New Music Highlights – 17th of October 2014: KenJaNai, LTGL, Jeff Beadle, Burnt Friedman, Christian Fischer

 

It’s time for our weekly selection of the finest new releases hitting digital stores today. Check out hip hop by KenJaNai and LTGL, electronic by Jeff Beadle and Burnt Friedman, techno by Christian Fischer. Furthermore we’ve got house by Kid Fonque and Boddhi Satva, pop by Tay Kewei as well as jazz by Michael Schiefel.

 

 


 

kenjanai150KenJaNai – Faceless Heroes 
(Favorite) 
Hip Hip / Instrumental Hip Hop / Neo Soul

Following previous ventures with The Funk League and production credits for Large ProfessorDiamond D or Gift of Gab, french producer Hugo LX returns with a new collective project under his KenJaNaï’ alias. Featuring AmaliaElzhiOddisee & DJ Suspect.

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ltgl80150LTGL – Mountain Peaks and Temple Shields 
(Tangram Records)
Electronic / Hip Hop / Instrumental Hip Hop

After a bunch of free downloads, bootlegs, a track on Brownswood’s Electric Bubblers… we are very proud to present LTGL’s debut ep. Mountain Peaks And Temple Shields is a beautifull 5-track ep taking the listeners on a scenic voyage. Perfect for the club as well as at home listening sessions.

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beadle80150Jeff Beadle – Did You Run (Black White Elektronika Remix) 
(BUTTERFLY COLLECTORS) 
Electronic / Tech House / Pop

The Sri Lankan-German combo „Black White Elektronika“ – that’s Ajith Fernandos and Moritz A. Every month they host an electro party in the famous “Club Douala” in Ravensburg/Germany. By chance, the duo stumbled upon the music of Canadian Folk Singer-Songwriter Jeff Beadle who had just released his debut album with the German label Butterfly Collectors. Ajith and Moritz were immediately touched by Jeff’s unique voice and by the groove of his song ‘Did You Run’, so they decided to do a remix and send it to him and his label. Not much more to say, they all loved it, here it is.

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burnt friedmann80150Burnt Friedman & Daniel Dodd-Ellis – Cease to Matter 
(nonplace)
Electronic / Pop / World

Moods and impressions from B. Friedman’s Sub-Saharan concert tour in 2013 as well as fragments of memories of an imaginary future fuse together in the music and text of all eleven tracks. These responses to real-life “kpafuca” (“things falling apart”) – conditions in African metropolises – collapse into grooves and phrases reminiscent of Chris Marker’s sci-fi apocalypticism (La Jette, Sans Soleil). Rather than a composed narrative the tracks reflect the inner reality of the authors Burnt Friedman and Daniel Dodd-Ellis (Voice).

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weekend ep80150Christian Fischer & Adrian Hour – Weekend EP Remixed 
(Definition Records)
Techno

After the great two EPs from Adrian Hour and Christian Fischer we are proud to present a first remix EP from NHB and Brazilian techno DJ Anderson Noise. Modern Techno at its best.

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kid fonque80150Kid Fonque – What I Do
(Atjazz Record Company)
Deep House / House / Neosoul

Following the amazing success of his very first offering on ARCo. ‘Kid Fonque’ quickly dreams up his follow-on to the awesome ‘Be’ and ‘2sides’ with this brand new jaw dropping piece of work ‘What I Do’ featuring vocals by the wonderful Nia Andrews.

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boddhi80150Boddhi Satva – Benefit
(Offering Recordings)
Deep House / House / Soulful House

Fresh off the press is the new single “Benefit” from Boddhi Satvas sophomore #Transition. The single is marriage between Soul Music and Afro House featuring The UK’s legendary Omar Lyefook M.B.E. CREDITS/ Produced and Composed by: Boddhi Satva Arranged by: Boddhi Satva Vocals Written and Performed by: Omar Lye-Fook Bass and Guitars by: Slikk Tim Mixed by: Boddhi Satva Mastered by: Martin Iveson for Atjazz Record Company Executive Producer: Boddhi Satva Co Executive Producer: Louie Vega Published by: Offering Recordings (Sub Published by ATAL Music), Luis F. Vega

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tay80150Tay Kewei – Turn Back & Smile
(S2S)
Pop

First, she ventured overseas to record to English mini-albums in Japan, exclusively for Japan. “Piano Ballds featuring Kewei” topped the local charts which skyrocketed her popularity in japan. The otehr mini album was a collaboration with Japan’s mega-lifestyle chain stores (more than 1000 stores in Japan) which handpicked Kewei for the album. Shortly after, she made there theatre debut in Toy Factory’s orginal Mandarin musical “Innamorati” which garnered great response. Kewei was also one of the National Day Parade 2014″ performing artists and was the only female singer featured in the NDP2014 music video “We Will Get There & One People, One Nation, One Singapore”. Kewei has now finally realized her dream of releasing her first original Mandarin album.

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MICHAEL scheifel150Michael Schiefel – Platypus Trio 
(BMC Records)
Jazz / Vocal Jazz

Though humour is one of the basic elements for the German singer, Michael Schiefel, this doesn’t mean that the ECHO-prize-winning singer-composer or his fellow-musicians wouldn’t regard their music as to be serious. Schiefel is one of the most interesting figures among Europe’s male singers, a favourite of numerous festival organizers. “Schiefel knows all about the magical power which lies in his vocal chords. He is an entertainer, although his art would more likely be classified as avant-garde. Someone who is not afraid to make ‘serious’ music while flirting with the light-hearted muse.” wrote the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung about him.  

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