Crispy New Cuts: 1/30/18

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.

Brooklyn Shanti "Blade Runners (feat Vayu, Tanjina Islam & DJ Lokash)"

Fresh global hip-hop sounds from globe-trotting NYC artist Brooklyn Shanti off his brand new sophomore album Missed America (La Crisis) released earlier this month on Someplace Called Brooklyn Records.

Cut Chemist "Metalstorm (feat Edan & Mr. Lif)"

Legendary Cali DJ/producer/J5 member Cut Chemist is unveiling his latest album Die Cut on March 2nd and he’s bringing some of his talented friends along for the ride, including two of the underground hip-hop world’s finest -- Edan & Mr. Lif – on the new single “Metalstorm.”

Ice "Reality"

Yet another tasty reissue from UK label Athens of the North, this time it’s the unstoppable funk/soul of “Reality” by Ice, originally released in 1980 and sounding sharp as ever in 2018.

if i die in mississippi "no chill"

Beautiful introspective morning sounds from Mississippi artist Jenny Mignon aka if i die in mississippi from her album holographic heartache, just released on tape this month by the prolifically excellent Slovakian bedroom-pop label Z Tapes.

Ilyas Ahmed "Passing Lines"

Mystical standout single off the new album Closer To Stranger from Pakistani-born, dream-folk musician and Grouper collaborator Ilyas Ahmed.

St. Beauty "Not Discuss It"

Intoxicating single and gorgeous video from Atlanta R&B duo St. Beauty, a standout off their lengthy debut EP Running to the Sun just released on Janelle Monae’s Wondaland label.

Yasuha "Feelings"

Lush instrumental hip-hop beats with a euphoric touch courtesy of Japanese producer Yasuha and his track “Feelings,” taken from the new compilation FOGPAK #20.