Nicolas Jaar, one of the least predictable and most experimental dance music producers of the late 2000s and early 2010s. In 2004, while under the spell of Ethiopian jazz and Erik Satie, Jaar began to feel his way through music production and made something of a breakthrough after his father bought him copies of Ricardo Villalobos’ Thé au Harem d’Archimède and Luomo’s Vocal City.
While incorporating his obsessions and recent discoveries into his music, he came into contact with Wolf + Lamb’s Gadi Mizrahi and ended up making his debut for the label in 2008. Titled The Student, the five-track digital release made it apparent that Jaar owed something to the roiling, elongated, percussion-heavy productions of Villalobos. [Andy Kellman]
Sirens has been released on September 30th via Other People label.
1×LP+ Wav / Flac
Deluxe Edition with scratch off ink cover
Cover is made entirely of lottery paper
Every copy includes a US quarter to scratch away the cover.
Rostrum Records has officially released Mac Miller’s album “Best Day Ever” (5th Anniversary Remastered Edition)!
The pioneering and influential album with its iconic artwork, and its most popular track: “Donald Trump,” which has sold over 1.25 million downloads, is a staple of Hip Hop culture from the early 2010′s. It was Best Day Ever that set up the subsequent success of Mac’s debut commercial album Blue Slide Park, which charted at #1 on The Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release; the first time since 1995 that an independent album had achieved the milestone.
Produced by Just Blaze, Chuck Inglish, and ID Labs, amongst others, the album is now remastered and includes a deluxe packaging component. This release marks the first time Best Day Ever will be available on all commercial download and streaming services, as well as on vinyl and CD.
[Source: Underground Hip Hop]
After three consecutive Top 5 albums, White Lies release their fourth album ‘Friends’ on October 7th. ‘Friends’ follows their #1 debut album ‘To Lose My Life…’ (2009), as well as ‘Ritual’ (#3, 2011), and Big TV (#4, 2013).
With ‘Friends’ White Lies haven’t so much abandoned their trademark synth-rock sound as given it a spring clean by exploring new sounds. Recorded in Bryan Ferry’s private studio in London’s Olympia , the album was self-produced by the band. White Lies enlisted the help of an expert team including Grammy Award-Winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production.
“Friends” Multi-Tape Album Set (Exclusive) & Picture Disc
Multi-Tape Album Set includes:
2 X coloured cassettes (cassette 1 is ‘Friends’, cassette 2 is 4 bonus tracks and 4 demos)
1 X cheque-book style booklet with photos, lyrics, and maze games
1 X download card with access to full album, bonus tracks and demos, video
The vinyl format includes a digital version of the album redeemable on day of release from this store.
Art direction and design by Big Active.
Available to buy on White Lies Official Website.