After storming onto the Electronic scene last year with Winter Turned Spring/Frozen on Four Tet’s Text Label, Juk Juk’s follow-up is equally as strong.
Willis Earl Beal is a Chicago-based antifolk musician whose brilliance has earned him a deal with XL recordings and their new imprint Hot Charity. His songs sway from beautifully tender and vulnerable lo-fi recordings to powerful, soulful vocals over samples, guitar, or sometimes just clapping.
When we first came across Gibson Bull we were surprised how he could have so few plays. It might have something to do with the low key release of his eponymous debut album over a year ago, but since then he’s kept his head down and written a good batch of songs to record a follow-up EP.
Seasfire first came to our attention last month through BBC Introducing Bristol and have suddenly…
What We’re Listening To Vol.7 featuring the freshest cuts of Soul, Jazz and a sprinkling or RnB
Some of you might remember the brilliant track-cycling, London Hip-hop group 2morrow’s Victory that we brought you a couple of weeks ago. Well their own record label unveiled two new signings at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards last week that we thought worth telling you about.
There are so many people coming and going from Stokes, William it’s better to just call them a Folk collective rather than a band. On their website we counted twenty-one people involved and that’s just the musicians.
Since its humble beginnings just four years ago, the Outlook Festival has quickly become famous worldwide as Europe’s leading Bass music & Soundsystem culture festival. Held in an abandoned fortress off the coast of Croatia, Outlook has consistently been at the forefront of bass driven music and each year brings the biggest and most vibrant names in Electronic music. Alongside this, the festival has also become known for exposing the freshest and most unique talents from the world of Dub, Dubstep, Dancehall, Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop, Grime, Garage, Electronica and Bass Music. 2011 brought them the ‘Best Overseas Festival Award’ as voted for by the UK Festival Awards, and 2012 looks to be even better.
90s diva house on Shanti Celeste’s Peach Discs.
Coldwave on new Sydney label, Best Effort.
A singular sax note like Bill Withers on Lovely Day.
A dubbed out percussive remix on Phonica Records.
Central and DJ Sports on Glasgow label 12th Isle.
Spiritual jazz and broken rhythms on Tenderlonious’ debut album.
Leftfield oddities from the NTS radio host.
1967 psychedelic Florida folk, South London spoken soul and 1976 Gabonese spirituals.
A duo with a mission to make dance floors less serious and more sleazy.
A mix themed around ‘female voices’ from the Stroom boss.
Soothing sounds from across the globe, from Serbia and Japan to Sweden and back.
A percussive and dubby selection from the Lucky Cloud and Classic Album Sundays head.
Showcasing Bulgaria’s rich heritage and vibrant present from a DJ who counts Zip as a fan.
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.