The incredible British jazz singer, Zara McFarlane, totally smashed it on Later… with Jools on BBC Two in the UK this week – as you can see for yourself in this YouTube video.
Performing You’ll Get Me In Trouble – taken from her new album If You Knew Her on Brownswood Recordings – Zara’s beautifully haunting voice is accompanied by only an acoustic guitar.
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]
Toronto’s finest son, Jesse Futerman, is back with Hidden Basement; a ten-track release collecting tracks that were made around, and after, the period of time he released his ‘Basement’ EPs on our own Jus Like Music Records.
This release showcases a number of Jesse’s different styles, including some more uptempo house-style tracks, while some of it will definitely resonate with those familiar with the three previous EPs. It also includes two remixes, one by the mighty kidkanevil and one by Canadian du … [read more]
For Record Store Day 2014 – which arrives Saturday 20 April – First Word Records have put together a very special 7-inch record. As documented in the above video, Tall Black Guy, Eric Lau and kidkanevil were invited to Mr Thing‘s house to raid his record collection in order to create some beats, with the caveat that; Nothing Leaves The House.
The resulting four track 7-inch is something that all beat-heads should seek to add to their own collection, and it’s … [read more]
Record Store Day is in its seventh year of existence and although the sheen is rapidly wearing thin – largely because of major label re-issue madness – there will of course be plenty of excellent treats to pick up this year.
Our post is slightly London centric and we’re happy to inform you that the likes of; Sister Ray, Sounds of The Universe, BM, Phonica, If, Rough Trade (East AND West), Music & Video Exchange (Soho, Notting Hill and Greenwich) and Soul Brother will all … [read more]
Jesse Futerman returns once more to complete his trilogy of free digital EPs for Jus Like Music Records with his Exquisite Basement EP.
Following on from Super Basement and Fuse The Witches, the new EP, Exquisite Basement exudes a grown sound from Jesse. Commencing with the house-like ‘Trouble Man’ – a glimpse into his more uptempo material – the EP showcases that typical Futerman dusty, jazz breaks soulful sound, but with more body and soul than ever before.
In his own words; “Exquisite Basement … [read more]
Jukebox Jam Series is the 50s style rnb sub-label of the mighty Jazzman Records. Curated and run by Liam Large, Jukebox Jam Series have been putting out a steady stream of quality jukebox re-issues on 7-inch and 10-inch vinyl. Now they’re on the cusp of their biggest project yet; Jukebox Mambo – a compilation of quality, hard to find latin infused rnb tracks. And, to celebrate, they’re having their Jukebox Mambo launch event at The New Empowering Church in London on Saturday 10 … [read more]
Our monthly outing on London’s NTS radio station happened on Saturday (29 September) and is now available for you to stream and download via our podcast feed. The 49th edition of The Jus Like Music Show was hosted by Gav and featured two hours of solid music, spanning beats, house, hip-hop, soul, disco and much more.
The show kicked off with Hawks & Spies by Debian Black – which is available right now on First Word Records, and then danced its way … [read more]
Our friends at Bomb Shop are putting on a bit of a show this coming Saturday (1 September) at The Others in Stoke Newington, London. The main draw is High Wolf, and this will actually be High Wolf’s only London appearance of 2012. Also on the bill are Female Band and Bomb Shop act Ambrosia(@). It’s sure to be an immense evening of electronic delights of the drone persuasion!
Tickets for the event are just £7.50 and can be purchased … [read more]