‘MOUNTAINS OF GOLD FT. SAMPHA, IBEYI, WIKI & KAMASI WASHINGTON’

EVERYTHING IS RECORDED 

RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘MOUNTAINS OF GOLD FT. SAMPHA, IBEYI, WIKI & KAMASI WASHINGTON’

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Everything Is Recorded – the new collaborative artist project from Richard Russell – today release a new single, ‘Mountains Of Gold’ via XL Recordings. It sees the record producer and XL Recordings head, renowned for his album production work for Bobby Womack, Damon Albarn, Ibeyi and Gil Scott-Heron among others, collaborating with a diverse host of acclaimed artists in the form of London’s very own Sampha (who also lent vocals to Everything Is Recorded’s debut track ‘Close But Not Quite’), French-Cuban duo Ibeyi, NYC rapper WIki and LA jazz titan Kamasi Washington.

“’Mountains of Gold’ is sound system inspired, you can hear a lot of strong and different personalities and voices in the one song, but the feeling is consistent. Everyone has plenty of space” – Richard Russell

‘Mountains Of Gold’ comes accompanied by a Nick Walker-directed video. The video, which was shot in Los Angeles, features, in order of appearance, Kaner Flex, Lisa-Kainde Diaz (Ibeyi), Mela Murder, Naomi Diaz (Ibeyi), Infinite, Sampha, Wiki, Kamasi Washington, Hardy Blechman, Richard Russell and Quincy Jones.

‘Mountains Of Gold’ is the follow up to Everything Is Recorded’s debut ‘Close But Not Quite’ EP, which featured a similarly eclectic host of international artists including Sampha, Giggs, Obongjayar, Tic, Warren Ellis, Infinite, Mela Murder, Green Gartside and Baluji Shrivastav.. Both releases provide a captivating snapshot of the kind of collaboration and experimentation that has taken place at Russell’s west London studio, The Copper House. This studio has become a creative second home for a revolving cast of vocalists and musicians who pass through to write, record and share ideas, mixing traditional recording sessions with extended, uninhibited live jams.

‘Mountains Of Gold’ is available from today on all digital services and on 12” vinyl featuring exclusive B-side ‘Mountains Of Dub feat. Kamasi Washington’. ‘Mountains Of Dub’ also features live mix and outboard effects by Brian Eno, Redlight and Seb Chew.

Look out for more Everything Is Recorded releases in the very near future.

‘Mountains of Gold’ artwork

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Ibeyi return with new track and video for ‘Away Away’

Ibeyi have shared a new song titled “Away Away.” The track itself pushes forward the unique, cross-cultural sound that Ibeyi have become so widely recognized for. The duo, who split their time between Paris, Cuba, and London, explain that the song is about “looking out onto the world’s craziness, which is symbolized by the sirens heard in the track, and wondering if the promises of a better world will be made true?” Continue reading

Ibeyi Release New Track “Exhibit Diaz” (Jay Electronica cover)

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Since the release of their debut, self-titled album in February of this year, it has been well documented that the Ibeyi twins Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz are dedicated fans of hip-hop. Today they release their unique interpretation of the cult Jay Electronica track ‘Better In Tune With The Infinite (Bibo No Aozora)’ which they have named ‘Exhibit Diaz‘. Listen to it HERE

Since hearing the original version by Jay Electronica (an unreleased track), that draws upon a haunting piano sample by composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, the sisters immediately went away and learnt every lyric, then turned Jay’s rapping into a sung vocal line and worked it into their live repoirtoire – where it has remained ever since and has subsequently become a fan favourite.
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Les Inrocks premieres IBEYI – “River” (RLR Remix)

Ibeyi have premiered an exclusive remix of their track ‘River’ (from their now critically acclaimed debut album) by head of XLRichard Russell (under the guise of ‘RLR’) on Les Inrocks late last week (May 7th).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=31&v=Yhd-aiYE0EQ

RLR is a new musical project helmed by Richard Russell (who produced Ibeyi’s eponymous debut album). He recently collaborated with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to create ‘I Am Paint’, a single that is currently grabbing headlines with the unusual methods applied to getting a copy. Buying the single didn’t require money, instead opting for a system of barter. Fans were invited to make anything they desire and exchange it for a hand-painted vinyl.

Ibeyi recently made their UK live debut with a sold out show at London’s Bush Hall, followed by a sell out North American tour. They have now extended their global tour well into the summer.

Ibeyi – Ibeyi is out now on XL Recordings, in all good music stores NZ-wide.
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IBEYI PREMIERE ‘GHOSTS’ VIDEO

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Today, Ibeyi share the video to new track ‘Ghosts’, the third single to be released from their forthcoming debut album ‘Ibeyi’ (release on 13th February on XL Recordings)

 The emotionally weighted video was once again directed by Ed Morris, who the girls recently collaborated with on videos for both the River and Mama Says. Watch it here http://www.vevo.com/watch/GBH481400072

Earlier this year Ibeyi revealed details of their self titled debut album. Produced by Richard Russell at his west London Residence La Revolution studio and will be released on 13th February 2015 on XL Recordings. The album cover artwork features a photograph of the twins taken in 2014 as well as an alternative, interchangeable cover featuring a photograph of them as children.

Ibeyi are 20 year old French Cuban twins, Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz. They are daughters of the late Cuban percussion Anga Diaz (Buena Vista Social Club). Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins combine modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influences with the traditional sounds of their father’s Yorùbán culture.

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WATCH: French Cuban twins Ibeyi reveal album details, new video

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Ibeyi announce details of their forthcoming debut album. Titled Ibeyi, the album was produced by Richard Russell at his west London Residence La Revolution studio and will be released on 13th February 2015 on XL Recordings. The album cover artwork (revealed below) features a photograph of the twins taken in 2014 as well as an alternative, interchangeable cover featuring a photograph of them as children.

 

To mark news of the album, Ibeyi have today premiered the video to their new single ‘Mama Says’. The deeply personal and moving video, which features the twins alongside their mother, can be seen right now below. It was directed by Ed Morris, who previously directed Ibeyi’sRiver’ video.

Ibeyi recently performed ‘Mama Says’ while making their UK TV debut on Later With Jools Holland. You can check out the performance  below 

Ibeyi are 19 year old French Cuban twins, Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz. They are daughters of the late Cuban percussion Anga Diaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins combine modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influences with the traditional sounds of their father’s Yorùbán culture.

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The Ibeyi track list is as follows:

(Side A)

  1. Eleggua (Intro)
  2. Oya
  3. Ghosts
  4. River
  5. Think Of You
  6. Behind The Curtain

(Side B)

  1. Stranger / Lover
  2. Mama Says
  3. Weatherman
  4. Faithful
  5. Yanira
  6. Singles
  7. Ibeyi (Outro)

 

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