Category archive: Music

Swarvy Scotch
27.11.14

Upon hearing the first few seconds of Swarvy‘s tremendous track “Carried Away” (freebie alert) this week, we knew we had to get a hold of his forthcoming album as soon as possible.

We have no trouble at all calling this guy Philadelphia’s best kept secret. For this musician slash genius delivers nothing but craziness on his “Scotch” album. For Swarvy’s official debut venture, he links up with bassist Jerry Thompson III and band mate Ryan McKenney. Everything on here is original, sample-free music with heavy 70′s Jazz and Funk influences. FYI..it will be released tomorrow on Chief’s Feelin’ Music imprint.

We’re super excited to exclusive premiere the first track of the album entitled “Kittylitter”. Pre-order now and don’t sleep on the limited (300 copies) vinyl version, which comes with a download card. As if this wasn’t enough, the album contains mind-blowing remixes by MNDSGN (Stones Throw) and Devonwho (All City).

Hiatus Kaiyote By Fire EP
25.11.14

Ever since we came in contact with Hiatus Kaiyote‘s music, we were hooked! Back in 2012 wrote a little piece on their debut “Tawk Tomahawk” album.

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.

Maïa Life Is A Lie
25.11.14

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 1044 Coplin
21.11.14

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’.

Now here’s one of those records I’m thinking about buying before it vanishes. Get your vinyl copy of Marcellus Pittman’s record now at Clone (Rotterdam), Bleep (London) or Amoeba (USA).

The Planets Venus Society
20.11.14

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.

Brownswood Bubblers Eleven 11
20.11.14

Gilles Peterson and Brownswood Recordings return with the latest installment of the highly anticipated compilation series, “Brownswood Bubblers Volume 11“.

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.

Brownswood Bubblers is an 18-track compilation that won’t disappoint and is available on CD and digitally. Head over to Bandcamp or find what you’re looking for on iTunes.

Jesse Boykins III Love Apparatus Deluxe Edition
19.11.14

Back in April Jesse Boykins III released his “Love Apparatus” album. Who would have thought a deluxe edition was to follow seven months later?

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, BodhiSoft GlasRuckazoid 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.

Pomo - The Other Day EP
18.11.14

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.

Trian Kayhatu Suture EP Darker Than Wax
17.11.14

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.

Rochelle Jordan 1021
17.11.14

Miss Rochelle Jordan aka Rojo is going straight to the top with her newly released debut album called “1021“. Not only do these mysterious digits form her birthday, it also tells the story Rojo has been through.

The ultra talented singer from Toronto has been making quite the noise this year, but finally everything came together with an official release. As usual KLSH is making magic happen on the productional side of things. Rochelle Jordan’s music is, as always about love, relationships and everything in between. One of our favorite songs is “401″, but the whole album is quite tasty as a matter of fact. Please enjoy another cut of her album “There You Go” and make sure you stream the entire thing on Rojo’s Soundcloud page.

Get ready for some good ol’ nineties R&B in a slightly renewed package. The album officially released on her own website last week and is available as an autographed CD plus MP3 bundle. Of course you can also head over to iTunes for your digital needs.