A few days after playing the Astrid x Ferg party at Oval Space, our “Secret Weapon” drops the 500th mix in the legendary series for FACT magazine. S-Type presents us with a super-accomplished mix, proof that he’s working at a level that very few can claim to be on. It features unreleased TNGHT, plus exclusives from Inkke, Joseph Marinetti, Mssingno, DJ Sliink…
Article & tracklist for the mix available over on FACT
LuckyMe present ‘Youth Mode’, the debut release from Naked. Naked are an Edinburgh-based group consisting of Agnes Gryczkowska, Alex Johnston and Grant Campbell, who mix cold, neon-lit beats, glacial bass and guitar sculptures, filtered under hypnotizing and ephemeral vocals. Their music speaks to a post-millenial, post-digital urban ennui – non-belonging and the pure, absolute loneliness of crowds. It is about the interaction of accelerating technology and the inherent sense of a terminal decline between the physical and hyper real – between man and machine, our bodies, senses and the industrial substances and digital technologies we surround ourselves with. Deluxe mini LP with printed / debossed sleeve and digital download card.
Watch ‘Memory Almost Full’ video by Peter Marsden and NAKED, premiered by Interview Magazine, Here
B1 Memory Almost Full
02.03.15 – Eclair Fifi, Nina Las Vegas & Joseph Marinetti – EU Tour 2015
Eclair Fifi had an extremely busy year in 2014 – from her Radio 1 Residency to constant shows around the globe including a spot on last years NLV Australian tour. This month she tours Europe with Joseph Marinetti & Nina Las Vegas.
Fri 10 April Sound:Frame Festival, Vienna
Sat 11 April Wanderlust, Paris
Thu 16 April Gretchen, Berlin
Fri 17 April The Nest, London
Sat 18 April The Art School, Glasgow
Sun 19 April Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
LuckyMe are very proud to present Obey City’s Merlot Sounds EP.
In the last 18 months since Brooklyn producer and writer Sam Obey – AKA Obey City released his superlative debut EP ‘Champagne Sounds’ he hasn’t stopped working. From extensive touring in Europe, the US and Japan (releasing Shochu Sounds EP as a Japanese exclusive which topped the Electronic chart on it’s first week) to his true home in studios in LA & NYC. A gifted natural musician Sam has honed his craft at the centre of a new generation of New York singers and rappers writers with tracks for LuckyMe and his own Brooklyn based Astronautico label and numerous cowrites and remixes for the likes of Jensen Sportag, Kelela, Inc and Cornelius.
On this new EP he showcases a series of upcoming and exciting vocalists (himself included) from across the spectrum of his taste – from new rap and soul – Kelela, 1-O.A.K, Eric Arc Elliot (Flatbush Zombies) and newcomer Anthony Flammia who provides the beautiful centerpiece here on “Waterbed”.
Watch ‘Waterbed’ video by Melissa Matos, premiered by Vice, Here
01 – With Grace We Go
02 – Waterbed ft Anthony Flammia
03 – The Motion Blurs
04 – Chante ft 1-O.A.K and Erick Arc Elliott
05 – Cloud Lust
06 – Airy ft Kelela
10.02.15 – S-Type Scores Astrid Andersen NYFW 2015 Catwalk Soundtrack
For her New York Fashion Week debut, Andersen asked S-Type to curate a selection of existing music plus original productions to soundtrack her runway show. The score features Travi$ Scott & Yung Gud as well as some of Bobby’s own music. Read S-Type’s interview with i-D about the soundtrack Here
Straight outta North Carolina and now residing in Berlin – enigmatic masked producer Dj Paypal first appeared on our radar with his excellent ‘Why?’ EP. Since then he has toured the US, Europe and Australia, released a monumental 30 track package of Drake Edits, collaborated with the late DJ Rashad (RIP) and tore down Boiler Room, all the while creating a huge body of work that we are very excited to present here. The ‘Buy Now’ EP finds Paypal flipping obscure Disco tracks into pummeling footwork tracks- Energetic floor fillers that project positive energy to the dancefloor. Broken up by the contemplative serenity of Sonnade
Watch ‘I’m Ready’ video, premiered by The Fader, Here
1 I’m Ready
2 You Got Me
4 Don’t Stop
11.11.14 – Jacques Greene – After Life After Party EP
Since his move from Montreal to Manhattan this year – Jacques Greene hasn’t stood still. From the release of the stellar “Phantom Vibrate” EP in April he has undertaken worldwide DJ touring with his downtime ensconced in his Greenpoint studio working on his debut full length.
On After Life After Party – in contrast to an identity he’s built by use of traditional analogue synthesiers and drum machines – here Greene employs the digital to high effect – still present are the signature, layered 707 rim shots and techno homages, but this record is born entirely out of cheap Trance presets. The outcome is a more synthetic, dryer Jacques Greene than we’re used to – but in that half time counterpoint and bitter-sweet lead-poly melody we still find that intangible euphoria and echoes of R&B that most identify Greene.
Watch ‘After Life, After Party’ by Melissa Matos. A series of portraits from real after parties in Montreal, shot at dawn. Here
1. After Life, After Party
2. 1 4 Me
3. After Life, After Party (Suicideyear Remix)
4. After Life, After Party (Sei A Remix)
A limited edition tee shirt for LMW003 Yolo Bear Release. These sold out in a few hours. Re-upped 100 of em for Christmas.
Printed on Gildan thick winter weight 100% Cotton with thick, durable plastisol print. Black n White. Front n back. Fits large.
CID RIM - MUTE CITY
(LM014) LuckyMe are very proud to present the second release from Cid Rim – Mute City. Continuing with themes from his beautiful self titled debut last year - Mute City finds the Austrian producer Clemens Bacher continue to forge his own sophisticated electronic music that defies contemporary classification. Simply, he doesn't fit. And there's some good reason: hailing from Vienna where Bacher is a recognised young free jazz drummer, tutor and multi-instrumentalist – he was always cultivating the sound of 'Cid Rim' bringing a patina of otherworldy musicianship to his progressive electronic hip hop. The chords employed across Mute City are thick, distorted and complex. His background in jazz informs an approach that is perhaps true of all of the LuckyMe artists- there is no rule book here and it's definitely more fun without one.
(LM016) "Obey City brings that bryllyant, heady luxury feel to LuckyMe with the hyper-flash 'Champagne Sounds'. Falling neatly in line with their MVP's, TNGHT and Baauer, the Brooklyn-based beat builder and co-founder of the Astro Nautico posse serves a searingly lush sound in six parts, borrowing from '90s R&B lean, '80s electro-boogie-soul and up-to-the-nanosecond hyper-funk. The execution is just flawless, from the aerial Miami glyde of 'Reflect Effect' to the belly-tight trap and jungle footwork-like fills and Fairlight twang of 'Quantum Phase' thru the magical pirouettes of 'Tell Her' and the big people bounce of 'Fallin''." - Boomkat
Limited X500 vinyl worldwide. Part Two, Merlot Sounds, coming soon.
(LM015) New Jacques Greene EP on LuckyMe Records with guest feature from How To Dress Well. Limited X500 vinyl worldwide - then it's gone. Orders here also receive limited sticker set. Our first press suffered manufacturing error and another order is on it's way. We ship next week.
(LM013) "LuckyMe are on a roll at the moment... they helped create the epic meeting of Lunice and Hudson Mohawke to form TNGHT - a record that has turned the rap production game on its head. In light of this, they now unveil more mighty instrumental beats in the shape of this 6-track EP from Scotland's S-Type. Featuring huge synth-lines, punchy drums, chopped vocal samples and a particularly incredible Roger Troutman-esque vocal feature from Livin' Proof's Budgie, this EP is a must-have for fans of the new wave of future hip-hop production." - Bleep
(LMW002) "LuckyMe's latest son is Brooklynite, Baauer, purveyor of the swaggest trill and Dutch haardcore-ripping hip hop. It's short and very sweet, three tracks clocking in at just over 2 minutes each and riding from the crunken daftness of 'Dum Dum' to the Hellfish & DJ Producer-style bounce of 'My Nose' to the 'floor-shaking bass quake and 808 trills of 'Swerve'. Mad fun!" - Boomkat
(LM012) "Deep synth washes from Cid Rim, who we recently discovered is to be the latest addition to the LuckyMe collective and an artist that is definitely worth watching out for… All we know about him is that he has done some drumming for Dorian Concept's live show. His debut mini-album is a feast of colour and texture set across nine tracks with a remix tagged on the end from his pal, Mr Concept. A top quality album distilling a range of influences into one carefully arranged piece of harmony." - Bleep
(WAP337LM) "Hudson Mohawke steps things up a gear with this hyped and ridiculously anticipated collaboration with fellow beats alchemist, Lunice - both representing their respective corners, Warp and LuckyMe. Their live shows and snippets of their tracks that have been found online have fuelled the excitement around this release and now it's finally here in all it's glory. Straight to the point, simple and hard as you like beats that could set alight underground dancefloors as well as soundtrack the largest commercial rap and R'n'B stars on the planet. Beware, TNGHT are planning to kick up a storm, and they mean business..." - Bleep
(LM011) "Luckyme bring the best out of Travis Stewart on his 2nd Machinedrum single for the Glasgow institution. Following his scorching 'Alarma' 12", the 'SXLND EP' comes with a slightly more refined, sexier sound running classic Chicago, Italo and current UK sounds to his exacting specifications. The tracks were originally written in 2010, around the time of his 'Many Faces' EP, but have been recently re-engineered for 2012 'floors. He comes with deeply infectious, futurist R&B tribalism on the title track, all snagging vocal hooks and bashy drums with a sweeter tilt, while 'No Respect' sounds like a more optimised, heavyweight version of his Sepalcure sound. Our percy has to be the barking, Italo-sampling 'Van Vogue': a dance-owning swinger with cruising sub strafes and super-glossy arpeggios, but then again the stylish House grover 'DDD' is another strong contender. Ach, it's all good!" - Boomkat
(LM010) "LuckyMe's latest recruit is Ango, contemporary of Jacques Greene and Lunice and maker of flash, heavy, feminine R&B heat. His solo debut 'Another City Now' is undoubtedly impressive, a very crafty balance of underground dancefloor Funk and pop-wise arrangements with universal potential. At the top you'll find the hefty R&Boogie chug of 'All That You Can Stand' and the sweetened flair of 'Follow Me', while 'Looking For Love' feels like a Dâm-Funk just found some new subbass toy. Meanwhile 'Love Me' bears no small resemblance to Ango's fellow Montréal resident Deon, and then there's the outstanding synth-soul charmer 'Better For You' and the Rustie-esque ultra-boogie pyrotechnics of 'What You Lose'. Fans of Jamie Lidell, Rustie, Hud Mo - get on this!" - Boomkat
(LMW001) 4 track bootlegs of The Dream, Lil Waynes daughter, Madonna & 666. The title track featured on Jackmasters Fabric Live 59 Mix CD and tore up the Summer. You might recognise it on Azealia Banks debut album.
(LM009) "Lunice ain't the most prolific producer out there, but in his corner of the field, he's one of the finest. Following last year's solo debut 'Stacker Upper' EP, he returns to LuckyMe with the bolder, more substantial 'One Hunned' EP to work a slicker, leaner, and better rendered sound. Like Hud Mo and Rustie, he's well enamoured with the debonaire style of late '80s/early '90s R&B and New Jack Swing, but has his ears firmly on a 2011 sound. Those influences are most overt in the Hollywood chords of 'Glow' and 'Juice' or the soul blown chops of 'And She Said', but it's the centripetal drum diffusions and dance-enhancing edit slickness of each cut that lets you know what time it really is. Best of all is the wily sparsity of 'I See U', turning out iced stabs and club-slaying synth drops like a pro. Highly recommended." - Boomkat
(LM008) "LuckyMe drop one of the most anticipated dancefloor 12"s of the last 12 months, backed up with remixes of tracks from 'The Look' by Rinse FM's Braiden and UR's Mark Flash. There's no need to bang on about 'Another Girl', it's straight anthem material combining ohrwurming vocal, a a rolling emotional topography and dancing neon melodies in beautiful style. Flip it and Braiden gives a tough rework of 'Holdin' On', full of titanium cowbells, rampant R1 Ryders style bass revs and chopped vocals, but UR's Mark Flash steals the show with a Hi-tek, carnival-killing remix of 'The Look'. Very large 12"!!!" - Boomkat
(LM007) The debut solo release from the Montreal native Jacques Greene represents a new breed of House producer whose influences range from slick 90s UK Garage, classic Chicago House and glossy RnB. Greene before the buzz. Essential.
(LM006) Lunice Fermin Pierre hails from Montreal Canada and is poised to become the next worldwide star in Hip Hop production - going way beyond the beats scene - he has already released official remixes for artists and labels as diverse as The XX, XV & Deerhunter as well as his leaked bootleg series and received featured press from XLR8R, URB, Pitchfork, Dazed and FACT. Catch his seminal debut, here before it's gone.
(KSNN10) Not a release on our label, but the debut from LuckyMe co-founders The Blessings. Galaxy High a melting pot of 90's kid influences from 'Fine Art' & 'Dom Sum'. Released on Nod Navigators and distributed by Rush Hour it's an ambitious first release on this dutch tastemaker label. Artwork by LA designer Stephen Serato. A&R'd by Mamiko Motto of Hepcat Radio / NTS.
(LM005) Travis Stewart aka Machine Drum was one of those producers that inspired what we do at LuckyMe. He consistently innovates and works across a span of genre, from Hip Hop, to Pop, to Dubstep, to House, to Brooklyn Fuzz Rock. Here we see how he made his name with one side of snapping textural melodic beat music with a flip of out and out ghetto house and juke.
MACHINEDRUM - MANY FACES - DELUXE PACKAGE 12" TEE & CASSETTE ALBUM
(LM005B) On this 12" ep he provides a side of 3 melodic, slumping electro hip hop and a flipside of ghetto house and juke before anyone else in 'the scene'. This deluxe edition of 'Many Faces' (limited to 100) also featured a full cassette album of the TStewart rock project 'The Image Generation' and exclusive Many Faces Machine Drum Tee Shirt.
(LM004) Double gatefold double vinyl feature 6 original tracks from our first band-signing American Men. One disk of driving, refreshing lazer rock music and an added 12" of remixes by Ikonika, Optimum, Falty DL, Hudson Mohawke & Machinedrum.
(LM003CD) A 'micro album' by the innovative New York based producer Mike Slott. Mike is one of the original founders of the LuckyMe family. We have been making our way in the world together since 2004. This is a beautiful record which takes the beat formulae into new melodic territory. Dedicated to the city of New York that continues to inspire him. Here we are selling the Limited Japan Import CD with 2 additional Tracks which did not feature on the vinyl
CD → Sold Out
MIKE SLOTT - LUCKY 9TEEN
(LM003) "The talents of future hiphop prodigy Mike Slott come to fruition with his debut mini-album 'Lucky 9teen' landing on the Lucky Me co-operative imprint. You've no doubt spotted his name and heard his beats sprawled all over the electronic scene over the last couple of years, from inclusions on Mary Anne-Hobbs 'Wild Angels' comp to a part on the Beat Dimension series and a slew of highly collectable 7"s, setting him apart as a beat auteur operating at the highest echelons of the scene alongside Flylo and Dabrye. He flips 80's boogie, jazz arrangements and electronica into new shapes on 'Amanallah', dices with exotic sci-fi beat organisms on 'Six AM' and craftily nudges classic hiphop/electronica templates with 'Gardening'. The neck snappin' beat of '40 Winx' twinkles and under a constellation of gorgeous synthline sequences and 'Snow Birds' trips into sci-fi jazz scapes, like Mad Mike jamming with Jamie Vex'd in anti-gravity, continued into deep space with the digital only 'Expansion' version. Like everything else he's put his name to, this record is stunning." - Boomkat
(LM002) Exclusively produced by Hud Mo, this is bedroom RnB and Soul music with a difference. Nadsroic is Ciorsdan Brown the unique vocalist from Glasgow who helped kick off the label with this rare vinyl demo of 5 tracks spanning jig to folk. Also features the only Hud Mo verse ever committed to mastering.
A limited edition tee shirt for Jacques Greene The Look release.
Not just printed on generic blanks. These are 100% Organic Cotton with high quality, hand printed screens, Ivory White print, front and back on Black tee. Fit's neat with long body.
LuckyMe → Sold Out
Made to specification for us, not just printed on generic blank sweatshirts. These are 100% Organic Cotton Brushed Jersey with cross neck detailing and high quality, hand printed screen print, Off White print on Charcoal or Black sweat. Fits neat with long arms as shown.
LuckyMe → Sold Out
Not just printed on blanks. These are 100% Organic Cotton with high quality, hand printed screens, Black print on Heather Grey tee. Fit's neat with short body.
LuckyMe → Sold Out
BLACK EYE SWEATSHIRT
Made to our own specifications. 100% Organic Cotton Jersey Fleece with contrast Red cuffs, black plastic print on Black sweat.
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LUCKYME BILL POSTER
Don't wanna get all pretentious on you. This is a bill poster (A2 594 X 420), for your wall or in a frame above your hot tub. We use them to hang at our live shows. Buy the poster here and they come rolled neatly in a cardboard tube.