Souletiquette are one of the most exciting collectives in Future Beats, so we are very happy to have them involved with First Ear. With a radio show, DJs, Producers, Singers, Designers there’s no limit to what they can achieve. I’m going to let the music do the talking, but make sure you are following them on soundcloud for more, and listen to their weekly show every Monday 9pm – 11am GMT via mixlr.com/souletiquette.
Evil Needle & Sivey – Next Gen
Lakim – Giorgio To Moroder (LAKIM’s Smoov’d Out Mix)
Abjo – Introspection
The Code-Her [myfreemp3.eu]
Aywy X Ekali-Another Girl
Sango – Me dê Amor (El. Train Bootleg Edit)
Fortune – Her Way ft. aywy.
Atu – Astrid’s Song (Extended Snippet)
Atu – Lately (Feat. Asante)
Žiga Murko – No means Yes
Applebottom – Let You (Warren Xclnce Re-Edit)
El Blanco Nino – UUUUUPPPP
Sango – Ago (Rvdical Remix)
Kahlil Brandon (Bene Quilo) – LvL^
Madbliss – Confusion
J-Louis – LA Watts
Maximus MMC – Ancient
Lido – Lost feat. Muri (Stwo Remix)
Sunday Ones – Mr. Carmack x Kaytranada
Flying Lotus – colemans groove . andreya 2
Rvdical the Kid & MisterMack- Ethereal
sleepyeyes x aaronmaxwell – looseleaves
Mincha – Lovin’ (SevnthWonder’s BAE Remix)
mr. carmack – Angel
Janita – Thats How Life Goes (NeguimBeats Remix)
Atu – For Us
Exactly two weeks after releasing “Only The Beginning” (the debut album from C-Hawk and SamSullivanBeats of ProU) it has hit 25,000 plays! The two advanced 18 year old New Hampshire natives take on this album with incredibly fresh production by Sam and high-energy rhyming from C-Hawk [Connor Hawkins]. Get the free 1-click download on DatPiff here!
C-Hawk has only been rapping for six months yet holds his own: especially with his impressive double time flow on “Down To Ride”: the intro track. All the piano and sax on the album are played and recorded by the talented teenage musicians, whom are best friends and grew up together. Features include well-known Boston MCs Mr. Fritz and Just Juice!
Standout tracks to me are: “Listen Close” and “Bliss”, but I liked something from every track, as you will find in this consistent album. A pleasing 11-track journey.
Introducing exciting young British talent D.Nicks. Currently working on his début EP the first taste of this vocalist comes by way of his mashup of Ty Dolla’s “Paranoid” and MrProbz “Waves”. The EP is slated for an autumn release on Lossol Ent, be following D.Nicks on twitter to stay posted.
Friday the 25th of July sees the first of Friday Crew‘s monthly clubnights at Proud, Camden, and what a night it will be!
Starting off as a good music group between friends, posting every Friday, the Crew has quickly become a great go-to place for the best Friday vibes. After hosting radio shows and live streams from different locations (think tipis and warehouses), it’s time to step it up a gear and bring Friday Crew to the masses.
The first instalment of these nights features Larry Sun of Boogie Nights, bringing his funk, house and garage sounds to Chalk Farm Road. With £3 crewlist entry all night, you’re not going to want to sleep on this one.
When a track or artist so effortlessly stands out on your first listen; that is my favourite part of finding new music.
So when I stumbled across a solitary preview of a track entitled ‘The Quiet’ from the online enigma that is Chelou (randomlyvia Maya Jane Coles soundcloud), my interest was definitely piqued. Bold acoustic guitar, wrapped with a husky yet melodic voice and wispy electronic effects combined with effortless lo-fi production really allow you to ‘fall’ into the song. Listening to this on headphones, taking in the haunting yet poignant lyrics really is a beautiful way to spend two and a half minutes.
Considering this is only a preview of one song I am definitely hooked, intrigued and anticipating more great stuff from Chelou in the future.
Mausi are a four-piece pop/electro band based in London and Italy. With a style similar to Passion Pit and Foster The People and drawing influences from Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Daft Punk, their music is full of bouncy beats and group vocals, fitting into both the dance and credible pop scene quite easily. They had quite a popular hit called ‘Move’ that was released in August last year about dancing and singing to your hearts content, partying to the morning light and generally having a good time. Their Soundcloud selection is recordings of lesser known music, remixes and mix tapes, some of them free for download. About a month back they came out with another single called ‘My Friend Has A Swimming Pool’, pretty self explanatory. The version I am posting here is actually a remix of that by Stephen Fasano, AKA ex-Aeroplane member and producer ‘The Magician’. He puts in a nice bass and chops up the vocals, and this feel-good funky house track is guaranteed to go down well in a club. I had to put it onto the July playlist, as I think it’s perfect for summer. The Magician has had his own music released recently too, so head to the social media pages and check those out if you like what you hear here.
Standon Calling have once again booked an incredible line up, promising a three day party in the Hertfordshire countryside from 1st-3rd August. With the headline acts announced as Frank Turner, Public Enemy and Maximo Park. There’s a number of interesting artists also on the bill, you wont want to miss Giles Peterson, Clean Bandit, Ella Eyre, The Cuban Brothers, The London Disco Society, the list goes on (here)
Along with an awesome line up, what also sets Standon Calling apart is their impressive array of activities and extras. At most festivals the only wrestling is with hangovers, to provide a welcome distraction from that, Standon calling have Lucha Britannia Mexican wrestling shows and a wrestling workshop. Standon Calling are also the only UK festival that boasts a swimming pool, open every day of the event, and thankfully armed with lifeguards, it’s the perfect spot for a bit of recovery time in between partying.
First Ear will be at Standon Calling providing live coverage, and letting you know where and when on the weekend to see the best acts, hopefully we will see you there!