So we're back (as promised) with the first in our in-depth features with each of the amazing artists who performed live for us at the COZY show back in January. The first is London based rapper itsNate, who brings us a visual for his new track Maintain. The track dropped a couple of weeks ago, and features production from Nate's long time collaborator, J.D Reid. Check it out below!
Selector and photographer Hannah Faith just dropped her first mix in a while! Entitled, 'FEELS', with artwork by Melody Hansen, the mix has a perfect feel good vibe, making it the perfect ease-in for the inevitable shit-show tomorrow (Yes- the dreaded Trump's inauguration). Tune in for a vibey mix of soul, funk, electronic and hip-hop!
In the hip hop world, we're all too familiar with seeing women shake their asses, frolicking around an array of multimillion dollar sports cars in the California sun. Nothing new there, you might say. Except for Young Thug's new video, shot by production company 'blah blah' for the track 'Wyclef Jean', from thuggers new album. The video is a clever, and funny subversion on the stereotypical hip hop music video.
Norwegian producer and DJ Sonny Alven chats about his new single Give Me Your Lovin, which follows on from the Hype Machine no.1 single California Girls. Sonny also gives us an insight into the collaboration with Una Sand who provides her amazing vocals on the track as well as his personal highlights of a hugely successful year and what he has planned for 2017.
They say that on the furthest reaches of the conceivable universe all that exists is pure sound: waves crashing against each other in a galactic celestial symphony. It is impossible to ever know what this sounds like, but the music assembled here provides a glimpse of what such fantastic notions may sound like. Tune in to this exclusive mix, dedicated to the legendary club that was Plastic People.
An exile from his homeland due to the Congolese Civil War and a victim of racism as a child, Kimyan Law turned to music as a soothing release from the displacement of home and the harsh social realities of his adopted Vienna. Zawadi is his latest project, and it's outstanding.
A new one from DAP The Contract who continues to showcase his outstanding musicality on his latest offering, Too Young. DAP delivers some heartfelt lyrics dedicated to his friends who passed on too young on this self produced track.
London's very own 808INK are back with a new album, 'Hungry'. The highly anticipated follow up to 2015's 'Billy's Home' LP is a statement of creative freedom from Mumblez Black Ink and 808Charmer with features from Sam Wise, Kahlia Bakosi, Ideh, JD Reid, and Daniel OG.
Issues is the debut track from Newport, Wales resident Alexanderson. A dark pop track co-produced and written alongside Bojoc, and already getting support via BBC radio, expect to hear more from Alexanderson.
The electronic music scene in Australia is booming at the moment, with the rise of festivals and an influx of talent - all with their own unique sound. One of the countries finest import is Tyson O’Brien - better known as the energetic DJ and producer Generik.
'FREE 6LACK' is the debut project from R&B singer 6Lack (pronounced 'black'). Drenched in moody and mid-tempo instrumentals to accompany 6Lack's unique vocals and writing style, 'FREE 6LACK' sits comfortably at the top end of the current Trap R&B/Trap Soul style.
Joyce Wrice has been COZY fam since we threw our first party in LA almost 2 years ago. We've been keeping tabs on her ever since, with her debut EP Stay Around dropping earlier this year. This week, she dropped 'Rocket Science', a bouncy, soulful track with production from Mndsgn and vocals from LA based Kay Franklin.
So, the new Tribe album just dropped. And as much as an occasion like this makes us acknowledge the end, harkening back to the beginning is also a natural thing to do. Looking back on their 1990s heyday, it’s evident that Tribe have produced undeniably classic songs and albums. Everyone remembers ‘Can I Kick It?’ ‘Scenario’, ‘Electric Relaxation’ and the like, but there are scores of other Tribe tracks that don’t get the recognition they should, simply because the monster singles overshadowed them. Here are 10 of those tracks that deserve some more shine.