News: Over 150 Indie Music Labels Lose Stock In Riot Fire

Sony DADC’s warehouse in Enfield, UK was destroyed in a riot fire Monday night, which included a stock warehouse that held the inventory for more than 150 record labels distributed by PIAS.

Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank’s label and XL Recordings (Adele’s label) were just a couple of the many businesses that have been affected. One spokesperson said, “I’m sure there are labels which aren’t insured. I’m sure there will be labels that will go bust.”

Find the full list of labels after the jump and please support these folks digitally – they could use it.

Very sad. Condolences to all our peers affected and everyone impacted by the riots – we ask that all please stay safe.

Read more on BBC and The Guardian.

Full list of PIAS distributed labels after the jump

J Rocc – Some Cold Rock Stuf, “Stay Fresh” Video + “Play This Too” MP3

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J Rocc (of The Beat Junkies fame and Stones Throw family) is dropping hot mixes all over, which is nothing new, but now it’s all about his new album Some Cold Rock Stuf. Above is a great video for “Stay Fresh,” shot by Mayer Hawthorne on his iPhone and edited on the flight back to LA. (budget? what’s a budget?) Below, grab another track from the album for download, “Play This Too” and check out J Rocc’s special with Benji B on BBC’s Radio1.

And if you’re the kinda fan that loves rare merch, check here to get even more J Rocc goodies, including ‘mystery discs’ and posters of the artwork by Jeff Jank, the artist responsible for the indie hip-hop label’s distinctive look.

Buy Some Cold Rock Stuf on iTunes | Amazon | ST Store (Vinyl)

J Rocc – Play This Too by stonesthrow


Exploring Future Beats: J Rocc previews Some Cold Rock Stuf on BBC Radio 1 by stonesthrow

GPWW 3/30/11: Seun Kuti Album Preview and Now That’s What I Call Bumps Vol. 2 mix


Photo by Mark Godwin of The Guardian

Gilles serves up the second volume of “Now that’s what I call Bumps” on this installment of GPWW. For those of you new to the “Now That’s What I call Bumps” series, it spotlights some of the international stars in the “beats” scene, a new generation of musicians. Mostly instrumental numbers, they range from high energy tunes like “Lil Zurna” by Debruit to serene tracks like “Brushmetal” by Devonwho.

The Worldwide Show also treats us with a preview of Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80 new album From Africa With Fury: Rise to be released by Because Music. The UK Guardian recently sat down with Seun and discussed various topics such as politics, his legendary father Fela, and his new album. Catch that interview here.

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GPWW 3/16/11: The Stepkids, Raoul K & Music from Japan, for Japan

This week, Gilles Peterson has words and music from The Stepkids (Stones Throw) and Raoul K, but he made time in between sets to play music from Japan, for Japan. The Japanese joints are simply beautiful, including artists like the Hideo Shiraki Quintet, UFO and Hozan Yamamoto. He also got a quick interview with The Stepkids, self-professed ‘MP3 nerds,’ and a sampling from their new album. A post-genre band, these guys have played as session musicians in different ways – from hard jazz, to R&B, to indie rock and everything in between. The combination they created for their upcoming album is like nothing you’ve heard before. The show ends with a mix from Raoul K, German-based DJ via West Africa, with tracks from King Sunny Ade, Carl Craig, Raoul K himself and more.

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Thom Yorke Interviews FlyLo at 2011 Worldwide Awards

Apparently Thom Yorke was in an extra social mood the day of the 2011 Worldwide Awards in London. Check out this video of him and Gilles Peterson interviewing Flying Lotus, a massive Winner at the event and GS staff favorite.

Gilles Peterson – 2011 Worldwide Awards Winners