This video showcases some snippets from the upcoming Suff Daddy record, Hi-Hat Club Vol. 2, due for release via Melting Pot Music on 4th September. The video contains the tracks; Chinatown Chill, Up In This Muthafucka, Now That You’re Mine and Daddy.
Suff Daddy really is Europe’s unsung hip-hop hero. He’s a prolific beat-maker out of Germany who has worked with the likes of Miles Bonny, Oddisse, Kissey Asplund and Flomega – but this is purely a solo project focusing on a fresh boom-bap-style … [read more]
This video was written and directed by a guy called Chris Cairns and the full info can be found here. It’s pretty damn amazing and features members from two UK hip-hop groups, namely; The Scratch Perverts and Foreign Beggars. You may recognise the faces (or heads!) of; Shlomo, Prime Cuts, Orifice Vulgatron, Metropolis, Tony Vegas, Dr. Syntax, Stig and Plus One. Not really got much more to tell you bout it, but then I’m happy to let the video do the talking on … [read more]
Tuesday 25th August saw the London album launch for Music Fan First by the incredible soul singer Eric Roberson. It was hosted at Traffic Bar in Holborn, London in conjunction with the SoulBeautiful crew. Added DJ support was from one of my favourite producers, Eric Lau, and it was a fantastic night indeed!
Check out this short viral clip to celebrate the release of L.A. EP 3 x 3 by Flying Lotus, out now both digitally and on vinyl via WARP Records.
These days Flying Lotus needs no introduction, but the hip-hop-cum-electronica ‘beats’ producer has dropped another seven wicked tracks (eight via iTunes!) on this release, including re-works by Dimlite, Take and Breakage. Most definitely worth getting your grubby little mitts on! Also worth getting 1 x 3 and 2 x 3, if you don’t have … [read more]
It’s here, Volume 35 of the Jus Like Music podcast! Had a recent incident which involved a burglary and the loss of a laptop and external hard drive – hence the delay in creating a new podcast. Anyway, nearly back to normality at JLM HQ, so here’s the new release featuring some stellar tracks from the likes of; Souleance, Hudson Mohawke, Little Dragon, Mayer Hawthorne and Zomby. It’s a real mixture, as always, going from latin flavours to hip-hop beats and beyond.
Robert Glasper returns with his third full album on the legendary Blue Note record label. Due for release on 25th August, Double-Booked is an incredible jazz album, but this time there’s a bit of a twist. The album seemingly comes as two records rolled into one; tracks one through to six are by The Robert Glasper Trio, whilst tracks seven to twelve are under the guise of The Robert Glasper Experiment. In Robert Glasper‘s own words, “most people, if they have different bands, they … [read more]
Want to see John Robinson live in London?! Of course you do! Well, The Doctor’s Orders 33 will see live appearances from John Robinson and Lowkey, as well as The Fun House Live with DJ MK & Harry Love and support from resident Doctor’s Orders stalwart, Spin Doctor himself. As the above flyer states, this is on Friday 4th September at Herbal (10-14 Kingsland Road, London E2) and tickets are £7 in advance (from ticketweb.co.uk) and will be £10 on the door.
Larry Young was an East-Coast jazz organist, active through the sixties on the Prestige and Blue Note labels, and through the seventies on Perception and Arista. What I wish to focus on is an element of Larry Young that stood him above many of his contemporaries – he was a true pioneer of the Hammond B-3 organ, but unlike other jazz artists, such as Jimmy Smith, Larry took a very modal approach to the Hammond. Larry Young also loved to experiment with music and was … [read more]
Here’s the refreshingly simplistic video for Mayer Hawthorne‘s track, Maybe So, Maybe No, from his debut album A Strange Arrangement, due out via Stones Throw in a couple of months. It’s a summery video for a summery song – all shot on locations around LA, and I recognised Venice Beach from when I was there myself in 2004.