Ministry of Sound presents Chilled, a serene selection of beautiful music guaranteed to soothe the soul. 3CDs of huge current hits and enduring classics. Lay back, sink into your sofa and wrap yourself up in this tranquil compilation. CD1 showcases some of the finest in singer songwriter talent. Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, alt-J, London Grammar and Hozier are just a few of many hugely talented artists whose flawless music make up this disc. CD2 presents the best in chilled house with artists such as Coldplay, Clean Bandit, Disclosure and Mr Probz representing this ever growing and popular sound. Last but by no means least is CD3 packed with chilled classics. A selection of timeless favourites from prominent artists such as Radiohead, Massive Attack, Zero 7, Faithless, Royksopp, Moby, Air, Fatboy Slim, Morcheeba and Groove Armada.
Goldfrapp follow up 2013’s Top 5 album ‘Tales of Us’ with the deep, dark and electronic musical palette of ‘Silver Eye’, their brand new studio album, made, for the first time, with an eclectic collection of collaborators. John Congleton, Grammy-winning producer of St. Vincent, John Grant and Wild Beasts, electronic composer Bobby Krlic, aka The Haxan Cloak and mix engineer David Wrench (The XX, Caribou, fka Twigs) have helped create an album of stomping underground electronica, sensual ethereal melodies and metal machine pop, that is undeniably Goldfrapp. A passionate and increasingly in-demand photographer, Alison art directed and shot all the images for the album cover and the publicity campaign.
Swedish artist Vanbot announces her new album "Siberia" - that was written and recorded entirely on the Trans-Siberian Railway together with Johannes Berglund who has worked with The Knife, Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, Owen Pallett and Petter Winnberg of Amason. “Siberia” is her third studio. It’s scheduled to be released on digital retailers and streaming services on April 7th via Lisch Recordings and Sony Music Entertainment.
As he went into making his fourth Blue Note release, José James envisioned the follow-up to the Billie Holiday tribute Yesterday I Had the Blues as a double album. It was going to be split between love songs and outward-looking material inspired by persistent injustices and increasingly visible and frequent attacks upon persons of color in the U.S. At some point, James scrapped the second half of the concept, too distressed to see it through. In the liner notes for Love in a Time of Madness, he briefly addresses – in pained but optimistic language – the condition of his native country and the planet at large. James ends by asking, "What is the value of human life? And of what value is love?" Throughout, he and his collaborators approach answers to the second question by writing from various states of a one-on-one relationship…