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

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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

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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

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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.“

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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.

Free download at bandcamp.

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favourite things | 5.15

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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

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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.

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favourite things | 3.15

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Favourite Things 3.15 contains 28 tracks and 1:53 hours of music by artists such as: Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Loyle Carner, Bishop Nehru, glue70, Melo B Jones, Eric Lau, Pacific Shore, Nosaj Thing, Chance The Rapper, The O’My’s, Jeen Bassa, Hubert Daviz, Wun Two, Mounika, FloFilz, Flako, Nomine, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Portico, Jamie Lidell, Jazzator, Contrast Trio, Kamasi Washington, Javi Santiago, BadBadNotGood, Kazumi Kaneda, Jay Electronica, Biggie Smalls, L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae, Bluestaeb, saib..

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miscRWD

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‚miscRWD2015‘ holds some of our recent favourite tracks. The opening comes by Swarvy, followed by Jordan Rakei over to ‘Keep On Running‘ by Gabriel Garzón-Montano. J.Mo’s J Dilla tribute, ‚Epiphany‘ by Tom Misch and the slow-grooved ‘Loungiiin‘ by Kerem Akdag ends the instrumental section. Moods introduces the remix/beat-section to LORE’s ‚Everybody Loves The Sunshine‘ and the Al Green cover ‚Simply Beautiful‘ by Sly Johnson. FloFilz and Pazmal with Corey Chase completes the mix with their remix tracks. Enjoy these 38 calm minutes …

Full tracklist and Player after the jump / You can also listen on Soundcloud or Mixcloud.

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favourite things | 2.15

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Most of the tracks in the „favourite things 2.15“-selection are well known to the bklyn-audience. The february-collection holds 29 tracks and 1:56hrs of selected songs out of our monthly soundcloud research.

Featuring: Eska, Leon Bridges, Ghostpoet, Phil France, Dabrye, Melanie De Biasio, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lapalux, Romare, Jonwayne, Flako, Mo Kolours, Henry Wu, Pazmal & Corey Chase, Brady Watt, SWARVY, C.Scott, KA-YU, Freddie Joachim, Jordan Rakei, Tom Misch, FloFilz, Ivan Ave, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, Action Bronson, Rapper Big Pooh, Fulgeance & DJ Scientist, Joey Bada$$, Cannibal Ox, L’Orange, Declaime and Robert Glasper.

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favourite things | 1.15

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„favourite things 1.15“ our first soundcloud-collection in 2015 is now online. The january set features 28 tracks and productions by artists such as Miguel, Jaël, Kate Tempest, Kali Uchis, Ruck P, Jay Prince, Drew Dave, Jack Garratt, Nosidam, Erykah Badu, TAJ, Lewpz, Nicest Dudes Around, Radsch, Jamevu, Robert Glasper, Es-K, HOW2, El. Train, Emmavie, Andreya Triana, Quincy Vidal, Teeko, Chris McClenney, Romare, Flako, DJ M. and ElleÈ.

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favourite things | 12.14

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Our 2014 final „Favourite Things“ collection for 2014 is packed with 2:20 hours of selected music.

The set features music through various styles of music, by artists and producers such as Sly Johnson, Iamnobodi, Kerem Akdag, D’Angelo, House Shoes, Swarvy, Es-K, J Rocc, Binkbeats, dko, Jay Prince, Billie Black, Rainy Milo, Tom Misch & Carmody, .sinh, The Broken Orchestra, Handsberg, Melanie De Biasio, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, DJM trio, Ambrose Akinmusire, B Williams, José James, Gadget, ShunGu, Jonwayne, Hus Kingpin & Rozewood, Kaytranada, Portico, Coultrain, Made in M and Joey Bada$$.

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favourite things | 11.14

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Our monthly installment of the soundcloud selection holds 42 tracks/2:30hrs of new music. The ‚Favourite Things 11.14‘ features tracks, productions and demos by musicians such as Silk Rhodes, JMSN, Anderson Paak, Street Rat, Harris Cole, FKJ, James Tillman, Leon Bridges, Al Dobson Jr., FloFilz, Pawcut, Iamnobodi, Wun Two, Tom Misch & Carmody, Stray, The Stand4rd, Funkadelic & Soul Clap, Skinshape, Romare and Bonobo.

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brownswood bubblers 11

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Gilles Peterson and Brownswood Recordings return with their latest instalment of the much loved Bubblers Series. Volume 11 contains tracks by Gogo Penguin, Mirror Signal, Hector Plimmer, Kuage, Al Dobson Jr., Billie Black, To Be Frank, Like, James Tillman, Zackey Force Funk, Photay, Moonchild, A/T/O/S, JWhy, Evan, Nick Hakim, Segilola, and Nightports. Pre-order now on Bandcamp, release is November 18th. Stream some of the tracks in our soundcloud below.

Known as something of a musical clairvoyant Gilles Peterson has built an unparalleled reputation for unearthing hidden gems and new and exciting talent over the course of his amazing career. 

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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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favourite things | 7.14

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Our  soundcloud-selection for july is now ready for streaming. ‚Favourite Things 7.14‚ holds 47 tracks, with a total playtime of 2:51 hrs. The set is a journey through electronic music and hiphop. Featuring productions and songs by some of our favourite artists, such as Chet Faker, Flume, Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Gang Colours, Jimmy Whoo, Bahamadia, KA-YU, UNDA, SIAM, Electric Wire Hustle, Computer Jay & Orfeo, LOOM, Giorgio Oehlers, GUTS, Brenk Sinatra, Jonwayne, Slum Village, Jesse Boykins III, and many more.

Check out the latest selections and tracks on our daily updated soundcloud page. 

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shapes: rectangles

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„Shapes: Rectangles“ is the latest in Tru Thoughts’ series of essential label compilations, compiled by A&R and label co-owner Robert Luis. 2014 sees Tru Thoughts celebrating its 15th Birthday, and this compilation illuminates a hothouse of musical talent, bringing a wealth of newer signings in amongst the more established artists on the label.

The first CD contains tracks by Lost Midas and Werkha, two exciting young producers based on opposite sides of the Atlantic, Harleighblu which is the latest singing, a leftfield remix of Harleighblu comes from Astro Raw, Hot 8 Brass Band bring boisterous brass and Quantic appearswith his new track from ‘Magnetica’ . Essential hip hop cuts come from Rodney P, Ty (remixed by DJ Spinna) and Dizz1 (featuring Aloe Blacc). The second CD raises the tempo for dancefloors of all shapes and sizes. DC Breaks on remix duties provides a drum & bass rocker, while drum & bass legend Peshay showcases his change of direction with some tropical disco; elsewhere the flavours range from the deep bass of Zed Bias, via the inventive house music of Titeknots, to FBR’s jungle spin on Wrongtom, and beyond. Available now on iTunes or Bandcamp. Listen after the jump.

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favourite things | 6.14

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bklyn’s ‚Favourite Things 6.14‚ contains more than two hour of selected tunes out of the soundcloud-universe. 37 tracks out of various genres, featuring GDNA, J Dilla, IAMNOBODI, Eric Lau, Tom Misch, Ta-Ku, Bob Moses, Pacific Shore, Nick Hakim, Mop Mop, Raashan Ahmad, Charles Bradley & LaRose Jackson and some more. Check out our latest selections on the daily updated soundcloud page.

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