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Lorenz Rhode - A1 – Le Noir feat. Margarita (00:00) Lorenz Rhode - A1 – Le Noir feat. Margarita (00:00) 1 Lorenz Rhode - A1 – Le Noir feat. Margarita
Lorenz Rhode - A2 – Yayoi (00:00) Lorenz Rhode - A2 – Yayoi (00:00) 2 Lorenz Rhode - A2 – Yayoi
Lorenz Rhode - B1 – Pan Di Stelle (00:00) Lorenz Rhode - B1 – Pan Di Stelle (00:00) 3 Lorenz Rhode - B1 – Pan Di Stelle
Genre: House, Italo, Indie-dance

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A1 – Lorenz Rhode - Le Noir feat. Margarita
A2 – Lorenz Rhode – Yayoi
B1 – Lorenz Rhode – Pan Di Stelle

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10Questions is a record label by Dam Swindle’s Lars Dales and graphic designer Bas Koopmans. After two prolific first releases, 10Questions drops another EP, this time by long time friend and synth wizard Lorenz Rhode. Lorenz finds himself exploring the depths of 80’s inspired Italo disco with a modern touch. Just how we like it.

The ‘Le Noir EP’ is spearheaded by two A sides of which title track ‘Le Noir’ is the first one. “Le Noir’ features the ominous vocals of ‘Margarita’ and is one of those tracks that we love instantly because of it’s strong theme and even stronger execution. Italo drama in optima forma. The chord progression on this track gets you hooked and never seems to end; a perfect example of why we call Lorenz the ‘synth wizard’.

The second A side ‘Yayoi’ is a track with a big nod to Lorenz’ memories of 8bit games and early days music programming. This track pulls you in from the start with an emotional theme but with the drop into bassline and percussion it’s clear this theme is not one to linger on. The addition of both claps and stabs add loads of energy on top making this track a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

The full B side is reserved for ‘Pan Di Stelle’ and is the exact counterpart of ‘Yayoi’. It starts of with an Italo inspired bassline and with the percussion on top, it immediately dictates the energy. Only after the two minute mark the spacey theme comes lurking around the corner and fits perfectly in it’s own sonic pocket. This track is a another example of Lorenz’ expertise in utilising vintage synths and why he has been immensely popular for his production and playing skills.

10Questions is a label build on the concept that the record and record sleeve are an integral part of the full experience of an EP. The artist is given a questionnaire and depending on his/her answers the artwork is made. This way the music and art co-exist in the same creative universe, that of the artist and the label alike.

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Jesper Munk - Baby (00:00) Jesper Munk - Baby (00:00) 1 Jesper Munk - Baby
Jesper Munk - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (00:00) Jesper Munk - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (00:00) 2 Jesper Munk - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Jesper Munk - All the World is Green (00:00) Jesper Munk - All the World is Green (00:00) 3 Jesper Munk - All the World is Green
Jesper Munk - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (00:00) Jesper Munk - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (00:00) 4 Jesper Munk - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Jesper Munk - I'd Rather Go Blind (00:00) Jesper Munk - I'd Rather Go Blind (00:00) 5 Jesper Munk - I'd Rather Go Blind
Jesper Munk - Amsterdam (00:00) Jesper Munk - Amsterdam (00:00) 6 Jesper Munk - Amsterdam
Jesper Munk - Head In The Clouds (00:00) Jesper Munk - Head In The Clouds (00:00) 7 Jesper Munk - Head In The Clouds
Jesper Munk - My Babe (00:00) Jesper Munk - My Babe (00:00) 8 Jesper Munk - My Babe
Jesper Munk - Naked (00:00) Jesper Munk - Naked (00:00) 9 Jesper Munk - Naked
Jesper Munk - Hang Me (00:00) Jesper Munk - Hang Me (00:00) 10 Jesper Munk - Hang Me
Jesper Munk - When Did You Leave Heaven (00:00) Jesper Munk - When Did You Leave Heaven (00:00) 11 Jesper Munk - When Did You Leave Heaven
Jesper Munk - End of the Line (00:00) Jesper Munk - End of the Line (00:00) 12 Jesper Munk - End of the Line
CD,4 Page Foldout with Recording Session Pictures, Stcker

- Jesper Munks fourth Album

- "in the paths of Jack White and Dan Auerbach" (Rolling Stone, Germany)



GENRE/S: Alternative, Singer Songwriter, Blues, Soul

TRACKLISTS:

CD
1. Baby 00:04:32
2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 00:03:01
3. All the World is Green 00:04:58
4. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 00:03:34
5. I'd Rather Go Blind 00:03:32
6. Amsterdam 00:05:12
7. Head In The Clouds 00:03:49
8. My Babe 00:02:30
9. Naked 00:03:58
10. Hang Me 00:04:15
11. When Did You Leave Heaven 00:02:58
12. End of the Line 00:01:41





Recorded in an offbeat band room in Berlin with The Cassette Heads, the album brings together classics reaching from Blues to Rock'n Roll. Twelve songs of legendary artists who have influenced and inspired Munk since his early days, including Tom Waits, JJ Cale, Etta James, Hank Williams, Willie Dixon, Jacques Brel, and Mocky.
The entire album was recorded with a Tascam Portastudio 8-Track Cassette Recorder which brought an original and authentic sound to each song: "The technical limitations immediately liberated all other aspects of the recording," Munk says. "It shows how much of making music is just listening and without a screen to catch your eye, you really have no choice but to do so." All Songs face realness and live from these volatile moments that reveal vulnerability and musical generosity. The outcome of this analogue experiment is a very personal album, both inspiring and consoling.
Taped Heart Sounds courageously opens with Donnie & Joe Emerson's Baby; a song so iconic that it actually cannot be enhanced. However, Munk's interpretation stands out and has a presence that gives the song a life of its own - made for walking. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, All the World Is Green, I'd Rather Go Blind, Head in the Clouds - what follows is a journey through Blues and Soul that is so vital and "now" that End of the Line may be the final track but certainly not the end of the story.
The album wouldn't be what it is without collaboration and partnership. Munk's special thanks go to his fans who helped to crowd-fund the recording. "On top of having had a real fun learning experience it all felt like a community project with real support from friends, the Cassette Heads, incredibly inspiring guests, and from Miles Deico, a wonderfully open and able engineer," so Munk about the making of the album.
Taped Heart Sounds is Jesper Munk's 4th album, following acclaimed debut album For in My Way it Lies (2013), CLAIM (2016), and Favourite Stranger (2018). Released via Billbrook Records, Hamburg-based Distributor Wordandsound's new label, the album is available for pre-order now - for purchase on vinyl and CD. The first single 'Baby' is going to be released on November 19, 2021.

Release Tour - Taped Heart Sounds
01.04.22 Hamburg, Mojo Club
02.04.22 Berlin, Lido
03.04.22 Hannover, Faust
05.04.22 Erlangen, E-Werk
06.04.22 Köln, Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
08.04.22 München, Muffathalle
09.04.22 Dorfen, Jakob Meyer
10.04.22 Leipzig, UT Connewitz

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Jesper Munk - A1. Baby (00:00) Jesper Munk - A1. Baby (00:00) 1 Jesper Munk - A1. Baby
Jesper Munk - A2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (00:00) Jesper Munk - A2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (00:00) 2 Jesper Munk - A2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Jesper Munk - A3. All the World is Green (00:00) Jesper Munk - A3. All the World is Green (00:00) 3 Jesper Munk - A3. All the World is Green
Jesper Munk - A4. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (00:00) Jesper Munk - A4. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (00:00) 4 Jesper Munk - A4. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Jesper Munk - A5. I'd Rather Go Blind (00:00) Jesper Munk - A5. I'd Rather Go Blind (00:00) 5 Jesper Munk - A5. I'd Rather Go Blind
Jesper Munk - A6. Amsterdam (00:00) Jesper Munk - A6. Amsterdam (00:00) 6 Jesper Munk - A6. Amsterdam
Jesper Munk - B1. Head In The Clouds (00:00) Jesper Munk - B1. Head In The Clouds (00:00) 7 Jesper Munk - B1. Head In The Clouds
Jesper Munk - B2. My Babe (00:00) Jesper Munk - B2. My Babe (00:00) 8 Jesper Munk - B2. My Babe
Jesper Munk - B3. Naked (00:00) Jesper Munk - B3. Naked (00:00) 9 Jesper Munk - B3. Naked
Jesper Munk - B4. Hang Me (00:00) Jesper Munk - B4. Hang Me (00:00) 10 Jesper Munk - B4. Hang Me
Jesper Munk - B5. When Did You Leave Heaven (00:00) Jesper Munk - B5. When Did You Leave Heaven (00:00) 11 Jesper Munk - B5. When Did You Leave Heaven
Jesper Munk - B6. End of the Line (00:00) Jesper Munk - B6. End of the Line (00:00) 12 Jesper Munk - B6. End of the Line
LP, Poster Inlay with Recording Session Pictures, Stcker

- Jesper Munks fourth Album

- "in the paths of Jack White and Dan Auerbach" (Rolling Stone, Germany)



GENRE/S: Alternative, Singer Songwriter, Blues, Soul

TRACKLIST:

LP
A
1. Baby 00:04:32
2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 00:03:01
3. All the World is Green 00:04:58
4. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 00:03:34
5. I'd Rather Go Blind 00:03:32
6. Amsterdam 00:05:12

B
1. Head In The Clouds 00:03:49
2. My Babe 00:02:30
3. Naked 00:03:58
4. Hang Me 00:04:15
5. When Did You Leave Heaven 00:02:58
6. End of the Line 00:01:41


Since Jesper Munk's debut album in 2013 the German singer-songwriter has made a name for himself as multi-

instrumentalist , "in the paths of Jack White and Dan Auerbach," as the Rolling Stone Magazine puts it, playing

music that ranges from Blues and Soul to heartfelt Pop and indulging Jazz, all this with a very unique, post-Punk

edge. His new album Taped Heart Sounds offers an evolution of Munk's sound: warm, gentle and soft vibes that

go deep. "If there is a way to give you a hug in form of an album, this is how I'd attempt to do so," says Munk.

Recorded in an offbeat band room in Berlin with The Cassette Heads, the album brings together classics reaching from Blues to Rock'n Roll. Twelve songs of legendary artists who have influenced and inspired Munk since his early days, including Tom Waits, JJ Cale, Etta James, Hank Williams, Willie Dixon, Jacques Brel, and Mocky.
The entire album was recorded with a Tascam Portastudio 8-Track Cassette Recorder which brought an original and authentic sound to each song: "The technical limitations immediately liberated all other aspects of the recording," Munk says. "It shows how much of making music is just listening and without a screen to catch your eye, you really have no choice but to do so." All Songs face realness and live from these volatile moments that reveal vulnerability and musical generosity. The outcome of this analogue experiment is a very personal album, both inspiring and consoling.
Taped Heart Sounds courageously opens with Donnie & Joe Emerson's Baby; a song so iconic that it actually cannot be enhanced. However, Munk's interpretation stands out and has a presence that gives the song a life of its own - made for walking. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, All the World Is Green, I'd Rather Go Blind, Head in the Clouds - what follows is a journey through Blues and Soul that is so vital and "now" that End of the Line may be the final track but certainly not the end of the story.
The album wouldn't be what it is without collaboration and partnership. Munk's special thanks go to his fans who helped to crowd-fund the recording. "On top of having had a real fun learning experience it all felt like a community project with real support from friends, the Cassette Heads, incredibly inspiring guests, and from Miles Deico, a wonderfully open and able engineer," so Munk about the making of the album.
Taped Heart Sounds is Jesper Munk's 4th album, following acclaimed debut album For in My Way it Lies (2013), CLAIM (2016), and Favourite Stranger (2018). Released via Billbrook Records, Hamburg-based Distributor Wordandsound's new label, the album is available for pre-order now - for purchase on vinyl and CD. The first single 'Baby' is going to be released on November 19, 2021.

Release Tour - Taped Heart Sounds
01.04.22 Hamburg, Mojo Club
02.04.22 Berlin, Lido
03.04.22 Hannover, Faust
05.04.22 Erlangen, E-Werk
06.04.22 Köln, Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
08.04.22 München, Muffathalle
09.04.22 Dorfen, Jakob Meyer
10.04.22 Leipzig, UT Connewitz

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CD : 1 X CD, Jewelcase,20 page booklet.

TRACKLIST CD :
1. BEL DEEWEE 2. ESPERANTO 3. BLENDA 4. HEY 5. IT HIT ME 6. ICH MWEN (WITH CHRISTIANE ADIGERY 7. REAPPROPRIATE 8. CECI N’EST PAS UN CLICHE 9. HUILE SMISSE 10. MANTRA 11. MAKING SENSE STOP 12. HAHA 13. THANK YOU

BIOG :
“sweet, moreish and deliciously unpredictable” - The Guardian
“striking, playful electro pop with a sly sense of humor” - Pitchfork
“Delightfully (Deliberately) Absurd” - Vogue
“A deeply sardonic salvo that, in a better world, would annihilate mansplaining once and for all." - The New York Times on Thank You

Today sees Belgian-Caribbean provocateur Charlotte Adigéry and her long-term musical partner, Bolis Pupul announce their debut album Topical Dancer, due for release on March 4 2022 via Soulwax’s iconic label DEEWEE.
Cultural appropriation. Misogyny and racism. Social media vanity. Post-colonialism and political correctness. These are not talking points that you’d ordinarily hear on the dancefloor but Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul are ripping up the rulebook with their debut album Topical Dancer. The Ghent-based duo, who broke out with their 2019 Zandoli EP, are rare storytellers in electronic music: they take the temperature of the time and funnel them into their playful synth concoctions – never didactic and always with a knowing wink.

Their debut studio record – which cements them as a duo under both their names for the first time and is co-written and co-produced by Soulwax – is both a triumph of kaleidoscopic electro-pop and “a snapshot of how we think about pop culture in the 2020s.” It captures Charlotte and Bolis’s essence as musical collaborators and the conversations they’ve had over the past two years on tour, as well as their perspectives as Belgians with an immigrant background, Charlotte with Guadeloupean and French-Martinique ancestry and Bolis being of Chinese descent.

Beyond the album’s thematic heft, Topical Dancer reflects Charlotte and Bolis’s idiosyncratic sound: it’s thoughtful but it bangs. Their take on familiar genres is always off-kilter; songs sound undone or a little wonky; but these are nocturnal heaters to make the club throb. “We like to fuck things up a bit,” laughs Bolis. “We cringe when we feel like we're making something that already exists, so we're always looking for things to combine to make it sound not like a pop song, not like an R&B song, not a techno song. We’re always putting different worlds together. Charlotte and I get bored when things get too predictable.”

Topical Dancer is fizzing with ideas – there’s certainly no filler among its 13 tracks. But above all, perhaps, it has a restlessness, a desire not to be boxed in and to escape others’ narrow perceptions of who they are. It’s summarised by the refrain of their new single, ‘Blenda’: “Don’t sound like what I look like / Don’t look like what I sound like.” “One thing that always comes up,” says Bolis, “is that people perceive me as the producer, and Charlotte as just a singer. Or that being a Black artist means you should be making ‘urban’ music. Those kinds of boxes don’t feel good to us.”

‘Blenda’ in particular references how “I am a product of colonialism,” says Charlotte, “and I feel guilty for taking up space in a white country.” The song was inspired in part by Reni Eddo-Lodge’s book Why I’m Not Longer Talking To White People About Race. “It talks about the colonial past and post-colonial present in the UK,” Charlotte continues, “but that isn’t merely a British or American problem, Belgium is part of that as well.” She says that her home country is likewise “oblivious to a big part of its history” which “results in general ignorance and a lack of understanding and empathy towards Belgian inhabitants of immigrant descent.”

On Topical Dancer, it’s less about finger pointing or being dogmatic about all the things they speak about. It’s about emancipation through humour. “I don’t want to feel this heaviness on me,” says Charlotte. “These aren’t my crosses to bear. Topical Dancer is my way of freeing myself of these issues. And of having fun.”

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Black 2 x LP : 2x Black Vinyl 140 gr, Gatefold sleeve + UV gloss, 2x heavy weight printed inner sleeve. Sticker + download card

TRACKLIST 2LP :
VINYL 1
FACE A
1. BEL DEEWEE 2. ESPERANTO 3. BLENDA 4. HEY
FACE B
1. IT HIT ME 2. ICH MWEN (WITH CHRISTIANE ADIGERY 3. REAPPROPRIATE

VINYL 2
FACE C
1. CECI N’EST PAS UN CLICHE 2. HUILE SMISSE 3. MANTRA
FACE D
1. MAKING SENSE STOP 2. HAHA 3. THANK YOU


BIOG :
“sweet, moreish and deliciously unpredictable” - The Guardian
“striking, playful electro pop with a sly sense of humor” - Pitchfork
“Delightfully (Deliberately) Absurd” - Vogue
“A deeply sardonic salvo that, in a better world, would annihilate mansplaining once and for all." - The New York Times on Thank You

Today sees Belgian-Caribbean provocateur Charlotte Adigéry and her long-term musical partner, Bolis Pupul announce their debut album Topical Dancer, due for release on March 4 2022 via Soulwax’s iconic label DEEWEE.
Cultural appropriation. Misogyny and racism. Social media vanity. Post-colonialism and political correctness. These are not talking points that you’d ordinarily hear on the dancefloor but Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul are ripping up the rulebook with their debut album Topical Dancer. The Ghent-based duo, who broke out with their 2019 Zandoli EP, are rare storytellers in electronic music: they take the temperature of the time and funnel them into their playful synth concoctions – never didactic and always with a knowing wink.

Their debut studio record – which cements them as a duo under both their names for the first time and is co-written and co-produced by Soulwax – is both a triumph of kaleidoscopic electro-pop and “a snapshot of how we think about pop culture in the 2020s.” It captures Charlotte and Bolis’s essence as musical collaborators and the conversations they’ve had over the past two years on tour, as well as their perspectives as Belgians with an immigrant background, Charlotte with Guadeloupean and French-Martinique ancestry and Bolis being of Chinese descent.

Beyond the album’s thematic heft, Topical Dancer reflects Charlotte and Bolis’s idiosyncratic sound: it’s thoughtful but it bangs. Their take on familiar genres is always off-kilter; songs sound undone or a little wonky; but these are nocturnal heaters to make the club throb. “We like to fuck things up a bit,” laughs Bolis. “We cringe when we feel like we're making something that already exists, so we're always looking for things to combine to make it sound not like a pop song, not like an R&B song, not a techno song. We’re always putting different worlds together. Charlotte and I get bored when things get too predictable.”

Topical Dancer is fizzing with ideas – there’s certainly no filler among its 13 tracks. But above all, perhaps, it has a restlessness, a desire not to be boxed in and to escape others’ narrow perceptions of who they are. It’s summarised by the refrain of their new single, ‘Blenda’: “Don’t sound like what I look like / Don’t look like what I sound like.” “One thing that always comes up,” says Bolis, “is that people perceive me as the producer, and Charlotte as just a singer. Or that being a Black artist means you should be making ‘urban’ music. Those kinds of boxes don’t feel good to us.”

‘Blenda’ in particular references how “I am a product of colonialism,” says Charlotte, “and I feel guilty for taking up space in a white country.” The song was inspired in part by Reni Eddo-Lodge’s book Why I’m Not Longer Talking To White People About Race. “It talks about the colonial past and post-colonial present in the UK,” Charlotte continues, “but that isn’t merely a British or American problem, Belgium is part of that as well.” She says that her home country is likewise “oblivious to a big part of its history” which “results in general ignorance and a lack of understanding and empathy towards Belgian inhabitants of immigrant descent.”

On Topical Dancer, it’s less about finger pointing or being dogmatic about all the things they speak about. It’s about emancipation through humour. “I don’t want to feel this heaviness on me,” says Charlotte. “These aren’t my crosses to bear. Topical Dancer is my way of freeing myself of these issues. And of having fun.”

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