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May 11, 2018
British producer Ayman Rostom's debut album under his house music alias is an imaginative tapestry of Afrobeat rhythms, dub grooves, and blissful sampledelia. Here he connects with Zimbabwean vocalist and Mbira player Rutendo Machiridza.
Following a sudden YouTube hit in 2017, this Norwegian bedroom pop band of high school friends led by Pablo Muñoz have sold out shows in Europe and head next to the US. Their latest is a bubbly breakup song.
The rising Chicago vocalist and Saba/Smino collaborator dismisses unwanted energy here over production from Soulection's Romderful: "Neptunes-colored spritz of hand drums, claps, bells, and fat synth bass," per Passion of The Weiss
Last featured on Toro Y Moi's Stack
, Bay Area musician Hannah van Loon is readying her debut LP on Chaz's label Company Records. Judging by "Lazy Love," it'll be a shimmering mix of introspective songwriting and shoegaze riffs.
“ことしよく聞こえてきた、モントリオールのムニャさん というか、よく聞いたムニャさん。（滝沢カレンのようにしか見えない） 夏のころのシングル、ベンジャミン。 Munya – Benjamin MUNYA – dove 春先にデビューしたころの曲のほうが好きで なにげに耳にこびりついてしかたがない。 MUNYA – Hotel Delmano”
on Dec 8th, 2019 →
The "dreamy, gently sun-warped French indie-pop" of Montreal-based singer/producer Josianne Boivin, aka MUNYA, is a recent discovery on Gorilla Vs. Bear
. Last week she self-released a mini-EP called North Hatley
, the new album from New York folk songwriter Yours Are the Only Ears.
R&S-signed producer The Maghreban (above) makes Dekmantel a "masterful mega mix of sounds and scenes and styles [from cosmic disco to horror soundtracks] that really shouldn’t go together, but they do."
Ta-Nehisi Coates for The Atlantic on Kanye West in the age of Donald Trump:
"Kurt Cobain’s death was a great tragedy for his legions of fans. Tupac’s was a tragedy for an entire people. When brilliant black artists fall down on the stage, they don’t fall down alone."
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