Every month, we present 15 new tracks featured on LDBK radio.
This November 2015 issue includes new music from Souleance, Darkstar, Fakear, Strand, Ziga Murko, Yellowstraps, Beach House, Luke Vibert & more…
Listen also on Soundcloud, Deezer, Spotify
Selected by Derrick Gee, Tomislav Miljanic & Julien Mourlon
Mixed by TomE & Hosted by Derrick Gee
Cover picture by Farm Prod
* Souleance – Hustle feat. Vect
French production duo Fulgeance and Soulist deliver another EP of party starters, taking the sample-heavy template of previous releases, and adding a deeper disco-house edge to stunning effect. The 8-track EP opens with ‘Hustle’, a track also featuring regular video collaborator Emile Sacre on keys and vocoder, this time in his music production guise as VECT – bandcamp
* Darkstar – Stoke The Fire
Since their early dancefloor 12”s on Hyperdub from 2008 and through two vocal-led albums in 2010 and 2013, Darkstar have been an influential force in the UK’s electronic scene. Foam Island, the third studio LP from Darkstar, is a beautiful contemporary electronic pop album, dealing with powerful themes of ambition and hope against the odds in the 21st century.
* Darko Kustura – Soul Divide
Suggested by TomE: “My good friend and nicest guy from Zadar, dj and producer, Darko Kustura!” Born in 1986, Darko began his electronic music journey at the age of 12. Hooked on German house, techno and drum & bass radio and TV shows, he used to prolifically record tapes of everything he could get his hands on, always digging more and more into the underground side of the spectrum – soundcloud
* Unno – Blue Leaf
Nowadays Records is introducing French trio Unno aka Awir Léon, Tismé, J.Kid and their EP ‘As We Land’ – soundcloud
* Fakear – Animal
New single from French electronic producer Fakear “Animal”. The track comes accompanied with a video directed by Antoine Besse, which takes us through the heartbreakingly gorgeous landscapes of Burma as seen through the imagination of an adventurous Burmese child.
* Strand – Alvaro
Spanish musician living in Brussels with a track named after his son and taken from his new project “Maleza” – soundcloud
* Ziga Murko – Glow
Murko’s Glow radiates the warmth of a smoky past; the noise and distortion of magnetic tapes and dusty record needles; soul, jazz and hip hop fragments brewed in a distinct lo-fi blend… The EP is a jazz musician’s hommage to (and an archaeology of) the slow soul jam era of the 70s and 80s. At the same time it is also an anachronistic production tools workout and a jazzy tribute (co)created with VCRs, cassette decks and MPCs – bandcamp
* Drew Howard & Birthday Boy – No pressure
Music to Soothe the Savage Youth, a new EP recorded in collaboration by rapper Drew Howard and producer Birthday Boy, presents a new proposition for Toronto, something that sounds more like partying and falling in love late at night in the downtown core than hanging out on its perimeter – the fader
* Says Who? – Something Funky feat. dj Vindictiv & Vicky Flint
Says Who? released his EP ‘Directions’ on London’s Millennium Jazz Music this month. The producer from Middelburg, The Netherlands has translated his love for ‘the feeling of being on the road’ to eight instrumental tracks, with a foundation of hiphop and strong influences of jazz and soul – soundcloud
* Rim and Kasa – I’m A Song Writer
A cult figure for lovers of both African music and ‘disco’ in its widest sense now being reissued by BBE records.
* Space Captain – Two
In a period of open-minded experimentation that has seen them developing their sound via live shows and studio jams, Space Captain have alighted on a beautifully bold and progressive fusion of R&B and psychedelic rock with tentacles spinning out into soul, hip hop, electronica and noise – soundcloud
* Yellowstraps x Le Motel – Hold Me Tight
The first single off “Mellow” their forthcoming collaborative LP . A smooth mixture between YellowStraps acoustic/dreamy vibe and Le Motel‘s more experimental electronic sound – intotheurban.com
* Beach House – Rough Song
from “Thank Your Lucky Stars” the 6th album from Beach House (and 2nd new full length of 2015) – read more.
* Luke Vibert – Doozit
Luke Vibert is back on Planet Mu with a new album called ‘Bizarster’. It’s his seventh full-length under his own name with others having been released on Mo Wax, Warp and most recently Hypercolour.
* Pete Josef – Live Your Live
A heartfelt, genre-bending combination of jazz, soul, pop, and electro, UK singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Pete Josef releases his debut album “Colour” this fall via Sonar Kollektiv – bandcamp