Almost 3 years and a half and the underground group DJM Trio will be releasing their second album Cave Art II, which continues where they left off in December 2014. Their signature sound of fusing hip-hop and jazz continues, their first single is a cover of Solange’s Cranes In The Sky. You can’t characterize the album as either a hip-hop album or jazz one. There will be times when you are listening and you hear the improvisations and layering of a classic jazz thing then all of sudden the boom bap sound drops. I love their sound, go cop this album on April 20, 2018!!
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!
We are at the end of summer and slowly transitioning to fall, the leaves are changing colour and the temperature is dropping. The illustrious L’Orange just dropped the first single off his new full-length album The Ordinary Man. L’Orange continues with his signature chopped up jazz samples and fantastic arrangements. The Ordinary Man album features some big names such as Oddisee, Del The Funky Homosapien, and many more. I can’t wait to hear the whole album on Oct 27, 2017. Highly Recommended!
I don’t know if I have slept on a group more than Abstract Orchestra! The UK hiphop big band out of Leeds gives hiphop a new dimension with their live performance and live instrumentation. The group just dropped a new album which pays homage to the late great J Dilla. Abstract Orchestra’s J Dilla renditions are some of the best I have heard, they are able to play the classic sounds at the same time creating their own layered sounds. Jay Dee would approve of Abstract Orchestra, go cop the 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!