So we wanted to round out the year with a return to Norfolk and bring you another bit of hot East Anglian property. No it's not a beach house at Wells-next-the-Sea, it's Cabrakid and their 2016 mixtape 'Busy With Another'. So, who dem!? Cabrakid are the combined efforts of producer Allergy Kid and wordsmith High Priest … Continue reading Cabrakid – Busy With Another
For the latest in the rather excellent Jazz Re:freshed - 5ive series (previously featuring the likes of Richard Spaven, Kaidi Tatham and Ashley Henry) we have TriForce, a new four piece (threw us too) jazz outfit from South London. The EP showcases a very confident band working their way through a range of tracks that evidence their … Continue reading TriForce – TriForce 5ive
Don't let the sweetly bobbing synths, steel drum tinkles and 90s R&B power pop opening vocals lull you into a false sense of security, this track is packed full of sass and attitude. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntH4hRsbRHs&ab_channel=IAmTayla Born and raised in Birmingham as an opening gambit Tayla's come out of the blocks strong with her debut offering 'Call Me Danger'. We're excited … Continue reading Tayla – Call Me Danger
No we're not reviewing this on the eve of Christmas because the first sound you hear on the album is a sleigh bell, that's just a festive coincidence. The debut full length from Detroit musician / DJ Jay Daniel is a directional shift for an artist known for more hard hitting techno productions. Fear not though, … Continue reading Jay Daniel – Broken Knowz
A five piece band making "Exotic Psychedelia" and formed in Bahrain you say? Yes we do, and they are called Flamingods. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIhVzjBYsfc&ab_channel=FlamingodsMusic 'Gorija' is a flighty audial experience lush with scattered drum rhythms and guitar breaks which explodes into an electrical pulse driven frenzy as it rises and then dips before climaxing. We think they've captured the mood rather well … Continue reading Flamingods – Gojira
A tasty tribal roller from Vilnius, Lithuania. It'll get you with its infectious claps, muffled horn stabs and carnival whistle. This one will crop up again and again next year for sure. And because it's nearly Christmas, he's giving it away for free. Get it now from Tactic Signals.
Sure, we've been listening to this album for the best part of six months now (as I'm sure you have too), but like a fine wine these things need time to breath and develop for their true flavour to come through. But before we get into our thoughts on what for us has been the stand out … Continue reading BADBADNOTGOOD – IV