We interviewed Aria Jay about her latest release, Growth. Pink isn’t at the top of my favourite colour list but it’s starting to grow on me thanks to Aria Jay. The pastel rose hues of her Instagram are a perfect accompaniment for a brilliant musician. Aside from her visual aesthetic, Aria is a beautiful vocalist […]
A house remix turned a all-but-forgotten track into a gem for Kojo Rigault. Kojo Rigault is a Trinidadian musician who once worked as an A&R scout for Mark Hill (aka half of Artful Dodger) at his Stoosh Records imprint. Loved Up was of little interest to Kojo in terms of releasing until it was discovered […]
The new Jamiroquai video is here for Superfresh, featuring lots of lights and a little less of Jay. While Jay Kay recovers from a back injury, a few tour dates have been cancelled over the past few weeks. But that hasn’t stopped a new video from being produced. Superfresh is the fourth track on their […]
Leo Napier gets the remix treatment by Le Wanderer on latest single Before I Go Away. A move from the US to Ladbroke Grove may puzzle some but there’s no mistaking Leo Napier’s vocal qualities. The US-born London-based singer has made a bit of a name for himself, lending his talents to Gramatik’s Native Son […]
Clement Marfo returns with a new single including some incredible remixes. On the back of sync music success Breathe of Fresh Air, Clement Marfo is back with follow up track Let The Music Play. The song is lyrically stripped, focussing on the meta-subject of music and how it has the power to heal. Stream it […]
Mediocre pieces of shit should stay away from trumpets and Manhattan. Here’s why. I’ve never heard a tirade like it. Okay, the trumpeter wasn’t good but the rant was overkill. The angry man is Douglas Levinson and in another video, he is a lot calmer and appreciative of the music behind him. According to Levinson, […]
30 minutes of intriguing conversation between Joe Kay of Soulection and Peanut Butter Wolf of Stones Throw. Joe Kay had Stones Throw owner and legendary hip hop figure Peanut Butter Wolf on his show talking about everything from Dilla and Madlib to the inner-workings of owning a record label. Stream it below.
AUXX’s 23/09 is out on 21st July but you can pre-order it now. The buzz around AUXX makes you wonder whether he has beehives on his shoulders but it’s justified. The UK producer kneads the sounds around him into fine baked audio goods and with 23/09, more of the same is expected. 23/09 will be […]
Smino’s Anita is our Song for Sunday. Do not sleep on Smino. Anita is taken from his debut album blkswn and demonstrates his rapping talents alongside some fine production from Soulection alumnus Monte Booker. Stream it below.
Late jazz poet and essayist Langston Hughes compiled a list of his 100 favourite jazz compositions. Here are 81 of them. As one of the early innovators of “jazz poetry”, Langston Hughes added a new flavour to the hottest music of an area. His role in the Harlem Renaissance extended through his work, pushing the […]