Up until the end of 2012 all of the albums we released this year are £5! On top of that anyone who orders from Etch Shop from now until 31.12.12 will be entered into a prize draw to receive the biggest and best give-away we’ve ever done. Includes – SIGNEDQUANTICSERATOVINYL // SIGNEDBELLERUCHE LP // SIGNEDWRONGTOMMEETSDEEMAS J LP // 7 SIGNED CD’S // LTD. MIX CD’S // RAREBONOBOPROJECTORSLIDES // A PAIR OF TICKETSFORTHETRUTHOUGHTSKOKOPARTY (2013) + SO MUCHMORE!
The “Daily Intake Remix EP” brings a stash of new remixes of tracks from Hint’s acclaimed ‘Daily Intake’ album, care of Darq E Freaker, LPZ, C.O.N.E and Alphabets Heaven; alongside the original version of standout LP cut “Watch The Media”, with a powerful new video that has been premiered on XLR8R and had almost 10,000 YouTube hits in a week.
Released earlier this year on Tru Thoughts, the ‘Daily Intake’ album heralded a switch in style for Hint, with a deep, dirty and bass-heavy party sound that saw the much loved producer running amok through the gamut of UK bass music, West Coast US hip hop and beyond; gaining tastemaker support from Skream & Benga (BBC R1), Mary Anne Hobbs (XFM), John Kennedy (XFM), Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6Music), Goldierocks (The Selector), Daddy G (Massive Attack), Laurent Garnier, DJ Spinna, Behling & Simpson and Om Unit, to name a few.
“Mucky”, out now, is the second single from the self-titled album by Sleepin’ Giantz – aka Zed Bias, Rodney P and Fallacy, three true giants of UK music. Joining the dots between hip hop, house, grime, dubstep and garage, the album came out earlier this year to major props from the likes of Benji B (BBC R1), MistaJam (1Xtra/R1) Sinden (KISS), DJ Q (1Xtra), The Heatwave (Rinse FM), Clash, Resident Advisor, Q, Fact, XLR8R, and many more.
This single release was announced with an interview on MistaJam’s BBC 1Xtra show and a video launch on SB.TV, on Halloween, tying in with the zombie theme of the video and the underlying staccato grimey menace of the track, which was highlighted in many reviews as one of the standout hits from the album. You can check out the video below
A small slice of the praise so far for Sleepin’ Giantz…
“Big track!!!! Support from me” SINDEN (KISS FM/DOMINO RECORDS)
“Three legends on the link up… the tune is ridiculous… I’m a fanboy” MISTAJAM (BBC R1/1XTRA)
“Witty, Cheeky and deftly produced… everything the grime scene has been crying out for “
8/10 – CLASH
“A new template for hip hop, uniting lyrical creativity with more innovative club sounds”
7.5/10 – XLR8R
“Clever, witty rhymes, sick flows and a variety of imaginative beats…everything on offer here is brilliant”
8/10 – DJ MAG
“A high energy blend of various eras of UK bass music” RESIDENTADVISOR
“Love the rumbustious bounce of the new album from Sleepin’ Giantz”
Q RECOMMENDS (by JOEMUGGS)
The third album from Australian soul/funk singer Kylie Auldist is out now. Entitled ‘Still Life’, the new LP sees Auldist singing straight from the heart and telling the stories of her life, exploring themes such as love, loss and the passing of time with an intelligence and depth that only experience can inspire.
By turns wistful, uplifting, poignant and simply smoking hot, ‘Still Life’ is brimful of bright, accessible funk and sultry soul, served up by the velvety voiced diva with a healthy dose of disco inspired boogie. The album was co-written and produced by close collaborator Lance Ferguson (Lanu/The Bamboos), whose versatile production skills – as showcased across his many Lanu and The Bamboos releases – snap into action here with a classy updating of the ‘70s dancefloor sound. Exquisite string and horn arrangements on the record sit amongst emotive piano melodies, driving drums and the strut and snaking groove of Ferguson’s guitar.
Following the announcement of the 10 finalists, we can now confirm the winner is DJ DSK. Listen to the winning remix below which will be released as part of the London Posse album re-issue package in 2013.
Following the release of Wrongtom Meets Deemas J ‘In East London’ on Monday 24th September here is a free track from the album, ‘Riot Ting’.
Praise for ‘In East London’
“Essential listening” 4* MOJO
“Good album, we’ll try and play more from that” Steve Lamacq (BBC 6Music)
“Perfect” 4*Q Magazine
“Brilliant” Cerys Matthews (BBC 6Music)
“That’s a good record right there” Huey Morgan (BBC 6Music)
This release features versions of “Robbing & Cheating”, a track originally written by Haler, which was used in the most recent Armani advert featuring Rhianna. In less than five months the advert has gone on to be Armani’s most successful online commercial ever, having been viewed well over 2.5 million times.
Madd Swans composed, produced and performed this music, programming the drums and keyboards and playing bass and lead guitars. The track incorporates influences from Global Communication’s ambient works, combined with a nod to the beats of hip hop producers such as Just Blaze.
The video for Omar & Zed Bias’ dancefloor smash ‘Dancing’ has just stepped over 1/4 on a million views on YouTube.
If the sun is shining where you are right now then it’s the perfect time to re-visit this classic tune. If it’s not, put your sunglasses and shorts and turn up the heating; it’s time for a summer anthem.
Check Hint’s guest mix for the Feel Fr33 show with Mr Cook, recorded live on July 7th on Rinse FM.
Mia Dora, HaHaHa & Rashka – High Sheen (High Sheen)
Lights Went Out – Lovely Feelin’ (Unreleased)
Storm Queen – It Goes On (Environ)
Hint – Physical Stamina (LPZ Remix) (Tru Thoughts)
Justin Martin – Ruff Stuff (Dirty Bird)
Geeeman – Bang’t (Jack For Daze)
Sleepin Giantz – Badungdeng (Tru Thoughts)
Full Swing – Freestyle Groove (Groove On)
Shadow Child – String Thing (Dirty Bird)
Mia Dora – Hypnotize (High Sheen)
Fatima & Funkineven – Phone Line (Eglo)
Julio Bashmore – Au Seve (Broadwalk)
Unknown – Untitled (Shush)
Mirrors – Dip You (Unknown)
Hint – Lock The Door (ft Zed Bias) (Tru Thoughts)
Hint – Crash & Burn (ft Natalie Storm) (Hint Warehouse Mix) (Tru Thoughts)
Distal – Temple People (Tectonic)
Mojek – Sleepover (Unknown)
Djrum – Turiya (Tessela Remix) (2nd Drop)
Doc Scott – Here Comes The Drums (Drumz VIP Mix) (Reinforced)
Manni Dee – Gonna Be (Raised By Records)
Preston San – Holla At Yo Guala (Unknown)
Eprom – Regis Chillbin (Rwina)
Wrongtom meets Deemas J – West London (Tru Thoughts)
General TK – Poisonous Dettol (Hint Remix) (Fashion)
Hint – Aliens Enter (ft. T-Fly) (Hint Remix) (Tru Thoughts)
Evelyn Champagne King – Betcha She Don’t Love You (RCA)
Following much deliberation we are happy to announce the shortlist for the London Posse remix competition. The standard was very high and so to get it down to these tracks was very difficult. Information on the winner soon.
It is a great time at the moment here at Tru Thoughts, with loads of support across the radio, media and DJs. From the BBC we have seen Huw Stephens on Radio 1 making us his ‘Label Of Love’, interviewing label boss Robert Luis and playing tunes from across the label; Trevor Nelson on 1Xtra making Zed Bias aka Maddslinky ‘Ledge Of The Week’; Belleruche winning Steve Lamacq’s 6Music Rebel Playlist; plus our releases and artists have been played and featured across shows as diverse as Lauren Laverne, Nick Grimshaw, Steve Lamacq, Skream & Benga, Toddla T, Gemma Cairney, Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum and Nihal… to name a few. Other important stations including Rinse FM, XFM, Unity and Monocle 24 have also been providing a great platform. Elsewhere, national radio playlists in Germany, France and Holland have also played host to a number of our singles.
We have also seen The Bamboos release become the biggest selling single on Tru Thoughts to date, with “I Got Burned feat Tim Rogers” flying out in Australia and leading to their album entering the official charts. Amazon made us ‘Label Of The Month’, and iTunes continue to support the music with loads of promotions worldwide. Riz MC has been getting huge amounts of press and radio support (from NME to the Observer) for his music and his starring role in the Ill Manors film by Plan B (who repaid the favour by being on Riz’s last single for us) and of course his upcoming Wu Tang support dates.
A great big haul of stuff for an indie label. Thanks for everyone’s support. It shows that the indie labels can get to people far and wide.
“Kinny Acoustic” is a collection of three stripped back acoustic re-workings of songs from Kinny’s second solo LP, ‘Can’t Kill A Dame With Soul’, which came out in February 2012 on Tru Thoughts. The session was originally recorded for the BBC 6Music Funk & Soul Show, and aired as part of a special feature on Kinny, in April. Bringing a stunning fresh take on the songs, these three versions were met with such a positive response that they are now being released as a single.
Mark de Clive-Lowe is always on tour! Catch him in the following places in June / July including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, NYC and LA.
28 CHURCH, Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice CA, USA
30 W/ Dwight Trible, World Stage, Los Angeles CA, USA
05 featuring Tawiah + Greg Hutchinson, North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam, Netherlands
06 featuring Tawiah + Greg Hutchinson, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
06 featuring Tawiah, Boogie Ball @ Bird, Rotterdam, Netherlands
13 CHURCH, Drom, New York NYC, USA
20 Gil Scott-Heron Tribute, Grand Performances, Los Angeles CA, USA
26 CHURCH, Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice CA, USA
29 W/ Miguel Atwood-Ferguson + Dexter Story, Hotel Shangri La, Santa Monica CA, USA
So last week we told you Label Love Volume 4 was iminent, and here it is! 17 tracks from All City Records, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Kindred Spirits, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, Ubiquity Records and of course Tru Thoughts.
Free download below, including full track listing. Click the Bandcamp link to bag it.
We are proud to announce that The Bamboos are in the Top 50 Album Chart in Australia. Their first week chart placing is 28 (yeah, take that Fleetwood Mac, Jack White, Foo Fighters and Crowded House). A great moment for any indie label. Thanks to everyone in Australia who bought a copy (boo hiss, to those who illegally pinched it). If you are yet to purchase a copy then please head to your local record store and pick one up, or bag it from iTunes Australia. Congratulations to The Bamboos, Inertia, IE Management (Dan and Andre) and all involved.
For the rest of you the album is available in stores worldwide, including Etch Shop.
The Bamboos fifth studio album is a revelatory, forward-looking record, with guests including Aloe Blacc, Daniel Merriweather and Megan Washington alongside the powerhouse stylings of regular singer Kylie Auldist, this stunning LP marks another twist in the tale for Australia’s kings of the groove. Masterfully blending blues, pop, soul and psychedelia influences with fresh ideas and stellar performances, they have forged a multi-layered pop sound they can truly call their own.
Grab it from iTunes,Amazon, or you can bag an extra special version from Etch Shop which comes with bonus artwork and other goodies.
Hint will be hitting the festival and club circuit this summer showcasing his new live set as well as DJing. You can catch him playing alongside Switch, Toddla T, Profisee, CRST, Robert Luis and loads more along the way.
01 – Fat City Shop Launch at Floripa, London
w/ Jazzman Gerald [DJ]
02 – Sonic Switch at Green Door Store, Brighton
w/ Robert Luis [DJ]
29 – Mixed Bizness at Chambre 69, Glasgow
w/ Profisee, Boom Monk Ben & S-Type [LIVE]
30 – Kelburn Garden Party, Largs [DJ]
13 – The Selector & Time Out at The Old Queen’s Head, London [DJ]
14 – Cable, London
w/ Switch (Major Lazer), High Rankin, Heavyfeet & CRST [LIVE]
20 – Secret Garden Party Festival [LIVE]
11 – Hootenanny, London w/ Tom Central (Keep Up!) [DJ]
24 – Shambala Festival
w/ Toddla T, Parker, Cheeba, Profisee & Boom Monk Ben [LIVE]
07-09 – Dimensions Festival, Croatia [LIVE & DJ]
The limited edition 10” for Crash & Burn dropped a few weeks back, so if vinyl isn’t your thing you can now grab ‘Crash & Burn feat. Natalie Storm’ on mp3 from iTunes,Amazon,Juno,Beatport,Etch Shop or any other good record store. It has be played and supported by folks like Rob da Bank, Mary Anne Hobbs, Bonobo and DJ Spinna. The track sees the respected producer working with incredible vocal talent of Natalie Storm, mashing up dancehall, hip hop, UK house and bass music influences to create a scintillating album for dancefloors and headphone moments alike.
Head over to dailyhintake.com to check parts one & two of Hint’s new four part mix series.
“*love* this – playing on Saturday’s show” – MARYANNEHOBBS (XFM)
“Sounds good! Will get it in the show this week.” – JOHNKENNEDY (XFM)
“Wicked” – DJ SPINNA
“Love it” – BONOBO (NINJATUNE)
“Boy! I need the WAV for tomorrow night this will mash up my dance” – DADDY G (MASSIVEATTACK)
“Great choon!” – JAMIESTRONG (THE DO OVER, LA)
“massive funky vibes, like it” – ALLBURY (RINSE FM)