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 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.
Essential Listening BADBADBADNOTGOOD need no introduction, however if you’ve been sleeping, here’s a re-introduction: BADBADBADNOTGOOD is the talented young quartet of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, Alex Sowinski on drums & Leland Whitty on saxophone.
First Word are proud to introduce the new EP from their latest signings Darkhouse Family. The production duo consisting of Don Leisure and Metabeats have previously released music through Fat City and Earnest Endeavours, building up a dedicated fanbase that includes Gilles Peterson, Gaslamp Killer
One of the best releases of 2016 Oddisee is an everyman with extraordinary talent. Both a rapper chronicling the perils and joys of ordinary existence, and a virtuosic producer attuned to the vibrations of how life actually sounds.
Essential Listening The word ‘naive’ comes from the Latin ‘nativus’, meaning native, or natural. Today, to be naive is often seen as pejorative, a lack of experience or judgement, but in the art world the word retained some of its original meaning: a quality acquired
Leaving Records Presents Swarvy’s “Elderberry” comes crunchy and warm from the jazzy and soulsonic EP
Essential Listening Oddisee is also ready to unveil his 2016 plan which includes a new instrumental album in May, a tour with his band Good Compny from May through July, and the heavily anticipated follow up to “The Good Fight,”an all new solo album in
Essential Listening “Lullabies For The Broken Brain” is an odd instrumental project from Detroit producer Quelle Chris (Danny Brown. Sean P, Jean Grae, Stacey Adams). While most have come to know Quelle’s production for its oinky doink, ear gagging, smooth jazz, Lullabies reveals another aspect
Introducing TCC February isn’t just Black History Month. It’s also “J Dilla Month,” and it’s this time of the year where various music folks will put fourth their efforts at a tribute to Dilla and ride the wave. This year marks 10 years since Dilla’s
Radio Juicy Presents “Late night bumps” is a series of beat tapes that were released from 2014 to 2015 by the ever mysterious and acclaimed Canadian beatmaker bsd.u (read: beside you).
Essential Listening A brilliant instrumental version of the brand new jazzy hip-hop album by Funky DL, bringing the most colourful jazz audio over DL’s classic and signature hip-hop sound.
New Artist/Essential Listening When you wake up, bump this! When cruising in your car, bump this! When out vibing in the evening, bump this!
Essential Listening Fredfades has steadily been making a name for himself within the hip-hop circles worldwide as one of the most genuinely jazz inflected producers around.
Get Your Soul Touched” Butcher Brown is back in the building with another soundtrack for everyday life, “Grown Folk“.