Woodwire from Lyon, Paris is about to release a brand new project called “Oddyssea” on Cosmonostro.
The journey might be described best as a mix between traveling and odd things. After his previous more trip-hop oriented project, some cinematic ideas developed in the process. These ideas where concretized with the first song “Ignite” and resulted from a single night of work after Woodwire returned from hours of listening to vinyl at a friend house.
The song “L’Etage” was created during the weekend behind a desk from a more producer perspective, compared to the four others songs. The 24-year-old fellow Lyonnaise producer Oxidia did a very nice rework of this song adding a little umph to the original. When we were asked if we wanted to premiere this bonus track, it only took us a few seconds to say yes.
If you like you can pre-order Oddyssea on the Cosmonostro Bandcamp page.
A wonderful duo that represents and spans across the landmass we call Canada, is Potatohead People. Producers Nick Wisdom and AstroLogical have been at it for years individually, but when Vancouver and Montreal come together magic seems to just happen.
Their first release came out through Jellyfish Recordings and Bastard Jazz, our favorite label out of Brooklyn, reissued their Kosmichemusik EP later on. Their debut album is a fact now and I think they couldn’t have found a better home for it.
You were all stunned by “Blue Charms” no doubt and trust me when I say “Big Luxury” has a lot more in store for you. It draws influences from Jazz, Disco, 90’s Hip-Hop as well as new electronic music and features an array of guest vocalists. Illa J, Moka Only, Sorceress and Amalia all provide contributions to make it vibe even more. Order Potatohead People’s album right here, right now.
We were one of the earliest adopters when it comes to Hiatus Kaiyote and proud of it. Back in 2012 it was immediately clear the band was something else. Not your average run of the mill type of hype at all.
The Melbourne-based Hiatus Kaiyote was picked up by a lot of music lovers in Los Angeles and they landed on the cover of Wax Poetics. Anything Nai Palm touches makes my soul quiver and I am smitten with her voice. The soul quartet have a new song online entitled “Breathing Underwater” and I can’t even begin to explain how happy this makes me. The single is an homage to the different examples of love and compassion in the world that are beyond the limitation of romance.
Their forthcoming album “Choose Your Weapon” might be our most highly anticipated release this year and is scheduled to drop on May 5th via Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks. Buy this stunning song on iTunes!
The funky duo, Tuxedo, exists of Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus), who have both been nominated for a Grammy. We’ve been a fan of both individual artists for many years, but together they form Voltron.
The Tuxedo collaboration began with an exchange of mixtapes back in 2006 and you can just hear both know their Boogie and Funk oh so well. Three tracks were mysteriously released on Internet as a free download nearly two years ago. We’ve been playing their music ever since and have introduced many DJ’s to it as well. In fact I know their music is an anthem at some of those parties now.
In between personal projects, these three tracks became a full album’s worth of Tuxedo. Original disco legend John Morales mixed the entire project at his home studio so you know why it sounds incredible. The music sounds true to the eighties, yet fresh as f*ck. What an amazing debut album released on Stones Throw Records with many future favorites to bounce to. Get your double vinyl or CD copy at the Stones Throw shop or visit iTunes to purchase get some digital Funk.
Big man Suff Daddy had you all pumpin’ like Reeboks, last time around on the Winter In Jakarta compilation.
The blunted beat smith returns with some brand new drunken boom-bap in the form of “What We Do“. Now as some of you may or may not know, ‘Suff’ means drinking heavily in German. And trust me I’ve seen this guy in action. The brother can hold his liquor no doubt about it!
We are always waiting for new music from Suff Daddy, so we welcome the news he is coming with a new album with open arms.
Even though we had some minor difficulties at first, we managed to create two hours of special for you guys and girls. The first hour is my selection of personal favorites ranging from BJ The Chicago Kid, Idesia, Queen Magic, ESKA, Tuxedo, Farnell Newton, Earl Sweatshirt, Moods & SIAM, James Chatburn & Jordan Rakei, Flako, Frits Wentink, Henry Wu and many more.
In the second hour our good friend Blue goes deep like the mind of Minolta. Enjoy music from JR Jârris, Masego, Abhi//Dijon, Obey City, Jengi Beats, Tynethys, Gravez, Jarreau Vandal, Elhae, Midas Hutch, Shay Lia, T.a.y.l.o.r., Amin Payne, Jasper Staal, Alexander Lewis and many others.
Next show will be a blast, since it’s my birthday and I’m inviting a few friends over to celebrate on the show!
For the second instalment of our monthly Dutch producer series, ‘Werk Space’, we invited beatmaker Moods to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam. Each month we invite a producer from the Netherlands to showcase his artistry and challenge him to work in an amazingly fruitful environment.
The Red Bull Studios Amsterdam is a state-of-the-art recording and production facility, where renowned and up-and-coming artists, are provided with everything they need in order to celebrate and create music!
Twenty-four-year-old Nick represents the city of Rotterdam, but is by his own admittance a true Zealander. Producing for over a decade now, Moods is probably one of the most talented producers coming out of the low lands. His forthcoming Sincere EP was released February 16 on 12-inch vinyl via Boogie Angst. Pre-orders are available here.
We invited the alluring SIAM from Ghent (Belgium) to lay down some amazing vocals and managed to record and mix everything within a day. Her jazzy style of singing fits perfectly on their newly created song entitled “Organic”.
Super excited to present the second piece of music spawned from this series. Early April all three tracks will be merged into one EP and released as a free download. Hopefully you will come to know, love and respect the many talented producers the Netherlands has to offer.
In case you love that new classic Soul sound from back in the days, like me. You are most likely going to love Idesia.
This USC Thornton School of Music educated band from Los Angeles is the next generation in Soul music. Their inspiring mix of contemporary Soul and Jazz music will satisfy the music needs of Jill Scott fans, but also wide audience of music lovers worldwide.