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LISTEN – Rich Medina + Lord Echo – Album MIX

December 4th, 2013

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Bastard Jazz Recordings is proud to present the sophomore album Curiosities by New Zealand multi- instrumentalist and producer Lord Echo (aka Mike Fabs). An enticing sonic excursion that effortlessly transcends genre and geography, the release finds Echo flexing his dual-mastery of 60’s production techniques and modern dancefloor aesthetics, while also highlighting the vocal prowess of his soulful compatriots through a flowing blend of boogie-laced Funk, disco-primed Dub, futuristic Soul, and timeless African rhythms.

Fabs, known worldwide for his production work with NZ’s biggest Reggae export The Black Seeds, drew a groundswell of excitement around his debut solo album Melodies in late 2010. Curiosities picks up right where Melodies left off, with the sun-drenched psychedelic dub sounds of tracks like “Bohemian Idol” (featuring vocals by Toby Laing of Fat Freddy’s Drop), and the jerky funk vibes of cuts like “Digital Haircut” and “Street Knowledge”. The album provides a wealth of DJ fodder, with forward thinking 70s-inspired disco tunes such as “Molten Lava” (featuring the soaring vocals of Leila Adu), as well as analog Afro-infused burners like “What Is That Feeling” and “Put It In My Head” (complemented by the golden-voiced Mara TK of Electric Wire Hustle fame).

A diverse, yet grounded LP chock full of head-turning sounds, Curiosities further pushes Lord Echo’s repertoire into the realm of the inimitable, and is sure to pique the interest of discerning music lovers from down-under to the big apple.

VIDEO – Gesaffelstein – ‘Hate or Glory’

December 4th, 2013

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French producer Mike Levy, aka Gesaffelstein, released his debut album Aleph this week on Bromance. Levy recently collaborated with Kanye West to co-produce Yeezus’ ‘Send it Up’ and ‘Black Skinhead’. Watch the video for Aleph track “Hate or Glory”.

VIDEO – Lee Bannon – ‘Value 10’

December 2nd, 2013

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Lee Bannon dropped a new video for new track ‘Value 10‘, taken from the producer’s forthcoming Alternate/endings LP, out in early 2014 on Ninja Tune. Check out the visuals below.

TOUR – Machinedrum Announces World Tour

November 17th, 2013

Electronic music’s Renaissance man Travis Stewart, better known as Machinedrum, is on the road in support of his biggest and boldest release to date with label Ninja TuneVapor City.‘ The tour began at the landmark electronic music festival Decibel in Seattle on September 27, a very meaningful event where Machinedrum has been playing for years and took him to MUTEK Mexico and London’s Village Underground. There are still several North American dates for you to catch him, check out the full list below.

MACHINEDRUM on TOUR…
21/11/2013 Los Angeles, USA @ Troubadour
22/11/2013 San Francisco, USA @ 1015
23/11/2013 Chicago, USA @ Primary
29/11/2013 Tokyo, JAPAN @ Electraglide [Club Set]
30/11/2013 Osaka, JAPAN @ Circus [Club Set]
03/12/2013 Denver, USA @ Cervantes
04/12/2013 Victoria, CANADA @ 9one9
05/12/2013 Vancouver, CANADA @ Fortune Sound
07/12/2013 New York City, USA @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/12/2013 Washington D.C., USA @ U-Street
12/12/2013 Nashville, USA @ Exit/In
13/12/2013 Atlanta, USA @ The Basement
14/12/2013 Miami, USA @ Bardot