The Chilean producer Flako will soon release his long awaited debut album ‘Natureboy’. Under his aliases Dirg Gerner, Natureboy and Flako, he released several tracks and productions for Eglo Records, Blue Note, Mooncircle or Apollo.
Flako explained the title of the LP as followed: “I’m not religious. Nature is the only thing I really believe in. The sun and water are the two things that I find worth worshipping. There’s nothing without the sun, and there’s nothing without water.”
‘Natureboy’ 2LP will be out on London’s records label Five Easy Pieces, on March 23rd – Pre-order at Bandcamp or iTunes.
Pawcut now released his free prequel EP “Smoke Break” to his upcoming LP “Maverick”. All tracks produced, mixed and mastered by pawcut himself. The EP features cuts by DJ Access and remix versions by Edo G and Massive Attack. Out on Radio Juicy, available on Bandcamp. “Maverick” LP drops February 27th, pre-order now on HHV.
Melanie De Biasio‘s acclaimed new album ‘No Deal’ will be released as ‘No Deal Remixed’ on February 23rd. Gilles Peterson called upon some of the most exciting names across the jazz, electronic and indie worlds to rework Melanie De Biasio’s acclaimed new album No Deal, including EELS, The Cinematic Orchestra, Hex, Jonwayne and Seven Davis Junior.
Out on Play It Again Sam, available on iTunes or direct.
Listen to more tracks after the jump …
“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.
Check out our (almost) daily updated soundcloud page.
Chilly Gonzales, Canadian pianist and entertainer, returns with his much anticipated follow-up to Solo Piano II (live in Munich 2012). Listen below to ‘Cello Gonzales’, one of Chilly Gonzales’s new songs, from the Huw Stephens Piano Session on his BBC Radio 1 show last Thursday.
“Chambers” will be out this march!
London based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and vocalist Jack Garratt shared his new single “The Love You’re Given”. Released 28 November 2014 on Island Records UK, available on iTunes.
Everything you hear on these recordings is played by the young Londoner, which is replicated live with the frenzied, bass-heavy sound of an act far bigger in size and scale. The propulsive, motorik beat that drives through the tail-end of The Love You’ve Given suggests Jack’s music could find its niche in clubs, but such is the multi-layered craftsmanship of his songwriting, the dexterity of his vocal delivery, and the fevered, unorthodox guitar-playing, that perhaps nowhere should be off limits for this distinctively broad-minded young musician. The sample heard is the voice of Lisa Fischer, lifted from the film 20 Feet From Freedom. (via Island Records)
José James’ new album “Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday” will be released February 3rd in Japan and March 31st worldwide on Blue Note Records. The album is produced by Don Was and featuring Jason Moran on piano, John Patitucci on bass, Eric Harland on drums. It’s James tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Brooklyn native hip hop recording artist and co-founder of the hip-hop collective Pro Era, Joey Bada$$ prove his skills with the release of his debut album. The LP is entitled “B4DA$$” – pronounced Before Da Money – it’s the answer after several several guest appearances and his debut mixtape 1999 in June 2012.
Out on Cinematic Music Group, available on 20th January at iTunes or Amazon.
London producer Romare is finally about to release his first full-length album via Ninja Tune on February 23rd. The debut LP entitled ‘Projections’ is described as ”Voodoo Ray reworked by DJ Shadow… its drumming littered with infectious swing, its samples illuminating and attention-gripping, its atmosphere pronounced and consistent, and its riffs and hooks heavy.”
Listen to some of his tracks after the jump. Pre-order the 2xLP, CD and download formats on Ninja Tune, iTunes and Amazon.
Carlos Cipa is a composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Munich. He has been classically trained on the piano and currently studies contemporary classical composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. During his teenage years he started playing drums and gained experience as a member of various bands. Experimenting with different styles of music, he turned back to piano as his main instrument, which facilitates to find his way towards composition and improvisation, before releasing his debut “The Monarch and the Viceroy” on Denovali Records in 2012. Over the last three years Carlos Cipa played over 60 concerts all over Europe and shared the stage with like-minded musicians like Hauschak, Ólafur Arnalds and Valgeir Sigurdsson.
The new album “All Your Life, You Walk” is out on Denovali Records, and available on Bandcamp or iTunes.