With so much good music coming through thick and fast, it’s easy for brand-new music to drop online and go overlooked. To help prevent this, we’ve picked five albums you need to hear. Stream music from Dengue Dengue Dengue, Rejoicer, Djrum, 10000 Kings and Mansur Brown. If you like what you hear, support the artists.
Dengue Dengue Dengue – Semillero
Peruvian duo Dengue Dengue Dengue are constant in their evolution, exploring rhythms and sounds native to Peru and from the world over. Their focus is in recreating them in electronic form, mixing the old with the new, analog and with digital. Dive in and enjoy their unique sound world. Definitely not one to be missed!
Rejoicer – Energy Dreams
Rejoicer’s first LP for Stones Throw is a melting pot of styles that splices together funk, hip-hop, breakbeats and jazz. Over 11 tracks Rejoicer creates an immersive piece of work that is always varied and interesting.
Djrum – Portrait With Firewood
‘Portrait With Firewood’ is Djrum’s most personal body of work to date, the product of an emotionally turbulent 2017, capturing the range of feelings and emotions he went through in vivid sonic beauty. By putting aside his previous sampleadelic approach he returned to his childhood instrument of the piano as a core starting point. Marvellous stuff.
10000 Kings – Raw Cause
Here is another essential offering from London label Jazz:refreshed. The debut album from 1000 Kings a trio featuring bassist Karl Rasheed Abel, drummer Kwake Bass, and possibly saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings. Over 8 tracks the trio blurs the boundaries between jazz, folk, hip-hop, avant-garde and rock. Challenging, sublime and stirring stuff.
Mansur Brown – Shiroi
The debut full-length release from 21-year-old South East London guitarist Mansuar Brown. The virtuoso guitarist bounces from trap, percussive electronics, and jazz fusion jams with effortless ease. Don’t sleep…