With anticipation we have all waited for years in the hope the mighty band out of Melbourne would one day return. To my great surprise, Red Bull premiered the band’s “By Fire” EP earlier today with amazing artwork by James ‘Laneous’ Lane. In an enlightening interview with Nai Palm we can read that the title track is essentially a burial song for her father, who died in a house fire.
The EP is slated for official release December 2nd and it’s a taste of what is to come next year. Hiatus Kaiyote’s sophomore album, “Choose Your Weapon”, is what I call the perfect birthday present! It is said to come out on in March on Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks and I for one can hardly wait.
Been keeping an eye out for the gorgeous miss Maïa for a while now and I believe it’s time to tell you all what’s up.
The young vocalist from Brisbane is on some nu-neo low-fi soul type of sh*t and her latest track, “Life Is A Lie“, is out for your enjoyment. The song was produced by Intrnet and tells the tale of self-discovery. The production is what we would expect, titty tight! Miss Maïa’s style of crooning takes a little getting used to, but I’m pretty sure we will be hearing more from this beautiful young lady.
Now get your ass over to Soundcloud and start following Maïa now!
Marcellus Pittman is another one of those intensely dope DJ’s from Detroit, who also happen to be one hell of a producer. After Theo Parrish, Moodymann, Rick Wilhite and Kyle Hall it is now Marcellus Pittman’s duty to rep the D.
The track “1044 Coplin” (Give You Whatcha Lookin 4) is a straight Modern Funk banger on Unirhythm. This nice slice of mid west Boogie is sure to appeal to all the Funk heads worldwide. The flipside of this 7-inch contains another Detroit resident, John Cannon, who is a veteran producer and MC. He most recently featured on the J Dilla album ‘Rebirth Of Detroit.’ The D is definitely representin’.
We’ve been collaborating with French label Cosmonostro for a while now and it’s proven to be a long term friendship. The label ran by 96 is putting out something for everyone and we are glad to be in the position of picking out a cherry every now and again.
The Planets Episode 3: Venus Society is a 6-track planetarial mini-compilation suite. It contains music inspired by Holst (who composed the non-symphonic & orchestral suite The Planets a century ago. Perhaps you might be more familiar with Tomita’s synthesizer-heavy version from ’76. The aim of this project is not to adapt, re-interpret or sample Holst or Tomita’s work, but to pay homage and remembrance in our their unique way.
18-year-old French producer Grillz from Lyon delivers a fresh track called “Flesh” with soothing vocals and laid back guitar. Catch the exclusive premiere on our Soundcloud page and show some love by liking, reposting, commenting or pre-ordering right here.
Mister Peterson has built an unparalleled reputation for unearthing hidden gems and new and exciting talent over the course of his career. Brownswood Bubblers has established a good reputation over the years for providing a platform for emerging talent from the worldwide underground. On volume 11, we find music from Moonchild, Nick Hakim, Billie Black, Al Dobson Jr, Photay, James Tillman, Zackey Force Funk and Like from Pac Div. Just to name a few.
As you might know most of the songs on the original “Love Apparatus” album were produced by Machinedrum with some additional contributions from Hadyn and Chad Beatz. Jesse Boykins’ style of Soul (if you will) is far beyond neo or future.
On this deluxe edition he proves that once more by calling in the help of contemporary producers such as starRo, Nadastrom, Bodhi, Soft Glas, Ruckazoid and more. Add two fresh bonus tracks and you have a very good reason to drop $12 on iTunes (in case you didn’t get the original album earlier). Follow sir JB3 on Soundcloud and listen to some of the remixes there.
Now I’m guessing that most of you already know who Pomo is, but in case you’ve been under a rock this year let us go into details. Pomo is a Canadian producer from Toronto who is part of the notorious HW&W collective out of Los Angeles.
Pomo has the same management as Kaytranada, Sango and Stwo and has a bright future ahead of him. Musically he is into Prince, Dilla and Disclosure, but the music he makes is best described as Electronic Disco Funk. Lots of sunny melodies, lush bass and booty shakin’ grooves are the ingredients that define Pomo’s style.
His debut EP, “The Other Day“, features eight killers and no fillers. Not only is this perfect to listen to at home. It’s also highly suitable for any confident DJ to pump at high volume in the club. Available on iTunes or Spotify so pick your poison.
One of the most interesting Dutch producers I have encountered this year is Trian Kayhatu. He is without a doubt one of the funkiest motherfunkers in the low lands.
His brand new “Suture” EP is out on Darker Than Wax and it contains a few missiles. You might remember we premiered “Red Onion White Garlic” a while back, but we had to let ya’ll know what the deal. Really down with the laid back remix that London-based label mate Sh?m did for Trian’s track “Hym”. Frankly, this whole release is four out of four and spot on! Selamat Trian Kayhatu on the release of your EP and turning really really old today.
Dig in those digital pockets, raid your Paypal and spend a few bucks on what we call quality music from the heart.