Tag Archives: Lewis Recordings

SKINSHAPE: Sua Alma (Manny Talvez & Alae remix)(Vinyl 7″)

Tanto Tempo-era Bebel Gilberto vibes on this new remix of Skinshape’s D’Alma-featuring Umoja LP track Sua Alma by Manny Talvez & Alae as they lose the jangly guitar and complex percussion of the original and replace it with something rather more languorous. D’Alma’s voice now takes centre-stage over a dreamy organ wafting alongside a minimalist beat. And if that doesn’t
…MORE

KID ACNE: Null & Void LP

KID ACNE: Null & Void LPRating: ★★★★★ Clearly making up for the twelve year gap between 2007’s Romance Ain’t Dead and 2019’s excellent Have A Word, Kid Acne’s follow-up to the latter, Null & Void, is out already. And while many things should be null and void in today’s benighted world, this new long player certainly isn’t one of them, taking everything that worked brilliantly on its predecessor and doing it
…MORE

KID ACNE feat. JEHST: Neon Fogou

KID ACNE feat. JEHST: Neon FogouSterling beats and rhymes from the top team of ‘our’ Kid Acne and Chicago producer Spectacular Diagnostics again with a little help from Jehst on the new single Neon Fogou. Neon what?! You know – fogou – ancient underground structures of indeterminate usage? No? Never mind – although it does bring to mind the megalith and monolith references of previous Kid Acne releases at any
…MORE

KID ACNE feat. TAJA: Flame Wars

Did you know Kid Acne’s got another new album called Null And Void on the way already? Well he has and here’s the next single Flame Wars which should certainly warm things up for your ears. Our Kid and Taja go head-to-head on the mic over another glorious beat from Spectacular Diagnostics that wouldn’t be out of place on a DOOM or Czarface release. References to
…MORE

KID ACNE: Transistors

KID ACNE: TransistorsThe dream team of Kid Acne and producer Spectacular Diagnostics returns with a new single in the form of Transistors. Over a summery slice of psychedelic boom-bap courtesy of the Illinois-based producer, Acne holds forth in company of London and Nottingham emcees Jaz Kahina and Vandal Savage respectively. But what could they be holding forth about? Surely Transistors can’t be
…MORE

THE STILL BROTHERS: Wake Up feat. MARINA B / The Deep (Vinyl 7″)

THE DEEP feat. MARINA B: Wake Up (Vinyl 7Despite something of a gap, The Still Brothers (a.k.a Ula Ruth’s Andrew LeCoche and The Shacks’ Evan Heinze) follow the summer’s stirring The Deep single with all-new atmospheric breakbeat cut Wake Up featuring Brazilian chanteuse Marina B on vinyl 7″. It transpires that the song achieved its final form when friend of the band Marina heard the, at that point, instrumental
…MORE

THE STILL BROTHERS: The Deep

THE STILL BROTHERS: The DeepThe Still Brothers’ The Deep has actually been out a couple of weeks already but, hey, even monkeys go on holiday sometimes. Turns out the ‘brothers’ are actually childhood friends Andrew LeCoche (of Ula Ruth) and Evan Heinze (of The Shacks) – two erstwhile rock(ish) band members who, it transpires, have a bit of a thing for instrumental breakbeat music. I say instrumental, this one does
…MORE

EDAN: Beauty & The Beat (Vinyl re-issue)

Rating: ★★★★★ The late nineties and early 2000s were an incredibly fertile time for underground hip-hop and two of the LP highlights from that era were Boston producer/ MC/ DJ Edan’s only two studio LPs to date. Debut, Primitive Plus made big waves but what followed was bigger still – a hip-hop Sergeant Pepper’s…to its predecessor’s Revolver. Utterly psychedelic from the swirling
…MORE

DJ YODA feat. BABY BAM & JOEL CULPEPPER: Hither Green

DJ YODA feat. BABY BAM & JOEL CULPEPPER: Hither Green The new single from DJ Yoda is one of two cuts off his recent Home Cooking album to feature legendary Jungle Brothers MC, Baby Bam – in this case the contemplative Hither Green. It’s also one of two cuts off said LP to feature rising UK R&B star Joel Culpepper. On the track, the latter gets to bare his soul against a stuttery beat and string-laden backdrop while Bam is given a sparser
…MORE

DJ YODA: Home Cooking

Looks like the fourth is strong (thank you, I’m here all week!) in Dj Yoda’s latest LP, Home Cooking which, if you don’t count his self-released Piano Breaks ’98 cassette job, is his…er…fourth solo studio long-player. Well, I say ‘solo’ but Home Cooking (or ‘Homecooking’ depending on your source) actually features a host of guest
…MORE

Top