Adele is set to release "25," her highly anticipated new album, which will be available globally on Friday November 20th and is the first new music from her since her Oscar winning single 'Skyfall' in 2012. "Hello" is the debut single from ''25." The cinematic video for ''Hello'' was shot in the countryside surrounding Montreal and is directed by the celebrated young Canadian director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Tom at the Farm). "My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I'm making up with myself. making up for lost time. making up for everything I ever did and never did." - Adele
On the heels on highly regarded collaborations with FKA Twigs, Björk and Kanye West comes Arca's much-anticipated second album Mutant, out November 20th and 2LP vinyl January 14th on Mute.
What possible appeal could AOR (Adult Orientated Rock) have for the street wise hip-hop producer? Well for a start these records were very common. Many sold in their millions, and even those that didn't, at a time when the record industry was in very rude health were pressed in great numbers. If you were an impoverished would be hip hop producer they would be available for cents in thrift stores and other repositories of vinyl ephemera. Once they had bought the record they were in for a surprise. These records could contain a hell of a lot of soul. AOR Breaks is a new (and unofficial) compilation of Classic AOR tracks, performed by the original artists, many of which have been sampled by some of Hip Hop's finest, such as Biz Markie, 2Pac, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Puff Daddy and more. The album features major artists including Steve Miller Band, Joe Cocker, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Toto, Kenny loggins, ELO and many others from the scene.
It's official, The Doctor is back with a masterful body of work, dedicated to the people of the city where he came from: Compton. This is Dre's first new album since 2001. The album features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, The Game, Ice Cube, Xzibit among others.
With his 2000 debut album, Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want to Sing), Musiq Soulchild made an indelible mark on the R&B soundscape. Aijuswanaseing is a remarkable collection of songs that successfully showcases Soulchild's vocal talent and versatility as he crisscrosses the analogous styles of R&B, soul, and rap. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign UMe will be reissuing this classic album back on purple vinyl for its 15th anniversary.
Devil's Night is the debut album from Detroit hip hop group D12, featuring the world’s most popular rapper, Eminem, who also executively produced the album. “Devil’s Night” produced three singles: "Purple Pills," "Ain't Nuttin' But Music," and "Fight Music" and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic back on vinyl with a special edition animated cover with flames dancing across the iconic D12 match book.
D12 is the hip hop group from Detroit featuring the world's most popular rapper, Eminem. Their sophomore album “D12 World” features "My Band," which reached number one in Australia and the U.S., and top 5 in the U.K. and Germany. The album features production by Dr. Dre, Kanye West and Eminem. Continuing with its Respect The Classic campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic back on vinyl with a special edition animated cover with monster finger with nails that grow and a rotating planet.
M83 (named for the spiral galaxy Messier 83) is Electronic artist Anthony Gonzalez. M83 's Gonzalez and former member Nicolas Fromageau founded the group in 2001 in Antibes, France. Key to M83's style are attributes often associated with shoegaze which is the emphasis on tonality, extensive use of effects and often softly-spoken lyrics at times submerged in instrumentation. Whether guitar or synthesizer based, M83's parts typify the tone common both to dream Pop and contemporary Electro. All three of M83's albums were well received, in particular Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, their second album, which allowed them to break through to a larger audience.
Saturdays= Youth is the fifth studio album by M83 produced by Ken Thomas, (Sigur Ros and the Cocteau Twins) with co-production by Ewan Pearson (Tracey Thorn, The Rapture, and Ladytron) and M83's Anthony Gonzalez. The album was originally released on Mute in 2008 to widespread critical acclaim including an 8.5 "Best New Music" by Pitchfork, and being named album of the year by Drowned in Sound.
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Joseph Abajian (DJ Jab) founded Fat Beats in 1994 with nothing more than a shoestring budget and an earnest obsession with the music, the culture, and the brotherhood of New York’s burgeoning rap scene. What began as a simple vinyl shop in Manhattan’s Lower East Side quickly became an integral hub for artists, both aspiring and established, to convene and collaborate on new projects. Joseph’s timing couldn’t have been more impeccable. When the 90’s cultural zeitgeist – and, in turn, the music industry establishment – chose hip-hop as its new arbiter of cool.
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