Crispy New Cuts: 1/23/18
Crispy New Cuts is an on-going series spotlighting 7 fresh new songs that have recently crossed our path and deserve a bit more shine.
Cadence Weapon "Five Roses (feat Blue Hawaii)"
Stellar Canadian team-up between veteran Toronto-based MC Cadence Weapon and ethereal Montreal-based dance-pop duo Blue Hawaii on this magnetic song, an emotional ode to the city of Montreal and a standout from Cadence Weapon’s brand new self-titled album.
Chris Dave and the Drumhedz "Black Hole (feat Anderson .Paak)"
Your favorite drummer’s favorite drummer, Houston’s Chris “Daddy” Dave steps into the spotlight after years of providing top-shelf rhythms to the world’s biggest stars, unleashing his debut album Chris Dave and the Drumhedz on the iconic Blue Note label. Featuring a stacked roster of special guest vocalists, Midas touch man Anderson .Paak hops on the infectious groove of “Black Hole” for a undeniable highlight.
Dabrye "Lil Mufukuz (feat DOOM)"
I would’ve been hyped about this collaboration between two of the underground’s finest in 2001. I’m equally hyped about it in 2018. DOOM bringing his acrobatic wordplay to Dabrye’s murky basement beats, and adds another glorious early taste for Dabrye’s upcoming album Three/Three due out February 16th on Ghostly International.
Peggy Gou "It Makes You Forget"
Berlin-based Korean DJ/producer Peggy Gou has been turning heads and capturing ears at a relentless pace over the past couple years, both for her ecstatic DJ sets and sharp original productions. Following EPs for Technicolour, REKIDS, and Phonica White, she’s joining the legendary Ninja Tune roster in 2018 for her upcoming Once EP, due out on March 2nd. For this EP, she states, “I tried to draw on all my influences of the last few years, from electro, African music, early '90s house music, and also techno, especially Maurice Fulton and DMX Krew.”
Ryan Hemsworth "Fours Seasons (feat NewAgeMuzik)"
Dreamy dancehall/R&B/hip-hop vibes are easily some of the best vibes, and few producers are more skilled at providing them than chameleonic Canadian DJ/producer Ryan Hemsworth. This new collabo with London duo NewAgeMuzik is currently heating up our winter.
The Skull Eclipses "Pillars (feat Baba Maraire & Felicia Douglass)"
The Skull Eclipses is a new collaborative project of Philadelphia-based MC Lushlife and Austin-based sound sculptor Botany. This project finds heavy inspiration in the music of the late 1990s and early 2000s – jungle, breakbeat, drum’n’bass, trip-hop, electronic ambient, in particular – that originally gave both artists the spark to create their own sounds, while forging these influences into the context of contemporary hip-hop. Their adventurous and cerebral sound is on full display on lead single “Pillars,” featuring assistance from Shabazz Palaces’ Baba Maraire and Ava Luna’s Felicia Douglass, the first taste of their upcoming self-titled debut album due out March 9th on Western Vinyl Records.
Stimulator Jones "Choosey Lover"
We’ve previously covered Virginia’s Stimulator Jones and his luscious new songs since signing with revered Los Angeles label Stones Throw Records late last year. This week he’s back with more nostalgic R&B/soul vibes, this time covering The Isley Brothers’ 1983 slow jam “Choosey Lover.”