New spacey sounds from our favourite Kid Froopy. Nice and chilled with some electronic bounce to bring things home. Check it out and dig into some of our past Froopy repeats
Nice bit of squelchy Neo-soul here from James Vickery who has previously grabbed himself a Joe Hertz feature before setting out solo. No surprises that its Maths Time Joy on the production on this one. Big sound.
Spacious slow jam coming up from Colouring. Rich strings, subtle synth textures and a catchy hook really make this one get stuck in your head until you keep coming back for more. ‘Heathen’ is out now.
So happy to have Vanilla back with some brand new beats. Usually we only have to wait a year before he drops another album. This time round we had to wait an extra 3 months. Not sure how we managed. This time round its a bit smoother and less soulful. Nothing wrong with that at all.
One of my early favourites of ‘Moonlight’ is this great flip of Michael McDonald’s ‘I Keep Forgettin’. Vanilla’s signature tight production is there in full force as he turns the original groove well up with that punchy vocal and guitar.
Looking forward to digging into the rest of the album and discovering which sampled gems are hidden there. Something to distract me from endlessly wondering (and googling) ‘who the hell is Vanilla‘!
Grab your copy of ‘Moonlight’ here
Nice bit of future bass here from Big Wild. Builds up to the drop which lands with nice synth twinkling keeping things light. Smattering of the Future Classic / Wave Racer sound with disco house flavour.
We’re very excited to share something really special. The first release from our brand new label Genre Confused Records … Inventive name right?
Eagle eared readers may have already had a taste of the first official release from Jungo Sound when we feature a earlier version of this song a while ago. But its back with a fresh new sound and we can’t wait for you to hear ‘Cabo Cabo’.
Jungo Sound are a production duo, one part from New York and the other from London who bumped into each other at a party in Jamaica. Snow and Ollie (also 1 part of Annie Mac tipped The Busy Twist) together bridge the gap between their cultures and musical experiences to create a sound that is both tropical and old school.
‘Cabo Cabo’ is an introduction to Jungo Sound’s production style. A sound that sits somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic, between The Busy Twist’s multi-culture bass and the beats of Snow’s native USA. Throw on some dreamy saxophone for a track that’s one part tropical chill and one part Angolan Kizomba.
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Latin guitar tinged intro and then funky bass. Whats not to love on this dreamy downtempo and lo-fi funk tune from our favourites over on Rhythm Section International. There is always something new to love on their excellent office playlist and inevitably it ends up being something they’ve released themselves. Make sure to check out the whole of Duke Hugh’s debut ‘Canvas’. Great morning record.
Bubbling to the top of my most played tracks in recent weeks is this new track from Mullally. ‘Wonderful’ brilliantly kicks off with a contemporary shuffle groove that drags you into a big chorus and spits you out for a jazz nerd modulating key change. It’s modern production mixed with classic soulful songwriting. Big fan. And the Internet tells me Mullally is originally from Norfolk. It’s not often you read that.
Quite a ‘zesty neo-soul’ statement from Mullally. Looking forward to listening to what comes next.
Brand new tune from our fave Anderson .Paak as part of his side project NxWorries with producer in crime Knxwledge. ‘Lyk Dis’ is the first taste of the Stones Throw LP Yes Lawd coming out October 21.
It’s a woozy, sample chopped, string packed jam. Slow grooves and .Paaks ever present soulful rasp. It’s album time.
Harris Cole was trying to find out the chord progression to the classic Super Mario ‘Game Over’ theme and the result is this beautiful laid back tribute. So chilled and so lush it just sucks you in until you’re wondering why every song doesn’t have Mario popping up to whisper ‘Game Over’ in your ear. It’s a twinkling lullaby for the Nintendo nostalgia generation.