Los Angeles label Stones Throw just released Mndsgn & Sofie’s Abeja as a single from Sofie Fatouretchi’s (one of the original crew of Boiler Room) compilation album Sofie’s SOS Tape from 2016. It featured 24 tracks from 26 artists like Illingsworth, DJ Harrison, Stimulator Jones, Ahwlee, Cavalier, MndSgn, Sofie and many others. The album was an insider look on emerging acts across the US and abroad with an album cover designed by Argentinian-based artist Gustavo Eandi. SOS Tape served the purpose to showcase “underground’s best hip-hop and soul” that otherwise would have stayed floating in DJ sets and personal mixtapes on Sofie’s monthly show on London-based radio station NTS Radio. Listen. Advertisements
Ivan Ave just dropped his r&b and west coast hip hop inspired track Phone Won’t Charge right on 6th March 2020. The Norwegian artist is a master at blending in soulful keys with chill Lo-Fi drums. And this time with a touch of modern r&b, he has brought an amazing record for approaching Spring. Listen below. “The lyrics, he explains (below), were inspired by a period where he found himself cut off from the internet, an experience that ended up becoming a rewarding one.” reported Complex, that also premiered the single. Be on the lookout for his new album Double Goodbyes dropping on 24th of April this year.