Sunday, 7 December 2014

Kieron Boothe | Wonder (prod. by Tom Misch)

Keiron Boothe is an artist that we have featured before & he's back again this time with some new stuff lifted from his forthcoming project 'Still Life II', due out in February next year.

On the same kinda tip as what we'd expect following his last mixtape, Boothe once again showcases his flawless flows & storytelling abilities over a soulful hip hop production courtesy of Tom Misch.

Watch the video to the track 'Wonder' below & be sure to stay tuned for more from Kieron Boothe in the coming months in the lead up to his next release

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Floating Points | Nuits Sonores

News of another release from the ever-wonderful Floating Points has surfaced in recent weeks along with previews now up online to bless your ears with. EGL041 sees one last release by the British producer before the year is out with the mesmerising 'Nuits Sonores' along with another, titled 'Nectarines' available to purchase as a 12" or digital download via the Eglo Records Bandcamp as of December 6th

Listen to Nuits Sonores via the soundcloud stream below

Tommy Vicari Jnr | Bring The Flowers

Came across some super nice stuff from Sheffield-based producer Tommy Vicari Jnr recently & this is some of his latest titled 'Bring The Flowers.' Real nice bumpy garage feel to it & will more than likely be trawling through his discography to find some more gems

Listen in full below & check more from Tommy Vicari Jnr here

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Sam Elsewhere | Elsewhere Music (dec 14)

Grab a listen to a new mix courtesy of Liminal Sounds bossman Sam Elsewhere. With releases from She's Drunk & Air Max 97 during the course of the year, Liminal definitely been one of our favourite labels about, so don't be surprised if the immaculate blend of both unreleased & familiar sounds has you gripped from the off.

The 40-minute mix contains cuts from the likes of Neana, Sudanim, Dark Sky & Bloom among others with mixing/blending/clicking + severe head-nodding on my part all occurring throughout. Get your hands on it via a free download & listen in full via the soundcloud stream below

Rosie Lowe | How'd You Like It

Chance now for a listen / watch of new stuff from the ever-fantastic Rosie Lowe. The video to the latest from the South London singer directed by WeAreUs premiered today on Dazed Digital & most definitely getting us pretty excited for a forthcoming album. 

Watch in full below & stay locked to everything Rosie Lowe-related here

Novelist x Mumdance | Shook

This week saw the announcement of some pretty big news in terms of British music with one of the UK's heavyweight labels, XL Recordings letting the world know about the forthcoming new project from Novelist & Mumdance to be released on the label in early 2015. 

January 20th is the date set for release of the '1 Sec' EP, further progression from the brilliant 'Take Time' that dropped this year.

To put things into context for anyone unfamiliar, XL Recordings are a label established in 1989 & that have worked with the likes of The Prodigy, Dizzee Rascal, The xx, Radiohead, Beck & Jai Paul among others releasing music across the world & a variation of genres - which really is testament to the high quality on what these guys are doing. Listen in full below to the lead track on the release 'Shook' & be sure to stay tuned for more news on the 1 Sec EP

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Hyp 203: Tall Black Guy

Been bumping this heavily for the past week or so, it's the latest of Hyponik's podcast series with this instalment coming from none other than Tall Black Guy. Available also to grab as a free download via the stream below. Enjoy!
African American and 6 foot 5 in stature, Terrel Wallace’s production alias of Tall Black Guy is one of the most descriptive artist names in recent memory. A native of Detroit, Wallace made his bow in 2011 with a series of downtempo beat excursions, showcasing his love of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul and everything in between. With records such as 2012′s lush ‘Tall Black Guy Vs. Al Green’, he quickly started earning fans all over-with the likes of Gilles Peterson, Jazzy Jeff and Leffto amongst them. Bringing something fresh to the beats scene via an uncommon level of musiciality and technical proficiency, Wallace’s early work hinted at tantalising potential. 
Now living in the UK, Wallace still keenly feels the legacy of his hometown in his music-something that was made abundantly clear with the release of 2013′s debut TBG full length, ’8 Miles To Moenart’. The title of the record is a reference to the Moenart block that Wallace grew up on, and counts as the producer’s attempt to “…make music that would stand the test of time a lot like how Motown music has done”. Ostensibly a beat tape, ’8 Miles…’ stretches far beyond the usual scope of that format-taking in traces of Dilla, Dwele, Timbaland and many more for a musical journey that’s anchored by Wallace’s supreme level of technical ability. Rarely relying on the use of vocalists or rappers to get its point across, the music of TBG is richly expressive and soulful in a way that can’t be taught. 
Here on Hyp 203, he brings us a selection that takes in all the strands of his sound, with cuts from sometime Joey Bada$$ collaborator Odissee, Brownswood’s Diggs Duke and Philly Hip-Hop heroes The Roots, before rounding things off with a cut from himself.

Monday, 1 December 2014

2morrows Victory | Interlude

2morrows Victory are a group that we've featured in the past & are massive fans of here at PV. Things have been quiet for a while from them & anticipation has been building for some new material - they have most definitely delivered on that front. 

For anyone unfamiliar, they are a collective from South London, consisting of Rafael Powell & Greg B (a London based rapper hailing from Chicago) that I originally came across 2 or 3 years back now via Gilles Petersons Worldwide podcasts. A mutual love for cycling along with similar tastes musically, led to them starting a band that mould themselves around a slightly left-field fusion of hip hop & soul music.

Today they presented their newest work to the world, titled 'Interlude' listen in full below & be sure to keep eyes peeled for more forthcoming music & news courtesy of 2morrows Victory
"It's not a crime to sing your own song 
It's easy to become entangled in the views and practices of our world; but we know we are called to be unique. Relax and be 'you'."

A.Motion | Chills (DPM Records)

UK label DPM Records recently presented yet another dancefloor-ready release, courtesy of rising Garage producer A.Motion

'Chills' the lead track on the release from the London based producer & perfectly captures everything we've all come to know & love of the genre, with A.Motion putting his own twist on proceedings - catchy hooks & chords, matched with a sub-low swing that seem built for the club being a highlight. There's been a wealth of support & radio play across 1xtra, Rinse & Kiss FM from the likes of Flava D, Sinden, Dappa & more are testament to the fact that we'll without doubt be hearing more of the work of A.Motion in the future.
This year has proved to be pivotal for him with highlights elsewhere including the collaborative ‘If You Leave’ EP with Conducta on Bullet Train Records, appearing on a compilation for Tumble Audio and sharing a stage with the likes of Spooky, DJ Cameo and Scott Garcia at UKG Fest. 

The 2-track release on DPM also features a real tuff remix from Moony & rounds off a successful year for the London -based producer who is already looking to set 2015 alight with an up-coming track made with Royal-T that's doing damage in recent radio sets.  

Out now, DPM002 is available via all the usual outlets (iTunesJunoBoomkat & direct from DPM ) & you can hear both tracks in full via the stream below

We been quiet for a minute, but resurrecting things once again- be sure to keep eyes peeled for our rundowns on whats happening. 

Elsewhere, following our gig last month at The Bear Club, Luton with Ruane Maurice & Hurricane & also the artwork commission for the show, we produced a super limited run of a dope new hand screen-printed t-shirts as a collaboration between us by Luton-based illustrator Mr Derek. Full images below, available online here

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Slowed Down Funk Vol. iii

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Wings - Will Robson Scott

We've been fans of the work of Will Robson Scott for a while now - whether it is the individual short portrait films he produces or more community encompassing works such as his recent(ish) 'Chi Raq' they're always on point.

His latest comes in the way of a short piece titled 'Wings' which follows the Wings Academy basketball team from South Bronx, as it makes a run in the PSAL playoffs, introducing us to Billy Turnage, its rock-solid head coach, & Desure Buie, a diminutive point guard in the mold of Bronx legends such as “Tiny” Archibald and Rod Strickland.

Watch in full below & check more from Will Robson-Scott here

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Bad Bad Not Good - Velvet

Rabit ft. Riko Dan - Black Dragons

Following top quality releases from Rabit & Murlo with 'Double Dragon' & 'Last Dance' EP's respectively, Glacial Sound 003 comes in the way of a much anticipated cut from US producer Rabit once again, this time with the legendary Riko Dan lending his hand to 'Black Dragons'

The Dublin-based label continue to champion forward thinking sounds & this Rabit instrumental taken from his first EP along with the veteran MC over it, without doubt is pushing the boundaries of a new crop of experimental approaches to producing sounds derived from Grime music, 'Black Dragons' is deadly. 

Released this week along with visuals by Jim Alexander, watch the video in full below. You can get your hands on Glacial Sound 003 via Juno, iTunes & bandcamp

Monday, 6 October 2014

Moroka - Running From The Law (Nomocala)

Roger Webb - Paris (Admin Edit)

Bristol based producer Admin always brings the goods - his latest work comes in the way of a fantastic edit of a track by legendary British song writer & jazz pianist Roger Webb.

Grab a listen in full of the brilliant edit (also available to download for free) via the soundcloud stream above & check more from Admin here

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Hurricane - Get At Me

Latest from Hurricane switches up the tempo slightly but still has what is developing to be a real recognisable groove. Titled 'Get At Me' you can listen in full via the soundcloud stream above & check more from the UK based producer here