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JUMO – ETAPE

Multidisciplinary artist Jumo released ‘Nomade‘ last Spring, a seven track EP “about nomadism, emptiness and movement” which was startling in its delicately minimal composition.  The French producer’s next step, ‘Etape’ is similarly brilliant, and serves to whet our apetite for his next project [coming May 2017] with just two tracks; ‘Base’ and ‘Solo’.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

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BIG SEAN – I DECIDED

Back with his first LP since ‘Dark Sky Paradise‘, Big Sean releases ‘I Decided.’  The new album features single ‘Moves‘ which, aside from an Eminem verse on ‘No Favors’, is one of very few moments of interest on an otherwise unremarkable project.  Stream below via Spotify, click here to download on iTunes.

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NEW GEN – NEW GEN

New Gen began life as a playlist series curated by GRM Daily Editor and XL Recordings A&R Caroline Simionescu-Marin.  Years later, the concept has been developed into an album project forged in the New Gen Studio, a collaborative recordings space for MCs, songwriters, mixers and engineers.  The album brings together Grime from the likes of AJ…

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LOYLE CARNER – YESTERDAY’S GONE

Ever since debut EP ‘A Little Late‘, South London’s Loyle Carner has always had a knack for intimately heartfelt story-telling.  Nearly three years and a major label record deal later and, thankfully, it seems as though nothing has changed.  ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ is every bit as endearing as singles ‘No CD‘, ‘The Isle of Arran‘ and…

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WILEY – GODFATHER

Wiley’s eleventh studio album will allegedly be his last: “This is my last album, in theory,” says the Godfather. “You know, Wiley the brand, you’re not going to see me trying to cane the arse out of tens of Wileys, you will not. I’ll always use my money to do other, smart things.”  It’s a shame,…

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MERCI JITTER – MOVEMENTS VOL. II

Movements Vol. I saw UK beat label Merci Jitter tasked nine different producers with composing a track based around the word ‘jitter’.  A year later, 13 international artists ranging from Lithuania to China are back with the second instalment of the Movements compilation.  Grime, Bass, Dancehall, House and Hip Hop all find a place on the twelve track…

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RUN THE JEWELS – RUN THE JEWELS 3

Run the Jewels release their third studio album, ‘Run The Jewels 3’ well ahead of schedule.  Initially slated for a January 13 release, ‘RTJ 3’ actually arrived on December 24 – a true Christmas miracle if ever there was one.  The third installment in the series serves as a follow-up to its two critically acclaimed predecessors;…