A journey to the moon that began fifteen years ago now reaches another milestone – 15 years, one and a half decades, over 150 individual releases, many many artists, countless professional relationships but also friendships along the way. Many many stories and shared memories – not all of them good, not all of them bad either. Featured on the compilation are such artists as Jehst, Robot Koch, Flako, 40 Winks, Long Arm, submerse, kidkanevil and many more.
The limited box (only 500 copies worldwide) includes five colored vinyl LP’s with over 35 exclusive tracks plus four additional digital bonus tracks (with digital download code), a bonus double CD version exclusively designed by Lorena Assisi, a T-shirt (only size L) and an exclusive documentary about the label – all in a specially designed box by Dave McKean.
Limited box and digital available for pre-order now.
Congrats on 15 years of good music!
A collection of 11 tracks, all recorded the last few months.
Now available for free on my Bandcamp.
In 2012 Freestyle Records teamed up with broadcaster, actor and DJ Craig Charles to release the first instalment in The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club compilation series, featuring many funk and soul classics as featured on his BBC 6 Music radio show and from his live DJ sets. Since then, two further instalments have been released and now Freestyle are proud to present the biggest edition yet.
In the words of Craig Charles himself: ‘I give you The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Volume 4 – the cream of the current crop, the choicest cuts of my favourite slices of the slinkiest soul, weapons grade funk bombs – it does exactly what it says on the tin and then some.’
To be released december 9 on Freestyle Records.
Here’s a new routine by DJ Zajazza, on the funk tip.
Soul crooner Simon Burke and his band The Meltdown are back with the release of Colours In The Sky, the first single from their self-titled debut album, coming in 2017.
From a band known for bumping, horn heavy dancefloor cuts, Colours In The Sky marks a change in direction – a majestic piece of downtempo country soul evoking big skies and long roads. The ballad feel finds Simon Burke’s honeyed voice at it’s most sensitive. Shades of Otis and Sam Cooke on a twangy southern tip.
The Meltdown – Colours In The Sky now available.
18 years but the wait is finally over. I had my doubts but it’s a great album. The only thing missing is J Dilla…
Russian electronic music producer Pavel Dovgal has pieced together an album from sounds and samples from all over the globe. Reflecting on his own attitude towards life and the importance of inner balance, Pavel attempts to share some of the spiritual experiences he made while traveling. The lengthy process of creation included numerous reworks of each track and intensive listening sessions in order to keep the balance between the essential details and those that are redundant to the album’s atmosphere.
Pavel Dovgal – The Aura, digital and / or limited grey marbled vinyl pre-order available now.
Dynasty shares a bit of her most recent trip to Europe. GoPro footage from the last tour shares some of the performance, travel and behind the scenes moments with you.
Dynasty – Forever Dy available now.
Stan Forebee is a dutch beatmaker now residing in Australia and episode four, called Chasing Flies, of his Monthly Monday series is available on Bandcamp now.
Inf began rapping in the early 90 and making beats in 1995. On this new album he connects with singer Simon Sixsmith who documents a desolate life found in America’s vast countryside over Inf’s banging’ drums, dirty synths and Rhodes/Wurlitzer pianos.
Listen to the result called Fall From Grace below, and there are also limited digipak CDs available now.
Download the instrumental version of Red Pill & Ill Poetic’s latest album, Instinctive Drowning, for free on Bandcamp until 11.11.16
American singer songwriter JMSN performs Be A Man from his latest album called It Is.
On their new 45, Mako & The Hawk take you back to a time when breaks were funky and rappers knew how to rhyme for a massive double dose of fresh original boom-bap. With beats forged from previously un-sampled (and legally cleared!) vintage funk breaks and emcee Chima ‘The Doctor’ Anya delivering lyrical wisdom, The Devil Made Me Do It and Strut Your Stuff are a pair of block-rocking jams to turn any party out!
Now available on Tramp Records
David (aka Verbal Math) and Ian (aka DJ Ian Head) have been excavating record crates for over a decade. In 2006, they released an EP dedicated to their vinyl-obsession – One More Crate – for free on social media, generating thousands of downloads.
On that release’s ten-year anniversary, the duo felt it was time to drop their own piece of wax. Pragmatic is an all-time favorite from that original EP, and the b-side Style Points Coda is something new for the vinyl heads.
Limited 7″ vinyl now available on Bandcamp