When a track sampling Coldplay’s Yellow dropped in our inbox the other day, courtesy of London producer Rainman, we were a bit sceptical, but fear not. This glitchy, dripping, cosmic rework stands well alongside the original.
You would’ve thought signing to Warner could allow Wiley to loosen the reigns a bit, but this boy just don’t stop working. His latest effort sees him rapping over Julio Bashmore’s Battle For Middle You about (unsurprisingly) a nightclub called Glam. A quick Google leads to a club “in the heart of Wales’s capital city” so this may not be the said venue but they’ll definitely be getting more hits in the next few days from inquisitive Wiley fans.
Set over two nights in the Hertfordshire woods, Farr Festival is now in its third year and looks set for big things. The four stages will be hosted by Sancho Panza, Just Jack, Flux and Ransom Note vs Society welcoming big names like George FitGerald, Eats Everything, Huxley, Waifs & strays, Bondax. Click inside to get an exclusive £20 discount off tickets.
Given how accomplished this track is, it’s hard to believe that Nu-Jazz/Broken Beat producer Christoffer Berg made it back in 2004 when he was just 21.
You might remember a bike mad, London Hip-Hop group we posted a while back called 2morrow’s Victory. If not, go check ’em out. If you do and approved as much as we did, then you’re in for a treat. Despite the name, A Yellow Man it is not one man, but two – brothers Sam and Emmanuel – plus the soulful sounds of Demae.
Dimensions Festival announced the line-ups for their boat parties yesterday. Click for our favourites and information about where to buy tickets.
A Melbourne boom-bap renaissance on Soul Has No Tempo.
A chopped and screwed rework from “the Dilla of Deptford” of Rhythm Section.
A sparse, experimental take on modern classical and jazz on Hôtel Costes.
The Steam Down band leader charts the jazz composer and saxophonist’s long and fruitful career.
A live jam of deep atmospheric electronics from the Public Possession affiliate.
1972 Library jazz, 1986s Swedish ambient to 1983 German electronic folk and 1997 French downtempo.
Katia Mullova explores the lessons we might learn from Coronavirus lockdown to create a more environmentally-friendly gig economy and community at large.
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.