Despite the lock-down, artists are still releasing music to keep you dancing. Here are all the bangers to stop you banging your head against the wall during the quarantine.
Isolation Mixtape, Volume 1
Your friendly neighbourhood promotors Super Friendz have brought together some of the finest independent bands in the North for this Isolation Mixtape. Comprised of 18 tracks, this Pay As You Feel release is expertly curated to take you on a journey of sounds through Yorkshire and the surrounding area.
Stand out tracks include Long Legged Creatures mind-melting track CMAD, Holodrum’s booty-shaking ‘No Dither’ and Mamilah’s shining new single ‘Disappear’.
Find the digital album at superfriendz.bandcamp.com/
All donations are redistributed to the featured artists.
Mamilah have the ability to make you dance in your seat without a care in the world. This sunny new track from the Leeds neo-soul collective is the first single from their refreshing upcoming EP, Talk Less. Against the echo chambers and saturated dialogue of our current age, this EP is a ‘is a commentary on a world where it is rare that people truly listen’. Coming at a time of widespread uncertainty and solidarity, this EP provides a taste of going back to life as we know it with a new source of compassion and appreciation.
Mamilah’s Talk Less EP will be released on 15th May.
Delinquent Magazine Live Session
Emerging act Niall Summerton and his band bring some soothing, smooth jazz-styled folk music to the Delinquent Studio. Featuring laid-back tracks ‘Aimless’, ‘Love Like Ours’, ‘All Mixed Up’ and ‘Oh, To Waste My Time!’
This mixtape includes 19 tracks from 20 producers from both inside and outside of China. DCYY is a Chinese party collective with the aim to raise money to “help those fighting against the epidemic, while also bringing some of those trapped at home together with some new music to ease out some anxiety.” Featuring the notorious Leeds party-starter Dubrunner (Stretchy Dance Supply, Scuffed Recordings)
Find the digital album at dcyy.bandcamp.com
Online Independent Radio
Threads Radio threadsradio.com
“A diverse, accessible and community-focused radio station curating a unique selection of music. A platform for a range of socially, politically and comedic talk-based content alongside mixes from fledging producers and DJs across the UK.”
Recommended: Sah.'s feature show on April 6th
KMAH Radio kmah-radio.com/
“Not for profit community station taking pride in the diversity of its output, featuring everything from drone to afro, Latin to kwaito, techno to soul, rare dub to dark disco.”
Sable Radio sableradio.com
“An independent non-profit online radio station broadcasting out of a former Convent in Mabgate, Leeds. The station is an open, responsive platform that not only broadcasts the best music but also draws on the broader arts practises and discussions taking place in the city.”
Originally published in Issue 9, April 2020