Andrew Ashong and Kaidi Tatham deliver Sankofa Season, Seba Kaapstad returns with Konke, newcomer Ruru.432 drops Moon Loops, and Sango is back in the mix with SHANGO. Dougie Stu shares a Familiar Future, LAL warns Meteors Could Come Down and ELWD drops Dandelion. SINAI follows with PROTOCOL.
frumhere makes the cut with better unsaid, Amani Jade and Brycon drop The Cleansing, dj blackpower is the …king of the night, Deuce Ellis returns with Midnight Ouroboros and Fly Anakin and Pink Siifu are up with FlySiifu’s. Chris Crack drops Haters Forget They Were Fans and Mr. Lif and Stu Bangas give us Vangarde. Futurewave teams with Raz Fresco to close this week with Gorgeous Polo Sportsmen.
UK soul and broken beat legends combine on the highly-anticipated album Sankofa Season from Andrew Ashong and Kaidi Tatham. The project is also the inaugural release for Kitto Records.
Seba Kaapstad make their long-awaited return following 2019’s critically-acclaimed album Thina with Konke featuring Quelle Chris, Oddisee and Georgia Anne Muldrow.
Rising Adelaide singer Ruru.432 shines on Moon Loops. The first in a trio of forthcoming releases, the project explores “love, light and healing.” Holler at it.
Sango keeps cranking out the tunes, this time following Acima and SANGZINHO with the seventeen-track album SHANGO.
Dougie Stu represents Oakland with the release of the boom-bap and jazz influenced album Familiar Future. This project is a no-fuss clinic in the art of the groove.
LAL drop their minimal seventh album Meteors Could Come Down, which juxtaposes talk of revolution with sick harmonies and shimmering soundscapes.
ELWD drops the lockdown opus Dandelion, which takes its cues from hip-hop, ambient and experimental music. With it, he champions the simple things.
SINAI follows the Meta-assisted Diogenes Syndrome and the October release of Ancestral with a “record of scientific experimental observations” titled PROTOCOL.
Los Angeles producer frumhere follows summertime releases saunter and the last waltz with the effervescent beat tape better unsaid.
Amani Jade is brilliant across every track on The Cleansing produced by Brycon. The womanifesto brimming with real life rap boasts a feature from 7 Nubian.
BX spitter MIKE makes waves with the first outing from his alias dj blackpower titled blp2020: “king of the night.” The album takes on the experience of grief, from breaking to rebuilding.
Deuce Ellis drops the follow-up to Camo Ellis with the release of Midnight Ouroboros featuring G4 Jag, Hus Kingpin, Estee Nack, Rome Streetz, Popa Wu and more.
Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin connect on the highly-anticipated future classic FlySiifu’s featuring Liv.e, Fousheé and $ILKMONEY. A who’s who of producers includes Madlib, Ohbliv, Awhlee, Jay Ver$ace, Budgie and Animoss.
Chris Crack is back on a tear with his latest titled Haters Forget They Were Fans. The project follows a raft of releases including Washed Rappers Ain’t Legends and Good Cops Don’t Exist.
Mr. Lif drops a gem with the release of Vangarde produced by Stu Bangas. Guests include Blacastan, MURS, Akrobatik, Bluprint, Reef The Lost Cauze and Puma Ptah.
Futurewave and Raz Fresco drop a gem for the Lo Heads with the release of Gorgeous Polo Sportsmen featuring Asun Eastwood, Estee Nack, Saipher Soze and Daniel Son.
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