The Winter chill is creeping in and nothing is more satisfying than cosying up at home, listening to records. But, if you don’t let the cold keep you pent up in the house, it’s important to update those city streets playlists.
Another member from the Greco-Roman record label (we featured Baio), Roosevelt, whose debut track Sea is a glorious piece of electronic sun-drenched winter warming dance, that shows us that there are great things to come from him. Marius Lauber is a Cologne-based producer and DJ who has said that he is planning to get his first EP out early 2013. Here’s hoping so! Keep your eye on him.
Kae Sun’s new track, Ship and the Globe, off his upcoming sophomore album Afriyie is a relaxed slice of low-fi indie-styled track that’s supported by a glorious running bass line. Kae, a Ghana-native, is based in Toronto and says that for him music, ‘was about easing anxiety and being closer to God. In that sense I’m always creating to satisfy that part of me’. If that’s the case, well, he’s also doing the same for us; Ship and Globe is full of hope, singing about the beauty in life and happiness. Thanks Kae Sun.
Little is known about Enh but what we do know is that he is called Ian Handsley. On his Facebook page we are given an insight into where he is based, saying that ‘I live in an old hotel in a small fishing village on Japan's Pacific coast. I make ambient/electonica’. We also know that he makes damn good music and Shipping is a wonderful example of this. There was actually a track called Styrofoam which surfaced this week but it has disappeared. Either way, check it out… hopefully more might come from Ehn in the future.
Another heart warming track, this time coming from Sydney, Australia, in the form of Panama. Following up on their success with Magic, which was released early 2012, they are back with It’s Not Over; bursting with understated romance set against the perfect beats and synths mastered by DFA’s Eric Broucek. The band, the brainchild of Jarrah McClearly, consists of 5 Aussie guys with extraordinary talent, who’ve honed their skills and created something that is very ‘now’ but also heavily influenced by artists from the 80s. The ‘It’s Not Over EP’ will be released on November 2 on Future Classic.
And now it’s time for something with one hell of a kick. Angel Haze, dropped this track Wekin Girls last week and it is most certainly not for the faint hearted or those looking for loving lyrics. Angel Haze is claiming her territory and isn’t taking any prisoners. Her talent is as sharp as her raps and she tells it exactly how it is, saying, ‘I’m multifaceted, I do a ton of shit’. The track comes off her highly respected LP Reservation, which also features New York, another track which showcases her talent perfectly. If you like your females feisty and are in the mood for some rapped out girl power, keep your eyes on Angel.
Written by Ben Taylor