Silent Jay & Jace XL // Tides

Excited to hear another track from Hiatus Kaiyote collaborators Silent Jay & Jace XL after seeing them a couple of weeks ago with Hiatus at Somerset House. They’re offering up a lovely slice of soulful R&B as part of Plastic World’s upcoming comp of new Aussie music called Volume 1. Can’t wait to pick it up.

Give them a listen (there is saxophone, which is excellent)


Ladi6 // Beffy

Regrettably I’ve only just discovered the music of Auckland native Ladi6. On first listen I was instantly hooked by the husky vocal and punchy drums that open up the mysteriously named ‘Beffy’. One note at a time, a hypnotic synth melody builds the to a killer electro-soul hook. Really clever production and songwriting. Bounce, wobble and soul.

Time to dig into the Ladi6 archives.


Now Playing … 28th June Edition

These are some of the tracks that we’ve been listening to recently and enjoying featuring:

The fresh take of Chase Miles on the 90’s R&B classic ‘You’re the One’ by the ultra successful female group SWV (Sister’s With Voices). We’re loving the summery vibe of this song and this modern electronic revamp certainly does justice to the original. Another song we’re excited about is ‘Acid Symphony’ by ELZ. The Turkish singer, songwriter and producer combines with the vocals of Valley to provide self-conscious and haunting vocals and lyrics as well as downbeat minimalist feel make this song seriously atmospheric. US artist Kagwe takes a more experimental approach with his tune ‘afrognamedgrace’ but we love it all the same! There are so many different sounds going on from Japanese influences to more classical violin elements which combine to make a weirdly wonderful vibe.

Check them out along with many more below ….

SWV // You’re the One (Chase Miles remix)

ELZ // Acid Symphony

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