HAICH – UNBALANCED

British producer Haich releases his debut EP ‘Unbalanced’; a project that’s been two years in the making.  “Spent the last two years trying to create a perfectly balanced debut EP,” he says.  “It didn’t work.”  We’re inclined to disagree – delicate vocals and poised synth sounds sit, perfectly balanced, alongside deeply satisfying bass wobbles and…

NOZA – LOOPS HAVE FEELINGS TOO

Noza, the artist formerly known as Luke Bonds, releases new album ‘Loops Have Feelings Too’ via Australian beat label St. O’donnell.  The eight track collection kicks off with ‘Fallinluvv’, a musical tribute to the late, great J Dilla, and is punctuated with bars from Brainfeeder’s Jeremiah Jae and Elijah Bank$y.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

JMZ – LET ME BE GREAT

Having garnered the attention of Dummy Magazine, Clash Magazine & Lost Culture as well as ourselves with singles ‘Let Me Be‘, ‘Church Ave‘ and ‘The King‘, JMZ releases eleven-track debut mixtape ‘Let Me Be Great’.  The British producer’s mix of styles is dizzying; in part echoing the kind of sample technique you’d find on Kanye West’s…

LIL WAYNE – DEDICATION 6

Lil Wayne fans have had quite a wait for ‘Dedication 6’ – it’s been just over four years since the release of its predecessor ‘Dedication 5’.  This time around, Weezy delivers right off the bat with ‘Fly Away’; his take on one of the instrumentals of the year, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DNA.’, prod. Mike Will Made…

JOEY BADA$$ & KIRK KNIGHT – GAZZLIONA

“Old to us but will be new to y’all. Expect more spontaneity in 2018,” said Joey Bada$$ of ‘Gazzliona’.  The collaboration with fellow Pro Era founding member Kirk Knight came to life in 2013, but has been lying on a hard drive in wait until now.  Bada$$ goes gruff over the first, butter smooth section…

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…