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Bobby Love ft. Ben Stevenson Still (Remixes) iTunes| Spotify
LISTEN: “LMK” -
PRE-ORDER: Take Me Apart -
TORONTO, ON – August 1, 2017 - Today, Kelela is announcing her highly-anticipated debut album. Take Me Apart is due October 6th via Warp Records, and is available for pre-order now. To coincide with the announcement Kelela is sharing the first single from the project, “LMK.” The song is a battle cry for independent women as Kelela flips the heteronormative construct that women want to settle down. She demolishes that notion and turns this dance floor-ready cut into a weapon of empowerment, preferring a one night relationship while declaring “it ain’t that deep.”
The track was a World Record on Zane Lowe’s show on Beats 1, stream it via the links listed above.
News of Kelela’s album and her new single come on the heels of stand out performances at FORM Arcosanti and Full Moon Festival in addition to tour dates with The xx and Gorillaz. Stay tuned for more show announcements and catch her at Made In America Festival as well as at a special performance at The Hollywood Bowl with Solange. In the meantime, listen to “LMK” and pre-order Take Me Apart above. Further information about Kelela including full album details can be found below.
With great anticipation, Kelela’s debut album emerges as an epic portrait of an artist spanning the past and future of R&B. In her hands, however, the genre knows no boundaries and so Take Me Apart exists as an absolutely singular and fearless addition to a canon of recent classics. From her very earliest work, honesty and vulnerability have been cornerstones of Kelela’s art – even when clad in the armor of the avant-garde electronics she so deftly inhabits – and Take Me Apart sees her double down on both the emotional intensity and resonance of her message as well as the sonic seeking she is renowned for.
On 2015′s acclaimed Hallucinogen EP, Kelela swept listeners along in the rush of ecstasy and the melancholic vapor trail of a hopeful, but ultimately doomed liaison. Hallucinogen would prove to be a turning point, and The New York Times would name it’s single, “Rewind”, one of the “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going”. The EP’s oversized impact would ignite a period of kinetic worldwide live shows culminating in Kelela crisscrossing the globe on tour with The xx. In parallel with this, 2016 and early 2017 would see Kelela grace a handful of crucial records as a feature vocalist – from longtime ally Solange’s majestic A Seat At The Table, to Danny Brown’s immense Atrocity Exhibitionand most recently, the star-studded Humanz from Gorillaz.
These appearances would be tantalizing signs leading the way to Take Me Apart. Amplifying the ideas explored on Hallucinogen, here Kelela treats relationships and their effects like a Matryoshka doll, unveiling layer after layer to find herself at the center. Expressing an honest vision of how we navigate dissolving ties with each other and yet remain sanguine for the next chance at love, the emotional ricochet is traced across the album’s narrative. Take Me Apart stands not only as an intensely personal chronicle, but also a defiant and turbulent statement direct from Kelela; “Despite it being a personal record, the politics of my identity informs how it sounds and how I choose to articulate my vulnerability and strength. I am a black woman, a second-generation Ethiopian-American, who grew up in the ‘burbs listening to R&B, Jazz and Björk. All of it comes out in one way or another.”
The process of crafting Take Me Apart embraced the approach of widely collaborative R&B, hip-hop and pop production while roaming a strange and wonderful path. Working with a cast of peers, Kelela deconstructs many results of their collaborations and builds them back up into pieces of a cohesive whole, effectively orchestrating these multitudes in aid of her singular vision. “It’s this tapestry I’ve knitted together that attracts different types of listeners and challenges them at the same time, often within the same song. That’s what I want to bring to my entire catalogue” says Kelela. Testament to this approach, the album opens with a stunning trio of high points from the low-slung mechanized swing of ‘Frontline’ to the kaleidoscopic splendor of ‘Waitin’ – by which point you’ve been pulled straight into the tale Kelela is weaving, and the warped and chaotic beauty of the title track before dropping into ‘Enough’ which sounds as if it could have been transmitted from a neon-lit jazz club in Akira’s Neo-Tokyo.
The timeless, zero-gravity ballad ‘Better’ sees Kelela at her most unadorned – baring her soul to a nameless other over subtly transforming piano and synth textures while first single ‘LMK’ is all staggering club swagger that manages to span the past 20 years of innovative R&B while still exploring another dimension of possibilities. These songs typify the melding of classic song-craft and inventive production approach at the album’s core, but it’s here where things take yet another exhilarating turn. ‘Truth or Dare’ has the brittle snap and vocal twists of a Neptunes track while ‘Blue Light’ sees Kelela weld her sweeping pleas to the warped sonic palette of Grime, pointing the way forward to a possible future of cybernetic soul.
Now we are swept into the slipstream of a pair tracks in ‘On And On’ and the otherworldly grandeur of ‘Turn To Dust’, which conjures images of the powerful and iconic diva of Besson’s The Fifth Element; and it’s a short trip to the unforgettable pneumatic gospel of album closer ‘Altadena’, a perfect uroboros link back to ‘Frontline’ to begin the saga all over again. At this point you’re left with the feeling that this trip through Take Me Apart is one you’ll be making many more times.
Take Me Apart
October 6, 2017
3. Take Me Apart
8. Truth Or Dare
10. Blue Light
12. Turn To Dust
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Toronto, ON – July 20, 2017 - The White Buffalo has announced his sixth full-length album Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights will be released on October 6th via Unison Music Group / Thirty Tigers.
Today The White Buffalo has shared the first single from the album, “The Observatory”. The track is currently streaming on Rolling Stone Country,
who writes, “There’s something ancient about Jake Smith’s voice. The man behind the name White Buffalo, Smith’s is a deep, dark rasp, aged and weathered, wearied and wizened”. “The Observatory” will be available for download on iTunes and available on streaming services this Friday, July 21st.
Listen: The White Buffalo – “The Observatory”
“The Observatory” is also available as an instant-grat download for fans who pre-order Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights via The White Buffalo’s website, along with special bundle packages that include vinyl, apparel and other items. Pre-orders will be available starting July 21st at this link [Insert Smart URL].
Known as The White Buffalo, songwriter Jake Smith has resolutely charted his own single-minded musical course for more than a decade. His captivating live presence and workingman’s approach to his craft has earned him a loyal fan base across North America, as well as glowing reviews from press outlets including Rolling Stone,
Entertainment Weekly,Paste, and more. Smith has toured alongside Ryan Bingham, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, State Radio, Ziggy Marley, and most recently Flogging Molly, which brought him to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver earlier this year. He has also been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live – watch his performance HERE.
Over the course of five albums, various EPs, and numerous prominent placements in such high-profile outlets as TV’s Sons of Anarchy and Californication, Smith has built a powerful body of work that marks him as a genuine original. The California-bred artist writes timeless, vividly detailed character studies, tapping into the emotional lives of various misfits, outsiders and troubled souls with insight and compassion. His songwriting is matched by his rough-hewn, deeply expressive voice, and by his distinctive instrumental arrangements, which are simultaneously intimate and epic.
“The voice inside him whirls… hitting the air like a fist.”
Jeffrey Fleishman, L.A. Times
“..he’s a turbo charged Bruce Springsteen, equal parts brain and brawn”
- Q Magazine
Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights Track Listing:
1. Hide and Seek
4. The Observatory
5. Madam’s Soft, Madam’s Sweet
6. Nightstalker Blues
7. If I Lost My Eyes
8. Border Town / Bury Me In Baja
9. The Heart and Soul Of The Night
10. I Am The Moo
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Derek Gripper Libraries On Fire CD
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Mr. Brady Are You Ready iTunes | Spotify
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In My House 12″
Tristen Sneaker Waves CD | LP
Perfume 6th Tour 2016 Cosmic Explorer 3DVD
Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary American Grandstand CD
The Black Tales Cold Cement Heart iTunes | Spotify
Joey Wright Country, Music CD
TORONTO, ON – July 12, 2017
From Mount Kimbie:
“We’re both excited to announce that our new album, ‘Love What Survives’ will be released on the 8th of September on Warp Records. It’s been a fascinating process that has changed us as a band and we’re feeling great about how it’s come together. Can’t wait to share our third album with you”
Love What Survives is the long awaited third studio album from Mount Kimbie. It’s the most confident statement of intent from the boundary-pushing duo yet, and an embodiment of their career-long musical progression
‘Blue Train Lines’ demonstrates the progression and evolutionary journey the band have embarked on since the release of 2013′s Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. The track centres on a motorik rhythm section, heightened and enhanced by long-time collaborator and friend King Krule’s jagged vocal bursts and pulsing synths.
The album is the product of three years of intense creative development, continually honed by the duo writing and rewriting their ideas to form something wholly idiosyncratic and personal. It brings together the voices of their close friends and collaborators – who together represent a corner of the UK’s young artistic talent -
James Blake, Micachu and King Krule, within the immersive, unique atmosphere of a Mount Kimbie album.
The record’s expansive nature is indebted to the fact it was made between London where Kai Campos resides and Los Angeles where Dom Maker moved in 2016. The duo would travel back and forth to work together, cultivating ideas in intensive sessions. For Maker, putting down roots in a foreign city with its cultural differences and geographical vastness was alienating at first but it gave fresh perspective and inspiration.
Over the past few months the band have released two tracks – the first, “We Go Home Together” featured James Blake, and more recently the their lullaby-esque collaboration with Micachu, “Marilyn”. Both tracks were accompanied with visual collaborations with the Lebon family: renowned 90s fashion photographer Mark Lebon made the video for Marilyn; his son Frank Lebon designed and features in the album artwork.
Mount Kimbie have also announced a European tour, which includes their biggest London headline to date at the Roundhouse. The live band, which also includes two new live members, recently played to packed out audiences across the US. Full dates are listed on the band website :www.mountkimbie.com/live
Love What Survives
01. Four Years and One Day
02. Blue Train Lines (feat. King Krule)
04. Marilyn (feat. Micachu)
05. SP12 Beat
06. You Look Certain (I’m Not So Sure) (feat. Andrea Balency)
08. We Go Home Together (feat. James Blake)
11. How We Got By (feat. James Blake)
Z103.5 Z103.5 Hitmix 2017 CD
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Armin van Buuren The Best Of Armin Only 2CD
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Ben Stevenson Honeycola iTunes | Spotify
B•R•A•U•N Prague iTunes | Spotify
Laila Biali Heart of Gold iTunes | Spotify
Young Wicked The Return Of The Prodigal Son CD
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Will Beeley Passing Dream LP
William C. Beeley Gallvantin’ CD | LP
Gunning & Cormier two CD
Catherine MacLellan If It’s Alright With You CD
The Cash Box Kings Royal Mint CD
Alan Broadbent with the London Metropolitan Orchestra
Developing Story CD | 2LP