Month: November 2015

New Album: Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Into Forever

:: Pure Gold!


Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall is one of the rising stars of the UK jazz scene.

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Artist: Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra
Title of Album: Into Forever
Release Date: October 02, 2015
Label: Gondwana Records

1. Only A Woman (feat. Josephine Oniyama)
2. As I Walk (feat. Josephine Oniyama)
3. Dawn Horizon
4. Badder Weather (feat. Josephine Oniyama)
5. These Goodbyes
6. The Land Of
7. Longshan Temple
8. Cushendun
9. Into Forever (feat. Josephine Oniyama)
10. Daan Park
11. Jamais Vu (feat. Bryony Jarman-Pinto)


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Listen: Gabriel Garzón – Montano Keep On Running

:: Keep on!


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Artist: Gabriel Garzón
Title of EP: Bishouné: Alma del Huila
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Label: Styles Upon Styles

1. 6 8
2. Everything Is Everything
3. Naeja
4. Pour Maman
5. Keep On Running
6. Me Alone
7. 6 8 (Baebro Remix)
8. Keep On Running (Brendon Moeller Dub)
9. Pour Maman (Archie Pelago Remix)
10. Naeja (Gut Nose Remix)
11. Pour Maman (Patrick Russell Dub)
12. 6 8 (Lord Raja Remix)


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New EP: Reginald Omas Mamode IV – We Are The Universe

:: Great, as always!


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Reginald Omas Mamode IV - We Are The Universe

Artist: Reginald Omas Mamode IV
Title of EP: We Are The Universe
Release Date: November 20, 2015
Label: Five Easy Pieces

1. In This Case (Get Over Yourself)
2. We Are The Universe
3. Like I Do
4. Can You Dig It
5. JumpWorkShakeMove
6. Stay With Me
7. Music Is My Heaven (Feat. Tenderlonious)

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More ‘Reginald Omas Mamode IV’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Mar 12 – New Album: Sunshine/Moneymaker (2015/03/09)
2014, Jun 02 – New EP: As We Move (2014/06/23) / New Track ‘Understand Me’
2013, Nov 02 – Debut EP: Do You? (2013/11/18)



New Album: Get Well Soon – Love (2016/01/29) / Official Video ‘It’s Love’

:: Save the date!


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Get Well Soon - Love

Artist: Get Well Soon
Title of Album: Love
Release Date: January 29, 2016
Label: Caroline

1 It’s a Tender Maze
2 It’s a Catalogue
3 Eulogy
4 It’s an Airlift
5 It’s Love
6 Marienbad
7 33
8 Young Count Falls for Nurse
9 I’m Painting Money
10 It’s a Mess
11 It’s a Fog

Upcoming Tour Dates 2016:
Mar 01 // Bremen // Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Mar 02 // Berlin // Huxley ́s
Mar 03 // Köln // Gloria
Mar 04 // Hamburg // Gruenspan
Mar 05 // Leipzig // Täubchenthal
Mar 06 // Heidelberg // Halle02
Mar 08 // Stuttgart // Im Wizemann (Halle)
>> The full touring schedule is available here

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More ‘Get Well Soon’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Sep 29 – 3 New EP’s: The Lufthansa Heist, Henry & Greatest Hits
2013, Sep 03 – New Album: The Scarlet Beast O’Seven Heads


New Single: Bibio – Petals

:: Here’s a new track. New album coming in spring 2016!


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Artist: Bibio
Title of Single: Petals
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Label: Warp Records

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More ‘Bibio’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Jan 28 – New EP: The Green [Full EP Stream] / New Music Video ‘Dye The Water Green’
2013, May 12 − Dye the Water Green / New Album ‘Silver Wilkinson’ (2013/05/14)


Listen: Daudi Matsiko – Sandwiches / New EP ‘The Lingering Effects of Disconnection’ (2015/11/27)

:: I’m so grateful for finding Daudi Matsiko work!


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Artist: Daudi Matsiko
Title of EP: The Lingering Effects of Disconnection
Release Date: November 27, 2015


Upcoming Tour Dates:
Nov 17 // The Waterfront // Norwich *
Nov 18 // O2 // Sheffield *
Nov 19 // Manchester Academy *
Nov 25 // ICA // London *
Nov 26 // ICA // London *
Dec 3 // Jam Cafe // Nottingham
* Supporting Portico

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More ‘Daudi Matsiko’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Jan 02 – Listen: A Brief Introduction To Failure [Full Album Stream]


New Album: Ost & Kjex – Freedom Wig (2015/11/13) / Track ‘Mosambique Travelplan’

:: Nice.

The end of October will see Norwegian duo Ost & Kjex release their third album called “Freedom Wig” on Diynamic. It is being accompanied by an international album release tour, which will bring their unique sound to a club near you. The duo will head out on the search for the best clubs and crowds and stop at world renowned venues such as Watergate (Berlin, DE), Indigo (Istanbul), Harry Klein (Munich, DE) and Culture Box (Copenhagen, DK), amongst many others.

5 years have passed since Ost & Kjex have released their last longplayer “Cajun Lunch”, and after lots of touring, working on their signature sound and making babies, it is time for a follow up. “Freedom Wig” is their latest instalment, a dark but warm 10-track fairy-tale. It resembles their sincere and adventurous perspective on the love of life in all its variations.

Inspired by Detroit Techno, 80’s Synth Pop, 90’s New York Garage, Southern Disco, New Wave or the early sounds of Panorama Bar with its no-peak-aesthetic a new creation is blazing a trail. Nevertheless “Freedom Wig” manages to hold the balance between Underground and Pop music; its catchy hook lines, unique vocals, but also sophisticated beat structures create a unique blend of the upbeat Electronica sound that we know to be Ost & Kjex. And not to forget, in a scene where a lot of artists are ever so serious, it is very refreshing to see the guys with a wink and a smile in their face, much to the appreciation of their long time followers.

The purest way to enjoy your dose of Ost & Kjex is during their mesmerizing live shows. The combination of their unique characters, the powerful live vocals and the signature Ost & Kjex sound make a mix so memorable, they just stick.

Why “Freedom Wig”, you ask? It can mean a lot of things. It could be a name for the room you escape into when you listen to music. It can be a metaphor for the sometimes false freedom we feel when we live our quite predictable and structured lives. Or it can simply be a party hat you put on.

And freedom is exactly what Ost & Kjex convey with this album. Being able to walk where ever you want to walk, say whatever it is you want to say and be whoever you are. Laugh when you feel like it. To be able experience life on your own terms. “Freedom Wig” is their invitation to you. [Press release by Diynamic Music]

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Artist: Ost & Kjex
Title of Album: Freedom Wig
Release Date: November 13, 2015
Label: Diynamic Music

01. Honky Tonk
02. Le Mur De Pierre (feat. Anne Lise Frøkedal)
03. Für Gurrik
04. ChaChaCha (feat. Jaw)
05. Down River (feat. Hanne Kolstø)
06. Hush Hush
07. Queen Of Europe (feat. Anne Lise Frøkedal)
08. The Baker’s Daughter
09. Heart Of Gold
10. Easy (feat. Jens Carelius)


Upcoming Tour Dates:
28 // Harry Klein // Munich, Germany
Dec 04 // On & Off Club // Beirut, Lebanon
Dec 05 // Eden Beach Club // Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dec 11 // Opium // Club Vilnius, Latvia
Dec 18 // X-Mas Concert (tba.) // Oslo, Norway
Dec 19 //Hive // Zurich, Switzerland

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