Music

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. …

R&B Pop

Weslee - Gassed (Stripped)

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 is such a group, comprising of two enigmatic individuals but their talent is no mystery. Mistajam picked Gassed as his Hottest Record In …

Weslee
Hip Hop

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 …

Hip Hop

John Alex Harper - Egoic Era (prod. Ntourage)

John Alex Harper preaches the ego-free life on his latest track. There’s a lot of awesomeness involved with this track. Firstly, John Alex Harper shares my middle name (it’s a good name). Then you have ‘Egoic Era’, a track depicting John’s distancing from the ego in his life with some pleasantly sung lyrics from the …

R&B Soul

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 …

Reviews

Review: v7v7v7 - The House Next Door

We reviewed v7v7v7’s The House Next Door. The definition of music today is less concrete than ever before. Shoegaze, cloud rap, trip hop, dark ambient, simpsonswave – these are all words I’ve been told aren’t Allied codenames for the Normandy beaches on D-Day but genres of music. Rather than learn the intricacies of each genre, I’ve …

The House Next Door - v7v7v7
Video

VIDEO: RKZ - Notes

RKZ goes down the minimalist route in his video for his latest single, “Notes”. Knowing the intricate workings of a music video from concept to final presentation is a rarity in real time. If you follow RKZ on Instagram – or quite frankly anywhere – you’ll have seen what went into this video. But despite being …

RKZ - Notes