Delano Smith Signing
Blue Raincoat Artists welcomes Delano Smith to the fold! Based out of Detroit, Delano is a true archetype of the Motor City DJ. His career stretches back to the late 70s where he began spinning records in the disco & post-disco era that paved the way for the emergence of techno. Many of Detroit’s most influential electronic artists credit Delano as an inspiration, including Eddie Fowlkes, Derrick May and Jeff Mills.
His high-threshold for quality is translated into both his DJ sets and productions. Tracks on the likes of Appolonia, his own Mixmode imprint, Third Ear and Sushitech, the latter of which released both his albums, have positioned Delano as a hero amongst connoisseurs of the underground.
Inner City Release ‘Good Luck’
Inner City are back with a new release, ‘Good Luck’ feat. LaRae Starr on KMS Records. The track sees Dantiez, son of Inner City founder Kevin Saunderson, joining the fray, thus marking a new phase for the group with Dantiez as a now permanent feature. With vocals from LaRae Starr woven through production by Dantiez & Kevin Saunderson, plus remixes from Sure Is Pure, Chuck Daniels and DEAS, ‘Good Luck’ shows Inner City have remained a vital part of the scene’s avant-garde for almost three decades. Check the track below!
Fionn Regan in Spotify’s Evening Playlists
The first two singles from Fionn Regan’s forthcoming ‘The Meetings of The Waters’ LP have been featured in Spotify’s curated evening playlists. Sitting atop ‘Evening Chill’ is the album’s eponymous first single, released back in February this year, whilst latest single ‘Cormorant Bird’ is heading up the ‘Evening Acoustic’ playlist.
‘The Meetings of The Waters’ drops April 14 through Fionn’s own imprint 常に愛 TSUNENI AI.
Preservation by Nadia Reid Out Now
Nadia Reid’s second album ‘Preservation’ is out now! The follow up to her 2015 debut ‘Listen To Formation Look For The Signs’ features 10 brand new tracks, all of which are available to stream / download here.
Fionn Regan Signing
We’re extremely excited to welcome Fionn Regan to the Blue Raincoat Songs roster. His elegant, wordy indie-folk has been turning heads in the underground since the release of his debut LP. Landing in 2006, ‘The End of History’ received a slew of 5* reviews, a Mercury Music prize nomination and Irish Album of the year in the Choice Music Prize awards.
We’re thrilled to have Fionn on board at such a promising point in his career, with a fifth studio album ‘The Meetings Of The Waters’ set for imminent release on his new imprint 常に愛 TSUNENI AI. Check the album’s title track below.
‘Remembrance – The Remixes’ Coming Soon To Echoe
Francesca Lombardo has announced the fifth outing on her Echoe label, a remix package offering four reinterpretations of her own ‘Remembrance’ track, released back in 2016. Remixes come courtesy of Cassy, Laura Jones, Jade and La Fleur and will become available from March 3 onwards. Stream the La Fleur remix below.
Nadia Reid In The 6 Music Live Room
Nadia Reid recently joined Sam Taylor for a live BBC Radio 6 Music session, ahead of the release of her sophomore album ‘Preservation’, out March 3. Watch her perform ‘The Arrow & The Aim’ in full here.
Jack McManus Co-Writes ‘Waiting’ By BETSY
Jack McManus has co-written the latest single from rising UK artist BETSY. ‘Waiting’, tipped as one of the first great pop singles of 2017, is taken from her forthcoming debut LP. Watch the official video here.
Cesar Merveille’s Roche Madame Releases RM003
Cesar Merveille’s Roche Madame imprint has dropped RM003, a collaborative effort between Sam O’Somen and Cesar under his C.S.R alias.
The release, born out of a modular jam direct from Cesar’s Berlin-based studio, contains two intricately programmed and expansive tracks: ‘Le Myth Errand’ and ‘Amare Basse’, which you can stream below.
Nadia Reid Announces European Tour And New Single
Ahead of her highly anticipated second album Preservation released on the March 3, Nadia Reid has announced a European Tour commencing February 2017. It will see her play in venue’s across the UK as well as The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium & Switzerland. See the full listings here. Check the latest single ‘Richard’ below.