Cosmo Sheldrake – Come Along

This is another nod to Cosmo’s love of Nonsense Verse that also alludes to fantastical magical realms, whether they be in the mind or beyond. The song references the likes of AA Milne and Lewis Carroll but also taps into the part of me that loved Spike Milligan, Tolkien and Maurice Sendak and many others as a boy. In fact from the feeling I get from listening to this song, it’s a part of me that is ripe for being revived.

Mixed by Matthew Herbert and mastered by Mandy Parnell (Bjork, Brian Eno, Sigur Ros, The XX) this is taken from Cosmo’s long awaited debut album that will hopefully be coming soon.

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Koffee – Burning

Another strong new Jamaican artist to keep an eye on, this is actually the debut single from Koffee and it’s one of my favourites from the Ouji Board Riddim that also includes strong tunes from Busy Signal, Chuck Fenda & Capital D, Delly Ranx, Lutan Fyan and Luciano.

If you can’t find this track on iTunes it’s worth noting it’s on there as Koffe – Burning (missing an e). There’s also a ‘Making Of’ video here if you want to know more about the artist.

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – The Cypher

Earlier this year Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah set out to release a trio of albums commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recordings. The final album of ‘The Centennial Trilogy’ will be released on October 20th under the title ‘The Emancipation Procrastination’, this is the second single which was originally created for A$AP Ferg, Wiki and Your Old Droog to flow over for the Brooklyn ‘Complex City Cyphers‘. I kind of hope the album invites those same rappers back to engage with the track again but as you can hear, it works just as well as an instrumental.

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Astroid Boys – Mask

Astroid Boys cover many bases musically, from Hip-hop to Trap to Drum N Bass to Hardcore Punk – this track sees Benji & Traxx straight firing some of their most dangerous bars yet over a killer Grime beat with touches of Purple sounding Dubstep.

Which reminds me I still need to listen to their new album which is out now!

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Babes Wodumo feat Mampintsha and Madanon- Ganda Ganda

Some more Gqom just in! This time it’s the new video from Babes Wodumo and as with her big hit ‘Wololo’ this track features her partner Mampintsha from the group Big Nuz alongside another artist from his label West Ink Records called Madanon.


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Emo Kid feat. WorstHood, Resto & Ayanda (TLC Fam) – Asbambeki

Not your average Emo Kid, in fact not really an ‘Emo kid’ at all but a producer from Durban, South Africa who is making a strain of the local Gqom music called Sgubhu.

His eight-track debut EP, ‘Gqomtera’ is released through Gqom Oh! on October 27th and he’s just released a second sneaky peak at what’s in store. ‘Asbambeki’ features local crews WorstHood Entertainment and also TLC_Fam, whose seriously strong ‘Isbethelo Segqom’ album came out on Gqom Oh! earlier in the year.

If you’re feeling the Gqom (or Sgubhu) vibes then here’s a couple of other new tracks you should really check.

Download: Kim The Artist ft. Phapha & 10 Blocks – I Mav You

Download: Distruction Boys ft. Tipcee – Madness

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Tomo Como Rey ft. Lalo Ibeas – Descontrol

New single from Chilean ‘Mestizo’ band Tomo Como Ray, with their signature jump up blend of Ska, Punk, Funk and Latin styles. This one leans heavily towards Merengue and features Lalo Ibeas from fellow Santiago based band Chancho en Piedra.

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