Kiwi-born musician Jordan Rakei signs to Ninja Tune, unveils new single ‘Sorceress’

Jordan Rakei signs to Ninja Tune and unveils new single ‘Sorceress’. At only 25, the New Zealand born multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer is a rare talent whose distinct take on soul captures a sonic and emotional awareness many artists spend their entire careers chasing. ‘Sorceress’, the first single taken from his forthcoming album, sees Jordan edging beyond the peripheries of the genial, often sun-flecked sound his fans have come to know him for. "It’s about how the ego can fully control the way you act and perceive life,” he says.

Bonobo Announces Bambro Koyo Ganda EP Shares “Bambro Koyo Ganda (Analog Version)” and New Song “Samurai”

Having just completed immensely successful tours in Europe and North America in support of his latest acclaimed record Migration, Bonobo has announced a new 3-song EP, out digitally, featuring an analog version of Migration favorite “Bambro Koyo Ganda,” which heavily features Moroccan by-way- of New York City band Innov Gnawa, and the completely new song “Samurai.” 

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CLARK | Shares new Peak Magnetic video | Death Peak out now

Clark can now preview a new visual cut for stand out album track and live favourite ‘Peak Magnetic’. The topsy-turvy, vertigo-inducing video unrolls with the momentum of the track and dancers Kiani del Valle and Sophia Ndaba who are currently touring with Clark and his awe inspiring live show featuring the choreography of Melanie Lane.

RAC’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM EGO OUT JULY 14 VIA COUNTER RECORDS

Grammy award winning artist RAC (pronounced Ar-Ay-Cee)—known as André Allen Anjos—will release his highly anticipated new album EGO on July 14 via Counter Records. The record follows the release of Anjos’ 2014 album Strangers, which SPIN called, “…an impossibly smooth listen.” With this release, Anjos is re-directing RAC to songwriting which accounts for the record’s intimate but full-lunged tone, as heard on the records’ second single “I Still Wanna Know,” featuring vocals and a guitar solo from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo as well as additional production by Classixx, that debuts today. Listen/share the track here: smarturl.it/RACISWK. Fans can pre-order EGO at smarturl.it/RACEGO.

!!! (CHK CHK CHK)

New York City dance-punk band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) recently announced the release of their new album, Shake The Shudder, out May 19th on Warp Records. The album was premiered with the lead track “The One 2”, which was featured on BBC 6Music Radio, KCRW, KEXP and has racked up over 400k streams in the last month. The latest single “Dancing Is The Best Revenge”  elaborates on the dance performance elements of the first video by giving the song to some ladies who could really walk the walk and perform the song in the spirit of reinvention. “Dancing Is The Best Revenge” was premiered today on Beats1 with Zane Lowe and you can stream here : http://smarturl.it/ditbr-stream

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Forest Swords - Album + New track 'Arms Out' + video  out 5 May (UK)

Forest Swords, aka acclaimed Merseyside-based producer Matthew Barnes, returns with his eagerly anticipated new full-length record.

“Compassion", the follow-up to 2013's critically lauded debut “Engravings”, will be released on 5th May 2017 via Ninja Tune. The album will be followed by a set of projects across multiple mediums by Forest Swords’ own Dense Truth, a new experimental studio and record label, including a series of music videos.

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Actress releases AZD and video for 'X22RME'

Actress real name Darren Jordan Cunningham returns with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called “AZD” (pronounced “Azid”), a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. An artist who has always preferred to make music than to talk about it, in “AZD” he has achieved another remarkable landmark, one which is as resistant to interpretation as it is demanding of it. Following on from his previous albums, R.I.P, Splazsh and Hazyville, an epilogue poem attached to the press release for Ghettoville was construed by media, commentators and spectators that Cunningham had retired. This led him to conceptualise this mass of conclusion as the key to ‘Giving power back to identity.’

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RAC’S NEW SINGLE “THIS SONG” FEATURING ROSTAM OUT NOW

Acclaimed artist RAC (pronounced Ar-Ay-Cee)—known as Andre Allen Anjos—releases the first single, “This Song” off his highly anticipated new album out this summer via Counter Records. The track features vocals from songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist ROSTAM, formerly of Vampire Weekend, who has collaborated with Solange, Frank Ocean, Hamilton Leithauser, RA RA Riot and more. 

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!!! (CHK CHK CHK) ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SHAKE THE SHUDDER OUT MAY 19TH ON WARP RECORDS

!!! (Chk Chk Chk), the venerable New York City dance-punk band, have announced the release of their newest album, Shake The Shudder, out May 19th (UK) on Warp Records. Recorded at the band’s home studio in Brooklyn,  produced by longtime collaborator Patrick Ford at Taaffe Palace, and mixed by dance luminaries Phil Moffa, Joakim and Matt Wiggins, the album features a cast of changing singers from Lea Lea, Meah Pace, Nicole Fayu, Cameron Mesirow and Molly Schnick.

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