As a writer, Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd has won four Grammys (including work with Jill Scott, Usher) and has also produced, written or featured on tracks with Lupe Fiasco, DJ Khaled, Kelis, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and heaps more. Turns out this guy can sing as well.
Anushka exploded onto our radar last week when her track Yes Guess was played on Gilles Peterson’s 6 Music show. Despite Peterson’s claims of a summer anthem in the making, he kept quiet on any extra details so we did some digging.
Eric Lau has worked with a range of range of respected and up-and-coming names in Hip-Hop, RnB and Electronic (Guilty Simpson, Fatima, Floating Points, Szjerdene), making him one of the go-to producers at the minute. This one is a pretty special release made for Record Store Day last Saturday…
What We’re Listening To Vol.10 – Chilled Beats, Easy-Listening Electroinc, Pleasant Post-Dubstep all rolled into one.
This time last year I must admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of House Music, put off by its minimal and repetitive side. Little did I know there is much more to it than that and that a resurgence was well under way, with a bass-heavy and club-friendly variety. Maya Jane Coles is now at the forefront of this resurgence making her a perfect candidate for the latest instalment in the DJ-Kicks compilation series.
One Little Plane combines the singer-songwriting talent of Kathryn Brint with the production of Keiran Hebden (a.k.a Four Tet) to form a quite charming slice of Acoustic-Pop. It’s a far cry from Hebden’s solo material and surprising release for his Text label But if there’s one thing we’ve learnt about Hebden, it’s his eclectic taste
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.
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.
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.
Copenhagen’s Patrick Alexander Bech-Madsen (a.k.a Sekuoia) sure is a tough one to find out about and not much easier to pigeon-hole, but by golly he makes good music.