‘Night Mail’ is the third single taken from Public Service Broadcasting’s top 20 album ‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’, and is accompanied by a DVD release of the album played out live. ‘Night Mail’ takes its subject matter from the eponymous film of 1936, a pioneering documentary film produced by the General Post Office and the Royal Mail Group. Setting the original words of the documentary – including the much loved Night Mail poem – to a song that evokes the rhythm, speed and excitement of the railway in the era of the steam train, PSB breathe a new lease of life into a gem of a film.
Artist: The Student Teachers
Release: Invitation To… the Student Teachers
Label: Nacional Records
Genre: Rock – Alternative
This is first-ever compilation of out-of-print albums and singles from the Student Teachers, underground legends of the 1970’s NYC punk scene. The songs were produced by Jimmy Destri (Blondie). The Student Teachers made a name for themselves as teenagers playing at the legendary CBGB’s, Hurrah’s and many other before-their-times venues and had one of the first all-girl rhythm section in a mixed gender band. The young band opened for a wide range of future icons on the scene, among them: The Ramones, Blondie, Iggy Pop, Wayne County, the Dead Boys, and The Mumps.
Artist: Owiny Sigoma Band
Release: Sunken Wrecks
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: World – African
The third single to come from Owiny Sigoma Band’s sophomore album ‘Power Punch’ is ‘Sunken Wrecks – a thundering, hypnotic groove laced with flickering nyatiti licks, fierce nyiduonge drums, spacey fx and Jesse Hackett’s haunting vocals. Pilooski steps up on remix duties, easing the tempo and highlighting the bump and swing of those nyiduonge drums. The result is a loose, loping percussive bomb adorned with sonar echoes and rich, sweeping strings, bolstered by booming, grainy 808s. Owiny Sigoma Band are currently on their EU tour.
Artist: Various Artists
Release: Fashion Records Ragga Remixes, Vol.1
Label: Fashion Records Ltd.
Stone cold classics alert! Fashion Records delve into their amazing archive’s to re-release the Ragga Remixes Vol.1 EP , for the first time digitally! Featuring four tracks from Nico Junior, Cutty Ranks, General Levy & Top Cat, this was originally released in 1994 to critical acclaim. These four ragga classics get the Hip-Hop rework treatment, with the chatting being laid over the instrumental of Cypress Hill’s classic – ‘Insane in The Brain’.