Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great restful holiday filled with joy, laughter, and most of all music. Let’s get the year started quick and right. Jakarta Records is probably one of the most consistent music labels always releasing top quality music. They have a wide range of artists from Jazz to Hip-hop including the illustrious songstress Nanna.B. After the success of her two highly acclaimed EPs, the Danish singer released her full-length album Solen. It is a heater, her voice is so dope! It is hard to categorize her sound, it is a mix of hip-hop, RnB and soul sprinkled with some jazz and electronic. The production on the album is tight never overwhelming Nanna.B’s voice. Go cop the album!
June 8th can’t come any faster!! The illustrious Kadhja Bonet will be dropping her second full-length album Childqueen. If you have never listened to her before, the first thing you will notice is her angelic voice, it is so smooth and heavenly. You are automatically taken to a divine place. Kadhja Bonet dropped two singles for you to get a sample of the new album, and they are on point. Don’t waste and click play below.
The temperature is rising, the sun is out, and the birds are chirping. It looks like winter is coming to an end. I can’t wait for summer and for those long hot days. Tom Misch’s new single, It Runs Through Me , gives off that summer vibe. He will be releasing his new album Geography on April 6th. The new single has this samba and Bossanova-esque vibe, his smooth vocals get you dreaming about the beach. The legendary group, De La Soul, features on the new single and still providing those signature raps. Check out the single below and look out for the album in April.
It has been a real long minute since the last post, but no need to delay and let’s get to the music! Sly5thAve, out of Brooklyn, just dropped his new album The Invisible Man which is an orchestral tribute to Dr. Dre. Sly5thAve’s release is probably the freshest album I have heard this year. While there have been lost of tribute albums dropping this year, The Invisible Man is unique in that it includes different elements from the classical orchestra sound, jazz rhythms, and the vocals on the tracks are on point. Sly5thAve arranges all these various sounds flawlessly while still staying true to the original. Don’t sleep and go cop this album!
Australian Soul music is coming correct! Nai Palm of the supergroup Hiatus Kaiyote is set to drop her first solo acoustic album Needle Paw on October 20th. She dropped the first single Homebody earlier this month and it is smooth as butter. Her angelic voice flows effortlessly over the chilled strums of the guitar. I can’t wait to hear the whole album. Check out the single and the new album!
Summer is in full effect with the warm temperatures, the long days, and the upbeat vibes. Reva Devito, out of Portland, and B.Bravo, out of Los Angeles, just created the supergroup Umii whose sound is perfect for your summer nights. Reva’s angelic voice flawlessly flows over B.Bravo’s signature futuristic funk. The duo has dropped three or four singles but their single Dangerous is hypnotic, I have been playing on repeat for the last few days. Go cop these singles, I can’t wait for a full-length album. Highly Recommended!
It has been a long minute since I last posted, but the sun is out, the warming temperatures, got me inspired to post. The Hot 8 Brass Band, out of New Orleans, dropped a new album On The Spot and it has some real heat. The group creates some magic combining Funk, Big Easy Jazz, and some Hip-Hop. If you are a sucker for the horns like me, this album is going to be your summer BBQ soundtrack. Go Cop this album!