Airdrop Records is glad to introduce Topola, the latest intrigue from Croatian musician Mirna Stanic. Originating from the town of Sibenik, on the glistening Adriatic coast, Mirna currently dwells in the earthy Berlin boroughs.
A classically trained guitarist, Mirna left her home to land in Brighton in 2008 where she started her band Minor Sounds. Her album ‘The Humming’ came out in 2012 and was published by Fat Cat Records and received the praises of BBC 6 Music, amongst other news outlet in the UK and the US.
Since she moved to Berlin a year ago, Topola is the place where she develops a new dimension to her deep music, slowly folding in subtle electronic artefacts into the dignified song-writings she is known for. ‘Odlazak / Discedo’ is a sentimental prologue sung in her native Croatian idiom, heralding an EP to be released in the fall 2015.
Airdrop Records is proud to present the re-issue of Nail’s famed Themis works, as a two-volume set. ‘Obedience’ will release through Aux-Rec in April and May 2015.
Neil Tolliday aka Nail, released the original Themis records on his own Velocet imprint between ’96 and ’98. These three extremely rare 12”s constitute a great and important part of Tolliday’s work.
For our eighth and ninth installments, we are glad to present the re-release in two episodes, of the long lost Themis works – re-shuffled, re-packaged and re-mastered by Matt Colton.
For AirPod’s 60th episode, we are glad to provide you all with Paulo’s catalog mix, initially included in the Airdrop Cinq compilation.
Released earlier this year, Cinq (belatedly) celebrated Airdrop Records’ 5th anniversary with a double vinyl featuring artists from every chapter of the Airdrop story to date.
Slowly approaching its actual 7th anniversary in 2015, the Airdrop machine remains as prolific as on its first day, with new records due on Aux-Rec, Greener and Groovear in the weeks and months to come. Stay tuned!
Physical Genius EP
Ltd. 7″ / Digital
2. Slow Down, Tina
3. Slow Love
4. Can I Be Your Boyfriend?
5. Physical Genius
Airdrop is proud to release Kent Odessa‘s latest work, “Physical Genius,” produced and mixed in New York City with electronic artist/re-mixer Robert Lux, and marks Odessa’s first recorded effort outside of his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. It features appearances from electro-soul singers Tecla Esposito and Pegasus Warning, as well as live drums and samples from Kool A.D. collaborator, Kassa Overall.
Physical Genius marks a departure from Odessa’s debut, self-released album Silverdome, opting for a much more crisp and candid style of production, while still continuing his exploration of modern electronica, funk, and R & B. Odessa’s humorous yet haunting lyrical sensibility has never been more on display, painting a surreal landscape of failed ambitions, jilted ex-lovers, and ultimate sexual transcendence over percussive, bass-driven, infectious pop hooks.
Each song on the EP is distinct from the next, and perfectly demonstrates Odessa’s versatility and genre-hopping capabilities. In short, Physical Genius is the ideal showcase for one of pop’s most eccentric and enigmatic personalities making music today.