It’s your favorite time of the mid-month. Giveitaspin is in Orange October mode, so pick up some favs Niki just discovered for your early Autumn escapades!
Follow giveitaspin on Mixcloud (podcasts – giveitaspin radio show on Paranoise Radio), Soundcloud, Youtube and Spotify as the playlist grows on every platform each day with hand-picked goodies that move our musical soul!
*Random track order below – linked URLs to listen/buy/support the bands/artists/independent creativity
- RobertWars & LazyKalle – TR5 (hip-hop, lo-fi, instrumental) | Wax Addicts Records
- Young Mergs – Swimming Thoughts (conscious hip-hop) | PlusTRBE
- Henrik Lindstrand – Enghave Lys (neo-classical, contemporary) | (self-released)
- Glitches – Full Genius (indie rock, alternative)
- James Chatburn – Darling I Missed Your Call (soul, beat)
- Jairus “J-Mo” Mozee feat. Brooke Jean – Mid Night Blue (soul, rnb)
- Bayou – Dream (jazz, electronic, downtempo)
- Tega – Melanin (soul)
- Tania Ilyashova – Pull Me Closer (world, afrobeat, soul)
- Robotikus – Blame It On The Devil (Electro/Indie) | Casablanca Sunset
- Hart – L’amour (trip-hop, chillstep) | ill records
- Violentlyill – Epiphany (conscious hip-hop) | ill records
- Haulm – They Came Along (minimal, electronic) | Grand Jury
- Ro Spit & 14KT (RSXGLD) – I Believe (feat. JMSN) (hip-hop) | Fat Beats Records
- Makeness – Loud Patterns (nu disco, minimal, electronic) (Secretly Canadian)
RobertWars & LazyKalle – TR5
Young Mergs – Swimming Thoughts
Young Mergs states on the creative collective PlusTRBE page: “This is a track where I delve into my psyche, viewing all of my thought patterns and feelings about the present and what is to come. A soulful rendition of my mind’s contents.” Indeed, Swimming Thoughts is truly a conscious masterpiece of Young Mergs heartful skepticism, featuring also DiamantBallou’s lustful deep stylistic vocals. If you’re searching for common platitudes full of declarative – our-/now-ness, this music world is our kaleidoscope, and the lyrics, a mirror of unique vision and lo-fi empathy.
Henrik Lindstrand – Enghave Lys
Glitches – Full Genius
Glitches are to return with their debut album, ‘Lost Language’, on Friday, November 10th. It is an album of intimate reflection capturing the raw fragility of emotions experienced by lead singer Robbie Parks, who’s lyrics both earnest and honest, sluice over compelling melodies. The trio, formed of Parks, Michael O’Neill and James Warner, explains that the album is “an honest and raw account of the universal arc of love, from hope to the last stages of collapse. When we agonize too much over something precious, we can destroy it.” Produced by Joe Kearns, who has previously worked with Florence and the Machine and Kasabian, Glitches have been championed as a contemporary take on Roxy Music, combined with the tenderness of R&B duo Rhye. Feel the solemnity mist through the beautiful track of Full Genius, as for the videography is conceptualized by Josh Armitage.
James Chatburn – Darling I Missed Your Call
Darling I Missed Your Call is a collage of sound combining rough synth bass, gritty guitars, playful trumpet lines and a hard-hitting beat, resulting in a steady groove. As the pulse moves on the music constantly warps and changes, in a layering, and then dispersing of musical textures and motifs. The Prince-inspired beat is topped off with simple, yet impressive vocals from Chatburn, as he effortlessly moves back and forth between his signature falsetto. You first read about him on giveitaspin here. Damen is an EP which begins with James’ Soulection 6th Birthday compilation addition. Reach out to him here. Oh, and please call again!
Jairus “J-Mo” Mozee feat. Brooke Jean – Mid Night Blue
Jairus is a newcomer on giveitaspin. But that doesn’t mean a thing. Actually the opposite We’ll be cherishing his tunes from now on and forever. The two times Grammy Nominated, Producer and Songwriter J-Mo has crafted a moonlit mid night blue vibe for you to rhythmically align your groove with. Brooke Jean’s stunning voice as a guest surely drifts us away too.
Bayou – Dream
Bayou is a producer/multi-instrumentalist currently located in London. He wrote Dream over a 6 months period incorporating elements from various genres (another genre-full mate, yeah!). Sweeping orchestral movements, tone-fuelled guitar solos and vocal sampling on this journey of the subconscious. And all of the above to create a chilled out and relaxed track with a solid beat for your ears only.
Tega – Melanin
Tega aka Joseph Ewatuya has just released the first single off upcoming album BODY. Melanin is for anyone who feels like they’re too much, or not enough says talented Tega. An inviting soul artist with those great jazz (yes, we can hear a strange-fruit at the end of the track), hip-hop and rnb influences, BODY will explore the physical attachment to one’s body and be learning how to love it. Last but not least he also advocates for Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness. What’s not to love? Tega’s voice brings atmospheric quality to the plate while raising significant humane questions. Please, will someone from an ECM sub-label fall on this chap?
Tania Ilyashova – Pull Me Closer
Tania’s first EP Travelling Light is out on iTunes, for all the neo-soul/jazz/pop lovers. In Pull Me Closer we run into a story about Love and growing apart.
Robotikus – Blame It On The Devil
ROBOTIKUS is an Australian electronic duo consisting of Adam Kleist and Scott Targett. Their music is influenced by the Disco, Funk, and House pioneers of the 1970’s & 80’s. “Blame It On The Devil,” features a groovy beachside guitar riff with precise electronic production, jazzy keys, and a rhythmic falsetto vocal. Find it on the Casablanca Sunset label. It’s a killer on the dancefloor and a radio day and night friendly track you must have on repeat.
Hart – L’amour
Violentlyill – Epiphany
Haulm – They Came Along
Haulm is a collaboration between vocalist/composer, JT Norton, and electronic producer, Reed Kackley. They’ve just released this debut single track out on Grand Jury Music and it’s a slow burner, filled with barks and chirps ‘n intimate tech minimalism. “We are losing our heads” over it…. on repeat. Both acoustic and atmospheric qualities meet strong bpm that collide in a space of dwelling and carefree mysticism.
Ro Spit & 14KT (RSXGLD) – I Believe (feat. JMSN)
Detroit duo’s anticipated debut LP, RSXGLD, rapper Ro Spit and producer 14KT deliver the cinematic new video for the project’s debut leak, “I Believe.” It’s a revelation! The first half of the visuals, which were directed by Perry Grone, focus on a seemingly distraught Ro who has made his way back home following a robbery alongside KT. As the emcee delivers his rhymes and examines his body, he remembers leaving his RSXGLD partner lying face down in the street. The rest is yours to find out…
Makeness – Loud Patterns
Makeness creates epicness! That’s why Kyle’s the last orange cherry on our pie playlist today! If signing to Secretly Canadian doesn’t get you excited (shame on you), then the video above will, including his intricate, ghostly vocals that turn on and off electronic switches to the bone. Make some noise and giveitaspin, it’s promising, an ongoing progressive climax that rumbles onto the future electronic club floors.
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