favourite things | 8.14

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Another month, another selection – ‘Favourite Things 8.14‘ is now ready for streaming.

It’s a monthly musically journey through our daily soundcloud expedition. The set for august is 2,5hrs long and holds 47 tracks. Featuring productions and songs by Thrupence, Shafiq Husayn, S. Fidelity, FloFilz, Diggs Duke, REdefinition, Kriswonto, Amin Payne & Ben Bada Boom, Suff Daddy, Flandy, Bilal, Jordan Rakei, Ka-Yu, Computer Jay & Orfeo, TUFO, Bonobo, iZem, Freddie Joachim, Tall Black Guy, Dexter, Jonwayne, Barney Artist, El Michels Affair, and many more. Check out the latest selections and tracks on our almost daily updated soundcloud page.

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all rise

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Pianist Jason Moran will release his ninth album, “All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller”, is a collaboration with the vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello that recasts the music of the legendary jazz entertainer Fats Waller as a modern dance party. The project is produced by Blue Note president Don Was and Ndegeocello. The album features artists including trumpeter Leron Thomas, vocalist Lisa E. Harris, saxophonist Steve Lehman, trombonist Josh Roseman and drummer Charles Haynes.

Out September 16th on Blue Note Records, pre-order now on iTunes.

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animalia

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Mammal Hands debut album ‘Animalia’ will be released on Gondwana Records. The album’s entirely produced by label owner Matthew Halsall. After GoGo Penguin (v2.0), Mammal Hands is the new signing for the label. Release is Monday 15th September 2014, pre-order on CD and Digital formats online at Bandcamp.

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allo love

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The fourth instalment of Wah Wah 45s compilation series ‘Allo Love’ is now out, and available on Bandcamp. The album is a fine selection of dark, electronic soul tracks by artists such as Lea Lea, Kathrin de Boer, Anushka, DJ VadimiZem, The Gene Dudley Group, and many more. Stream the whole compilation after the jump.

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secret garden 2

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‘Secret Garden 2′ is a free compilation series by DLoaw & Co., inspired by the volume one shape, they wish to keep the trip in the instrumental world going on. The 2013 released album contains 21 artists going from abstract Hip-Hop to Downtempo, providing a jazzy, sometimes dark, melancholic vibe. Still eclectism will be the word in this chapter, putting together different materials and musical arrangement!

Released 26 May 2013,  download on Bandcamp, ‘Volume One‘ is also still available online.

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five to nine

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With his first EP ‘Five to Nine’ S. Fidelity carefully compiled a small collection of gems kept secret – until now. Over the course of 8 tracks, he showcases a wide variety of styles, ranging from laid-back instrumentals to rap and futuristic neo-soul. For the completion of his debut EP, the 22-year-old beatmaker joined forces with the Berlin singer LaNó and Tokyo’s Tajima Hal on ‘Second Chance’ and Rob Really from Moontroop featuring on ‘The Brain’. The features add a complementary touch to S. Fidelity’s compositions and thereby contribute to the complete range of his sonic spectrum.

Get the track ‘Bounce With Me’ for free here. Release september 1st, pre-order digital on Bandcamp and vinyl at here.

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the beats

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Madlib’s new album ‘The Beats’ contains 10 tracks of instrumental hip-hop created for the Stones Throw film ‘Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton’. This is Madlib’s first original soundtrack and first 10-inch vinyl release. The album is being issued with two different sleeves (girls on one, skull & bong on the other) each wrapped with a custom, removable card, designed in the style of the Boss SP-303 sampler. Out now on Stones Throw!

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ten tigers

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‘Duals’ is taken from the new Bonobo ‘Ten Tigers EP’, available on 12″ and download, at Ninja Tune or iTunes. The EP also holds two remixes by Bengal and a new version of ‘First Fires’ by Maya Jane Coles.

Bonobo is also about to release a DVD/Book in october 2014. It’s beautiful 70-page hardback book containing stories from the band, Bonobo’s personal photos, a foreword by Gilles Peterson and more. The book is portrait sized and clothbound holding the live CD and DVD, all designed by Leif Podhajsky. The live CD contains tracks performed by Bonobo on The North Borders Tour, recorded at major shows and exclusive radio sessions all over the world. The DVD contains incredible footage of a Bonobo show performed in an ancient Roman amphitheatre in Croatia and at London’s Roundhouse in 2013. Watch the trailer and listen to ‘Duals’ …

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alium

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The Submotion Orchestra is a live 7-piece project from Leeds/UK, incorporating deep bass-driven grooves and dense textures in their progressive live dubstep sound. The orchestra is now back with ‘Alium’, released on Counter Records, out November 3rd. On their third album Ruby Wood adds her vocal skills – you can now listen and download the track ’2L84U’ for free here. Place your pre-order  (2xLP vinyl, CD and MP3) on Ninja Tune.

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metronom

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FloFilz is one of the most promising newcomers on the German beatmaker scene. His sound is deeply rooted in the Low End Theory (Tribe not LA) school of beats and his tracks regularly hit the six-digit plays mark on SoundcloudHe grew up in Belgium and lives currently in Aachen where he studies violin. When it comes to his own beats, jazz reigns supreme over nearly any other music. „Metronom“ is his first official album, it will be released on Melting Pot MusicAvailable September 5th on Bandcamp, HHV and direct.

Watch the official video to ”Nomind’ and stream the track “Vigal” featuring Anthony Drawn, after the jump …

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