KENDRICK LAMAR – UNTITLED UNMASTERED

In a completely unexpected release, Kendrick Lamar releases a collection of eight new songs.  As the title suggests, each track is a rough and ready version of an untitled track, each just given a date ranging from Summer 2013 to the present.  Stream below via Spotify, click here to download from iTunes.

ELWD – THERE’S LIGHT SOMEWHERE

ELWD returns with his third LP on Bad Taste Records, ‘There’s Light Somewhere’.  Retaining the glitchy, chopped-up, experimental sound we’ve come to know and love, the Northern beatmaker goes slightly darker this time round.  Hip Hop is the major undercurrent, but the record dips the occasional toe into Chillout, Ambient, Jazz and Soul, as well as Jungle, Breakbeat…

LARRY FISHERMAN – RUN ON SENTENCES, VOLUME TWO

Between Christmas and the New Year, Mac Miller dropped off a mixtape created under his Larry Fisherman moniker.  The follow-up to 2013’s volume one is an experimental collection of plenty of lo-fi, Jazz-indebted beats and dusty, obscure vocal samples.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

NELSON – STORM BREWING

North West MC Nelson since last summer’s L’Orange-produced ‘Rabbit Hole‘.  On ‘Storm Brewing’, Nelson is up to his old tricks; delivering tumbling flows over a lurching Jazz beat.  The ominous track also comes with a set of visuals that see the Liverpudlian lurk around his home city.  Stream below via YouTube.

ARCHY MARSHALL – A NEW PLACE 2 DROWN

King Krule fans rejoiced as Archy Marshall [the artist himself] announced that he’d soon be releasing ‘A New Place 2 Drown‘; a book of poetry and artwork accompanied by its soundtrack and a short film.  The album [of the same name] is truly exceptional.  Far closer to his Hip Hop-influenced work under aliases DJ JD Sports…

IAMNOBODI – MAD WORLD

Is it an EP?  A long single perhaps, or even a short mixtape?  Who really gives a fuck – the latest nine minute offering from producer IAMNOBODI is an exceptionally captivating short odyssey.  Beginning with some stirring vocal samples and moving between a whole host of Jazz samples, ‘Mad World’ really is quite the journey.  Stream…

BADBADNOTGOOD – TIMEWAVE ZERO / HERE AND NOW

BADBADNOTGOOD have apparently been “trying ideas out and having fun”, the result of which comes in the form of two new tracks entitled ‘Timewave Zero’ and ‘Here And Now’.  The Canadian Jazz trio try out a bigger, sixties sound on ‘Timewave Zero’, before turning to their experimental roots a little more on ‘Here And Now’.  Stream…