\\ Ten tracks to get you through June
A premiere from Terrace Martin‘s new project sits amongst the seductive heat of Havana, catchy French melodies and wobbly bass; here are ten new releases to take you through June. Want more new music in your phone? Follow our playlist on Spotify.
The Pollyseeds \\ Up & Away
Premiered on Jazz Standard is Up & Away, a spacious and soulful track from Terrace Martin‘s new project The Pollyseeds. Released on 14 July via Ropeadope, Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol.1 , the Kendrick Lamar collaborator pays homage to the sounds of his neighbourhood. Read more.
Jordan Rakei \\ Sorceress
New Zealender turned Londoner Jordan Rakei returned following his most recent recent album Cloak with a bunch of news this week; he’s signed to Ninja Tune, announced a European and US tour, and most importantly for us, revealed new single Sorceress. It got its first radio play on our Worldwide FM show this week. Catch him at Farr Festival in Hertfordshire, 13-15 July.
Laura Misch \\ Skip
Older sister of producer Tom Misch, saxophonist and vocalist Laura Misch has revealed Playground, her first LP. Skip sounds creative yet effortless, with the lightness of childhood and the wisdom of an elder. Read our feature interview with Laura Misch.
Camille \\ Le Fontain De Lait
French vocalist Camille reveals her new album this month and – despite only one of us boasting fluency in French at Jazz Standard HQ – we agree it’s one of the catchiest tracks we’ve heard in 2017. A choir of full-voiced women underpin light reedy melodies. Check it in our latest Mixcloud show.
Flamingods \\ Mixed Blessings
London-Bahrain collective Flamingods have just revealed their latest EP, Kewali. The band – who have been known to collaborate with saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings – are one of London’s most electrifying live acts. A night in their company will be one of the best you’ve spent in a long time. The music video to Mixed Blessings is one of the best of 2017 so far.
Arema Arega and Vince Vella \\ Mirando
London based producer and DJ Vince Vella teams up with Cuban vocalist Arema Arega for dance-worthy Latin seduction. Keep a close eye on the rising artist from Havana.
Nick Murphy \\ Weak education
Shedding his previous moniker of Chet Faker in favour of his birth name, Nick Murphy returns after a long break with new EP Missing Link. Of the name change he says, “It’s not conceptual anymore. It’s just me, and it made sense to show that in a name. It feels like a rediscovery”. Flirtatious melodies remain, teamed with extra electronic layers and pop-friendly production.
Diggs Duke \\ The Seedling
Serial single dropper and multi-instrumentalist Diggs Duke beds wobbly bass under twinkling synths. Consider your Summertime cloud watching duly soundtracked.
Quantic \\ Ojos Vicheros
Columbian vocalist Nidia Góngora lets go over Nintendo-esque synths and xylophone plonks. Album Curao is one of our favourite releases from Brighton label Tru Thoughts so far this year.
Binker and Moses \\ Valley Of The Ultra Blacks
Another act featured in June’s new music show on Mixcloud, Binker and Moses return with second album Journey to the Mountain of Forever. The album cover and its title sound more like a Scandi fantasy-metal band; this is a duo riding at the top of their game who refreshingly don’t give a fuck.
JS | Tina Edwards