SwuM – Work

With something of a Tom Misch, French touch styled vocal drop, ranging, lazy synths and just a hint of funky guitar, ‘Work’ by SwuM is a bit of a groover! This one is actually a subtle remix of Aaliya’s ‘Rock The Boat’. Primarily a beat maker/producer, there isn’t a huge amount we can tell you … Continue reading

Tom Misch and Jordan Rakei – Valley

After the magical Beat Tape 2 last year and string of follow up streams on soundcloud, every release from Tom Misch is a joy to behold with effortlessly cool production, infectious hip-hop lounge vibes and fantastic composition. You wouldn’t believe it, but ‘Valley’ was written, performed, recorded and mixed in just one day, part of … Continue reading

SNBRN – Gangsta Walk (feat. Nate Dogg)

You might remember SNBRN after we posted his single ‘Beat The Sunrise’ back in November last year, though perhaps holds more respect for some of his remixes, including Marving Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’ and an out of this world effort on ’21 Questions’ by 50 Cent. The story goes that the LA producer was looking for … Continue reading

Sensi Sye – All Yours

Reckon you recognise that voice? That would be because it’s Lily Allen’s ’22’ from 2009. Though it might be more accurate to class this as a remix, in truth ‘All Yours’ is miles apart from the original and pretty much uses the vocal track over a dreamy, soothing instrumental. Sensi Sye is a mere 20 … Continue reading

Jordan Rakei – The Light

What more can we say about Jordan Rakei? Stemming from the funky sounds influenced by James Brown, multiple hip-hop artists and quite probably the fantastic weather of Australia, ‘The Light’ is yet another well produced record. It’s no mind-blowing surprise that this is so good, but I guess that’s a mean feat in itself! Since … Continue reading

S’natra – Love To See You Smile

Just as we seem to be getting the last few rays of summer sun this weekend, so I stumble across ‘Love To See You Smile’ by Harlem based S’natra. Apparently he’s “Harlem’s latest up and coming emcee” and has been gaining local attention after the releases mix tapes; The Intermission,¬†and his most recent Habits Til … Continue reading