In a far far away fairytale wonderland there once lived three queens named Amber, Anita and Paris. They were better known as KING, a super trio that filled the world with joyful sounds of bliss. Their rich vocal harmonies and warm synth textures are as comfortable as a big warm fluffy pillow on a cold winters night.
Their “The Story” EP came out 5 years ago, but after half a decade of waiting it can now finally put a big smile on our and your faces. We happily present to you their long-awaited debut album titled “We Are King“. Everything on here has been self-produced and the album is also self-released. With songs like “Red Eye”, these ladies from Los Angeles are definitely right back in our top 5 list of favorite artists to listen to.
We’re starting off 2016 with a 20-year-old producer out of Loon op Zand (dirty South). Sensi Sye is his name and it’s short for sensitive Simon so to speak. This friendly fella is not afraid to talk about his feelings, which result into his spacey organic sound inspired by nature. It’s all about them F E E L S and no wonder he represents the Souletiquette collective.
Simon visited the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam this month and created something special for Werk Space. He talked about some personal stuff and was intensely thrilled to take part in our monthly project. Very soon we’ll treat you to a new track which will be available for free download. Shot & edit by our partner in crime Joao Costa.
Check out Sensi Sye on Soundcloud
Some time ago Breezy Lovejoy made the transition to Anderson Paak. It seems like only yesterday (2012) that we were listening to “O.B.E.” vol. 1 and this Summer, he was the most talked about rapper on Dr Dre’s “Compton” album.
Really happy to see talented people like Anderson Paak ‘make it’. Even happier to finally wrap our ears around his latest album titled “Malibu“, which is available via Steel Wool Records. With BJ the Chicago Kid featuring on “The Waters”, you know this was gonna be LiT like Christmas. On productional duties we have heavyweights such as Hi-Tek and Pomo. Of course .Paak gets some additional vocal support from The Game, Schoolboy Q and Talib Kweli.
Like we said .Paak doing it big and still making that dope music! You can purchase the new album on iTunes if you haven’t done so already.
Discover Anderson Paak on Soundcloud
Many consider Kirkis to be a mad genius when it comes to music. Some might go as far as to call him a madman. We don’t know him that well, but I guess we’ll stick to musical genius.
Fresh Selects tried to sign Kirkis early 2010, but he had already promised a record to another label. Instead he attempted to remix a track for Mndsgn, which ended up as a completely new track titled “Cold Crush“. To bring it full circle Mndsgn decided to remix Kirkis’ attempt to a remix (ya’ll still following?).
A few years ago we came across this multi-talented Melbourne musician and with his unique brand of lo-fi, maniacal proto-punk, jazz-funk fusion he managed to grab our attention. When Fresh Selects hit us up about premiering “Cold Crush” it was a no brainer!
And so the 7″ single drops January 21st and can be pre-ordered on the Fresh Selects Bandcamp page. A cold crush indeed, served in two very different styles; with the post-it legend himself, Gangster Doodles, immortalizing both artists for either sides of the sleeve, for Fresh Selects’ first ever 7″ release. Good looking out Kenny and we can’t wait for the next vinyl release!
As we ease into 2016 we slip & slide with a steady Funk glide. In December Henning from Arnhem visited the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam and worked on a massive Funk track titled “Tru Funksta“. With some help from guitar player Raphael Devante the two got it crackin’ and stackin’ if you will.
Word is that later this year there might be a vocal version, but for now you guys will have to settle for this instrumental version. No worries it’s free! Great mastering by Statinski Mastering I might add.
Again Lucky Dubz came through with some serious artwork, so make sure you check more of his work by clicking the link at the top. Also huge thank you Joao Costa for being a tru funksta and shooting & editing all episodes! Have a drink (or two) on us.
So young Sam Gellaitry has blown the f*ck up over these past year and with good reason. Last summer the producer out of Stirling made this track titled “Rise/Set” which was released on Soundcloud not too long ago.
It’s a demo cut with a rather abrupt ending, but never the less Gellaitry showcases his originality in sounds. Really appreciating these strings by the way. Let it be know that Sam Gellaitry has often been imitated, but never really equaled. The Soulection affiliated producer might just be the most refreshing talent of last year.
If you haven’t yet, get acquainted with Sam’s music and check out his Soundcloud page.
Hi there boys and girls. We took a long time off to get back in the groove and hopefully you’re ready for some superb new music from Max Graef Band.
Having previously impressed us with a range of loose, organic House tunes, the German music producer strikes back with a scrumptious album full of live instrumentation. “DOG” is the debut album from the Max Graef Band, a five-piece featuring Max Graef on bass, Kickflip Mike on drums, Gerry Franke on guitar, Alex Seidel on synths/percussion and Ludwig Labuzinski on samples/effects & percussion.
It seems that most of the music was the product of impromptu jam sessions and it shows. Be prepared to be taken on a journey through Jazz, Funk, Disco and organic Deep House. There is no excuse not to get loose really! Out now on Money $ex Records, so go cop that LP.
Funk producer extraordinair Henning is from the city of Arnhem, which is considered the far east of the Netherlands. Earlier this month he dropped by the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam to close out the first year of Werk Space with a bang. Along with guitar player Raphael Devante, he got down & dirty and worked on some nasty ass Funk. Next week the track “Tru Funksta” will be available on the Werk Space Soundcloud page, but until then enjoy a brand new episode shot by Joao Costa.
We’ll be back in 2016 with more Dutch producer talent, so happy holidays and keep it funky!
In case you haven’t heard about Teklun from Baltimore, wake up you have been snoozing. This kid has been droppin’ heaters for a minute and we suggest you take a listen for yourself.
So back in 2014 he released his debut album,”Ridin’ Round”, via HW&W and that track “Wurly” had us like whoa. Today marks the release of “Ridin’ Round” 2. Trust me when when I say there are some raw beats on here no doubt. A strong personal favorite is “SUB CLIQUE”, but go ahead and browse through the entire thing for yourself please.
Former b-boy Inkswel brought us a ton of funky music made in Australia. Not too long ago Jules Habib decided to try his luck in Germany and moved to Berlin.
He’s connected with the Rush Hour crew and is getting ready to release his forthcoming debut album on BBE. The album, titled “Unity 4 Utopia” will be released (in January) on vinyl through Oye Records as well. The track “Outerspace Connection” is the first single to drop and it features none other than Steve Spacek & Harvey Sutherland.
Catch a cosmic vibration and pre-order Inkswel’s album right here!