Broke | MichelleReis
Lifted from the forthcoming Jusayin compilation FWXRD, a beautifully timeless track “MichelleReis” from California’s Broke brings us back to a sound where hip hop was super simple and round [vinyl] sounding. Have a listen/look and you’ll see. Enjoy.
Machinedrum | Sunshine
Machinedrum, the self-proclaimed “world-healer, connector of the sun father with the earth mother through the octahedron of love” resurrected his “Sunshine” mix, originally turning up through Clash Magazine last summer. Just in time for 2013 summer rediscovery, this mix maintains it’s value and timelessness with 90’s memories and footwork danceability. Nice...
Laszlo Dancehall | Manley Harrison
Recently launched UK-based label ManMakeMusic founded by bass music veteran George Fitzgerald is one to look out for. With a stronghold on meaningful house music and other forms of uptempo electronic sounds, the label is poised to continue pushing out quality tunes and bringing visibility to several notable artist affiliates. Today, MMM announced a forthcoming project from Lazlo Dancehall –...
IAMNOBODI | BDKMV Refix feat. The Clubcasa Chamber...
WHOA! IAMNOBODI, super talented beatmaker out of Düsseldorf Germany, just dropped his version of The Clubcasa Chamber Orchestra’s “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” [which was already epic orchestral version to start with] further transforming the recognizable melody into a bassy masterpiece. Stay tuned for more from IAMNOBODI.
Ta-ku | "Handful" (Time In Between)
To celebrate his four millionth play on Soundcloud, Australian beatmaker Ta-ku, who undoubtedly also has the best hair in the game (see: exhibit a), has shared his groovy “Handful” track that was just recently released on Soulection’s Time In Between comp. Ta-ku has been doing it right from the very beginning by a) making AWESOME music, b) utilizing the digital musical...
Oh hey! A late pass on JSTJR, bass music producer from the Boston area who is kind of killin’ it with his rad remixes and original productions. Definitely a little harder than the sounds we usually post, but if this shit doesn’t make you move, you might as well go back to sleep. Here are a few of our picks from JSTJR, find them all here.
Computer Jay feat Orfeo | Hardships
Computer Jay, the LA-based musical genius who taught himself how to build a rapping, talking, super computer has teamed up with rad newcomer vocalist, Orfeo, for a spaced out, sexy tune “Hardships”. What a lovely and sensible collaboration, bringing out the signature sounds of both Computer Jay and Orfeo. Listen to Computer Jay’s past. Watch Orfeo’s “Quiet...
Eden Hagos | C u r r e n t l y
Eritrean-born, San Diego-based beat lover Eden Hagos brings visibility to those future sounds that you can’t quite put your genre finger on. Deep rooted in underground hip hop, sample-based, percussion-heavy tunes and future bass, Eden’s ear for unique sounds has kept her digging since her uncle gave her her first Fugees album at age 16. Last year, Eden dropped her first mixtape, Blur, followed...
Quantic | Tipica Sound
Well look who’s back! Señor Quantic, one of our most favorite British sound makers (now based in Colombia) who runs the gamut of trip hop, house, cumbia, downtempo and then some! This time, he takes us through a short expedition into the much overlooked tipica cumbia sound of Panamá and says: The heartache, melancholy and joy in the Panamá Tipica sound is hard to match and like no other...
You'll Soon Know's Tim Parker | Boiler Room
Tim Parker from You’ll Soon Know, one of our favorite blogs and bi-weekly radio shows on NTS has a killer set from the Boiler Room up now! Enjoy! Podcast is here if you please. Tracklist Wanda Group - No C Never Ever. Sir Froderick - Makeafamily ft TimeWharp. The Weeknd - The Fall (Sango Remix). CID RIM - Danger Ranger. XXYYXX - Fields. Howse - 08. Manni Dee & Deft - This...
Atu - Pictures on Silence
Artwork by: theblackarrw.com Heard of Atu? The 20-year-old Malawian producer who has lived in 5 countries and now based in Michigan dropped his first full length album today, Pictures on Silence, on Soulection. It’s pretty amazing. Atu delicately fuses bass and soul, adding his signature, elegant vocal sampling to the mix. He incorporates unique time signatures and plays nicely with the...
DJ Spiñorita Presents Casual Play Ep. 25 w/ DJ...
Minty fam’s DJ Spiñorita dropped her 25th episode of Casual Play today and it’s oh-so-smooth. This time Spiñorita brings in guest DJ, AntiQ (LA) with his Good Night, Good Morning mix which by no surprise proves to be a splendid choice for this Valentine’s special. Enjoy! Playlist: 1. Whole Lotta Love – Ike & Tina 2. In the Space - Janko Nilovic and Dave Sucky 3....
DJ Wonway Posibul | Later On
Our homie from the Bay, Wonway, just dropped a fresh new [bedroom] mixtape for all the lovers out there on this Valentine’s Day. Have a listen below and download here. Tracklist Later On | Intro Jesse Boykins III | | Prototype” feat. Melo-X & Trae Harris Meshell Ndegeocello | Love Song #1 The Luv Bugz | Under These Covers The Weeknd | What You Need Von D | Show Me | feat....
Shigeto & Co. Dilla Dedication
Brainfeeder’s Shigeto continues to amaze us. His ethereal, jazzy yet hip hoppy beats inspire. To celebrate the late, great Dilla who’s 39th birthday would have been this week, Shigeto connects with a host of characters: SKYWLKR (Detroit), Mux Mool (Brooklyn + peep our interview with him here), Cas (London), Devonwho (SF), Josef Deas (Michigan) and I.D to create awesome well-rounded...
Generell Deep Radio | Abby Lee Tee
So we’ve been following Vienna-based Roman Rauch for a few years now from his productions to his mixes to the radio show and this dude never disappoints. We recently came across a really nice guest mix on Roman’s Generell Deep Radio Show from Abby Lee Tee (Austria) that was super amazing – sweet track selection and mix. So, we share with you Abby’s lovely mix as well as some of...
Abjo Flips James Blake
Minty fam’s Abjo is back at it (as if he ever stopped)! This time with a jedi-ish flip of James Blake’s “Wilhelm Scream”, which in it’s own right was amazing to begin with (see original below). This remix however, is absolutely fire. Stay tuned for more from Abjo, and if you’re in Europe, Abjo is coming for you in the coming weeks. Follow him on Twitter for...
Fat Freddy's Drop | Silver & Gold
Fat Freddy’s Drop, the epic soul/dub/funk/jazz band hailing from New Zealand, is back!!! They are set to drop a new album, Blackbird, in early 2013 and have just released their single “Silver & Gold” for free download to get you excited. Worked for us - sold!
Up High Collective | WHAT?!
Brussels’ Up High Collective is out with an official video for ‘WHAT?!” and once you watch the video you might see why the title is so appropriate. Bounce around and tell us what you think. Up High Collective - What?! from Uphigh Collective on Vimeo. You also may remember Up High from their live studio video of “Breathe” with the collevtive’s seriously...
Chesslo Junior | Graphic Description
Chesslo Junior of the Wotnot camp is making some serious sound waves from London to L.A., Japan and back. Poised to drop his third EP Graphic Description, on November 12th, this release proves to be a super special, bar-raising adventure. Listen to a preview of the EP: Enjoy our top jam from Graphic Description: Watch a fresh visual from Graphic Description’s first track...
Dave Aju | Away Away
How did we miss this heavy jam? Beautiful stuff from Mr. Dave Aju. Simple and jazzy. Well done. Thanks Bump Sensibility for putting us on. Purchase ‘Away Away’ here and stream Dave’s Listen To Your Heartbeat EP here via The Fader.com
DJ Brainchild's Dego Mix | It's All Over The...
A super fresh broken beatish mix to take your through your Friday and get the weekend started off properly from Dj Brainchild. Honoring the sounds of 4Hero’s Dego - this mix carefully puts key Dego-related tracks together telling a beautiful musical story. Enjoy and bigup Minty fam Punchdouble for putting us on! Check out our interview with Dego from 2011 to get a big more insight on...
Toro Y Moi | So Many Details
A dreamy new Toro Y Moi joint dropped today – “So many Details” which will be the title track from his release Anything In Return out early next year on Carpark Records. Enjoy fully and follow Toro Y Moi here, here and here.
B. Lewis came on the scene a couple years ago and has been bubbling amongst music lovers worldwide ever since. In September 2012, he dropped his La Semaine project - a lovely assortment of glitchy yet ancestral hip hop headnodders. Since then, he’s been banging out EP’s and LP’s like a mad man with 5 releases under his belt. Today, his Soundcloud was populated with a creative...
James Hardy | Keep On Lovin'
17-year old UK-based producer Hardy comes to Minty by way of Soulection’s Andre Power and his skillful ears. Hardy has an unforgettable and nostalgic sound, weaving everything from 808 trappy and trill sounds in with broken, angelic rhythms to create something new and fresh. Have a listen to some of his gems below.
Jose James Mixtape Presented By Dj Spinna
Well this is a match made in heaven. Master of music fusion – New York’s own Dj Spinna, beautifully lays out the many sides of Jose James’ on this generous hour-long mixtape. Jose James, vocalist/arranger/composer/sincere dude blends his baritone voice seamlessly with jazz, hip hop, soul, electronic sounds and heart which Dj Spinna captures perfectly adding his own flavor for good...
All About WotNot
WotNot music is a conglomeration of uber talented gentleman based in London that make so many different genres of music come together beautifully, that it’s pretty much impossible to pigeonhole them. SPLENDID, really. The state of music as of late has been in large part a resurgence of simple electronic sounds which have then been flipped and chopped into entirely new sounds making the old...
Funkineven & Fatima | Phone Line
The lovely Ms. Fatima and the majestic Funkineven at it again with a video for the summery ‘Phone Line’ jam. LOVE it.
LAKIM | Esoteric
Lakim - Esoteric EP | Soulection from Soulection on Vimeo. The Soulection fam is back at it - this time with their 15th release (yup!) on the label with Viriginia’s own LAKIM. Seamlessly and effortlessly clean bass and soul infusions are really the only ways to characterize his music without painting a picture of something too far removed from his sound. Lakim describes the Esoteric...
TiRon & Ayomari | Thing Go Right [Video]
Los Angeles team TiRon & Ayomari release a fresh visual for a bangin’ tune off the Sucker For Pumps project. Enjoy and keep up with T & A here, here and here.
Ore | Half Out [Mix 002]
Mysterious Brussels-based blog, mix series and aspiring label, Half Out - is something to keep your eye on. With only a Soundcloud page and 2 mixes up you can hear the direction they are going and it’s golden. Yesterday they dropped a rad house-y mix from Ore that is quite bangin’ and a nice start to your weekend.
Label Love | Vol 4
Label Love is back again and it’s epic. Volume’s 1, 2 and 3 were home to some of the best worldwide tracks of the past couple years compiled by Miss Jasmine De La Paz. Back again with a firey tracklisting for Label Love 4 – Jazz shares with us [for the love of music] an amazing sampling of music from labels all over the universe and specifically from some of our favorites like Quantic...
Ondatrópica | Album teaser VIDEO
Well this is just epic. Born out of an idea between Colombian musician Mario Galeano (the force behind the band Frente Cumbiero) and producer/dj/world music curator William ‘Quantic’ Holland, Ondatrópica brings together several old and nu-school musicians of la musica Colombiana. “Over 3 weeks in January 2012 at the famous Discos Fuentes studios in Medellín legendary figures...
Project Mooncircle: Submerse & Empt
Berlin-based Project Mooncircle label collective has been putting out some amazingly unique tunes for quite some time now. Bringing to light artists like fLako, 1000 Names and Daisuke Tanabe (who made Minty’s Most Epic of 2011) to name a few – we’re always on the lookout new sounds voa PMC. Making some serious noise [and recently appearing in XLR8R] is Project Mooncircle’s...
∂eƒ sound “Bird(s).i.View” feat. Nikko Gray
Saw Nikko and Def last month at Art n Soul in LA and they BLEW.ME.AWAY. These two, independently both super unique artists with diverse and interesting perspectives and as you can imagine - when they come together it’s MAGIC. Check out Def’s latest jam produced by Brook D’Leau (J Davey) with the vocal stylings of the gorgeous Ms. Nikko Gray. Keep it locked - Cali is...
Jessie Ware | What You Won't Do For Love (Prod...
The amazing Jessie Ware covers Bobby Caldwell’s classic, “What You Won’t Do For Love” and enlists Sampha on the production. Tres dope. Download via Jessie’s Facebook page here.
Reva DeVito + Roane Namuh | Frozen
Reva DeVito and Roane Namuh are back at it - and with a super splendid visual for ‘Frozen’. Enjoy and check out ‘Detox’ – the jam that made us fall in love with her a few years ago. &lt;a href=”http://revadevito.bandcamp.com/track/detox” data-mce-href=”http://revadevito.bandcamp.com/track/detox”&gt;Detox by Reva...
Intergalactic (Benny Tones RIP MCA² Edit)
This week we lost one of the greatest in our hip hop history, Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys. Adam was 1/3 of the Beastie Boys, songwriter, [film] director, father and husband. MCA and his contributions to this universe were infinite and we are thankful for the legacy he’s left behind. To pay homage, Benny Tones (New Zealand), the guy behind all of the amazing sound that...
Four Tet | Jupiters
We’ve been HUGE fans of Four Tet for many years and dude never ceases to amaze with his etherial, electronic yet soulful compositions. This latest one [which turns out to be a new single] has over 73,000 plays in less than 4 days on Soundcloud. Once you hear it (make sure you at least have headphones on or badass speakers to listen) and you’ll know why. Wait for it, wait for it [and...
XXYYXX | About You
Meet XXYYXX (Marcel Everett), 16 year old music maker from Orlando, Florida. We were frist introduced to his music during our recent visit to Soulection Radio with Joe Kay. Joe played a track from XXYYXX and we were floored. ‘About You’ is a dreamy and sexy hair-bender with video to match. Enjoy and then go here and buy music from XXYYXX, it rules.
Nitetime | Mixed by Kon for Gilles Peterson's Show
Nitetime is a new project from Boston from Kon (of Kon & Amir) and Whiskey Baron’s. Here is a funky mix showcasing some amazing joints from Nitetime mixed by Kon himself for Gilles Peterson’s show. Get that Nitetime 12” via Future Classic. Enjoy! 1. Chaka Kon* - I Know You I Live You (Acappella) 2. Jorge Benson - Love x Love (Kons 1980 Again Remix) 3. Shave - Watchin...
Conner Youngblood | Proportions
Well this is just peachy. We’ve just received a track from Connor Youngblood off his forthcoming album Sketches Pt 2. “Proportions” - a dreamy, minimal and sweet vocal masterpiece. Download it here and check out Sketches Pt 1 here.
Teflon Dons | Tomorrow People w/ Gregory Porter
Originally released [strictly on vinyl] in 1998, this timeless joint “Tomorrow People” from the Teflon Don’s (Aaron Paar & Dave Fogg) marks a super pivotal time in house music. This organic, garage house-y jam combines ultimate danceability and musical simplicity, amazingly simple soulful vocals and an impeccable structure. Here are some words from the Teflon Don’s...
Trap.Arnold | The List
We were put on to Trap Arnold today we visited Soulection Radio in Long Beach to join special guest K15 (London) and Joe Kay. This song literally blew one of the speakers in the studios and then we were all in love. Download this head banger and enjoy!
GKR x Minty SXSW 2012 Trailer [VIDEO]
We partnered with Grown Kids Radio to throw a bangin’ showcase at SXSW with special guests Electric Wire Hustle, The Park (SF) w/ Alice Russell, Miles Bonny, Jacqueline Mari, Myron & E, Secret Sidewalk, Hawthorne Headhunters, Zuzuka Ponderosa, Mc Zulu, Anthony Valadez and many more. Have a look at the trailer by William Perls and supplementary photos by Lightworks - full visual coming...
Quantic & Alice Russell | I'd Cry [acoustic]
Quantic and Alice Russell are just about the best combo EVER and to put the cherry on top of an already amazing [Look Around The Corner] project - we have an acoustic version of “I’d Cry” to add to the list of gloriousness. Filmed by the super talented B+ of Mochilla in one take, enjoy this goosebump-worthy video.
Kinetica | Amanacer
Last year we introduced you to Kinetica, a very dope vocalist/producer from Chile making beautiful sounds. Good news, Kinetica is back in action with a new [gorgeous] video to accompany her song “Amanacer” out on the Dilema Industria label. Enjoy! KINETICA “AMANECER” registro directo. from Aldo Guerrero T. on Vimeo.
Hawthorne Headhunters | Teleport [VIDEO]
Hawthorne Headhunters - Teleport from gregthedude on Vimeo. This jam has been out for a minute now but the video is new and it’s badass. Directed by LA creative video heavyweight Greg Ponstingl for Plug Research and filmed in beautiful Joshua Tree, California, the visual representation of “Teleport” takes you to church as much as HH’s live performance of this song...
K15 | Theme Music For A Pariah
Based in London and born out of jazz, soul, broken beat, hip hop and then some, K15 has been flying under-the-radar for quite some. His last project A New Path (2008)was a 5-track plate of delightfully soulful, base-driven treats with angelic vocals from New Zealand’s Lisa Preston (LP). Since 2008, K15 has been cooking up new sounds in the studio, djing regularly [a.k.a 6+ years] at...
Tewz | Helix EP
On the heels of South-by-Southwest 2012, we met a cosmic young gent by the name of Tewz out of Chicago. Turns out this dude has some fine music up his sleeve [titled Helix] that just dropped today digitally and on a limited run of [badass] vinyl. Enjoy one of our favorite cuts on the Helix EP, “Ancient Astronaut” that sounds exactly as you’d expect - dark, vintage-y and spaced...
Electric Wire Hustle Added to Grown Kids Radio x...
A slight but FANTASTIC update to our unofficial South-By-Southwest showcase - we’ve added one of our favorite groups in the history of ever, Electric Wire Hustle! EWH, hailing all the way from new Zealand, has been been around sine 2007 and last year they came to tour the U.S. for the first time and we had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing them. Not only are they amazing artists...