It has been over a year since his last release, but Ninja Tune’s own Dels is back! With the single already getting airplay by the likes of Zane Lowe it’s obvious he’s going to continue where he left off, with a critically acclaimed LP under his belt and a serious buzz surrounding him. ‘Bird Milk’ is a reincarnation of a track off the Kwesachu mixtape which dropped earlier this year and will feature on the upcoming Black Salad EP dropping 26th November on Big Dada / Ninja Tune. Get into this, wait for the dope break downs in the second half of the track and keep your eyes peeled for what will be another sterling album dropping early 2013.
Off the hotly anticipated Black Radio Recovered EP dropping this week comes an absolute gem featuring Solange Knowles. Covering one of my favourite Little Dragon tracks, thumping percussion (do you hear the Crooklyn Dodgers-esque bells!) coupled with the pure-silk vocals courtesy of Knowles over the Glasper chops. Apparently recorded as part of the original Black Radio sessions, this refix by everyones favourite drummer and producer extraordinaire beefs it up on a whole new level. Others who feature on the new album include the likes of Pete Rock, Phonte and Black Milk. Real Hip Hop in the building. Make sure you catch Glasper as part of the London Jazz Festival with featured guest MF Doom. Expect a musical journey of epic genre crossing proportions.
One of my favourite and most consistent beatmakers doing his thing over in Cali is giving away a bonus track off the album to thank everyone for copping ‘Waiting’. Having produced beats for the likes of Badu, Q- Tip, Joey Bada$$ and remixing for everyone under the sun he is always in high demand and listening to ‘When You Sleep’ it’s evident why. A Ronny Jordan-esque guitar complimenting a knocking downtempo beat with a summer vibe. This is one for those late night/early morn sessions. Enjoy and download here
The 21 year old Parisian does it again. The lady who bought us the absolute banger ‘Work The Middle’ off the Bedtime Stories EP gives us the video offering for ‘Another’. The video is black and white kaleidarotica in it’s finest form. Keep it locked on her Soundcloud and get hold of all his previous material here.
Debut single from the forthcoming LP on the seminal 2000black imprint by the new quartet ‘Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks’. Still no name for the longplayer at present, but know that whats been shared so far has been musical bliss. Bassline on a next level, broken beat and quite 90s in funky spirit. Nothing short musically than you would expect from this crew. Video filmed in our fine city, featuring the locals and their sterling footwork across the Southbank. Keep it locked for more teasers and singles in the coming weeks
Kidsuke is a collaboration between Kid Kanevil and Daisuke Tanabe and with the upcoming long-player release over a month away (2nd November on Project Mooncircle), the fine people over at Brownswood have released a full album track as part of their current electr*c 3 compilation to wet our beaks a little. If this track is anything to go by I can’t wait for the album. Dance floor dynamite, video game mind expanding eskimo dance-esque riddims. Listen, enjoy and support.
This is the latest single off the upcoming long-player ‘No Beginning No End’ that is set to drop next January. For those like me who can’t wait that long the ‘It’s All Over Your Body’ EP is available now. This single enlists the help of some serious heavyweights including Takuya Kuroda on trumpet, Corey King on trombone, Chris Dave on drums, Robert Glasper on keys and D’Angelo’s own Pino Palladino on bass. As you would expect the groove is on a next plane. You can catch Robert Glasper being supported by Jose James on Sunday as part of the iTunes festival at the Roundhouse. For those not lucky enough to win tickets you can catch Robert Glasper as part of the London Jazz Festival for his annual show in November, this time with the experiment in tow. A show not to be missed. Keep up to date with all the London Jazz Festival programming with Serious and watch out for the review of Sunday’s show next week!
Off the upcoming ‘Until The Quiet Comes’ longplayer which drops October 1st, is the video offering for Putty Boy Strut. Directed by Cyriak this is a dope animation featuring LED eating robots and a smorgasbord of circuit building goodness. Check out the mini-site for the video and to have a play here!
The latest video from our good friend and Mercury Nominee! (I will never get bored of saying that) Jessie Ware, Night Light, off the truly incredible debut album ‘Devotion’. My favourite cut off the long-player, with it’s downtempo rhythm, stirring epic guitar lines topped with flourishes of deep string goodness. Directed by Chris Sweeney, it’s another stunning video for the project and to quote Jessie ‘ features my sister, a true blood fella and my boys back. BIG cast’. Beautiful.
Hailing from Derbyshire, Jake Norman a.k.a Armeria follows in a similar vein to PinBoard favourites Karma Kid and the Disclosure boys. Bouncy future garage, chopped and screwed female vocals over a healthy dose of 808 percussion and bass. Tasty. Keep it locked on his soundcloud here for future vibes