Maths Time Joy – Sanctuary

A new one on me, Maths Time Joy makes some rousing, sensual sounds and the new EP - Sanctuary is no exception. Think vocals from Inc, horn stabs and guitar riffage a la Jai Paul with poppy twiddles from AlunaGeorge. Pick of the tracks for me is After Hours feat. Flores but Cerulean is worth … Continue reading Maths Time Joy – Sanctuary

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Ata Kak – Sounds from Ghana

Having first unearthed the Ghanian highlife artist Ata Kak's super tune 'Daa Nyinaa' on a cassette whilst crate digging in the Cape Coast, Ghana, niche blogger (check out the very excellent Awesome Tapes From Africa) Brian Shimkovitz embarked on a 12 year search to track down the man behind the tune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw0OfOShSIY The long search led him to … Continue reading Ata Kak – Sounds from Ghana

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

Timeless production and a real heart string puller of a lyric, Leon Bridges' lead track Coming Home showcases what promises to be a true talent to watch develop over the coming years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTrKkqE9p1o Pretty disappointed that I wasn't on the ball to catch his first London show during March, but I hear he's returning for some … Continue reading Leon Bridges – Coming Home

Kelela – Cut 4 Me

Everyone's talking about Kelela's hypnotic new tune - A Message - But let's not forget how we first learned to love her sound. This weekend sees the release of the deluxe physical edition of her 2013 mixtape - Cut 4 Me. Originals, remixes and classy art work, it's nothing less than you'd expect from Kelela and label … Continue reading Kelela – Cut 4 Me

Roots Manuva – Facety 2:11

It's been a while, for us and Rodney Smith, but guess what, we're both back with all the energy and flavour we had before plus some more! Roots Manuva's new slammer Facety 2:11 has been doing the rounds this week and it's definitely hitting the mark. Released on Big Dada on 4 May (Big Dada / … Continue reading Roots Manuva – Facety 2:11