Slim the Chemist – Silence EP

Germany’s Slim the Chemist keeps his jazz beats in order with his Silence EP. I found this in my bookmarks from a while back and thought I’d share it with you. Slim the Chemist is a producer from Düsseldorf in Germany and Silence EP was his first release with Roots of Society Records. I had high hopes when I discovered his origin as Germany isn’t…

Sampleface’s World Cup Playlist

We’ve compiled a special World Cup playlist with songs from every nation in the tournament. The advantage of having run this blog for 6 years is the countries we’ve covered in that time. We still have some gaps to fill but in the meantime, celebrate the tournament starting on Friday with our special World Cup playlist. It features music/artists from every nation so you won’t…

J.Lamotta – The Conscious Tree

Jakarta’s 12th dubplate is Moroccan / Israeli singer and producer J.Lamotta’s The Conscious Tree. This album is the epitome of musical and cultural blending. J.Lamotta is of Moroccan and Israeli descent. She sings and produces her own music. She lives in Berlin and her new album, The Conscious Tree, welds jazz, soul, and hip hop together in all its earthen glory. The intro opens with the…

Tesk – Spotless Minds

German producer Tesk fills our Spotless Minds with some super smooth chillhop. You want to make a good impression with your debut but leave enough to improve on the next one. Tesk has bridge that gap between spectacle and room for growth with Spotless Minds. The album features 14 of the smoothest jazz hop tracks this side of Bandcamp. It taps into the colourful German…

Suff Daddy – Birdsongs

Suff Daddy drops the eclectic new album Birdsongs. “Music for summer evenings, champagne nights and gloomy mornings” as described by Suff Daddy himself. There’s a certain decadence that emanates through the album, particularly on the nu-funk jam Paper Proclamation featuring Mayer Hawthorne. Piano Joint is a personal fave with its crisp percussion and piano-led melody, both acoustic and synth. BIRDSONGS by Suff Daddy

Kraftwerk Lose German Court Battle Of Uncleared Sample

German music pioneers Kraftwerk have lost their battle over an uncleared sample. In what could be a landmark ruling at least in Germany, a sampling lawsuit went the way of the sampler rather than the sampled. The case was related to a ban on the sale of the song “Nur mir (Only to me)” by Moses Pelham and Sabrina Setlur, which sampled Kraftwerk’s “Metal On…

Bastien Grine – Where R U?

Something a little different – German producer Bastien Grine blows off the cobwebs and re-releases his classic number, “Where R U?” It’s evident our main focus, genre wise, is hip hop as that’s where the majority of sampling can be found. But with so many styles of music intertwining in the past and the present, we like to shine some light in places we overlook….

SONG FOR SUNDAY #85: Nils Frahm – Re

Nils Frahm’s Re is our Song for Sunday. Something mellow for your Sunday evening. Nils Frahm is a German composer and producer known for an “unconventional approach to the piano”, mixing multiple pianos, acoustic and electronic. His brand of electronic/classical hybrid music has won plaudits and on Re, he strips this all back to nothing up the upright in a sombre composition. Stream it below…

Stream IAMNOBODI’s Snapshots From Berlin On Bandcamp

IAMNOBODI drops a brand new album comprised of beats inspired by the German capital. I know a couple of friends who have waxed lyrical about Berlin and judging by this release, I’ll have to add it to my list of cities to visit before I die. IAMNOBODI is the beat meister behind Snapshots From Berlin, a 10-track album inspired by the German city and much…

Prima Parte – vcr​.​plus

Germany’s Prima Parte goes über retro with EP “vcr.plus”. It was a sad day when DVD players ousted VCR’s in the realm of home entertainment. All those videos you owned became useless unless you had the money to buy a DVD/VHS combi (I fortunately found one for less than £100). But the memories still remain and German producer Prima Parte has paid tribute to the…