XAMVOLO – RUNNER’S HIGH [VIDEO]

Electro alt-R&B artist XamVolo has released a visual accompaniment to recent single ‘Runner’s High’.  The singer-songwriter and producer describes his sound as “a messy mind over raw, dark jazz grooves” and this definitely comes across in the rough and ready atmosphere of the video; the weightlifting scenes perfectly match the fat bassline, sharp synths and brooding…

TA-KU & WAFIA – MEET IN THE MIDDLE

Perth producer Ta-ku teams up with Brisbane vocalist Wafia for ‘Meet In The Middle’, the first release from their collaborative ‘(m)edian’ EP, out on Future Classic on June 24th. A downbeat spin on electro-R&B, the woozy, synth-driven production and the exchange of soulful vocals, underpinned by the considered arrangement, combine to pack a real emotional…

RUDE KID – OH MY BASS

Rude Kid’s ‘One Take’ instrumental was a break-out success story of Grime in 2015, with everyone from Ghetts and Stormzy to Jammer and Chip jumping on the beat.  ‘Oh My Bass’, a new track from the London producer, is the first to be taken from his upcoming instrumental EP, ‘Noah’s Ark’ [March 25].  Stream below via SoundCloud.

SOYSAUCE – LUNCH MONEY EP

SoySauce are EDM producers SoyBoy and Royal.  The duo have labelled themselves ‘social artists’, and have mixed music and altruism to create ‘Lunch Money’, a short EP the proceeds from which will go to charity.  “This EP was inspired by the kid without the Lunchables. Without the snack pack. The kid without the Dunkaroos,” says SoySauce, “This EP…

BANKS – BEGGIN’ FOR THREAD [BAG RAIDERS REMIX]

With her exceptional album ‘Goddess’ released earlier this month, Banks enlists Bag Raiders for another genius remix from the project.  This time, the Australian DJ duo take on ‘Beggin’ For Thread‘, giving it an altogether brighter, more uplifting feel.  This version follows an equally brilliant line of remixes from the likes of Lido and Shlomo.  Stream…

DISCLOSURE – LATCH [LIDO REMIX]

As far as remixes are concerned, Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ is the gift that just keeps on giving.  First there was DJ Premier’s version, a stunning R&B refix, and now Norwegian producer Lido has lent his soft, electronic touch to the track.  Despite growing and swelling in fits and starts, the track remains silky smooth throughout, and with…

DAFT PUNK – COMPUTERIZED [FT. JAY Z]

Rumours surrounding this mysterious new collaboration from Hov and The Robots include that it’s a fake, that it’s co-produced by Kanye West and that it’s a reject from ‘Random Access Memories’.  At this stage, we couldn’t possibly comment.  The production sounds like Daft Punk before they got their funk on with ‘RAM’, and it’s definitely…