AZEKEL – BLACK IS BEAUTY [DAUGHTERS]

A new track from Azekel sees the British vocalist & producer at his most delicate, and seemingly at his most experimental.  ‘Black Beauty [Daughters]’ is a beautifully restrained work; its solid bassline the only thing that isn’t light as a feather.  Azekel’s ‘808s & Heartbreak’-style auto-tune feel poised over backing vocals and barely-there keys.  It…

LIDO & SANTELL – ASHLEY

‘Ashley’ is the first track to be taken from Lido & Ashley’s upcoming ‘The Passion Project’.  Vocally, it feels like a trip back to the nineties, as ‘the white-skinned Tyrese’ reels off the names of girls who can’t hold a candle to the eponymous Ashley.  Norwegian producer Lido, however, keeps things fresh with a creeping bassline…

IAMUSICK – LIMBIC

At the intersection between Future Beat and R&B sits ‘Limbic’, the new EP from Iamusick.  On the four-track project, irrepressible first track ‘Lub Lust’ gives way to the Frank Ocean-sampling ‘Memory Seats’, rounding things off with a mellow, screwed down tribute to The Weeknd.  Stream below via SoundCloud.  It’s the perfect introduction to the Pittsburgh producer,…

GALLANT – WEIGHT IN GOLD [TA-KU REMIX]

Gallant’s ‘Weight In Gold‘ was premiered by Zane Lowe on Apple Music earlier this month, and it hasn’t taken LA beatmaker Ta-ku long to get his hands on the track.  The ballad was based around some lofty synths from producer Stint, which Ta-ku offsets with some darker bass tones on the remix, amping up the track’s…

AZEKEL – RAW, VOL. 1

UK vocalist and producer Azekel releases his long-awaited EP, ‘Raw, Vol. 1’.  The first glimpse of the project came with single ‘New Romance‘ in June last year, and we’ve been on the edge of our proverbial seat ever since.  Also featuring the previously released ‘Holy Matrimony‘, ‘Chronophobia‘, ‘Mad About The Boy‘, and ‘Sold My Love‘, the…

TA-KU – DOWN FOR YOU [FT. ALINA BARAZ]

Following the release of ‘Songs To Make Up To‘ [a brilliantly smooth, electronic collection of mellow beats to get you and bae back on track], Ta-Ku releases ‘Down For Me’.  The track takes the instrumental from the EP’s ‘Long Time No See’ and re-works it featuring sultry vocals from Cleveland songstress Alina Baraz.  Stream ‘Down For…

AZEKEL – SOLD MY LOVE

With his upcoming EP ‘Raw, Vol.1’ due for release July 12 and a live slot at Glastonbury this weekend, Azekel releases new track ‘Sold My Love’.  The track follows ‘Mad About The Boy‘ as the second single from the East Londoner’s forthcoming EP, and showcases the R&B vocalist and producer’s tender, introspective side.  Stream the sultry new track below via SoundCloud.

THE INTERNET – GIRL [PROD. KAYTRANADA]

Back in January, Kaytranada was absolutely nailing it with his residency on BBC Radio 1, during which time he premiered a track he produced for Odd Future affiliates The Internet.  Five months later, the track has been released on SoundCloud and we can all stop listening to the radio rip!  As Kaytra previously mentioned, the track was…

HUNTAR – LOVE I KNOW EP

Featuring previously released tracks ‘The Woods‘ and ‘Love I Know‘, Huntar releases his ‘Love I Know’ EP in full.  The short follow-up to ‘Bittar Mixtape‘ is a gloriously lush collection of delicately produced love songs that appear to convey the UK vocalist/producer’s desire to reconcile with a lover.  Branded as ‘twisted Pop’ or ‘Futurist R&B’, we don’t know…

J WARNER – EST. 1990

Disturbing London’s J Warner releases his debut EP ‘Est. 1990’.  We had to let this one marinate for a minute, it’s a densely complex collection; which treads a challenging line between R&B and Pop, which also incorporates a big influence from UK Hip Hop & Grime.  It’s best though, not to even try and put…