Vibes straight out of the UK. Check this one out.
New one from Louis The Child feat. Blaise Railey! Loving the fun in this track! Em
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
Give the grandparents a shock with this festive mixtape from Chance The Rapper. They’ll think it might be Michael Jackson … but its really not.
Merry Christmas everyone. Thanks for listening, sharing, playing, reading and all that good stuff.
Ollie and Emily.
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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Ollie and Emily
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.
What absolute vibes this is! THANK YOU to aybner for emailing me and sending me this track. Sample ridden hip hop beats. THANK YOU!
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.
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)
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.