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Nov 16, 2016
"Music that's pure relief - rhyme and rhythm, beat and leap, restoration," Said The Gramophone
on the timely return of A Tribe Called Quest. Their first album in 18 years is already on pace
to make many year-end lists (alongside Anderson .Paak's Malibu
New York-born songwriter Julie Byrne announces her new album, Not Even Happiness
. The first single finds the poetic, transient artist on tour, reflecting into the Colorado skies, underscored by a "stirring, beautiful swell of strings," says Gold Flake Paint
Having worked with J Dilla, Erykah Badu, and (more recently) Common, drummer and producer Karriem Riggins knows his way around a beat. His most recent offering, a laid-back one-off, was tweeted out by Stones Throw who alluded to a full-length in 2017.
The new LP from this Knoxville, Tennesee producer-player duo (out on Brooklyn's Astro Nautico) presents an exciting fusion. The synth funk of Persona La Ave and the jazz instrumentalism of Baraka: one "futuristic slice of ice cold ambience," via THUMP
London's On The Corner Records is at the forefront of the new wave of African-inspired electronic music. The label's collaborative spirit is best exemplified here on this roster-spanning track, "more a narrative than a remix," they say.
, the debut LP from LA songwriter Alex Izenberg on Weird World / Domino.
Esteemed German producer Lorenz Brunner aka Recondite takes on BBC's Essential Mix.
To go along with the track above from On The Corner Records, here's a profile with the label's founder courtesy of Ransom Note:
"I honestly don’t think there’s anybody else doing quite what we are… matching the modal jazz with young electronic producers that are hungry for those stems."
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