APSD is the collaboration between Melbourne long time producers Amin Payne and Sean Deans. They both work non stop – as a part of the respected Melbourne music scene – on bridging the gap between Boogie, Beats, Disco and Future House sounds.
Their debut, “Digital Dust“, album will be released tomorrow on Hot Shot Records. It features guest collaborations from Cazeaux O.S.L.O., Miles Bonny, Rikki Gooch, Azteka and Joe Dukie (Fat Freddy’s Drop). We are thrilled to officially premiere APSD’s track “Homegrown”, which we’d like to describe as the perfect remedy for the bleak European winter weather we’re having at the moment.
Four cuts of this Hawaiian Soul gem were released earlier this year by way of two 7-inch vinyl records. The title track is by far the most amazing song on there, but wait till you get a load of “Love One Another“. You will discover many more wonderful finds on The Rhythm Of Life…trust me! Sadly the master tapes were lost in a fire many years ago, so the seal on Mike’s only personal copy was broken. After being remastered by Aloha Got Soul, it finally found it’s way into the world again after 35 years.
The first lady of Nu Soul releases her a new mixtape, “But You Caint Use My Phone“, which is a reference to her song Tyrone. She recorded the project together with producer Zach Witnessin in Dallas and defines the genre as ‘TRap & B’. Each song on her mixtape makes reference to telephones and our reliance on staying inter-connected.
The verdict? Well lets be real this is not a new Badu album. It is what it is, a nice snack in between with “Hello” featuring Andre 3000 being the best thing on there. I really don’t hope Erykah is trying something that a younger generation has been doing a lot better for the past few years. My two cents is that anything miss Badu drops has the potential to be amazing as long as it comes from her heart. But You Caint Use My Phone is available exclusively on iTunes today. In case you’re interested be Cleva and act accordingly.
20-year-old producer KA-YU, from the far north of the low lands, was our guest for the November edition of Werk Space. This Moluccan/Dutch producer and percussionist came down to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam to rep the Dark Than Wax collective.
KA-YU came with a draft for the track titled “Near Extinction” and ended up adding some soulful rhodes to the mix. The entire thing will be released next week on the Werk Space Soundcloud page, so be patient for another week please. We’ll end 2015 with Modern Funk producer Henning, so best believe we’ll go out with a bang.
Big up to Joao Costa for shooting and editing this video!
I have confessed to this before and will do so again. I’m a sucker for good looking women who make good music. Toronto-based vocalist A l l i e is easy on the eyes, but much more importantly she is even easier on the ears!
Her new “Moonlust” EP released today (on the full moon) and features some of Canada’s most delightful producers like Nick Wisdom, Elaquent and Da-P. Last week A l l i e released her new track ‘Tundra”, on which she tells the story of the inevitable end of an intense romance. Back in April we already wrote a little something on “Remedy” produced by Nicky Buckets.
Now both tracks produced by Elaquent are a doozy, but we thought you’d enjoy a low bitrate stream of “Keep On“. When it comes to my secret crush on A l l i e, I plead temporary insanity due to the Moonlust. All four tracks are available for purchase on Bandcamp in case you were wondering where to cop the EP.
So Tess is still in high school, but in their spare time the two write and make music. It seems like they’re both perfectionists and take their time when it comes to creating music. In the past year Tennyson worked on new material and today marks the release date of their free EP titled “Like What”.
I can’t imagine a better way to wake up at “7.00 am”, then this. Tennyson’s music is adorable, but in a good way. It speaks to the imagination and is youthful without sounding childish at all. We wish all of you lots of listening pleasure and make sure you purchase some of their music on Bandcamp.
Meet Boyan, a 23-year-old producer from Sofia, who’s been making quite some noise lately. The Bulgarian beatmaker grew up playing the piano and singing in a choir. In 2009 he went on to obtain a degree in sound engineering and composing music. Fresh from school he started out doing Progressive House and Electro, but a few years ago Hip Hop music came into his life. It changed the way he listened to music and opened up the way for his (in Bulgaria) forward thinking R&B/Hip Hop inspired style.
His first release came out in May on Future Beats Records and featured Atlanta-based vocalist J-Rican. Since then we’ve heard a few serious instrumentals on Boyan’s Soundcloud page and when he told us he had something new coming up we were interested in premiering it.
The idea for the track “Monday Morning” came up on a sunny Monday morning, so it seems fitting to release it on (you guessed it) a Monday Morning. On his latest trip to London, Boyan recorded his sounds from his surroundings using his phone and ended up using these recordings as a soundscape at the beginning and ending of Monday Morning. Might be good to know that this one is a follow up to Boyan’s previously released “Sunday Evening“, which was presented to you by our friends over at INFINIT. Both joints are available for free download, so don’t hesitate and go snatch them up!
East London rapper Jay Prince has found his way into modern-day Hip Hop thanks to his nonchalant golden-age-influenced flow over contemporary beats. He’s been beavering away for a while now and is receiving a lot of love from beyond the UK.
Jay Prince released a couple of self-released EP’s in the past with quite a few productions from IAMNOBODI. For his latest “Beautiful Mercy” EP, he gets some help from L.A.-based artists SiR and the mesmerizing Joyce Wrice. She features on “Promises“, happens to be our favorite cut of the EP. Now available via iTunes, so go ahead and have a listen.
It’s the official follow-up to “The God Complex” and to be very honest it took me a while to get used to this guy’s lyrics. Unfortunately GoldLink’s vocabulary consists largely of the words n*gga, f*ck and b*tch. If he would only learn how to expand it, I’d be a bigger fan of his music. Eventually I did come to enjoy the new album and found a few gems on there.
On the new album he gets some help from artists such as Anderson Paak, Jordan Rakei, Tom Misch, Brasstracks and Louie Lastic (to name a few). Needless to say you should all give this 11-track album a listen yourself.
At first The Internet was presented as Odd Future affiliates, but in 2015 it has become clear they are a distinct entity that deviates from most hit-seeking commercial R&B acts nowadays. The group’s nucleus is singer/songwriter/engineer Syd the Kyd and producer Matt Martians.
Back in 2011 the band made their debut with the tender ballad “Love Song – 1”. A few years, lots of experience and some releases later we all welcomed their debut full-length album titled “Ego Death“. This sounded very organic and featured Janelle Monáe, Vic Mensa and Kaytranada. The album debuted within the Top Ten of Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and hit the top half of the all-genre Billboard 200.
It’s safe to say that The Internet gave come a long way, but what matters most to us is that the music still sounds pure and beautiful. Two new bonus tracks of the Ego Death album were released today and both are sick. Right now “Missing You“, a romantic downtempo lovemaking jam, is on repeat. Check out both bonus tracks on iTunes and invest a few bucks in a musically flawless weekend.