Selections for the week courtesy digital artist, curator and music producer Ashish Jose aka Tarqeeb. His expertise includes tightly-tailored DJ sets, think everything from deep meditative dubstep/jungle to indian electronica and hosting a monthly radio show Juggernaut for boxout.fm.
Aavrutti – Stage
Aavrutti, the young lyrical marksmen from Mumbai embark on their debut album journey with Stage. They released the first single from the album along with a music video on Mass Appeal India and Gully Gang records. The track is laced with gritty bars and a haunting beat.
John Frusciante – Amethblowl
RHCP’s guitarist John Frusciante announced the release of his debut electronic album called Maya on Venetian Snares label Planet Mu. The album is a tribute to his cat and is inspired by jungle, breakbeat and hardcore. This track is a teaser to what’s coming and has got me very excited.
Shantam – Grurch
Mindblowing debut compilation by newly established label Krunk Kulture from Mumbai that focuses on pushing forward cutting edge electronic & dance music from India & the Eastern Beyond. This track by Shantam is representative of the diverse electronic music landscape in India and forces you to explore further.
Jyoti – Our Joy (Mercedes)
Jyoti is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Georgia Anne Muldrow. Her third instalment of Mama, You Can Bet is set against the backdrop of rampant vilifying and killings of unarmed Black people, portrayed through carefully crafteed sounds of jazz, soul and hip hop music.
Daniel Avery – Lone Swordsman
A beautiful tribute by Daniel Avery for his friend and colleague, the late DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall, who passed away earlier this year.
Alix Perez – Lost & Proud
This mini LP is Alix revisiting his original smooth rolling d&b style. This is the first track available on streaming platforms while the rest of the Lp drops later this month.
Disclosure, Fatoumata Diawara – Douha (Mali Mali)
Disclosure finally dropped their much awaited full length album this week with features from Slowthai, Common, Mick Jenkins, Khalid and Kehlani to name a few. A cohesive listen that brings to life some beautiful collaborations including this one with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara.