This week’s Listenin’ Booth includes music from the Los Angeles born and based singer and songwriter, Joyce Wrice. Plus four other essential tunes you should be listening to right now.
Kaytra’s Interlude (feat. KAYTRANADA) – Joyce Wrice
“Overgrown” is Joyce Wrice’s newly released debut album. An album delving ambitiously into the 90s R&B and hip hop. In numerous interviews, Joyce cites these sounds and palettes as major influences growing up in California.
Butta Baby – vsteeze & Funky DL
A new collaboration between veteran United Kingdon beatsmith Funky DL and emerging United States rapper vsteeze. Their new EP “The Lilac Pack” draws its inspiration from 90s hip hop luminaries (A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, Native Tongues…) for its use of jazzy samples and smoothed out lyrics.
WHATCHUTALKINBOUT – Jon Batiste
Recognized as the Musical Director for the “Late Night with Stephen Corbert” show, Jon Batiste releases “We Are”. A thirteen-song, new album that sonically blends a varied and diverse array of black cultural styles, while simultaneously being able to be traditional and modern.
Get Sun (feat. Arthur Verocai) – Hiatus Kaiyote
A brand new offering from celebrated Australian soul, jazz and pop band, Hiatus Kaiyote.
Replay (feat. Aruba Red) – Nitin Sawhney
British Indian, composer Nitin Sawhney’s latest album “Immigrants” draws attention to the many different worlds and global rhythms that have possibly impacted his musical career. Brilliant stuff!