The Do Yo Thangs – One Plus One

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One Plus One is the five track debut EP by Melbourne band The Do Yo Thangs – a collection of sensual slow jams and bumping future soul dominated by rich, four-voice harmonies. If you’re into intellectual R&B and bumping future soul à la Hiatus Kaiyote, Frank Ocean & Stevie Wonder, the 5 track EP will be available on Spotify/Apple Music, Bandcamp and CD alongside a limited edition vinyl 7 inch, in stores September 9th.

Pre-order your CD or limited edition 7″ vinyl now

iLLspokinn & This Is Tomorrow – Tag With Dragons

2 years ago I worked on and recorded an album that was supposed to be released on BBE Music. But things didn’t work out so now I released it on my own here. This track was done around the same time and my friend and amazing MC, Illspokinn from Brooklyn / NYC was kind enough to add some very nice rhymes to the beat.

Now available on soundcloud as a free download. Feel free to download, like, share…

El Michels Affair feat. The Shacks – Strange Boy

El Michels Affair are back with a 45 of original material that features a new NYC band called The Shacks. The Shacks are made up of the enigmatic Shannon Wise, and studio wunderkind, Max Shrager. Their dreamy, voyeuristic sound was born in Michels’ Queens, NY studio in 2015.

When this stunning lil two sider was recorded, Shannon was only 16 and Max was 18. Since then, they have made nearly two records of material that will be introduced to the world in the coming year on Big Crown Records. Stay tuned…

Available now on Big Crown Records on 7″ vinyl and digital.

Square One – Walk Of Life

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15 years after the official release, Square One’s – Walk Of Life will be re-released as a remastered gatefold double vinyl album, including all the songs from the original CD version plus an inlay holding all liner notes and lyrics. A very limited edition bundle including the original remastered album, all instrumentals and a cassette tape will also be released. The critically acclaimed album was a huge success in Europe, the UK and Japan, where it got an exclusive release.

Square One’s – Walk Of Life – 2 lp vinyl is now available here and here

Square One’s – Walk Of Life – limited edition bundle 4 lp vinyl + tape is now available for pre-order here

On a sidenote… I was in touch with Ali Rasul just before his death in 2010 because he was interested in a few of my beats. Unfortunately he never had the chance to use them, but he was recording his album Welcome Home during that time… RIP to Ali Rasul.

Kon & The Gang

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Vinyl obsessive, renowned DJ and leading light of the global edit scene, Kon knows a thing or two about good music. His latest project, Kon & The Gang, introduces a selection of tracks, remixes and edits that the Boston native has lent his golden touch to over the years. Featuring artists à la mode Truccy (Compost’s Rainer Trueby & Corrado Bucci), Eli Escobar, Seven Davis Jr, Medlar and Thatmanmonkz, the album gives newcomers to the scene a fantastic taste of the DIY disco / throwback house revival which is currently taking the underground by storm.
A mixture of effortlessly cool, slow slung disco & boogie and deftly edited dancefloor gems, ‘Kon & The Gang’ is sure to delight fans of soulful music old and new.

Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Kon & The Gang’, available on 12″ and digital formats August 19th.

This Is Tomorrow – Venture

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This album was scheduled to be released on BBE Music but I guess it was a classic case of wrong place, wrong time… BBE Music went through some major changes right at that time and so my album fell through the cracks. I started working on the album after I left the band I was playing with. I wanted to do something different, not a typical Hip Hop beat tape style album… The album features Miles Bonny on the opener called Alignment and Darcrobat, also know as the singer of Hal Flavin, on Venture.

Download This Is Tomorrow – Alignment feat. Miles Bonny for free on Bandcamp

This Is Tomorrow – Venture is now available for €5 on Bandcamp.

The Avalanches – The World Of Wildflower

Update: The video is back online here:

http://thewas.xyz/

Update: So much for artistic freedom, or freedom in general…

The Avalanches’ long awaited second album is called Wildflower, another sample-heavy cut up album released a few days ago.

The World Of Wildflower is a collaboration between The Avalanches and the art collective Soda Jerk. The video splices together classic films, using a visual sampling technique in line with The Avalanches’ musical production approach.