Setting time aside from Quadron and Boom Clap Bachelors, producer-by-trade Robbin Hannibal recently released his debut solo EP Bobby, where he also provides the vocals, lyrics and instrumentation. Amends is the pick of the bunch, and with the loud yelps punctuating the track you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a Wu Lyf side-project…
The unique sounds of singer-songwriter Liz Green created a stir after winning Glastonbury Festival’s emerging talent competition all of five years ago, but it has certainly taken her time to perfect her debut album, O Devotion!, released only this month. It’s easy to tarnish Green with the same ‘Folk’ brush that is afforded so many other bands these days, but it would be doing her music a big diservice…
…including tracks from Jonwayne, Shabazz Palaces, Jneiro Jarel, Ben Butler & Mousepad, The Tallest Man On Earth, Willie Hutch and Nina Simone
Britain’s reggae and dub scenes are currently riding a wave of resurgence, and no outfit embodies its quality better than The Drop. There is good reason why the 9-piece have been praised to the skies by David Rodigan and DJ Derek, with Looking to the Sky and Takeover their own celebration of the genre..
Tom Marshallsay a.k.a. Dam Mantle has been making big waves in the Electronic music scene the last few months after releasing the We EP, out on his own label Get Me!. His eclectic mix of gloomy pads, pitched down vocals and skittish 808 drum hits makes for some really haunted vibes, somewhere in between Burial and James Blake. You can grab the EP here – we really insist on it actually. Check out Not A Word below and you’ll see why!
Household name in Bristol’s bass-scene, Joker released his debut album The Vison a few weeks back. It seems to have him poking his head out from the underground scene and heading more towards Dance-Pop driven music; collaborating with vocalists Jessie Ware, William Cartwright and Jay Wilcox. For those that don’t know, the Bristol producer pioneered a new blend…
Doing for African Highlife music what J Dilla did for Soul, Black Ph03nix is the alter ego of one Larry Achiampong, an artist and musician who is reinventing the sound of Africa’s west coast with masterful results…
If you’re a fan of The O.C., House, Prison Break, Ugly Better, Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs or Dawson’s Creek, the chances are you’ve heard Alexi Murdoch. A host of songs from his debut LP Time Without Consequences were featured on all these shows, making it one of the most licensed albums of the decade…
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.
Sallacious, London-distilled RnB on XVI Records.
Debut release from a Melbourne label and producer, with smells of Takuya Matsumoto and Leon Vynehall.
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.
A club owner, programmer & promoter putting the deep West Country on the map.
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.