Introducing “Stems”

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“As a premium file format, Stems can create new revenue streams for labels and online music stores to grow their business. A new release will boost label visibility while the hooks, basslines, and more from classic hits are reborn through the imagination of countless DJs and producers”.

You may already be aware of this service having recently popped up on a lot of the major digital stores (such as Beatport, JunoDownload etc).

Railbird Digital can cater for this additional revenue angle for you.
Any revenue earned via Stems would appear on monthly statements as normal under the store Stems were purchased.

In short, ‘Stems’ is a way to bundle (in a .mp4 container) both the original track(s) together with each individual component/stem specific to that track(s).
Currently the stems are compatible for users of the Traktor software, but this will soon be rolled out for use with additional software/hardware.

New Stem releases are currently working to a 6 week lead-time, so take a look at your release schedule and see if there could be some opportunities for you to take a look at.
Consider for all future releases making sure when your artists send over their premasters that they also export the individual stems.

If you’d like to discuss a Stem release to coincide with a standard digital release or need any help whatsoever get in touch.

More info: http://www.stems-music.com/

JRB.

 

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Railbird Releases w/c 14th Aug

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Greta Cottage Woodpile [GCWP04]
Inhmost – Dragbacks on Dockweiler State Beach

Greta Cottage Woodpile bringing some ecstatic ambient works to dinner. Inhmost recalls distant memories of a sun bleached beach and former glories faded back into sand. A time of youthful hope and dreams of grandeur that have morphed over the years into reminiscent memories for two of the crew…

As if Inhmost climbed into their minds and created a dusty road trip using gear from the era – glacial reverbs and slow motion builds drip from speakers, floating audio across ears like filamentous achenes from a dandelion.

Miniscule hints of Goan beaches and horizontal D&B backrooms drift past your frame of reference, never breaking that stream of consciousness beaming out from the sun shadow of Dockweiler State Beach.

An LP for summer earbuds & early morning sunrise sessions, ambient music that is unashamedly retro, yet staring hard into the future with asynchronous joy.

If you recall The Orb & KLF Chillout reigned supreme over your post rave mornings, as you nursed a cup of tea and a roach then this Trip is for you… and if you don’t, enjoy your travels with an open mind. Bliss Out.

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Stand Firm Hi-fi [SFHF002]
martianMan – Keep Your Dread

Stand Firm Hi-Fi vol. 2 comes from martianMan – A student of the game who has built up a solid reputation as a producer with strong releases on Scientific Wax, Eastern Promise, Omni Music, and Monochrome recordings. Comes backed with a superb refix courtesy of Rupture’s Double 0.

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Untied [UD002]
Ohmtrix – Judgement EP
Currently exclusive to JunoDownload for 1 week: http://bit.ly/1N77rj2

Zagreb’s Untied imprint is ready to unleash their 2nd outing, this time coming from Londoner Ωhmtrix, featuring a fresh Darkimh remix.

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Liondub-ODT Muzik [LNDBXODT002]
Navigator – Sound the Alarm Remixes

After a very successful launch resulting in the original release of this burner reaching #1 on the Juno DnB & Jungle download chart, Liondub-ODT Muzik ready up again with a crocus bag of hardware remixes for the avid listener and discerning selectors globally.

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> Also released store-wide today (previously exclusives):

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Trendkill Records [TKRUK010]
The Clamps – Nerves

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Southside Dubstar UK [SDUK021]
Risked – Pure EP

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Totally Dubwise Recordings [TDWR007]
Fleck & Dark Angel – Tell Em

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> info@railbird-digital.co.uk

JRB.

 

LX One – Motions LP [Wheel & Deal Records]

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WHEELYDEALY048 [Wheel & Deal Records]
LX One – Motions

The debut album from London’s LX One is finally upon us, it’s been a long time coming and in collaboration with DJ N-Type’s Wheel & Deal label they’ve made it happen.

Featuring 11 new and exclusive tracks from LX One and a number of vocal collaborations including Frisco (Boy Better Know), Segilola & Illaman.

Big support on this album from the likes of Youngsta (Rinse FM), J:Kenzo (Rinse FM), DJ N-Type (Rinse FM), Hatcha (Kiss FM), Icicle, Swindle, Mistajam (BBC Radio 1) & B.Traits (BBC Radio 1).

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Railbird Releases w/c 31st July

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Trendkill Records [TKRUK010]
The Clamps – Nerves
Currently exclusive to Beatport for 2 weeks: http://btprt.dj/1fPbH8M

New signing to the label The Clamps have been prolific on labels such as Citrus Recordings and Kosenprod and deservedly take the step up to appear on Prolix’s Trendkill Records. Heavy and superbly produced Drum & Bass as supported by Friction on BBC Radio 1

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Osiris Music UK [OSMUK042EP]
Killawatt – Contort

Osiris Music UK continues to force its way into Techno territories with three fiercely industrial tracks courtesy of loyal member Killawatt, his first release since his debut album on the label earlier this year. Hard hitting and refined productions from a producer that goes from strength to strength.

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Stand Firm Hi-Fi [SFHF001]
Equinox – Hard Meditation

The first release on the newly formed Stand Firm Hi-Fi label comes from the mighty Equinox, the head of the Scientific Wax family. With over 20 years in the business, and releases for Inperspective, Bassbin, Metalheads, Paradox Music, Subtle Audio, Intasound, Brain Records to name a few, this man is known as a master at his craft and we are very proud to have Equinox set the standard for future Stand Firm releases.

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Crucial Recordings [CRUCIAL002]
Sleeper – Shatterz

Second instalment on Sleeper’s new imprint Crucial Recordings, feeding off the success of 001, Alex continues in quick style to unleash 002 with three slices of previously unheard material now doing the rounds on the DJ circuit courtesy of J:Kenzo, Distance, N-Type and more. Deep and experimental Dubstep from one of the most interesting producers on the scene right now

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Aluminium Shiny Shin Side Shack Out Music [SHACK001]
The Rum Baba – Strike EP
Currently exclusive to JunoDownload for 1 week: http://bit.ly/1OFgapP

Aluminium Shiny Shin Side Shack Out is a label, podcast and party conceived by artist, Mernywernz. The first release contains 5 tracks by enigmatic producer, The Rum Baba. Drawing influences from Drum and Bass, Moombahton, Reggae, Dancehall and a whole host of other things. The Lead track has been getting support from the likes of Dub Phizix and Doc Scott. The label will launch in Berlin on 29th of August with party at Urban Spree. There will also be a single from Skittles on the way very soon…

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Deca Rhythm [DECA048]
Orphan101 & Tugger – Fat Jay
Currently exclusive to JunoDownload for 1 week: http://bit.ly/1VRoOqZ

Hard-edged techno rollers from one of the masters of the underground Bristol scene, having appeared on labels such as Apple Pips, Saigon Recordings and of course his very own Deca Rhythm.

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Totally Dubwise Recordings [TDWR007]
Fleck & Dark Angel – Tell Em
Currently exclusive to Juno for 2 weeks: http://bit.ly/1OTDq4k

Seventh release from the UK’s Totally Dubwise Recordings. A label that only started this year and has already been nominated as “Best Jungle Label”. With a plethora of material at their disposal and much more to come their latest release features smooth dancehall productions and the supreme vocal talents of Dark Angel (aka Mowty) on “Tell Em”.

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Southside Dubstar UK [SDUK021]
Risked – Pure EP
Currently exclusive to Beatport for 2 weeks: http://btprt.dj/1haSe3b

New signing to Dubstar sub-label Southside Dubstar UK Risked are a duo based in Geneva, Switzerland and receiving some great support from the likes of N-Type, Cotti, Badklaat, The Aliens UK and radio plays on Rinse FM & Get Darker.

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> info@railbird-digital.co.uk

JRB.

 

Owed revenue by STHoldings?

You have a little more than 24 hours to submit your ‘Proof of Debt’ form to Baker Tilly.

We have just received word from Baker Tilly that they are close to completion on the STHoldings liquidation with payments to labels due to be arranged in August.

Hopefully the majority of you have completed and returned your ‘Proof of Debt’ forms to Baker Tilly, if you haven’t then you need to do so today (or by EOD tomorrow 5pm GMT).

Download/Save the Proof of Debt form HERE *

When STHoldings announced they were going into liquidation you would have got a final account statement from Janet Eden stating how much you are owed – Search your email account for this email from Jan and the attached statement will detail the total owed to you which you can state on the proof of debt form.
I’m afraid we wouldn’t know how much you’re owed so you will need to find that statement if you haven’t done so already.

Once you have filled out your proof of debt form either scan or take a high quality photograph (so the entire document is perfectly legible) and email it to:
matthew [dot] vanderman [at] bakertilly [dot] co [dot] uk

‘Name of creditor’ for the purpose of the proof of debt form is your label name

railbird

Railbird New Releases w/c 13th July

 

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P.O.L. Style – Saw EP [Unknown to the Unknown]
01) Saw
02) Saw 2
03) Saw (Mike Q Remix)
04) Saw (Neana Remix)

Available exclusively from JunoDownload for one week.

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DJ Haus (UTTU) – Thug Houz Anthems, Vol. 4 [Hot Haus Recs]
01) Get Tha Fu*k Out
02) Need Sum Time
03) Hot In Dis Muthafuka
04) Touch Ur Boody

Available exclusively from JunoDownload for one week.

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DJ Madd – R&F Unlimited EP [Roots & Future]
01) Dub Foundation
02) Blaze Fiyah
03) Every Little Thing
04) Fort Greene Funk
05) Choose
06) Pushap

iTunes: http://apple.co/1K42Avi
Beatport: http://btprt.dj/1TxzEA7
Juno: http://bit.ly/1M6rv4A

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LDM002
dRamatic & dBAudio – Blessing [LDMusic]
01) Blessing
02) Stormtrooper (feat. Arp-1)

iTunes: http://apple.co/1IVzb7Z
Beatport: http://btprt.dj/1Ruk4rt
Juno: http://bit.ly/1HCTd1G

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4SEA01
Callahan – Armshouse EP [4 Seasons Music]
01) Armshouse
02) Got Me
03) Amalaya
04) Basement Serial

Available exclusively via JunoDownload for one week.

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V/A – Averted Vision, Vol. One [Averted Vision]
01) ARtroniks – Trossen
02) Epoch – Da Hornz
03) Lowquid – Atlantis
04) Lefty – Dread
05) Inkarv & JP – Solace

Available exclusively via JunoDownload for one week.

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J:Kenzo – Straight Defeat (Remixes)

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Up next on J:Kenzo‘s label Artikal Music UK is the long awaited remix package featuring reworked versions by Caspa & Jubei of his track “Straight Defeat” (feat. Collinjah) which originally appeared on the recent label compilation “Artikal Music UK Presents: The Compilation”.

 

 

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J:Kenzo – Straight Defeat (Remixes)
01) J:Kenzo feat. Collinjah – Straight Defeat (Caspa Remix)
02) J:Kenzo feat. Collinjah – Straight Defeat (Jubei Remix)
03) J:Kenzo – Straight Defeat (Instrumental)

Purchase:
http://tinyurl.com/JKENZO-ARTKL017-BeatPort
http://tinyurl.com/JKENZO-ARTKL017-Juno
http://tinyurl.com/JKENZO-ARTKL017-iTunes
http://tinyurl.com/JKENZO-ARTKL017-GooglePlay

Vinyl:
http://bit.ly/1HaUAaw

 

JRB

 

LAS & Mikael – Outlaw EP

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LAS & Mikael – The Outlaw EP
01) LAS & Mikael – Key
02) LAS & Mikael – Outlaw
03) LAS & Mikael – Drumspeak
04) LAS – Farout
05) Mikael – Shut

The latest release from Innamind Recordings is now available, featuring two loyal members of the Innamind crew LAS and Mikael who have both previously had successful solo releases on the label. This time we see them teaming up for what is being touted as one of Innamind’s strongest releases to date.

Purchase [Digital]: http://bit.ly/1LDnbsu [Vinyl]: http://bit.ly/1GNqYNc

JRB

 

Welcoming: Unknown to the Unknown

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We are pleased to announce that Unknown to the Unknown (UTTU) has joined the Railbird Digital distribution roster.

In combination with physical distribution partner Unearthed Sounds we will now represent worldwide physical/digital distribution for Unknown to the Unknown along with sister labels Hot Haus Recs and Hot Shit Recs in Effekt.

A label with a vast catalogue, running since 2011 and releasing music from the likes of Legowelt, DJ Q, Palace, Matrixxman and of course label owner DJ Haus who’s regular shows on Rinse FM (2nd Friday Every Month 1am-3am) feature an abundance of forthcoming releases from all three prolific labels:

The first new release we will be representing via UTTU comes from longtime Numbers and Night Slugs crew member P.O.L. Style who finally drops his debut release [UTTU_053]:

UTTU back catalogue is now back up and ready to purchase:
Beatport | JunoDownload | Boomkat
Vinyl: Unearthed

UTTU Facebook
UTTU Soundcloud
DJ Haus Twitter

JRB.

 

Railbird & Unearthed > Friday release dates

You may have heard recently regarding discussions about an industry switch to ‘Friday release dates’ for audio releases. Originally announced a few months back (via Rolling Stone)

Unearthed Sounds & Railbird Digital are now implementing this switch for all our labels releases (unless instructed otherwise) commencing Friday 24th July.

If you have any questions/concerns give us a shout.

Thanks!

JRB