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 records you don’t want to sleep on. Stream music from Pablo Queu, The Hue, Ashley Henry, Aria Rostami and T-toe. If you like what you hear, support the artist.
Pablo Queu – Stoneage
Pablo Queu’s first official instrumental beats release, combining jazz, soul electronic and hip-hop elements. It’s a great introduction to what Pablo Queu has to offer. Hit play and enjoy!
The Hue – Aurora (Deluxe Version)
Hailing from Space City, space hop juggernauts H.I.S.D. has joined forces with spacey electro-soul outfit Radio Galaxy as The Hue collective. Their mission is to explore the creation of music with no boundaries. From start to finish every track is a winner!
Ashley Henry – Ashley Henry’s 5ive
Dope new music from Ashley Henry, who along with his trio hit the mark every time on this 5-track EP. The 24-year-old Royal Academy of Music graduate sublimely combines jazz with hip-hop and much like Robert Glasper the young Londoner is raising the bar to new heights. A must listen.
Aria Rostami – Agnys
San Francisco-based experimental producer Aria Rostami new album is essential listening. Titled Agnys, it’s an intensely personal and introspective reflection on friendship, loss and rebirth in our hyper-connected society. A rumination on a collaborative project started with Rostami’s now deceased production partner, roommate, and friend Shawn Dickerson, it utilises a melodic and ambient techno sound palette to take the listener on a journey that touches on the uncanny permanence that information technology lends to the tragic fragility of the human experience. Don’t sleep.
T-toe – POLY/one
“Each of these tracks was written in a different way. With some, I sent over a near finished backing track for the performer to add their element. With others, I was supplied with a base element I constructed a piece of music around those ideas. As I often find with my music composition, it’s difficult to define the style, being as they are inspired by so many genres. But I hope that I have created a coherent and enjoyable piece of work.” T-toe