the tallest man on earth | dark bird is home

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Swedish singer Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth, has revealed details on his fourth studio album. Entitled “Dark Bird is Home”, wich is the follow-up to 2012’s “There’s No Leaving Now”.

“It’s an album that presents Kristian Matsson at his most personal and direct, deeper and darker than ever at times, yet also an album with strokes of whimsy and the scent of new beginnings. It feels fresh and well timed. Hear “Sagres” below.”

Out may 12th on Dead Oceans records, available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

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nomine | blind man

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Dubstep producer Nomine released “Blind Man” via Tempa. It’s his fifth 12″ for the label, following his excellent “Nomine’s Chant” last year – a track that could only be described as so calming and soothing that it was almost uncomfortable.

As with “Nomine’s Chant”, “Blind Man” continues Nomine’s explorations of Eastern sounds and melodies (this time using a sample from Kung Fu Grasshopper), as well as his interest in spareseness and immersive atmospherics.

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blundetto | world of

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For his third album Blundetto digs further on his own musical way of soulful reggae, with a cinematic, latin or African vibes with the same team of musicians around him. He invited some guests on vocal, some famous name of the French reggae scene (Biga Ranx or PupaJim), NY MC Jahdan Blakamoore or some new comers as John Milk and Marina P.

Heavenly Sweetness/Lucien Entertainment releases Blundetto’s “World Of” on April 18th. Pre-order on Heavenly Sweetness or iTunes.

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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..

For more listening-experience, check out the bklyn soundcloud page.
» Music Player after the jump.

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twit-one | the sit​​-in

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„The Sit-In“ is the new album by producer Twit-One from Cologne/Germany. It is quite different to his previous works but his music has never been easy to predict. Featured artists on „The Sit-In“ are singer May, poets PB Louison and Imam Ally Salam and keyboard player Ruoy Yaw. Entirely produced by Twit One, recorded at the Treehouse & Mr. Wun’s Dojo, Cologne.

Releases 2nd April 2015, “The Sit-In” is available at the MPM Store and on Bandcamp.
» Stream the album after the jump.

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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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from ghettos to galaxies

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“EXPEDITion” is Vinyl Digital’s new instrumental HipHop/Beat series, it represents the talented beatmaker scene from Germany. Volume one “From Ghettos To Galaxies” is provided by Figub Brazlevic from Berlin. After his release on Sichtexot “Oldschool Future“, the producer is now back with his neo-soul/trip-hop-influenced boom-bap album. The vinyls are strictly limited, get your digital copy at iTunes or on Bandcamp.

» Stream the album after the jump.

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contrast trio | zwei

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The jazz trio from Germany/Frankfurt Contrast Trio released their new LP on WHYEMPTY Records. The Band consisting of drummer Martin Standke, pianist Yuriy Sych and bassist Tim Roth created a sound without the presentation of single instruments. “Zwei” is less virtuosic, but much more creative sound-aesthetic than their first album “Second Wave”.

“Zwei” is available on CD here and digitally on iTunes. Check their tour-dates on contrasttrio.de.

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frameworks | tides

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‘Tides’ is the debut album from Manchester-based producer Matt Brewer aka Frameworks. Since the release of his first EP ‘Vanish’ back in 2012 and Old Friend in 2013, Frameworks has been building a loyal following for his atmospheric and haunting compositions.

‘Tides’ sees him joining the dots between instrumental hip hop heroes Aim and RJD2, the epic soundscapes of Cinematic Orchestra and the deft songwriting of Bonobo. Previous collaborators Rioghnach Connolly and JP Cooper return for the album with two tracks apiece. Rioghnach gives a captivating vocal performance on lead single ‘Calm The Still Night’ and the brooding ‘Dawn’, whilst JP brings raw soul to ‘Old Friend’ and ‘No Place To Hide Away’. The bedrock of the album is instrumental with Frameworks’ trademark string-laden productions taking in cinematic jazz (‘Patience’), folk (‘End’) and more uptempo fare in the shape of ‘Breathing Light’ and ‘A New Sun’. Tides’ shows just how accomplished Frameworks is as a producer and composer, showing a lightness of touch and genuine song-writing talent that few can emulate.

Coming 23 March 23rd on First Word Records. Available at Bandcamp.
» Stream the entire album after the jump.

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