Following on from last week’s continued roundup of some of my favourite releases from 2022, I’m back with what I thought was going to be my final selection. The original plan was to cover 30 EPs and albums, but as time has gone on my mind has decided to trigger more musical memories from the year. Add to that the fact that the last breaths of 2022 brought us a few more releases and I realise now that I could easily do a top 40 (shout out to 80’s Sunday evenings on Radio One). So without further ado, here are my next ten choices, and as usual they arrive in no particular order beyond the sequence my memory brought them to the surface. The third and final instalment will follow shortly.Continue reading “Slim’s Pickings 2022 Pt. 2”
Tag: Village Live Records
What’s In A Name? (A Q&A With Galloping Ghosts)
Following on from the crushingly moderate success of my Q&A with Forest DLG, which took place after his name change, I’m now back with another question session with the artist formerly known as Ded Tebiase. The Village Live producer recently announced he was ditching the moniker that had been attached to his work since the beginning, in favour of the arguably improved and definitely more intriguing, Galloping Ghosts. As with the Forest DLG chat, this is not a place for serious journalistic integrity, but more a light-hearted probe into the name change and his feelings regarding supernatural things. When you’re done reading, make sure you go and stake a claim for his new project alongside vocal duo, Horned Hannes, which is out now on Village Live Records.Continue reading “What’s In A Name? (A Q&A With Galloping Ghosts)”
Ash The Author: Subterranean
More new music from Ash The Author, with the release of Subterranean. This is the second single from his recent double A-side drop on Village Live and features production from the forever dope, George Fields. The video was made by Andrew & Aiden. Phantoms / Subterranean is out now.
Ash The Author: Phantoms
Brand new music from Ash The Author, as he returns to the Village Live camp for a fresh release from their 7″ series. You can hear one of the tracks below, which features production from DJ Drinks and some cuts from Mr Brown, while the second track features the always on-point, George Fields, on the boards. Pre-orders for the release went live today, which you can find over on Bandcamp. The release date is set for 1 November,Continue reading “Ash The Author: Phantoms”
Lost Loops: Velvet Smoke
Another beautiful cut from Village Live’s Live & Direct series, as Lost Loops delivers the luxuriously laid-back and jazz fuelled, Velvet Smoke. If you want to catch up with the whole series, you can find the label’s playlist on Spotify.
Aver & Move 78: Sanctuary
A lovely cut here from Aver & Move 78, taken from their forthcoming EP. I really am no expert on jazz, I just know what I like and this falls very much into that category. Unsurprisingly really, as Aver has always been one of my favourites from Village Live’s ever-impressive roster. The full EP is available to pre-order on vinyl now, with the shipping date set for 19 April onwards.
Horned Hannes & Ded Tebiase: Art Of The Kill
The Village Live & Direct series relaunches in 2021 with this latest jewel from Horned Hannes & Ded Tebiase. If you missed out on the previous singles from the series, you can find them all on this Spotify playlist, and streams/downloads for this new single are available on all the usual platforms.
D’Lyfa Reilly: The Cobble Writer
New video from D’Lyffa Reilly, as he continues to drop off the gems from last year’s Time & Tide album. The Cobble Writer features further production from Aver, who was at the helm for the whole project. The video was made by Tarnish Vision. Time & Tide is out now on Village Live.
Ded Tebiase ft. Wish Master, Axel Holy & DJ Madhandz: Queen Camel
Struggling to keep up with the flurry of releases from Village Live, as they continue to gift us gems from their new compilation album, Village Live is Five, but had to share this new video from some of my favourites. Bristol very much in the building, with Ded Tebiase reigniting old successes as he joins forces with Axel Holy once more, along with Wish Master and some supreme cuts from DJ Madhandz. The video was made by Max Kelan Pearce Productions. Village Live is Five is available to pre-order now.
Cappo & Remulak: Slum Village
We need all the reasons to be happy at the moment; after a year of misery and uncertainty, being able to celebrate the good things in life is more important than ever. One of those celebratory moments is the arrival of Village Live’s fifth birthday and their decision to release a special label compilation to mark the occasion. Featuring a stack of brand new material, from some of the artists who have helped to build the label into the success story it is today, Village Live is Five stands as the perfect testament to Doug and Joey’s ongoing legacy and achievements. The label kicked things off back in 2015 with a collaborative single from Remulak and Cappo, so it makes sense that for the new compilation the duo have reunited to deliver more of the magic they stumbled upon many moons ago. You can watch the video for the track above and then head over to the Village Live shop to reserve your vinyl pre-order.