Recent Discoveries

Today I’m just gonna share details of groups and artists I have discovered recently – some more recent than others, but either way it is stuff you should definitely check out. I’ll also avoid mentioning artists I’ve already talked about on the blog previously. Good weekend, by the way?

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – http://www.myspace.com/tkde

Another of those names I had been seeing around a bit lately, but after Linda sent me the link to their MySpace page, I decided to check them out. The name speaks for itself, well apart from the Kilimanjaro bit, they’re not African. But they do make darkjazz. Think along the lines of Cinematic Orchestra and Amon Tobin – this Dutch jazz group make real dark stuff…

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – Rivers Of Congo
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 24th July.

Eulorhythmicshttp://www.myspace.com/eulorhythmics

Laid back hip-hop from Chicago. This is some seriously slept on jazzy stuff! Like People Under The Stairs, A Tribe Called Quest, Giant Panda? You’ll love these fellas. Adad and Kenny Keys make up Eulorhythmics, they’re signed to All Natural Inc. and pretty soon you’ll be hearing a lot more from them. Just remember where you heard bout them first! Check it…

Eulorhythmics – Sociology
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 24th July.

C-Mon & Kypskihttp://www.myspace.com/cmonandkypski

More Dutch stuff for ya! God knows how these guys slipped me by, but they did. After a recommendation from a friend I gave their first LP a listen. So really my opinions are just developed via listening to that album, Vinyl Voodoo, hence the newer stuff could be ballbags for all I know – doubt it though. Anyway, this foursome make kick-ass turntablist ‘stuff’, it’s hard to label it with a single genre, but generally it sways between hip-hop, jazz, trip-hop, electro… I did tell you! Give this a listen…

C-Mon & Kypski – Jahjoma
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Dr Rubberfunkhttp://www.myspace.com/drrubberfunk

Electrofunk artist signed to that has worked with Ninja Tune, the label with the midas touch. Rubberfunk has a real latin twinge to his lounge funk style, very addictive stuff. I was actually quite surprised just how little known he is, in the grand scheme of things. But I doubt that’ll be the case for much longer. Check the funk out…

Dr Rubberfunk – Bossa For The Devil
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 24th July.

Youngblood Brass Bandhttp://www.myspace.com/youngbloodbrass

So, as the name suggests, they are indeed a brass band. This group of nine fellas are from Wisconsin, and they create a fresh sound by merging jazz and hip-hop. It’s a pretty unique sound out there at the moment, the singer/emcee has a bit of a Zac de la Rocha thing going on and the brass is simply to die for. Everyone should know bout these guys…

Youngblood Brass Band – Nuclear Summer
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 24th July.

A lot of the other stuff I’ve recently discovered I have already spoken about on the blog, but the above five are Just Like Music virgins, so to speak! Give ‘em all a good going over and let me know what you think. Some are more well known than others, so you’ve probably heard of some (or maybe all!) of them, but feel free to share your thoughts. It’s good to talk!

Useful links:

  • Ell

    Ballbags?

  • Ell

    Ballbags?

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Yes, ballbags, but like I said; I doubt the more recent stuff is ‘ballbags’ – I need to check it out really.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Yes, ballbags, but like I said; I doubt the more recent stuff is ‘ballbags’ – I need to check it out really.

  • http://www.rubberfunk.net/ Dr Rubberfunk

    Cheers for the props! Just finished my new album, so hopefully that’ll be out in the Autumn – trying to hook up a deal for Australia too, so hopefully I can come over and do some gigs ;)
    Digging the Eulorhythmics too … dudes are tight!

  • http://www.rubberfunk.net Dr Rubberfunk

    Cheers for the props! Just finished my new album, so hopefully that’ll be out in the Autumn – trying to hook up a deal for Australia too, so hopefully I can come over and do some gigs ;)
    Digging the Eulorhythmics too … dudes are tight!

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    No worries mate. New album sounds good, make sure you shoot it over my way if you fancy a review!

    Coming to Australia sounds good too, make sure you come to Brisbane!

    Cheers for posting. :-)

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    No worries mate. New album sounds good, make sure you shoot it over my way if you fancy a review!

    Coming to Australia sounds good too, make sure you come to Brisbane!

    Cheers for posting. :-)

  • http://www.rustysheriff.com/ Rusty Sheriff

    Yes Ell, ballbags indeed! :p

  • http://www.rustysheriff.com Rusty Sheriff

    Yes Ell, ballbags indeed! :p

  • http://www.myspace.com/wish_ka wishka

    What the hell is “ballbag” ? :| Well.. My dictionary doesn’t know this one :P Anyway I love C-Mon & Kypski’s sound, just great beats, and I really glad that you find it interesting… ;)

    I miss my YBB albums ;((

    Cheers

  • http://www.myspace.com/wish_ka wishka

    What the hell is “ballbag” ? :| Well.. My dictionary doesn’t know this one :P Anyway I love C-Mon & Kypski’s sound, just great beats, and I really glad that you find it interesting… ;)

    I miss my YBB albums ;((

    Cheers

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Some things you need Google or Urban Dictionary for, I’m afraid! ;-)

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Some things you need Google or Urban Dictionary for, I’m afraid! ;-)

  • http://eashfa.wordpress.com/ Linda

    dude. i thought you knew for sure about c-mon and kypski. i did post a douchebag of a post about them so i’m not linking it here. ballbags sounds like a decent catchphrase =D oh and the brass band… very layered but consistent. the percussion kicks ass. i’m taking the mp3 if you don’t mind and i can’t guarantee it’ll be going away from my computer.

  • http://eashfa.wordpress.com/ Linda

    dude. i thought you knew for sure about c-mon and kypski. i did post a douchebag of a post about them so i’m not linking it here. ballbags sounds like a decent catchphrase =D oh and the brass band… very layered but consistent. the percussion kicks ass. i’m taking the mp3 if you don’t mind and i can’t guarantee it’ll be going away from my computer.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Somehow, until recently, I just didn’t. Must have slipped through the net.

    As for taking the mp3s, that’s your prerogative… I hope.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Somehow, until recently, I just didn’t. Must have slipped through the net.

    As for taking the mp3s, that’s your prerogative… I hope.