In Germany, Sunday is a government and culturally mandated day of rest. Regardless of what errands you may have, Sonntag Ruhezeiten says you need to keep it chill. With only a nagging hangover or the week ahead to ponder, we thought you might appreciate some music picks to get you through the week. Inspired by his Sunday malaise and altruistic nature, Ben Sharoni is pleased to present the first installment of the Sunday Edition.
Jonah Yona, BADBADNOTGOOD – nervous
Right after signing with the American label, Innovative Leisure, the Toronto-based Japanese artist, Jonah Yona, has released a new single featuring BADBADNOTGOOD. This is the Canadian quartet’s first release for 2019 and a perfect continuation of last year, which spiraled mostly around collaborations. This cooperation has lead to a beautiful downtempo ballad.
Wu-Lu, Ego Ella May, Lex Amor – Legend
A new compilation album inspired by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled will be released at the end of the month. The album will include seven tracks created by artists like Nubya Garcia, Kojey Radical and Shabaka Hutchings. Legend is the first taste from the upcoming album, featuring Wu-Lu (who has a brand new EP you should check out), Ego Ella May and Lex Amor.
Auntie Flo – Kabsa
After last year’s release on Brownswood recordings, the Glasgow-raised London-Based producer is back with a brand new EP, trying to push his Globalist sound even further. After his Caribbean-inspired EP last year, the new one continues on to research the Levantine soundscapes, meaning the mediterranean coastline. It was released on May 3rd on the Tel-Aviv-born, now Berlin-based label, Disco Halal. For me it is the unwavering and hypnotic drum line that defines the track.
Flying Lotus – Post Requisite
It is finally here – Flylo’s sixth studio album Flamagra. The album, a 27-track or nearly 70 minutes long piece, dropped May 24th on Warp Records. The album boasts collaborations with legends like David Lynch and George Clinton, as well as contemporary stars, like Anderson Paak and Solange, experimenting with Jazz, Hip Hop and Funk. It was all crushed up, burned, and reassembled by Flylo and his idiosyncratic style. To be honest, it was extremely difficult to choose just one track to feature, but I think Post Requisite is a terrific signifier for the album.
Gerry Read – It’s All Be Over (Dj Koze Remix)
Dj Koze’s remix to Gerry Read’s It’s All Be Over (which came out on Pampa Records), is a perfect weekend opener. Koze is able to take Read’s single and refine it, turning it into a completely new hit. The track starts with a looped guitar riff, then shifts into a vocal loop which in turn changes into an industrial-inspired drum line–all of which are weaved together perfectly. You’ll find your body moving to this gradually, almost against your will.
Ben Sharoni is a Berlin-based writer and radio broadcaster, originally from Tel Aviv. He is also currently finishing his MA in philosophy and writing his thesis on ideology.