Category archive: Music

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.

VECT Between Two Palms
14.11.14

Last week we introduced you to Émile Sacré who is also known as VECT. Besides being a great producer, this multi-talented genius from Toulouse is an incredibly skilled art director who illustrates and animates the most amazing videos.

Yesterday I put two and two together and realized the artwork/logo for Claude’s recent release was VECT’s handy work. His modus operandi is to create the music first. Then he creates the whole visual identity with mostly illustrations. Being producer and artistic director at the same time, allows VECT to create a coherent universe in which sound and visuals perfectly flow into one.

The track “Between Two Palms” is the first song of VECT’s forthcoming EP on the French Cosmonostro label. It is a dynamic production punctuated by percussion influenced by Trap music, a melodic Soul loop and an R&B-like repetitive voice. See this as the perfect way to ease into the journey that is called “Kent Bimaga“. Pre-orders are available now and on November 17th the EP sees it’s official release.

Sarah White Create Found MYK Remix
12.11.14

Good morning everyone, or evening depending on which part of the globe you reside. We’d like you to take a listen to Sarah White from Minneapolis. This young lady very recently collaborated with hometown producer M¥K to give you this brand new and steamy version of here previously released song “Create Found“.

The vibe kind of reminds me of J’Davey, but perhaps this sound a bit more raw and nasty. One thing is for sure miss Sarah White knows exactly how we like it! After having heard this song you will most likely want to get your groove on thanks to these dirty deep synthesized vibrations.

Off The Beaten Tracks Grown Kids Radio
11.11.14

When we first heard about Grown Kids Radio‘s “Off The Beaten Tracks” initiative, we got excited about contemporary artists being able to once again leave behind a piece of their legacy on vinyl.

The project will manifest itself in the form of a limited edition vinyl EP packed with seven future classic cuts. It features an eclectic roster of musicians and an amazing custom record sleeve by visual artist Aaron De La Cruz.
Off The Beaten Tracks contains previously unreleased music from Hawthorne Headhunters, Starship Connection, Ohmega Watts, The Pendletons, Miles Bonny and B. Lewis. It is with great pleasure that we exclusively premiere the club banger “In The Trunk” from the Bayside boys B. Bravo and Teeko.

With your support, Grown Kids Radio hopes to breathe some fresh new life into the vinyl tradition. Please support this project, check out the all artists and show some love for this great enterprise.