Kwala – Projections

Label: Free Form Records Download: Bandcamp (Name Your Price) Some sweet subtle beats on this short EP, apparently there is a full length on the way so look out. These sounds from Kwala on Free Form Records are a nice little bunch of future hip hop sounds with swirling synths and punchy percussion. Sure to … Continue reading

Shigeto – New Light

Label: Ghostly International Purchase: Via Ghostly Service A wonderful new detour by percussionist/instrumental hip hop artist Shigeto – New Light is a collection of b-sides taken from the [ast three years. The short EP is full of  minimal ambient and abstract sounds with the occasional deep bass rumble. A lovely release all round, including … Continue reading

Depakote – Suicide Watch

The sky is grey, raindrops remain static on a bedroom window overlooking city lights. Thoughts run through your head, some glorious, some dark, all sinister. This sort of inner monologue, words unspoken in flight throughout one’s head is the subject matter for Depakote’s new record “Suicide Watch” released on Fly Definition records. Those familiar with … Continue reading

Twin Lizard – The 6 Billion

Needle in the Groove Netlabel is situated in the UK and this release, dropping late last year is an EP by Twin Lizard (version 4?). The 6 Billion, a reference to the earth’s population I would presume is straight up hip hop with lyrics focused on the political state of the world as we know … Continue reading

Onra – Chinoiseries

I haven’t posted in a while so a quick hello and a nice recommendation of french instrumental beat maker Onra and his epic album Chinoiseries. The record samples a bunch of old school chinese/Vietnamese pop music and turns the songs into the most interesting culture smash you have ever heard. Highly recommended!

Mux Mool – Skulltaste

Buy at Ghostly Slowly and gradually I have been devouring Ghostly International releases for the last six months or so, and it has been a delight to devour all the incredible sounds their artists are experimenting in right now. Mux Mool’s debut full length on the Ghostly imprint is a melting pot of beats, electro … Continue reading

Shigeto – Full Circle

Shigeto is creating just a ripple of stir with his previous two EP’s and his debut full length, Full Circle. Although, judging by the fact this record is now in the top 25 electronic releases on Itunes it would be more appropriate to call it a wave of hype. Is this hype justified? A resounding … Continue reading