Tirzah is a singer/songwriter from the UK. She will release her debut album, “Devotion” this Friday on Domino Records. She reminds me of Aaliyah, but a warped version of her—and that is a very good thing. You can definitely hear it in her track, “Gladly,” which we played in the first hour. You can learn more about Tirzah via Fact Magazine.
On this week’s Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured a quite bit of brand new music. In the first hour, we played new tracks from Moses Sumney, The Internet and Blood Orange. We also introduced a couple of new artists – Tirzah and Emma-Jean Thackray.
Read more about the artists, follow the playlist and listen to the whole show below.
If you are a fan of jazz, you don’t want to sleep on Emma-Jean Thackray. Based in London, Emma-Jean is a trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist and producer. She recently released the incredible EP, “Ley Lines.” On the recording “Ley Lines,” she was inspired by the California producer Madlib and his jazz project, Yesterday’s New Quintet. In an interview with The Vinyl Factory, Emma-Jean described the recording process like this:
“I love the characters Madlib creates. So when I sat down to play each instrument, I tried to be a different person, or at least different part of myself. I would change outfits or try to think in a different way in order to express different characters across the “band”, she says, omitting to mention that her “band” would have totalled almost 30 members.
In the second hour of the show, we played new tracks from grime artist Lethal Bizzle, UK house producer Ted Jasper, Chicago rapper Ric Wilson, Sudan Archives, UK spoken word artist and rapper Kojey Radical, Connie Constance and H.E.R.
Listen to the show below.
Midnight Star – “Wet My Whistle”
Szun Waves – “Constellation”
Emma-Jean Thackray – “Ley Lines”
Onesness of Juju – “African Rhythms”
Moses Sumney – “Rank & File”
Joy Crookes – “Mother May I Sleep With Danger”
Kadhja Bonet – “Childqueen”
Skinny Pelembe – “I Just Wanna Be Your Prisoner” feat. Hejira
Children of Zeus – “Hoodman2Manhood”
DUCKWRTH – “MICHUUL”
Stimulator Jones – “Soon Never Comes”
The Internet – “La Di Da”
Tirzah – “Gladly”
Blood Orange – “Charcoal Baby”
Cardi B – “I Do” feat. SZA
Lethal Bizzle – “Flex”
Trippy Turtle – “Animal”
5th Ward Weebie & Big Choo – “I Wanna Be Where U Are (Gutta Bounce Mix)
SImulator Jones – “Water Slide”
H.E.R. – “Lost Souls” feat. DJ Scratch
Ric Wilson – “Split” feat. Sen Morimoto
Ted Jasper – “Buried”
Emma-Jean Thackray – “Too Shy”
Toshio Matsuura Group – “Do The Astral Plane”
The Internet – “Bravo”
Connie Constance – “Yesterday”
Sudan Archives – “Oatmeal”
Kojey Radical – “Footsteps” feat. Tom Grennan