Between The Cracks: 5 New Releases You Need To Hear

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 that you may have missed but definitely, need to hear. Stream releases from Footshooter, Kawuku Sound, Brownswood Bubblers, Andy Rantzen, and Native Cruise. If you like what you hear, support the artists.


Footshooter – Technicolour Nights

The latest from London based producer, DJ and musician Footshooter deftly blends broken beat, nu-jazz, beats and spoken word with live  instrumentation. Like his prevoius EP, Strange Days, Technicolour Nights, rewards listeners with new and exciting details on every listen.




Kawuku Sound – Kawuku Sound

Kawuku Sound is the coming together of UK producers Contours & Cervo and Ugandan percussion troupe Fonkodelis Arkestra. This is the culmination of a month-long creative process that was born out of the Nyege Nyege affiliated Boutiq Studio in Kawuku, Kampala, Uganda. Top notch Afro-electronic vibes all round!




Brownswood Bubblers Thirteen – Various Artist

The latest comp from the Brownwood crew finds the label delving once again into the emerging talent from the worldwide underground. It’s another head-spinning eclectic set with killer contributions from Wu-Lu, Puma Blue, Lynda Dawn, Oscar #Worldpeace, Sonnymoon and more. It’s hard to pick a favourite track, so we won’t bother just press play and enjoy from start to finish.




Native Cruise – Sunsets & Deeper Moods

London label No Bad Days recently launched their new tape series with Sunsets & Deeper Moods by Native Cruise. The 8-track release finds the producer stopping off at Balearic, ambient, deep house and more. 




Andy Rantzen – Blue Hour Vol. II

Six tracks from Andy Rantzen that sit somewhere between 80s digital reggae, 90s rave and the horizon of our accelerating future. That’s all you need to know, so press play and bask in the brilliance of Andy Rantzen!


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