Starts Again is Tawiah’s creative reset of-sorts. Her debut album, a decade on from her first EP, is a triumphant 10-piece composition of avant-garde soul music, blending the artist’s sensibilities with low-slung beats and layered harmonies.
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.
After meeting in London, back in 2016, the multinational duo started working on She right away. Three years gone and Bluestaeb’s soulful approach to beatmaking perfectly complements Harleighblu’s performance, as she stakes her claim on the neo soul and hip hop territory she always identified with as an artist.
Ancient Mahogany Gold is Catherine Harris-White’s latest work as SassyBlack to arrive during her restless creative streak, and it splits the difference between personal, of-the-moment expressions and long-term vision.
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.
Beyond her fantastic creamy voice, Emmavie’s productions on her long-awaited and highly anticipated debut album, Honeymoon, make it one of the killer projects of 2019 - a near flawless record. Emmavie reaches a wider public in style, via Fresh Selects.
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.
IV MERIN is a deep exploration, a deep introspective collection, a deep dive into eight tracks by one of the most original contemporary artists hailing from the UK: Alxndr London. The project is an ode to the singer-songwriter’s heritage: with “Merin” translating to “four” in Yoruba andIV Merinbeing his fourth musical project.
Jakarta Records is one of the prominent independent record labels in Europe. Based in Berlin/Cologne, Germany, they’ve been responsible for the release of countless breakthrough acts since 2005. Rooted in Hip Hop, Neo Soul, R&B genres their output has been influencing a generation that breathes music outside the mainstream lights.
HONEYCOMB is Jitwam’s second album and one of the defining releases of this year, on the underground rotations. Hitting the sweet spot between his work in dance music and efforts as a bandleader, connecting people in-studio and on-stage, the record encapsulates his incredible journey leading him to this project.
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.
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.
Bussin’ is Orlando-born Devin Morrison's first solo album, an ill mix of flavors with eclectic inspirations rooted in 90's r&b, gospel and funk. Nothing short of talent, Devin has composed, produced and played the whole album, inviting a selection of special guests along for this sweet ride.
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.
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.
Known for his deft, soulful hip hop production, 14KT has broadened his palate for his First Word Records debut, releasing The Power of Same featuring Muhsinah and remixes from Kaidi Tatham. This is the first offering from his upcoming jazz-influenced project IAMABEENIE, to be released in the forthcoming months.
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.
A cold November went by under the hundreds of warm sounds that trembled through our walls. Picking the best photographs after a month’s hiatus, we also carefully selected 70 tracks reviewing the best we've showcased in here during this month.
This September the London-via-Stockholm songstress, returns with her second album, And Yet It's All Love — an emotional, yet entertaining trip through the full cycle of a romantic relationship, told in Fatima's unmistakable soulful style.
Before going on a month’s hiatus, o sótão keeps on playing some of the best new artists releasing innovative and exciting projects. the playlist of September contains 50 tracks reviewing the best we've showcased in here during this month.
With his debut LP currently in the works, Chris McClenney's voice is one to keep up with. His newest single, “Legacy”, the 2nd off his most recent string of releases (the first being "downforwhatever").
Soul food for your earholes with the debut album of Children of Zeus - Travel Light. Following up the compilation of songs released throughout the last few years - The Story So Far -, Tyler Daley and Konny Kon traveled a long road to this point.
Heavy chords. Deep beats. Soulful moments tangled in mystery purple feelings. We present Last Call EP, the first solo project from the parisien Heverly Bill (aka Samuel Paoli). Halfway between beat music, r&b and hip-hop, the french takes us into the coolest night ride.
The first recap of June comes before some crucial releases that are coming our way. Very soon we'll be listening to new stuff from Kiefer, Bluestaeb, Ol' Burger Beats, Iman Magnetic or Havana Cultura. We take this chance to introduce these new projects to you.
In a way, April 2018 started and ended with british rapper/singer Biig Piig influence all over here. It was on her waves and on the expectation for "Big Fan Of the Sesh Vol. 1" that music played in rainy days during this gloomy piece of time.
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