LR063
-Raw Fruit Vol.4



LR063
Ras G – Raw Fruit Vol. 4
ltd 300 cassettes ($10) + digital
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Ras G is one of the definitive producers of the Los Angeles beat scene, a co-founder of the Poo-Bah label, and hip-hop producer who digs probably deeper than any into the worlds of free jazz, jazz fusion and afrofuturism.

Raw Fruit was conceived as a 4-part beat tapes which Leaving Records began releasing in 2013.

The music is stream of consciousness hip-hop production made at Ras G’s Spacebase studio, all raw loops made from samplers (SP303/404 and MPC 2000XL). As the producer puts it, “freestyle beats I make to smoke weed to. I just make em, record em, and on to the next one, no rules.”

The “raw fruit” theme stems from G’s attention to wellness and a raw, vegetarian diet. Do the Right Thing was the inspiration for the design created by Seth Ferris. The proposed tag line never made the cut, “Do the Ripe Thing – a Ras G Joint,” but we still love it.

Each volume has been released as a limited edition cassette and digital download. Vinyl edition of Raw Fruit 3-4 will be released in Fall 2015.

Raw Fruit Vol. 1 (Cassette SOLD OUT)
Raw Fruit Vol. 2 (Cassette SOLD OUT)
Raw Fruit Vol. 3 (Cassette SOLD OUT)
Raw Fruit Vol. 4 Cassette

Raw Fruit Vol. 1-2 LP SOLD OUT
Raw Fruit Vol. 3-4 LP Coming Fall 2015


LR058
-a n a k


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LR058
yuk – a n a k
Advance cassette release now ($10), vinyl & digital available 06.23
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*total runtime 33min
*ltd. cassette edition of 300
*vinyl edition includes wax-exclusive “c o l l a g e” material.
*art by: Kristian Henson

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A n a k is the second full-length from Los Angeles-based underground, ambient beat producer Chad Valencia, aka yuk, a founding member of My Hollow Drum DJ collective.

Valencia is also co-founder and head chef of rising Filipino pop-up restaurant Lasa. (See: “New wave of gives Filipino food a modern spin” – LA Weekly.)

After many years of keeping his passion for culinary arts separate from his personal musical output, a n a k represents a fusion of the two as cultural movements that share the same inspiration.

This is yuk’s second full-length album, following a d w a, released by Leaving Records in 2010.


LR056
-Growing Wild


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LR056
High Wolf – Growing Wild
Vinyl ($18), CS ($10), Digital ($7)
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*total runtime 36min, cassette 46min
*ltd. cassette edition of 300 w. tapeonly trackA Shadow of Contemplation
*art by Kristian Henson

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World traveler and psychedelic musician High Wolf introduces the experimental world electro album Growing Wild. The prolific French producer’s latest album will be released June 8, 2015, by Leaving Records on vinyl, cassette, and digital.

“The sounds are those of a celebration of life and fraternity, the colors are warm like an african dress, feelings are positive and strong, thoughts are accelerating and multiplying the same way the universe is expanding.”
– High Wolf

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“WILD AT HEART” VIDEO BY ADAM FERRISS


LR061
-A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended in the Darkness


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LR061
Smurphy
A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended in the Darkness
CASSETTE – $10
DIGITAL – $10
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total runtime: 35min
ltd. cassette of 300 copies, artwork by Smurphy

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Meet Smurphy – producer, singer, performer, and integral member of Mexico City’s premier underground collective NAAFI

“…the album is all about love… love is not only pink ribbons and sugar, it is a living thing, it is sudden, it is insane.”
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