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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 News | posted 30.08.2018
Neneh Cherry
New Album: »Broken Politics«
»Broken Politics« is the new work by Neneh Cherry. The album of the Swede, completely produced by Four Tet this time, will be released on October 19th on Smalltown Supersound.
Music News | posted 05.11.2016
New Record Labels
Corvo, Early Sounds, and Kikimora Tapes
Month by Month we are going to introduce you to a bunch of record labels, which are new at hhv.de webshop and/or you definitely have to discover now. The record labels this month are: Corvo, Early Sounds, and Kikimora Tapes.
Music Review | posted 05.04.2018
Oren Ambarchi
Grapes From The Estate
“Grapes From The Estate” by Oren Ambarchi is a masterpiece of gentle reduction. It will now be reissued with a new mastering.
Music Interview | posted 16.03.2017
Midori Takada
Deep inward scenerys
The exceptional percussionist Midori Takada gives us an insight into the recordings and circumstances of her masterpiece »Through The Looking Glass«, which is now re-released by WRWTFWW Records in cooperation with Palto Flats.
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.