Ross McHenry “Prayers” Free EP

December 8, 2014

Ross McHenry releases unheard recordings for free to show the process of creating his album “Distant Oceans” This 4 track EP was recorded in Oct 2012 documenting the first incarnation of the Ross McHenry group project.  Ross has said of the tracks,  ”although these recordings are far from perfect,  they represent my music at a [...]

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New Signing: Quiet Dawn!

November 7, 2014

The First Word French invasion continues! Will Galland aka Quiet Dawn is the newest signing to our label, joining fellow Gallic producers Souleance on our ever-expanding roster. The Parisian producer has grown from his hip hop roots (including an EP on Feelin’ Music as part of Beat Consortium) adding broken beat and house to his soulful musical palate. His debut album ‘The [...]

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New Release from Fulgeance & DJ Scientist

October 20, 2014

First Word Records delivers some heat with the first release by newly formed duo of French producer Fulgeance and DJ Scientist from Berlin. Scientist is renowned as one of Germany’s most prolific record collectors, as anyone who heard his 2013 mix of 70s Soviet Grooves for Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel will testify.  Trawling through his extensive collection he dug out a [...]

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July 8, 2014

Last week we brought you news of the new Souleance EP Jogar – we’re now accepting orders through our bandcamp page. We’ve had some delays in the production of the records – we are expecting to receive them around the 23rd of July. Do not fear however, as you can get digital versions with any [...]

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NEW RELEASE! JON PHONICS – WHITE NECKLE

July 3, 2014

New Music Time! We’re delighted to announce the release of the brand new EP from Jon Phonics. We’ve been fans of Jon since hearing the massive ‘The One’ a few years back, and it’s great to introduce his signature brand of deep textured, soulful productions to First Word. Drawing as much from early 90’s hip-hop [...]

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JON PHONICS ‘GIVE IT UP’ (FEAT. RUP) BOILER ROOM DEBUTS

July 1, 2014

Astral Black label boss, Jon Phonics, has built himself a reputation as one of the UK’s go-to new-wave, hip-hop producers. Following a string of solo releases and production credits for the likes of Piff Gang, Jehst, It’sNate and the High Focus roster – Phonics delivers his latest EP, ‘White Neckle’on First Word Records. ‘Give It [...]

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FW is 10! SPECIAL EDITIONS – 10″ VINYL , 7″ RECORD WEIGHTS

June 26, 2014

As some of you may have realised, it’s our 10th birthday this year. So far we’ve celebrated through some great events in Leeds, London, Sheffield and Nottingham (with Brighton, Cardiff & Croatia to come). Now, we’re delighted to announce our special releases for the big anniversary! We’ve been working on this for a few months [...]

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ESSA AT THE SELECTOR (BRITISH COUNCIL) & MIDDLE MAN 7″ WITH TBG REMIX

June 12, 2014

A few weeks back Essa dropped in with his full live band to record a session for the good folks at The Selector – British Council – check it out here: You can also pick up his new 7″ featuring a Tall Black Guy Productions remix of The Middle Man direct from our webshop: http://essamusic.bandcamp.com/ And [...]

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NEW EXCURSIONS RADIO SHOW – FW WEBSHOP RESTOCKS

May 29, 2014

DJ Gilla has a new radio show for your listening pleasure – check that out here. He’ll also be dropping in to NTS for his monthly slot with Charlie Bones on the wonderful Do You! show next Tuesday. Tune in from 9.30am at www.ntslive.co.uk. We’ve got some restocks in the FW shop – we found 4 copies of Lotek’s International [...]

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FW is 10! HITS LONDON & LEEDS!

May 22, 2014

Our 10th Birthday celebrations are reaching two cities very close to our hearts. This Friday (23rd) we are in our new (ish) home of Peckham, London at the wonderful Bussey Building. We’ve got a huge line-up with live sets from Souleance, Henry Wu & Tenderlonious and The Thrift Store (improvised electronic beats featuring musicians from Bonobo [...]

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