Although I don’t advocate the cooking of records, or even shoes, if this video (directed by Akira Thompson) acts as a reminder to tell people to check out the fantastic Cookin’ Gumbo album by Captain Planet, then I officially approve.
Out now on Bastard Jazz Recordings, Cookin’ Gumbo blends funk, afrobeat and jazz, but in multiple tempos and directions. Some of it is straight up dancefloor, whilst other tracks are more tempered and deep. I definitely recommend checking it out as it’s extremely … [read more]
South African-born, Australia-based, Jonti has created one of the most interesting albums of the year with his release Twirligig – which is out this month on Stones Throw. So, above is a fan-made video for the track Frightened Mice, which Stones Throw have decided to champion. I don’t know what’s more endearing; the song or the video. Either way, I was hypnotised!
This past Saturday on The Jus Like Music Show on NTS saw James Birchall, aka Rough Fields and also label head of Bomb Shop, grace the studio. Fun and lots of laughter was had, and if you missed it live you can now stream and download via our podcast stream. James provided us with a fantastic guest DJ set including a deep selection of modern folk and electronica – also dropping some gems from his own Bomb Shop label.
In a first … [read more]
About nine months ago a mysterious remix of an old Marvin Gaye track appeared on Soundcloud by a guy no-one seemed to have heard of before. That guy was Ambassadeurs, and in the nine months since, well, he’s taken certain quarters of the underground music scene by storm.
With his debut EP, Come A Little Closer, literally just about to drop on Jalapeno Records, we now have an official video for the Marvin edit known as Ain’t That Peculiar. A wicked … [read more]
Some of you might be thinking “who the hell is Phillip D Kick?!”, other than a cheeky play on a famous name. Others will know exactly who Phillip D Kick is – or at least be familiar with his music. In a strange sense it’s almost over before it’s begun; it was an alias belonging to Om Unit, aka Jim Coles. He used the moniker to put out a few batches of footwork edits of classic jungle tracks and gave them away … [read more]
I don’t know how anyone could dislike this video for the track Legend In My Own Mind by The Stepkids. Written and directed by Tom Scharpling, it all starts with a guy peddling hip-hop CDs on the street. What happens next is, well, I guess kinda magical!
The 25th edition of The Jus Like Music Show on NTS broadcast this past Saturday, but it’s now available to stream and download via our podcast feed. Our guest in the studio was NTS’ very own Marshmello – host of the Morning Marauders show. She brought along some classic 7-inch vinyl to spin, plus a few plays from 4hero’s award-winning album Two Pages.
This is the hypnotic and psychedelic music video directed by Stefan Asanovic for the track Biddies by Mo Kolours. The track is taken from Mo Kolours‘ recent EP, Drum Talking, on One-Handed Music (home to releases by Paul White, Bullion and Ahu).
Mo Kolours, who is of half-Mauritian origin, uses the native ‘sega’ sounds of Mauritius (not to be confused with Japanese computer games) in his own unique and contemporary way to fashion beautiful music which combines tribal’esque rhythms with … [read more]
The beautifully understated electronic/hip-hop track plays on a mixture between heavy beats and delicate instrumentation, and it’s represented here with a highly appropriate video featuring plenty of musical gadgetry and subtle, yet classy, film techniques. We definitely approve.
If you haven’t checked out Debian Blak’s EP, A Hint Of Menace, then I’m liable to … [read more]