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It’s a meeting of Manchester musical minds as purveyors of punk-funk See Thu Hands deliver seriously sanguine vibes on their lazer guided single “Connectivity”, which drops on vinyl & digital release via the genre hopping and all embracing label Sprechen.  A self-produced alt-pop banger from the collective which fully delivers on all things ‘disco/not disco-synth-funk-dancefloor […]

Lockdown Live Lounge returns with two more concerts from one home to another! We may still be (2 metres) apart, but now more than ever we need to connect with our online communities to bring us together. We hope to do just that this week, with some more fresh talent from around the globe. Lockdown […]

Indigo Jung’s debut on Sprechen consist of two house bombs that effortlessly straddle sounds of afro, disco, dubby & jacking vibes and would fit right at home in sets by the likes of Gilles Peterson. One of the best things about running a label is being able to source out/stumble upon some amazing emerging talent […]

Manchester based label Shifting Spheres launch their debut release Spheres of Sound showcasing all female and non-binary talent (including a track from our very own LUNA!) in aid of Roshni Birmingham & UKBP. Known for holding DJ workshops across Manchester in collaboration with the likes Reform Radio, as well as running a podcast series dedicated […]

Mind Yer Self’s debut release sees the club-night-turned-label release a charity compilation featuring a selection of tracks made by some of Scotland’s best producers to raise money for Helping Musicians Scotland. COVID-19 has hit everyone hard, but the creative industries in particular have suffered disproportionately, with enforced venue closures and festival cancellations decimating gig culture […]

Inner City Review by George Semper is the latest release to land on Gilles Peterson’s Arc label, the first full re-issue of the songwriter and musician’s ultra rare 1973 compilation, which is available on 12” LP on 26th June 2020. A songwriter and studio musician behind troves of soul, rock and R&B records from the […]

“The funkiest of Bopz, rooted in Liverpool, growing upwards and outward…” Liverpool’s funkiest trio cement their status as one of the hottest underground hip-hop acts around with new record “Bludmoon”. The group’s laidback flow and silky smooth beats have been familiar to heads in the North West for a number of years now, whilst their […]

MDR Selects returns: a series that invites our favourite artists, labels, record stores and more to curate a playlist of songs that hold specific meaning to them. Ahead of the release of his latest LP SCARAB, on Black Beacon Sound, we’re delighted to share the selections of multidisciplinary artist Khalil Anthony. Khalil Anthony is one […]

The Texan three piece have released another single from their forthcoming album Mordechai, which is out in June. Amidst all the chaos of 2020, Khruangbin are having one of their most productive years to date. February saw the release of the soul drenched Texas Sun, a collaborative EP with fellow Texan Leon Bridges, and in April the […]

Analog Africa’s second release of 2020 features six coladeira and morna tracks recorded in 1976, featuring Joana Do Rosario who became the first Cabo Verdean woman ever to appear on a long playing record. In 1976, seven Cabo Verdean musicians going by the name Voz Di Sanicolau gathered in a small recording studio in Rotterdam […]