Homeboy Sandman has teamed with UK producer Paul White for a 7 track record titled “White Sands”. This is the third and final release in a series pairing the Queens MC with the vision of a single producer, following Kool Herc “Fertile Crescent” with El Rntc, and “All That I Hold Dear”, with M Slago. Out now on vinyl and digital at Stones Throw or iTunes.
“Hopopono” is the first track, lifted from the upcoming new GoGo Penguin project by pianist Chris Illingworth and drummer Rob Turner. The album entitled ”v2.0″ will be released on Gondwana Records on Monday 17th March 2014. It is available on CD and vinyl pre-order from the Gondwana Records shop (www.gondwanarecords.com) or on Bandcamp.
Producer Chief from switzerland has assembled a solid collection of 31 beats, demos and other goodies produced in 2013 to form “Echo Chamber”, the new project available now as a free download on Bandcamp. This release is a close look at Chief’s multi-faceted productions, it features both previously available and yet-unreleased beats, collaborations with the likes of Deheb, Ghostape, and much more! “
“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.
Melodiesinfonie will soon release his debut album on Boyoom Connective. “Friede Freude” which translates with “peace and joy” is a statement of a young talented musician who proofs once again that a cheerful mind can create awesome music that will cheer up even the grumpiest soul. Preview mix and first song below. Release date is March 14th. Pre-order the album (vinyl) on HHV, the digital version will be out on Bandcamp.
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.
“FOOD” is the upcoming sixth studio album by American recording artist Kelis, due to be released April 21, 2014. It’s her first album to be released under Ninja Tune, which she signed to in 2013. Kelis describes the album as “a kind of unspoken lovefest”. The new album is entirely produced by Dave Sitek and was all recorded at his house in Los Angeles. The announcement on Ninja Tune’s website said that “the record mints a sound that’s rootsy without ever being self-consciously retro, that pitches live horns and gospel-y organ against electronics, that for all its classic soul and funk influences, couldn’t have been made any time but now.” Pre-order now on iTunes or direct at Ninja Tune.
“Klapp Klapp” is the first single off Little Dragon‘s forthcoming album named “Nabuma Rubberband”. Available in the USA on May 13th on Loma Vista Recordings, in the rest of the world on May 12th on Because Music. Pre-order via iTunes. Listen to some more of Little Dragon’s tunes on Soundcloud.
After a few single releases, Chet Faker is finally about to release his debut LP. “Built On Glass” is expected to be released on April 15th. Place your digital pre-order now on iTunes. Listen to his new track “Talk Is Cheap”.
Following his collaboration with Blu, Exile teams up with Johaz, from Los Angeles. Beats produced by Exile, the album features appearances by the Dirty Science members Blu, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, Co$$, MED, Blu and more. The debut album “E & J” by Dag Savage is now available digital on iTunes or physical via fatbeats.