Front runner to take the accolade of best freebie of the year currently belongs to this 11-track compilation from First Word Records
To coincide with the Soundwave Festival earlier this year, the First Word Records label released Two Syllables Volume Nine. The 11-track compilation does a rather fine job in showcasing up-and-coming acts on the independent UK label.
Highlights include Floating, a jazzy, breezy instrumental by Tall Black Guy, Frameworks’ Patience – reminiscent of The Cinematic Orchestra – and Future Wildstyle’s remix of Laura Mvula’s Green Garden.
If those tracks don’t grab your fancy, there’s a double dose of Afrobeat from Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra and The Fontanelles, not to mention big brass goings-on from Riot Jazz Brass Band.
Listen to three tracks from the compilation on this page and download it from here.