Coming from Boston, Jacob Gilman (aka Rah Zen) is back with his second album ‘Upon The Apex’, available now on Dome of Doom. The new album is available to pre-order on Bandcamp as either a Limited Edition, High-Bias cassette tapes w/ Full Colour Label (run of 100), or Digital Album. His first album ‘Midnight Satori’ is definitely worth a listen too (and is that a Dizzee Rascal sample in the track ‘Mindshift’??? Spotify).
Debut single of The Newcomer on Astro Nautico, from the forthcoming ‘Inner Being’ (due Summer 2019). The Newcomer is Jonathan Pritchard (former alias Young Montana?). The Newcomer moniker surfaced incognito in early 2017 and I cannot find any more details. Available from Bandcamp.
Composed by Aidan Peterson and performed by Instupendo, an indie/electronic ambient artist-producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Instupendo has self-released his new antipop 7-track EP ‘Boys by Girls’, available as a limited 100-run Silver Glitter Cassette (with Bonus Track), or Digital Album from Bandcamp.
KOKOKO! is a collective born in Kinshasa capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, consisting of musical instrument inventors from the Ngwaka neighbourhood, electronic producer débruit, Makara Bianko (aka the Lingwala devil) and his dancers from the Lingwala neighbourhood. Their previous single Azo Toke has been a previous #SOTD (30 Nov 2018). Taken from the debut album ‘Fongola’, forthcoming on Transgressive Records.
Los Angeles producer Elusive returns to Dome of Doom with the new album Bonsai Tree. Recordings took place during November and December of last year at Elusive’s home studio in Venice, with features from LA-based musicians Ian Roller (saxophone) and Gabe Steiner (trumpet). The whole album is definitely worth a listen, available on Bandcamp.
SHYGIRL is the South East London singer and DJ Blane Muise, who likes to mashup of garage, grime and general club vibes (and who is also an avid collector of precious stones and crystals according to Coeval Magazine). The new single ‘UCKERS’ has been produced Sega Bodega, and is available now on London based NUXXE, with a £1 digital download at Bandcamp.
I have been giving the French InFiné label a lot of attention later. Here is another amazing artist, Tunisian producer and DJ Deena Abdelwahed. Deena starts her music career as vocalist for the jazz band So Soulful, and later moved behind the decks in deejay collective World Full of Bass. Back in November, Deena released her first solo album ‘Khonnar’ (Pronounced “Ronnar“), which is worth listening to on Spotify. And now we can also enjoy a follow-up remix album! The ‘Khonnar Remixes’ are avaialble as a 12″ Record/Vinyl and Digital Album at Bandcamp. This remix by Ital Tek (aka Alan Myson), an English electronic musician from Brighton (who despite having six albums on Planet Mu, I have somehow missed from #SOTD so far!).