South London beat maker Tenderlonious has made waves the last few years with his beautiful hyprid productions of jazzy, house, hip-hop and more. Part of the 22a crew alongside other killer groove experts Mo Kolours, Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Henry Wu, each new release on the label is always a must listen for us.
But we weren’t expecting something as magnificent as Tenderlonious’ 6-track On Flute EP. Centring his sound around the angelic fluttering of the silver woodwind, the EP flirts with afro and broken beat alongside cool jazz and hip-hop groove. The release is quite possibly his finest yet, and in our opinion something of a major highlight for music for 2016 (not to mention the aqua-themed cover artwork).