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23.01.15

Beats / Video

A few weeks ago we kicked off our monthly Dutch producer series called ‘Werk Space’. First up to bat was the young homey Singularis, who brought along his buddy Sndwvs and created some fresh new sounds at the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam.

My good friend Joao Costa from SAE, and his charming assistant Thamar, paid a visit and captured some magic moments on camera. It took a while to edit, but finally here’s episode 1 of many more to come. Next batter up is Moods from Rotterdam and we have a little surprise for you in store. We invited a talented young vocalist to record with Moods, but more about that next time.

In the meanwhile enjoy and look out for the track “Ride” to come out next week!

Migamo Mike Gao
21.01.15

Wingman Migamo aka Mike Gao has been crushing it lately! Not only when it comes to Asian cuties, but also with highly original sounds and patterns.

First two seconds I met Migamo, I knew he was a total geek. But then again who in music isn’t? His “Migamo” album on Daddy Kev’s Alpha Pup label contains some highly experimental, yet mind-bending beats. You will also find some interesting guest appearances from Mr. Carmack, Elaquent, Teklun, eLan, Go Yamma and Allie Moves.

Last Friday XLR8R premiered “Just Do You” and we are pleased to exclusively treat you to “Yo Bae“. Yessir, free download and all!

Snakehips Gone Syd the Kyd
21.01.15

Now normally I’m not that big on Snakehips, but the first few second into their new track “Gone” with Syd the Kyd and I was hooked!

You all know Syd from the magnificent music she makes with her band The Internet from Los Angeles, but lately she has been collaborating with up and coming electronic producers such as Snakehips and Kaytranada. She sings about begin ruffied and women that go up and down the strip pole. She’s definitely in another zone this girl!

Unfortunately no info on where to purchase this joint yet, but rest assure we will keep you informed once we know more. In the meanwhile put this on repeat, seriously.

Beldina Ocean B. Bravo Remix
21.01.15

Usually an intermission is a recess between parts of a performance, but in Beldina‘s case the “Intermission” EP is a break into her next chapter.

The foxy fly singer from Stockholm, now residing in Los Angeles, may look like a vixen but she sings like an angel. Yesterday she celebrated the release of her EP on Kiss Kiss Records. This beautiful creature called in the help of Bay Area/LA funkster B. Bravo and asked him to concoct a breezy tropical remix for her track called “Ocean“. We are very happy to announce it’s available for free download and Beldina’s EP is now available on iTunes.

Jay Prince Befor Our Time EP
19.01.15

So new Hiphop sensation Jay Prince has raised the bar again. Clearly inspired by nineties groups like A Tribe Called Quest and Souls of Mischief.

This 21-year-old rapper from London releases his “BeFor Our Time” EP today with productions mainly from our German homey IAMNOBODI and Jay Prince himself. Other producers on there are Mozaic, Jordan James and Richie Saps. Thankfully this is not another Trap Rap album…sh*t is Hiphop. I enjoy the balance on BeFor Our Time and for me it’s just right. Reminiscent of the early sounds of the nineties, without sounding outdated at all. This is what Hiphop should sound like in 2015!

Check for a free download here and make sure you show some love for Jay Prince on Soundcloud.

Naomi Bowler Midnight
19.01.15

Today I first heard the delightful voice of Noami Bowler from New York. Her latest song “Midnight” is that good stuff you want to hear in your car when you’re on a late night drive.

I can honestly say I’m hooked on Naomi Bowler. Not only thanks to her crystal clear vocals, but also the perfectly balanced production from fellow New Yorker DrewsThatDude. This right here should be on repeat and oh yeah I’m gonna need a download of this. Hope Noami’s ‘Paradise’ EP (entirely produced by DrewsThatDude) will be out shortly.

Oh and let me speak on the artwork for the EP for second. Simply sexy and classy…I like it! Can’t wait to hear more pleasantness out of NY soon. Naomi Bowler on Soundcloud

TAJ The Astral Journey
15.01.15

Did you know Singapore’s best kept secret goes by the name of TAJ? Tim De Cotta (bass/vocals), Audrey Tengkey (piano, keys and synth) and Teo Jia Rong (drums) form the exciting contemporary Jazz trio TAJ.

Their forthcoming “The Astral Journey” EP will be released with local independent record label, Darker Than Wax. It’s a cross pollination of beats, psychedelia, post-rock, breaks and everything it takes to please the discerning ears of contemporary jazz fans. We gratefully premiere the title track, which is by far the most organic piece of music on the EP. If you like Robert Glasper, you need to feast your ears on this fasho!

The EP will hit the streets January 30th and mark my words, it will them hit hard. No wonder with remixes included from Jaël and Cosa Nostra.

TAJ on Facebook

Emmavie I Hope We Never Break Up
14.01.15

24-year-old Emmavie is a singer from the city of London, who had worked with Alfa Mist on their previous “Epoch” EP.

For this reason I never would have guessed Emmavie produces herself as well. And with great skill I might add. Just take a listen to “I Hope We Never Break Up” featuring Ego Ella May. The track was premiered over at our Soulbounce fam (go butta) and is fingerlickin’ soul drippin’. The two work really well together vocally and I love those harmonies.

Now Emmavie has a show in London on February 8th, where she will be performing this and other material she’s been working on. Get your tickets here and make sure you follow both Emmavie and Ego Ella May on Soundcloud!