Can you imagine getting a record deal just because you can count? Lucky bastard.
A lot of people feel overwhelmed by the state of the world today, and we're all seeking a quick solution to save ourselves... The quick solution exists! But it requires that each and everyone of us take action. And the action we need to take is not 'in the world', it is within ourselves. Pretty simple right?
The fine folks at MERGE records sent us a promo for the upcoming Ibibio Sound Machine release, Uyai (pronounced 'you eye'). The record absolutely glitters with energy and a charming afrocentric sound.
There are nods to 80's pop, electronic and funk - and the entire album is danceable and seems tailored to big, fun live shows.
We'll have the record when it releases on MARCH 3, 2017. Fans of the Tune Yards, John Wizard and even Daptone record releases will find themselves absolutely tickled by this artist!
I've been bumping my promo of Moon Duo on almost every shift! It's the kinda of traveling prog rock that just makes you want summer fests to come back around so you can spark in a field somewhere. It's also got beautiful 80's new wave elements that show up to my surprise and delight on repeated listens.
I just received the SAMPHA promo digitally and I bumped it once. Only once. That's because it's the one piece of wax I'm buying for myself this week. Sampha has meant so much to me in the years past, that I owe him a real listen on his long awaited debut LP. From co-launching SBTRKT, to one of the most devastatingly beautiful EPs I have the pleasure of owning (DUAL) to the best tracks on Wonder Where We Land? Sampha deserves our full attention, and nothing will spin better on this rainy day in LA.