MODEL 86 – DREAM

Model 86 releases ‘Dream,’ a mind-altering, hauntingly melodic track filled with distorted vocal samples and driven forward by a pounding synth bassline.  It’s a greaet example of the kind of innovation we’ve come to expect from the British producer. “‘DREAM’ is about, well… dreaming, and ultimately about people you may miss for whatever reason,” he…

5TATIC – WORLD OF SOSAI

5TATIC shares new debut EP ‘World of Sosai’ via his own South Space Records in partnership with [PIAS].  The South East Londoner’s debut EP is a cinematic, experimental one; journeying through unique sounds and strange textures.  “This project has a lot of hidden personal meaning for me. Each track was written over very different points in my life last…

LAZY H – ONLY AN OUTLINE

North London producer Lazy H has been working behind-the-scenes for years as a producer, multi-instrumentalist, engineer and songwriter. Releasing his own material for the first time, his debut EP is a vibrant fusion of misbehaving electronics and exotic samples that draws as much inspiration from modern electronic artists like Sam Gellaitry and Photay as it…

ODEENO – MATTGLRE

“Starting the new year with good intentions, one of these is to create and donate so many beats for this 2018 just started,” says Odeeno on the release of new beat tape ‘Mattglre’.  Fans of his sample-based, crackling style won’t be disappointed by the loops on display here, but things start to get really interesting…

SAMIYAM – PIZZA PARTY

‘Pizza Party’ is 24 minutes of off-kilter mobster music mixed with a warm soul sound that is unmistakably L.A. producer and beatmaker Samiyam.  Unusually for this kind of beat tape, ‘Pizza Party’ is free of the kind of dusty vinyl samples we’ve come to expect, replaced this time around with original synths and FX in…

WALTER EGO – SEVEN STAR BALL EP

Following collaborations with just about everyone [Slick Don, Trim, Rawkid, Winter Rose, Gavlyn, Blimes Brixton], producer Walter Ego returns with a solo offering in the form of ‘Seven Star Ball’.  The three track EP begins with ‘Raw’, a murky, bass-heavy banger with the kind of super-villain string sample you’d find on a DOOM track.  Stream…

KIN KLAVÉ – DANCING WITH HANUMAN

Kin Klavé may be from Yorkshire in northern England, but he’s headed East on new track ‘Dancing With Hanuman’.  Named after a character from Hindu folklore, the track bursts into life following an ambient intro, brimming with Indian influences, weaved into a Trip Hop setting a la Bonobo.  Stream below via BandCamp.

KIN KLAVÉ – YORKSHIRE SOUL

British producer Kin Klavé drops off a tribute to his homeland in ‘Yorkshire Soul’, an eclectic mix of Soul, Folk and Jazz put through and Electronic filter.  The man himself says “the track is a collage of organic textures, harps, and guitars along with a peppering of female vocals; all driven by idiosyncratic acoustic drums and thick Sub Bass.”  It’s certainly one of…

SPORTING LIFE – SLAM DUNK VOL. 3

Ratking producer Eric Adele, AKA Sporting Life follows up Vol. 1 and Vol.2 of his instrumental series ‘Slam Dunk’, this time including a typically beguiling Babyfather mix by Dean Blunt and co, as well as features from Devonte Hynes [AKA Blood Orange] and Ratking MC Wiki.  The series is inspired by SL’s love of basketball; or more…

MODEL 86 – FAKE LIFE JACKETS

Following ‘Holdin’‘ and ‘Mono‘, Model 86 releases a third track from upcoming EP ‘When You Realise People Are Not One Dimensional Characters In A Movie Of Your Life’.  Short new track ‘Fake Life Jackets’ is a far more straightforward affair than its predecessors, but contains more than enough strange, glitchy instrumentation to keep things interesting.  Stream…