Over 5 years ago, a Nashville producer by the name of Amerigo created an album of hip hop and afrobeats blends. He weaves beats and rhymes of old school Hip Hop stars, De La Soul, together with the horns and vibes of legendary Nigerian instrumentalist Fela Kuti. This 9-track album is much more than a mash-up album, the expert care in which they are fused together has stood the test of time. My favorite tracks are “Breakadawn”, “Stakes is High” and “Still Ego Trippin.”
Today is good day. Because today is the day that Brooklyn’s Brasstracks have unleashed their debut Good Love EP on the world. I’ve been following these guys from the beginning, which hopefully means you all know how much I think of them – this 7 track EP, filled with original tracks, showcases the talent that has made them a sensation over the past 2 years. The newest track, Melanin Man featuring Masego, is yet another example of their special blend of R&B, Soul and Brass band.
London based Electronic artist and singer, Elderbrook, aka Alexander Kotz, is crafting a uniquely soulful style. Equipped with a keen ear for beautiful, albeit simple production, Elderbrook’s music fills you with emotion and purpose. “Closer” is underpinned by haunting techno beats and Kotz’s hypnotic lyrics that leave you wanting just little bit more.
The intro of this track just screams summer Hip Hop. Excellent production by Josh December underpins the rhymes and flow of teenage, Orlando-based rapper Kaiydo.
Loving the smooth, soulful vibe of this remix/multi-mashup of James Blake, Bon Iver and Anohni by Aussie producer Golden Vessel. You can hear the elements he’s pulled from each artist and fused into one seamless Soul track.
US-based producer brings the Nigerian vibes with this flip of old school jam “Tire Loma Da Nigbehin” by 70s era band MonoMono. Perfect start to the Sunday.
Aussie duo Flight Facilities have been purveyors of smooth Electronic vibes for a while now – the original track “Sunshine” has been out since 2013. Yet fellow Aussie producer Motez has taken a fresh look at the track, adding some smooth House vibes but keeping the excellent vocals from the infamous Reggie Watts. What a perfect late Summer tune!