With so much good music coming through thick and fast, it’s easy for new music to drop online and go unnoticed. To help prevent this, we’ve picked 5 releases you may have missed. Stream music from Memory Man, Byron The Aquarius, Jazzman Records, Débruit and Apollo Phox. If you like what you hear support the artist.
Memory Man – Broadcast One
Memory Man will keep your ears glued for just over 30 minutes with funky grooves and obscure samples from radio and television stations. Features include (in order of appearance) Edan, Kool Keith, Open Mike Eagle, Blaise B., Busdriver, MC Paul Barman, Prince Po & Mr. Lif.
Byron The Aquarius – J D I L L A WHAT UP DOE VOL.1
Producer/ DJ Byron “Byron The Aquarius” Blaylock dropped this 13-track project a few weeks back and it’s been in heavy rotation ever since. J DILLA WHAT UP DOE VOL.1 is dedicated to the late great J Dilla. The “mixtape” finds him showing love and admiration for a man who changed many lives, I’m sure Dilla fans will definitely dig this. Really, really good stuff.
Jazzman Records present A New Life – Various Artists
Rare, obscure and esoteric UK jazz! Compiled by Francis Gooding and Duncan Brooker (the team responsible for the acclaimed Next Stop Soweto series), and coming with extensive sleevenotes based on interviews with the musicians, A New Life is the first major British jazz collection since Gilles Petersen’s Impressed series, and the first ever to shed light on the forgotten legacy of independent, regional and experimental Brit jazz. A must listen…
Débruit -Outside The Line
French producer Débruit is a musical explorer who imagines alternate worlds and the way they’d sound. He plays with time and disparate sounds, molding static dimensions and geographical borders into new asymmetrical audio-forms. His music is electronic but with a human feel; it explores complementary culture clashes, combining elements that have never existed together before. He said of his new album:
I wanted to make some cold sounding African music, from an imaginary place where ancient West Africa cohabits with 80’s New York.
The album once again shows Débruit’s sharp ear for making forward thinking electronic music. This will be my pre beach soundtrack for next week’s Worldwide Festival.
Apollo Phox – Join The Club EP
Inspired by the seditious nature of Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Fight Club’, ‘Join The Club’ sees British producer Apollo Phox enjoy the creative freedom that comes from focusing solely on one’s own system of values. Check it out below, it’s pretty cool.