MERCI JITTER – MOVEMENTS VOL. 1

UK beat label Merci Jitter present their ‘Movements Vol. 1’ compilation.  For the project, nine different producers were asked to compose a track based around the word ‘jitter’, resulting in a variety of different styles and interpretations of Instrumental Hip Hop that take cues from Techno, Future Bass, House and even Grime.  The stunning artwork for…

MIKE SKINNER – YOU BETTER BE

It’s been a while since we’ve heard an official release from Mike Skinner, who now spends that majority of his time DJ-ing and film-making.  New track ‘You Better Be’ is a simple, uplifting, Garage-influenced instrumental which comes with footage from a week in the life of Mr Skinner.  If there’s one thing we’ve always loved about…

SAM GELLAITRY – TEMPLE

18 year old Sam Gellaitry is the latest edition to the Soulection roster, and yesterday he announced the release of his upcoming EP ‘Short Stories’ [February 17] with new track ‘Temple’.  The track has the kind of synths and horns you might expect from fellow Scot Hudson Mohawke, before dropping into some smooth House, and then back…

DREWXHILL – BULLETS

Scandinavian/German duo DREWXHILL [Michelle Drew & Philipp Hill] announce their upcoming ‘Bullets’ EP with the release of its title track. The pair have moved away slightly from the Housey Electronica of their ‘Solitude’ EP, and towards a kind of post-R&B number that still has that Burial-esque Dance edge. Stream below via SoundCloud.

JORDAN BRATTON – MY TOWN [DURKIN REMIX]

After premiering the track on The Fader yesterday, Durkin makes his version of Jordan Bratton’s ‘My Town’ available to stream on SoundCloud. The Boston producer begins by putting a seriously House-y spin on the New York vocalist’s track, before dropping into some funky synths at a slower tempo. Stream Durkin’s remix of the track [taken…

POMO – THE OTHER DAY

Canadian multi-instrumentalist Pomo uses elements of Hip Hop, Electronica and 70s/80s Funk on his new EP ‘The Other Day’ to create something that is at once fresh and interesting, but is so likeable that it has a certain familiarity to it.  With artists like Pomo, Kaytranada and Stwo on their roster, we hope LA label HW&W continue to…

ROCKET SURGEON – I GOT YOU

Bristol-based producer Rocket Surgeon [formerly Phiskal] mixes an upbeat steel drum melody with some shuffling percussion on new track ‘I Got You’ to create a beautifully formed slice of ambient House.  A gently building intro, complete with a looped vocal sample complete the track – think Jamie XX & Gil Scott Heron’s ‘We’re New Here’…

ALT-J – LEFT HAND FREE [LIDO REMIX]

If the news that exceptional Norwegian producer Lido has remixed Alt-J’s single ‘Left Hand Free’ doesn’t brighten up your midweek, you’re probably in the wrong place.  Taken from their recent album ‘This Is All Yours’, the track has a kind of laid-back country vibe, emphasised by a music video in which everyone just has a great…

BONDAX – ALL I SEE [POMO REMIX]

Bondax’s Tanya Lacey-featuring  ‘All I See’ was undeniably brilliant, but involved far too much House for our sensitive musical palette.  Thankfully, our prayers have been answered by Canadian multi-instrumentalist Pomo, who counts Province favourites like Kaytranada, Stwo and Ta-Ku as his HW&W label-mates.  The producer slows the pace slightly before letting loose the confetti cannons…

SBTRKT – WONDER WHERE WE LAND

  SBTRKT’s hotly anticipated debut finds itself upon us this week, and the double-sided collection is an absolute goldmine, featuring contributions from Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Warpaint, Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, Jessie Ware, Sampha, Koreless, Andrew Ashong, Denai Moore and more.  Over the eighteen tracks (including singles ‘Voices In My Head’ [ft. A$AP Ferg] and ‘Higher’ [ft.…