30 March 2016


He has been described as a soul-revivalist and Michael Kiwanuka's latest release is nothing but strength through vulnerability. Leading up to the release of his second album Love & Hate in May, Kiwanuka has delivered powerful visuals for single 'Black Man In A White World'. 

This artist sure has something to say, and by George I love listening to it.

24 March 2016


15 tracks for BINGE #15!

This one is notably more chilled out than most of the other BINGEs we have done - maybe because it subconsciously reflects the sugar high transition to absolute chill out session that this weekend will be, it is Easter after all and HD is NOT one for turning down chocolatey eggs.

The full playlist from our Soundcloud is above but below are some special mentions to look forward to in your listen:

--> Looking forward to JMSN's album being released May 6th, and if 'Cruel Intentions' is anything to go by, it is going to be GLORIOUS.

--> When Tom Misch and Carmody team up it is always magic. Thanks for another jazzy time you two.

--> Here's to the Aussies that are killing it right now - Cosmo's Midnight and Kucka we are loving your work. This one is remixed by KOA, and some are saying it is better than the original.

--> The genius goddess that is Chelsea Cutler, has covered and reworked Kendrick Lamar, Kali Uchis and Oshi tracks so damn well. Chelsea, if you're read this, let's be friends.

--> Winter Skin are fairly unknown in the soundcloud/blogosphere world, but I am really liking the production of the track 'Know Better'. Thanks for sharing guys!

--> Love absolutely everything coming from Christian Jalon. She has just released a bunch of collabs on her soundcloud but 'Vibes' with Lexi Monee is a standout. 


21 March 2016


To be honest, HD has a mad crush on Kaytranada, and we are pretty stoked that May 6th is the release date of his new album 99.9%. Damn looking forward to hearing the album colabs with Craig David, AlunaGeorge, GoldLink, BADBADNOTGOOD, Anderson .Paak, Syd from The Internet and Little Dragon. 

Listen to the first single 'BUS RIDE' below - it is very Ta-Ku/Dilla esque (ie. it is damn good).

10 March 2016


I love it when someone takes their roots and puts it in the forefront of their art. Check out Sango's three-track EP Mais Mais Mais and how Brazilian he is. It features Soulection friend Chris McClenney in a tropico remix of Bryson Tiller's 'Don't'. 

Fun fact: Mais was released ahead of Sango's international tour which debuted in none other than Brasilia.

Good stuff all round if you ask me.

09 March 2016


Pretty stoked about all that The Internet is doing these days. Listening to their 2015 album Ego Death is a must-do for any neo-soul-hip hop-funk lovers. If you need convincing (you shouldn't) then just take a look at the music video for tracks 'Special Affair' and 'Curse' + a little of 'Palace' at the end there.

And if you are left wanting more, check out the rework of 'Special Affair' done by Esta below.

Syd Tha Kyd gone make me crave some of that Patron goodness...

01 March 2016


Ryley Swan has turned the feeling of waking up from a peaceful nap in the sunshine, into a song. Breath in the true wonder that is 'Translucent'.