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Maisha releasing new Open The Gates 12″ on 100% recycled vinyl

Produced in partnership with The Vinyl Factory, for RSD 2020’s second drop.

Maisha are releasing a new 12” called Open The Gates, via Brownswood this September.

Manufactured in partnership with The Vinyl Factory, and pressed on 100% recycled vinyl, the record features the group’s 16-minute epic ‘Open The Gates’ with a live take of ‘Osiris’ on the flip.

It follows Maisha’s collaborative album with Gary Bartz, which was released earlier this year.

A recently published Vinyl Factory Manufacturing manifesto explains: “our aim is to be recognised as the most environmentally conscious pressing plant while delivering world-class product. Each day sets us new challenges and presents us with new opportunities and small acts when multiplied can make a WORLD of a difference”.

Open The Gates will be available as a Record Store Day 2020 exclusive release, to coincide with its second drop date on Saturday 26th September, followed by online availability at select online shops from 6pm BST.

Head here for more info, check out the cover artwork and tracklist below.


A-side. Maisha – Open The Gates 
B-side. Maisha – Osiris (Live in Lille)

Original Resource is The Vinyl Factory

Brownswood releasing Mexican jazz musician Tino Contreras’ latest album

Heady tunes from the 96-year-old drumming legend.

Mexican jazz musician Tino Contreras is releasing a new album, titled La Noche de los Dioses, via Brownswood this October.

Born in 1924 in Chihuahua, in Northwest Mexico, Contreras’ fascination with drums began at an early age, supported by his father who led the OK Jazz Band orchestra. Later moving to Ciudad Juárez, Contreras soon formed his own orchestra.

As well as releasing his own albums, Contreras went on to share a stage with artists including Art Blakey, Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck.

La Noche de los Dioses features Contreras on drums, Valentino Contreras on electric bass, Jaime Reyes on piano/Keyboard, Emmanuel Laboriel on electric guitar, Luis Calatayud on soprano/tenor sax, Eduardo Flores on bongos, Carlos Icaza on harmonic arps/percussion, and Marco Gallegos on acoustic guitar

Ultimately, the album is “a celestial reflection of the universe that we call home,” explains Brownswood.

It follows the label’s release of Zara McFarlane’s Songs of an Unknown Tongue LP.

Head here to pre-order a copy in advance of La Noche de los Dioses’ 24th October release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.


Side A

1. La Noche de los Dioses
2. Máscaras Blues
3. Naboró
4. Malinche

Side B

1. El Sacrificio
2. Al Amanecer
3. Niña Yahel

Photo by: Arturo Rodríguez Torija

Original Resource is The Vinyl Factory