Wax Tailor – Dusty Rainbow from the Dark

LABEL: Lab’Oratoire

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Dance – Electro

DATE: 10/09/12

“Dusty Rainbow from the Dark”, the new album by Wax Tailor is out now through Lab’Oratoire.

With this album, the French producer gives us a musical tale inspired in large part by the enchanted world of children. His fourth long player is also a charming allegory on the escapist power of music.

This multicolored fable with an international cast takes us on a wandering path through psychedelic trip-hop and baroque hip-hop. Wax Tailor has redefined his craft, giving us a work that is at once modern and timeless.

Also, one of the strength of this record is certainly to have assembled such a cast (Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Charles, Elzhi, Charlotte Savary, Sara Genn, Shana Halligan, Mattic, Ali Harter, A.S.M, Akua) and manage to utilize them in the context of a plot.

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Melanie C – Stages

LABEL: Red Girl Records

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Pop

DATE: 09/09/12

‘Stages’, the new EP of the ex-Spice Girl Melanie C is out now through Red Girl Recordings.

This brand new album of world famous songs taken from stage musicals and films & includes a duet with Emma Bunton.

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Angela McCluskey – Lambeth Palace

LABEL: Bernadette

FORMAT: EP

GENRE: Pop – Singer Songwriter

DATE: 04/09/12

‘Lambeth Palace’, the new EP by Angela McCluskey, is out now through Bernadette Records.

Angela McCluskey is a Scottish singer-songwriter based in California. She performs as a solo artist and as a member of the folk rock group, Wild Colonials. McCluskey has also provided vocals for Curio and recorded the European dance hit and US Mitsubishi commercial hit “Breathe” among other songs with Télépopmusik (on albums Genetic World and Angel Milk). Angela also sang ‘Beautiful Things’ for American Express and more recently her voice can be heard on the Shick Quatro commercial singing ‘I’m not the girl’.

‘’McCluskey eases emotion and soul out of her most personal obsessional ballads with an effortless cool…..this is a cool, almost transcendent record with real emotions. ” Alan McGee – The Guardian

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Mystro – Mystrogen

LABEL: Don’t Bizznizz

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Hip Hop

DATE: 10/09/12

Finally the highly anticipated debut LP ‘MYSTROGEN’ from one of UK’s most prolific entertainers amongst the Hip-Hop elite is ready for the world to digest.

Many of us by now should know when it comes to originality this man is in a league of his own as a seasoned lyricist engulfed in undeniable charisma and wit, so while many have come and gone MysDiggi has managed to carve out his own lane.

Mystrogen has featured on platinum selling albums, appears on BBC Breakfast, out of the blue, makes viral rap songs for Blackberry and does a yearly UK Rap Up with ease. Not bad for a west London native who’s been independent all through his career.

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Public Service Broadcasting – The War Room Remixed

LABEL: Test Card Recordings

FORMAT: EP

GENRE: Dance – Beats & Breaks / Electronica

DATE: 03/09/12

 

“The War Room Remixed” by PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING is out now through Test Card Recordings.

This package includes remixes of tracks from their EP by Syntax, Tape Op, Wriggly Airfix, The Crisis Project, Ashley Casselle & Justin Steel and Old Man Diode.

“It’s an industrious, diligent sound, and, in the flesh, surprisingly danceable: slamming chemical beats accompanied by old cine footage, providing a peculiar opportunity to party to Pathe news”. – The Independent

‘Embracing the sampling skills of Grand Master Flash and psychedelia of The Avalanches and David Holmes’ – Spindle EP review

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Cutty Ranks – The Stopper

LABEL: Fashion Records Ltd

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Reggae – Dancehall

DATE: 10/09/12

‘The Stopper’, Cutty Ranks’ album is available now through Fashion Records Ltd.
Cutty Ranks – The Stopper Cutty Ranks is a Jamaican dancehall phenomenon who needs no introduction, and ‘The Stopper’ is his signature tune, a genuine ragga classic that features Cutty’s relentless vocal over Sly & Herbie’s ‘Funky Punanny’ rhythm. This is the album that Cutty recorded for Fashion Records in the wake of ‘The Stopper’s’ unparalleled success, and features sound clash anthems such as ‘Hand Grenade’, ‘The Cutter’ and ‘Original Rude Boy Style’ as well as remixes of ‘The Stopper’.

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Mala – Mala in Cuba

LABEL: Brownswood Recordings

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Dance – Dubstep

DATE: 10/09/12

‘Mala in Cuba’ is the debut album of Mala, out now through Brownswood Recordings.In May 2011 Mala (Digital Mystikz) travelled to Havana, Cuba with Gilles Peterson to record and collaborate with local musicians as part of the ongoing Havana Cultura project. The results are documented on his album ‘Mala in Cuba’.

The results of a true culture clash, ‘Mala in Cuba’ marries the intricate rhythms and deep, spiritual roots of Cuba with Mala’s own roots in South London and his dedication to bass culture. Travelling to Havana with DJ / broadcaster / record collector Gilles Petersonand fellow producer Simbad in 2011 – where they were recording sessions for Gilles’s ‘Havana Cultura: The Search Continues’ album at Abdala Studios – Mala installed himself in a small studio across the corridor from the main hub.

With a constant stream of gifted local musicians and vocalists passing through, from diva Danay Suarez to the legendary percussionist Changuito and acclaimed pianist Roberto Fonseca, this was a true journey of discovery for everyone concerned.

Mala is universally respected as an innovator and leader not only within the global dubstep movement but also within the broader electronic realm.

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