Entries tagged with: Cooly G

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by Andrew Sacher

Kendrick Lamar

FACT is still one of the best sources for cutting edge electronic music, and I always look forward to their top 50 albums of the year list, which they've just published for 2012. As usual, it doesn't only contain electronic albums.

This year's list has a good deal of indie rap (Haleek Maul, Schoolboy Q, Le1f, Main Attrakionz, Spaceghostpurrp) and it's the only non-metal list I've seen so far with Black Breath's Sentenced to Life (!). And of course, to compliment the dancefloor records, it's got its fair share of electronic-tinged indie pop, forward thinking R&B, and outsider experimental music.

Check out the full list below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Cooly G

Kode9's electronic music label Hyperdub has been expanding its palette with notable vocal-driven releases like Darkstar's North and Laurel Halo's Quarantine. The newest release on their roster to embrace a vocal-oriented approach is Cooly G's (aka Merrisa Campbell) Playin' Me LP, which the label put out this week. It's pretty great mix of swooning R&B vocals and UK garage beatwork that should appeal to fans of Jessie Ware, Jamie Woon, or Katy B. You can stream the entire album below.

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