Sho Baraka feat. Ali ‘Ali’

Christian hip-hop… that’s whack right? Wrong. Not with artists like Sho Baraka around. After his successful sophomore album ‘Lions and Lambs’ in 2010, the Canadian rapper has taken things up a notch on his independently released third record  ‘Talented 10th’ a move away from his previous offerings with a more varied production (High Society’s Swoope has done […]

Charles Bradley ‘Strictly Reserved for You’

This one will brighten up your day, or maybe not. Heart-wrenching soul singer Charles Bradley was one of the success stories of 2011 – making my number two album of that year – releasing his debut record ‘No Time For Dreaming’ at the age of 62 (40 years in the making) to unanimous acclaim. His […]

Devendra Banhart ‘Never Seen Such Good Things’

After dropping new track “Für Hildegard von Bingen” a couple of weeks ago, Venezuelan folk singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart is treating us to another glimpse of forthcoming album with the track ‘Never Seen Such Good Things’. ‘Mala’, Banhart’s first album in over four years, is set for release on the 12th March (via Nonsuch Records) and ‘Never Seen Such Good Things’ showcases perfectly […]

Toro Y Moi ‘Say That’

Toro Y Moi, California based producer Chaz Bundick had a lot to live up to after his breakthrough record ‘Underneath The Pine’ which hit my top 20 albums of 2011. That album saw Chaz bring in live instrumentation to re-jig his sample-based sound and to brilliant effect, thrusting him out of the ‘chillwave’ scene and straight […]