LANKS – Man

downloadLANKS is one smooth customer on the circuit and he has just released his debut full length album ‘twentyseven’ and we are fairly content with it. His production skills have always been his greatest asset- using trippy distorted effects in the vast majority of his tracks akin to ‘Maribou State’s’ style of production. ‘Man’ opens the album very nicely in a weird mish-mash drum beat reminiscent of one with a Romare’s trademark stamped on it  – the tune progresses to a radiohead-esque vocal groan as the track steadily gathers momentum. The vocals on the verses sound like the XX’s Oliver Sim – which doesn’t do the atmosphere any harm. With all of these great sounds mixed into one artist it’s a no -brainer to give LANKS boy a chance. It’s not amazingly original in ideas but his music is well extremely well thought out. Check out the album.

Notable songs – Man / twentyseven / Holla 

 

Leon Vynehall – Movements (Ch III)

it-0309-940149-frontLeon Vynehall is the man who brought us the quite brilliant ‘House of Dupree’ a few years back – a song that was played in almost every soft house set at that time. He is back with a new more mellow jazzy set of releases here. Elements of hip hop infused with Vynehall’s sheer ability to adapt this totally new style – this is a fantastic listen. Chapter III is perfect for the sunshine while sitting in the park.

 

Hello Skinny – Watermelon Sun

0011473929_10Not quite sure what category to shove this thing into. Free jazz house? Completely interesting sounds here from ‘Hello Skinny’ the UK’s Jazz disco beat-maker. This piece is an altogether intriguing and thought provoking one, very unique and refreshing. A group of seasoned musicians coming together to produce a sound that is rich in texture and rhythm! Nice bass, percussion and horns moulded together into a captivating ten minutes of highbrow jazz dub disco – whats not to like? Get on it!

 

 

 

Os Tincoas – Deixa A Gira Girar (JGB)

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With a certain distorted Nicolas Jaar feel, this superb edit of 60’s Brazilian Pop musics  ‘Os Tincoas’ has us moving around with a melancholic sway this evening. A true gem coming out of Bahia that offers a fabulously chilled atmosphere throughout – an undoubted peaceful, thoughtful edit here by J G B. Stick on the earphones and bliss out. A nice mellow song to start off the week. Enjoy it!