Jus Like Music favourite and soulful production extraordinaire, Eric Lau, is back with an instrumental long player on Kilawatt Music called Makin’ Sound. At just shy of 45 minutes long, this collection of 20 songs at first appears like a sort of sophisticated beat-tape, but albeit understated, Makin’ Sound is actually a lot deeper than that. Plus, it’s available to buy right now via Bandcamp both digitally and on vinyl (strictly only 500 copies available!).
On Thursday 14th October the Red Bull Music Academy will be presenting part two of their Culture Clash at the Roundhouse in Camden, London. Following on from the first part, back in February this year, the likes of Goldie, Andy C, Shy FX, Skream, Benga and Joker are set to tear the roof off of the Roundhouse and you can get your tickets directly from the said venue online.
In a classic soundclash style, the four sets of performers … [read more]
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]