Keleketla! is an expansive collaborative project, reaching outward from Johannesburg to London, Lagos, L.A. and West Papua, “Keleketla!” started as a musical meeting ground between Ninja Tune cofounders Coldcut and a cadre of South African musicians, including the raw, South African-accented jazz styles of Sibusile Xaba, and rapper Yugen Blakrok (Black...
Big Crown Records is proud to present Adult Themes, the latest full length offering from El Michels Affair. This album takes the band's "Cinematic Soul" aesthetic literally and sends the listener on a journey through a whirlwind of moods and energies.
It’s not often we mention Jimi Hendrix and Trap music in the same sentence. Or Brixton and George Benson. In this case Mansur Brown embodies all of these. An integral part of the groundbreaking Yussef Kamaal album, he now releases his debut album on Black Focus Records. As Thundercat claims the Bass Guitar, Robert Glasper the keys, the 21 year old claims...
The Return is a natural evolution from the Yussef Kamaal project, mining the influence of visionary jazz but blended with all kinds of texture, sounds and signals from the over-saturated London streets. Notable tracks for old and new listeners are ‘Salaam', 'Situations', 'Medina', 'LDN Shuffle' which features Mansur Brown (of Mansur's Message).
Pianos, Strings and Some Other Things comprises Jeff Wayne’s exquisite new instrumental compositions, which re-imagine some of the most loved tracks from The War of The Worlds – ‘The Eve of The War’, ‘Forever Autumn’, ‘The Red Weed’ and ‘Brave New World’. It is composed and recorded by Jeff Wayne at Ollie Wood Recording Studios.
Flamagra is the sixth studio album by American record producer Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison), released on May 24, 2019 by Warp Records. It is his first album since 2014's You're Dead!. The album also features contributions from Anderson Paak, George Clinton, Little Dragon, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi and Solange.
Moka Only’s much anticipated follow up album titled “It Can Do”, is now available on vinyl LP via URBNET. The instrumental aspect of the new release is a clear nod to the future of where the artist is heading to, suggesting that instrumental composition is at the very heart of Moka’s being.
Ta-Ku's Songs To Break Up To is at once volatile and firm, despairing and optimistic, vague and shockingly clear. It's an album that is deeply personal, yet it is able to resonate almost universally with humanity - because while we live in a society of relationships, marriages, and love affairs, we also live in a society of breakups and mistakes. VIBES!
Theodosii Spassov and Ivan Shopov have created a fertile music environment, generously and carefully nurtured by the piano of regular collaborator Dimitar Bodurov, whose work is to be found in most of the pieces. InFusion is a complex, multifaceted record that starts deceivingly calm and climaxes with beautiful and primal intensity.
The full "Liquid Swords" instrumentals are now available in a white and black vinyl pressing, a nod to the chessboard art synonymous with the album’s cover art. All tracks have been restored, with re-mastered audio from the original source tapes. Available on 2-LP, with the look of a silk-screened jacket we are excited to bring to you these Liquid Swords...
“Lost Reflections / Orientation” is a split album by Austrian beatmaker and producer Mr. Käfer. The LP consists of two digital EP’s: “Lost Reflections” (January 2019) and “Orientation” (Mai 2020). One year ago “Lost Reflections” was released - a nine track mini-album by Mr. Käfer and Californian saxophonist Gavin Lord on tape and digital.
Konfusion is Skalpel's second album on Ninja Tune, following along the heels of their 2004 full length debut, self titled Skalpel. The instrumental loungy sound of the LP borders funky trip-hop, but is undeniably jazz infused with samples of Hammond, saxophones, and laid back drum strolls.
Los Angeles-bred producer Georgia Anne Muldrow is known for her West Coast funk, jazz-influenced, and psychedelic beats. Her latest project, the instrumental VWETO II, continues this trajectory. Artwork – Tokio AoyamaGraphic Design – Linda FungExecutive-Producer – Dudley Perkins, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Michael TolleMastered By – Romeo Jimenez
Catapulte Records' in-house organ player/producer Graham Mushnik is back with his 3rd LP - Peeping Through the Porthole, featuring his fantastically groovy Group Martini for the first time on record - also featuring the vocal talents of Derya Yildirim and Benny Gordini.
Stretch and Bobbito’s debut album No Requests explores the legendary club DJs’ vast musical knowledge with covers of songs directly from their record crates! Featuring the M19s Band, a live band of elite hand-picked musicians, the gatekeepers of ‘90s Hip Hop step outside their foundational genre base to produce Latin, Afro-beat, Samba, Jazz, Reggae &...