“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.

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Like his previous singles ‘We Can’t Be Friends’ & ‘Treehouse’, 18 year old producer Dream Koala once again brings to life a stirring production built on spiralling instrumentation, filled with tangible emotion and texture. The video features French model Mae Lapres and as it’s title suggests, addresses the topic of date rape. Press play and watch his vision unfold.

Ripped off the Mary Anne Hobbs show on XFM last night, this is the latest in a series of tantalising rips and snippets that have been surfacing. Still no details on the name of the upcoming EP or when it is dropping, but its nice to hear Gold Panda‘s form is very much on point. Warm, almost deep house vibes to start, signature bells and almost lazy horns taking this one through. Looking forward to a CDQ version and more from the man that bought us the seminal Lucky Shiner long player

The original edit’s video off the Phone Line EP from PB favourites Funkineven and Fatima, dropped on Eglo records this week. Here cometh the remix courtesy of Brighton based Dauwd who releases under the wonderful Pictures Music imprint. This stripped back refix drops the full vocals of the future-funk number and settles into an acid-house like roller. Complete with speaker bending bass, chopped and screwed vocal and synth pad stabs off the original, expect this to tear up a dance or two much like the former’s been. You can grab a free download off the player.

Lunice has teamed up with Montreal based fashion label Off the Hook and together are launching a new line called The Good Kids. To kick start and launch the collection they’ve both teamed for the video of Lunice’s new single ‘Believe That’. And as with most things he touches, the TNGHT producer comes hard with a apocalypse-ready epic that’s armed with monstrous synths, signature claps, hats and horns, culminating into what sounds like an exercise in controlled sonic aggression.

Tagged under ‘Childhood’ on Soundcloud is another gorgeous, harmonic trip produced by 18-year old Parisian wonder kid Dream Koala. Like ‘We Can’t Be Friends’ before it, ‘Treehouse’ is another emotive, confidently executed offering – this time absorbed by a soft guitar melody with perfectly matched instrumental embellishments.

Having probably released the best EP of the year, Hudson Mohawke & Lunice, collectively known as TNGHT have now unveiled the projects first official video for ‘Bugg’n’. As monstrous as this is, you need to hear it in context to the rest of the EP; Make sure you cop that – out now.

Taking a minimal charge of sub with clonking tech percussivess and sending them spiralling into a funkin’, near-Neptunian bounce, would be this understated niceness from slowly rising 19 year old, Jaw Jam, of Ohio. The clippy sounds and short bursts of wooshing waves recall some sunnier take on a Harmonomix off-shoot, whilst Jaw is self-assured enough to make you wait until 56 secs before letting the groove drop it’s playful bass balls. Plus real talk, my stereo headphones are half-broken and it sounds very good in the left side alone. Sign of something spesh.

Peep Jaw Jam’s flip of Keyshia Cole’s ‘Love’ posted in March and also a very recent EP Untitled which you can stream here. Though, I reckon this cut might be one of his maturest so far

The boys aren’t the only ones doing it big right now.

East meets West in every sense, and the pursuit of warped next level Electro-Soul and proton-powered Hip-Hop blends make LA-residing Beats baby TOKiMONSTA and Philly’s unorthodox Suzi Analogue one formidable unit. They recently got Radio 1 with  ‘Nxt Msg’ but there’s more fantastic moments across Boom like the retro-future take on mid-90s boom-bap R&B that is ‘Time To’ (peep the video trip) or the straight cut-from-Dilla-cloth ‘Mind Of’.

The two radical ladies who’ve never pandered to the concept of playing it safe, after a few years of each doing their respective thing, have really excelled on this dual pallete showcasing Toki’s wonkified Brainfeeder’isms and Suzi’s polarizing, Jazz-pariah vocal approach. Chemistry and understanding between them is palpable. Stream the 11 track album below and download it free courtesy of Scion Ave here.

If you need gentle easing back into the new working week then I have something perfect for the ears. Hailing from the city of Liverpool, Cube Face makes beautifully delicate electronic treats. Soft pads, chopped vocals with clicking drum patterns alongside a subtle but tasty punchy bass. My immediate thought when I listened was Gold Panda, which is never a bad look or comparison. “Called You’ comes off the upcoming Fair Use EP. In the meantime get yourself acquainted with more work over on his Bandcamp and Facebook page.

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