Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon has recently been a hotspot for emerging talent. Príncipe Discos has released a series of excellent singles, the vinyl versions adorned with hand painted covers that sell out quickly. Similarly, Warp Records released a three part series titled Cargaa that cast a spotlight on Lisbon’s new squad of producers. The new sound of Lisbon stems from Kuduro, a combination of rhythms from Angola that Portuguese
The year 2016 has seen a significant decrease in the quantity of releases from the PC Music camp since the 2015 acquisition by Columbia Records. In the interim, the content has progressed massively in terms of full-fledged, quality productions. The latest offering from the London collective has arrived in the form of label boss, A.G. Cook’s, first proper single release of the year. The upbeat ballad, “Superstar,” was released today as
Byrell The Great is part of the Qween Beat crew, the worldwide collective pushing club music and ballroom culture whose first full length salvo titled Qweendom will be released on July 29th. Ahead of Qweendom, Byrell The Great has produced an excellent remix for NYC producer JX Cannon that will be released July 15th on the Loveless label. Byrell’s remix of “Gagged” dices the vocals of the original version, girding the
For the past 10 years, Nosaj Thing (aka Jason Chung), has quietly released an excellent body of work that incorporates elements of hip-hop, downtempo electronica, glitch, and bass music. To date, he has produced three critically acclaimed electronic albums, high quality remixes for the likes of HEALTH, The xx, Flying Lotus and Little Dragon, in addition to productions for rappers Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper and Kid Cudi. Touring behind his
Nina Las Vegas has been on a tear in 2016. Last year the tastemaking Australian DJ left the powerhouse radio station Triple J to concentrate on her new label, NLV Records, and her own production work. This year will see NLV put out music from fellow Australian producers Swick, Strict Face, and Air Max ’97 in addition to Nina Las Vegas’s own Ezy Or Never EP released this past April.