Kerem Akdag drops impressive LP for the ever evolving Dimensions label

Istanbul native Kerem Akdag delivers a fantastic debut album today for the Dimensions label – an imprint born from the supreme festival staged in Croatia.

Kerem’s self titled album follows several other essential 12″s featuring club ready weapons by artists from around the globe. The selection of familiar names and up and coming producers has been varied and expertly curated so far on the label. And in tandem with the festival – which is also continually bringing a wide musical spectrum and unique vision – 2018 looks like it will be a huge year for Dimensions. This year’s festival line up is again bursting at the seams with world class bookings and an intuitive programming that sets the collective apart from all others. WTM will be bringing more on what’s to come on the label’s next releases, but expect that consistency and high standard that the brand is famed for. Where the label will go next is an exciting prospect. The first release on the label featured two of the highlights of last summer: Mim Suleiman’s Pole Pole and Alma Negra’s Onga. It was on this first Dimensions Recordings release, An Introduction Part 1, where many first heard Kerem on the cut Getdownsoclose. The whole EP was a showcase of the international sounds that the label, as well as the festival, continues to champion.

Between the first release and Kerem’s, the label has covered electro, dub techno, house and more, featuring European and American artists that have impressed at Dimensions festival and numerous events. Now it is the turn of the Turkish artist to shine. This fifth release has already pricked the interest of influential fans such as Gilles Peterson and similarly minded selectors. Understandably so, as Kerem’s music trips through jazz, soul and funk through to house techno and left leaning electronica.

It’s been flying out already since its release – for a listen and to grab one, visit Kerem’s bandcamp.

Africa Seven label feature

Check out the latest World Treasures Music show on Kmah Radio.

Featuring exclusive new material from the forthcoming Dimensions label, Esa’s bass rumbler on Dekmental, Balearic’s Social’s latest from Mori Ra, a jazz dancer from the newly reissued Rubén González LP, dopeness from Heavenly Sweetness’ latest Beach Diggin’ compilation and a full hour of reissues and remixes from  Africa Seven.

Hour 1:

(1) Mim Suleiman – Pole Pole (forthcoming on new Dimension label: An Introduction Part 1)  (2) Universo – Umhlaba  (3) Alma Negra – Onga (forthcoming on new Dimension label: An Introduction Part 1)  (4) Esa & NarchBeats – Blast (ft. Pendo Zawose) (Dekmantel)  (5) Komodo Kolektif – Night Of The Leyak (new on Invisible Inc.)  (6) Mori Ra – Chuva (Balearic Social)  (7) Ruben Gonzalez – Cumbanchero  (8) Jemaa – Bob Marley (from Beach Diggin’ Volume 4)  (9) O.R.E.A. – Desintegration-France (from Beach Diggin’ Volume 4)  (10) Sue Barker – Love To The People (from Beach Diggin’ Volume 4)

Hour 2:

Africa Seven feature

(11) AKA – Shake Me

(12) Pasteur Lappe – Na Real Sekele Fo Ya

(13) Ifang Bondi – Atis-A-Tis

(14) Sory Bamba – Kanaga 78

(15) African Black – Nzango

(16) Ekambi Brilliant – Africa Africa

(17) Afro National – Jokenge (IG Culture Edit)

(18) Ekambi Brilliant – Soul Castle (Silkie Edit Over Dub)

(19) M Bamina – Mosi Zole (EVM Edit Overdub)

(20) Manu Dibango – Les Cavaliers (Plaid Edit Over Dub)

(21) Bunzu Soundz – Zinabu (Moody Boyz Edit Refix)

(22) Manu Dibango – Big Blow