Don Leisure: Drums For Mother Russia + LP News

The Group Bracil roster has been expanding recently, including the addition of Don Leisure to their ranks. The producer is perhaps best known as one half of Darkhouse Family, as well as a wealth of solo releases over the last decade or so. Now he has aligned himself with the London label and his first offering is this new Russia inspired instrumental project, built from the 70’s and 80’s Soviet gems he’s found on his travels around the globe. You can check out a visual for Drums For Mother Russia above and there are a couple more tasters below. The full thing is also available on cassette and digital. Continue reading “Don Leisure: Drums For Mother Russia + LP News”

Don Leisure: Just Remember

Just Remember is the latest track to be lifted from the recent Group BraCil compilation, and it shines a light on a new addition to their roster. Don Leisure is no stranger to the scene, thanks to plenty of past successes with Darkhouse Family, as well as with his solo ventures. He has a new album coming soon on GB, but for now enjoy the sounds of this blissed out, funk-soul driven single. The video was made by Bee Graphics. The compilation, happiness, we’re all in this together, is out now.

Group BraCil: happiness, we’re all in this together (Stream)

New sounds from the Group BraCil camp as they release their new label compilation. happiness, we’re all in this together is a fine blend of old and new, as the rising label hit us with tracks from the likes of Verbz and Chuck Enzo, while also bringing new members to the fore with new material from Spectacular Diagnostics and Don Leisure. It serves as a fine showcase for a label who have consistently proven their worth with each new release, and who look set to continue blurring the lines between genres as their roster gains strength. You can hear the album in full below, with physical and digital versions available on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Group BraCil: happiness, we’re all in this together (Stream)”

First Word Records: Two Syllables Volume Sixteen (Stream)

A great selection of music here, as First Word Records wheel out their latest end of year compilation. For Two Syllables, DJ Gilla compiled a number of tracks that have been released by First Word artists over the last 12 months, including gems from Don Leisure, Darkhouse Family and 14KT, as well as a brand new song from Manchester soul-rap duo, Children of Zeus. You can stream the selection in full below and free downloads are available via Bandcamp.

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