Spooky Black is apparently a 15 year old kid from St. Paul, Minnesota in the US. Regardless of what he looks like and what this music video looks like, I really, really like this track, Without You.
It’s a strange situation; this has gone practically viral – but on some sort of Susan Boyle type tip. He looks odd in his 90s get-up of roll-necks, chinos and do-rags, but has the voice of an angel. Now, I’m glad Susan Boyle never wore a do-rag, … [read more]
Those thoroughly inventive and creative people at Bomb Shop have just released the inaugural issue of their new magazine, PAPERVAMPIRE. Issue 01 features articles about experimental music, visual art, photography, society, happenings of interest and modern phenomena including but not limited to hand-dryers, sports almanacs, Greek science funding, popular music of the Chinese diaspora, multivitamins, fighting, utensils, domestic hallucinogenics and trolling.
More specifically, the beautifully handcrafted 48-page magazine (made out of card, paper, cotton and ink) features; Sohrab, Maria Minerva, Hildur Gudnadottir… [read more]
Enjoying high acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Mr Scruff and Bonobo, plus commercial popularity with compilation appearances (including Hed Kandi) via their own projects, Monster Sneaker is a new production partnership from Tru Thoughts buddies; Xavier Jean (Azaxx | Tru Thoughts) & Jonathan Radford (Diesler | Tru Thoughts / Freestyle / Unique Records). The boys have been hard at work crafting a sound to bring soulful rhythms back to the dance, and now they’re ready to share it!
So, to celebrate … [read more]
This is a bit of a strange one, but there’s a new Massive Attack demo suddenly doing the rounds on the internet. Supposedly sprung up yesterday on the Massive Attack Facebook page, it’s already causing quite a furore. It’s the first new Massive Attack material since 2009′s Heligoland – that’s of course if you don’t count the split 12-inch release with Burial.
Anyway, here’s the demo as posted on a mysterious Soundcloud page…
Look out for … [read more]
This remix of the Fugees‘ track Fu Gee La, by Israeli producer LuqMan, was brought to my attention last week by Wrongg who played it as his last selection on our radio show. LuqMan has stripped the track back and then added his own distinctive heaavy groove, which it has to be said is more addictive than crack.
You can actually download the track for FREE via LuqMan’s Soundcloud page…
This is … [read more]
I’ll keep this brief, because we’re not really about the hard-sell or anything, but basically the good guys at Dragontape have created a Jus Like Music app for the iPhone and iPad. It gives you access to exclusive video mixtapes curated by us here at Jus Like Music. The app is like 69p/99c and it will probably enrich your life or something. You can get it on the app store right now.
We will regularly update the app with new mixtapes and will endeavour … [read more]
Our friends at Poejazzi have just informed us of yet another fantastic event they are putting on in London. This time it sees The King’s Will, Tanya Auclair and James Massiah performing at The City Arts & Music Project (EC1Y) on Tuesday 13 December.
The King’s Will is a relatively new act, consisting of Musa Okwonga and Giles Hayter, who brilliantly combine ethereal electronica with astute and deep lyricism. Tanya Auclair is no stranger to Jus Like Music – having been featured … [read more]
This is a bit out there, but I’m genuinely quite excited about the group known as Metamono. As weird/dull/arrogant (delete as appropriate) as this sounds, it’s not too often I get sent stuff I’ve totally not heard of AND like it. I mean the whole package as well; I’ve never heard of Metamono before now, or their label Ho Hum Records.
If you’re in London tomorrow night, Friday 21 October, you should get yourself down to the Jazz Cafe in Camden to see Lazy Habits live. Forging influences from jazz to hip-hop, but all in a uniquely British style, Lazy Habits seem to have come out of nowhere and are turning heads a plenty. With support from Baby Sol – who you should remember from our Untold Songs compilation earlier this year – plus support also from Mammoth Sound, it promises to be a … [read more]