COMING SOON: PMC129 - BARRIO LINDO 'MENOKO' PURPLE 2LP/MC/DIGITAL
In the native tongue of the South American tribe Mapuche, there exists the word ‘MENOKO’. Deep within the Andean Forests there are sacred places, springs of purity known as Menokos. Hidden and untouched by man or animal, they are whispered, home of virgin water. Womb of the natural cycle from which plants and herbs of extraordinary medicinal abilities are nurtured.
Barrio Lindo feels a strong bond to the native tribes of his Argentinian home. Ancestral cultures are of great importance, providing a wealth of inspiration. An instrument maker by trade, using his bare hands he constructs many ethnical instruments like Andean flutes, African harps, string instruments from India and so on. This fascination with indigenous sounds is reflected within his music and themes with the use of samples and tribal instrumentation. While understanding his work is far from that of the native cultures, he finds ways to incorporate these influences through fusions of sounds. Drawing a parallel, worlds both old and new align.
‘Menoko’ comes on limited purple double vinyl (including download code) as well as a limited handmade and handpainted purple cassette edition (including download code).
You can order the vinyl version at hhv.de – EU | Rush Hour – EU | Kudos Records – UK | RedEye Record – UK | DEEP – HU | Crosstalk Intl. – US | UGHH.COM – US | Jet Set Records – JP | Boomkat – EU | HMV – JP | Juno – EU and more.
OUT NOW: PMC128 - JOE KICKASS 'THE AVERAGE JOE' GOLD 12" LP/DIGITAL
After the success of his previous releases, Amsterdam based Joe Kickass sets out to create a worthy follow-up to his ‘Mind Joe’ legacy. It’s been a long time coming but now his second full length album, ‘The Average Joe’ is finally here. Named in celebration of the millions of unique stories that make every individual the person they are, this record gives a little more insight into the man behind the mic. The past years leading up to this release have been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride, with a lot of things happening in Joe’s personal as well as artistic life. All of the different resulting emotions and contemplations are reflected in the diversity and maturity of his sophomore LP.
Besides crafting his own beats, Joe enlisted a small army of talented musicians to contribute to this album. From the nu-soul sounds and vocals of Sacha Vee, via the dusty warmth of Vinyl Frontiers to the boombap vibes of Polish veterans O.S.T.R. and DJ Haem, just to name a few of the influences and collaborators on ‘The Average Joe’. In addition, with trustworthy partners in crime Killing Skills as the executives, every track is produced into perfection. With this second LP, released on gold colored vinyl, Joe is taking Project: Mooncircle back to it’s legendary hip hop roots. The Average Joe kicks ass, indeed.
WATCH ‘THE BIG BANG’ OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
OK-Tho February 8th, 2014 feature with the song Switch – LISTEN. PUNA January 28th, 2014 feature with the song Reach The Top – LISTEN. Sound Colour Vibration February 19th, 2014 feature – READ. Basic Soul Radio February 24th, 2014 feature with the song Switch – LISTEN. 22Tracks.com February 27th, 2014 feature with the song Switch – LISTEN. Audio Texture February 24th, 2014 feature with the song The Average Joe – LISTEN. 3Voor12 March 7th, 2014 album stream – LISTEN. The Find Magazine March 9th, 2014 feature – READ. HIPHOP IN JE SMOEL March 9th, 2014 album review – READ.
LABEL SPECIAL ON NATIONAL RADIO 1 | PRAHA, CZECH REPUBLIC (11PM - CET - FM 91.9)
Tune in to our label special with unreleased tracks and an interview on national Radio 1 | Praha, Czech Republic tonight! Thanks to Ondra Havelka & Létající Prasátko from Bass Trap!
LIVE STREAM – 11PM – CET – FM 91.9 ➲ HERE
KRTS, ABU, Mary Čtvery & Gordon Gieseking will perform live on Friday night at NEONE.
LABEL SHOWCASE W/ KRTS, SUBMERSE, RAIN DOG & GORDON GIESEKING AT SOUP KITCHEN IN MANCHESTER
OUT NOW: PMC126 - WALRUS GHOST 'UPLIFTING THEMES FOR THE NAYSAYER' 12" LP/DIGITAL
Walrus Ghost‘s ‘Uplifting Themes For The Naysayer’ is essentially a conversation between organic sound and artificial design. Immersed in rich textures and the meticulous processing of analog instrumentation, the songs facilitate moments of exchange between tranquil subtleties and abrasive tensions. These intertwining moments come and go as the record plays out, but they follow us throughout, leaving us with a soundscape that exists in both beautiful harmony and eerie decay.
Artwork by a London-based architect/designer named Luke Caspar Pearson. A&R: Gordon Gieseking, Aine Devaney and Malte Tarnow. Mastering by Sven Friederichs.
‘Lovely’ (Mary Anne Hobbs BBC 6 Music, UK)
‘I will be featuring on BBC Radio 3 next month – wonderful stuff!’ (Nick Luscombe BBC Radio 3, UK)
‘My favourite album of the year so far from Walrus Ghost, beautiful stuff.’ (James Barrie Audio Texture, ES)
‘Reminds me of very early Savath and Savalas or maybe Corker Conboy. Fantastic tracks.’ (Kelpe Drut Recordings, UK)
‘Deep. Vibes. Really enjoyed this’ (Tim Parker NTS Radio, UK)
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
BBC Radio 3 February 13th, 2014 feature with the song Narrowing Circle – LISTEN. NTS January 26th, 2014 feature with the song Fragments – LISTEN. XLR8R January 28th, 2014 first listen/free dwnld with the song Seventwentyone – FREE DWNLD. BBC 6 Music / Tom Ravenscroft January 29th, 2014 feature with the song Seventwentyone – LISTEN. Deftune January 24th, 2014 feature – READ. THUMP / VICE January 24th, 2014 feature – READ. Sound Colour Vibration January 21st, 2014 news feature – READ. hhv.de Magazine January 21st, 2014 news feature – READ. Eclectro Mag (Netherlands) January 29th, 2014 feature – READ. KEXP 90.3FM / Seattle February 1st, 2014 feature with the song We Build It Up To Tear It All Down – LISTEN. KUCI 88.9FM January 28th, 2014 feature with the song Seventwentyone – LISTEN. Audio Texture January 27th, 2014 feature with the song Seventwentyone – LISTEN. Hypetrak February< 8th, 2014 feature – READ. Triple J (Australia) February 16th, 2014 feature with the song We Build It Up To Tear It Down – LISTEN. Ill Society Mag February 19th, 2014 review – READ. Sound Colour Vibration February 25th, 2014 interview – READ.