opez | dead dance


Describing their style as „Latin Desert & Funeral Party“ music, Opez clearly go their own special way. But listen to the debut album „Dead Dance“ and you will find that this path is quite an exciting one. Set in a haunting environment of acoustic instruments and an expertly stylish production, the twelve songs recorded by Italian musicians Massi Amadori and Francesco Tappi are a journey into a twilight world of emotion and imagination.

With additional musicians like Fabio Paglierani, an expert in dub who brings a echoing twist to the sultry groove of „Adriatica“ and „Carlos Primero“ or Fabio „Mocambo“ Tozzi who puts „Estelita“, „Diavolanza“, „Malinco“ and „Libre“ into an authentic Fifties environment “Dead Dance” is a band affair. The vocals of Annalisa Bartolini on „Carlos Primero“ and „Sangoda“, as well as Dimitri „Didi“ Mazzs on „Malinco“, add to the complete picture.

Out on Agogo Records, available at Bandcamp, HHV or iTunes. Stream the entire album below …

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rise up


Low Leaf dropped a new track lifted from her upcoming album. “‘Rise Up’ is a vibratory message of restoration and empowerment to the collective Filipino psyche. In an effort to de-colonize, cleanse, and heal the wounds of history & recent natural disasters, the time is ripe now, more than ever, for the Filipino spirit to be reborn in full form. As the divine generation, our ancestors that have lived and died for us to co-create our culture through music & art are speaking through us, and guiding our hearts to a new awakening. So, people of the world – how we gonna rise up?” „AKASHAALAY“ is entirely written and produced by Low Leaf, available on April 29th on Fresh Selects.

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hard believer


„Hard Believer“ is the opening and title track from Fink’s forthcoming fifth studio album on Ninja Tune. The track is produced by Billy Bush. Download the track „Hard Believer“ for free here. Tour dates, a new short film, and finally the new album is coming soon …

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morning phase


You can now listen to „Blue Moon“, the first song to be taken from Beck’s forthcoming album „Morning Phase“, which is set for release on February 24. Speaking about the album previously, Beck told Rolling Stone: „I’m just fumbling around with chords and a mood. The songs are coming out of a California tradition. I’m hearing The Byrds, Crosby Stills and Nash, Gram Parsons, Neil Young – the bigger idea of what that sound is to me.“ He added: „There’s this feeling of tumult and uncertainty, getting through that long, dark night of the soul – whatever you want to call it. These songs were about coming out of that – how things do get better.“ ‚Morning Phase‘ is Beck’s first album in six years, coming after ‚Modern Guilt‘ in 2008. Pre-order „Morning Phase“ on iTunes.

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wrong or right


„Wrong or Right“ is the title track of Kwabs upcoming 4-track. The release will be out on February 3rd and includes his other tracks „Spirit Fade“, „Last Stand“ and a Ben Pearce remix of „Wrong or Right“. Pre-order now on iTunes.

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bubblers 9

Gilles Peterson - Brownswood Bubblers Nine

Volume Nine of Gilles Peterson’s compilation series „Brownswood Bubblers“ features tracks by great artists such as Lady, Hiatus Kaiyote, Slakah The Beatchild, The Hics, Hackman, Belleruche, Max, Trio Tekke, The White Lamp, Romare, Diggs Duke, Bev Lee Harling, Troumaca, Gentlemen Of The Road featuring Eliza Carthy and Memotone. Stream the album teaser below, release-date is 10th December via Brownswood Recordings or iTunes.


1. Lady – Money
2. Hiatus Kaiyote – Nakamarra
3. Slakah The Beatchild – Wanna Do
4. The Hics – Lines (Demo Version)
5. Hackman – Forgotten Notes
6. Belleruche – Wasted Time (Ross PTH Remix)
7. Max – Devil Woke Me Up This Morning
8. Trio Tekke – InDa (Alt. Version – Excerpt)
9. The White Lamp – Make It Good
10. Romare – Freedom (Aspirations Of A Prisoner)
11. Diggs Duke – Nine Winning Wives
12. Bev Lee Harling – Private Life Of A Puppet
13. Troumaca – Layou (Demo)
14. Gentlemen Of The Road – Hidden Depths feat. Eliza Carthy
15. Memotone – Down Illusion


oneofus - disengage

OneofUs are producer Sinus Tempo and singer Kitty Wong. They produced their first LP named „Disengage“, it’s a smooth jazz and hip-hop influenced album. Bag it for free here.

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Icebird (RJD2 x Aaron Livingston)

„Charmed Life“ is the second single off RJD2 and Aaron Livingston’s upcoming album „The Abandoned Lullaby“, dropping October 11th. Below also find 1st single „Going And Going And Going“. Pre-Order the album via iTunes.

Icebird (RJD2 & Aaron Livingston) – Charmed Life

Icebird – Going And Going. And Going

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