01 October 2014

New season, new releases!

As another hectic festival season concludes, autumn brings with it a wealth of fantastic new releases from the Westbury extended family.Check out what’s been happening around the camp, and things to look forward to in the near future!

Let’s begin with the ever-prolific Technique Recordings,staying true to their ethos with a series of quick-fire releases from the likes of label stalwart Erb ‘N’ Dub, former Radio 1/1Xtra DJ Crissy Criss and recent Technique signing Document One. The past few weeks alone witnessed Document One’s “Revolution” feature on Beatport’s weekly ’10 Must Hear Drum & Bass’ chart, Crissy Criss drop an exclusive mix over at Data Transmission, and Erb ‘N’ Dub jet off to the States for a selection of intimate shows in support of his latest “Let Me Fly EP”.

Jumping across the pond and following a warm welcome to team Westbury, iconic LA based independent label, Stones Throw, deliver one of the most hotly-anticipated full-length outputs of the year. Courtesy of Homeboy Sandman, bringing his second Stones Throw album to the table Titled “Hallways”, it offers 10 (plus 2 bonus tracks if you opt for the exclusive LP version – we recommend it!) awesomely creative concepts, pitching Sandman’s notorious intelligent authorship alongside an eclectic range of tracks produced by fellow Stones Throw beatsmiths Jonwayne, KNXWLEDGE and more. “Hallways” is available now via all the usual online outlets, and the CD and vinyl can be copped directly from the Stones Throw website!

Elsewhere, Stroboscopic Artefacts celebrate their fifth birthday with a run of special anniversary releases, aka “V – Five Years of Artefacts”. Kicking things off with the aptly titled “Chapter One”, Stroboscopic have hand-picked a crop of artists who have helped shape the“identity” of the label since its inception. The 4 tracker includes deep-techno from Rrose and a sheer dancefloor weapon from Perc’s on one side, whilst the other contributes a more experimental example of Pfirter’s ability, finally rounded off with a number thanks to Irish duo Lakker. Taking the occasion even further, Stroboscopic are throwing a host of parties across Europe over the coming weeks – from Berghain, Berlin to Concrete, Paris, a real testament to the label’s hard work in its first 5 years! 

If that wasn't enough to satisfy your hunger for new music, November 10th marks Dele Sosimi’s debut release for our good friends at Wah Wah 45’s. The multi-talented Sosimi boats a rich musical heritage, raised in Nigeria around the birth of afrobeat he enjoyed a career-defining partnership with the late, great Fela Kuti. Following the sad passing of Fela in ‘97, Dele Sosimi continued to develop an illustrious and influential solo endeavour having already notched up 2 studio albums, and is now widely regarded, himself,as an afrobeat legend. New single, “Sanctuary” produced by Nostalgia 77, is the first glimpse of a full length album set for release on Wah Wah 45’s next spring.

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All in all, the days may be shorter, the weather might be colder, but there’s certainly plenty to keep your ears to the ground for. Don’t forget to check out our gig listings to find out where & when you can catch some Westbury talent in action! 


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October 30: Midge Ure @ Floral Pavilion @ New Brighton, UK
October 31: Atjazz @ Prince Charles @ Berlin, Germany
October 31: Dom Servini @ The Church @ Birmingham, UK
October 31: Marc Vedo @ Mad Club @ Lausanne, Switzerland
October 31: Midge Ure @ Y Galeri @ Caernarfon, UK
October 31: Serocee @ Motion @ Bristol, UK
November 01: Alex Arnout @ Troxy @ London, UK
November 01: Midge Ure @ The Picturedome @ Holmfirth, UK
November 01: Mr G @ Tobacco Dock @ London, UK
November 01: Scratcha DVA @ Salón Covadonga @ Mexico City, Mexico
November 01: Speedy J @ Smart Bar @ Chicago, US
November 01: Stones Throw Records Japan Tour @ Unit @ Tokyo, JP
November 01: Tarrus Riley @ Central Florida Fairgrounds & Exposition Park @ Orlando, US
November 01: X-Press 2 @ The Warehouse @ Leeds, UK
November 02: Phronesis @ Jazz International @ Rotterdam, Holland
November 02: Stones Throw Records Japan Tour @ Grand Cafe @ Osaka, JP
November 03: Stones Throw Records Japan Tour @ Oil Works Technics @ Fukuoka, JP
November 06: Stones Throw 'Yung Life Tour' @ Cakeshop @ Seoul, S.Korea
November 07: British Sea Power @ Warwick Arts Centre @ Coventry, UK
November 07: Midge Ure @ Latgales Vestineciba Gors @ Rezekne, Latvia
November 07: Resonators @ Open @ Norwich, UK
November 07: Stones Throw 'Yung Life Tour' @ Halo @ Taipei, Taiwan
November 08: British Sea Power @ The Factory @ Kendal, UK
November 08: Midge Ure @ Vidzemes Koncertzale @ Cesis, latvia
November 08: Sei A @ Studio Spaces E1 @ London, UK
November 08: Stones Throw 'Yung Life Tour' @ Fly @ Central, Hong Kong
November 13: Midge Ure @ Kulturzentrum Pavilion @ Hannover, Germany
November 14: Hatcha @ Brixton Jamm @ London, UK
November 14: Midge Ure @ Meier Music Hall @ Braunschweig, Germany
November 14: Phronesis @ RWCMD Dora Stoutzker Hall @ Cardiff, UK
November 14: Stones Throw 'Yung Life Tour' @ Black Market @ Manila, Philippines
November 15: Homeboy Sandman @ KoKo @ London, UK
November 15: Omid16B @ Troxy @ London, UK
November 15: Phronesis @ The Arena Theatre @ Wolverhampton, UK
November 16: Midge Ure @ Centralstation @ Darmstadt, Germany
November 17: Midge Ure @ Stadthalle @ Detmold, Germany
November 18: Midge Ure @ Scala Club @ Leverkusen, Germany
November 19: Midge Ure @ Kulturfabrik @ Krefeld, Germany
November 21: British Sea Power @ Whiskey Sessions @ Manchester, UK
November 21: Midge Ure @ Zeche Carl @ Essen, Germany
November 21: Zion Train @ Islington Metal Works @ London, UK
November 22: Midge Ure @ Skala @ Ludwigsburg, Germany
November 23: Midge Ure @ Jubez @ Karlsbruhe, Germany
November 23: Trus'me @ Andromeda Festival @ Ivory's Rock, Austrailia
November 27: Phronesis @ Duc des Lombars @ Paris, France
November 28: Midge Ure @ Boisdale Canary Wharf @ London, UK
November 28: Phronesis @ Flagey @ Ixelles, Belgium
November 29: Speedy J @ Do Wynajecia @ Warsaw, Poland
November 29: Trus'me @ Powerstation @ Melbourne, Australia
November 30: Trus'me @ Home Terrace @ Sydney, Australia