Kelela – LMK

#NewVideo We’ve been getting ourselves more than a little excited about the upcoming Kelela album ‘Take Me Apart’ ever since the release of the track ‘LMK’ with its superb Andrew Thomas Huang video

We’ve been getting ourselves more than a little excited about the upcoming Kelela album ‘Take Me Apart’ ever since the release of the track ‘LMK’ with its superb Andrew Thomas Huang video. If you haven’t yet, check it now.

Word is that production on the new album will come from Hallucinogen’ and Cut 4 Me collaborators Arca and Jam City.

If that means more tracks and videos like ‘A Message’ and ‘Rewind’ then we will be very, very happy.

Kelela ‘LMK’ is from the upcoming album ‘Take Me Apart’ dropping 6 October on Warp.

Cobra Man – Weekend Special

#NewMusic from Los Angeles, USA

Firing straight out of the 80s cannon is Cobra Man with ‘Weekend Special’.

Featuring prominently at the start of the ace skate vid ‘New Driveway’. Blending footage old and new, this is a great way to relive your youthful skateboard obsession (yes we had one).

Cobra Man ‘Weekend Special’ hits the stores 8 September on Goner Records.

Tabrill – Lossless feat. Emily

#NewMusic from Brisbane, Australia

The ability to craft soundscapes that take you away to previously unimagined lands is something that Australian producer Tabrill has by the bucketload. His latest offering ‘Lossless’ features the vocal efforts of the mononymously titled Emily. The sounds are tranquil, brushed with sweeps of beach dune wind with every element finding its own space in the mix perfectly.

Tabrill ‘Lossless’ feat. Emily is out now.

D Double E – Shenanigans

#NewVideo Once again, D Double E has delivered the Grime goods. A big beat, quality rhymes and a hype video

Once again, D Double E has delivered the Grime goods. A big beat (courtesy of Swifta Beater), quality rhymes (“Them man come like Ian Beale. Us man move like Grant and Phil”) and a hype video (see below).

It’s no fluke though, D Double E videos are always tip top. Original ideas, classic lines and D Double E just being a don. Here’s a few of our favourites.

Anyone that can blend the names of the full cast of Street Fighter into a tune is on top of their game. Well, D Double E did it on this DJ Swerve produced track. Our personal favourite “Give me the mic and let me ride the riddim, cos I spit the fire just like Dhalsim”.

Funk vibes, Swindle on production, plenty of “reem reem” and “ba da bup bup”. It’s just a day in the life of D Double E.

D Double E ‘Shenanigans’ is out now on Bluku Music.

Cool Ghouls – Only Grey

#NewMusic from San Francisco, USA

Taken from the new ‘Gord’s Horse’ EP, Cool Ghouls present ‘Only Grey’. Full of San Francisco sunshine, jangly guitars, expansive vocals and an unrelenting tambourine 1-2-3-4. Definitely one to soundtrack those late summer evenings whilst you imagine yourself laying in fields of sunflowers.

Cool Ghouls ‘Only Grey’ is out now on Melodic Records.

Julian Borrego – Ouroboros [EP]

#NewMusic from Los Angeles, USA

So here’s a good fun EP you need to clasp your ears around from Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist Julian Borrego. It’s called ‘Ouroboros’, which if you didn’t know, is the name of the ancient symbol depicting a serpent eating its own tail.

Lead single ‘Small Talk‘ is Beck-esq, bouncing along thanks to a subtly distorted bass chug and layers of playful guitar licks. We love the accessible psychedelic feel of EP tracks like ‘123’, and the tribal jungle vibe of ‘Mbuti / Devotion to the Rainforest’. Check it, you’ll dig it for sure.

Julian Borrego ‘Ouroboros’ [EP] is out now.