Remix Contest: Nick Pride & The Pimptones – “Lay It On the Line” ft. Zoe Gilby


Having recently released their debut album Midnight Feast Of Jazz, Nick Pride & The Pimptones and their Italy-based label, Record Kicks, are celebrating by giving you the opportunity to show off your production skills. DJs and producers, you’ve been comissioned: remix Nick Pride’s “Lay It On the Line” single and get the chance to have your work released on the upcoming Nick Pride & The Pimptones album, Midnight Feast Of Jazz Remixed. As the winner, you’ll also be included in the next volume of the Mo’ Record Kicks compilation, enjoy airplay on Italian national radio show “Popcorner” (Radio Rai 2), and score a bunch of RK releases!

For complete contest regulations and to download the song parts simply visit the contest page at Record Kicks. The stream of the original track is below. Good luck!

NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES – Lay It On The Line feat. Zoe Gilby by Nick Pride &The Pimptones

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Giant Step Premiere: Nostalgia 77 “Hush” Video


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UK-based director Steve Glashier creates a gorgeously quirky landscape for Nostalgia 77′s soothing “Hush” track. The vintage visuals will urge you to kick off your shoes and stop for a while – necessary for any Monday, if you ask us. You’ll find the track on Nostalgia 77′s March release, The Sleepwalking Society.

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Mecca:83 – ‘Life Sketches’ EP


Having already received love from our man Gilles Peterson, Manchester based beat technician Mecca:83 has made us quite happy with his recent Life Sketches EP. The mood is mellow, easily shifting between electronic, hip hop, and soul sounds. It’s pretty frickin sexy, really. Might we suggest it as a summer boo wooing device?

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Video: Electric Wire Hustle – “Again” + European Tour Dates


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Many of you probably remember being as ecstatic as we were when you first heard Electric Wire Hustle, probably sometime last year. A couple days ago, they returned with a video for “Again” off their debut album. Filmed as a time lapse in New York City’s Time Square, director Vibol Moeung attributes the inspiration behind the video to the first lines of the song, “I have no sense of time.” He found Times Square an ideal place to create a “uniquely overwhelming visual cacophony of lights, billboards, people, traffic & movement…as if being in a hallucinogenic dream-like state.”

We are also super geeked to hear that the group is steady at work on their sophomore album, which should be ready for release in early 2012.

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New Tracks: Hawthorne Headhunters – “If You Were My Baby” & “Teleport” + MP3


Coultrain and Black Spade are Hawthorne Headhunters. Been a minute since we’ve heard from either of them, so we’re excited to hear that the duo will be releasing their full-length debut, Myriad of Now, in 2012. To get us ready, they’ve blessed us with a double single, including “If You Were My Baby” and “Teleport.” Both are available for streaming below and “If You Were My Baby” is a free download as well. Personality is something that neither of these artists lack in the least. As such, the result is a funky fusion of soul music that vibrates on frequencies unchartered.

Hawthorne HeadHunters “If You Were My Baby” Single by Plug Research

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