‘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 …
“EXPEDITion” is Vinyl Digital’s new instrumental HipHop/Beat series, it represents the talented beatmaker scene from Germany. Volume one “From Ghettos To Galaxies” is provided by Figub Brazlevic from Berlin. After his release on Sichtexot “Oldschool Future“, the producer is now back with his neo-soul/trip-hop-influenced boom-bap album. The vinyls are strictly limited, get your digital copy at iTunes or on Bandcamp.
The jazz trio from Germany/Frankfurt Contrast Trio released their new LP on WHYEMPTY Records. The Band consisting of drummer Martin Standke, pianist Yuriy Sych and bassist Tim Roth created a sound without the presentation of single instruments. “Zwei” is less virtuosic, but much more creative sound-aesthetic than their first album “Second Wave”.
‘Tides’ is the debut album from Manchester-based producer Matt Brewer aka Frameworks. Since the release of his first EP ‘Vanish’ back in 2012 and ‘Old Friend’ in 2013, Frameworks has been building a loyal following for his atmospheric and haunting compositions.
‘Tides’ sees him joining the dots between instrumental hip hop heroes Aim and RJD2, the epic soundscapes of Cinematic Orchestra and the deft songwriting of Bonobo. Previous collaborators Rioghnach Connolly and JP Cooper return for the album with two tracks apiece. Rioghnach gives a captivating vocal performance on lead single ‘Calm The Still Night’ and the brooding ‘Dawn’, whilst JP brings raw soul to ‘Old Friend’ and ‘No Place To Hide Away’. The bedrock of the album is instrumental with Frameworks’ trademark string-laden productions taking in cinematic jazz (‘Patience’), folk (‘End’) and more uptempo fare in the shape of ‘Breathing Light’ and ‘A New Sun’. Tides’ shows just how accomplished Frameworks is as a producer and composer, showing a lightness of touch and genuine song-writing talent that few can emulate.
Coming 23 March 23rd on First Word Records. Available at Bandcamp.
» Stream more tracks from the album after the jump «
Jazzist, composer, and bandleader Kamasi Washington’s upcoming “The Epic” is unlike anything jazz has seen, and not just because it emanates from the boundary-defying Brainfeeder, which isn’t so much a label in the traditional sense as it is an unfurling experiment conducted by the underground producer Flying Lotus. The Epic is a 172-minute, three-volume set that includes a 32-piece orchestra, a 20-person choir, and 17 songs overlaid with a compositional score written by Washington. Pulsing underneath is an otherworldly ten-piece band, each member of which is individually regarded as among the best young musicians on the planet – including bassist Thundercat and his brother, drummer Ronald Bruner Jr., bassist Miles Mosley, drummer Tony Austin, keyboard player Brandon Coleman, pianist Cameron Graves, and trombonist Ryan Porter. Patrice Quinn’s ethereal vocals round out the ensemble. »Read the full description on Ninja Tune«
The Portico band consisting of Duncan Bellamy, Milo Fitzpatrick and Jack Wyllie, are about to release their LP on Ninja Tune. “Living Fields” features guest performances by close friends of the trio, Jono McCleery, Joe Newman (Alt-J) and Jamie Woon. “Living Fields”, released 6 April 2015 on Ninja Tune.
“Portico make music which moves forward towards distant places while offering rare intimacy as well, arriving somewhere between structured pop songs and a disintegrating ambience, a unique blend of the sublunary and the celestial. Reverb drenched piano meshes with swathes of studio noise while vocals float high above a world of textural atmosphere. Drum machines crisply puncture the air around shimmering arpeggios of synth and electric bass. You can be untethered, detached in space only for a moment of detail to rush into focus. Melancholia and euphoria sunk into each other.” via Ninja Tune
Most of the tracks in the “favourite things 2.215″-selection are well known to the bklyn-audience. The february-collection holds 29 tracks and 1:56hrs of selected songs out of our monthly soundcloud research.
Featuring: Eska, Leon Bridges, Ghostpoet, Phil France, Dabrye, Melanie De Biasio, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lapalux, Romare, Jonwayne, Flako, Mo Kolours, Henry Wu, Pazmal & Corey Chase, Brady Watt, SWARVY, C.Scott, KA-YU, Freddie Joachim, Jordan Rakei, Tom Misch, FloFilz, Ivan Ave, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, Action Bronson, Rapper Big Pooh, Fulgeance & DJ Scientist, Joey Bada$$, Cannibal Ox, L’Orange, Declaime and Robert Glasper.
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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.
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.”