Fatima – Do Better

There already were a couple of great tracks this week and here’s yet another special one. You might heard by now that Fatima’s debut album Yellow Memories is only 10 days away from its release, and the London-based singer with Swedish roots gathered some ace producers to work with her. The track above is no exception, written alongside Floating Points and Theo Parrish. And.

Excitement is an understatement, but then ask yourself when Eglo Records ever disappointed you. Available for pre-order on Bandcamp or iTunes, and in all good record shops on May 12, 2014!

Eric Lau – One Of Many

The wait is over, the new Eric Lau is official out as of today! You probably took the chance and listened to the entire record before, otherwise check out the player below.

01. Many
02. Here (feat. Rahel)
03. Lily of the Desert (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
04. Rise Up (feat. Oddisee & Olivier St. Louis)
05. Everytime (feat. Rahel)
06. The Gathering
07. For You (feat. Tawiah)
08. Guide You (feat. Rahel)
09. Closer (feat. Tawiah)
10. We All Are
11. Not Alone (feat. Tawiah)
12. Divine (feat. Fatima)
13. Where To Go Now (feat. Tawiah)
14. One

You can order the 2-LP directly from Kilawatt, or go for the digital download on the iTunes store.

FACT TV: Phoneline

I wanted to post the first video the other day, but I guess it makes more sense to post both these videos about the track Phoneline. So here we got FunkinEven showing how the track came about, and in the second video Fatima joins him for an interview.


The Phoneline EP has been released on Eglo Records and is available from BoomkatPhonica and Rush Hour have it for pre-order.

August 3, 2012 Also, here’s video of FunkinEven & Fatima’s in-store session at Phonica Records

Eric Lau – Yesterday

Seriously, why do I write so little about Eric Lau? The London based producer has been occupying some of my record-shelf space and keeps amazing me with his quality collaborators such as Muhsinah & Kaidi Tatham, Dudley Perkins & Georgia Anne Muldrow, Tawiah and now another with Detroit’s Guilty Simpson.

The track is taken from his forthcoming The Mission EP, which is set for a release on Kilawatt Music in the first week of February.

January 31, 2012 Also check out this video of Eric talking about the making of The Mission, which will finally be out in three days!

Weekly Bits 28/2011

Whenever I hear one of the Detroit producers reminiscent about The Electrifying Mojo, I go an seek recordings of his shows. Which is how I stumbled across this interview with Prince (transcript) and this compilation which was incidentally released this month.

Resident Advisor has an interesting article on The rise of streaming club music, featuring Boiler Room, Dublab or Percussion Lab.

DFA’s Juan Maclean has released a 12-inch under the name of Peach Melba. The standout track the dub of dub version, which all Rhythm & Sound fans must download immediately.

If you’re into Sun Ra, check out Klimt’s new 3-LP boxset The Mystery of Being. Also looking tasty are those Radiohead remixes from Pearson Sound, Lone and Four Tet, as well as those from Mark Pritchard and Nathan Fake.

Will Saul’s Aus Music is preparing a Japan exclusive compilation of some of its back catalogue. It’s cover artwork well crafted and Save Vinyl shares some photos of its making. Selected Works will be out next week and if you must you can get it from HMV Japan.

Scratcha DVA has done a mixtape for Red Bull, Cardopusher for 1000Dragones, and Throwing Snow for Wholemeats.

Eglo’s first lady Fatima has performed at this years’ Montreux Jazz Festival, here is a video capturing some moments.

And lastly, grab Greg Wilson‘s edit of the 808 State classic Pacific State.

FunkinEven – Roland’s Jam

Eglo Records has been treating us good in the last couple of months. First a new EP by Fatima, followed by another Floating Points this week. And next up, it seems, is a new FunkinEven record, at least there’s a new video announcing a new 12-inch.

The video was directed by Inumikaku and features cameos from Fatima. Vinyl release to be confirmed.

Weekly Bits 11/2010

With the RBMA in London being over, the academy’s daily newspaper is now available for the public. You can download all 24 issues as PDF files.

Also from the RBMA website are these two videos from the Brainfeeder Sessions, they capture moments from Gaslamp Killer‘s DJ set and Dorian Concept‘s live-show. For the latter I also got a download link for you.

From SpineTV comes a documentary about London’s Eglo label, the home to Floating Points, Fatima and Funkineven. You might also want to check out the brand new Soul Glo music video.

I was about to post you snippets of Erykah Badu’s upcoming album, but they have been removed in the meantime. You can still win a print of the album’s artwork or download the leaked track Strawberry Incense.

Another anticipated album is finally in stores: F’s Energy Distortion is available on CD and digital. Vinyl lovers have to get it split over three EPs.

There are also a couple of mixtapes you might want to check out. FACT Magazine’s latest podcast was put together by Bristol dubstep producer Peverelist. Berlin’s Robot Koch did a mix for Electronic Beats Radio and Demus of 2 Banks of 4 is featured on the latest OFFtrack radio-show.

Shafiq Husayn – Lil' Girl

A preview was making the rounds some weeks ago, now the full video of Shafiq Husayn‘s Lil’ Girl featuring appearances from Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, Thundercat, and Wood Harris is online.

The track is, of course, taken from Shafiq’s album En’ A-Free-Ka (iTunes link) and features Fatima on vocals. You can listen to the full track on Fresh Selects, where you can also get a download.

You might also want to check out some other videos from director Greg Ponstingl or visit the Plug Research page on Vimeo.

Build an Ark & IG Culture

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Karen P’s Broadcasting and the Red Bull Music Academy are hosting a night at London’s Cargo, that could easily turn out to be the event of the year.

On November 19, the legendary IG Culture will bring his highly acclaimed (and possibly much overlooked) Zen Badizm album to the stage. He will be joined by another West London legend, the keyboard genius Kaidi Tatham of 2000black, Neon Phusion and Bugz in the Attic fame. Also on stage will be long-time companion Akwasi Mensah and Eglo affiliated singer and past RBMA participant Fatima.

If you haven’t pissed your pants yet, let me tell you that Carlos Niño will fly in from Los Angeles to take over the stage with Build an Ark just after that. They will be presenting their new album Love Part 1 and of course songs from the previous ones.

Tickets are now available, for further infos please visit Cargo’s website. For those that can’t make it, RBMA is supposed to record the evening or parts from it – fingers crossed.

It's Tunesday!

Here are a couple of new tunes for you, most of them were posted in the last 24 hours. Let’s start with this Brownswood double feature, jazz pianist Elan Mehler gets the remix treatment from labelmate Dobie. Only available for the next seven days! Another remix comes from Recloose, who put his hands on a tune by Shake Aletti.

The new single from the upcoming album The Roots is now available from Okayplayer. Singer Eska is featured on a lot of album recently, here’s her rework of an old Police track.

XLR8R is giving away a free track by L.A. beatmaker Ras G from the upcoming compilation Echo Expansion. And a couple of days back Fresh Selects posted a new one by SA-RA’s Shafiq Husayn featuring Fatima.

Okay, I’m leaving you alone already!

Dorian Concept at Red Bull Music Academy

Here is more news from Dorian Concept, who already talked about last year’s Red Bull Music Academy in my interview. Every year, tracks from RBMA attendees appear on a compilation called Various Assets. One of the tracks comes from Swedish singer Fatima, and Dorian Concept (among others) was involved in the production.

Fatima – Do I Know You? (with Cohen, Cuthead & Dorian Concept)

The young Austrian also did a show for RBMA Radio, which you can listen to online. It runs for about an hour and there is no tracklist available.