Happy New Year!
Here's some music you might have missed over the last few months:
Funkineven and Fatima
Funkineven is a producer/DJ from West london who's futuristic beats are made largely using vintage synthesizers, inspired by Acid Jazz, House music and musicians such as Prince, Juan Atkins and Harold Faltermeyer, Funkineven has released several records on UK label Eglo Records. As has Swedish born vocalist Fatima who has collaborated with producers such as Hudson Mohawke, Dam-Funk and Shafiq from Sa-Ra. In 2010 she released her 'Mind Travellin EP', largely produced by Funkineven. Check the mix below by Lefto for a taste of the space-age funk the duo produce.
Sleeping In Class is the new album from LA rapper Casey Veggies. Featuring guest spots from the likes of Dom Kennedy, Tyler The Creator and more. Casey left his mark on the West coast hip-hop scene last year with the summertime underground anthem 'It's All Good'. If you fancy more of this head to the link below and grab the whole album for free. The tracks 'Ridin' Round Town' & 'DTA' are definitely worth a listen.
Download 'Sleeping In Class' here.
London based producer Henny Moan, used to be one third of the East-end synth group Hounds Of Hate. His latest musical offering 'Slayer Of Gash 2' is a distorted instrumental reminiscent of West Coast G-Funk. Sit back and enjoy.
Laidback, ethereal vibes from East London art group Hype Williams on their new EP Dior which you can download or listen to below. Hype Williams are well know on the East London art & music scenes for their forward-thinking music, weird music videos and art installations.
The Lover/ Flying Lotus Project
Futuristic nu-soul in the vein of J*Davey and Sa-Ra courtesy of Flying Lotus and Dana. All beats on this project were produced by L.A beat-smith Flying Lotus, who is down with Warp Records and Brainfeeder. All of the songs were written & arranged by Cali based rapper/singer DANA. Flying Lotus released the critically acclaimed LP 'Cosmogramma' earlier this year.
The Jet Age Of Tomorrow
The Jet Age of Tomorrow are down with the LA skate/rap crew Odd Future, who helped produce many of the tracks on this album. 'Journey To The 5th Echelon' contains echos of The Neptunes and Sa-Ra, Om'mas Keith actually appears on one of the stand-out tracks 'The Finer Things'. Listen below or download here.