The return of Cristobal & The Sea
June 01, 2017
Cristobal & The Sea are back with 2 new members, a brand new look and a red hot new single ahead of their sophomore album, Exitoca.
The new single, "Goat Flokk" is taken from their storming forthcoming album which is a glorious celebration of the bands ethos, character and pure joie de vivre. It is produced by Yehan Jehan and will be released by City Slang on September 22 September 2017. Check out the official Goat Flokk video.
The band will embark on a new round of touring to promote the singles and album, and will play a handful of album showcases in key cities. So far the below have been confirmed. Check back on our or the band's facebook page for regular updates.
Nov 06, Berlin - Badehaus. Nov 10, Paris - Pop Up Du Label. Nov 17, London - Moth Club
Playtex Sport Compact commercial
May 31, 2017
The latest Playtex Sport Compact commercial features the track Play by D6 artist Baby Blue and produced by D6 artist / producer Donae'o. The commercial will be aired initially in North America only.
July 05, 2016
GAZELLE TWIN - FLESHED OUT
The Blue-Hoody 'UNFLESH' chapter of D6 artist Gazelle Twin (Elizabeth Bernholz) culminates in this remix LP FLESHED OUT - with autopsied and re-animated tracks by 10 exceptional producers in a double-gatefold vinyl package, released on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray and Last Gang Records on 29 July 2016.
Remixes by Perc, Carter Tutti, Blanck Mass, Dave Clarke, Wrangler, Zamilska, Vanishing, I Speak Machine, Lone Taxidermist, and Don't Look.
In 2014 Gazelle Twin released her second album, Unflesh, to great critical acclaim. Watch the video to Anti-Body here.
Harper on Bowie
January 12, 2016
"When I first met David he was performing mime. In that respect he never changed. His life was one long brilliant mime. His various personas were the equal and musical equivalent of his favourite, Marcel Marceau. He mimed many of his contemporaries without really ever copying them. His particular genius was to see an attitude, feel an inspiration, delivery or emotion in someone and be able to replicate and transgress that in an often superlative way of his own, which could not only give added insight to that source, but often lend it a satirical edge, a playful touch or an irony.
Back in the day, he sold me a pair of Tibetan boots he’d got from a monk. He was more broke than me, and I gave him a ten bob note for them. He was gigging with just an ageing Grundig tape recorder at the time. The boots were really uncomfortable. The soles were made of wood and didn’t bend. They only lasted for a couple of years. Wish I still had them. Wish we both still had those gigs to do."
Goodbye and go well, David Bowie, giant of giants. (D6)
Feder arrives on UK shores
September 8, 2015
District 6 France signing Hadrien Federiconi, now widely known across Europe simply as Feder after storming to the top of the charts in 17 countries with his massive chill-step / dance tune, "Goodbye" featuring the sultrily spoken vocals of Lyse, has finally arrived on the shores of the UK.
"Goodbye", initially a runaway viral hit in Russia, then snapped up by Time Music and Warners worldwide, has completely captured the European cultural zeitgeist, becoming one of the biggest airplay hits this year - from Paris to Prague, Ibiza to Instanbul, Berlin to Barcelona - and it is set to make a star of the young Parisian DJ and artist, following a long line of french DJs to make it on the international stage.
Atlantic UK are getting behind the release in the UK and it has already been playlisted by Radio 1 (C list this week).
Watch the official video here.
An impressive remix package has been put together by the label, including Syn Cole, Alex Schulz, Vijay & Sofia Zlatko & Wolfskind.
Criolo invokes his inner Buddha
November 17, 2014
Convoque Seu Buda is the new album by Brazil's urban soul poet, Criolo.
According to arguably Brazil's most important musical figure of all time, Caetano Veloso, Criolo is now the most important of all of Brazil's current musical ambassadors. High praise.
Criolo first burst on the the international scene in 2011 with his effortlessly accomplished and critially lauded debut album, "No Na Orelha". On a brief European tour that same year he demonstrated the force he is on stage also, and thus set the scene for this, his second, follow up album.
Once again classic sambas and strong melodies sit alongside gritty, urban rap, sometimes separately, sometimes together, and it is all underpinned by the subtle yet powerful social comment on the state of Brazil, the powers that be, the underclass, workers, street children and drug addicts. It is a late but worthy candidate for album of the year.
The big man will be touring Europe briefly in January, and our advice to you is DO NOT MISS him. You have been warned. The Dates are 21/01 - Glasgow, ABC (UK); 22/01 - London, Village Underground (UK); 24/01 - Berlin, Gretchen (GER); 27/01 - Amsterdam, Bitterzoet (NL); 28/01 - Gent, De Centrale (BEL); 29/01 - Paris, Alhambra (FR).
Puma choose Pepe Deluxe
September 23, 2014
Puma have chosen a song by Pepe Deluxe from the Brighton based Catskills label, worldwide admin courtesy of District 6 Music Publishing, for their new worldwide advertising campaign.
The campaign, titled Forever Faster features fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt and a host of other sporting celebrities in a humorous, fast-paced film.
Puma describe their mission thus - (We aim) to be the fastest sports brand in the world. Through endless pursuit to push the sports world forward, we are Forever Faster. Not fast. Faster. Faster is more determined. It trusts its instincts, not the rules. It’s brave. It’s confident. Faster reminds the world what it means to play. Then wins it all, breaks records, breaks them again, and takes a victory lap.
We feel this perfectly describes District 6.