Love Hate is the debut album from singer-songwriter The-Dream. The album was promoted with three singles – "Shawty Is Da Shit", "Falsetto" and "I Luv Your Girl". The album's layered production incorporates spacious beats, oscillating keyboards, throbbing synths, and baroque elements such as synthetic strings and harpsichords. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic on standard weight 2LP for the first time in 10 years.
As half of the DJ/production team Single Minded Pros, production credits include heavyweights Kool G. Rap, Kool Keith, Roc Marciano, Tony Touch. Rude One previous work from XXL, The Source, Scratch Magazine, Elemental & URB Magazine and DJ tours & residencies including a 3-year stint on The Jenny Jones Show. ONEderful is a project from a very short list Rude made of his very favorite MC's. LP Standard weight, black color.
Imperial was both his finest work to date and his best received. The brief, breathless album showcases his near-peerless technical skill along with a newfound maturity in his songwriting. “I was going through a dark time,” Curry says now of the time that birthed Imperial. So he challenged himself to find a radical level of transparency. “The whole theme of that tape is just being honest--exposing myself before anybody else does, talking about my past, talking about where I’m heading to.”
Billions is a television drama series starring Paul Giamatti ( and Damian Lewis (, which airs on the Showtime network. The series is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The original soundtrack to Billions was composed by the musician Eskmo. Following his successful career as a solo artist making waves in the Los Angeles electronic scene, Billions marks Eskmo’s first scoring duties on a major series. The second season of Billions is scheduled to premiere on February 19th, 2017 exclusively on Showtime.
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.
Jackie is the upcoming biographical film from Chilean director Pablo Larraín. Starring Natalie Portman (Black Swan) in the title role, the movie follows Jacqueline Kennedy from the days when she was First Lady of the White House to the aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Critically lauded since its debut at the Venice Film Festival where it won the Best Screenplay Award, Jackie also received the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival and is a heavy favorite going into awards season. The score to Jackie was composed by experimental British musician Mica Levi, best known for her ethereal score to 2013’s sleeper hit “Under the Skin”. Mournful and eerie with a touch of the surreal, Levi has delivered an unmistakable musical tapestry every bit as iconic as Jackie O herself.
Plankton is a unique artistic collaboration between biologist Christian Sardet, Shiro Takatani and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto.In 2016 at the Kyoto, Japan 2016, the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, the three men created an art installation showcasing Sardet's unbelievable images of microscopic plankton paired with a video installation by Takatani and music composed by Sakamoto. Elegant and astral, Ryuichi Sakamoto's contribution is now available as a standalone release courtesy of Milan Records.
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.
I See You is marked by a tonal shift to something close to pure, crisp pop structure, adorned by unusual crescendos that echo a dextrous DJ inching their dancer toward climax without ever quite lifting the house lights. Its lyric sheet moves from the danger and hopelessness of love to its deliciousness and rapture; a move into a more outward looking proposition. I See You is recognizably still The xx but is now powered by the voluble ambition of its three perfect counterweights to one another starting to not just realize but harness their full potential. You might even want to think of the decisive move from Joy Division to New Order here, too. When they take their plum festival slots in 2017, armed with the ten most robust songs of their career, The xx should prick the skin and touch gently the shoulder of an audience reaching to the back of the field.
One of Italy's brightest new talents, Clap! Clap! (aka Cristiano Crisci) returns with his second album for Black Acre, following his colorful breakthrough debut LP, Tayi Bebba (ACRE 006LP, 2014). Bringing together disparate inspirations and styles onto the dancefloor of his mind, A Thousand Skies sees Clap! Clap! create a high energy and inventive kaleidoscopic fusion of sound - drawing on the traditional global rhythms of the old world, hip hop, footwork, UK bass and house.
First time on vinyl - Limited to 500 Copies and includes a poster! Blast your speakers with the new sound of The Breed!
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 Edition of 300 Copies worldwide! Multi-talented hip-hop, beat art & electronic beatmaker Ta-Ku is showing his mellow side. Following the tradition of legendary Japanese producer Nujabes, Beat Sketches Vol. 1 invites the listener into a beautiful melodious Cosmos!
Limited to 500 Copies. After a fair few months of anticipation Coops has dropped his debut LP, God Complex, the follow up to his revered mixtape, Lost Soul. The 15-track effort is Coops attempting to consolidate his place as one of the most exciting Hip Hop acts in the UK, spitting smart, slick rhymes over masterfully constructed instrumentation, soaked in the true essence of Hip Hop. Dope music of pensive, expressive rap covering themes of spirituality, self-belief and unshakeable vices.
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!
Limited Edition of 300 copies worldwide! Special Double Picture Disc housed in a PVC-Gatefold Sleeve. Necro's Classic became very rare on vinyl - now we present this very special re-issue on double picture disc with the great artworks from the Prefix of Death Area.
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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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