This is the premiere of Hossam Hilal’s new EP, Overk. We’ve covered some Egyptian music in the past from the likes of Al Massrieen and plenty more on Radio Jakarta’s Arab vinyl mix. But today we’re looking at a new artist and his name is Hossam Hilal. Overk is Hossam’s debut release for ID Spectral, the electronic label headed by Louis Sterling aka Auxx. The…

An album that changed my life in so many ways. This is my clumsy ode to Simple Things by Zero 7. This will be a stream of consciousness type essay because Simple Things is that kind of album to me. And the way I found Zero 7 – and the album – was in an unlikely place. I spent my college years (that’s ages 16-18…

Zero 7 return with their second single this year. Aurora features frequent collaborator, José González. It’s been 10 years since Zero 7’s last studio album, Yeah Ghost. They’ve released a few singles and EPs since then but nothing full length and I’m chomping at the bit in all honesty. I listen to their debut album, Simple Things, once a week and have done for the…

Jersey’s Flamingosis got together with Magical Mystery Mix to create a special DJ mix called Pleasant Pink. We love Flamingosis and we love Magical Mystery Mix. So when we heard there was a collaboration between the two, we didn’t need telling twice. The Jersey-based musician put together a collection of tunes that inspired him, culminating in a sub-40 minute mix titled “Pleasant Pink” featuring the…

Experimental electronic artist Ikuko Morozumi releases her latest EP, Null, with ID Spectral. The summer debate of what constituted an album thanks to K*nye’s slew of mediocre offerings may have died down but Ikuko Morozumi is far removed from that nonsense. Her new EP, entitled Null, consists of two tracks and clocks in at just over 6 minutes. The experimental musician maintains her “industrial aesthetic”…

UK-based multi-disciplinary label ID Spectral announces launch project “IDS001”. Our good friends at ID Spectral are to release their launch compilation tomorrow. Entitled “IDS001”, the album will feature over an hour of experimental vibes, from artists such as Ability II, Anji Cheung, and label head AUXX. Founded by AUXX (real name Louis Sterling), ID Spectral is based in Brighton, with some great connections around the world….

The Broken Orchestra release a live video of new single, Blinded. It’s been quite a few years since we last featured The Broken Orchestra and it’s great to know they’re still going. The band shot footage of a live performance of new single “Blinded”, filmed at Small Seeds in Huddersfield. The song itself is a beautiful downtempo number with a delicate arrangement. Between the emotive…

Moroccan musician Malca joins Jakarta Records. This is his latest track, Casablanca Jungle. If you’ve not heard any of Jakarta’s Habibi Funk mixes, get on that now. The label is doing fantastic work restoring Arab music from the past but now they have someone for the present and future. Malca is the newest member of the Jakarta roster. Hailing from Morocco, his blend of pop…

Mount Kimbie’s first studio album in over four years is out now. Hard to imagine it’s been so long since we last had an album from Mount Kimbie. A lot has happened in those four years but the duo are back with Love What Survives. The album was constructed between London and LA, and features amazing talent such as James Blake and King Krule. Stream…

The sounds of the cosmos helped to create new music for the 2017 Solar Eclipse by Nixon and Chato! The eclipse has come and gone and while the internet got creative with memes, producers Nixon and Chato! used their forces for musical good. Using some satellite recordings of the Sun, meteor showers and other such cosmic material, they created a track each for the Solar…