Nottingham based producer, Matt Cutler recently uploaded his forthcoming single ‘Airglow Fires’ to his Soundcloud which will soon be officially released on R & S Records.
Since Lone’s last foray into the nu-acid rave scene two years ago with ‘Galaxy Garden’ he’s kept a relatively low key appearance. Now though he’s back and by the sounds of things venturing into deeper, more jazzier forums of house – just peep his lastest tease. ‘Airglow Fires’ begins to build with breezy halo style synths, fitted with what sounds to be a lofty, albeit obscure homage to the late great J Dilla; It then transforms itself into an uninhabited and rippling dance number before returning to an ethereal conclusion. A nice one for the summer.
The 12″ vinyl is out on July 8th on R & S Records.
Earlier this week L.A based singer and self-producing artist Sunni Colón shared his latest offering from his forthcoming free album The Els Flower’s. Following last years Dearly Beloved mixtape, Colón has come gone away crafting a more eclectic and polished sound. Arresting in it’s own right ‘Karma’ is an alluring voyage made up of stuttered keys, weeping guitars and Colón’s softly gravelled vocal tone. It’s a record that clearly cities Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE as an influence, but one that still highlights Sunni’s own musical instincts.
The far out Bay Area trippers Main Attrakionz are back and gearing up at last to a new full length album Bossalinis & Fooliyones out on October 22nd. For a duo who’ve represented the cross-regional cloud in the past with now prolific808 & Dark Grapes II, here they’re amplifying hometown pride with this gorgeously sampled, trumpeting, horizontal number ‘Do It for the Bay’ produced by Harry Fraud. They’re ‘on a boat’, but it’s no T-Painin’. Oakland stand up.
Beatsmith extraordinaire Shlohmo going beyond the call of remix duty again, putting out an absolute lip biting turn for Jeremih’s buzz record ‘F*** U All The Time’. It’s bump n’ grind, in a cave, surrounded by fuzzy alien critters taking notes. If you haven’t heard Jeremih’s recent mixtape yet, treat yourselves to more unparalleled smuttiness here.
“Unreleased Jai Paul Beats. Have a quick listen as gonna b taken down by our manager in the morning.” – Two Inch Punch. And, modern internet folklore continues with this re-surfacing of a snippet Jai had on his MySpace a few years back. Ahead of his time even then, it features a familiar Feist inspiration source more recently popularised in 2010 by James Blake. Here it’s organic, punching Dilla’esque funk and hypnotic alarms all lightly dusted and taking you up, up, into the clouds. One can only imagine where this goes past the cruel 53 second cut-off. With ‘Jasmine’ already being a favourite of the year, how much longer the wait for new material Mr. Paul? Obsessed. Repeat x 100,000.
DJ Target premiered a brand new track from these two newly aquatinted friends on his Radio 1 show, only this time Hackney’s own Shystie leads the assault with Azealia returning the favour as the featured femcee. After the under di sea, calypso vibes of ‘Neptune’, the pair waste no time in switching things up, bringing forth their respective inner bad gyal – proving neither are to be messed with. Full-on empowerment, capped with tongue in cheek lyrics – clearly Shystie is prepping us all for her forthcoming project Gold Dust Volume 2 – coming soon.
Noisey – Vice’s sister channel caught up with Danny Brown when he came to perform for the first time in London a few weeks back. One of the city’s premier nights for Hip Hop, Livin’ Proof hosted the sold out show and Brown later hung around the city for a few days, chilling with Darq E Freaker, Lunice and Hudson Mohawke in the studio at one point too. Catch the rest of the madness that ensued up top.
Jneiro Jarel and DOOM hook up with Rizlab and director Ninian Doff to shoot the experimental visuals to their latest offering taken from their album Key to the Kuffs. Whilst DOOM frolics around a disused space and minds trip over the spilt screen action, the gully drumline keeps heads a’ rocking. At least he turned up for the video shoot…
Catch JJ Doom’s live debut too at The East Ender at Village Underground next month.
Toro Y Moi takes a step back and lets the alter ego Les Sins come forward. The ’09 born, party fuelled acquaintance, seems more adamant to bring blissful subs, twinkling sun kissed hi hats and straight dancefloor vibes to your ear drums, rather than his usual Indie Pop palette.
‘Fetch’ surges along the new route perfectly offering up electronic dreams and pump fisting synth stabs throughout. Alongside that, is the B side chugger – ‘Taken’, which is also part of the package that is due to be released soon on Caribou’s rising Jiaolong label, which sounds like another track that was most likely influenced by the label owner himself. Both are a clear departure from what we are used to from Chaz Brunswick nee Toro Y Moi, but more than happy to receive more.
As rumours continue to stay rife about the occult identity of Captain Murphy – who could it be… part Tyler, The Creator, part Earl Sweatshirt and part Left Brain, or even Fly-Lo himself? Either way, Murphy pirates another worthy beat in an MF Doom‘esque play around, courtesy of TNGHT‘s smash ‘Buggn’. Darkly comic weight and surrealist punchlines get thrown all over the pulverizing production. Grab the free download over on our SoundCloud too.