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

EVERYTHING IS RECORDED 

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

WATCH THE NICK WALKER-DIRECTED VIDEO BELOW

 

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

More on Everything Is Recorded:

https://www.instagram.com/everythingisrecorded

 

SAMPHA – AUCKLAND VENUE UPGRADE

“Sampha is this year’s breakout R&B star”
-NZ Herald – 5 stars
“The best albums of 2017, so far”
-NZ Listener, April 2017

Due to extreme demand, Sampha’s debut Auckland performance on Wed 24 May has been upgraded to Powerstation.
Final tickets are on sale now
from AAATicketing – Direct link here

*Exisiting tickets will be valid for the new venue*

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Apple Music premieres Kahlil Joseph’s film

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Young Turks and Apple Music are delighted to announce the release of Process, a film about the London musician Sampha by Kahlil Joseph (Pulse Films). After premiering at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and The Underground Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Process is now available exclusively on Apple Music. The 37 minute film is a rich, widescreen visual contextualisation of Sampha’s acclaimed 2017 debut album of the same name.  Continue reading

Sampha shares new track ‘No One Knows Me (Like The Piano)’

Sampha. London, 2016.

Sampha. London, 2016.

Sampha today releases a brand new single ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’. At once both emotionally raw and achingly beautiful, the track is a tribute to the piano that sat in Sampha’s south London family home from the age of three – a piano on which he wrote much of his highly anticipated forthcoming debut album Process. Continue reading

SAMPHA ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS

SAMPHA – PROCESS

RELEASED 3RD FEBRUARY 2017

VIA YOUNG TURKS/ Rhythmethod

PRE-ORDER HERE

WORLD TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED INCLUDING AUCKLAND

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Friday 4th November – Sampha today announces details of his highly-anticipated debut album. Titled Process, the ten track album will be released on 3rd February 2017 via Young Turks, featuring the singles ‘Timmy’s Prayer’and ‘Blood On Me’.
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XL RECORDINGS ANNOUNCE LABEL HISTORY-SPANNING COMPILATION ALBUM

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION

 XL RECORDINGS ANNOUNCE LABEL HISTORY-SPANNING COMPILATION ALBUM

 RELEASED ON 22nd AUGUST 2014 AS VINYL BOXSET, CD AND DOWNLOAD

AND AVAILABLE FROM TODAY ON THE NEWLY LAUNCHED HTTP://PAY-CLOSE-ATTENTION.COM

Test out the Adele section here:  http://pay-close-attention.com/#artist/adele/intro

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XL Recordings will release Pay Close Attention, a label history-spanning compilation album, on 22nd August 2014. The album documents and celebrates the key releases and moments from the 25 year history of the London-based, independent record label.

In the Pay Close Attention sleeve notes, XL owner Richard Russell writes: 

“XL Recordings is a collaborative endeavour, and many people have contributed to its evolution. In the song ‘Out Of Space’, Liam Howlett of The Prodigy provided a blueprint when he sampled Kool Keith of Ultramagnetic MC’s rapping these words: “Pay Close Attention”. And whilst XL has never had any outside ownership, Gil Scott-Heron advised me not to even consider XL an “independent”, because everything is connected. 

Part 1 of this compilation are the roots of XL; underground music, made for DJs. These roots are still growing. Part 2 features some of the singular talents who have taken the label further than we ever envisioned. There is no unifying genre; hopefully the thread of originality is evident though.

The rave music XL first became known for was known as “hardcore”; that spirit continues.

To show our appreciation for your support, thank you DJs.

And thank you also to the retailers, writers, and, of course, ravers. “

 Richard Russell, London, 2014

Pay Close Attention will be released as a 4 x LP vinyl boxset that includes bonus DVD and poster, as well as a 2 disc CD format via Rhythmethod and download.

From today, Pay Close Attention also exists in website format at http://pay-close-attention.com. The newly-launched site is comprised of a series of immersive and interconnected timelines that allow you to explore the work of artists who appear on Pay Close Attention. It also features a wealth of new and unseen content, including new interviews and performance footage from Vampire Weekend, The White Stripes, Tyler, the Creator, The Prodigy and Bobby Womack. In addition, the Pay Close Attention site includes a bespoke music and video player that allows you to build playlists to enjoy as you navigate the site.

Test out the Adele section here:  http://pay-close-attention.com/#artist/adele/intro

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Pay Close Attention track list:

Disc 1

1. SL2 – DJs Take Control

2. The Prodigy – Out Of Space

3. Awesome 3 – Don’t Go (Kicks Like A Mule Mix)

4. Liquid – Sweet Harmony

5. Jonny L – Piper

6. Roy Davis Jr. featuring Peven Everett – Gabriel (Live Garage Version)

7. Dem 2 – Destiny

8. Nu-Birth – Anytime

9. Basement Jaxx – Jump N’Shout

10. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U

11. Wiley – Igloo

12. Various Production – Hater

13. Giggs – Talkin The Hardest

14. SBTRKT – Wildfire (featuring Little Dragon)

15. Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving

Disc 2

1. The Prodigy – Firestarter

2. Peaches – Fuck The Pain Away

3. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army

4. Devendra Banhart – I Feel Just Like A Child

5. Ratatat – Seventeen Years

6. M.I.A. – Paper Planes

7. Thom Yorke – The Eraser

8. Gil Scott-Heron – New York Is Killing Me

9. Radiohead – Weird Fishes / Arpeggi

10. Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers

11. The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea

12. Jai Paul – BTSTU (demo)

13. Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart

14. The xx – Angels

15. Sampha – Too Much

16. Vampire Weekend – Step

17. King Krule – Easy Easy

18. Adele – Rolling In The Deep

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