New music round-up. New music albums which came out 29 May 2020 part 2: Flying Lotus, Lexsoul Dancemachine, Footshooter, Jonny Drop, Ol’Burger Beats & Vuyo, Camarao Orkestra.
Lexsoul Dancemachine Lexplosion II, Funk Embassy
The 8-track LP with new music provides firepower for the funk-soul-disco DJ, albeit remaining a pleasure treasure for the leisure listener. The first time, the 6 piece Estonian group has invited collaborators: the loose-wristed guitar funk icon Cory Wong; the Brazilian percussion maestro Luiz Black who’s gigged with James Brown. Raw street funk on one side, sweet soul on the flipside – Lexsoul Dancemachine aims to hypnotize feelgood music lovers with fundamental basslines, syncopated rhythms, and repetitive grooves. Although in between those hard-hitting sounds you’ll find some more tender melodies.
Listen to/buy Lexsoul Dancemachine new music album Lexplosion II (Funk Embassy) below:
Flying Lotus Flamagra, WARP
About a year after its original new music release, Flying Lotus’ Flamagra returns in a new and intimate version titled Flamagra (Instrumentals). Whereas the original album features a dream cast of vocal collaborators, this project places the masterful arrangements and musicianship at the forefront. As on the original album, FlyLo collaborated with so many great guests Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Little Dragon, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, David Lynch, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi and Solange, this one let the music to shine its own light.
Listen to/buy Flying Lotus new music album Flamagra (WARP) below:
Jonny Drop Sub Plot II, Albert’s Favorite
Jonny Drop is an experienced beatmaker, best known as one-quarter of The Expansions and live drummer for Andrew Ashong, The Gene Dudley Group, and co-founder Albert’s Favourites label. The first full-length release on Albert’s Favourites was the Jonny Drop’s beat-tape debut, Sub Plot. A hugely popular journey through the DJs record collection, sampling, and cutting in his unique style. During isolation, Jonny made quite secret collaborative double LP with new music, a new entry in the Sub Plot series.
Listen to/buy Jonny Drop new music album Sub Plot II (Albert’s Favorite) below:
Footshooter Libations & Movement, Dance Regular
Footshooter is the moniker of London based producer, DJ, and musician Barney Whittaker, half of project SAUL (Rhythm Section). His style blends skippy, broken beat production with live instrumentation to create an organic, rich sound and he frequently collaborates with emcees, poets, and vocalists exploring different tones and moods. His new music on Libations & Movement is a mix of Jazz, Brokenbeat, House, and Spoken word. It’s silky, smooth, and laid back but bumpy enough to make your neck bop!
Listen to/buy Footshooter new music album Libations & Movement (Dance Regular) below:
Ol’Burger Beats & Vuyo All Yours, Jakarta
Norwegian producer and beatmaker teamed up with up and coming Rapper Vuyo as Norway’s latest dream team and delivered an EP with new music on Jakarta Records. The Oslo based hip hop producer, DJ and jazz record collector Ol’ Burger Beats first entered the beat scene in 2014 with his debut album High Rhodes LP. The album was critically acclaimed, he is often compared with legends like J Dilla and Pete Rock. If you are looking for a jazzy sample-based beats, that an album for you. Great vibe, smooth instrumentals with added soulful sound narratives with hard-hitting beats and incredible jazzy tones.
Listen to/buy Ol’Burger Beats & Vuyo new music album All Yours (Jakarta) below:
Camarão Orkestra Nação África, Favorite
Camarão Orkestra released new music on the album, Nação África. The eleven musicians, guided by Amanda Roldan’s silky voice and a guest appearance by Anthony Joseph (“Canto De Bahia”), explore and embrace the murmuring polyrhythm of Brazilian percussion instruments, vibrating berimbau and squeaking cuícas, pouring their tightly-wound funk bass into the groove and letting their jazz fly free, together and solo. They take your mind far away, on a journey paved by analog synths with Fender Rhodes crystals to the horizon where the sun’s last glimmer has finally faded away.
Listen to/buy Camarão Orkestra new music album Nação África (Favorite) below: