While he may be making waves in his native Australia, Oliver Tank remains a fairly unknown entity in these parts. Probably the best way to describe his music is using his own words: accessible tracks disguised in a more interesting instrumentation. Accessible because they definitely have some pop sensibilities, but are given a twist by his own electronic production, like other newcomers Polica.
Although in the last 5 years UK Hip-Hop has been commercially superseded…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.
A soulful blues roller from a new collaborative project by Grant.
Dreamy yet punchy on Delicieuse imprint Noire & Blanche.
A retro UK Garage retouch on RAMP Recordings.
A sleazy funk rework on Sydney’s Left Ear Records.
A deep, poetic timbre and low-slung bassline.
Melancholic breaks from a mysterious newcomer.
10 bargain bin finds from Sam Hall’s weekly series.
Ambient soundscapes via contemporary Scandinavian beats and 1973 experimental jazz.
A mix themed around a ‘good’ nightmare, from the Okonkole Y Trompa co-founder.
Selected works by the godmother of Japanese minimal ambient.
A 100% original mix from the multifaceted Polish producer.
Gospel, soul and disco from a Chicago collector in “pursuit of originality”.
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.