Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: A Yellow Man

I’ve been having a lot of conversations with friends lately about the state of the hip-hop music scene and we all pretty much agree that hip-hop is in a renaissance of sorts.  Sure there are still leagues more bad rappers than good ones, but there are a lot more talented rappers and artists putting out music these days than a few years ago.  A Yellow Man are the latest group to showcase the great scene bursting in the British Isles right now lead by artists like Rejjie Snow, King Krule and Young Fathers.  A Yellow Man are a trio that make the incredibly soulful and atmospheric hip-hop that we’ve come to expect from the U.K.  It probably helps that the female member of the group has an amazing singing voice.  Listen to more A Yellow Man at their youtube

-PK

mp3: Anthony Ellect- 5th Floor

For some reason, out of all the soundcloud producers I listen to everyday, I haven’t been able to get the work of Anthony Ellect off my mind.  His music, self-described as “futurelove”, isn’t exactly innovative or rare to find but it seems to be a cut above the rest.  ’5th Floor’ is further proof of that theory with an undeniably creative groove and vibe.  With ’5th Floor’, Anthony manages to craft a track where everything seems to revolve and warp around one isolated sample.  ”Baby, I know a place” is sure to stay in my head for just as long as ‘Debt”s “cause I was falling in love with you”.

-PK