It’s no secret that I LOVE Tokyo Dawn Records. Since the release of ‘The Repeat Factor’ by Portformat around a year ago, which was easily my favorite album of last year, I took a keen interest in the label and have been amazed by their subsequent releases including the Portformat remixes, Swede:art’s ‘Emotional Colours’ and its subsequent remixes, an incredible compilation called ‘The Heart’ and now, their latest addition, Voltage Controlled Feelings’ by Opolopo.
Opolopo takes you into another world with his boogie-jazz-funk-fusion album, sounding like the music from 80’s film soundtracks such as Tron & Blade-runner bought into the 21st century.
Stand out cuts for me include ‘Kobayashi Maru’, ‘Waiting’ ft Farah and the closing opus of ‘Ballad For Amalia’ but I could easily list more. You can check the album out now on Tokyo Dawn’s site. I suggest you do that & get your order in now!
Another classic release from Tokyo Dawn. Quality Guaranteed.
Show number 15 is now live over at MIXCLOUD
It’s another great selection for you this time round featuring new music from TY (Great to hear Ty back, love & respect only for this guy), Someothaship (Georgia & Dudley produced by Black Milk – sounding Awesome), & Madlib from his Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble).
Connection Section this time based on Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Happening Brother’ with versions from Amede & the Soundsmith and Fudge Fingaz.
For the second half of the show we up the tempo with tracks from Azaxx, Benga, Black Pocket & Black Mahogany before closing out with Electric Wire Hustle & Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Organic Soul – Hubert Daviz
Holidays – Gonjasufi
Mystic Voyage (For Roy Ayers) – The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble
Shine On – Someothaship
Emotions – TY ft Sarina Leah & Shaun Escoffery
Adyingbreed – Jon Phonics
You’ve Got the Love (The xx Remix) – Florence and The Machine
Whats Happenin Brother – Marvin Gaye
It Happening Brother – Amede & The Soundsmith
Gettin’ Together – Fudge Fingas
Autumn Dreamy – Azaxx
Someone 20 – Benga
Boungie – Black Pocket
Roberta Jean Machine – Black Mahogani
Again – Electric Wire Hustle
Chocolate Mountain – Suff Daddy
In The End – Charlotte Gainsbourg
Sit back & Trust in the Dust.
Latest show now live over on Mixcloud,
Another great selection for you courtesy of Trust in Dust Radio. Kick off the show with a couple of 60’s inspired tunes but both with a very fresh modern sound (Bibio & Atlas Sound), the show then moves into more familiar territory, and features tracks from Bug, Flow State, Tribe Called Quest, Why?Arcka, Jose James (the awesome “Warrior”) and Jneiro Jarel’s remix for Massive Attack.
Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue
Atlas Sound – Walkabout (With Noah Lennox)
Bug – Cosmic Lab
Belleruche – You’re Listening To The Worlds (Asthmatic Astronaut Remix)
Flow State – Are U Hearing Me
Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong – Flying Lotus Remix (Preview Edit)
Low Limit – Turf Day
Towa Tei – Technova (La Em Copacabana)
A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
Why?Arcka – Exhibit D: Find A Way
Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Find A Way
Jose James – Warrior
Unknown – Mornin
Massive Attack – Atlas Air (Lavender Jungle Remix By Jneiro Jarel)
Oddisee – Queue With No Coat
Emmanuel – Whole Feat Michelle Escoffery
As always, turn it up, sit back & Trust in the Dust!
Trust in Dust continuing to release music this year. Following the recent release of the Go There EP ft Steve Spacek (see Earlier post), we are now proud to present the Beyond Theory EP by Unity Gain Continuum.
Recorded 2 years ago for Swamp Records in Japan, but never released due to the label closing, this material has previously been unavailable. Listen here & download via Bandcamp for as much or as little as you like. (even free)
1. Where’s Tokyo Going? (instrumental)
2. Broken Song ft Charlotte Barber
3. Visual Lies (instrumental)
4. Pathways (instrumental)
Senegalese producer, based in Germany, on Tokyo Dawn Recordings…I knew nothing of Portformat before hearing a track off this album…but I was blown away. The album is a mix of electronic soul & hip-hop with a very soulful & conscious vibe.
It’s highly recommended. Find them at myspace