ODEENO – MATTGLRE

“Starting the new year with good intentions, one of these is to create and donate so many beats for this 2018 just started,” says Odeeno on the release of new beat tape ‘Mattglre’.  Fans of his sample-based, crackling style won’t be disappointed by the loops on display here, but things start to get really interesting…

NOZA – LOOPS HAVE FEELINGS TOO

Noza, the artist formerly known as Luke Bonds, releases new album ‘Loops Have Feelings Too’ via Australian beat label St. O’donnell.  The eight track collection kicks off with ‘Fallinluvv’, a musical tribute to the late, great J Dilla, and is punctuated with bars from Brainfeeder’s Jeremiah Jae and Elijah Bank$y.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

MC NELSON – BY THE RIVER

MC Nelson’s first release of 2018 comes in the form of ‘By The River’, the video for which he premiered live on the big screen via FACT in his native Liverpool.  The aqua-centric video is based around the water of the river Mersey, referenced in the Jazz-indebted track itself, and was accompanied by a short documentary, some behind…

SHIRT – FLIGHT HOME

Introducing SHIRT, the first Rap artist to be signed to Jack White’s label, Third Man Records. On first listen, his debut single ‘Flight Home’ has that instantly familiar, classic New York feel. On closer inspection though, it’s vastly different in almost every way; from its tempo to San Holo’s dreamy melodies. The track comes just…

KENDRICK LAMAR – ALL THE STARS FT. SZA

Kendrick Lamar teams up with fellow TDE signee SZA on new track ‘All The Stars’.  Quite the departure in sounds from his latest album ‘DAMN.‘, ‘All The Stars’ is a pop-tastic, string-filled epic; almost reminiscent of Eminem’s dire pop output circa 2010 [‘Love The Way You Lie’, ‘The Monster’ etc] but far more subdued.  The…