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! .
The newest release from Strasbourg-based Dope Tones Records features local producer Dominique 2000 Pintes. One Sun To Another pays homage to this period of heat wave, suiting the desires for a hot night of dancefloor deepness.
Yemayá is an undeniably intimate musical voyage. Dom Bird’s first solo EP is released by the label and radio show he co-founded, all the way from Brisbane, Australia. Written and recorded over one studio session, the EP draws inspiration from Afro-Latin culture.
Split into two 6-track EP’s, Lenson Piquet’s 12-track album Last Night A Dj Shaped My Life takes inspirations from the work of the man behind the productions - Markus Oberndorfer, an Austrian visual artist with a profound love for creating musical atmospheres for his audience.
One of the main broken beat houses in the world, CoOperation Records, releases DJ Danny Wheeler’s debut into the bruk vibes, with a superb 5-track EP - Bulawayo, reaffirming his eclectic maneuvers, never failing to deliver a sophisticated and soulful sound.
What started out as a club night in East London evolved into a brand new record label founded by EVM128 and James Rudie of CoOp presents Selectors Assemble. Dance Regular debuts with Body Music Vol. 1, comprising a star-roster
June breezes through the rhythms of jazz, electronic, instrumental hip hop and music from the world. There’s always that impending feeling of discovery every day that makes us move deeper into genres, movements, artists.
Marcos Valle is one of the very greatest and most important composers, arrangers, writers and performers in Brazilian history. His new album on Far Out Recordings, Sempre, marks a stylish return, with a new record of feel-good Brazilian party music.
Detroit singer, producer (and dancer) Javonntte presents Drumma EP, traversing the deep and soulful spectrum with two original productions, remixed on the flip side side by Winters and Romaal Kultan. Released by Waella’s Choice, this record connects Detroit, London and Melbourne in four tracks.
Based in Stockholm, Omena Records has presented to the public some of the best underground projects of electronic music. This time around they travel south of the Mediterranean Sea, with antique maps and compass in hand, for the release of Parviz's Zerzura EP.
With his incredible knack for weaving spiritual, soulful and uplifting energies throughout his music, Manchester-based producer Yadava is the perfect choice for the 4th installment of the High Praise Edits series.
Quantic is undoubtedly one of the most influential names of his generation, exploring like no one else, different sonic textures from all over the world. Atlantic Oscillations marks his return, being his most cohesive and intricate album to date.
The acclaimed flautist, saxophonist, producer and 22a label boss Tenderlonious (a.k.a. Ed Cawthorne), returns with a batch of new and old studio productions. His new electronic album, Hard Rain, features waves of futuristic funk and beat music, extracting the maximum flavour from just a few ingredients.
After releasing the Bernauer Strasse Shuffle EP last month, the Berlin-via-Australia producer Jad & The carries on with with his creative output, dropping another 4-track project. Bells Creek Road is full of deep and hazy vibes that will transport you to the back room of a smokey jazz bar.
Porto-based label Tooli Créme doesn’t follow pure concepts, aiming to release sounds that are raw, primitive and rough around the edges by nature. On their fourth EP, named Tooli Sande Systema, the label invites four Porto producers to give their unique twist to some of their favorite samples and records.
New wax from Distant Hawaii coming on friday. Mystery man, Mood J returns to the London-based label to drop Looking Further, Looking Forward. Blending a mixture of groovy house and twinkling melodies, dusty terrace bangers and lush synth lines, the 4-track EP flows through soulful moments of deep joy.
Influenced by a fusion of jazz, 80's boogie, world music, italo house, balearic beats and funk, the debut album from the italian quintet Aura Safari is a sublime mix of various individual tastes, backgrounds and different musical eras.