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  • Artist
    Arthur Russell
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    Release Date
    June 8, 2015

    Corn is a collection of previously unreleased recordings made by Arthur Russell between 1982 and 1983, beautifully presented by Audika following their extensive reissue campaign. Corn features solo recordings from Russell on cello, keyboards and production. Russell’s saint-like status among aficionados of experimental composition will only get stronger off the back of this collection. Lifted from his prolific and astounding collection of tape recordings, these cuts flicker between plaintive faux-classical offerings and scratchy, off-centre demos. Russell’s creative boundlessness is captured immaculately on this carefully curated collection. No matter what you are into this is about as essential as they come.

    Digital Track List

    1. 1 Lucky Cloud 5:03 Buy
    2. 2 Corn 2:34 Buy
    3. 3 Keeping Up 2:06 Buy
    4. 4 See My Brother, He's Jumping Out (Let's Go Swimming #2) 5:30 Buy
    5. 5 This Is How We Walk On The Moon 7:12 Buy
    6. 6 Corn (Continued) 9:53
    7. 7 Hiding Your Present From You 5:16 Buy
    8. 8 They And Their Friends 3:20 Buy
    9. 9 Ocean Movie 3:21 Buy
  • Artist
    Ata Kak
    Daa Nyinaa / Bome Nnwom
    Awesome Tapes From Africa
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    Release Date
    June 18, 2015

    The vinyl issue of Ata Kak's single Daa Nyinaa arrives hot on the heels of his Obaa Sima album - Brian Schimkowitz' most fruitful treasure hunt to date. Unsurprisingly, it's released via Schimkowitz' legendary Awesome Tapes From Africa imprint, and functions as a reminder of what a truly great find the cassette of Ghanaian musician Yaw Atta-Owusu aka Ata Kak was. 'Daa Nyinaa' showcases Ata Kak's idiosyncratic fusion of West-African highlife and Western dance music - topped off with the infectious instrumental theme of B-side 'Bome Nwnom', also taken from the album,

    1. 1 Daa Nyinaa 2:00
    2. 2 Bome Nnwom 2:00
  • Artist
    Letta Mbulu
    In The Music......The Village Never Ends
    Be With Records
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    Release Date
    June 15, 2015

    Be With Records answer the prayers of crate-diggers and selectors all over the globe by reissuing an essential record from African popular history by Letta Mbulu. Originally released in South Africa in 1983, In The Music……The Village Never Ends probably would’ve been ranked as one of the best albums of the decade – if only it weren’t so hard to find. Mbulu is a singular force, recalling the soulfulness of Aretha Franklin and the colourful pop sensibilities of Lovesexy-era Prince, and her the album features a diverse selection of styles and impossibly lush production, veering between upbeat disco-pop like ‘The Village’, gorgeous Balearic-paced numbers like ‘Normalizo’, and sweeping soul songs like ‘Nkedama’. The release is officially licensed, mastered for vinyl, and pressed to 180g vinyl for the first time, and features its original (and rarely seen) artwork.

    1. 1 Sweet Juju 1:00
    2. 2 Normalizo 1:00
    3. 3 Nkedama 1:00
    4. 4 Hamba Nam We 1:00
    5. 5 Vumani Makhosi 1:00
    6. 6 Down By The River 1:00
    7. 7 The Village 1:00
  • Artist
    Jahiliyya Fields
    Chance Life
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    Release Date
    July 17, 2015

    The wait is finally over, Jahiliyya Fields drops his second LP Chance Life for L.I.E.S. having been the victim of long suffering manufacturing delays, Chance Life has almost become something of a lost gem of dusty techno. Picking up where the motorik roll of his debut Unicursal Hexagram left off, Chance Life takes a more club-rooted approach but still in keeping with the vivid experimentation Jahiliyya is known for; choice cuts ranging from ambient interludes to straight up club bangers spread across four sides of wax.

    1. Temple Blockers
    2. Chance Life Moon Dance
    3. Billows Is Shapes
    4. Finity Disguise
    5. Clear Collar
    6. Abendlander
    7. Narrow Cross
    8. Galcit 210
    9. Unarmed (A Hole In Cold Sand)
    10. Any Object Of Desire
    11. Lovegiver CB

    Digital Track List

    1. 1 Temple Blockers 2:47 Buy
    2. 2 Chance Life Moon Dance 10:41 Buy
    3. 3 Billows Is Shapes 6:09 Buy
    4. 4 'finity Disguise 1:07 Buy
    5. 5 Clear Collar 7:04 Buy
    6. 6 Abendlander 5:20 Buy
    7. 7 Narrow Cross 2:19 Buy
    8. 8 Galcit 210 5:43 Buy
    9. 9 Unarmed (A Hole in Cold Sand) 4:31 Buy
    10. 10 Any Object of Desire 6:03 Buy
    11. 11 Lovegiver C.B. 7:24 Buy
  • Artist
    Juju & Jordash
    Down to the Roach EP
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    Release Date
    June 29, 2015

    Amsterdam-based duo Juju and Jordash return with another slice of analogue house on Dekmantel. 2014’s ‘Clean Cut’ album showed their more experimental side, with their much-underrated musicianship to the fore. This new EP takes a similar approach - whilst there is undoubtedly floor-filling fare here, there is a subtlety and lightness of touch that is rarely found within the genre.

    Digital Track List

    1. 1 Down to the Roach (Original Mix) 8:05 Buy
    2. 2 Bean Bag Motel 7:13 Buy
    3. 3 Lights at Night 7:02 Buy
    4. 4 Down to the Roach (Dub) 5:27 Buy
  • Artist
    Rock Don't Stop
    Melodies International
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    Release Date
    May 25, 2015

    Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) turns his hand to reissuing lost gems on his newly-minted Melodies label. First up Rock Don't Stop by Taxie. Known for his deep crate-digging abilities and curatorial mastery, it is no surprise that this 1979 classic is a beautiful and graceful execution of pop simplicity. The titular track is a thunderous disco wonder-dome complete with arpeggiating flute section. Then there’s I Think I’m Falling In Love where the pedal is lifted for a chilled love-song performed brilliantly by the vocalists. Shepherd said he wanted his new imprint to “Celebrate anthems”, this is a brilliant start.

    Digital Track List

    1. 1 Rock Don't Stop 3:25 Buy
    2. 2 I Think I'm Falling in Love 4:27 Buy
  • Artist
    Catalogue Number
    Release Date
    April 27, 2015

    A delightful surprise collaboration record, brought to us by Bill Kouligas and his always on point Berlin/New York imprint PAN. The core of the undertaking are Future Times co-founder Andrew Field-Pickering and Baltimore’s Matthew Papich. Field-Pickering appears under his Max D alias and contributes an abstracted idea of the busy house rhythm knots he’s showcased on works such as 2015’s Shaping EP (Off Minor); Papich alias Co La accounts for the cosmic beatscapes we’ve fallen in love with on his 2013 album on Software Recordings. Later, they invited Juju & Jordash’s Jordan GCZ and ambient producer Gigi Masin to send their overdubs from their studios in Amsterdam and Venice, and added synthesis and percussion from Motion Graphics, 1432 R co-founder Dawit Eklund and Jeremy Hyman to become the globalised, multi-referential project they call Lifted. Though the producers are said to have worked outside the frameworks that constitute their solo outputs, the respective elements of their styles are detectable on this explorative journey. It’s within the fusion of hectic percussion blobs and ambient synths, jazzy hi-hats, the dynamic piano chords and field recordings of ‘Silver’ for example or the otherworldly sound effects of ‘Total Care Zero’ that their permeable arrangements come to its unlikely fruition.

    Digital Track List

    1. 1 3D 4:23 Buy
    2. 2 Intoo 5:45 Buy
    3. 3 Lift 3:15 Buy
    4. 4 Total Care Zero 5:46 Buy
    5. 5 Bell Slide 7:52 Buy
    6. 6 Silver 3:24 Buy
    7. 7 Mint 4:42 Buy
    8. 8 Medicated Yoga 5:24 Buy
  • Artist
    Shaluza Max, Tabu Ley Rochereau
    Mangase / Hafi Deo
    Soundway Records
    Catalogue Number
    Release Date
    August 4, 2014

    Digital Track List

    1. 1 Mangase Shaluza Max 4:12 Buy
    2. 2 Hafi Deo Tabu Ley Rochereau 9:30 Buy
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