eska

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UK singer ESKA finally releases her self-titled debut album on April 27th. ESKA weaves together diverse musical elements – hints of folk, soul, psychedelia and electronica and pairs them with stirring lyrics, born from burning passion. She created something pure and timeless which echoes past traditions while at the same time managing to surprise with its stunning originality. In the UK, ESKA’s music has already created a buzz; receiving strong radio support from tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson, Lauren Laverne and John Kennedy. The self-titled debut album ‘ESKA’ hosts production credits from British electronic artist Matthew Herbert, Louis ‘slipperz’ Hackett and Dave Okumu of The Invisible.

Stream four tracks of the LP after the jump.
Out April 27th, available at Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon.

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maverick

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After a bunch of collaborative releases with the likes of FloFilz, Katharsis & Zen-Zin, here’s finally a solo album by Pawcut. Featuring mic guests Pseudo Slang, Billy Woods, Zen-Zin and more. Out on Radio Juicy and Urban Waves. Available at hhv.de or Bandcamp.

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mr. wonderful

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Action Bronson‘s major-label debut album “Mr. Wonderful,” is coming! Since the first leak back in may 2014, “Easy Rider” (Prod. Travis Mitchell), and two others shares “Actin Crazy” (Prod. Noah “40” Shebib & Omen) and “Terry” (Prod. by The Alchemist), the LP will be released on March 24th. “Mr Wonderful” recorded throughout 2014, was produced by several high-profile record producers, such as The Alchemist, Mark Ronson and Noah “40” Shebib. The album has guest appearances by Big Body Bes, Meyhem Lauren, Chauncy Sherod, Chance the Rapper and Party Supplies.

“It’s not just an orgy of Rap, it’s an orgy of music. But there is an orgy or Rap. I say the first six songs would be the illest Rap album that ever came out.”

“Mr Wonderful” is available March 24th on VICE/Atlantic LP – pre-order it at iTunes or Amazon.

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natureboy

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The Chilean producer Flako will soon release his long awaited debut album ‘Natureboy’. Under his aliases Dirg Gerner, Natureboy and Flako, he released several tracks and productions for  Eglo Records, Blue Note, Mooncircle or Apollo.

Flako explained the title of the LP as followed: “I’m not religious. Nature is the only thing I really believe in. The sun and water are the two things that I find worth worshipping. There’s nothing without the sun, and there’s nothing without water.”

‘Natureboy’ 2LP will be out on London’s records label Five Easy Pieces, on March 23rd – Pre-order at Bandcamp or iTunes.

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smoke break

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Pawcut now released his free prequel EP “Smoke Break” to his upcoming LP “Maverick”. All tracks produced, mixed and mastered by pawcut himself. The EP features cuts by DJ Access and remix versions by Edo G and Massive Attack. Out on Radio Juicy, available on Bandcamp. “Maverick” LP drops February 27th, pre-order now on HHV.

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no deal remixed

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Melanie De Biasio‘s acclaimed new album ‘No Deal’ will be released as ‘No Deal Remixed’ on February 23rd. Gilles Peterson called upon some of the most exciting names across the jazz, electronic and indie worlds to rework Melanie De Biasio’s acclaimed new album No Deal, including EELS, The Cinematic Orchestra, Hex, Jonwayne and Seven Davis Junior.

Out on Play It Again Sam, available on iTunes or direct.

Listen to more tracks after the jump …

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favourite things | 1.15

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“favourite things 1.15″ our first soundcloud-collection in 2015 is now online. The january set features 28 tracks and productions by artists such as Miguel, Jaël, Kate Tempest, Kali Uchis, Ruck P, Jay Prince, Drew Dave, Jack Garratt, Nosidam, Erykah Badu, TAJ, Lewpz, Nicest Dudes Around, Radsch, Jamevu, Robert Glasper, Es-K, HOW2, El. Train, Emmavie, Andreya Triana, Quincy Vidal, Teeko, Chris McClenney, Romare, Flako, DJ M. and ElleÈ.

Check out our (almost) daily updated soundcloud page.

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chambers

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Chilly Gonzales, Canadian pianist and entertainer, returns with his much anticipated follow-up to Solo Piano II (live in Munich 2012)Listen below to ‘Cello Gonzales’, one of Chilly Gonzales’s new songs, from the Huw Stephens Piano Session on his BBC Radio 1 show last Thursday. 

“Chambers” will be out this march!

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the love you’re given

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London based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist Jack Garratt shared his new single “The Love You’re Given”. Released 28 November 2014 on Island Records UK, available on iTunes.

Everything you hear on these recordings is played by the young Londoner, which is replicated live with the frenzied, bass-heavy sound of an act far bigger in size and scale. The propulsive, motorik beat that drives through the tail-end of The Love You’ve Given suggests Jack’s music could find its niche in clubs, but such is the multi-layered craftsmanship of his songwriting, the dexterity of his vocal delivery, and the fevered, unorthodox guitar-playing, that perhaps nowhere should be off limits for this distinctively broad-minded young musician. The sample heard is the voice of Lisa Fischer, lifted from the film 20 Feet From Freedom. (via Island Records)

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yesterday i had the blues

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José James’ new album “Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday” will be released February 3rd in Japan and March 31st worldwide on Blue Note Records. The album is produced by Don Was and featuring Jason Moran on piano, John Patitucci on bass, Eric Harland on drums. It’s James tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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