Tranquil vibes from Copenhagen, Amazonian Hip-Hop via South London, Kaleidoscopic soul from Melbourne’s finest and West African desert vibes.
Signed to Cologne-based label Melting Pot Music (home also to soulful beatmakers Suff Daddy and Full Crate)…
One of our favourite labels around, Plug Research (home to Exile, Bilal, Boom Clap Bachelors) have ferociously tugged on our ears yet again with the beautifully balmy tones of Experimental duo Sonnymoon. The track Just Before Dawn is stripped-back chill-out music in its purist form, with just simple synth-work and a magical melody. But as the song progresses, it builds and enters new realms of frequency that blew us away when combined with visuals from Gordon Hendrick and Hunter Steinman. The release is part of a free compilation that Plug Research wanted to share with everyone: ‘all brand new music coming out on plug during the spring quarter of 2012’, which you can download for free right here!
Dante Kinnunen, once the drummer for The Concretes, has applied his skills to the world of Electronic-RnB-Soul this year with his solo project under the alias Dante. His music tends to merge his own voice (akin to Nina Simone) with a score of rich productions.
We first heard Rhye on an excellent mix Robbin Hannibal put together for Gilles Peterson in October last year. Back then they were called Rye and there was no information available on them, except that they were signed to Innovative Leisure. This month they finally released Open, the track that had first caught our eye.
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.
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…