Joining the Berlin-based Toy Tonics label, jazz pianist Joel Holmes and stylized producer Cody Currie are preparing the release of a couple of EP’s. The first one, New Chapter, is a delicious 4-track ode to the neo-jazz spirit.
The third instalment in the series, Future Bubblers 3.0, dropped last week, once again introducing us to promising musical projects, always at the forefront of cutting-edge music. Just like the previous albums successfully achieved, Future Bubblers 3.0 continues the tradition of wonky electronica, soulful rhythms and jazz infused bops.
Kaidi Tatham returns to 2000black, following last year’s In My Life EP. You Find That I Got It / Mjuvi carries on with Tatham’s legacy - instantly recognizable as his own. After so many years producing, playing, performing, his sound still remains fresh and innovative.
The third release from French producer 67100 reshapes, in broken beat forms, a classic 80’s song - “L’Amour A La Plage” by Niagara. On vocals, Julie Fire’s melancholic melodies contrasts with a Brazilian batucada, reminding us of summer that passed by - Mambo.
After establishing himself in London, at the end of the 90’s, Simbad became deeply involved in the city’s musical culture. Collections Volume One represent his work of 10-15 years - never released before - taking us for a ride in his distinctive, warm, bruk-indebted & jazz-infused sound.
Musicians that we’ve been writing about for years, with their immense talent and vision. Confirmations from some of the avant-garde names on today’s contemporary music - crossing a vast sort of genres. New ones that will, surely, keep surprising us. All in an eclectic 50-track selection.
The Saul duo spent the last couple of years working on material for their impressive debut EP, dropping through Rhythm Section International. Murmurations works equally well in a club as it does in our living room, balancing musicality and groove.
Producer, instrumentalist and DJ, Neue Grafik joins Total Refreshment Centre to present us a new mini-LP, Foulden Road. With him, an ensemble of gifted musicians, mixing jazz, house and hip hop, an unique geographical flavour of African ethnicity, Parisian roots and a love for London sounds like broken beat & grime.
Olindo Records presents London-based producer and DJ Koichi Sakai, in collaboration with Ghanaian percussionist and singer Afla Sackey. Wono EP sees Koichi mixing African percussion instruments and themes with synths and drum machines.
Led by producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Mark de Clive Lowe, Tokyo’s Rōnin Arkestra brings together some of the most supreme and innovative players in Japan’s jazz and electronic scene. Formed in 2017, the collective’s debut album Sonkei comes out next friday, via Albert’s Favourites.
Hailing from the UK, Oliver Malin, a.k.a. Romaal Kultan, is protean DJ and producer, creating killing cuts of all sorts. Off Grid is his new project, released by YAM Recordings, with a distinct UK thread throughout the dancefloor-oriented four tracks.
Coming out tomorrow, via 22a, the label founder, boss and multi-instrumentalist Tenderlonious continues to evolve away from his jazz roots, delving further into the world of house and electronic beats. Think Twice is his most club/dancefloor orientated release to date.
Following the mesmerizing Astral Lakes, released earlier this year, 2XM are back with another luminous EP through SlothBoogie, one of London’s most highly respected underground electronic music crews. Dulcet EP cements 2XM’s own signature sound.
Hodini steps up for his second solo EP on WOLF - The Untitled EP. Five tracks that take on long forgotten cuts, filled with elements from the producer’s hip hop background, grains of MPC samples and lo-fi vocals mixed with jazzy loops.
The visionary musical output of Dego has had an immeasurable influence on the UK dance and electronica music scene, spanning the 90s and early 00s. His new album, Too Much, is the proof that he continues to push boundaries within his signature sound.
Producer, DJ, So Flute co-founder and radio host, Yadava debuts on the Stockholm-based Omena Records. Earth Tones comprises an unique twist on melodic and rhythmic jazz influenced music, highlighting the producer’s growth as an artist.
After a two week hiatus, o sótão recaps on some of the best projects released during the month - and spirit - that ended yesterday. With no shortage of exciting music, the playlist of August contains 50 tracks focusing on artists we talked about and others that deserve a special note.
The second study of Lenson Piquet’s debut project follows the cinematic patterns of the first one, reflecting upon the journey, Djs and producers (also curators and visual artists) take to produce and select their output.
Straight from his heart, jazz pianist, electronic madman, genre-defying persona, Byron the Aquarius is consistently making some of the highest karat underground music available out there. His debut album, Astral Travelling, through Oslo-based Mutual Intentions, has his unmistakable sonic trademark.
Jeen Bassa presents us a beat tape-style album, Cassava Pone - as eclectic as the influences roaming inside the producer’s mind. Courtesy of 22a, the project came out last week, with his signature head nodding and woozy productions .
Earth State is the result of various visits of K15 to SMBD’s studio over the last few years. Both of them have been important names in the electronic music scene hailing from the UK, both connecting over similar soulful tastes for their productions.
Genre-defying producer Waajeed keeps on with his dancefloor-oriented productions with Ten Toes Down EP - the first in a string of releases prepared for 2019. Following the acclaimed From The Dirt, the new project mixes Detroit-ish night patterns, broken beat rhythms and ecstatic soulful moments.
There was too much music being released by the highest karat underground artists and labels, so hard choices had to be made. Selecting fifty plus tracks, in a month like this one, is an invitation for everyone reading to go deeper.
Seb Wildblood returns with his tender, distinctive brand of jazz infused soul, reaching within himself to produce a deeply-personal LP, released through all my thoughts. sketches of transition is an introspective take on house, ambient and indie from one of the most intriguing producers out there.
With his origins in Bristol, but based in London, producer and DJ, EVM128 is one of the main names in the city’s broken beat scene - heavily involved in the CoOp presents label and Selectors Assemble crew. His second album, Input Vol 1, dropped last week.
Sunny Side Up takes a snapshot of the eclectic Melbourne musical movement - ready to boil over. Comprised of nine tracks, Brownswood Recordings joins a diverse lineup, compiling a powerful document of the city’s new generation of young, independent musicians.
Tatham’s sound has always moved forward, mainly in the last two decades, as he traveled from genre-to-genre, mixing them, creating new ones. Despite that, there’s always something that immediately identifies him as the author. His sound is unmistakable. His latest EP, Serious Times, comes out tomorrow.
Growing up playing Dominican percussion instruments from an early age, and being a staple DJ in the NYC circuit for the last 7+ years, Toribio expands his creative output, fusing his Dominican roots, afro-cuban latin rhythms and ‘90s hip hop to create a cultural melting pot of music called Capicua! .