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 Sosi, Sida, Ella Haber, The Jagger Botchway Group and Mocky. If you like what you hear, support the artist.
Sosi – This Is The Thing
If you’re a frequent visitor of the site, you’ll know we love experimental music and this 9-track album by Sosi has a wide range of intriguing sounds that are hard to resist.
Ella Haber – Clay EP
“Clay is my debut EP, pulled together in a number of messy weeks in Oscar’s dad’s studio. These songs, written in late 2015, follow my series of fuck-ups and learning curves through adolescence and young love. I was feeling really malleable in my life when I wrote these songs, almost like a piece of clay – hence the title. It must be noted that had I not discovered Amy Winehouse’s first album ‘Frank’, these songs would likely sound unrecognisable.” Ella Haber
Siba – De Baile Solto
“Siba has delivered the album we were waiting for. De Baile Solto is the perfect mix of the traditional Pernambucan roots music that he is a “mestre” of combined with his recent experiments in African-guitar and art-rock to produce one of the most funky, groovy and exciting albums from Brazil of this decade” Lewis, Mais Um Discos
The Jagger Botchway Group – Odze Odze
Jagger Botchway is most famous for his work with the Hedzoleh Soundz and Hugh Masekela. Jagger was also the driving force behind the highly sought-after Ghanaian afro-funk masterpiece Moving World by the Kelenkye Band. Deano Sounds, along with Voodoo Funk’s Frank Gossner, teamed up to release the Kelenkye Band’s later material, Jungle Funk, back in 2012. Listen to the new Jagger Botchway Group album above.
Mocky – The Moxtape Vol. III
Fresh off the energy from last summer’s “Key Change“, described by The Fader as “a blissfully maniacal pastiche of sun-drop jazz”, Mocky has opened the vaults to bring us the third installment of his “Moxtape” series. A must listen.