EE006 – This Day EP
01 | Pomslap
02 | Smooth & Silke
03 | Bofhaun
04 | Dwang
05 | This Day
06 | Summerscent
Artwork by Victor Robyn.
Release date: 15th April 2013 (vinyl + digital).
Hailing from Antwerp, Pomrad is the 23-year-old electronic savant and jazz trained keyboardist and producer whose second EP, “This Day” is built around his new school re-imaging of synth-addled boogie, funk and hip hop that delivers a sound of a true virtuoso musician. At Red Bull’s Elektropedia Awards 2012, Pomrad was nominated for Artist of the Year, Breakthrough Artist, Best Live Act and Best Album.
EE005 – Friday Comes (The Re-Manuva)
01 | Friday Comes (The Re-Manuva) Feat.Roots Manuva & Roses Gabor
02 | Friday Comes (The Re-Manuva : Bobby Evans Remix) Feat.Roots Manuva & Roses Gabor
03 | Oh She Falls (Swede:art Remix)
Artwork by twenty%extra.
Release date: 10th December 2012 (digital).
Roots Manuva stamps his authority on “Friday Comes”, embellishing the riddim with trademark panache whilst Widows’s very own Bobby Evans flexes wild digi-dancehall low end and marching military drum manoeuvres and RBMA alumnus Swede:art blesses “Oh She Falls” with sophisticated ig’nance – all cascading arps, womb-like pads and shoulder lean drums.
EE004 – Love She Wants EP
01 | Friday Comes Feat. Roses Gabor
02 | Oh She Falls
03 | Love she Wants
04 | Interlude Part 2
05 | Columbo Loves
06 | A Vibe For Chrissy
07 | Atonement
Artwork by twenty%extra.
Release date: 17th September 2012 (digital).
The Insomniax are Kai Gama (Mark Anderson) and Dr Sydney Velvet or just plain DSV (James Anderson). Born out of a screenplay written by Kai Gama, and with the theme of needing to be loved at its heart, the “Love She Wants” EP follows the narrative an unsuspecting girl’s point of view. The cinematic EP features Roses Gabor; the fellow up and coming south London talent who’s also provided vocals for Gorillaz’s “Dare” and SBTRKT’s “Pharaohs”.
EE003 – Widows EP
A1 | Croc
A2 | Don’t Start None
A3 | How I Really Be feat. Micah James & Nash
B1 | Unsigned Hype
B2 | Lucifer
B3 | On Lock
“You might not have heard of Widows, but that’s ok. After talking with them for a solid hour in what was supposed to be a 20 minute interview, what I can tell you with an unassailable degree of certainty is that you’re missing out on two of the headiest and unconventional people working in music today.” – Chris Nelson for MagneticMag.com
Earnest Endeavours’s third EP comes from the cult New York and Los Angeles experimental MC and producer duo of Jimmy Jams and Bobby Evans aka Widows. Their self titled “Widows” EP is a wildly creative debut release of drums, raps and electronics that sounds like the future but uncannily like a distant past – utopian, poetic, bass-driven music underpinned by the utter freedom of creative expression.
MMXII. LDN / LA / NYC
EE001x – Our Nest Vol. 1 Compilation
01 | SelfSays - This Year
02 | Darkhouse Family – Frosted Flakes
03 | The Insomniax – Daydreaming
04 | Widows – Live Like Lions
05 | B. Bravo – Swang
06 | The Insomniax – I Saw Her
07 | J Todd – Centimeter
08 | Widows – 7.62
09 | mfp – Light-Minded
10 | SelfSays – Parting Gifts (Shigeto’s 1999 Remix)
11 | KiEnRa – Nangijala
The zip includes 320 MP3s, GIF artwork and a full inlay with profiles on all the artists featured on Our Nest Vol. 1.
Artwork by Aerosyn-Lex.
Release date: 17th April 2012 (digital).
Gilles Peterson had invited us to deliver a mix for his Worldwide International show and the first attempt was a super tight, yet straight down the line mix of bangers that were in constant rotation for that month – a mix of inspiration tracks and untitled MP3 heaters we’d dug deep from the cosmos, mixed by the mighty Alex Patchwork.
But for some reason it just didn’t feel right, so we canned it. We decided to focus inwards on the Earnest Endeavours worldwide fam, all the artists that we wanted to support and had been making plans to collaborate and release their records over the past two years/next two years. We’re hyped that EE reps Tokyo to Detroit, Cardiff to Tartu, Los Angeles to San Francisco, New York and of course London. A diverse collective of artists making music that is some of the most exciting and inspiring – to us.
EE002 – In & Out EP
A1 | Take On The World feat. Om’Mas Keith
A2 | Red Leather
A3 | Sticky Trees (Interlude) feat. Vanity Jay
B1 | Tartan Paint
B2 | Snaggletooth
B3 | Like No Other feat. B. Bravo
B4 | In & Out (Reprise)
*digital exclusive | Sticky Trees (Greeen Linez remix )
Artwork by the mighty Aerosyn-Lex.
Release date: 27th February 2012 (vinyl + digital).
Although Darkhouse Fam might be a new name to some, Don Leisure (Aly Jamal) and Metabeats (Che Ahmed) have definitely paid their dues, with over two decades worth of music production experience under their collective belts. Whilst the Barry-based Metabeats was a local garage star, with a Cardiff residency and Ibiza stints DJing with The Dream Team at 16-years-old, Cardiff’s Don Leisure has grown from a Rephlex-inspired electronica producer to drum ‘n’ bass badman, working at Valve alongside Dillinja and Lemon D. The duo met through both gaining and spotting each other’s mutual press in 2008 and started banging out pure danger music together as Darkhouse Fam. They’ve since played Glastonbury, supported Ghostface and made their US debut in San Francisco alongside Mary Anne Hobbs, Gonjasufi and Joy Orbison.
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EE001 – Kiss ‘n’ Tell EP
A1 | Kiss ‘n’ Tell feat. Zackey Force Funk
A2 | Right on Time feat. The Gent$
B1 | Substance feat. Lady Alma
B2 | Swang
B3 | Right on Time (Synth Dub)
Artwork by Aerosyn-Lex.
Release date: 24th October 2011 (vinyl + digital).
San Francisco’s B. Bravo aka Adam Mori, is cited by the likes of Dam-Funk, as one of the driving forces of the West Coast Modern Funk Movement. B. Bravo is the consummate creative and multi-instrumentalist who has built on his experience as a member of the veteran Bay Area live funk 10-piece The Bayonics, into his inimitable solo productions and full force live shows with the Analogue Starship.
MMXI. LDN / SF
JAMS F. KENNEDY
EE00X – A Heart-Breaking Work of Swagger and G Ness
Recorded by Jams F. Kennedy in NYC. Curated and mixed by Patchwork Pirates in LDN & engineered by Bobby Evans on the Doomsday Machine in LA.
On 19th January 2011 we celebrated our debut physical release, a limited edition mixtape (CD/digital). A 29-track opus that we hand-screenprinted the covers at a Tecate and paint session with our good friends at Hit+Run with hand-finished inlays. The second run was printed by London’s Known. All original verses from Jams featuring beats by Nosaj Thing to devonwho, Bobby Valentino to Ramadanman. Jams is one half of Widows, with Bobby Evans.
Earnest Endeavours launched with a US West Coast tour in August 2010 with dates in Los Angeles (Low End Theory, Cinespace Tuesdays, OBEY Radio @ The Crosby) featuring Patchwork Pirates & Widows and San Francisco with Patchwork Pirates & B. Bravo (Surefire Sound, Temple SF).
MMXI. LDN / NYC / LA