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Wiley - 100% Publishing - out on Big Dada



wiley 100 Percent Publishing
Wiley - 100% Publishing
(CD/2xLP/Download) Big Dada BDCD180/BD180/BDDNL180, 2011-06-20

Big Dada are very pleased to confirm that we'll be releasing another album by the brilliant, mercurial Wiley. The title, 100% Publishing, was chosen to reflect the fact that for the first time ever, the album is produced and vocalled entirely by Wiley himself. The result is his masterpiece; the freewheeling, uncompromising body of work he's always strived to create. By turns ebullient, reflective and fiery, the lyrics are always masterful, and represent the most cohesively themed Wiley album to date. The first single, Numbers in Action, sees Wiley moving the grime template forward once again, refreshing the genre with an entirely new take. Remixes come from Sticky and Toddla T, and the single is released May 16th. The full album follows on July 4th.

wiley 100 Percent Publishing
Wiley - 100% Publishing
(CD/2xLP/Download) Big Dada BDCD180/BD180/BDDNL180, 2011-06-20

Wiley - Numbers in Action (Radio Edit) by Big Dada Sound

Tracklisting :
01. Information Age
02. 100% Publishing
03. Numbers In Action
04. Boom Boom Da Na
05. Your Intuition
06. I Just Woke Up
07. Wise Man and His Words
08. Pink Lady
09. Yonge Street (1,178 miles long)
10. Up There
11. Talk About Life
12. To Be Continued

Links :
Wiley : facebook | myspace | parisdjs | twitter | wikipedia
Big Dada : official | facebook | french promo agency | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube



Press Release :
Wiley is the Lord Byron of rap. It's so obvious I'm not even going to explain it. Arguably one of the most important British musicians of the last ten years or more, this mass of every contradiction the human race can muster is also a stone-cold genius, albeit one who occasionally seems a trifle unhinged (don't they all? Ask Byron…). Now the latest switchback move in a career defined by switchback moves is his return to Big Dada with his latest and arguably finest album.

100% Publishing is one hundred per cent written, produced, vocalled and recorded by Richard Cowie, the shadowy figure behind the Wiley persona. Well, 99.99% written, produced, vocalled and recorded by him. This being Wiley, having decided on the concept, he did sneak one guest vocallist onto the record (on the chorus to Talk About Life) and get his four year old daughter, Leah, to offer some sage advice to her father on Music Not Money (which isn't even on your promo as he submitted the track too late for us to get it on there). It's somehow in the nature of everything that is thrilling, exciting and also, in some ways, infuriating about Wiley that this track should completely contradict the message he puts over in his first single from the record Numbers In Action (and even more so in that you can't even hear it).

What is there to tell you? This is one of the most varied musical sets Wiley has ever assembled. You could begin with the stripped back bounce of tunes like Numbers…, Information Age and Yonge Street (so named cos it's the longest street in the world). You could point to the effortlessly supple grime of title track 100% Publishing or Boom Boom Da Na. Depending on your mood or taste, you could highlight the avant garde genius of a tune like I Just Woke Up, the R&B strut of Pink Lady, the sweet soulfulness of Up There or the introspective solemnity of Wise Man And His Words. Throughout, Wiley spits lines which are often funny, sometimes shocking, regularly suprising but always shot through with a surreal lyrical brilliance which shows the man's deep love of language.

A genuine attempt by Wiley to embody his huge, hugely complex personality in one album, this may be a project that is, on some level, doomed to failure. But you're not going to find a more exciting, vital, thrilling, scary, funny and crazy attempt to do just that by any other musical artist any time soon. Wiley is unique. This is all him, even if not all of him. Enjoy as much as you can take in.
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kokoxx kokoxx ·  19 April 2011, 12:25

Wiley is back with his new vid 'Numbers In Action'!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkYJ...

Sick beat and a cool vid from the godfather of grime who produced the entire album himself.
Album '100% Publishing' is released 4 July on Big Dada.


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