Canadian jazz fusion band Altered Tones drop their debut, Moon Grass. I managed to work through 18 jazz albums last year, which was a record for me. I’m currently on 2 so far this year and Altered Tones’ Moon Grass is one of them. The Montreal fusion band formed in 2004 and their debut acts as a primer for […]
George Benson’s Dinorah, Dinorah is our Song for Sunday. I heard this on the radio for the first time this week and I was in complete awe. It didn’t surprise me to discover it was a cover of a Latin track.
Leicester’s Sik Sense drops the second volume of his Don’t Talk to Strangers series. We don’t champion UK music enough here so we love when UK artists get in touch and they come with dope music. Sik Sense is a producer from Leicester (home to our very own Scott Xylo) and a couple of weeks […]
Wrongtom created an hour-long spiritual jazz mix from his record collections last year and you should hear it. To warm up for the Sun Ra Arkestra is a huge accolade from my perspective as a fan. That’s precisely what Wrongtom was doing last March at the Islington Assembly Halls. Amongst the crowd was Cosmic Sounds […]
Virginian producer b0nds gets a little “sidetracked” with his latest beat tape. It may be Blue Monday today but that needn’t set the tone for the rest of the week. Sometimes, a smooth soundtrack can help you to better times and b0nds may have what you need. His latest tape, “sidetracked”, is a hazy affair, […]
Thelonious Martin puts together a mix of his samples. A COMPILATION OF SAMPLES FROM POLO SPORTING GOODS, WÜNDERKID, AND LATE NIGHT PROGRAMMING. STILL NOT LETTING YOU GUYS KNOW THE NAMES OF THE SAMPLES. *You heard the man. *One of them I personally sampled (6:19) and it’s the OG Ronnie Laws. But that’s all I’m saying.
Remember the hot pepper challenge? Well here’s Publio Delgado’s guitar accompaniment to GloZell Green’s attempt. Search “hot pepper challenge” on YouTube and you’ll find all kinds of fools risking their lives for laughs. But one that really caught steam was GloZell Green’s attempt. Currently, the original video is just shy of 30m views and while it’s […]
Miles Davis’ In A Silent Way and It’s About That Time are our Song(s) for Sunday. We’ve flipped the script slightly this week by featuring two songs in one. These choices were inspired by Fredara Mareva Hadley’s Spotify playlist.
Ashton James Brown takes a look at “SumoTreats”, the latest and greatest from London-based jazzy-hop supremos, SumoChief. The DNA of hip hop has been imbricated with jazz since its birth in the 70s. From the raw drum beats and relentless energy to the intrepid spirit of improvisation, hip hop has both tacitly and overtly sampled from its forbear […]