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Debut Album: Harriet Brown – Contact

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Ascending from Los Angeles by way of the Bay Area, artist, writer and producer Harriet Brown is back to deliver his debut album, Contact, the follow-up to his 2014 EP, New Era. Composed, arranged, co-produced and performed by your very own himself, Contact is a concept album about communication and the contact we purposely, accidentally and inherently struggle to make between friends, lovers and strangers, be them human or otherwise. And when it comes to the live show, Harriet Brown will stun you. It’s an all-in-one package deal with sensual vocals, live loops, groovin’ drum machines, manic guitar lines and thick synths, all at the hands of one being. It’s no secret that this multi-instrumentalist and producer is influenced sonically and ethically by The Artist himself. And If Prince is his king, Sade is his queen, as they reside over an ever expanding court of every genre that falls in between. Harriet Brown’s sound is not what you’d expect from a one man band – sexual and sensitive, ambiguous and androgynous, prepare to be paralyzed by the sounds of Harriet Brown.

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Artist: Harriet Brown
Title of Album: Contact
Release Date: April 21, 2017
Label: Innovative Leisure

Track Listing:
1 Intro
2 ESP
3 Paralyzed
4 Cybernetiplegia
5 Contact
6 Mother
7 Obsession
8 Cryptid
9 Atlantis
10 Outro (Athanasi)
11 In My Head

Follow ‘Harriet Brown’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | SoundCloud | Bandcamp

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New Album: Arca – Arca / New Track ‘Desafío’

:: Amaze.


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Artist: Arca
Title of Album: Arca
Release Date: April 07, 2017
Label: XL Recordings

Track Listing:
1 Piel
2 Anoche
3 Saunter
4 Urchin
5 Reverie
6 Castration
7 Sin Rumbo
8 Coraje
9 Whip
10 Desafío
11 Fugaces
12 Miel
13 Child

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

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New Album: Jonwayne – Rap Album Two (2017/02/17)

:: I can’t wait to see you in Hamburg, counting the minutes.


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Cover Art:
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Artist: Jonwayne
Title of Album: Rap Album Two
Release Date: February 17, 2017
Label: Authors / The Order Label

Track Listing:
01. TED Talk
02. LIVE From The Fuck You
03. Human Condition
04. Out Of Sight
05. The Single
06. Paper“ (feat. Shango)
07. City Lights
08. Rainbow“ (feat. Danny Watts)
09. Afraid Of Us“ (feat. Zeroh)
10. Blue Green“ (feat. Low Leaf)
11. Hills“ (feat. Zeroh)
12. These Words Are Everything

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Mar 3 // Bitterzoet // Amsterdam, NLD
Mar 5 // Lefto & Red Bull Elektropedia present: Jonwayne // Vooruit Gent, BEL
Mar 7 // Molotow // Hamburg, DEU
Mar 8 // Musik & Frieden // Berlin, DEU
Mar 10 // Muffathalle // Munich, DEU
Mar 15 // Soundcrash Presents: JONWAYNE Jazz Cafe // Camden Town, GBR
Mar 16 // Jazz Cafe // Camden Town, GBR
Mar 17 // Headrow House // Leeds, GBR

Follow ‘Jonwayne’ on:
Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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More ‘Jonwayne’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Apr 22 – New EP: Jonwayne Is Retired (2015/04/28) / Video ‘Minerals & Gems’

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New Album: Bonobo – Migration (2017/01/17) / New Track ‘Kerela’

:: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!


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Cover Art:

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Artist: Bonobo
Title: Migration
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Label: Ninja Tune

Tracklist:
1. Migration
2. Break Apart (feat. Rhye)
3. Outlier
4. Grains
5. Second Sun
6. Surface (feat. Nicole Miglis)
7. Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat. Innov Gnawa)
8. Kerala
9. Ontario
10. No Reason (feat. Nick Murphy)
11. 7th Sevens
12. Figures

Upcoming Tour Dates:
04/24: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
04/25: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
04/26: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/28: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
04/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
05/01: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/02: Richmond, VA @ The National
05/03: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
05/11: Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
05/12: Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
05/13: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
05/15: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
05/16: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
05/18: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
05/19: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
05/20: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
05/21: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
05/25: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

Follow ‘Bonobo’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

More ‘Bonobo’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Mar 30 – Full Album Stream: The North Borders (2013/04/01)
2013, Jan 26 – New Album: The North Borders (2013/04/01) / First Single: Cirrus [Official Video / Free Download]
2011, Nov 26 – The Keeper (feat. Andreya Triana)

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Listen: Uffe – From Me / New Album ‘No!’

:: One to put a smile on your face!


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Danish producer Uffe Christensen returns to Tartelet Records with his second LP ‘No!’, a deeply personal LP to follow 2015’s unanimously unfuckwithable debut ‘Radio Days’. Every bit as abundant as his first, it’s a record that scales polyrhythmic percussion, improvised jazz, & billowing ballads. This, that and so much more, it’s a triumph of one man’s instinctive ear –– and should be consumed in one sitting.

A year after his dynamic debut ‘Radio Days’, Uffe resurfaces on Tartelet with a record cut in the same spirit as the last: a borderless approach to music-making with organic instrumentation at its heart. Genres collide peaceably ––off-beat soul with jazz, hip-hop with the heft of house––and are melded smooth with an earthy warmth. Like nearly all at camp Tartelet, he’s a producer who is more interested in cutting loose than playing to the tune of dominant modes in dance music. In that, his album’s title is instructive: a ‘no’ to the tyranny of trends, to slavish Facebook likes, to creative compromise. Beyond the babble of fleeting fads, Uffe enjoys his place on the perimeter –– an outlier searching critically for something closer to a timeless groove.

Uffe has all of the intuition of the self-taught instrumentalist, following his ear into unexpected rhythmic and tonal combinations. It’s what gives the album its urgent appeal: the sound of tentative experiments being made live, of sequences improvised amongst friends. Far from a churn of simple floor fodder, the album is a journey through a consummate narrative. Shy guitar interlude ‘Fridge Magnet Radio Theme’ feels its way out of the warbling jazz breakdown in ‘Lesser Known Values’. ‘The Fact’, an unexpected vocal ballad, follows the broken beat of ‘Solo, So Loud’. With the record’s pleading closer ‘From Me’, it’s a story with a start, middle, and end. A long player as long players should be.

As Tartelet continue their run of consistently solid EPs & 12″s, it’s still these album moments that remain the best gateways into the label’s distinctive sound. Alongside Max Graef’s debut ‘Rivers of the Red Planet’ and Glenn Astro’s ‘Throwback’, Uffe’s ‘No’ is a mirror to the Tartelet spirit and sits amongst the imprint’s best. For lovers of the true album –– the full-length proper, the one-take listen –– this one’s for you. [Press Release via Bandcamp]

Cover Art:
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Artist: Uffe
Title of Album: No!
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Label: Tartelet Records

Tracklist:
1. No!
2. Lesser-Known Values
3. Fridge Magnet Theme
4. I Care
5. Come On Try
6. Keep Smiles
7. Next To You
8. Black Hole
9. Jump Into
10. Solo So Loud
11. The Fact
12. You Seem Happy
13. From Me
14. From Me (Long Dub)
15. Keep Smiles (Short Dub)

Follow ‘Uffe’ on:
Facebook | SoundCloud

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More ‘Uffe’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Dec 10 – New EP: STRÆSS!
2012, Jul 10 – I’ll Leave Soon [Official Video] / New EP ‘Colors Outside’

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Listen: Alec Troniq & Gabriel Vitel – Mind Doodles [Free Download]

:: Light melodies from Dresden in a dark season…

Track 1 of Alec´s summer EP “Mind Mill” 2013 (free download).

Tracks 1-4 created by Alec Troniq. Vocals and guitar in “Mind Doodles” by Gabriel Vitel. Hi-Hat by Matthias Schleyer. Guitar in “Like So” by Mario Meusel. Vocals and lyrics in “I Dont Need” by Mr. Yesterday. Guitar solo in “Soulquake Girl” by Mario Meusel.


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Cover Art:
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Artist: Alec Troniq & Gabriel Vitel
Titel of Track: Mind Doodles
Release Date: June 01, 2013
Label: Broque

Follow ‘Alec Troniq’ on:
Official WebsiteFacebook

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New Track: Gabriel Garzón-Montano – Sour Mango

:: Hauntingly beautiful.

Official audio of Gabriel Garzón-Montano’s “Sour Mango” from his forthcoming LP, Jardín (available January 27, 2017 on Stones Throw Records).


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Cover Art:
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Artist: Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Title of Single: Sour Mango
Release Date: November 02, 2016
Label: Stones Throw Records

Follow ‘Gabriel Garzón’ on:
Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud | Bandcamp

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More ‘Gabriel Garzón’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Nov 29 – Listen: Montano Keep On Running
2014, May 10 – Debut EP: Bishouné: Alma del Huila [Full Album Stream]

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