Young Taylor McFerrin has been amazing us with beautiful music lately. The three singles leading up to his full-length “Early Riser” album have been nothing but astonishing. With an all-star lineup including Nai Palm, Emily King, Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Ryat and father Bobby McFerrin this was bound to be superb. Luckily the rest of this masterpiece is just as good as what our ears have been fed till now.
We picked our two favorite songs (“Florasia” and “Stepps”) of Taylor McFerrin’s Early Riser to give you an idea how incredible this really is. I’m definitely purchasing this on vinyl and I suggest you too pick up one of the best releases of 2014. The album is available via the Ninjatune shop or at your local record store.
Pacific Shore is about to put out their first full-length album ‘Beyond The Mist‘ on Cosmonostro. On this project the French producer duo (Stanley Bloom & Mike Ro Wave) delivers twelve soulful songs to get you through this summer. Miss Sarah Linhares lends a helping hand with the vocals on most of the album, while Moka Only drops some serious rhymes.
The track “Street Confusion” immediatly won our hearts upon first listen with Sarah providing lovely Badu-esque vocals on a production that’s sticky and sweaty like a humid summer night. We’re very to happy to premiere this on our Soundcloud page exclusively, so make sure you like, repost, share and pre-order the full release that drops officially June 16th!
I must admit never having heard of British duo Blonde, but I do know they are releasing their “Foolish” EP containing (which is basically a single with 3 remixes) on the first of June. Normally I wouldn’t have bothered to mention, but a super talented producer that goes by the name of Tom Misch did a bang up job on remixing this. Tom has been on our radar for a while, but I guess now is the right time to mention how dope this young composer/songwriter/guitarist/singer/violinist actually is. More on Tom soon…I promise!
Today I stumbled upon Zachary aka Melo-Zed from London who’s been playing guitar since the tender age of 6. It started with classical guitar, but once he discovered guitar legends like George Benson and Joe Pass he soon switched to playing Jazz. A few years ago Zach got into making beats thanks to influences like J Dilla, FlyLo and AFTA-1. The track “When In Rome” is a great example of young Zachery’s skills and another favorite of mine is “About [her]“. Zach composed a track for a poet called Kojoey Radical which will be released on the Dear Daisy EP in June. In addition to that he will be putting out his acoustic Jazz EP this summer.
I thought I’d take a little time out to introduce you to the latest single from DJ Fudge & Hallex M. Now here’s a collaboration I wasn’t expecting, but the duo recently unleashed the glorious “Simpatico” into the world featuring UK Soul legend Omar. The song is a perfect fit with Osulande’s Yoruba Records and laaawd does Omar deliver on this track! Soulful House at it’s best with various remixes from Atjazz, Hood Natives, Ezel, Mike Steva and Oscar P. I suggest you take a peek at Yoruba’s Bandcamp page and browse their discography.
Reginald Omas Mamode IV returns after having released his impressive debut “Do You” EP. With his sophomore “As We Move” EP, due to release on Five Easy Pieces next month, Reginald will take you on an organic soul ride. Just take a good listening to “Understand Me” and prepair yourself for what’s in store!
Never have we seen Taylor McFerrin shine so bright! It’s truly his year, because it’s official now. No Decisions left to be made, we’re Already There. The Early Riser album is going to be The Antidote for any miserable day. For his 3rd single Taylor calls in the help of Robert Glasper and Thundercat to ensure another sure shot.
With a little help from Max Bryk (1/3 of the band Moonchild) on the keys, Nick shows us he’s a hopeless romantic and far from a one hit wonder. This summer his EP will be released as a free download, but for now go swoop up this single for free!
Recently I was chilling with Nick and Seravince in Vincent’s studio and a collaboration is well on it’s way. Stay tuned for that!
It took the guys from New Zealand quite some time, but finally we can look forward to some new music from Electric Wire Hustle in the form of a brand new album entitled Love Can Prevail. Their return is a long awaited one! This project will be released through Somethinksound and Okayplayer September 8th. Luckily the band is providing us with a preview of what the future holds.. The If These Are The Last Days EP comes with two album cuts plus remixes from fLako and Eliphino. Red Bull Music Academy has just premiered fLako’s remix of “Bottom Line“, so kick back and savor it.