Beautiful sounds emanating from Group BraCil’s HQ, as they release a single from their forthcoming label compilation. Happiness (We’re All In This Together) is a showcase of the fledgling label’s previous successes from the likes of Verbz and Old Paradice, as well as some fresher faces on the scene, like Chicago production talent, Spectacular Diagnostics. This latest video is a collaboration between vocalist, Violet Springs, and producer, illuzual, alongside some arresting visuals from collage king, Matt Littler, and editor, Huw Caddy. The compilation is due for release on 16 April.
NxWorries unite once again for this mellow cut from Knxwledge’s recent 1988 album. Continuing to build on the buzz built by their acclaimed Yes Lawd album back in 2016, the duo return with more of that same smooth, funk-soul magic. 1988 is out now on Stones Throw.
More luxurious funk explorations from Thundercat, as he keeps the momentum going for his imminent new album. Fair Chance is our latest peek at what the new project has in store, with Thundercat finding support on the track from Ty Dolla $ign and Lil B. It Is What It Is is due for release on 3 April via Brainfeeder.
Knxwledge returns with another insight into his forthcoming album, thanks to this new video which features two of the cuts. Don’t Be Afraid is up first, with a pretty heavy 90’s RnB feel thanks in part to the vocals he’s used, before it drifts into [bc] tm_s not promised, which stands as more of an interlude and is backed up by some nice souful keys. The album, 1988, is due for release on Stones Throw on 27 March. The video was made by Rhymezlikedimez.
New music from Children of Zeus, as they release a double AA-side single for the Valentine’s Day celebrations. It really is a two part affair, with the soulful first track, Royal, sounding like it just walked out of the 70’s, while Get What’s Yours has a distinctly more potent neo soul vibe. Both tracks were written and produced by Konny and Tyler. You can stream them below and a limited edition 7″ is also available. Continue reading “Children of Zeus: Royal / Get What’s Yours”
Beautiful sounds from Mali Hayes, on her new single, Oceans. Having recently made a fantastic appearance on the final Foreign Beggars album, the singer-songwriter now turns her focus back towards her city, with a track alongside fellow Manchester artist and blog favourite, LayFullStop. The song was produced by RKW.
A great selection of music here, as First Word Records wheel out their latest end of year compilation. For Two Syllables, DJ Gilla compiled a number of tracks that have been released by First Word artists over the last 12 months, including gems from Don Leisure, Darkhouse Family and 14KT, as well as a brand new song from Manchester soul-rap duo, Children of Zeus. You can stream the selection in full below and free downloads are available via Bandcamp.
Another great single from Bristol-based vocalist, Chikaya, as she conjures up more trappy future soul sounds with her elusive producer, on the aptly named Himalayas.
Beautiful sounds from the Free Nationals, as they release their joyously soulful debut album. As you would expect the self-titled LP features an impressive support cast, including reggae vocalist, Chronixx, The Internet’s, Syd, and the man responsible for first bringing them to my attention, Anderson .Paak. You can stream a few tracks from the album below, including the Syd-assisted, Shibuya. Full downloads are available via Bandcamp.
It’s always a joy to hear new material from CW Jones and this latest song is exactly what we need right now. Mellow soulful bluesy vibes, from an artist who seems totally at ease within his musical world.