XLR8R have put up Yosi Horikawa’s new album – Vapor to preview in full via their Soundcloud.
It is a sexy, funky and sonic dreamboat of an album – and is available for download on the 24/06, and physical release on the 01/07
Coming out of Montreal, fruits and Liam have combined to deliver 9 tracks of crafted and melodic synth work, combined with drums that will punch you into next week. It’s being offered up as a free download on Soundcloud so get involved. Catch fruits on soundcloud here where you can find more of the same goodness.
Moods came to my attention after hearing the track above – “Love is Real”. I immediately hit up his bandcamp and bought his Breakout EP, which is a stunning selection of field recording inspired moments in music.
Get him on Soundcloud for regular drops of soul dripped hip hop.
This Saturday sees Nottingham’s soul-fuelled live music-loving clubnight – Sounddhism – bring its most heavy weight lineup yet. Groovement has always covered genres from all across the musical spectrum, and I can’t help but think this lineup is a perfect embodiment of that. From the the dub vibes of The Resonators, to Manchester’s very own Framworks and the amazing soul voice of Ady Suleiman to Push and Run’s breakthrough dj/producer Pedestrian. There’s not many nights that can claim to have 2 floors of live bands and acts playing all the way through to the small hours, Sounddhism truly is a music lovers night.
Check the guest mix from Pedestrian.
Check the rest of the lineup and get tickets here
It’s all for the love.
With tweeted love from Ms. Erykah Badu, and continuing support from Giles Peterson on these here shores, it seems Australian based soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote are starting to get the attention that their music deserves (check their album here).
And good music deserves good remixes – which is why with the help of Wax Poetics they have offered the stems up to 12 producers to get their chops around, and in no way does it disappoint.
Laced with synths, soul and sass – its an amazing listen start to finish, and its on free download here.
Whilst enjoying a quiet evening in, flicking through the TV guide, I notice that the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain are performing a Prom live on BBC 4. I thought – you know what – if nothing else I will be able to tell my dad that I am living an incredibly cultured exsistence here in Manchester.
What I stumbled across was the NYO performing an astonishing piece composed by Anna Meredith, named “Handsfree” which I would highly recommend you watching a video of here – my attention however was caught by the TV presenters final words – “she also composes electronic music”.
This is how I stumbled upon this track, and I am mesmerized by it. It is oddly familiar, with coarse brass that we have come accustom to Hudmo and the like using, and the drums straight out of an 80s power ballad. But trying to relate this to anything is a diservice. All I know is that I am incredibly excited to get stuck into the rest of what Anna Meredith has to offer, in whatever style or genre.
Moral of the story – always try to impress your dad.
Nautilus is the first track from Anna Meredith’s Black Prince Fury EP, due for release on 15 October via Moshi Moshi Records
Ever since Rustie’s Essential Mix was aired back in April, I have been waiting for the Austrian keyboard maestro to put this remix of Cid Rim’s “Draw” up for release. This power house of a tune sees all of Dorian’s synth mastery, pin point production and progressive dance style all in one place.
Now not to get all soundcloud comment-ish on you, but at about 2:20 into the track, you best be wearing two pairs of socks – because it is going to knock one pair right off.
There has always been a link between Hip Hop and classic gaming, but Los Angeles based beat wizard Yeuda Ben Atar aka “Side Brain” has taken it one step further….
As well as that he has beats for weeks, try not to bend your neck to this one:
Check out his website for technical insights, his Soundcloud for incredible beats, and his youtube channel for mind-blowing live sets using whatever he can plug into Ableton.
“There is soul in computer music”