Leading the charge in a new wave of Japanese hip hop is a 16 man crew from Setagaya, Tokyo known as KANDYTOWN, which consists of MCs, DJs and producers. Since the release of their first free mixtape KOLD TAPE the crew has been building a steady following.
Daily Affirmations is DJ, Rapper and Producer CohenBeats' latest record. Having moved to LA in 2011, the 26 year old's roots show strong in all-Israeli samples spliced with rap, singing and self-produced beats.
London-based saxophonist and composer, Nubya Garcia, is part of a new wave of jazz artists in the resurgent London Jazz scene. Drawing from her Afro-Caribbean roots, her blend of soulful groove-driven Jazz shines through in her work with established drummer Moses Boyd, Jungle producer Congo Natty and as part of the groups, Maisha, and Nérija septet.