The Astral Black label run by Jon Phonics is about to begin a series of cassette releases with ‘A Short Album’ from Edinburgh beat maker Jaisu, who recently told Dummy that ‘it’s not really like I sat down and wrote a bunch of music with the intention of it being released. Some of it is new stuff, some is over a year old. I just tried to pick beats that I felt worked as a project and reflected where I’m at right now musically’. A collection of sample heavy beats laced with electronica, soul, funk, and jazz it essentially provide a showcase for Jaisu, who is probably best known for production work with rapper Danny Brown, and precedes further releases from Opal Block and Inkke before the end of the year. ‘A Short Album’ is available to buy direct from the label.