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

J Dilla: Back To The Crib Mixtape

The unearthing of Dilla treats continues as the Boiler Room release a mixtape of his listening habits. Something a little different from the J Dilla archives in the form of a mixtape but not of his own music. Boiler Room and BBE Records have released an unheard mixtape recorded sometime around the turn of the millennium. So what was Jay Dee jamming to at the…

Jacob Collier, Cory Henry & the Metropole Orkest – Billie Jean (LIVE)

Witness an incredible multi-instrumental cover of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean starring Jacob Collier, Cory Henry, Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orkest. You don’t need to hear what I think about this, you just need to hear it. All I will say is it made me ugly cry from 0:00 to 8:10. Arranged by Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orkest in celebration of the legendary Quincy…

Radio Jakarta – Habibi Funk 003 Mix

In need of some funk from North Africa? Get yourself into this mix courtesy of Radio Jakarta. We’re hoping you’ve heard Mix #1 and #2 (if not, follow those links) from Jannis of Radio Jakarta. A year ago, he released #3 after another crate digging excursion in North Africa. It fears stone cold funk from Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon. Tracklist 1. Carthago –…

VIDEO: Kutmah’s 5th Birthday Boiler Room Set

Enjoy 40 minutes of G-funk, hip hop and plenty more courtesy of Kutmah and his Boiler Room set. It’s coming towards the end of 2015 and by now, I’ll assume you’ve used the word “lit” or a variation of the “flame emoji”, pictorially or verbally. Kutmah’s Boiler Room set (as part of their 5th birthday celebrations) encapsulates all the fire and all the lit-ness you…

Radio Jakarta 010: Ernesto Chahoud – “Middle Eastern Heavens II”

Ernesto Chahoud aka DJ Spindle provides the sounds for Jakarta’s tenth radio show episode. While to some the name “Beirut Groove Collective” may sound like a hipster’s art rock band fantasy, it is the real brainchild of Lebanese DJ Ernesto Chahoud, better known as DJ Spindle. “Middle Eastern Heavens II” is an exclusive mix for Jakarta Records’ 10th radio episode. Middle Eastern funk and disco…

SONG FOR SUNDAY #84: PREP – Cheapest Flight

London band PREP provide this week’s Song For Sunday in the form of their track, Cheapest Flight. Soundcloud may be on some BS with their account takedowns of late but their recommended tracks algorithm remains on point. While listening to EWH’s Brother Sun, we came across this smooth jam by PREP, a four-piece out of London. It’s a gorgeous throwback to the days when Brit-funk…

Crate Capers: Nice (France)

It’s been a while but our latest edition of Crate Capers comes from Nice, on the south coast of France. This edition came from a visit in March 2015 —– As unpopular as this may sound, I don’t like London. It’s too crowded, too expensive and continuously grey no matter what season you’re in. The only reason I’ve visited in the past 7 years is…

Radio Jakarta 007 – Arab 60s/70s Vinyl Mix Part 2

Jannis from Jakarta Records returns for the second part of his Arabic vinyl mix. The obscurity of records, particularly from outside the West, gives an extra spice to mixes such as the ones from Jakarta Records’ “Radio Jakarta” series. For their seventh edition, Jannis has added a second part to his Arabic vinyl mix from the 60s and 70s. “i got to travel a lot…