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“.
Chanes comes full circle. After spending the majority of 2009 in Hollywood, Chanes briefly returned home to finish up songs for what would become his 2010 release, An Experimentation in Instrumentation.
The debut album from Jordan Rakei. Delving deeper into his creative well, Jordan has delivered a record that continues to push personal and societal boundaries, a visionary journey through groove based soul, jazz and hip-hop with hints of psychedelia and afro percussive rhythms.
An experimental soul musician’s adventurous new album. In an era where the most talked about albums often sound like the result of a ‘marketing to millennials’ focus group algorithm’ed from Soundcloud favorites and Facebook interactions
Essential Listening Inspired by recent events, the continuous search and unearthing of hidden but not so hidden musical gems, WUG presents our very own, bLanc1’s, “infinite places to go.”
Essential Listening Pushing the boundaries of the music that has shaped his career over the last twenty years, Elusive is turning towards more jazzy and instrumentally rich compositions.