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Tag Archives: Ubiquity Records
In 2009, Georgia Anne Muldrow dropped three albums (including a compilation and a set of early demos) and saw her excellent ballad “Roses” re-interpreted by Mos Def. On January 26, she’ll continue with Kings Ballad, a new set for Ubiquity … Continue reading
Austrian producer the Clonius is the latest contender in the glitch/bass/”wonky hip hop” sweepstakes. His debut, Between the Dots, comes on the heels of this summer’s solid Adroit Adventures EP. Ubiquity Records will release it on October 13. Guests include … Continue reading
On June 9, Ubiquity Records will release Sa-Ra Creative Partners’s long-awaited Nuclear Evolution: The Age Of Love. Although technically Sa-Ra’s second album, Nuclear Evolution may be their first proper full-length. 2007’s The Hollywood Recordings was a mish-mash of old singles … Continue reading
Acid jazz veteran Greyboy is releasing a retrospective, 15 Years of West Coast Cool, on November 4 via Ubiquity Records. Before the West Coast label became known for artists like Nobody and Platinum Pied Pipers (and, for beat heads, a … Continue reading
Every year, it seems, brings a new slew of producers from overseas. In Europe, the underground beat-making scene is similar to the dance music scene, and producers crank out instrumental tracks for the nightclubs and underground radio shows, without necessarily waiting for a rapper to bless them. Add a greater willingness to experiment with different sounds, and you’ve got a world that can seem more fascinating and liberated than the U.S.’s sometimes-conservative perspective on hip-hop culture.
Eric Lau is one of those names that might be unfamiliar to U.S. listeners. He landed a track on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers compilation; collaborated with Dudley Perkins on a well-received EP, Dudley & Friends; and produced Guilty Simpson’s excellent "For the D" that appeared on a Fat City Records compilation. His debut, New Territories, set for release on March 18 via Ubiquity Records, doesn’t contain any familiar names. See if you can recognize any in the track listing below.
All year long, deep funk bands have been sharing the spotlight, from the Dap Kings’ work on Amy Winehouse’s Fade to Black to the Scion Live Metro series. Connie Price & the Keystones, an L.A. crew led by multi-instrumentalist/producer Dan Ubick and Todd Simon, has been a consistent presence on the latter project.
Although the latest Scion Live Metro tour — a brief, four-date jam with Connie Price & the Keystones and Brand Nubian — is nearly over, fans in Minneapolis can see the show tomorrow night (Thurs., Oct. 25) at the Varsity Theater. The rest of the world has CPK’s second album, Tell Me Something, to look forward to. Set for release on January 22, 2008 via Ubiquity, Tell Me Something reunites the troupe with several other Scion Live Metro veterans, including Big Daddy Kane and Percee P. The album is split into two discs: a vocal version with a slew of rappers, and an instrumental version for all the DJs and funk lovers.