Wax Tailor ft. Ghostface Killah: Worldwide (The Du-Rites Remix)

Just heard a fantastic remix from The Du-Rites, as they tackle the already solid sounding wax Tailor joint, Worldwide. After the success of Sour Soul, I hope Ghost turns his attention to other beatmakers beyond hip hop cos this sounds so good. There is a preview available over on iTunes.

The Du-Rites: Greasy Listening

Following on from their introductory funk foray in October last year, The Du-Rites return with another album and it’s another triumph. Greasy Listening sees J-Zone and Pablo Martin reunite for more funk exploration, ignited by the success of the first project. But Greasy Listening is not strictly more of the same, as the album takes on the role of an imagined concert, in a fictitious venue named The Collard Green Lounge. Continue reading “The Du-Rites: Greasy Listening”

Welcome to Zamrock! Vol. 1

You can always rely on Now Again for an intriguing release and their latest compilation is exactly that. During the 70s, Zambia was surrounded by war and while it managed to remain conflict free itself, the country fell into poverty and isolation. It was then that Zambia’s rock revolution went from strength to strength; as is so often the case when people face hardship, they turn to creative expression. Continue reading “Welcome to Zamrock! Vol. 1”

J-Zone: Funk​-​I​-​Tus b​/​w Let The Music Take Your Mind

Double whammy here from J-Zone, as he reworks two classic 60’s funk 45s – Funk​-​I​-​Tus b​y Warm Excursion and Let The Music Take Your Mind by Kool & The Gang. This is his first collaboration with the Fraternity Music Group label, but expect a lot more to bless us in the future. Continue reading “J-Zone: Funk​-​I​-​Tus b​/​w Let The Music Take Your Mind”

Tuxedo: Intuxication (DJ Mix)

Wicked mix from Tuxedo, providing the perfect aperitif for their album release on Friday. Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One had this to say: “The mix contains many Tux Refuxes and other assorted exclusives. Play this only at maximum volume…. We love each and every one of you.” Which is nice. You can stream the mix below and the full tracklist is available on Soundcloud. Tuxedo II is available to pre-order now through Stones Throw. Continue reading “Tuxedo: Intuxication (DJ Mix)”

Tuxedo: Fux with the Tux EP

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Well this just brightened up my Sunday no end, which I think we all could do with right about now. If you don’t know, Tuxedo is the disco funk brainchild of Jake One and Mayer Hawthorne – aka Taurus & Aquarius – and they have just released a new EP, Fux with the Tux. If you’re familiar with Hawthorne’s previous releases, you will know the style, but this is very different to a lot of Jake Ones back catalogue. Continue reading “Tuxedo: Fux with the Tux EP”