House and Garage night Subsoil Sessions is back for its third outing bringing T.Williams to Bristol alongside residents DJs.
Boom Clap Bachelors are a collective of producers, live musicians and DJs out of Copenhagen making magical music – think Broken Social Scene but with more emphasis on Soul elements.
Clear Soul Forces are a Detroit-based collective bringing Hip-hop back to the golden age. Consisting of Wimpy, J-Roc, E-Fav and Ilajade, each emcee brings forward a different style, tone and rhythm of rap that makes their whole sound so diverse and unique.
A talented keyboard player with a soft spot for Casio sounds, Stephanie Brown a.k.a Lips isn’t your run-of-the-mill singer-songwriter. The mingling of dulcet tones with idiosyncratic beats places her comfortably alongside Little Dragon and Zero 7, in a realm of Electronic-Pop that seems to be dominated by female artists. Lips performed extensively in her native New Zealand before moving to New York and releasing contagious anthem, Everything to me, in 2010. The track personifies that fervidly desperate plea to vanish from the daily grind, under the surreptitious guise of a lucid pop song. It draws an almost inverted semblance with Bill Withers’ Lovely Day, replacing the celebration of Bill’s sunny morning verve with an anesthetised lament of Monday morning melancholy that has the ability to, in the same way as Lovely Day or Zero 7’s Home, lull you into a coma of comfort.
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.
Dreamy synths meet warm bass and pacey drums on Needs’ World Mental Health Day compilation.
Warm dismantled groove with haunting vocals from 30/70 collective member.
Driving percussion and synth riff swirls from NY duo formerly part of The Rapture.
Weighty UK jazz and grounding lovers rock to warming gospel and tripped out neo-soul.
The PPU affiliate celebrates the impact of one of soul’s most genuine voices.
Electronics for the next Manchester property boom from the Natural Sciences label boss.
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.