Growing Pains is a compilation album presented to you by Ralph Hardy from the NANG collective out of London.
This is a nice way to highlight a lot of new talent in the UK. Those trying to survive and fighting to bring you their story. With artists such as Etta Bond, Emmavie, Melo-Zed, Barthoven and Thea Gajic we are sure you will enjoy this one. NANG has been making some noise for a couple of summers now and we dig the sound that they are putting out.
This one is titled “Growing Pains” because of their recently terminated Soundcloud account. Thankfully they are building again and we are following them from a distance. Grab a free download or pay whatever you feel is right on their Bandcamp page.
DTW has been building a strong and steady foundation with artists like NeguimBeats, Jasper Staal, Silo, Beats O Freen, Melo-Zed, fzpz, Kerem Akdag and 10.4 ROG on their roster. All these producers handed in a lil sumthin’ to celebrate the fact DTW has now over 30K followers on Soundcloud.
Soak up the free vibes and let the DTW crew take you on a musical journey. Good looking out on the free download and lets face it…who doesn’t love freebies?!
The Foreign Exchange, consisting of Nicolay and Phonte, has always sparked our curiosity. The duo’s extended family of collaborators has changed a little over the past decade, but on the new “Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey” we hear a lot of Carmen Rodgers Zo! and Tamisha Waden.
A few months back Dutch producer Nicolay released City Lights Vol. 3: Soweto and now he gets ready for The Foreign Exchange’s fifth full-length album. You can hear that Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey is all about fun and good music. It’s about dancing, smiling and takes you back to an array of many musical memories.
Although the album seems to flow naturally, we at Moovmnt do wonder about the balance between the new and the old on Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey. At times we miss a little bit of innovative sounds and rhythms, but aren’t we always picky as hell?! Purchase your copy at the FE store or look for their new album on iTunes.
A few months ago we were asked to drop a guest mix for the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam, but honestly we did not have the time. One of my closest friends happens to be an expert in new electronic-based music, so I suggested Blue to create something special.
As I suspected the result is a 44-minute ride into music you didn’t know you wanted to hear. No big names, no major label stuff, just plain ol’ digging. Blue’s taste in music is impeccable and he has gained maximum respect in the Dutch electronic music scene. Those that matter know about Blue and respect his fresh selection and precise way of blending everything together.
Years ago he moved from Italy to Amsterdam to pursue his dreams in music. Blue’s a resident at both ‘Rock The Boat’ and ‘Voyage’ and I have yet to see a crowd stand still when he’s on the decks. On the low he has been working on his own productions, but in 2016 he might let some loose on the world. For now he is strictly about providing your ears with unheard treasure, so make sure you follow Blue on Soundcloud!
Roel ‘GOSTO‘ Vermeer is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer from the city of Amsterdam. For the August edition of Werk Space he and his band visited the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam and recorded some wonderful new music. Enjoy a short recap of what went down that day and thanks to Joao Costa.
Look out for GOSTO’s new track on Soundcloud next week!
Tom Misch is a musician/producer we have been listening to for a while, but with the arrival of “Beat Tape” 2 we thought it was the right time to dedicate a blog post to the talented guitarist out of London, who is clearly heavily inspired by ATCQ and Jay Dee.
It runs in the fam, for his sister Carmody is a heck of a vocalist. Together they released “Wander With Me” last week and in the next two weeks we can expect to find two more new tracks on Tom Misch’s Soundcloud page. Tom’s third single titled “Wake Up This Day” features one of our favorite Aussies Jordan Rakei and was released via Soundcloud yesterday.
The full album will be out August 28th via Beyond The Groove and pre-orders are available on iTunes.
For his new album “City” (forthcoming on Naim Label) Stuart McCallum steps even further into the world of electronica, whilst still maintaining that magical combination of both acoustic and electronic instruments that gives his music such a distinctive sound.
The guitarist/composer from Manchester made the decision to bring in London-based drummer/producer, Richard Spaven, who he met during his time playing with Cinematic Orchestra. All tracks are co-written by Stuart McCallum and Richard Spaven apart from the title track City, which we so proudly premiere on Soundcloud today.
Spaven’s production style lies somewhere between the realms jazz and electronica and subtly bridges the gap between these two worlds using grooves that blend contemporary jazz and bass-heavy downtempo electronics. The melodies and layered harmonies from Stuart McCallum’s guitar, as well as synth pads and bass, are all driven by Spaven’s hypnotic grooves and provide the perfect foil for McCallum’s often delicate and captivating sound.
The new album features a handful of seasoned musicians including McCallum on guitars, Robin Mullarkey (ESKA, Roisin Murphy) on bass, Sean Foran (Trichotomy) on Rhodes and Richard Spaven (Flying Lotus, José James) on drums, synths and electronics. Violinist Emma Sweeney guests on one track, Trio Seven. The album also features guest vocalists on four tracks by JP Cooper (Island Records), Sharlene Hector (Basement Jaxx), Fridolijn Van Poll and Sophie Barker (Zero 7).
Stuart McCallum’s music has always thrived in that beautiful space where genres blur. With a wide range of influences from Machinedrum, Lau and Martin Simpson to Debussy, Taylor McFerrin and Burial, it’s not difficult to see how this has come about. August 28th marks City’s official release date and pre-orders are available via the Naim Label website.
We are blessed to have musical friends from all around the world. Ennio Styles from Melbourne is a truly dedicated radio and taste makers, who’s taste in music we been respecting for many years now.
After 14 years of Stylin’ on Melbourne’s 3RRR-FM, what do you do? You guessed it right, you celebrate 700 episodes by giving away the “Stylin’ 700” compilation, released via Heard and Felt, as a ‘name your price’ release. This project is possible thanks to the generosity of many incredible artists and labels.
Our favorite two tracks on Stylin’ 700 come from N’gaho Ta’quia aka Sauce81 and Queen Magic, but you will find loads more wonderful music from Pat Van Dyke, Malice & Mario Sweet, Dogg Master, MUNDU x R-kay, Valerie Troutt Jazzsoul Project and many many others.
Frisco Funkster Teeko recently created the track “Love Like This” together with Sonya Distel and fellow Mugpush member Devaun Bantu. Devaun is a student at Ex’pression College, which has several campuses throughout the Bay Area. It’s primarily an audio/recording college and this year they launched their new audio/video series ‘Artist In Residence’.
This particular song came from a live Mugpush jam session recording. The improvised vocal track passed to Teeko as he expressed that he had an idea for it. He then imported the vocals to his turntable, where he started to chop up all the vocal parts he liked from various sections of the jam. He then placed them and soon the song began to arrange itself. They later brought in the lush vocals of Sonya Distel to complement the sound and provide beautiful female representation.
The last step was to bring the track to Ex’pression College to utilize their facility and come together with the students to share the experience enjoyed by all. Watch the video below to get an idea of what went down.
Teeko is sharing Love Like This as a free download (and many other songs) at the newly launched Explore.fm. Appearing as the first free music ecosystem for verified artists. The music platform launched today and promises a pure online music experience, where everyone can listen to and download music for free.
In return listeners can show love and donate either to their favorite artist directly or subscribe. In the latter case you can choose how many artists your donation should be divided with. The top artists you listen to most will now get your support in the form of a contribution. The idea is to create a great community of like-mined creators, but we suggest you go grab yourselves a bunch of fresh new music and find out what Explore.fm is all about.
The time has come for Dornik, who happens to be Jessie Ware’s former drummer, to present his debut self-titled album to the entire world.
British music has never sounded as good as in these past few years and together with Australia/New Zealand this is the new music hotbed. Let’s get one thing straight by the way. Dornik is not a Michael Jackson wannabe! Yes, he is clearly inspired by MJ’s greatness, but which self respecting Soul & Funk lover isn’t?
The Croydon-born singer/songwriter/producer needed a little nudge from miss Ware, but when push came to shove it didn’t take very long for PMR Records to sign Dornik. Congratulations are in order. For today sees the official release of “Dornik“, the album you all have been secretly waiting for even if you didn’t know it. Check the man out on Soundcloud or visit his site to pick up a signed CD or 12″ vinyl album.