On “Paper,” Stirling, Scotland’s seventeen-year-old producer Sam Gellaitry takes an ornate piece of parlor piano and twists it into an instantly contagious, hiccuping, bit-crushed burp beat. Sam Gellaitry – “Paper”… Continue reading
Love this heavy-hitting German hip-hop cut from MC Umse featuring Berlin rapper Megaloh and Deckah on the beat. No idea what any of these words mean—apart from a possible shout… Continue reading
Led Zep-lovin’, Paris, France producer duo Fulgeance and DJ Soulist are Souleance. Their remix of “Ramble On” is a dusty, noodley jam of sturdy breakbeat funk. Robert Plant’s weathered rock… Continue reading
Until the Ribbon Breaks‘ original version of “Pressure” and his most recent album, A Taste of Silver both shine thanks to a surfeit of musical talent and willingness for sonic experimentation from Cardiff, Wales’ Pete… Continue reading
I saw Ta-ku posting this rework of Disclosure and London Grammar’s “Help Me Lose My Mind” on Twitter late one night and immediately thought, “Sweet! I’ll have to download that in the… Continue reading
Cardiff, Wales singer and producer Pete Lawrie Winfield aka Until The Ribbon Breaks has newness for you. I first got switched on to UTRB’s (as he was known back in February 2012)… Continue reading
Los Angeles Filipino-American singer and harpist Low Leaf recently partnered with the legendary King Britt to create this wispy, digitally dusty beat jam. “A Light Within” is an outtake from King Britt’s forthcoming… Continue reading
Too future. Night Slugs head honcho Bok Bok teams up with LA-via-Maryland singer Kelela to deliver some stuttery, synth-blastin’, and very 2014 R&B. I see you, flickering-screens,… Continue reading
Inspired by this brilliant piece I read today on the life and times of the Chems‘ “Setting Sun,” a song that sounds as vital and compelling now as it did when it shot… Continue reading
Alabama-born, West Chicago MC Mick Jenkins‘ laid-back yet perfectly controlled flow possesses an eery similarity to Ghostpoet‘s 3am drawl. Mick Jenkins – “The Roots” (Official Video) Download Mick Jenkins’ Trees &… Continue reading
Oakland, CA’s Tom Cascino is Broke for Free. His remix of Sufjan Stevens’ “Sister Winter” is underpinned by a string of simple yet delightful tumbling drum rolls and throbbing piano pulses, making the… Continue reading
Fitz Ambro$e originates from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada and currently lives in Tokyo. Here he teams up with Richmond, Virginia’s Ohbliv to produce Zen Vapors: a 14-track musical collage of beats,… Continue reading
One of my favorite tracks of the year gets the remix refix. There is no better vocal melody in 2013, the best part of which is Lorde‘s chorister-like descent at 1min 27sec. … Continue reading
Fractal factories of 1950s Americana click and whir in this kaleidoscopic dicing and splicing of Norman Rockwell’s cerebral cortex that sounds light, gentle, and benign, just as the song’s title would suggest. For… Continue reading
Too early? Cornershop ft TRWBADOR – “Every Year So Different” (Official Video) From director Chris Curtis: “The song inspired me to go down a rabbit hole of bygone, bucolic happenings and… Continue reading
17-year-old Flatbush, Brooklyn native Joey Bada$$ continues to shine with his tight and talented throwback rap. Joey Bada$$ ft Chuck Strangers – “Fromdatomb$” (Official Video) Joey Bada$$‘s latest mixtape featuring his… Continue reading
Future organic garage and dubstep rhythms from Leeds, UK live electronic seven-piece Submotion Orchestra. They join the ranks of my top-rated, best-loved Orchestras, which include Cinematic, Hidden, and BBC Concert. What Reprazent are… Continue reading
Late night Monday night London hip-hop vibes. “Mystery” is the third single to be taken from Barney Artist‘s #BAEP EP.
South African emcees and kwaito specialists Ruffest (pictured below) meet South London Hyperdub beatsmiths LV. This one has some serious bounce.
Free newness from the Slinger. Star Slinger – “Take this Up” (Free Download) Love the explosion of four-to-the-floor house sunshine at 2min 24sec.
Queens, NY rapper and Stones Throw signee Homeboy Sandman shares his story. The Boy Sand‘s full-length debut album First of a Living Breed is released on September 18.
This beat. “When you appreciate someone else’s art, it makes your art better.”