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Out now on limited vinyl and digital download from Hero Records Online Store, iTunes, Juno, Juno Download, Beatport and all good vinyl and digital retailers.

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Feeling Inside by Weekend Sun Out Now!

We are proud to announce our latest digital release from Darlington’s kings and queens of funk and jazz Weekend Sun. “Feeling Inside” is a disco/funk dancefloor bomb with a strong female lead vocal and a funk-filled live disco backing. Remixes come from Jonny Crawshaw/Jonny Makes Beats from Give It Some!, Renegades of Jazz and Hero No.7.

Check out snippets below or download it now from Hero Records’ Online Store.

Also available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc from November 4th.

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Second single from LUNGS – Out now

Click here to order the limited edition red vinyl 7″ in full colour sleeve with free download code including bonus Samurai Sound remix.

Click here to order of limited edition red vinyl 7″ in full colour sleeve with free download code including bonus Samurai Sound remix.

Digital versions of the tracks on the single plus the Samurai Sound remix of ‘Not Mine’ are also available from Hero Records Online store as well as iTunes, Juno Download, Amazon, Beatport and all good digital retailers now.

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New single from LUNGS – Available now!

MCLORDMAGRAO & SUZIE BLAKE ARE LUNGS

Introducing the debut single from LUNGS featuring the tracks ‘Faraway’ and ‘Loner’ available on limited edition white and black 7″ vinyl (only 250 copies of each colour pressed) with digital download featuring both tracks and bonus remixes from The Focussed Distraction, Hero No.7 and Objeto Amarelo.

Links you can purchase the vinyl or digital download
Buy LUNGS double pack (1 white 7″ vinyl + 1 black 7″ vinyl) via Big Cartel
Buy LUNGS white 7″ vinyl via Big Cartel
Buy LUNGS black 7″ vinyl via Big Cartel
Buy LUNGS limited 7″ vinyl or digital download via Bandcamp
Buy digital single at iTunes

MCLORDMAGRAO & SUZIE BLAKE ARE LUNGS

LUNGS on Facebook
LUNGS on Soundcloud
LUNGS on Twitter

All songs written by LUNGS.
Recorded and produced by MCLordMagrao at First Ave.
Additional engineering by Henry White and Rob Burn at Dental Records Studios.
Mixed by by Henry White and Rob Burn with MCLordMagrao at Dental Records Studios.
Drums performed by Henry White.
Mastering by Paul Manzotti.
Artwork by Suzie Blake.

Released on 29 July 2013 on Hero Records [cat.no. HR011S]

Press Release

LUNGS ANNOUNCE DEBUT SINGLE RELEASE ‘FARAWAY / LONER’

“Ignore them at your peril and embrace them with open arms for they could be the most exciting thing you experience this year” News Beats Media

“United in their harsh, futuristic vision, a cocktail of sounds with poison in the centre” This Is Fake DIY

LUNGS have announced the release of their debut single, ‘Faraway / Loner’ on July 29th 2013 through Hero Records, available on limited 7” vinyl and digital download.

The project of former Guillemots guitarist MC Lord Magrão and vocalist Suzie Blake, LUNGS first formed in 2012, creating sonically triumphant dreamscapes that build through layers of echoing beats, dreamy vocals and ethereal hooks.

Suzie Blake’s haunting vocals drift seamlessly over the canvas of instrumentation and depth created by MC Lord Magrão, giving a sense of what makes LUNGS one of the most exciting new acts to emerge in 2013.

On their debut release, the lush and yearning atmosphere of lead track ‘Faraway’ sets the marker for the trademark sound of LUNGS, contrasting with the menacing guitars that rush through flip-side ‘Loner’, a track showcasing the darker side of the duo.

LUNGS said of their debut release, “We are really excited about bringing out our first single, especially because it’s on vinyl. We’ve been locked up in the lounge for the past year so it feels we’re coming out of hibernation.”

To mark the new release, Hero Records will be pressing ‘Faraway / Loner’ on 250 black and 250 white limited edition 7” vinyl records available to pre-order now from Hero Records Big Cartel Store.

‘Faraway / Loner’ will also be available from all good digital download stores from July 29th 2013.

MCLORDMAGRAO & SUZIE BLAKE ARE LUNGS

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Where to get digital versions of our releases

If you are looking for any of our back catalogue in digital form then you can pick them up using the following links:-

Alternative Dubstep Orchestra “Power / The Waterfall” iTunes Juno Download Beatport

Frameworks featuring QNC “Ain’t No Use / Classic” iTunes Juno Download Beatport

Gumbo Ya Ya & DPF “Balaclava Man (Hero No.7 Remix) iTunes Juno Download Beatport

Hero No.7 “Ain’t No Party Like A Hero Party EP” Juno Download
Hero No.7 “Keeping It Real?” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Hero No.7 “The Right Side Of The Tracks EP?” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Hero No.7 “Keeping It Real? (Mash & Munkee Remix)” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Hero No.7 “Hero Records Presents Hero No.7″ iTunes Juno Download Beatport

l’attitudinal “The Art Of Muppetry” iTunes Juno Download Beatport

Mash & Munkee “Keep On Moving (Hero No.7 Remix)” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Mash & Munkee “Superbad” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Mash & Munkee “We Like It Like That” iTunes Juno Download Beatport

Savages & Unifairfly “Blow Up Your Box / Mean Streets” iTunes Juno Download Beatport

Weekend Sun “Figo EP” iTunes Juno Download Beatport
Weekend Sun “You’re Good To Me” iTunes Juno Download Beatport

Of course you can still pick up (almost) everything on vinyl from Hero Records’s Online Shop and all good record shops :-)

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New Single from Alternative Dubstep Orchestra Out Now

Alternative Dubstep Orchestra – Power / The Waterfall [HR010T/HR010CD]

Buy at Hero Records Online Store

We are very proud to announce the debut single from the amazing ADO (Alternative Dubstep Orchestra) ADO (Alternative Dubstep Orchestra) from Birmingham.

We have 3 different option available, the super-limited 12″ version with exclusive mix, the CD version with additional bonus tracks and a cheap bundle featuring both the 12″ and the CD. Here’s what you can get on the different formats -

12″
A: Power [8:55]*
AA1: The Waterfall [6:57]
AA2: The Waterfall (Brotherhood of Filth Remix) [6:03]

* Full length version of ‘Power’ will only be available on the 12″. Will not be available as a digital download or on any other format.

CD
1: Power [4:11]
2: The Waterfall [6:57]
3: The Waterfall (Brotherhood of Filth Remix) [6:03]
4: The Waterfall (No Decks Version) [6:57]**
5: Cockney Thug (Live) [6:48]**

** Not available on the 12″ version.

Remix of ‘The Waterfall’ by Brotherhood of Filth featuring 3-time world champion DJ Switch

Order now
CD & 12″ bundle [£9.99 + p&p]
12″ [£7.99 + p&p]
CD [£3.99 + p&p]

Here’s a little taster of what you can expect

ADO “Power”

ADO “Cockney Thug (Live)

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New ADO single – Pre-orders now live

We are very proud to announce the pre-orders for the debut single from the amazing ADO (Alternative Dubstep Orchestra) from Birmingham that you can buy here.

We have 3 different option available, the super-limited 12″ version with exclusive mix, the CD version with additional bonus tracks and a cheap bundle featuring both the 12″ and the CD. Here’s what you can get on the different formats -

12″
A: Power [8:55]*
AA1: The Waterfall [6:57]
AA2: The Waterfall (Brotherhood of Filth Remix) [6:03]

* Full length version of ‘Power’ will only be available on the 12″. Will not be available as a digital download or on any other format.

CD
1: Power [4:11]
2: The Waterfall [6:57]
3: The Waterfall (Brotherhood of Filth Remix) [6:03]
4: The Waterfall (No Decks Version) [6:57]**
5: Cockney Thug (Live) [6:48]**

** Not available on the 12″ version.

Remix of ‘The Waterfall’ by Brotherhood of Filth featuring 3-time world champion DJ Switch.

ADO “Power”

ADO “Cockney Thug (Live)”

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Interview on Praverb.net

We have a nice little interview about Hero Records courtesy of Praverb.net that you can read here.

Thanks to Craig from Belive Records for putting it together and Praverb The Wyse for his excellent website. You should check it out!

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Pay-what-you-want Hero Records Compilation

We’ve decided to do a little compilation from our back catalogue, and we’ve made it pay-what-you-want, which does include zero, nada, rien, niente, if you so wish! Now, obviously we’d prefer it if you paid something for it, as it all goes towards putting more records out, but there’s no obligation to do so.

So, go grab a copy, and feel free to spread the link around!

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New 7″ from Frameworks & QNC + CD album from Mash & Munkee

Sorry for the lack of updates people but we are busy working away on a lot of new releases and first of are proud to announce that we have a brand new limited 7″ from Frameworks featuring QNC (aka Q-Ball & Curt Cazal from the might JVC FORCE) and our first album from the ever reliable Mash & Munkee available now. Read about them below and buy them here.

Frameworks featuring QNC “Ain’t No Use” b/w “Classic” [HR007S]

After a busy 2011 releasing a series of limited edition vinyl 7″ singles Hero Records are back for 2012 with more fat beats and funky grooves.

Kicking things off in fine style is a new single from Frameworks & QNC that we are very excited about. On this dope double-sider of classic hip hop, Manchester producer Matt “Frameworks” Brewer is joined by no-less than legendary New York MCs QNC (aka Q-Ball & Curt Cazal of J.V.C. F.O.R.C.E. fame) to bless his dope beats with their amazing lyrical skills and microphone techniques. Featuring the funk-filled “Ain’t No Use” and the heavier head-nodder “Classic” on the limited edition 7″ vinyl as well as the added bonus of the instrumentals and acapellas on the digital release this single is a must for fans of proper hip hop the way it should be done.

QNC should need no introduction but if you have been hiding under a rock for the last 25 years then they have released singles on seminal labels such as Gee Street and D&D as well as the album “Dynamic Duo” on Grand Central and have been featured on releases by the likes of Aim and Rae & Christian. Phew! Not to be outdone by his MCs, Frameworks will be doing his best to catch up in 2012 by releasing the downtempo Vanish EP featuring vocalists Sabira Jade and Ríoghnach Connolly on First Word Records and an album alongside Blu Rum 13 on My First Moth Records as well as this single full of funky, summery hip hop vibes and dope beats on Hero Records.

Funky & fresh for 2012. Support the artists, buy new music!

Tracklising:

Frameworks featuring QNC – Ain’t No Use [limited 7" vinyl]
1. Ain’t No Use [*]
2. Classic

Frameworks featuring QNC – Ain’t No Use [digital download]
1. Ain’t No Use [*]
2. Ain’t No Use (Instrumental) [*]
3. Ain’t No Use (Acapella)
4. Classic
5. Classic (Instrumental)
6. Classic (Acapella)

[*] Cuts on “Ain’t No Use” by Omas (My First Moth).

Released on 16 July 2012 on limited edition 7″ vinyl via Kudos Distribution. Digital download available from iTunes and all good online digital retailers.

Mash & Munkee “We Like It Like That” [HR008CD]

Following swiftly on the heels of our latest 7″ vinyl releases Hero Records are proud to present our first full length CD album. And what an album it is!

Ladies and gentleman introducing the long-awaited debut LP from the kings of all things funky, Mash & Munkee, “We Like It Like That”.

Mash & Munkee are Kolja Starkowski (aka Deli-Kutt) and David Hanke (aka Unifairfly/Renegades of Jazz) and are based in Wuppertal and near Hamburg, Germany. Kolja was DJing and David was running a radio show before they met online at the record database site Discogs and, after discovering a common taste in music, teamed up to form Mash & Munkee. The rest, as they say, is history!

After a series of well-received singles on labels such as Backslide, Jack To Phono, Funk Weapon and of course Hero Records they spent time compiling and remastering the best of these releases and writing new tracks to compliment them and ended up with this amazing debut album. Taking musical influences from all over the world this album contains the straight up funk of the single “Superbad” and the scratch-filled b-boy grooves of “Here We Come!” together with afrobeat and latin influenced groovers such as “Kibo” and “Venga Veras”. From downtempo hip hop head-nodders like “Mexican B-Boy” to the faster tempos of the dancefloor-filling nu-funk of “Make A Difference” this album encompasses all that we at Hero Records love about music. Available as a very limited CD with collectable 6-panel digifile sleeve and digital download this album is destined to be a smash hit with lovers of everything funky.

An album chock full of feelgood summer vibes and happy grooves. What more can we say …….. WE LIKE IT LIKE THAT!

“We Like It Like That” [HR008CD]
1. Here We Come [*][+]
2. Superbad [*]
3. Hold It Down [*][$]
4. Get It Together
5. Kibo [%][@]
6. The Good Vibe
7. Mexican B-Boy [+][@]
8. Wake Up
9. Make A Difference [+][=]
10. Sunny Day [*][#]
11. Point Vista
12. Venga Veras

[*] Bass by Alexander Bednasch
[$] Guitar by Alexander Bednasch
[+] Cuts & Scratches by Koljeticut
[%] Bass by Boris Stein
[@] Guitar by Boris Stein
[%] Additional Keyboards by Christian Wolf
[=] Flute by Davy Wilde
[#] Guitars by Andre Sudradjat & Phil Miller

Release date – 25 June 2012. Limited edition CD released via Kudos Distribution. Digital download available from iTunes and all good online digital retailers.

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