Artist: Various Artists
Release: Brownswood Electr*c 3
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Dance – Beats & Breaks / Electronica
Brownswood recordings unveil their new compilation, ‘Brownswood Elect*c 3’. The Electr*c series has been Brownswood’s outlet for up-and-coming bass-oriented artists. Like the previous two editions, this one will consist entirely of exclusive and unreleased material. Some of the highlights former RA podcaster DjRUM, drum & bass hot property Dub Phizix, a new C.R.S.T-related project called Metabeats, Brighton house duo Anushka, a new collaboration between Kidkanevil and Daisuke Tanabe called Kidsuke, and The Risks, another new collaboration, this one between Victoria, BC artist Monolithium and Berlin-based (but fellow Victoria native) Hrdvision. Opening and closing proceedings respectively are Krampfhaft, the Dutch producer behind one of the most exciting (and slept-on) EPs of last year via Rwina Records.
Artist: Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny
Following a phenomenal response for the debut album Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose, released in February this year, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny release a new single: the brilliant ‘Dodecahedron’. Showcasing Beth’s extraordinary voice and off-kilter lyrics, ‘Dodecahedron’ explodes in cascades of colours and little drummer boy beats.
“The night before I wrote it I had a dream that consisted of me running up to strangers in the street and asking them what a dodecahedron was, but no one knew” says Beth. “I later found out that the ancient Greeks believed the Dodecahedron is a symbol of the universe and represents an idealized form of divine thought. Having said that, despite that first line, the song is nothing to do with Dodecahedrons, it’s just a prelude to a thought.”
Release date: 07/10/12
Artist: Prince Adam
Release: Brick City
Label: Moda Black
Genre: Dance – House
Everyone has a dark side, and Prince Adam is exactly that. Whilst we cannot reveal the identity of this exceptionally talented New York based producer, we can reveal what’s most important – the music.
From the brooding but incredibly powerful growls of Brick City to the Henry Street vibes of Tomorrow, this artistically refined EP takes you from a strobe-lit downtown warehouse to a sun-soaked Brooklyn sidewalk in just a few short minutes.
Release: Black Market Heart Surgery
Label: Hottwerk Records
Genre: Dance – Techno
Rising stars DPPLGNGRS have achieved an impressive three Moneyshots (Singles of the month) in DJ Magazine, and now present their debut long-player Black Market Heart Surgery. Black Market Heart Surgery is the result of the meeting of Tobias Doppelganger and Craig Fury’s fevered minds, their various influences having been catalysed by misspent youths on various dancefloors, and now distilled into nine tracks of electronic splendour.
Chicago, Detroit, New York, Berlin, Manchester and London all loom large in Tobias and Craig’s listening histories, leaving their marks on DPPLGNGRS distinctive sound which DJ Mag described in their June 2012 issue as a mash-up of ‘purple electro, squelchy bleep techno, discoid house, and bass-heavy beats bizness.’
Release: Population Density
Label: Fatcat Records
Breton has announced the release of a brand new single ‘Population Density’. Recorded between festivals over the summer at the band’s creative HQ ‘The Lab’, the band road tested it for the first time at the Route Du Rock festival in France last month in front of 7,000 people. It went down as one of the highlights of the set. There are two additional tracks on the single; ‘Governing Correctly’ taken from the band’s eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Other People’s Problems’ and a dub remix of ‘Governing Correctly’ from Ed Banger head honcho Busy P.
Artist: Verb T
Release: Morning Process
Label: High Focus Records
Genre: Hip Hop
Reflective and contemplative, dreamy and laid back; ‘Morning Process’ represents two things for the scene at this time right here. Either the perfect introduction to the wonderful mind of Verb T, or another chapter in the esteemed movements of one of the scenes most forward thinking veterans. With a roster of stellar producers contributing to the project; High Focus and The Four Owls compatriot Leaf Dog, JJ Malone, Chemo and Pete Cannon, and not forgetting Verbs himself, it is credit to the craft of the producers on board that the tone of the record remains so strong and triumphant throughout.
With features from a hand-picked shortlist of emcees including The Four Owls partners in crime Fliptrix & BVA MC and High Focus affiliate Jam Baxter, plus Cappo, Skriblah Dangoff, Karizma, Kosyne, ‘Morning Process’ is an album overflowing with talented individual insights that marry seamlessly into Verb T’s bigger outlook on life.
Release: Venus Gets Even
Label: Bag Lady Music
On stage, Nadeah seems to live out her motto: ‘Whatever happens, make something good of it’. She has long used music and performance as a form of alternative medicine. After discovering Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin in her mother’s record collection and falling in love with rock music, she was then taken to a live show of Michelle Shocked. It was there that she decided, “That’s what I want to do when I grow up”.
One day Marc Collin went to see her on stage. Won over by her voice and personality, he invited her to collaborate on the Hollywood Mon Amour project, then to join Nouvelle Vague and take part in the French collective’s 3rd album. During the Nouvelle Vague tour, she put the finishing touches to songs intended for ‘Venus Gets Even’.