We’re pleased to be able to share with you today this teaser vid for BUG‘s upcoming debut EP on Jus Like Music Records, called Mechanical Soul. Due for release on 19 September, it encompasses BUG‘s unique soulful, head-nod sound, with a step towards the resurgence of that 80s nu-funk vibe. The video’s concept and animation is by Andy Brown, whilst the slick sound design is the handy work of Will Cory.
We’ll have more word on the release … [read more]
To celebrate the launch of renowned funk and soul label, Freestyle Records‘, very own Mixcloud profile, we were asked to create a mix from their recent catalogue. As it turned out, we were feeling so much of Freestyle Records‘ recent output that it became two mixes! So, what we have for you today is part one, featuring tracks from the likes of; Lack Of Afro (including an exclusive cut from his upcoming new album), The Apples, Cookin’ On 3 Burners, … [read more]
Untold Songs: Volume One is a groundbreaking compilation of songs by female artists brought together from all across the globe and it’s out right now! The compilation has been released in collaboration with Amnesty International and She Said 2 Much to raise awareness and money for Amnesty International‘s “Stop Violence Against Women” campaign. London-based singer, Belle, is the brains behind the project and has grafted to assemble an amazing array of songs from a selection of immense talents from the far corners of … [read more]
As a precursor to the full 23-track compilation, Untold Songs: Volume One curated by Belle, we’re pleased to be able to present to you today a FREE 3-track EP featuring remixes of tracks by artists who feature on the full compilation.
Untold Songs: Remixes EP1 contains remixes from some true electronic heavyweights! Silkie has remixed Kersha Bailey’s track ‘Good Time’, Quest (Deep Medi) has remixed Belle’s track ‘Open My Eyes’, and Jet Letts & 10Sumo have remixed Shuanise’s track ‘Africa’. And you can download … [read more]
This Sunday, 5 June, Naughty Phillip present the multi-talented HowAboutBeth, performing her debut live show at The Old Queens Head in Islington, London (N1 8LN). Entry is absolutely FREE and the event will see HowAboutBeth performing her unique brand of Rabid Ballads with support from the likes of; Look Stranger, Boy Mandeville, Tom Leaper, Josie Lloyd, Olly Puglisi, Mark Rainbow, Amede Soundsmith, Thiago Nunes and Tom Parkinson.
HowAboutBeth was actually our guest in the NTS studio for The Jus Like Music Show the … [read more]
Sheep,Dog&Wolf is 17-year old Daniel McBride from New Zealand. Now, age is indeed but a number, but when you’ve read all I have to say in this review and you – hopefully – listen to his music, you’ll read my opening sentence once more for a bit of startling emphasis. Just 17 years old. Comparable to other alternative folk-rock artists like Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and Beirut, Sheep,Dog&Wolf‘s Ablutophobia EP is an absolutely stunning array of organic instrumentation and sheer passion.
The wonderful Tanya Auclair is hosting a release party at the Servant Jazz Quarters, London N16 on Thursday 9th June. She’s being supported by the equally wonderful HowAboutBeth and also with a DJ set from the mighty Natural Self. Doors open at 730pm and tickets are just £5.
If you’re not familiar with the music of Tanya Auclair, then check out this live video of her covering Gabriel (originally by Roy Davis Jr. and Peven Everett)…
You can also download her … [read more]
You can now listen back to last Saturday’s Jus Like Music Show from NTS. The 21st June show had HowAboutBeth pass through the studio to talk about her new music and also Tanya Auclair‘s EP launch that she’s supporting. The second half of the show featured an interview with First Word Records head honcho, Aly (AKA DJ Gilla), plus some choice selections from his label and his vaults.
Stream and download via the podcast…
Have you heard of Marques Toliver? Born in America, but been living in London since 2009, Marques Toliver is turning heads at a steadily increasing rate. A soulful singer who also plays the violin, Marques’ sound is rich and melodic, blending delicate pop with deep instrumentation.
His debut EP, Butterflies Are Not Free, was recently released on the Bella Union label and it includes the delightful Deep In My Heart…
Marques also performed his track, White … [read more]