Category archive: Music

Conglomerates Wonderful Noise
22.12.14

Wonderful Noise is without a doubt one of our favorite Japanese record labels. They have introduced us to artists such as Electric Wire Hustle, Julien Dyne and Lord Echo.

In 2014 they continue to surprise us with their “Conglomeratescompilation album. Again there’s an obvious link to New Zealand since it was compiled with the help of Julien Dyne. You can enjoy some brand new music from Christoph El’ Truento, Lord Echo, Mara TK, Isaac aesili, Ladi6, Pacific Heights and more. There are also 3 limited edition vinyl records, but I believe these are hard to come by.

If you’re looking for an original Christmas present, we suggest you pick up Conglomerates at your local records shop or order it online at HHV. As far as we know this will not be released digitally, but a CD release should be out soon.

INFINIT WAVES Compilation Cover
18.12.14

My man Marcel, who is the driving force behind INFINIT, is a super cool fella from Dusseldorf who visits Amsterdam from time to time. We kicked it a couple of times, had some great coffee and talked a lot of music.

For his new “WAVES” compilation, he has collected tracks from 17 different producers including IAMNOBODI, Haan808, Nehzuil, AbJo and SevnthWonder. Besides these quite known producers, there is also plenty of room for up-and-coming cats such as DTWEEZER, Tibe and Boulevard 95. Make sure you discover each and every one.

This action-packed compilation is entirely free, so get your download on and show some INFINIT love.

Juan Cristobal So Beautiful Precious
16.12.14

With Usher’s 8701 as a reference, Juan Cristobal started creating his 90′s/00′s R&B-inspired craft that he blends with future sounds in this present day of age.

His two year in-the-making ‘Precious’ album celebrates the musical journey that he started ten years ago. Long before being known as Juan Cristobal. Today, he decides to put music aside to fulfill other life projects he now has. Precious is his debut and at the same time last album that he will release on Christmas as the very first and last gift to his fans thanking them for their enduring support.

We are happy to exclusively premiere “So Beautiful” featuring Andre DePriest. So enjoy and ho ho ho head on over the Cosmonostro Bandcamp page for some presents in the form of a pre-order. Oh before I forget the good people from Cosmonostro are giving away this free wall paper to keep the holiday spirit alive.

D'Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah
15.12.14

On the weekend I was having fun selling some records at a records in Amsterdam, when I ran into Seravince who told me that D’Angelo‘s new album was finally dropping in cooperation with The Vanguard.

I didn’t really think much of it, but decided to check it out anyway and here’s what I think of the “Black Messiah” album. First of all when you keep your fans waiting for such a long time it’s almost impossible to live up to all those expectations. Rest assure this album is not mind-blowing. Sure it features Q-Tip, ?uestlove, Pino Palladino and James Gadson, but in all honesty it has a couple of great songs on it I can really relate to. If this was any other artist I would probably be a little bit more excited, but in this case I can only say this is something worth listening to.

True die-hard fans, who have been yearning for a decade and a half, might be overjoyed and will love it either way. I can dig that Black Messiah is not about one man, but about a feeling that collectivly we can all be charismatic leaders. I hope a lot of people buy this record, but in the time D’Angelo was absent he has gained a lot of worthy competition.

For me two songs stood out and deserve some attention. First of all please give “Really Love” a good listen. It brings joy to my ears as does the closing track “Another Life”. Make sure you visit iTunes and give Black Messiah a chance.

Billie Black Soothe Me
10.12.14

Miss Billie Black has been tenderly teasing my ear drums for quite a while now. And with her newly released song “Soothe Me” she amazes us once more.

The nineteen-year-old stunning looking young lady from London is so young, yet so incredibly talented. She recently released her debut “000100″ EP and decided to treat us all to something brand new today. Must be a bad case of insomnia, but we welcome these late night creations with open arms.

We love Billie Black, we can’t imagine you won’t. In case you are not a fan yet. Check out her music on Soundcloud.

Trian Kayhatu Chloe Martini 2 5 6 1
09.12.14

One of my (and Lefto’s) favorite Dutch producers at this point of time is Trian Kayhatu. The Jakarta-born producer is on some next level sh*t and represents the city of Rotterdam. It is with pleasure that we inform you his brand new collaboration, entitled “2 5 6 1“, featuring Chloe Martini on vocals who is practically his sister (direct quote). While getting the hang of Ableton, Trian Kayhatu decided to share his creation and to make it available for free download on his Facebook fan page only. Get ready for lots more Funk music from Trian and his Butufunk band in 2015.

Floating Points Nuits Sonores Nectarines
08.12.14

Samuel T. Shepherd who is most commonly known as Floating Points, has returned once more.

This December double sider EP contains two top notch tracks. The a-side, “Nuits Sonores“, has been played by the creme of the crop DJ’s from over the world. Changes are you might have already bounced to this at a festival. The flip side entitled, “Nectarines“, features the enchanting vocals of miss Rahel and is my definite favorite! It sounds like a slice of heaven.

For those with a fat wallet, ya’ll might want to own this Floating Points Isonoe mixer. Crafted in collaboration with FP himself.

Esta X Mike Gao Katsu Curry
04.12.14

Now homeslice Mike Gao (aka Charles McForeskin) has been tearing shit up in the studio with Esta and this right here is the result of their labour of love.

Most likely scenario is that the two were having some “Katsu Curry” and were working on a beat together while messin’ around with the polyplayground. Honestly I thought this was gonna be some weird ass track, but sh*t was I wrong. Full on Funk for that ass and what a wonderful transition from slow and sexy into downright nasty booty teasing House rhythms. This had me wiggling in my seat the full thirty seconds! Thank you Mike Gao..

Swarvy Scotch
04.12.14

So with Swarvy‘s debut “Scotch” album finally out, we now bring you wonderful news of Devonwho‘s amazing flip of “Carried Away”.

Last week we premiered “Kittylitter”, but this trust me when I say this album packs a lot of extra delicious grooves. Now it’s only right we do another post on this wonderful Swarvy release, for the simple fact that the Devonwho flip of “Carried Away” is astounding. Almost equally great is Mndsgn’s remix of the track “Scotchious”. Like I said before, best to purchase the limited edition vinyl if you’re into good music. If you are all you need to do is visit the Feelin’ Music shop.

Kerem Akdag
02.12.14

Hello world. Meet Turkish delight Kerem Akdag from the city of Istanbul.

He specializes in soulful low-slung beats and slow house grooves, which he creates mostly in the comfort of his own home. Kerem Akdag was playing drums and a little bit of guitar before he got into making music in high school. Muscially he was inspired by Stevie Wonder, Jeremy Sylvester and the legendary J Dilla.

Kerem Akdag signed to Darker Than Wax earlier this year and is ready to show his Hip Hop/Soul side he says in an interview with Underground EU. Also watch out for more new music coming out in 2015.