Enjoying high acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Mr Scruff and Bonobo, plus commercial popularity with compilation appearances (including Hed Kandi) via their own projects, Monster Sneaker is a new production partnership from Tru Thoughts buddies; Xavier Jean (Azaxx | Tru Thoughts) & Jonathan Radford (Diesler | Tru Thoughts / Freestyle / Unique Records). The boys have been hard at work crafting a sound to bring soulful rhythms back to the dance, and now they’re ready to share it!
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This is the official video for Treehouse by Ifan Dafydd, lifted from the EP of the same name which is out right now on Push & Run.
I’m sure Mr Ifan Dafydd is sick of hearing the comparisons, but it really does feel like he’s picked up where James Blake stopped to go and have a more drawn out moody sing-song in the charts. Either way, Ifan Dafydd has snatched that baton from James Blake and is so far doing a fantastic job. … [read more]
Portico Quartet‘s self-titled third album has finally landed via Real World Records, the label originally started by Peter Gabriel back in 1989.
The UK-based Portico Quartet, so named after inclement weather at an early gig called for a performance under a portico, return at the beginning of 2012 with a slight alteration in personnel. Nick Mulvey, who previously played Hang, the angelic Swiss instrument that gave distinction to Portico Quartet’s early material, has left to pursue solo projects, and is replaced by … [read more]
Following on from 2008’s first incarnation of Jazzman Records‘ compilation, Spiritual Jazz, comes a second excursion into the rarely defined sub-genre, entitled; Spiritual Jazz 2: Europe. As the name purports, this compilation focusses on spiritual jazz music from Europe. Specifically it focusses on music created between 1960 and 1978, all under the tagline of being; Esoteric, modal and deep jazz from the European undergound.
Out right now on CD, 2xLP and digital download, Spiritual Jazz 2 contains eleven absolutely exquisite tracks. The … [read more]
Submotion Orchestra are back in London to dazzle audiences with their unique blend of organic, orchestral sounds and dubbed out, electronic stylings. They will be playing at the illustrious Scala at London’s King’s Cross on 15 March, and thanks to our lovely friends at Soundcrash, we have an exclusive 2-for-1 offer on tickets for this event!
As well as sharing some exclusive Medlar, AND upcoming Wolf Music, tracks, we also had a brief chat with the mysterious Medlar and Stu from Wolf Music. Collectively, we experienced what some people might describe as “epic banter”, although I’m not entirely sure that I understand what that means.
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UKHH99-07 is a mix by Jeej for Jus Like Music on Mixcloud, featuring UK hip-hop tracks which came out between 1999 and 2007.
I recently put together a sort of retrospective of UK hip-hop, spanning 1999 to 2007. It was a cathartic experience in a way, as I’ve not really followed UK hip-hop very closely for a while now. In fact, the clue is in the title; 2007 – that’s when I reckon I actively stopped following UK hip-hop. It’s hard to pin-point the … [read more]
Just before Christmas we had ATLASt in the NTS studio for our weekly radio show; The Jus Like Music Show. ATLASt was over visiting from Brisbane, Australia and played us a deep selection of beats-oriented music from artists and labels based in Australia.
We also had a chat on air with ATLASt, aka Warren Handley, about his involvement with the scene in Brisbane as a producer, DJ and multi-talented visual artist. We had a super fun time and stuff.
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This is the brand new video for the track, Only Human, by Sarah Linhares. The track is taken from Sarah Linhares‘ recent debut album, Messages From The Future, which came out on the Public Transit Recordings label earlier this year.
Only Human was produced by the fantastic Canadian producer, Moonstarr, and is pretty much one of the most soulful bangers you’re likely to have heard lately. The video, directed and produced by Brian Armstrong, is simplistic in as much as … [read more]