Music Worth Hearing – September 2016 Recap

As always, September is very busy month in the music world and 2016 is no exception. Here are some of the best releases we had the chance to put an ears on.

Incredible reggae/dancehall/rocksteady album from the Frightnrs (R.I.P. Dan Klein):

Talking about reggae, a new 7″ from Dub Store records by Cornell Campbell:

The legendary reggae label “Pressure Sounds” just reissued this fabolous dub album by “Yabby You”:

A new single by Bukkha feat. Junior Dread on Dub-Stuy records:

If you want to discover rare Surinamese funky tracks, this compilation is for you:

Mango & Guts continue their excellent “Beach diggin” series:

Nice track taken from a new compilation by Culture of Soul titled “Boogie Breakdown South African Synth disco (1980-1984)”:

The Athens of the North label always comes with the greatest 7″ reissues, this is a selection from the last batch:

A little dose of prog/psychedelic rock, the track “higher now” is a gem:

If hip hop is your thing, we have a couple of suggestions for you…

You like soulful sample chops and dope rhymes, you got it here:

1/3 of Pac Div, rapper “Like” is going solo on Jakarta records and it’s good:

We just discovered this hip hop duo from San Diego, check it out:

Experimental stuff from Seattle’s Tay Sean:

If you are from “Le Bas-Canada”, you already know!

What happen when Prefuse 73 is on the beat and Michael Christmas is on the mic?…Fudge:

P.U.T.S never disappoint and it’s the case right here with “The gettin’ off stage, Step 2” EP, available for free on soundcloud:

Reks as a new double disc album out “The greatest X”, this is a single produce by the legendary Large Pro:

New EP from SmCity, entirely produced by Cookin’ soul:

Common is coming with a new album soon, we have two beautiful singles from the project:

Little posse cut from the new Danny Brown album, with features from Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt and K Dot:

“The Healing Component” by Mick Jenkins is out, a project that includes the collaboration of Kaytranada, BADBADNOTGOOD and more… like Noname and Xavier Omar on this excellent track:

A lot of good music on the new “Isaiah Rashad”, like this wonderful single and video:

We have a couple suggestions for the jazz fanatics out there…

Excellent album from “Shabaka and The Ancestors”, available on double LP:

This project from London Based ensemble “Maisha” contains only three songs… but it’s three amazing songs!:

Robert Glasper push the experiment a bit further on his new album “ArtScience”, this is a single from the project:

And now, a little selection of fresh R&B/Soul to enjoy…

New track by I, Ced featuring Suzi Analog and some drums from OmMas Keith…:

…Taken from the album “What are we looking for?”, and the whole thing deserves a listen:

An artist from Copenhagen who goes by the name of “Otis Stacks” (Dope name!!) just put out a 12″ with a feature by Gift of Gab on Underdog records:

After last year “Aeons EP”, Electric Wire Hustle are back with a new album on Bastard Jazz recordings:

Weird but superb new song from Shafiq Husayn with Fatima & Jimetta Rose:

Debut solo album from “Echo” on Israel’ “Raw Tapes” label:

We can’t wait for the album from Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge aka NxWorries, and it’s coming October 21st… for now, enjoy this new gem:

The “Life Dancers” song by “The Invisible” gets the remix treatment from Floating Points, and it’s amazing:

If you don’t know who “Ash Walker” his, do yourself a favor and listen to this:

And you can maybe checkout the remix by “Faded” if you enjoyed the original:

Mndsgn let the funk out on his new project for Stones Throw record:

The beat/instrumental world is an overwhelming place with a constant flow of new releases, this is some of the best from this month:

New project on Melting Pot music from Germany’s “FloFilz”, with two tracks featuring songstress Olivia Wendlandt. It’s dark, jazzy and perfect for the fall season:

This is more than a “beat” album… this is the new Gaslamp Killer:

Lo-Fi goodness from Minnesota Ackryte:

Mecca:83 channeled his inner Dilla on this new beat tape:

This one is a special discovery, an impressive project from “Khudosoul” on “Budo Kiba”, with a good dose of rapping and singing to keep things interesting all the way through… and available at “name your price”:

Loops, loops and more loops from Japan’s “Fitz Ambro$e”:

A1 compilation from “Souletiquette” with music by Ian Ewing, Elaquent, Kaelin Ellis, Philippe Edison and more:

12″ of electronic beats from “Thebis x Touchy Subject” on “Astrophonica”:

Modern funk at is best by “Bybo” on the German’s label “Born to shine”:

Spaced out and trippy mood from UK’S “±±Ding±±”. Check out his bandcamp for TONS of free music:

Banging track from “Mophono” on “Change The Beat records”, accompanied by an equally dope remix by “Dabrye”:

Debut album from “Scott Xylo”, a psychedelic soul trip you want to experience:

Ras G collaborate with “Azla Vegan”, a South Central L.A. Ethiopian restaurant!!?? to give us this new beat tape…HOOOOOO RAAAASSSSSS!!!:

Adrian Younge switched it up this time around, and goes into the origins of electronic music for a splendid result:

ILL.SUGI on the beat, Philippe Edison on the synths and sax:

You like things a bit uptempo to get your groove on, this is a selection of house, broken beat and other electronic vibrations…

Dennis Ayler present his new imprint “Dennis Ayler Music”, a sister label to “22a” with this new EP:

New EP from London’s Ben Hauke:

You know when it’s coming from the 2000BLACK family that it’s going to be a jewel. New crucial 12″ from Kaidi Tatham:

The Greek label “Yoruba records” give us the debut album from “Toto Chiavetta”:

The “Soul Has No Tempo” label comes back after the magnificient “Jordan Rakei” album to give us more music, this time from Brisbane’s own “Sampology”:

New 12″ from NY “Thaddeus Nelson Jr” on the “Styles Upon Styles” label. I guess he is not going to work at the bowling alley no more…:

Cobby & Porky present a 2 songs EP on “Déclassé recordings”:

Really cool EP from “A Band Called Flash”, their second 12″ on “Future Vision records”.FYI collectors, it’s already out of stock on Juno. Take a listen at this top notch cut called “Volans”:

The “Stamp The Wax” website always premiered the dopest music around. These two tracks from Grant and Roy G feat. Furious Frank are taken from their soundcloud account:

Fab 5 Freddy jumped on a track with Vex Ruffin for his first musical project in 30 years… and it’s amazing! Once again, Stones Throw comes with the dope sh**! Take a look at the outstanding video right here:



Since his parents bought him a used "Pyramid" mixer more than 20 years ago, Kramos has always been a fiend to discover new music in every format possible and put mixes together. His first love was hip hop, but his tastes are now more eclectic than ever. The monthly show "Fresh Taste" with his friend MC Tank Pumpin' is proof of that.