Category archive: Music

Shafiq Husayn It's Better For You
08.10.14

Earlier this year the almighty SA-RA Creative Partners announced their return. Brotha Shafiq Husayn is (as you know) one third of this game-changing super group. Who wrote for and collaborated with the likes of Dilla, Common, Kanye and miss Erykah Badu.

The song “It’s Better For You” featuring Anderson Paak (formerly know as Breezy Lovejoy) is a preview of Shafiq Husayn’s forthcoming album “The L∞P“. A project that includes collaborations with Hiatus Kayote, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Thundercat and Fatima. It is said to come out early 2015. Let’s wait and see what happens.

To hold you over Eglo Records is releasing a 12-inch containing three new tracks on October 20th. Pre-orders are available on Bleep and iTunes for you early birds, so act fast.

DOC Mastermind Uyuni Part 1
07.10.14

By now I guess most of you have heard about French producer DOC Mastermind. Both his “1985” album (released on Laruche) and his collaborative Dagmxy project where covered on the site earlier this year, but now it’s time for another brand new solo project from the DOC.

His sophomore album “Uyuni” is named after the world’s largest salt flat near the crest of the Andes (Bolivia). It is covered by a few meters of salt crust and due to it’s flat surface it looks like a gigantic mirror. The album has been split up into two parts. Part. 1 will be released via Laruche Records on October 20th. Followed by Part. 2 which will be released on Expansions Collective a week later on October 27th.

We are grateful to exclusively premiere the track “ZAAAAPP” and we hope you all support DOC Mastermind. Get ready for some ultra sonic slowed down 80′s Funk with filthy sliding moog basslines. I’m more than sure you’re going to dig this!

Jay Prince Feel It IAMNOBODI
06.10.14

When a Hip Hop joint starts with an IAMNOBODI beat plus Jay Prince chanting ‘this is the latest for the haters’ with his London accent…it’s on.

Jay Prince is quickly proving himself and with his latest collaborative track “Feel It“, he takes another step in the right direction. This is the second song off Prince’s upcoming “BeFor Our Time” EP, which has not release date yet. Alex chops up some delicious horns to give this that jazzy vibe. Though I’m not a fan of all IAMNOBODI’s collaborations with rappers, but in Jay Prince’s case this seems to be a match made in heaven.

Flying Lotus You're Dead!
06.10.14

It will not have gone unnoticed. Flying Lotus his new album “You’re Dead!” can now be streamed on FlyLo’s website (sign up.

Perhaps his most DMT-influenced album as of yet. Kind of Alice in Wonderland-ish and personally I would’ve found the title ‘Descent Into Madness’ more fitting. Drop some acid and float down the rabit hole my friend! He describes the album himself as ‘a psychedelic death trip’.

Coming out tomorrow on Warp Records, this might be one of the most highly anticipated albums this year. Flying Lotus and Thundercat really get into it together and it almost sounds like a jazz jam session at times. We picked out the most down to earth track “Eyes Above” for you to enjoy.

Queen Magic
06.10.14

Melbourne, Australia is home of many talented musicians. Our latest discovery is from down under and goes by the name of Queen Magic aka Nick Mulhall.

Nick is a multi-talented instrumentalist who also sings. He met photographer Charlie Brophy by chance recently through a mutual friend and they hit it off right away. Queen Magic’s silky debut song is entitled “I Don’t Want” and it embodies what Nick enjoys in life. Both musically and visually. The song is lush with smooth synths and is perfect to enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Nice and mellow, mellow…right on.

Head on over to Queen Magic’s Bandcamp and scoop up a free download!

Häzel TFOX Cover
03.10.14

Last week I came across this compilation on 5 Finger Discount Records. The name of the comp was “Bearded Beats Vol 2: Beardstrumentals” and I heard this dope track from Häzel & TFOX on there.

This morning another song from the duo popped up on Soundcloud, so I decided to stream both in the post. The brotha Häzel from Paris needs no introduction. He’s like the Large Professor of this time…slept on and underappreciated. TFOX is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Woodbridge, Virginia who we hadn’t heard of before. Honestly the two work well together, so perhaps in the future we’ll hear more from these fellas.

Until then kick back and enjoy “The Room” and “Things You Do” to the fullest!

Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND BAH09 EP
30.09.14

After their Moovmnt Guest Mix 11, the German production/DJ duo, Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND is back in the spotlights. Their “Box aus Holz 09” EP released earlier this month on (not hard to guess) Max Graef‘s label Box au Holz.

When you translate some of the outlandish German titles translated into English you get “Dancing In Theo’s Beat-Bar” and “Freedom For The Grandmother”. Don’t let these kooky names fool you, for there is nothing but pure dopeness on Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND’s release.

Unfortunately the EP is already sold out in the Oye Records online shop, but you might be able to find a copy at your local record store. Perhaps Clone in Rotterdam will get a few.

Moovmnt Guest Mix 11 Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND
29.09.14

Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND are two German producers that have been making thunder this year. Some of our favorite remixes are coming out of Germany nowadays and to be specific out of Max Graef’s Box Aus Holz camp.

The duo released their “Box Aus Holz 09” EP last week and let me tell you it’s really something else. High end soulful House music that’s well worth your money. We will be getting into this release more later this week though, so stay tuned!

For now kick back and enjoy this 50 minute guest mix Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND made for us and if you like what you hear, please show some love and hit the repost button. Thanks Duktus for delivering fine artwork again. Oh and in case you were wondering, this one is available as a free download.

Alina Baraz & Galimatias Urban Flora
25.09.14

By now you must be well aware of the fact that Danish producer Galimatias is one of our favorite producers. Admitted the list is long, but still c’mon son. Together with 20 year old miss Alina Baraz from Ohio, he’s been making music/magic for a while now. Rarely do musicians compliment one and other, but in this case it’s a match made in heaven.

Their new song “Fantasy” is just as described. It’s nothing short from a tiny miracle that flows fluently through your earholes like the sweetest whisper imaginable. At first sonicly playful and fairytalelike, but when the song comes to maturity so does the sound. Simply put an amazing work of art of Alina Baraz and Galimatias’ forthcoming ‘Urban Flora‘ EP (which I’m already in love with). Oh and Matias, please start sending it over bruh.

Wavefiles Evil Needle OT301
25.09.14

For those that don’t know, Wavefiles is a party in Amsterdam that is setting the trend. In the past they have brought artists like fLako, Stwo, Samiyam, Om Unit, IAMNOBODI, 813 and Chloe Martini to the Dutch capitol. And now it’s Evil Needle‘s turn to strut his stuff. The next edition will take place tomorrow at OT301 with local support from Jarreau Vandal (Soulection) and Sojuju (Flow-Fi).

Luck has it we are giving away some tickets. So if you and a friend would like to go, click this link and follow the description! For those that are not so lucky to be able to catch Evil Needle’s show at Wavefiles, don’t worry. Enjoy his track “Antidote” of the last Soulection compilation.