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 […]
What is jazz to you? Here’s what it is to us. Jazz is a mood Jazz is a groove Jazz is Black American Music Jazz is not what you think Jazz is a trip Jazz is all sound Jazz is all encompassing Jazz is without rules Jazz is not for fools Jazz is spiritual Jazz […]
Tokyo’s beat maestro bugged shows us his Street Mentality. Some of the best art comes from a limited palette. Street Mentality is such a piece, made up of 12 beats sampling only 5 jazz records. The tracks thread together like an urban tapestry; gritty and unpolished in its limitations. Bugseed thrives in this kind of musical […]
Mix master Emir E. Mardan put together a Japanese mix and we think it’s the perfect source for sampling. I found this on YouTube amongst my recommendations. There’s over an hour of music to get your sampling teeth into, from Japanese funk to soul and jazz. Thank you, Emir E. Mardan. Tracklist: 1. Bread & […]
Kamasi Washington’s Clair De Lune is our Song For Sunday. Taken from ‘The Epic’, released last May. Clair De Lune is my favourite classical composition and Kamasi stretches it in a similar fashion to Isaac Hayes when he transformed Dionne Warwick’s Walk On By.