This past Saturday night, 19th March, I was in attendance for the London leg of Submotion Orchestra‘s UK tour at the Jazz Cafe in London. The venue was absolutely rammed full of people – the signs outside said “SOLD OUT” and they weren’t lying either!
There was a lot of hype recently when promo for the track All Yours began to do the rounds and the hype was for good reason. Genuinely the first new piece of music I’d heard for a while that … [read more]
The long-awaited Gully Foil EP from Shankles is now available from our very own Jus Like Music Records as a FREE download! Sighting a variety of alternative electronic influences – from Four Tet to Clark to Nostalgia 77 to Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and beyond – the UK’s Shankles weaves a sinister yet uplifting mix of twisted samples and dark breaks. His ability to seamlessly shift from delicate build-ups into claustrophobic crescendos is nothing short of refreshing. S.maharba‘s finishing touches via his mastering of the … [read more]
The well renowned CDR returns for its March session at London’s world-famous Plastic People (EC2A) on Sunday 13th March. Featuring appearances from Morgan Zarate and Kutmah, this is your chance to check out amazing new material on a ridiculous sound-system. Also, if you make tracks yourself, submit yours to the CDR crew before 830pm on the night to hear it get played out as part of the Open CDR session.
So, whatever your angle or motive, if you’re in London town on Sunday … [read more]
The chances are that you have heard of the Red Bull Music Academy. Maybe the name rings a bell? Maybe you know someone who previously participated? Maybe you even saw our coverage from last year’s academy?! But, all you really need to know is this; if you make music, play music, sing, DJ, or just have a vested interest in music, then you need to apply for Red Bull Music Academy – it’s that simple.
The application process for 2011 (which will be hosted … [read more]
Cornelia is an unbeguiling force to be reckoned with and firmly stomps her own identity on 2011 with the follow up to her debut release Capsule, not only her own label launch (Camp Mozart), but also the release of her By The Fire / Now And Hereafter EP. Signed to Twist Management, the same home to foster Jamie Woon’s rise to fame, Swedish native Cornelia resides in East London, surrounding herself with a tight knit group of outstanding musical talent whom … [read more]
Stateless, without any hesitation, boldly step up to the musical bar this year and raise it ten-fold with the delivery of their long awaited second album; Matilda, released on their new home of Ninja Tune Records, 21st February. Following a long break after their label jump from Berlin’s !K7 Records to Ninja Tune last year, rumours of their consequent releases have been met with much anticipation and online hype. Particularly following on from their single release of Ariel, which was released late … [read more]
The mysterious Berlin-based electronic producer Klaar currently has his fantastic remix of One In A Million by the late Aaliyah available for FREE download via Bandcamp. On a drag/witch house/haunted house (whatever you want to call the sub-genre) tip, it takes the original and adds a hard hitting, yet moody as hell, angle. Originally only available via YouTube at the end of last year, Klaar has decided now to show some new year generousity and give it away – likely to be limited to … [read more]
Check this Santi Aguado directed music video for the track Turn My Clock by Barcelona-based Debilos (aka Debilorithmicos), featuring the talented Nordic/Spanish songstress Anqui. Debilos, the duo comprised of El Chavo and Beatspoke, combine laid back instrumentation with solid broken-beat rhythms on Turn My Clock, utilising understated accompaniment and, of course, the soulful tones of Anqui to complete the beautiful puzzle.
Arguably the best track from 2007, Charles Bradley‘s funk/soul masterpiece The World (Is Going Up In Flames), has finally been given the video treatment. In anticipation of Charles Bradley’s upcoming album (No Time For Dreaming) on the Dunham Records imprint of Daptone Records, Poull Brien directed this slick video using Brooklyn scenes as the backdrop. The new album is slated for release on 25th January and is backed by The Menahan Street Band – the super-band consisting of members from; … [read more]