Hanni El Khatib named one of Gibson’s Top 10 artists to watch out for in 2011. See the full list HERE!
Aesop Rock remixed “You Rascal You” just in time for the Thanksgiving weekend. He’s posted it on his 900 Bats blog and you can also stream for free here.
He ended the tour with an afterparty performance at LA’s It’s A School Night party hosted by Chris Douridas, Matt Goldman and Valida at the Hollywood splotch, Bardot.
Catch what Jeff Weiss at the LA Times had to say about the opening act:
“The singularity of Hanni-El Khatib reveals itself when you attempt to wedge his music into your iTunes playlist. His scraped and scarred guitar salvos are too pyrotechnic to fit into the ethereal folk-like float or world-music fixation of the NPR-friendly indie-rock wing. And his influences stretch further back than the lo-fi tinnitus titans that record for the rightfully acclaimed Woodsist and Siltbreeze imprints.” Read more of the article here.
Check out the video for the new vinyl 12″ single, “Let It” by Machinedrum feat. Melo-X. Directed by project artist, Colin Palmer. “Let It” is available for sale HERE.
Our friends over at Wilcox Sessions had a wild night with Hanni, Nicky (and Daniel). Fun times were aplenty. Watch the video of “You Rascal You” by Hanni El Khatib.
Filmmaker Paul Trillo directs visuals to the closing song on the new album, Lazer Sword, out tomorrow November 2nd, 2010 in the US. CD, mp3 and vinyl copies are available here.
NGUZUNGUZU is the brainchild of Daniel Pineda and Asma Maroof (currently MIA’s DJ), two LA residents who have been instrumental in the new tropical scene blending R&B, Cumbia, Kuduro, Tribal, Reggaeton and House elements. This is their debut EP initially released through their own label and out now on vinyl through Innovative Leisure. NGUZUNGUZU EP in the store now.
It’s arrived and is for sale HERE!!!!
Lazer Sword is Bryant Rutledge (Low Limit) and Antaeus Roy (Lando Kal) who wrote and recorded the album in their former San Francisco stomping grounds before Rutledge moved to Los Angeles and Roy to Berlin. While the pair have dabbled in mixes, remixes and singles (including The Golden Handshake EP for the hotly tipped Numbers label), never until now have they realized a cohesive body of work.
It also finds them in the midst of a few friends guesting on the album including Antipop Consortium’s M. Sayyid, Freestyle Fellowship MC Myka 9, bizarro funk crooner Zackey Force Funk and Bay area hyphy don Turf Talk. But it’s the Lazer Sword boys who truly shine here, whether it’s the ghostly samples, skittering percussion and vocoder funk of first single “Batman” or the hip-hop stomp and swirling synths of album opener “Tar.” Detailed and intricate, Lazer Sword is certainly suitable for headphones, but with beats that slap this hard, these songs were made to rattle speakers and rumble dancefloors.
The double vinyl LP & CD both come packaged as an opening gatefold with a futuristic art layout by Swedish illustrator Kilian Eng.