Going Home

Carlos Niño & Friends – Going Home
DIGITAL Oct 20th, VINYL late fall

total runtime: 31min
Revered Producer / Musician Carlos Niño engages
the 5th album in his ongoing& Friends series with
Going Home, a definitive sixsong odyssey in tribute
to passing from the earthly realmfeaturing
Deantoni Parks, Dexter Story, Jamael Dean,
Josh Johnson, Miguel AtwoodFerguson,
SK Kakraba, and New Age Legend Iasos.

Going Home Record Release Party / Performance
Friday, October 20th at The World Stage

November 2017 – On Tour Opening for
and Dueting with Laraaji

08/11/17 Berlin, DE Kiezsalon ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Laraaji
10/11/17 Antwerp, BE Het Bos ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Laraaji
11/11/17 Eupen, BE Alter Schlachthof ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Laraaji
12/11/17 The Hague, NL Rewire ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Laraaji
13/11/17 Dublin, IE Sugar Club ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Laraaji
16/11/17 Aarhus, DK Tape ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Laraaji
18/11/17 Hamburg, DE Kampnagel ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Laraaji
19/11/17 London, UK Cafe Oto ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Laraaji
21/11/17 Perguia, IT Chiesa di S. Bevignate ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Laraaji
22/11/17 Rome, IT La Fine ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Laraaji
24/11/17 Torino, IT Magazzini sul Po ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Laraaji
25/11/17 Florence, IT Sala Vanni ‘Sun Dreaming’ w/ Laraaji

photo Brian Tamborello


Opio – Wounded Healer / Galvanometer


*total runtime 17 min (vinyl) / 22 min (digital)
*digital includes exclusive “Mountain Sage” and “Galvanometer 2nd” instrumentals
*cover art by Felix Jackson Jr.

*Two new songs from Opio of Souls of Mischief / Hieroglyphics – three versions each so that’s six tracks total, all produced by Dakim. The other song “Wounded Healer” features Homeboy Sandman (and Terence McKenna).
*Mixed and mastered w. Matthewdavid at Stones Throw Studios.

Opio (foreground), Dakim (background). photo: Ari Berger


Kiefer – Kickinit Alone

*total runtime: 36min
*cassetteexclusive hidden bonus bootleg jazz track
*polo shirt concept from Kiefer and Chris Hund

Californian keyboardist & beatmaker Kiefer (birthname Kiefer Shackelford) drops his debut LP on LR. Catch Kiefer crushing the stage NOW in the touring Mndsgn LIVE trio (Ringgo, Swarvy, Kiefer). “Kickinit Alone” is available now via our partners at Stones Throw Records.

photo Robb Klassen

LR090 –
Bene’s World

Benedek – Bene’s World

*total runtime 39min
*cover art from Dyami O’Brien

Get 2 know Nicky Benedek: a producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DJ. His compositions bridge the nebulous territories of house, boogie, hip-hop, jazz-fusion and experimental new age.

Born and bred in Los Angeles, Benedek began pulling inspiration from the city’s structural and visual dichotomies at a young age. He picked up a guitar at 9 years-old, taking note of any and all sonic surroundings, from prevalent West Coast G-funk to the synthesized sound effects in video games to a Herbie Hancock record pulled from his dad’s collection. Amongst a complex set of influences, funk took a hold on his heart by high school.

Bene’s World is Benedek’s second Leaving Records release, following last year’s Coolin’ EP as well as a full-length debut on the influential Peoples Potential Unlimited label. His catalogue also includes collaborations with Dam-Funk, Delroy Edwards and Tom Noble. Recorded between his Koreatown studio and the West LA home he grew up in, Bene’s World captures the characteristically-LA mingling of urban action and canyon seclusion.

photo: Robb Klassen