30 December 2011
The latest KNOWING LOOKS release for WNCL Recordings is getting well deserved praise in this week's press. Maximum big ups to Jason Hopfner. Click for full reviews...
"... it's remarkable how in control he sounds amidst all this chaos"
"... brings 2011 to a close on an unquestionably high note for himself and for WNCL"
"Techno, Garage, House, Breakbeat, Soul … it’s all there, masterfully arranged into a new dimension of compelling sound"
Buy it on 10" vinyl (with free mp3 download code) or digital formats HERE
The man like DON FROTH is back with a new podcast. Repping the WNCL fam hard, the mix includes Froth's own Balboa, Milyoo's Biogram v.2 and WNCL's Blonde on Blonde amongst a host of other goodies.
Get over to the GET ME blog for your free download now...
GET ME / DON FROTH PODCAST
20 December 2011
Oh yeah, Knowing Looks "Listen To My 45" b/w "Ghost Baby" is now actually in the shops. 10" vinyl and digital. As usual, all vinyl purchases from the SURUS store come bundled with free mp3 files.
"lovely. gorgeous. slick. buff. etc."
Ben UFO (Hessle Audio / Rinse FM)
17 December 2011
This month, KNOWING LOOKS has been dominating one of our favourite sites - the ever supportive SONIC ROUTER.
The SR gang featured both cuts from Knowing Looks' recent 10" release on WNCL Recordings ("Listen To My 45" and "Ghost Baby") on their latest HIVEMIND FM radio show.
As reported last week, they also hosted Knowing Looks' xmas gift to the world in the shape of NEVER GONNA GET CHARLIE, a free download mp3
Knowing Looks - Never Gonna Get Charlie by sonicrouter
... and finally, we have the Knowing Looks interview and mixtape exclusive to SR
Gots to love the Knowing Looks. Gots to love the Sonic Router...
SR ON HIVEMIND FM
KNOWING LOOKS - NEVER GONNA GET CHARLIE
KNOWING LOOKS - INTERVIEW / MIXTAPE
Another day, another MILYOO fan-boy post. People will start to talk soon but hang it - you really need to check his latest mixtape for FACT magazine ... and not just because it features the Karenn remix of WNCL's "Get Lifted" (cheers, Tommy!).
Hit the link below to grab the mix and check the latest LP reviews / interviews too
15 December 2011
More news from the WNCL fam. This time it's DON FROTH making his mark on the recent Occupy London movement.
The recent Xmas party saw Radiohead and Massive Attack doing secret DJ sets at the Bank of Ideas. Check footage from the GUARDIAN, soundtracked by our man Froth (last year's incredible "10,000cc" on Phonica Records) and go to Soundcloud for the full set...
14 December 2011
Man like MILYOO back again, getting more well deserved attention for his debut long player. Read more about it in his recent interview with Andrew Ryce for the FUTUREPROOFING blog
REVIEW ON RESIDENT ADVISOR
09 December 2011
Ahead of next week's KNOWING LOOKS release for WNCL Recordings, Mr Looks has supplied us with a festive treat in the shape of NEVER GONNA GET CHARLIE - a winter warmer if ever you've heard one.
Our good friends over at SONIC ROUTER are playing Santa and hosting this marvellous Xmas freebie download. Go grab yourself a copy...
Knowing Looks - Never Gonna Get Charlie by sonicrouter
SONIC ROUTER: WNCL009VIP
Our man MILYOO has gone all grown up and released a fantastic, proper full length album for the OPIT label. There's a free download taster track over at XLR8R and a great review by Jonny Mugwump over at QUIETUS this week.
XLR8R DOWNLOAD: TOUGH ENOUGH
QUIETUS REVIEW: ARCHAEOLOGY
05 December 2011
From the FACT website today ...
The South London resident has been recording music since the mid-‘90s, under various guises, but it’s in the last two years that he’s really come into his own, releasing some of the most distinctive UK house music around; warm and rough (by West Norwood’s own admission, barely any of the equipment in his studio works properly at this point), and constantly looking to the skip of mid-’90s garage and the bounce of classic hip-hop for inspiration.
His FACT mix is in a similar vein to West Norwood’s productions: groove is everything here, with not one track slowing down the overall flow, and it’s recorded off vinyl and acetate (yes, he still cuts dubplates) with a healthy touch of looseness to it. Unreleased material from West Norwood’s own label features, as well as forthcoming cuts by Blawan, Midland, Pariah, Brackles and more ...
01. SHOCKPROOF . Satisfied (Dubplate)
02. OPTIC . Cupcakes (Dubplate)
03. MILYOO . Biogram v2 (WNCL Recordings)
04. ULTRAMARINE . Acid (WNCL Recordings)
05. SAMUEL H SIMPSON . Til U Were Dead (Dubplate)
06. MIDLAND & PARIAH . Untitled (Dubplate)
07. KARENN . Chaste Down (Dubplate)
08. PARIAH . Left Unsaid (WNCL Remix) (Dubplate)
09. BLAWAN . Peaches (forthcoming Clone Basement Series)
10. KNOWING LOOKS . Ghost Baby (forthcoming WNCL Recordings)
11. T WILLIAMS & BREACH . The Bees (Dubplate)
12. WNCL . What It Is (VIP Mix) (Dubplate)
13. BRACKLES . Blazeby (forthcoming Rinse)
14. KEVIN McPHEE . Do (Dubplate)
15. WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Drop (free download)
16. WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Say What? (New Kanada)
17. DON FROTH . Von (WNCL Recordings)
18. DON FROTH . Balboa (WNCL Recordings)
FACT MIX 306: WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY
03 December 2011
02 December 2011
01 December 2011
LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL009
ARTIST: Knowing Looks
SIDE A: Listen to My 45
SIDE B: Ghost Baby
FORMAT: 10" vinyl / digital
RELEASE DATE: Monday 12th December
KNOWING LOOKS kicked off 2011 for WNCL Recordings with his much loved, hard stepping ABANDONED SKIP, backed with the acclaimed, symphonic masterpiece that was LAST KISS AT THE PLAINS HOTEL.
Jason Hopfner is back again to tie up a busy year at WNCL HQ, unveiling the classically constructed epic LISTEN TO MY 45 already aired by MARY ANNE HOBBS on Xfm and described by BEN UFO as "lovely. gorgeous. slick. buff. etc." ... and who are we to disagree.
Just do what it says on the tin and then flip over for GHOST BABY - yet another fine example from Hopfner's rich and varied production cannon, melding super cool minimalism with party breaks.
WNCL009A: KNOWING LOOKS_Listen to My 45 by WNCL Recordings
WNCL009B: KNOWING LOOKS_Ghost Baby by WNCL Recordings