You need a day off – some real leisure time – and Poldoore has the soundtrack for you. The Day Off, the producer’s new album, which is out today on Cold Busted, is driving-with-the-top-down music. The record is mostly instrumental hip hop with chopped up soul samples and warm vibes. “Heard it All Before” though is a vocal track featuring emcee duo The 49ers and singer Bodhilynn, and clearly the single here. If you like head-nodding music, check out The Day Off by Poldoore. Listen below.
Akshin Alizadeh has released a new groove-driven trip hop single featuring vocals from Manchester-based singer Chesqua, and it’s called “Wash Away.” The song is solid downtempo with a funk feel to the rhythm, and features a sax lead part for the smooth jazz set. Listen below. (more…)
Bahia Deluxe takes us to Mallorca – not literally of course, although we’d entertain invitations – but musically, with his forthcoming long player Pliiing!, an album of Balearic downtempo that mixes chilled beats with island-inspired music. Listen to a preview below.
LoopMaffia, formerly of the Polish hip hop group Rap Kulminacja, blends some heavy funk and R&B with classic hip hop beats on FunkISH. Sampling vintage vinyl, the producer delivers some deep grooves on this 15-track long player. Check out the preview below.
We don’t know much about Halfscissors, but we know he is from the Ukraine, and we also know he makes shadowy, downtempo, beat-driven music. His debut EP is called Train Station, and you can preview it below. The pulsing “Celebration Day” may be our favorite, although the RJD2-esque “Sweet Uzh People” and the darkly retro-futurist title-track are close behind.