First Word Records introduce the new EP from their latest signings Darkhouse Family. The production duo consisting of Don Leisure and Metabeats have previously released music through Fat City and Earnest Endeavours, building up a dedicated fanbase that includes Gilles Peterson, Gaslamp Killer and Lefto. The „Solid Gold EP“ is the start of a new chapter for the pair, exploring fresh textures and BPMs within the beats scene.
Available on Bandcamp, stream below.
Our soundcloud-selection for june 2016, „favourite things 6.16“ holds 1,5 hours of new music.
The Set features tracks through various styles of music, by artists and producers such as Jonwayne, Sigmund Washington, Black Milk, Snoop Dogg, A Country Called Earth & Yassin Bey, Jeedo, DJ Shadow featuring Nils Frahm & Matthew Halsall, Kuba Kapsa Ensemble, Jono McCleery by Anthony Valadez, Chet Faker, Sarathy Korwar, The Yussef Kamal Trio, DâM-FunK, SWARVY feat. Versis & Melanie Charles, FloFilz, Twit One, Sumthin Gunny, Freddie Joachim, René Schier, Tom Misch, Sonzeira, Lion Babe feat. Angel Haze, Selah Sue by MNDSGN, Jeff Parker and finally Lady Wray.
Check out the latest selections on our consistently updated soundcloud page.
„Tam Tam Tam Reimagined“ is another album to come from Gilles Peterson’s Sonzeira project. The second album picks up where the first one left off. Where Brasil Bam Bam Bam brought together the all-stars of Brazilian music, this album focuses on a key moment in the country’s history; a record made at a crucial moment serves as the jumping off point for an open-ended project of musical reimagining.
Released in 1957, Tam Tam Tam celebrates a distinctly Afro-Brazilian culture that was later suppressed following a coup in the early 1960s that led to a military dictatorship. From sparkling recreations of the atmospheric original to reverb-laden dub, the album takes a magpie-like approach to re-interpreting the most exciting aspects of Prates’ postcard of Brazil to the world. Tam Tam Tam Reimagined forms another part of the Sonzeira project’s aim to take apart and reassemble the pieces of what makes Brazil’s music so unique.
Releases July 15, 2016, available on Bandcamp.
Check out Paxico Records upcoming new concept album by Brooklyn, NY grown producer Mogillah:
„Coney Island is a audio dedication to my hometown of Brooklyn, New York, but it also serves as a musical thank you card to all of my family and friends whose helped me become the man that I am today. This album is the end result of all the cold seltzer jam session with friends, long hours of perfecting my craft, different skills, advice and tips I’ve learn over the year from a wide arrangement of music friends and a sleep shortage because of my creative juice being on the verge of erupting if I didn’t pour them out of me.“ – Mogillah
„Coney Island“ will be released on June 21th via Ppaxico Records, pre-order available on Bandcamp.
The soundcloud selection ‘favourite things 5.16’ contains two hours with 28 songs and productions by artists such as Robert Glasper and Black Sheep Dres, 30/70 Collective, Patrick Page, Moses Boyd, Floating Points, Quiet Dawn, Jamila Woods, JMSN, Pawcut, Sly Johnson & TAGi, Kznc with Jasperino, Swarvy with Matt Houston & Josh Hey, A Country Called Earth aka Yasiin Bey, Jonwayne, Fredfades & Ivan Ave, or Chance The Rapper.
Stream the current playlist below and listen to all previous volumes of ‘favourite things’ at soundcloud.
Home to Max Richter, Hauschka, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Dustin O’Halloran, Sylvain Chauveau and more, FatCat Records’ 130701 imprint has played a peerless role in redefining the modern classical scene. The label will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary this year with the release of „Eleven into Fifteen“, a compilation of eleven unreleased tracks – one from each of the artists on the roster plus three new signings. A highlight from the pack is Dustin O’Halloran’s delicate and nostalgic piano track ‘Constreaux No.2’, to which you can listen below. Stream preview snippets of the album on FatCat Records website.
130701 will release „Eleven Into Fifteen: A 130701 Compilation“ on July 15th, 2016, order online here.
The extraordinary debut album from percussionist, drummer and producer Sarathy Korwar – „Day To Day“ – fuses traditional folk music of the Sidi community in India (combining East African, Sufi and Indian influences) with jazz and electronics. It’s a collaborative release by Ninja Tune with The Steve Reid Foundation – a charitable trust established by Brownswood / Gilles Peterson with the dual objective of helping musicians in crisis and also supporting emerging talent. » read more on Ninja Tune.
Releases July 8th on Ninja Tune, available online at Bandcamp.
BADBADNOTGOOD has just released news that they are following up their 2014 project „III“ with „IV“ out on record label Innovative Leisure on July 8th. „IV“ is the Young Canadian Jazz groups fourth studio album. Last year, they released a collaboration with Ghostface Killah entitled „Sour Soul“. On their upcoming release they feature guest appearances by Colin Stetson, Kaytranada, Mick Jenkins and also Charlotte Day Wilson.
Listen to the newest tracks „Time Moves Slow“ featuring Sam Herring and “Speaking Gently”, which has the hip-hop loving jazz trio working their smooth, sunset-coloured magic.
Pre-order via Bandcamp.
30/70 is a nine-piece exploratory soul collective from Melbourne, Australia. The band with singer Allysha Joy released „Cold Radish Coma“ in late 2015. Their 15-track deep debut is best described as polyrhythmic time structures, astrological explorations of 1970s funk and generally good vibes polished with strange electronic flourishes. Stream the entire album below
„Cold Radish Coma“ is out on Moontown Records, available digitally and vinyl via Bandcamp.
After her second release „No Deal“ back in 2013, Belgian singer Melanie de Biasio is back with her new EP „Blackened Cities“. „Melanie de Biasio’s 25 minute-long track „Blackened Cities“ is already attracting whispers suggesting it could be ‚her masterpiece.‘ Inspired by the post-industrial landscape of her home-town Charleroi, Blackened Cities finds unexpected hope rediscovered in cities such as Manchester, Detroit and Bilbao.“ Watch the teaser clip below.
Released through Play It Again Sam on 20th May, order on iTunes.