Children Of Zeus | The Story So Far​

Children of Zeus, the Hip-Hop duo from Manchester/UK released their EP. Konny Kon and Tyler Daley met back in 2005, after both performing a show near Paris in their respective crews, Broke’N’£nglish and Body Roq. The duo met up back home in Manchester, spurred on initially by a mutual admiration of each others music, and produced their first track together, aptly entitled ‘Coming Home To You’.

A few years later, Tyler approached Konny about producing a full EP together, ‘The Story So Far…’ is out on First Word Records – available on Bandcamp.

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favourite things | 9.16


Lee Fields & The Expressions, DeRobert & The Half-Truths, Charles Bradley, Bobby Oroza, René Schier, Isaiah Rashad feat. Sir, Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Aaron Abernathy feat. Phonte & Black Milk, NxWorries, Josh Hey, Tall Black Guy feat. Yusef Rumperfield, Mndsgn, Dennis Ayler, Torii Wolf feat. Rapsody, Unda, White Glock, SumoChief feat. OthaSoul, Like, K-Lone & Ill Chill, Electric Wire Hustle, Kwesi, Beatmachinearon.

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food for my soul | vol. 51


After a two years hiatus, i finally uploaded the new episode of bklyn’s ‘Food For My Soul’ compilation series. #51 is a slow but powerful selection of soul by great artists such as Kool Blues, Black Merda, Lee Bonds, Eunice Collins, Albert Smith, Thomas East, or Eddie Finley. Unmixed 50 minutes of music – enjoy.

Listen below – Find more bklyn ‘Soul Food’ on Mixcloud.
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philadelphia summer of ’64


To celebrate the Residency Philadelphia Summer of ’64 series, the guys from Paxico Records released a compilation featuring Sigmund Washington, MoGiLLaH, Stainless Steele and Josh Hey.

“Over the past summer, Residency and Paxico Records curated a series of performances to pay tribute to the Summer of 1964 in Philadelphia and all the monumental music that was recorded in that time. Looking to Yusef Lateef, John Coltrane and Stan Getz for inspiration, contemporary hip hop artist reworked those recordings and played them live at Sarah’s Bar all summer long.”

Free download and stream after the jump.

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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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guts & mambo | beach diggin‘ vol. 3


Guts and Mambo are about to release the third volume of their beach-soundtrack series. “Beach Diggin’ Volume 3” contains 14 rare tropical groove tracks, perfect for a chilled day on the beach. Available on CD, Double LP Gatefold out 10th July on Heavenly Sweetness. Pre-Order direct, on iTunes and Amazon.

See the complete tracklist and listen to the snippets after the jump …

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favourite things | 5.15


The soundcloud-playlist for may 2015 contains 19 tracks and 1:06:02 selected tracks/remixes/productions by: Adrian Younge, Karolina & Loren Oden, Bilal, Ghostface Killah, BadBadNotGood & Island Riot, Slum Village, Je$u$, Devaloop, Blunt One, CoryaYo, Hubert Daviz, Adam Santoya, JuJu Rogers, Lion Babe & Suff Daddy, Jordan Rakei x Kiran Kai, Beauville, Es-K & Loupo, Flako feat. Dirg Gerner, Dorian Concept, Clarinet Factory & Hidden Orchestra.

» Music Player after the jump.

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favourite things | 4.15


Our monthly soundcloud playlist “Favourite Things 4.15” contains 23 tracks and 1:14 hours of music by artists such as: BluntOne, nepo, KA-YU, FloFilz, Hubert Daviz, Wun Two, Dexter, Swarvy, Freddie Gibbs x KAYTRANADA, Nomine, Emanative, Four Tet, Roots Manuva, Sonzeira x Werkha, Lapalux feat. Andreya Triana, Frameworks, Annabel (lee), Bahamadia x aCatCalledFRITZ, Jonwayne feat. Anderson Paak, Suff Daddy, Kàhmi Wan, Nugat, Mecca-83 x Tom Misch, Saga x Marco Polo, JR&PH7 x Chuuwee x Blu x Brenk Sinatra, DistantStarr x IAMNOBODI.  » Music Player after the jump.

For more listening-experience, check out our soundcloud page.
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