Tag Archive: Piano

Diggin’ This: Benny Gebert – “Night Life” (Arts & Crafts Records)

  This cricket chirp-fueled piano hypnosis on repeat.       Recorded in a farmhouse in the woods of upstate New York in the midst of a heatwave with all of the windows… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Theo Parrish ft Simon Mavin, Perrin Moss, Paul Bender from Hiatus Kaiyote – “What You Gonna Ask For” (Theo’s Mix) (Sound Signature)

  It’s August 20th, but summer is still in full effect.        Featuring Lori on vocal duties, Rhythm Section’s Silent Jay on saxophone, and Simon Mavin, Paul Bender, and Perrin Moss from… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 9 – New Music from Jai Paul, SAULT, Chong the Nomad, Joe Armon-Jones, Golden Vessel ft Woodes – Special Guests: Brandt Brauer Frick

  Show number 9!         The ninth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new sonic serendipity from Jai Paul, SAULT, Chong the Nomad, Joe… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 8 – New Music from Jonah Yano & Nono, Jacob Mann, Skinny Pelembe, Mndsgn – Special Guest: Kiefer

  Show number 8!       The eighth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new heat from Innovative Leisure’s Jonah Yano & Nono, LA musician Jacob Mann,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kaytranada ft Karriem Riggins & River Tiber – “Bus Ride”

  This beat is so gloriously laggy.     Huge love for this mellow casual orchestral jazz maneuver from Montreal’s Kaytranada with Karriem Riggins and River Tiber.   Track of the day.   Kaytranada ft… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Grandbrothers – “Arctica” (Official Video)

  Let’s tesselate.     Mightily diggin’ this piano-led jazz beat from Dusseldorf, Germany’s Grandbrothers.   It has those Jazztronik “Samurai” vibes, which is one of my favorite tunes of all time.   Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Frances – “Grow” (Oceaan Remix)

  “Grow” by 22-year-old London songstress Frances gets a minimalist, percussive rework from 22-year-old Manchester-via-Brussels producer Oliver Cean aka Oceaan.     Track of the day.   Frances – “Grow” (Oceaan Remix)  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jesse and Forever – “Good Morning!”

  Cali-born and Brooklyn-based, Jesse Scheinin weaves a magically warm beach blanket of sound with his band Jesse and Forever‘s brand new track “Good Morning!”         Completely diggin’ this alt-psyche-soul-jazz… Continue reading

William Arcane – “Stay a While”

  Space echoes, synth whirrs and about twenty drum kits worth of percussion fuel this fantastic new song from London’s William Arcane.       My favorite track of the day. Love that… Continue reading

Oyinda – “Rush of You” (Free Download)

  Big things are ahead for Nigeria-via-London singer and producer Oyinda.       Love those piano punctuations, those vocal echoes, and that scattered and bubbling beat.     Oyinda – “Rush of You”    … Continue reading

Ta-ku – “Knightime” (Originally a Remix of Disclosure and London Grammar’s “Help Me Lose My Mind”) (Free Download)

  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

Anushka – “World in a Room”

  So in love with this tune.   Brighton, UK future-facing dance duo Anushka take house music forward by bringing it back to my favorite elements: celebratory piano stabs, uptempo bass notes, a delectable vocal line,… Continue reading

Gil Scott-Heron – “Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)” (Previously Unheard Recording)

  So raw.   The splintered, graveled voice of the legendary Gil Scott-Heron resurfaces as part of a new compilation of the late New York musician’s previously unheard recordings entitled Nothing New.  … Continue reading

Diggs Duke Interview & Live Performance in Downtown Los Angeles – TV Segment Produced for NUVOtv’s Music Program The Collective (Video)

  CLICK HERE & SCROLL TO 4MIN 16SEC TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Check out this piece on one of the most talented and experimental soul and jazz musicians I know, Washington D.C.’s Diggs Duke,… Continue reading

Jay Electronica ft LaTonya Givens – “Better in Tune with the Infinite” (Free Download)

“The universe is listening.”       Since signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2010, Jay Electronica has been quiet on the release front, save for his guest appearance on Big Sean’s… Continue reading

Diggs Duke – “Harsh Words with the Oracle”

One of my favorite soul and jazz musicians, Washington D.C.’s Diggs Duke returns with a brand new album. “Harsh Words with the Oracle” is the first track on his Offering for Anxious LP. Diggs… Continue reading

Sufjan Stevens – “Sister Winter” (Broke for Free Remix) (Free Download)

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

Paul Hill – “Need Me Some U”

My favorite track from Gilles Peterson‘s latest Brownswood Bubblers comp. This subtle jazz-soul stomper has the Mahogani sound all over it.   Paul Hill – “Need Me Some U”     Saturday sun-filled… Continue reading

Baths – “Ironworks”

“Ironworks” by L.A.’s Will Wiesenfeld bka Baths melds melancholy piano, bittersweet strings, and aching falsetto vocals with a beat that sounds like it was crafted by recording a fist gently smashing a matchstick… Continue reading

Idjut Boys – “One For Kenny” (Extended LP Version)

Outer space sounds.   Idjut Boys – “One For Kenny” (Extended LP Version)   Bugge Wesseltoft piano vibes (from 3:34) all day long.    

Blu & Exile ft Black Spade – “Maybe One Day” (Official Video)

San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA rapper Blu and hip-hop producer Exile caught my ear earlier this year with “The Great Escape,” which featured expertly cut beats and catchy, phased vocal samples, plus the… Continue reading

Poolside – “Only Everything” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Daytime disco duo Poolside uncover the neon nocturnal wildlife of urban Los Angeles.   Download the ravey strut of “Only Everything” for free from the good folks at Scion AV here.    

Star Slinger – “Take this Up” (Free Download)

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.    

Zara McFarlane – “Police & Thieves” (Junior Murvin Cover)

  August music in every sense of the word.         This sublime soul-jazz cover of Junior Murvin’s reggae standard “Police and Thieves” will feature on Zara McFarlane‘s second album out… Continue reading

Scuba – “NE1BUTU” (Official Video)

90s! Love everything about this. The Mad Men-like attention to historical detail is commendable, right down to the first few seconds of VHS fizz and the appearance of early 90s British youth television… Continue reading

Samuel Yirga – “I Am the Black Gold of the Sun” (Rotary Connection Cover)

I’ve made no secret of the fact that this 1970s psychedelic soul classic is my favorite song of all time. This new version by Ethiopian piano prodigy Samuel Yirga features the Creole Choir… Continue reading

Crazy P – “Changes” (Behling & Simpson Remix) (Free MP3 Download)

When I saw there was a new Behling & Simpson remix up, such was my excitement that I clicked on “Download” just a little bit faster than the time it takes a hummingbird… Continue reading

Talib Kweli – ‘Cold Rain’ (from his forthcoming album ‘Gutter Rainbows’)

A fine return to form for Mr T as he teams up with producer Ski Beatz to revisit the piano-led kick-snare, kick-snare hi-hat and female gospel chorus formula that made his Kanye-produced single… Continue reading