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 are such a group, comprising of two enigmatic individuals but their talent is no mystery. Mistajam picked Gassed as his Hottest Record In The World for Radio 1 and now we have…

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 upcoming debut EP Songs About C, due out later this year….

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 privy to this visual information, you’re still captivated by the…

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…

Lille-based producer C Y G N collaborates with RKZ on the ethereal “All Yours”. As summer winds down for another year, we enter the season of autumn (and “cuffing” for those inclined to participate). The air is colder, the nights are longer and you’ll want to stay in a lot more. You’ll be needing some music for those chilly nights and C Y G N…

Get into Jae Franklin’s Music & Love produced by Wax Mantic. To continue the smooth theme for Sunday, we stumbled upon Jae Franklin’s Music & Love and thought it pertinent to share the decadence. Produced by French producer Wax Mantic, the track glides from start to finish with sensual chords and Franklin’s sultry vocals. A staple for any quiet storm/knocking boots playlist you may have…

Gifted The Great + Blakesmith = Equals. Here is their new EP, Nightfall. In the words of John “Hannibal” Smith, I love it when a plan comes together. I especially love it when music is involved and the collaboration between producers Gifted The Great and French-based Blakesmith is a prime example. Their new EP, Nightfall, dropped at the start of June and offers listeners a salad…

Inspired by Bus Crates, here is a 2-hour Spotify playlist of “buttery jams” from the likes of Herbie Hancock, Bobbi Humphrey and D’Angelo. You know when you’re reminded of the sweetest song and suddenly your mind is flooded with tracks that complement it? That’s what happened a few hours ago when my friend Bus Crates posted a video of himself waiting in traffic whilst listening to…

RKZ keeps it smooth like butter with his latest track, Visionaries. There are some rapper/producer partnerships that just click and RKZ alongside Handbook go together like Batman and Robin. Visionaries is the third song involving Handbook’s production and jumping straight off the mellow sounds from Favourite Song and Think Of Me, RKZ performs accordingly with some equally fine lyricism. Visionaries is a quiet fire for…

Stones Throw’s Mndsgn compiles an exclusive mixtape for Bonafide Magazine. One of the best UK music magazines by far is Bonafide Magazine and after a few design changes, they’re stronger than ever. Their last issue featured interviews from Madlib AND DOOM (together, I might add), Theo Parrish, New Order, Just Blaze and BadBadNotGood amongst others. Although they’re only on their ninth issue, their mixtape series…