ZULI – 180829 77BPM

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Ahmed El Ghazoly is ZULI (aka Swag Lee), an multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ based in . ZULI’s previous ‘Terminal’(released London-based label, and featuring previous #SOTD: Kollu I-Joloud) was one of my favourite 2018 albums. This track comes from ZULI’s new ‘Swag Lee is Dead [RIP]’ release; a collection of Trap instrumental-demos for a mixtape Ahmed was intending to release around January 2019 before his “shit was stolen” and the project files were lost.

Tags: #dark #instrumental #lo-fi #trap

sir Was – Letter

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sir Was is . I know nothing more. His new ‘Letter EP’ serves as a post-script to his recent second album ‘Holding On To a Dream’. The new ‘Letter EP’ comes out on British indie-label  on 28 February.

Tags: #alternative #chill #indie/rock #lo-fi #pop #scandinavian

Ssaladd – Sew A Button On That

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I think there is a connection between Ssaladd and (aka ), but I’m not too sure what. According to Bandcamp, Ssaladd is bassist Harrison, drummer Toby, and Gregory “Fendering The Rhodes”. Perhaps this is Gregory? Anyways, the new ‘Ssaladd EP’ has been released on Feldwick’s on -based label.

Tags: #electronic #instrumental #jazz #lo-fi

Knxwledge – Do You

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Knxwledge is the -bred began experimental hip-hop producer Glen Boothe. Taken from Knxwledge’s upcoming album due to release during spring 2020 on . 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.

Tags: #hip-hop/rap #instrumental #lo-fi

Etran de L’Aïr – Houlhine Ayagolamane

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The name Etran de L’Aïr translates to “the Stars of the Aïr,” the mountainous region of Northern Niger. Every month in 2020, are releasing music recorded by Etran de L’Aïr on a mobile phone in Agadez, Niger, then transmitted via WhatsApp to , . I’m excited!

Tags:  #folk #lo-fi #world-music

Alexandra Savior – Crying All The Time

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Alexandra Savior McDermott is an American singer-songwriter originally from , and now based (I think) in , . ‘Crying All The Time’ was the first song she wrote for her new album ‘The Archer’, a collaboration with producer Sam Cohen. Out now on .

Tags:  #alternative #heartbreak #indie/rock #lo-fi #pop