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!

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.

 

Last time Falcons gave us original R’n’Bass, this time the duo gear up for some summer sunshine by offering a free soundtrack of subbed, trilled out, hard hitting heat.
Finely selected, the duo go against the grain, to include obscure remixes of some classic tunes from Ludacris, Ciara and Jagged Edge. Also thrown in the mix, a modern edge made up of xxxy, Machinedrum and their own banger – Nigeria.

Souleance are producer extraordinaire Fulgeance and the French Funky President DJ Soulist. Fulgeance is rapidly becoming one of the most respected beatmakers in Europe with his work on Musique Large, One Handed, MPM and in his Peter Digital Orchestra guise. Soulist is one of the men behind the legendary What The Funk? parties in Paris and is a stalwart of the Parisian music scene.

As well as culling a selection of highlights from their three EPs, the duo have rounded out their trademark mix of soulful samples, crunchy beats and quirky arrangements with some very special guest appearances. The album (due April 9th on First Word Records) combines vocals from Rashaan Ahmad (Pride) and label- mate Homecut (The Unseen) plus drums from Shawn Lee (Ubiquity) and sax-vocoder from Kaye, on the stunning live rework of Le Plaisir (which also includes live bass from Fulgeance!)

The album has a huge range of influences that takes in breaks (Le Monde), Soul (Tryin’), Hip Hop (Pride), Brasilian (Passarinho) and even the funkier end of the 80s (Boobs). This makes their achievement in crafting a coherent and unified album all the more remarkable. The duo have also developed a fantastic live show, so look out for them at this summer’s more discerning festivals (including Croatia’s Soundwave).

Peep the new video above for the title track by director Émile Sacré. You can pre-order the album and stream some album tracks over on their bandcamp here Also catch the album launch with a live performance and a whole heap of badaman selectors here!

Something to wake you up this Wednesday morning. A fresh slice of future forward progressive R’n’B beat. Or “Butterwave”, as the conducter of this project terms it.

The latest project of Los Angeles based Jesse Pimenta, is in your face, with loud pads, subtley sexy with a 80’s distant wail and reminscent of the first encounter I had with Star Slingers Rogue Cha Pa. Addictive in all the right places, retro when needs to be and otherwordly when it suits.

Grab the whole FLYTE EP from his Bandcamp.

David Kennedy, who sometimes goes by the moniker Ramandanman and other times as Pearson Sound has had this track around pon the dancefloors for a minute now. The track received it’s first play on Radio 1 this week and now (finally) has official release date.

The ‘Untitled’ song is a straight head bopper, with twinkling tambourines, patchy vocals and distinct keys – this one will be one to dance to this weekend fo’ sure.

London based producer D’Vo who announced on his personal blog, he was ready for a resurrection and that there “couldn’t be a better time than now” – he may have been right.

On first listen, the young unknown producer stylistically delves into the array of sounds that surround him in the city, but without a forceful ‘Look at me! I’m a cool hipster, who has an extensive array of influences ranging from Dolly Parton to Rick Ross’ attitude. Rather the stark transitioning between vocal mixes, glitchy crashes and experimental beats feel much more natural than most producers hailing from the big smoke that I’ve heard of late.

So be prepared for post-dubbed steppings, an essence of ‘alt-Grime’ and Soul vocal experimentation. There’s even a Ginuwine ‘Pony’ remix that suits the pick n’ mix variation of the whole project that was reworked by ItsNate recently. Immediate standout tracks include the subwoofed Hip-Hop of ‘Limbo’ and the modern fared ‘I Want You’.

Not sure what else is to come for D’Vo, but in the meantime, let’s run this back once more.

RBMA have just released their annual Various Assets – Not for Sale collection, comprised of 35 songs “composed, improvised and discovered by the 60 international participants and ten studio team members” of last years academy. Featuring brand new music from the likes of Full Crate, Jesse Boykins, Mark Pritchard, Om Unit and a slew of untapped others – this should keep your ears occupied for a while.

Listen and download (for free) below…

Now this reworking by London’s Rain Dog caught me off guard, as a leader of the anti-cover clan I was hesitant to give this a spin. Number one, messing with a Queen Bey vocal is no joke, and two, you either have to go completely left-field and move away from the vocals or take them and add a completely new production reworking to get an effect worthy of touching it in the first place. Thankfully this track did both. Cleverly chopping up the vocals and providing some really beautiful warm pads for the intro, moving it further into the track with some really organic sounding drums and taking it closer to the original for the final third. Make sure you peep more of his work over on his soundcloud.

One of the standout beat-tapes of ’11 (and a PB favourite) needs no excuse for a rewind. This time a live video combining the talents of Long Arm on MPC and hardware accompanied Ruslan on kit. Long Arm’s trademark production is wonderfully layered, featuring softened chords with chopped vocals alongside changing time signatures and wonderful lines on the keys. Here we are given a rare glimpse of the man in action playing tracks off his debut longplayer The Branches.

Simply shot, well edited, hopefully this signals more projects in the works for the Project: Mooncircle man and a London show sometime soon too!

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