Den of a Thief

Den of a Thief by Team Lambeth

The idea of this Team Lambeth single is a tantalising one: dust down the kit used on their first two singles for Maeg, Strange Paradise/Slow Release and Leftie Raver, but add hair-metal guitar for some stratospheric euphoria. The Teamsters have not just endured but prospered since their 90s heyday by redeploying this familiar bag of signifiers – muscular beats, upfront synths and unusual leads – to reliable effect.

Kicking off with steady stream of knee-jerk synth-stabs which flare into a mêlée of sub-bass and guitar strutting pomposity. Den of a Thief is one effective and super-obvious, paean to dancing, rewinding the 90s exactingly.

All in Den of a Thief moves TL’s sound on from the menace-eyed to the swirly-eyed with a track that would unite crate-diggers with heady “acieeed” squelchers, guitar meat-eaters with millennial, vegan balearics. There are no superstar guests this time, no rappers , no weird, waif-like Norwegian singers… just a more-banging-than-average tune that speaks for itself.

 

Strange Paradise/Slow Release

Strange Paradise/Slow Release by Team Lambeth

The 90s bass heads return – with a trip to a Strange Paradise and its a heavy, heavy trip… threatening and electrically charged beats rule the day – b side – Slow Release gives you a chance to relax.

 

Leftie Raver

Leftie Raver by Team Lambeth

Few producers embody London’s complex relationship with the mainstream as fully as Team Lambeth. Whilst making an innately engaging and accessible noise, they still have a knack of creating a distinct unease with their canon, a menacing chirrup if you like. This menacing chirrup is the constant sub-text that restates the roots of ragga-house, grimey hip-hop and other super, slimey hyphenated sounds that persist in defining the capital.

From the outset Leftie Raver channels a pressure from the marshes of Hackney to the wetlands of Barnes via the backgarden views of the London Overground system.

 

Riketté on Sky News

27th May 2017

When you get on the news… and for all the right reasons… live at lunchtime with Riketté featured at a free concert at London Royal Festival Hall foyer

 

Rikette CD – Promo Edition

23rd March 2017

Promo Edition of 50 Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

  • Strictly limited to 50 copies this promotional CD of Riketté’s debut album was manufactured for her opening performance at Women of the World Festival at the Southbank, London UK premiere venue in March 2017 – WE SHIP WORLDWIDE. 
  • Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.ships out within 2 days
  • Was edition of 50 and there are now 10 remaining – £8 each incl. pp
  • SOLD OUT – EMAIL FOR RE RUN INFO
 

Riketté at Women of the World festival

8th March 2017

Tomorrow (Thursday) I’ve the pleasure of singing at the Women of the World private dinner! Looking forward to meeting all the participants. 

I’ll also be performing on the first day of the festival! (Friday) ITS FREE and open to the public. Come down 🎉🎉

Check link 👇🏾for deets. 

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/120326-rikette-genesis-2017
 

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19th February 2016

See also:

Earthman – Earthtones Part 2

Earthman – Earthtones Part 1 E.P.

Duggie Fields – Ersatz Gold

Meet Duggie Fields video

U.H.O. – The Stockwell E.P.

Isolated – Simon Christophers

U.H.O. – Secrets & Lies (mixes)

U.H.O. – The One (Remixes)

U.H.O. – Miami Flight and remix

Just Imagine – Duggie Fields, music/art & Liquitex

U.H.O. – Simple Things / Strange Lines

Emmie Ward – Betsey Bobbin (Slight Reprise)

2020 Vision: Maeg Music, Compilation

Read all about it

Duggie Fields – BOOM

Guilo – Upon The Ancient Tracks

Guilo Arcadian Rhythms single

Guilo – Ancient Tracks

Earthman – Emotions (Part 3 EP)

Team Lambeth – Den of a Thief

Earthman – Emotions (Part 2 EP)

Team Lambeth – Strange Paradise/Slow Release

Larry Mison Jnr – Two Sides Of…

The Hellfire Club (UK)

Limited edition Hellfire Club cassettes

Team Lambeth – Leftie Raver single

Larry Mison Jnr – Musique Mison

Larry Mison Jnr – Flashback

Larry Mison Jnr – Listen Real Deep

Larry Mison Jnr – Nightshift

Larry Mison Jnr – Healer

Larry Mison Jnr – Disco/House

Riketté on Sky News

Rikette CD – Promo Edition

Riketté at Women of the World festival

U.H.O – Brazilian Wax

U.H.O. – Kindred Spirits feat Carlton and Rob Lavers

U.H.O. – Something Different feat Andy Willyams

U.H.O. – Ah Insensatez feat Rebecca Carrington

A nice review from la dea bicefala website

Guilo – Incline Thine Ears

Guilo – Guitarra

Acoustic / Electric – Maeg Music, Volume One

LE red Vinyl of Hellfire Clubs In Hammersmith EP

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Banner Ad Rikette

Guilo & Friends – Light and Weight ​/​ Ruby Of Cocundo

Riketté – i​,​i​,​i​.​.​.

Riketté – Next Question

Headstockz – Talking

Guilo – Mulberry Harbour ​/ ​Falaise Pocket

Team Lambeth – Liberty X “Just A Little RMX X2”

Riketté – Miss Leading Happy EP

Emmie Ward arr. Mark Beazley – The Werewolf

Larry Mison Jnr – Flashback (’98 and ’99 versions)

U.H.O. – Where There’s Music feat. Carlton

Re-release for Larry Mison Jnr

U.H.O.

Winston Skerritt – Cider-Man / Mrs Brown

Guilo – Family

Rebecca Carrington – Soliloquy To Tranquility

Riketté – Riketté

Emmie Ward – Fair & Sure

Earthman – Emotions

On this day in history – Riketté interview

Riketté – Drink It In

Emmie Ward singing “Polly Vaughan” live

 

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19th February 2016

 

More Maeg News

i​,​i​,​i​.​.​.

i​,​i​,​i​.​.​. by Riketté

Ahh the beautiful pearly queen that is Riketté – or Kett to her friends. Well that’s shorter than her full name anyway, Riketté Nefertiti Genesis.

So who is Kett? Shes a cussing nanny, a soul-jazz café crooner, a spiky, afro-beat, 2-stepping, Ska’d raver from Lambeth…

And like most people from south London of her age she was a classmate of Adele – but this time its for real – the girl actually was. (not Brit School but proper Secondary, modern like)

True knowledge!

Her Reggae backing vocalist mother and devout Rastafarian father (RIP) brought her up on a strict diet of… well… strictness but that hasnt stopped her from having fun. The real urban alternative.

She been singing and writing songs with ex Yam Who? guitarist and cohort, Simon Christophers, and together they have pulled together the best of two years writing into a clutch of choice cuts and a promising live set.

You won’t know any of Kett’s influences unless you have spent 20 years with your head in a bassbin, but these would be her contemporaries: Jonelle Monae, Santigold, Eliza Doolittle, Laura Mvula, Kelis, Lily Allen and la Winehouse (Recognisable actual influences are: Ella Fitz, SazVaughan, Marcia G, uncle Bobby Nesta etc.)

i,i,i is her first promo single to be released from all of that hard work and comes not only with two original mixes but also with an astonishingly poppy remix from fellow south Londoners, Grand St.

Enjoy.

 

Next Question

Next Question by Riketté

Hot on the heels of last month’s intro to the world of little miss Rikles; she plunges head first and back in time to the finger popping, old school, 90s vibes of Next Question. Lyrically shes got sommat to say to someone, and listen up with lines like “didnt you think I could be something” and a chorus that urges you to simply “not question”. I am sure it isn’t just a hoodie that is making their ears a bit too warm. Replete with additional (and completly awesome) Crownstone re take – it wont be just the weather thats making you shake and shiver. Bass trap business… and LARGE!

The release comes bundled with a first from Maeg – merchandise! Oh yes, you wanna “Go and Get Gone”, well take a peak at the bandcamp page and check the loverly limited, woodblock prints up there for a measley tenner – I arxs you… Go and get one!

 

Maeg Music Catalogue