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 Steve Julien, 10th Letter, Raycord, Uffe plus Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone. If you like what you hear, support the artist.
Steven Julien – Fallen
I stumbled across the new album by Steven Julien while listening to Bandcamp last week and loved it. Known for his work with Eglo Records as FunkinEven and for putting out releases on his Apron label, Julien’s debut full-length is a triumph from beginning to end. Cannot get enough of this album!
10th Letter – The Revenge
“The Revenge’, is a tale about an African samurai named Yasuke set in 16th century Japan, post civil war. After Yasuke’s master, Oda Nobutada’s empire is overthrown, Yasuke finds refuge in the forest where he begins his life as a rōnin. ‘The Revenge’ follows Yasuke on a journey filled with danger and mythical creatures.”
Raycord – Exotic Jazz
“Raycord was inspired by the exotic instruments from around the world like Japanese koto, Cuban bongos, Haitian voodoo drums and American jazzy brass of the 50s for the album Exotic Jazz. This album is a various series of small tracks round up where scenarios intersect atmospheres and colors of cinematic aware of “film noir” genre of the 40s and 50s.”
Uffe – Whose Life
“A perfect blended mixture of instrument playing and sampling, Uffe concocts a delicious menu across the entire EP.” It’s an intriguing record and well worth your time.
Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone – Sélébéyone
Steve Lehman’s new collaborative album is an enthralling mixture of hip hop, live electronics, and jazz. The New York-based artist has definitely mastered this genre blend and along with HPrizm (AKA High Priest), Saxophonist Maciej Lasserre and Senegalese rapper Gaston Bandimic create something a little bizarre but brilliant.