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Archive for the month “September, 2017”

Cutterz – 12 Inch Face

Here is an interesting new single from hip hop producer Cutterz. “12 Inch Face” is the first solo single from the producer who has been involved in the Manchester hip hop scene for over a decade, promoting, DJing and being 1/4 of Voodoo Black alongside Sparkz, Dubbul-O and Ellis Meade.
However, for his debut solo single “12 Inch Face”, Cutterz has swerved away from straight up hip hop to bring you a track that is heavily influenced by Detroit house and electric breaks. It works well, the track has a nice bouncy vibe and it’s great to hear hip hop producers spreading their wings a little further. Grab it now for free on Room 2 Records bandcamp and check out the video.

 

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Meakoom & Bare Beats – ME

Bare Beats has teamed up soul vocalist Meakoom to create the new 3 track ep, “ME”. The ep see’s Bare Beats providing the soulful, yet slightly off key, electronic based beats for Meakoom to let loose over. The soulful musing from Meakoom were all impromptu giving it a more immediate feel, anything could have happened but this is what they arrived at and it sounds damn good.
Grab the “ME”, including all instrumentals, from bandcamp for name your price download.

Jon Kennedy – Ha!

Jon Kennedy returns with his seventh studio album, “Ha!”. Mixing up elements of broken beats, trip hop, jazz, hip hop and even drum and bass, Mr Kennedy has thrown everything in there and come up trumps.
The title track and lead single, “Ha!” is a low slung, funky head nodder that gets you grooving for sure. “Slave to TV” is more upbeat, with blasts of electro bass with a slightly harsher sound, but keeps things smooth with the jazzy percussion and vibes. All tracks on offer here create different moods and feels, creating an album that keeps your interest, gets you dancing and lets you chill out.
“Ha!” could have come out sounding dated however the album fits perfectly into today’s modern sound, whilst appealing to the older trip hop fans. Released on September 22nd, we urge you all to get a copy.

Son of Sam – Flying Fist/Put It On Ya

Son of Sam unleash two new tracks from their forthcoming “Cinder Hill” album. “Flying Fist” features Organized Konfusion rapper Prince Po, where as “Put It On Ya” utilises the rhyming skills of Soundsci and the DJ skills of Mr Thing. We can’t wait to hear the album in full, it’s going to be pure heat!

 

Funky DL – Incognito In Soho

Funky DL returns with a fully instrumental album, “Incognito In Soho”. Here the UK vet mixes up super nice, laid back jazzy vibes, with solid head nodding hip hop beats. This is instrumental hip hop for all those “real” boom bap fans out there.
With each track crafted as a fresh landscape for this project, this cohesive listening experience of 10 tracks in under 40 minutes showcases Funky DL’s unmatched ability to curate beats and samples through layering, comprehensive filtering and effortless whilst meticulous arrangement. Many beat-makers release beat-tapes compiling old and second-rate throw away music from their archives, but DL’s approach here is no different from when he is preparing to produce new music for his vocal work; only the best beats will do. This one of the fundamental reasons that Funky DL has been for so long considered a global treasure in Jazz and Hip-Hop production. ‘Incognito In Soho’ intends to take the listener through various emotive states from the lament of “The Glimmer of Nightfall”, to the excitement of “Gallery of Glass”, as well as the contrasts in “Turbulent Serenity”, each track allows the listener to lose themselves into the exploration of the night; as if they were ‘Incognito In Soho’.
Buy it now from Funky DL’s bandcamp page, and check out the video to “The Glimmer of Nightfall”.

 

 

Markey Funk – Witch Doctor

The ever reliable Delights label are back with a brand new 7″ single. The label’s head honcho Markey Funk gives a treat of pure delight with two tracks, “Witch Doctor” and “The Brew”. Both are drum heavy, synth and organ lead slices of fuzzed up funk. The mean and sharp Meters-meet-Goblin groove of “Witch Doctor” is extended into the mind-melting sound orgy of “The Brew” on the flip side, providing a perfect soundtrack for the wildest bad trip scenes in your favourite hippy/biker flicks.
Released on limited 7″ single and digitally on September 22nd, you’d be a fool not to grab this!

 

While you wait for the single to drop, check out this awesome mix Markey put together of tracks and sounds that have influenced the Delights label.

Misha Panfilov Sound Combo – En Route

Here is a great new album Estonia’s Misha Panfilov Sound Combo. “En Route” takes you on a futuristic journey to the golden days of European library music and music for cinema – bending and constructing different tones with instrumentations that creates a whole spectrum of sound with basement grit.
Ranging from downbeat darkness to loose, lo-fi, four on the floor disco, “En Route” is a must have album for any dirty space funk and library fans out there.

DJ Supreme – Arctic II feat. Ice T & Icepick

DJ Supreme returns with the “Arctic II” the follow up to his “Arctic” single. However, this isn’t just a remix, this is a full on follow up featuring live instrumentation, on point scratching, Icepick and Ice T, yep Ice T!
“Arctic II” will make you forget the cop shows, dodgy films and heavy metal, and remind you just how good Ice T can be. But don’t just take my word for it, listen for yourself.

Damien & Bethaniens Dust – Conveil

I Had An Accident records continue their assault on the listeners  senses with a new split cassette from Damien and Bethaniens Dust. As you would expect each side is a college of dark, eerie noises and soundscapes mixed with hard, dirty smash your door down beats. Another essential release from IHAA. Grab the cassette (if there’s any left) or the digital now.

Rodinia – Ex Anima

Now-Again Records has enjoyed a long and creative partnership with Munich-based multi-instrumentalist JJ Whitefield, creative force behind the Poets of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns. Rodinia, his latest project, is quite different than anything that’s come from his oeuvre to date, but follows in the line of the Poets ofRhythm’s great Discern/Define, as it reaches back to Krautrock’s experimental heyday but pushes its boundaries with a post-Hip-Hop approach.
Rodinia’s first album, Drumside/Dreamside, featured two, side-long suites, with synthesizers taking the fore on an overarching ambient approach (featuring over-dubbed reeds, drums and guitar, and self-made Moroccan field recordings introducing the project on its Drumside.)
For Ex Anima, Rodinia has incorporated more of the mid-70s approach of Krautrock forebears Neu!, Cluster and Harmonia, with shorter, self-contained songs. The result is winsome and exploratory, respectfully distanced from the past’s trappings while celebrating a musical spirit still very much alive and influential.
Buy “Ex Anima” now from Rappcats and listen to the preview below.

 

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