Henry Hicks AKA Horatio Luna is a Melbourne based improviser, composer, bassist and producer. A founding member of hip-hop/soul community “30/70 collective”, he is also an active member of the Australian beatz, jazz and soul music scene. The album ‘Yes Doctor’ out on La Sape records.
Kutmah (pronounced koot/mah, real name Justin McNulty) started Sketchbook as a radio show on Dublab in Los Angeles, California. A year later, Sketchbook became the first all instrumental beat night in LA. And back in 2018, Kutmah released an excellent celebratory compilation ‘Sketchbook Radio Archives, Vol 1’ which I still cannot stop replaying (featuring previous #SOTD: Darkhouse Family – Moving 909s). Now Kutmah releases a new 10 inch on the All City record label, based in Dublin, Ireland. This Kutmah release closes off a series of 10 inches that All City made in LA heads back in 2010… Kutmah was supposed to be on that batch of releases but it has taken until now to finalise the production.
Knxwledge is the New Jersey-bred began experimental hip-hop producer Glen Boothe. Taken from Knxwledge’s upcoming album due to release during spring 2020 on Stones Throw. This track contains a sample form 1991 R&B single ‘Just Because I’m Wrong’ by Gerald Levert. Also recommended is Knxwledge’s December 2019 ‘終了していません’ release, also available on Bandcamp.
Accra-based vocalist Ghanaian vocalist Bryte collaborates again with Mina and Tarquin for ‘Ice Cream’, lead track from the 4-song EP ‘R&S presents: More Time Records Vol. 1’. A fun mix of Ghanaian-beats with UK grime. Out now on R & S Records.
Out on EM Records (based in Japan), Juu, G. Jee and Chinza DOPENESS update the 1960-70s popular Thai ‘Luk Thung’ genre with 21st Century hip hop and trap, drum machines and samples. Fresh and exciting! The ‘New Luk Thung’ album is available via Spotify and Bandcamp.
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).
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Catnapp is Argentinian-born, Berlin-based singer and producer Amparo Battaglia. Her single Mantis was a former #SOTD (1 May 2018). One year later and Catnapp is set to release her debut full length record ‘Break’ on Monkeytown Records. This track features the renowned Modeselektor (fellow Monkeytown Records signing and German electronic music duo consisting of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary). The album in available to pre-order on Bandcamp.