Month: February 2016

Debut Album: Rosie Lowe – Control / New Single ‘Woman’

:: So happy about the release of Rosie´s debut album!


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Artist: Rosie Lowe
Title of Single: Woman
Release Date: February 19, 2016
Label: Polydor

Tracklist:
1. Run Run Run
2. Who’s That Girl?
3. Worry Bout Us
4. Control
5. Woman
6. Intrld
7. So Human
8. Nicole
9. Right Thing
10. I’ll Be Gone
11. For You

Upcoming Tour Dates:
March 01 // Badaboum // Paris, France
March 02 // Paradiso Kleine Zaal // Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 04 // Nochtspeicher // Hamburg, Germany
March 05 // Privatclub // Berlin, Germany
May 11 // Scala // London, UK
Aug 04 //Wilderness Festival 2016 // Oxfordshire, UK

Follow ‘Rosie Lowe’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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Follow ‘Rosie Lowe’ on:
2015, Jan 17 – Listen: How’d You Like It
2013, Dec 02 – Debut EP: Right Thing (2013/12/02) [Full Album Stream] / Lead Track ‘Me & Your Ghost’

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New Album: Federico Albanese – The Blue Hour / Track ‘Migrants’

:: Hauntingly beautiful.


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Artist: Federico Albanese
Title of Album: The Blue Hour
Release Date: Januar 15, 2016
Label: Edel

Tracklist:
1 Nel Buio
2 Time Has Changed
3 Migrants
4 Shadow Land, Pt. 1
5 Silent Fall
6 Céline
7 And We Follow the Night
8 Shadow Land, Pt. 2
9 The Boat and the Cove
10 The Blue Hour
11 Interlude
12 My Piano Night
13 Stellify
14 Video Shadow Land, Pt. 2
15 Video Stellify


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Upcoming Tour Dates:
Feb 2 // Berlin (DE) // Neue Meister Label Night*
Mar 3 // Hannover (DE) // Feinkoste Lampe
Mar 04 // Haldern (DE) // Pop Bar
Mar 05 // Hamburg (DE) // Resonanzraum
Mar 08 // Zurich (CH) // Exil
Mar 09 // Karlsruhe (DE) // Jubez
Mar 10 // Düsseldorf (DE) // FFT
Mar 11 // Frankfurt (DE) // Brotfabrik
Mar 12 // Munich (DE) // Frameworks Festival
Mar 13 // Berlin (DE) // Roter Salon
Apr 09 // Mannheim (DE) // Jetztmusikfestival
Apr 15 // Magdeburg (DE) // Moritzhof
Apr 23 Stade (DE) // Hanse Song Festival
* with Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin

Follow ‘Federico Albanese’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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DJ​-​Kicks: Moodymann by Moodymann (2016/02/19)

:: Moodymann is mixing the first DJ-Kicks of 2016!

Following a year that saw the 50th entry in the long-running series released to wide acclaim, DJ-Kicks returns in 2016 another landmark edition. Iconic Detroit DJ and producer Moodymann is at the helm for his first ever multi-artist DJ mix compilation.

Born Kenny Dixon Jr., Moodymann is a one-of-a-kind electronic music icon, hailing from, and wholly synonymous with the Motor City. He is an outspoken, impossibly charismatic artist who has been putting a distinctive and soulful stamp on house and techno since the early 90s.

Melting together jazz, funk, soul, blues and rock in captivating ways, he is responsible for some of electronic music’s most definitive tracks, EPs and LPs on labels like Planet E, Peacefrog and his own KDJ and Mahogani Music imprints. As able to serve up the sweetest and most sensual sounds as he is the darkest and most depraved grooves, his own unique voice and stream of conscious musings infuse expertly sought-out samples for music that is decisively alive and authentic.

Moodymann’s DJ sets are the stuff of legend. Often playing with his face hidden, Dixon eschews ubiquitous hits in favor of bringing the listener into his personal musical environment. He is not afraid to get on the mic, to speak his mind and to go against the grain. His unpredictable, esoteric sets are invariably treasure troves full of musical gems: some familiar, some unheard, and consistently surprising. And that’s what makes him such a perfect fit with DJ-Kicks, a series that invites contributors to indulge their inner most passions for an intimate listening experience.

Across 75 minutes and 30 tracks, Moodymann does not disappoint: despite being a notorious vinyl fetishist, Dixon’s aim is to present music of quality, not to one-up fellow collectors. Rather than serving up ridiculously rare or hard-to-find records, he instead focuses on creating a libidinous, blues-drenched mood that takes in heart-breaking soul, gorgeous hip-hop and love-fuelled house. In addition to cuts from his own creative circle, the mix features 11 exclusive Moodymann edits. Like everything Kenny Dixon Jr. touches, DJ-Kicks showcases the taste, skill, and soul of a dance music original. [via dj-kicks.com]

Cover Art:
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Artist: Moodymann
Title of Album: DJ​-​Kicks: Moodymann
Release Date: February 19,  2016
Label: !K7 Records

Tracklist: 
1. Yaw – Where Will You Be
2. Cody ChesnuTT – Serve This Royalty
3. Dopehead – Guttah Guttah
4. Jitwam – Keepyourbusinesstoyourself
5. Talc – Robot’s Return (Modern Sleepover Part 2)
6. Beady Belle – When My Anger Starts To Cry
7. Shawn Lee feat. Nino Moschella – Kiss The Sky
8. Jai Paul – BTSTU
9. Flying Lotus feat. Andreya Triana – Tea Leaf Dancers
10. Nightmares On Wax – Les Nuits
11. Rich Medina feat. Sy Smith – Can’t Hold Back (Platinum Pied Pipers Remix)
12. Julien Dyne feat. Mara TK – Stained Glass Fresh Frozen
13. Little Dragon – Come Home
14. Andrés feat. Lady – El Ritmo De Mi Gente
15. Fort Knox Five feat. Mustafa Akbar – Uptown Tricks (Rodney Hunter Remix)
16. Daniel Bortz – Cuz You’re The One
17. José González – Remain
18. Big Muff – My Funny Valentine
19. Les Sins – Grind
20. Tirogo – Disco Maniac
21. SLF & Merkin – Tag Team Triangle
22. Joeski feat. Jesánte – How Do I Go On
23. Kings Of Tomorrow feat. April – Fall For You (Sandy Rivera’s Classic Mix)
24. Soulful Session, Lynn Lockamy – Hostile Takeover
25. Anne Clark – Our Darkness
26. Peter Digital Orchestra – Jeux De Langues
27. Noir & Haze – Around (Solomun Vox)
28. Marcellus Pittman – 1044 Coplin (Give You Whatcha Lookin 4)
29. Lady Alma – It’s House Music
30. Daniela La Luz – Did You Ever

Follow ‘Moodymann’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Soundcloud

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More ‘Moodymann’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Feb 25 – New Album: Moodymann
2012, Aug 05 –  Hold It Down [Official Video, Free Album Download]
2012, 31 Juli – Without U & Give You Something / EP ‘JMFG Edits’ 1 & 2
2012, Apr 12 − Basement Party / Audio Collection: Picture This [Free Download]

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New Album: Tindersticks – The Waiting Room

:: lll

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‘The Waiting Room’ features guest appearances by Jehnny Beth of Savages and a particularly poignant duet with dear lost friend of Stuart Staples, Lhasa De Sela. Its brass arrangements are by the great Julian Siegel and it comes dressed in a sleeve by legendary french photographer Richard Dumas.

Cover Art:
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Artist: Tindersticks
Title of Album: The Waiting Room
Release Date: January 22, 2016
Label: City Slang

Tracklist:
01. Follow Me
02. Second Chance Man
03. Were We Once Lovers?
04. Help Youself
05. Hey Lucinda
06. This Fear Of Emptiness
07. How He Entered
08. The Waiting Room
09. Planting Holes
10. We Are Dreamers!
11. Like Only Lovers Can

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Feb 24, 2016 // FR Dijon // Grand Théatre
Feb 25, 2016 // FR Annemasse // Château Rouge
Feb 26, 2016 // FR Reims // La Cartonnerie
Feb 27, 2016 // FR Arras // Théâtre d’Arras
Feb 28, 2016 // NL Rotterdam // De Doelen
Feb 29, 2016 // NL Amsterdam // Koninklijk Theater Carre
Mar 2, 2016 // FR Rouen // 106 Club
Mar 3, 2016 // FR Cenon // Rocher de Palmer
Mar 4, 2016 // FR Tarbes // Le Parvis
Mar 5, 2016 // FR Nîmes // Paloma
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Tindersticks’ on:
Official website | Facebook

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More ‘Tindersticks’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Feb 20 – Medicine [Official Video] / New Album ‘The Something Rain’

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New Album: Gold Panda – Good Luck And Do Your Best (2016/05/27) / New Track ‘Time Eater’

:: Watch the official video below!


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Artist: Gold Panda
Title of Album: Good Luck And Do Your Best
Release Date: May 27, 2016
Label: City Slang

Tracklist:
01 Metal Bird
02 In My Car
03 Chiba Nights
04 Pink And Green
05 Song For A Dead Friend
06 I Am Real Punk
07 Autumn Fall
08 Halyards
09 Time Eater
10 Unthank
11 Your Good Times Are Just Beginning

Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 29 //Tufnell Park Dome // London
Jun 02 // Echoplex // L.A.

Follow ‘Gold Panda’ on:
Official WebsiteFacebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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More ‘Gold Panda’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Aug 13 – New: Clarke’s Dream [Free Download]
2013, Jun 10 – We Work Nights / New Album ‘Half Of Where You Live’ (2013/06/10) [Full Album Stream]

 

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Listen: The Dip – Ain’t Necessary (The Prince)

:: Very nice indeed!


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The lineup: Tom Eddy (Vocals, Guitar), Jarred Katz (Drums), Mark Hunter (Bass Guitar), Jacob Lundgren (Guitar), Brennan Carter (Trumpet), Levi Gillis (Tenor Saxophone) and Evan Smith (Baritone Saxophone)

The Dip is an electrifying nine-piece soul band from Seattle, Washington. Featuring three members of Beat Connection, the band toes the line between crooning soul and hard-driving funk. Featuring crunchy lines from the Honeynut Horns, The Dip is a throwback groove that is sure to get you movin’.

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Artist: The Dip
Title of Album: The Dip
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Label:

Tracklist:
1. Ain’t Necessary (The Prince) 03:27
2. Don’t Make Me Wait 03:42
3. Candice (In The Morning) 03:54
4. State Line 02:52 5. O. P. Jebediah 04:02
6. The Dip (Parts I & II) 02:07 7. Working Man 04:09
8. Tryin’ 02:58
9. Solstice 02:18
10. I’m Lonely 03:38
11. Ready To Go 03:05

Follow ‘The Dip’ on:
Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp

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Listen: Tycho – Awake (Remixes)

:: Nice!


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Artist: Tycho
Title of Album: Awake (Remixes)
Release Date: January 15, 2016
Label: Ghostly Int. (Cargo Records)

Tracklist:
1. Awake (Com Truise Remix)
2. Montana (Christopher Willits Remix)
3. L (Dusty Brown Remix)
4. Dye (Nitemoves Remix)
5. See (Beacon Remix)
6. Apogee (RJD2 Remix)
7. Spectre (Bibio Remix)
8. Plains (Baio Remix)
9. Montana (Few Nolder Remix)

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Mar 03 // San Francisco, CA // 1015 Folsom w/ Nitemoves, Dusty Brown
Mar 05 // San Francisco, CA // 1015 Folsom w/ Few Nolder, Christopher Willits
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Tycho’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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More ‘Tycho’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Mar 09 – New Album: Awake (2014/03/18) [Full Album Stream]

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