LOYLE CARNER – NOT WAVING, BUT DROWNING

Loyle Carner’s new album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ follows last year’s BRIT & Mercury Award-nominated ‘Yesterday’s Gone‘, and features a lot of familiar faces: Tom Misch, Jordan Rakei, Rebel Kleff and Jorja Smith to name but a few.  The sound is also famillar – poet Benjamin Zephaniah describes Loyle incredibly accurately as “a rapper with…

LOYLE CARNER – OTTOLENGHI [VIDEO]

His first since recent album ‘Yesterday’s Gone,’ Loyle Carner drops off new track ‘Ottolenghi’ with a video to boot. Named after, and loosely inspired by, pioneering chef Yotam Ottolenghi, the song came to life when Carner was quizzed by a family on a commuter train about the ‘Bible’ he was reading, which was in fact the…

JAY PRINCE – SMILE GOOD

It’s been almost a year since Jay Prince’ last full length project, ‘Beautiful Mercy‘ and boy has his sound evolved!  New album ‘Smile Good’ takes elements of what’s going on in the US at the moment with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and TDE, and re-frames it in a way that’s totally authentic to the UK.  It’s…

BARNEY ARTIST – PAINTING SOUNDS

The new album from Barney Artist features recent singles ‘Down‘ and ‘Stay Close‘ as well as appearances from Tom Misch, Jordan Rakei, Jay Prince and more.  The Forest Gate MC titles the album after his approach to making music, which he describes as “fluid hip-hop that flows like the tide and hits the mind with a…

MR. CARMACK – GO GET HER [FT. TOM MISCH & JORDAN RAKEI]

San Francisco-born beatmaker Mr. Carmack teams up with fellow Soulectioner Tom Misch and Aussie producer Jordan Rakei on a new track etitled ‘Go Get Her’.  It’s a mellow but euphoric collaboration; simple, comforting melodies against paired down percussion.  Quite why the track cuts off so abruptly remains a mystery, stream below via SoundCloud.

TOM MISCH – BEAT TAPE 2

The modest title of Tom Misch’s ‘Beat Tape 2’ quite simply doesn’t do it justice.  Not satisfied paying homage to the likes of Dilla, Misch takes elements from Jazz as well as features from the likes of Carmody [‘Wander With Me‘], Loyle Carner [‘Nightgowns‘] and Jordan Rakei [‘Wake Up This Day‘] to put together something truly…

TOM MISCH – WAKE UP THIS DAY [FT. JORDAN RAKEI]

Tom Misch is releasing a new track from his upcoming ‘Beat Tape 2’ every Thursday until its release on August 28, providing a welcome break from the never-ending stream of self-indulgence apparently justified by the ‘TBT’ hashtag.  Latest track ‘Wake Up This Day’ follows ‘In The Midst Of It All‘ and ‘Wake Up This Day‘ as…