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16.03.2018
Just out: 'Alma' by Tim Engelhardt & BOg

Poker Flat go for the jugular with this blazing collaborative EP.

Tim Engelhardt is one of the hottest talents around, forging a hugely prolific career from his hometown of Cologne, Germany. Just recently Tim released his debut album 'Moments of Truth' on Poker Flat followed by a remix EP.


Teaming up with the hugely talented Bogdan Tanase aka BOg from Romania, the boys put together a strong musical statement. [...]


'Alma' also showcases the pair’s ears for dynamics - each element in the track perfectly crafted and mixed - the result is an emotional dance floor experience that’s more than the sum of its parts. Turning up the heat, 'Astronauts' kicks of with a thumping groove that builds and mutates across the track - resulting in a driving, powerful weapon for a multitude of situations.“ (words: Inhale/UK)

 

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05.03.2018
new signing: Akua Naru

We are very proud to announce, that we just signed singer, rapper, poet, social activist, Akua Naru who recently released her highly anticipated, soulful new album 'The Blackest Joy' via SPV.


The 11-track project is her third studio album and the follow up to 2015’s 'The Miner's Canary'.


The American raised and now Germany-based artist and activist, Naru, intertwines elements of African traditional music with her modern Jazz rap style.The Blackest Joy is a stunning musical journey with themes of race, identity, the role of women and femininity. It takes the listener through compelling stories of triumph through tribulation and the arrival at power and joy through struggle. It is a composition of music to celebrate black joy and an aesthetic homage to the power of the human spirit in its strength to overcome.


Through her music, this gifted artist is committed to spreading the idea of multiculturalism while celebrating the culture she was born into. Through the release of 'The Blackest Joy' and on her international tour which kicked off in the United Kingdom on May 1, Akua brings her message to the masses. She adds, “The Blackest Joy is an album that celebrates the beauty; the bounty of black joy. 'The Blackest Joy' is a journey along the spectrum of black expression- from joy and love, to the possibility of hope”.

 

'The Blackest Joy' was released via The Urban Era/ SPV April 27th!

 

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26.02.2018
Borusiade announces debut album!

'A Body' will be out March 9th through Cómeme.


The Bucharest-born artist, real name Miruna Boruzescu, has close ties to Matias Aguayo's Cómeme label - she released her first-ever record, 2016's 'Jeopardy' EP, via the outlet, followed by a second EP, 'Silent', last year. The new record, which spans seven tracks, covers similar ground, with nods to synth pop, techno, EBM and new wave.

 

(words: Carlos Hawthorn, Resident Advisor)


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23.02.2018
Out Now: 'Carnival Days' by Shiraz Lane

Shiraz Lane return to italian Frontiers Records for the release of their second album!

 

Shiraz Lane have been extremely busy throughout 2017 composing, producing and recording their second album in collaboration with the Swedish producer Per Aldeheim (Def Leppard, Soilwork, Lambretta).


Shiraz Lane personifies creative variety, which resonates through their double-edged guitar sound (produced by lead guitarist Jani Laine and rhythm guitarist Miki Kalske), groovy-yet-solid ground pounding (Ana Willman drums & Joel Alex bass) and the unmistakably high-soaring melodies chanted by lead singer Hannes Kett. Despite their relative youth, they are already veterans of the underground circuit in their homeland and have developed a reputation for being uncompromising, loud, and most of all, the genuine article.


Although wearing inspiration and paying homage to their predecessors like Aerosmith and Guns N' Roses, their sound and music is destined to develop into something unique. Members of Halestorm, The 69 Eyes, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, Lordi and Sonic Syndicate have all praised the band’s live efforts.

 

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23.02.2018
new Francis Harris Solo EP out since February 23rd

'Minor Forms' is out on Scissor & Thread since February 23rd and includes remixes by Valentino Mora.

 

Francis Harris’ own output has gone from tightly wound tech house cuts as Adultnapper in the early days, sublime deep house as Frank & Tony, intricate and expressive musical journeys as evident in his two solo-albums 'Leland' and 'Minutes Of Sleep', and ambient shoegaze with two Aris Kindt albums, co-produced with Gabe Hedrick. Most recently Harris branched out with a new label - Kingdoms - a home for his love of a more adventurous sound.


Now we are proud to present his new solo single, the first since the release of 'Minutes of Sleep', 'Minor Forms' which includes two remarkable remixes by Valentino Mora.

 

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14.02.2018
Steve Bug & Langenberg Team up for album 'Paradise Sold'

First single 'NGC 6240' will be out February 23rd!

 

Following on from the well received 'Chord Cluster' EP from late 2017, the irresistible pairing of Steve Bug and Langenberg return with 'Paradise Sold' - a full ten track album of exquisitely crafted house music on Bug’s own Poker Flat Recordings (out: 6th of April 2018).


Neither Steve Bug nor Langenberg needs much introduction due to the sizeable contributions both have made in building the European house and techno scene as we know it. Bug’s relentless commitment to quality - both in his own work and in the many producers he has championed - has made him one of electronic music's most revered artists and curators.


The first single called 'NGC 6240' will be released with two remixes from Tim Engelhardt and Vince Watson on February 23rd.

 

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13.02.2018
new release by Omsk Information and Dr. Walker

'Café Keese' is out since February 12th on Lucidflow!

 

Credentials don’t come more comprehensive than the pairing of Omsk Information and Dr. Walker, the pair behind release #149 for Lucidflow. The former has been a product developer for M-Audio and Native Instruments, contributing to the glittering constellation of products such as Traktor and Maschine. The latter is Ingmar Koch, co-founder of Kompakt records, who boasts a history sharing the Harvest Records label with Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and Can, amassing an astonishing 800 strong catalogue of vinyl, CD and remix releases.


Unsurprisingly the 'Café Keese' release - named after a café in Berlin - is fully flavoured, laden with the experience on show. It leads the way with the Ball Paradox version of the title track, stepping out on finest form. It is swinging, melodic and intoxicating in the manner with which it swirls around your head. It’s the Lucidflow manifesto given a wry spin, with dub stabs coming from pizzicato strings and a twinkle in the eye of the melodies on show.

 

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