13 Crew is a turntablism collective from Poland, and their debut album Scratch Bunker is filled with old school cuts over downtempo and hip hop beats. This record will take you back to the days of Kid Koala or even the Invisibl Skratch Piklz. Twenty three sample-heavy tracks are all scratched up on the release, and you can hear a preview below.
If you believe in downtempo chillout music, check out the new album from Aschaffenburg-based producer Flashbaxx called Something to Believe. Every track is deep and loungey with hints nu jazz and the occasional house groove. The title track is the single here featuring vocals by Tanja Proessler. Listen to a preview 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…)
Jens Paulsen and Daniel Stryczek bring together folky acoustic instruments and downtempo electronic grooves in their new album Sleepy Shuttle. Listen to a preview below.
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.