An ensemble consisting of musicians who’ve also played parts in the groups Maisha and Ezra Collective, Cykada’s eponymous debut album was recorded back in 2017 at the pivotal Total Refreshment Centre venue in London.
The album title Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery is about more than conjuring an image. Instead, it feels like a definite instruction to the listener. Once on board, we flash forward while the cabin walls shake, the light of the past suspended in streaks through the windows, too slow to catch up. Thus the mission log reads: status, launched; destination, unknown.
The London-based New Zealander has shared "Mind's Eye," his first output of 2019. It tells of an intriguing soul-searching journey. Listen here.
Live Vibes 2 is an EP that represents Tank and the Bangas' energy incredibly well. It combines their crisp, vibrant and soulful edge with a propulsive and purposeful authenticity.
The label Mello Music Group opens its horizons here and adds a dose of chillwave to its hip-hop.
Due out April 12 via Motéma Music, BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! is the latest project by drummer Mark Guiliana (David Bowie’s Blackstar). He creates adventurous, bold and cinematic electronic music with his expansive ensemble. Get a taste of it here.