Video Premiere: Steven A. Clark – “Angel of Death”

 

If you haven’t heard of this guy yet, please get on it speedily. Steven A. Clark is an electro-soul vocalist with what seems like the perfect picking of pop sensibility, sometimes reminding us of Pharrell, other times of The Weeknd, yet still having created a blend of sounds that is new.

Earlier this year, he dropped a free EP called Stripes on Bandcamp and it goes, people – instantly repeat worthy. Above, we are happy to host the official premiere for “Angel of Death” off the project. The dark, dim-lit video serves up a creepy tale to the deceptive yet charming track.

Steven A. Clark – Stripes [Stream & Download on Bandcamp]

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New Release: Rustie – ‘Glass Swords’

 

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Having received praise from Pitchfork and remixed the likes of Jamie Lidell, Kelis, and Nicki Minaj, Glasgow producer Rustie is out with his debut album today. Glass Swords is a heavily experiential electronic album marrying Japanese prog-rock, 16-bit video game sonics, grime, and Detroit techno into what sounds like the future. Above, you’ll find a clip of the title track.

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Video: Onra – ‘Chinoiseries Pt. 2′ Trailer

 

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Parisian beatsmith Onra has been on our radar for at least a couple years now (with heavy raving from our friends). But as it sometimes goes, we never quite stopped to take the listen we should have. The above trailer for his most recent project, Chinoiseries Pt. 2, was just the reminder we needed. Dude is gully. Plainly and simply.

For the Chinoiseries project, he’s gone digging for Chinese records to create tickling, dark, almost menacing beats that just go. Hard. We’re going to need a hip hop martial arts flick to go with this, stat. Where’s Jackie Chan at?

Look out for Chinoiseries Pt. 2 to drop on November 15th.

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Joni Haastrup Reissues Three Afro Funk Albums

 

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On September 27th, the legendary Joni Haastrup reissued three albums, including two from his MonoMono group. The three releases (Give The Begger A Chance [1971], The Dawn of Awareness [1974], and Wake Up Your Mind [1978]) roar sweltering Afro rock and funk from the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist.

The reissues are available on CD, download, and replica gatefold LP.

Get a taste below on the stream for MonoMono’s “The World Might Fall Over.” And in the above video, you’ll find Joni jamming out with Ginger Baker and other Nigerian Afro rock artists, including the Lijadu Sisters who will also be doing a reissue soon.

The World Might Fall Over – MonoMono by Soundway

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New Release: Love Muscle – ’4pLay’

 

Lisa Preston and Sir Froderick make some refreshing music for real. Smooth, light, journeying across various interpretations of space, the sound is undeniably pleasant. At the beginning of this month, their duo Love Muscle dropped a 7-track album called 4pLay. The first track starts off with a beat that seems to have sampled some Georgia Anne Muldrow vocals – can’t be mad at it.

Lisa’s flowery vocal style lightweight reminds us of Kissey, who we shared a new track from a couple weeks ago. Sir Froderick holds it down as well, with production that is enchanting, charming, nostalgic, and new.

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