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 Tawiah, Gladys Lazer, Elusive, Moses Boyd and Tenderlonious + Dennis Ayler. If you like what you hear, support the artists.
Tawiah – Recreate
Tawiah returns with a new five track EP that sounds familiar and new at the same time. On the Rereate EP she delicately balances modern soul and R&B arrangements with her warming tones and heartfelt words. Impressive from start to finish.
Gladys Later – Candy World / Bye Past
Candy World/Bye Past, features eight instrumental pathways: sonic vignettes that combust breakbeat, post-jazz, krautrock, and trip-hop in a cycle of pastoral daydreamscapes and ragged electronic dirges: all percussive, melodic delights. Go on, treat yourself to some nomadic music!
Elusive – Moments
With his second full-length release in five months, LA producer Elusive delivers another dose of jazz-infused beat music that has more twists and turns than an epidsode of Fargo. Clearly an incredibly gifted artist, this project once again illustrates his talents for adventurous music making.
Moses Boyd – Absolute Zero
London jazz drummer Moses Boyd follows up his debut 12” ‘Rye Lane Shuffle with a dazzling four track EP. Absolute Zero’ is his second solo release, a thrilling fusion of cosmic mind-flight above the London grime. This one will get some serious play on the turntable throughout the rest of the year.
Tenderlonious & Dennis Tyler – Brick City
Tenderlonious and Dennis Ayler enter into album territory with “Brick City” a ten track project takes the listener on a journey through Afro-House, Funk, Rare Groove, Boogie, and Broken Beat to name a few. With its infectious groove and soulful grit, Brick City is an album that demands repeated listening. 22a keeps on going from to strength to strength.