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Agent J is editor-in-chief of Groovement, which is a podcast and this website. Groovement Cat helps. AKA Jamie Groovement http://twitter.com/jamiegroovement http://Facebook.com/groovementradio http://mixcloud.com/jamiegroovement
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Preview Daisuke Tanabe’s new LP Floating Underwater

FLOATINGCHIBA, JAPAN //

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.

TRACKLISTING

01 Arrow
02 Paper Planes
03 Pinebee
04 Walking Muu
05 Origami
06 Sunny Tunnel
07 Allergy
08 Shopping Mall Super Star
09 Fun Robbery
10 Chugger
11 Rest
12 Blue Rats
13 Cloudy Water
14 Night Fishing
15 Expo

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Ellis Meade live @ BBC Introducing with Batz Inda Belfry & Mali Hayes

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29 AUGUST @ RUBY LOUNGE MANCHESTER

FREE ENTRY

BBC MANCHESTER INTRODUCING LIVE

featuring

BATZ INDA BELFRY (ENVY & ONE DA)

ELLIS MEADE

MALI HAYES

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.

Read a recent interview on Groovement here.

Listen to and buy/download the High & Wired EP with Kydro on Bandcamp below.

Ellis Meade Soundcloud

 

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THE WORLD CARNIVAL ZIP 2014 copy

Download: World Carnival Zip 2014 from Swing Ting x Hipsters Don’t Dance

THE WORLD CARNIVAL ZIP 2014

Bank Holiday Sunday sees Swing Ting and Hipsters Don’t Dance hit Birthdays in Dalston, and this zip is a bumper pack of carnival goodies for free download…

Track list:

CASSIE – ME & U (SAMRAI’S DEMBOW EDIT
FAMOUS ENO – GYPSY RIDDIM GRIME REMIX
HDD – PULL UP TALL
SHARDA – BUMPER 4×4
SWING TING & FOX – HEAD GONE VIP

WORLD CARNIVAL POSTER

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New mix from Paul White for Electronic Beats Radio

Paul’s recent move to R&S Records should hopefully put his sounds in even more ears. Here’s a new mix he’s done for Electronic Beats. Here is their blog post.

Paul’s LP Shaker Notes is pre-orderable on iTunes, and sees him moving towards full on instrumentation.

Groovement x Paul White 2013 and 2009

 

Track list:

Moondog Roaming Intro
Alan Watts/Tibetan Orchestra — “Mahakala Sadhano: Dunkye” [Nonesuch]
Os Ritmistas Basileiros — “Marcha De Rancho” [Musidisc]
Os Ritmistas Brasileiros — “Tamborins” [Musidisc]
Egberto Gismonti & NanaVasconcelos — “Bambuzal” [ECM]
Collin Walcott, Don Cherry & Nana Vasconcelos — “Trayra Boia” [ECM]
Chamnapa Petchpalanchai — “Lam Plearn Dok Koon Siang Khaen” [Zudrangma]
Taj Mahal — “Eighteen Hammers” [Columbia]
Taj Mahal Live — “Sooth Your Soul (Speech Interlude)”
Doug Hammond and Mo’ Folks — “For Our Souls” [Idibib]
Fela Kuti — “Beautiful Women (Speech Interlude)”
The Beatles — “Come Together” [Apple]
Free and Easy — “Free and Easy Pt. 1″ [Now Again]
Bob Marley — “Trenchtown Rock” [Island]
The Mighty Two — “Chapter Three” [Joe Gibbs]
Ian Carr with Nucleus — “Bedrock Dreadlock/Spirit Level” [Vertigo]
Tubeway Army — “Are ‘Friends’ Electronic?” [TV]
More Roaming Beat Interlude
Yves Simon — “Raconte Toi” [Leng]
Sadi-Rottier-Benatar — “Mina Kwenda Africa” [EMI]
Ramsey Lewis — “Serene Funk (Loop)” [CBS]
Gong — “Other Side of the Sky” [Virgin]
Herbie Hancock — “Making Love” [CBS]
Leon Ware — “Rockin’ You Eternally” [Elektra]

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Download: Kashmere & Doctor Zygote = Strange U – The Cake Is A Lie

LONDON //
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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.
The EP, #2040, is forthcoming on Boot Records.
Free download at Bandcamp,

Below: Scarlet Jungle from the 2013 Eglo EP

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Preview: Mono/Poly preps Golden Skies LP for Brainfeeder

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA //  

Following collabs with Thundercat on his album in 2013, plus Flash Bang Grenada with Busdriver and Nocando, LA’s Mono/Poly has his debut LP for Brainfeeder ready to launch.

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Photograph by LA’s theonepointeight

I think I first heard of his work for the split 7″ he did with Manchester’s Illum Sphere for Fat City Recordings, Part 3 of their Producer #2 series (listen to Oil Fields here). He contributed a Beat Dimensions track on Volume 2 and went on to release the cosmic George Machine EP for Faces Records. 

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 

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BBE present Nana Love: Disco Documentary Full Of Funk

Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 20.40.37This 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.

Buy links:

iTuneshttp://smarturl.it/DiscoDocumentary
Amazonhttp://smarturl.it/DiscoDocumentaryAmz

 

New music: Subculture Sage 1=1=1

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Good to hear some new stuff from this crew, who’ve also just announced they’ll be supporting Dead Prez on their UK tour in October.

Recent people to jump on the good ship Subculture Sage include  Zane Lowe, Rob Da Bank, the increasingly on-it Mixmag and CLASH.

The ‘Subculture Sage’ EP will be released on August 25th via Twisted Hearts Records.

Artist: Subculture Sage
Label: Twisted Hearts
Release Date: 25th August 2014
Pre Order Link

Live Dates:
Boomtown – 6th-10th August
Bestival – Reggae Roots Stage – 7th Sept
London – EP Launch Party – TBC
Liverpool - 23rd October
Leeds - 24th October
Oxford - 28th October
London Jazz Cafe - 29th October (W/ Dead Prez)

FB: facebook.com/SubcultureSage?fref=ts
TWITTER: twitter.com/subculturesage

Download: Yogi mix for Bonafide magazine

yogiYou’ve probable head this already since it’s had 40K plays in three days, but just in case here’s Yogi’s selection for Bonafide.

Link to Bonafide article
Download on Soundcloud

 

1. Just Blaze & Baauer – Higher
2. Ludacris – Fantasy (Refix)
3. Macklemore – Can’t Hold Us (Major Lazer Remix)
4. What So Not – Jaguar
5. YOGI feat Pusha T – Burial
6. Schoolboy Q – Hell Of A Night (YOGI Remix)
7. Aquadrop Vs Nadastrom – Favelas (RL Grime Private Pussy Edit)
8. Kanye West – New Slaves (DJ Snake Remix)
9. MIA – YALA (Bro Safari & Valentino Kahn Remix)
10. Major Lazer – Original Don (Flosstradamus Remix)
11. Wacka Flocka feat Wale & Roscoe Dash – No Handz (CRNKN Remix)
12. YOGI Mash Up
13. Drake feat. James Fauntleroy – Girls Love Beyonce (YOGI Refix)
14. YOGI Mash Up
15. TC vs Pharrell – Get Down Low (YOGI Edit)