UK based Yellow Days released Harmless Melodies in 2016.
Brock Berrigan – Point Pleasant
The incredible Brock Berrigan drops a wonderfully soul-filled gem titled Point Pleasant. This ISH right here will have you climbing that highest point.
The Jazz Jousters – Locations: Poland
Just made available on Spotify, Locations: Poland, the 7th volume in the Locations series continues igniting the flames of jazz passion. Sampling Polish jazz, the Jazz Jousters led by Gadget, embarked on a journey to deliver us a whole project dedicated to one geographical area. Yes, The Jazz Jousters are the first ones to produce a pure album on Poland.
Oko Ebombo – Naked Life
Oko Ebombo is an international performing artist living and working in Paris. Using combinations of arts, Oko Ebombo Naked Life creates a visual storytelling world that only exist in our imaginations. The good thing is we get to direct those images through the music.
Naked Life is Oko Ebombo’s first EP through indy label POOL. The album was recorded between Portland, London, New York, and Paris between 2012 and 2016.
Lord Echo – Harmonies
“Harmonies is the new long player from underground super-producer Lord Echo. The new album solidifies his already distinctive mutations of reggae and rock steady with disco, African soul, techno and spiritual jazz. In other words, the Lord has returned from the wilderness with a bounty for his followers. Eat of the bread of life and enjoy access to his crazy World of Sound.”
Bastien Keb – 22.02.85
‘22.02.85’ is the new album from Bastien Keb. Initially conceived as a concept album about a stripper lost in the city (like a straight-to-video follow up to Showgirls), ‘22.02.85’ has a distinctly nocturnal edge to it. The city at night, lost in a crowd, abandoned petrol stations, empty kebab shops, broken florescent lights. Like a half-forgotten dream, familiar yet unnerving.
A guitarist first and foremost, Keb also plays trumpet, bass, drums, piano, flute and more – many borrowed donated or found instruments.
STERYO Play 57
This week’s STERYO Play features new music from: El Michels Affair, Kap G, Bastien Keb, Kendrick Lamar, Quantic and his combo Barbaro, K’Valentine, Joey Bada$$, Angeline, Jordan Rakei, Frank Ocean feat. Jay Z, and more.
Kap G – SupaJefe
I’ve been a strong admirer of Atlanta’s Kap G. His newest album SupaJefe marks his transition toward becoming a BOSS. Having released a series of mixtapes over the course of five years, Kap G’s hard work in perfecting his flows, words, and overall composition is noticeable on SupaJefe.
Currently signed to Pharrell’s I Am Other Records, Kap G surpasses my expectation through his fearless storytelling approach. He doesn’t hold anything back. SupaJefe is a brilliantly true composition of clever wordplay – something that I believe is the mark of a genius poet and genuine storyteller. He most definitely brings a whole new perspective to the Atlanta music scene.
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Kendrick Lamar needs no introduction, but DAMN.
Kenji – Settling In
Settling In by Kenji marks Chillhop Records’ first lyrics-based album release. Kenji revisits the essence of narrative storytelling providing us full length, substance-crafted songs with a positive perspective. Really great album.