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Oct 23, 2020

Helena Deland - Someone New

Currently climbing Popular is the title track to Helena Deland's (Stack №171) full-length debut released last week on Luminelle. The Montreal-based artist broke down each song for Flood Magazine, saying the vocals on this one took longer to record because she wanted to "deliver with the most honesty."

IZCO - Revitalisation feat. Novelist

Hackney-based 19-year-old Izzy Cofie, aka IZCO, is a rising production "wunderkid," per Resident Advisor, and his latest two-tracker features "ironclad and velvet-wrapped jungle" with verses from grime MCs Novelist (Stack №76) and Dochi.

Demae - Basic Love

Posted by 2 sites • On Bandcamp • Also on: SpotifyApple Music
On her solo debut released in September, London's Demae channels neo-soul and beat music of the 1990s to explore modern themes. Bandcamp calls this highlight "a body-rolling slow groove dedicated to the superhuman power of romance."

Takuya Kuroda - Fade

Posted by 1 site • On Bandcamp • Also on: Spotify
New York-based Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda just released his latest effort, Fly Moon Die Soon, with First Word Records. Flea Market Funk praises the album's innovative blend of "soulful jazz, post-bop, funk, hip hop, and fusion."

North Americans - Furniture In The Valley

Posted by 1 site • On SoundCloud • Also on: Spotify
For his first LP on Third Man Records, LA-based guitarist Patrick McDermott aka North Americans (Stack №203) renders a meditative work recorded with pedal steel player Barry Walker, harpist Mary Lattimore (№210), and guitarist William Tyler.

PYNKIE - Love Theme

Posted by 1 site • On Bandcamp • Also on: Spotify
#37, the new album from New Jersey guitar pop project PYNKIE.
IZCO airs an explosive jungle mix on Rinse FM.

For Pitchfork, Rawiya Kameir on rethinking appropriation and wokeness in pop music:

"Music has long been the site of cultural shifts, and it continued as a potent venue for discourse about the intersections of race and power."

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