Sunday, 31 May 2009
Thursday, 28 May 2009
I was put onto this track by my Dutch homeboys on the MOOVMNT blog (see links), also seen it's on Benji B's recent playlist. Taken from the album Aural Penetration
His live shows sound impressive, you can listen on his myspace
Nice clip of Tony's doing a very credible version of Gil Scott Heron's Peace Go With You Brother
New track off DJ Spinna's forthcoming album "Sonic Smash” due to be released on June 30th on High Water Music.
The album will feature guests such as Phonte, Elzhi, Jigmastas, Breez Brewin, John Robinson, Fresh Daily, Homeboy Sandman, P. CASSO, and others
Spinna has also released a couple of videos showing producing the track
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Second in a series by Nicolay called Off The Shelf. Just like the previous "Nautilus" free download this another project that sadly got shelved, once again Nicolay rightly believes that the fruits of his labours shouldn't go unheard.
On this project Nicolay was asked to remix a track by legendary proto rappers The Last Poets called "Dakari". The track also features Keith Murray.
The project never went ahead and Nicolay left unpaid for his work, however by releasing the track for free more people can appreciate his talent. (he's been getting rave reviews for his Nautilus track)
Monday, 25 May 2009
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Saturday, 23 May 2009
RoodyRod is a DJ/Producer, one part of the group Maspyke and a member of Kev Brown's LowBudget production team. Video to his new single featuring Little Brothers/Foreign Exchange's Phonte and singer Carlitta Durand
Thursday, 21 May 2009
New single from French production trio, the Jazz Liberatorz. Taken from the album Fruits of the Past, the follow up to last years golden era invoking, Clin d'Oeil. Fruits of the Past will feature such luminaries as Mos Def, Dela, Fat Lip and Aloe Blacc.
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Friday, 15 May 2009
After appearing on Replife's track "Pangea" last year, Deborah Jordan has the favour returned by having him duet with her on her new 7" on Futuristica records.
This is a prelude to the former Silhouette Brown singers first solo album due out soon (you'll have to log into imeem to listen to the full track)
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
In what to my knowledge is a first in the UK Joe Bataan will be appearing at the Wardrobe in Leeds on Saturday the 13th of May. Joe is remembered for a varied music career producing salsa, jazz, disco and even early rap records. He's still making music with the track "Call My Name" being a favourite of last year
If that's not enough Joe is supported by a big fan of his, James Pants, who impressed me greatly at a recent gig in Manchester. Also on the night is premiere UK latin jazz combo Grupo X and Manchesters very own Irfan from Rainy City music.
Due to sponsorship by the Red Bull Music Academy tickets are only £10, you can purchase them from Jumbo Records in Leeds (available online too)
New single out now from Japenese producer DJ Mitsu featuring Jose James on vocals. Taken from Mitsu's new album "A Word to The Wise" due out on the 27th of May on Jazzy Sport records
Altough the actual Band On The Wall venue won't return until September / October 2009they host one of their favourite past guests, Terry Callier, at a fundraiser at the Lowry Centre in Salford
Tickets are available @ Ticketline
Or contact Quay Tickets on 0870 428 0785
For more information on Band On The Wall
Led by saxophonist/organist Leon Michels and producer/engineer Jeff Silverman, El Michels Affair began as a loose collaboration of session musicians, including members of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, the Budos Band, and Antibalas. Michels and Silverman’s burgeoning label Truth & Soul released two smash 7” singles featuring reinterpretations of "C.R.E.A.M." and "Bring Da Ruckus." The singles sold an extraordinary 7,000 units worldwide, and their success led to a contract with Fat Beats Records for Enter The 37th Chamber, an album of Wu-Tang Clan interpolations.
"Glaciers Of Ice"
"Bring Da Ruckus"
Available from Fat Beats Records
May 13th sees the release of Brooklyn / Cincinnati hip hop group Tanya Morgan's 3rd project entitled "Brooklynati"
The Bridge EP last year gave us an appetiser for the album, the type of hip hop I love. Plenty of soul in the production and lyrics lacking in ignorance.
As a taster for the album check this free download of the first single courtesy of promotional company Audible Treats
"So Damn Down"