Skinshape is 23-year old Will Dorey, originally from Swanage, Dorset. His music spans hip/trip-hop, funk, reggae and anything else that suits. Long delays and spring reverbs of dub, psychedelic guitar, funky bass lines, and some heavy drums. Skinshape often records his own samples, be it drums, vocals or otherwise to 1/4″ tape before integrating into his tracks. He has released tracks and remixes for his own label Horus Records, Wah Wah 45s, DLoaw & Co (‘Secret Garden Vol. 2‘), and Mystikal Roots.
His selftitled debut album ‘Skinshape’ will be out later in the autumn this year (2014), on vinyl and digitally, on Melting Records. In the meantime enjoy our soundcloud selection.
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.
Drummer Otis Brown III – an invaluable sideman with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Terence Blanchard, Oliver Lake, Somi, and others – has announced the release of his debut album ‘The Thought of You’, which will arrive September 23 via Revive/Blue Note, a new partnership between Revive Music and Blue Note Records. The first single taken from the album “The Thought Of You Pt. 1″ featuring Bilal debuted this week on Billboard.
Brown’s maiden voyage features an impressive roll call of artists including a core band consisting of pianist Robert Glasper, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, saxophonist John Ellis, and bassist Ben Williams, with organist Shedrick Mitchell and guitarist Nir Felder making special appearances. Singers Bilal, Gretchen Parlato, and Nikki Ross contribute standout performances that underscore the sentiments of the album’s co-producer, Derrick Hodge, who says, “Otis has become one of those drummers who once you hear him play, his experience becomes your experience in the moment.” (read more on Blue Note Records)
Pre-order now on iTunes – see the entire tracklist after the jump.
Jakarta Records from Berlin/Cologne (Germany), dropped their new compilation album. “Summer in Jakarta” contains previously unreleased music from artists such as 20syl, FloFilz, Suff Daddy, Ta-Ku, Mura Masa, Iamnobodi, Guts, Farhot and many more.
The compilation is available as a free download on Jakarta Records Bandcamp page. Listen to the whole collection after the jump …
MF DOOM and Bishop Nehru’s collaborative album under the name NehruvianDOOM is due out September 22nd via Lex Records. After releasing the video for “Darkness” a couple of weeks ago, they’ve now dropped the new track, “Om”, features rapping from DOOM.
NehruvianDOOM grew out of a meeting at London’s famous jazz venue, dive bar, the 100 Club in April 2013 where DOOM and a then 16 year old Bishop Nehru were booked to play. DOOM was immediately impressed by Bishop Nehru, an mc prodigy who has been co-signed by Kendrick Lamar and described by Nas as “the future of music”. After the show, DOOM and Bishop stayed in touch on e-mail, DOOM sending new beats and Bishop sending back his vocals. A year later and a couple of studio sessions behind them, the work has taken shape. The Metal Fingers production, and Bishop Nehru’s classic flow makes it sound like they found missing Ampex reels from ’94. The album is the first full length studio album produced by DOOM since ‘Take Me to Your Leader’ in 2003.
Pre-order digitally on iTunes, or vinyl direct via Lex Records.
Homeboy Sandman is set to release ‘Hallways’, his second full-length album on Stones Throw Records. It is an ode to the space between where you are and where you are headed; a space in flux, and a space where Sandman himself noticeably thrives in this release. Producers on Hallways include Knxwledge, Blu, DJ Spinna, Oh No and Jonwayne, who produced the first single, “America, The Beautiful.”
The prolific Queens MC has been prominently published in Gawker and Huffington Post, plus featured in an array of media outlets such as NPR, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone even naming him as “Artist to Watch.” Since signing with Stones Throw Records in 2011, Homeboy Sandman has made himself at home releasing a full length ‘First of a Living Breed‘ along with a series of five short records, establishing himself as one of the most productive and creative lyricists of this generation. Release date is September 2nd.
‘BT30′ is målib‘s first beat tape on bklyn music – he’s a former rastafari, who first got in touch with african music and hip-hop in Nairobi several years ago. Beats, mowax and trip-hop have always been a big influence for the german beat-maker. He’s diggin’ in jazz and programming beats since 2008, he also released some EPs on Mad Hop and Soul Imago. The ‘BT30′ beat tape is a 30 minute and 14-track strong, jazz-influenced laid-back album, cop’ it for free on Bandcamp. Be sure to check out his previous album ‘∆∆∆’, which is still available here.
Carlos Niño’s new album “AURORASMUSHROOMTENDERNESS” out on disques corde, features Deantoni Parks, Farmer Dave Scher, Kelsey Gonzalez, Cut Chemist, Dexter Story and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Stream the preview mix after the jump and watch the official video of ‘Enter The Nowosphere’, directed and edited by Azul Niño. Official release date was 16th July 2014, order online direct or on Amazon. Read the Carlos Nino special interview on stripe-dot.
“Enjoying this new music flow … Charming, magical, serene, uplifting, trance inducing … the talk section is precious … Love,” - LARAAJI
Brenk Sinatra from Vienna is back with his new “Gentle Giant” mixtape on Inflammable. The new mix gives an overview about Brenk’s dicography and contains 11 previously unreleased instrumentals, as well as vocal features by Waldo The Funk and MC Eiht.
The tape is an addition to LRG’s “Brenk/Gentle Giant Hoodie“. Below you can stream the 20-minute documentation of Brenk Sinatra’s recent trip to LA, featuring interviews by Real, MC Eiht and Estevan Oriol, and some beats and pictures of California. Copy the whole mixtape here (direct).
Nick Hakim, is a talented singer/songwriter fromBrooklyn, he now released his solo debut EP on Earseed Records. ‘Where Will We Go Pt. 1′, dropped July 14th and it’s available now on iTunes.
“Where Will We Go stamps a point in time that I was dealing with death within my family and community, the questioning of religion…there’s just a lot of different elements. I guess, it’s just a young kid trying to figure out what’s going on. To have other people listen to it and connect with it, and then to link with Emily King and J. Most and do an east coast tour was just amazing. They’re like family, and that experience was definitely the beginning of something”