Bradley Zero celebrates five years of his Rhythm Section International imprint with 12″ compilation Shouts Vol. 1 and 2. Vol. 1 represents the more club-ready side of the label whilst Vol. 2 explores more mellow territories. Famed by Mixmag as one of the Top Ten DJs of 2019, celebrated as a “figurehead for the exploding south London scene”, and “responsible for spreading the gospel of the city’s new Jazz sound”, it’s clear to see why Bradley Zero is quickly becoming the taste-maker of his generation and Rhythm Section INTL as one of the most respected outlets for authentic global cuts. A go-to label for the connoisseurs Rhythm Section INTL is a UK staple. The raison d’être has always been to unearth and nurture new talent, not just via the catalog but through the now established network of radio shows, concerts, and club nights Rhythm Section has become known for. The Shouts compilation and accompanying celebratory tour is a continuation of this mission. Shouts is a nod to the online radio culture that birthed the movement. Shouts is the label using its voice to amplify its peers. Shouts: Volume 2 features Duke Hugh, Research Club, Paula Tape, Jad & The, Shy One, and Session Victim.
Bradley Zero celebrates five years of his Rhythm Section International imprint with 12″ compilation Shouts Vol. 1 and 2. Vol. 1 represents the more club-ready side of the label whilst Vol. 2 explores more mellow territories. Famed by Mixmag as one of the Top Ten DJs of 2019, celebrated as a “figurehead for the exploding south London scene”, and “responsible for spreading the gospel of the city’s new Jazz sound”, it’s clear to see why Bradley Zero is quickly becoming the taste-maker of his generation and Rhythm Section INTL as one of the most respected outlets for authentic global cuts. A go-to label for the connoisseurs Rhythm Section INTL is a UK staple. The raison d’être has always been to unearth and nurture new talent, not just via the catalog but through the now established network of radio shows, concerts, and club nights Rhythm Section has become known for. The Shouts compilation and accompanying celebratory tour is a continuation of this mission. Shouts is a nod to the online radio culture that birthed the movement. Shouts is the label using its voice to amplify its peers. Shouts: Volume 1 features Yu Su, Katerina, Lock Eyes, Valesuchi, and Dawit.
Peckham MC and DJ Pinty is set to release his debut EP City Limits on Rhythm Section International. Following the recent release of his debut single “Tropical Bleu”, a laid-back broken-beat roller produced by friend and collaborator King Krule under his DJ JD Sports alias, Pinty has quickly become the talk of the town. “Nightcrawler” presents a simmering nocturnal dance cut, charged with glowing bursts of deep house and candid lyrics. With deeply personal lyricism and wry humor, “City Limits” adds color to a mostly grey city.
Repress 2018 – Rhythm Section International proudly presents its 8th offering from local boys Chaos in the CBD. Born in New Zealand, but based in Peckham for the last few years (literally just around the corner from Henry Wu and Bradley Zero), these brothers have made a real mark on the scene here in London town and with their latest set of productions are set to take this message further afield. Having already released internationally on labels such as ClekClekBoom (Paris), Hot Haus (London) and Amadeus (Montreal), the duos approach to production has matured immeasurably in the last year, as is evident in the restrained potency and poetic subtlety on the 4 tracks across this accomplished EP, Midnight in Peckham. Taking its title from the locale the boys have come to know as home, the record channels a delicate late night energy – equally indebted to the hypnotic incantations of Ron Trent as it is to the hazy suburban atmospheres of Burial. These 4 classic cuts pay homage to deep house in its truest sense – at once sublime, melancholy and meditative . Chaos in the CBD have clearly taken their cue from the mid-west masters of the genre but have not been afraid to let their own influences and environ creep in, and in doing so have created something that is unmistakablely London and infact, timeless.
In the past two years, Jordan Rakei has immersed himself in the London scene, winning plaudits from countless tastemakers and thousands of fans along the way. For a musician so unconstrained by style, one moniker would never suffice. Enter Dan Kye, Rakei’s stripped-back electronic alias. Joy, Ease, Lightness is aimed squarely at the dance floor, but with a meditative awareness that reaches beyond the club. Fans of Seven Davis Jr, Steve Spacek et al, watch out; there’s a new man in town, and he goes by the name of Dan Kye.
Australian group Retiree return to Rhythm Section International in 2018 with a new record House Or Home. The musical project of Matt Crowley, Tori Holleman, and Marco Vella; Retiree have steadily congealed their broad influences into a unique emulsion of strongly rhythmic and emotional music. From two releases, they’ve been described as “pared back 1980s comfort pop for all occasions”, having “a whole lot of criss-crossing rhythm”, containing “swirling synth flourishes, languid wistful vocals and strutting drum machines”. The album’s songs explore the theme of “house or home” and what that means in present day Australia for different people. They journey from an aboriginal tent embassy on the south coast of New South Wales, a retirement village, a one room flat in Ringwood and a sleepless 17-hour stop over in Malaysia. “Magic Eye” features Sui Zhen.
Neue Grafik’s Innervision takes cues from the broken-beat sound of London while paying homage to the Parisian house dance scene. Largely sample based, but also employing more live instrumentation than before, Neue Grafik’s music is informed by movement and offers much to which dancers can respond.The EP begins with the lysergic ebbs and flows of “Innervision”, (featuring Wayne Snow’s sublime vocal performance) and moves effortlessly to the uplifting bruk of “Dance to Yemanja” via the staccato of “Peckham Rye” before finishing on the hauntingly melancholic tones of “Aulnay’s Tears”, an homage to the victims of French police brutality.
2018 repress. Working closely with Paul Bender of Hiatus Kaiyote and Jamil Zacharia, 30/70 produce their new record, Elevate. Elevate is a sublime statement; at once a cry for help and a call to arms, it balances delicate poetry and potent aggression with ease, all of this done with a beguiling pop sensibility. This collection of songs, their second studio effort after their debut, Cold Radish Coma (2015), is set to elevate 30/70 to the international stage. 30/70 is a cosmic mélange of boom-bap dynamics, neo-soul harmonies and jazz-funk licks, all steeped in a deep spiritual tradition, reaching from Alice Coltrane to Kamasi Washington. Melbourne’s relative isolation could in fact be a blessing in disguise; it’s resulted in a pressure cooker of talent; a tight-knit, well-practiced network of musicians and 30/70 are leading the pack. The band came of age in the wake of Melbourne’s soul scene hitting global success, a local phenomenon which shone a light on the Northside community and paved the way for a new generation of bands to take this sound and make it their own. Lovingly referred to as a community rather than a band, 30/70 is, at its core, a quintet made up of Allysha Joy, Ziggy Zeitgeist, Horatio Luna, Thhomas, and Chaser, swelling to a nine-piece ensemble when the music calls for it. Forever delivering their signature hypnotic groove, 30/70 are ready to take their message from Northcote to the world.
After a debut outing on International Black in 2017 with his best friend Mallard, LT graduates onto Rhythm Section International with a stunning debut solo effort, Forest Floor. Aged just 20 years old, Lewis Taylor, aka LT, is another prodigal talent from the north of England. Sitting somewhere between electro, house, and techno with a healthy dose of breaks — LT constructs complex arrangements with as much of a nod to the retro summer of love stylings of Lone as to the new age bounce of the Pender Street Steppers.
Rhythm Section INTL continues its quest to unearth the rawest new talent with this stellar debut from Glaswegian duo ‘String Theory’. Opening up with the majestic ‘Dirty High’ we’re treated to a symphony of modular synthesis, swelling strings and the bounciest drums we’ve heard in a long time. Rarely has house music been so fun yet so musical. Live bass-tip toes over an ocean of synth stabs and piano chords to create an anthemnic track that’s sure to be the soundtrack to long summer nights and early mornings….
We don’t know where the RS crew keep finding these gems, but long may it continue. String Theory tick so many boxes we just can’t wait to hear more…
Long time friend of the label. Neue Grafik. steps forth with his most fully realised offering to date. This record has been a long time coming. born out of a encounter in Paris back in 2016. This meeting of minds led to a blossoming friendship between Fred ( Neue Grafik) and Bradley ( RS INTL) which has taken them across 3 continents. countless dance-floors and finally crystallised onto this 12-. The record itself takes cues from the broken-beat sound of London while paying homage to the Parisian house dance scene. Largely sample based. but also employing much more live instrumentation than ever before. Neue Grafik s music is informed by movement and in turn offers so much for Dancers to respond to.
Ltd 2018 Repress … After a string of well received releases on the likes of 22a and Alexander Nut’s Hotep. Henry Wu steps forth with his most bold statement to date with ‘Good Morning Peckham’ on the Rhythm Section International Imprint. Arguably one of the most hotly-tipped producers in the UK right now. Wu’s broken compositions and deep jazzy keys have earned him plaudits from scene veterans as well as peers. all keen to see what Henry will do next. With a refreshing take on rhythm and a virtuosic musicality born out of years of recording and touring as a session player. Henry Wu represents a brightly shining light in the already glowing London community. Equally adept on the keyboard as he is on the MPC. on Good Morning Peckham. we are also given a further insight into the mind of Wu as he takes to the mic – toasting along to the soon-to-be-classic ‘ Croydon Depot’ and spitting on the intro to the broken beat inspired ‘Neezy’. A South East Londoner born and bred. Henry’s debut on Rhythm Section has been a long time coming and it seems that it was worth the wait as Henry presents 6 tracks of white hot intention. Henry Wu is a name that we are going to hear a lot more of in the future….