Uma E Fernqvist

Came across this incredible video from Swedish producer, Uma E. Fernqvist. Pulling inspiration from artists like Portishead, Bonobo and Lamb, she’s bringing back that 90s trip-hop sound. Her latest single, “For U” is about waiting. “A wait for someone,” says Fernqvist “or as for me, for myself. With the video we wanted to find that other dimension of time and space, escape… in finding something…back to something…”

Uma E. Fernqvist – For U


Kiefer – What A Day

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“What A Day” is the first single off of Kiefer’s new album, Happysad. Can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than to chill out with this music.

Kiefer – What A Day

Kiefer – Miss U

Braxton Cook – Pariah (Kiefer Remix)


Hoodboi – Glide (Feat. Tkay Maidza)

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LA-based DJ and producer, Hoodboi has just released a new chillwave banger featuring Australian MC Tkay Maidza called “Glide.” The title track on the album is not to shabby either.

For more of the west coast chill, check out Hoodboi’s new EP, Breathing Room below.

Hoodboi – Glide (Feat. Tkay Maidza)

Hoodboi – Breathing Room

Listen to Breathing Room


New Single from Best Friend: “Forever”

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Best Friend are a London-based production trio who stitch together soulful beats from forgotten 12 inches, films and Youtube videos. Their new mixtape, Forever is filled with 80s inspired summery goodness.

Best Friend – Forever


New Disclosure Single: Ultimatum

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Disclosure team up with Fatoumata Diawara to give their signature sound a West African twist on their new single, “Ultimatum.”

Disclosure – Ultimatum (feat. Fatoumata Diawara)


Angélique Kidjo Covers “Once In A Lifetime”

Came across this very interesting West African cover song of “Once In A Lifetime” by Angelique Kidjo. It’s part of Kidjo’s song-for-song remake of the Talking Heads’ album Remain In Light. The album has held a special place in her heart since 1983. That’s when she first heard it after fleeing communist Benin for Paris. When learning that the song was produced by white artists in American Kidjo said “That’s not rock and roll — that’s African music.”

Angélique Kidjo – Once In A Lifetime


June 2018 Mixtape

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It’s June! It’s Summer in the Northern hemisphere. And it’s time for a mixtape!

This month’s mixtape starts off with some fresh new indie pop sounds before dipping into some brooding electronic (including a new track off of Jon Hopkins’ new album, Singularity). The electronic starts to blend into some hip hop with remixes of Kanye West and Louis the Child. Then the mix goes full blown dance party with the new TCTS track, “Do It Like Me (Icy Feet).”

There’s even a bonus track on this mix! It’s the first time there our mixtape has a bonus track!

Get involved!

Learn more about each artist by clicking on the track title in the playlist below. You can also download the whole mix by right clicking on the title of the podcast and selecting “Save As…”

…or just stream the mix below:

TNLF 2018 June Mixtape

Playlist


New Jon Hopkins Single: Singularity

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Jon Hopkins has just released a new single earlier this month which features the slowly building cinematic house sounds that he’s come to be known for. Over the last two decades Hopkins has perfected his sound from ambient to trip-hop to the tightly produced electronic overtures that he produces today. This latest track (the title track off of his new album) represents a new step in the journey for his ever-evolving sound.

Jon Hopkins – Singularity