We stumbled across Richard Houghten’s music on the skateboard video ‘Urban Isolation’ by Russell Houghten (watch the video below). Richard Houghten is from Oakland/United States, he started playing guitar as kid and loved working with a tascam 4 track recorder, making use of over dubbing and flipping over the tape to record in reverse. For the album ‘All Guitar’, he used only one acoustic guitar, and manipulate and change it as much as he could to reach out of its normal boundaries. Released April 8th 2014, available for free on Bandcamp.
Khruangbin is a three-piece band from Texas, formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Johnson on drums. Mark and DJ’s roots are in R&B, Hip Hop and Gospel having played within the same gospel band for years. Both professional musicians, Mark began teaching Laura how to play bass in the summer of 2009. As such, Laura quickly developed a huge passion for the instrument and the aesthetic it brought to music she loved. Having worked studiously on developing her skills, both Mark and Laura were invited to tour with Ninja Tune’s YPPAH supporting Bonobo across his 2010 American tour.
The tour galvanised the two of them to start making music together more seriously, sowing the first seeds of Khruangbin. Taking influence from 1960′s Thai funk – Khruangbin literally translates to “Engine Fly” in Thai – the two took a trip to a barn deep in the Texas countryside and jammed for the entire weekend, developing a sound which was steeped the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration. Khruangbin was formed, with D.J. the natural go to for drums. The band recently signed to LNT offshoot Night Time Stories, with an album planned in 2015. Get their first single ‘A Calf Born In Winter’ now on iTunes.
After months of hard work and 2 years after his acclaimed “Paradise for all” album, GUTS is back with a new album, “Hip hop after all” For this new album, Guts decided to come back to his Hip Hop roots (he created the french rap Band Alliance Ethnik in the 90’s) and invited quality MCs and singers to join him in the studio. You can find on this album, some Hip Hop legend as Grand Puba, Masta Ace, Bob Power, Rah Digga some singers as Cody Chestnutt, Patrice and a batch of new talents as Leron Thomas, Lorine Chia, Quelle Chris & Denmark Vessey, Dillon Cooper.
After their debut-release back in 2009, New Zealand-based duo Electric Wire Hustle is back with their new LP ‘Love Can Prevail’. The album has released today (September 8th) on okayplayer. The album is the follow-up to the ‘If These Are The Last Days EP‘, which featured two tracks off the album. ‘Love Can Prevail’ is available for streaming on okayplayer’s Bandcamp page – get your digital copy on via iTunes or Bandcamp.
Check out Soulection and Stussy’s latest free compilation, featuring productions by Zikomo, IAMNOBODI, Goldlink, Orijanus, ESTA, Mr. Carmack, Sam Gellaitry, Connor Pearson, Evil Needle, 10A, Ta-ku, Jay Prince, Jordan James, Sango, JD Reid, Sivey, J-Louis, pyrmdplaza, Mikos Da Gawd, Jarreau Vandal, StarRo, Leland Aleem Fakir and ABJO.
“You will see familiar official Soulection artists on this compilation as well some new talent from forward-thinking and ambitious producers, emcees and vocalists that we’re excited about and feel have a bright future. Our partnership with the iconic brand includes a ‘Soulection Tribe’ limited t-shirt designed by Stussy as well as a physical in-store event and after party at our Sound Of Tomorrow Los Angeles monthly at The Echoplex.”
Compiled and executive produced by Joe Kay Design by Andre Power. Download the compilation for free here.
Amin Payne & Ben Bada Boom‘s ‘Collision’ get revisited by a dream team of producers worldwide. Witness a whole new journey as each artist remixes a track from the album and displays their interpetation. Featuring reworks by Moods, Suff Daddy, mfp, Evil Needle, Melodiesinfonie, Elaquent, Submerse, Chief and Budamunk. Release is September 8th on Cascade Records, order on Bandcamp. Free downloads after the break.
“After the success of ‘Collison’ by AP x 3B , the challenge was high to elevate this classic collaboration album into a Remix edition. The resulting combination is one of the dopest remix album you’ll hear this year, Containing 10 tracks which feels like you’ve listened to a new full length album from start to finish. Based on the main ingredients of the original one, covering a variety of styles, and each individual song is so incredibly well developed that you can really get lost in the music. Experience this journey.”
Brenk Sinatra & Fid Mella, two of Europe’s finest beat makers will take you on a musical ride through Vienna’s mean streets of the 70′s and 80′s. It’s a musical journey which pays homage to Vienna’s notorious morbidity. ‘Chop Shop 2 – Singende Klingende Unterwelt’ is their new collaborations album, which combines selected musical treasures of the city’s past with the unique trademark sounds of Brenk and Mella.
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.
Later this month, Prince will release two albums on the same day, one solo LP entitled ‘Art Official Age’ and ‘Plectrum Electrum’ with his band 3rdEyeGirl. ‘Art Official Age’ is produced and arranged by Prince and Joshua Welton. ‘PlectrumElectrum’ is a recorded live-set by Prince and the three-piece band 3rdEyeGirl, consisting of Donna Grantis (Guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (Drums) and Ida Nielsen (Bass).
You can now stream two new tracks of the former album, ‘Clouds’ featuring Lianne La Havas and ‘U Know with 3rdEyeGirl. Both albums are out on September 29th, pre-oder now on iTunes or Amazon. See the full tracklists after the jump.