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Galimatias Ocean Floor Kisses
12.08.14

Galimatias from Denmark has been one of those producers, who I’ve actually stalked to see what’s up with his upcoming project.

He told me quite recently that he is working on finishing a new EP with a female vocalist. And most likely “Ocean Floor Kisses” is the first track of this soon to be released EP. Wonderland chords on some Final Fantasy ish and Alina Baraz‘s vocals chopped to bits. Marvelous groove and just imagine how incredible the rest of this EP is going to sound.

More info soon, but for now just follow Galimatias on Soundcloud and share with your friends.

Shafiq Husayn Picking Flowers Ft. Elsadiq
11.08.14

With rumors of a possible return of the holy trinity that is called Sa-Ra Creative Partners around the corner, an unreleased Shafiq Husayn track is more than welcome.

On “Picking Flowers” Shafiq Husayn works with rapper Elsadiq. Last year we heard another song called “Candyland” featuring Bobby Earth, but what about that new Sa-Ra music?!? For now I guess we have to settle for this track of the Delicious Vinyl TV compilation. The crew at DVTV handpicked some of their favorite jams from the DVTV sessions and assembles a mixtape, for your summer listening pleasure. Purchase the compilation on iTunes or stream it on Soundcloud.

Nehzuil CyberCrush Youtellme
08.08.14

Youtellme is a fresh label from London, who are about discovering new music from the far corners of the internet. Nehzuil is one of those discoveries!

They are about to present a nine track compilation album of electronic ingenuity entitled “Youtellme” Vol. 1. Included artists have already been supported by the likes of BBC Radio 1, XLR8R, Thump, Earmilk, Diplo and of course Moovmnt.

When we heard Nehzuil ‘s track “CyberCrush“, we knew this was something we wanted to premiere. So this entire weekend you can stream and savor Nehzuil’s new invention exclusively on our site. To purchase please visit iTunes or if you’re into streaming services try Spotify.

Night Marks Electric Trio EP
06.08.14

Night Marks Electric Trio is a Poland- based trio on whom we have been keeping a close look. Jazz music graduates Marek Pędziwiatr (keys & vocals) and Adam Kabaciński (bass & keys) teamed up with Spisek Jednego (productional chops) in order to create their unique sound. A mix of Hip Hop, Jazz and Electronic music is what flows from their minds and into our ears.

The debut self-titled Night Marks Electric Trio EP is a work of love and features vocalists like AB, Raashan Ahmad, Archeo and comes with a fat remix from IAMNOBODI. Straight bangin’ my head to “High Ground“, which in my opinion is a no brainer neck breaker. The song “Breakfast” reminds me of a seventies Jazz Fusion flute player getting lost in a modern day world. Becoming overwhelmed by all sorts of new rhythms and mysterious sounds, but eventually finding her way back again.

Today marks the digital release on U Know Me Records, with vinyl copies to follow in September. The Night Marks Electric Trio EP also features incredible hand-painted artwork from Radek Drutis, an artist known for his work for Stones Throw and Eglo Records.

Yumo The Immigrant Sound EP
05.08.14

YUMO is a New Zealand-Born Samoan-Australian producer slash DJ, slash composer, slash engineer. He currently represents Brisbane, Australia though.

His “Immigrant Sound” EP is coming out this Sunday and is on that housy trap jazz vibe. If that makes any sense at all, but I think you know what I mean. There is a sexy little track on there called “Liquid” featuring Jordan Rakei, who will be releasing his very own EP quite soon via Soul Has No Tempo by the way.

We are very glad to exclusively premiere “Roger Dat“. A quite deep track that’s super soulful all the same. Enjoy the stream below, follow YUMO on Soundcloud and pre-order The Immigrant Sound now!

photay astro nautico
04.08.14

Photay aka Evan Shornstein is a producer hailing from Woodstock, NY.  His artist name is a nickname he picked up while studying music in West Africa. The local African kids would point at him and his American friends and started yelling “PHOTAY, PHOTAY, PHOTAY!”. At first he had no clue what the word meant, but he later found out that it means white person in the native dialect of Guinea.

During his six month stay in Guinea, Evan not only picked up his artist name. He also learned how to play Djembe (hand drum) and Balafon (marimba-esq instrument). Now there’s two singles online, “Reconstruct” featuring Seafloor and “No Sass” (available for free download). These will give you a good impression of the music Evan makes, but make sure you visit his Soundcloud page for more music. His upcoming self-titled album will be out August 26th on Astro Nautico.

Summer In Jakarta Compilation Vinyl Contest Win
04.08.14

Attention ladies and gentlemen. We are giving away 1 super exclusive vinyl edition of Jakarta Records‘ wonderful “Summer In Jakarta” compilation album. Only 49 were made with handmade covers by skor72 and only a handful are given away in selected contests like this one. A single copy was auctioned off this weekend, for a hefty amount, with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders.

The Summer In Jakarta compilation contains previously unreleased material from Ta-Ku, 20syl, IAMNOBODI, Suff Daddy, Mura Masa, Flofilz, Guts and many others. It’s available digitally for free download and a selected few got their hands on some free cassette tapes as well.

All you have to do is visit the following link and follow two simple steps. A winner will be announced on Friday via Facebook and Twitter.

introducing the code
02.08.14

UK producer duo The Code from the UK have been coming up through the ranks. They draw inspiration from Fleetwood Mac to James Blake and everything in between. When it comes to the creations of The Code, there are no restrictions. The future of R&B kinda looks like this I guess.

Their deep infectious track called “9.46” is uplifting and makes you want to get down low and dirty. Another track “Natural” taken from their debut EP “1/11“, was premiered on i-D a few days ago. The elusive pair will release their debut mid August so stay tuned!