Japanese beatmaker Mabanua has his fingers dipped into a number of projects (including Green Butter and Ovall) but on his own his work is just as fine. On Mystery, the jazzy piano beat and sweet tones of Nicholas Ryan Grant go really nicely together, prefect for this fine weather (in the UK anyway) on a Sunday afternoon.
In case Bristol doesn’t have have enough top festivals this summer, here’s another one to add to your diaries. Dot To Dot will be hitting Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester for one day each and Bristol is the first stop on 2 June. Listen to our Top five acts not to miss.
We’ve been waiting for some time to find a reason to write about Alt-J and the recent streaming of their quite brilliant debut album has provided such an opportunity. We’d even go so far as to say it’s one of our favourite guitar albums of the year so far.
Californian MC Pheo has been on the scene since the 2009 release of Word to Your Blogger, but he first caught our eye with his outstanding collaberation with Soulection Radio and UTB Life$tyle.
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Although Henry Krinkle stands some 4,000 miles away from what is considered…
At just 21, Gabriel Benn (a.k.a Tuesday Born) and Ollie Williams (a.k.a Ollie Twist) are making some impressive African/Electronic fusion and self-releasing it off their own label, The People’s Ear. Although they’re based in London, much of the creative work goes on in Ghana where the inspiration for their music first came about.
Emotion and texture do not go amiss in this beauty.
R&B-ladled bounce from the South London rapper.
Sci-fi haze on Joy In Repetition from the young SE London producer.
Soundway reissue the rare album from a South African disco-funk band.
Breathy flutes and cloudy synths from the London-based producer.
Galactic-filtered electronic soul.
1975 sun-spilled Miami R&B to 1966 Latin jazz.
Brazilian Bossa to Swedish synth-groove recorded on the Obonjan Island.
Co-founder of Mister Saturday Night discusses life as a record collector.
From Libyan folk to Gabonese zouk.
Co-founder of Soul in the Hole with Sadar Bahar and one of Chicago’s most valuable.
Lakuti presents a mix and interview from a life-changing new discovery.
Romanian experimental electronic trio, Premiesku, curate our latest city guide.
100% Silk’s Jupiter Jax brings his tiny home Island of Malta to life in this guide and mix.
Party collective and record label, Gop Tun, walk us around their city of São Paulo in their sunny guide and mix.