Nightports w/ Betamax
Published 01 April, 2020 by DM

Nightports return with their second in a series of albums for Leaf – Nightports w/ Betamax. It follows 2018’s Nightports w/ Matthew Bourne, which as the name suggests, drew its source material from a series of sessions by our Matthew Bourne, on a range of different pianos.

This time, Nightports have enlisted the formidable talents of drummer and percussionist Betamax, the beating rhythmic heart of sonic explorers The Comet Is Coming. As ever, Nightports is based on a simple but unbreakable rule of restriction: only sounds produced by the featured musician can be used. Nothing else. These sounds can be transformed, distorted, translated, processed and reprocessed, stretched, cut, ordered and reordered without limitation.

Recorded in one day in February 2018 at Malcolm Catto’s Quatermass Sound Lab studio, Betamax did his thing within of a tangled web of cables, microphones and vintage equipment. Over the following months, Adam Martin and Mark Slater set about decoding the recorded results of that day.

Take a look at James Islip’s generative video for ‘Hydro’.

Nightports w/ Betamax is released on June 12th. Pre-order now on limited edition vinyl LP, CD and digital via Bandcamp. As with the previous album, the vinyl is packaged in an intricate die-cut sleeve, designed by Split. | Twitter | Facebook |
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Record Store Day 2020
Published 05 March, 2020 by THD

Record Store Day 2020

Look busy! The Record Store Day 2020 list has been revealed. We have shiny things from Snapped Ankles, Warmduscher and Sarathy Korwar to get you out of bed early on April 18th.

Snapped Ankles - 21 Metres To Heden Bridge

21 Metres To Hebden Bridge is a ragged-edged document of Snapped Ankles’ 2019 live show, during which they sold out and sold up venues the length and breadth of the country. Recorded at the celebrated Trades Club on October 12th. Limited to 1,500 copies on leaf green vinyl.

Sarathy Korwar – Otherland

Otherland expands on the themes of South Asian identity explored on Sarathy Korwar’s politically-charged and critically-lauded album More Arriving. Once again, the words of the South Asian diaspora are key, with Kushal Gaya (Melt Yourself Down), Zia Ahmed, Mirande and Mumbai hip-hop collective Swadesi all lending their voices. Limited to 1,000 copies on transparent green vinyl.

Warmduscher – European Cowboy

12” collecting Warmduscher remixes, featuring the swanky new Soulwax remix of ‘Midnight Dipper’ that everyone’s talking about, plus a wonky house rework of ‘Disco Peanuts’ by Decius, and Savage Gary’s filthy take on ‘I Got Friends’. Legitimate bangers. 1,000 copies for the world.

Warmduscher - Midnight Dipper (Soulwax Remix)
Published 26 February, 2020 by DM

Brand new wonky disco remix of Warmduscher’s debauched ‘Midnight Dipper’ single, from the undisputed kings of wonky disco remixes – Soulwax. This one has been doing the rounds in the 2ManyDJs/Despacio Soundsystem sets since August and now the Dewaele brothers have gifted it to the world. Proof, if ever it were needed, that love is real.

If you like the ‘Duscher on record, it’s even better in the flesh, as sold out shows across the country attest. Warmduscher will appear at the BBC 6 Music Festival in London on March 8, and for their biggest headline show to date at the legendary Heaven nightclub on March 20. Both shows are long sold out, as is most of the band’s March tour.

The band have just announced November dates in Glasgow, Manchester and Brighton and December shows across mainland Europe. All dates are on our live page.

Pre-sale for the three UK shows in November starts at 11am on Thursday 27 February. Sign up for the pre-sale here. They're on general sale at 11am on Friday 28 February. Be strong. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Sarathy Korwar - Birthright
Published 19 February, 2020 by DM

Sarathy Korwar follows last year’s politically charged and critically-lauded More Arriving album with the ‘Birthright’ single. It expands on the themes of South Asian identity explored on that record, and features another brilliant, cutting turn from London-based poet Zia Ahmed over a driving, hypnotic rhythm. His dark, provocative sense of humour shone through on album tracks ‘Bol’ and ‘Mango’, and has been a focal point for Korwar’s recent live shows.

“‘Birthright’ talks of the absurdity of lines drawn in the ground that define us,” Korwar expands. “Do we belong in our homeland? Where will we be seen as ourselves? It also draws attention to the climate crisis and how race, class, faith and caste play into the equation of who will drown first.”

Korwar’s biggest London headline show yet (at Village Underground on May 12) will include appearances from vocalists that featured on More Arriving, plus other special guests. Korwar will also appear at The Great Escape, Green Man, End Of The Road and Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here this summer. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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Warmduscher: European Cowboy (DOCK 69)
European Cowboy

Sarathy Korwar : Otherland (DOCK 71X)
Sarathy Korwar
Keeley Forsyth: Debris (BAY 116)
Keeley Forsyth

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