Here’s the first session we ever filmed, at London’s St. Giles in the Field Church…
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…
Akua Naru meets Aaliyah on this London-Nairobi collaboration born from the Extra Soul Perception project.
Grounding soundscapes on Ransom Note Records offshoot Bytes.
A nine-minute Balearic masterpiece on Emotional Rescue.
New York jazz-funk, smooth Rio bossa nova and Belfast boogie.
Dollar bin b-sides treading a fine line between g-funk swagger and molten cheese.
A V Day mix of silky smooth boogie, soul and synth-pop from the Customs member.
Katia Mullova assesses the wider implications of this annual focus on data sharing.
A behind the scenes look at Berlin’s unassuming open air party spot.
An in-depth discussion with Emma-Jean Thackray, Joe Armon-Jones and Nik Colk Void from Factory Floor.