La Jåponaise Moustachue© - Guerrilla Stoemp - The Thin Black Duke - The George Låzenby Firelight Ensemble - The BaleaRic Hunter - (Le)Dåndy - Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly avec une Afro - André Bellegårde et son Orchestre Digital - I am a Cåssette...Dandytronic...Heddofone...Né à uccle mort en bas résilles...Matelot à sec...Inconnu du Nord au midi...Candidat déchu du concours Princesse Claquettes....La vie est un film natur(al)iste hollandais...Adepte des titres a rallonges...Toi aussi tu aimes les bûches?


I don't really do reviews, If it's on here, It means I love it. Dead simple.
Some of the pictures here are mine, hit me up if you're interested in my work.

lundi 29 décembre 2014

MinimalRome presents Enter The Plague LP

January is about to start with some excellent releases.
MinimalRome's new comp "Enter The Plague" is one of them.
A true Horror Disco All Star Team is gathered here: Alessandro Parisi, umberto, Antoni Maiovvi, Vercetti Technicolor and Heinrich Dressel are contributing tracks for the LP.
It should be out in january.
Have a listen.

dimanche 28 décembre 2014

Grimes - Christmas Song II (grinch)

Ok, I love Grimes!!!! 
This is my holiday season theme song.
She even manages to be cute with an axe in her hands.

Best Youth's new single Red Diamond

First single of Best Youth's upcoming LP. It is less immediate than their smash hit with Moullinex, my favourite pop track of 2014, but it is equally good. They have the ability to craft melodies that stick in my head, whatever the tempo is.
I'm curious to hear the full lenght.

lundi 22 décembre 2014

Caribou - Your Love Will Set You Free (c2's Set U Free Remix)

I was a bit underwhelmed at first by Our Love, but it's a grower and a lot of listens and a Caribou concert further, it definitely became one of my favourite records of 2014.

Here's Carl Craig's remix of Your love will set you free, one of the highlights of the LP

samedi 20 décembre 2014

Hunter - Memories on Midnight Side Records

Winter is only about to start and i'm already longing for warmer & sunnier days.
Memories has the exact sun-drenched, slightly melancholic but funky nu disco sound to help us through the next couple of months.

jeudi 18 décembre 2014

Tam...Tam...Tam...! released on Trunk Records

Remastered reissue of a hard to find  Brazilian record from the 50s.
It's one of the  recordings of Polish producer Miccio Askany's and it was part of a global touring show called Brasiliana. The music was written and recorded by José Prates.
Gilles Peterson had called for someone to reisue this record stating that this LP was a cornerstone of contemporary Brazilian sound, the roots of it all, and was essential listening, and Jonny Trunk made his wish come true.
I discovered it thanks to Jonny's weekly mailings and it truly is an exquisite LP.
Funny how on Nana Imborô you can definitely hear “Mas-Que-Nada”

Listen herebelow

Low Leaf Set Me Free video and Akashaalay Vinyl Release

She's one of my sonic darlings with Throwing Shade and Fatima.
Low Leaf's outstanding record "Akashaalay" is now out on vinyl as well and it's one for the collectors among us. The tracks have been remastered specifically for the vinyl release, it also includes a full-color sleeve with lyrics + new artwork, multi-layered gloss matte cover, lock-out grooves on each side and bonus hidden messages. So, actually, there's no excuse, even if you hade the cassette (which is my case). Support good music!
Vinyl, cassette and mp3s are available on Low Leaf's Bandcamp.

Check the video for Set Me Free.


Glass Candy - Miss Broadway (Italians do It Better)

Johnny Jewel has been uploading tracks like crazy lately on his soundcloud page.
Latest in line is Miss Broadway by Glass Candy (released on 12" in 2007). The track still sounds like a lost disco banger that should've reached us sooner. Free download ladies and chaps! 
Ida No I love you!!!!!

mercredi 17 décembre 2014

Triple Threat: new Manuel Gonzales, Healing Force Project and hodge releases on Berceuse Heroique

ΚΕΜΑΛ / Berceuse Heroique / Ancient Monarchy
"Promoting capitalism since 2012" dixit Gizmo.
BH is one of the best labels to have emerged of our current cultural void.
I discovered Berceuse Héroique through its sister label ΚΕΜΑΛ, which released two of this year's best reissues, namely Music Of The Firewalkers (I used a track in one of my previous radio shows) and Charles Hayward's Smell of Metal.
Add to that the best edit release in years from Japan blues and you'll have an idea of the reason why I follow BH. Even though i'm not an expert in techno, I'm really fond of Berceuse's uncompromising releases and visuals.
Also, forget all the craziness surrounding Loefah's re-release, and check Full Frontal, Strange Apparitions in My Recording Room and You better Lie Down.
Have a listen and buy, Those 3 might be the best music investment you'll make this month.
They're available at Honest Jons.



3 mixtapes! 2 for the b-boys (ΚΕΜΑΛ and Manuel Gonzales), and another, dedicated to Miles Davis, by Healing Force Project.



mardi 16 décembre 2014

lundi 15 décembre 2014

Vercetti Technicolor - Athens 430BC (MinimalRome)

Vercetti Technicolor's (Giallo Disco Records) contribution for MinimalRome Label's upcoming compilation "Enter the Plague"
The vinyl only comp will also feature tracks from Alessandro Parisi, Antoni Maiovvi, UMBERTO and Heinrich Dressel.

New Panda Bear video Boys Latin

Panda Bear's new lp should be out in january. 
First cool lp from 2015?? We'll see. 
One thing's for sure, we're in known territory with track right here. It instantly sounds familiar and I don't mind that at all in this case.

The animated video was directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch (from Encyclopedia Pictura)

vendredi 12 décembre 2014

Madacam Mambo DJ's - Ultima Sensazione (Macadam Mambo Records)

 January might be hotter than expected thanks to the macadam mambo crew!
Ultima Sensazione, the collective's first LP will be released  soon.
Expect some weirdo disco, sunshine music, Italo stuff, good vibes selected by Sacha Mambo and Guillaume des Bois

2xLP Limited Edition - 500 copies.

Tracklist :
A1 - Take A Chance 5:00
A2 - Alibi 6:20
A3 - Spaghetti Dreams 4:20
B1 - Lolo La pantera 6:50
B2 - Rudy Rap 4:34
B3 - Vamos A La Discoteca 4:43
C1 - Do You Like Banana 5:14
C2 - For Your Smile 5:54
C3 - Candlelight (To Albion) 5:01
D1 - Sikaa 8:23
D2 - Don't Stop The Music 6:25

jeudi 11 décembre 2014

Jacques Bon - Mona (MuleMusiq)

New release on one of ma favourite labels, Mulemusiq. Mona Ep is courtesy of frenchy Jacques Bon.
I had never heard of him but the snippets are really promising. I'm particularly fond of Easyarp and Goodbye Mona.
The 12" should be out in january through Kompakt.

mercredi 10 décembre 2014

Down To Earth Vol. 2 (The Standard Bap Edition) New Ras G record on Leaving Records/Stones Throw

Even more afro futurism for the soul. Theesatisfaction, shabazz palaces and now Ras G!
His new LP Down To Earth Vol. 2 (The Standard Bap Edition) is already out on the Stones Throw webshop. It is an ode to the boom bap hip hop he listened to while growing up. The same kind I loved so much (and still do)

Listen to "Let G know..." herebelow. I'm in love with that Aaliyah sample in there.

Carl And Carol Jacobs - Robot Jam (Emotional Rescue)

The second volume in the Caribbean reissue series by Emotional Rescue.
Robot Jam is a Trinidadian electro funky disco banger.
Idjut Boys are handling the remix duties.

Objekt - Second Witness (PAN)

Objekt's "Flatland" is another contender for album of the year. 
The visuals for second witness are the result of a collaboration between Hertz, Swiss visual artist Rachel Buehlmann, and British photographer Joe Dilworth. It is rather abstract as you may imagine but really captivating, and, it's shot entirely on film.

Fatima - The biggest joke of all (Eglo records)

The new first lady of neo soul in my humble opinion.
Her record Yellow Memory is amazing, one of the best releases this year.
The biggest joke of all, produced by Floating Points, just got the video treatment.

lundi 8 décembre 2014

Shabazz Palaces track Cakes remixed by animal Collective

More futuristic grooves with Shabazz Palaces' track "Cakes" remixed by Animal Collective.

New Theesatisfaction single Recognition form forthcoming LP Earthee (Sub Pop Records)

Afro-futurism for the soul.
First track from Theesatisfaction second LP, due in february.
The album features guest appearances from Shabazz Palaces, Meshell Ndegeocello, Porter Ray, Blood and Taylor Brown
Can't wait!

dimanche 7 décembre 2014

Chihei Hatakeyama - Too Much Sadness (White Paddy Mountain)

New music from Chihei Hatakeyama.
"Too Much Sadness" was recorded just after the March 11 earthquake and the catastrophy at the Fukushima nuclear power plant and is about Chichei's emotions at the time.
The result is beautiful.

samedi 6 décembre 2014

Rue 14 n°14 radio Show Episode 14 is online!

14-14-14, Is it a sign, Is it an Omen? We'll never know. 
What I do know is that n°14's one of cosmogonic proportions
With gems by Metronomicon Audio, Matamore, some Sun Ra, Melvin Van Peebles & The Heliocentrics, Stones Throw Records, Catherine Ribeiro, Whyte Horses, Optimo Music, Jazzman Records, Front and Follow, Dean Blunt , Head Of Wantastiquet and soooo much more.

S.L.Y.C. - White Noise
Midget! - L'occident
The Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles - Telepathic Routine
Sun Ra - Angels And Demons At Play
The Last Poets - Black People What Y'All Gon' Do
J.Rocc - Malcolm Was Here (Part 1 & 2)
Alex Scorier - Top Less
Louiz Banks - Song for my Lady
A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got)
De La Soul - The People feat. Chuck D
Whyte Horses - Astrologie Sidérale
Jean-Bernard De Libreville - Sexophone
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes - Paix
Asuna - 100 Keys
Lichens - Skógi
Grouper - Lighthouse
Anna Meredith - The Binks
Peter Zummo - Sixths
Arvo Pärt - Pärt: Tabula Rasa - 1. Ludus
Steve Reich - You Are (Variations) - Shiviti Hashem L'negdi (I Place The Eternal Before Me)
Jace Clayton - Evil Nigger: Part IV
Nettle - There Is a Hole in the Middle of the World Filled With Languages That Dont Have
Head Of Wantastiquet - Dead Seas
Dean Blunt - Molly & Aquafina

samedi 29 novembre 2014

Tiago - We Need To Change For A Better Place

My soundtrack right now!
Free download by the way, so jump on the bandwagon before it's too late

vendredi 28 novembre 2014

Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band 'Roop Lor Pu Tai' reworks by Rootikal

Rootikal made two very cool dub reworks of "Roop Lor Pu Tai" a track released on Parade Bangkok Molam International Band's first 7".
First full length should be out soon!

lundi 24 novembre 2014

Paradis releases new single: Sur une chanson en français

Sur une chanson en français, new track - new hit by french electronic pop band Paradis.
They've been on a continuous winning streak since they released their first 2 EPs on Beats in space. Add a string of interesting remixes for artists such as Jacques Renault and Agoria to that as well.
There is something absolutely classy about the way they sing. the lyrics well written, the french they use is exquisite and it is extremely well sung. Pure class with that pinch of melancholy i'm really fond of. The EP should be out in january (i'm hoping for a vinyl edition) and the album should be out next year as well.

dimanche 23 novembre 2014

Gala Drop's new record "II" out now on Golf Channel Recordings

I love when records the post office employee brings records I've ordered at the Okiya, especially when the package contains Gala Drop's new record. It's been on repeat here since friday morning.

vendredi 21 novembre 2014

Lawrence - A Day In The Life (MuleMusiq)

I'm still in my ambient/techno/drone fase and the new Lawrence LP totally fits within that current obssession. It's out now on MuleMusiq.

jeudi 20 novembre 2014

S.L.Y.C. - A deafening light (Metronomicon audio)

S.L.Y.C. is Sara Lena Yri Cools' project, belgian citizen but born and brought up in Norway.
Her folk composition are delicate and hazy with a subtle touch noise.
I believethat, although different, Broadcast and Stereolab lovers will like this record as well.
A deafening light is available digitally and on cd (100 copies) on Metronomicon's bandcamp page.

mercredi 19 novembre 2014

Bryan Ferry - Loop De Li (Leo Zero Remixes)

Leo Zero remixed a track from  Bryan Ferry's new album Avonmore.
This is one for slow mo disco and balearic afficionados and of course you have THE man's awesome and oh so recognizable vocals. Love it! (both versions)

dub version:

mardi 18 novembre 2014

The Jazz workshop - Mezare Israel Yekabtzenu (Fortuna Records)

The good people at Fortuna Records have been preparing a new release for us ladies and chaps!
 Mezare Israel Yekabtzenu is a rare deep, spiritual Israeli jazz album from 1973. It is an east meets west kind of thing. Arab, Druze and Jewish compositions are mingled with the hardcore New-York jazz sound of the 60’s. And it's sounds great! Can't wait to have that one.
Release date: 01.12.14

lundi 17 novembre 2014

Mirror People - Wrong Speed Records

I think we've all experienced at some point. we play a record at 45 instead of 33 and it sounds better.
Mirror people took this sonic experience one step further and made a compilation out of it.
Have a listen if you have doubts. The tracks do sound good at the wrong speed.

samedi 15 novembre 2014

Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band first full lenght 2&st Century Molam (Paradis Bangkok/zudrangma Records)

21st century luk thung and molam ambassadors " Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band", and huge favourites here at the Rue14 n°14 headquarters, are about to relase their first full length at the end of this month.
Listen to the first infectuously catchy single!

jeudi 13 novembre 2014

Royal Athlete vol 1 (Royal Athlete)

First release of  Royal Athlete , a new venture from Berlin's Hot Pony party.
4 exquisite slices of italo, synth funk and modern boogie.
Highly recommended!

Two tracks got the video treatment:

mercredi 12 novembre 2014

Rue 14 n°14 Mix for Le Rituel

(Picture Courtesy of Le Rituel)

Heddofone Music from the Okiya! I made a mix for french blog Le Rituel.
 It's a trip trough oddwordly pop, ambient, techno, new age & electronics. with tracks from: LABAREDA, MinimalRome Label, Demdike Stare, Etienne Jaumet, Belbury Poly, Blac Koyote, electunes records, Oh, Yoko, Laraaji and more. 
Download is available on soundcloud

lundi 10 novembre 2014

College Feat. Nola Wren - Save The Day (Valerie)

Gosh, there's something with College's sound that really strikes a chord with me.
It works all the time.
So, unsuprisingly I love his new track "Save The Day" featuring Nola Wren,
and the she fits like a glove in David Grellier's fantasized 80s synth universe.

dimanche 9 novembre 2014

Heidi Lord - English electric (Weme Records)

Heidi Lord's debut lp English Electric is all about sharing her emotions and experiences through ambient, drone and synth sounds, and she does marvelously so.
Highly recommended record released on Weme Records.

vendredi 7 novembre 2014

New Rue14 n°14 podcast dedicated to Portugal

 This month’s podcast is dedicated to portuguese music.

jeudi 6 novembre 2014

Blind Jacks Journey - The Return Trip Vol4

I'll buy that one as soon as it's released next week! (11.11.14)

Heko. Gnork. Oddnipp
Blind Jacks Journey
The Return Trip Volume 4
Double Mint Ice Cream 12" Vinyl
444 Limited Issue Release
5 Trax on wax… Plus...
5 Secret Trax with proof of vinyl purchase

lundi 3 novembre 2014

dimanche 2 novembre 2014

Shinichi Atobe - Butterfly Effect (DDS)

 (All images taken from Boomkat)

In 2001 Shinichi Atobe released a 12", Ship Scope, on Chain Reaction.
(That record is being sold for insane prices today) 
After that release Shinichi dissapeared from the earth's surface.

Ship Scope has always been a Demdike Stare favourite, which isn't that much of a surprise after listening to the tracks, so they decided to track Shinichi down. They succeeded and actually managed to compile a record of old an new tracks from the japanese producer. Butterfly Effect is out now on Demdike's DDS own imprint. (The cd version contains bonus tracks)

Drone, techno, house, ambient. The tracks i've heard so far are really really nice.
 Have a listen herebelow