In 2018 Aviary Bridge Records started an ongoing collaborative project between labels with their “Lost Temples” series. After the success of “Solstice”, the first of the series and their collaboration with Dust Collectors, Aviary Bridge Records returns once again with the second instalment: The Lost Temple of “Equinox”. This time, they have joined forces with Urbanundergrounds.
As the title suggests, “Hopes & Dreams” encapsulates Solrakmi’s hopes for a better world, whilst simultaneously capturing reminiscence for the “good old days”. With his roots in Boombap and classic 90’s Hip Hop shining through, Solrakmi’s album “Hopes & Dreams” alights our nostalgia whilst also remaining relevant to present day issues.
Coming in with a whopping twenty-one tracks, Jakata’s album “The Drive In” has a curiously eclectic soundscape, transporting the listener into various realities through it’s duration. Although the tracks are anchored down by classic hip-hop beats, it’s “The Drive In”’s other qualities that set it apart from the rest.
An EP written during the quiet hours between midnight and dawn after Mayaewk’s gigs in Japan, “Konbini” (AKA a convenience store) is an ode to the place that offered Mayaewk food, cigarettes and comfort when nowhere else was open. Heavily inspired by the Japanese vinyl he had been purchasing and listening to at the time, this particular EP is unique in the way it so clearly offers a slice of Mayaewk’s experience in Tokyo.
After the release of his single “West Coast Lights” last autumn, ChasBeats has returned to grace us with his full length album “Dusty Memories”, a project which, packed full of chilled out soulful beats and gorgeous imagery, concentrates just as much on visuals as it does on audio.
Just over a year after his debut EP, Sro has once again graced us with his abstract, unpredictable and somewhat bizarre productions in the form of “Wot”, his first full album released via Aviary Bridge Records. Get ready to be transported into another dimension - with psychedelic beats and dreamy ambiences, Sro is taking us on another ride into the strange complexities of the subconscious.
LeVirya’s highly anticipated album “Late Night Espresso” is, in LeVirya’s words “an ode to lo-fi hip hop, cassette tape culture and coffee.” However, to claim this release is merely coffee themed would be to ignore the nuanced complexities throughout the album. With a known talent in capturing subtle emotions, LeVirya has, in a way, produced an album which functions as a “coffee break diary”. Each song offers a glimpse of the Dutch producer’s mindset and mood that day, coffee in hand.
Following “Blue Days” and “Jazz Sh*t & Real Book Vol.1”, we are proud to announce Wilbury’s third release “Jazz Sh*t & Real Book Vol.2”, which will be released both digitally and as a combined cassette tape with the previously released Vol. 1, bringing the two together for a complete collection of Wilbury’s various jazz / hip-hop orientated experiments.
Hailing from Maryland, USA, producer and guitarist Mirrorish’s debut album “Every Other Color” is bound to surprise you. At a glance, the album appears to sit comfortably under the jazz hop umbrella however, it is in fact an eclectic fusion of genres, inheriting characteristics from not only hip-hop but post-rock, chill wave and shoe-gaze. With it’s irregular beats and psychedelic riffs, it’s a distinctive collection of songs which engages you with it’s unpredictable tendencies.
Aviary Bridge Records’ fourth seasonal compilation album, “Summer” released on 31th August 2018, brings the series around full circle as we begin to enter Autumn once again. For the final seasonal challenge, Aviary Bridge Records once again gave their roster a theme and an image to base their music around. This time the challenge was to capture the essence of a summer evening, where the sociable nights are long and comfortably warm due to the lingering sunlight.