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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.

    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.

      Django Django

      The Glowing In The Dark Remixes (RSD21 EDITION)

        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JUNE 12TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

        IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JUNE 12TH).


        5 brand new remixes of Django Django's songs collected on exclusive RSD 12''. 

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Spirals (MGMT Remix)
        A2. Glowing In The Dark (Hot Chip Remix)
        B1. Free From Gravity (Busy P Remix)
        B2. Waking Up (Free Love Remix)
        B3. Glowing In The Dark (Kevin West Remix)

        The Liminanas

        The World We Knew (OST) (RSD21 EDITION)

          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JUNE 12TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

          IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JUNE 12TH).


          100% new & original music done by The Liminanas for the movie "The World We Knew" (2020). Never released before whatever digital or physical. 1st time ever release as RSD Exclusive

          Metronomy

          Mandibules

            When Metronomy meets Ed Banger Records. “Mandibules” new song by Metronomy is the music of the new movie “Mandibules” by Quentin Dupieux aka Mr Oizo.

            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

                Celebrating 10th anniversary of both Connan Mockasin‘s debut album “Forever Dolphin Love” & career, Phantasy and Because Music release new editions of long time out of stock “Forever Dolphin Love” & “Caramel” (2nd album) Lps in exclusive Splatter 2021 Editions.

                Welcome, folks, to the delightful, slanted and enchanted world of Connan Mockasin. The New Zealand born, current London resident Mockasin makes beautiful, off-kilter music which subverts as it compels, challenges as it mesmerists, startles as it seduces, even drawing fans as diverse as Johnny Marr and Radiohead to Ed Banger chief and ex-Daft Punk manager Pedro Winter into its wide-eyed, childlike exploration into the final frontiers of pop music. It is all too rare, in this current climate of manufactured pop acts, grey over produced 'alternative' guitar music and press-fuelled mania for the next-big-thing, to hear something truly striking and original, but a strong case can most certainly be made for Connan to be a true pop auteur, taking his rightful place in a proud lineage which includes past mavericks such as Joe Meek and Brian Wilson, right through to current cult heroes like Ariel Pink's, Sufjan Stevens and John Maus.

                TRACK LISTING

                A1 Megumi The Milkway Above
                A2 It’s Choade My Dear
                A3 Faking Jazz Together
                A4 Quadropuss Island
                A5 Forever Dolphin Love

                B1 Muss
                B2 Egon Hosford
                B3 Unicorn In Uniform
                B4 Grampa Moff
                B5 Please Turn Me Into The Snat

                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

                Celebrating 10th anniversary of  both Connan Mockasin‘s debut album “Forever Dolphin Love” & career, Phantasy and Because Music release new editions of long time out of stock “Forever Dolphin Love” & “Caramel” (2nd album) Lps in exclusive Splatter 2021 Editions.

                New Zealand via Paris / London pop sprite Connan Mockasin follows up the widely acclaimed oddball-psych of 2010’s 'Forever Dolphin Love'. 'Caramel' boasts a unique brand of mutated, lustrous soul that was almost wholly self-recorded over a month in a Tokyo hotel room. The new album explores different regions of Mockasin’s singular galaxy, guided by his truly adventurous songwriting that favors reconfigured pop structures with a skewed funk sensibility. 'Caramel'  offers us not just soul but a liquefied brew of blues, funk, ambient and folk with pronounced Oriental and Gallic timbres, all laced with an uncanny air of bliss... 'Caramel' has hints of Scritti Politti's exquisitely stitched soul, or of Prince - if the Minneapolis legend had spent time in Canterbury, the epicentre of South East England's progressive psych / prog scene during the late 60s and early 70s, where the likes of Syd Barrett and Kevin Ayers began their own musical journeys.

                And if that wasn't all enough to get your ears round, then it's a concept album as well, kinds: "The concept is that it's actually an album," says Mockasin. "It starts with the dolphin (from 'Forever Dolphin Love') leaving, and the boss (the man) who is so in with love with the dolphin is sad, and then it kicks into the new album, and he is happier. But there's a car race and a crash."

                TRACK LISTING

                A1 Nothing Last Forever
                A2 Caramel
                A3 I’m The Man , That Will Find You
                A4 Do I Make You Feel Shy ?
                A5 Why Are You Crying ?

                B1 It’s Your Body 1
                B2 It’s Your Body 2
                B3 It’s Your Body 3
                B4 It’s Your Body 4
                B5 It’s Your Body 5
                B6 I Wanna Roll With You 

                Myd

                Born A Loser

                  Ed Banger Records presents “Born a loser”, MYD’s first album. Featuring Mac de Marco, Juan Wauters & Bakar.

                  A drunken round of jazzercise, a lazy float in the kiddie pool, your weird uncle gyrating under disco lights. Myd's debut album Born Loser is a soundtrack to life's strange delights. After a decade of experience, the Lille-bred producer perfects his solo sound on this 14-track collection. Indie electro grit meets infectious pop hooks, wrapped in passionate depth. It's a little bit folksy with a French touch soul, all fed through Myd's surreal filter.

                  Introduced to fans as a member of electronic band Club Cheval, he co-produced Brodinski’s album Bravaand made beats for rappers Theophilus London, Lacrim, SCH and more. Now, he stands on his own, unabashedly showcasing his eccentric flair. “[Born Loser] is weird in its structure,” he says. “There are pop songs, but there are also extreme production choices. Before, I was a bit shy with that. I'm finishing this album really confident. This way is my way, and I'm really happy about it.”

                  Myd is a homemade anti-hero. Purposefully approachable and painfully relatable, his world is one of hyper-normal, mundane scenes melting into fever dreams. Take a stack of '80s records, spill a Mai Tai across the collection and watch the covers bleed in psychedelic swirls. That's the warbled sheen of Myd's calling card, feeding melodies through cassette recorders and cheap analog gear for a distinctly DIY effect.

                  Debut solo EP All Inclusive mixed electric guitars and acoustic percussion with computerized beats. Its sunset sounds were tinged with melancholy -what he calls “French romanticism.” The release was signed to Paris’ legendary label Ed Banger, where Myd’s quirky character was welcomed and his talent encouraged. Ed Banger’s loyal fanbase inspired Born Loser’s lead single, “Together We Stand.” It matches a four-to-the-floor electronic kick with a hypnotic synth loop and “hippie chorus” made from his own stacked vocals. The lead’s wall of instruments play the same disco melody, recorded and re-recorded like a heavily-filtered sample.

                  Completing the album took more than dedication. Myd also took vocal lessons, learning to trust not just his style choices but his own voice. There are only a handful of collaborations, including Uruguayan folk artist Juan Wuaters and Bakar. Likewise, the album’s title track takes its name and spirit from a dizzying and hypnotic loop of Bobby Lee's 1966 song “I Was Born A Loser.”

                  At times, Born Loser is fun and flirty, other times thoughtful, dreamy and warm with intergalactic fuzz. It's an intimate record dripping with synth-heavy shine, and in its weathered corners and rich textures, lies the autobiography of Myd –at least in this moment. “For me, the album is ending a chapter more than opening a new one,” he says. “I see inspiration like a lung. Sometimes you are inhaling, and you need to take inspiration and wisdom from lots of people. Then you have other times when you need to produce a lot. To create this album, I was by myself creating. I think the next chapter will be working with other people and sharing what I did.”


                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1 We Are The Light
                  A2 Let You Speak
                  A3 Together We Stand
                  B1 Born A Loser
                  B2 There’s A Snake In My Boot
                  B3 The Sun
                  B4 Whether The Weather (Feat Juan Wauters)
                  C1 Always A Light
                  C2 Call Me
                  C3 Moving Men (Feat Mac Demarco)
                  C4 It’s About You
                  D1 I Feel Better (I Got Something)
                  D2 Now That We Found Love
                  D3 We Found It (Feat Bakar)

                  Metronomy

                  The English Riviera - 10th Anniversary Edition

                    Metronomy’s career-changing album The English Riviera is turning ten years old.

                    To celebrate, the band are re-issuing their much-loved album with six previously unreleased bonus tracks available for fans to stream and buy on 30th April 2021 via Because Music. The reissue will be available on limited edition and numbered heavyweight 180g vinyl with etched fantascope on side D. To mark the announcement, the Joseph Mount-fronted indie pop collective today have shared previously unheard bonus track ‘Picking Up For You’, listen now.

                    Of the anniversary, Joe says “My first apartment in Paris had an almost comically perfect view of Montmartre and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. In the shadow of the Sacré Coeur, with Barbès and the hill of Montmartre as a backdrop, I sat idly one day and wrote what would become one of Metronomy’s most popular songs.

                    I was tinkering around with one of Marion’s keyboards and after a short while came up with the bit that gets stuck in your head; the der-de-der-der bit. I played around with it a little, hit a wall and thought ‘it’s not really Metronomy, is it’. Four months later, we finished recording The Look at the Smokehouse in London. We quite liked it, but that was about it. Then I distinctly remember the journalist Dave Simpson asking me about the song after we performed it for the first time at the Leeds Cockpit in January 2011. That was probably the moment I realised it had something about it.

                    I still don’t know precisely what that something is, but when we perform The Look live and I hear thousands of people chanting the bit that gets stuck in your head back at me, der-de-der-der, it often brings a tear to my eye. It really is amazing what that seaside song and this whole album has done for Metronomy.”

                    A love letter to the stretch of coast a stone's throw from where Joe 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. The band are currently working on what will be their seventh album, due for release next year.

                    Metronomy’s biggest album to date, The English Riviera was nominated for the Mercury Prize, is certified Gold in the UK and platinum in France, and upon release was met with wide scale critical acclaim: ranked as NME’s #2 album of the year (“a deep sea of ideas and imagination”), NYLON’s #2, Uncut’s #3, Mixmag’s #4, and #7 by The Guardian (“an assured, beguiling album”) among many other end of year lists. The English Riviera’s standout tracks ‘The Look’ and ‘The Bay’ remain Metronomy’s biggest and best recognised songs to date.


                    TRACK LISTING

                    The English Riviera
                    We Broke Free
                    Everything Goes My Way
                    The Look
                    She Wants
                    Trouble
                    The Bay
                    Loving Arm
                    Corinne
                    Some Written
                    Love Underlined
                    Aquarius (outtake)
                    Picking Up For You (outtake)
                    French Organ (outtake)
                    Friends (outtake)
                    The Ballad Of The 17 Year Old (outtake)
                    Jazz Odyssey (outtake)

                    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

                      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

                        Logic1000

                        Perfume / Blossom

                        Logic1000 probably gifted us one of the surprise hits of 2019 via the double A-side, white label release: "Please Forgive Me / Derrière". Hammered to death throughout the year locally by Kickin' Pigeon & Migz, it reached zenith buzz factor at last year's Gottwood festival on the Ruffy's Lab stage. We now know that Logic1000 is the alias of Sydney-born producer and DJ Samantha Poulter and since that unrivaled debut, her music has made it into the sets of Four Tet, Caribou, Ben UFO, Floating Points, DJ Python and Anthony Naples amongst many others. Now based in London, Logic1000 has already performed in some of UK's best clubs including Printworks (w/ Carl Craig, Larry Heard & Moodyman), Phonox (w/ Mount Kimbie), Bristol’s Motion (w/ Four Tet) and Corsica Studios (w/ DJ Python).

                        Another super limited white label release containing two tracks and again, with one sampling some commercial RnB / pop while the other is a fully certified soundsystem blaster! So while "Please Forgive Me" sampled Burns' "Lies", "Perfume" samples Avant's "Seperated"; dragging it by the ankles from its 2006 RnB habitat and into a smoke filled, red-hued mainroom populated by Sydney club kids! Utilizing the vocal to devastating effect and adding a very Australian drum palette of tight kicks and percolated perx, it has that hi-gloss aesthetic you'll recognize from the many of her other productions. Flip over and "Blossom" hovers in on pulsating pads, a skitty, Hebdenesque beat and squealing synth refrain. Displaying a highly profecient level of detail throughout, yet with a suspended, non-linear course, the track glides into the collective conciousness of the dancefloor and signifies that bewilderingly transitional moment when you move into the deeper and more serious end of the session, certain to lock the crowd into its dazzling grip. Hi-tech, hi-end stuff by a producer who really knows her craft. Big things destined for this girl mark my words. Much like the first one, this under-the-radar offering is set to become one of the finest secret weapons of the year! Recommended.




                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        says: Less drama more tension but still mindbogglingly accurate in the studio, the Berlin-via-Sydney star follows up "Please Forgive Me / Derrière" in succinctly superb style.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A. Perfume
                        B. Blossom

                        The Limiñanas

                        Calentita

                          After a prolific year 2019 with two OSTs and a side project with Anton Newcombe and Emmanuelle Seigner (L’Épée), The Liminañas are back with a new single exuding the summer heat and the beach sun, ‘Calentita’, which features Nuria, a Spanish friend on the band, on vocal.

                          This sole vinyl edition is limited and includes 2 remixes as well as an alternative version.


                          TRACK LISTING

                          A1. Calentita
                          A2. Calentita (Unloved Remix)
                          B1. Calentita (Alternative Version)
                          B2. Calentita (Unloved Instrumental Remix)

                          Metronomy & Clara Luciani

                          La Baie / La Grenade

                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AS PART OF THE AUGUST 29TH DROP DAY AT 6PM.
                            LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


                            Numbered & coloured 7" edition. It all started with French songwriter Clara Lucianaís first record ëSainte-Victoireí (now platinum) which included a cover adapted in French of her favourite Metronomy song 'The Bay'. She then met Metronomy in Paris, shared artistic visions and eventually decided to conceive this joint 7íí project which includes her cover of ëThe Bayí & Metronomyís take on her own track ëLa Grenadeí. Joseph Mount & Clara Luciani imagined & created together the 7íí artwork"

                            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

                                Mr. Oizo

                                Pharmacist

                                  More Oizo MADNESS on Ed Banger, this time coming via a very weird 10". On the glitching and twisting A-side, Oizo shows us exactly what happens when you play "Flat Beat" at 33, while the flip shifts between exotica-sampling hip hop and bleep heavy electro house.

                                  In light of the Covid-19 pandemic context, Mr. Oizo, Ed Banger Records and Because Music have decided that all the profits from the sales of this release will go to the AP-HP, the foundation overseeing the hospitals from Paris and the Ile-de-France region. 

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  A1. Pharmacist (feat Romeo Elvis)
                                  B1. Tsicamrahp (feat Sivle Oemor)

                                  '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

                                  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

                                  Long awaited reissue of the debut LP from French electro producer and Ed Banger mainstay Sebastian. Over the past six years he's surfed the big French electro wave, hitting us with classics like "Ross Ross Ross" (featured here, along with 21 - TWENTY ONE - other tracks), and now lands on the beach, still standing and still sounding pretty cool. The Ed Banger 'electro banger' palette has been widened and now also contains Prince-style electro-funk (check the ace "Love In Motion" featuring vocals by Mayer Hawthorne), spiced-up electro-pop (current single "Embody") and "CTFO", which lays down sparse, grinding electro-hop riddims and has MIA at her mic-spitting best. Justice's Gaspard Auge also guests.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  A1. Hudson River
                                  A2. Love In Motion (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)
                                  A3. Tough Games (Interlude)
                                  A4. Embody
                                  A5. Ross Ross Ross
                                  B1. Fried
                                  B2. Kindercut
                                  B3. Water Games (Interlude)
                                  B4. Total
                                  B5. Jack Wire (Instrumental Version)
                                  C1. C.T.F.O. (feat. M.I.A.)
                                  C2. Cartoon (Interlude)
                                  C3. Arabest
                                  C4. Prime
                                  C5. Mean Games (Interlude)
                                  D1. Tetra
                                  D2. Motor
                                  D3. Night (Interlude)
                                  D4. Yes
                                  D5. Bird Games (Interlude)
                                  D6. Doggg
                                  D7. Frustra (Outro)

                                  Manu Chao

                                  Clandestino / Bloody Border

                                    Limited 2019 edition of Manu Chao's 1998 LP, "Clandestino / Bloody Border", remastered for the first time on triple vinyl + CD with lots of bonus bits to enjoy!

                                    A modern day traveler's global comfort, like finding a Bible in the bedside table, "Clandestino" defies cultural differences and boundaries and instead unites the world under one marijuana-patterned flag. As likely to soundtrack coffee mornings in the bohemian cafes of the Parvati valley as it is to light up the disco at your city's local Hatter's Hostel.... Manu Chao's distinct but unforced vocal delivery carrying the message of global unity and peace to all through some dazzling instrumental tracks. Every backpacker needs one! 


                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    CD
                                    1. Clandestino
                                    2. Desaparecido
                                    3. Bongo Bong
                                    4. Je Ne T'aime Plus
                                    5. Mentira
                                    6. Lagrimas De Oro
                                    7. Mama Call
                                    8. Luna Y Sol
                                    9. Por El Suelo
                                    10. Welcome To Tijuana
                                    11. Dia Luna... Dia Pena
                                    12. Malegria
                                    13. La Vie à 2
                                    14. Minha Galera
                                    15. La Despedida
                                    16. El Viento
                                    17. Clandestino (feat. Calypso Rose)
                                    18. Bloody Bloody Border
                                    19. Roadies Rules

                                    Vinyl
                                    Side A
                                    A1. Clandestino
                                    A2. Desaparecido
                                    A3. Bongo Bong
                                    A4. Je Ne T'aime Plus
                                    Side B
                                    B1. Mentira
                                    B2. Lagrimas De Oro
                                    B3. Mama Call
                                    Side C
                                    C1. Luna Y Sol
                                    C2. Por El Suelo
                                    C3. Welcome To Tijuana
                                    C4. Dia Luna... Dia Pena
                                    Side D
                                    D1. Malegria
                                    D2. La Vie à 2
                                    D3. Minha Galera
                                    D4. La Despedida
                                    D5. El Viento

                                    Bonus 10” Vinyl
                                    Side A
                                    A1. Clandestino (feat. Calypso Rose)
                                    Side B
                                    B1. Bloody Bloody Border
                                    B2. Roadies Rules

                                    Cassius

                                    Ibifornia - Reissue

                                      Once again, The French duet composed of Zdar & Boombass has managed to gather the crème de la crème on its project. “Ibi” for Ibiza and “fornia” for California, or the perfect cocktail between the fervor of the Spanish Island’s dancefloors and the incredible freshness of the Californian mentality.

                                      Pharrell Williams is present on the album, as well as a totally transformed Cat Power. The great Mike D (Beastie Boys), and the over-playful guitarist Matthieu Chedid, are also some of the prestigious names we can mention.

                                      The singles “Ibifornia”, “Go Up”, “Action” and “The Missing” are already available as well as the EP of remixes “Action”, that have given us many good reasons to wait for the upcoming opus. Once you’ll have had the time to adopt those songs as your new summer anthems.


                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A1. The Missing
                                      A2. Love Parade
                                      A3. Action
                                      B1. Go Up
                                      B2. Ibifornia
                                      C1. Hey You!
                                      C2. Feel Like Me
                                      C3. Blue Jean Smile
                                      D1. The Sound Of Love
                                      D2. Ponce

                                      The CD Included In The LP Features The Same 10 Tracks In The Same Order.

                                      Featuring Justin Bieber, MØ, Travis Scott, Ariana Grande, Quavo, Nicki Minaj, Sean Paul and many more, "Essentials" highlights Major Lazer’s reach across the globe, and the vast range of their influences and influence to date. Essentials features a brand new release, “Blow That Smoke” featuring Tove Love, plus their biggest hits to date, “Lean On” (the first independent track to hit #1 on U.S. Top 40 radio) and “Cold Water,” two of the most streamed songs of all time on Spotify.




                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      says: A concise retrospective of Major Lazer's vast back catalogue. The trail-blazing, nu-dancehall star's got plenty to bounce, jig and strut to; so get yer ears round this bad boy and cop some of the hottest collaborations of the last decade!

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Side 1
                                      1. Blow That Smoke (feat Tove Lo) (3:44)
                                      2. Lean On (feat MA & DJ Snake) (2:58)
                                      3. Cold Water (feat Justin Bieber & MA) (3:07)
                                      4. Light It Up (feat Nyla & Fuse ODG - Remix) (2:49)
                                      5. Know No Better (feat Travis Scott/Camila Cabello & Quavo) (3:48)
                                      Side 2
                                      1. Sua Cara (feat Anitta & Pabllo Vittar) (2:48)
                                      2. Watch Out For This (Bumaye) (feat Busy Signal/The Flexican & FS Green) (4:32)
                                      3. Powerful (feat Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley) (3:21)
                                      4. Pon De Floor (feat VYBZ Kartel) (3:38)
                                      5. Hold The Line (feat Mr Lex & Santigold) (3:42)
                                      Side 3
                                      1. Keep It Goin' Louder (feat Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze) (3:50)
                                      2. All My Love (feat Ariana Grande & Machel Montano - Remix) (3:49)
                                      3. Original Don" (feat The Partysquad - Flosstradamus Remix) (3:57)
                                      4. Get Free (feat Amber Coffman) (4:51)
                                      5. Run Up (feat Partynextdoor & Nicki Minaj) (3:25)
                                      Side 4
                                      1. Jah No Partial (feat Flux Pavilion) (4:16)
                                      2. Be Together (feat Wild Belle) (3:52)
                                      3. Bubble Butt (feat Bruno Mars/Tyga & Mystic) (3:49)
                                      4. Jet Blue Jet (feat Leftside/GTA/Razz & Biggy) (3:22)
                                      5. Come On To Me" (feat Sean Paul) (3:35)
                                      Side 5
                                      1. Boom (feat MOTi/Ty Dolla $ign/Wizkid & Kranium) (3:07)
                                      2. Orkant/Balance Pon It (feat Babes Wodumo & Taranchyla) (4:42)
                                      3. Loyal (feat Kizz Daniel & Kranium) (3:08)
                                      4. All My Life (feat Burna Boy) (2:57)
                                      5. Tied Up (feat Mr Eazi/RAYE & Jake Gosling) (3:10)
                                      Side 6
                                      1. ETCHING

                                      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

                                      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 Limiñanas

                                      I've Got Trouble In Mind Vol. 2

                                        French psych duo The Limiñanas release their new compilation album 'I've Got Trouble In Mind Vol. 2' through Because Music on 16th November. Featuring rare recordings, 7" singles and unrelased material, the collection is the follow up to 2014's album 'I've Got Trouble In Mind'. 

                                        "We wrote and recorded 'The Gift' at home in Cabestany and then finished it Berlin at Anton Newcombe’s studio," explains Marie. "I’m pretty sure you'll recognise Peter Hook’s lead bass. He's been one of our heroes for a very long time. The video reflects on high school years in gangs; the mods, the skins, the rockabs and the rudeboys smoking cigarettes while hanging in the schoolyard. 'The Gift' looks at what's happened to two of these people over the years and how they may have missed out on a lifelong love story. The video is directed by Aurélien Richter and features actor and dancer Foulques de Boixo."

                                        One of France’s most loved treasures, The Limiñanas are Marie (drums/vocals) and Lionel (guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals). Hailing from Perpignan, the duo straddles the boundary between psych, shoegaze, and yé-yé. With hazy, reverb-laden hooks, combined at times with noisy distortion, and fronted by effortlessly cool vocals, reminiscent of Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, the band is at once timeless and quintessentially French. The Limiñanas, who have produced records in their own garage for the last ten years, released their first rarities collection 'Ive Got Trouble in Mind' through Bill and Lisa Roe's revered 'Trouble In Mind' label in 2014. As with the first installation, 'Vol. 2' features rare and unreleased tracks such as the duo's version of The Kinks' 'Two Sisters' (recorded for a MOJO magazine covermount compilation, produced by Anton Newcombe and remixed by Jim Diamond (White Stripes/The Sonics), a cover of The Lords of the New Church's 'Russian Roulette' and live versions of fan's favourites. 


                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        says: Everyone's favourite French psych heads follow up their compilation 'I've Got Trouble In Mind' from 2014 (and their latest album 'Shadow People' from January this year) with 'I've Got Trouble In Mind Vol. 2' - and as always, they deliver! 'Vol. 2', despite featuring new mixes and live versions of old songs as well as never before heard tracks sounds like a best of. A great gift for Limiñanas fans old and new!

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. The Mirror (feat. Kirk Lake)
                                        2. Two Sisters (feat. Anton Newcombe)
                                        3. Maria’s Theme
                                        4. La Cavalerie
                                        5. Russian Roulette
                                        6. The Inventor
                                        7. The Train Creep A-Loopin (live)
                                        8. Nuit Fantôme
                                        9. The Gift (Anton Mix)
                                        10. Angels And Devils
                                        11. Witches Valley
                                        12. Curse Of Santa Klaus
                                        13. Time Will Tell
                                        14. Wunderbar
                                        15. The Woods
                                        16. Lord Of Flashington
                                        17. Silent Night


                                        Vinyl
                                        Side A
                                        A1. The Mirror (feat. Kirk Lake)
                                        A2. Two Sisters (feat. Anton Newcombe)
                                        A3. Maria’s Theme
                                        A4. La Cavalerie

                                        Side B
                                        B1. Russian Roulette
                                        B2. The Inventor
                                        B3. The Train Creep A-Loopin (live)

                                        Side C
                                        C1. Nuit Fantôme
                                        C2. The Gift (Anton Mix)
                                        C3. Angels And Devils
                                        C4. Witches Valley

                                        Side D
                                        D1. Curse Of Santa Klaus
                                        D2. Time Will Tell
                                        D3. Wunderbar
                                        D4. The Woods
                                        D5. Lord Of Flashington
                                        D6. Silent Night

                                        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 Three EPs - 20th Anniversary Remaster (Deluxe Edition)

                                              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 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, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1998 compilation. Because Music will release at the same time a double CD Best-Of compiling all their best hits and a live show recorded at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire (London) in 2004. 


                                              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 

                                                A new live studio recording of their 2016 album Woman along with stand-out tracks from their 10 year career.

                                                The new album was a result of Xavier and Gaspard adapting their new songs to be played on tour, in the process discovering a new dimension of their live form. After one year of testing, performing, refining and recording them on the road, they went back to the studio in Paris to give them the polish and precision that live performance doesn’t always allow.

                                                Making a new album of re-envisioned songs inspired by their love of the live show is also in line with Justice’s release history thus far, which has seen them put out two studio albums each followed by a live recording. But, rather than repeat themselves, they have made "Woman Worldwide" sound like a proper studio album whereas "A Cross The Universe" and "Access All Arenas" purposely sounded like bootlegs. The new set also fittingly acts as a celebratory anthology of the duo’s trailblazing first decade together.


                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                says: 'D.A.N.C.E' is probably the one song that's stuck in my head for the longest time after hearing it. Before yesterday, I last heard it in 2007 and it had probably started to slow-fade by about July 2014. Then I heard it AGAIN yesterday, and it's maybe even more ingrained than it ever was. It might leave my head before I die, or it might not. I hope it remains. Justice are excellent.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                CD Tracklist:

                                                CD1
                                                1. Safe And Sound (WWW)
                                                2. D.A.N.C.E. (WWW)
                                                3. Canon X Love S.O.S. (WWW)
                                                4. Genesis X Phantom (WWW)
                                                5. Pleasure X Newjack X Civilization (WWW)
                                                6. Heavy Metal X DVNO (WWW)
                                                7. Stress (WWW)
                                                8. Love S.O.S. (WWW)
                                                9. Alakazam ! X Fire (WWW)

                                                CD2
                                                1. Waters Of Nazareth X We Are Your Friends X Phantom 2 (WWW)
                                                2. Chorus (WWW)
                                                3. Audio, Video, Disco (WWW)
                                                4. Stop (WWW)
                                                5. Randy (WWW)
                                                6. D.A.N.C.E. X Fire X Safe And Sound (WWW)

                                                Vinyl Tracklist:

                                                A SIDE
                                                A1. Safe And Sound (WWW)
                                                A2. D.A.N.C.E. (WWW)
                                                A3. Canon X Love S.O.S. (WWW)

                                                B SIDE
                                                B1. Genesis X Phantom (WWW)
                                                B2. Pleasure X Newjack X Civilization (WWW)
                                                B3. Heavy Metal X DVNO (WWW)

                                                C SIDE
                                                C1. Stress (WWW)
                                                C2. Love S.O.S. (WWW)
                                                C3. Alakazam ! X Fire (WWW)

                                                D SIDE
                                                D1. Waters Of Nazareth X We Are Your Friends X Phantom 2 (WWW)
                                                D2. Chorus (WWW)
                                                D3. Audio, Video, Disco (WWW)

                                                E SIDE
                                                E1. Stop (WWW)
                                                E2. Randy (WWW)
                                                E3. (D.A.N.C.E. X Fire X Safe And Sound (WWW) (Bous Track)

                                                F SIDE
                                                Woman Worldwide Etched Design

                                                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 

                                                Various Artists

                                                Cosmic Machine - The Sequel

                                                  Olivier Carrié aka Uncle O chose to explore this effervescent and eclectic inter-zone for 'Cosmic Machine, The Sequel'. A second opus that takes us a bit further in time to introduce us to the dark corners of a French musical landscape where recording studio workaholics like Jean-Pierre Massiera or Roger Roger produced endless strings of records that challenged the laws of gravity (and sometimes the laws of good taste), where teenage heartthrob singer Alain Chamfort launched Araxis into space with a few synth notes, where drummer Cerrone enrolled in the Brigades Mondaines for the charms of a cover girl imagined by Gérard de Villiers and where the Anarchic System, The Peppers, Moon Birds or Arpadys dreamed of winning a one-way ticket to the moon. Some managed to land on our satellite, but all of them contributed to the space conquest aboard the Cosmic Machine. Châtelet Metro Station, Cassiopeia-bound vessel, the odyssey is just starting.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Disc: 1
                                                  1. Mouvement Decompose D'un Coup De Marteau - Pascal Comelade
                                                  2. Moonshine - Stereo
                                                  3. Young Freedom - Francis Lai
                                                  4. Main Theme From More - Rosebud
                                                  5. Take A Chance - Queen Samantha

                                                  Disc: 2
                                                  1. Rite - Nicolas Peyrac
                                                  2. Les Soucoupes Volantes Vertes - Heldon
                                                  3. Vadrouillard - Roger Roger
                                                  4. Monkey Star - Arpadys
                                                  5. Fade In Hong Kong - Video Liszt
                                                  6. Love Is All - Pierre Porte

                                                  Disc: 3
                                                  1. Ruitor - Richard Pinhas
                                                  2. Harp Odyssey - Christophe
                                                  3. Grand Prix - Grand Prix
                                                  4. Pepper Box - The Peppers
                                                  5. Asteroide - Joel Fajerman Et Jan Yrssen
                                                  6. Cristal No3 - Moon Birds

                                                  Disc: 4
                                                  1. Theme D'Araxis - Araxis
                                                  2. Pop Corn - Anarchic System
                                                  3. Indian Love Melody - Georges Rodi
                                                  4. Signaux Codes Non Identifies - Michel Magne
                                                  5. Moins Banal (Interlude, Ou Impromptu) - Pierre Schaeffer

                                                  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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