Tag Archive: South London

Diggin’ This: Common Saints – “Fastlane”

  All of my favorite genres in one.       On “FastLane,” South London’s Common Saints fuses psychedelia, soul, breakbeat, drum ‘n’ bass, downtempo, 60s rock, R&B, and funk to create a… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Common Saints – “Idol Eyes”

  South London psychedelic soul.       Only just been released. Already feels like a classic.      Common Saints – “Idol Eyes”           “Idol Eyes” is taken… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tawiah – “Queens” (Lima Limo Records)

  South London songstress Tawiah returns with “Queens,” four minutes of tumbling percussion, sunset acoustic guitar plucking, piano key splashes, and vocals gleaming with UK soul.       Track of the day.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hector Plimmer – “Let’s Stay” (Albert’s Favorites)

  Enigmatic Entroducing-esque keys chime and glow amidst crisp and cymbal-heavy jazz drums on “Let’s Stay,” the opening track of South London producer and designer Hector Plimmer‘s brand new album, Sunshine.       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Beaty Heart – “Raw Gold”

  Arriving just in time for summer and co-produced by Jungle, “Raw Gold” by Beaty Heart is a sun-bleached, poolside percussive indie jam reminiscent of Friendly Fires and Alt-J.       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jonny Drop – “You Got to Be” (Free Album Download)

  One quarter of the Expansions and live drummer for the likes of Andrew Ashong, Connie Constance, and the Gene Dudley Group, Jonny Drop is an skilled beatmaker in his own right.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Formation – “Love” (Official Video)

  Cannot stop listening to the indelible greatness that is “Love” from London brothers Will and Matt Ritson aka Formation.       Track of the day.   Formation – “Love”        … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: LV – “Dar Souiri” (Official Video)

  Hold tight the foreboding piano keys and what sounds like a harpsichord!     Huge love for this latest song and video from South London’s Simon Williams and Will Horrocks, together known as LV.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lightboxes – “Something Else”

  South London’s Donna Thompson and John Atterbury are Lightboxes.       Mightily diggin’ this uptempo beat, that upright bass, and those up-and-up handclaps.   Upstanding.   Track of the day.   Lightboxes –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Novelist – “War”

  “Very, very, very on fleek…”   It’s been a minute since I’ve posted a grime cut as my Track of the Day!   Today’s selection fixes that.   Kojo Kankam is better… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tony Volker – “Kingdom of the Beasts”

  South London’s Tony Volker pens spacious and emotive electronic folk.     “Kingdom of the Beasts” sounds a lot like if Jose Gonzalez teamed up with Nigel Godrich.   A perfect sunset… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ego Ella May – “How Far” (Free EP Download)

  Completely in love with this one from South London’s Ego Ella May!       Props to Wu-Lu and Reiss G for this lazy, dusty, altogether tasty beat.   Looking forward to playing… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Swindle – “Walter’s Call”

  I’ve been a fan of South London futurebound jazz-step producer Swindle ever since hearing his boisterous remix of Little Dragon’s “Klapp Klapp.”       Brand new track “Walter’s Call” sounds a… Continue reading

All the People – “Don’t Think”

  “My heart feels full…”   Mightily diggin’ this new rhythmic basement soul jam from South London trio All The People that features the Sampha-tico vocals of Curtis Dennie, Ashley Arnold on drums, and Simon Arnold on… Continue reading

Bok Bok ft Kelela – “Melba’s Call” (Official Video)

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

LV ft Ruffest – “Ultando Lwaka” (Official Video)

South African emcees and kwaito specialists Ruffest (pictured below) meet South London Hyperdub beatsmiths LV.     This one has some serious bounce.