Arthur Beatrice — Keeping The Peace (2016)

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Working Out, le premier album d’Arthur Beatrice paru en 2014, fut un choc. Un disque Qobuzissime pur et épuré comme la sensation qui se dégageait de la pop de ce jeune quatuor britannique. Ni Arthur, ni Beatrice à l’horizon, juste Ella Girardot, Orlando Leopard, Hamish Barnes et son frère Elliot. Continue reading

Arat Kilo — Nouvelle fleur (2016)

Nouvelle fleur

Rythmiques profondes et volutes de cuivres, c’est sous l’effet du puissant philtre enchanteur éthio-jazz que les parisiens d’Arat Kilo gravent leurs albums depuis 2008, allant jusqu’à rallier la terre mère Addis-Abeba pour capter sur place l’inspiration de leur précédent EP. Si elle est bien plus que le fil conducteur de toute leur discographie, la capitale fondée par Menelik II est aujourd’hui le centre de gravité de ce nouveau LP : Addis-Abeba signifiant “Nouvelle Fleur” en amharique. Continue reading

VA — Space Echo (The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed) (2016)

The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed!

Remarkable, as ever, collection of psyched, synth-heavy Afro-Portuguese heaters cherry picked by Analog Africa. Make sure to dive into the samples and drink deeply from this brilliant piece of prose below… The mid-Atlantic roots of Kuduro, anyone?
“In the spring of 1968 a cargo ship was preparing to leave the port of Baltimore with an important shipment of musical instruments. Its final destination was Rio De Janeiro, where the EMSE Exhibition (Exposição Mundial Do Son Eletrônico) was going to be held. Continue reading

Amir — Au coeur de moi (2016)

Au coeur de moi

Finaliste de The Voice au même titre que Kenji Girac ou que les Frero Delavega, Amir sort enfin son premier album ! Doté d’une voix reconnaissable, au timbre méditerranéen, le Franco-israélien a fait un carton avec ton tube J’ai cherché qui l’a propulsé à l’Eurovision, où il est déjà pressenti comme l’un des favoris par les bookmakers. Continue reading

Xavier Jamaux — Playing with Friends (2016)

Playing with Friends

Over the past years Xavier Jamaux has been involved in such acts and bands as «Orange», «Ollano» or bangbang. Now strongly focused on music for films, Xavier has already worked with various directors such as JP Limosin, Kevin Reynolds, Alexandre Arcady, Thomas Winterberg, Michael Haneke, Johnnie To, Wa Ka Fai, Soi Cheang… Continue reading

VA — Day of the Dead (2016)

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4AD are pleased to announce the release of Day of the Dead, a celebration of the Grateful Dead’s music. Day of the Dead was created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The compilation is a wide­ranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead which took four years to record, features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds, 59 tracks and is almost 6 hours long. Continue reading

Yuna — Chapters (Deluxe) (2016)

 

The indie darling transitions to R&B with spectacular results on Chapters. Early in her career, the Malaysian singer/songwriter made a splash with diary-like songs about identity and growth. This album finds her locked in an R&B groove, with guests like Usher (“Crush”) and Jhené Aiko (“Used to Love You”). Yuna’s warm voice is a comforting vessel on slow jams like “Mannequin” and “Lanes.” The deluxe version of Chapters includes “Places to Go,” her collaboration with DJ Premier. Continue reading

Oscar G — Beep My Boom (2016)

Beep My Boom

For two decades Oscar G has held a position as one of America’s most prominent DJ/Artists. He is also a prolific producer with multiple number 1 records to his name, as well as the creator along with Ralph Falcon of one of the biggest club and stadium hits of all time ‘Fired Up’ by Funky Green Dogs. His new album, Beep My Boom is a double mixed CD that includes collaborations with DJ Sneak, Kenny Dope, Pablo Fierro, Lazaro Casanova, Stryke, Oba Frank Lords, Byron Stingily, Katiahshe, and Seri. Essential for any fan of house and techno. Continue reading

Causes — Under Bridges That You Built for Me (2016)

Under Bridges That You Built for Me

British singer/songwriter Rupert Blackman relocated from London to Utrecht, Netherlands in 2008, where he released a solo album for Play It Again Sam Records before forming the band Causes in 2013. Along with bandmates Jan Schröder, Simon Boeing-Messing, and Robert Pronk, Blackman set to work crafting subtle, atmospheric indie pop songs with producer Ian Gimble (Mumford & Sons, Daughter). They released their debut single, «Teach Me How to Dance,» in late 2014, with the full album set for an early 2015 release.

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