TEK.LUN & DREWSTHATDUDE – NO MORE FAVOURS

“The bulk of this collaborative project between Baltimore’s Tek.Lun and Queens, NY native DrewsThatDude was made over the span of two weeks in a smoke filled apartment in Los Angeles,” comes the official statement from LA label Huh What & Where.  A lot of bomb sativa + anime were consumed during breaks from writing sessions.”  It’s…

JUMO – DERIVE

Multidisciplinary artist Jumo splits divides his residency between Paris and the Atlantic coast, and his creative time between progressive Electronica and groundbreaking visual displays.  His last release Etape came last February, which of course went hand-in-hand with a stunning set of visuals.  His third EP ‘Derive’ is in places far more accessible; with single ‘Bloom’ featuring Holy Oysters.…

ODEENO – PURPURA

Italian beatmaker Odeeno releases ‘Purpura’, which in his own worlds is named after “the love of this color and of all the deranged ones, also as a disease, one of those autoimmune degenerative diseases, just like the human being who does not love too much destroys everything around him.”  We’re none the wiser either, but what we…

EVERYTHING IS RECORDED – CLOSE BUT NOT QUITE

XL Recordings founder Richard Russell releases new project ‘Close But Not Quite’ under the name ‘Everything Is Recorded’.  The collaborative, five-track collection begins with a duet of sorts, between the late, great Curtis Mayfield and rising star Sampha.  It’s followed by version of Gil Scott Heron’s ‘Me And The Devil’ featuring Giggs, before a jarring Objonjayer/Warren Ellis collaboration…

CASHMERE CAT – 9

Cashmere Cat’s ‘9’ as a particularly star-studded release, featuring collaborations with the likes of The Weeknd, Kehlani, Ariana Grande & Selena Gomez.  It’s an interesting approach; fusing his other-worldly, experimental production with a selection of mainstream vocalists to produce some incredibly compelling, left-of-centre Pop music.  Stream below via Spotify, click here to download via iTunes.

J DILLA – MOTOR CITY

A new J Dilla compilation project has surfaced in the shape of ‘Motor City’. The posthumous collection features twenty exclusive, rare and unreleased cuts put together by Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, Dilla’s mother.  The album serves as a fitting tribute to the city of Detroit and one of its greatest exports/  Stream below via Spotify,…

KENDRICK LAMAR – DAMN

Kendrick Lamar first whet our appetites for his fourth studio album on ‘The Heart Part 4‘; a track that warned we had “’til April 7th to get our shit together.”  A week later came our first taste of the album ‘HUMBLE.‘, followed by the album’s controversially simplistic artwork and news of the tracklisting.  ‘DAMN.’ is now…