Colombian dream pop, US spiritual jazz, Egyptian synthesizer funk, and more.
This week’s rundown is by VF’s Gabriela Helfet, alongside Jesse Bernard, Lucie Stepankova, James Hammond and Emily Hill.
Acts of Rebellion
Channeling electronic dream pop through a DIY punk spirit, Brooklyn via Colombia producer Ela Minus unleashes her debut album – acts of rebellion. It sees Ela merging personal and political themes, with a considered hand, exclaiming: “even revolutionaries need to leave space for simple human interaction.” Here’s hoping we’ll get to see her touring it live, complete with that human touch, in 2021. – GH
(Cracks In The Sky)
em>small steps – a collection of downtempo house – is a real treat from Bradford On Avon producer manif, especially following his previous release in May, pause. Like pause, small steps has a