Alaya. – Issue 02 (Compilation)
16 April | | electronic

Recently stumbled upon a compilation from relatively unknown collective, Alaya., whose “sole desire is to promote artistry to the public” and “to provide our audience with the best content possible.” With that said, their Issue 02 compilation features a pretty impressive list of contributors, including Blackbird Blackbird, Bear//Face, Mothica, Lil’ Sad, Tommy Jacob, Flamingosis, Ruddyp, Carling Ruse, salute, El. Train, Losco and more. The 21-track compilation, which features all exclusive and unreleased music from the artists listed above, can be streamed/downloaded below for free.

Download: Alaya. – Issue 02 (Compilation)

Doja Cat – YEEEAH! (Single)
16 April | | electronic

L.A. songstress Doja Cat is back with a funky, upbeat new tune called YEEEAH! Featuring production by Lone, the original instrumental is titled New Colour and can be found on his Galaxy Garden album from 2012. Safe to say Lone’s production is the most dance-oriented backdrop I’ve heard Doja rap over yet. While Doja’s plans for 2015 are still fairly unknown, I’m looking forward to hearing more new music from her soon.

J-Louis & IAMNOBODI – Area Codes (Single)
14 April | | electronic

Los Angeles based drummer/producer J-Louis has quickly become one of my favorite new producers. He first caught my attention with the release of his White Label EP last year on Soulection. Since then, J-Louis has steadily been dropping gems, whether he’s contributing to a compilation or uploading a loosie to Soundcloud. Head below to listen to his latest single, Area Codes, which features a mean bass line and a little help from IAMNOBODI on chords.

Download: J-Louis & IAMNOBODI – Area Codes (Single)

React Presents: Shlohmo, Purple & Nick Melons live at Concord Music Hall (Ticket Giveaway)
13 April | | electronic

WEDIDIT crew members Shlohmo, Purple, and Nick Melons are currently on tour supporting Shlohmo’s new album, Dark Red, with plans to stop in Chicago for a show at Concord Music Hall this Friday. The folks over at React Presents hooked us up with two pairs of tickets to giveaway ahead of the show. For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below (be sure to include your email) with your favorite Shlohmo song to date. Two lucky winners will be chosen and notified by this Thursday at 5 PM. Additional tickets are available for $20 through the link below or at the door for $25.

Buy tickets: React Presents – Shlohmo, Purple & Nick Melons live in Chicago

Mura Masa – Someday Somewhere EP
13 April | | electronic

Talented UK producer Mura Masa is at it again. Acting as the follow up to Soundtrack To A Death, his new EP seems to be centered around vocalists and traditional song structures this time around. Someday Somewhere holds strong guest features from Jay Prince, Denai Moore and Nao, unlocking endless possibilities for future collaborations. Head below to stream the seven-track EP and hit the link to purchase a copy.

Buy: Mura Masa – Someday Somewhere EP

Child Actor – Never Die Remixes EP
8 April | | electronic

The good folks over at Mishka Records continued their streak of solid releases earlier this week. The latest comes in the form of a remix EP for New England duo Child Actor’s standout single, Never Die. The EP features five fresh remixes from the likes of Blue Sky Black Death, Twenty9, YDIMITU, Nicodxmvs, and Heavy Hearts. Stream the collection of remixes below and hit the link to grab a free download.

Download: Child Actor – Never Die Remixes EP

Broken Keys – Solitude (Single)
7 April | | electronic

Cleveland rapper/producer Broken Keys (1/2 of Smoke Screen) returns with new music from his forthcoming EP. Stream the acid-jazz influenced title track below, along with a funky house refix of fellow Cleveland native Tezo’s recent single, N.O. Stay tuned for Broken Keys’ Solitude EP, which is slated for an April 28th release via Alloy-X.

Bonus: Tezo – N.O. (Broken Keys Remix)

KYWO – Pearl EP
3 April | | electronic

Experimental Chicago producer KYWO enlists Keiya, ShowYouSuck, Marcus Alan Ward and Sidewalk Kal for his latest project. FACT premiered the self-released Pearl EP earlier this week, which is said to be “connected by a cohesive sound rather than a specific genre.” Similar to past releases, KYWO is no stranger to collaboration and has a knack for recruiting the right vocalists to match his eclectic instrumentals. Listen to standouts Drive and New Devil, as well as the rest of his Pearl EP, below.

Fortune – Venha Comigo EP
31 March | | electronic

Hailing from L.A, Fortune is a talented producer and co-founder of the Sydney, Australia-based Flow-Fi collective. After providing production for Rome Fortune and churning out countless high-energy remixes, Fortune has partnered with Mass Appeal to premiere his debut EP, Venha Comigo. Featuring contributions from vocalists Alexander Lewis and Kenyon Dixon, the eight-track release is arguably Fortune’s best work to date. Head below to stream and download his Venha Comigo EP in full.

Download: Fortune – Venha Comigo EP

BMB SpaceKid – From Russia With Love (Mixtape)
30 March | | electronic

Russian producer BMB SpaceKid self-released his first project way back in 2009. Since then, he’s put out a handful more and collaborated with talented artists like Om’Mas Keith, GoldLink and Dudley Perkins. Fast forward to today and he continues to grow as a producer, which is evident on his most recent release, From Russia With Love. The 12-track mixtape showcases his experimental, forward-thinking sound and includes a mighty fine collaboration with French producer Evil Needle to close things out. Stream From Russia With Love below and hit the link to purchase a copy for only $1.

Buy: BMB SpaceKid – From Russia With Love (Mixtape)

Lockah – Barcelona Drums (Single)
26 March | | electronic

Excited to learn that Tuff Wax founder Lockah will be releasing a new EP next month on Donky Pitch. Following last year’s Yahoo Or The Highway, the five-track And Blue Brindle Too  is set for an April 27th release. With labelmate Mount Bank featured on guitar and Lockah playing drums throughout, the addition of live instruments should add a new dimension to Lockah’s already unique take on electronic music. Head below to listen to the first single, Barcelona Drums.

JMSN – Price (Video)
24 March | | electronic

Dazed Digital premiered JMSN’s latest video in an attempt to pair a visual with each track from his outstanding sophomore LP, the Blue Album. Watch below as JMSN goes from singing on top of a car, to popping and locking in the streets, all while wearing a vintage Eckō jacket. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Buy: JMSN – JMSN (Blue Album)