We are extremely pleased to present a timely re-issue of Mike Ladd's crucial and seminal work 'Welcome To The Afterfuture,' an L.P. that is included in the book '1001 Albums To Hear Before You Die.'
As well as re-issuing a deluxe version of the L.P. on vinyl (packaged with a special inner booklet complete with exclusive pictures, lyrics, literature from prominent writers and critics) we will also be releasing the album in digital format for the first time. More info here
"F**k neo-soul, this is post-soul, only better than something called post-soul should ever be." - Pitchfork
The brand new, self-titled, sublime debut L.P. from the inimitable Tut Vu Vu is now available to purchase at our shop
Ships worldwide (L.P. hitting all good record stores May 18th.)
This wee film puts together a visionary, an architect, an entrepreneur, an engineer and a club owner. The music for the film is produced by VaVa Records beauties A La Fu and Zubuntu.
Part two of the short films shows us 'The Power Of Dance' on the aforementioned sustainable dance floor. Music by A La Fu on this one...still not sure about that 'Techno' dance though.
TUT VU VU
We are extremely pleased to announce the release date for the self-titled, debut L.P. from the one and only Tut Vu Vu. The album will be available exclusively here on the website from Mon. 30th March (at least a month before it hits all good record shops). More details, sights and sounds to follow but till then, take a sneak peek here and set your eyes on the L.P.s front cover and if you want to guarantee your copy then hit the pre order button. Eeeesensual listening.
Taken from the 'Chaoid Systems' LP - Available here.
SOUND IN PRINT 04 - BLACKLEDGE FALLING // TOBY PATERSON
Another beautifully crafted edition in our Sound In Print series, available to order here.
MYTH 12" - KEITH K. HOPEWELL // AVAILABLE NOW AT OUR SHOP HERE
LAUNCH AT HOXTON GALLERY - YOU ARE INVITED
Hoxton Gallery have very kindly gave us an extra week so anyone who is in London and/or couldn't make it, come down and say hello before Jan 25th. We have Keith's MYTH 12" and L.P. on offer long before it hits the shops along with a selection of VaVa releases including our whole Sound In Print series (with a sneak peak at the upcoming Toby Paterson print), all for one off, special exhibition prices.
WILLIS ELLMORE REVIEW 2014
Once again Willis Ellmore presents a bumper, superlative induced, annual turntable workout. A review of some of the more foreward thinking, club orientated gems in the year that was…2014. Perfect for headphones, parties, adventurous shops and anyone who dare calls themselves 'down'. A precursor to Willis Ellmo's brand new material coming 2015.
WIN A TEST PRESSING OF OUR FORTHCOMING KEITH K. HOPEWELL 12"
All you need to do is sign up to our mailing list for your chance to win an exclusive, custom made test pressing. All existing subscribers are automatically added to the draw to win one of two copies. Entries will be drawn and announced on Jan 26th 2015.
SUBCRIBE TO THE VAVA MAILING LIST HERE
SOUND IN PRINT 03 - ZUBUNTU // PART 2ISM
Find out what New York's Big Up Mag have to say about the latest in our Sound In Print series. The release ships worldwide today and comes with music from the prodigal Zubuntu and custom made artwork in print form by the one and only Part 2ism.
More info / Purchase here.
Sign up to our mailing list to win an exclusive signed copy by Part 2ism
OUR VICE/THUMP TV EXCLUSIVE OF ZUBUNTU's NEW TRACK / VIDEO
The release is available to pre order here and comes with custom made artwork and print from the one and only Part 2ism. Ships worldwide on Mon 15th Sept. '14. Read what Vice/Thump TV have to say.
WHO OR WHAT IS BLACKLEDGE FALLING?
SOUND IN PRINT 02 - THE PREDATORY BIRD // ANDY MURPHY
Print set & songs available for 'early bird' pre order price here
VIDEO FOR REAL
A LA FU TWITTER PROJECT 01 – Completed, titled and released 31/3/2014
We are pleased to bring you what will be the end result in a project taking place by A La Fu over the next few months on twitter. The architect in question has had a few ideas over the years in which to make twitter a platform for something inventive and engaging and in Twitter Project 01 these ideas come together for a more complete project instead of just a few short posts and the usual 'check me outs.'
So what's the end result? What's the title? Follow and watch it unfold: @onetwoalafu
NEW YEAR, NEW SIGNING
We are extremely happy to announce that we have just signed young London ghetto occupant Willis Ellmore to the label and secured his debut works that are scheduled for the middle of next year. Until then we can enjoy some of his favourite sounds from the more forward thinking producers in club and electronic music with his now annual review of the year that was 2013.
"Yes mate, I know it's saturation point but I'm Willis Ellmore..."
Welcome to the family Willis.
SOUND IN PRINT 01 // I'LL DRIVE YOU PRAY E.P.
Physical release available exclusively from our shop here.
Digital release available at Bleep // Boomkat // Beatport // i tunes etc.
- Physical release available exclusively from our shop here.
- Digital release available at Bleep // Boomkat // Beatport // i tunes etc.
TOUR DATES A LA FU
A LA FU ON THE ROAD AGAIN. Tour diary coming soon.
NO FUN IN FUNDING
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BOON FOR TODAY 03
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MYTH & STRUCTURES 12"
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WILLIS ELLMORE 03
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RADIO VAVA 09
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BLACKLEDGE FALLING EP
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WILLIS ELLMORE 01
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A LA FU E.P. - FLAC / MP3
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Video Edit of 'No Fun In Funding (The Arrogance Of Freedom)' from the EP 'I'll Drive You Pray' - A LA FU.
Video by Melbourne based artist Might Mention.