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.
Taken from her debut album “A CURIOUS TALE OF TRIALS + PERSONS”, “Gratitude” sees Little Simz take a trip to Cape Town, South Africa to deliver a powerful visual that features authentic video documentation from the recent #FeesMustFall protests captured by visual artist + activist Imraan Christian combined with performances from Red Bull Amaphiko backed social entrepreneurs (Jarrel Mathebula and Rayne Moses). The clip shines a spotlight on the powerful spirit of change being channeled by new generation of academics, activists, creatives + social entrepreneurs in shaping the ever evolving Global landscape. Watch above.
Intalekt’s first EP dropped earlier this week and had a fair few respins at Twistedsoul HQ. It Is What It Is (IIWII) is a tapestry of live instrumentation embellished with Intalekt’s familiar trippy electronic, soulful sound. Citing the likes of Pharrell, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, J Dilla as his influences, Intalekt manages to blend the smooth, soulful flow in his verses with multiple genres to perfection. Press play above and listen and traverse through Intaket’s multi-layered project.
Always on the grind, Henry Wu drops more new music for our listening pleasure. Bringing together six loose, soulful tracks that effortlessly blend house, jazz, boogie, funk and a touch of broken beat. Wu’s music defies genre boundaries with so many sounds and styles coming through making for a fearless and unpredictable ride.
“A collaborative event between Pd and Today’s Future Sound of Oakland, California and cross.beat of Auckland, New Zealand, this beat battle saw some of NZ’s/Auckland’s top talent going head to head in all our beat battle sonic combat. The notorious 10A, a past victor of Auckland beat battles, beat out Troy Samuela, with Villette aka Villette Dasha taking third place. This battle supported the work of TFS in community and school settings in Auckland, teaching beats/beat making to under served, marginalized and traumatized youth in both youth care/juvenile justice/youth prison facilities as well as the local alternative high school at Youthline in Auckland. It also served as a platform to showcase the incredible talent in the New Zealand scene. This took place at the Iron Bar Cafe in Auckland, marking Phillipdrummond’s last stop in the Southern Hemisphere before returning home to Oakland.”
Some serious talent is emerging from New Zealand, get to know now. If you want to find out more about their workshops or to get involved, check the link below. Props to Phillip Drummond for sending this my way.
Tennyson consists of Luke Tennyson and Tess Pretty, a brother and sister duo from Edmonton, Canada. The siblings make wonderfully mellow soulful electronic music that’s as soft on your ears as your favourite pillow. Their recently released “Like What” EP is available as a free download, so don’t hesitate and grab it today!