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Veils – Ramsha

  In an interview with Emboss Magazine, Toronto-based artist Ramsha explains her creative process: “My role as a musician is to sculpt harmonies out of sounds and vibrations which further the beauty of the cosmos”. This reads less like an explanation and more like a manifesto, and it’s quite refreshing to hear an artist speak

Khan Solo releases gorgeous beat tape ‘Stargirl’

Inspired by Dilla, Motown, Audrey Hepburn and classic 50's Hollywood, Khan Solo's latest beat tape is a gorgeous, rich and emotional listening experience. I've been playing this on repeat all weekend. His use of samples is occasionally breathtaking: "You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down" from It's a

Mountains in Love – Dynoman

It’s always special when Dynoman releases. His debut ‘Naubahar’ was one of the most innovative and fresh albums I’ve heard coming out of Pakistan. ‘Mountains in Love’ is the second single from ‘Travels to Janaicah: Songs for Lana’, the follow up to 2016’s ‘Travels to Janaicah: Cheebay’s Imagination’. With every subsequent release, Haamid Rahim moves

Hassan Hadeed’s ‘Red Semantic Voicings’ is perfect for a lazy Sunday

Hassan Hadeed is a Rawalpindi-based artist who operates in the spaces between singer-songwriter, post-rock and ambient music. Take something like 'Dream Noise', where it sounds like the mics and amps have been overloaded and distorted, but the result is nonetheless beautiful. 'Miss You' has a DIY, my-recording-equipment-is-crap feel to it, and really reminds me of some of The

Listen to the lovely ‘No Funeral At All’ from ‘Causing a Tiger’ (2010)

Throwback to 2010's experimental album 'Causing a Tiger' from musicians Carla Kihlstedt, Matthias Bossi and Shahzad Ismaily. Ismaily, born to Pakistani immigrant parents, is an incredibly talented self-taught composer and musician, currently based in New York. 'No Funeral At All', the lovely tender opener to the album, has elements of Northern Pakistani folk music to it

First Light – Cheeems

Cheeems is one of those chameleonic artists who seems able to do anything. In the bouncy ‘round the bend’, he takes on the stripes of chill dance music. In the stellar ‘Water’, he’s bluesier and poppier, before switching up into a sort of psych-funk breakdown. In 'Island Dawn', he’s a lo-fi bedroom singer-songwriter. But if