News from our Partner Because Music
We bring you some news on new releases, signings and catalogues from our french partner Because Music:
We are very happy to announce, that our partner Because is sub publishing the JJ Cale catalogue (from 1990 up to now) since January 2019. It includes releases such as: 'Trave-Log' (1990), 'Close To You' (1994), 'Guitar Man' (1996), 'To Tulsa And Back' (2004), 'Roll On' (2009) and also the posthum released album 'Stay Around' (2019).
New Single and re-Release by Manu Chao
Long time fans of the french-spanish singer Manu Chao have probably been waiting for what is to come! The album 'Clandestino' marks it's 20 year anniversary and on August the 30th 2019 it will be re-released as 'Calestino/Bloody Border' including three brand new songs. One of those songs is the single 'Bloody Bloody Border', which was recently released and can be heard on Spotify and Co.
New album by Metronomy in September
Just recently, the indie rock band from England Metronomy has released it's song 'Lately' (click for video). The new single 'Salted Caramel Ice Cream' (click for video) followed on the June the 19th 2019. Both songs announce the forthcoming album called 'Metronomy Forever', which will be released in September. The singles give an idea how the album could sound overall - 80s vibe included!
The band is currently touring different festivals across Europe until the end of July.
Second album 'My Life' by Marwa Loud
It has finally arrived! The second album 'My Life' (click for video 'Tell Me') by the french urban and R'n'B singer Marwa Loud was released on June the 14th 2019. In her home country, the artist who grew up in the city of Strasbourg, has merged herself to one of the shooting stars of her genre. Her first album received gold and the new one is destined to live up this success.
New signing Heran Soun with debut single 'Barricade'
The california based artist Heran Soun makes tender indie electronic sound and has recently been signed to our french parter Because. His debut single 'Barricade' (click for the acoustic version) tell an intime story of innocence and the attempt to preserve it. The song presents a heavy dose of melancholy, hope and gorgeous vocals. 'Barricade' was released on June the 7th 2019. We are already curious hearing more form Heran Soun!
We represent the repertoire of Because Music for the german territory.
new signing: Cats & Breakkies
We welcome young, talented live-techno band Cats & Breakkies from Berlin!
Cats & Breakkis have jazz in their hearts and techno in their genes. With a classical band line-up - e-guitar, bass, drums, keys - they rock an instrumental dj-live-set on stages, floors and festivals anytime. Always danceable to, with courage to elegiac melodies, opulent breaks and rich surfaces, they convince above all by a precise build-up of tension and tonal dimension in their arrangements. After their debut album 'Organic Electro', co-produced with David August, had been released in 2015, they were nominated for the 'Bremer Jazzpreis 2016' in the category 'Jazz & Electronics', followed by multiple performances at festivals and clubs, eg. at the Kantine am Berghain, the Tallinn Music Week and the Fusion Festival. With 'Spectral' 2018 they stepped up their game yet again. In ten tracks, which consists of three individual short-sets, they weave artful tonal and metric layers, drill thick disco-boards, deliver perfect build up and drop dramaturgy - and above all in a relaxed way put on immense pressure. Cats & Breakkies, that is elegant, straightforward live-techno from Berlin.
The bands new single 'Haus ohne Türen' will be out August 30th and features Berlin-based photographer Stephan Noë.
Einstürzende Neubauten announce first 7" vinyl Schlaf/Sleep
from Phase IV activities of their supporters project!
The tracks, which started out as 'Dave #1' and 'Dave #2', are now complete and are called 'Vigilia' and 'Jetlag Hero'.
The tracks will be released in digital format for $25+ level supporters, and the vinyls will be sent out to $50+ level supporters when they come out of the production process. These tracks will NOT be on the album that will be released at the end of Phase IV.
Trentemøller announces new album in fall!
The first single 'Sleeper was released May 24th and comes with a wonderfully atmospheric video.
...It's been nearly 3 years ...
now the wait is almost over...
it's time to wake up 'sleeper'!
'In The Garden' will give us a second taste on June 21st, again with a personally created accompanying music video.
German Producers Shuko & The Breed team up for Westcoast LP 'Dippin''!
The collaboration between producers Shuko and The Breed (MC Eiht, Nipsey Hussle, Cypress Hill) was love at first sight.
Thanks to their preference for classic Westcoast sound, they immediately found a common denominator and harmonized excellently during the production. The result is the album 'Dippin'', based on the song with the same name by Westcoast legend King Tee, who besides MC Eiht and Benny Singsis also the only rap feature on the instrumental hiphop album. After the song 'Life In Los Angeles' with the Westcoast legends, the tune 'Cali Sunshine' has officially announced the joint record of the producers, which is available on black gold in addition to the digital release at June 7th.
'Dippin'' is out since June 7th on Shuko's label For The Love Of It.
Ensemble Du Verre about to release his 8th album
'Jet-Black Notebook' is the eighth album release of drummer, composer, producer Sönke Düwer
together with his Ensemble Du Verre on Batterie Lable since the founding of the project in 2003.
"Going forth and back on notes is just so vital for me that I even wrote a song about it, performed by the great Nora Becker, a Hamburg-based vocalist, who already contributed with her great voice on my last album 'Rooms'."
It has never been easy to refer Ensemble Du Verre to a single music style. Now it is popular music, probably coming from Jazz, always influenced by HipHop, House and Soul elements.
"Just like on 'Rooms', all songs are written in way that they can be performed only with vocals and piano (except for two instrumental songs). So I guess 'Jet-Black Notebook' could be considered a singer/songwriter album. My Music can be many differnt things at the same time."
Burnt Friedman has a new album on his way!
'Musical Traditions in Central Europe (Explorer Series Vol.4)' will be out this Friday via Nonplace.
" 'Musical Traditions In Central Europe: Explorer Series Vol. 4' takes the form of an ethnological compilation, but includes only Friedman's music and fits into an "Explorer Series" that never previously existed. As with much of his body of work, the Berlin-based artist uses the conceptual angle to rail against dominant Western musical traditions.
'The system of scales, and also the fact that the western central Europeans rely on recorded or written script in order to conserve the themes of their music, could lead us to look upon it as a form of art music', reads the press release. 'Remarkably enough, traditional house or techno which existed 30 years ago, still flourishes today. Moreover, all the time new forms and musical styles are being discovered, tried out and eventually overlooked.'
The label describes it as a 'modest sampling of extinct splendors, political or individual sufferings, gloomy sadness, love, resentment, exquisite delicacy, laughter and delectable wisdom of rural and urban central European music.' The forthcoming full-length features the Brazilian artist Lucas Santtana and saxophonist Hayden Chisholm."
(Words: Matt McDermott)
02.08.19 Schwerin, Playride Festival
10.08.19 Rostock, Hanse Sail
13.08.19 Hannover, Cafe Glocksee
15.08.19 Koblenz - Mephisto
16.08.19 Stemwede, Stemweder Open Air
17.08.19 Unna, Rio Reiser Fest @ Lindenbrauerei
30.08.19 Berlin, Badehaus
31.08.19 Potsdam, Stadt für eine Nacht
11.10.19 Isny, Eberz
12.10.19 Reichenbach, Die Halle
20.08.19 Dresden, Palais Sommer
20.09.19 Leipzig, Horns Erben
21.09.19 Pirna, Kleinkunstbühne Q24
22.10.19 Gera, 1880 Alte Brauerei
25.10.19 Gießen, Prototyp
20.09.19 Ebensee (AT), Kino Ebensee
21.09.19 Steyr (AT), Röda
15.11.19 Chemnitz, Nikola Tesla
16.11.19 Weyer (AT), Schlosserei
21.11.19 Berlin, Dunker
22.11.19 Leipzig, B13
23.11.19 Bautzen, Steinhaus
04.12.19 Dresden, Groovestation
14.09 -15.09.2019, Schleswig, Norden Festival
25.09.19 Hannover, TAK
26.09.19 Weimar, Kulturzentrum mon ami
27.09.19 Leipzig, Kupfersaal
28.09.19 Dresden, Jazzclub Tonne
29.09.19 Ludwigsburg, Die Fetzerei
01.10.19 Görlitz, Apollo Theater
02.10.19 Göttingen, Apex
03.10.19 Münster, Hot Jazz Club
04.10.19 München, Feierwerk
05.10.19 Berlin, Lido
06.10.19 Hamburg, Knust
09.10.19 Graz (AT), Die Scherbe
10.10.19 Wien (AT), B72
13.10.19 Düsseldorf, Hotel Friends
31.08.19 Berlin, Urban Spree
20.10.19 Köln, Stadtgarten
21.10.19 Hamburg, Nochtspeicher
22.10.19 Berlin, Kantine am Berghain
24.10.19 Frankfurt a.M., Zoom
25.10.19 Zürich (CH), Moods
21.10.19 München, Tonhalle
22.10.19 Köln, Carlswerk
23.10.19 Hamburg, Docks
24.10.19 Berlin, Columbiahalle
26.10.19 Offenbach a.M., Capitol
26.10.19 Lausanne (CH), Croc' the Rock Festival
27.10.19 Köln, Stollwerck
29.10.19 Hamburg, Gruespan
Cats & Breakkies
03.11.19 Berlin, Sisyphos
09.11.19 Berlin, Alexanderplatz (guest of MCH Band)
04.12.19 München, Muffatwerk
18.11.19 Berlin, Privatclub
The Mauskovic Dance Band
25.11.19 Berlin, Urban Spree
25.11.19 Frankfurt, Gibson
01.12.19 Hamburg, Markthalle
02.12.19 Köln, Carlswerk Victoria
03.12.19 München, Technikum
05.12.19 Wien (AT), Arena
06.12.19 Bern (CH), Bierhübeli
09.12.19 Zürich (CH), Härterei Club
12.12.19 Berlin, Tempodrom
16.10.20 Leipzig, Horns Erben
17.10.20 Magdeburg, Moritzhof
22.10.20 Göttingen, Nörgelbuff
23.10.20 Paderborn, Deelenhaus
24.10.20 Bielefeld, Bunker Ulmenwall
25.10.20 Münster, Pension Schmidt
28.10.20 Kassel, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
29.10.20 Dortmund, subrosa
30.10.20 Düsseldorf, Hotel Friends