MAC LLOYD – TRAPPED

Mac Lloyd’s debut track is the first to come from his upcoming album ‘It’s Not All Bad, I Promise’ [March 1].  The producer-turned-vocalist tells us it’s “a fusion drawing elements from Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz and electronic production,” which also comes with a monochrome visual accompaniment.  It’s a smooth, wistful sound reminiscent of the likes…

AERIEL – SAD GIRLS CLUB

LA vocalist Aeriel releases her debut EP, ‘Sad Girls Club’. The five track EP aims to “encapsulates the range of emotions that accompany a failing relationship; from uncertainty on ‘Be Down’, to passion on ‘Motion’, to self-preservation on ‘Selfish’. Aeriel’s vocal isn’t always perfect, but her impressive range and beautiful tone over some fairly hard-hitting beats is the kind…

AZEKEL – BLACK IS BEAUTY [DAUGHTERS]

A new track from Azekel sees the British vocalist & producer at his most delicate, and seemingly at his most experimental.  ‘Black Beauty [Daughters]’ is a beautifully restrained work; its solid bassline the only thing that isn’t light as a feather.  Azekel’s ‘808s & Heartbreak’-style auto-tune feel poised over backing vocals and barely-there keys.  It…

NOBL – LACUNA

San Francisco producer Nobl is perhaps best known for his production as part of F.A.M.E (Fresh Analog Music Experience) with Teeko and MaxKane, but already with one solo album under his belt he continues the flow of new solo material with ‘Lacuna’.  Beginning with sultry horns courtesy of Adam Theis of Jazz Mafia and mellow…

NXWORRIES – BEST ONE [REMIX]

NxWorries [vocalist Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge] announce a remix package of ‘Yes Lawd!‘, almost exactly one year after the release of their debut as a duo.  The LP is due for release November 17 on Stones Throw Records, the first taste of which is a re-working of ‘Yes Lawd!‘ single ‘Best One’.  Stream below…

THUNDERCAT – DRUNK

Thundercat releases his third full-length studio album ‘Drunk’ out on LA label Brainfeeder. The album is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington…

THUNDERCAT – FRIEND ZONE

Brainfeeder producer Thundercat celebrated this year’s Valentine’s Day with a new track from upcoming album ‘Drunk’ [February 24].  ‘Friend Zone’ is as witty as it is funky, bemoaning the all-too-familiar liminal space between love and friendship.  The 23-track album promises an “epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist”, and is set…