Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Download: Vanilla - Moonlight

British producer Vanilla continues his legacy of releasing excellent beattapes with the beautiful 'Moonlight', head over to bandcamp to grab your copy... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Pold & Baribal - Senses

Night Owl Collective shared this very nice new track by Polish duo Pold Baribal... Give their 'Senses' a spin below, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Jimi Tenor - Vortex

'Vortex' is one of my favourite tracks on Jimi Tenor's new 'Saxentric'-LP, available at Herakles... Enjoy!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Beat Appetit: Jengi Beats - Jeepie

The all-over-the-place 'Jeepie' is one of the tracks on Dutch producer Jengi Beats' new 'Colors'-EP, available at Trapdoor... Enjoy!

Download: La Recette - Towards Fulfilment

I missed this when it came out last year, but it's so good I have to share it... Head over to Black Milk Music's bandcamp to download Toulouse-based ensemble La Recette's 'Towards Fulfilment'-EP below, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Daev Martian - L (u) se Ya Mnd (fourtwenty)

I've got this feeling South African talent and sfftk-favourite Daev Martian got pretty inspired listening to Mndsgn's latest album, give 'L (u) se Ya Mnd (fourtwenty)' a spin below... Enjoy!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Beat Appetit: Paul White - Bowling Stations

The amazing 'Bowling Stations' is one of my favourite tracks on Paul White's excellent new 'Everything You've Forgotten'-beattape, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Nate B. - Sunrise 3: Blu

The lovely 'Sunrise 3: Blu' is one of my favourite cuts on Brooklyn-based artist Nate B.'s new 'Corduroy'-EP, enjoy!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Beat Appetit: Clap! Clap! - Hope ft. OY

Simone Brillarelli directed this amazing video for 'Hope', one of the tracks on Clap! Clap!'s upcoming new 'A Thousand Skies'-album... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Turtle Master & Soul-T - Let Me In

Namur-based producer Turtle Master borrowed Soul-T's velvety vocals for the smooth 'Let Me In', give the track a spin below ... Enjoy!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Beat Appetit: Ogris Debris - Lazer Gun (Adesse Versions Remix)

Adesse Versions remixed one of my favourite tracks on Ogris Debris' 'Constant Spring'-album from last year, give his take on 'Lazer Gun' a spin below... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Syd - Body

The sultry 'Body' is another one of the tracks on Syd's upcoming solo album 'Fin', out February 3... Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Beat Appetit: Karriem Riggins - 4Es'J & Oddness

In a couple of weeks, Stones Throw will be releasing 'Headnod Suite', the second solo album by the great Karriem Riggins... Give the dope '4Es'J & Oddness' a listen below, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Gavin Turek - The Distance

Talented L.A.-based songstress Gavin Turek shared this infectious new track last week, give 'The Distance' a listen below... Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Beat Appetit: Funky DL - Keep It Rollin'

'Keep It Rollin'' is one of my favourite cuts on Funky DL's impressive new 'Marauding At Midnight: A Tribute To The Sounds of A Tribe Called Quest', enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Ivan Ave - Also

Also Known As created this really beautiful video for 'Also', a Kaytranada and Kiefer-co-produced new cut by sfftk-favourite Ivan Ave... Enjoy!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Beat Appetit: Ben Bada Boom - But You Love Me

Hamburg-based producer Ben Bada Boom has a new EP ('Meanwhile in Barmbek') in the works, give first single 'But You Love Me' a spin below... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Matt Martians - Diamond in da Ruff

Just like his fellow The Internet-members, Matt Martians has a solo album ('The Drum Chord Theory', out later this week) in the works... Give the dope 'Diamond in da Ruff' a spin below, enjoy! 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Album of the Week: Loyle Carner - Yesterday's Gone

These last days, I've been enjoying 'Yesterday's Gone' - the debut album of 21-year old British rapper Loyle Carner. On earlier work like 2015's 'A Little Late' and cameo's on friends' projects (Tom Misch's 'Crazy Dream') the youngster showed lots of promise, and I'm very glad to see he continues to deliver on his official debut. As a rap album, 'Yesterday's Gone' is quite refreshing: it shows Carner as an open and honest artist who isn't afraid to publicly share his doubts and worries ('The Isle of Arran', 'The Seamstress'), nor does he shy away from showing his emotional side when talking about friends and family ('Florence', 'Sun of Jean') - a rare feat for young emcees. This very personal approach also pays off on tracks like 'Ain't Nothing Changed', 'No Worries' or 'No CD', where Carner manages to be both witty and humble. Everything about this album makes you feel the young Croydon-native is wise beyond his years; no doubt we'll see plenty more of this cat in the future... Give 'Yesterday's Gone' a listen below, enjoy! 

Beat Appetit: STUFF. - Java (LTGL Remix)

Adventurous Belgian producer LTGL got his hands on 'Java', one of the tracks on STUFF.'s great self-titled debut album... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Denmark Vessey - Snowing in L.A.

Earl Sweatshirt produced this bonus track off the soon to be released 2LP deluxe version of Denmark Vessey's 2015 'Martin Lucid Dream'-album, give 'Snowing in L.A.' a spin below... Enjoy!

Download: Caveman Summer - Naked From The Neck Up

Really diggin' this new beattape by Denver-based producer Caveman Summer, head over to bandcamp to download the dope 'Naked From The Neck Up'... Enjoy!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Download: Youtaro - Same Old, Same Old

Late last year Japanese producer Youtaro shared this dope new beattape, head over to bandcamp to download 'Same Old, Same Old'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Roshima - Influence ft. Victor A. Maillard

The stunning 'Influence' is a new, Victor A. Maillard aka Vicking-assisted new track by Antwerp-based producer Roshima... Enjoy!

Download: Modlee - Queendom

Canadian songstress Modlee released this dope new, Vlooper-produced mixtape 'Queendom'... Head over to bandcamp to download your copy, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Bonobo - No Reason ft. Nick Murphy

Oscar Hudson directed this stunning video for the Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker-featuring 'No Reason', one of the tracks on Bonobo's new 'Migration'-album - available at Ninja Tune... Enjoy!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Beat Appetit: Nomia - Atlantis

'Atlantis' is a quite monumental banger by Brisbane-based producer Nomia, give it a listen via Crown Collective's soundcloud... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Rejjie Snow - Crooked Cops

'Crooked Cops' is an amazing new track by Irish boy wonder Rejjie Snow, give it a spin below... Enjoy!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Beat Appetit: Sofie - Infatuation

Sofie's vibey 'Infatuation' is one of the tracks on Mutual Intentions' upcoming new compilation, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Chris McClenney - Pearl

The smooth 'Pearl' is one of my favourite tracks on Chris McClenney's new 'Portrait in Two'-EP, enjoy!

Download: Ivy Sole - Eden

Completely missed this when it came out last year, but it's too damn good not to share... Head over to bandcamp to download Philadelphia-based artist Ivy Sole's impressive 'Eden'-debut LP, enjoy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Beat Appetit: All These Fingers - Golden Axe

The menacing 'Golden Axe' is one of my favourite tracks on All These Fingers' new 'Tïck'-beattape, give it a spin below... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Jack Lion - SRRNDR

The beautiful 'SRRNDR' is one of my favourite cuts on Iowa-based band Jack Lion's new 'ION'-EP, enjoy!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Plat du Jour: Otis Junior & Dr. Dundiff - Why Can't You (Just Come For Conversation)

Chris Smith directed this video for 'Why Can't You (Just Come For Conversation)', one of the tracks on Otis Junior & Dr. Dundiff's upcoming 'Hemispheres'-debut album - dropping March 17 via Jakarta... Enjoy!

Download: Coach Motel & René Schier - Rituals

Polish producer Coach Motel teamed up with German beatmaker René Schier for this dope spaced-out beattape, head over to Intelligent Sound's bandcamp to download 'Rituals'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Mikos Da Gawd - Battery Acid

'Battery Acid' is an exciting new track by San Francisco-based producer Mikos Da Gawd, give it a spin below... Enjoy!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Download: Paul White - Everything You've Forgotten

sfftk-favourite Paul White shared this amazing new psychedelic beattape today, head over to bandcamp to download 'Everything You've Forgotten'... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Knowsum - Birds and Bees

The wonderfully weird 'Birds and Bees' is one of my favourite tracks on German producer Knowsum's excellent new 'Play God and Shit Happens'-LP - available at Money $ex... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Soul AM - Sounds Like Winter

'Sounds Like Winter' is one of my favourite tracks on Medellin-based producer Soul AM's new 'Jazz Affair'-EP for Excursion, enjoy!

Album of the Week: Eric Lau - Examples

London-based producer and DJ Eric Lau returns to surface with 'Examples', his first release for First Word - home to boundary-crossing artists like Tall Black Guy, Bastien Keb, Kidkanevil, Ross McHenry and many others. Needless to say Lau - known for workin' with and producin' for the likes of Guilty Simpson, Hawk House, Homeboy Sandman, Yussef Kamaal and countless others - fits perfectly into First Word's impressive roster with his undeniable talent for melding the best elements of soul, jazz and funk into smooth grooves and breathtaking instrumentals. Featuring a whopping 28 - mostly short, but oh so sweet - tracks, 'Examples' gives Lau the perfect opportunity to showcase his craft. From smooth and jazzy but drum-heavy tracks ('Circles', 'It's Rainy', 'Lau's Lament', 'Open Up') over spinesnappin' heavy hitters ('RAHW', 'De La') to Brazil-inspired gems ('Bas', 'It's Okay', Masamba'): Lau doesn't discriminate in his quest for dopeness. I'm really grateful this talented cat took time out of his busy schedule lending his skills to other artists to expand his own body of work. Do yourself a favour and give 'Examples' a listen below, or order your copy via iTunes or bandcamp... Enjoy!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Beat Appetit: Flamingosis - Long Distance

The great Flamingosis shared this funky new track earlier this week, give 'Long Distance' a spin below... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Syd - All About Me

Calmatic directed this dope video for the amazing, Steve Lacy-produced 'All About Me' - one of the tracks on Syd's upcoming solo album 'Fin'... Enjoy!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Beat Appetit: Oh No - The Troubled

Pretty excited to hear Oh No's take on the legendary 'Ultimate Breaks and Beats'-series, check out the dope 'The Troubled' below... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: José James - Always There

The surprisingly sexy 'Always There' is one of the tracks on José James' upcoming new 'Love in a Time of Madness'-album, dropping February 24th via Blue Note... Enjoy!

Download: Waldo - Be Ever Wonderful

Finally found the time to check out this dope new album by Soulection-affiliated emcee Waldo, head over to his bandcamp to download 'Be Ever Wonderful'... Enjoy!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Plat du Jour: Strange U - Shots

'Shots' is an amazing new track by London-based duo Strange U, watch the gritty video below... Enjoy!