Between The Cracks: 5 Albums You Need To Hear

Between The Cracks

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 five new release’s you need to hear. Stream music from Gaby Hernandez, Joan Banoit, Luka Productions, Humeysha and Murs & 9th Wonder. If you like what you hear, support the artist.

 

 Gaby Hernandez – Spirit Reflection

Killer, killer new album by Gaby Hernandez. Gorgeous vocals, groovy melodies and some damn fine musicianship that leave me at a loss for words. Simply outstanding from start to finish, “Spirit Reflection” sounds like an early contender for album of the year. Check tracks like “Messy Love,” “I Will Keep You,” the hypnotic “Super Nova Lovers,” modern folk/jazz jam “Entranced” as well as the freakishly futuristic “Lo Mas Dulce”. The line up on this album is truly stunning with Hernandez calling on the likes of Dexter Story, Carlos Nino and Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Contact Field Orchestra and more. Don’t sleep!

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9/10

 

Joan Banoit –  Joan Banoit

Joan Banoit’s debut EP is a personal reflection on the normality of relationship issues. It is influenced primarily by the idea of family, and the pressures that motivate us to remain close to those who may not best suite us. One that flew under the radar in 2015, a must listen!

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7/10

 

Luka Productions  – Mali Kady

Future beats from rapper/producer Luka, one of the freshest talent of Bamako’s Hip Hop scene. Rapid fire raps over blinged out baliphone and shocking synths. Drawing on expansive Malian tradition, reimagined into décalé infused dance and Sahelian club bangers. Featuring a host of guest MCs, a sampling of Bamako’s finest. Pure fire!

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8/10

 

Humeysha  – Humeysha

Written and conceived in India, Humeysha channels diverse influences, echoing sounds from New York to New Delhi. The multilingual self-titled debut evokes a wayfarer’s meditative travels through heritage and homeland. Great songs..production..and vibe. Don’t hesitate people, snap this album up and spread the word about Humeysha.

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8/10

 

Murs & 9th Wonder –  Brighter Daze

Murs and 9th Wonder team up once again and release another collaborative album, Brighter Daze. The 10-track project features guest appearances from the likes of Problem, Reuben Vincent, Mac Miller, Bad Lucc, Rapsody and Propaganda, with production handled by 9th Wonder. A must listen!

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7/10

 

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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