RENZ SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘ANYTING’

RENZ
Shares new single ‘Anyting’ via New Gen / XL

The first track to be released via New Gen’s newly created imprint on XL Recordings, Renz’s ‘Anyting’is a laid-back summertime jam. It’s blissed out, chillin’ with your mates and it’ll be playing on your mind for the rest of the summer.

Having executive produced the first New Gen record as well as creating one of the most popular song on it (Flexin’), London’s Renz steps further out of the pack and into his own light as a solo artist with this first single on New Gen.

The video serves to enhance the track’s summer vibe, it’s a recognisable street party but with a more subdued, mellow late-night London feel.

Having released three singles already this year including Flexin’, Boom Bye Bye and Ya Dun Know, as well as performing with New Gen’s show at Lovebox, there’s a lot more to come from Renz and New Gen!

Renz – ‘Anyting’

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KING KRULE DROPS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘CZECH ONE’

KING KRULE
Drops new single + video for ‘Czech One’

Overnight King Krule shared a video for ‘Czech One,’ the first new music to surface from Archy Marshall’s acclaimed project since 2013. Directed by Frank Lebon, the video features Archy alone in his thoughts but surrounded by hundreds of strangers on a red-eye flight — as he contemplates his past, present and future. The visuals are a Noir-esque reverie, echoing the song’s atmospheric-downtempo-lounge-jazz-dream-state, where Archy muses, “To when and where the stars were formed, that glance upon this night / lightyears to sit upon and paint us as we lie.”

‘Czech One’ will be available as the A-Side to a limited edition 7” coming out September 13th via True Panther Sounds/XL Recordings.

King Krule’s debut album, Six Feet Beneath the Moon was released on XL Recordings in 2013. A New Place 2 Drown, a collaborative project between Archy and his brother Jack, was released in 2015.

King Krule – ‘Czech One’

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EVERYTHING IS RECORDED RELEASES ‘CLOSE BUT NOT QUITE’ VIDEO

EVERYTHING IS RECORDED
RELEASES ‘CLOSE BUT NOT QUITE’ VIDEO

Taken from the ‘Close But Not Quite’ EP,
the debut album from
Richard Russell’s new collaborative artist project
on XL Recordings

Thursday 13th July 2017 – Back in May, record producer and XL Recordings head Richard Russell introduced his new collaborative artist project, Everything Is Recorded. With Russell at the helm, his west London studio ‘The Copper House’ had become (and continues to be) a creative second home for a revolving cast of vocalists and musicians who passed through to write, record and share ideas, mixing traditional recording sessions with extended, uninhibited live jams.

The Copper House is the setting for Everything Is Recorded’s debut video. Released today, the ‘Close But Not Quite’ video brings The Copper House to life, offering a first glimpse inside the building via a vivid mix of photography, film and graphic 3D reconstruction to tell the story of the studio, the people and the music that’s been created there. Within this setting we find lead vocalist Sampha ‘duetting’ across the generations with archive footage of Curtis Mayfield (whose 1970 ‘The Makings Of You’ is sampled on the track), in addition to appearances from (in order) Tic, Richard Russell, Brian Eno, Obongjayar, Ibeyi, Fabi Palladino, Peter Gabriel and Infinite Coles, photographed by Ed Morris. Mirroring the creation of the song itself, the ‘Close But Not Quite’ video is a joint work by a host of collaborators, in this case XL’s very own Scott Wright with Mark Prendergast, Kévin Bray and Phillip Schuette, who are part of Amsterdam’s emerging artist collective ‘Black Mountain Workshop’.

Watch the ‘Close But Not Quite’ video HERE

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WIKI SIGNS TO XL AND RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘PRETTY BULL’

WIKI
Signs to XL
Shares video for ‘Pretty Bull’

Today, New York City based rapper Wiki is back with a new song ‘Pretty Bull,’ available everywhere now via XL Recordings / Rhythmethod. The music video for ‘Pretty Bull,’ directed by Ben Solomon, sees Wiki in his element at home in downtown Manhattan, surrounded by friends for a party at the local bodega.

Over the weekend Wiki, known for his role in Ratking, made his Glastonbury debut, an electrifying performance which saw Wiki joined by Suspect OTB, Jesse James Solomon and Skepta, who’s ‘That’s Not Me’ remix Wiki guested on in 2014. Skepta ran over after his own show to join Wiki on stage to perform ‘God Bless Me’ from Wiki’s debut mixtape Lil Me.

Wiki – ‘Pretty Bull’

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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

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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Radiohead – OK COMPUTER OKNOTOK 1997 2017

RADIOHEAD

OK COMPUTER

OKNOTOK

1997  2017

Credit_ Tom Sheehan

Featuring Remastered OK COMPUTER, B-Sides and Three Never Before Released Tracks: “I Promise,” “Lift,” “Man Of War”

Out on June 23 through XL Recordings / Rhythnmethod

Boxed Edition Shipping in July

Physical Preorder Live Now at www.OKNOTOK.co.uk or support your favourite local record store!

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