This year, Bristolian rapper Buggsy has added a vibrant injection of new talent into the UK Hip-Hop scene…
…including tracks by Broken Social Scene, Calibre, Nujabes, Incubus and many more!
The Harmonimix alias of Post-Dubstep pioneer James Blake is notorious for melting famous Hip-hop/RnB acapella’s with his own ambient 2-step production to create something truly unique. His discography so far has…
Essex’s Stuart Howard a.k.a. Lapalux is Brainfeeder’s most recent signing – coming to the forefront with influences from his UK counterpart James Blake, and weaving it together with the more crunchy synth lines that…
We’re a little bit late on this release, but it’s just too good a discovery not to share with you guys. Two of the most seasoned beatmaker collectives came together this summer to put out the first volume of a fresh new producer series entitled ‘Faces’. Every edition showcases two different producers from the hubs of PROJECT: Mooncircle (Mike Gao, Long Arm, fLako) and Finest Ego (Om Unit, Floating Points, Dorian Concept), with unique cover artwork for each artist designed by the aspring LNY, ‘known for his surrealistic portraits, blending humans and animals’. This first volume brings together Russian-born Pavel Dovgal and Ta-Ku, who has Philippine roots and grew up in Australia. The cultures they’ve grown up in are worlds apart, and through this they bring their own unique blend of music; Pavel Dovgal’s Kiss Purple sparking future-garage pads alight with some up-tempo snaps and claps, whilst Ta-Ku’s Confessions features John Robinson aka Lil’ Sci (Scienz Of Life) flowing smoothly over some J Dilla/Madlib inspired production. You can listen to the full 8 tracks here.
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
Hanna rounds off a vintage year with his fourth release, for Shall Not Fade.
Detroit-infused grooves on new Helsinki label Cold Blow.
Rhodes and acid from the Rhythm Section regular, debuting on Local Talk.
Music for an Indian summer, out on Antinote.
Afro-influenced spiritual house from the Bari school of jazz.
Beats, funk and nasty from the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer.
The Jazzy Couscous co-founder throws some warmth to the beatless.
Aussie label Ken Oath offer up a mix of unreleased material for the second instalment in our Self-Portrait series.
2005 Texas-Thai hypnotic funk via 2016 Moscow palm-tree balearic.
One half of Africaine 808 and digger of polyrhythms all around the world.
Alternative sounds from around the world from the Glasgow six-piece.
2010 LA late-night woozy beats and Norwegian organic ambience.
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.