\\ Seven tracks to get you through August inc Moses Sumney, Rex Queen and Obongjayer
If 13 new releases on our Mixcloud show and another 13 freshly squeezed ones on our Worldwide FM residency haven’t already satisfied your new music cravings for the month, then don’t settle. Here’s what we recommend you listen to.
Moses Sumney \\ Doomed
Moses Sumney has been breaking and mending hearts since emerging onto the scene in 2014. Since then, the California and Ghana raised vocalist has taken his moving voice on tour to play with the likes of Solange, James Blake and Karen O—all before the release of his debut album. And finally, here it is. Doomed is our first audio glimpse of Aromanticism. Sizzling electronics bed his beautiful falsetto. Expect this album to be big when it drops on 22 September.
Moses Boyd \\ After Tomorrow
The drummer and producer is one of the most prolific flag wavers for the London Jazz wave. After the numerous numbers of dance floor chaos he introduced with Rye Lane Shuffle, we have Absolute Zero EP. The leading single After Tomorrow is a cosmic-tasting release with fierce rhythm fairy-light synths. Listen to it in our August New Music show on Mixcloud.
Rex Queen \\ Big Old Bed
Like Moonchild after Ovaltine and a cigarette, Portland based band Rex Queen recently revealed their album Dressing Down. Big Ol’ Bed is a hooky, twinkling, Jazz-tickled ode to taking it easy with a croissant. We’re feeling Madaleine DiMarco’s creamy vocals.
Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language \\ Pasto
We couldn’t help but pick the opening track of our brand new Sounds Around The World playlist. Highlighting recent releases and reissues from London to Zimbabwe, we’re rocking a varied sonic palette on Spotify with the help of opener Pasto from West Indies Afro-Jazz collective Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language.
Jordan Rakei \\ Nerve
We’re pretty excited about the return of Brisbanite-cum-Londoner Jordan Rakei. Now signed to Ninja Tune, Nerve reminds us what a strong songwriter this multi-instrumentalist is. Read more about his return.
Obongjayar \\ Endless (prod Moses Boyd)
Nigeria-born Obongjayar drops an intriguing video for new track Endless, a dance tune with burning urgency. The metallic percussion could wiggle the shyest of feet. It could have a tiny something to do with Moses Boyd; the busy man claims a production credit for this track.
Tenderlonious and Dennis Ayler \\ Be Ur Friend
Producers Tenderlonious and Dennis Ayler team up for Brick City, a ten track album that sounds like their take on South London; house, afro-Jazz and broken beat are tied by futurist gloopy synths and rattling percussion. Set to drop on Tenderlonious‘ 22a label on 11 August. Check pacing tune Be Ur Friend on our latest Worldwide FM show (approx 10 minutes in, although you may as well buckle up for the whole ride, eh?).
JS | Tina Edwards