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    Logic1000

    Mother

      “Mother”, Logic1000’s debut album. “I felt so much love and inspiration entering into motherhood that I just needed to create something really powerful,” explains Samantha Poulter, the Berlin-based DJ and producer , who grewed up in the Sydney suburbs of Yarrawarrah and Botany Bay and better known to fans as Logic1000. “And with a lot less free time, you really make sure you make the most of any moment you get.” That vitality and renewed sense of purpose is captured on Mother.

      The 12-track set is a laser-focused “love letter to house music”, written in collaboration with her husband and long-time creative partner Thom McAlister (Cop Envy, Big Ever). Finding Poulter further fine-tuning her inventive, multi-genre approach, it’s a crucial contribution not just to the world of dance but to the canon of art inspired by parenthood. As Poulter herself puts it, a little awed, “I never thought I would be capable of something so powerful.”

      Daniel Avery

      Drone Logic - 10th Anniversary Edition

        The 12 track album was written and produced since the turn of 2013 and mixed with Erol Alkan at 'The Phantasy Sound', the label’s own studio in London. A difficult trick to master but like Carl Craig’s ‘More Songs About Food And Revolutionary Art', Plastikman’s ‘Consumed’ or more recently the work of Four Tet, the album works as a cohesive whole rather than a disparate collection of tracks. Innovative and forward thinking, Drone Logic manages to draw influences from beyond the dancefloor via My Bloody Valentine, NEU! and Chris Carter while still having the techno pulse to scale the walls of any club. The wide array of plaudits and early adopters of Avery’s music is proof of this, ranging from acid house legends like The Chemical Brothers, Andrew Weatherall and Richie Hawtin to the best of the new breed in Maya Jane Coles, James Holden and Factory Floor.

        “The one thing I knew was that I wanted this record to be a trip. All my favourite artists and DJs, they take the audience with them when they play; people lock into their world for a few hours and can’t easily step out again. You’re with them for the ride. When I go out, I want to give myself up to music. That was the idea for the album.”

        If the main motivation whilst making Drone Logic was to take the listener on a hi-fidelity trip for the duration of his debut album, then Daniel Avery has emphatically succeeded. From Water Jump’s hypnotic pulse and punch through to the crystalline click of closer Knowing We’ll Be Here via the title track’s elemental acid swirl and New Energy’s take on Neon Lights relocated to a post-midnight cab ride through London, Avery’s debut pushes and pulls at the senses and blurs the boundaries between dancefloor and home listening experience. 


        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Waterjump
        A2. Freefloating
        A3. Naive Response
        B1. Drone Logic
        B2. These Nights Never End
        B3. Platform Zero
        C1. Need Electric
        C2. All I Need
        C3. Spring 27
        D1. Simulrec
        D2. No Energy
        D3. Knowing We'll Be There

        Charlotte Gainsbourg

        5:55 - 2023 Reissue

          Air's Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin (who paid tribute to Serge Gainsbourg particularly well on 10,000 Hz Legend's 'Wonder Milky Bitch') wrote 5:55's delicate music, while Jarvis Cocker and the Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon penned its lyrics. Produced by Nigel Godrich.

          ‘It's a genuinely delightful album’ - 4/5 The Guardian.

          Originally released in 2006,..even though 5:55 isn't technically Charlotte Gainsbourg's first solo album (that would be Charlo[e for Ever, which was release in 1986, when she was 15), it’s her first solo album as an adult and, with the help of a dream team of collaborators , it's a fittingly sophisticated set that touches on her father Serge's brilliantly louche, literate pop without being overshadowed by it.

          This mingling of French and English influences is mirrored in Charlotte Gainsbourg's subtly expressive voice and accent, which provides the perfect complement to the album's lush sounds and vivid imagery.

          TRACK LISTING

          A1. 5:55
          A2. AF607105
          B1. The Operation
          B2. Tel Que Tu Es
          B3. The Songs That We Sing
          C1. Beauty Mark
          C2. Little Monsters
          C3. Jamais
          D1. Night-Time Intermission
          D2. Everything I Cannot See

          Pascal Comelade & The Liminanas

          Boom Boom

            “Boom Boom” is the follow up of 2015’s “Traité de guitarres triolec]ques à l’usage des portugaises ensablées” . 12 new songs written by Pascal Comelade & Lionel Liminana. Featuring “solo” guitarists long time friends of Pascal Comelade: Ivan Telefunken (from Bel Canto Orquestra, also playing live with The Liminanas), Xarim Aresté & Lalo Lopez.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Le Riffifi Brille En Jaune
            2. Elvis Has Left The Building
            3. Hypnose En Bas De Gamme
            4. Fin Du Monde
            5. Playitloudornotatall
            6. Le Retour De Black Sabata
            7. Contortionne-toi Toi-même
            8. Solo De Boxe En Conserve
            9. Concinacion
            10. J’entends Des Voix Qui Ont Mauvaise Haleine
            11. Ceci Est Un Enregistrement Magnétique
            12. One Ne Mange Pas La Choucroute De Veronica

            Django Django

            Off Planet

              Entitled Off Planet, the 5th studio album from Django Django is a 21 track album splitted into four parts. Originally destined to be four experimental EPs but immediately transformed into a proper album when they started the recording session, Off Planet features some of the most exciting and dynamic music Django Django have ever produced. Harking back to their more experimental and electronic roots, the album also features guest such as Self Esteem, Jack Penate and others. 

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Liam says: Django Django are back with an absolute banger of a project! Originally planned as 4 EPs, 'Off Planet' eventually merged into this 21 track cosmic odyssey. With features from the likes of Self Esteem and Stealing Sheep, Django Django delve into hypnotic disco, interplanetary acid house and psych-rock slop - mega, mega stuff!

              TRACK LISTING

              Vinyl Tracklisting:
              A Side (Off Planet Part 1)
              1. Wishbone
              2. Complete Me Feat. Self Esteem
              3. Osaka
              4. Hands High Feat. Refound
              5. Lunar Vibrations Feat. Isabelle Woodhouse
              B Side (Off Planet Part 2)
              1. Don't Touch That Dial Feat. Yuuko
              2. Back 2 Back Feat. Patience
              3. Squid Inc.
              4. Come Down
              5. Golden Cross
              C Side (Off Planet Part 3)
              1. No Time Feat. Jack Peñate
              2. A New Way Through
              3. Galaxy Mood Feat. Toya Delazy
              4. The Oh Zone
              5. Dead Machine Feat. Stealing Sheep
              6. Dumdrum
              D Side (Off Planet Part 4)
              1. Fluxus
              2. Slipstream
              3. Who You Know Feat. Bernardo
              4. Black Cadillac
              5. Gazelle

              CD Tracklisting:
              CD1 (Off Planet Parts 1 & 2)
              1. Wishbone
              2. Complete Me Feat. Self Esteem
              3. Osaka
              4. Hands High Feat. Refound
              5. Lunar Vibrations Feat. Isabelle Woodhouse
              6. Don't Touch That Dial Feat. Yuuko
              7. Back 2 Back Feat. Patience
              8. Squid Inc.
              9. Come Down
              10. Golden Cross
              CD2 (Off Planet Parts 3 & 4)
              1. No Time Feat. Jack Peñate
              2. A New Way Through
              3. Galaxy Mood Feat. Toya Delazy
              4. The Oh Zone
              5. Dead Machine Feat. Stealing Sheep
              6. Dumdrum
              7. Fluxus
              8. Slipstream
              9. Who You Know Feat. Bernardo
              10. Black Cadillac
              11. Gazelle

              Various Artists

              Ed Banger Records - Support Your Local Record Label (Best Of Ed Banger Records)

                Ed Banger Records turns 20 in 2023 . The famous iconic French Electro Label proudly presents his very first Best Of , entitled “Support Your Local Record Label (Best Of Ed Banger Records”)”. 10 Classic Club Hits from 2003 to now, from “D.A.N.CE” , “We Are Your Fiends” & “ “Baby I’m Yours” to “I<3 U So” & “The Sun” .

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Justice “D.A.N.Ce”
                2. Breakbot “Baby I’m Yours”
                3. Busy P “Genie”
                4. Uffie “Pop The Glock”
                5. Cassius “I<3 U So”
                6. Justice X Simiian “We Are Your Friends”
                7. Myd “The Sun”
                8. Sebastian “Embody”
                9. Mr Oizo “Positif”
                10. Dj Mehdi “Signatune (Thomas Bangalter Edit) 

                Christine And The Queens

                PARANOiA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE - TRIPLE DISC EDITION

                  Christine and the Queens return with new album PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE, released on 9 June via Because Music.

                  The record’s first single, ‘To be honest’ is an ethereal, synth-driven first glimpse into the French phenomenon’s most personal and ambitious album to date. PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE is written, performed and produced by Christine and the Queens, with co-production by Mike Dean (Lana Del Rey, Beyonce) and guest appearances from 070 Shake and Madonna.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Barry says: The wonderful Christine And The Queens make a very welcome return for the spellbinding new LP, 'PARANOiA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE'. With hefty synths, gorgeous cinematic intensity and a flawless ear for melody, Chris has continues the legacy he laid out so perfectly in the previous slices of emotional synth-pop genius. It's rich, deep and infinitely rewarding.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  TRIPLE 180 GRAMS VINYL EDITION
                  VINYL 1 :
                  A1 Overture
                  A2 Tears Can Be So Soft
                  A3 Marvin Descending
                  A4 A Day In The Water
                  B1 Full Of Life
                  B2 Angels Crying In My Bed (Feat. Madonna)
                  B3 Track 10
                  VINYL 2 :
                  C1 Overture (Feat.Mike Dean)
                  C2 He’s Been Shining For Ever, Your Son
                  C3 Flowery Days
                  C4 I Met An Angel (Feat. Madonna)
                  D1 True Love (Feat. 070 Shake)
                  D2 Let Me Touch You Once (Feat. 070 Shake)
                  D3 Aimer, Puis Vivre
                  VINYL 3
                  E1 Shine
                  E2 We Have To Be Friends
                  E3 Lick The Light Out (Feat. Madonna)
                  F1 To Be Honest
                  F2 I Feel Like An Angel
                  F3 Big Eye

                  TRIPLE CD EDITION
                  CD 1:
                  1 Overture
                  2 Tears Can Be So Soft
                  3 Marvin Descending
                  4 A Day In The Water
                  5 Full Of Life
                  6 Angels Crying In My Bed (Feat. Madonna)
                  7 Track 10
                  CD 2:
                  1 Overture (Feat.Mike Dean)
                  2 He’s Been Shining For Ever, Your Son
                  3 Flowery Days
                  4 I Met An Angel (Feat. Madonna)
                  5 True Love (Feat. 070 Shake)
                  6 Let Me Touch You Once (Feat. 070 Shake)
                  7 Aimer, Puis Vivre
                  CD3:
                  1 Shine
                  2 We Have To Be Friends
                  3 Lick The Light Out (Feat. Madonna)
                  4 To Be Honest
                  5 I Feel Like An Angel
                  6 Big Eye

                  Christine And The Queens

                  PARANOiA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE - Single Disc Edition

                    Christine and the Queens return with new album PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE, released on 9 June via Because Music.

                    The record’s first single, ‘To be honest’ is an ethereal, synth-driven first glimpse into the French phenomenon’s most personal and ambitious album to date. PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE is written, performed and produced by Christine and the Queens, with co-production by Mike Dean (Lana Del Rey, Beyonce) and guest appearances from 070 Shake and Madonna.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    180 GRAMS VINYL EDITION
                    A1 Tears Can Be So Soft
                    A2 Marvin Descending
                    A3 A Day In The Water
                    A4 Angels Crying In My Bed (Feat. Madonna)
                    A5 Flowery Days
                    B1 True Love (Feat. 070 Shake)
                    B2 Aimer, Puis Vivre
                    B3 Lick The Light Out (Feat. Madonna)
                    B4 To Be Honest

                    1CD EDITION
                    1 Tears Can Be So Soft
                    2 Marvin Descending
                    3 A Day In The Water
                    4 Angels Crying In My Bed (Feat. Madonna)
                    5 Flowery Days
                    6 True Love (Feat. 070 Shake)
                    7 Aimer, Puis Vivre
                    8 Lick The Light Out (Feat. Madonna)
                    9 To Be Honest

                    Metronomy

                    Small World Special Edition (RSD23 EDITION)

                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                      Metronomy’s last studio album "Small World" revisited : new version of each track with a guest . This 1 x Black LP will be the only physical edition and features an exclusive artwork. 

                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. Life And Death - Metronomy X Porij
                      A2. Things Will Be Fine - Metronomy X PPJ
                      A3. It’s Good To Be Back - Metronomy X Panic Shack
                      A4. Loneliness On The Run - Metronomy X Nadeem Din Gibisi & Tony Njoku
                      B1. Love Factory - Metronomy X Katy J Pearson
                      B2. I Lost My Mind - Metronomy X Jessica Winter
                      B3. Right On Time - Metronomy X Haich Ber Na
                      B4. Hold Me Tonight - Metronomy X Bolis Pupul
                      B5. I Have Seen Enough - Metronomy X Sebastien Tellier

                      The Liminanas & David Menke

                      Thatcher's Not Dead (OST) (RSD23 EDITION)

                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                        100 % New original songs done by the psychedelic french garage duo The Liminanas & german-french music composer David Menke for the forthcoming Arte documentary "Thatcher's Not Dead" dedicated to Margaret Thatcher. The only physical edition done is the this Double LP for the Record Store day. 

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1 - Snatcher – Feat. Oliver Howlett
                        A2 – Downfall – Part.1
                        A3 – Not Our War
                        A4 – Heritage
                        B1 – Bright Future
                        B2 – The Iron Lady
                        B3 – Master Plan – Feat. Oliver Howlett
                        B4 – Don’t Be A Traitor Feat. Oliver Howlett
                        B5 – Fuzzy Thatcher
                        B6 – She Had To Be Believed
                        B7 – War
                        C1 – Broken Dreams – Feat. Oliver Howlett
                        C2 – Num Confrontation
                        C3 – Chaos
                        C4 – Business As Usual
                        C5 – Revolting
                        D1 – Tears Don’t Lie
                        D2 – Way Of Her Cross
                        D3  - Ambiguous Memories
                        D4 – Downfall Part.B

                        Justice

                        Planisphere - 2022 Vinyl Edition

                          It's hard to overstate the importance Justice have had on the electronic music landscape, but i'd wager that the majority of people will know them for their crossover smash hit Cross. Cross was a pioneering work of glitched, filtered electro business, and hit many a dancefloor and house party for a good few years there. there were moments in that LP of the sort of progressive, snappy cut-paste business we see on the brilliant Planisphere, but the latter went mostly unheralded by the very merit of it not being Cross. 

                          On it's own, the epic Planisphere could easily have turned just as many heads, it's a proggy slice of funky electro but effortlessly moves between those two worlds and into spine-tingling epic house lifts, but is just as surprising as it is groovy. Band-pass filters and resonance sweeps suddenly break into cavernous reverb and soaring 1-2 percussives. It's a lot less sugary but a lot more textured, a bold and shifting wall of glimmering electronic moods. 

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A SIDE : PLANISPHERE (17:39)
                          B SIDE : No Music - Etched Design

                          Justice

                          A Cross The Universe - 2022 Vinyl Edition

                            A Cross The Universe sees pioneering French electro outfit Justice tour their 2007 smash LP 'Cross' (get it?) and features every single one of the absolute bangers from that instantly recognisable LP. D.A.N.C.E is probably the most notable to the uninitiated as being on every radio station and in every club for a good year or so, but 'We Are Your Friends' and 'Genesis' both absolutely slay on this LP as well. Live LP's can often be a funny concept, sometimes not quite living up to the energy of a renowned live show, but A Cross The Universe absolutely lives up to everything a live album should be, and commemorates the unfalteringly great Cross LP at the same time. Banger.  

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A SIDE
                            01 - Intro
                            02 - Genesis
                            03 - Phantom Part 1
                            04 - Phantom Part 1.5
                            05 - D.A.N.C.E
                            B SIDE
                            01 - D.A.N.C.E Part 2
                            02 - DVNO
                            03 - Waters Of Nazareth (Prelude)
                            04 - One Minute To Midnight
                            05 - TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY
                            06 - Let There Be Lite
                            C SIDE
                            01 – Stress
                            02 - We Are Your Friends (Reprise)
                            03 - Waters Of Nazareth
                            D SIDE
                            01 - Phantom Part 2
                            02 - Encore
                            03 - NY Excuse 
                            04 - Final 

                            Cerrone

                            Cerrone By Cerrone

                              Cerrone, the Godfather of disco, is celebrating his 50th career anniversary revisiting himself and with some guests all his classic tracks. “Cerrone by Cerrone” : 16 cult and classic hits reworked & mixed by Cerrone himself. A true celebration of the glitterball and Saturday nights out on the tiles! You'll recognize half the joints on offer but they come with some surprising twists and turns along the way! There's also remixes from Dimitri, Dave Lee, The Reflex and Mercer across a bumper packed and really quite extensive excursion. Recommended! 

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A SIDE
                              1. Give Me Love
                              2. My Desire
                              3. Got To Have Lovin'
                              4. Look For Love (The Reflex Revision)
                              5. The Only One (Mercer Remix)
                              B SIDE
                              1. Cerrone's Paradise (Joey Negro Soulful Mix)
                              2. Love In C Minor (Dimitri From Paris Remix)
                              3. Je Suis Music
                              4. Standing In The Rain
                              C SIDE
                              1. Call Me Tonight
                              2. Took Me So Long
                              3. The Impact
                              4. Hooked On You
                              D SIDE
                              1. You Are The One
                              2. Striptease
                              3. Supernature

                              Shygirl

                              Nymph

                                Debut album from the experimental pop artist Shygirl. The 12-track album was created with a close-knit group of friends and previous collaborators including Mura Masa, Sega Bodega, Karma Kid, Arca and Cosha along with the producers Noah Goldstein, Danny L Harle, BloodPop, Vegyn and Kingdom.

                                "Nymph" reveals Shygirl’s inner self-reflection in experimental vocal tones and deconstructed dance melodies and exhibits a new level of intimacy and emotional depth in her songwriting. Simultaneously asserting her power and freedom and yet still longing for love, she delivers us lyrical harmonies and catchy hooks telling stories of relationships, sexual desires and romantic frustrations. Over lush production, Shygirl brings us on the journey of what intimacy is like for a woman who’s seen as ‘too hot to handle’, someone sought after and overlooked at the same time. Shygirl’s melodies intertwine with the sounds of bassline, garage, dancehall and hip hop, all seamlessly flowing together like an artful ribbon dance.

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Matt says: Don't sleep on the neo-heart-melter: "Heaven" which aptly gives Sophie a run for her money in the 'future-emotional-heartbreak-ballad' stakes.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Side 1
                                1. Woe (3:41)
                                2. Come For Me (1:07)
                                3. Shlut (2:32)
                                4. Little Bit (3:34)
                                5. Firefly (3:15)
                                6. Coochie (A Bedtime Story) (2:58)
                                Side 2
                                1. Heaven (2:42)
                                2. Nike (2:10)
                                3. Poison (2:42)
                                4. Honey (3:36)
                                5. Missing U (0:59)
                                6. Wildfire (2:56)

                                Pascal Comelade

                                Le Non-sens Du Rythme

                                  Following 'Le Cut-Up Populaire', Pascal Comelade announces the release on September 9 of his new album 'Le Non-Sens Du Rythme'. Since his first record published in 1975, Pascal Comelade, a child of the frenzy rock of the 60’s and 70s’, has developed a profuse body of work including many musical collaborations (PJ Harvey, Robert Wyatt, Jaki Libezeit (Can), Lee Ranaldo, The Liminanas...) and non-musical collaborations (Jeanne Moreau, Sergi Lopez, Jean François Stévenin, Bob Wilson...).

                                  His compositions are reminiscent of MC5, Erik Satie, Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Suicide: a language that dances on a musical skeleton in perpetual movement by successive fusions, mixing folklore and underground, repetitive music and french chanson, pataphysical riffs and toy instruments.

                                  As a multiple artist, he has developed an aesthetic approach via a particular link to visual arts. He draws, paints and occasionally performs with painters Miquel Barcelo and Hervé Di Rosa.

                                  On his new album, "Le non-sens du rythme" (to be translated "The nonsense of rhythm", the title says it all), Pascal Comelade almost plays all the instruments, not only multiple pianos but also the Rickenbaker e.bass, the indian harmonium, various keyboards and even the tin can. He remains the undisputed master of the instrumental ritornello inspired by popular music as well as krautrock.


                                  The Limiñanas

                                  Electrified (Best Of 2009-2022)

                                    The garage-psychedelic French duo The Limiñanas straddles since 2009 the boundary between psychedelic, shoegaze, garage & French yé-yé up to cool vocals. Quintessentially French but first known at the start in the US before hitting homeland France. 7 studio albums so far, 2 rare tracks compilations, many EPs, some OST, collabs such as L’Epée with Anton Newcombe & Emmanuelle Seigner: time for a first time Best of, and actually more than a Best of: Double CD, Ltd Triple Vinyl offer 12 exclusive bonus tracks - new songs + rare songs when they called themselves les Bellas, before The Liminanas.

                                    “Electrified” also includes 23 classics songs , with featurings such as Peter Hook, Anton Newcombe and French pionners Laurent Garnier, Etienne Daho & Pascal Comelade.

                                    Features liner notes written by Iggy Pop, Peter Hook & Keith Streng (Fleshtones): because it’s only rock’n’roll.
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                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    DOUBLE VINYL
                                    A SIDE
                                    1. Migas 2000
                                    2. I'm Dead
                                    3. Je Ne Suis Pas Très Drogue
                                    4. Down Underground
                                    5. Je Suis Une Gogo Girl
                                    6. La Fille De La Ligne 15
                                    B SIDE
                                    1. Je M'en Vais
                                    2. Salvation
                                    3. Votre Côté Yeye M'emmerde
                                    4. Cold Was The Ground
                                    5. My Black Sabbath
                                    6. Carnival Of Souls (feat. Pascal Comelade)
                                    C SIDE
                                    1. El Beach
                                    2. Prisunic
                                    3. Dahlia Rouge
                                    4. Garden Of Love (feat. Peter Hook)
                                    5. Istanbul Is Sleepy (feat. Anton Newcombe)
                                    6. The Gift (feat. Peter Hook)
                                    D SIDE
                                    1. Shadow People
                                    2. Dimanche (feat. Bertrand Belin)
                                    3. One Blood Circle (feat. Etienne Daho)
                                    4. Calentita
                                    5. Saul (feat. Laurent Garnier)

                                    TRIPLE VINYL
                                    A SIDE
                                    1. Migas 2000
                                    2. I'm Dead
                                    3. Je Ne Suis Pas Très Drogue
                                    4. Down Underground
                                    5. Je Suis Une Gogo Girl
                                    6. La Fille De La Ligne 15
                                    B SIDE
                                    1. Je M'en Vais
                                    2. Salvation
                                    3. Votre Côté Yeye M'emmerde
                                    4. Cold Was The Ground
                                    5. My Black Sabbath
                                    6. Carnival Of Souls Feat. Pascal Comelade)
                                    C SIDE
                                    1. El Beach
                                    2. Prisunic
                                    3. Dahlia Rouge
                                    4. Garden Of Love (feat. Peter Hook)
                                    5. Istanbul Is Sleepy (feat. Anton Newcombe)
                                    6. The Gift (feat. Peter Hook)
                                    D SIDE
                                    1. Shadow People
                                    2. Dimanche (feat. Bertrand Belin)
                                    3. One Blood Circle (feat. Etienne Daho)
                                    4. Calentita
                                    5. Saul (feat. Laurent Garnier)
                                    E SIDE
                                    1. USA Motorbike (feat. David Menke)
                                    2. La Musique (feat. Areski Belkacem)
                                    3. Les Hommes Et Les Ombres
                                    4. Domino (feat. Golden Bug)
                                    5. Pulsing (feat. David Menke)
                                    F SIDE
                                    1. Hey I'm Going Down
                                    2. She's On My Track
                                    3. A Dream That Slips
                                    4. Electrified
                                    5. You Got My Soul
                                    6. Drown
                                    7. Belladelic

                                    CD 1 
                                    1. Migas 2000 
                                    2. I'm Dead 
                                    3. Je Ne Suis Pas Très Drogue 
                                    4. Down Underground 
                                    5. Je Suis Une Gogo Girl 
                                    6. La Fille De La Ligne 15 
                                    7. Je M'en Vais
                                    8. Salvation 
                                    9. Votre Côté Yeye M'emmerde 
                                    10. Cold Was The Ground 
                                    11. My Black Sabbath
                                    12. Carnival Of Souls (feat. Pascal Comelade)
                                    13. El Beach
                                    14. Prisunic 
                                    15. Dahlia Rouge
                                    16. Garden Of Love (feat. Peter Hook) 
                                    17. Istanbul Is Sleepy (feat. Anton Newcombe) 
                                    18. The Gift (feat. Peter Hook)
                                    CD 2
                                    1. Shadow People
                                    2. Dimanche (feat. Bertrand Belin)
                                    3. One Blood Circle Circle (feat. Etienne Daho)
                                    4. Calentita
                                    5. Saul (feat. Laurent Garnier)
                                    6. Hey I'm Going Down
                                    7. She's On My Track
                                    8. A Dream That Slips
                                    9. Electrified
                                    10. You Got My Soul
                                    11. Drown
                                    12. Belladelic
                                    13. USA Motorbike (feat. David Menke)
                                    14. La Musique (feat. Areski Belkacem)
                                    15. Les Hommes Et Les Ombres
                                    16. Domino (feat. Golden Bug)
                                    17. Pulsing (feat. David Menke)

                                    Django Django

                                    Django Django - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                      Django Django will be releasing a 10th-anniversary reissue of their self-titled Mercury Prize-nominated debut album. The original album will be re-released alongside a second disc of the entire album mixed by dub pioneer Mad Professor. The edition is officially announced 13th April with the release of The Mad Professor Dub of their iconic single 'Default' .

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Introduction
                                      Hail Bop
                                      Default
                                      Firewater
                                      Waveforms
                                      Zumm Zumm
                                      Hand Of Man
                                      Love's Dart
                                      Wor
                                      Storm
                                      Life's A Beach
                                      Skies Over Cairo
                                      Silver Rays
                                      Introduction Dub
                                      Hail Bop Dub
                                      Default Dub
                                      Firewater Dub
                                      Waveforms Dub
                                      Zumm Zumm Dub
                                      Hand Of Man Dub
                                      Love's Dart Dub
                                      Wor Dub
                                      Storm Dub
                                      Life's A Beach Dub
                                      Skies Over Cairo Dub
                                      Silver Rays Dub

                                      Metronomy

                                      The English Riviera (Instrumentals)

                                        The Joseph Mount-fronted electronic pop collective Metronomy announce details of the forthcoming special vinyl release of the instrumental versions of their career-changing 2011 album The English Riviera, which is this year celebrating its ten year anniversary. The English Riviera (Instrumentals) are available to listen to online now and will be released on vinyl in November.

                                        The Dinked vinyl edition of The English Riviera (Instrumentals) will be a cream coloured 12” vinyl with numbered sleeve, complete with transparent sticker sheets, A6 Postcard and Dinked sticker.

                                        A love letter to the stretch of coast a stone's throw from where Joe Mount grew up, The English Riviera marked a breakout moment in the band’s history that would lead them to global success and see them constantly developing their sound for a decade to come. 


                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Barry says: So, you know that perfect funky synth-pop powerhouse 'The English Rivera' by Metronomy?, yeah well imagine that but without vocals.. Oh, you can't? well if it's something you fancy then this, 'The English Rivera Instrumentals By Metronomy' might be exactly what you need. It's good, it's like the album but without the vocals.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        A Side:
                                        The English Riviera
                                        We Broke Free (Instrumental)
                                        Everything Goes My Way (Instrumental)
                                        The Look (Instrumental)
                                        She Wants (Instrumental)
                                        Trouble (Instrumental)

                                        B Side:
                                        The Bay (Instrumental)
                                        Loving Arm (Instrumental)
                                        Corinne (Instrumental)
                                        Some Written (Instrumental)
                                        Love Underlined (Instrumental)

                                        Metronomy

                                        Posse EP Volume 1 (RSD22 EDITION)

                                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                          Prior to their new album "Small World" (February 18th, 2022), Metronomy surprise released a 5 track collaborative EP on digital only. Each song featured a rising artist of the next generation including Biig Piig and Spill Tab. This very first vinyl Edition of the EP, pressed exclusively for RSD on purple vinyl also includes bonus instrumental version of all songs. 

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          A Side / Main Mix - Original Songs
                                          1. Metronomy X Pinty - "Half An Inch "
                                          2. Metronomy X Biig Piig - "405"
                                          3. Metronomy X Spill Tab - "Uneasy"
                                          4. Metronomy X Sorry - "Out Of Touch"
                                          5. Metronomy X Brian Nasty X Folly Group - "Monday"
                                          B Side / Instrumentals
                                          1. Metronomy X - "Half An Inch [Instrumental] "
                                          2. Metronomy X Biig Piig - "405 [Instrumental] "
                                          3. Metronomy X Spill Tab - "Uneasy [Instrumental]"
                                          4. Metronomy X Sorry - "Out Of Touch [Instrumental] "
                                          5. Metronomy X Brian Nasty X Folly Group - "Monday" 

                                          Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul

                                          Topical Dancer

                                            Today sees Belgian-Caribbean provocateur Charlotte Adigéry and her long-term musical partner, Bolis Pupul announce their debut album Topical Dancer, via Soulwax’s iconic label DEEWEE.

                                            Cultural appropriation. Misogyny and racism. Social media vanity. Post-colonialism and political correctness. These are not talking points that you’d ordinarily hear on the dancefloor but Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul are ripping up the rulebook with their debut album Topical Dancer. The Ghent-based duo, who broke out with their 2019 Zandoli EP, are rare storytellers in electronic music: they take the temperature of the time and funnel them into their playful synth concoctions – never didactic and always with a knowing wink.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Bel Deewee
                                            Esperanto
                                            Blenda
                                            Hey
                                            It Hit Me
                                            Ich Mwen (with Christiane Adigéry)
                                            Reappropriate
                                            Ceci N'est Pas Un Cliché
                                            Huile Smisse
                                            Mantra
                                            Making Sense Stop
                                            Haha
                                            Thank You

                                            Christine And The Queens

                                            Chaleur Humaine - 2022 Vinyl Repress

                                              Christine And The Queens is Nantes-born Héloïse Letissier. Moving to London to study in 2010, Letissier instead found herself drawn to the art and theatre underworld of Soho, where she met the drag queens of Madame JoJo’s who inadvertently helped birth Christine And The Queens. The following year she released the first of a series of three EPs, each one building praise and demand for her utterly individual brand of pop. Chaleur Humaine, her French-language debut album produced by Ash Workman (Metronomy) with multi-instrumentalist brothers Michael Lovett and Gabriel Stebbing, arrived in 2014 and has already gone more than five-times platinum to propel Letissier - named Female Artist of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique earlier this year - to phenomenon status in her homeland.

                                              Already coveted by those in the know, last year Christine And The Queens took a step further into the international spotlight with a number of high profile European shows and scene-stealing performances at SXSW, a major 16-date North American run with Marina and The Diamonds and a solo sold-out headline show at New York’s Webster Hall. She capped a stunning year by joining one of her all time heroes Madonna on stage in Paris last week. She released her debut, self-titled UK EP in November and now 'Chaleur Humaine' makes its long-awaited UK debut. The album features EP tracks 'Jonathan' (feat. Perfume Genius) and 'No Harm Is Done' (feat. TunjiIge), and has been completely reworked for its UK release, featuring all-new English versions of French runaway hits 'Saint Claude' and 'Christine', amongst others.

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Barry says: Though 'Tilted' ('Christine' on the original French version, and seemingly now here too) was the first thing I heard from Christine et. al, it was on buying this album the fist time around that I realised how meticulously crafted and wonderfully produced the rest of her music was. This is still right up there for me as one of the best synth-pop albums of our time. See also 2018's 'Chris'.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. It
                                              2. Saint Claude
                                              3. Christine
                                              4. Science Fiction
                                              5. Paradis Perdus
                                              6. Half Ladies
                                              7. Chaleur Humaine
                                              8. Narcissus Is Back
                                              9. Ugly-Pretty
                                              10. Nuit 17 À 52
                                              11. Here

                                              Metronomy

                                              Small World

                                                Metronomy’s new album Small World is a return to simple pleasures, nature, and an embracing in part of more pared down, songwriterly sonics, all while asking broader existential questions: which feels at least somewhat rooted in the period of time during which it was made – 2020. Finding appreciation in nature and our roots, while reappraising the things we value as we get older are all things that are part and parcel of the human experience: though it has all felt accelerated and emphasised in this past year or so. Through the tumultuous ebb and flow of the years, Metronomy continues to endure, and Joe Mount’s ability as a songwriter, arranger and producer shines through on Small World, evergreen.

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Barry says: Metronomy's uplifting brand of jangle-heavy synth pop hits a peak on the shimmering uplifting snap of 'Small World'. It's definitely got Disney montage vibes, and is as rich and satisfying as any of their previous offerings while being even more effervescent and dynamic.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Life And Death
                                                2. Things Will Be Fine
                                                3. It’s Good To Be Back
                                                4. Loneliness On The Run
                                                5. Love Factory
                                                6. I Lost My Mind
                                                7. Right On Time
                                                8. Hold Me Tonight
                                                9. I Have Seen Enough

                                                Stardust

                                                Music Sounds Better With You - 21st Anniversary Edition

                                                  Where to begin? I was 13 when this first came out; and I distinctly remember the music video on MTV - in their space suits: Alan Braxe with his synth, middle its Benjamin Diamond the vocalist and on the right Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk fame. Anyway, being snotty nosed, punk obsessed teenagers, the track didn't really register on our radars at the time, mainly cos it was on MTV along with 'all that other mainstream nonsense'. Fast forward nearly twenty years and I've hammered the shit outta this, one of the finest moments of 'filter house' (urgh) the world has ever seen. This Chaka Khan sampling beast has been played at 45rpm by DJ Funk, at -6 by Andi Handley and mixed into a variety of end-of-night melee's by Kickin' Pigeon. For me, it epitomizes the Roule sound, along with "Together" (DJ Falcon & Thomas Bangalter) - it's hypnotic, peaktime loops sending hordes of dancers spiraling into the speaker stacks as full on house music mosh pits erupt all over the shop. It deserves a place in every house music lover's home, and is surely crucial for anyone into the history of Daft Punk and French house. I can't actually believe we've never had this in the shop before; make a house a home and bag this aural essential now! 

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  A. Music Sounds Better With You (Long Version - Re Cut From The Orignal Master)
                                                  B. Exclusive Etched Design 

                                                  Parcels

                                                  Day/Night

                                                    Parcels have always been a band of extreme light and shade: they’re from surf hotspot Byron Bay in Australia but living in Berlin for years; their sweet-as-honey vocal harmonies rival the Beach Boys but their live shows can turn into slamming techno rave-ups.

                                                    The band returns with an ambitious third studio album, Day/Night, a Double Record huge in scope and sound, whose hopeful messages of perseverance through difficult times are a balm for these uncertain times.

                                                    E.VAX is the project of electronic-rock duo Ratatat’s Evan Mast. Heading it alone, without Mike Stroud influence or input, his self-titled solo project is a more intimate, personal and playful exploration of this singular producer’s expansive vision.

                                                    Half recorded at home, half at a friend’s art gallery in Montana, the imposed global lockdown lent itself to a more considered and exploratory approach. He’d play songs at the wrong speed to see how it changed what he heard, or deliberately leave a melody untouched for months and then improvise over it after playing it anew for the first time. Unable to get lost in real life, he got lost in music.

                                                    Mixing thick, blankety atmospheres with modern drum programming (referencing glitch, drill and boombap, alongside warped downbeat flavours) and utilizing shining, resplendent melodies and instruments, the album creates a nice contrast between light and dark textures, punctuated with futuristic rhythms and decorated with casual flurries of eclectronic genius. 


                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A SIDE:
                                                    1. Rabindra
                                                    2.Karst
                                                    3. Always
                                                    4. What About You
                                                    5. Manila
                                                    6. Anything At All

                                                    B SIDE:
                                                    1. Kolkata
                                                    2. Pretty Good
                                                    3. New Words
                                                    4. Little Lung
                                                    5. Koko
                                                    6. Actual Air

                                                    The Liminanas / Laurent Garnier

                                                    De Pelicula

                                                      The psychedelic garage duo The Liminanas and French techno pioneer DJ/producer Laurent Garnier have now produced together “De Pelicula”.

                                                      The result is neither a Limiñanas techno record nor a Laurent Garnier rock album. It is a record that feels like a walk on the wild side, one straight out of a film noir that was spawned from the need to write music that tells a story and rattles all traditional patterns in a (super)sonic trance.

                                                      A heated road-trip spent chasing Juliette and Saul, two teenage rascals straight out of a ‘60s classic - think “Breathless” (original title: A bout de Souffle) meets Sailor and Lula - balancing on the southern border with Spain, knocked out by the heat and cheap liquor.

                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                      Barry says: What a weird and wonderful mixture this is. The Liminanas' psychedelic groove works perfectly here with Garnier's propulsive electronics, with the end result being both wildly psychedelic and wonderfully focused. A superb, soaring trip of a record.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Saul
                                                      2. Je Rentrais Par Le Bois … Bb
                                                      3. Juliette Dans La Caravane
                                                      4. Que Calor !
                                                      5. Promenades Obliques
                                                      6. Tu Tournes En Boucle
                                                      7. Steeplechase
                                                      8. Juliette
                                                      9. Ne Gâche Pas L'aventure Humaine
                                                      10. Au Début C'était Le Début
                                                      11. Saul S'est Fait Planter

                                                      Gaspard Augé

                                                      Escapaes

                                                        Gaspard Auge is releasing his Debut Album “Escapades”, out in June 25th.

                                                        He is best known as one half of Justice, the duo that united rock and rave and whose dancefloor smashes defined a generation.

                                                        Gaspard made an instrumental album whose sound will be familiar to Justice ’s fanbase, echoing some previous works & inspirations of the cult duet.

                                                        Escapades sounds like a UFO landing from another galaxy, or time, a baroque masterpiece that reimagines European classical music for this century.

                                                        Mr Flash / A Bass Day

                                                        Radar Rider / F.I.S.T (ED001 18th Anniversary)

                                                          Ok, an 18th anniversay edition is a bit weird, but being as this was the first (and arguably the best) 12" on Ed Banger, the globe conquering Parisian label of the noughties, and featured a blinder from the dearly departed Philippe Zdar under his A Bass Day alias, I'm totally on board. 

                                                          So, what will you hear on this limited white vinyl repress? Well, on the A-side we get a break heavy bit of downbeat psychedelia from Mr Flash, who assembles flanged hats and heavy drums with a blorping Scruff-styled bassline, then chops a few tasty samples from Floyd's "Echoes" for good measure. Meanwhile on the flipside, Zdar drops a frisky little e-funk wriggler complete with filter funk melodies and a hip-twisting bassline.




                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Mr Flash “Radar Rider“
                                                          A Bass Day (aka Zdar) “F.I.S.T”

                                                          Sons Of Raphael

                                                          Full-Throated Messianic Homage

                                                            Sons of Raphael are brothers Loral and Ronnel Raphael from London.

                                                            Seven years in the making, their debut album, featuring singles "Revolution" and "He Who Makes The Morning Darkness", is a sci fi wall of sound, an orchestral fantasia that blossoms into a psych pop explosion.

                                                            "Full Throated Messianic Homage", was written, arranged and produced by Loral & Ronnel, and mixed by Philippe Zdar, and comes in a standard gatefold black vinyl edition including a special 24-page lyric booklet.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Revolution
                                                            He Who Makes The Morning Darkness
                                                            Siren Music
                                                            On Dreams That Are Sent By God
                                                            Devil, Devil
                                                            Yeah Yeah Yeah
                                                            Oh Momma
                                                            I Sing Songs For The Dead
                                                            Let’s All Get Dead Together
                                                            The Sand Dunes Lift Up

                                                            DEEWEE, the label from Grammy-nominated artists David & Stephen Dewaele AKA Soulwax/2manydjs, release "Foundations", their 50th release and first compilation album coming out on May 7th. 27 tracks including 3 brand new exclusive works* are beautifully presented across triple LP and 2CD physical editions, along with digital format. All are united by a breadth of imagination, a love of hands-on artistry, and of course by the sonic craftsmanship of the Dewaele brothers themselves.

                                                            Foundations is more than just a compilation of tracks from the DEEWEE label. It’s a beautiful object in its own right. As with all DEEWEE releases, Parisian art directors, Ill-Studio have created a gorgeous artefact that collectors will love. It’s also a wonderful audio experience, with new music complimenting and elevating the catalogue material, and the sequencing of the 27 tracks done with as much love as any artist album or DJ set. It’s an expression of the values of a musical family with the brothers at its heart and featuring their creative input throughout. Everything on the album has come through the DEEWEE Studios in Ghent, Belgium which was built to bring together their friends from around the world. In many ways, Foundations represents a new phase in the label’s existence, one that is aided by a new joint venture with UK and FR label Because Music.


                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Double CD
                                                            CD 1
                                                            01. Charlotte Adigéry - Bear With Me (And L'll Stand Bare Before You)
                                                            02. Laima - Disco Pregnancy (Tonal+ Rhythmical)
                                                            03. Each Other - Burn It Down
                                                            04. Bolis Pupul - Moon Theme
                                                            05. James Righton - Release Party
                                                            06. Die Verboten - Aquarius
                                                            07. Soulwax - Heaven Scent Feat. Chloe Sevigny
                                                            08. Ems Synthi 100 - Movement 6
                                                            09. Soulwax - Conditions Of A Shared Belief
                                                            10. Soulwax - Close To Paradise
                                                            11. Asa Moto - Kifesh
                                                            12. Laila - The Other Me (Deeweedub)
                                                            13. Asa Moto - Wanowan Efem
                                                            CD 2
                                                            01. Charlotte Adigéry - Paténipat
                                                            02. Klanken - Drie
                                                            03. Phillipi - 9000
                                                            04. Movulango - Leave
                                                            05. Laima - Home
                                                            06. Emmanuelle - Italove
                                                            07. Sworn Virgins -Take Your Lady
                                                            08. Phillipi & Rodrigo - Paciencia
                                                            09. Extra Credit- Drive Me
                                                            10. Bous Pupul - Wéi?
                                                            11. Soulwax - Essential Eleven
                                                            12. Sworn Virgins - Fifty Dollar Bills
                                                            13. Phillipi & Rodrigo - Retrogrado
                                                            14. Future Sound Of Antwerp - Tom Cruise, Scientologist

                                                            Triple Vinyl Edition
                                                            A1. Charlotte Adigéry - Bear With Me (And L'll Stand Bare Before You)
                                                            A2. Laima - Disco Pregnancy (Tonal+ Rhythmical)
                                                            A3. Each Other - Burn It Down
                                                            A4. Bolis Pupul - Moon Theme
                                                            A5. James Righton - Release Party
                                                            B1. Die Verboten - Aquarius
                                                            B2. Soulwax - Heaven Scent Feat. Chloe Sevigny
                                                            B3. Ems Synthi 100 - Movement 6
                                                            B4. Soulwax - Conditions Of A Shared Belief
                                                            C1. Soulwax - Close To Paradise
                                                            C2. Asa Moto - Kifesh
                                                            C3. Laila - The Other Me (Deeweedub)
                                                            C4. Asa Moto - Wanowan Efem
                                                            D1. Charlotte Adigéry - Paténipat
                                                            D2. Klanken - Drie
                                                            D3. Phillipi - 9000
                                                            D4. Movulango - Leave
                                                            D5. Laima - Home
                                                            E1. Emmanuelle - Italove
                                                            E2. Sworn Virgins -Take Your Lady
                                                            E3. Phillipi & Rodrigo - Paciencia
                                                            E4. Extra Credit- Drive Me
                                                            F1. Bous Pupul - Wéi?
                                                            F2. Soulwax - Essential Eleven
                                                            F3. Sworn Virgins - Fifty Dollar Bills
                                                            F4. Phillipi & Rodrigo - Retrogrado
                                                            F5. Future Sound Of Antwerp - Tom Cruise, Scientologist

                                                            Django Django

                                                            Glowing In The Dark

                                                              Over the course of their extraordinarily accomplished discography to date, Django Django have constantly headed left where others have gone right. Described by The Guardian as “capable of making music that sounds close to perfection”, they are known for their genre defying eclectic sound and their new album “Glowing in the Dark” heralds, once again, the beginning of a thrilling new era for the band.

                                                              Glowing in the Dark has a running theme of escape: from despair, from constraints, from small town life, and even, in dreams, from the Earth. The brilliant title track and new single, for instance, soars gloriously towards the stratosphere. A track built around a sample from one of Dave Maclean’s spoken word records then plushly upholstered with Moog synths and drum loops, it is accompanied by some eye strobing visuals from rapidly ascending NYC artist and illustrator Braulio Amado.


                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                              Barry says: Django Django (So good they named th.. No - Ed.) hit us with their newest album since 2018, and while the songwriting is pure DD, their increased reliance on woozy synths and bombastic basslines lend a more shimmering, poppy edge.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. Spirals
                                                              2. Right The Wrongs
                                                              3. Got Me Worried
                                                              4. Waking Up Feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg
                                                              5. Free From Gravity
                                                              6. Headrush
                                                              7. The Ark
                                                              8. Night Of The Buffalo
                                                              9. The World Will Turn
                                                              10. Kick The Devil Out
                                                              11. Glowing In The Dark
                                                              12. Hold Fast
                                                              13. Asking For More

                                                              Aluna

                                                              Renaissance

                                                                The desire for change stirs from the inside. We either listen to it - or not. Aluna chose to listen. After widespread critical acclaim as one-half of multiplatinum duo AlunaGeorge, the Grammy Award Winning singer, songwriter, and producer establishes an unpredictable and undeniable signature sound on her 2020 solo debut, "Renaissance". Featuring contributions from Disclosure associate SG Lewis, Princess Nokia and Rema, along with production from Kaytranada, Scott Storch and Lido, this LP offers a synth-led hit of pop tinged with bass, house and RnB flavours.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side A
                                                                1. I’ve Been Starting To
                                                                Love All The Things I Hate
                                                                2. Warrior (feat. SG Lewis)
                                                                3. Sneak
                                                                4. Envious

                                                                Side B
                                                                5. Don’t Hit My Line
                                                                6. Get Paid (with Princess
                                                                Nokia & Jada Kingdom)
                                                                7. The Recipe (produced
                                                                By KAYTRANADA)
                                                                [feat. Rema]

                                                                Side C
                                                                8. Body Pump
                                                                9. Ain’t My Business
                                                                10. Off Guard
                                                                11. Back Up

                                                                Side D
                                                                12. Pressure
                                                                13. Surrender
                                                                14. Whistle

                                                                Denai Moore

                                                                Modern Dread

                                                                  Denai Moore is a British- Jamaican artist who rose to prominence as a guest vocalist on SBTRKT's 2014 album ‘Wonder Where We Land’. Moore was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, where she started to learn to play keyboard from her father. Her family moved to Stratford, London when she was 10. 

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Too Close
                                                                  Don’t Close The Door
                                                                  Fake Sorry
                                                                  Grapefruit On The Porch
                                                                  Cascades
                                                                  Hail
                                                                  To The Brink
                                                                  Motherless Child
                                                                  Turn Off The Radio
                                                                  Honour
                                                                  Slate
                                                                  Offer Me
                                                                  Wishin’ You Better

                                                                  Sébastien Tellier

                                                                  Domesticated

                                                                    An electronica album that buzzes with humanity, his most melodically refined work to date and a joyous Franco-pop fantasia.

                                                                    The parisian pop genius took one of his famous leaps into the unknown with the release of his recent single ‘a ballet’. Sonically it was full of the character you’d hope for him to deliver - dreamy French electronica, classic pop songwriting and yacht rock-style sax. Thematically, however, it played with the unlikely parallels between music and the never-ending routine of domestic life. As he questions, “maybe the key to happiness is there, hidden under a dirty laundry basket?” setting himself apart from an ocean of beat-makers, Tellier wrote the vocal melodies first and then arranged the instrumentation around them. His surge of inspiration was such that he wrote 200 songs for the project, yet he also possessed the discipline to keep the final album to a taut and concise eight tracks.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Side A
                                                                    A1. A Ballet
                                                                    A2. Stuck In A Summer Love
                                                                    A3. Venezia
                                                                    A4. Domestic Tasks

                                                                    Side B
                                                                    B1. Oui
                                                                    B2. Atomic Smile
                                                                    B3. Hazy Feelings
                                                                    B4. Won

                                                                    Christine And The Queens

                                                                    La Vita Nuova

                                                                      Following her unexpected new single ‘People, I’ve been sad’ earlier this month, Christine and the Queens today unveils a surprise new EP. La vita nuova - a prospect for a new life - draws strength from extreme vulnerability. 

                                                                      La vita nuova arrives with an accompanying short film of the same name, imagined by Christine and featuring the EP’s five new songs in as many sequences. The 14 minute film is an inward journey that sees the artist invest Opéra Garnier, the world famous Paris opera house, filling it with stories of ghosts and mythical creatures. Through the lens of long-time collaborator Colin Solal Cardo (Robyn, Charli XCX) and with choreography by Ryan Heffington (VMA Award 2014, Grammy Award nominated), Christine and her dancers appear in succession on the Opéra rooftop, its grand stage and most secret recesses, culminating into a feverish moment with Caroline Polachek, a collaborator on the EP’s title track.


                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      CD
                                                                      1. People, I’ve Been Sad
                                                                      2. Je Disparais Dans Tes Bras
                                                                      3. Mountains (We Met)
                                                                      4. Nada
                                                                      5. La Vita Nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)
                                                                      6. I Disappear In Your Arms (Bonus Track)

                                                                      Vinyl
                                                                      Side A
                                                                      A1. People, I’ve Been Sad
                                                                      A2. Je Disparais Dans Tes Bras
                                                                      A3. Mountains (We Met)
                                                                      Side B
                                                                      B1. Nada
                                                                      B2. La Vita Nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)
                                                                      B3. I Disappear In Your Arms (Bonus Track)

                                                                      'Cerrone’s 17th album "DNA" opens with "The Impact", a throbbing track of bendy entanglements all with an environmental stance. Halfway through, we’re treated to an excerpt of a speech from Jane Goodall, the world-famous primatologist and ethnologist: “Every single day we make some impact on the planet. We haven’t inherited this planet from our parents. We’ve borrowed it from our children. If we get together, then we can start to heal some of the scars that we’ve inflicted.” It’s hard not to draw comparisons with Supernature, in which Cerrone declared his first warning about man’s impact on the planet, 43 years ago.

                                                                      This nine-track concept album is built on wandering contours and magnetic sparkle, from which bursts saturated oppressive synth pads ("Obsession"), a nod to PinkFloyd ("DNA"), and dramatic soundscapes ("Close To The Sky", "Experience") and clammy atmospheres that are delightedly languid. “What if I told you that the idea for Air Dreaming came to me after watching a video of a parachute jump featuring naked parachutists? When people ask me whether I’m still inspired by love and sex today, naturally my answer is yes.” Cerrone doesn’t deprive himself either of pushing Kraftwerk’s logic of unleashing robots on the dance floor (“I’ve got a rocket”, ”Let Me feel”), as his songs appeal to both the intellect and the body’s desire to move. “Let me dream, let me see, let me feel.”What better mantra for bringing this album full circle.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      The Impact
                                                                      Resolution
                                                                      Air Dreaming
                                                                      DNA
                                                                      I've Got A Rocket
                                                                      Let Me Feel
                                                                      Close To The Sky
                                                                      Experience
                                                                      Prediction

                                                                      Syrian wedding singer turned global dance icon Omar Souleyman releases his 4th studio album Shlon via Mad Decent / Because Music.

                                                                      On Shlon (Arabic for “how,” or literally “which color”), Omar Souleyman presents 6 new techno-meets-dabke songs of romance and love - singing poetry of a woman’s lips as sweet as Hillah’s dates on “Layle”; an intriguing woman he watches from afar whose kiss would be worth 10 million other kisses on “Shlon”; a lover ready to offer his beloved anything she wishes under the sun on “Shi Tridin” (“What Do You Wish For?”); a man in admiration of a woman with green eyes and blonde hair on “Abou Zlilif” (“Her Face is Like The Moon”); a song about love that will last forever on “Mawwal”, a traditional — all superimposed on complex techno arrangements by Hasan Alo, and based on the hi-speed Kurdish and Arabic dabke and baladi styles with the exception of “Mawwal” being presented in its traditionally slower pace.

                                                                      Shlon features double keyboard work from Hasan Alo, a fellow native of the Hasaka region in Northeastern Syria who has recently been active in the vibrant nightlife scene of Dubai. Azad Salih, a young Syrian man currently living in Mardin, Turkey, accompanies on saz, with the lyrics and love poetry written on the spot during the album’s recording session by longtime Omar collaborator Moussa Al Mardood - also currently based in Turkey.

                                                                      Omar Souleyman, who has collaborated with Björk and Four Tet, began his career as a prolific wedding singer, releasing nearly 500 live albums before civil war broke out in his native Syria in 2011. He then moved to Turkey and in 2013 released his Four Tet-produced debut studio album Wenu Wenu via Ribbon/Domino, which NPR called, "...a jam so visceral, thrilling and intense as to make the mysterious matter of earthly borders seem hardly worth the time to contemplate." His 2015 sophomore album Bahdeni Nami (various producers including Four Tet, Gilles Peterson and Modeselektor) garnered widespread critical praise including The Guardian, who proclaimed "It's so fast that the only appropriate way to engage with it is to wriggle your limbs. Melodies are both abrasive and ebullient, chattering endlessly like raucous birdsong," and 2017’s To Syria, With Love via Mad Decent placing Omar firmly in the canon of global electronic music.

                                                                      Souleyman has bolstered his growing status as a world and electronic music icon establishing an extensive international following after touring widely and performing at major festivals including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork Paris and Roskilde. Since its founding in 2013, Souleyman has been an advocate for the charity "Our Heart Aches for Syria," which operates in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders. In that same year, he performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway.

                                                                      Omar Souleyman has been touring tirelessly since the release of To Syria, With Love, or in fact for as long as he can remember in the last 10 years. He has crossed the planet – now seeming quite small – several times over and looks forward to meeting his fans everywhere to celebrate the release of Shlon.


                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Matt says: Arabic wedding tycoon-cum-electronica's strangest cabaret act, Omar Souleyman rolls out his trademark, techno-meets-dabke showpiece once again for his 4th LP to date!

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Shlon
                                                                      2. Shi Tridin
                                                                      3. Mawwal
                                                                      4. Abou Zilif
                                                                      5. 3tini 7obba
                                                                      6. Layle

                                                                      Metronomy

                                                                      Metronomy Forever

                                                                        The follow-up to 2016’s ‘Summer 08’, ‘Metronomy Forever’ features 17 tracks. Its length is born from a desire for breathing room, from not wanting to stuff the hits together like a bouquet of petrol station roses – a modern way of listening to music. Metronomy’s innate skill for blending off-kilter funk, energising club vibes and esoteric pop is interspersed with some mood-setting, glistening and melodic electronic tracks.

                                                                        The band’s leader Joseph Mount called upon a variety of inspirations for this album. Most notably, he wanted to replicate the feeling of listening to the radio, with an infinite quality, sumptuous songs of different styles, ever rolling, helping to lighten your mood. Moving away from the bustle of his former Parisian home to take up residence atop a hill in the garden of England had an impact, infusing the album with a sense of tranquillity and a calm joy that reflects the relative happiness of his existence.

                                                                        Also influential was time spent working on Robyn’s critically adored ‘Honey’ album, with a similar feeling of emotional, intense, carnal mania informing songs such as ‘Sex Emoji’ and ‘Salted Caramel Ice Cream’.

                                                                        ‘Metronomy Forever’ in name represents something looking backwards and forwards simultaneously, like Janus, something fated and eternal. You were made from dust and to dust you will return, that sort of thing.
                                                                        “What happens is when you’re making music and you enter a world where you have achieved some sort of celebrity no matter how large or small you start to think about yourself in terms of legacy and what you’re going to leave behind,” says Mount. “And then you realise that’s limited to the interest people have in you. In the end I feel completely comfortable with it. The less importance you place in any art the more interesting it can become in a way… I’m making music, I’m going to do some concerts, I need to feed my children”.


                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Barry says: From tender, lightly accentuated ballads and brittle melodic synth lines to huge, bombastic pop heft within the space of a couple minutes, and without batting an eyelid. It's classic Metronomy, brimming with confidence and skill, but tastefully underplayed. Metronomy forever!

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Wedding
                                                                        2. Whitsand Bay
                                                                        3. Insecurity
                                                                        4. Salted Caramel Ice Cream
                                                                        5. Driving
                                                                        6. Lately
                                                                        7. Lying Low
                                                                        8. Forever Is A Long Time
                                                                        9. The Light
                                                                        10. Sex Emoji
                                                                        11. Walking In The Dark
                                                                        12. Insecure
                                                                        13. Miracle Rooftop
                                                                        14. Upset My Girlfriend
                                                                        15. Wedding Bells
                                                                        16. Lately (Going Spare)
                                                                        17. Ur Mixtape

                                                                        Limited Deluxe 3LP
                                                                        LP 1
                                                                        Side A
                                                                        1. Wedding
                                                                        2. Whitsand Bay
                                                                        3. Insecurity
                                                                        4. Salted Caramel Ice Cream
                                                                        5. Driving
                                                                        Side B
                                                                        6. Lately
                                                                        7. Lying Low
                                                                        8. Forever Is A Long Time
                                                                        9. The Light

                                                                        LP 2
                                                                        Side A
                                                                        5. Sex Emoji
                                                                        6. Walking In The Dark
                                                                        7. Insecure
                                                                        8. Miracle Rooftop
                                                                        Side B
                                                                        5. Upset My Girlfriend
                                                                        6. Wedding Bells
                                                                        7. Lately (Going Spare)
                                                                        8. Ur Mixtape

                                                                        LP 3 - ‘Oscar Cash Forever’
                                                                        Side A
                                                                        1. Vocal FX (It’s Automatic)
                                                                        2. Mellow Brass (Lately / Whitsand Bay)
                                                                        3. Bold Brass (Maybe It’s A Whisper)
                                                                        4. Fantasy Flute (Interlude)
                                                                        Side B
                                                                        1. Distant Horn (Salted Caramel Ice Cream)
                                                                        2. Synth Bass (Sex Emoji)
                                                                        3. Glide Trumpet (The Light)
                                                                        4. Plucked Guitar (Upset My Girlfriend)

                                                                        Arguably one of the most acclaimed and loved bands of the past 20 years, by both fans and their musical peers alike, The Beta Band formed in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1996. Innovative and singular, their unique musical and aesthetic approach to everything they did set them far apart from their musical contemporaries. Together for a relatively short period of time, the three albums and three EPs they released between 1996 and 2004 would nonetheless help define them as one of the most exciting and cherished bands of their generation.

                                                                        “Heroes to Zeros” is the third and final studio album by The Beta Band released in 2004. It was mixed by famed producer Nigel Godrich and rose to number 18 in the UK charts.


                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1. Assessment
                                                                        A2. Space
                                                                        A3. Lion Thief
                                                                        A4. Easy
                                                                        A5. Wonderful
                                                                        A6. Troubles
                                                                        B1. Out-Side
                                                                        B2. Space Beatle
                                                                        B3. Rhododendron
                                                                        B4. Liquid Bird
                                                                        B5. Simple
                                                                        B6. Pure For

                                                                        The Beta Band

                                                                        Hot Shots II

                                                                        Arguably one of the most acclaimed and loved bands of the past 20 years, by both fans and their musical peers alike, The Beta Band formed in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1996. Innovative and singular, their unique musical and aesthetic approach to everything they did set them far apart from their musical contemporaries. Together for a relatively short period of time, the three albums and three EPs they released between 1996 and 2004 would nonetheless help define them as one of the most exciting and cherished bands of their generation.

                                                                        After a short hiatus the band gradually gravitated back into the studio and recruited noted UK producer Colin Emmanuel, aka C-Swing, to oversee the process of “Hot Shots II” which was released in mid 2001. Notoriously the band had intended to release "Squares", which featured a sample from the Günter Kallmann Choir's 1970 version of Wallace Collection's "Daydream", as the lead single. However after filming the music video and taking the single to radio it suddenly transpired that another single "Daydream in Blue" by I Monster featuring the sample from Günter Kallmann Choir recording was also to be released at the same time causing the band to release "Broke" instead. Touring extensively and supporting Radiohead in August 2002, they made No. 3 on Q magazine's list of "50 Bands to See Before You Die".


                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Barry says: A killer second (full-length) outing from The Beta Band sees Mason & Co. straying away slightly from the longing indie of their debut (and first three EP's) into anthemic minimalist acousticry, dancefloor rhythms and throbbing background electronics, whilst still retaining their melodic thread.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        A1. Squares
                                                                        A2. Al Sharp
                                                                        B1. Human Being
                                                                        B2. Gone
                                                                        B3. Dragon
                                                                        C1. Broke
                                                                        C2. Quiet
                                                                        C3. Alleged
                                                                        D1. Life
                                                                        D2. Eclipse

                                                                        The Beta Band

                                                                        The Beta Band

                                                                          Arguably one of the most acclaimed and loved bands of the past 20 years, by both fans and their musical peers alike, The Beta Band formed in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1996. Innovative and singular, their unique musical and aesthetic approach to everything they did set them far apart from their musical contemporaries. Together for a relatively short period of time, the three albums and three EPs they released between 1996 and 2004 would nonetheless help define them as one of the most exciting and cherished bands of their generation.

                                                                          Released in 1999, the album “The Beta Band” followed the critically acclaimed compilation “The Three E.P.'s” (1998). With high anticipation for The Beta Band, the band originally planned to record the album in four separate continents, but financial constraints slimmed the recording locations down; however, the album was still recorded in a variety of locations and pulling inspiration from sources as diverse as Jamaican reggae, Disney's movie “The Black Hole” and Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart".

                                                                          The band also originally intended the album to contain a bonus disc of two long form ambient pieces, ‘Happiness and Colour’ and ‘The Hut’, both of which lasted over 20 minutes and represented the band's desire to "make a record of sound as a description for something like happiness, where a distinct first part gives way to a distinct second part”. However, the band and label ultimately decided to remove these tracks from the album prior to release.


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. The Beta Band Rap
                                                                          A2. It's Not Too Beautiful
                                                                          A3. Simple Boy
                                                                          B1. Round The Bend
                                                                          B2. Dance O'er The Border
                                                                          B3. Brokenupadingdong
                                                                          C1. Number 15
                                                                          C2. Smiling
                                                                          D1. The Hard One
                                                                          D2. The Cow's Wrong

                                                                          Bonus EP/CD: A. Happiness And Colour / B. The Hut

                                                                          2CD Edition Features The Same Tracks In The Same Order.

                                                                          The Beta Band

                                                                          The Three EPs (20th Anniversary Remaster)

                                                                            Arguably one of the most acclaimed and loved bands of the past 20 years, by both fans and their musical peers alike, The Beta Band formed in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1996. Innovative and singular, their unique musical and aesthetic approach to everything they did set them far apart from their musical contemporaries.

                                                                            Together for a relatively short period of time, the three albums and three EPs they released between 1996 and 2004 would nonetheless help define them as one of the most exciting and cherished bands of their generation. 


                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Champion Versions EP
                                                                            A1. Dry The Rain / A2. I Know / B1. B + A / B2. Dogs Got A Bone

                                                                            The Patty Patty Sound EP
                                                                            A. Inner Meet Me / B. The House Song / C. Monolith / D. She’s The One

                                                                            Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos EP
                                                                            A1. Push It Out / A2. It’s Over / B1. Dr. Baker / B2. Needles In My Eyes

                                                                            CD Features The Same Tracklist In The The Same Order.

                                                                            The Beta Band

                                                                            The Best Of The Beta Band

                                                                              2CD edition in 3-panel digipack with a 16-page poster booklet.

                                                                              Arguably one of the most acclaimed and loved bands of the past 20 years, by both fans and their musical peers alike, The Beta Band formed in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1996.

                                                                              Innovative and singular, their unique musical and aesthetic approach to everything they did set them far apart from their musical contemporaries. Together for a relatively short period of time, the three albums and three EPs they released between 1996 and 2004 would nonetheless help define them as one of the most exciting and cherished bands of their generation.

                                                                              After acquiring the Beta Band’s catalogue last year, Because Music will reissue their releases, starting on September 14th with a double CD Best-Of compiling all their best hits and a live show recorded at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire (London) in 2004.

                                                                              Because Music will also celebrate at the same time the 20th anniversary of their 1998 compilation ‘The Three EPs’ by releasing a deluxe vinyl edition gathering in a slipcase the EPs ‘Champion Versions’, ‘The Patty Patty Sound’ and ‘Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos’ with remastered tracks and coloured vinyls. 


                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              CD1
                                                                              1. Dry The Rain
                                                                              2. Inner Meet Me
                                                                              3. She’s The One
                                                                              4. Dr. Baker
                                                                              5. It’s Not Too Beautiful
                                                                              6. Smiling
                                                                              7. To You Alone
                                                                              8. Squares
                                                                              9. Human Being
                                                                              10. Gone
                                                                              11. Broke
                                                                              12. Assessment 
                                                                              13. Easy
                                                                              14. Wonderful
                                                                              15. Troubles
                                                                              16. Simple

                                                                              CD2 – Live At The Shepherds Bush Empire
                                                                              1. It’s Not Too Beautiful 
                                                                              2. Squares
                                                                              3. Inner Meet Me 
                                                                              4. Simple
                                                                              5. She’s The One
                                                                              6. Easy 
                                                                              7. Dr. Baker 
                                                                              8. Dry The Rain 
                                                                              9. Quiet
                                                                              10. Broke
                                                                              11. Assessment
                                                                              12. Dog’s Got A Bone 

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Shaolin Soul Episode 2

                                                                                Shaolin Soul Episode 2 is part of the three (soon four)-volume compilation of music sampled by the Wu-Tang Clan, and their various solo albums. If you wanted a place (record) where all the best soul artists were gathered then this is the record is for you, this compilation has done the hard work for you by sourcing great songs which are all presented on this neatly tied together record. Featuring songs from the likes of Syl Johnson, Baby Huey, Black Ivory, Jackson 5, Al Green and lots of other well-known names which are all score highly in any soul fans estimation. The samples are principally for the tracks produced by RZA, and as such, largely cover the earlier years of their career. Now you can hear the samples in their full glory and fist pump that now that sample you always wondered where you heard has been resolved.

                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                Shaolin Soul Episode 1

                                                                                  Shaolin Soul Episode 1 is part of the three (soon four)-volume compilation of music sampled by the Wu-Tang Clan, and their various solo albums. Complete with all the best-known soul classics, this compilation has done the hard work for you by sourcing great songs which are all presented on this neatly tied together record. Featuring songs from the likes of The Dramatics, Jackie Moore, The Supremes, Freddie Waters, Ann Sexton and lots of other well-known names which are all score highly in any soul fans estimation. The samples are principally for the tracks produced by RZA, and as such, largely cover the earlier years of their career. Now you can hear the samples in their full glory and fist pump that now that sample you always wondered where you heard has been resolved.

                                                                                  Django Django

                                                                                  Marble Skies

                                                                                    After the brilliant, rave-shaped grooves and expansive arrangements of its predecessor, ‘Marble Skies’ is a more concise and focused offering which recalls the dynamic, genre-blurring music of their debut. It’s a return to form; an album which finds them returning to the handmade, cut-and-paste approach of the past. Upon finishing the ‘Born To Saturn’ tour, Dave ventured to LA to work on a production project, whilst the other band members went to India with the British Council. When they returned, the new album process began with a back-to-basics approach which recalled the DIY ethos of the band’s early days, Django Django – minus an absent Maclean – assembled at Urchin Studios in Tottenham, London with Metronomy drummer Anna Prior to experiment with the idea of coming up with new tracks through loose jamming sessions. After ten days of recording, there was plenty of raw material to send up to Dave (then back in his hometown of Dundee) for him to edit, refine and evolve. As ever, all four band members (completed by Tommy Grace on synths and bassist Jimmy Dixon) contributed to the band’s music, melodies and lyrics as the final album took shape. Parts of ‘Marble Skies’ find Django Django sailing into uncharted territories, not least the driving title track (propelled by Prior’s drumming), with its echoes of Krautrock and Suicide. Meanwhile, the hazy Zombies-like summer pop of ‘Champagne’, which explores the joys and ills of alcohol, was inspired by the band’s over-indulgence during a boat trip on the Seine that was hosted by their label. Those drawn to the more dance-orientated side of Django Django will find much to love in the twisted ‘80s electro pop of ‘In Your Beat’ and the dancehall-influenced ‘Surface To Air’, a dreamy-headed pop song fronted by Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club. The collaboration came as a result of the two bands meeting up at SXSW some years ago, where Rebecca and Dave in particular bonded over shared interests in R&B, hip-hop and dancehall. Another more surprising collaborator is Jan Hammer, the Czech-born, American-based jazz-fusion and electronic artist who shares writing credits with the band on the gorgeously floaty ‘Sundials’. If there’s a mood running through ‘Marble Skies’, it’s one of reflection on things past and present, and finding some kind of peace with your place in the grand scheme of things. 


                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Side 1
                                                                                    1. Marble Skies
                                                                                    2. Surface To Air
                                                                                    3. Champagne
                                                                                    4. Tic Tac Toe
                                                                                    5. Further
                                                                                    Side 2
                                                                                    1. Sundials
                                                                                    2. Beam Me Up
                                                                                    3. In Your Beat
                                                                                    4. Real Gone
                                                                                    5. Fountains

                                                                                    This is a clear perspective on Comelade’s musical universe and can be considered as an ultimate “best of” and a radical introduction tothis chaotic and uncompromising instrumental music. "Rocanrolorama Abrégé" (“abbreviated rockandrolorama”, in English) is the short version of the complete works and reworks of Pascal Comelade published at the end of 2016 as a 6-CD box set in a sold-out limited edition of 1000 numbered and signed copies. Pascal Comelade made this album as if it was a new and separate album, with tracks that he considers best represent his work, from 1993 to 2016, according to the principle applied with the Rocanrolorama box set: songs in their original form, alternative versions, reworks, additions…
                                                                                    This short version was conceived especially for a double vinyl LP format: four sides with six tracks each, which you can listen to in the right order, from start to finish, according to a logical, thought-out progression for each side (slow tempo, medium tempo, orchestrations, electricity, etc.), paying tribute to the concept behind the collection Rhythm and Blues Formidable.


                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    A1. Arthur Cravan Was A Flor Fina /
                                                                                    A2. The Blank Invasion Of Schizofonics Bikinis /
                                                                                    A3. La Société Du Piano-Obstacle /
                                                                                    A4. Sardana Dels Desemparats /
                                                                                    A5. Il Luna-Park Galactico
                                                                                    A6. Paganini Paga Tot A Nono
                                                                                    B1. Le Fakir De La Chapelle /
                                                                                    B2. The Nothing-Twist /
                                                                                    B3. El Misteri Del Triangle Del Vermut /
                                                                                    B4. Rue Des Soeurs Noires /
                                                                                    B5. Europe Change Bad /
                                                                                    B6. Despintura (A) Fonica
                                                                                    C1. Stranger In Paradigm /
                                                                                    C2. Sense El Resso Del Dring /
                                                                                    C3. I Put A Barbara Steele On You
                                                                                    C4. Patafisiskal Polska /
                                                                                    C5. El Pianista Del Antifaz (= "Born In Candolle") /
                                                                                    C6. Vals Burlesco
                                                                                    D1. Hydropathes Marchant Sur Les Os /
                                                                                    D2. The Halucinogenic Espontex Sinfonia
                                                                                    D3. Spinoza Was A Soul Garagist /
                                                                                    D4. The Skatalan Logicofobism /
                                                                                    D5. Sans Les Mains
                                                                                    D6. Ha Passat Un Angel (Version Instrumentale)

                                                                                    After bursting onto the scene in the heady (hedonistic) days of French electro, Joakim has enjoyed a decade of globetrotting and cultural tourism, soaking up the sights and sounds while spinning diverse DJ sets, soundtracking fashion shows and art installations and taking on production duties for a host of A-list talent. His sixth solo LP, "Samurai", lands on the Piccadilly shelves this week, combining a whole load of stuff we love into one big lovable whole. Influenced by his journeys between NYC, Tokyo and Paris, as well as new age music and Yukio Mishima’s book, "Hagakure: Samurai Ethics & Modern Japan", the thirteen track LP glides through sequencer based ambient numbers, gentle synth pop sonnets, and wonky funk wonders to arrive at a neon-tinged cocktail of Eno's "By This River", Mac Demarco's gap toothed funk, and the magical melancholia of shop favourite Horsebeach. If ever there were an album tailor made for our collective Piccadilly passions, it's this one!

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    01. In The Beginning
                                                                                    02. Samurai
                                                                                    03. Numb
                                                                                    04. Late Night New City
                                                                                    05. Green Echo Mecha
                                                                                    06. Cannibale Pastorale
                                                                                    07. Exile
                                                                                    08. Through The Prospect Park Arch
                                                                                    09. Time Is Wrong
                                                                                    10. Mind Bent
                                                                                    11. Jocho
                                                                                    12. Not Because You’re Sad
                                                                                    13. Hope / Patience 

                                                                                    Electric Guest – LA-based duo Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton – have confirmed details for the long-awaited follow up to their 2012 debut. ‘Plural’, out March 3rd on Downtown/Because Music, breaks the group's almost five year silence with their most confident, catchy, fully-realized music to date, featuring behind the scenes contributions from Joanna Newsom, Haim, and Justin Young from The Vaccines.

                                                                                    The Line of Best Fit shared 'Plural' highlight "Back For Me" this morning, calling:
                                                                                    “Electric Guest at the top of their game - it's addictive (you'll be itching to hit repeat the second that final beat stops), brilliantly bizarre in places, and remarkably upbeat. We can't wait to hear more.”

                                                                                    Recorded in LA, 'Plural' infuses Electric Guest's off-kilter blend of electronic, pop and R&B with an even more adventurous spirit than on 2012's 'Mondo.' Written during a period of self-reflection, 'Plural' embraces Taccone and Compton's original instincts, forgoing detailed arrangements and falsettos in favor of a back-to-basics approach – strong, natural vocals, intuitive musical instinct, and unbridled inspiration. The result is a sonic mélange that sounds as if it’s from both the past and future, layering everything from 80s synths to iPhone drum machines to Latin and Caribbean percussion. 


                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Side 1
                                                                                    1. Zero Electric Guest
                                                                                    2. Glorious Warrior Electric Guest
                                                                                    3. Back & Forth Electric Guest
                                                                                    4. Dear To Me Electric Guest
                                                                                    5. Oh Devil Electric Guest

                                                                                    Side 2
                                                                                    1. Back For Me Electric Guest
                                                                                    2. See The Light Electric Guest
                                                                                    3. Over Electric Guest
                                                                                    4. My Omen Electric Guest
                                                                                    5. Sarah Electric Guest
                                                                                    6. Bound To Lose Electric Guest 

                                                                                    Justice

                                                                                    Woman

                                                                                      After bursting onto the scene with a string of brilliant and brutal electro-disco bangers in the mid-noughties, Justice have toured the world rocking clubs and festivals, won a Grammy (for their killer remix of MGMT's "Electric Feel") and generally speaking been a couple of complete and utter dudes. They followed up their dope debut "†" with the proggy wig out of 2011's "Audio, Video, Disco", pushing their sound into unknown territories and taking the club crowds along for the ride. Brand new LP "Woman" finds the French duo older, wiser and more comfortable, celebrating the finer things in life and soundtracking summertime drives with your loved one and children. The brutal noise of their debut has been tamed and polished by love, offering instead a shimmering electro-funk complete with exultant pop motifs. Let there be Justice for all!

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Patrick says: Gaspard & Xavier return with their third LP, offering an older, calmer and more mature take on the disco-flecked electro which saw them conquer the world a decade ago. "Woman" is an optimistic offering of shimmering synth pop for daytime discos with your nearest and dearest.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. SAFE AND SOUND Justice
                                                                                      2. PLEASURE Justice
                                                                                      3. ALAKAZAM ! Justice
                                                                                      4. FIRE Justice
                                                                                      5. STOP Justice
                                                                                      6. CHORUS Justice
                                                                                      7. RANDY Justice
                                                                                      8. HEAVY METAL Justice
                                                                                      9. LOVE S.O.S Justice
                                                                                      10. CLOSE CALL Justice 

                                                                                      Suffering from burn-out during Air's 2010 tour, Nicolas Godin was looking for inspiration to reignite his passion for music. He watched a Bruno Monsaingeon documentary about Glenn Gould playing Bach. Godin was immediately attracted to this mysterious and inaccessible universe, which he wanted to explore when he got home to Paris.

                                                                                      Having made a statement with Air, Godin wanted to go back to the classical world, to grow up musically; to renew himself. Even at this stage in his career he took new piano lessons. He decided to start recording Bach pieces, “but not to make a Bach record with modern sound, I didn’t want to make a Wendy Carlos record; she’s already done it brilliantly in the 70s. The problem is how to do something new, because everything has already been done! But when I heard Glenn Gould talk about how to explore and transform the past, this was exactly what I was reaching for.”

                                                                                      Godin began a period of transformation, “taking parts of Bach’s scores, then creating new parts,” he recalls. “Sometimes only thirty seconds of Bach’s original music was left behind. But I want people to listen to Contrepoint without noticing that it’s Bach. And in the process, I discovered that I had made a solo record! But it’s more of a tribute to all the great composers that have inspired me. Making a record about Bach leads to all composers who have listened to Bach.”

                                                                                      Working in tandem with co-songwriter, arranger, keyboardist and Bach specialist Vincent Taurelle at AIR’s Studio de l’Atlas in Paris, Godin ended up with eight pieces. The end result is 'Contrepoint', a dazzling experience that conjoins Godin’s former habitual musical fusions with classical forms, taking the listener on multiple adventurous journeys, often within each song, with counterpoint just one of its many landmarks. It’s remarkably varied in tone and rhythm, splicing genres with a bold, punchy and yet sensual and sweeping feel, with a variety of enticing lyrical narratives, and a starry international cast of guests, such as French vocalist Thomas Mars (from Phoenix), Brazilian singer Marcelo Camelo, Italian author Alessandro Barrico, New Zealand guitarist Connan Mockasin and the choir from Macedonia’s FAME'S Project. But the unifying force of Contrepoint is Johann Sebastian Bach. Each album track uses a Bach piece as its source, before jumping off to all manner of new places. Glenn Gould is also in the mix, though more of a spiritual guide than compositional. The predominant influence on 'Contrepoint' is Godin himself, composing at a new-found level of inspiration, both structural and emotional. 


                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1 Orca
                                                                                      2. Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde
                                                                                      3. Club Nine
                                                                                      4. Clara
                                                                                      5. Glenn
                                                                                      6. Quei Due
                                                                                      7. Bach Off
                                                                                      8. Elfe Man

                                                                                      It's hard to think of another artist who has their feet firmly planted across as many styles as the Mad Decent founder, head honcho and brand ambassador, Diplo. Equally immersed in Top 40 and hip-hop world as he is in underground club, indie rock and world music, the Grammy-nominated producer is embarking on his most ambitious year yet with not just the launch of the new Major Lazer cartoon on FXX, but also the release of a new Major Lazer album, 'Peace Is The Mission'. This will be the third studio album from Major Lazer, the dancehall collective spearheaded by Diplo with trusted co-conspirators Walshy Fire and Jillionaire.

                                                                                      Fans who’ve learned to associate Major Lazer with some of the biggest names in dancehall alongside up-and-comers and mainstream mainstays can expect even more exciting names on this go. 'PITM' features guest contributions from Ellie Goulding, Elliphant, Wild Belle, MØ, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Travi$ Scott, Jovi Rockwell, DJ Snake, Tarrus Riley, Mad Cobra, Nyla, Chronixx and a re-work of the Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Pt 1. motion picture soundtrack song "All My Love" featuring Ariana Grande from Trinidadian star Michel Montano.

                                                                                      When Major Lazer first launched in 2008, tastemakers embraced the indie side project and niche underground media outlets championed the sound. Seven years later, Major Lazer have developed their sound to become integrated with pop music and beyond and continued their ascent, recognised by their peers, fans and media around the world as leaders in a genre they helped to build.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      01 Be Together (Feat. Wild Belle)
                                                                                      02 Too Original (Feat. Elliphant & Jovi Rockwell)
                                                                                      03 Blaze Up The Fire (Feat. Chronixx)
                                                                                      04 Lean On (Feat. MØ & DJ Snake)
                                                                                      05 Powerful (Feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley)
                                                                                      06 Light It Up (Feat. Nyla)
                                                                                      07 Roll The Bass
                                                                                      08 Night Riders (Feat. Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T & Mad Cobra)
                                                                                      09 All My Love (Remix) (Feat. Ariana Grande & Machel Montano)

                                                                                      The Liminanas

                                                                                      Time Will Tell / Alicante

                                                                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                        Limited to 500 copies exclusive Record Store Day only release !

                                                                                        Jack White faves Les Liminanas. It's been noted that their are traces of Serge Gainsbourg, Beck, Stereolab, Gospel, Yeh-Yeh, guitar fuzz freakouts, and Nugget's-era stompers in the Limiñanas music. All of which may be true, but Limiñanas' sound is irreverent and singular.


                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A- Time Will Tell
                                                                                        B- Alicante

                                                                                        Soko

                                                                                        My Dreams Dictate My Reality

                                                                                          Standout tracks on the album include the steady bopping and unquestionably cool “Ocean of Tears” and the unapologetically Echo and the Bunnymen- and The Cure-esque guitar sounds of the title track.
                                                                                          Once a soft-spoken singer-songwriter, Soko’s music quickly caught up with her untamable persona. Three years ago, Soko released her debut album “I Thought I Was An Alien,” that featured the track “We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow”, OST to the video “First Kiss” (about 100 million views).

                                                                                          The track skyrocketed to the Top 10 of the Billboard Charts and did about 11,5 million streams (No. 1 Debut On Streaming Songs). Soko has now revamped her once innocent yet morbid folk into an insolent follow-up record, “My Dreams Dictate My Reality,” .

                                                                                          Produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (who also produced her favorite band, The Cure) the album features the hypnotic duet “Lovetrap” with friend and lo-fi wizard Ariel Pink also.

                                                                                          Little Dragon

                                                                                          Klapp Klapp

                                                                                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                            Limited to 350 copies.


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