Colorado-based beatmaker, Alex B, came to prominence last year when he provided a very popular mix for Flying Lotus‘ Brainfeeder collective. Since then, he’s teased us with more original creations, supplied mixes elsewhere, and also contributed a track to Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break present: Oscillations. But the wait is over – Alex B‘s hotly anticipated debut full-length is out right now on his own Elm and Oak imprint, and it’s called Moments.
Moments is a collection of … [read more]
On Thursday 1st July, as part of E4′s Udderbelly series at the Southbank Centre in London, PoeJazzi will be hosting one of the biggest nights of the summer. Featuring performances from revered UK hip-hop emcee Yungun, seven-piece band Benin City and spoken word artist Inua Ellams, it promises to be something special indeed.
To find out more information about this event, and to book tickets (£12), check out the Southbank Centre website.
Here’s a video of a previous performance by Benin … [read more]
It seems almost unbelievable to think that Michael Jackson has been gone for over a year now. There’s not really much I can say beyond what others already have, and what I said last year at the time of his passing – but he is missed dearly.
I do understand how to some people it all seems a bit hypocritical now, that people would mourn the loss of an artist who was looked upon by many as a sideshow celebrity for the latter part of … [read more]
This is the amazing video for Blockhead‘s track The Music Scene, which is a track from his latest album of the same name out right now on Ninja Tune. It’s an absolute masterpiece of an animation created by Anthony Francisco Schepperd – who in his own words describes the video as a dream like tale of “an animated mind melt into a post human New York where TV and animals rule!”
Project Mooncircle are one of my favourite record labels right now for a simple reason; they put out amazing music. Completely out of the blue they caught me by surprise recently with the debut EP from Numaads, which is called the Now EP. Numaads consists of Dutch producer Sense (from The Q4) and beautiful songstress Esperanzah, who combine brilliantly to create a mesmerising blend of soul and laid-back hip-hop.
The Now EP is six tracks long and spans just under 18-minutes. It also … [read more]
The second in Natural Self‘s tropical remix series sees the main man remix the track Feelin’ by 70s Nigerian band Sweet Breeze. It’s a heavy, heavy refix that gives the track a wicked modern edge. Having chosen to really chop the track and use stabs of the original vocal over bass-heavy elements, Natural Self has created something you’d expect to see in the record box of many of the alternative hip-hop/beats/electronic DJs currently working the circuit. It’s just that fresh sounding!
You can … [read more]
The Creative Control Coalition (CCC) is a new non profit effort to help independent artists and labels, who want to work without giving up creative control, pool forces and resources together. This Saturday, 19th June, sees the official launch party for the CCC at The New Empowering Church in Hackney, London (E8 3RL). Kicking off at 9pm, you can only buy tickets in advance for £10 either from IfMusic or via The Ticket Sellers website. You’ll also get a FREE copy … [read more]
BUG has provided the latest mix in Bonafide Magazine‘s series known as Bonafide Beats. Volume 04 sees our man BUG serve up a wicked blend of future beats and hip-hop bangers, including tracks from; Dza & Hudson Mohawke, Kidkanevil, Alex B and The Blessings. It’s 35-minutes of pure audible gold!
01. Dza & Hudson Mohawke – Untitled (Unfinished)
02. JSBL – The Flu (Dorian Concept Remix)
03. Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says (BoomBaptist Remix)
04. Pete Cannon – Rustie Is From Glasgow … [read more]
Long time readers of Jus Like Music may remember when we reviewed the album Loud… Louder… Stop! by the Neil Cowley Trio, which came out in 2008 to much critical acclaim. It was a powerful, energetic and deeply emotional contemporary jazz trio record, with Neil Cowley on piano, Richard Sadler on double bass and Evan Jenkins on drums. Well, recently a new album dropped by the Neil Cowley Trio, named Radio Silence, and I got the opportunity to see the guys perform … [read more]