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Jupiter & Okwess ‘Kin Sonic’

Four years after his debut album Hotel Univers and a year after the Troposphère 13 EP (that featured both Damon Albarn and Warren Ellis) Congolese musician Jupiter Bokondji aka Jupiter & Okwess has released his second album Kin Sonic on Zamora/Glitterbeat . This new material mixes traditional Congolese rhythms with 70's soul and funk, resulting in a furiously enjoyable concoction. ...

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07/07/2017
07/07/2017

Papooz @ Moth Club

Following an appearance at The Great Escape and a sold-out show at Sebright Arms, pop duo Papooz are coming back to London for a new date, 25th September at Moth Club.Based around the duo of Ulysse Cottin and Armand Penicaut, Papooz pair jangly guitars with brisk, danceable rhythms and an uncanny knack for memorable hooks.See below for a link to buy tickets. ...

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06/07/2017
06/07/2017

Jacques ‘Dans La Radio’

The mercurial producer Jacques, who appeared at The Great Escape earlier this year, returns with an update of his most radio-friendly track, 'Dans La Radio'. The 'International Version' is the lead track on an EP that features translation of the song into Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, English and even Esperanto, while the 'International Version' features a little of all the languages.With his usual sly humour, Jacques explains: "I thoug...

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04/07/2017
04/07/2017

Cléa Vincent ‘Samba’

Synth/disco-pop singer Cléa Vincent has released a new video for the effortlessly summery track 'Samba', from her Tropi-Cléa EP. Directed by Solène Azoulay, the video employs a combination of choreography and animation to whisk us away to an earthly paradise, and the breezy tune matches Vincent's charmingly unaffected vocals....

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03/07/2017
03/07/2017

Christine & The Queens Collaborates With Mura Masa

You can now hear the official audio of the track that was premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show as the 'Hottest Record In The World', 'Second 2 None', which sees Christine and the Queens' Heloïse Letissier collaborating with hot producer Mura Masa. He told Annie Mac that he "sent her a looping, Bollywood string sample thing, and she wrote a whole song with it."  ...

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Fabrizio Rat ‘The Pianist’

Fabrizio Rat is not the first to combine classical piano and techno, but his approach to uniting the two worlds is undoubtedly the most hypnotic. Following on from two EPs, La Machina and the project-defining Technopiano, The Pianist stretches his innovative sound palette even further, combining the acoustic sounds and strange harmonics of his prepared piano with acid loops and the beats of the TR-909 drum machine. Released on Arnaud Rebotini's ...

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30/06/2017
30/06/2017

99 Trees ’21st Century’

Paris-based pop duo 99 Trees, comprised of Danish-born Pia Blixen and Axel Concato, have released their debut EP 21st Century on Bleepmachine (also home to Pi Ja Ma and Bosco Rogers) . The four-track EP was mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer in NYC (Temples, Weezer, YAK), and brings the harmonies and guitars of 60s pop into a modern setting with some fresh, electronic touches to deliver a fizzing, bittersweet rush....

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28/06/2017
28/06/2017

Kassav’ Live

Kassav', musicians from Guadeloupe and Martinique, are the international ambassadors for the Caribbean dance music known as zouk. There's been a recent revival of interest in the sound - which emerged in the early 80s - with the release of the Heavenly Sweetness compilation Digital Zandoli.Following a sold-out show at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in March, they return in concert with their full ensemble over Notting Hill Carnival weekend on Sat...

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26/06/2017
26/06/2017

Guts ‘Stop The Violence’

Following the departure of Leron Thomas and Von Pea from his band, French producer GUTS has replaced them with Beat Assaillant as MC and  Wolfgang from the soul band Ephemerals as singer, but still working with the same core musicians. The new band were rapidly inspired to record new material together, and the result is 5-track mini-album Stop The Violence. The vibes range from straight-up hip-hop on  "Pick Me Up" to 80s groove on 'Everybod...

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23/06/2017
23/06/2017

Melanie De Biasio ‘Gold Junkies’

French-signed Belgian singer Melanie De Biasio has released the track 'Gold Junkies', from the upcoming third album Lillies, out on 6th October 2017 on PIAS. The album is mixed by Catherine Marks (PJ Harvey, Foals) and mastered by John Davis (FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey). Previous album, No Deal, was highly acclaimed for its elegance and sheer originality (The Guardian called it "dark" and "transcendent") and was followed by the epic 25-minute sin...

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22/06/2017
22/06/2017