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Quiet Dawn - Human Being: The Short Story Of A Reed
Quiet Dawn
Human Being: The Short Story Of A Reed
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (First Word)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
First Word kicks off 2018 with the welcome return of Quiet Dawn, and a new EP, 'Human Being: The Short Story of The Reed'. A suitably ice-thawing six-track opus to compliment the change of seasons, dedicated to the winter blooming plant's desire to be human.Parisian Will Galland first appeared on the label in late 2014, releasing his debut album 'The First Day' the following year. Collaborations on that album and subsequent mixes since have included offerings from Oddisee, Miles Bonny, Eric Lau, Bastien Keb, Sauce81 (Eglo), Mayaka McCraven and Sarah Williams White.Evolving his music from a palette accumulated over the years of Hip Hop, Broken Beat and House, he has expanded his talents for arranging and composing, and now drafted in a wealth of musicians for this sublime new EP, his most ambitious yet. Strings glide effervescently atop of Quiet Dawn's assorted analogue synths, and an array of percussive organics combine to build the tale of The Reed. In-places, the set transcends into the kind of grooves that saunter somewhere between the land of Bonobo and Quantic, and the cinematic library record craft of Alan Hawkshaw et al. Deep, organic and epic."The reed from the earth and waters,Human by the flesh and bones,Bring by the love and others,Now, you're not alone."Each track of the EP tells a different chapter of the story. In the words of Quiet Dawn, "This record is about human behaviour; relationships, happiness, sadness, peace, anger, sex, love, birth, death… But as viewed by The Reed. The Reed is a plant that wants to be human, after observing them all around her. Over the course of the record, The Reed evolves and desires to feel feelings, gradually learning that becoming human is not so simple… ."Also with artwork by Sophie Bass and Grégoire Marty, this glorious six-track vinyl and digital EP is released February 2018 on First Word Records.
Kaidi Tatham - Hard Times
Kaidi Tatham
Hard Times
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (First Word)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
First Word close out 2017 with the return of Kaidi Tatham, following up his 'Changing Times' EP for us, with another killer 4-tracker - this one entitled 'Hard Times'.To bring you up to speed, Kaidi is probably best known for his work with Bugz In The Attic. His body of work includes musical contributions for artists including Amy Winehouse, Slum Village, Mulatu Astatke, Soul II Soul, Leroy Burgess, Amp Fiddler, Macy Gray, King Britt, DJ Spinna, Mr Scruff and IG Culture.Earlier this year, he was an integral part of DJ Jazzy Jeff's incredible PLAYlist project, most notably releasing the album 'Chasing Goosebumps', also featuring Glenn Lewis, Stro Elliot, Masego, Daniel Crawford and a whole host more. Most recently he was part of Jeff and Will Smith's (The Fresh Prince) reunion tour across Europe, and added releases to his already impressive catalogue on 2000 Black and Theo Parrish's Sound Signature, with regular compadre, Dego.The EP kicks off with the title track 'Hard Times', a mid-tempo slice of infectious nu-funk. 'I See What You See' starts with Kaidi's infamous rhodes licks, before dropping to some heads-down latin-tinged percussion and hefty basslines. We maintain the latin funk bruk boogie with the mighty 'Super Lion', and close out the set with a soaring synth and lush piano-led 105BPM groove called 'We All Breathe The Same Air'. Each track exemplifies the articulate proficiency of Kaidi's talents, and cement just why he's so revered by so many.The harder the times get, the more imperative our need to let off some sweat on the dancefloor.Mr. Tatham will be on-hand to help, we guarantee you,You can expect plenty more of this good stuff in 2018.His last EP for us flew out with the quickness, so, as ever, consider this one a warning.Ain't no time for sleeping.
V.A. - Fw Is 10 - Most Wanted
Fw Is 10 - Most Wanted
10" | 2014 | UK | Original (First Word)
10,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
To celebrate their first decade the label have put together some 10" vinyl releases (what else!) with a selection of some of the best releases of the last 10 years. The second, subtitled 'Most Wanted' pulls together 4 tracks that have never previously been released on wax. Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra's 'African Kings' taken from their self-titled debut album is a surefire slab of afro-dynamite! We've also added the much slept-on belter from Red - 'The Nuts' is a Danny Breaks-esque instrumental hip hop classic. The EP is rounded out with two great remixes featuring some very special guest vocalists. First up, kidkanevil's 2007 classic 'Good Morning, What's New?' featuring soul sister Andreya Triana is given a cinematic funk rework from our good friend Capstone (currently to be seen on tour with long-time collaborator Quantic). Finally Homecut's 'Time Difference' featuring J-Live is given the treatment by the legendary Marc Mac (4Hero), with a little help from the Steve Miller Band.
V.A. - CoOp presents: Selectors Assemble
CoOp presents: Selectors Assemble
12" | 2017 | UK | Original (First Word)
11,39 €* 11,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
First Word Records are very proud to present a heavyweight EP in collaboration with seminal groove collective, CoOp: 'Selectors Assemble'. It's been almost two decades since a bunch of music makers, bored of the genre constraints of their time, began toying with time signature and syncopation to birth what is now known as broken beat. Summer 2017, the 'Selectors Assemble' EP is in our laps and we have a fitting reminder and long-overdue renaissance of one of London's most valuable musical movements.IG Culture and Alex Phountzi were integral to this movement, the focal point being the CoOp club night, which ran predominantly on the famed floors of Plastic People, up until 2007. CoOp remerged late in 2015 as a Boiler Room session, in which the originators linked effortlessly with new school players such as K15 and Alex Nut. The following day, a session was inspired between an assortment of artists, and the seeds were planted for the 'Selectors Assemble'.Here we have the first offering. The steady-paced roller of 'Gangz' (IG & Seiji), the dutty wine-ready getdown of Henry Wu's 'Substance', the heads-down low-end theory of '2nd Intention', the dominant soundclash call-out of the 'Spartan Riddim', riding out with the garage-flecked jam 'Can't Hold It', also featuring Sonar's Ghost (Domu). Five tracks deeply rooted in groove and as beautifully diverse as Bruk ever was.Pressed up lovingly onto 140g vinyl, this release is accompanied with a fully-printed insert, featuring an extensive piece on the history of Bruk, written by Andwot (Touching Bass), classic photography by Sarah Ginn, and full-colour artwork by Mitchy Bwoy, a legendary artist to the original scene in his own right. This is an essential artefact for followers of the sound, new and old.First Word prides itself on its ethos of musical diversity, and we're ecstatic to welcome aboard the CoOp foundation to the stable. A crew of British dance music pioneers, sound-system legends, and now-school heavyweights, this is but a taste of what's to come. Lead by the don IG Culture, the family spirit has quickly formed, the selectors have assembled. The stage has been set for bruk's second wind. Be ready.
Profusion (K15 & Emeson) - Flying / Where Do I Begin?
Profusion (K15 & Emeson)
Flying / Where Do I Begin?
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (First Word)
6,39 €* 7,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Profusion (noun): an abundance of something rich. What a deftly fitting description for the collaborative project between K15 and Emeson.This talented duo hooked up back in the days of MySpace. A future of combining their skills was always inevitable, and in 2017, it's finally time to unleash their united sonics out into the ether.
Quiet Dawn - The First Day
Quiet Dawn
The First Day
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (First Word)
17,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Debut album from French producer Will Galland, aka Quiet Dawn. Since signing to First Word in 2014, Quiet Dawn has released two singles, 'New Dawn' featuring Oddisee (including a remix from Eric Lau) and the more recent 'Golden Moments' featuring Sarah Gessler. These served as the perfect introduction to QD's style, with jazz, hip-hop and broken beat influences combined to create something that is very much his own sound.
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