Monday, June 30, 2014

Docu: Jungle by Night @ Jazz à Vienne 2014

Can't really say this is a documentary, but this video clearly documents how the amazing Jungle by Night conquered the French crowd at the Jazz à Vienne-festival last Friday. Enjoy and go cop their great new album 'The Hunt' at Kindred Spirits or at Rush Hour...

Download: Coco Bryce - Pacific

Having just released a near-perfect EP with 'The Lover', Coco Bryce is back already with some (I quote:) "rave/jungle/breakbeat"-leftovers... Head over to Myor's bandcamp to find you free download of 'Pacific', enjoy!

Plat du Jour: El Mahdy Jr. - Gasba Grime

Very interesting, this eastern-tinged by Algerian producer El Mahdy Jr.... Enjoy 'Gasba Grime', the title track of his new EP for Danse Noir...

Beat Appetit: Mono/Poly - Ra Rise

'Ra Rise' is a first taste of 'Golden Skies', the new Mono/Poly-album - set to drop August 25th via Brainfeeder... Enjoy!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Beat Appetit: Robot Orchestra - Sunshine, Blue Skies

Nice'n'sunny track by Cologne-based producer Robot Orchestra, enjoy 'Sunshine, Blue Skies'...

Download: Arμ-2 - Sleepy EP

Very nice, these slow & dusty beats by Japanese producer Arμ-2... Head over to bandcamp to download your copy of his new 'Sleepy EP', enjoy!

Sunday Soulschool: Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street

Earlier this week, soul legend Bobby Womack passed away at the age of 70. Although I wasn't too crazy about his last record - Richard Russell's productions did not do Womack's vocal skills justice - it cannot be denied the man left behind an impressive body of work. Having started out in a band with his brothers in the early 50s, it wasn't until the late 60s that he started making a name for himself as a singer and a musician (Womack played guitar on Sly & The Family Stone's classic 'There's A Riot Goin' On'). The song he will be remembered for is of course the fantastic 'Across 110th Street', the theme of the 1973 blaxploitation film with the same name. Enjoy the song below and make sure to look for a copy of the Yaphet Kotto-starring movie, it's definitely worth watching. Thank you for the music, Bobby...

Plat du Jour: The Internet - Shadow Dance

Very sensual video for 'Shadow Dance', one of the sexiest tracks on The Internet's most recent album 'Feel Good'... Enjoy!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Beat Appetit: Lakritze - The Kkore

Really lovin' Berlin-based producer Lakritze's contribution to the new 'Saturated! Vol. 4'-comp, enjoy 'The Kkore'...

Download: Coco Bryce - The Lover EP

Underappreciated Dutch producer Coco Bryce released an excellent new EP earlier this week, head over to Myor's bandcamp to cop 'The Lover'-EP... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Busdriver - Ego Death ft. Aesop Rock & Danny Brown

Busdriver, Danny Brown and Aesop Rock spittin' fire over a Jeremiah Jae-beat: 'Ego Death', the first single of Busdriver's upcoming 'Perfect Hair'-album, sounds very exciting... Enjoy!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Beat Appetit: Jailo & Kappa Kavi - F91W

The boomin' 'F91W' is the bonus track on Dutch producers JailoKappa Kavi's excellent new 'Asteroid'-EP, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Blu - Brown Sugar ft. MED & Oh No

The MED and Oh No-featuring 'Brown Sugar' is my favourite track on 'Good to Be Home', the brand new Blu-album... Enjoy!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Download: Title - Kitsch EP

Dopeness galore on Belgian producer Title's brand new 'Kitsch'-EP, listen below and head over to Cosmonostro's bandcamp to cop that ish, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Clap! Clap! - The Rainstick Fable

Very excited to read that Italian superproducer Digi G'Alessio will be releasing a full album ('Tayi Bebba', dropping September 8th via Black Acre) under his fantastic Clap! Clap!-moniker... Enjoy 'The Rainstick Fable', a first preview...

Plat du Jour: José James - XX

I must admit it took me a bunch of listens before I started appreciating the new José James-album, but 'While You Were Sleeping' is definitely starting to grow on me... Enjoy the stunning 'XX'!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Download: Freddy Bracker - Shades of Brack

Ghent-based beatcreator Freddy Bracker is back with a new dose of dopeness, head over to his bandcamp to download 'Shades of Brack'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Doshy - Midnight Request Line

German producer Doshy transformed Skream's classic 'Midnight Request Line' into an absolute bassmonster, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Meridian Brothers - El Gran Pájaro de Los Andes

These last few weeks I've been madly in love with Meridian Brothers' new 'Salvadora Robot'-album (available at Soundway)... Enjoy the instrumental 'El Gran Pájaro de Los Andes', one of my many favourites on an absolute must-hear LP...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Beat Appetit: 20syl - Kodama

Very cool video for 'Kodama', the uplifitng opener of French producer 20syl's new 'Motifs'-EP... Enjoy!

Download: Ju-Ar - Day Out

With 'Day Out', German producer Ju-Ar released the perfect soundtrack for a day of ultimate chilling at the beach... Head over to Morgen Noi's bandcamp to find your copy, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Open Mike Eagle - Qualifiers

I must say I'm quite impressed by Open Mike Eagle's new album 'Dark Comedy' (availble at Mello Music Group), enjoy the catchy 'Qualifiers'...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Download: Brock Berrigan - Two AM

New York-based producer Brock Berrigan released a great new album a couple of weeks ago, head over to bandcamp to download his 'Two AM'... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Skyzoo & Torae - Rediscover ft. Blu

The Blu-featuring and The Main Ingredient-sampling 'Rediscover' is one of my favourite tracks on Skyzoo & Torae's new 'Barrel Brothers'-album, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: FilosofischStilte - Mother Nature

'Mother Nature' is a very dope track Dutch producer FilosofischeStilte contributed to the excellent new 'Saturated Vol. 4'-beatcomp, enjoy!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Download: Javis FauX - KAIZO

There are some very enjoyable beats to be found on this new 'KAIZO'-album by producer Javis FauX. Head over to Audiomack to download...

Beat Appetit: Title - Sometimes

Fuckin' delicious, this funky synthjam by Belgian producer Title... Enjoy 'Sometimes', the first single of his new 'Kitsch'-EP - dropping tomorrow at Cosmonostro...

Plat du Jour: Heavy Hand - Choppaimmahand (BUTCHA CUM BAK)

Been quite addicted to this tune for a couple of weeks now, enjoy Rare Nnudes-artist Heavy Hand's crazy spooky 'Choppaimmahand (BUTCHA CUM BAK)'...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Festivals 2014

Lots of interesting artist will populate the stages of the Belgian festivals this summer, peep the ones you shouldn't miss below...

Couleur Café (27-28-29/06/2014)
Basement Jaxx, Blitz The Ambassador, Bootsy Collins & The Funk Unity Band, Burning Spear, Chance the Rapper, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Dilated Peoples, Dizzee Rascal, Jurassic 5, Keziah Jones, Ky-Mani Marley, Laura Mvula, Magnus, Seun Kuti, Tricky, Veence Hanao, ...

Werchter (3-4-5-6/07/2014)
Arctic Monkeys, Coely, Daptone Super Soul Revue, Damon Albarn, Eels, Haim, Moderat, Pixies, Robert Plant and The Sensational Shape Shifters, SBTRKT, Stromae, The Black Keys, Trentemoller, ...

Les Ardentes (10-11-12-13/07/2014)
Ben l'Oncle Soul, Caribou, Coely, Danny Brown, Delv!s, Dope D.O.D, Earl Sweatshirt, Giorgio Moroder, IAM, Isaiah Rashad, Jimmy Edgar, M.I.A., Magnus, Mark Lanegan Band, Massive Attack, Method Man & Redman, Mobb Deep, Nathan Fake, Naughty Boy, Nneka, Panda Bear, Schoolboy Q, Stromae, The Internet, Todd Terje, Wiz Khalifa, ...

Gent Jazz Festival (10-19/07/2014)
BadBadNotGood, Bobby McFerrin, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Chick Corea - Stanley Clarke Duet, Delv!s, José James, Michael Kiwanuka, Zara McFarlane, ...

Cactus Festival (12-13-14/07/2014)
Caribou, Intergalactic Lovers, Jamie Woon, Jungle by Night, Mark Lanegan Band, Massive Attack, The Afghan Whigs, ...

Dour (17-18-19-20/07/2014)
A-Trak, Addison Groove, Baauer, BadBadNotGood, Blawan, Boddika, Bonobo, Chet Faker, Chromeo, Cid Rim, Clark, Cypress Hill, Darkside, Foreign Beggars, Freddie Gibbs, Fuck Buttons, Hudson Mohawke, Intergalactic Lovers, Joey Bada$$, John Talabot, Joker vs Swindle, Jonwayne, Julio Bashmore, Just Blaze, Lefto vs J-Rocc, Little Dragon, Mac Miller, Machinedrum, Madlib, Mala in Cuba, Moodymann, Mount Kimbie, Mr. Carmack, Mr. Oizo, Nas, Onra, Phoenix, Poldoore, Raekwon, RL Grime, Shigeto, Sinjin Hawke, SOHN, Stwo, The Gaslamp Killer, The Underachievers, Theo Parrish, Tyler, the Creator, World's Fair, ...

Pukkelpop (14-15-16/08/2014)
Actress, Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor, Bo Saris, Breach, Brihang, Cashmere Cat, Chrome Brulée, Cut Copy, Darkside, Die Antwoord, Disclosure, FKA twigs, Flume, Forest Swords, Janelle Monaé, John Wizards, Kaytranada, Kelela, Kelis, Kwabs, Magnus, Nina Kraviz, Outkast, Portishead, Ryan Hemsworth, Queens of the Stone Age, Rustie, Shlohmo, Snoop Dogg, Submotion Orchestra, TLP, XXYYXX, Young Fathers, ...

Download: V/A - Saturated Vol. 4

New Saturate!-compilation with contributions from the likes of Bleep Bloop, Doshy, G Jones, Subp Yao, FilosofischeStilte and many others... Head over to bandcamp to download 'Saturated Vol. 4', enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Stikz - INMYMIND

Lovin' this new beat by Austrian producer Stikz, enjoy 'INMYMIND'...

Plat du Jour: Benny Tones - Maybe In The Stars There's A Little Bit Of Us ft. Raiza Biza

New Zealand's Benny Tones released this excellent track a couple of weeks ago, enjoy the floaty 'Maybe In The Stars There's A Little Bit Of Us' featuring rapper Raiza Biza...

Friday, June 20, 2014

Download: V/A - Light Works

The good folks at Pragmatic Theory released an excellent new beatcomp this week. Listen to a preview below, then head over to their bandcamp to download 'Light Works', enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Monstah Black - Caught

Very impressive, this new single of Brooklyn-based artist Monstah Black... Enjoy the sultry 'Caught'...

Beat Appetit: Mux Mool - Galore

The hilarious 'Galore' is my favourite tune on Mux Mool's new 'Appetite for Production'-EP, enjoy!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Beat Appetit: Phazz - Invictus

Lyon-based producer Phazz released this rollercoaster ride last week via Cosmonostro, enjoy 'Invictus'...

Plat du Jour: Horace Silver - Song for My Father

Yesterday, the world lost another jazz giant: pianist and composer Horace Silver, age 85, died at his New York home. Enjoy this impressive live version of his standard 'Song for My Father'... 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Beat Appetit: Madlib - Black Dreams (Sludge Fight)

Enjoy 'Black Dreams', one of the cuts on mighty Madlib's new 'Rock Konducta'-album (dropping July 15 on Stones Throw)...

Plat du Jour: Jon Hopkins - We Disappear

'We Disappear', the standout track on Jon Hopkins' 2013 album 'Immunity', has gotten a vocal rework (featuring Lulu James) and a video, check it out below... Enjoy!

Download: The Stepkids - Wanderers

Stones Throw's souljazzfunkies The Stepkids released a three-track EP today. Listen to 'Wanderers' below or download the EP here, enjoy!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Beat Appetit: Lone - Aurora Northern Quarter

Check out the lovely video for 'Aurora Northern Quarter', one of the many standout tracks on Lone's excellent new 'Reality Testing'-album - out today on R&S... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Full Crate x Mar - Man x Woman

Ruben van Leer and Judith Veenendaal directed this very stylsih video for 'Man x Woman', the impressive collabo between the always on point Full Crate and Mar, the biggest male singing talent this side of the Atlantic... Enjoy!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Download: Axion117 - cinemaa EP

Japanese producer Axion117 released this batch of beats last week, head over to bandcamp to find your download of his new 'cinemaa EP'... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Dilated Peoples - Good As Gone

Dilated Peoples released the first single of their upcoming new album 'Directors of Photography' today... Enjoy the excellent, DJ Premier-produced 'Good As Gone'...