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T O P  3  R E L E A S E S :

O N E  : Y O S I  H O R I K A W A - V A P O U R

 

Oska, Japan Born Yosi Horikawa creates this stunningly unique 16 track album rich in texture and detail which combines everything from tribal drums, electronic synthesizers to multi layered field recording into a seamless coherent masterpiece.

 

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https://yosihorikawa.bandcamp.com/album/vapor

 

 

 

Mr Thing, Kidkanevil, Eric Lau and Tall Black Guy each sampled a record from Mr Thing's record collection to create this fascinating four track EP of distinctive beats.

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http://shop.firstwordrecords.com/album/thing-leaves-the-house

T W O : V A R I O U S  A R T I S T S - T  H I N G  L E A V E S  T H E  H O U S E

CHECK OUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM HERE:

T H R E E :  8  M I L E S  T O  M O E N A R T - T A L L  B L A C K  GU Y  P R O D U C - T I O N S

 

 

 

 

A great starting point to get a feel of the overall sound and diversity of the label.

 

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http://shop.firstwordrecords.com/album/fw-is-10-celebrating-ten-years-of-first-word-records

 

 

F W  I S  1 0! C E L E B R A T I N G  T E N  Y E A R S  O F  F I R S T  W O R L D  R E C O R D S - V A R I O U S  A R T I S T S

Welcome to the first special features section on grandpasnail.com!

Each month we will be showcasing independent labels from around the globe.

Label of the month features amazing labels you need to get to know. This first edition introduces First World Records, http://www.firstwordrecords.com/

 

For a label that started 12 years ago, First World have certainly covered a lot of territory but no release in the catologue sounds out of place on the First World 140+ long conveyor belt of the finest hip hop, soul, funk, jazz and beats.

 

 

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Tall Black Guy's debut album is unique in mood and style and subsequently set a new standard for how deep and dynamic a soulful beat record could sound.

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http://tallblackguy.bandcamp.com/album/8-miles-to-moenart

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