Riz Ahmed is an actor, musician, and activist. He is one-half of Swet Shop Boys, and performs solo as Riz MC. His latest song is “Mogambo", out October 2018, is an ode to the super villain of the classic film, Mr. India.
Nils Frahm readies his latest record & world tour, out January 2018 on Erased Tapes.Nils Frahm readies his latest record & world tour, out January 2018 on Erased Tapes.
Mica Levi & Oliver Coates have come together for a collaborative full-length entitled Remain Calm, which will be out November 25 on UK imprint Slip.
Mica Levi is best known for her work with Micachu & The Shapes. She is also prepping an original film score for the feature film Jackie, and has previously scored for the film Under The Skin. She has also collaborated with Arca, Dean Blunt, and others.
Oliver Coates is a well known & respected cellist, composer and electronic music producer. He released a solo LP earlier this year, Upstepping, and is best known for his work with Radiohead. Read more on that here in this FACT Mag interview.
SAN CHA is a LatinX artist based in Los Angeles. She released her debut Capricho Del Diablo EP on Outside Insight July 2018.
L'Rain is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer based in Brooklyn. Her debut self-titled full-length is out now on Astro Nautico. Dedicated to the memory and the loss of her mother, L'Rain is an extremely personal, intimate and touching look into the artist's world. Highly recommended and experimental record.
Legendary composer, producer and trumpeter Jon Hassell - Godfather of the Fourth World Sound.
Callie Ryan is a Los Angeles based singer, producer, and performer. In 2018, she released HEALTH on Outside Insight.
Delroy Edwards is a Los Angeles producer & DJ who runs the LA Club Resource label. After initial releases on New York electronic / noise imprint L.I.E.S., Edwards began LACR in 2013 as an outlet for his own music and a canvas to create his own world. His releases range from techno on LACR001 & recent KICKIN' BUTTS!! 12"s, screwed hip-hop and R&B edits on the Slowed Down Funk trilogy, noise via the DJ Punisher alias, and house via Can U Get With 12" on Gene's Liquor.
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Mykki Blanco is an international touring performance artist, activist, rapper, and actor. He is signed to !K7 and runs his own label, Dogfood Music Group.
On September 16th, 2016, Mykki Blanco will release the long awaited debut full-length, Mykki, on !K7 // Dogfood Music Group. You can pre-order the Mykki LP here, and stream "The Plug Won't" & "High School Never Ends" now.
Prior to the LP, the first release on !K7 / Dogfood Music Group was a compilation entitled C-ORE, featuring songs from Yves Tumor, Psychoegyptian, VIOLENCE, and Mykki Blanco. It was released September 18, 2015, and curated by Mykki.
Swet Shop Boys is a hip-hop duo comprised of Riz MC and Heems, who are set to release their debut Cashmere LP on Customs Records October 14.
Riz MC, aka Rizwan Ahmed, is a London actor & musician who's starred in the latest Bourne film, HBO's The Night Of, and set to be in the upcoming Star Wars Rogue One film.
Heems is an NYC rapper who came up as part of Das Racist.
Producer & pedal steel artist Daniel Lanois connects with breakbeat producer Venetian Snares on a new collaborative LP coming May 4 on Planet Mu / Time Sig.
SADAF is an Iranian born, New York City-based producer, violinist, vocalist and multi-media artist. SADAF's visuals, sonics, and confrontational performative tactics confound and upend the inward-looking affect inherent to contemporary performance art. Her work simultaneously draws from and subverts the language of advertising, celebrity, and the gaze.
SADAF's production wavers between abstraction and lyricism, contemplating the disparate emotional affects inherent in noise, speech and silence. Drawing on global influences such as traditional middle eastern instrumentation, free jazz noise violin, deconstructed Dembow and Reggaeton, and digital hardcore tendencies, she creates an unconventional palette for the post-dj era.
Talaboman is the collaborative project of Barcelona producer / DJ John Talabot and Swedish producer / DJ Axel Boman. After first getting introduced to the world via Talabot's DJ-KICKS release on !K7 in 2013, the group went on to put out their only official release to date, the Sideral EP on Talabot's label, Hivern Discs.
Now, the group comes equipped with their debut full-length, The Night Land, available March 3 on R&S Records. Rocking 8 slow-burning balearic house & disco tunes, Talaboman is a great guide to lead you from the doldrums on Winter into the warming sun of Spring.
Little Simz is a UK rapper & musician who released her debut Stillness In Wonderland LP in 2016. Simz returned Nov. 3 to drop a deluxe edition that includes 8 new songs with features from Bibi Bourelly, Syd of The Internet, BadBadNotGood, and others. Simz is featured on the latest Gorillaz track, "Garage Palace", and is currently supporting the group on a UK // EU tour.
LEAVING Records is a Los Angeles-based record label run by Matthewdavid and distributed by Stones Throw. LEAVING stretches for the peripheries of electronic, ambient and hip-hop spheres. Its artists include Deantoni Parks, Seiho, Matthewdavid's Mindflight, Laraaji, Gifted & Blessed, Ras G, Odd Nosdam, Brogan Bentley, MNDSGN, Trance Farmers and more.
NYC-based singer / songwriter Rosehardt shares his debut Songs In The Key Of Solitude LP out April 6 on Styles Upon Styles.
Madrid-born producer leading the new wave of house music.
Berlin producer & JANUS co-founder M.E.S.H. - his release Hesaitix is out now on PAN.
MNDSGN is the producer name of Los Angeles artist Ringgo Ancheta. Signed to Stones Throw Records and LEAVING, MNDSGN has released a series of LPs and mixtapes, most notably 2016's Body Wash LP (named on Pitchfork's Best Electronic Releases of 2016 list) as well as Surface Outtakes, Yawn Zen, and others. He also runs the Akashik label with his partner, artist & videographer Alima Jennings.
Laraaji is a Harlem-based new age composer, musician, zither player, and laughter meditation workshop leader. He has been making transcendental music for over four decades. Laraaji is reissuing a 3-cassette release on LEAVING Records entitled All In One Place, available August 7th.
Erased Tapes is a London based label founded by Robert Raths in 2007. Toeing the line between classical and electronic worlds, Erased Tapes has given rise to producers & composers such as Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds, Rival Consoles, Kiasmos, Masayoshi Fujita, Peter Broderick, Lubomyr Melnyk, Dawn Of Midi, and more.
In 2017, the label celebrates its 10 year anniversary. To ring in the occasion, Erased Tapes will release a deluxe, special edition vinyl boxset featuring exclusives from the label artists, along with bringing new signings on board including Penguin Cafe and Daniel Brandt of Brandt Brauer Frick.
UK producer and a cornerstone of Erased Tapes Records. His latest record, Persona, is out April 13.
Geotic is the ambient / dance leaning alias of Los Angeles producer & artist Will Wiesenfeld, best known for his work under the Baths alias. After self-releasing a number of records on Bandcamp, Geotic is prepping his Abysma LP on Ghostly International due March 31.
Abysma is dance music for chilling out. Consider these songs as emotional reveries made for those ephemeral moments at home that sometimes only feel meaningful years later. Making dinner with a loved one, playing frivolous games with an ecstatic pet, taking a brief moment of respite after a brutal day of work. Songs that feel lived-in and comfortable-imbued with feelings that can't be faked or compartmentalized.
NYC based producer Rizzla, part of the Fade to Mind crew, released his debut full-length, Adepta, in July 2018.
inc. no world are the brother duo of Andrew & Daniel Aged. Based in Los Angeles, the group have released 2 full-length records: 2016's As Light As Light, which is available via the brothers' No World Recordings label, and 2013's cult classic no world out on 4AD.
Known for a virtuosity that has led them to performing with Pharrell, Raphael Saadiq, John Legend, Elton John, Francis & The Lights, and many others, Andrew & Daniel tap into a unique groove that covers funk, soul, R&B and folk musics. The group have toured the US and Europe extensively, both as a 4-piece and 2-piece, and will continue to perform throughout 2017.
LA Club Resource is a record label run by producer & DJ Delroy Edwards direct from Los Angeles. Its releases include LPs, 12"s and tapes from Edwards, Shawty Pimp, Gene Hunt, Delivery, DJ Harlow, Skander, and Zipcode.
Detroit legend Carl Craig revisited some of his techno classics through an orchestral lens, linking up with composer Francesco Tristano and the Les Siecles orchestra conducted by Francois-Xavier Roth on the Versus LP, available now via InFiné Records.
Khruangbin are a Houston-based trio comprised of bassist Laura Lee, guitarist Mike Speer, and drummer Donald Johnson.
After a series of singles & EPs, the group is set to release their debut full-length, The Universe Smiles Upon You, via Night Time Stories / Late Night Tales.
Kid Koala is a producer, composer, and DJ best known for his turntablist and hip-hop background, which includes production work with Deltron 3030, Gorillaz and many others.
In January 2017, Kid Koala released his fifth studio album, Music To Draw To: Satellite, on Arts & Crafts. The record focuses on ambient compositions and is a distinctly new direction for Kid Koala, who composed, wrote, performed and produced the 18-tracks on the LP, including co-writing 8 with Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini.
Music To Draw To: Satellite tells the story tells a heartrending tale of discovery and loss through the lens of lovers separated by a one-way space mission to Mars.
Evy Jane is the project of Vancouer based vocalist and songwriter Evelyn Mason. She is a frequent collaborator with producer Jeremiah Klein, who has produced all of her records thus far, including her forthcoming debut full-length, Breaking, available October 21, 2016 on King Deluxe.
Brainfeeder is the Los Angeles record label founded by Flying Lotus that has given rise to artists like Thundercat, Daedelus, The Gaslamp Killer, Ras G, Samiyam and many others.
This Spring, Brainfeeder bring Dutch producer / avant-composer Jameszoo into the mix for his Fool LP, available May 13, 2016. The label also has mixtapes from Iglooghost and JP Moregun on deck.
Last Fall, Brainfeeder added two new producers to its roster: DJ Paypal, who's prepping his Sold Out release November 13, along with Irish producer Iglooghost's Chinese Nü Yr EP October 30.
Nisennenmondai are a trio of women from Japan who make instrumental, hypontic, and experimental dance music using a rock set-up of guitar, bass and drums.
On their record, #N/A, which is available April 1 worldwide via On-U Sound, the trio link up with legendary dub producer Adrian Sherwood to give their dizzying techno a fortified bass foundation.
On-U Sound is the label founded by Adrian Sherwood, a legendary English producer best known for exploring the outer reaches of dub reggae, post-punk and left-field electronic music for over 30 years. He has worked on records for Nine Inch Nails, Blur, Depeche Mode, Sinead O'Connor, Prince Far I, Bim Sherman, and many others.
In June 2016, On-U Sound will release Sherwood At The Controls Vol: 2 1985-1990, the proper follow-up to last year's collection. This time around, the volume includes exclusives from Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Mark Stewart, Dub Syndicate, Tackhead, Keith LeBlanc and more.
In October 2015, On-U Sound release Trevor Jackson's Science Fiction Dancehall Classics.
In April 2015, On-U Sound released Sherwood At The Controls Vol: 1 1979-1984, a collection of Sherwood-produced rarities and collaborations with Prince Far I, The Fall, The Slits and others.
In June 2015, On-U Sound reissued The Mothmen Pay Attention!, a forgotten and long lost staple to the post-punk tradition featuring former members of Durutti Colum and future members of Simply Red.
Chino Amobi is a Virginia based producer, artist, and head of the record label NON Worldwide. On May 5th, he released his latest full-length, PARADISO, which is available via NON & UNO NYC.
PARADISO features contributions from Rabit, Dutch E Germ, Aurel Haize Obogbo, Haleek Maul, Embaci, Full Carnage, Jesse Hlebo, Benja SL, Rena Anakwe, Therochelle Moore, FAKA, Lee Jones, Johnny Utterback, Moro, and Elysia Crampton
Gene's Liquor is a Los Angeles record label, store, distributor and creative hub specializing in new, rare and reissued music. Covered by the LA Times & NY Times Style Mag. Distributes LA Club Resource.
Delorean is a Barcelona based quartet who released their latest full-length, Muzik, in Summer 2016 on their label PHLEX. The group mix Balearic house and rock for a slo-mo groove. You can stream title track now, which is produced by Pional.
Natasha Kmeto is a Portland-based singer, songwriter and producer. She is readying her second full-length LP, entitled Inevitable, out September 18 on Dropping Gems. In 2013, she released her debut full-length, Crisis, on Dropping Gems.
Cavern Of Anti-Matter is a trio featuring Tim Gane, co-founding member of Stereolab, along with fellow Stereolab drummer Joe Dillworth & synth wizard Holger Zapf. Their debut full-length, void beats / invocation trex, is available on Duophonic February 19, 2016.
Anenon is the project of Brian Allen Simon, Los Angeles-based saxophonist, electronic producer, and arranger. His third studio LP, Petrol, is available March 4th, 2016 on Friends of Friends Music.
Smurphy is a producer, vocalist & DJ from Mexico City. She is part of the N.A.A.F.I. collective, and in May 2015 releases her latest full-length, A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended In The Darkness, on LEAVING Records.
Phantasy Sound is a London-based record label run by producer & DJ Erol Alkan. It's roster includes Ghost Culture, Daniel Avery, Alkan and more.
All Saints is a record label founded by Dominic Norman-Taylor in 1991 as an extension of Brian Eno's Opal imprint once it closed its doors that same year.
Specializing in new and reissued music, All Saints' collection includes releases from Jon Hassell, Laraaji, Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Harold Budd and the 2014 label compilation, Greater Lengths.
Fatima is a London-based singer & songwriter signed to Eglo Records. She released her debut full-length, Yellow Memories, in 2014, which was named amongst the best R&B and electronic albums by Rolling Stone and NPR, respectively. Floating Points, Scoop DeVille, Oh No and more contributed to production on the LP.