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Groovement Podcast // Andrea Trout: Ain’t No Time {Part 1}

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Andrea Trout returns to Groovement HQ of a summer’s evening with a bag full of soul wax…

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Andrea Trout: Ain’t No Time {Part 1} by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud

Vanessa Freeman – Dawning of a New Day – Chilli Funk
Bobby Womack – Across 110th Street (Danny Canaan Soul Mix) – Joe Boy
Rayko – Broadway – Lumberjacks in Hell
Sunshine Anderson – Heard It All Before (The QSO Mix) – Rebtuz
Amp Fiddler – Hope (Transatlantic Mix) – Genuine
Krystal Klear ft Jenna G – Addiction – Rinse EDIT (FADE EARLY)
Szymanski – Undeniable You (Let Me Be The One) – Omoa Music
Roy Davis Jr – Gabrielle (Live Garage) – Large
Ebo Taylor – Peace On Earth – Phillips

MR. E’s selection for La Mixette / Musique Large

Photo: Pippa Rankin
Photo: Pippa Rankin

A great new mix is up from Mr. E for Fulgeance’s La Mixette series, following his  frankly stunning Groovement podcast last week.

Catch him as part of the Taste the Diff’rence crew at Soundwave Croatia next weekend.

Listen on Mixcloud here or below.

http://soundcloud.com/dj-mr-e // Mixcloud: Mr. E // http://twitter.com/eddmystery

LAMIXETTE#78 MR.E by La Mixette on Mixcloud

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Anushka: Broken Circuits out now on Brownswood

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Sleeve: Fred Butler

Today sees the release of the debut album from Brighton’s Max Wheeler (on production) and Victoria Port (on vocals/songwriting) as Anushka.

Entitled Broken Circuits, it’s a melting pot of summery, bass-flittered future-soul from a pair of heads with extremely good musicality. I’ve ordered the vinyl over at Bandcamp, but there’s a bonus track on t’iTunes.

1. Impatient
2. Never Can Decide
3. Echo
4. Atom Bombs
5. Kisses
6. Broken Circuit
7. Down in Flames
8. I Have Love 4 You
9. These Things
10. This Time
11. Mansions
12. Fire To me
13. Blessings (Bonus track for itunes)

Keep an eye on upcoming tour date and news over at Brownswood.

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Download Generic Greeting Compilation Number 3

gg3Manchester’s Generic Greeting arts collective continue to be one of the most dynamic in the city. Their latest batch of electronic excursions is brewed and ready to go – this will be seeing me through the end of writing reports tonight.

I recently did a mix for them too, check that here.

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JUNE

Groovement Podcast: Agent J, June 2014

 

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Agent J: Groovement June 2014 by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Bacao Suave
Victor Jara – El Arado
Bobby Womack – I Can Understand It
Souleance – Vem Jogar
Lost Midas – Head Games ft Audris
Charles Edison – Bitstorm
Ana Tjoux – Somos Sur ft Shadia Mansour
Ibibio Sound Machine – I’m Running (Nya Fehe)
Roses Gabor – Rush
The Colonel – What You’ve Gotta Do
The Lions – Revelations (Alphabet City Dub) ft Black Shakespeare
Slugabed – Another Chance 2k14
Henri Pierre Noel – “Afro-Funk” Groove
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Kiyomizu-Dara
Charles Bradley & Larose Jackson – Luv Jones
Akira Ifukube – Godzilla Main Title
Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – Six Degress ft Danny Brown
Om Unit & Danny Scrilla – Gentrification
Amral’s Trinidad Cavaliers – It Sure Is Funky
Neko Neko – Where
Neko Neko – Where (Fulgeance Remix)
The Shaolin Afronauts – All Who Pass By
Samrai vs Mad Lion – Concrete vs Love
Groundislava – October
Super Audio Time! – Game Of Thrones
Ellis Meade x Kydro – Manchester
Alpha Strongahh – Palabra
Alphabets Heaven – Everything Stays The Same
Fracture – Werk It
Pixelord – Portal
Mad Cobra – Di Baddest (Max Rubadub Blend)
God Knows & Mynameisjohn – Maroto
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition – Puro Rock
The Beta Club – Brassa Nova

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Bacao Suave

Out now on Truth & Soul Records’ Plane Jane imprint, the talent behind the steel pan monster that is PIMP (see Mocambo Records) return. The album’s due later this year.

http://truthandsoulrecords.com/albums/bacao-suave-bw-round-round-2

Victor Jara – El Arado

Chile had just exited the World Cup on penalties to Brazil when I recorded this – this one’s for Jara, who hit the post. Victor Jara was, of course, one of the most important symbols of Chile for those that suffered during and after the coup. This one is from my mum’s eponymous LP, which is signed by Victor’s wife.

Bobby Womack – I Can Understand It

I woke up this morning to the news that Bobby had passed away. This is my favourite track of his.

Souleance – Vem Jogar

To balance out the football vibes – this is from Souleance’s new 45 on First Word Records.

http://souleance.bandcamp.com/

Lost Midas – Head Games ft Audris

New on Tru Thoughts – large!

http://www.tru-thoughts.co.uk/artists/lost-midas

Charles Edison – Bitstorm

Looking forward to much more from this guy. I interviewed him here: http://groovement.co.uk/2014/06/groovement-interview-charles-edison/

Ana Tjoux – Somos Sur ft Shadia Mansour

Because there wasn’t yet enough Chilean presence in this podcast. From her newest album Vengo, and featuring Palestinian rapper Shadia Mansour.

Ibibio Sound Machine – I’m Running (Nya Fehe)

What an amazing album this one is! One of Soundway’s ‘modern’ releases. http://www.ibibiosoundmachine.com/

Roses Gabor – Rush

Out now on Girls Music https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/rush-single/id883253672

The Colonel – What You’ve Gotta Do

Mi bredren from Sheffield – catch him on Wednesday nights on The Bassment, Sheffield Live http://www.sheffieldlive.org/shows/the-bassment/ This one is from the Next Level EP, out here http://www.junodownload.com/products/the-colonel-next-level-ep/2503450-02/

The Lions – Revelations (Alphabet City Dub) ft Black Shakespeare

On the mighty Stones Throw Records, enjoying a period of high exposure at the moment owing to the film Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton. Try subscribing to their Drip site – you get each new release for a measly $10 a month. Loads of other labels on there too. The Lions I first heard on Ubiquity, and they continue to release strong business on their new home.  http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2012/01/stones-throw-digital-discography-music-subscription-dripfm

Slugabed – Another Chance 2k14

Confession – the original version of this tune, and the song the sample is taken from, are both guilty pleasures for me. Slugabed gives it a kick up the arse in his unique style. http://www.activiabenz.com/

Henri-Pierre Noel – “Afro-Funk” Groove

Henri-Pierre is still active in Montreal, and Wah Wah 45s are committed to releasing his early works – this is a stormer http://www.wahwah45s.com/artists/henri-pierrenoel/

Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Kiyomizu-Dera

My good pal Matt sees more exposure with each release, and this one is no different. I was pleased to hear Alex Nut playing another track from the new album, When The World Was One, on his Rinse FM show this morning. This is Matt’s first self-released vinyl LP, and you can purchase it here http://www.gondwanarecords.com/

Charles Bradley & Lerose Jackson – Luv Jones

I got the pink 45! These sold out pretty quick, the first in Daptone’s series of coloured vinyl counting down to their 100th release. This is actually on Daptone imprint Dunham, Tommy TNT Brenneck’s side label. It also serves as an intro to Lerose Jackson. Big tune. https://daptonerecords.com/shop/

Akira Ifukube – Godzilla Main Title

Coming out on Death Waltz Recording Company 16 July is the 1954 Godzilla OST. The second track is this – fierce, foreboding and intense. http://deathwaltzrecordingcompany.com/shop/godzilla-japanese-original/

Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – Six Degress ft Danny Brown

I grabbed the 10″ of this today, a nice little jewel on Lex Records. It’s funny – when I interviewed Ghost a few years back he was still new to working with live bands. ‘I roll with the Wu Allstars,’ he told me – he wasn’t aware of the Truth & Soul crew El Michels Affair (despite having sampled their music) who later released Enter The 37th Chamber, but later worked extensively with Adrian Younge’s instrumentation for Twelve Reasons To Die. This sees him in fine form over Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD.  http://shop.lexrecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/six-degrees-ft-danny-brown

Om Unit & Danny Scrilla – Gentrification

From Cosmic Bridge’s first compilation, Cosmology, out 21 July. http://cosmicbridge.bandcamp.com/album/om-unit-presents-va-cosmology

Amral’s Trinidad Cavaliers – It Sure Is Funky

From Strange Breaks & Mr Thing III, out now on BBE Records. Mr Thing was over here in Manchester last week for our final In The Loop club night – Groovement even got a shout out in the sleeve notes, don’t you know! This is the monster ‘steel pan record’ on the double LP, available here http://www.bbemusic.com/releases/BBE218CCD/Mr%20Thing%20-%20Strange%20Breaks%20&%20Mr%20Thing%203%20(Coming%20Soon)#.U69ZwY1dUgE

Neko Neko – Where

Neko Neko – Where (Fulgeance Remix)

Neko Neko is my pal Graham from Manchester, who also featured on the legendary (!) Groovement Volume One comp. This one is on My First Moth and features remixes from Fulgeance and Claude – it’s a wicked tune, so I couldn’t help but play two versions. The single is called Between Two Cities Part 1, no doubt a reference to Neko’s transference from Leeds. http://myfirstmoth.kudosrecords.co.uk/

The Shaolin Afronauts – All Who Pass By

The third album from this crew is due out in Summer, called Follow The Path. This is from the Ojo Abameta EP, with an African twinge.

http://shaolinafronauts.com/

Samrai vs Mad Lion – Concrete vs Love

A recent giveaway from Manchester’s Samrai, one of the nicest guys, ever. Co-runner of Swing Ting, find more of his stuff on Soundcloud here https://soundcloud.com/deejaysamrai

Groundislava – October Acid

Pursuing a more definite 4/4 style on this EP, and a world away from his first, 8-bit shenanigans. Here’s a little relevant interview http://www.abeano.com/groundislava-october-acid/

Super Audio Time! – Game Of Thrones

Apologies, I couldn’t resist. Air Adam put me onto this one last week, and I’ve just finished the end of season 3… http://superaudiotime.bandcamp.com/

Ellis Meade x Kydro – Manchester

Two of Manchester’s finest — download the EP from Room 2 http://groovement.co.uk/2014/05/preview-ellis-meade-kydro-high-wired-ep-room-2/

Alpha Strongahh – Palabra

The third Chilean connection on this podcast. Alpha Strongahh, aka Tecla de Oro, calls forward thinking label Discos Pegaos his home. A wall of noise with a relentless beat (this is good), Palabra is taken from his new, free to download, EP entitles Nuestroh. It’s the label’s 15th release – grab it here http://www.discospegaos.cl/alpha-stronggah-nuestroh-dps15/

Alphabets Heaven – Everything Stays The Same

Brighton producer who continues to develop his styles and sounds to wider exposure each time… this will be a 12″ on King Deluxe in ‘probably August’. https://soundcloud.com/alphabetsheaven

Fracture – Werk It

From the Loving Touch EP on Exit Records, available here http://exitrecordsuk.bandcamp.com/album/exit-049-fracture-loving-touch-ep

Pixelord – Sinking Ship ft Fifi Rong

Prolific Russian producer, linked with the amazingly-named Hyperbolid Records, whose first vinyl release is out now. http://hyperboloid.ru/ Buy the t-shirt! http://hyperboloid.ru/album/portal

Mad Cobra – Di Baddest (Max Rubadub Blend)

Absolute badman conglomeration. Download https://soundcloud.com/rubadub-blends/di-baddest-blend

God Knows & MynameisjOhn – Maroto

Clare, Ireland to you. MynameisjOhn has been bubbling away with various projects over the last few years, all non-conforming music worth your while. Buy the album http://godknows-mynameisjohn.bandcamp.com/

Greenwood Rhythm Coalition – Puro Rock

On the fabulous Names You Can Trust label out of New York. http://www.nyctrust.com/ Also check out La Mechanica Popular on there!

The Beta Club – Brassa Nova

Put together by Paris DJs and a slew of talent, including Shawn Lee and members of Jungle Fire and Mocambo. Cop the 45 here http://thebetaclub.bandcamp.com/releases

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band: Bacao Suave c/w Round and Round

Screen Shot 2014-06-28 at 11.43.40The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s P.I.M.P. has become the stuff of legend since its release on Mocambo records back in 2008. It currently fetches a good £40 on 7″, which makes me all the more sad that one of my copies is a little roughed up. ‘This is the orginal!’, ‘I don’t know why they didn’t get more attention, ’cause that groove is strictly dope!’ – have a gander through those YouTube comments.

Truth and Soul subsidiary Plane Jane Records have a whole album lined up, entitled simply ’55′. The first 45 to be released from it is a double whammy of known heavyweight tunes reworked by BRSB – Bacao Suave is their version of Dilla’s timeless Rico Sauve (on BBE’s shiny-covered Welcome 2 Detroit), while Hi Tek’s Round and Round appeared in its original form on his first solo LP, Hi-Teknology (Rawkus, 2001).

Grab the vinyl and download over at the Truth and Soul website here, and keep your ear to the ground for more.

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Lone – Reality Testing

I’ve not really had time to write something this week to do this album justice – suffice to say I ran out to grab the LP upon release, and haven’t been disappointed. As well as probably making banging instrumental hip hop fashionable again for the hip-heads, Lone effortlessly transcends genres to produce a collection of sounds that are unmistakably him. The hip hop flavours are my favourite tracks, but rest assured styles fluctuate well. Tempos might differ, but the soul remains consistent throughout. Grab it on yellow vinyl while you still can.

Konx-Om-Pax on sleeve design, Kyrstal Klear on photgraphy.

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Clap! Clap!: Tayi Bebba LP on Black Acre – preview

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An imagined island is the setting for this forthcoming conceptual yet banging work from Italy’s Clap! Clap!, to be released 8 September 2014 on Bristol label Black Acre.  Each track is set to represent a location on the island - the LP will be released with an island map inserted, plus the story behind each area. Preview a track below.

Clap! Clap! Souncloud

Tracklist
01) The Holy Cave
02) Ashiko
03) The Rainstick Fable
04) Kwasi The Sorcerer
05) Black Smokes, Bad Signs
06) Conqueror (action / assault / conquest)
07) Conqueror (consequences / memories)
08) Conqueror (remorse / withdrawn)
09) Burbuka
10) Sahkii (Xirhuu)
11) Sahkii’s Elevation feat. DJ Khalab
12) Kwasi’s Storm (kyanumj) (tape dub)
13) Universal Modulator (kujhmak)
14) Sahkii’s  Knowledge
15) Universal Modulator (ujmubuam)
16) Sailing In The Seas of Wood
17) Kuj Yato

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My Dry Wet Mess – Laptop Lapdance EP preview

The Laptop Lapdance EP is forthcoming on Fine Grains, July 7th. His Magical Properties LP, Irrational Alphabet, was on loop for me for many months, and I’m excited to hear new music from him. 01 Twos Too 02 Nailed Scale 03 Eyelids’ Secret 04 Infinito 05 Nailed Scale (Auntie Flo Remix) 06 Nailed Scale (Dam Mantle Remix) 07 Eyelids’ Secret (Ikonika Scenario Adjustment Remix) 08 Eyelids’ Secret (Ikonika Shy Remix) @mydrywetmess
Soundcloud   Download the Ikonika remix of track Eyelids’ Secrets below.   Art: Alexander Horne   Press release: My Dry Wet Mess’ unique sound is recognisable for it’s multi-layered intricacy and offbeat charm. Skittering beats slide through surreal melodies and distorted vocals or keys. In ‘Laptop Lapdance’, Civitenga encapsulates these elements with four engrossing story-telling tracks.
 
Remixes come from Hyperdub‘sIkonikaDam Mantle and Auntie Flo. The latter comes with a dreamy analogue rework of ‘Nailed Scale’; a gentle breezy groove with a plethora of subtle details peaking out from the undergrowth. If Auntie Flo’s remix is a curious walk along the jungle path, Dam’s Mantle’s ‘Nailed Scale Remix’ is head first into the depths. Dark and prowling, Mantle strips down the emotive elements to tribal claps and creepy background echoes. Stepping further into techno territory, Ikonika’s ‘Scenario Adjustment Remix’ highlights the metallic and futuristic elements of ‘Eyelids’ Secret’. A stomping mechanical rhythm goes for the jugular from start to finish. In her ‘Shy Remix’, Ikonika wraps things up with a beat-less cinematic twist.