if 2.0


Ninja Tune and London record shop If Music teamed up again for the second volume of their compilation series “if”. The new installment features exclusive tracks by Heidi Vogel, Jono McCleery, Slowly Rolilng Camera,  DJ Saturn & Annabel, The Wach , Mark Motherbaugh, Jhelisa Anderson, Roy Harper, The New World Percussion Ensemble,  Archimedes Badkar, Phillip Lambro, Bayete (Todd Cochran) and The Animated Egg. Released April 19 for Record Store Day on Ninja Tune.



favourite things | 3.14


The soundcloud selection for march’14 holds another 41 great tracks by bklyn’s favourite artists, producers and beat-makers. Remixes by Kaytranada, Fink’s modern folk, jazz by BadBadNotGood, soul by Ruth Koleva and Lee Fields. HipHop songs by Mobb Deep and Freddie Gibbs, beats by Black Milk, Apollo Brown, and J Dilla. Check out our monthly selection “favourite things” on the daily updated soundcloud page.





Jazz & Milk is back with a brand new compilation series featuring previously unreleased tracks by international label artists, friends & family! Everyone familiar with Jazz & Milk probably knows about the importance of musical diversity to the label’s spirit. However, once you listen closer you will definitely hear the connecting force, a rhythmic and soulful foundation of these 15 tracks. Available now on Bandcamp or direct.



the soothsayers


“Signs 1 – The Soothsayers” is the first compilation of the OMEN project. The’ve asked worldwide beatmakers and composers to imagine how they’ll sound in 10 – 30 years. Each artist was free to express his vision of the future in his unveiling, evolution tradition. The members deliver their own musical visions, like a soothsayer, reading signs within himself and his own environment, inspiration helping, to open a speaker to the future. Available now on Bandcamp digital and on cassette.



expansion sound vol. 1


To celebrate the relaunch of their musical family, enjoy 30 tracks of soulful goodness from the Expansions Collective, as well as some of their extended family. Featuring some tracks by well known producers such as Amin Payne, Buscrates, Handbook, Mecca:83, Moods, Question,Vanilla and many more. The album is available as Bandcamp donation.

All profits from this release will go towards helping the brother Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble with his medical bills, after recently being hit by a car. Learn more and/or donate some funds here.



beach diggin’


“Beach Diggin’” is a sampler of 16 rare tropical groove tracks compiled by Mambo & Guts. Pre-order now on Heavenly Sweetness and download immediately an exclusive 50′ mix of the compilation by DJ Damage of the Jazz Liberatorz.

16 tracks are stamped on the pages of the record’s passport – boss nova, soul, jazz, latin, afro-funk and tropical, souvenirs of travels through North and Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean islands. Intoxicating tunes, radiant rhythms, velveteen vocals: Beach Diggin’ is for sipping through a straw, wiggling your hips and shaking your pelvis to, and it’s made to bring bodies into friction. 

Support: Guts Official | Facebook | SoundcloudHeavenly Sweetness


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

label love vol. 4

Tru Thoughts Recordings - Label Love Vol. 4

“Label Love” is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from All City Records, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Kindred Spirits, Now Again, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, Tru Thoughts Recordings and Ubiquity Records. Volume 4 comes with songs by Quantic & Alice Russell with The Combo Barbaro, Charles Bradley, WITCH, Jed And Lucia, Vindahl, Mathias Stubø, Colonel Red, Monophonics, Onra, Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band, Boddhi Satva, Jameszoo, Dotmatic, Gang Colours, Belleruche, Knxwledge and Columbia Night. Enjoy the free download below via Bandcamp and be sure to check out Vol. 1, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3!

Support: TruThoughts Recordings | Facebook | Bandcamp


banda black rio

Banda Black Rio defined the Black Rio movement now enjoying a
revival headed by Magalhães‘ incarnation with the passion of soul and
funk again linking Rio and New York for a feel-good blast that also takes
in Hip-Hop, samba, pop and bossa. Brazilian icons Seu JorgeMarcio
and Elza Soares feature alongside bossa pioneers Caetano
and Gilberto Gil. “Super Nova Samba Funk” comes out July
4th on Far Out Recordings.