Oddisee – Things

From the upcoming album Oddisee „The Iceberg” out Feb 24th on Mello Music Group

The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee’s new album ‘The Iceberg’ is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. His third release in just 12 months, ‘The Iceberg’ is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: how we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, Go-go, gospel, thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement. ‘The Iceberg’ is out February 24 on Mello Music Group.

Lead single “Things” acts as a mission statement for the album, a deep dance groove with lightning-quick lyrics about “things” he’s going through. Says Oddisee, “”We all go through the trials & tribulations of life. Why is it we feel the need to individualize our shared experiences? If only we could see our concerns as others do, maybe they wouldn’t be so serious.”

March 2 – Paris, France – La Place
March 3 – Lyon, France – Bizarre!
March 4 – Nantes, France – Stereolux
March 6 – Bristol, UK – The Lantern
March 8 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
March 9 – Dublin, Ireland, The Sugar Bluc
March 11 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
March 13 – Munich, Germany – Ampere
March 14 – Erfurt, Germany – Franz Melhose
March 15 – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen
March 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo Club
March 17 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria
March 18 – Stuttgart, Germany – Im Wizemann
March 19 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
March 22 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
March 24 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Bird
March 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
March 26 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
March 30 – Milan, Italy – Biko Club
April 7 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Sofia Live Club
April 8 – Bucharest, Romania – Arenele Romane
April 10 – Vienna, Austria – Grelle Forelle
April 11 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
April 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
April 20 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
April 21 – Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade
April 23 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
April 26 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
April 27 – Dallas, TX – Dada Dallas
April 28 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
May 1 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
May 5 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
May 7 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency
May 9 – Eugene, OR – WoW Hall
May 10 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
May 11 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 12 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
May 13 – Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
May 14 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
May 17 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
May 18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
May 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
May 20 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
May 21 – Indianapolis, IN – The HiFi
May 26 – Detroit, MI – Arab American National Museum
May 27 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
May 30 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 31 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

Phil Gerus – Make Time [True Romance]

At this time of year it is important to allow for family. Making time was the name of the game as he rolled up the driveway of the manor house. The trees blew hazily in the wind as snow fell slowly from the sky above. As he looked towards his home he let out a deep sigh because he knew he never had to return to a place of hardship quite like where he had come from. The war was over, freedom could begin and boy was it set to be luxurious and bliss.

Phil Gerus is the next artist to appear on Tensnake’s True Romance label. He delivers a collection of sweltering party cuts across the course of the EP.

PREMIERE : Catching Flies – Mama’s Wisdom

When he’s not collecting glowworms and growing rare fruits, Catching Flies finds the time to make music – a bass heavy yet melodic mesh of broody electronics and intricate rhythms, containing shades of everything from hip-hop to house, from soul to jazz. He has received radio support from the likes of Giles Peterson, Annie Mac, Lauren Laverne & Huw Stephens. He took his live show on the road as European tour support for electronic-jazz behemoth Bonobo in 2014 and has also toured solo performing both live & DJ sets throughout the UK, Europe and Asia, concluding in late 2015 with a sold out live band performance with Submotion Orchestra at the Barbican Hall.
Catching Flies is back with a mini EP before another release, consisting of two instrumental pieces: Komorebi and Mama’s Wisdom. ‚Komorebi’ is a word the Japanese use to describe when sunlight filters through the trees & the interplay between the light and the leaves. Mama’s Wisdom was originally heard in Bonobo’s BBC Radio One Essential Mix, and has now been released due to popular demand.

Georgy [LNTG Edit]

I know things have been a bit quiet lately so here is the first of a whole bunch of edits that I’ve done since coming home from my 2016 Euro tour.
I hope you enjoy my rework of this classic track by Toto.

Lost Design


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Written, Produced & Performed by Hira King
Backing Vocals by Nií
Additional Production by Tanaka Samuel & ROMANS
Artwork by Hira King

On behalf of Chosen People.

AURORA – Conqueror (Kartell Remix)

AURORA’s debut LP All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend is out now, led by the first single, “Conqueror”. NPR’s Bob Boilen remarked, “[Conqueror] puts her commanding power on display” and soon after Rolling Stone declared the singer an Artist to Watch stating “’Conqueror’ is an upbeat song for the modern Viking girl.”

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