When you’re high, fears, obligations, and stress melt away. If music happens to be playing, that seems to be the only thing that matters at the time.
Introducing: Kadhja Bonet With a voice like September rain and the lightest touch in arrangements, Kadhja Bonet. is one of our favorite recently discovered singer-songwriter figures. Her angelic voice and songwriting skills are simply unreal.
You already know the name. In February 2015, singer/rapper Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge released a song called “Suede,” a brash, shit-talking ode to good smoke and fine women, set atop a looping Gil Scott-Heron sample.
The Do Your Thangs deliver textured, atmospheric, electronic R&B jams. “One Plus One” is the five track debut EP by Melbourne band The Do Yo Thangs – a collection of sensual slow jams and bumping future soul dominated by rich, four-voice harmonies.
New Artist Gaze upon the horizon as the lungs of the universe expand and contract, and into your ears will drift the The Breathing Effect’s soundtrack to the respiration of the ocean.
This, too, is a story about control… It’s a manual, maybe half Rosetta Stone, half bird guide. It was made the way they made electronic music in the good old days, all analog everything, right after synthesizers shrunk to a manageable size
Devonwho returns with some more West Coast Funk. Devonwho’s, “Luz” on Leaving Records is the Instrumental West Coast Beats full-length from influential Devon Fox.
The Gaslamp Killer translates his musical interpretation of death into a situation of uncertainty, anxiousness, fear, but simultaneously a sense of peace in a world where being afraid of death is the norm.
Even when it’s conjuring visions of an early ‘80s roller rink, “Body Wash” feels distinct. “Body Wash” is his second album for Stones Throw, a full set of realized songs that were only hinted at on “Yawn Zen“.
The medication. The legendary Jamaica Queens born and raised producer, The Nativist, schools us on some of what he has to offer. At times brutal and heavy, his music reflects his deep appreciation for sound system pressure and the subtleties afforded by the tempo.
The voice you know. When Noname (fka Noname Gypsy) raps, she swims in the bleakness of a life that’s seen a lot of death and change. But even while reliving heartbreak her voice is soothing—resigned but optimistic, weary but hopeful.
“Is it real, is it, is it real? Real, real, real…” The follow-up to Vince Staples’ “Summertime ’06” has dropped “Prima Donna” is a 6 track album featuring A$AP Rocky and Kilo Kish.
Take a journey through the mind of the mercurial producer and rapper. It’s already been a decade since J Dilla — the mercurial producer and rapper from Detroit — passed away and his posthumously completed album, “The Shining“, saw the light of day on BBE
Nothing is out of bounds. The half-Mauritian, half-English producer, singer and percussionist, Mo Kolours, returns with loosely jumbled grooves, gentle hooks and earthy percussion will get you humming or nodding along without a thought.
Stream singles; “Comsic Perspective” and “Ya Own Way” “Body Wash” is his second album for Stones Throw, a full set of realized songs that were only hinted at on “Yawn Zen“.