Antisocial Music have got their act together to release Broken Magic, a compilation of beats and raps which have been stroked by the fingers of label boss Fish. You can check the tracklist in the embed below but expect the likes of Doctor Zoots, Burgundy Blood, Bill Sykes (of The Bluntskins and The Natural Curriculum), Efeks, Elliot Fish, Kista and Dayse & Aver.
Fish has a knack for creating moods from serene, jazzy samples but keeps things non-wimpy with banging drum work. All the MCs here are on-point and non-generic, with a special shout going to some of the Manchester TNC fam, represented here.
Fish has a smashing radio show over on All FM, the archive of which you can lose yourself in over on Mixcloud.
Jeff and Stuart Parish have been staples on the Manchester music scene for years, holding down ‘soul, hip-hop, disco, house, funk, Northern, reggae and all the bits inbetween’. They’re also two of the soundest guys about, with a real passion for hearing and collecting good music, not just playing it. I’m well chuffed to have got them to do a 45s special for Groovement.
Sound experimentalist and all-round bad man Daisuke Tanabe has so far previewed two tracks from his new album – Pinebee is infused with jungle while Paper Planes is on some underwater kingdom vibe.
The album, Floating Underwater, will be out on @Ki-Records / @cat-eat-mosquito on 15 September 2014, on CD, 2×10″ vinyl and digital.
02 Paper Planes
04 Walking Muu
06 Sunny Tunnel
08 Shopping Mall Super Star
09 Fun Robbery
12 Blue Rats
13 Cloudy Water
14 Night Fishing
DJ sets from MICHELLE HUSSEY + NATALIE-EVE WILLIAMS
The wider world begins to recognise Ellis Meade with this gig… following past radio play on BBC Introducing, Ellis has been asked to perform live at their regular Ruby Lounge gig showcasing the best new talent. This will also be recorded live for future broadcast on the show.
Dropping as a free download followed up by a limited stamped vinyl pressing (keep an eye here), Strange U (aka Kashmere aka King Kashmere IV and Doctor Zygote) follow up their 2013 Eglo debut (The Scarlet Jungle EP) with some darker shit.
Golden Skies seeks to be even more sweeping – have a listen to the full album over at Pitchfork Advance. My personal favourite at the time of writing is Light Age.
It’s out this coming Monday, 25th August on LP, CD and download.
1. Winds Of Change 2. Transit to the Golden Planet 3. Ra Rise 4. Golden Gate 5. Golden Skies 6. Light Age 7. Alpha & Omega 8. Urania 9. Empyrean (feat. Mendee Ichikawa) 10. Dreamscape 11. Night Garden 12. Euphoria 13. Gamma
This one looks interesting from the peeps at BBE. This album originally came out in 1978 on Nestor Records. They’ve gone and found the original masters from arranger/producer Reindorf Nana Oppong, transferred them to digital – and even found unreleased material.
It’s out on CD and double LP as well as digital – order from BBE direct, where you can also listen to previews, or check digital links below.