Aver: An Ode To Joey Deez (Stream)

For those of you unaware, Joey Deez was one of the co-founders of Village Live Records, alongside Doug Barclay (Remulak). He sadly passed away a few months back, which brought a lot of sorrow to the many people within the scene who were glad to call him a friend. As well as being a hip hop fiend and vinyl junkie, Joey was also a staple part of the Brighton skate and graff scenes, and so when his death was announced, the streets were inundated with tributes. Now Aver is back with his own tribute, an album he has made which draws on a lot of the inane conversations the two of them had over the years, and some of the newly discovered breaks they would send to each other. There are also bits of new music which Aver was working on during lockdown, with fellow Village Live affiliate, Doron Segal. It serves as both a personal memorial for those who knew Joey, as well as an introduction to those who might not have had the pleasure of making his acquaintance over the years. You can listen to the album in all its glory below, and then head to Bandcamp to check out details of the vinyl release, which includes images of the AROE tribute (as above), plus a huge piece that was painted at Brighton’s legendary Black Rock. All proceeds from the vinyl sale will be going to Joey’s family.

Doron Segal: The Addition Of Strangeness (Album Promo Mix)

The ever-reliable Village Live Records are just about to release their next album and this time it’s another healthy flex of their jazz muscles. The Addition Of Strangeness is the very accomplished debut from Israeli jazz pianist Doron Segal and arrives at the perfect time, as jazz continues through its recently revitalised renaissance period.
The album boasts a number of marvels and high-points, including a marvellous reworking of the Soundgarden classic, Black Hole Sun. As well as Doron’s own proficiency on the keys, he is also joined by Daniel Dor on drums and Tom Berkmann on bass. Pre-orders for The Addition Of Strangeness went live yesterday and the full release is scheduled for 8 February. You can hear a promo mix for the album below. Continue reading “Doron Segal: The Addition Of Strangeness (Album Promo Mix)”