British Soul singer Nao made quite the thunderous noise last year with the song “So Good” together with A.K. Paul (yes Jai Paul’s sibling). Seems like brother A.K. has produced for Jesse Ware and Sam Smith as well in the past.
At the beginning of the month her sophomore “February 15” EP was released on Little Tokyo Recordings. It was recorded over the past few months in the Stoke Newington studio and demonstrates Nao’s development as an artist.
Last month we were sent a few early cuts from X&G (Xian & Gaszia) with the news that Trapdoor Records was going to release their EP.
Today Thump officially premiered the second track, “Home” featuring Kida, released of their forthcoming “4am” project. It’s a collection of five tracks of which a few were released on Soundcloud last year. Still pretty exciting music for those that haven’t heard their material yet. The American duo seems to blend various styles into one cohesive hot mess that forms their own distinct style.
The full X&G EP will be available April 13th on iTunes, so peep it.
It’s hard to ignore a force of nature like Flako. For many years the German Chilean, who now resides in London, has amazed us with genre transcending stuff. On his latest “Natureboy” album, which released earlier today, he stuns us once more.
Such intriguing sounds, mesmorizing harmonies and collaborational partners such as Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and his alter ego Dirg Gerner. With each music project it seems Flako grows and develops himself so much, maturing into an inhuman being perhaps. He no longer makes music, he has become a storyteller of magical tales from the the beyond.
On our last radio show we played “The Odd Beautiful”, but there are so many gems on Natureboy really. Honorable mentions go to “Spice Melange”, “Twelve O’Clock Shadow”, “Lyrebird” and “With Me Now”. You’d be a fool not to get this album, but just for those in doubt…get this on iTunes now!
The first and main song entitled “Something Else” features Abraham Blue from Antwerp and is on sum next level niceness. Straight vibin’ to this all the way to the bank and back. I guess we should feel lucky this weekend, since Workers are giving away this EP as a free download. You bet this just made our weekend fellas!
Keep your eyes on on Workers and watch out for Abraham Blue, because I’ve heard he is getting ready to drop something hot & heavy on a pretty big label.
We would like to introduce you to Prince IsaAc. This young Parisian producer likes to chill and take late night rides through the city.
He started messing around in FL Studio in 2014 and the music he makes has been influenced by many different styles of music. Prince IsaAc released his “Blues On The Corner” mini EP as a free project on LaRuche Records last month. The second release from the producer, who wishes to remain unknown for the time being, is self released and contains an incredible track called “Callie”. Hurry up to snatch a free download, because it will be available for a limited amount of days only. Come Monday you will have to purchase the EP, but don’t worry it will be worth it and affordable.
Callie seems to be a very special girl for whom the prince has a very special place reserved. She might be the one that got away so to speak. Cover art was designed by Hidenori Koga.
Woodwire from Lyon, Paris is about to release a brand new project called “Oddyssea” on Cosmonostro.
The journey might be described best as a mix between traveling and odd things. After his previous more trip-hop oriented project, some cinematic ideas developed in the process. These ideas where concretized with the first song “Ignite” and resulted from a single night of work after Woodwire returned from hours of listening to vinyl at a friend house.
The song “L’Etage” was created during the weekend behind a desk from a more producer perspective, compared to the four others songs. The 24-year-old fellow Lyonnaise producer Oxidia did a very nice rework of this song adding a little umph to the original. When we were asked if we wanted to premiere this bonus track, it only took us a few seconds to say yes.
If you like you can pre-order Oddyssea on the Cosmonostro Bandcamp page.
I remember Sir OJ being one of the most promising Dutch producers in the game. Together with guys like FS Green and Full Crate they had the Internet goin’ nutz.
Now many years and many new music trends later, we find Joris on that Electronic music tip. His previous single wasn’t really our thing to be honest, but on his latest endeavor “Directions“, he calls in the help of Cody Chestnut. More importantly Jarreau Vandal is on the remix duty and let me tell you it sounds outlandishly good and really reeks of originality. The kid has been blowing our minds lately and here’s one Soulection member who is not standing still, but moving forward, sideways and upwards all at the same time.
Tonight we’ll be checking out Jarreau at the Soulection night at Voyage Amsterdam at the Melkweg. Esta, Sam Gellaitry, Evil Needle and the Whooligan will be showing their skills, so come all.
Good morning to all you lovers and haters. Rejoice on Valentine’s Day 2015 and receive this blessed gift!
Belgian producer ToolBox has been on our radar for quite some years now and when we heard he was working on something fresh and funky, we suggested he teamed up with the wonderful Miki Rose from Los Angeles. It took a little while, but all the pieces fell into place. We figured “U&I” would make the perfect Valentine’s gift from us to you. Even if it’s not a love story perse.
For those who are not familiar with ToolBox or Miki Rose, make sure you grab a free download and get hip to both. Miki is working on her debut solo EP, which is scheduled to drop on Darker Than Wax.
Download directly by signing into Soundcloud below!
Moglebaum started as a one-man-project some years ago by twenty-two-year-old producer and Jazz pianist Simon Ebener-Holschera. At this moment in time the band consists of five musicians all hailing from Germany.
The name Moglebaum has its origin in the Japanese anime Pokémon, which depicts their fascination for fantasy realms. Their music can best be described as beat-based electronic music mixed with acoustic orchestration. Think playful computer-beats, vocal-samples, synthesizer-sounds, soulful vocals, vibrant violin and sexy saxophone. And get this! Most of the samples are self-made with the help of field recordings of coffee machines, shopping bags or cactuses.
Moglebaum’s “Ozean” project is the first of several EP’s to be released February 16th on French imprint Cosmonostro and I appreciate G always sending me a heads up. It’s a real pleasure for us to premiere the title track of their forthcoming EP, which can be pre-order right here.
The duo operates out of a studio in Willamsburg, Brooklyn where they gathered quite some interesting artists like Penthouse Penthouse, BrassTracks, Mr. Carmack, S’natra, Alexander Lewis and of course Candid Music Group founders JNTHNSTEIN and Ivan Jackson themselves. The eleven track “Fam Volume One” release is a compilation of tracks from their extremely talented extended musical family. And hopefully the first of many more to come.
It is available for free download and we suggest you show it the love and appreciation it deserves!