Apifera is the new project of Yuval Havkin aka Rejoicer (keys), Nitai Hershkovits (keys), Amir Bresler (drums) and Yonatan Albalak (bass).
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.
Somni is Leo Shulman, a Brighton-born, Los Angeles-based producer and multi-instrumentalist. who draws inspiration from the likes of LA beat scene titans Flying Lotus, Shlohmo, and Teebs, as well as UK based artists like Burial, Amon Tobin, and Portishead. This second full-length album ‘Home’ due out 21 March 2020 on Friends of Friends. Featuring the dense, hypnotic hip-hop beats producer Riley Smithson aka Shrimpnose, from the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Previous Somni #SOTD here: In Waves.
Green-House is the project of Los Angeles based artist Olive Ardizoni, with additional keyboard, production, and artwork by Michael Flanagan. The album ‘Six Songs for Invisible Gardens’ is designed as a communication with both plant life and the people who care for them. Out on Leaving Records, music label founded by LA producer and Low End Theory member Matthewdavid in 2008.
Gnome Beats is the Los Angeles flamenco guitar player and producer Timo Ceniceros. Taken from the new album ‘Las Formas En Flujo’ (translation. ‘The Forms in Flux’), which was recorded over the last two and a half years. And the flute on this track is preformed be Wylie Cable, the founder of boutique Dome of Doom record label. Previous Wylie Cable #SOTDs here: Dog Park and: Mobious Strip (feat. CLYDE).
Thomas Wilson is Sweatson Klank (DJ Take) is an American producer, DJ, curator and music supervisor residing in Los Angeles, California. His latest ‘Good Days’ EP has just been released on the Friends of Friends Music label. Previous Sweatson Klank #SOTD here: Smile.
Bonobo is Simon Green, the Brighton (UK) musician, producer and DJ now based in Los Angeles. This track sees Bonobo team up with Innov Gnawa, a traditional Moroccan Gnawa music band based in New York City and fronted by Gnawa musician Mâallem Hassan Ben Jaâfer. Taken from Bonobo’s sixth album “Migration”, released on Ninja Tune back in 2017. Previous Bonobo #SOTDs are: Ibrik and: Kiasmos – Blurred (Bonobo Remix).