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Choose Your Weapon
05.05.15

I’m sorry for all you Kendrick Lamar and D’Angelo fans out there, but lets get one thing straight. Until now Hiatus Kaiyote has released the best album, entitled “Choose Your Weapon“, of  the freakin’ year…period!

My love for the band from Melbourne has grown over the past few years and in particular for Nai Palm. This lady has captured my heart and touches my soul so deeply I cannot help but cry at times. It is rare that music does this to me. Especially contemporary music, for my true love (as some of you might know) is 70’s Soul and Jazz Fusion. You might also want to check out our previous post on the singles “Breathing Underwater” and “Shaolin Monk Motherfunk” of the incredible Choose Your Weapon album.

Thank god Choose Your Weapon in finally out on Flying Buddha Records. We have picked two of our favorite songs, but really you will want to hear and buy the whole thing. It’s a masterpiece of music that will trigger a heap of emotions!

On And On 1Ø1
03.05.15

Recently I came across a French label called On And On Records. The independent label was co-founded by 20syl and has it’s roots in Hip-Hop music, but for their latest compilation they delve deep into the Electronic beats scene.

On And On’s mission statement is to develop projects with eclectic and passionate artists. While overseeing the creative direction of the project, 20syl himself carefully handpicked prominent artists from the new international beatmaking scene for their newly released “On And On – 1Ø1” compilation album. The 23-track release introduces a wide range of talented producers such as 20syl, Shash’U (Fool’s Gold), IAMNOBODI (Soulection), Elaquent (HW&W), Phazz, Pomrad, Freddie Joachim (Mellow Orange), Tayreeb and Monk’ (Darker Than Wax).

Buy this release on iTunes or pick up the 4xLP boxset or 2xCD digipack right here in the On And On shop.

AstroLogical Loafers
01.05.15

With the birth of a new new records label, comes lots of new music. The newly formed label called Self Serve Records was founded by producer Mosaic out of Vancouver.

The latest single to come out on the imprint is AstroLogical‘s brand en track called “Loafers“. You probably know Astro as one half of the Potatohead People with his partner in crime being Nick Wisdom. This producer has been steadily making waves in the beat scene for years and it’s about time we shared some of his music on the site.

If you haven’t yet check out AstroLogical and visit the Self Serve Records Bandcamp page to purchase the single.

IMYRMIND
28.04.15

IMYRMIND clearly has a background in and passion for Hip-Hop, but as he got older slowly started to venture into Electronic and House music.

Dave released on labels such as Odd Socks and Tartelet Records and collaborated quite often with, his longtime musical partner, Glenn Astro. Last year they released a sick ass EP together on the Box Aus Holz imprint and we are still forever grateful for the amazing guest mix they did for us. Together with Max Graef, Glenn Astro started Money $ex Records and their sophomore release is a 7-track EP from IMYRMIND that goes by the name of “Money $ex 02”. The label tries to focus giving the artist the freedom to do whatever they want. No genre limitations, just good music from the soul.

We are super psyched about premiering the track “Coconutgrinder” exclusively today. It was made together with Rasho T, who has been a close and longtime friend of both IMYRMIND and Glenn Astro. This percussion-filled House track contains some crazy Hip-Hop influences and vibrant vibes. It makes for the perfect soundtrack on a sunny day like today. Pre-orders are available on the Oye Records site.

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Moovmnt Radio Show 04
26.04.15

Radio

So here’s the fourth installment of Moovmnt Radio show number four recorded recorded at Studio 80 Radio in Amsterdam. Unfortunately our dear friend B. Bravo is flying in today otherwise we would’ve had him on our show as special guest. This time it was just Deluge and me.

Please kick back and enjoy two hours of the best in contemporary soulfelt music. We hope you’ll have as much fun listening to this as we had recording it. See you guys May30th between 5 and 7pm (GMT+1). Any form of support is highly appreciated. Don’t be scared to repost, like or comment and find the tracklist after the jump.

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Ruby Wood
24.04.15

It’s no secret I fall in love with female vocalists on a regular basis. Nai Palm, Alex Isley, Alina Baraz and a lot more. Recently I fell back in love with Ruby Wood of Submotion Orchestra.

She thought today was the perfect day to share a little something something to celebrate the sunny weather. The track “Off My Mind” was produced by Niall Lavelle and written by Ruby Wood. One of the gems that made me fall in love with her amazing voice was “2L84U” of Submotion Orchestra’s ‘Alium’ album. It was released last year on Ninja Tune and In case you weren’t a fan yet, we suggest you head over to Ruby Wood’s Soundcloud page and check this beautiful lady out.

Oh if you hurry, you can snag a limited free download here.

24.04.15

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This time around we unfortunately only got to spend 1 day in the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam for our monthly ‘Werk Space‘ project with Jengi Beats. The young producer from Den Bosch turned 19 in January and is well on his way to becoming one of our national export products. You might know Jengi Beats, because of his affiliation with ZenSupremacy, Youtellme or Bitbird. Or perhaps you’ve heard his remix of El. Train’s “Control” featuring miss Miki Rose.

Anyway sir Jengi Beats worked on a little track called “Sun Sun” during his Werk Space visit to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam. It will be unleashed into the world next week, so sit tight.

Shot & Cut: Joao MB Costa
Camera Assistant: Indrek Kotsar
Logo Design: Lexflex81

Alina Baraz
23.04.15

According to miss Alina Baraz there is a universe inside of you and I bet deep within grows an abundance of urban flora.

Together with Danish super producer Galimatias the songstress from Ohio manages to captivate us once again. Ever since KING released their first EP, I’ve been slowly starting to believe in fairytales again. The tiniest things these pocket size miracles, but once you are able to witness them again they make life so more more intens. The latest song from Alina Baraz & Galimatias, entitled “Can I“, is another great example of such wonder.

Like I said before, these two are a match made in heaven and I’m dying for their “Urban Flora” EP to come out.

Reminisce
22.04.15

To most it is no surprise that the French producer we know as Evil Needle is heavily influenced by nineties Hip-Hop music.

He is known for his crystal-clear, luminous sounds which most praise him highly for. On his latest album, entitled “Reminisce“, he delivers what you’d expect. Titty tight beats, sounding crispy as f*ck. Some might say it’s the usual recipe, but I’m still snacking away on all 11 songs myself at the moment.

I remember Evil Needle telling me he started messing around with making his drums sound live. Over the years it seems he has mastered this quite well as you can hear on tracks such as “Lullaby”. One of the reasons I still love this sound, is because I’m a sucker for downtempo melodic joints that gently brush the ear. “Sunday Morning” is the perfect example and like we say…shit is simply vibin’.

Reminisce marks his 3rd release with HW&W following “Equilibrium” & “Qualia” and only features JSMN on vocals. It’s big, it’s bad and it’s well worth it, so pick up a digital copy right here.

Nafsi
21.04.15

Hussein Ibn Faraji has been working long and hard on the Faraji Heritage Experiment master debut album entitled “Nafsi“. It is finally out and is a true work of art which fuses multiple genres such as Jazz, Soul, Electronica and for this reason I decided to call this project Jazz Fusion.

The “A/R/T” experiment blew us away back in 2012 and now we get further blown to bits by an incredible new album from the Moroccan composer. I rarely have a hard time choosing the best songs, but this time around the entire project was so divers that it was hard for me to pick. Really love tracks like “Indecision”, “Love & Compromise” and “Ode To Wattstax” (which we premiered a little over a week ago).

Like we said before Nafsi means soul or being in Swahili and trust me this album gets to your soul. Very happy Cosmonostro is putting this out and we hope that one day this can be pressed on vinyl, for it deserves to be available on black gold. Please support good music and purchase Nafsi right here.