is life under duress; under pressure – not merely the pressure to produce a presentable, categorizable, and salable body of work, but the pressure that compels us to experiment and create new concepts and things that will help us imagine a different existence, a way out of the turbulence.

Freetown is a marvellous and sometimes sad place. It is one of those unmistakable locations inscribed diasporic memory; a place that touches you, a place that holds you and demands you bear witness: witness to pain, poverty, joy and desire. You remember the voices and the eyes of people even in momentary encounters. In Sen Am, you hear not only Duval’s recollections and sounds of Freetown, you hear family and friendship, people coming together and forming bonds, creating surrogate families. Forging community wherever you go is a practice, and community is at the core of this music. It’s in all the voices, from Emmerson and 6pac to Aminata and Aruna. It opens up a space for Black voices, for Sierra Leonean voices, and those voices extend through the succeeding projects, the 2 Sim EP and the album Help, and all that radiates from Duval’s Carrying Colour imprint.

Thank you for the invitation to write about the album Sen Am, on the occasion of its re-release which also coincides with the release of the exquisite double 7” Smɔl Smɔl with cktrl — a wonderful piece which calls on the listener to play both records at the same time to hear the music or play them separately and hear different versions. Duval is strengthening us, encouraging us to feel comfortable with discomfort, with incompleteness, with the hard-to-understand. This is a beautiful thing.

ICYMI

Artist Duval Timothy
Title Help
Label Carrying Colour
Cat No CC003SP
Format 2 x LP
Price £14.99
Territory Worldwide
Release Date 17/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Electronic] [Jazz]

Track Listing

A1. Next Tomorrow

A2. Slave feat. Twin Shadow

A3 TDAGB

A4. Fall Again feat. Lil Silva and Melanie Faye

A5. 9

B1. Groundnut feat. Twin Shadow

B2. Like

B3. Radish

B4. Something feat. Mr Mitch

C1. Alone

C2. Still Happened

C3. Look

C4. Same

D1. Ice

D2. C

D3. U

D4. Morning

D5. Pink

Description

Released in August 2020 to much acclaim, as well as receiving many accolades as one of the best albums of 2020, Duval Timothy present Help (2021 edition).

This new and limited edition will be released independently by Duval Timothy’s Carrying Colour label, fashion brand and shop. It comes on 2 x 140g milky clear vinyl, with new 2 x 12" square posters and shrink-wrapped.

Help was recorded in London and Los Angeles, and reveals the artists' experience traversing the meshes of the music industry, mental health, YouTube self-help videos, and the healing he discovered through friendship and collaboration. Co-produced by Rodaidh McDonald (King Krule, The XX) and Marta Salogni (Bjork), with collaborations from Lil Silva, Melanie Faye, Vegyn, Desta Haile, Mr Mitch, Dave Okumo, and Twin Shadow amongst others.

Duval Timothy is a multidisciplinary artist, whose practise is centred around colour and involves the use of music, photography, textiles, painting, sculpture, design, cooking and video. In between delivering a celebrated cookbook for Penguin Books, and an interactive installation at Tate Modern Turbine Hall, Duval makes music, which is sampled by the likes of Solange and Loyle Carner and collaborates frequetly with cktrl, Vegyn, Kwes, and Mr Mitch.

ICYMI

Artist Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda
Title Priestess / Bravado (Blue Vinyl Repress)
Label Clarity Recordings
Cat No CRC01BLUE
Format 12"
Price £7.49
Territory WORLDWIDE EX AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Release Date 17/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [Disco] [Soul]

Track Listing

A Priestess

B Bravado

Description

Harvey Sutherland’s latest 12” marks the inaugural release for Clarity Recordings, an imprint established by Sutherland for modern Australian records.

The first new music from the Melbourne producer since last year’s cuts for MCDE, the double A-side Priestess / Bravado features his live trio Bermuda at full tilt, with an ensemble of hand clapping friends. Self-described “lounge room disco burners”, the record summons the groove experiments of Patrick Adams, Bill Laswell and Arthur Russell, while retaining Harvey’s soulful tones and club-ready arrangements.

Priestess evolves slowly, a nine-minute mind dance that ultimately reaches a celestial state. Sutherland’s piano lines bounce off drummer Graeme Pogson’s unwavering four-on-the-floor, while one-man string section Tamil Rogeon travels skyward. Live standout Bravado is played with determined precision, locking into a tough backbeat that only breaks once Sutherland’s warbling lead solo approaches its resonant peak.

Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda will release Priestess / Bravado 12” and digital worldwide on 4 November 2016, via Clarity Recordings and Above Board Distribution.

ICYMI

Artist Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda
Title Expectations LP (Blue Vinyl Repress)
Label Clarity Recordings
Cat No CRC02BLUE
Format LP
Price £8.49
Territory WORLDWIDE EX. AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Release Date 17/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [Disco] [Funk] [Soul]

Track Listing

A1 Clarity

A2 Why Look Back..

A3 Expectations

B1 Coast 2 Coast

B2 Spiders

B3 Saturn's Return

Description

“Expectations” is an extended player from minimalist disco outfit Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda. The second release for Sutherland’s own Clarity Recordings brings his Bermuda project into sharp focus - six tracks spanning Harvey’s influences from the West Coast to West End Records.

Recorded with bandmates Graeme Pogson (drums) and Tamil Rogeon (electric strings), Expectations follows last year’s stomping label debut single “Priestess/Bravado”.

The EP includes a long-awaited studio version of live favourite “Clarity”, uptempo burner “Coast 2 Coast” and a moment of spiritual introspection with “Spiders”. The title track offers glimmers of the Doobies and the ‘Dan – a sign of things to come from the Melbourne producer and his unique trio.

Expectations 12” and digital will be released worldwide 24 March 2017, via Clarity Recordings. Distributed by Monocarpic (AUS/NZ) and Above Board Distribution (ROW).

ICYMI

Artist SOPHIE LLOYD FEAT. DAMES BROWN
Title CALLING OUT (FLOORPLAN REMIXES)
Label Classic
Cat No CMC288RMX
Format 12"
Price £6.99
Territory WORLDWIDE
Release Date 17/06/2022
Assets Download
All Genres [Deep House] [Techno]

Track Listing

A1 Calling Out

A2 Calling Out (Floorplan Club Mix)

B Calling Out (Floorplan Revival Mix)

Description

Sophie Lloyd produced ‘Calling Out’ in a dreary January as an antidote to the pervading doom and gloom of the news, summoning the power of the most joy-filled sound of all, gospel. The track radiates all the live atmosphere of gospel worship in mid flow, with soul trio Dames Brown bringing the authenticity. Following the 7” release, which sold out due to huge demand, comes the 12” complete with the original version plus two brand new mixes from Floorplan. The duo of Detroit techno pioneer Robert Hood and his daughter Lyric Hood are well known for their gospel-infused sound with Hood’s hometown influences always apparent. Their Club Mix opens with a heavily swinging groove which breaks down into pure 4/4 indulgence, while the Revival Mix singles out the looped piano and organ riffs. Putting their assertive spin on this new Classic anthem, Floorplan turn up the levels on ‘Calling Out’, bathing it in further glory.