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 releases that may have slipped past your radar. Stream music from Stac, The NCY Milky Band, Orlando Julius & Ashiko, Akello G. Light and Benoit B. If you like what you hear, support the artists.
Stac – PERPETUAL
Having released her debut album on WahWah45s in 2010, 2017 sees STAC write, record, co-produce and self-release her follow up EP. Perpetual delivers timeless, compelling songwriting and combines achingly beautiful melodies with Badu-esq cool. Compared by Mark Ronson to a young Minnie Ripperton, in a world saturated by the ‘Indie Girl’ vocal, her voice cuts effortlessly through.
The NCY Milky Band – Billy & Bess
A newly discovered gem of an album from The NYC Milky Band! It is difficult to classify these records. At the same time deep and second degree, jazz & funky may be that the calling “rare french groove” is the most appropriate.
Orlando Julius & Ashiko – Love Peace & Happiness
Official reissue of one of the hardest to find albums by the Afro Soul maestro, a pure Afro Funk spiritual grail from 1978!
Akello G. Light – Room To Breath EP
The international magical school teacher and herbal tea, drinker known as Akello G. Light delivers his new project and its jam packed with laid-back/chill-out instrumentals and esoteric lyrics. Take note as Akello is a name you need to know.
Benoit B – Pelican Love EP
The 6 tracks featured here almost make up an entire album that reflects Benoit’s skills and sense of production. Everything is here -from Ambient experiments to heavyweight club tracks and beyond.