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Nature Sounds (Record label)
Nature Sounds is a record label from New York City, specialized in hip hop and founded by Devin Horwitz in 2003. Originally, Nature Sounds was conceived as a stage for music by Devin Horwitz himself. Horwitz worked as music journalist und additionally on his own beats under the names Dev 1 and The Prof. The first full length release has been the compilation »Convexed«, where renowned MCs could by heard to the productions of Dev 1. The guest list ranged from MF Doom, Sean Price, Zion I and The Pharcyde to Cannibal Ox, Aesop Rock and Cage. This made Nature Sounds at one fell swoop well positioned und they could bridge the gap in the Independent hip hop area, that has been caused by the end of labels like Loud and Rawkus. Thus began one purposefully to advance artist, to give them organizational encouragement and artistically the freedom they need. So, in the past ten years musicians like Masta Killa, Havoc, Timbo King, MF Doom. Pete Rock and Blu released their records on Nature Sounds.
Nature Sounds in Reviews
Music Review | posted 27.08.2012
Casual & J. Rawls
Respect Game Or Expect Flames
Casual and J. Rawls have teamed up for »Respect Game Or Expect Flames« and harmonize surprisingly well together – that’s also thanks to their guest singers.
Music Review | posted 22.09.2011
The flood of releases doesn’t dry out: Open is another in-between-production on the way to album NoYork!, which everyone is waiting for. It shows Blu in his debut as a producer.
Music Review | posted 26.08.2011
You get the impression you are not listening to an album but to some relaxed recording session. That’s still a blessing.
Music Review | posted 19.06.2011
Her Favourite Colo(u)r
Her Favourite Colo(u)r, together with its videos, is a stroll through an antique shop full of films like Buffalo ’66 and old, well-known, Jazz-records.
Recent Articles
Music Review | posted 09.03.2018
Yves de Mey
Bleak Comfort
»Bleak Comfort«, the third album by Yves de Mey, has to be thought from the motion, maybe even from performance dance.
Music Portrait | posted 07.03.2017
New Record Labels #26
Parallel Berlin, Power Vacuum, Superfly und Super Rhythm Trax
Every month we introduce you to labels, which we recently included in our Shop and/ or the discovery of which is worth it! The chosen ones this time around: Parallel Berlin, Power Vacuum, Superfly and Super Rhythm Trax.
Music List | posted 05.04.2019
Record Store Day 2019
12 releases to look out for
We’ve searched through this year’s list of releases exclusively released for Record Store Day 2019 and put together a selection of twelve records that we’ve identified as possible highlights.
Music Column | posted 22.08.2018
Records Revisited
J Dilla – The Shining (2006)
»The Shining« was J Dilla’s first posthumous album. You get soul, you get funk, you get the tricky stuff, and you can also get this raw rap shit. You get the infinite forms of expression that J Dilla mastered. It’s a true classic.
Music News | posted 19.03.2018
Wooden Shijps
New album: »V«
Wooden Shijps have announced a new album for the 25.5.2018. It’s her first album in five years, her fifth, and it’s called »V«. It promises a promising summer.