I have just spent a bit of time digesting the new album from DJ Yoda and I am happy to report that it is another win for the Cut and Paste legend. Last year we were treated to the album’s first single, London Fields, featuring Joel Culpepper, which was a very obvious yet successful departure from Yoda’s previous material. The rest of Home Cooking continues in the same vein, with production levels at such a high standard, you end up feeling like this might have been Yoda’s calling all along. Continue reading “DJ Yoda: Home Cooking (Stream)”
Another stunning track from Ezra Collective, as they unveil What Am I To Do? Following on from their triumphant collaboration with Jorja Smith last year, this time round the jazz collective have enlisted the talents of UK hip hop star, Loyle Carner. The result is a laid-back head nod inducing number, which further stokes the anticipation for their new album. You Can’t Steal My Joy is released on 26 April.
Fresh new jazzy flavours from Talos and the first leak from his upcoming Iridescent EP. The full release will arrive on 20 March, with features from Coops, Gabriella Vixen and Jerome Thomas. Streams and downloads for Poly Chrome are available from the usual platforms.
Delicious bit of jazz from Kamaal Williams here, as he returns with a new video – New Heights (Visions of Aisha Malik). The track is co-produced with Darkhouse Family, with Kamaal handling all the instrumentation. The heavily East Asian influenced video was made by Greg Barnes. New Heights is also available to stream and download from the usual platforms.
Okay so Pan Amsterdam and Iggy Pop may not be the first collaboration that you would expect to hear, but neither of them have ever been one for following the status quo. Plus if it works, go for it. The recording for Mobile took place while Pan Am was travelling through Texas and is an allusion to that most notable of Texas assets – oil. It’s also part of the forthcoming Pan Amsterdam EP series, Elevator Music, which will feature a bunch of other talented special guests. You can stream the track below, as well as the B-side, 15 Seconds, which features production from Malik Ameer of Madison Washington fame. There is also limited 7″ vinyl edition available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Pan Amsterdam x Iggy Pop: Mobile”
New Black Thought bars to digest, as the Roots MC lets rip over some luxuriously jazzy production from Adrian Younge. Younge explains that his work is a “reminder of how music can lay the groundwork for self-expression and cultural awareness”, while urging us to “embrace Black History Month and take the time to realize how black music has shaped the cultural narrative of America”. The link to stream Noir is below. Continue reading “Black Thought x Adrian Younge: Noir”
Stunning new single from London-based jazz collective, Ezra Collective, as they gear up to release their new album. Quest For Coin comes packed with the sort of rhythm that challenges you to do nothing except get up and dance. You Can’t Steal My Joy is due for release on 26 April.
Wrong Channels is the latest video from Doron Segal and his recent debut jazz masterpiece, The Addition Of Strangeness. The album was released in full on Friday and is available to buy over at the Village Live store.
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)”
Today High Focus unveiled a brand new album, from one of my favourite breakthrough producers of the year. Talos first came to my attention thanks to his jazz-heavy production for Coops, before releasing a stunning EP earlier this year, which featured Jerome Thomas and Nubya Garcia among others.
Now he has returned with a full length project, comprised of 16 instrumentals which provide a clear window into the strength of his production. There is also a new video to accompany the release, which you can watch above. The album, Dissonance, is available to stream below, as well as on all the other usual platforms. Continue reading “Talos: Talos Enters + Album Stream”