online projects: June 2011
aaamusic | On 10, Jun 2011
Longetivity ‘Tantrum’ [Decon]
[Single – Hip Hop]
Los Angeles beat-maker Longevity steps forward from behind the scenes for his debut release ‘Tantrum’, a standalone single released on distinguished New York City label Decon on 4th July 2011.
Pusha T ‘My God’ [Decon]
[Single – Hip Hop]
Pusha T, one half of renowned duo Clipse, releases his debut solo single ‘My God’ this June. More than eight years since his major label debut alongside biological brother Malice, Pusha’s star is burning brighter than ever. After his scorching March mixtape ‘Fear of God’, which featured 50 Cent, Rick Ross, and Pharrell, Pusha T returns with the lead track and his own brand of intense hip hop.
Pursuit Grooves ‘Frantically Hopeful’ (Tectonic)
[Album – Hip Hop/Broken Beat/Soul]
Pursuit Grooves releases her solo full length LP entitled ‘Frantically Hopeful’ this summer on Tectonic Recordings. The LP continues rhythmically where last year’s ‘Fox Trot Mannerisms’ EP left off but launches into a different head space with lyrics touching on current affairs and technological dependency.
The Beekeepers ‘Queen Bee’ [Jalapeno]
[Single – Dance/House]
Bristol duo The Beekeepers ramp up the pressure with the release of ‘Queen Bee’ – a killer collaboration with UK rapper Mystro.
Joe And Will Ask ‘Voxx44′[Deadly]
[Single – Electro/Techno]
Joe and Will Ask’s new single on Deadly Recordings contains two brand new tracks that have been road tested to perfection over the past few months at their roadblocked East London club night Vikings.
Von D ‘Daydreaming’ [Boka]
[Album – Dubstep/Bass]
‘Daydreaming’ is the debut album release from Paris-based artist Von D on Boka Records. A fusion chef of bassweight, Von D has deftly sliced into unpredictable genres, concocting strange and beautiful new forms.
V/A ‘Psychedelic Pernambuco’ [Mr Bongo]
[Compilation – Psychedelic/Folk]
Far to the north-east of Brazil’s twin musical capitals of Rio and São Paulo, lies the city of Recife, in the state of Pernambuco. During the country’s lengthy and oppressive military dictatorship (1964-1985), a cadre of like-minded and socially conscientious musicians were quietly building their own music scene, away from the glare of the censors.
Smoove & Turrell ‘Eccentric Audio’ [Jalapeno]
[Album – Soul/Funk]
Geordie duo Smoove & Turrell release their second album ‘Eccentric Audio’ this summer on Jalapeno Records. All questions about a difficult second album are brushed aside with the first listen which shows vocalist John Turrell at the top of his game while Smoove delivers a timeless production that references but never mimics the greats of soul, hip hop, jazz and rhythm and blues.
Hollie Cook ‘Hollie Cook’ (Mr Bongo)
[Album – Tropical Pop]
The summer of 2011 welcomes the self titled debut album by Hollie Cook, released 6th June on Mr Bongo Recordings. Hollie’s self-coined ‘tropical pop’ sound stems from her passion for reggae singers Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon combined with classic 60s girl groups. The album is produced by friend and collaborator Mike Pelanconi, better known as Prince Fatty.
Gentle Mystics ‘Spiralling Breeze/Mushroom 30,000’ (Emerging Species )
[Single – Folk/Hip-Hop/Dub/Balkan/Jazz]
London 9-piece band Gentle Mystics release their debut single ‘Spiralling Breeze/Mushroom 30,000’ on Emerging Species in June 2011. The single comes from their self-titled album, ‘Gentle Mystics’ forthcoming autumn 2011. Partly recorded in SARM Studios but primarily recorded in their own home-built studios, the band’s wish to maintain artistic control over their music and art along with a fair record deal led them into the arms of Emerging Species for their first release.
Rough Fields ‘Watery Fable’ (Bomb Shop)
[Single – Leftfield Electronic Folk]
Rough Fields is the operating name of James Birchall from Manchester, UK, which brings together the disparate strands of Birchall’s previous musical paths through folk, classical, rock, minimalism, electronica, electro-acoustic and experimental composition. The project began at the end of 2010 when an period of isolation lead to a lot of time spent alone in a studio with a range of instruments, plenty of booze and a reasonable degree of introspection.