Release Recap – July 13th


Hello! More amazing independent music from the week just been…

1. Ambassadeurs feat. C Duncan, Looking at You.



Ambassadeurs’ widescreen sound spans bass heavy, ethereal electronica, through to dark ambient moments,and shimmering, melodic techno. iD, Vice and Mixmag all love the music as much as we do and you’d do very well to have a listen. Out now, exclusive to Beatport.


2. Orphan BoyFrom the Provinces.


The second single from Orphan Boy’s album of the same name (8/10 from NME). The band are touring now. Details are on their website.

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3. Various Artists5 Years of Gruuv, Vol. 3


Volume 3 of Gruuv’s fifth anniversary celebration release. Four more top quality contributors, including Oxia, A1 Bassline and Kyodai.

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4. A.J. Holmes and The Hackney Empire, Soft Power.


Their ‘elastic rhythms could move the most reluctant feet‘ (NME 7/10). 

‘Mein Liebster Feind’ is an epic Palm-Wine influenced ballad; ‘Martyn’s Elephant Charm’ mixes Ian Dury, Soukous influenced pop and  18th century Cockney superstitions.  Soft Power is a diverse album, sounding like S.E. Rogie wandered into the recording sessions of Big Star’s ‘Sister Lovers / Third’ album, from one of Britain’s most promising live acts.

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4. Moods, New Horizons.


A world away from his hip-hop output on Darker Than Wax, Moods’ releases on Boogie Angst are full of soul, disco and funk with a backbone of beats that only a hip hop producer can provide.

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5. Eli & Fur, Your Eyes


New and luscious single from the rising DJ stars. Out now exclusively on Beatport. Be sure to catch the remix from Après too, given it’s first play by Annie Mac last week.


You can listen to all of these on our Spotify playlist. Enjoy!