Here’s a look at Kutmusic’s musical output in 2016, which amounted to more than twenty releases and included digital albums, singles, compilations, CDs and even a limited edition vinyl!
We started the year with Peluqueria Hernandez‘s “Mamboo” and later released one of the singles in a spanish version, i.e. “Solo (Version Especial en Español)”
After digitally issuing two singles by italian alt/post-rock combo Pugaciov sulla luna our relationship grew to include the digital release of both their epononymous debut EP and their “Freestanding” album.
We also welcomed to our roster the alternative rock band Furoris Causa to our roster with “Snow in the Park”, put out Rufus Penta‘s second groovy album, “Compensation” and were really happy to release new music from an old acquaintance, i.e. Kites Underwater‘s single “Data to Sod”.
Eclectic jazz masters NAD (Niù Abdominaux Dangereux) were also quite active this year: on International Jazz Day, Kutmusic released a new version of their late 80s guest-laden masterwork “Ghosts (Remaster 2016)” and later a new politically loaded single, “M.R. Go Home!”, featuring Nicola Canteri.
During 2016 Kutmusic also released a series of digital singles by jazz greats, starting with the late Toots Thielemans, which was followed by Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson and Charlie Parker. And in november we dipped our toes (again) into reggae with Prince Buster & The Blue Beats’ classic Independence Song.
We also published three compilations, “Dancefloor Cuts”, the fourth volume of “30 Chillhouse, Lounge & Electronic Trax” and a new Kutmusic sampler, “Summer Beats & Adriatic Vibes”.
The last months of 2016 were mostly devoted to two very important projects.
The first is the return of italian electro-synth-pop band RADAR. We offered an appetizer in april with the single “Plastic People” and in november made available their “re-pop”, in digital and as a digipak CD.
The second project, which we hope to release very soon, is a collector item, a limited picture disc vinyl capturing a 1977 live performance of Iggy Pop featuring David Bowie. It’s titled “Cleveland ’77”, and you can still preorder through our partner Qrates!