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 Miles Bonny, Kerem Akdag, Henry Wu & Tito Wun, Soft Glas and Chargaux. If you like what you hear, support the artist.
Miles Bonny – STRoE My Dear It’s Getting Morning Soon
This is an album we recorded vocals for many years ago in Berlin Germany right next to the Berlin Wall. We made dinner, I wrote lyrics, we watched sports, drank beer, and I sweat my ass off in a small closet recording these vocals and horns. The results from that session were produced in additional ways by Stroe since that time. Now, they are released in final form to the listener.
Kerem Akdag – Loungin’
Turkish artist Kerem Akdag’s combined expertise as a drummer and producer is audibly apparent in the latest DTW release, Loungin’. The multi-faceted musician skillfully modifies jazz over a fascinating range of tempos and patterns, beautifully outlining his perpetual influences of funk, soul, breaks, and hip-hop. Loungin’ EP is also a reflection of Kerem striving to maintain his soul and creativity while living in the chaotic environment of Istanbul.
Henry Wu & Tito Wun – 27 Karat Years
Henry Wu & Tito Wun take the listener on a worldly journey with this collaborative release, recorded over seven days in the legendary former Kraftwerk studio “Electro Müller” in Düsseldorf, 2015. The six tracks, all recorded live, are so rich with flavor and North African ambience that you can taste the dry spice-filled air of the souq on your tongue.
Soft Glas – Late Bloom
Here’s the debut LP from Brooklyn singer, songwriter, and producer Soft Glas. It’s tranquil, soulful and hypnotic. The production is solid and the mixture of genres all work cohesively. We can’t wait to hear what else Soft Glas has in store for us next (he’s already working on new material), but for now, let “Late Bloom” wow you.
Chargaux – Meditations Of A G
Chargaux returns to us with Meditations Of A G and it’s an impressive and deeply compelling album. They’ve put together a more ambient sound that can be heard in tracks like “Sosha Media,” “Trap Yoga,” “Five Four, ” “8th Hour Overture” and the title track. But they have also maintained that signature classical style that got our attention back in 2014. A must listen.