Ben Lamdin, AKA Nostalgia 77, has been gracing my eardrums with his music for some time now, but did you know he ran the British jazz label Impossible Ark? Well, you do now! In their own words, “Impossible Ark Records is a British record label. Focusing on the work of creative musicians, it has released Jazz, Latin and more experimental projects over the past three years.”
First things first: this is a Jus Like Music Exclusive! The very first single from Ninja Tune‘s fantastic new signing, Andreya Triana, is called Lost Where I Belong. It’s taken from her forthcoming debut album, which will come out on Ninja Tune next Spring. This single officially drops on 14th December and the b-side will be a Flying Lotus remix.
This exclusive sneak preview will only be around for 500 downloads – or until Ninja Tune chop my head off, whichever … [read more]
Yes, Hudson Mohawke‘s debut on WARP, Butter, is due out VERY soon, but… do you remember this little bootleg badboy from last year?! The Ooops! EP by Hudson Mohawke snuck out in Spring 2008 via Wireblock and LuckyMe, but was snapped up double-quick, never ever to be seen again. However, that’s not strictly true. Rumour has it that there will be a LuckyMe x Wireblock collab once more to issue an extremely limited repress of the EP. Ok, ok, don’t have a … [read more]
Back with their first album since 2005′s Hit The Floor, LA funk band Breakestra bring us Dusk Till Dawn, via Strut Records. This new record represents two years of hard graft back in the lab for Miles Tackett and the Breakestra team, and is actually a tribute to Miles’ late Root Down DJ partner, DJ Dusk, who tragically lost his life in a road accident a few years ago. Rather fittingly, Dusk appears alongside Chali 2na on the track ‘Posed To Be, … [read more]
It’s with great regret, and much sadness, that I have to report the passing of Grand Master Roc Raida (1972 – 2009). No specific details have been released, but it is believed that there may have been complications with regards to surgery he underwent after a very recent martial arts accident. At this time my thoughts and condolences go out to Anthony Williams’ family and friends – this is both tragic and upsetting.
In what I can only describe as the best use of video on a music related website since Kutiman’s Thru You project, the preview to Gil Scott-Heron‘s new album I’m New Here is simply fantastic! Check out the website in question here. As the site says, I’m New Here is due out in early 2010 on XL Recordings and is a collection of tracks Gil Scott-Heron has been working on for the past couple of years. Featured on this taster site are … [read more]
This is the official video for the track On Impulse by Miles Bonny, it’s a project created with the INnatesounds label and Marmo Films. The intro to the video is lifted from the new Miles Bonny album Scorpio INN. In Miles’ own words, “the feeling of impulsive, natural instinct is a wonderful thing, and that is what the song is about. Although, the “like a tune from Duke & Train” lyric is a reference to the Duke Ellington & John Coltrane album … [read more]
This is Trilingual Dance Sexperience, Austrian maestro Dorian Concept‘s second release on Affine Records. It’s a crazy electronic affair, held together by a feverish energy, and it’s also bizarrely addictive. Dorian Concept has been revered for his unique electronic creations for the past few years and it’ll be no surprise for you to learn that this 12-inch (backed with the track Tropical Hands) is already getting a lot of press and play from such influential luminaries as; Mark Pritchard, Kode9, Martyn, Gilles … [read more]
As mentioned last week, the DMC World DJ Championship took place this past weekend, with the World Team Battle and Battle For World Supremacy competitions on Friday night and the individual World competition on Saturday night – both at IndigO2 at The O2 in London. Inja and Billy Biznizz (pictured above) hosted the events and Inja even performed a track or two to get the crowd hyped up, plus Rob Swift gave a quick masterclass on the turntables too! A lot of readers will … [read more]