Six tracks somewhere in between lo-fi soul, drum computer sounds, warm basslines and funk trenched live compositions.

From the album: Songs Made While High (Jakarta Records), shipping on Vinyl LP.
Song produced by: Like (of Pac Div)

After releasing a collaborative EP with Warp’s Bibio, who is also featured as a producer on “Ever since the fall”, this 2nd solo release by the Olivier St. Louis marks the starting point of worldwide live show efforts for Olivier 2017. After a successful UK Tour with Laura Mvula, Olivier is getting ready to join AnnenMayKantereit for another Tour in spring 2017 to support his upcoming release “Ever since the fall EP”, out on Jakarta Records in February 2017. Six tracks somewhere in between lo-fi soul, drum computer sounds, warm basslines and funk trenched live compositions. Olivier will also join his partner in crime Oddisee for his “The Iceberg” World Tour until summer.

With regard to content, JuJu’s raps on the project deals with the important questions of our time. The trend word “lit” becomes “LIT”, an abbreviation for “lost in translation” and a metaphor for the disconnection from trends of our society in general and hip hop especially. Racism, police brutality, gangsta rapper turning activists while still following a pattern of hate and destruction. Bluestaeb’s productions fluctuates from soulful and smooth to raw and gritty without sounding redundant or interchangeable.

From their youthful mixtapes Sealed for Freshness, Church League Champions to their breakout mixtape Mania! and two studio albums The Div and G.M.B., the trend-setting California trio Pac Div (brothers LIKE & Mibbs and BeYoung) have always been a little ahead of the curve. Ready to show his full potential and further imprint his name on the culture, Like is reminding fans across the world of why they fell in love with hip-hop. “Songs made While High” marks the follow up to his solo artist debut “Emeralds” he released through his own imprint “Squatch Records” earlier in 2016.

From the album: Songs Made While High (Jakarta Records), available for pre-order on Vinyl LP.
Song produced by: Like (of Pac Div)

Deeply rooted in the Suff Daddy signature sound, it is also proof of an evolutionary process. A little less sample chops, a little more synth, a little less straight hip hop, a little more melody. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to recognize the bird by its call anymore, it’s just a slight change in tonality. The album features some of the fellow birds Suff Daddy is known to fly with. Betty Ford Boy’s Dexter adds drums and baselines, and Mayer Hawthorne delivers some vocals.
CD Import available for pre-order.

Ta-ku starts 2016 with a newly founded indie label imprint by himself & Jakarta Records. This compilation is the beginning of a 10″ series that is as much a photographic series as a music focused one. Featuring Ta-ku prominently on 2 new tracks, both also containing vocals by Ta-ku himself. Also includes new artists like Pink Sifu, Malik Abdoul-Rahmaan, Yagi, Abhi/Dijon & established ones like submerse & Dil Withers.

New release from overseas label Jakarta Records! This Oslo-to-LA collaboration delivers again. This time a full Ivan Ave solo LP, produced entirely by Mndsgn. Picking up where “Low Jams” left off, but also moving into new realms.