With his first EP ‘Five to Nine’ S. Fidelity carefully compiled a small collection of gems kept secret – until now. Over the course of 8 tracks, he showcases a wide variety of styles, ranging from laid-back instrumentals to rap and futuristic neo-soul. For the completion of his debut EP, the 22-year-old beatmaker joined forces with the Berlin singer LaNó and Tokyo’s Tajima Hal on ‘Second Chance’ and Rob Really from Moontroop featuring on ‘The Brain’. The features add a complementary touch to S. Fidelity’s compositions and thereby contribute to the complete range of his sonic spectrum.
Madlib’s new album ‘The Beats’ contains 10 tracks of instrumental hip-hop created for the Stones Throw film ‘Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton’. This is Madlib’s first original soundtrack and first 10-inch vinyl release. The album is being issued with two different sleeves (girls on one, skull & bong on the other) each wrapped with a custom, removable card, designed in the style of the Boss SP-303 sampler. Out now on Stones Throw!
‘Duals’ is taken from the new Bonobo ‘Ten Tigers EP’, available on 12″ and download, at Ninja Tune or iTunes. The EP also holds two remixes by Bengal and a new version of ‘First Fires’ by Maya Jane Coles.
Bonobo is also about to release a DVD/Book in october 2014. It’s beautiful 70-page hardback book containing stories from the band, Bonobo’s personal photos, a foreword by Gilles Peterson and more. The book is portrait sized and clothbound holding the live CD and DVD, all designed by Leif Podhajsky. The live CD contains tracks performed by Bonobo on The North Borders Tour, recorded at major shows and exclusive radio sessions all over the world. The DVD contains incredible footage of a Bonobo show performed in an ancient Roman amphitheatre in Croatia and at London’s Roundhouse in 2013. Watch the trailer and listen to ‘Duals’ …
The Submotion Orchestra is a live 7-piece project from Leeds/UK, incorporating deep bass-driven grooves and dense textures in their progressive live dubstep sound. The orchestra is now back with ‘Alium’, released on Counter Records, out November 3rd. On their third album Ruby Wood adds her vocal skills – you can now listen and download the track ’2L84U’ for free here. Place your pre-order (2xLP vinyl, CD and MP3) on Ninja Tune.
FloFilz is one of the most promising newcomers on the German beatmaker scene. His sound is deeply rooted in the Low End Theory (Tribe not LA) school of beats and his tracks regularly hit the six-digit plays mark on Soundcloud. He grew up in Belgium and lives currently in Aachen where he studies violin. When it comes to his own beats, jazz reigns supreme over nearly any other music. „Metronom“ is his first official album, it will be released on Melting Pot Music. Available September 5th on Bandcamp, HHV and direct.
Watch the official video to ”Nomind’ and stream the track “Vigal” featuring Anthony Drawn, after the jump …
LA beatmaker Flying Lotus is about to release his 5th album through Warp Records. ‘You’re Dead!’ is the follow up to 2012′s ‘Until The Quiet Comes’, on the new LP Lotus gets support by Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa, alongside Japanese comic book artist Shintaro Kago. See the full tracklist and watch the preview trailer after the jump. Out on October 6th, pre-oder digital on iTunes or Google Play.
“‘You’re Dead!’ is a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another.”
Mick Jenkins from Chicago provides his new release, he’s described ‘The Water[s]‘ as a prequel to his breakout project ‘Trees and Truths‘. He also premiered the official video for the song “Jazz”, produced by director Nathan R. Smith. The Water[s] will be released through Cinematic Music Group. Guest appearances on the albums by Joey Bada$$, No Name Gypsy, Jean Deux, as well as production by DJ Dahi, Statik Selektah, OnGaud, and Kirk Knight. Download the album for free on djbooth.
Stream the entire album and watch the video after the jump. More music by Mick Jenkins on his soundcloud page.
‘Groove Curse’ is Jordan Rakei’s long-awaited follow up to highly-acclaimed debut EP ‘Franklin’s Room‘, his modern take on reggae-infused soul music. ‘Groove Curse’ takes an evolved turn, with a sound Rakei describes as “raw, vocal-driven, groove”. With the first single off the EP, “Street Light”, featuring Gwen Bunn (vocalist and producer of Schoolboy Q’s Collard Greens), the release celebrates the skills of upcoming young musicians who are writing, self-producing and taking full advantage of their vocal and multi-instrumentalist talents.
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.