On Wax / Eric Lau: Examples Vol 2

A blue twilight of sound to Volume One’s sandy yellow landscape, Eric Lau drops his new collection of instrumental jewels today. Beats range from hip hop and jazz to funk,

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Remix / Zed Bias takes on Children Of Zeus’ Vibrations

Summer isn’t over after all. Vibrations (Zed Bias Remix) by Children Of Zeus Buy the remix here, and the album Travel Light here. In fact buy all their music.

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On Wax / Children Of Zeus announce debut album Travel Light

Album of the summer, if not the year. Available for pre-order now on double LP, CD with bonus disc of The Story So Far…, cassette and digital. Released on First

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On Wax / Yazmin Lacey: When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees

Yazmin’s first physical release for the First Word label, in name at least, is the Yin to the Yang of her debut EP, Black Moon. The sublime cover art comes

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Groovement Interview: YOSI HORIKAWA // June 2013

2018: Cop the album on vinyl for the first time here. 2013: Yosi Horikawa first came to my attention a couple of years back with Letter, which eventually saw release

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On Wax / Summer anthem from Children Of Zeus: Slow Down b/w All Night

Brand new material from the forthcoming long player from Children Of Zeus, and as hoped it’s a legit summer anthem.   Edit: Previews forthcoming!  

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Groovement Podcast / Yazmin Lacey: In Conversation with Agent J

LISTEN ON MIXCLOUD / ITUNES / RSS FEED / DOWNLOAD Watch some of the Manchester show via Show Stream: Groovement sat down with Yazmin for the Manchester date of her

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On Wax / Souleance: Bamboule EP

This pair never let us down, do they? Souleance, aka Fulgeance and DJ Soulist, are back on First Word Records with a new 12″. It’s five tracks of eclectic beats,

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Video / Children Of Zeus: Smoke With Me

This video FLOATS along and mainly consists of Konny trying to bell Tyler. As you’d expect from CoZ, the beat drives straight into your soul and doesn’t let go. The

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On Wax: Children Of Zeus return with I Can’t Wait

You’re going to have to wait until April 7th at least… Pre-order the wax on Bandcamp now. Children Of Zeus return triumphant with their second single on the illustrious First

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On Wax: Eric Lau – Examples

Eric Lau’s lush instrumentation is a thing of beauty, and he’s kicking off the new year with the announcement of his third instrumental album. It’s 28 tracks, and five are

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On Wax // Jon Phonics returns! Letters From Home on First Word Records

First Word Records have freshly dropped the new album from absolute don Jon Phonics. Head of the Astral Black imprint and club night, together with this crew Phonics is representative of

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Watch // Children Of Zeus: Still Standing

A week after dropping their debut 7 inch single on First Word Records, Tyler Daley and Konny Kon release the visuals for Still Standing. Grab the vinyl and digital from

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Nothing Leaves The Archive: John Peel’s collection in the spotlight for Mr Thing, Tall Black Guy, kidkanevil and Eric Lau

“This is a lot of people’s music history in this country. In this house.” – Mr Thing An amazing new film from First Word Records (premiered over at The Vinyl

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On Wax // Mr Thing, Eric Lau, kidkanevil, Tall Black Guy: Nothing Leaves The Archives

The third and final part of the Nothing trilogy of releases from First Word Records for Record Store Day is incoming. Brilliantly, it’s on a John Peel tip. I love the

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Download: First Word Records’ Two Syllables Vol 12 ft Children of Zeus, Tall Black Guy, Frameworks, Fulgeance, kidkanevil and more

Two Syllables Volume Twelve by First Word Records I don’t know how I’ve missed the news that Manchester duo Konny Kon and Tyler Daley (aka Children Of Zeus) had signed

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Fresh: Souleance – Tartare EP

  Fulgeance and Soulist present some autumn beats with their new EP, Tartare. The duo, collectively Souleance, never fail to deliver tight, hard hitting beats and this one does it

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Allo Love! Bopperson compiles for Wah Wah 45s

Bop and I used to play records over at Folk in West Didsbury, Manchester, many moons ago. He’s squeezed in a lot since then, having moved to London where he

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Preview Mr Thing, kidkanevil, Tall Black Guy and Eric Lau: Thing Leaves The House!

A sequel emerges for last year’s First Word Record Store Day release! Some words from label head Gilla: Running an independent record label in 2015 is a tricky, (and some

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Download First Word’s Two Syllables Volume 11

Two Syllables Volume Eleven by Various Artists   First Word have got a stonker to give away this Christmas, with the eleventh in their series of compilations put together by

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