va-PM.2016-bklyn: Kendrick Lamar, Terrace Martin, Tablo x Joey Bada$$, Jay Rock, Logic, Earl Sweatshirt, Knxwledge, Barney Artist, JR&PH7 x Eric Biddines, Mick Jenkins x OnGaud, Robert Glasper x Illa J, Isaiah Rashad, Mac Miller, Smoke DZA x Flying Lotus, Herr von Schnitger … » Continue reading

favourite things | 5.16


The soundcloud selection ‘favourite things 5.16’ contains two hours with 28 songs and productions by artists such as Robert Glasper and Black Sheep Dres, 30/70 Collective, Patrick Page, Moses Boyd, Floating Points, Quiet Dawn, Jamila Woods, JMSN, Pawcut, Sly Johnson & TAGi, Kznc with Jasperino, Swarvy with Matt Houston & Josh Hey, A Country Called Earth aka Yasiin Bey, Jonwayne, Fredfades & Ivan Ave, or Chance The Rapper.

Stream the current playlist below and listen to all previous volumes of ‘favourite things’ at soundcloud.

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favourite things | 3.16


The ‘favourite things’ playlist for april 2016 holds 25 new tracks. The collection includes songs by Terrace Martin feat. Kamasi Washington & Rose Gold, Nicholas Payton feat. Butcher Brown, Taylor McFerrin feat. Robert Glasper and Thundercat, Flying Lotus feat. Thundercat, Yusef Lateef, Moses Boyd Exodus, Sigmund Washington, Satsum, Iamnobodi, Kaytranada feat. Karriem Riggins & River Tiber, Black Milk & Nat Turner, Miles Bonny, River Tiber feat. Pusha T, BJ The Chicago Kid feat. Jay Rock, Chuck Inglish & Blended Babies feat. Aston Mathews, Samiyam feat. Action Bronson, Guilty Simpson, Homeboy Sandman, Jimi Tents, Ta-ku, Dil Withers, Elzhi, Joey Bada$$, Jordan Raf and Tom Misch with Jordan Rakei.

Stream all playlists of  ‘favourite things‘ here.

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terrace martin | velvet portraits


“Velvet Portraits” is a wide ranging record with a common distinct style. With a core band of Terrace Martin on sax, Curly Martin on drums, Brandon Eugene Owens on bass, and Robert ‘Sput’ Searight on Keys, “Velvet Portraits” also features appearances from Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway, Thundercat, Rose Gold, Tiffany Gouche, Marlon Williams and more. Recorded in Omaha Nebraska and Los Angeles, Velvet Portraits portrays the evolution of Martin as a player, producer, and a musician with a deep sense of history.

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favourite things | 2.15


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


“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.

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the thought of you


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.

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