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SBTRKT - Trials Of The Past

My favourite track from SBTRKT's self-titled debut album, which is set to be released on June 28th. This guy is well-known for producing some next level shit, and this whole album is no exception. One of the more enjoyable listens of the year - forward thinking electronic production, with lots of soul.


Jamie XX - Far Nearer

Here is Jamie XX's debut single on Numbers - he has stayed true to his roots, being as unique as ever, making the slightly bizarre vocals work perfectly with the steel drum infused beat. You can listen to the track below and then get your copy from Numbers. This young man is what is commonly known as a genius.


Samiyam - Escape x My Buddy

Sam Baker, better known as Samiyam, is an instrumental Hip-Hop producer from Michigan who was first discovered in 2008 by the incredble Flying Lotus. His latest release, Sam Baker's Album, is 40 minutes of pure listening pleasure, a series of woozy, off-centre Hip-Hop instrumentals drawing heavily on Baker’s love of electronic funk. Always unique, and never ordinary, this is a must have if you are a Samiyam fan - his best work to date.


Chiddy Bang - Nobody Has It Down x You Think My Old Shit Hard? (You Ain't Seen Nothin')

Here are my two favourite tracks from Chiddy Bang's new mixtape, Peanut Butter & Swelly. I don't think Chiddy is the best rapper in the world, and I don't think Xaphoon is the best producer in the world, but together they definitely work. Xaphoon's production style compliments Chiddy's flow brilliantly, which allows them to create fun music that is easy to listen to. Download the mixtape HERE.


The Beekeepers - Long Way Down (Feat. Mystro)

Following on from the earlier Beekeepers post, here is another Mystro featured track from their recently released debut album, Apiculture. Really nice to hear Mys on a different kind of beat - smashing stuff.


Moby - Lie Down In Darkness

Moby very rarely puts together a solid album from start to finish, however there is always one or two gems on there. This is the gem from his 10th studio album, Destroyed, which will be available next week. Listen to this track in a dark room and it will take you to another place.


Young Montana? - Midnight Snacks

Introduced to the world last year on Radio 1 by Mary Anne Hobbs, Young Montana? is a 20 year old Downtempo/Electronic producer from Coventry. The other day he released his highly anticipated debut album, which is full of exceptional skill and unique sampling styles that have created a genre of music we have never heard before. Limerence is what we have all been waiting for.



Heard about Joash a while ago on Gilles Peterson’s show, and have fallen in love with his music ever since - he is a London based producer who started his career as a drummer. The sound he has gone for on the album is surprisingly silver shimmering nu-electronica. If you know the Penguin CafΘ Orchestra from their most successful period of the early Eighties, perhaps this music can be described as the repetitive 2011 modern electronic version of P.C.O. After the jump you can also hear a couple more lovely releases that have caught my eye.

Simon Baker - Let Me In

Rene Breitbarth - My Disco

Luno & Alex Q - We All Don’t Know

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This is a track taken from Savcloud’s exceptional instrumental album, Build, which will be the 2nd release from Busted Beats, the new sub-label of Cold Busted. Blending Hip-Hop with Electronic sounds and adding classic Soul samples, this is just another example of why I think so much of these guys. This will be available on March 9th. Chicka chicka BOOM!

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California & The Slipping Of The Sun

My favourite track from the Gorillaz’ new album, which was created entirely on an iPad and can be downloaded for free, from here. Apparently it was recorded in Oakland on 30th October and the train station announcement was recorded at LA Train Station. Technology ay?

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