Artist: FKJ
Song: Waiting  (ft. Madelyn Grant)
Album: Take Off

Although new to AC, FKJ (or French Kiwi Juice) has been producing some funk and soul beats for some time now. Earlier this week he unveiled his newest four-track EP, Take Off, this time featuring vocals by Madelyn Grant and others. Check out Waiting for some smooth chilled-out vibes.

Event: Jon HopkinsDate: 07/26/14Location: EchoplexMercury Prize nominated Jon Hopkins returns to the Echoplex tomorrow, Saturday July 26 to produce crisp rhythms and pulsating bass. With the release of his latest album Immunity, among many other projects, the London-based producer has grown to form a name for himself creating rhythmatic ambient journeys and working alongside artists such as Brian Eno and Coldplay.Stream Open Eye Signal taken from his 2013 release Immunity:Tickets

Event: Jon Hopkins
Date: 07/26/14
Location: Echoplex

Mercury Prize nominated Jon Hopkins returns to the Echoplex tomorrow, Saturday July 26 to produce crisp rhythms and pulsating bass. With the release of his latest album Immunity, among many other projects, the London-based producer has grown to form a name for himself creating rhythmatic ambient journeys and working alongside artists such as Brian Eno and Coldplay.

Stream Open Eye Signal taken from his 2013 release Immunity:


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Artist: Slow Magic
Song: Hold Still
Album: How To Run Away

With a forthcoming album in the works, How To Run Away (out September 9 via Downtown Records), Slow Magic drops Hold Still, a delicate and minimal electronic track that slowly stirs together bold synths and jazz inspired piano chords.

Catch Slow Magic live at The Roxy Friday, September 12 - Tickets

Artist: James Vincent McMorrow
Song: Cavalier (Moors remix)

Without much other than a couple of remixes out, Los Angeles-based production duo MOORS adds electronic touches and a rap verse to James Vincent McMorrow’s minimal track, Cavalier, that shifts the tune into a soul/hip-hop/James Blake typ-a vibe.

Event: Taylor McFerrin
Date: 06/24/14
Location: Bootleg

The more shows I attend the more I realize how much harder it is for a solo artist, especially a solo producer, to really put on a performance that isn’t purely an audio experience (or with the aid of some intense light show). Multi-talented artist Taylor McFerrin broke the barrier of expectations by building up his tracks layers by layers and throwing down some mind-melting beatboxing that only shows his pure talent and knowledge of rhythm.

With the recent release of his debut full-length, Early Riser, the Brooklyn-based artist took his influence of throwback soul and hip hop and meshed it together with stylings of freeform jazz and electronic music. In collaboration with artists such as Nai Palm, Emily KingRobert Glasper, Thundercat and more, he put together an album that serves as a melting pot of a neo-soul soundscape.

Early Riser is now out via Brainfeeder. Stream Decisions ft. Emily King below.

Event: Moonchild (residency)
Date: 06/01/14
Location: Bootleg

Moonchild is a jazz-studied group from Los Angeles who recently released their second album, Please Rewind. Last month they held a Sunday night residency at the Bootleg and it was sooo good I caught 3/4 of their shows. You gotta check em out, no doubt! One of the best group of insanely talented musicians I’ve seen live, for suuure.

Stream Please Rewind in its entirety below: