My 25 favourite records of the first three months of 2015 in random order, enjoy...
BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul (Lex) listen to 'Ray Gun'
Joey Bada$$ - B4.Da.$$ (Cinematic) listen to 'Big Dusty'
Beat Spacek - Modern Streets (Ninja Tune) listen to 'Modern Streets'
Ibeyi - Ibeyi (XL) listen to 'Ghosts'
Romare - Projections (Ninja Tune) listen to 'Motherless Child'
STUFF. - STUFF. (buteo buteo) listen to 'Event Horizon'
El. Train - Somewhere Between (Shimmy) listen to 'Another World'
TAJ - The Astral Journey (Darker Than Wax) listen to 'The Astral Journey'
Afromaniac - Twenty(4)Seven (Melting Pot Music) listen to 'RushHour Chillin''
FilosofischeStilte - Munch Palace Vol. 1 (Lowriders) listen to 'Adjust'
Open Mike Eagle - A Special Episode of (Mello Music Group) listen to 'Raps for When It's Just You & The Abyss'
Seven Davis Jr. - Wild Hearts (Ninja Tune) listen to 'Wild Hearts'
Sam Gellaitry - Short Stories (Soulection) listen to 'Temple'
Henry Wu - Negotiate EP (Hotep) listen to 'Don't Want The Regular'
Your Old Droog - Kinison EP (Not on Label) listen to 'Gentrify My Hood'
Beatmachinearon - La Luna (Not on Label) listen to 'Tell Me'
Marvel Alexander - Don't Die Yet (Modern Outfit) listen to 'Untitled'
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly (Aftermath) listen to 'The Blacker The Berry'
fLako - Natureboy (Five Easy Pieces) listen to 'Kuku'
Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful (Atlantic) listen to 'Actin Crazy'
Citymouth - Astrocentric (Dropping Gems) listen to 'Searchesbirches'
Cannibal Ox - Blade of the Ronin (iHipHop) listen to 'Blade: The Art of Ox'
Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside (Tan Cressida) listen to 'Grief'
Sonnymoon - The Courage of Present Times (GLOW365) listen to 'Grains of Friends'
Up High Collective - Kineticuts EP (Tangram) listen to 'Pushin' Up'
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Bleep Bloop and Zeke Beats had the excellent idea to join forces... Enjoy the truly destructive 'Mars Attacks'...
Lilacs & Champagne have a new album out ('Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made Flesh' - available via Temporary Residence), check out the video for the dope 'All the Room'... Enjoy!
Monday, March 30, 2015
The glitchy and gorgeous 'Bent Circuit' is one of my favourite tracks on L.A.-based producer Elusive's excellent new 'Harmony in Free Form'-EP, available at Alpha Pup... Enjoy!
Vuurwerk's new 'Warrior'-EP - available at Lo... Enjoy!
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Sixfingerz slayed the competition in Stones Throw's Beat Battle... Check out his adventurous 'Let You Go', enjoy!
Soulection released this excellent compilation of Sade-inspired tracks by the likes of Lakim, OriJanus, AbJo and Singularis last week... Listen below or head over to Soulection to download 'Love is King'... Enjoy!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Henry Wu's fantastic remix of Glenn Astro's 'Love is Gone', one of the tracks on his upcoming 'Hologram'-EP - available April 6 via WotNot...
King Mono released the infectious instrumental 'No Hands', one of the tracks on their upcoming 'Bump in the Night'-debut album - available March 31 via Tummy Touch... Enjoy!
IIndman... Listen to the 'La Bella Vita'-EP below or click here to download the whole thing... Enjoy!
Friday, March 27, 2015
Malik Hassan Sayeed and Arthur Jaffa directed this excellent mini-documentary about Adrian Younge's analogue love and retro-revolutionarism, including praise by the likes of RZA, Bilal, Raphael Saadiq and DJ Premier... Watch 'Adrian Younge: New Soul Rebel' below, enjoy!
Lapalux recruited the enchanting Andreya Triana for the beautiful 'Puzzle', one of the tracks on his upcoming 'Lustmore'-album - available April 6 via Brainfeeder... Enjoy!
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Italdred released a new compilation containing no less than 50 beats by the likes of Brock Berrigan, GRiMM Doza, Handbook any many, many others... Head over to bandcamp to download 'The (Nu) Beginning', enjoy!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Danny Brown-featuring 'Six Degrees' is still one of my favourite tracks on BBNG & Ghost's 'Sour Soul'-album, enjoy!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Chance the Rapper-featuring 'Baby Blue', one of the most addictive tracks on Action Bronson's new 'Mr. Wonderful'-album... Enjoy!
MelodySoul-collective released a its first compilation with contributions by the likes of Robot Orchestra, Howie Wonder, U N D A and many others... Head over to bandcamp to find your download, enjoy!