After the first LP in 2012 „Is Your Love Big Enough?“, the 25 years old, English songwriter Lianne La Havas released her long awaited second album. Watch her new acoustic live performance of the single „Unstoppable“. The album ‚Blood‘ is now out and available on iTunes.
The Rotterdam-based singer and songwriter Jono McCleery has produced his third studio album. „Pagodes“ is the deepest, most powerful work to date by a musician whose work has been described as like “Miles Davis, Massive Attack, John Martyn, Fink, and Radiohead wrapped up in one exquisitely produced sound.”
After his collaboration on Portico’s (Quartet) „Living Fields“ earlier this year, the new LP will also drop on October 10th via Ninja Tune Records and If Music. Pre-Order now on iTunes. Stream the first song, a cover version of Robert Wyatt’s „The Age Of Self“ below.
Future Islands’ Sam Herring teams with Madlib for Rap Project „Trouble Knows Me“. The record will be released Sep 1, 2015 on Madlib Invazion, and a limited run of vinyl with one-of-a-kind screen-printed covers. Three rap tracks andthree instrumentals on Side A. Flip side has instrumentals for the rap tracks. The artwork is by Gustavo Eandi & Jeff Jank, printed by Hit & Run. There are 15-20 variations on the covers, each printed by hand.
Listen to the new track below. Available on Rappcats.
German based producer eeph is making music for over two years using a variety of instruments and recording techniques, which helps him create the rhythmic elements of his songs. The new EP „Between Things“ consists largely of self-recorded and rehearsed sound, out now on SVNSET WAVES record label.
Available for free on Bandcamp – Listen below.
Another month, another selection – ‘Favourite Things 6.15‘ is now ready for streaming. It’s the monthly journey through our soundcloud expeditions. The set for june is almost 1:20hrs long and holds 23 tracks. Featuring productions, remixes and songs by Chet Faker, UNDA, Melo-Zed, The Internet, Electric Wire Hustle, yuk, Blasted 700, Shigeto, Ta-Ku, Es-K, eeph, Flitz&Suppe, L’Orange & Kool Keith, Chester Watson, Rome Fortune, Dayne Jordan, Mr. Woox & Sandpeople, JuJu Rogers, Dexter, Kill Emil, Ras G, Hus Kingpin x SmooVth, and finally Dam-Funk.
Check out the latest selections on our consistently updated soundcloud page.
Julian Rogers aka Juju Rogers is a young Berlin based hiphop artist. Being the child of an American GI from New Orleans and a German mother with Austrian roots, Juju always got to know the best of both worlds through is parents. Born and raised bilingual in Schweinfurt, a small city in the south of Germany, he grew up with the problems, struggles as well as opportunities that both cultures presented to him. Though HipHop wasn’t his first mingling with music, he was listening to his father’s record collection and took trumpet lessons. At the age of fourteen he started to discover his own taste in music and his own style of singing and rapping. After three semesters at Bamberg University he decided to move to Berlin, where he met Figub Brazlevic and Teknical Development. Shortly after, they founded a hiphop band called Man Of Booom. His album „From The Life Of A Good For Nothing“ was produced by beat makers such as Twit One, Tufu, JuSoul, Knowsum and many more and features guests such as Oddisee and Mic Donet.
Out and available on Jakarta Records / Bandcamp. Stream the entire LP after the jump.
The duo Golden Rules, which consists of producer Paul White and vocalist Eric Biddines, are about to drop their debut album „Golden Ticket“. One of their first released songs ‚Never Die‘ features verses by Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def. Along with the new song, Golden Rules also shared the official tracklist for the upcoming LP that drops 7th August, which you can check out below.
Available for pre-order on Bandcamp.
„It definitely feels like a reintroduction. Kind of like I can finally go outside and play after staying indoors for so long … I had a lot of time to write and re-write songs and sort through material, which was great and also drove me a little crazy. Patience was a challenge, because every day I felt the urge to share the music but the songs just weren’t developed enough.”
Guts and Mambo are about to release the third volume of their beach-soundtrack series. „Beach Diggin‘ Volume 3″ contains 14 rare tropical groove tracks, perfect for a chilled day on the beach. Available on CD, Double LP Gatefold out 10th July on Heavenly Sweetness. Pre-Order direct, on iTunes and Amazon.
See the complete tracklist and listen to the snippets after the jump …