Ikonika has taken enormous strides since her classic 2008 single 'Please' (Hyperdub). Following the release of her 2010 debut album 'Contact, Love, Want, Have' (Hyperdub), Ikonika toured everywhere from Europe to Asia to Australia to North and South America. Her Pitchfork approved 2012 EP 'I Make Lists' (Hum + Buzz), explored a more club-focused direction whilst retaining her melodic sensibility. Azealia Banks also used her production on the mixtape track 'Neptune'.
In 2013, Ikonika unveiled her second album for Hyperdub, 'Aerotropolis'. Loosely based on her tour experiences and childhood growing up near London Heathrow airport, the album showcased her first collaboration with a vocalist (Jessy Lanza on 'Beach Mode') and introduced a new Latin Freestyle, Electro, R'n'B and Boogie influenced style. It was widely praised including 4/5 in Resident Advisor, 8/10 in NME and 2nd best album of the year in DJ Mag. She rounded the year off with nominations for Best Producer and Best Album at DJ Mag's Best of British awards, and a remix of 'Lies' by Chvrches that was voted 2nd best remix of the year in Dummy.
2014 saw the release of the 'Position EP' (Hyperdub), a collection of tough, pummelling club trax influenced by her Night Slugs affiliation, contributions to Hyperdub's 10th anniversary compilations and a packed touring schedule. She also completed mixes for FACT, Serato, SSENSE, Red Bull, Rinse FM and Triple J. For 2015, expect a release on Night Slugs, more new music and worldwide touring.
DJ Marfox’ debut 12” 'Eu Sei Quem Sou' (“I Know Who I Am”) declared his insistence on claiming cultural roots, and roots as an impetus for creative, technological and - perhaps most critically - collective social evolution. Marfox aka Marlon Silvas’s ancestry traces back to the former Portuguese colony of São Tomé e Príncipe. He began producing and DJing as a teenager, disseminating music via YouTube and independently releasing his music via mp3s in Lisbon. His DJs “di Ghetto” compilation EP produced with his crew by the same name acquired iconic status in urban Portugal and diasporic African communities throughout Europe. Helping to create a grassroots network of young creatives seeking to breach new territory in sound and culture. 'Eu Sei Quem Sou', released via the then emerging label Príncipe in 2012, articulated brash poetics with complex driving percussion, dark baroque techno, garage, bass, and batida (instrumental kuduro) demonstrating Marfox’ complex aesthetic matrices.
His most recent 'Lucky Punch' EP was released early last Summer on Lit City Trax (DJ Rashad, Traxman, ..) and his glorious US live premiere happened at the label's party at The Westway, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy New York Festival. Also topping a fantastic year, his commissioned remix work for tUnE-yArDs "Water Fountain" single got a digital release before December was over. Marfox has just delivered a new and eagerly awaited EP for Príncipe to be released soon and recently saw his 'Take Off' track included on Warp Record's Cargaa 1 compilation. Listen to 'Beat And Break' from the Lucky Punch EP below.
Low have announced their follow-up to 2013's The Invisible Way. Ones and Sixes is out September 11 via Sub Pop. It was recorded at Justin Vernon's April Base Studios in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Check out the album track "No Comprende" above.
Canadian duo Bob Moses have announced that they’ll be releasing their debut album “Days Gone By” on Domino.
The highly anticipated full-length debut will feature 10 original tracks, including their current and critically acclaimed single “Talk.” To accompany the announcement of their album “Days Gone By” the duo also shared the official video to “Talk”. Directed by Andreas Arvidsson and Robin Asselmeyer, and shot in Sweden, the mysterious video details the story of a young woman facing life - changing decisions – you can watch the video above.
Silicon - the new project from New Zealand via Hawaii multi-instrumentalist Kody Nielson - will release its debut album Personal Computer on through Weird World.
To coincide with the announcement, Silicon has released the latest single from the album in Burning Sugar - stream the audio visualiser above - which follows the acclaimed debut single God Emoji - stream below.
Personal Computer is a seductive electronica record that pits Nielson’s brilliant soul, funk and disco influenced songwriting against a backdrop of extra-terrestrial noir sonics, calling to mind the varied likes of Flying Lotus, Panda Bear and Daft Punk in the process, as well as that of the project of Nielson’s brother Ruban, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, with whom Kody co-wrote and co-produced the new album Multi-Love and who was also his former band-mate in cult New Zealand punk group The Mint Chicks.
Six years after Dâm-Funk revived the G-Funk era with his epic 2009 debut Toeachizown, the Los Angeles producer finally returns with his long-in-the-works second studio album Invite the Light. Damon Riddick's 20-track new LP, due out September 4th, will feature guest appearances by his 7 Days of Funk cohort Snoop Dogg, Ariel Pink, Nite Jewel, Kid Sister, Jody Watley, Ohio Players' Junie Morrison and, on a pair of tracks, rapper Q-Tip.
Yannick Ilunga, AKA Petite Noir, has released details of his debut album ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’. The 11 track LP from the half-Congolese, half-Angolan, Cape Town-residing artist follows the release of his breakout EP, ‘The King Of Anxiety’, earlier this year.
Recorded at Box Ten Studios in London with Oli Bayston (Boxed In) and Leon Brichard (Ibibio), the albumis a highly accomplished work with a unique concoction of influences. Named after a revered Congolese film of the same name, the album is both a beacon and a vessel of inspiration, offering empowerment to those who need it.
With footage filmed around the streets of Lubumbashi during Yannick’s recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first track to be shared from the album - ‘Down’ - blends unrehearsed imagery and joyful sounds to paint a contemporary portrait of Petite Noir's Congolese background and his hopes for the country's future. Watch it above.
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