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.
To celebrate Michael Kiwanuka’s crowning as the BBC Sound of 2012 this Friday (who we wrote about back in May 2011, by the way), we thought we’d bring you another Soul singer who might have slipped under your radar.
The xx need no introduction really and it’s just as well as we should be on a break at Christmas. So here’s the first material since their Mercury Award winning self-titled album of 2009, leaked yesterday on their blog.
You might be puzzled to know that Folk Singer-Songwriter Marika Hackman first caught our eye…
You might be skeptical to hear that a cover of Hudson Mohawke has seen its contagious synth hook replaced by horns, flutes and a saxophone, but fear not. We might even be bold enough to say that Ye Mighty’s version tops the original…
Like the Brit School, London’s Goldsmiths has a nack for producing Stamp The Wax favourites. Following in the footsteps of James Blake, Anthony Joseph and Damon Albarn is a hefty task, but we think a current student has talent worth shouting about.
Setting time aside from Quadron and Boom Clap Bachelors, producer-by-trade Robbin Hannibal recently released his debut solo EP Bobby, where he also provides the vocals, lyrics and instrumentation. Amends is the pick of the bunch, and with the loud yelps punctuating the track you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a Wu Lyf side-project…