We have selected 12 albums and EPs released in October that we feel you absolutely MUST have as a part of your playlists.Feel free to listen on Spotify, Apple Music or Deezer ASAP. Happy listening !
01. Curtis Harding – Face Your Fear [US]
Curtis Harding, former chorist for singer Cee Lo Green, signs on the Californian label Anti- a remarkable second studio album under the genre of soul / rock.
02. H.E.R. – H.E.R. [US]
The enigmatic American singer signed to RCA Records closes her EP cycle by putting together all her tracks on one perfect album.
03. Falz – 27 [Nigeria]
Earlier this month, at the Africa Muzik Magazine Awards 2017 (AFRIMMA), which reward African artists by region, Falz was quietly ahead of his friends Wizkid, Davido, Tekno and Mr Eazi and brought home the award for Best Artist West African male. In the process, he released a new rap album tinged with Afrobeats.
04. Distruction Boyz – Gqom Is The Future [South Africa]
Earlier this month, the Durban ( South Africa) duo of Destruction Boyz have included in their first studio album singles that have already proven to be club bangers as well as newly released track that are following in their foot steps. You can definitely expect to hear them making waves in the club over the festive season. As for guest features, you can expect to see new figures such as Tipcee or Prince Bulo, Gqom pioneers like Rude Boyz or the veteran of south-african electronic scene DJ Tira.
05. Krept & Konan – 7 Nights [UK]
The British duo has just released a double album called 7 Days / 7 Nights. We have a little penchant for the night version but the two records are worth listening to…
06. Kalash – Mwaka Moon [France]
French West Indian artist Kalash offers us a new album that finally earns him a recognition in the eyes of the French public. You can expect features from: Mavado, Damso, Niska … and even Vybz Kartel !
07. Shekhinah – Rose Gold [AfSud]
Thanks to her placement on ‘Idols- South Africa‘ and a collaboration with Black Coffee on ‘Your Eyes‘. One of the most promising voices from South Africa in the RnB has FINALLY released her first studio album. Shekhinah definitely blew us away with her Idols appearance and this album shows us exactly why and how.
08. Wu-Tang Clan – The Saga Continues [US]
Shout out to the ‘mythical’ New York collective for continuously hitting us with some hard raw rap, this new album is dedicated to show casing exactly just that.
09. Four Tet – New Energy [UK]
This was honestly such and unexpected yet pleasant return. English producer ‘FourTet‘ does not disappoint with a new electronic vibe that connects the heat of his first works with his most recent club experiments.
10. Brent Faiyaz – Sonder Son [US]
We discovered him as a guest on ‘Crew‘, our favorite Goldlink track to date. The young Brent Faiyaz is standing on his own two feet and has given us a very beautiful first RnB classic album.
11. Yaeji – EP2 [US/Korea]
Yaeji is a producer and singer who lives between Seoul and New York. She enjoys rapping on her beats, alternating English and Korean with the necessary restraint so that the voice never overpowers the istrumentals. She likes to inject a dose of hip-hop and anything into her house productions, shaping a universe of sound that exclusively belongs to her. Her second EP has just been released, we advise you to jump on ‘Drink I’m Sippin On‘ and on her cover of the Drake hit ‘Passionfruit‘.
12. Earthgang – Robots [US]
The duo of Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot recently announced that they were joining Dreamville, J.Cole’s label, and swung in the wake of an incredible EP titled I. The second EP surfaced in October and is just as crazy.
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