Hold on to your hats! One of the most anticipated albums of the year, Butters by Hudson Mohawke, is due out via Warp on 12th October. To whet your appetite, those generous cats at Warp have released some snippets of what to expect…
This album is gonna be BIG! Elements of wonky r&b, hip-hop beats and heavy bass hits is what we’re going to get and I cant wait. So don’t sleep on Scotland’s finest beat-maker (not literally, … [read more]
Time really does fly! This month, Tru Thoughts, the independent label from Brighton, will celebrate their 10th birthday. What better way to celebrate it than a huge party?! So get yourself to the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane, London this Saturday 5th September. Proceedings kick off at 1pm and will go on until 1am – yup, that’s right, a 12 hour party. If you get there before 7pm then entry will be absolutely free – otherwise £5 on the door, as the flyer … [read more]
Check out this preview video for the upcoming new Brother Ali album Us, due out via Rhymesayers Entertainment on 21st September.
For those who don’t know, Brother Ali specialises in conscious and uplifting flows in the format of streetwise storytelling and all-round general sick-cypher delivering. Appearances can be deceiving, but the proof is indeed in the pudding with our seemingly albino friend! Hit ‘play’ on that video above and you’ll soon realise what’s going on. The production is by Ant of Atmosphere, another fantastic … [read more]
This video showcases some snippets from the upcoming Suff Daddy record, Hi-Hat Club Vol. 2, due for release via Melting Pot Music on 4th September. The video contains the tracks; Chinatown Chill, Up In This Muthafucka, Now That You’re Mine and Daddy.
Suff Daddy really is Europe’s unsung hip-hop hero. He’s a prolific beat-maker out of Germany who has worked with the likes of Miles Bonny, Oddisse, Kissey Asplund and Flomega – but this is purely a solo project focusing on a fresh boom-bap-style … [read more]
Tuesday 25th August saw the London album launch for Music Fan First by the incredible soul singer Eric Roberson. It was hosted at Traffic Bar in Holborn, London in conjunction with the SoulBeautiful crew. Added DJ support was from one of my favourite producers, Eric Lau, and it was a fantastic night indeed!
Check out this short viral clip to celebrate the release of L.A. EP 3 x 3 by Flying Lotus, out now both digitally and on vinyl via WARP Records.
These days Flying Lotus needs no introduction, but the hip-hop-cum-electronica ‘beats’ producer has dropped another seven wicked tracks (eight via iTunes!) on this release, including re-works by Dimlite, Take and Breakage. Most definitely worth getting your grubby little mitts on! Also worth getting 1 x 3 and 2 x 3, if you don’t have … [read more]
It’s here, Volume 35 of the Jus Like Music podcast! Had a recent incident which involved a burglary and the loss of a laptop and external hard drive – hence the delay in creating a new podcast. Anyway, nearly back to normality at JLM HQ, so here’s the new release featuring some stellar tracks from the likes of; Souleance, Hudson Mohawke, Little Dragon, Mayer Hawthorne and Zomby. It’s a real mixture, as always, going from latin flavours to hip-hop beats and beyond.
Robert Glasper returns with his third full album on the legendary Blue Note record label. Due for release on 25th August, Double-Booked is an incredible jazz album, but this time there’s a bit of a twist. The album seemingly comes as two records rolled into one; tracks one through to six are by The Robert Glasper Trio, whilst tracks seven to twelve are under the guise of The Robert Glasper Experiment. In Robert Glasper‘s own words, “most people, if they have different bands, they … [read more]
Here’s the refreshingly simplistic video for Mayer Hawthorne‘s track, Maybe So, Maybe No, from his debut album A Strange Arrangement, due out via Stones Throw in a couple of months. It’s a summery video for a summery song – all shot on locations around LA, and I recognised Venice Beach from when I was there myself in 2004.