TA-KU – SONGS TO MAKE UP TO

Following 2013’s ‘Songs To Break Up To‘, Ta-ku releases its reconciliatory counterpart ‘Songs To Make Up To’.  It’s a brilliantly smooth, electronic collection of mellow beats to get you and bae back on track.  The whole EP clearly demonstrates the Aussie beatmaker’s sophisticated style, but none of the seven tracks stand out quite as much as ‘Love…

GOLDLINK – DANCE ON ME

GoldLink has always demonstrated an ability to lend his flow to a variety of dancefloor-ready beats on tracks such as ‘Vroom‘, ‘Paradise Awaits Part 2‘ and ‘Sober Thoughts‘.  New track ‘Dance On Me’ is no exception, as the XXL Freshman rips up a beat from Milo Mills & Hasta.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

CLN – LEFT BEHIND

Following recent single ‘Hold Me‘, Brisbane beatmaker cln releases a second track from upcoming EP ‘Found’.  Cln warps and twists his own vocals on the track amidst a variety of resonant synths, layered horns and lumbering electronic percussion.  “I wanted this EP to demonstrate a wide variety of styles and moods, and so this new…

MARIBOU STATE – WALLFLOWER

Following recent single ‘The Clown‘, Maribou State release ‘Wallflower’ [taken from their upcoming album, ‘Portraits’.]  Despite its over-riding ambience, the track morphs and glitches, flirting with several different directions which never fully come into fruition.  That is until the very end, when a glorious and euphoric finish brings everything together beautifully.  ‘Portraits’ will be released one Counter Records…

STARCHILD – PULSAR PENGUIN

UK Producer Starchild releases ‘Pulsar Penguin’, the seventh instalment of his ‘Cosmic Creatures’ beat tape series.  This time around, the British beatmakers sticks to straight loops and chops “with inspirations coming from Latin to Jazz to Hip Hop.”  It’s an easy-going and hugely eclectic tape, but check out stand-outs ‘PSU’ and ‘Homeless Shelter’ if you’re short on time.  Stream below…

GALLANT – TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP

Los Angeles enigma Gallant releases another new track ‘Talking In Your Sleep’, despite his first ever public performance not taking place until June.  The singer enlists the production talents of Vancouver’s STINT, who provides a fresh, shimmering accompaniment to his delicate, whispering vocals.  Gallant’s sophomore LP [which may or may not be titled ‘Neurophysi_’] is due for…

TA-KU – LOVE AGAIN [FT. JMSN & SANGO]

Taken from his upcoming ‘Songs To Make Up To’ EP [June 12], Australian producer Ta-ku releases the sublime ‘Love Again’.  Featuring JMSN and fellow producer Sango [with whom Ta-ku is no stranger to collaboration] the track is based around a beautiful piano chord progression, gentle vocals from JMSN and pillowy soft percussion, the track certainly does justice to…

TAELOR GRAY – FRESHMENT

Taelor Gray and Wes Pendleton team up to create the masterpiece that is  ‘FreshMent’.  Taelor’s buttery flow and thought-provoking, intricate rhymes mesh perfectly with Pendleton’s soulful beat, which uses sample chops reminiscent of J Dilla to create an atmosphere filled with nostalgia.  Taelor effortlessly rides the beat with a strong delivery that puts the emphasis on his lyrics, allowing…

TOWKIO – REFLECTION [PROD. KAYTRANADA]

Towkio’s upcoming mixtape ‘.Wav Theory’ is due for release next Tuesday [April 28], and the SAVEMONEY MC has decided to drop one final single from the project, in the form of ‘Reflection’.  As with the recent ‘Involved‘, the track features the immense production talents of Kaytranada.  On the track, Towkio perfectly sets up the archetypal club scenario;…

TURTLE – THE FLOOR

Glaswegian producer and vocalist Turtle has released a new track entitled ‘The Floor’, which will feature alongside previously released tracks ‘Lavender‘, ‘Colours‘ and ‘Silent Weapons‘ on his upcoming ‘Colours’ EP.  Real name Jon Cooper, the UK maestro starts things off with the kind of Indie minimalism you’d expect from The XX, but by the time the bass drum…