SAMH : WE HAVE BEEN HERE FOREVER / HEARD IT WAS BEAUTIFUL (REMIX) CATNO: SAV024
Written & produced by Samh “We Have Been Here Forever” tells a tale of love & the universe a soulful dream-like trip of whimsy which makes to flashback to those long summer evenings with your closest compadres,
The lyrics depict these idyllic moments in time that we all experience in our lives that seem to be internal. Reflecting on the work of Alan Watts and Nagarjuna the song explores the middle of existence and non-existence, never and always, everything and nothing.
The single is also accompanied by the funk fueled Remix produced by labelmate Savvy aka Asaviour who also lends a vocal duties to the track unleashing a profound yet abstract verse about intangle.. You just got to hear it…
SAVVY : ENDURANCE / THE WAR OF ART CATNO: SAV023
On Endurance Savvy breaks down what it takes to be self-made & survive the music industry and I guess life.. accompanied by the supreme talent of vocalist Aisha Zoe, together they put the world to rights over an infectious melodic club stomper. Aisha sings “ Are you ready, to endure, ready to reach out more, ready to take on board commitment for this endurance” The track is a heartfelt testament to determination, focus and downright stubbornness.
Not finished there Savvy calls upon some unexpected allies in the form of emcees Llyod, Teddy Bearface, Confucius Mc, Deeflux, Kemetstry, Genesis Elijah, Kilo & Gen Uchiha on the accompanying track “The War Of Art” together they fire off bars over this bass heavy beast of a posse cut.
SAMH : GLOWINLOW CATNO: SAV022
Samh has been experimenting with an unusual folk-coloured sound for almost 10 years. The latest EP features a collection of instruments including 80’s keyboards, a handmade xylophone, wind-up clock chimes, soft synths and Turkish skin drums. All this accompanies his masterful guitar playing and effortlessly odd timings. Glowinglow uses textures and lyrical landscapes to conjure up the fuzzy, dreamlike moments of human existence. The songs remind you of first loves, warm summers, grassy meadows, deep conversations and the occasional spiritual transcendence.
ZOEY BROOK JACKSON : CABARET CATNO: SAV021
Cabaret takes you on a journey through the trials and tribulations of artistry it serves as an ode to all artists pursuing their dream, it also hides a darker truth, what that exactly is, you’ll have to listen to find out…
Produced by label mate Savvy aka Asaviour his production brings a jazzy yet funky swing track, deep bass lines with an anthemic trumpet line that kicks in on the huge chorus.
SAMH : WE ARE NOT PHYSICAL CATNO: SAV020
Written & produced by the man himself “We Are Not Physical” maintains Samh’s unusual folk-coloured sound but in a psychedelic disco-esque way. ‘A flower blooms and the clouds crack’ starts this song’s ethereal dreamlike lyrical landscape only to claim later ‘maybe we exist and maybe we do not’. The combination of masterful guitar playing, effortlessly odd timings and vocals wailed from mountain tops are sure to lure you into a mellow daze.
LISA LUXX : GIRL GANG CATNO: SAV019
Girl Gang is here to bring sisters together in high vibes. Lisa says: “During the first Women’s March I blasted big tunes like Beyoncé’s Formation and Princess Nokia’s Tomboy through a moving sound system. We’ve been through a lot, and women are working so hard on building a better world, so the least we deserve is to dance through the uprising. The oomph of energy and the joy it brought to resistance during that protest is what inspired me to write this song.”
SAVVY : THE HOUR OF THE WOLF (HUDDWINK) CATNO: SAV018
“The Hour Of The Wolf” a single lifted from his new album “The Battle For Hearts & Minds” written & produced by himself. The tracks sees Savvy triumphantly reclaiming its place as one of the hip hop scenes G.O.A.T.S with this “arm on the sleeve” lyrical & musical onslaught. Riding roughshod over this uptempo hip hop anthem.
SAVVY : THE BATTLE FOR HEARTS AND MINDS CATNO: SAV017
Savvy, AKA Asaviour, releases his long anticipated LP the Battle For Hearts & Minds featuring guest appearances from a range of artist & musicians DJ IQ aka Luke Storey, Aisha Zoe, Lisa Luxx, Ben Maron, Therealdemo, Dj Madhandz, Jon1st, Jade America, and more…
SAVVY : IN THE PURSUIT OF… CATNO: SAV016
Savvy returns, this time he delivers a dark, murky, thumping banger picking through religion, global economics, the media & fakes news & more.. tapping into the general feeling of mistrust we’re all experiencing in these days and times.
In The Pursuit Of… is another intriguing chapter in this TBFHAM Movement.
SABIRA JADE : LAW OF ATTRACTION / BACK TO ZERO CATNO: SAV015
Law of Attraction is an impassioned call to the universe and the energies around and within us all. A futuristic sound with a sensual soul while Back to Zero is a laid back stream of consciousness about the cyclic nature of life an exploration of the freedom of starting over again and again.
Her ethereal yet soulful voice sweeps over the tracks teetering between the uplifting and the bittersweet, the enigmatic yet lucid poetry holds onto hope expressing it with every note!
SAVVY: THE ONLY WAY I KNOW FT MALCOLM CARSON CATNO: SAV014
Written and produced by the man himself and featuring the insane vocal talents of Malcolm Carson, lead singer of group Tape The Radio. Savvy comments: “The Only Way I know is a relentless ode to never giving in. Pushing until you feel you have nothing left, and then picking yourself up again and pushing until your heart bursts” Emotional, provocative, inspirational and ultimately unrelenting lyrics are the order of the day here. As soon as the drums thunder into action you know Savvy is back with a vengeance. The electrifying guitar riff and synth lifts you up and doesn’t let go. The track is hair raising stuff from start to finish from this northern powerhouse and merely just the beginning of his onslaught of new music.
ZOEY BROOK JACKSON: SIREN FEAT SAVVY CATNO: SAV013
Siren is an up-tempo modern day reworking of an old folk tale. Believe it or not the track sits somewhere between ‘Florence and the Machine’ and ‘The Ghostface Killer’. The mood is darkly melodic with a funky and eccentric twist. The verses contain a fragile, pensive feel as brass fares sound out the imminent and beautiful demise of the songs male protagonist. Layers of vocals and intricate harmonies collide, the depth of sound resemble waves crashing over your ears. The musical drama remains fast-paced and enticing especially when the huge chorus kicks in. Produced by Savvy (aka Asaviour), who also lends his vocal talents in the form of a cameo.
VARIOUS ARTISTS: HIGHEST FREQUENCY CATNO: SAV012
Highest Frequency is a sonic journey into the continuum of electronic beat music. This is a global record, influenced by global sounds; Instrumental Hip Hop, IDM, Garage, Jungle and Dub. The producers showcased on the compendium hail from Huddersfield, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and Bristol in the UK as well as Germany, Spain, the US and Mexico. Past digital compositions have informed its creation, and a desire to inspire the future unfolding musical expression of consciousness will be its legacy
SAVVY FT THE LINDLEY INFANT SCHOOL CHOIR: WHAT WE REALLY NEED CATNO: SAV011
Savvy backed by his band the Savoir~Faire have collaborated with The Lindley Infant School Choir on this soulful, heartfelt number in which Savvy puts the world to rights, all topped off with the angelic tones of the choir this one might just tug at your heart strings!! click the link below to get a free (limited time only) download of the single.
SAVVY FT ATHLETE & BLOC PARTY: POWERSKILLS EP CATNO: SAV010
The ultra-catchy tune produced by Camp America sees Savvy collaborate with Athlete’s Joel Pott, who lends his vocal talents and Russell Lissack from Bloc Party who is on guitar duty, The result is a unique fusion of jazz- spiced indie Brit Hop. The package includes remixes by Masters of None, Noji and Sticky Edit.
VARIOUS ARTISTS: HIGHEST FREQUENCY – Prelude EP CATNO: SAV009
Saving Grace Music introduces Highest Frequency: The Electronic Beats Compendium. Collecting precious gems mined from the deepest recesses of the hearts and minds of an eclectic group of producers, here emerges the resulting compilation of musical treasures. As an overture to the forthcoming album, we proudly present a delicious and enticing taster of what is to come, with the Highest Frequency Prelude EP. Highest Frequency is a selection of electronic music from independent and unknown artists who possess undeniable musical gifts. This project was born from a desire to stand as a platform for their music, and is dedicated to all creative people everywhere.
PRIDE FT STAC : THE RIGHT IDEA CATNO: SAV008
Featuring North West London based rapper Pride & produced by Savvy aka Asaviour the track is lifted from Savvy’s Play To Win vol.3 mixtape. Prides laid back yet quick-fire flow is a fresh perspective on this generations selection of emcees, his witty yet conscious wordplay makes Prides performance entertaining from start to finish. Pride is also joined on the track by soulful leftfield songstress Stac who delivers beautiful chorus that is both ambitious and totally understandable at that the same time. Her intoxicating harmonies combine to take the track to real heights. The single comes as a EP bundle with awesome remixes from: DJ Q, Noji, Tony Phorse & The Whiteboys and XLII.
SAVVY FT TAPE THE RADIO : WHILE THE WATER FALLS CATNO: SAV007
While The Water Falls is Savvy’s second single lifted from his brilliant Play To Win vol3 CD. This new offering is a moody yet up tempo jazzy foot stomper with a touch of a reggae sauce, sound crazy right? Produced by Savvy once again he shows his ability to create worldclass production that defys his humble uk hip hop beginnings. With vocals from Tape The Radio frontman Malcom Carson he delivers sublime yet heartbreaking performance that takes you through the age old story of mis-placed trust, unsettled arguments and the general messy nature that often comes with the territory of a relationship in its demise. Savvy, yet again, manages to draw on darker topics but his clever lyricism & wordplay ensure the track is excruciatingly easy to listen to and distinctly catchy.
SAVVY : JAILBIRDS & JAILBAIT CATNO: SAV006
Lifted from Savvy’s recently released Play To Win vol3 mixtape Jailbirds & Jailbait is a subversive throwback Hip Hop track. The humorous often dark wordplay and and vivid story telling paint us a twisted picture of life up “norf” Its all set to a soundtrack of what we can only describe as Miss Marpel meets Ghostface Killer. Savvy is also joined by talented Jack Flash an artist blazing a trail at the forefront of the UK Hip Hop scene right now with his album Progression. He puts the icing on the cake with chorus that sums up the track expertly “Its a stress filled place, full of treadmill days, make a killing of a raise, but the rents still late….” …. this is twisted comedy hip-hop film noir…enjoy.
SAVVY : PLAY TO WIN VOL.3 CATNO: SAV005CD
Emcee/producer Savvy aka Asaviour delivers the third & final instalment of the outstanding ‘Play To Win’ series the underlying Monika for the project is “Adapt or Die” and never has a title been so apt for such a wonderful artist. Here you’ll find remixes from Savvy himself alongside the likes of Gorillaz, Dillon Francis, CSS and more, plus exclusive tracks with DJ IQ, Stac, TBear, Jack Flash & Gen Uchiha, he proceeds to unveil his future sounds. Requisite lyricism & world-class production are the order of the day here, hes no longer hinting at his worldwide potential he makes it quite obvious to see.
ASAVIOUR & DJ IQ : NO DAYS OFF (AKIRA KITESHI REMIX) CATNO: SAV004
No Days Off the remix produced by the one and only Akira Keteshi Which is an absolute club smasher detuned synths, aggressive arrpeggiator, sub sonic bass and absolutely no quantize are the order of the day here, trust us this ones killer! Lifted from the recently released smash album The A loop Theory “ NO Days Off” featuring Sir Smurf Lil & TB. The track is being championed by DJ MK (Kiss FM/Roots Manuva) and has received solid support from Sarah Love (BBC 1Xtra / MTV) as well as many internet & Pirate Stations Like Solar, Pyro, Selector, Diesel Radio etc.
ASAVIOUR & DJ IQ: THE A LOOP THEORY CATNO: SAV003CD
The A Loop Theory is a collaborative project between Asaviour & DJ IQ. They have combined there productions skills an album of epic proportions create in a eclectic soundscape rooted in Hip Hop but incorporating Soul, Funk, Electronica Rock, Jazz, Blues, Grime, R&B & Dubstep. With Asaviour & DJ IQ handling production and main vocals by Asaviour and many high class guests this album is a shear leap forward from the material you’ve already heard from the pair, Alongside the Album comes a limited edition bonus CD featuring remixes from a number of extremely talented artists from across the country from a number of different genres like House, Glitch Hop, Electro & Grime. The boys just wanted to expose some of the talent in this country that a lot of people may not have heard of. This disk should also intrigue & entertain you just like the original album..
ASAVIOUR : LUST LETTERS CATNO: SAV002DL
Following on from the success of the Play to Win 2 CD we bring you one of the standout tracks from the mixtape the Lust Letters (RMX) produced by up and coming hitmaker Apatight of Ground Wurk Entertainment. The original version appeared on the Superb debut album from Asaviour “The Borrowed Ladder” which gained huge critical acclaim from a large selection of press & rotation from DJ’s like Giles Petterson, DJ MK, Rodney P & Skitz, DJ Greenpeace, Ras Kwame, Mr Thing and Sarah Love to name a few. This new up tempo hip hop banger is set to up the ante again, this track is a cheeky, witty sometimes raw observation of kudos and the karma sutra, separating the queens and the skets is the process. Ultra dramatic piano stabs, pounding classic hip hop drums sit perfectly alongside an infectious bassline. The truly astounding cuts are by Dj Millagram, which sound as if they took weeks to create, though we get the feeling this dude does this stuff in his sleep. Smatterings of Eddy Murphy, Jeru The Damaja, J Dilla & Classic blue movies make this a lesson for a wannabe djs thinking there gods gift to the turntables.
ASAVIOUR : PLAY TO WIN VOL.2 CATNO: SAV002CD
You know the name!!! , if not you’re seriously sleeping. After the tremendous success of the Play To Win volume 1 and arguably one of the best albums of 2006 The Borrowed Ladder on Lowlife Records Savvy’s back with another murderous instalment of the Play To Win saga, Play To Win volume 2. Produced/ Hosted by Asaviour and mixed by Dj IQ the mixtape boasts a huge host of guests appearances, remixes, exclusives and rarities from TB, DJ IQ, Ric Branson, Jehst, Sir Smurf Lil, Last Skeptik, Dubbledge, Kaspa, Verb T, Yungun, Micall Parkinsun, Apatight, Jack Flash, Evil Ed and many more believe us when we say this is statement of intent! The Mix is cut and scratched to perfection by DMC Champ & Super Producer extraordinaire DJ IQ The man who brought you 2007s smash hit 8Bars Of Fire now applies his production talents to the mixtape exclusive The Aim. He also combines his production skills with Asaviour’s on the exclusive Venom in the Blood feat Verb T.
ASAVIOUR : THE BORROWED LADDER CATNO: LOW43/SAV
You know him as Jehst’s partner in crime and from this string of Hip Hop hits: ‘People Under the Weather’, ‘Adventures in New Bohemia (remix)’, ‘Monotony’, ‘Money in the Bank’ and of course ‘The Homecoming’.
Since his phenomenal entrance into the UK hip hop game in 2001 it’s been nothing but heat from the big man from Huddersfield, receiving airplay from DJs like Giles Peterson (Radio 1), Excalibah, Ras Kwame (1Xtra), Dan Greenpeace, A diverse album that embraces all types of Hip Hop, it still swings easily from the warm emotion of Evil ED’s ‘Field of Dreams’ to the raw fury of ‘Bangers N Mash’. This album delivers musically, lyrically and emotionally, lovingly crafted by an artist that loves his music. Enjoy.
ASAVIOUR : PLAY TO WIN VOL.1 CATNO: SAV001
Asaviour made his stamp on the smash ‘People Under the Weather’ by Jehst and featured on a succession of smash 12’s and EPs working with names like Jehst, Kyza, Kashmere, Verb T, Yungun, DJ IQ Mr Thing and numerous others. To say this mix-cd is varied is an understatement; it travels from Old and New classics from uk front runners like Rodney P and Braintax to exclusive remix’s, radio spots up and coming talent and sneak previews of material from his astounding new album. But please make no mistake this is more than just a pre-cursor to his debut “The Borrowed Ladder” this is a mixtape of mammoth proportions, with over 30 tracks deep and over 70 minutes long its quite obvious that he and DJ IQ have done something special here.