Slikback To Release New EP In June - Support From Resident Advisor, Pitchfork, Mixmag and many more...

"a rare talent” [Resident Advisor] 

“a rising underground star” [Crack Magazine] 

“the Kenyan producer occupies his own switchbacking lane” [Pitchfork]

Resident Advisor, 2020’s best albums

Bandcamp, best of 2020

 

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Artist: Slikback

Title: Quoios/Klout

Label: Byrd Out

Catalogue No.: BYR032

Format: 12” (Edition of 300) and Digital

Territory: Worldwide

Release date: 12 May (Quoios); 4 June (full release)

Genres: Techno; Trap; Industrial

 

PRE ORDER:

http://byrdout.lnk.to/QuoiosKlout

 

New tracks of forward thinking club music from Kenyan producer Slikback, continuing in rule shredding, genre melding form.

 

Two new enigmatic originals, and two remixes - one from Sarmacja, natives of his current home, Poland, who give Quoios a dub workout, the other from Bristolian producer Sunun, spinning out Klout in a less pressured environment.

On the A side, Quoios charts a looming, atmospheric build-up gives way to driving, chain saw wielding industrial beats layered with vocals and samples. Klout meshes dark tones and complex rhythms, with a very slight nod to acid on the sounds. Both tracks are warehouse-ready dancefloor weapons.

On the B side, Sarmacja’s dub pulses from the off, introducing a strand of keening vocals and cosmic flushes. Sunun’s remix offers a slower, exploratory and haunting re-imagining of Klout.

 

12 May - Quoios (digital release)

4 June - full release, 12" and digital

 

A1: Quoios (03:38)

A2: Klout (03:14)

B1: Quoios (Sarmacja Dub) (02:16)

B2: Klout (Sunun Remix) (03:32)

 


Drum & Bass Pioneers LOXY & INK Release Awesome Old Skool Hip Hop & Drum & Bass On R&S Records. Support From DJ MAG, WORDPLAY, WONDERLAND, YO RAPS, EDM.COM, DECODED, K MAG and many more

LOXY & INK

MANIFESTED VISIONS

 IMPACT DATE (SINGLE): 21 / 05 / 2021 /// IMPACT DATE E.P. 05/08/2021 /// LABEL: R&S /// CAT NO:RS2103S
 
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Authenticity & Consistency, two key words that immediately come to mind when we’re talking about Loxy and Ink.
As music and creative culture at large hurtles towards an abyss of ‘likes’ as currency and vacuous validity, the job of musicians who stand for authenticity and consistency has become ever more important and it is at this juncture where Loxy and Ink become indispensable.
Two titans in UK breakbeat culture, Loxy & Ink were both present at the inception at the birth of UK dance music culture and continue to be torchbearers. One glance at the CV of both artists will show you everything you need to know. They were both residents & recording artists at three incredibly important clubs & record labels: Metalheadz at Blue Note, Speed at Mars Bar and Renegade Hardware at The End. These three clubs and associated labels are important to mention as they innovated, pushed and later came to define drum & bass culture. Loxy and Ink were, in part, responsible for that.
It’s not an accident that Loxy and Ink were linked to these behemoths. Between the aforementioned camps and our protagonists, there was a mutual understanding for the need to push the envelope and there was a shared love of reinterpreting musical genres- a free form approach to music that changed the landscape of what is possible creatively, Loxy & Ink have always implicitly understood this way of thinking and have exercised this thought process to this day via their own record labels, Cylon (Loxy) and Architecture (Ink).
Throughout their careers, as collaborators and individuals, Loxy & Ink continued to make and play music that connected with them on a deeper level rather than just for the sake of functionality, they both saw success as rappers and individually played and made music that stretched from dub techno to hip hop to house.
The journey outlined above, the understanding of cultural innovation and the pledge to authenticity & consistency as mentioned leads us to the Manifested Visions EP on R&S Records. A five-track release that traverses genres with ease, a release that speaks to Loxy & Ink’s love for collaboration- we’re presented with multiple vocal contributions from Tha Lion, Jody Lulati, Miriam Safo and Loxy & Ink themselves. Finnish producer Resound continues his long-standing production partnership with Loxy on ‘Give Me a Dubplate’. Genre wise we’re given hip hop, dubwise roots reggae and drum & bass.
R&S continues to show that it’s a force to be reckoned with by releasing this EP, a project that crosses countries as well as genres, a project from Loxy and Ink that feels like it was always going to come to pass since the pair found common ground way back when.
After considering all of this, it comes as no surprise that the EP is titled ‘Manifested Visions.’
 
 
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New Hip Hop Artist LTtheMonk is 'London Made, East-Coast Trained' ** Support From WORDPLAY MAGAZINE, URBAN VAULT, CERTIFIED & Many More

** ‘DARK ITALIANS’  IS TAKEN FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘ON THE WALL’ BY LTtheMonk **

LTtheMonk

Dark Italians"

IMPACT DATE: 16TH APRIL

VIDEO:

INFO:

With a name that announces his meditative dedication to craft, LTtheMonk describes himself as 'London Made, East-Coast Trained', a tribute to both his home city and the New York MCs who inspired him.

Originally from London, UK, LTtheMonk first fell in love with hip-hop at just eight years old, when the music captivated his young ears and ignited what would become a lifelong passion. Blended with constant exposure to reggae (via his Jamaican mother) and rock (via his Irish father), LT’s adventurous love of music and performing onstage would only grow stronger.

LT has since carved a reputation as a vibrant and compelling talent, and his standing is destined to grow with the release of his new album, On The Wall (out August 20, 2021 on Sonic Unyon Records). The next step in his artistic evolution, the full- length honours ancestors even as it points toward alternate futures, and is further evidence of the artist's ambition to push hip-hop forward.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

www.ltthemonk.com

instagram.com/ltthemonk

facebook.com/ltthemonk

twitter.com/ltthemonk

https://genius.com/LTtheMonk

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:

https://orcd.co/ltthemonk

SPOTIFY LINK:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2UlfTZe1e03fDoMuYVg08I

APPLE LINK:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/ltthemonk/970547857


**DREAM POP FROM OUTER SPACE, ‘RUN IS THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘LUNAR BIRD’ BY ‘LUNAR BIRD’ **BBC RADIO WALES PLAYLISTED ON 6 DIFFERENT SHOWS ** AMAZING RADIO TWICE WINNER OF THE AUDITION POLL**

**DREAM POP FROM OUTER SPACE, ‘RUN IS THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘LUNAR BIRD’ BY ‘LUNAR BIRD’ **

**BBC RADIO WALES PLAYLISTED ON 6 DIFFERENT SHOWS **

** AMAZING RADIO TWICE WINNER OF THE AUDITION POLL **

LUNAR BIRD

“RUN"

IMPACT DATE: 5TH MARCH 2021

WATCH VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LglvIbutvdw&feature=youtu.be

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Dream Pop From Outer Space

Forming in 2017, and based in Cardiff (Wales), the Italian/Welsh band Lunar Bird deliver an atmospheric mixture of ethereal Dream Pop and mesmerizing Indie Psychedelia.
Band members include RWCMD graduate Jazz singer, songwriter and synth player Roberta Musillami, composer and visual artist Eliseo Di Malto, bass player Francis George, drummer Ellie Strong and synth player Ross Davies. Francis, Ross and Ellie are ICMP graduates and esteemed multi-instrumentalists - Francis and Ross having played with Welsh Rock band S.E.X.

Lunar Bird are a powerful and authentic live act, performing everything live including all vocals, which are one of the band's trademarks. Previous performances include: Mr. Wolf's Bristol, O2 Academy Islington, The Fleece Bristol, Clwb IFor Bach Cardiff and festivals such as SWN Festival 2019 and The Swansea Fringe 2019.

The debut EP 'Daydreamer' (2018) was played on several radio programmes, notably on the Adam Walton show on BBC Music Introducing. The singles ‘Siren Scales’ (Diamond Club, 2019), 'A Walk' (co-funded by BBC Horizons/Gorwellion Launchpad 2020) and 'Swallow Man Aviary' (2020) have had multiple airplays from the likes of BBC Radio Wales (such as 'Wales Mix' with Bethan Elfyn), BBC Radio Cymru and Amazing Radio. 'Swallow Man Aviary’ was selected by The Unsigned Guide to be featured in the November Edition of their Spotlight blog. The band recently played an ‘Amazing Session’ on Amazing Radio. Both videos for ‘Swallow Man Aviary’ and ‘Emerald and Blue’ were filmed and edited by band member Eliseo. 'Emerald and Blue' was added to the Welsh A-List on BBC Radio Wales.

Help Musician’s 'Do It Differently Fund' 2020 is helping the band release their new singles and the debut album.

SOCIAL MEDIA / WEB LINKS

https://lunarbird.wixsite.com/website-1
https://www.instagram.com/lunarbirdofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/lunarbirdofficial/
https://twitter.com/lunarbirdband

PREVIOUS PRESS / RADIO SUPPORTERS

BBC Music Introducing in Wales (Adam Walton, Bethan Elfyn, Ed Richmond, Vicki Blight, Wynne Evans, Behnaz Akhgar etc.); Amazing Radio (Ailsa Campbell, Charlie Ashcroft - we won the Audition Poll twice, Shell Zenner); The Unsigned Guide 'Spotlight'; Michael Kennedy (Welsh Connections, SWND Magazine; Trust The Doc (Neil March); Jason Adkins; AnalogueTrash; God Is In The TV; Fadeawayradiate; Little Indie Blogs; Indie is not a Genre, Monolith Cocktail, Come Here Floyd, Minty’s Gig Guide, Mystic Sons, The Indiependent; RGM; Loud Women; Big Indie Giant; Divide and Conquer; Bucket List UK; .

PRE-ORDER:

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1554073487?ls=1&app=itunes
Appre Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1554073487


DAAY 'First LIght' ** Influenced by the likes of Arcade Fire, Fat White Family, Mellah, Wooden Shjips, MGMT, CAN and Pink Floyd **

DAAY

“FIRST LIGHT"

IMPACT DATE: 8TH FEB

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INFO:

DAAY was formed in London in 2019 by Alex Barty-King and rehearsed in a large smoky basement flat in Kilburn. They bring together a collection of 5 musicians from Lebanon and France and released their first single 'Mama' in March 2020 just at the foot of the pandemic.

DAAY’s new single 'First Light' is an apt song for the time, promoting the power of rejuvenation and rebirth with specific reference to the beginning of a new day, whether or not you've stayed up all night. DAAY use a unique blend of rock/pop songwriting layered with experimental sounds and powerful sax parts that cut through, whilst using a strong lyrical theme reflecting on the simple and transformative beauty of the daytime.

They have played at over 20 venues across London including O2 Academy Islington, The Troubadour, Sebright Arms, The Windmill, New Cross Inn and The Monarch.

 

 

Future
:

DAAY are currently planning their debut EP called RUN for 2021 release.

Social Media
:

Facebook/Instagram/Soundcloud: @daayband

Website:

www.daay.co.uk 

CONTACT FOR PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES:

vision(at)visionmusic(dot)co.uk


Spotlight Virtual Festival Is All Go For Feb 2021, As Featured In TIMEOUT, LINE OF BEST FIT and many more....

SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL 

DATE: 14/02/2021

Spotlight Festival was created in Guadalajara, Mexico during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It started as a project that showcased up-and-coming artists from all over the world with short interviews uploaded to Instagram TV. The purpose of this project was to give new interesting musicians a platform that would help them reach a bigger audience.

Bands from Germany, Argentina, USA, Mexico and the UK joined Spotlight to talk about their mutual love for music. After a couple months the project started growing, and the ache to reach an even bigger audience grew.  That’s when the project evolved into a festival; a festival that will follow the same motivation: give the up-and-coming their own stage.

On February 14th, the first edition of Spotlight Festival will be online and live streamed through Bandcamp Live! Four British acts will be playing at MOTH Club for the first time in almost a year. This event is focused on revitalizing the music scene after a difficult year.

 

LINEUP:

Bamily, Attawalpa, Malady, and Stella Talpo are ready to hop back onto the stage.

Bamily:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6oMh7pGcBIgfpdKKUHmJAy?si=SfM7yrKeQ4q3COSoxUNjYQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBIsJCGYaYU

Attawalpa:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uihPfjxFpeo

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6AJXEIjyYRMwjYNsRL3khD?si=L2ywpi22QsOvLY7YMTF1Kw

Malady: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvuCkcHiuLc

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6RIJbEJAkZ21AAbqrdztvh?si=sIegt0vxRfu3soVYtNGT3g

Stella Talpo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt2gO8_XpQ0

https://open.spotify.com/artist/50CephN65HHaMX5mhL8DYr?si=3A7wEjCQSvisLwB_FcZKZQ

 

TICKETS:

Join us to celebrate our resilience and, of course, our love for music!

Tickets are available through the festival’s Bandcamp website:

https://spotlightfest.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Check out our Instagram and Twitter as @spotlight_fest and Facebook as Spotlight Festival for news.

 

CONTACT FOR PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES:

Vision Music Promotion

Zeb Samuels Releases New Single 'Breeze Blowing' with support from people like Gilles Peterson...

** Previous support for Zeb Samuels From – CLASH Magazine, Gilles Peterson, Magnetic Magazine, XLR8R, Electronic Groove, Decoded Magazine & Rural Sounds, 

Radio Airplay from BBC Radio 6 Music’s Gilles Peterson, Don Letts, Nemone & 5FM’s Kid Fonque. **

 

ZEB SAMUELS – “BREEZE BLOWING” 

& SUN RAIN REMIX

LABEL: Deep Heads 

 

 

 

INFO:

Deep Heads are proud to present the new single ‘Breeze Blowing’ by Zeb Samuels.

The single is taken from Zeb’s forthcoming album ’Arrival’ that is planned for release in the early part of 2021.

 

You can hear the music has come a long way since the first instalments of sounds from Zeb on the imprint and hears a diverse pallet of sounds incorporated into this recording.

We hear Zeb’s vocals are more progressed, hearing the artist presenting more of a chorus driven piece of music, that breaths settled confidence within his voice.

‘Breeze Blowing’ delivers the energy of a winter’s day, yet captures a warmth, deep within the core of the artistry.

A beautiful piano hook is at the very heart of the song, with 2step beats lacing the track together.

We also hear the talents of Jed Bevington on Violin who contributes some mind-blowing layers.

 

Then on remix duties is the very talented Canadian born, Sunrain, that Zeb has been a fan of for quite some time.

A Pianist at heart with exceptional production techniques, the remix takes the recording into new dimensions.

It’s stripped back without the vocal but utilises the main piano hook to create an ambient soundscape that is nothing short of exceptional.

Definitely an artist to keep an ear on for the future.

 

SOCIALS:

Zeb Samuels:

https://www.instagram.com/deepheads/

https://www.facebook.com/Zeb-Samuels-918976461463388

Sun Rain:

https://www.instagram.com/sunrain_music/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/sunrainmusicto/about/

 

BUY/ORDER LINKS:

https://snd.click/breezeblowing

 


Exclusive Premiere: Hidden Spheres – Tiamo (Oath) * SUPPORT FROM DECODED, MIXMAG, RESIDENT ADVISOR, DJ, CLASH, XLR8R, THUMP, BOILER ROOM, STAMP THE WAX, BBC, WORLDWIDE FM, RANSOM NOTE AND MANY MORE..

PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES FOR HIDDEN SPHERES PLEASE CONTACT - vision(at) visionmusic.co.uk

https://www.decodedmagazine.com/exclusive-premiere-hidden-spheres-tiamo-oath/

 


New Video From Blackout Balter Receives Classic Rock & Louder Magazine Support

 

PRE ORDER: 

https://blackoutbalter.com/cds/preorder-limited-run-animal-physical-cd-with-digital-download

 

Blackout Balter is an electrifying, 5-piece Alternative Rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Their first EP, Twist And Bend, featured Dave Keuning (The Killers), and received critical acclaim by the famed Consequence of Sound and Paste Magazine media outlets—two of America’s most important music magazines; and the album charted on CMJ’s “Top 200” and was named an FMQB “Top 25 Album” while being spun on some of America’s most important radio stations, to include KROQ.

‘Wild One’ is the second single to be taken from Blackout Balter’s forthcoming debut album ‘Animal’ which explodes with a rush of punk and alternative rock energies, ready to seize the moment and arrest the senses. An unapologetic assertion of love, struggle, and leaving, the band’s aptly-titled Animal speaks to human nature at its most visceral core: When gut instinct supersedes logic, and our inner animal roars. Blackout Balter’s first full-length album, produced by Grammy-winner Jeremy Ferguson (Cage the Elephant engineer and producer), and assisted by Grammy-winner Emily Lazar (David BowieCold Play), provides 14 tracks of pure adrenaline that inspires, excites, and pushes us to attack our dreams.

Quotes:

"We were done recording the entire album—13 tracks; and I remember driving home from the studio with an interesting melody stuck in my head," says Blackout Balter frontman, Phil Cohen. "It usually takes me a long time to write songs, but I finished the body of Wild One in only a few days. When I was back in the studio, I asked Jeremy [Ferguson], our producer, if we could record a quick demo of this new song that I was in the process of writing. When we recorded it initially, the song didn't even have a bridge. It sounded rough and raw, and I loved the way the topline vocal melody danced around the simple chord structure."

"Wild One is a nod to the military 'Jody' song format—a call and response song, sung during military marches. I love the way this format lends itself to somewhat of a haunting aesthetic," says Blackout Balter's Phil Cohen. "It's a passionate song, jam-packed with attitude and raw emotion. When we recorded Wild One, I thought we'd just keep it as a demo for the next album, as I wrote this song after the others had already been recorded. But we all really liked the song's character and grit, and it quickly became one of our favorites." 


UK charity Black Minds Matter, Howie B, Warriors of the Dystotheque & Pussyfoot Records join forces on new release

Title: ‘No Borders’

Artist: Warriors of the Dystotheque ft Howie B

Release date: 26th June 2020

 

A new collaboration between Warriors of the Dystotheque and Howie B is set to be released this month exclusively on Bandcamp for free or with a charity donation to UK charity Black Minds Matter. The track ‘No Borders’ was created completely remotely while all the players were in isolation, recorded and put together in a matter of days coming from a deep desire to connect across borders and boundaries. ‘No Borders’ is a deep, electronic jazz tune that will leave you feeling rather horizontal in the best of ways. An exhalation of air, a puff of smoke, tired but rallying, the boys enmesh languishing funk together with bass heavy programming in a melting pot of camaraderie.

Warriors of the Dystotheque are composed of DJ, Producer, Engineers and Musicians: Jonny Mac from Derry , Sean Graham from Coventry & Toulon and, The Brothers Nylon Mike and Nick Rufolo hailing from NYC. Their combined backgrounds have fed into a decade

of touring gigs and collaborations with acclaimed artists from such bands as Orbital, The Prodigy, The Happy Mondays, Pop Will Eat Itself, EMF and Shawn Lee. Warriors of the Dystotheque are unique in that they’ve never been in the same country throughout the recording and creating process, they are a self-professed ‘Anti-Social Network’ of musicians. So you could say that they were well equipped for the current climate’s creative confusion. Add legendary Scottish DJ, Producer and Creator Howie B (U2, Bjork, Soul II Soul) into the mix and you have the perfect pressure cooker for some stunning sounds.

In support of the Black Lives Matter movement and in response to the current fight for equality across the world, Warriors of the Dystotheque and Howie B would like to donate 100% of the money made from this track to Black Minds Matter.

“We have put together this organisation, to enable as many black people, to get specialised help. We aim to fulfil this by connecting black individuals and families with professional mental health services across the UK”

 

Purchase Here: https://pussyfootrecords.bandcamp.com

 

https://www.blackmindsmatteruk.com/our-mission

 

Warriors of the Dystotheque

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/warriorsofthedystotheque/

Spotify -  https://open.spotify.com/artist/04OLaofaY48dqKw0yj74y0?si=sbHbBooSSd6MrMeC6zLsrA

Howie B

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HowieBOfficial/

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/1DAJPl1Q9bNwPGUqL08nzG?si=MR-WXE_OT2mJgsONKYV8NQ