As a writer, Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd has won four Grammys (including work with Jill Scott, Usher) and has also produced, written or featured on tracks with Lupe Fiasco, DJ Khaled, Kelis, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and heaps more. Turns out this guy can sing as well.
Anushka exploded onto our radar last week when her track Yes Guess was played on Gilles Peterson’s 6 Music show. Despite Peterson’s claims of a summer anthem in the making, he kept quiet on any extra details so we did some digging.
East Anglian rapper Booda French (a.k.a. Don’t Flop battle rapper Truth) has recently released this video to accompany the audio for his track ’61 Grace’, off his upcoming E.P. ‘Ventolin’. Set on his home turf of Ipswich, the video follows Mr French round as he raps (and sings) about his rainy hometown. The beat is spilling over with pure soul, courtesy of producer J57 (part of The Brown Bag Allstars collective), whilst visuals come from the Don’t Flop/Be Established camp. Big up this new fresh talent.
Luke Swann reports back on Tricky’s homecoming show at Bristol’s O2 Academy where he performed his critically-acclaimed debut album, Maxinquaye, in full plus some other favourites.
Eric Lau has worked with a range of range of respected and up-and-coming names in Hip-Hop, RnB and Electronic (Guilty Simpson, Fatima, Floating Points, Szjerdene), making him one of the go-to producers at the minute. This one is a pretty special release made for Record Store Day last Saturday…
What We’re Listening To Vol.10 – Chilled Beats, Easy-Listening Electroinc, Pleasant Post-Dubstep all rolled into one.
Returning for its 5th year, Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Bootique is set to be Brighton’s biggest party of the year. Since attracting some 65,000 people in it’s first year, BBB has quickly become notorious around the world, with people flocking from all sides of the globe to rave it up. In 2009, an estimated 250,000 (that’s right, a quarter of a million) dance-music fanatics descended on Brighton beach in what was supposed to be a 35,000 capacity event, that quickly became headline news worldwide (you can watch live footage of the event here).
Alphabets Heaven is the alias of Brighton-based experimental beatmaker Jonny Wildey…
The Glaswegian producer returns to Dixon Avenue Basement Jams for his debut LP.
North African flourishes with 80s musicality, reissued on Smiling C
An emotive late night stepper rework from the London-based producer.
Lazy soulful hip hop from the Bristol-based brothers.
Rhythm Section share a 28-track compilation to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Maria.
Bordello A Parigi start 2018 right with a vibrant Italo Disco groove.
Modern classical to 1992 South African choral harmonies.
The Basel collective share their production approaches alongside a 100% original material mix.
The Zurich-based DJ and producer offers up a mix of reggae, funk and highlife.
Celebrating his music on the first year anniversary of George Michael’s death.
The Transatlantyk signee melds lush pads and dreamy motifs in this 100% original mix.
Atmospheric house and breaks from the Amadeus Records founder.
Funk, soul, rhythm n blues, biscuits and coffee make up this gorgeous mix and delightful city guide.
Audio-Visual artist and founder of Kuwait Rising curates a unique Kuwait city guide.
Rising figure in India’s underground scene, Karleekarma presents Mumbai with a magical mix.