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…

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 for…

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…

New York emcee Jondis shares some “Deleted Scenes” with Keor Meteor on their latest album. France’s Keor Meteor is something of a collab magnet, having already joined forces with Cor Stidak and Jack Wilson and now the producer has combined with a brand new artist. The emcee in question is New York’s Jondis, a beatmaker in his own right. Their new album is called Deleted Scenes, perhaps…

Madlib spoke to Laura Leishman about his favourite records and why Dilla is one of the greatest at Radio France’s vinyl record library. For a man who keeps himself to himself, Madlib interviews are like gold dust and this is no exception. At Radio France’s vinyl archive in Paris, presenter Laura Leishman “unleashed” the West Coast producer onto RF’s bustling collection of vinyl in between…

Parisian producer FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) has dropped his new EP, Time For A Change. First of all, shout out to Shawn Sanderson for sending me this and correctly guessing I’d love it. FKJ (short for French Kiwi Juice) is a Parisian producer with a love of funk, as we all should have. Much like his funk predecessors – James Brown, George Clinton, Sly and…

France’s LoG are our Ones To Watch. The world is full of wondrous experiences and surroundings. To capture them in real time, manipulate them and create your own little universe is part of the joys of sampling and life in general. France’s LoG is a music project born of that desire. Comprised of members Romain Gaudiche and Matthieu Souchet, LoG’s brand of electronic music takes the rough with the…

French producer Somepling releases his latest EP, Life Per Day, in digital and vinyl formats. Releasing music on vinyl these days can be quite costly, especially if you do it more than once. But in exchange for that cost, you get a brilliant and unique type of sound quality that CDs and mp3s don’t possess. Somepling knew this last time he did a self-released vinyl…

French producer Sirkri is our One To Watch. 9th Wonder, Flying Lotus, J Dilla, Black Milk and Kev Brown – just some of the major influences on Sirkri’s work. The French producer (yes, another one) recently put those musical inspirations to good use and came up with Sade’s Dream, a masterclass in musical ordered chaos. At only 19, Sirkri has a pretty substantial amount of…

France’s G Bonson drops his debut release, Do My Thing. France is a hot bed for hip hop talent, conjuring beat magicians like Wax Tailor, Dela and Onra. Hoping to add his name to the list is G Bonson with his debut album, Do My Thing. Bonson claims his “obsession for cratediggin’” contributed to his music on Bandcamp and this is clearly evident. We have…