St.Louis’ Khris P, of the KReam Team, has just dropped a free instrumental/experimental hip-hop album under the alias Octopus Jones. The album is available to download via Bandcamp right now and it’s called 8.
Octopus Jones presents this as a seamless mix of sorts, yet 8 is actually more of a 40-minute jazz-infused trip, with a plethora of electronic elements and the occasional nod to Bob James. The notion of the instrumental hip-hop album is, in itself, nothing new, but this album sets … [read more]
Jesse Futerman, aka: your favourite artist’s favourite artist, has provided this week’s mix (number 148) for MondayJazz. His mix, Forbidden Planets, is an absolutely incredible 35-minute blend of the best jazz you probably never knew you’d love and a whole lot more. You can download the mix directly from the MondayJazz website, and you can also check out an amazing archive of mixes provided by many others on there too.
August’s mix for Jus Like Music has been provided by Italian producer and DJ: Railster, and uploaded to Mixcloud. The experimental electronica/beat-head producer has caught ears recently with remixes and collaborations with artists like jerrell.james, AEED and Portformat – as well as a slew of highly popular mixes all over the web.
Please allow me introduce you to Latonya “Tone Trezure” Givens! If you can’t recall the name, but the soulful vocals and slick production work sound familiar, and if your musical tastes are anything like mine, that may be because you have become familiar with her work through her writing and production on Bilal‘s Love for Sale project. Or, perhaps you have heard her features with Strange Fruit Project and on S1‘s fantastic Music Box album? No? Maybe you recognise her voice … [read more]
Mixcloud are turning one! To celebrate their first full year on the web (where does the time go?!) Mixcloud have selected 31 of the best curators and taste makers to supply a mix each for their Celebration of Curation series, one after the other, throughout the month of August. Today, Sunday 8th August, is the turn of Jus Like Music!
Our good friends, Man Make Music, are hosting a FREE event on Saturday 7th August that is gonna blow a hole in the roof of The Star of Bethnal Green in East London. Two of the UK’s most sought after dance music makers will be the ones damaging the aforementioned roof! London’s own Wbeezer will be performing live with his fresh blend of Detroit style house, and fellow Londoner George FitzGerald will be DJing alongside Bruk and Man Make Music residents Sketchy and … [read more]
You know what’s better than amazing music? Amazing music for a good cause. Jus Like Music favourite, Eric Lau, has struck that exact combination under the guise of Eric Lau & Friends and their release See & Under Standing (Reprise) – out now via Kilawatt Music to benefit Save The Children. And surprise, surprise an incredible producer has some incredible friends!; Rahel, Szjerdene, Fatima, Sarina Leah, Ben Jones, Akwasi Mensa, Finn Peters, Pauli Stan McKenzie and Floating Points.
This is a beautifully orchestrated … [read more]
Mixcloud are currently running a BBE Mixtape Competition that will see the winner get the opportunity to put out a mix on the BBE label. Anyone can enter, you just need to be a registered user on the Mixcloud site. The rules are pretty simple, too;
The Blessings are part of the LuckyMe family in Glasgow, Scotland. Their debut EP, Galaxy High, is due to drop imminently on the Nod Navigators imprint of Dutch label Kindred Spirits. And guess what… it’s really rather good. With elements of Hudson Mohawke, Dimlite and Machine Drum to their sound, The Blessings – comprised of Dominic Flannigan and Martyn Flyn – offer up their own unique angle on the electronic beats scene.
Galaxy High is a delightful six-track EP that manages to … [read more]