RATKING RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ‘SO IT GOES’

New York’s Ratking have released their debut album ‘So It Goes’ after a tremendously busy 2013 that saw the band play shows with acts as diverse as GZA, Trash Talk and Death Grips.

In addition to touring and recording, the band also collaborated with filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos.

The band’s sonic pallette draws from a chaotic world of genres including reggae and jazz. The album’s organized noise, robotic hi hats and incredible samples including Dipset and Sanchez samples make for a love/hate letter to NYC and rap itself.

The album features guest King Krule on first single “So Sick Stories”. Watch the video here:


Ratking - So It Goes

1. *
2. Canal
3. Snow Beach
4. So Sick Stories (ft. King Krule)
5. Remove Ya
6. Eat
7. So It Goes
8. Puerto Rican Judo (ft. Wavy Spice)
9. Protein
10. Bug Fights
11. Take (ft. Salomon Faye

So It Goes is out now via Hot Charity / Remote Control

RATKING RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SO SICK STORIES” FEATURING KING KRULE

NYC group Ratking have released their incredible new song featuring King Krule ‘So Sick Stories’. The song comes off their forthcoming debut ‘So It Goes’. Watch the and see the group getting up to some no good with King Krule

Their debut album So It Goes will be released on Friday the 4th of April via Hot Charity / Remote Control

RATKING ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘SO IT GOES’

Following a busy 2013 that saw them playing shows with acts as diverse as GZA, Death Grips, King Krule and Trash Talk as well as collaborating with legendary photographer and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos, RATKING are ready to announce that their debut album So It Goes will be released April 4th via Hot Charity / Remote Control.

The album finds the group perfecting the balance between the raw, unbridled energy of their live set and the warm soulful, golden-era hip hop that the members grew up on, aided in large part by engineering from Young Guru (Jay-Z, The Diplomats, Notorious B.I.G.). So It Goes is a portrait of modern day New York City painted over the course of its 11 tracks. For evidence of this, check out lead single ‘Canal’.

TRACKLISTING

Ratking - So It Goes

1. *
2. Canal
3. Snow Beach
4. So Sick Stories (ft. King Krule)
5. Remove Ya
6. Eat
7. So It Goes
8. Puerto Rican Judo (ft. Wavy Spice)
9. Protein
10. Bug Fights
11. Take (ft. Salomon Faye)

Ratking - So It Goes will be released April 4 via Hot Charity  / Remote Control.

INTRODUCING: RATKING

RATKING exist as New York’s next great band. Like the Beastie Boys and Yeah Yeah Yeahs – local bands that came together as punks before developing into any sound they want – RATKING manage to mix youthful hardcore energy with pure, NY beats and rhymes in a post-hip-hop crew that could only exist in 2012.

Wiki, RATKING’s 18-year old frontman, grew up in Manhattan, playing Germs covers in his school music room (he has their motto NOGOD tattooed across his chest) in a band called the Homo-Thugs.

At 13 he was spotted in the audience by Wu Tang’s GZA and invited to come up onstage and perform, as GZA proclaimed “Wu-Tang is for the babies”. A star was born.

RATKING’s debut EP wiki93 (produced entirely by Sporting Life) will be released 19 October via Hot Charity/XL Recordings/Remote Control.

WILLIS EARL BEAL TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ‘ACOUSMATIC SORCERY’

Willis Earl Beal will release his debut album Acousmatic Sorcery on March 30 via Hot Charity / XL Recordings / Remote Control.

The album’s 11 songs are taken from a series of recordings Beal made while living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After living in the Chicagoland area for his entire life, Beal felt compelled to be near the desert an idea he had long romanticisced.

He arrived in Albuquerque without a plan, a place to live, or enough money to live off. He lived on the streets while trying to land a job and began singing to help him cope while sleeping rough. He spent days drawing and printing up his flyers, distributing them all over his new city. Eventually Beal found work as the night porter at a motel.

It was during the late-night shifts that the 27-year-old musician from the south side of Chicago found his voice and taught himself to make music. The recordings are a result of what one creative mind can do with a few found instruments and objects such as a cassette-based karaoke machine and a $20 microphone. Somehow Beal managed to create warm, visceral and moving music seemingly out of nothing, just a little bit of imagination – it’s practically magic done without any fancy gadgetry, hence the name Acousmatic Sorcery.

“Willis Earl Beal is headed for hugeness, of that there’s no doubt.” – FACT