Electronic

Mono/Poly - Ra Rise

Brainfeeder’s Mono/Poly releases a cut off his upcoming album, Golden Skies. Flying Lotus’ champion label have been making great progress this year, from the debut album by Taylor McFerrin to tours by Lapalux, Flying Lotus himself, Thundercat and Captain Murphy. A name to add to that list of steady advancement is Mono/Poly and a couple of days ago, …

Music

ONE TO WATCH: MNSTRMKK

Finnish producer MNSTRMKK is our One To Watch. I check my Soundcloud account every so often to find new music and see if anyone has followed me (indulgent, I know). It just so happened someone had followed me but upon further inspection, it was clear their music more than worthy of a spot on Sampleface. …

Hip Hop Jazz

Sumochief - 1of1

UK hip hop band Sumochief release “1of1” ahead of their latest EP “Sumobeats” out on 28th June. Jazz’s harmony with hip hop laid the foundations for a golden age back in the early 90s and it’s a joy to hear that relationship continue into an era of predominately electronic-based styles (and not even close to the early days …

Hip Hop

HOW DID I MISS THAT: Pyramid Vritra - Indra

Ancient hip hop waves are radiating from Stones Throw and the source went undetected until now. Meet Pyramid Vritra and his latest album, Indra. Monikers steeped in mythical or religious tradition are fascinating to delve into and Pyramid Vritra’s name is no exception. Vritra (meaning “the enveloper” in Marathi) is a power-seeking deity/dragon/serpent from a …

Hip Hop

The Eighth - Electro Tree Rediscovered

Self-proclaimed “strange beatmaker from Russia” The Eighth drops his second instrumental project, Electro Tree Rediscovered. Albums with elaborate backstories are wonderful and Electro Tree Rediscovered is no exception. According to The Eighth, all the events mentioned in the project occur during July 1963 and tell the a story of an expedition to an “unexplored island” to research a rare …