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Nov 8, 2019
Laura Jane Lowther, aka KUČKA, returns with her first single in three years, also her first with LuckyMe, accompanied by a music video shot in her hometown, Liverpool. With additional production from Flume, "Drowning" mixes brooding atmosphere with vocals both in front of the mix and cut into its texture.
Following a breakout mixtape in 2017, Zambian-born, Botswana-raised, Sydney-based rapper, singer, and poet Sampa The Great (Stack №164
) has released her debut album via Ninja Tune. "An accomplished blend of R&B, hip-hop, jazz, and Southern African influences," says TwistedSoul
Rising London producer J Chrysalis lands on experimental dance label Blank Mind for two expressive club tracks. The A-Side here is precise and effective. Per Test Pressing
, "its hook line is some kind of modulating incomplete arpeggio that worms its way into your very noggin."
From the South Korean port city of Busan, Say Sue Me play with elements of indie-pop, shoegaze, and surf rock. Stereogum
says "Your Book," one of two new singles, "has a souped-up Yo La Tengo vibe, but transforms into an outright noise blaster on the second half."
Jazz prodigy Jamael Dean has collaborated and performed with the likes of Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, and Carlos Niño. The 21-year old's debut album, out today on Stones Throw, is "a dizzying, kaleidoscopic record that has as much in common with drone and ambient as it does with jazz and R&B," says Bandcamp Daily
J Chrysalis renders a coveted Blowing Up The Workshop mix featuring an assortment of abstract lounge, new age, and dance music.
, the debut LP from indie rock songwriter Kate Davis.
, the new album from Australian producer Roland Tings.
In MEL, Quinn Myers organizes an oral history of Limewire, the little app that changed the music industry forever:
"You could look at someone’s iPod, and if a song said something like '2000_Kanye_my_chemical_romance.mp3,' you knew that they were using LimeWire."
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