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Electronic

Exclusive Premiere: Gaijin Blues “Secret of Mana”

Gaijin Blues is Naphta and band mate Playstation Yoga Music’s tribute to Japanese pop culture, manga and video games. This EP is the result of tours to different regions of Japan and spending time in record shops, as well as playing classic RPGs. Gaijin Blues is a blend between Japanese …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Sam Irl & Dusty “Broken Spell” (Jazz & Milk)

Sometimes you produce a track with nothing but a dancefloor and a good sound system in mind. “Twelve Inch Jams” is offering you just that – strictly two A side tunes for the floor cut at 45 revolutions per minute. Jazz & Milk pays tribute to this classy release format …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Mark de Clive-Lowe “Memories Of Nanzenji” (Ropeadope Records)

On February 8th, pianist, producer and composer Mark de Clive-Lowe will release his new album Heritage via Ropeadope. For the half-Japanese half-New Zealander who calls Los Angeles home, Heritage is a deeply personal exploration of de Clive-Lowe’s ancestry and cultural roots. “ Heritage is the idea of transmitting from the …

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Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: FRNT BZNZZ “Separation Anxiety” (Aloha Got Soul Records)

Producer and multi-instrumentalist FRNT BZNZZ returns with the second installment in a six-part series of 45s from the Aloha State. Just like the first 45, the A-side “Separation Anxiety” takes to the same raw electro boogie feel, this time with more layers. The 4-minute ride into the artist’s complex, often …

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Soul

Video Premiere: Pho Queue “SOS” (Tokyo Dawn Records)

Munich’s new disco sensation Pho Queue drop their long awaited debut record “Sweet”. Synth boogie, funky to Carribbean sounding guitar riffs, Vietnamese pho flavors and superbad vocals define their signature sound. This tasty collection of the band’s highlight tracks boils up a sweet and spicy meal with some known ingredients …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: CPEN ft. Bluey Robinson “I’m Searching (Kerri’s Feel Vocal)”

Madhouse Records label boss Kerri Chandler returns to his imprint with a heavy set of remixes for CPEN ft. Bluey Robinson’s single entitled ‘I’m Searching’. Each flip has its own personality and flavour, but the ‘Feel Vocal’ stood out for us on this one. Warm and delicate keys dangle gently …

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Electronic Jazz

Video Premiere: Kaos Protokoll “Story Line”

From their latest full-length release “Everyone Nowhere”, Kaos Protokoll shares their latest single and video for the impressionistic ‘Story Line’. It’s safe to say that the Swiss four-piece is slowly but surely becoming a regular name amongst fans of the GoGoPenguins, Jaga Jazzists and Makaya McCravens of this world. They’ve …

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Broken Beat

Exclusive Premiere: Ben Hauke “Movin’ Broke”

The young South East London producer Ben Hauke takes us on an epic sonic excursion with a four track sampler on the CoOp’s “Coopr8 Records”. “Movin’ Broke” is driven by crunchy MPC beats laced with obscure and dusty Puerto Rican breaks mashed with Brazilian, and Cuban crate digs delivering Ben’s …

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Eclectic Electronic Jazz Soul

Video Premiere: Richard Spaven “Spin (feat. Jordan Rakei)”

Following the release of his latest album “Real Time”, critically acclaimed drummer and composer Richard Spaven has connected with a Berlin-based dance collective to present the new video for his track ‘Spin’. After Spaven came across a choreography the collective had done for his song ‘Undertow’, the two parties quickly …

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