Flume returns with 'Skin', a follow up to their self titled debut album. The album features guest appearances from Beck, Raekwon, Vince Staples, Vic Mensa, Little Dragon, AlunaGeorge, Allan Kingdom, and others.
It’s been four years since La Coka Nostra released their sophomore album, Masters Of The Dark Arts, (the group's first project without Everlast was also their most critically acclaimed project--- featured collaborations with Vinnie Paz, Sean Price & production from DJ Premier and Statik Selektah) and the music industry has changed considerably in that time. However, a few things still remain constant; La Coka Nostra will always be as their aptly-titled 2009 debut verified, A Brand You Can Trust, and the group will continue to dazzle their rapid fan-base with sold out shows around the globe with their raucous live performances. Always known for tackling controversial topic matter, the group’s new album, To Thine Own Self Be True, finds them once again in torchbearing mode, addressing subjects that most artists shy away from. “This album was created during a time of unique and individual transformation for each member of the group” ILL Bill stated. “Speaking for myself, it’s been a heavy last couple of years. It’s definitely the most personal record we’ve made under the La Coka banner and while we’re still making music that’s hard as fuck, there’s a maturity to this latest batch of songs that makes it different from a lot of the older stuff. I notice the biggest reactions come from the songs our listeners can personally relate to and we needed to make a record like this right now, not only for the fans, but for ourselves. I got alot off my chest on this one. Making music can be extremely therapeutic and making To Thine Own Self Be True was a rebirth and a re-ignition for me.” Slaine had a similar take on the projects therapeutic manifestation “You don’t put as many years in the game as we have without having ups and downs. We all have gone through struggle and adversity—personally and professionally” Slaine lamented. “This album was recorded as I walked out of a very dark time toward a place of truth and understanding. Music has been how I feed my family, my plane ticket around the world and a place I’ve built real friendships; but at the very core it’s a tool I use to get through life. This album is a moment in time. It is visceral and real.” While DJ Lethal continues to oversee the production end of To Thine Own Self Be True, the group also enlisted Statik Selektah, Marco Polo, Salam Wreck (D-12, Obie Trice, Proof, B-Real, Tha Dogg Pound) & ChumZilla (from the Demigodz) and get vocal contributions from extended family members such as Vinnie Paz, Apathy, Q-Unique, Sick Jacken, SKAM2? & Rite Hook.
The 9th studio album from DJ Khaled, Major Key is available here on 2-disc vinyl. Features guest appearances by Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane and so many more.
Rennen. It’s a German verb that translates in English to “run,” and as soon as SOHN begins to describe his journey over the last two years, it becomes obvious why it’s also the title of his stunning new album for 4AD. Critics and fans alike are eagerly anticipating the album in the wake of his acclaimed 2014 debut, Tremors. That record, called “spellbinding” by The Sunday Times, launched him from behind-the-scenes producer to international star, with Uncut hailing the Vienna-born artist’s “pristine techno-soul,” Q praising his music as “spine-tingling,” and the New York Times raving that “his tenor rises to androgynous high notes that are lonely fragility incarnate.” Musically, SOHN exercised restraint in the productions, limiting each song to three main elements. His goal was to hone in on the essence of the tracks, and to ensure that he recorded only the strongest material that could stand on its own without studio magic. It’s an ambitious exhibition of both his personal and artistic growth, a confident display of the evolution he’s undergone in just two short years. It’s also a starter’s pistol ringing out loud and clear with an unmistakable message: it’s time to run again, and SOHN is ready.
Songs in the Key of Life was the culmination of a historic period of creativity for Stevie Wonder. An ambitious double LP with a four-song bonus EP, Songs in the Key of Life became among the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of Wonder's career. In 2003, it was ranked number 57 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In the same year, it was preserved into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, which called it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
2016 album from acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe and 10x Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter John Legend. This 12 song collection is produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes), and features multiple guest collaborations including Chance the Rapper, Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard, and Miguel. The lead single is the anthemic track, "Love Me Now," written and produced by John Legend with Blake Mills and John Ryan (One Direction). The next chapter of John Legend's continually building career is Darkness And Light. The music on this album not only reflects Legend's continued evolution as an artist, but also his role as a husband and a new father.
Limited Edition of this new Instrumental Series by the German producer Mr. Backside!
Limited Edition of 300 Copies! Housed in special Picture Cover with middle hole. Includes a Bluestaeb Remix - Mastered by Figub Brazlevic! From nine to five, from five to nine. As soon as the day-job is done, the formal shirt is replaced by a hoodie – buttons get pushed rhythmically. Nighttime brings out the Mr. Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and the S. Fidelity in this Swiss boy living in Berlin. With his first EP "Five to Nine" S. Fidelity carefully compiled a small collection of gems kept secret – until now. Over the course of 8 tracks, he showcases a wide variety of styles, ranging from laid-back instrumentals to rap and futuristic neo-soul. For the completion of his debut EP, the 22-year-old beatmaker joined forces with the Berlin singer LaNó and Tokyo's Tajima Hal on one track and Rob Really from Moontroop featuring on a second one. The features add a complementary touch to S. Fidelity's compositions and thereby contribute to the complete range of his sonic spectrum.
Limited to 300 Copies! Specially First time on vinyl. None other than the vehemently correct, on point being Le Flah veterans Tru Comers– what! What! Here it is! Who doesn’t like’em, them dark, somber, and menacing beats in the best tradition of the golden era? No Prisoners are goin’ to be taken, bwoay!
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