Author Archives: senior

Preview: Yosi Horikawa – Vapor

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

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Download: fruits & Liam – Matter

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.

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Preview: Ikestra – Sprinter (free download) Album Teaser

Check this album teaser from Ikestra, a 7-piece funk/soul outfit from Leeds. Big things to come from these guys. “Sprinter” is a free download, but be sure to get them on Facebook and Twitter for album news. http://www.ikestra.co.uk/

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Moods – Break out EP

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. Break Out EP by Moods Get him on Soundcloud for regular drops of soul dripped hip hop. Facebook

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Sounddhism 01/12 – Resonators, Frameworks, Pedestrian and way more

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

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HIATUS KAIYOTE Wax Poetics presents Tawk Takeout: Tawk Tomahawk Remixed

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

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Listen: Nautilus – Anna Meredith

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

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Cid Rim – Draw (Dorian Concept Remix)

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

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Video: Side Brain – 8 Buttons (Nintendo Controller)

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,

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