March has got some really great releases we want you to know about. Here are our 5 staff picks.
Keith picked Dabrye – Three/Three – Ghostly International
An intriguing bit of dense, experimental hip hop from Ghostly International . Ghostface Killah is on this which is no bad thing and Shigeto (who did a lovely record a while back). Its got some nice outer space sounds on it which is always good fun and it kinda reminds me of old Def Jux stuff meets Dr. Octagon.
Ben S. chose the reissue of Dabrye – Instrmntl – Ghostly International
Amazing chopped beats from one of the best US beat makers! Very happy to see his back cat getting the quality reissue treatment from Ghostly!
Lindsey’s recommendation for this month is Rodrigo Tavares – Congo – Hivemind
Brighton based Hive Mind following their amazing first release by Maalem Mahmoud Gania with this beautiful record! Lovely artwork too!
Ben J. picked Amaya Laucirica – Rituals – Opposite Number
My choice this month is “Rituals” by Amaya Laucirica on the excellent Opposite Number label. Great dreamy hypnotic songs that includes the 6 minute “More Than This” which is ideal to get lost in. I totally love it, hurry up Summer….
Naomi recommends Sunflower Bean – Twenty-two in Blue – Lucky Number
An amazing second album from the New York band Sunflower Bean. I love how their songwriting has developed and the sound they’ve achieved. Highly recommend this record.