Future Classics
Beats Soul

Nanna.B “Solen” (Jakarta Records)

From Denmark to LA, soulful songstress Nanna.B delivers a confident and soothing performance on her latest LP released with Jakarta Records. Right from the first listen, the tone of the album is one of comfortable creativity and natural fluidity, promoting an openness to adapting to change while remaining true to …

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Exclusive Preview
Soul

Video Premiere: Nanna.B “Indigo / Find U”

Denmark’s soulful songstress presents the brand new visuals for a combination of two songs from her forthcoming full-length album “Solen”, releasing on the sure-shot label Jakarta Records. Melding an activist mindset and a golden voice into her textured and lush strain of Neo Soul, Nanna.B is one of the most …

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Interviews
Hip-Hop

Through The Lens Of Ivan Ave

With his distinct cadence, coupled with a penchant for a good beat, it’s easy to see why Ivan Ave is currently at the forefront of the independent Hip Hop / Beats scene. Having first garnered attention through his collaboration with Mndsgn on their “Low Jams” EP, and then Fredfades on …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Ill Camille “Heirloom” (Jakarta Records)

via Saint Heron: The West Coast’s best kept secret has officially released her highly anticipated “Heirloom” LP and we’re absolutely floored. There wasn’t any doubt that Ill Camille is the truth, but as track after track spins hope and encouragement with real deal realities, we were left absolutely breathless at …

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Future Classics
Soul

Olivier St. Louis “Ever Since The Fall” (Jakarta Records)

via Twistedsoul: This new work is a real treat for the the ears. After releasing a collaborative EP with Warp’s Bibio, Washington DC native Olivier St. Louis (FKA Olivier Daysoul) shares a new EP titled “Ever Since The Fall”. The six song project features productions by St. Louis, Bibio, and …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: IAMNOBODI “Imani (Jakarta Dubplate #9)”

The keys to the soul. Slow jams for the whip, at night, when you just need a drive. Big, warm, hugging bass, some beautiful chords, shaker and arp flourishes, soulful saxophone loops. It’s just what one needs to take their mind off of things even if only for a little …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Ivan Ave “Helping Hands” (Produced by MNDSGN)

It must be the contrarian in me but while everyone was losing their mind over the new Kanye release and 90% of my damn newsfeed was Kardashian and Yeezy-related, all I wanted is to listen to the new album from Norway’s Ivan Ave which I ordered on cassette. Titled “Helping Hands”, the …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Fredfades & Ivan Ave “Fruitful”

In the long line of classic hip-hop producer/MC duos you probably won’t find many from Europe, much less from Norway. But hip-hop isn’t the US centric movement it used to be, which is probably for the best since a lot of the more progressive artists come from unlikely spots all …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Dalton “Alech” (1971)

via Jakarta Records: Dalton was a band from Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. They came together as a band around 1968 when most of the members studied together at the University of Tunis. The band had five members. Faouzi Chekili on guitar, piano and vocals, Ridha Kouhen on bass guitar, …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Fred Fades & Ivan Ave “Reaping”

Seeing as their album titled “Fruitful” is only coming out on December 4th, I probably shouldn’t jump the gun and declare this a “future classic” just based on their first single. But judging from the work i’ve heard so far from producer Fred Fades and Ivan Ave I’m going to pre-emptively …

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