Check out our mention on Billboard’s in depth article on Fool’s Gold Records!
Body High’s own Myrryrs returns with this first glimpse of his new record Southside Horror, in the form of record closing track “Is It True?” Southside Horror is out May 28th
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French Producer Douster will release his first Dancehall EP, Inna Style N Fashion, on May 14th via Mixpak Records. Stream the entire EP courtesy of the folks over at Fader, & download Douster & Keida’s Bonus track, “Neva Lose”.
This enchanting tech-journey of a video is for BFlecha’s new single “B33”, coming out next week. Look for that single to appear on the upcoming full-length, ‘βeta’, coming in the fall.
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Mykki Blanco teams up with Director Danny Sangra & bring us on a twisted 1950’s cinema inspired car ride this time around. Check the video out exclusively on District MTV X.
Visit www.districtmtv.com & peep the Behind the Scenes Images from the filming of ‘Feelin Special’ after the jump.
Puma & Dre Skull release a Re Rub of the track “First Time”, featuring vocals from purity ring’s Megan James & Popcaan. Swing by the folks over at Pitchfork and have an early listen before the single’s official 4/15 release.
Looks How It Sounds is a new recurring feature we’re starting which focuses on how record labels go about developing a visual style to compliment what their music is doing. While in some ways, a label’s visual aesthetic doesn’t serve the same purpose it once did when more people were liable to have a record cover catch their eye out of the stack at their local vinyl shop, it still plays a strong role in establishing a label identity that helps communicate what a label stands for and helps to create a context for the sounds they’re putting out. For our first installment, we asked Body High boss Samo Sound Boy about the process of creating visuals for his label, that is still early in the game at little over a year old, from the start.
Who does the Artwork?
Samo: All of the the artwork for Body High is done by Max Martin who lives in LA and has been one of my best friends since i was 12 years old.
How did the Body High logo and album art theme come about?
Samo: I think we knew we always wanted it to look like this. Like the music, none of the body high visuals are padded or overly glossy. everything is stripped down to the beautiful fundamentals.
Does the Artist choose their own release icon or does the label make that determination?
Lunice and ArtyFilms recently teamed up to put together a short film piece that gives us a quick overview of where Lunice has been and where he’s headed, in his own words. He covers topics ranging from how he got his start, to working with Kanye, to whether or not he’s Trap (spoiler alert: he’s Canadian). Check out this and more spotlights from burgeoning music youtube channel potato.
Matt Shadetek’s new full length album, The Empire Never Ended, came out yesterday via cosmopolitan record label Dutty Artz, which he co-founded with partner DJ /Rupture. The 12-track album marks an important point for Shadetek artistically as he’s stated its one of his most polished and cohesive works yet. Get a taste of the album by checking out his track “Bout It Girl”, with a guest verse by Riff Raff, which also marks the first time Mr. Shadetek has committed his own voice to a track.
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If today is feeling a little too straightforward for your liking, take a little brain detour with this thumping, somehow, dread-inducing spin of the track “I Still Have the Photographs” from Anno Stamm’s debut, Fragments, for Dublin’s All City imprint due out 3/25 . It’s a disorienting slice of techno that will knock you off balance, but ultimately leave you with all your parts intact and glad you took the trip. Read what Pitchfork had to say and give it a listen here
Check out more from All City on their website here and follow them on twitter @AllCityDublin
adidas enlists A-Trak and So Me in a new commercial for their “unite all originals” campaign. A-Trak & GTA provide a rework of their single “Landline” that complements So Me’s awesome visuals. They killed it. Check it out above. Don’t forget to look out for Tuna Melt Remixes EP set to release next Tuesday via Fool’s gold Records!
Google Play puts the spotlight on Mad Decent this week. The notable Electronic Label known for releasing some of the best international club music hands over a label sampler that will give every music lover something to chew on. Download free tracks from Baauer, UZ, Diplo, Dillion Francis, Zeds Dead & Many more.
House Slippers, the new compilation from Friends of Friends affiliate label Young Adults is set to release on April 23rd. Described as a soundtrack to “the progression from dusk til dawn, complete with warm up burners, peak-time jammers, and comedown chuggers,” the compilation includes 8 tracks featuring work from the likes of Grown Folk, Suzanne Kraft, LOL Boys, and more keeping the Young Adults’ smooth house and disco vibe strong throughout.
In leading up to the release, label heads Lazy Brow and Deepbody have put together a couple mixes which include some of the compilation standouts as well as some other lovely/sunny/hazy material. Here’s one for your listening pleasure from their soundcloud:
The other is a mix they did for The Fader, which is followed by a solid interview delving into the origins of the label and what label founders Leeor Brown and David Fisher are all about.
House Slippers Tracklist:
1. The Socialites ft. Tesla Boy – “Only This Moment (Sasha Anastasov Remix)”
2. Closed Paradise – “The Daulphin”
3. Suzanne Kraft – “Maybe Snakes (Permanent Vacation Remix)”
4. Chamboche – “Into The Murk”
5. Mark E – “Fake Bitches”
6. NYCPARTYINFO – “Mr. Everything”
7. Ben La Desh – “Let Us Down”
8. Grown Folk – “Just Wear It”
for all the YA latest, follow Young Adults on Facebook, Twitter and have a cyber-lounge at their blog:site
LA-based record label Body High has announced that Floyd Campbell’s Bank Walls EP, the follow-up to his 2012 debut, will be released Tuesday, March 19th. They’ve slipped the cover art and full tracklist (see below) out as we await its arrival. In the meantime, if you’re curious about what the EP might sound like, you might want to check out his recently released Visions 2 Mix, which is comprised solely of original material and might have teased some of the new sounds.
Bank Walls EP Full Tracklist:
01 Bank Walls
02 Catch Vapyrs
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