The Korvids set to release self-titled album

The Korvids is the musical vehicle of Gordy Goudie and James Grant, the latter of whom you may recognise from 80s band, Love and Money, the ‘group who never were.’

Championing a retro sound based on the ethics of funk, soul and disco, The Korvids are creating an up-to-date form of an older sound that many will be glad to see come round again. ‘Bad Faith’ from the Korvids new self-title album exhibits a catchy dance-floor groover that those of the slightly older generation are sure to appreciate. However, it would be rude to insinuate that their music is simply for older people, as this is not the case. Within the new album, the Korvids express an experimental side too, exploring a number of electronic soundscapes that may just appeal to younger listeners.

After the success of their debut release ‘Beach Coma’, which was picked up by Sirius US radio and remixed by Balaeric legend Jose Padilla, the duo released ‘Bad Faith’, a beauteous cut of late 70s disco remixed by Love and Money and Steely Dan’s producer, Gary Katz.

The Korvids is out 28th April.

Links:

https://twitter.com/TheKorvids

http://jamesgrantsongbook.com

https://twitter.com/jamthrawn

Tsunami Section and the disco-inspired ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’

Tsunami Section are bringing a retro-wave of disco fuelled music into the modern day with their debut single, ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’.

The track, written by Oliver Fell-Holden, has been brought to life by the dynamic duo of Felicia Singson and Anna Chiara of Tsunami Section.

Those wishing to reminisce their disco-dancing days are sure to find a connection with the girls’ super-catchy track, whilst modern pop fans will be drawn to its powerful and unrelenting beat that digs straight to the part of you wanting to get your groove on.

Exploring the intriguing theme of karma and how you can always overcome it, the pop track comes from an original angle whilst still championing a killer hook and stunning vocals.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Tsunami-Section-1201228323325942/

https://twitter.com/TsunamiSection

 

Hoda releases new single, Exhale!

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She made us hold our breath for a year, but it’s been worth it!

With her new single Exhale, Hoda has marked her ground as a unique and versatile songwriter with an unmistakably distinctive sound.

Tehran-born and London-bred, Hoda’s diverse background is matched only by the diversity of her musical influences from Joni Mitchell to Nick Cave; Stone Roses to QOTSA, with a twist of Siouxie Sioux. When asked how she describes her music, she replied, “Some call it ‘Post-Folk’… We call it Rock.”

Her self-produced debut EP Arrivals (2011) saw Hoda crack out of her shell to explore a range of musical possibilities. A year on, she self-released the single “Raging Waves” securing her airtime on BBC TV and radio and a standing ovation at London’s legendary 100 Club.

“A great song” Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s/ Nick Cave)

“Passionate, raw.” (Faranak Amidi, BBC)

“Hoda is definitely one to watch” (Fink)

HODA’s 2nd EP is due for release later this year followed by a UK & European tour.

Jugurtha album ‘Orientation’ aims to bring Arabic culture into the spotlight

Out early April, ambitious new LP looks to bridge cultural gaps to the West

Integrating Arabic and Oriental music styles with Western dance music tropes, Jugurtha’s new album has lofty aims to bridge both artistic and political gaps between Arabic culture and the Western world.  ‘Jugurtha’ was the name given to the king of Numidia who fought to free his North African kingdom from Roman Rule.

By mixing traditional Arabic music with a heavy influence of Western house, they hope to keep those traditions alive and thriving in the modern world, showing just how when two different genres combine, they can create something which is versatile yet alluring. Jugurtha’s aim is to deconstruct what they call the ‘derogatory image’ of the Arab world, whilst allowing a new generation to maintain their cultural heritage in an industry that is increasingly dominated by the mainstream pop music. By throwing the spotlight on the Arabic music traditions whilst combining a domineering heavy house beat, the target is to attract new Western audiences as well as keeping the next generation of Arabic musicians interested in musical traditions.

It’s a laudably ambitious aim, backed up by the decision to fund the project completely from scratch – with no outside funding or interference, Jugurtha has had the artistic freedom to produce their own style of dance music. A great example for young people, who they fear will fall into the trap of ‘hyper-consumerism’ and materialism, there is a real independent spirit to the album. It’s no surprise then to learn that the group immersed themselves in anti-establishment culture to inform their work throughout the writing process.

The album’s lead track ‘Arab Lovers’ can be heard below, alongside the oddly compelling video – a collection of Arabic film clips showing the titular ‘Arab Lovers’ from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Video ‘Arab Lovers’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsPFlH5K-XI

Further Links:

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/jugurthamusic

SoundCloud : http://www.soundcloud.com/jugurtha-music

Trip-hop pioneer, Howie B, set to release new album

The first thing most mention about his work is its breadth. Since becoming an artist of some not in the 90s he has worked with the likes of Bjork, Brian Eno, Tricky and U2 producing and composing.

ImageHis career really started however when he  moved down to London from Scotland and eventually began working with Goldie an d Massive Attack, pretty clear influences even on this his most recent offering.

But if you feel the trip hop sounds has been rinsed for all it’s worth don’t fret because Howie B himself uses words like ‘haunting’, ‘mellifluous’ and ‘brooding’ to describe the album – adjectives not thrown around lightly!

His new album Down with the Dawn is now due to be released on February 3rd 2014, with the first single, Frankies City, due to be released on November 25th

NOAH ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW SINGLE, “KEEP ON MOVIN’”

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After two chart topping releases, NYC based recording artist, NOAH arrives wiser, more determined and full of interesting stories about his journey as a musical artist in today’s D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) culture.

His brand new single “Keep On Movin’” is scheduled to hit digital retailers worldwide on December 16th under his new dance label, Icon Worldwide Music, with global distribution by LabelWorx UK, home to global DJ/Producer sensations Avicci, Armin Van Buren, Afrojack, Sebastian Ingrosso and Tiesto.

Keep on Movin’ is bound to become 2013’s celebratory Billboard and UK Music Week Dance Chart success. The song is not only a personal reflection for the artist but also a declaration of more to come.  NOAH wrote the anthem in the hopes of inspiring those seeking to change their lives!

I am “catching up with destiny,” NOAH explains, “and I am not looking back!”

Within weeks of leaving his office job in September of 2012, NOAH’s debut single “New York is Dead” began its 20 week residency on the DJ Times National Club Charts peaking at #16 in December between Mariah Carey’s “Triumphant” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Darkside,” ultimately charting in the Top 20 of the U.K. Music Week’s Commercial/Pop Charts in June at #15.  “No More Angels,” his L.A. themed summer anthem, reached the Top 40 on the DJ Times National Club Charts and climbed to #3 on the UK Upfront Music Charts in July.

“Keep On Movin’” is picking up speed and garnering international positive Tastemaker feedback from the likes of UK’s Judge Jules (BBC1), Graeme Park and Lee Dagger.  The single hit #9 on the idanceradio.fm Top 100 Chart on October 14th and has received support from Netherland’s celebrity Radio 10 Gold DJ, Dennis Verheugd a.k.a. DJ Devious, All4YouHitRadio in the Netherlands, Club Radio EDM, and Red Sea Dance Radio.

The original track, produced by NOAH and UK based producer, Ben Dabson a.k.a. Radical Academy (Cardiff, Wales) accompanies a celebrity line up of International remixes including the esteemed UK Power Duo, Andrew Galea & Marc JB, London’s 2013 Top 100 DJs Pink Panda (UK), Grammy nominated and Billboard Charting producers Mike Rizzo (Funk Generation), Sam Michaels & Dan Mathews a.k.a. Klubjumpers, Wayne G & LFB; French Miami DJ/Producer sensation PASHAA; chart topping Billboard DJ/Producers Casey Alva and DJ Ting, as well as a cast of rising talent including the fresh celebrity DJ/Producer Shahaf Moran (Tel Aviv), Dirrty Panda (Canada), and the Italian DJ/Producer team, WTDJ (Italy).

The “Keep On Movin’” Radio Remixes can be heard here: http://snd.sc/1hMpsiH

The Music Video can be seen here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcqXm7SVPLU&feature=youtu.be

Free Download Offers:  https://www.facebook.com/noahmuzik/app_220150904689418

Artist Website: http://www.noahmusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/noahmuzik

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Noah_Music

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/iamnoahmusic

Jordan Crisp v Nana D: African rhythms meet mainstream dance with new single ‘Ngoma’

In one of the most intriguing collaborations in recent memory, superstar producer Jordan Crisp is set to team up with independent Ghanaian artist Nana D for new track ‘Ngoma’.

The track, released December 2nd, sees Crisp’s electronic dance sensibilities married to traditional African drum beats and a hook sung by Nana D, creating a rhythmic, energetic track which has the potential to hit the club charts hard.

The accompanying video, directed by Nana D himself, continues the theme, combining contemporary animation techniques to a traditional African setting. You can check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRwMhIyK-wg

JordancrispJordan Crisp, signed to EMI at age 18 on the strength of self-produced music that got picked up as soundtrack by MTV for the likes of Cribs and My Super Sweet 16, has most recently been developing his reputation in the world of film. His soundtrack for number 1 UK box office hit ‘Streetdance 3D’ saw him win his first Gold LP, and subsequent work on the sequel and the Horrid Henry movie has been well received.

Nana Rolling stoneGrowing up in Ghana, West Africa, Nana D was surrounded by the traditional music of his homeland as well as the Motown, disco and funk in his father’s record collection. A subsequent move to the UK in the 1980’s introduced the young music enthusiast to the hip-hop of NWA and EPMD, and later the UK jungle and garage scenes. This varied musical education saw Nana D form a successful hip-hop act who were among the first UK rap groups to have their video played on MTV Base. He also forged a career in film production, a skill which he now utilises in his most recent music projects with Jordan Crisp and producer Picasso.

Links:

Jordan Crisp –

https://www.facebook.com/officialjcuk / https://soundcloud.com/jordancrisp

https://twitter.com/officialjcmusic

Nana D –

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nana-D/11165757729/ / https://twitter.com/mynameisnanad