Rodney Smith aka Roots Manuva is back after two years locked in the studio brewing up new music. The single “Facety” is produced by fellow UK maverick Four Tet.
Facety is patois slang for someone being rude – a barefaced cheek referenced by the insistent, cockney rhyming lyrical snip – ‘boat race’ – that makes up the chorus. Another of electronic music’s most exciting voices, NYC producer Machinedrum, provides the beat for the B-Side, Like a Drum. In his inimitable words, the single is ‘a wee Spring warmer in voodoo coptic dialect shape shifting: the remit the same as ever in awakening one’s inner, modern-day Sun Ra, ODB and Kate Bush on an overdrive of “doing because we can’t help ourselves…’
Producer Wun Two from Germany and CoryaYo from USA are joining forces. Their collaboration all-instrumental hip-hop album “Waves” is now out and available for streaming. Limited Vinyl Edition released through Vinyl Digital, digital version available on Bandcamp.
17-year old beatmaker Nugat from Germany dropped ‘Beats x Beer x Green’ on March 21th. His first EP realese holds five casual instrumentals and two guest-features by Gold Roger and Füffi x Pray. Copy the EP for free on Mediafire here. More productions and remixes on Nugat’s soundcloud page.
Swedish singer Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth, has revealed details on his fourth studio album. Entitled “Dark Bird is Home”, wich is the follow-up to 2012’s “There’s No Leaving Now”.
“It’s an album that presents Kristian Matsson at his most personal and direct, deeper and darker than ever at times, yet also an album with strokes of whimsy and the scent of new beginnings. It feels fresh and well timed. Hear “Sagres” below.”
Out may 12th on Dead Oceans records, available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.
Dubstep producer Nomine released “Blind Man” via Tempa. It’s his fifth 12″ for the label, following his excellent “Nomine’s Chant” last year – a track that could only be described as so calming and soothing that it was almost uncomfortable.
As with “Nomine’s Chant”, “Blind Man” continues Nomine’s explorations of Eastern sounds and melodies (this time using a sample from Kung Fu Grasshopper), as well as his interest in spareseness and immersive atmospherics.
For his third album Blundetto digs further on his own musical way of soulful reggae, with a cinematic, latin or African vibes with the same team of musicians around him. He invited some guests on vocal, some famous name of the French reggae scene (Biga Ranx or PupaJim), NY MC Jahdan Blakamoore or some new comers as John Milk and Marina P.
„The Sit-In“ is the new album by producer Twit-One from Cologne/Germany. It is quite different to his previous works but his music has never been easy to predict. Featured artists on „The Sit-In“ are singer May, poets PB Louison and Imam Ally Salam and keyboard player Ruoy Yaw. Entirely produced by Twit One, recorded at the Treehouse & Mr. Wun’s Dojo, Cologne.
Releases 2nd April 2015, “The Sit-In” is available at the MPM Store and on Bandcamp. » Stream the album after the jump.
‘miscRWD2015′ holds some of our recent favourite tracks. The opening comes by Swarvy, followed by Jordan Rakei over to ‘Keep On Running’ by Gabriel Garzón-Montano. J.Mo’s J Dilla tribute, ‘Epiphany’ by Tom Misch and the slow-grooved ‘Loungiiin’ by Kerem Akdag ends the instrumental section. Moods introduces the remix/beat-section to LORE’s ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’ and the Al Green cover ‘Simply Beautiful’ by Sly Johnson. FloFilz and Pazmal with Corey Chase completes the mix with their remix tracks. Enjoy these 38 calm minutes …