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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…

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VINCE STAPLES – BAGBAK

Before he heads out on ‘The Life Aquatic Tour’ with Kilo Kish later this month, Vince Staples drops off ‘BagBak’.  Save for this feature on GTA’s ‘Little Bit Of This‘, the new track is his first since last Summer’s superb ‘Prima Donna‘ EP.  Stream below via SoundCloud, click here to download via iTunes.

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THUNDERCAT – SHOW ME THE WAY

Thundercat’s new song “is about going down the rabbit hole, taking you to another place… On the edge of dark, there’s the brightest light”.  Featuring Kenny Loggins [of ‘Highway To The Dangerzone’ fame] as well as Michael McDonald of Steely Dan. Thundercat will release his third full-length studio album ‘Drunk’ on February 24 via Brainfeeder,…

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YOUNG FATHERS – ONLY GOD KNOWS

Irreverent, innovative and of course Scottish: Young Fathers were always great candidates to close out Danny Boyle’s upcoming sequel, ‘T2: Trainspotting’ [Jan 27].  Turns out the Edinburgh trio met the novelist behind the franchis, Irvine Welsh, in 2015, when Welsh was making TV documentary about creativity in their mutual hometown.  Around the same time, Director Danny Boyle…

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BEARCUBS – UNDERWATERFALL

Twenty five year old producer Jack Ritchie, aka Bearcubs, announces new EP ‘Underwaterfall’ [March 10] by dropping the title track from the project.  It’s a delicate, poised piece with layered vocals that smack of James Blake and warm synths that build and fall away over faint steel drum melodies.  Stream below via SoundCloud, click here to pre-order the EP…

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REJJIE SNOW – CROOKED COPS

“Me and my producer were watching some black exploitation films and that’s kind of where the initial idea came from,” says Rejjie Snow of politically-motivated new track ‘Crooked Cops’. “One of my boys had just got locked up for some things so I was just on some anti-police shit. When Rahki made the beat I…

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JOEY BADA$$ – LAND OF THE FREE

On his 22nd birthday, Pro Era kingpin Joey Bada$$ releases ‘Land Of The Free’, a Kirk Knight and 1-900-produced track taken from his upcoming album ‘AABA’.  Bada$$ doesn’t hold back in this four minute polemic against the current climate in American politics: “300-plus years of them cold shoulders/Yet 300 million of us still got no focus/Sorry America…