Mo Kolours – How I

Mmmh, that’s interesting. I heard this Mo Kolours track before, but it has such a classic feel to it that I expected it to be and old Theo Parrish or maybe a Kenny Dixon Jr. tune. Instead it’s the title track from his latest EP, available digitally and on vinyl from his Bandcamp store. You can probably tell the video is the work of London’s animation studio Plastic Horse, who you might know for their work for Paul White, The Heliocentrics or Nochexxx.

Mo Kolours – Little Brown Dog

I haven’t listen to any music for the last couple of days, but now I’m back from my short-term exile and it feels good listening to music when it’s as sweet as this tune. It’s a track taken from the forthcoming Mo Kolours debut album on One-Handed Music, which –fortunately– isn’t that far from its March 24 release date as the last time we checked. Pre-order the digital download or a copy on CD from Mo Kolours’ Bandcamp store.

Mo Kolours – Mike Black

Following his three EPs on the label, half-Mauritian, half-English producer, singer and percussionist Mo Kolours is now set to release his debut album on One-Handed Music. Above you can hear a first full track, an organic house track by the name of “Mike Black”.

For some more bits, make sure to also check out the album trailer below.

Pre-orders of the self-titled record are now open via the label’s Bandcamp page. It will be available in stores worldwide on March 24, 2014.

Paul White – Watch the Ants

One-Handed Music and Plastic Horse have teamed up again for another Paul White video (actually, it’s just a loop), following The Doldrums and Street Lights. This is the title track off Paul’s forthcoming Watch the Ants EP, a 10-track release featuring Trim, Sean Price, Homeboy Sandman and “rap superstar-in-waiting” Danny Brown.

I’m especially fond of the track above, for it reminded of the more recent work by Nathan Jenkins aka Bullion. Pre-order via Bandcamp, the release date is July 28, 2013.

Mo Kolours – Bomptious (Shafiq Husayn Remix)

1. Session
2. Will Be
3. Bomptious
4. D. Conference
5. Tusk Dance
6. Promise
7. Laser Wind Tunnel
8. Bomptious (Shafiq Husayn Remix)

We’re now only three days away from the release of Mo KoloursTusk Dance EP, the missing piece in his trilogy for One-Handed Music. You have probably heard (and downloaded) the original version of Bomptious before, now it also got the remix treatment by Sa-Ra’s very own Shafiq Husayn. Tusk Dance will be out on vinyl and digital and can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp.

February 24, 2013 The Tusk Dance EP is out now!

Mo Kolours – Brave

It took the new Mo Kolours 7-inch little more than six hours to sell out. I’m sorry if you were after a copy, but the hand-stamped white label was only limited to 300 pieces. However, if you don’t mind a digital release, you can still grab Brave/Dredd Music in a format of your choice. In fact, you can download the a-side for free!

Rapping With Paul White (The Room Below Versions)

Eleven months after Paul White released his first rap album, Henry Keen aka The Room Below covered all of its tracks, “replaying everything on drum machines and synths, and writing interludes of his own to give the record a unique flavour…”

01. The Room Below Intro
02. Acid Raindrops
03. Trust feat. Guilty Simpson (The Room Below Version)
04. Run Shit feat. Marv One (The Room Below Version)
05. One Of Life’s Pleasures feat. Danny Brown (The Room Below Version)
06. Breathe!
07. Let’s Create!
08. Stampeding Elephants feat. Moe Pope (The Room Below Version)
09. Rotten Apples feat. Tranqill (The Room Below Version)
10. My Moog Just Broke!
11. A Weird Day feat. Homeboy Sandman (The Room Below Version)
12. Protoplasm
13. Dirty Slang feat. Guilty Simpson (The Room Below Version)
14. Dirty Slang feat. Guilty Simpson (The Room Below Version)
15. Sci Fi Interlude
16. Fuckin’ Around With A Vocoder
17. Wily Walruses feat. Nancy Elizabeth (The Room Below Version)
18. The Room Below Outro

You can stream the entire album in the player above, or you can go on grab the free download. Also, this is a great chance to discover the original and its remixes – in case you missed them before.

Weekly Bits 26/2012

In the coming week, 2012’s Bloc is taking off in London. Over the past weeks, the makers of the festival did a series of interviews with some of the artists performing. Check out the videos with Steve Reich, Apparat and Nicolas Jaar.

As you should know by now, Rob Booth has just released the first Electronic Explorations compilation. That’s 60 tracks for only ₤5! If you’re not convinced yet, here’s a mixtape with all the tracks.

Another big mix I wanted to post earlier this week is the latest in One-Handed‘s Dedication series. It comes from Turkish singer Ahu and she introduces the listener to one of her favourite jazz singers: Blossom Dearie.

Pitchfork gave away a remix by Illum Sphere for a track off Lorn‘s new album on Ninja Tune – grab it while you can!

Following John Tejada‘s excellent Parabolas, the renowned techno producer teams up once more with Kompakt for a new album. XLR8R has more details on that.

Once a film student, Flying Lotus made some attempts at directing music videos before. His latest was done for Jeremiah Jae‘s new single on Brainfeeder: Money.

And lastly, here’s one more mixtape courtesy of Addison Groove, also available for free download.

Mo Kolours – Banana Wine

The reason why I hardly ever post video montages is mostly bad quality of the source material and the lacking relation to the actual song. Both of which is not true for this new Mo Kolours video. In fact I’d like to take my hat off to Jim Deth for even coming across this marvellous material and putting it together.

Banana Wine is taken from the second Mo Kolours EP on One-Handed Music. The vinyl is probably hard to come by now, but you could always grab the free digital release.

Weekly Bits 11/2012

As you might know by now, the great IG Culture is about to release a new album on Kindred Spirits. Reason enough for Alexander Nut to invite the legendary West London producer on his Rinse FM show to play records. If you missed that one, click here to listen again

Alex Chase’s One-Handed Music is giving away the second Mo Kolours EP for free, the digital that is. You can buy the vinyl at the same link, unless you prefer shopping at Rush Hour, Sounds of the Universe or elsewhere.

Following the very special Julia Holter podcast, FACT Magazine has interviewed the Los Angeles-based producer about her latest album.

I’m very excited to hear there’ll be a new release from Shokazulu, which is likely another moniker of Dego McFarlane and Kaidi Tatham. Should be in stores this week, snippets are available here.

Benji B invited Scratcha DVA on his show to talk about his forthcoming debut album and play some music from it. There’s also a video interview with the man to check out on i-D Magazine.

With spring starting in the Northern hemisphere, we restocked our shirts and sell them cheaper than ever before. If you want to show your love and support this site, please consider buying one!

Paul White – The Doldrums

The music coming up from the tube was our old friend, Paul White, from the dreaded Rapping with Paul White album. That’s a mediocre Clockwork Orange reference, the movie the track reminds me of.

The fantastic video was animated by the guys at Plastic Horse, and the track is available for free. Free!

Mo Kolours – Drum Walking Mixtape

In celebration of his debut on One-Handed Music, half-Mauritian percussionist & singer Mo Kolours has put together this little mix for Wax Poetics.

01. Nilija
02. Math Samba, Luc Assa, Alpha Konate, Prosper N’Kouri
03. Unknown
04. Hermeto Pascoal
05. Roy Haynes
06. Buddy Miles
07. P.Lapouble
08. Ray King, Mike Rose, Pablo Gonsales, Sam Kelly, Joey Dee
09. Carlton “Santa’ Davis
10. Bernard Purdie
11. Easy Santa
12. Sol Amarfio
13. Stomu Yamash’ta
14. Ed Green, Gary Coleman
15. Gregg Gregg
16. Nilija, Pudim, Ben Hassan
17. Adama Drame, Siaka Bamoro
18. Eddie Knowles, Charlie Saunders, David Barnes

As you can see there’s no real tracklisting, just the names of the drummers on each track. If you can figure out all the tracks first, One-Handed Music will award you with this t-shirt. Just leave a comment on SoundCloud, where you can also download the mix.

To get yourself a copy of EP1: Drum Walking, head over to Bandcamp and choose between 12-inch vinyl and a digital release. Or try your favourite record store.

Ahu – To: Love (Tightface Remix)

With Ahu’s To: Love, one of our favourites from last year gets the remix treatment by London beatmaker Tightface. The original came out in September, backed up with a remix from Dimlite.

You can download the remix for free, just make sure to drop a comment on SoundCloud!

Label Love Vol. 2

International labels Tru Thoughts, Ninja Tune, Ubiquity, One-Handed Music, Melting Pot and Plug Research have teamed up once again to present a new Label Love compilation. Like before, the second installment will feature selected tracks from each of the labels – and will be available as free download.01. Hidden Orchestra – Wandering
02. Sonnymoon – Blast Off
03. Full Crate – Never Never
04. Paul White – Every Breath
05. Jed and Lucia – Painted Stars Refix
06. Bilal – Lost My Mind
07. Maddslinky – Ruled By Your Motions
08. Ahu – To:Love
09. Miles Bonny X The Ins – J Birly
10. Jono McCleery – Tomorrow

You can get “Label Love Vol. 2” from Bandcamp starting tomorrow, until then the link will not work.

Ahu mixes Paul White

Alex Chase of One-Handed Music has re-uploaded a mixtape by Ahu, made exclusively of early Paul White beats. If you missed it the first time, grab the download now!

There’s also a new Paul White 7-inch which features that Frankie Goes To Hollywood track I fell in love with on his mix for 6 Music. And you should’ve heard about Ahu’s new 12-inch on One-Handed Music by now.