Back with another edition of Heavy Rotation, showcasing songs that are on repeat over here at Endless Crate:
1999 The Future, BADBADNOTGOOD & Westside Gunn – MiNt cHoCoLaTe (feat. Conway the Machine)
“MiNt cHoCoLaTe” is a recent collaboration between Toronto jazz ensemble BADBADNOTGOOD and Buffalo rappers Westside Gunn and Conway The Machine. This single originates from the media and art collective, 1999 WRITE THE FUTURE, brought to life by 88rising. BADBADNOTGOOD, renowned for their diverse collaborations, offers an intriguing blend with these hard-hitting rap artists, which is further enriched with a fun music video set against the backdrop of an elementary school talent show.
Gabriels – Love and Hate in a Different Time (Greg Wilson & Ché Wilson Original Extended Mix)
“Love and Hate in a Different Time (Greg Wilson & Ché Wilson Original Extended Mix)” is a mesmerizing remix that reinvents one of soul maestro Gabriels’ most notable singles, featuring profound lyrics underscored by a rhythm reminiscent of Northern Soul. Greg and Ché Wilson successfully transformed it into an extended single that amplifies its dancefloor appeal. Essential for music and dance lovers, this remix engrosses with its entrancing beat and deeper groove.
Dirg Gerner – Lonely Town (feat. Theo Croker) (Alternate Version)
Presented by enigmatic singer Dirg Gerner, “Lonely Town (feat. Theo Croker) (Alternate Version)” is an alternative soul masterpiece that’s simply irresistible. This latest offering is a slow-burning piece of artistry, masterfully produced and featuring the jazz genius of Theo Croker—perfectly captivating with its striking harmonies and leaving a memorable impression.
Somni – Cracks (Elaquent Remix)
This reinterpretation of “Cracks” by Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and producer Somni serves up a poignant undercurrent of gentle rain, solemn chords, and a minimalistic beat. Toronot beat scene staple Elaquent’s production perfectly complements Somni’s airy and melodically intriguing vocals.
Liam Bailey – Disorder Starts At Home
Bringing a more solemn tone to his forthcoming album Zero Grace, English songwriter Liam Bailey unveils another lead single “Disorder Starts at Home.” Showcasing a retrospection of his turbulent childhood years, this new track emanates an air of sober reminiscence as a personal narrative reflecting the chaotic demise of the relationship between his mother and biological father. Leon Michels and his collective, El Michels Affair, contributed to the album’s production, skillfully meshing elements of soul, R&B, and reggae.
Hermanos Gutiérrez – Blood Milk Moon
Zurich-based brother duo, Hermanos Gutiérrez, make a comeback with “Blood Milk Moon,” their first fresh music since their 2022 album El Bueno Y El Malo. Crafted several months post the recording of El Bueno Y El Malo, “Blood Milk Moon” stands out with its spacious and otherworldly quality, and was recorded during a jubilant studio session in Mexico City, where the Gutiérrez brothers reconnected with Dan Auerbach, the producer of their debut album.