Al Massrieen – Modern Music

Jakarta release their 7th Habibi Funk album from an Egyptian band. Heavily encouraged by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz, Hany Shenoda fathered Al Massrieen as a way of modernising Egyptian music. His influence helped increase their popularity in Egypt in the 1970s. The music has aged but it still twinkles with an air of happiness. […]

Ed Motta – City Pop Vol. 2

Ed Motta - City Pop Vol. 2

Brazilian musician Ed Motta compiles a mix of cool Japanese “City Pop”. Japanese representations of Western music always add a new edge and come out sounding better in ways. City Pop is musical menagerie of styles, taking from J-Pop, soft rock, AOR, and bits of funk and boogie. Ed Motta compiled a fine mix showcasing […]

Weslee – Gassed (Stripped)

Weslee

The faceless duo released a stripped down version of their acclaimed track, “Gassed”. Our logo was clearly inspired by The Masked One so we respect artists who like that level of anonymity. Weslee are such a group, comprising of two enigmatic individuals but their talent is no mystery. Mistajam picked Gassed as his Hottest Record […]

Daryl Donald – Solitude

Scottish producer Daryl Donald takes soulful comfort in Solitude, his latest album. Scotland is vastly overlooked for music that isn’t pop or indie. They have a burgeoning hip hop scene thanks to the likes of Jaisu and Hudson Mohawke amongst others. However, soul and R&B don’t spring to mind and that’s why Daryl Donald stands […]

MALIKA – Run

London soul singer MALIKA just wants to be free on new single, “Run”. We’ve been blessed with some burgeoning talent in our inbox this week. MALIKA is a singer-songwriter from London and Run blends heavy percussion with beautiful vocals in a song about breaking away from an unfulfilling life. The track will feature on her […]