This week we have awesome cuts from NVOY, Deli Sosimi, Jonti Ft. Steve Lacy,Wayne Snow, Harvey Sutherland, & Billy Ocean.
- NVOY – (Make You Mine) Are a duo based in London. James (23) and Conner (22) produce glistening dance music, fusing elements of future RnB, UK bass, Make You Mine by NVOY on Black Butter Records
- Dele Sosimi – (I Don’t Care) stands out as one of the most active musicians currently on the Afrobeat scene worldwide. Dele’s career began when he joined Fela’s Anikulapo-Kuti’s Egypt 80
- Jonti – (Scrood) After touring with The Avalanches in 2017 on some of the biggest stages around the world, Jonti is back after a new single call “Scrood.” The track features rising kid-genius Steve Lacy, the 17-year-old producer from The Internet. Jonti previously released two back to back albums on Stones Throw: Twirligig (2011) shortly followed up by Sine and Moon (2012). Jonti on “Scrood” : “‘Scrood’ was born out of a late night jam with Steve Lacy in Los Angeles last June … when I took it home I envisioned a story to go with it of a man walking through a burning city to get to this person he loves. Which is a metaphor, saying that even though it feels like the world is falling apart, I’m still going to try do my best and soldier forward with love.”
- WAYNE SNOW – (RED RUNNER) His first EP ‘Red Runner’ sees Wayne Snow drop a deluge of soul over grubby Rhodes tones, contorted melodies and tumbling drums backed up by remixes from Glenn Astro and Session Victim. The title track rubs Snow’s harmonised vocal lines against choked horn stabs and chugging guitar flashes while Glenn Astro & Imyrmind inject some mangled synthesis and Session Victim pack in a rhythmically tight revision. Blue Moon brings things to a close as it softly gallops with stuttered shuffles and granular drum samples. ‘Red Runner’ is a collaborative project between Tartelet and Comet Records, Comet specialises in bringing a myriad of Afro Psych Rock sounds together and are lauded champions of the Afrobeat revival.
- Harvey Sutherland – (Coast To Coast) “Expectations” is the much awaiting long player from the southern hemisphere’s hottest disco-house outfit. Like Max Graef, Sutherland likes to get his mates in on the action, which is where the Bermuda project was born. Recorded with bandmates Graeme Pogson (drums) and Tamil Rogeon (electric strings), “Expectations” follows last year’s stomping label debut single “Priestess / Bravado” for Sutherland’s own Clairity Records. Six tracks spanning Harvey’s influences from the West Coast to West End Records. The EP includes a long-awaited studio version of live favourite “Clarity”, uptempo burner “Coast 2 Coast” and a moment of spiritual introspection with “Spiders”. The title track offers glimmers of the Doobies and the ‘Dan – a sign of things to come from the Melbourne producer and his unique trio.
- Billy Ocean – Nights (Feel Like Getting’ Down) Billy Ocean Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) Label: Epic – FE 37406 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Released: 1981