Our soundcloud playlist for september 2015, „favourite things 9.15“ is packed with nearly two hours of music.
The Set features selected tracks through various styles of music, by artists and producers such as Nils Frahm & eeph, Khruangbin, Rodrigo Amarante, Jono McCleery, Jospeh Scaturro, Josa Peit & Dexter, Sinh feat. Natty Reeve, Adam Snow, Floating Points, Ian Ewing & Flamingosis, Spaze Windu, Gi-Tori, KIP, Melo-Zed, Jenova 7 & Eddie Shinn, Nite-Funk (Nite-Jewel & DaM-FunK), Brenk Sinatra, Blended Babies feat. Anderson Paak & Asher Roth, Jamie Woon, The Cactus Channel feat. Chet Faker, Roots Manuva, YP, Handbook, Giallo Point, Philanthrope, J Dilla, MED, BLU, MADLIB feat. MF DOOM, Golden Rules & Paul White feat. Freddie Gibbs & Yasiin Bey, ShunGu feat. Chester Watson, WOKE feat. George Clinton, Homeboy Sandman, Kirk Knight feat. Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, & Dizzy Wright, Mick Jenkins, KAYTRANADA & A Tribe Called Quest. Enjoy.
Check out the latest selections on our consistently updated soundcloud page.
British composer Max Richter and neuroscientist David Eagleman has composed the eight-hour lullaby entitled „Sleep“. The album is released on Deutsche Grammophon, available digital on iTunes or direct. Stream the song „Dream 13 (minus even)“, directed by Yulia Mahr below.
“We spend a third of our lives asleep – it’s one of the most important things we all do”. – Max Richter
Roots Manuva is back with a dazzling new album, „Bleeds“. Past collaborations with everyone from Gorillaz to the Maccabees to Leftfield to Coldcut to the Cinematic Orchestra, Rodney Smith’s influence can be heard right across the musical landscape. Now, with his sixth studio album, he has made his most concise and focussed record to date, his most emotionally affecting and powerful release since his breakthrough, „Run Come Save Me“.
Drawing upon production assistance from young British producer, Fred, together with musical heavyweights Four Tet, Adrian Sherwood and Switch’s new production team, „With You“, the title of the record is, in the man’s own words, an “egocentric jest of daring to do things in the tradition of Jesus: I’m ready to bleed for the artform.” It is, of course, also a reference to the way in which genres, in the sonic world of Roots Manuva, have a tendency to bleed into one another, so that hip hop, reggae, techno, funk, neo-classical, all blend together to create “liquid soul, the blood, the bleeds that paint infinite sacred wonders in our dreams and unfold in our day-to-day.”
Released October 10th, pre-Order via Ninja Tune. Listen after the jump.
From deep musical origins in Detroit, rapper/singer/songwriter Illa J has been slowly navigating his way through the oft-turbulent waters of Hip-Hop since the tender age of 13, when the young John Yancey aka Illa J wrote his first rhyme alongside his brother, the late great J Dilla. After his brother’s passing in ‘06, he began teaching himself piano, bass and taking vocal lessons while finding himself touring the world and recording a slew of Dilla-related projects, notably being an active member of Slum Village until 2014. His first solo album, ’08s „Yancey Boys“ and the Frank Nitt 2013 collaborative album „Sunset BLVD“ were both released on seminal label Delicious Vinyl. Feeling the need for a change creatively as well as geographically, in 2012 John moved to the future music hotbed that is Montreal ultimately making the connection with Canadian producers Nick Wisdom & AstroLogical aka Potatohead People. The success of their initial collaborations inspired the team to dive into the studio and embark on Illa J’s new self-titled solo album, and present an entirely fresh sound of his own.
Released October 2nd, pre-order online. Listen after the jump.
Khruangbin is a three-piece band from Texas, formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Johnson on drums. Taking influence from 1960’s Thai funk – their name literally translates to „Engine Fly“ in Thai – Khruangbin is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. Khruangbin’s debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. The Texan trio is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums.
“We feel like there is an ease that comes from being immersed in a space, away from the distractions of the city and everyday life. We make our music in a barn, in the Texas hill country, because it makes sense to us. Being there allows us to make music that comes naturally, and that’s what we wanted this album to be. We wanted to make a record that just let the music happen, and we hope that’s what you can hear.”
Radio Juicy is proud to present a brand new cassette tape release to mark the one year anniversary of this collaboration project between CoryAyo & Fooch The MC known as Strangers of Necessity.
CoryAyo has his solo debut instrumental LP coming up on Radio Juicy and we thought this album was a perfect introduction to the producer’s world. Strangers Of Necessity consist of young upcoming producer, CoryAyo from Iowa City,IA, and veteran rhyme sayer, Fooch the MC, from Chicago,IL. Their sound is best descibed as a fresh take on that golden era of hip-hop, blending tasteful jazz and soul samples, crisp snares, boomy kicks on wonky patterns with a soulful delivery, dense schemes and potent punch-lines that hit peaks before unseen.
Out now on Radio Juicy, available for free on Bandcamp.
Guillaume „Gee“ Metenier and Courtney John got together in Kingston Jamaica a few month back, for some heavily inspired recording session, here’s the first report of their prolific encounter. Enjoy the beauty and magic of some authentic vibe and sound. Listen to „All I Know“ after the jump. Out and available on Bandcamp.
After more than 20 years in the industry, co-founder of The Herbaliser and Soundsci group member, DJ Ollie Teeba, is dropping his first solo production LP. Featuring collaborations with his Hip Hop family, Oxygen, Audessey & UGeorge (Soundsci), Ghettosocks & Timbuktu (Teenburger), Jean Grae, More or Les and Ev.On the Music Bully.
With production collaboration from The Herbaliser and Jonny Cuba as well as mixing and mastering from UK Hip Hop legend No Sleep Nigel. The recordings on this album span a period of more than 10 years and showcase a variety of styles informed by a boom bap aesthetic. Representing Hip Hop since the late 1980’s with experience in both clubs and live band performance worldwide. Ollie’s instincts of what will rock the floor, are brought to bear on many DJ friendly tracks featured here.
Out now, available on Bandcamp – Stream the LP below.
BluntOne & MUJO情 convince the listener with dreamish relaxing instrumental beats enriched by jazzy samples & hard banging drums! An major influence for Ninja MUJO情 is the sound of Japan, which influences his unique Lo-Fi sounds – in combination with BluntOne’s very soulful vibes they complement each other in a perfect way!
„Reel Street Jazz“ is available now digital on Bandcamp or on vinyl at Vinyl Digital. Stream the entire LP after the jump.
Masayoshi Fujita is a Japanese vibraphonist and composer based in Berlin. Masa first learned how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own, mostly jazz and electronic-influenced compositions.
Determined not to stick to traditional vibraphone styles or techniques, Masayoshi started to prepare his instrument with pieces of metal, strips of foil and other objects in the search for new possibilities with the instrument. The resulting new sounds help to expand the vibraphone spectrum without eroding the instrument’s intrinsic character. His recent collaboration with German electronic musician Jan Jelinek received a lot of attention from experimental music fans around the world on recommendation by UK magazine The Wire.
‘Apologues’, his new album sees Masayoshi for the first time use an array of instruments besides his lead instrument – such as the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, French horn, accordion, piano and snare drum played by friends, but arranged by Masa himself.
„Apologues“ is out today via Erased Tapes, listen to the whole album after the jump.