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…

LETHERETTE – RAYON

‘Rayon’, the opener to Letherette’s new ‘Refresh’ EP, marks the UK production duo’s return to Ninja Tune, having not released new music on the label since their self-titled debut back in 2013.  And what a return it is; straight in with a bouncing bassline, percussive claps and warm synths; there’s no doubt that ‘Rayon’ is one for…

MURA MASA – LOVE FOR THAT [FT. SHURA]

Buzzing London producer Mura Masa enlists the help of Shura, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist on new track ‘Love For That’.  During the verse Shura’s airy vocals are left unadulterated, but when the hook comes around it becomes warped by Masa’s delicate hand.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

WITH YOU – GHOST [FT. VINCE STAPLES]

With You. is a collaborative project that features core members Rick Trainor, Jeff Penalva, Noah Schy, Daouda Leonard and Dave Taylor [best known as co-founder of Major Lazer, Switch].  The group have put together a restrained House track featuring Long Beach MC Vince Staples.  The mid-tempo track has got a muffled, Grime-y quality to it –…

FEYNMAN – ILLUSIONS EP

Yoann Feynman’s ‘Illusions’ EP is out today via Parisian label Fake Music.  It’s a really interesting take on Funky House, with glimmers of Flume, Jackson 5, Justice and even The Beegees all sewn together with Feynman’s fresh, airy touch.  Tracks like ‘Diego In Vegas’ will have you strutting your stuff across a 70s dancefloor, while our…

MARIBOU STATE – THE CLOWN [FT. THE PEDESTRIAN]

Taken from their upcoming album ‘Portraits’ on Counter Records [1 June], Maribou State release ‘The Clown’.  The Hertfordshire duo enlist Pedestrian for a delicate, wafer-thin vocal performance that floats on their melancholy backdrop.  Never quite teetering over into House, the track treads the kind of brilliantly-poised balance that Jungle do in their quieter moments.  Stream below via…

BIG DOPE P – HIT DA BLOKK EP

  French-born, London-based producer Big Dope P releases his ‘Hit Da Blokk’ EP via Nightwave’s Heka Trax label.  ‘Hit Da Blokk’ is a six track collection [seven, if you cop the vinyl] featuring three original tracks and remixes from the likes of Rustie, Ikonika and DJ Earl Teklife.  Big Dope P’s style encompasses Ghetto House, Hip Hop, Trap…