va | label love vol. 7


The seventh installment of Label Love is available. Presented by veteran electronic soul label Tru Thoughts, and carefully curated by the imprint’s US label manager Jasmine De La Paz, „Label Love Vol. 7“ showcases 16 free tracks from nine labels around the world. 

Volume 7 presents music from Erased Tapes, Five Easy Pieces, Finders Keepers, Soundway Records, Strut Records, Tru Thoughts, World Circuit, ZZK Records, and !K7. This rare selection brings cuts from Sun Ra Quartet, Jane Weaver, Quantic Presents The Western Transient, Rival Consoles and Flako, to name a few.

Free download at bandcamp.

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josa peit | constellation


Having previously lent her quirky voice to the London based cosmic jazz collective Nostalgia 77 and renowned German beatmaker Dexter, Josa Peit settled into the lab and developed an intriguing musical sphere of her own. On her Debut EP „Constellation“, Josa Peit has crafted her own brand of soul miniatures, emerging under influences of house, disco, krautrock, psych, and hip hop.

All songs written by Josa Peit except „Dawn“ (written by Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson). Vocals, vocoder, synthesizer, wurlitzer, bass, drum programming, percussion by Josa Peit. Mixed by Jan Brauer at THE GYM Studios, Berlin.

Out on THE GYM, available on Bandcamp.

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linear labs | los angeles


Linear Labs : Los Angeles compilation featuring songs from upcoming releases produced by Adrian Younge, including 12 Reasons To Die II (with Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & RZA) „Something About April II“ and „The Midnight Hour“ with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, alongside Younge catalog classics dating back to 2000.

„In less than a year’s time, Adrian Younge’s Linear Labs imprint has made a very firm impression on fans of forward-thinking, analog-based music from multiple genres. One notable fan, among many, is DJ Premier, who produced his late 2014 PRhyme album exclusively using samples drawn from Younge’s catalog. To give fans a chance to revel in Younge’s range and – just as importantly – give followers a sneak-peek at four impressive 2015 albums already slated for release, Younge is proud to release the compilation album, Los Angeles. On Los Angeles, many hip-hop fanatics will impatiently skip forward to the graceful, galloping and appropriately dramatic “Return Of The Savage,” from the upcoming Younge-helmed 12 „Reasons To Die II“. The song features Ghostface Killah alongside Raekwon and RZA. But track-skippers will soon head back to the album’s opener: the dusky, Baroque soul of “Memories Of War,” from the upcoming „Something About April II“, with vocals by Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier. Also on the upcoming tip: a track from the Adrian Younge/Ali Shaheed Muhammad concept album The Midnight Hour, entitled “Feel Alive,” with silky vocals by Karolina, alongside longtime Younge collaborator Loren Oden. Other highlights amongst the album’s ten tracks include: · “1969 Organ” – From Adrian Younge’s first release, 2000’s Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn · “Panic (Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remix)” – From the 2014 Souls of Mischief / Ali Shaheed Muhammad album, There Is Only Now Remix · “The Sure Shot Parts 1 & 2” – An instrumental originally rhymed over by the inimitable Ghostface Killah, on 2013’s 12 Reasons To Die · “To Be Your One” – Taken from 2013’s Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics · “Chicago Wind” – From the 2009 album, Original Score To The Motion Picture: Black Dynamite“

Available on iTunes or direct.

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favourite things | 10.14


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.

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everything you never had pt. II


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.

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favourite things | 9.14


The monthly “favourite things„-soundcloud expedition no. 9.2014 is a three hour playlist. The collection contains 48 selected tracks, productions and songs by artists such as Moods, Esta, S. Fidelity, 14KT, Herr Styler, Chief, Sola Rosa, Blockhead, Scrimshire, Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Daisuke Tanabe, Vanilla, Black Milk, Mammal Hands and many more. Check out the latest selections and the bklyn music (almost) daily updated soundcloud page.

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stussy x soulection


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.

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prince x 3rdEyeGirl


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.

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groove curse


‚Groove Curse‘ is Jordan Rakei’s long-awaited follow up to highly-acclaimed debut EP ‚Franklin’s Room‚, his modern take on reggae-infused soul music. ‚Groove Curse‘ takes an evolved turn, with a sound Rakei describes as “raw, vocal-driven, groove”. With the first single off the EP, „Street Light“, featuring Gwen Bunn (vocalist and producer of Schoolboy Q’s Collard Greens), the release celebrates the skills of upcoming young musicians who are writing, self-producing and taking full advantage of their vocal and multi-instrumentalist talents.

Available August 15th on Soul Has No Tempo, order online at Bandcamp.

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