Archives for posts with tag: neosoul

IAMDDB and Sleazy have been hinting at the arrival of new music for a while now and yesterday finally gave us the first taste of what the couple have been cooking up. COCA sees them hook up with producer Bangzy for a suitably wavy beat, which you can hear for yourself below. Downloads are available here. Read the rest of this entry »

Stones Throw long ago transcended the boundaries of being a hip hop label and now their roster boasts an alarming amount of talent, from a wealth of genres and styles. Take their latest signing, singer and violinist, Sudan Archives. The 23 year old Ohio resident is forging her own unique path, in a industry that is increasingly saturated with trite soundalikes and cliched repetitions. She is also self-taught on the violin – which is impressive in itself – having been inspired by Sudanese fiddlers, among other musicians. Her first single is a sublime number and gives you a first class idea of what she is all about. Haunting self-harmonies and glitchy electro backing, all laced with her fiddle and all produced by her as well. Sudan has an EP due out next month, so watch out for more news on that coming soon. Read the rest of this entry »

Children of Zeus – aka Tyler Daley and Konny Kon – have spent the last couple of years releasing a smooth blend of rap and soul. In the process they have scored a whole new batch of fans, plenty of critical acclaim and some crazy live shows – including a set in the infamous Boiler Room. I got the chance to speak with both Tyler and Konny about why they started making music together, their influences and the possibility of hearing a full album from them. Read the rest of this entry »

Nice serving of hip hop and soul fusion from Remulak’s new LP, Earth. Passing Time features beautiful vocals from Australian singer, Melody Myla. You can cop the full album here.

Manchester based artist and Roots Raddix affiliate, LayFullStop, is back with another great track. Case Closed has summer written all over it, providing the perfect soundtrack for the sun’s recent arrival. You can stream the track below. Read the rest of this entry »

Been waiting a while to hear this gem – the debut EP from Bristol-based singer, Ngaio. Sublime neosoul vibes from an artist who is possibly best known for her work as part of Eva Lazarus’ Afronaughts. She has enlisted Baileys Brown for the production and he has brought four nice beats for her to work her magic on. The result is a quartet of laid back, but powerful songs, which make for a strong debut record. The EP is out now on KonichiWahGwarn Records and you can download it here, or stream it below. Read the rest of this entry »

The new Gorillaz album is looking set to be a mighty return for the group and the list of guest features just keeps growing. This week they revealed details of the deluxe edition, which will include even more tracks, including The Apprentice which features Rag’n’Bone Man, RAY BLK and Zebra Katz.

Brand new video from the collaborative gift that keeps on giving – NxWorries. Knxledge and Anderon Paak made the video for Scared Money as a tribute to the film Paid in Full. The track is lifted from last year’s excellent Yes Lawd! album; keep your eyes out for a remix edition coming very soon.

Children of Zeus blessed us with a new single this week, a track they first performed at the Boiler Room last year. It’s now been polished up and is going to be available on a limited vinyl run on First Word Records. The flip-side will be a different vibe, as the BPM raises on Don’t Say a Word. The release is scheduled for 7 April, with pre-orders available here. You can stream I Can’t Wait below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Astral Back affiliate Drae Da Skimask released his new Ficante EP last week and yesterday saw the premiere of the second cut, over on Complex UK. There’s No1 We Can Blame is a blissed out soulful riot, which will make you feel like summer is already upon us. You can stream the track below and the EP is available to download now over on the Astral Black Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »