The Roots percussionist Stro Elliot, follows up his 2016 self-titled SCM debut with a new ep featuring a variety of Moods, from the downtempo flip of Bilal on “Hey Slim”, to the bang-your-fucking-head-off slaps of “FTL”. Tributes are paid to lost greats and classics of old are made new again. Kanye fucks with Stro. You should too.
Boora explores Soviet jazz archives of the 60s and 70s, scientific documentaries, folk music and sounds of nature to bring you the raw and unique sound experience straight out of Moscow, Russia. "The Art of 10 Seconds" consists of beats composed on the legendary EMU SP 1200.
Magma's newest album Zëss is a 38-minute musical work by Christian Vander. Composed in 1970, Zëss had long been plagued by its incompleteness, its recording was deferred for years. Four decades after its first draft, the work has finally been recorded in an orchestral version that gives it both its true dreamlike dimension and its transcending power.
The third album, In No Sense? Nonsense!, by the English avant-garde synth-pop band Art Of Noise is an experimental record. The instrumental power is besides the traditional band sounds (electric guitars, drums, and synthesizers) made up by orchestral and choral music. Art Of Noise created a piece where everything fits together in the sound as a whole.
Manu Katché went to the Conservatoire but his musical origins are to be found in rock music. Even though the drummer extraordinaire has listened to a lot of jazz music, he hasn't played that much of it. The case gets even harder to crack when you listen to Katché's tenth album, The ScOpe, where he digs deep into the roots of groove music all the while...
"Ironside" is Ruby Rushton’s 4th studio album and most complete work to date. It was recorded over a 2 day session at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Ironside sees the band continuing to push boundaries, and lead the way, with this new genre defying recording.
"The Word Was Made Phresh" is the name of Phresoul’s new album, out on March 22nd on Hyperjazz Records. Seven instrumental tracks, tight and essential, which bring into sharp focus the talent and versatility of one of recent years’ most interesting groups in the jazz, hip-hop, and alternative-rock scenes.
Baba Sissoko is from Mali and he is the last undisputed griot alive. His voice evokes the lost vibe of the deepest and wildest side of West Africa; a magic land that he has largely crossed since his childhood singing and playing with his legendary grandfather, Djeli Baba Sissoko.
Third is the 3rd studio album by the UK electronic band Portishead. It was first released in 2008 in the UK by Island Records and a day later in the US by Mercury Records. The band's 1st studio album in 11 years, it moved away from the trip hop style they had popularised, incorporating influences such as krautrock, surf rock, doo wop, and the film...
Vincent Fenton (born March 26, 1991), known professionally as French Kiwi Juice or the abbreviation FKJ, is a French multi-instrumentalist, singer, and musician from Tours. His self-titled debut album, French Kiwi Juice, was released on March 3, 2017. FKJ has performed at music festivals including Coachella, EUPHORIA, CRSSD, and Lightning in a Bottle.
Kraut-jazz-rock produced by JJ Whitefield (Poets of Rhythm/Whitefield Brothers). The long-standing band’s third album. "Non Ex Orbis", read by Whitefield and the band as Out Of This World, symbolizes an innocent way of composing and improvising music, free from the influences of our contemporary environment, preserving a childlike way of hearing sounds in...
Zen (漸 Zen) is the sixth solo studio album by Japanese hip hop producer DJ Krush. It was released in 2001. It peaked at number 66 on the Oricon Albums Chart. John Bush of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying, "DJ Krush works his way into a vision of sublime, downbeat hip-hop that's a snug fit with the title."
NUOVA NAPOLI is the result of a long musical research that has become a historical investigation on the sound that shaped Napoli during the ‘70s and ‘80s, starting from the contamination of genres (disco, jazz-funk, African rhythms) which ended up in Nu Guinea’s DNA.
The third in Strut’s "Inspiration Information" studio collaboration series brings together an intriguing pairing between one of Africa’s great bandleaders, Mulatu Astatke, with the next level musicianship of The Heliocentrics collective from the mighty roster of Stones Throw / Now Again.
"Unstraight Ahead" finds the band exploring territories even outside of the expansive scope of Sahara Swing. On this album, the West African sounds of Ghana and Mali meet the East African sounds of Mulatu Astatke’s Ethiopian jazz and are tied together with the groove heavy experimentalism of Karl Hector & The Malcouns’ 70s Krautrock godfathers: Can,...
Skalpel are nu jazz DJs and musicians, Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudlo, from Wroclaw in Poland. Their musical style is a distinctive blend of hip hop beats, laced with samples lifted from the rich seam of Polish jazz records of the 1960s and 1970s. Until now, that is, and the release of their debut album "Skalpel" by Ninja Tune.