Poppy Ackroyd is a composer from the United Kingdom, she studied piano and composition at Edinburgh University before completing a masters degree in Piano Performance. A long-term collaborator with Hidden Orchestra, she also works with other musicians and artists, creating soundtracks for film, dance, physical theatre and radio. Her debut album in 2012 ‘Escapement‘ (Denovali Records) impressed with its delicate, intricate and beautifully atmospheric music, created using only piano and violin. After her live performances in 2013 with Lumen, she now released her second full-length album ‘Feathers’. She will be performing live across Europe in the months, check out her tour-dates.
‘Out To Sea’ is the second collaborative EP by producer/multiinstrumentalist Tom Misch and singer/songwriter Carmody. Released December 12th on Misch’s own label Beyond The Groove. It will be a five-track EP, listen to three tracks below and pre-order digit now through iTunes or Amazon.
Hocus Pocus’ guitarist and singer, Ledeunff released his solo EP back in 2013 – we’re very late on this one, pardon. A stage enthusiast, Ledeunff traveled all over France for the past 15 years, opening up for major acts he shares a musical connection with, such as Keziah Jones or Raoul Midon. His blended style truly came together on this eponymous record produced by 20syl. Inspired by his love for blues and world music Ledeunff did not hesitate utilizing Hip Hop and electronic genres to enhance his sound.
Stream “My Storm EP” below and purchase on iTunes.
Producer Blockhead from N.Y. is about to release his new LP. After his debut 2004 on Ninja Tune with “Music by Cavelight”, and “The Music Scene” 2009, “Bells and Whistles” will be his third album. The LP is an mostly boom-bap instrumental project. The album is ready for streaming after the jump.
“Bells and Whistles”, officially drops Tuesday, November 18. and will be available on Bandcamp, vinyl follows early 2015.
After almost two years of touring his fifth album “The North Borders”, Bonobo returns with the “Flashlight”. Listen to “Flashlight” and “Pelican” two songs of the three track EP. Release via Ninja Tune, pre-oder 12″ vinyl and MP3 direct.
»The Flashlight EP’s three songs are of the highest musical calibre, leaving the listener begging for more, and suggesting that Bonobo’s next full-length will see him take another giant leap forwards. In the meantime, Simon Green is touring North America with his blistering DJ set, ahead of a final, fittingly grand North Borders show at Alexandra Palace on 28th November.«
Gilles Peterson and Brownswood Recordings return with their latest instalment of the much loved Bubblers Series. Volume 11 contains tracks by Gogo Penguin, Mirror Signal, Hector Plimmer, Kuage, Al Dobson Jr., Billie Black, To Be Frank, Like, James Tillman, Zackey Force Funk, Photay, Moonchild, A/T/O/S, JWhy, Evan, Nick Hakim, Segilola, and Nightports. Pre-order now on Bandcamp, release is November 18th. Stream some of the tracks in our soundcloud below.
Known as something of a musical clairvoyant Gilles Peterson has built an unparalleled reputation for unearthing hidden gems and new and exciting talent over the course of his amazing career.
The soundcloud selection for october’14 holds 48 great tracks by some of bklyn’s favourite artists, producers and beat-makers. The set ’10.14′ contains productions by HISANOVA, NeguimBeats, Melodiesinfonie, King Thelonious, Jaze Baqti, Tom Misch, Iamnobodi, Monk, 20Syl, Submotion Orchestra, Kaytranada, Fulgeance & DJ Scientist, Es-K, Big K.R.I.T, Agnes Obel, any many more. Check out our (almost) daily updated soundcloud page.
Today we’d like to introduce german producer JE$U$ from Ludwigshafen. He publish consistently remix versions of well known hip-hop bangers by artists such as RZA, Common, InI, Black Rob, Evidence, Action Bronson, or MF DOOM. JE$U$ steadily discovering new samples, which he can use on selected acapellas. After the jump you’ll find a selection of his remixes, be sure to check out his complete anthology on Soundcloud.
Some of his existing releases are “XII APOSTLES” (Urban Waves, 2012), “Schleifen” (Gergaz, 2013) and guest appearances on compilations like “Fear And Loathing In Beats” (Radio Juicy), Beat Garden Compilation 2 & 3 (Gergaz), “Pure Dopeness Vol 1 – 9” (Sinoptic International), “Intergalactic Travels Volume 2“ (Urban Waves), “Street Noises” (Cassette Blog).
Andreya Triana is back with the release of her new EP called ‘Everything You Never Had Pt. II’. You can now listen to the title track and ‘Superlove’ which is the first song to be lifted off her highly anticipated album (due out in 2015). ‘Everything You Never Had Pt. II’ will be released November 17th on Counter Records, pre-order on Ninjashop or iTunes.
The Germany/Austria producer trio Betty Ford Boys, consisting of Suff Daddy, Brenk Sinatra and Dexter are about to release ‘Uppers / Downers’. The new 10″ is the first release since their 2013 album “Leaders Of The Brew School”. The trio dropped ‘So Fine’ for free which is the first of a few off of a limited edition 10″ being pressed up, available soon on Melting Pot Music during their “Retox Tour” in October and November.