Aywy and Sh?m aka Shem Questionmark are both part of the new generation of beat makers. They have both been on our radar for a while, but I think it’s about time we told you what’s going on. These two gentlemen got together (online) and created this futuristic funky flip of Maxwell‘s classic “Ascension“.
Aywy, who’s from Sydney, is co-founder at Flow-Fi. From what I’ve heard a collective of producers that joined forces and now are making some power moves. Sh?m resides in London and is signed to everyone’s favorite label from Singapore…Darker Than Wax. Although normally I’m not the biggest fan of edits and remixes, I’m pretty damn sure their Maxwell edit is going to blow up a few dance floors across the globe. And what a great news that it’s available for free download!
Portland record label Dropping Gems releases the latest installment of their compilation series “Gem Drops Four“.
Their take on electronic music is an interesting one. For they are known to highlight stirring off grid music, rather then go for what is a safe choice. For Gem Drops Four they assembled twenty one tracks from artists like Devonwho, Free The Robots, Pixelord, but also from label family Gouda Hoop and Shawn Don. Devonwho‘s track “Sunder” is an instant win and obvious pick for us.
The official release is today and the compilation is available digitally and on limited edition cassette tape.
Great new everyone! Moovmnt will be putting out new releases later this year. Mostly digitally at first, but who knows what kind of awesome collabortional project are to come.
We’d like to welcome Japanese producer Tetsuro Fujimoto to the family and in the next months we will introduce you to some of his wonderful music. Later this Fall an EP will be released, but more on that later. For now please enjoy the sound of this futuristic producer who’s electronic music contains elements of Funk and Jazz.
Stream and Tetsuro Fujimoto’s track “In The Soil” of his previously released “Sketches Of The Other Tokyo” EP, which came out last year via Diskotopia.
IAMNOBODI‘s “Brothers” was given to us to premiere and it is with pleasure that we tell you to clean your ears and open up those earholes. The track goes from rather ominous to straight Cali vibin’. By the way the homey almost has 50k followers on Soundcloud, so we’d like to congratulate him in advance!
Technically it’s far from “Summer In Jakarta” at the moment, but who cares? The good people over at Jakarta Records have made a collection of previously unreleased music for us. Artists such as 20Syl, Ta-ku, IAMNOBODI, Mura Masa, Suff Daddy, FloFilz, Guts and many others are featured on this action packed compilation.
FYI…the Summer In Jakarta compilation will be available as a free download. Selected retailers will have a free cassette tapes and a super limited vinyl version was pressed up too. The wax will not be for sale, but will only be given away. So stay tuned..
Thatmanmonkz from Sheffield runs the Shadeleaf Music label and also produces music. For his upcoming “To Repel Ghosts” 12-inch coming out next month on Kolour LTD, Scott called in the help of Pete Simpson and one of our favorite producers at the moment. Yes Glenn Astro‘s Reminisce of the track “Remember” is on that soulful House tip and sounds like an amazing summer filled with good music. Actually that cut “Stars” on the flipside with J. Gordon sounds pretty dope too.
We deemed it necessary to stream a little sneak preview for you to enjoy. In our opinion Thatmanmonkz’ release is a must cop and will be available on Juno soon.
There elements of Disco, Soul and Funk in his sound, but even though it’s a little smooth at times it sounds quite refreshing and melodic. It’s real feel good music! FKJ claimed some serious fame with his previous “Time For A Change” EP and is now well on his way to makin’ it big.
The first single featured Madelyn Grant (who we are sure you will hear more from in years to come) and the second song with Damon Trueitt sounds a bit like an Electric Wire Hustle cut. Since I’ve been in a Jordan Rakei mood these past 24 hours, it seems only natural to stream “Learn To Fly” featuring this super talented Australian guy on vocals. Last but not least let’s end with the fourth and final track “Open The Door”. Now enough with the reading and streaming already…purchase on iTunes if you like really what you’re hearing.
With music as his liberator Wayne Snow can now look back at his tough past and use it to draw strength from. The Nigerian born vocalist and songwriter resides in Berlin at the moment where he recently created his debut “Red Runner” EP. This is a collaborative project between Tartelet and Comet Records.
The EP contains two original tracks plus two insane remixes. The title track is an uptempo funky jam that will make you boogie on the dancefloor, while “Under The Blue Moon” takes a more hip hop approach. At first you might some doubts about Wayne’s quirky vocals, but it doesn’t take more than a few listens to get past those. That remix by Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND…seriously?! Bomb diggity synth synthesis right thur. And man that Session Victim remix is on point too.
So now you have four reasons to pick up the 12-inch vinyl at your local record shop or at Oye Records.
A lot of ‘Future R&B’ artists have been coming out of the UK for the past few years, but for some reason I’m starting to like Leo Kalyan. On the song “Over You“, which seems to be filed under ‘demos July’, he collaborates with Karma Kid and MNEK. Resulting into an absolute dutty dutty slow grinder.
For some reason Leo Kalyan seems to have a thing for poolside chillings and the color blue and it makes me wonder if he’s really over hue. Soothing lows with uptempo hi-hats and a mean groove make this track a sure winner. We are keeping our ears open for more future music!
On a day like this (sun is shining, people are smiling) we are in need of some fly ass Hip Hop music. Made me realize it’s been quite a long time since we brought some to your ears.
JooseXAGO from Grizzly Michigan is bringing some serious summer feel good vibes on his brand new “Cruise Control” EP. For me the ultimate jam to bump in your ride is “California Girls” produced by Brock Berrigan, but there’s lots more joints on this EP. For instance “Julian” produced by Mozaic and “Black Sand” produced by Sango. Purchase JooseXAGO’s EP on the AGO Music Bandcamp page.
In Februari there was a Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in San Francisco. This collaboration between starRo, Mr. Carmack, Teeko, Mikos Da Gawd and Jusmoni was recorded in a hotel room. It took a day and a half and some gear that RBMA provided and of course a lot of
Quite honestly a bit on the late side with this one, but had to share it anyway. Maaaaaaan this “Catch Me” jam is straight methamfetamine mixed with some crack and a line of cocaïne. Now I’m waiting for somebody to send over a high quality version for my personal music collection.