The third installment of Mr. Scruff‘s Ninja Tuna series is here! Previously we’ve had Donkey Ride/Giant Pickle and then Kalimba/Give Up To Get, but now we have Music Takes Me Up featuring none other than Alice Russell. Out now on both 12″ vinyl and mp3, the release also includes the tracks The Clock and Fix That Speaker.
The best hip-hop group in Australia, Hermitude, will be delivering their third LP, Threads, later this month on Elefant Traks. As a pre-cursor to that highly anticipated release, I have for you today a sneaky glance at one of the new tracks from messrs Luke Dubbs and El Gusto, aka: Hermitude.
Slychain is a chilled out banger encompassing a slightly latin influenced beat, mean synth samples and some tight scratches. There are multiple layers to this beautifully arranged track and it’s … [read more]
In 2007 a little known album on the Audio 8 record label crash landed into my Album Of The Year blog post. That album was Orange by Juba Dance. Benjamin Lamar and Polyphonic the Verbose are the duo that make up Juba Dance, and what they create is tough to pinpoint and describe. Essentially speaking it’s a sonic culmination of hip-hop, jazz, blues and probably half dozen more genres and sub-genres too! But what really stands out is just how damn fresh … [read more]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you will no doubt have been eagerly anticipating the new Roots Manuva LP Slime & Reason just as much as I have. Officially out on 1st September on Big Dada, but emphatically reviewed right here on Jus Like Music and right now.
Exclusive new video from LOUD.com for the track The Perfect Beat from Talib Kweli‘s 2007 LP Eardrum. The video features the legendary KRS-ONE and the footage was recorded during a recent performance at the Shrine Auditorium in LA.
It’s a banger of a track from Talib Kweli and it has a hint of that old skool Dilated Peoples vibe about it – which is only a good thing! The video, as you will see, shows both fellas doing what they do best and … [read more]
Volume 26 of the Jus Like Music Podcast has literally just dropped! A wide selection of the finest tracks that have been encroaching on JLM ears recently. Mostly new tracks with a pinch of classic or overlooked. All class, either way.
I was under the impression that if you read this blog, then you knew about the podcast. But apparently not! Even though I put the details of the podcast in the sidebar and on its own page, it still goes unnoticed by some. … [read more]
Thought I’d give it a minute to digest around this wonderful musical society we live in before finally divulging my words on Love To Make Music To by Daedelus. And now that minute has passed. Daedelus‘ third full LP on Ninja Tune dropped the other month and did, as predicted, cause a bit of a stir. But… for all the right reasons. You can buy it right now on both double vinyl LP, download and also CD.
Daedelus has long been known for … [read more]
Today I have something special to share with you exclusively. A brand new track, called I Feel The Weight, from Jon Kennedy‘s upcoming new LP, 14, due out this year on the US label Organik Recordings.
14 will be out in the not-so-distant future and will be available on double white vinyl, download and CD. Double white vinyl eh? Very swanky indeed!
Which ever format you decide to purchase 14 on, going … [read more]
R.I.P. Isaac Hayes. Born in August 1942, Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. was a soul legend. In modern culture he will be remembered for his soundtrack to the iconic blaxploitation movie, Shaft, and also his long running part as the voice of Chef in the TV show South Park. Isaac was found unconscious in his home on Sunday 10th August, he died at the age of 65, currently the cause of death is unknown, although no evidence of foul play has been found.