Archives for posts with tag: electronic

A dreamy new synth driven track from Bristol-based vocalist, Chikaya, as she delivers an ideal accompaniment for these balmy summer nights, in the form of Castles.

Big things on the horizon for Flying Lotus as details of his sixth studio album finally emerge. The producer and sometime horror director last released a solo effort back in 2014 with his You’re Dead album and it was such a success that fans have been thirsting for more ever since. Now that thirst is set to be quenched with a new full-length project, boasting a suitably diverse range of guest features, spread across a vast array of 27 tracks. Read the rest of this entry »

Harleighblu is a singer from Nottingham, whose work draws on influences from hip hop, soul, electronica and beyond. Thanks to a string of superb releases, including her Futurespective series, she is already forging her own path in an increasingly saturated scene. I caught up with her recently to discuss a number of things including her new project with Bluestaeb, her musical roots and surviving the industry as a female artist. Read the rest of this entry »

Speaking of Aesop Rock, he also blessed with a new project today, alongside producer and psych rock front man, TOBACCO. The duo, known collectively as Malibu Ken, seem to have found just the right creative balance when their respective talents are combined, with TOBACCO’s electronic 8-bit heavy beats verging just onto the right side of dark and angsty, providing the perfect backdrop for Aesop’s usual brand of studious lyricism. The whole album is a welcome addition to the ever-expanding Rhymesayers catalogue and you can hear the whole thing for yourself below. Physicals and merch are available over at Fifth Element. Read the rest of this entry »

Great compilation from genre defying London outfit, Button Eyes, as we finally get all their beautiful songs in one place. Button Eyes first came to my attention with the release of Simple Days and A Fever, back in 2013, which featured vocalists Gemma Williams and Rag’N’Bone Man – still some of my favourite work of his to date – as well Please Don’t Take My Blues, featuring contemporary blues man, CW Jones. Now thanks to Lewis Lindgren (184, Taunton Manor etc.), the man behind the music, we have those tracks alongside later releases like Chemicals and Erase Me. Nobody’s Baby is available to stream below and downloads are available via Western Decadence. Read the rest of this entry »

The Manchester collective return with their latest single, accompanied by a great illustrated and animated video. The MCs on board this time round are comprised of Chunky, Fox, Skittles, Truthos, Sparkz, T-Man and Chimpo, with production being handled by Metrodome, Chunky, Bricks and Skittles. There are also downloads available via Bandcamp. The animation comes courtesy of Stemfour Visual.

Surreal scenes in the new video from Stones Throw’s latest signing, Jerry Paper. The genre defying artist is due to release his Like A Baby album later in the year and Your Cocoon is the lead single. Production will come from Paper and Matty Tavares of Badbadnotgood. More info available at the Stones Throw store. The video was made by Steve Smith.

Musical mastermind, BOOTS, is back with a new EP entitled #DARKDAZE and among the four gems is Delete Delete. Featuring friends and regular collaborators, Run The Jewels, as well as some beautiful vocals from Cristin Milioti, Delete Delete leaves its presence lingering long after the music draws to a close. The EP is available to buy now from all the usual spots.

Visually arresting scenes in the latest video from Foreign Beggars. Bosh is the second track to be taken from their long awaited, upcoming album and features a nice hook from Marcello Spooks, as well as co-production from Bangzy. The video was made by Xiphi Films.

You might remember me covering Restbyte when it arrived earlier this year. It’s yet another impeccable beat tape from one of the UK’s most innovative producers, Morriarchi. The 18 track showcase has gone down so well that Morri has decided to do a limited run of cassette versions too. They are available to purchase now over on his Bandcamp and if you want to try before you buy, you can do so below. Read the rest of this entry »