Birdhouse is a collective of artists who get together and really just get lost in afrobeat, funk, and jazz. Their sound felt so cohesive to me that I was a surprise to hear how many influences were actually in play.
"A Star Is Born" is just one of the highlights on a sexy release called Birdhouse Sessions, Vol. 1. All the artists involved are linked to the label INI Movement, that's based in Amsterdam, and Haarlem, which is where Birdhouse get their name.
I'm not sure how big of a vibe the old building in Haarlem named Birdhouse is, but the music it's representing with this crew is very cool.