Altanta-based songstress Staycen is a super-talented soul-queen with a platinum egde. Mystifyingly, she’s unsigned, yet pouring out vibes that’ll wash you straight back into the early noughties ‘golden-age’ of RnB. There’s not too much information on Staycen yet, so I have no interesting facts to offer, except that her EP is free to download at http://staycen.bandcamp.com/ and I haven’t been able to get the chorus of Feel ‘Ya out of my head for weeks. So listen below at your own peril, you have been warned!
…including tracks from Frank Ocean, Submotion Orchestra, Jhené Aiko and many more!
It’s hard to believe after listening to his gentle voice and delicate finger plucking, but Keaton Henson didn’t intend to be a musician. The shy and retiring Londoner first got noticed as an artist (he designed t-shirts for Urban Outfitters don’t you know), whilst writing songs on the sly. But once this creative cauldron of the arts was discovered there was no going back, and since releasing his debut album ‘Dear…’ last November, Keaton has been simmering gently under the surface, attracting a dedicated following. With songs this heart-warming you kind of want to keep him to yourself. But that’s not we’re here for, so enjoy.
Paul Thomas Saunders is not your regular singer-songwriter. The 20 year-old Leeds College of Music graduate left his previous two bands because their music didn’t represent his style truly enough. Now playing solo, the result is his alarmingly high, reverbing voice fronting an eery sound that falls somewhere between minimal electronic, ambient and good old…
Like a reliably unreliable London bus, Jay Electronica returns from a quiet spell with two releases in quick succession. Set to feature on the soundtrack to the new game, Call of Duty: MW3 follows up Act II leaked…
We caught up with Ghostpoet just before last week’s gig at Start the Bus in Bristol…
Dreamy shoegaze on a debut tape release on Breaker Breaker.
Kalita Records reissue rare Bahamian boogie.
Oslo crew Mutual Intentions reissue rare 808 synth-pop.
Electro-funk from the Cyber Dance boss on Manchester’s Red Laser Records.
Playful marimba house on a new LA-based label run by DJ Ray and Goiz.
Springtime beats from a new LA-based project by Damon Eliza Palermo and Nick Malkin.
Brazilian music from across the spectrum delivered by the Selva Discos boss.
An unreleased original material mix of funk, new wave and house from the universe of Sex Judas.
Japanese jazz-funk, Spanish new age and Danish dream house.
An Ibiza inspirations mix of Balearic, Latin and House from the La Torre resident.
Japanese ambient-jazz fusion, 1970s lovers rock and new age tropical dub.
Senegalese cumbia, South African soul and Japanese city pop.
Walking us through the stunning Indian Ocean island…
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.