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Release Round-Up: Basement Jaxx, Banks, Sampha, Krampthaft and Nathan Fake

By | Published on Friday 2 May 2014


Rounding up the latest release news…

Boom. Yesterday, Basement Jaxx shook shook shook the room – no, the world – with a very rare new dance hit titled ‘Unicorn’. A free-streaming gift to add an extra thrill to the idea of all the festival dates BJ are playing this year, like those at Wireless, Shakedown and Bestival, it also signals the approach of a TBA Basement Jaxx LP. And a DJ PA at Fabric in London tonight. Anyway this is ‘Unicorn’:

And another thing. Poised R&B lady-in-grey Banks this week released the title track to her forthcoming first LP, ‘Goddess’. Featuring the singles ‘Waiting Game’, ‘Warm Water’, ‘Brain’ and ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ beside nine new tracks, the latter shall descend, if Banks still decrees it, on 8 Sep. Hear that title track in the meantime here:

Also playing the track-sharing game is wobbly-voiced Sampha (pictured), whose beautifully wobbly voice is missing from a song, titled ‘Slow Lights’, that appeared like magic on his SoundCloud the other day. Listen to the lyric-less mix, which was really only a ‘this is what I’m working right now’-type thing, designed to tide Sampha fans over till his long-time-coming first LP is finally done, now:

Now it’s time to wind the clock back to that time Dutch DJ/producer Krampfhaft won CMU approval for his ‘Makin Magic’ EP, and forward again to the Krampfhaft of today, who has an LP to his name in the sixteen track ‘Before We Leave’. Arriving on a certain date (which isn’t clear) in June, it “rides”, says its press release, a “fine line between dancefloor and headspace”. Think that over while you look over its tracklisting, and pine for an actual track from it, via this link.

Finally, let’s get real with a new track by Nathan Fake, who is now streaming the closing track to Bleep’s tenth anniversary compilation, ‘Bleep: 10’, which bears the title ‘Vanish North’. It acts as a finale to a mix featuring Bleep affiliates like Lone, Machinedrum, Oneohtrix Point Never and Fuck Buttons, and will be released with the rest next week. And here it is:

In addition, Fake is starting a label of his own soon, in collaboration with his pal, Welsh DJ Wesley Matsell. Details of Cambria Instruments, as the imprint is/will be named, will all be revealed via Bleep’s 5 May takeover of NTS Radio, so go to the NTS site this coming Monday to hear more on that.