Artist: Ibibio Sound Machine
Release: Ibibio Sound Machine
Label: Soundway Records
Genre: World – African
Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine combine elements of West African highlife, disco, post-punk & psychedelic electro soul. With their debut album on the acclaimed Soundway Records, they haul Nigerian boogie into the 21st century MIA style! From the banging sub-bass of the first single ‘Lets Dance’ to the spiritual, gospel-tinged notes of the album’s opening track ‘Voice of the Bird’, the band have turned in a dynamic and, at times, beautiful take on modern afro-soul music.
Artist: La Dispute
Release: Rooms of the House
Label: Big Scary Monsters
Genre: Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
La Dispute are releasing their highly awaited 3rd album! To write for the new release, La Dispute retreated to a remote cabin in Michigan’s upper peninsula with the hope that working together in a different environment would take them out of their comfort zone and enable them to create their strongest record yet. “The area where we were was pretty remote so we could focus on playing and not much else,” bassist Adam Vass explains. “It was just the five of us working on writing every single day for a month and pretty much the entire album came out of those sessions.”Rooms of the House was recorded and mixed by Will Yip at Studio 4 in Philadelphia, produced by Yip and La Dispute, and mastered at The Lodge by Emily Lazar. To support the release of Rooms of the House, the band have announced a full UK and European tour that runs through April and May.
Release: Cocktail Citron
Genre: Dance – Electro
After the overwhelming success of DyE’s Fantasy hit single (47 million ‘official’ views on Youtube so far) and an impressive growth of his fan base across the world, this is DyE’s much awaited second album ‘Cocktail Citron’. It’s a direct follow up to his debut LP ‘Taki 183′, both sonically and aesthetically, with the addition of even stronger songs, more epic sounds than ever and a club feeling acquired through DyE’s dj sets (opening for Erol Alkan or Four Tet among others).
Artist: Owiny Sigoma Band
Label: Brownswood Records
Genre: Dance – Beats & Breaks / Electronica
* “An amazing rework by Blludd Relations that brings tears of joy to our eyes” Boiler Room
* “Intoxicating stuff, and destined to become a must-play for every world music or chill-out set across the land.” HEADFUNK
Jesse Hackett (Elmore Judd, Deek and Honest Jon’s) from Owiny Sigoma Band and Bullion (DEEK Recordings) also known as Blludd Relations coming off the back of their recent album release have teamed up to bring you an exclusive rework of Owiny’s original composition Yukimwi. Decorated with Stoner-Soul inflections they flipped the original from the percussive afro-beat composition, adding their trademark sunshine and atmospheric take on the this record.