Deeply inspired by the UK jazz and hip hop scene, deeply insipired by the frenetic rhythmic of London, FloFilz’s third alum for Melting Pot Music follows the fundamental spirit of Metronom and Cenário. Transit translates the current London vibe, portrayed by the producer’s very own style and touch.
Joining the Berlin-based Jakarta Records, Freddie Joachim released Beyond The Sea of Trees, his latest album, delivering 16 jazzy hip hop instrumentals including collaborations with Elijah Fox, Natalie Oliveri and FloFilz. Everything is smooth, polished, chilled. A work of an experienced master
Following the surprising Midnight Movie EP, Shunaji presents her new project: Blue Melon. Intentionally presenting a self-reflective body of work. she expands her music production skills incorporating live instrumentation.
Bound to make waves on the hip hop scene, Ilitamin G came out today. Fusing the craft of Illiterate and Vitamin G, this underground project is released by one of the best hip hop houses in the UK: Yogocop Records.
The Bakery, from Montreal producer Atamone and M.C., vocalist and beat maker Illa J, is a fruitful collaborative project. With an audible nod to classic hip hop production, Atamone grabs inspiration from soulful foundations, while Illa J brings his already unmistakable verbal icing.
For My Sanity is a project that is strongly rooted in 14KT’s spiritual practice, his flow of creativity, free from being tied down by bars, patterns, scenes, and sequences. The intention behind the LP is stated throughout the 12 tracks, blending elements of hip hop, soul, r&b and latin music in a, primarily, jazz record.
Continuing the incredible amount of brilliant releases from March, this month’s playlist carries on a eclectic note. Our favorite songs from every artist that we showcased during April are included, making this playlist another personal journey through what we’ve been into.
C.Tappin has come to our attention in September of last year, collaborating in the mesmerizing Uhuru album with Summers Sons duo (Turt and Slim.). As a pianist/singer, based in South-London, he is leading for the first time a project of his own.
Last friday, belgian producer ShunGu presented his new project: A Black Market Album. Once again, he seems ahead of his time, creating from the dungeons of his creativity. Underground, dreamy, weird, fantastic.
A reference in the modern beatmaking scene, hailing their light from France towards the entire world, La Fine Equipe - the joint project of Blanka, oOgo, Chomsky and Mr. Gib - steps forward into the craft of its members to release the impressive 5th Season LP.
Awon, one of the best underground MC’s floating from the US, drops his new album called Soulapowa, through Don’t Sleep Records.A deeply personal record, with Phoniks (his usual partner-in-crime) productions very present. Awon looks inwards. Emotions, thoughts and feelings, result of the experiences lived in the past years.
March is typically a month, in which, an overwhelming amount of great music is released. As the great work of independent artists and labels further spans worldwide, it is truly remarkable the amount of original, creative and groovy inputs we are constantly receiving at o sótão.
Shafiq Husayn sonic identity has always consisted on importing sounds and genres into his pothole of creative madness, always rooting back to the hip hop beats‐and‐rhymes basis. The Loop is the new LP by this LA-based polymath - an epic project which saw its inception in 2012.
Syrup, B. Cool-Aid’s new seven-track EP, is one of the finest and smoothest hip hop records of the year so far. Following BRWN, released in 2017, Ahwlee (on the beats) and Pink Siifu (on the lyrics) partnered once again to create a cohesive record, that manages to feel expansive despite its brief runtime.
One year has passed since Biig Piig released her debut Big Fan Of The Sesh Vol. 1, with honest stories being directly translated from the artist’s mind to music. The new 4-track EP, A World Without Snooze Vol. 2, is another touching piece.
Pinty has risen to considerable prominence within the South London musical community. City Limits refers, in its sonic signature, to the unstoppable London movement of creativity, traversing hip hop, house, UKG, jazz and darker electronic sounds with ease.
February was rich in anthems that we will hear far beyond this month. We composed a playlist of 50 tracks to summarize the best ingredients we were able to use on this special cocktail. Eclectic as always: jazz, electronic, hip hop and soul music from all over the world.
Still is the most definitive Clear Soul Forces release yet. Building a reputation around the Detroit scene for a few years now, the quartet had their breakthrough in 2012 with Detroit Revolution(s). Their new projecteschews trends and instead provides timeless, straight-up dope hip hop.
The works on Te’Amir Sweeney’s & Professor H’s Circle began in early 2016, as they visualized the project while sitting and listening to beats. They dreamed of bringing together a community of musicians working towards a common goal – a live hip hop album that reflected the cultural fabric of the city of L.A.
The long-awaited follow up to Hello, the first collaborative effort by the duo Glad2Mecha (the MC) and Ill Treats (the producer) arrived last week. The Return sounds like a backstreet from New York, with its jazzy vibes and bold real words.
Hiatus is a fresh project by Chuck 20, a young musician hailing from North London, that finds his way on the vibrant british underground scene, expressing his time alone whilst travelling and being away from his everyday norms. The tape’s name is attached to that period, that hiatus.
The drummer, producer and rapper Kassa Overall is a name that, somehow, played away from our extended radar. His new album, released in the middle of January, attests a diverse musical identity capable of joining contemporary hip hop with jazz.
January went by like a dream with an eclectic soundtrack, suited for different parts of this month’s plot. The BPM’s changed through 50 tracks and with them the vibes flowed up and down in a frenzy way. Just like those escalators in the picture, full of people, crossing Hong Kong, a world away from here.
Kicking off 2019 with Chicks and Tikka Naans, Yogocop brings the return of Harvs Le Toad signature lyricism, reminding us of an effortless flow, matching the jazzy and soulful samples that play in between the beats.
Athletic Progression are responsible for one of the surprises in this beginning of 2019, embracing the rhythms of hip hop, with colors and tones of jazz and soul music. Dark Smoke is the debut album from this danish Hip Hop & Jazz outfit, comprising nine tracks.
No More Normal, coming out next friday, is Swindle’s highly awaited album, released by the magnificent Brownswood Recordings. His artistry reaches a superb level, grasping the different sides of the vivid UK music scene.
Tyler Daley and Konny Kon follow up July’s acclaimedTravel Light album with a new project that dropped on christmas eve. The Winter Tape raises the question of its composition: whether its been made up of unreleased material they had lying around or was intentionally created as an album isn’t obvious at all.
Otis and Dundiff are both from Louisville, Kentucky. Cool is their second album, following up 2017’s Hemispheres. Sometimes musicians take their time to find a formula, to carve out a way in which they create. Not these two. A creative connection was instantly born.