NEWS



Announcing: BANKO GOTITI

We are excited to welcome a new presence on the scene, a group of friends and artists who have started a Montreal-based label by the name of Banko Gotiti Records.

They are named after a small co-op weigh station in Southern Ethiopia where farmers bring their crop for processing and distribution. The label was founded on the same idea: exporting the output of a fertile community to a global audience.

Banko Gotiti currently represents four artists: NONI WO, Vesuvio Solo, The Group Sound and Pat Jordache.

After much preparation, the fellows at Banko Gotiti are excited to share four records with the world, which are ready for release this fall in partnership with us, Summer Cool Distribution. All four physical releases will be available via our webstore and we look forward to working with them and help building this community!

Listen to some Banko singles:

NONI WO – ‘solarstorm’ from U S B E P

VESUVIO SOLO – ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ from Favours 

THE GROUP SOUND – ‘COLD WORLD’ from Romantic Notions

PAT JORDACHE – ‘O.M.O’

SUMMER COOL – ‘ONE’

Summer Cool Music is proud to announce the official release of ‘One’, the first edition of our bi-annual compilation series.

AVAILABLE FREE VIA BANDCAMP

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‘One’ features 16 style-spanning tracks curated from the emerging artists in the Summer Cool family. It is an amalgamation of the like-minded musical communities of Berlin, Montreal and the breezy Pacific Coast. 
For this release we have created a limited-edition run of 60 cassettes with artwork by London-based artist Timothy George Kelly, available via our webstore

Artists & Info:

WALTER TV –  Released once upon a 4/20, Appetite will be re-released by Sinderlyn soon enough.
BETTER PERSON – One of Summer Cool’s artists working on a debut E.P. for release in 2015
NONI WO – Fresh off Banko Gotiti Records, NONI WO offers up this debut single from their upcoming U S B E P
ADAM WILCOX - Member of Pat Jordache, DJ, producer & songwriter sitting on a gold-mine.
VESUVIO SOLO – Another of four Banko signees, this elusive duo is putting out their debut album Favors in October, 2014
THE GROUP SOUND – The Group Sound is physically releasing their sophomore album Romantic Notions through Banko Gotiti, and is available through our webshop 
COUNTRY – Sleaze-wave Montreal group that just released their first album Failure
MAGIC ISLANDWasted Dawn EP, the follow-up to Intoxicated Sunset will be physically released on an anticipated Berlin-based label
PAT JORDACHE - Looking forward to the release of their follow-up to Future Songs, Jordache started Banko Gotiti to make it sweeter than it already was
MATHEMATIQUEFeel EP came out this summer on Stellar Kinematics, while Pascale is cool as ever
GUCCHI BABE – Moving around too often, Gucchi Babe released Même Prix 2010 through Summer Cool and peaced out to B.C. right after
REGULARFANTASY – 1/2 of Bobo Eyes, regularfantasy  is the solo-project of Olivia Meek – it’s chill. We’re waiting for a better write-up from Richard MacFarlane
JACK CHOSEFYeehai EP was self-released in late-July and will be physically available to the world soon enough!
HQ HANDY – A mysterious collaborative project between Magic Island and BifiBoy seeping out from the shadows of a fastly fading Berlin summer
ANTOINE93 – Formerly Dresden Dresses, Antoine93 released Try Something Different in December, 2013. There’s more on its way.
RAMZiRAMZi is Phoebé Guillemot, a self-taught producer from Montreal- Bébites is her first album on her own Pygmy Animals label and available via our distro

Gucchi Babe – Même Prix 2010

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Today we’re happy  to announce the release of Même Prix 2010 by Gucchi BabeMême Prix 2010 is a collection of selected tracks produced and composed by Levi Bruce during the winter and spring of 2014, split between his time in Montréal and rural Ontario. The album title is both a reference and tribute to a dollar store Bruce frequents in Plaza St. Hubert in Montréal. 

For a little more info, read what Gucchi Babe has to say himself:
Même Prix 2010 

‘As I walked into the dollar store, with its windows full of cheap plastic toys & electronics, the middle-aged clerk immediately gives me an unimpressed glare. I ignore her and continue on, wandering up and down the crowded aisles of the claustrophobic dollar store. I play with the idea of purchasing a variety of poorly made objects before settling on a pair of knock-off Beats by Dre headphones and a bottle of metallic nail polish. As I approach the counter to purchase the items, the cashier glares at me again and without hesitation asks to search my white plastic bag. I comply, and after looking in and seeing nothing suspicious, she rings me through and I head out the door taking in a breath of fresh air.’

Magic Island x The Lab Magazine

Photo credit: Justin Tyler Close for The Lab Magazine

Photo credit: Justin Tyler Close for The Lab Magazine

A short time ago in Berlin, Magic Island was photographed by Justin Tyler Close and interviewed by fellow-Canadian musician Beaver Sheppard for The Lab Magazine.

Check out the photo series and interview here

NONI WO – solarstorm

We’re excited to present solarstorm, the premiere track from Montreal’s NONI WO.

You can pre-order the U S B E P from our distro store HERE.
The EP will be released in October via Banko Gotiti Records.

NONI WO is a Montreal 4 piece pop club. The sound is a drippy mix of synthetic samples, big bass and snakey guitars. Songs are written by Rory Wolf Seydel (Pat Jordache) and fleshed out by collaborators: Bennet Dobni (Moonbahn), Elijah Herron, Patrick Winkelbrunn (Garbageman) and Jeremy Dabrowski (Noglue).

The U S B E P is a collection of songs recorded on a laptop in various homes, basements, sheds, practice spaces creating a “danse contact” between programmed synthetic sounds and real people hitting instruments. It’s 808 kicks with dingy guitars, sub bass and Wu-Tang snaps. It’s demo experiments stretched over ‘studio’ tracks via sound encapsulated in light weight chrome and plexi.

In a B2B world, NONI WO is your BB.

DJ SILK x Summer Cool Mix №5

DJ SILK (a.k.a regularfantasy // a.k.a one half of Bobo Eyes // a.k.a Olivia Carmen) made this mix for Summer Cool to keep things chill.
On August 12th, Bobo Eyes (regularfantasy and Evy Jane) will be releasing “Midnight Pearl” via Vancouver-based label 1080p on cassette and digital.
Order that here: 1080pcollection.bandcamp.com/album/midnight-pearl

DJ Silk x Summer Cool Mix 005 by Summer Cool Music on Mixcloud

trax:
attitudes in error - 00016 JX
☁ wxxds ☁- love u down
TB – Invitation to Love
dylan check – baby
Sound Waves – I Wanna Feel the Music
william thurm/royer – Silice 2000(test1)
house of doors – cantgoaway(mextizasapmix)
Gacha – Water
Keita Sano – Happiness
Ruf Dug – Cosmic Feelings
Ace and the Sandman – Let Your Body Talk
Yangu 木 – s h y .

Gucchi Babe – ‘Intro’

Happy to share this video for Gucchi Babe’s  ‘Intro’, the first (and introduction) song to his upcoming EP: Le Même Prix 2010

 

Jack Chosef – Yeehai EP

Not much for us to say other than we’re happy our Berlin friend, Jack Chosef has finished and released his first and delightful EP – listen up down here 

 

Gucchi Babe x Uh Oh

Gucchi Babe put together this funky lil-mix for Uh Oh Gallery  ~ check it out:

Magic Island at #REGENERATE14

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Magic Island will be performing and DJing at #REGENERATE14, a 4-day art & music event in Berlin presented by The Lab Magazine and GENERATOR.
Catch her on Thursday, July 17th and Saturday, July 19th.

FULL EVENT DETAILS HERE

#REGENERATE14 will challenge a set of artists and musicians curated by The Lab Magazine to create a one-of-a-kind interactive experience considering the concept of ‘shared spaces’ – how we live and work alongside each other. Happening across 4 days (17-20 July) with daytime and nightime occasions: art, interactive installations, live music, collaborator workshops, pop up gigs, themed rooms, food, drinks, rooftop terraces, soundscapes and good people.