Between The Cracks: 5 Albums You Need To Hear


Between The Cracks: 5 Albums You Need To Hear

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 Oscar Jerome, Duke Hugh, Medline, Strobes and Low Leaf. If you like what you hear, support the artist.


Oscar Jerome – Oscar Jerome

Having mesmerised us last week with his fantastic single, Oscar Jerome returns with his self-titled EP. The 4-track project showcases his full range in a big way. With a style that combines soulful strains with contemporary Electronica and organic instrumentation while his vocals flit between signing and jazz-infused rapping with equal aplomb. Excited about seeing what Jerome does in 2017! For now, listen to the EP below, it’s brilliant.





Duke Hugh – Canvas

Flirting with aspects of broken beat, Jazz, hip hop and dreamy electronica – Duke Hugh winds together a most idiosyncratic release equally at home on the peak time dancefloor as it would be for a long road trip. Canvas is a big statement from an artist who’s here to stay. Shouts to Rhythm Section each and every time.





Medline – Old Souls Carnival 

It’s three in a row for French label My Bags. Having featured their two previous releases on the site we’re now shining a light on their latest release. French-Chilean producer Medline’s “Old Souls Carnival” project is driven by a strong spiritual background with a deep 70’s soul jazz fusion influence, raised into a movie soundtrack like dimension. I’m loving this album! It’s got a real nice vibe.





Strobes – Brokespeck

A sonic triangle of electrified polyrhythms, spaced-out synth jams, and off-kilter beats. Play this scorcher of an album very loud.


★★★ ★☆



Low Leaf – Palm Psalms: A Light to Resolve All Darkness

Low Leaf returns with “Palm Psalms: A Light to Resolve All Darkness,” the follow-up to 2014’s “AKASHALAY”. Unlike its predecessor, this new one sees Low Leaf take a more experimental route to singer-songwriting, stripping back the electronics to let live instrumentation and her vocals to shine. It’s an interesting, and uplifting listen. Tune in below.



CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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