Chaz who? Chaz Bundick. You know him, the guy we all more commonly know as Toro Y Moi.

A jump from the more colourful and polished electronics that we are used to, Chaz offers up a homely feel with his latest experimental offering. Cosy knitted guitars swing around the repetitive melody and feel somewhat…well, unfinished. That aside, Chaz’s side project sounds as American as apple pie, which is a departure from his worldly eclectic sounds that we have grown to love. However, no despair, Sides of Chaz feels like it is exactly that – a side project.

‘Sweet Tea’ alongside another unreleased track – “Take My Car” will be available to buy on vinyl next week.

Don’t be put off by the track title, Blue Daisy has always been on the extreme side of the spectrum. Once known as Unknown Shapes and popular for a track entitled ‘Used To Give A FK’ (You see what I mean right?), we have always appreciated the boundaries Blue Daisy has quietly been adamant to push over the years.

‘Psychotic Love’ is rugged, sinister even. Portraying a creepy love via the dark and haunting drum rolls and menacing background vocals. His words are chilling in all the right places, yet endearing…no? Just me? Either way get stuck into what the North Londoner is creating below.

Active Child takes his echoey, synth heavy brand of theatrical pop to new heights on his latest EP Rapor. The projects lead single ‘Subtle’ features Mykki Blanco and assumes an over the top Michael Jackson-esque stance – it’s all a bit fabulous. But the rest of the EP is equally exciting – just in different ways. Ellie Goulding sounds surprisingly less annoying than she normally does on ‘Silhouette’ (although I reckon this has more to do with Active Child than it does Goulding), the sizzlingly 80’s sound of ‘Feeling is Gone’ wouldn’t sound out of place on the “Drive” soundtrack and ‘Evening Ceremony’ is an elegant closer.

Listen below and grab the full EP from iTunes

When your ears are first introduced to ‘Tomorrow‘, the latest track from the illusory Ofei’s impending London EP, you’ll be entranced by the sprinkling of chiming piano chords and Ofei’s raw, category-defying vocals.  The accompanying visual too, adds another layer to the singer’s mysterious and intriguing enigma, as partial shots are broken down by a plethora of suggestive imagery hinting to the crooner’s background. Ever since he emerged in 2012, this dread-locked man has kept us guessing and guessing, as to what he’ll do next, drawing us into his ever so soulful concoctions of beautiful sounding music.

A Taste of Silver - EP

You should all be familiar with Cardiff producer Until the Ribbon Breaks by now, he’s been onto something special releasing his incredible single ‘Pressure’. His debut EP, A Taste of Silver is an insight into the future of R&B; to put it short, it’s breathtaking.

Opening with the scintillating synths of ‘2025’, the EP flows beautifully into the hip-hop influenced ‘Perspective’ featuring Homeboy Sandman. Although ‘Pressure’ remains the highlight, it’s track three ‘Romeo’ which really brings this set together. Swirling in mysterious instrumentation and whispery vocals, ‘Romeo’ maintains a certain intrigue with its storytelling “You see I would have killed Romeo/ And saved Juliet/ But I don’t write stories/ That time wont forget”.  At the forefront of A Taste of Silver, UTRB brings together cleverly crafted instrumentation and crisp, vocals telling the story of a man finding love in the darkest of places.

Strangely and rather inconveniently the soundcloud click isn’t embedable – go here to listen in full.

Renowned selector Oneman continues to extend his skills into production with his remix of Mount Kimbie and King Krule’s collaborative effort  ‘You Took Your Time.’ Over the past year the Rinse FM mainstay has released a series of edits including A$AP Rocky’s ‘Purple Swag’ and The xx‘ ‘Chained’. Oneman’s contemplative take on the track  features vocals from oddball Brainfeeder rapper and producer Jeremiah Jae who delivers fittingly melancholic bars.

Here’s yet another enigmatic musician who seems intently influenced by that other mystical fellow Jai Paul. Consider yourself introduced to Margiela Madman, from Australia. And yes, that’s pretty much all the info there is on this guy. His latest demo ‘Live Fast’ is really super crazy good – its slightly rocky exterior is nestled alluringly inside the tracks blissful ethereal atmosphere. The slow-paced track mirrors Paul’s hazy vocal approach with calls of “live fast die young” weaving in and out of the sombre production. Whilst you’re at it, give a listen to Madman’s take on Paul’s much loved ‘Genevieve’, it’s pretty darn nice.

Yesterday our minds were positively blown by King Krule’s majestic ‘Neptune Estate’, today though and a week ahead of it’s scheduled release the artist formally known as Zoo Kid shares a full stream of his debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. Aged just 18, it’s no exaggeration to say that this young man has one of the most uniquely powerful voices on the planet and that this debut will undoubtedly end up one of the highlights of the year. Stream the entire LP below and buy the album on August 24th via XL Recordings. The album is also streaming live over some CCTV of London at

A few unexpected but exciting inclusions cropped up in the production credits for Kanye West’s Yeezus – among them the efforts of homegrown talent Evian Christ and tastemaker Benji B. Part of Kanye’s ensemble motley crew also included relative unknown (but PinBoard supported) producer Arca. With two LP’s already under his belt via New York label UNO, the Brooklyn native has built an enduring reputation as a specialist in genre-defying, trippy, bass hungry beats which are occasionally complimented by distorted vocals. His latest offering &&&&& is a 25 minute collection of his latest warped and wonderful concoctions. Take a listen below…

… You’ll be able to catch Arca alongside Evian Christ, Lil Silva, Sampha and Fatima Al Qadiri at the next Deviation session at XOYO on August 2nd – more info here

The man behind (most of) The Weeknd’s tracks (from House of Balloons to Echoes of Silence, and now Kiss Land) is Carlo Montagnese, aka Illangelo. As a writer and producer he’s also penned tracks for other artists such as TALWST and The Airplane Boys but now – it’s his time to shine. With his forthcoming debut concept album History of Man out August 20th, the musical mastermind has launched his lead solo single ‘Crash Landing’ which incorporates some ridiculous drums and choppy melodies. That a listen up top and check out the History of Man artwork after the jump…

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