The Round Up: April / May 17

THE ROUND UP: APRIL / MAY '17

JUNE 2017

A little later into June than anticipated, we give you our picks for May and April.

Kendrick. Arca. Two massive returns from two massive players. K-dot asserts again on fourth studio album DAMN. while Arca defines his voice on a bracing self-titled release. Closer to home, Nubya's 5ives brings together the finest of South East London talent, while discoveries this time include Killing Joke's influential debut and breakbeat heat from Domu.


AS ALWAYS, CLICK ON A PIECE OF ARTWORK TO HEAR A TRACK FROM THAT RELEASE.


JUSTIN WALTER - UNSEEN FORCES (KRANKY, 2017)

JUSTIN WALTER - UNSEEN FORCES (KRANKY, 2017)

TOUMANI DIABATE, SIDIKI DIABATE, FATOUMATA DIAWARA - LAMOMALI (WAGRAM, 2017)

TOUMANI DIABATE, SIDIKI DIABATE, FATOUMATA DIAWARA - LAMOMALI (WAGRAM, 2017)

PRINCESS NOKIA - 1992 (SELF-RELEASED, 2016)

PRINCESS NOKIA - 1992 (SELF-RELEASED, 2016)

NUBYA GARCIA - 5IVES (JAZZ:REFRESHED, 2017)

NUBYA GARCIA - 5IVES (JAZZ:REFRESHED, 2017)

CLARK - DEATH PEAK (WARP, 2017)

CLARK - DEATH PEAK (WARP, 2017)

HO99O9 - UNITED STATES OF HORROR (CAROLINE, 2017)

HO99O9 - UNITED STATES OF HORROR (CAROLINE, 2017)

ARCA - ARCA (XL, 2017)

ARCA - ARCA (XL, 2017)

SLOWTHAI - SLOW IT DOWN (BONE SODA, 2017)

SLOWTHAI - SLOW IT DOWN (BONE SODA, 2017)

KENDRICK LAMAR - DAMN. (INTERSCOPE, 2017)

KENDRICK LAMAR - DAMN. (INTERSCOPE, 2017)

KODE9 & THE SPACEAPE - BLACK SUN (HYPERDUB, 2011)

KODE9 & THE SPACEAPE - BLACK SUN (HYPERDUB, 2011)

THE MARS VOLTA - DE-LOUSED IN THE COMATORIUM (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES, 2003)

THE MARS VOLTA - DE-LOUSED IN THE COMATORIUM (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES, 2003)

OS IPANEMAS – OS IPANEMAS (DISCOS CBS, 1964)

OS IPANEMAS – OS IPANEMAS (DISCOS CBS, 1964)

KOJO FUNDS X ABRA CADABRA - DUN TALKIN (F & Y LIMITED, 2016)

KOJO FUNDS X ABRA CADABRA - DUN TALKIN (F & Y LIMITED, 2016)

MILTON NASCIMIENTO - MILTON (ODEON, 1970)

MILTON NASCIMIENTO - MILTON (ODEON, 1970)

SEIJI FEAT. LYRIC L ‎– LOOSE LIPS (BITASWEET, 2002)

SEIJI FEAT. LYRIC L ‎– LOOSE LIPS (BITASWEET, 2002)

SO INAGAWA - LOGO QUEEN (CABARET RECORDINGS, 2013)

SO INAGAWA - LOGO QUEEN (CABARET RECORDINGS, 2013)

KILLING JOKE - KILLING JOKE (E.G., 1980)

KILLING JOKE - KILLING JOKE (E.G., 1980)

ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO'OLE - FACING FUTURE (MOUNTAIN APPLE, 1993)

ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO'OLE - FACING FUTURE (MOUNTAIN APPLE, 1993)

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - ASYNC (MILAN, 2017)

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - ASYNC (MILAN, 2017)

HERE LIES MAN - HERE LIES MAN (RIDING EASY RECORDS, 2017)

HERE LIES MAN - HERE LIES MAN (RIDING EASY RECORDS, 2017)

ALO WALA - CITYBOY (ENCHUFADA, 2014)

ALO WALA - CITYBOY (ENCHUFADA, 2014)

JLIN - BLACK ORIGAMI (PLANET MU, 2017)

JLIN - BLACK ORIGAMI (PLANET MU, 2017)

DOMU - RETURN OF THE ROGUE (ARCHIVE, 2005)

DOMU - RETURN OF THE ROGUE (ARCHIVE, 2005)

SKREAM - SKREAM (TEMPA, 2006)

SKREAM - SKREAM (TEMPA, 2006)

BIOME - VIEW FROM THE EDGE (ON THE EDGE, 2016)

BIOME - VIEW FROM THE EDGE (ON THE EDGE, 2016)

FARAI - KISSWELL (SELF, 2017)

FARAI - KISSWELL (SELF, 2017)

LEE SCRATCH PERRY - SUPER APE (DEF JAM, 1976)

LEE SCRATCH PERRY - SUPER APE (DEF JAM, 1976)

SONNY ROLLINS ‎– MOVING OUT (PRESTIGE, 1956)

SONNY ROLLINS ‎– MOVING OUT (PRESTIGE, 1956)

DINOSAUR L - 22-24 MUSIC (SLEEPING BAG RECORDS, 1981)

DINOSAUR L - 22-24 MUSIC (SLEEPING BAG RECORDS, 1981)

JAZMINE SULLIVAN - REALITY SHOW (RCA, 2015)

JAZMINE SULLIVAN - REALITY SHOW (RCA, 2015)

SQUAREPUSHER - HARD NORMAL DADDY (WARP, 1997)

SQUAREPUSHER - HARD NORMAL DADDY (WARP, 1997)

LONNIE LISTON SMITH - EXPANSIONS (RCA,1974)

LONNIE LISTON SMITH - EXPANSIONS (RCA,1974)

YOUNG THUG - JEFFERY (ATLANTIC, 2016)

YOUNG THUG - JEFFERY (ATLANTIC, 2016)

MANDRILL - WE ARE ONE (BMG, 1977)

MANDRILL - WE ARE ONE (BMG, 1977)

J HUS - COMMON SENSE (BLACK BUTTER, 2017)

J HUS - COMMON SENSE (BLACK BUTTER, 2017)

JAZZANOVA - IN BETWEEN (SONAR KOLLEKTIV, 2002)

JAZZANOVA - IN BETWEEN (SONAR KOLLEKTIV, 2002)

SHAPE OF BROAD MINDS - CRAFT OF THE LOST ART (LEX, 2007)

SHAPE OF BROAD MINDS - CRAFT OF THE LOST ART (LEX, 2007)

OLIVER "TUKU" MTUKUDZI - SHANDA (SHEER SOUND, 2002)

OLIVER "TUKU" MTUKUDZI - SHANDA (SHEER SOUND, 2002)

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (LOOSEGROOVE, 1998)

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (LOOSEGROOVE, 1998)

MARIE DAVIDSON - ADIEUX AU DANCEFLOOR (CITITRAX, 2016)

MARIE DAVIDSON - ADIEUX AU DANCEFLOOR (CITITRAX, 2016)

RUFF SQWAD + DJ MAXIMUM (2004)

RUFF SQWAD + DJ MAXIMUM (2004)

KORNÉL KOVÁCS - THE BELLS (STUDIO BARNUS, 2016)

KORNÉL KOVÁCS - THE BELLS (STUDIO BARNUS, 2016)

SAMPOLOGY - NATURAL SELECTIONS (SOUL HAS NO TEMPO, 2016)

SAMPOLOGY - NATURAL SELECTIONS (SOUL HAS NO TEMPO, 2016)

BRUXA MARIA - HUMAN CONDITION (EXTREME ULTIMATE, 2016)

BRUXA MARIA - HUMAN CONDITION (EXTREME ULTIMATE, 2016)

PEARL JAM - TEN (EPIC, 1991)

PEARL JAM - TEN (EPIC, 1991)

JANA KOUBKOVÁ - BOSA (SUPRAPHON, 1985)

JANA KOUBKOVÁ - BOSA (SUPRAPHON, 1985)

AT THE DRIVE-IN - RELATIONSHIP OF COMMAND (FEARLESS RECORDS, 2000)

AT THE DRIVE-IN - RELATIONSHIP OF COMMAND (FEARLESS RECORDS, 2000)

DEFTONES - AROUND THE FUR (MAVERICK RECORDS, 1997)

DEFTONES - AROUND THE FUR (MAVERICK RECORDS, 1997)

JOHNNY FLYNN - SILLION (TRANSGRESSIVE RECORDS, 2017)

JOHNNY FLYNN - SILLION (TRANSGRESSIVE RECORDS, 2017)

DANIEL BRANDT - ETERNAL SOMETHING (ERASED TAPES, 2017)

DANIEL BRANDT - ETERNAL SOMETHING (ERASED TAPES, 2017)

MYKKI BLANCO - GAY DOG FOOD (UNO NYC, 2017)

MYKKI BLANCO - GAY DOG FOOD (UNO NYC, 2017)

WAYNE SNOW - FREEDOM TV (TARTELET RECORDS, 2017)

WAYNE SNOW - FREEDOM TV (TARTELET RECORDS, 2017)

DOPPLEREFFEKT - CELLULAR AUTOMATA (LEISURE SYSTEM, 2017)

DOPPLEREFFEKT - CELLULAR AUTOMATA (LEISURE SYSTEM, 2017)

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE - PLANS (ATLANTIC, 2005)

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE - PLANS (ATLANTIC, 2005)

SANCHIKO KANENOBU - MISORA (URC, 1972)

SANCHIKO KANENOBU - MISORA (URC, 1972)

KRS ONE - RETURN OF THE BOOM BAP (JIVE RECORDS, 1993)

KRS ONE - RETURN OF THE BOOM BAP (JIVE RECORDS, 1993)

MARK FRY - DREAMING WITH ALICE (IT, 1972)

MARK FRY - DREAMING WITH ALICE (IT, 1972)