Although in the last 5 years UK Hip-Hop has been commercially superseded…
In the wake of their recent 10th anniversary and compilation release, Gareth Hobbs gives his Top Five…
Hailing from the Basque Country in Northern Spain, 25-year-old House producer El_Txef_A probably hasn’t hit your radar just yet. His debut album, Slow Dancing In A Burning Room, was released this March on his own imprint Fiakun – a mecca for contemporary House music. Not being much of a dance music fan himself, El_Txef_A has drawn inspiration from a wide host of different musicians; citing A$AP Rocky and John Mayer as significant influences upon his sound (the title of his debut album is a reference to a song by John Mayer of the same name). As a classically trained musician, his creative approach to music-making revolves around intricate chord progressions and beautifully dark vocal melodies (sung by himself). Think James Blake, pitched-down and post-House. Also check out his edit of Bon Iver’s Calgary right here, it’s a free download as well!
Man like Juk Juk is back with another new release on Nommos Records. The London producer has gone a bit meaner with a definite Mosca feel to the A-Side.
Signed to Brooklyn’s multi-coloured label Moodgadget…
Here’s a nice one to sit back to on a Sunday evening. Dan Croll came to our attention thanks to his activity with one our favourite labels, Communion. Whether he’s signed to them or not is not entirely clear, but he’s appeared at a few of their nights and also features on their recent compilation New Faces, showcasing a host of their own artists and some talented friends.
Seen as Europe’s answer to South By South West, The Great Escape is taking to Brighton for another year with a steller line-up. Click for more info.
Copenhagen’s Patrick Alexander Bech-Madsen (a.k.a Sekuoia) sure is a tough one to find out about and not much easier to pigeon-hole, but by golly he makes good music.
Broken soul from Istanbul, released on Dimensions Recordings.
Transcendent jazz grooves on First Word Records.
Cocteau Twins meets Joy Division on this reissue from RVNG Intl.
Red Laser boss Il Bosco looks back to the hardcore heyday.
A stunning astral journey into soulful sonics from the South London quartet.
Polish jazz meets Chicago footwork on this release from Astigmatic Records.
2018 Tunisian-French arabic psychedelic soul via 1983 golden desert folk from Mali.
Soul, modern soul and boogie from one of Australia’s most respected.
Melancholy Japanese soul to eerie UK new wave via 1980’s tear jerker funk.
An eclectic mix of new age, new wave and soothing sounds from the Sydney selector.
Mix and interview with the booker for the infamously oddball Outlaws Yacht Club.
A mix of unreleased club stompers and band material from the Holding Hands boss.
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.