Released just minutes ago from Four Tet’s Soundcloud page, release number thirteen on his Text label sees him collaborating with old sparring partner Will Bevan (aka Burial). First impressions are that it could almost be a solo Burial track.
Dante Kinnunen, once the drummer for The Concretes, has applied his skills to the world of Electronic-RnB-Soul this year with his solo project under the alias Dante. His music tends to merge his own voice (akin to Nina Simone) with a score of rich productions.
We first heard Rhye on an excellent mix Robbin Hannibal put together for Gilles Peterson in October last year. Back then they were called Rye and there was no information available on them, except that they were signed to Innovative Leisure. This month they finally released Open, the track that had first caught our eye.
Hip-hop beatmaker, Tall Black picks out his favourite Soul tracks, old and new, for the second in our guest mix series.
Touring their new album, ‘Rooms Filled With Light’, Fanfarlo have taken a real musical step up after their Indie-Folk 2009 debut ‘Reservoir’. Adam Sheridan explains why in his review of their Thekla gig last night.
Two-time UK Beatbox Champion, Reeps One is one of the biggest names in Beatboxing…
What We’re Listening To // Vol.8 featuring the freshest cuts of Instrumental Hip-Hop
Standing in a sparsely populated hull of a ship is already an odd sensation. This is multiplied however when waiting to see a five-piece from Nottingham that operates under the name ‘Dog Is Dead’. Naturally with this kind of name one might expect a virile metal concoction to make your ears weep. Yet the noise that emerged was entirely different. I’d be lying if I said their sound wasn’t essentially poppy, with strong hooks and brazen melodies, but unlike much other cannon fodder around at the moment, they manage to dunk these tunes into a layer of simple synth and tasty harmonies you can sink your teeth into. Moreover, the versatility of this band meant they were able to produce a saxophone to delicately (and rather brashly at times) play alongside the riffs, giving them a slight edge in this indie dog-eat-dog world.
A fusion of house beats and smooth jazz samples on the duo’s new eponymous label.
Restrained hypnosis from Aybee & Lars Bartkuhn.
Steve Spacek flips Tenor Saw’s dancehall anthem.
The accordion classic gets a Motor City remake.
A deep disco edit from the Stilove4music boss on his own label.
Melbourne’s next big soul sensation with an album for Rhythm Section.
Spoken word, ambient and new wave from the Antinote label head.
Disco-house with all the soulful trimmings from the Chicago great.
Sunshine tracks from the Ivory Coast.
Disco, dub and West London broken beat from the Phonica signed producer.
Songs of struggle, resistance from the former Honest Jon’s employee and NTS regular.
The soundtrack to a West African surf odyssey.
Rising figure in India’s underground scene, Karleekarma presents Mumbai with a magical mix.
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.