Saturday, 31 January 2009

Zomby Features In E4s Skins Top 10 Album List

Skins Music supervisor Alex Hancock has listed Where Were U In 92? in his top 10 albums list

"Zomby has had an absolutely amazing year – releasing some of the best 12"s around (Liquid Dancehall, Zomby EP) and also this quickly thrown together homage to the glory days of rave, which is one of the funnest albums you'll hear for a long time, especially the lead track 'Float'."

Read the full list Here

Sinden Drops Actress On Kiss FM

Paleface Ft Kyla - Do You Mind (Reggae Remix) - Cdr
Yo Magesty - Don't Let Go (Dj Ng Urbance Remix) - Domino
Tifa And Natalie Storm - Talk Of The Town - Cdr
Dj Class Ft Lil Jon - I'm The Shit - Unruly Records
Electric Red - So Good - Cdr
Santo Gold Ft Three 6 Mafia - Shuv It (Remix) - Atlantic
Terror Danjah - Zumpi Huntah (Swindle Remix) - After Shock
2000f & Jkamata - You Don't Know What Love Is - Hyperdub
Actress - Hazyville - Werk Discs
Shuttle - Tunnel - Ninja
Magnetic Man - Eclipse - Big Apple
Animal Collective - My Girls - Domino
Dance Area - Aa 24 7 - Phantasy Sound
Groove Armada - Pull It Up (Crank It Up) (Mad Decent B Live Remix) - B Live
Oj The Juiceman & Gucci Mane - Make The Trap Say Ay! - Cdr

Check the music to this list and show Here

Monday, 26 January 2009

Zomby Pitchforked

A proud moment for the label. Onwards!
Read the full review Here

Gilles Peterson Joins The Werk Party

Radio 1 DJ's continue their renaissance. Better recognise

22 January 2009

Listen again here
Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band - A Tribute To Sun Ra (Artyard)
Fela Kuti – Water Me No Get Enemy (Killer Funk Records)
Horace Andy – Stop The Fuss (Wackies)
Lukid –Slow Hand Slap (Werk Discs)
Phlash & Friends Ft Om’Mas- Do It Up (Restless Soul)
Yusef Lateef – 3 Faces of Balal (Critical Mass Re-edit) (OJC)
Pharoah Sanders – Jitu (Evidence)
Jonny Greenwood - Open Spaces (Atlantic)
Alexandre Desplat – Love In Murmansk (Concord Records)
Carter Bellwell – Thugs Passing In The Night (Lakeshore Records)
Circle Square – Timely (K7)
Robert Mitchell Trio –Teardrop (Jazz Services)
Raah Project – All Of Your Things (Test)
Sa Ra Creative Partners Ft Erykah Badu – Dirty Beauty (Ubiquity)
Hawthorn Headhunters - Do For You (HVW8 Records)
Os Originais Do Samba - Falador Passa Mal (Mr Bongo)
Amadou and Mariam - Sabali (Because)
Theophilus London – Grey X Sage (Misty Night) (Test)
Q-Tip - Life Is Better (Universal Motown)
Grandmaster Flash Ft Q-Tip - Shine All Day (Strut)
Kaidi Tatham – I’m High (Trus’Me edit) (Test)
Unknown – Martin Kemp (Test)
Wbeeza – He’s So Crazy (Third Ear Recordings)
Milton Jackson – Ghost In the Machine (Freerange)
Rasmus Vaber - Never Figure Out (Nurture)
Jazztronik - For You (Knife Edge)
Jazzanova Ft Theif - Lie (Universal)
Jazzsteppa - Big Swing Sound (Studio Rockers)
Doris - Beatmaker (Zonophone)
Andrea Pozza - Drop This Thing (Deja Vu)
Toys Are In Combat - Rhythmatic Train Behaviour (Eklektik Records)
Floating Points -Shangrila (Test)

Thursday, 22 January 2009

NYC Establishment Rate Lukid

"Wonky" seems to be the genre on everyone's lips at the moment. Popularized by the omnipresent Steven Ellison (a/k/a Flying Lotus), it is what electronic music has been stop-starting and attempting for years now -- the post hip-hop hybrid. In 2008 it came of age, losing the Prefuse 73/Machine Drum nerd-chic and replacing it with a Dilla-lite funk sheen and an eccentricity which was hard not to fall for. Sure, Dilla might be spinning in his grave, but artists such as Rustie, Hudson Mohawke and Samiyam are pushing the genre just that little bit forward, blending a love of Slum Village productions with chiptunes, dubstep and crunk, and ending up with something all of their own. Lukid's Luke Blair was there before most, and his debut album, Onandon, was a shocking statement of post-Dilla machine funk. The Dabrye comparisons were maybe justified but Blair had pre-empted a burgeoning genre, and we have waited since to hear where he was going to take it. Of course, it would be too easy to out-wonk himself on this sophomore effort, so what does he do? Well, something completely different, of course. Blair may be very young but he's clearly got an encyclopedic musical knowledge as he traipses through ambient, jazz, minimalist hip-hop and twisted electronica on Foma. I would be loath to even bump this into the same spot on the shelf as Fly-Lo or his eager followers -- there's something just that little bit more horizontal about Fomaand an openness to experimentation which is fresh and alluring. It's almost as if Blair is dying to try his hand at anything; there's jazz ("Laughin"), dubstep ("Chord"), electronica ("Foma"), and even hints of acid (the incredible "Slow Hand Slap"). We would seem then to be having a much needed progression in this fledgling scene and instead of retreading old ground, Luke Blair has shown us that there's more to wonky than a copy of Fantastic Volume 2 and an MPC. With Foma, he has given us a hugely enjoyable collection with more than a swing and a bassline, and what more can we ask of him than that?

Vice Magazine

Basically translates to this album is dope!!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

In-depth Analysis On Actress and Werk

Interesting retrospective review of the Werk label, plus on point critical analysis of "Hazyville" written by Mike Newmark for PopMatters

Plus Actress is unwittingly exposed as a closet Avengers fan by TuneRaker .

Werk Roster Sign To Elastic Artists

Werk are pleased to announce that all Live/DJ bookings for our current roster will now be handled by Naomi at the Elastic Artists Agency

Animal Collective on Where Were U In 92 ?

Our Werk spies notified us that Animal Collective played the entire "Where Were U In 92 ?" album as part of the warm up for their London show at Koko, and since then the band have officially gone on record as big fans of the album.

Check their interview for Drowned In Sound

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Foma Reviewed

Deservedly glowing reviews at Resident Advisor and Fact Magazine for Lukid's second album on Werk.