• READ – Lee Scratch Perry w/ Subatomic Sound System Tour

    Lee Scratch Perry is coming to your town. LargeUp has partnered with the Dub Champions Festival and Subpac to present the Super Ape Returns to Conquer Tour, which kicks off Oct. 24th. Last time Scratch hit the road in the States, he had a giant, inflatable ape on stage with him. Who knows what surprises this tour holds?
  • READ – St. Vincent’s Masseducation + Tour Dates

    "...the truth is that Clark doesn’t need to show her face on MASSEDUCTION; her vitality is implanted on every note of the collection. For once, the listener doesn’t need help drawing the connection from the artist they hear to the artist they see. Or, maybe, Clark is drawing attention to the fact that this album presents a new side to her.”
  • WATCH – Lawrence Rothman’s ‘Wolves Still Cry’

    Lawrence Rothman has announced his debut album, The Book of Law, due out October 13th. The first song off the album, 'Wolves Still Cry,' begins the journey through Lawrence’s alters and features background vocals by How To Dress Well.
  • Watch – Cold Specks’ “Fool’s Paradise” Live

    Now with her third album, Fool’s Paradise, Cold Speck’s confidence and comfort level in revealing herself to her fans has grown, and we’re richer for it. Not only has her platform amplified — as she openly confronts political issues such as Trump’s travel ban and negative narratives around Somali identity — but her music is also transcending.
  • WATCH – Odesza’s “Across The Room” ft. Leon Bridges

    Odesza released a soul-warming music video for “Across The Room.” Just try not to smile as you watch Leon Bridges shimmy his way through a backyard barbecue. Get cozy and click here to watch.
  • WATCH – An Evening With Stars

    The table was set for a candid and intimate moment with Stars. And in this setting lives the stories, anecdotes, memories and thoughts on their new album and where they are in their careers now.
  • WATCH — Hundred Waters ‘Fingers’ + Tour Dates

    Hundred Water shared a creepy crawly video for their new song, 'Fingers.' In the Allie Avital-directed video, Nicole Miglis sings with spiders, cockroaches, and other insects crawling all over her. Check it out.

Recent News

LISTEN – Anthony Valadez Sits Down With The Yancey Boys

December 9th, 2013

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Illa J and Frank Nitt swing through the basement for a candid chat with Anthony Valadez, about the new album, the selection of beats and what it’s like recording in the middle of parades, honking cars, midgets and folks walking outside in beat to the recording sessions. They also get to know Illa’s journey as a musician and what it was like growing up in the Yancey house. Nitt breaks down the album and all the amazing guests on the new record “Sunset Blvd” which is out now on Delicious Vinyl.

VIDEO – Connan Mockasin – ‘I’m The Man, That Will Find You’ + Tour Dates & Album Stream

December 5th, 2013

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The 30-year-old New Zealand psych pop master, Connan Mockasin recorded his newly release, 2nd album in a Tokyo hotel, and this time around, he’s feeling sultry. He closes out the bridge of ‘I’m the Man, That Will Find You‘ by cooing a mostly unadorned falsetto. After one careening moment of calm, he moans and launches into the belted chorus with its slinky R&B groove. Watch the new video for the track and catch him on his short North American tour. A full album stream Connan’s new album, ‘Caramel‘ is available courtesy of Fader.com.

CONNAN MOCKASIN on TOUR….
1/09/14 @ Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
1/10/14 @ Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
1/11/14 @ Voyeur – Philadelphia, PA
1/13/14 @ The Drake – Toronto, ONT
1/15/14 @ Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
1/16/14 @ Echo – Los Angeles, CA

LISTEN – Illum Sphere’s Sleeprunner (Zed Bias Remix) via xlr8r

December 4th, 2013

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Just a few weeks ago, we were treated to a stream of “Sleeprunner,” the lead single from Manchester producer Illum Sphere’s upcoming Ninja Tune debut, Ghosts of Then and Now. And today, fellow Manchester resident and 2-step veteran Zed Bias, fresh off the release of his own Boss LP for Swamp 81, has given us the premiere of his remix of that track.Making for a graceful stunner that interweaves a slew of melodic lines over pummeling beats to great effect, “Sleeprunner (Zed Bias Remix)” will be included on Illum Sphere’s “Sleeprunner” single when it drops on December 9 via Ninja Tune. It can be streamed in full before then, below.

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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.