Sunday, April 21, 2019

Jesca Hoop - Stonechild

'Good People. Today I get to announce that I have a new record coming out and it is set for release this coming July 5th. The album's title is Stonechild. Yep... Stonechild. I have to say it's a moody little guy and she's definitely on a trip....dressed in something dark and rich. I can't wait for you to put it on.... turn it up and fill your house with Hoop.
Now there are many ways to preorder your copy here:
There is a very fine Dinked Edition, limited to 600 copies, coming in a mirror board sleeve, on 180g white and black vinyl, with a signed, numbered, Jesca Hoop scribble print lyric sheet, and a flexidisc featuring non-album track 'Waking Andreas'
Or if you prefer to order direct, you can head to my store, where you can preorder on white and black marble vinyl, CD, download and cassette, plus pick up an exclusive tea towel so you can dry the dishes while you listen to Stonechild.
Well, that seems enough info to be going on with for now.
yours truly

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Hey Douglas - Marşandiz

Hey Douglas (or 'HEY! Douglas') is a project name for the work of Istanbul based DJ, sound artist and sampler E. Yasin Vural. VEYasin produced his first album at 18 and has produced many more inside and outside Turkey, and other projects include Mode XL, with some of those tracks attracting over 7.7m Youtube views.

I first heard about him through another Turkish artist Azat, and have continued to follow his singles and mixes leading up to his newly released 'Marşandiz' (Merchandise) full length.  His music is pretty punchy and dance-club esque, but his Turkish flavor and spin on it produces a lot of interesting results.  Also accompanying his mixing and producing is the addition of live instruments, featuring Trombone & Trumpet: Ekin Eti, Clarinet: Hasan Daglar, Flute: Richard Laniepce, Guitar & Saz: Tolga Boyuk, and Guitar (Randevu) : Alper Sariogl. 

Cool stuff.  His entire album can be streamed from Bandcamp and the $7 price tag seems more than reasonable for the 10 tracks.  Definitely check out his prior releases too if this doesn't immediately grab you -- he's got a very diverse range of stuff.