Jordan Rakei | Wallflower

New Zealand born multi-instrumentalist, Jordan Rakei newly signed to Ninja Tune Records. His new album titled “Wallflower” will be released on 22nd September 2017.

“In Australia, I was stuck in a bubble”, Jordan explains. „When I moved to London I had to deal with my introversion through ‘exposure therapy’. Every day I met new people for a whole year. I met every producer, songwriter, and musician I could. You have to improve as a person to improve as an artist”

Stream and purchase on Bandcamp.

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Moonchild | Voyager

‘Voyager’ is the third full-length album from LA’s Moonchild, whose candid style of soul and new-school jazz has propelled them onto a swirling, emotionally charged journey of the heart. Since cementing themselves into the vibrant LA soul scene, Moonchild have released two albums and collaborated or toured with highly-respected names in the soul-jazz crowd including Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, India.Arie, Leela James, The Internet (Odd Future’s Syd tha Kyd & Matt Martians) and more. Along the way, Moonchild have accumulated a host of iconic supporters from Robert Glasper and Laura Mvula to James Poyser, Jazzy Jeff, Jose James, 9th Wonder and Tyler, The Creator who have all shown love for the band.

Available in all formats on Bandcamp.

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30/70 collective | cold radish coma

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30/70 is a nine-piece exploratory soul collective from Melbourne, Australia. The band with singer Allysha Joy released „Cold Radish Coma“ in late 2015. Their 15-track deep debut is best described as polyrhythmic time structures, astrological explorations of 1970s funk and generally good vibes polished with strange electronic flourishes. Stream the entire album below

„Cold Radish Coma“ is out on Moontown Records, available digitally and vinyl via Bandcamp.

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sarah williams white | of the new world

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„Of The New World“ is the debut LP from singer and producer Sarah Williams White. She’s part of a new wave of artists from her corner of London, includes artists such as Mo Kolours, Henry Wu and her brother Paul White. As a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Sarah cites influences including Jamie Lidell, Erykah Badu and PJ Harvey as well as more contemporary acts such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Jamie Woon and Thundercat. Her sound mixes soulful, intricate vocals with subtle beats and layered harmonies.

Stream after the jump – Purchase at Bandcamp, out on First Word Records.

„Over 12 tracks, this mini-album showcases Sarah’s range of abilities. Tracks like ‘Hum’ and ‘Winter Sun’ highlight her delicate yet powerfully soulful voice, whilst ‘Rainmaker’ and ‘New World’ show her ear for unusual beats and deft musicianship. Elsewhere the hypnotic interludes (‘Arrival’, ‘Adrift) would not be out of place in the more abstract work of her fellow South Londoners over at the 22a label.“

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va | label love vol. 7

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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.

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josa peit | constellation

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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

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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“

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favourite things | 10.14

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‚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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favourite things | 5.14

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bklyn’s latest soundcloud selection holds about 43 tracks out of various genres. The collection 5.14 includes tracks by Fink, Moods, Electric Wire Hustle, BadBadNotGood, Madlib, J Dilla, Tom Misch, Taylor McFerrin, Nick Price, Guts, Alice Russell, and some more. Check out our latest selections on the daily updated soundcloud page.

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the pologue

AB - The Pologue Vol. 1

AB‘s debut EP „Prologue Vol. 1“ is the first part of a two-part series of cover songs. In the first volume he’s using songs by Total, Chaka Khan and Shuggie Otis. Listen below and download the EP for free here.

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electro deluxe

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After ten years of touring worldwide french band Electro Deluxe are back with their new double live album. This time backed with a big band the album is a musical exploration between jazz, soul and hip-hop. Get your digital copy now via iTunes.

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dawn | dusk

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Hayling Price and John E Daise aka Columbia Nights released their soultronic album „Dawn | Dusk“ via RecordBreakin. They have partnered with vocalist Sarai Abdul-Malik, who met the pair midway through her studies at Howard University’s Jazz Department. Stream and bag the album below.

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wasser

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Jazzo & Melodiesinfonie from swiss released their 2nd EP titled „Wasser“ via Soul Section. Name your price and download the album below.

„Wasser means ‚Water‘ in English. The reality is that everybody needs water, water is nature, water is real, it’s fresh and peaceful. All the tracks within this EP are very chill. We both love nature and this is where we find much of our inspiration. We worked on every track more than 6 hours, we sat together in the studio and drank Water, cause we’re both straight edge. We just live and want to spread love and nature.“ Jazzo & Melodisinfonie“

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the rooks

The Rooks - Studio Singles

Birthed from the Wesleyan University music scene (of MGMT, Das Racist, and general indie-rock fame), The Rooks find their home within the sounds of soul, funk, and R&B, while simultaneously incorporating the pop and indie sensibilities that surrounded them throughout their college days. Drawing from an eclectic catalogue of influences, from the melodic sensibilities of Stevie Wonder, to the staggered hip-hop backbeats of J Dilla, to the vocal intricacies of the Dirty Projectors. Get a free download of their studio recordings here.

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