House and Garage night Subsoil Sessions is back for its third outing bringing T.Williams to Bristol alongside residents DJs.
Boom Clap Bachelors are a collective of producers, live musicians and DJs out of Copenhagen making magical music – think Broken Social Scene but with more emphasis on Soul elements.
Clear Soul Forces are a Detroit-based collective bringing Hip-hop back to the golden age. Consisting of Wimpy, J-Roc, E-Fav and Ilajade, each emcee brings forward a different style, tone and rhythm of rap that makes their whole sound so diverse and unique.
A talented keyboard player with a soft spot for Casio sounds, Stephanie Brown a.k.a Lips isn’t your run-of-the-mill singer-songwriter. The mingling of dulcet tones with idiosyncratic beats places her comfortably alongside Little Dragon and Zero 7, in a realm of Electronic-Pop that seems to be dominated by female artists. Lips performed extensively in her native New Zealand before moving to New York and releasing contagious anthem, Everything to me, in 2010. The track personifies that fervidly desperate plea to vanish from the daily grind, under the surreptitious guise of a lucid pop song. It draws an almost inverted semblance with Bill Withers’ Lovely Day, replacing the celebration of Bill’s sunny morning verve with an anesthetised lament of Monday morning melancholy that has the ability to, in the same way as Lovely Day or Zero 7’s Home, lull you into a coma of comfort.
A few months back, we introduced you to @Peace who made one of our favourite Hip-hop albums of 2011. It turns out some of them have their fingers dipped other pies, giving us more to wrap our ears around.
With the recent release of Jacques Greene’s new track with Koreless, we thought we’d bring you a new producer who likes to dabble in RnB samples. Despite still being a Music Tech student at Birmingham City, Guy Furious has already achieved a fair bit. It’s his exploration into Future-Garage on EP Pillow Talk that caught our attention the most.
2morrows Victory are a London-based Hip-hop group, united by a love of track cycling, who fuse Soul and Electronic sounds to create some really interesting music. Search their name in Google Images and you’ll find more photos of bikes than them, but aside from the fly mode of transport (who knew Hip-hop and cycling go so effortlessly together?!), they have a lot more going for them.
We’re fairly picky when it comes to our Indie music and don’t tend to be too enamoured by thrashing guitars and screaming vocals. East-Country 6-piece Solko, however, offer a different approach. They have a set-up of your typical rock band but two extra saxophones add a real swing and funk to their music.
A melange of Haitian digital kompa and languorous dancehall on Heavenly Sweetness.
Exciting London trombonist and composer Rosie Turton brings head-nodding groove to a Herbie Hancock original.
Mo Rayon, Horatio Luna and Manuel Darquart also feature in our Advent Calendar extras.
New wave Christmas bells and imaginary Iberic stories.
A trippy, broken beat from a master of the scatty rhythm.
A synth pop oddity with guitar flicks, balearic sax and airy vocals.
2007 night bus ambiance, 1978 Manchester dream rock and 1980 California gospel-soul.
Cold percussive textures and broken African rhythms from the Lithuanian-based producer.
Hyperdub leader and master of drum programming.
Silky smooth Chicago soul, all-female African funk and uplifting Christian gospel.
Plane across library funk, Japanese city pop and Italian soft rock.
2015 German beats and stateside soul to 70s Brazilian bossa in between playful seasonal sounds.
Hong Kong mix, plus interactive map and favourite spots around town.
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.