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April SoundCloud Playlist: New Adi Dick remixes, Onra, Romare and More…

April SoundCloud Playlist: New Adi Dick remixes, Onra, Romare and More.. | meltingbutter.com

Each month at Melting Butter, a new SoundCloud and Spotify playlist gets posted with a tightly edited selection of the best new and classic tracks geared towards music snobs. To get notified as soon as they are released, make sure you subscribe to Twitter or Facebook. April’s SoundCloud playlist features Adi Dick’s smooth as silk … Continue reading

March SoundCloud Playlist: With A New, Long Awaited Little Dragon Treat

March SoundCloud Playlist: With A New, Long Awaited Little Dragon Treat | meltingbutter.com

I squealed a little the day “Klapp Klapp” by Swedish band Little Dragon was finally released. It only took one listen to convince me that their new album Nabuma Rubberband would follow suit and be a winner. Just making it in as the last track of the March SoundCloud playlist, Klapp Klapp delivers on all … Continue reading

February Spotify Playlist: Featuring Diggs Duke’s Avant-Garde Soul/Jazz Vibes

February Spotify Playlist: Featuring Diggs Duke’s Avant-Garde Soul/Jazz Vibes | meltingbutter.com

I was late finding it but as they say, better late than never. Diggs Duke’s debut album “Offering for Anxious” came out in December 2013 and its only just making it to my February Spotify playlist but who cares when you can tell it’s gonna be a classic? If you haven’t listened to Diggs Duke … Continue reading

February SoundCloud Playlist: 2 Obsessions, Andrew Ashong & Grandbrothers’ Ezra Was Right

February SoundCloud Playlist: 2 Obsessions, Andrew Ashong & Grandbrothers’ Ezra Was Right | meltingbutter.com

2 tracks I’m obsessed with on this month’s SoundCloud playlist – the long awaited new Andrew Ashong track “Never Dreamed” and the epic “Ezra Was Right” by German duo Grandbrothers. Andrew Ashong’s smoky, soulful R&B sensibility references the oldies like Roy Ayers and Shuggie Otis while adding touches of modernity through his use of organic … Continue reading

January Spotify Playlist: Kate Boy makes us pine for Stockholm

January Spotify Playlist: Kate Boy makes us pine for Stockholm | meltingbutter.com

I recently discovered Kate Boy, a Swedish/Australian electro pop outfit via a Nowness video and just had to have their incredibly cool track “Northern Lights” on the January Spotify playlist.  Watching the video and listening to the music made me pine for Stockholm, a city with it’s own distinct brand of sophisticated, complex, effortless cool. … Continue reading

January SoundCloud Playlist: With an unreleased one for the Jamie XX fans

January SoundCloud Playlist: With an unreleased one for the Jamie XX fans | meltingbutter.com

Hoping everyone rang in the New Year with style and good music – I personally went to Boston to see DJ Kon perform a solid New Years Eve set! So lets start off the year with a nice January mix which ends with my favourite track of the moment, the unreleased “Sleep Sound” by Jamie … Continue reading

Best of 2013 Spotify Playlist: Recalling James Blake’s, Toro Y Moi’s, The Internet’s brilliance

Best of 2013 Spotify Playlist: Recalling James Blake’s, Toro Y Moi’s, The Internet’s brilliance | meltingbutter.com

The album we were all waiting for this year, Retrograde by James Blake was clearly a star but it goes without saying that we were spoiled for music choices in 2013. Please enjoy my selection of 2013’s Best of Spotify, which includes the old and new nuggets I discovered during the year:   Best of … Continue reading

Best of 2013 SoundCloud Playlist: Cheers to Lion Babe, Disclosure, Rhye, Anushka and Kaytranada

Best of 2013 SoundCloud Playlist: Cheers to Lion Babe, Disclosure, Rhye, Anushka and Kaytranada | meltingbutter.com

2013 has clearly been a year of musical gems – too many to single any of them out but props definitely have to go out to some of those artists and producers who’ve made music that will remind me of a wonderful year gone by. Special shout outs to Lion Babe, Disclosure, Rhye, Anushka and … Continue reading

The Curators: Globetrotting DJ Lefto on The World’s Best Clubs

The Curators: Globetrotting DJ Lefto on The World’s Best Clubs | meltingbutter.com

For this edition of The Curators I’m very excited to introduce to you one of my all-time favourite deejays and biggest music inspirations – Lefto. This man, a globetrotting musical tastemaker, is known for his special knack of uncovering fresh talent, new genres and the latest releases within his mainstays hip hop, jazz, soul, and … Continue reading

December Spotify Playlist: NZ’s Lord Echo shows us why girls love DJs

December Spotify Playlist: NZ’s Lord Echo shows us why girls love DJs | meltingbutter.com

The December Spotify playlist starts off with a little gem I discovered by NZ producer Lord Echo featuring the earnest vocals of Leila Adu that give you that nostalgic feeling of Brazil in the Bossa Nova 60’s. Then, in what feels like no time at all, Lord Echo (aka Mike Fabs) switches over to some … Continue reading

December SoundCloud Playlist: New from Fatima, Myron & E, Zara McFarlane & more

December SoundCloud Playlist: New from Fatima, Myron & E, Zara McFarlane & more | meltingbutter.com

The December SoundCloud playlist has a track that I’ve personally been waiting for ever since 2010 when I became obsessed with Swedish-born UK vocalist Fatima who released some amazing musical collabs with the likes of Dam Funk and Funkineven. This month, Fatima working with London producer fLako (aka Dirg Gerner) release their single “Black Dough” … Continue reading

November Playlist: New from Ta-Ku, James Blake, The Stepkids and Jonwayne

Ta-Ku Songs to Break Up To | November Playlist: New from Ta-Ku, James Blake, The Stepkids and Jonwayne | meltingbutter.com

Our November Spotify playlist starts off melancholy with our favourite pick from Ta-Ku’s newest record “Songs To Break Up To”. I Miss You More featuring Atu is hard not to love with its atmospheric drumbeats, piano keys and of course the nostalgia-inducing sampling from some infamous Janet Jackson and Keith Sweat tracks. Not to worry … Continue reading

November Playlist: New tunes from Jungle, Toro Y Moi, SirOJ, Tirzah, Myron & E

November Playlist: New tunes from Jungle, Toro Y Moi, SirOJ, Tirzah, Myron & E | meltingbutter.com

Our November playlist kicks off with Jungle’s new track The Heat which should have you grooving to their wonderfully funky croons and fragmented drum beats that according to their music video, pair very well with synchronised roller skating breakdancing – who knew?:     2013 November Playlist: Jungle, Toro Y Moi, SirOJ, Tirzah, Myron & … Continue reading

October 2013 SoundCloud Playlist – New Rainy Milo and Yuna x Robin Hannibal

Found some musical gems in this month’s SoundCloud playlist. Pay special attention to 17 year old UK singer, Rainy Milo’s new track “Don’t regret me” and relish in her refreshingly London accented, hazy jazz infused hip-hop beats. Also take note of Eprom’s remix of Kendrick Lamar’s M.A.A.D. City – best heard as you work out … Continue reading

June 2013 Spotify Playlist – Rachel Sweet, The Beatnuts and a little music trivia

This month’s Spotify playlist is short and sweet. With a rather obscure and very sweet find that you’ll surely be fond of – Rachel Sweet’s, It’s So Different Here (sorry the puns just wrote themselves!) Recognise it? You probably heard it sampled on We Got the Funk by The Beatnuts – love a little bit … Continue reading

May 2013 SoundCloud Playlist – Koreless X How to Dress Well Plus New Disclosure, Cashmere Cat & more

Another big SoundCloud playlist for this month with a track for every single one of your moods. With May being so rainy this year hopefully you’ll be spending a lot of time gazing out of windows watching the rainy days go by while listening to Koreless’ remix of How to Dress Well’s track “Cold Nites”. … Continue reading

May 2013 Spotify Playlist – Romare does it again plus Toddla T, Pomrad, Nicolas Jaar and more…

Obviously slightly obsessed with Romare this month on both Spotify and SoundCloud. He is clearly an artist with some serious sampling skill. His track Your Love (You Give Me Fever) shows off that skill with some frenetic soul-heavy cuts from Peggy Lee’s “Fever” which is looped throughout the track. Enjoy! 2013 May: Romare, Toddla T, … Continue reading

April 2013 SoundCloud Playlist – Romare remixes Kodaline and makes it way better plus new Kaytranada, Four Tet & MeLo-X

Bit of a bumper SoundCloud playlist this month! There’s something in here for everyone including Kodaline fans. The original Kodaline track, High Hopes isn’t normally my cup of tea – a little too mainstream-radio-boy-band sounding for me – but London producer Romare has really made it his own by picking up the beat, cutting it … Continue reading

April 2013 Spotify Playlist – New Mount Kimbie, DJ Day, CHVRCHES, Vondelpark

When you listen to this month’s Spotify playlist, take special note of the new Mount Kimbie single, “Made to Stray” and make sure you listen to it right. Find a busy city bench (preferably on a grey-ish day) and just sit yourself down for what will feel like an epic people watching session. It’s those … Continue reading

March 2013 SoundCloud Playlist – Ta-Ku remixes Justin Timberlake’s Suit & Tie + Anushka’s debut track

On this month’s SoundCloud playlist, hear how Ta-Ku manages to improve Justin Timberlake’s Suit & Tie 100-fold by adding layers and funky riffs that leave you wanting to dance down the street. Another standout is Anushka’s debut track; I have love for you, which is definitely one for the cool ladies out there. Enjoy! 2013 … Continue reading

March 2013 Spotify Playlist – Some new Bondax, Laura Mvula, and Ta-ku tracks

A nice little Spotify playlist for you to enjoy while you’re on your way to work. Currently enjoying the re-imagining of one of my all-time favourite late nineties tracks – No Scrubs by TLC – by the talented Australian music producer Ta-Ku. 2013 March: New Bondax, Laura Mvula, and Ta-ku tracks Wriggly Scott – Back … Continue reading

February 2013 SoundCloud Playlist – It’s remix month with Kon, Hudson Mohawke X Disclosure & Romare

February is definitely remix month on SoundCloud! Hudson Mohawke remixed Disclosure’s White Noise into what will surely be one of the year’s biggest club tracks and Kon worked his own brand of magic on an old school, legendary Donald Byrd track. 2013 February: New from Typesun, FKJ, Onra, Rhye & Hudson Mohawke / Disclosure remixes … Continue reading

February 2013 Spotify Playlist – New James Blake & Rhye tracks bid goodbye to the winter

Let this winter end in style with February’s Spotify playlist. My favourite track this month has to be the new one from James Blake – Retrograde, which suited my mood perfectly as I walked home in NYC’s wintery darkness. The beautiful music video is consistent with the track’s somewhat apocalyptic sentiment: 2013 February: New James Blake … Continue reading

January 2013 Spotify Playlist – Selects from the new Jose James Album & the long awaited Bonobo album teaser

Oh yes, a taste of some new Bonobo just has me wanting more… New York has been spoiled this month with live performances from Bonobo (where we heard the full album!), Jose James and Toro Y Moi. This made it very easy for me to put together an inspired January Spotify playlist! Click the link below … Continue reading

January 2013 SoundCloud Playlist – Disclosure X AlunaGeorge, London Grammar & more…

This is my soundtrack for the winter. As moody and introspective as you’d expect a winter playlist to be. Enjoy. 2013 January: Disclosure X Aluna George + Nai Palm X Taylor McFerrin: New year, new music LION BABE – Treat Me Like Fire London Grammar – Hey Now Disclosure – White Noise ft. AlunaGeorge Al … Continue reading