UK producer Gold Panda returns with his third album "Good Luck and Do Your Best". The follow up to his two excellent albums "Lucky Shiner" (2010 Ghostly International) and "Half of Where You Live" (2013 Ghostly International) will be released through City Slang (Caribou, Junior Boys, Tindersticks). The 11-track album is as kaleidoscopic as ever with it's warm electronic anthems, warped beats, straight bangers and musical explorations. Full of surprises and twists the record still is the most concise and articulate Gold Panda album to date. Vinyl is pressed on 180g vinyl and includes download code.
Imarhan were born in Tamanrasset, Southern Algeria, a city where the Tuareg community of Northern Mali, Kel Tamashek people, ended their exile in the early 1990s, following the multiple struggles they have been experiencing since the 1960s. Imarhan, meaning ‘the ones I care about’, started out around 2008, a loose collection of friends who began to play together under the watchful eye of Sadam’s cousin, Eyadou Ag Leche, bass guitarist of their ‘older brothers’ Tinariwen. Imarhan have a sound that reflects their cultural and generational background; dry guitar riffs, pop melodies and pan-African rhythms which draw on traditional Tuareg music, African ballads and the modern pop and rock the band heard growing up. Their self-titled album will be released on City Slang April 29 2016.
Junior Boys formed in Hamilton, Ontario over a decade ago and were instrumental in shaping the sound of modern electronic pop music prevalent today, with their with their illustrious trademark production, that fuses their love for R&B, techno and pop music. Since their last record in 2011, Jeremy Greenspan has been busy co-writing and producing Jessy Lanza’s critically acclaimed album ‘Pull My Hair Back’, releasing solo 12”s on Caribou/Daphni’s Jiaolong record label and mixing/mastering various other artists (including Caribou), all from the confines of his small studio in Hamilton, Ontario. While Matt Didemus has been exploring the outer limits of dance music in techno-capital Berlin through this label Obsession Recordings. 'Big Black Coat’ is a rich, direct, synth-pop record that introduces a new side to Junior Boys. It finds their signature sound counterbalanced by a new minimal approach. The second half of the album embraces a boiled down simplicity, incorporating elements of industrial and dubstep, reminiscent of long nights on the dance floor.
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