Things are moving super fast! A little too fast! We can’t keep up with all the good stuff that drops every day on the interwebs. While we try to post every new track, album, mixtape, video, and MP3 download that we love on the site, it’s impossible to post everything, which means some quality newness gets missed. So, we serve up The Leftovers.
A few weeks back we shared the first video in Eska’s live session for Jamie Cullum’s Radio 2 show recorded at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios. The singer recorded 4 exclusive tracks for the show and you can watch them all above. Everything about this is on point and we have to big up to Andy Hamil(bass), Joe Newman (Guitar) and Jose Joyette (Drums) for their impeccable musicianship. Take some time out of your day and listen to the artist Gilles Peterson describes as “the finest UK singer,” we couldn’t agree more.
After a two-year hiatus, the Hi-Hat Club returns with Volume 7 of the Melting Pot Music producer series. The German record label mark their comeback with a fantastic release titled “Hyasynthus” by Knowsum. Here’s what they had to say about the record:
We have been fans of Knowsum for a while now and the 22-year-old Sichtexot diciple has blessed us with an album that demands a lot from his listener but gives back as much. If not double. Some people might ask if this is still hip- hop but we couldn’t care less … This cat is on his own ish for real!
Tuck in above and buy “Hyasynthus” here.
Following hot on the heels of the essential Rich Prick Poor Dick 12″, Brooklyn-based DJ and producer FaltyDL keeps his sights firmly on the club with “Visceral” and “The Ah Track” – another pair of shuffling, dancefloor-ready grooves. Watch the video for “The Ah Track” above.
In celebration of the label’s first year South-East London artist collective squareglass’ have released a special limited edition 7″ square vinyl. The selectively chosen tracks are now available to purchase in a choice of the four colours of the squareglass logo from artists Bunki, Semi Precious, Leiik, Ballerino and Daniel Cherney. The celebrations will be officially marked with a special show at London’s Birthdays next Tuesday, 1st December, which will feature performances from Ballerino alongside label-friends Emperor Yes! and Tryptych, followed by a Bunki DJ set. For more information on the event head here.
London producer/singer Chris Savor jumped on my radar about six months ago while I was Soundcloud surfing for new music. I’ve tracked his music ever since and a few weeks ago he released his debut EP. Having spent the last five years in New York, Savor moved back to London and the EP is an introspective look at his time away from home. Stream the record above and read Savor’s accompanying words below.
Intro tells the story of my last five years in New York before I moved back to London. Through these 7 tracks I try to make sense of my life, my relationships and my past—in the hope that I can let it all go. Intro was recorded and mixed at BXTR studios, New York, and mastered in London by John Webber, AIR Studios.
In “Still”, I ask ‘Why am I still here?’, after feeling lost to the 9-5 trap, where days turn into months, and months into years, only to be left no closer to what you really want.
“Take Me Back” features the insanely good production skills of fellow KAISA producer, spctra. We both left family/homes/love for New York, and dreamed about old days and distant pasts. But time continues to move, whether you do or not. I love how the big synths are as immersive as the feelings of nostaglia.
“Journey” is the story of a romantic relationship lost in a mix of hope and mistrust, where I tried to reassure and paint a picture of what it could be. While “Runnin’ Down” was my realization that the distance between us had already gone too far. And finally, even though it was time to move on “TTMO”, I found myself unable to let go. “Drowne” was the dark emotional state, when your mind is flooded by loss and confusion.
“Can’t Live Like This” was a track sent to me by BXTR originally titled “Zoe”. Zoe is my sister’s name and the dark vibes made me connect to our difficult upbringing. It is a little dark and I feel uncomfortable sharing so much, but i’m told the more you talk, the more you heal. The amazing vocalist, Francesca Loeber, joined me on this one. Watch out for her EP next week.