May 2012 09

Off his upcoming Odd Renditions EP dropping on the 15th May is this dope remix of Marvin’s ‘Ain’t That Peculiar’. The Original was recorded and written by Smokey Robinson in ’65 about the torment of a painful relationship and this rendition mostly capitalises on the originals chorus and feeling, with beefed up drums, cut vocals, pounding keys and some nice synth action. Piecing together footage of Marvin performing the song, well edited by Rob Mac. PinBoard favourites K-Os, Metronomy and Bon Iver lso get the remix treatment on the EP, don’t sleep on this one!

May 2012 02

No Freedom Without Sacrifice is the critically acclaimed debut album from First Word Record’s Homecut. It featured collaborations with Grammy winner Corinne Bailey Rae, Mercury Prize nominee Soweto Kinch, US rap legend J-Live, cutting edge soul siren Andreya Triana and members of the Cinematic Orchestra and itself was a wonderful collection of audible gems. The Longplayer now gets the remix treatment courtesy of some production heavyweights. With some heavy-hitting hip- hop from Marc Mac (4 Hero), DJ Vadim, Herma Puma and PinBoard homie, kidkanevil. Reggae vibes from Lotek, broken dancefloor action from Souleance, deep cinematic funk from Capstone, hip hop-soul from Social Beings ft Ad-Apt and futuristic beats from Planas and Blue Daisy. Have a listen below and cop the album.

 

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Apr 2012 19

Last night the PinBoard crew were invited to a preview screening of the highly anticipated biopic, ‘Marley’, which reaches all good cinemas on Friday 21st April. Produced by Kevin Macdonald, he manages to transport the viewer into both the world surrounding Bob Marley and his music, as well as the points in history that play a huge part in defining his sound, providing a huge emotional connection to one of the most influential musicians/activists/songwriters of all time. Using archive footage and stills (used with permission of the Marley family estate and for many, shown for the first time) we are taken on a definitive journey of his life…

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Apr 2012 14

Spanish producer Strand teams up once again with Laid Back radio and illustrator Oli-B (who produced some lovely t-shirts for those in attendance of the 22tracks launch) for his new project SLAM FUNK! supported by the Lowriders collective. Positive saturday morning vibes on this one. Really nice guitar work throughout coupled with some interesting, and at times quite grizzly synth runs and glitches. Head over to Strand’s bandcamp to listen to the rest of the project

Apr 2012 13

King Jacks returns with his fully intact classic rock ‘n’ roll swagger that he left us with after blessing us with a Nextmen remix and track Heroes, from his e11even project. This new visual offering (directed by Keeley Malone) is a fantastic take at a traditional Bollywood film, recreated in North London. Keep it peeled, expect more material and live shows in the coming months from the London based solo artist.

Apr 2012 13

That singing bass virtuoso is back, this time taking a leisurely stroll through the neighbourhood with his rather pretty friend. Encountering happy-go-lucky neighbours, the Faceless family, Mr. Horsehead, Mrs. Zombie who ever so kindly offers a steaming plate of her own ish. Obviously it all has to culminate in a laser induced head explosion. Way out there and nothing more than you would expect from extended Fly-Lo fam. Luckily for those in the big smoke he’s playing a gig (16th May) as part of the Tiger Beer Hidden Depths series (get your tickets here), alongside PinBoard favourites Floating Points, Slugabed and Offshore. If you are yet to see the man and his serious, serious band live, it’s a must. The Golden Age Of Apocalypse is out now and trust us, it’s fire.

Apr 2012 12

Introducing Young Wonder a.k.a Ian Ring and Rachel Koeman from Cork, Ireland. They have made a fairly unannounced entry into the ever aggy blog world but what is known is that they make magnificent electronic pop music. Tinged with muffled experimental electronical whizzing and dub infectious basslines, their self-titled debut EP (released 14th April) is set to continue in the same vein as the single above. Well considered beats and electronic stabs coupled with chopped and screwed pop melodies. Ahead of the record’s release -‘Orange’ gets the video treatment by Feel Good Lost’s Brendan Canty.

Apr 2012 11

London’s own Soulpersona, after hearing of the passing of be-bop legend Hubbard, decided to rework his classic ‘Neo Terra’ from his Windjammer album in tribute. This subtle remix passes on using the signature trumpet solos of the original and focuses on the hard bass line groove with the addition of  some highlighted strings. It sounds like it could have been an early 4Hero reworking circa 2001 and that works for me. Keep it locked on Soulpersona’s soundcloud for more reworkings of classic OG’s.

Apr 2012 09

A new track from Danish electronic artist Rumpistol, here collaborating with LA based vocalist Red Baron to explore melodic territory. Intimate lyrics and the Baron’s ecstatic vocal projections portray a wintry Copenhagen filtered through surreal sun-bleached Californian dreams; resulting in a robotic and hypnagogic hybrid of unstable clicks and gurgles. Arctic arpeggios mix with post dubstep and wonky tones with the human voice for a dystopic soul music of their own. Looking forward to the full extended player due out on April 13th on Project Mooncircle

Apr 2012 09

The award winning creative partnership ‘US‘ have done it again. The duo behind great videos for the likes of Wiley and DELS have created a snippet for Dubstep warrior Benga’s new single ‘I will Never Change’, featuring 960 records individually cut to create an awesome stop-motion wave-form. Originality always the priority with these lot. Keep it locked on their site for future goodies

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