Boston-bred cousins E Flash and Vee Knuckles are N.B.S., presenting the Theo Santo-directed music video for “Fresh Air”, the new music video filmed in Bogota, Colombia. “Fresh Air” appears on Swissvets: Hot Dogs to Swiss Francs, N.B.S.’ new album out now on Empire Music, the Swiss record label led by CEO Matthieu “MDB” Siegenthaler whose team is responsible for releases with KRS-ONE, Delinquent Habits, JC of Bad Boy South, German rap star Kool Savas and more. The “Fresh Air” clip comes on the heels of the video for first single “Seven” . Recorded in a one-week period in Switzerland, Swissvets is produced by Swiss producers JAKEBEATZ and DJ Tray, and features a guest appearance from Blaqpoet, Miilkbone, Red Eye and GQ Nothing Pretty. DJ Tray is an Empire in-house music producer and has worked with Saigon, Cappadonna, Tragedy Khadafi, Sonny Seeza of ONYX and more. JAKEBEATZ is head of the label PW Records and is often referred to as the Godfather of Swiss rap. “If you listen to the words in the song ‘Fresh Air’ you might feel more appreciative when you wake up in the morning, stretch, and breath another breath of fresh air!” they say regarding the new track. “Although life can be stressful, unfair, and discouraging at times, just remember your situation could always be worse. So basically we are saying we all have our day to leave the earth in the physical, as some of our loved ones already have, while hoping someday we will reunite when it’s our turn to go. So by having faith and giving thanks to the creator, all will be just fine in the end.”
Detroit lyricist and Gifted & Talented, LLC. founder and CEO, JP ONE (short for JACKPOT Tha Chosen One) presents the music video for “City Under Seige”, the new single featuring Boldy James from Fire & Brimstone, his new album also featuring Chel Strong, Pierre Anthony, Nep Jennings, Street Pacino, Motivation, Gain Green, and Rail Fresh. The production on the first installment of a trilogy set to be released this year is largely handled by his personal DJ/Producer, Pig Pen, but BJ Gates, Flamin Lacez, and SPC Productions also lend a hand. The clip for “City Under Seige” comes on the heels of the video for first single “Win Or Lose” . Following the death of his father at five months, JP spent most of his childhood in foster homes and juveniles. In his early teens, he was signed to Motown legend Barrett Strong’s Blarritt Records, but soon after found himself facing a nine-year armed robbery conviction. He released a mixtape exactly four weeks after his release. Three years later, he has several mixtapes under his belt, including Gifted & Talented and I Am Legend . He was recently nominated for Best Hip-Hop Artist at the Detroit Underground Hip-Hop Awards, while Gifted & Talented was nominated for best full-length project. Fire & Brimstone is out now on Gifted & Talented, LLC.
SOUTH LONDON TRIO DEMS RELEASE STUNNING VIDEO FOR ‘WAKE,’ DIRECTED BY COLLABORATOR TOM MUSTILY
ʻMossʼ haunting vocals sound like a moment of resignation, giving himself to his deepest passions. In terms of songs about wanting, it’s as relatable as they get’ – Pitchfork
‘If they can maintain this standard of intricate beauty in both visuals and sound; DEMSʼ complete collection will be nothing short of a masterpiece’ – The Line of Best Fit
‘subtly surreal cinematic excellence’ Pigeons and Planes
Directed by collaborator Tom Mustill, ‘Wake’ is the latest video to emerge from Dems’ debut LP, ‘Muscle Memory,’ alongside a stellar remix package. The film takes its inspiration from the nostalgic cinema motif of the taxi driver, using dramatic aerials and a surreal passenger experience to reflect the uneasy climactic build of the song. As film-makers as well as musicians, experimental and left-field video production has been integral to the band’s debut album and wider DIY aesthetic, from the spontaneous contemporary dance routine of the title track to the dreamlike societal musings of ‘Never Have Never Will.’
The much vaunted electronic trio from South London have spent the last year garnering a devoted fan base as well as achieving widespread critical acclaim. With radio support from the likes of Huw Stephens and Rob Da Bank and after being hand picked by Azealia Banks to open for her at her show at Brixton Academy in November, they are ready to pick up the dreamy electronica mantle and make 2015 their own.
Vocally, singer Dan Moss is reminiscent of James Blake, the dulcet South London croon juxtaposing seamlessly with the glitchy noise created by his bandmates.
DEMS make unflinchingly beautiful progressive songs that will comfortably sit alongside such luminaries as The XX, Kindness or SOHN.
Abbey Road Studios Announce New Educational Institute
The world famous Abbey Road Studios have announced their first foray into education with the launch of Abbey Road Institute. This international initiative will offer a 12 month Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering aimed at students aged 18 and over in locations around the world including the UK, Germany and Australia.
The curriculum, developed by audio educational specialists in conjunction with Abbey Road Studios engineers, offers a unique mix of theoretical and practical modules designed to equip students for their first step toward a professional audio engineering and production career. The course also covers other areas of the music industry, including studio management and music business administration.
The course will be taught by qualified lecturers and recognised music industry experts including producers and label execs alongside guest lectures from Abbey Road Studios engineers.
Peter Cobbin, Senior Director of Engineering at Abbey Road Studios said of the initiative, “Abbey Road Institute benefits from the studios’ 80 years of audio expertise, distilling some of our knowledge into a curriculum of classroom learning and practical studio experience. I’m delighted that the Institute will nurture and inspire a new generation of audio professionals.”
The London Institute will be housed in the legendary north London studio complex and will provide students with access to brand new, purpose-built classroom and studio facilities. Students will also have the opportunity to use Abbey Road’s hallowed recording spaces, control rooms and equipment.
Luca Barassi, a qualified audio engineer with 12 years experience in audio education will head up Abbey Road Institute, London. Speaking of the new initiative he said,”Synonymous with excellence in recorded music for more than 80 years, Abbey Road’s continued success is largely due to its staff and their knowledge. Now we will be able to share some of this expertise in a course which will provide first-class vocational training for people interested in forging a career in the music industry.”
Additional Abbey Road Institutes will launch in Berlin, Munich, Melbourne and Sydney for September 2015 intake with more locations to be announced shortly. Students at these institutes will also have the opportunity to visit and learn at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London.
The Abbey Road Institute is now accepting applications for a limited number of places in the September 2015 intake at all locations. Find out more at www.abbeyroadinstitute.com
About Abbey Road Institute:
Abbey Road Institute is a new educational initiative from Abbey Road Studios offering a unique audio engineering and music production programme.
The Institute will provide students with the highest standard of theoretical teaching mixed with a unique approach to studio education. The curriculum is divided between three main areas: audio engineering and acoustics, management and music business, music theory and production.
The course incorporates the vast technical and creative heritage of Abbey Road Studios to help students learn not just what equipment, techniques or microphones to use but why and how to use them.
There are currently five institutes- London, Berlin, Munich, Melbourne and Sydney with more planned.
Abbey Road Institute London has dedicated studio facilities located within Abbey Road Studios. Students have access to both teaching and commercial studios during various stages of their programme whether attending the London Institute or other locations.
The course is full-time and taught over 48 weeks. Applicants can apply now for September 2015 intake.
About Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studios in the world and a global music icon.
Home to countless landmark recordings and pioneering advances in recording technology, the feted studio complex has a phenomenal history spanning over 80 years, encompassing celebrated work by many of the world’s most famous recording artists including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Elton John, Frank Ocean, Elbow, Lady Gaga and Adele.
The studios house a number of state of the art mastering suites. Recent projects mastered or re-mastered by Abbey Road’s award-winning engineers include albums by M.I.A, Johnny Marr, Iggy Azalea, Grace Jones, My Bloody Valentine, and Ed Sheeran,
Abbey Road Studios also offer online mixing and mastering, audio products for professional and home studio music producers, live concert recording, archiving and video services. The studios also host a select number of special events each year.
Music recorded, mixed and mastered at Abbey Road has won countless awards, including BRIT Awards, BAFTAS, Oscars, GRAMMYs, Golden Globes and Gramophone Awards.
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Savannah, GA-based rapper and Dope Sandwich label head KNife presents the self-directed music video for “Being Jon Darling”, the new single from his new album Iconoclast, featuring Miggs, Allone and Electric Grandma. Milwaukee producer Mammyth handles production on “Darling” as well as the entirety ofIconoclast. The “Darling” clip comes on the heels of videos for “Most Entertamed” and “Dienasty” . The son of a US diplomat, he was raised in Canada, Singapore, Cameroon and his mother’s home country of Liberia, where he bore witness to Liberia’s gruesome civil war. After relocating to Savannah he began the Dope Sandwich crew – a collective of rappers, breakdancers, deejays, artists and producers – and released several albums. He has shared stages with Curren$y, Hieroglyphics, J-Live, Masta Killa, Louis Logic and more.
‘LIVE UNDER LONDON’
4 TRACK LIVE EP & VIDEO SET
ENERGY SNAKE RECORDS
“Saint Agnes have created a unique cinematic sound and a rock ‘n’ roll Gothic image to match.” – The Telegraph
“The raw chemistry proves as potent as ever as they dish out a grinding splurge of defiant rock ‘n’ roll graffiti” – Q Magazine
“A stomping, snarling piece of psych rock, there’s an electricity running through the track, an indefinable chemistry which draws on the spirit of Jim Morrison” – Clash
Cinematic, psych rock four piece Saint Agnes released their first 2 singles last year via visceral London label Energy Snake Records,selling out their debut show in the capital and gaining support from the likes of Steve Lamacq in the process. To mark the end of the first chapter, the band gathered deep beneath the City of London in a basement studio (Offtape Studios) to record four, ‘live in the studio’ versions of their double A-sides, ‘Old Bone Rattle’ and ‘A Beautiful Day for Murder’.
With a no frills, old school studio session with accompanying videos, ‘Live Under London’ attempts to capture the raw energy of their live performances – dirty, loud and explosive. They were filmed and edited by fellow east London rocker and good friend Jennifer O’Neil (Bleech.)
Saint Agnes are fronted by founding members Jon Tufnell of The Lost Souls Club and Lola Colt’s Kitty Austen and they are joined by no-nonsense bass and drums powerhouse Matt Devine and Ben Chernett. With more material and live dates in the pipeline, they look ready to pick up the psyche-rock mantle and make 2015 their own.
LONDON LIVE DATES
23rd March – Black Heart
1st May – Ace & Eights
26th May – The Finsbury
Grab it here – https://saintagnes.bandcamp.com/
Or here – http://www.energysnakerecords.com/
Digital download available from:
Dr Meaker feat. Cappo D & Sharlene Hector
“Dr Meaker look like the next d ‘n’ b act to go supernova” –Mixmag
“One of the most exciting live dance music acts to emerge from the UK in recent years” – Louder Than War
“Vibrant” – Clash
“Uplifting d ‘n’ b that’s destined for crossover success” – Hyponik
“It’s only a matter of time before Dr Meaker enjoy Chase & Status-sized crossover success” – Yahoo Celebrity
Frenetic, razor-sharp breakbeats and Sharlene Hector’s massive vocal cords power Freaks – Dr Meaker’s new hook-laden, ultra-uplifting anthem – which is out this Spring on Circus records.
Simultaneously straddling real-deal drum ‘n’ bass and a chart-friendly pop smash in the making, ‘Freaks’ has already garnered multiple 1Xtra and Radio 1 plays way ahead of release, including Mistajam’s ‘Jam Hot’ at Radio 1Xtra.
The Bristolian octet’s last single ‘Right Back’ caused widespread media excitement, with masses of support at BBC radio, including the Radio 1 ‘In New Music We Trust’ play list and BBC 1Xtra’s ‘A’ playlist.
Dr Meaker are currently working on their first album for Circus Records, which is due for release later in 2015.
21/03/15 – The Phoenix – Exeter (live)
27/03/15 – The Attic – Bristol (live)
24/05/15 – Love Saves The Day Festival – Bristol (DJ/PA)
30/05/15 – Plymouth University – (live)
06/06/15 – Beat Check – Milton Keynes (DJ/PA)
11/07/15 – Oyster Festival – Cornwall – (live)
18/07/15 – Godney Gathering – Glastonbury (live)
Harlem-based rapper/producer/director and Krushed Grapes Lifestyle owner Cab Cabernet presents the self-directed music video for “Le Connoisseur”, the De’Clat-produced single. “Le Connoisseur” is the second single from Krushed Grapes: Harlem Vintage, Cab’s forthcoming album featuring guest appearances from VonQwest, Noni Kai, Kat Starr Johnson and Priciliya Marie as well as production from Roddy Rod, RTNC (the producer behind Your Old Droog’s album, J. Bless, Declat, Tigga-Bounce, Frank Lotz and White Indian. The “Le Connoisseur” video comes on the heels of the music video for first single “The Lifestyle” . Formerly known as Hanif-Jamiyl of New England group Maspyke (of whom Roddy Rod is also a member, Cabernet performed alongside Mos Def, Q-Tip, Slick Rick and EPMD, co-founded Bukarance Records, and ghostwrote for numerous artists before reinventing himself in 2006, founding a private all-male escort service catering only to female clients and opening a cigar lounge. In 2009 he released the album Krushed Grapes and the following year he unveiled Krushed Grapes Footwear, a line of luxury, handmade sneakers. KG Lifestyle also produceds handmade leather accessories including wine carriers, cigar cases, briefcases, wallets and hats, sold and customized at the customer’s request. “Who is Cab Cabernet? The recording artist? The oenophile? The aficionado? The designer? The entrepreneur? This song and video is testament to the legend of Monsieur Cabernet, the lifestyle connoisseur,” says Cab.
Sonnymoon feature on new Kendrick Lamar record. The Sonnymoon album out this month!!!
Anna Wise Once Again Appears on New Kendrick Lamar Album
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. MARCH 5TH, 2015 – Coming off the release of a new single, “Pop Music”, one half of the driving force behind Sonnymoon, Anna Wise, will once again make an appearance onKendrick Lamar’s new album.
This will mark the second time Wise has worked with Lamar after providing vocals for Lamar’s critically acclaimed and Grammy Award nominated 2012 album, good kid m.A.A.d city. Her unique voice and sound contributed to songs such as “Money Trees”, “Real”, and various others.
In addition to her work on Kendrick Lamar’s new album, Anna Wise and Sonnymoon will be releasing their own album, The Courage of Present Times with new Artist Alliance, GLOW365 on March 24th, 2015.
Album: The Courage Of Present Times
Released 23rd March 2015 on GLOW365
“Sonnymoon, a duo from Boston, have an intuitive knack for merging a strong melody with loose grooves and sleek textures.” Pitchfork
“At various points it will seem as though you are listening to electronica, at other times R&B, jazz, avant-garde, even pop. Some of the songs will sound like all of the above, at once, while others will make you wonder whether you are listening to a brand new, as yet unnamed genre… Their SoundCloud says they come from Earth, but they are out of this world.” The Guardian
As vocalists go, few have the distinct style and panache of Anna Wise. A classic voice, soothing yet bold, a hybrid of vintage soulful groove and 2015 feminist chic. That must have been the thinking behind Kendrick Lamar’s recent decision to invite Anna to contribute on ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ – she lent vocals to four tracks on the double-album as well as being hugely involved in the overall creative/writing process.
Sonnymoon are, of course, much more than Anna’s voice: in Dane Orr they have a producer capable of forming something ornate and beautiful out of the simplest of beats. To listen to ‘The Courage Of Present Times’ is to glide through eeriness, Flying Lotus channelling D’Angelo while Regina Spektor watches awkwardly from the corner. The Boston duo met at The Berklee College Of Music some years ago, their classical training always apparent, but the looseness and creatively free nature of the current L.A scene will always be as key to their music as their formative years.
Haunting soundscapes, dreamlike ethereal noise, all kept in tow by a keen pop sensibility – The Courage Of Present Times is the work of a duo who have found their voice, their swagger enhanced by recent time in New York and their creative flow at full force. They have also shared stages with, among others: The Roots, Shabazz Palaces, and Flying Lotus.
3. Grains of Friends
4. For Right Now
5. Pop Music
6. Sex For Clicks
7. Trust Fall
8. The Only Face
9. Transparent Times
NIAGARA RELEASE ‘ELSE WHAT ELSE?’
Single + Remixes / Label: Monotreme Records / Release Date: April 27th
Listen to ‘Else’ here – https://soundcloud.com/niagaraspace/niagara-else-2
‘An impressive balance between Avant garde experimentalism and sheer infectious grooves’ – Consequence of Sound
‘A stunning release’ – NPR
‘Thoughtful, liberal and overflowing with moody tones’ – THUMP
‘Else What Else?’ is the upcoming release from Turin-Based experimental-pop duo Niagara, set to drop via Monotreme Records on April 27th. Taken from the band’s courageous second album ‘Don’t Take it Personally,’ it starts like a daydream, before turning into a menacing monster of a track, the sweeping arrangements complimenting it’s spluttering rhythm and booming electronics. ‘Else’ is a pop song at heart, but one that utilises some of the furthest extremities of the genre, incorporating elements of electronica, psychedelia, cold-wave and more. It’s quite simply a mesmerising yet brash work-out built on originality and authenticity.
Niagara is the collaborative project of artists/producers David Tomat and Gabriele Ottino. There is always a concept behind their music – this time the ongoing struggle to balance their desire to develop and exploit technology against the need to make technology more sympathetic to nature.
‘Else What Else’ pairs single track ‘Else’ with fresh remixes from wonderfully chaotic, LA three-piece Liars (Mute) and fellow countryman and founding member Diego Perrone (Caparezza).
2. Else (Liars Remix)
3. Else (Diego Perrone Remix)
UK Live Dates:
24 April – London, Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen
25 April – Blackpool, The Blue Room
27 April – Brighton, The Hope
28 April – London, The Old Blue Last
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THE GARDEN STREAM MINUTE LONG NEW TRACK PRIOR TO THEIR TOUR WITH WARPAINT AND HEADLINE SHOWS IN THE UK
CALIFORNIAN TWINS FLETCHER AND WYATT SHEARS WILL SUPPORT WARPAINT ON ALL THEIR EUROPEAN DATES AS WELL AS HEADLINE SHOWS IN LEEDS, BIRMINGHAM & LONDON
‘I Want That Nose I Saw on TV’ – https://soundcloud.com/i-d-online-1/premiere-the-garden-i-want-that-nose-i-saw-on-tv/s-Jsh6l
Established in in 2011 by twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears AKA The Garden, consistently defy categorisation and continues to break ground in their self-inflicted ‘Vada Vada’ genre. Their live shows are experiential, as powerful and philosophically confounding as they are glib and tricksy. There never is any time for explanations, only a sense of urgency and a rapid spiral into their parallel world. To be seduced and ensnared by mirror-image raconteurs, operating an addictive carnival ride of sound and movement that stops as abruptly as it starts, is a close approximation of The Garden experience.
Thursday March 19th – London, The 100 Club HEADLINE SHOW
Friday March 20th – Birmingham, The Institute w/ WARPAINT
Friday March 20th – Birmingham, Studio Space *AFTER SHOW*
Sunday March 22nd – Manchester, The Albert Hall w/ WARPAINT
Monday March 23rd – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday March 24th – Glasgow, ABC w/ WARPAINT
Wednesday March 25th – Gateshead, The Sage w/WARPAINT
Thursday March 26th – London, Hammersmith Apollo w/WARPAINT
Press Release/ Bio:
Dustin Lamont Taylor better known as D.tayls is a rap artist, singer, songwriter, and producer born sept. 4th 1986 in the city of Norfolk, VA developed a passion for music at a very young age. He started off singing in church at 4 where he won the church talent show. As time moved forward he began exploring other artistic abilities he possessed such as drawing, painting, and writing poetry by 11. Around that same time his life almost ended in a horrific car accident but he survived because he served a greater purpose to make powerful music.