Voting is via a mini-site (see links below) and it will be live for a month until 1st December. To vote you have to register via email and then you get 1 or 2 votes depending on the categories. So it’s a good time to have a recap of what the Hectic’s been looking at and a few things that have slipped through the busy fingers of type.
TRACK OF THE YEAR (2 Votes)
MOD X - ‘The Quest’ (Paul Murphy Remix) “Afro Broken Beat meets Tribal House and Jazz Salsa and the result is an energetic and indispensable record.”
Recloose - ‘Dust’ (Peacefrog)
Bossa Futura - ‘Sol Y Luna’ / ‘Inside Your Head’ (Further Out Recordings) TUNES.CO.UK Single of The Week and PICCADILLY RECORDS - Record of The Week - Latin, African, World Section. Classy 12” from Bossa Futura combining classic Latin beats and vocals with spacey effects to devastating effect. On the flip `Inside Your Head` continues in the same vein combining Latin flavours with a more straight up hip hop break.
Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley - ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ (Tuff Gong/Island) Ray Keith d’n’b remix bootleg is even better?
Mum’s The Word - ‘Star Fi De Show’ (Grey)
Peak - ‘Get Carter’ (Paul Murphy Remix) (Afro Art)- Rekindling the Indo-Jazz sub set and film soundtrack obsession.
Pano: Optikum - ‘Black Land Of The Nile’ feat. Blue Eyez (Deja Vu) Modal Monster
David Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters - ‘Gwotet’ (Just In Time) Last year?
ALBUM OF THE YEAR (2 Votes):
Break Reform - ‘Reformation’ (Abstract Blue) “album of the year”.
Silhouette Brown - ‘Silhouette Brown’ (Ether) Featuring Deborah Jordan!
Richard Mitchell’s Panacea - ‘Trust’ (F-ire) Featuring Deborah Jordan!
Five Corners Quintet - ‘Chasin’ The Jazz Gone By (Ricky Tick) Helsinki based post-sixities straight ahead jazz outfit release album after a series of 10“‘s with Mark Murphy featured on three tracks.
Dwight Trible and The Life Force Trio - ‘Love Is The Answer’ (Ninja Tune) Isn’t it time we tried? Peace and love.
Daedelus - ‘Exquisite Corpse’ (Ninja Tune). It’s hard for Hectic not to say a sentence without mentioned Daedelus and this week, I was spreading the word to Rugan, the guitarist with LA band punk band NOHI who’ll be supporting his neighbour!
La Cédille - ‘Vu Du Large’ (Chocolate Fireguard) The French Roots but better!
Fat Freddys Drop - ‘Based On A True Story’ (Kartel). Nominated
Nostalgia77 - ‘The Garden’ (Tru Thoughts). Nominated.
CLUB NIGHT (1 Vote):
Jelly Jazz Plymouth / Exeter / Newquay.
Wah Wah 45’s @ Cargo, London - That man Dom Servini again
Warm / Sonar Kollektiv @ Medicine, London
CDR @ Plastic People, London - for Freeness Project.
Keep It Unreal Mr. Scruff (Manchester / Brighton) - Mr. Scruff, always good.
LABEL OF THE YEAR (1 Vote):
Ninja Tune - Daedelus, KeepinTime, Coldcut, The Herbaliser, One Self.
Cosmic Sounds: Now if your collection isn’t full of cosmic yellow covers by now, you need Hectic help.
Wah Wah 45s - Another year of progress for Dom Servini with Max Cole and Aaron Jerome.
Afro Art - much more than the Track of the Year nominated Gerardo Frisina - ‘Alborado’.
Pantone Records - new label set up by Gav Smith focusing on Japanese jazzness - Jazztronik album and tour and Yukihiro Fukutomi.
Further Out Recordings - for joint promotion with 3hedz of the Ian Carr’s Nucleus gig. More to come next year.
Schema for Nicola Conte, Geraldo Frisina, The Dining Rooms
Tru Thoughts for Nostalgia77 (Track of the Year nomination for ‘The Hope Suite’), Alice Russell
COMPILATION OF THE YEAR (1 Vote):
Gilles Peterson In Africa (Ether)
Gilles Peterson Presents The BBC Sessions (Ether)
Osunlade - Re-Offering (R2 Records)
BLUE LIGHT: RARE JAZZ / FUSION GEMS FROM HUNGARIAN VAULTS VOL. 2 (Cosmic Sounds)
A Slice Of Paradise : A mere 5CD set!!!!! [Bigga Bush, Nick Matthews , Gav Smith, Enrique Domenech, Ben Mono]
THE IPANEMA SET: CLASSIC GROOVES ON CLUB BRASIL This turns out to be a warm-up. More to follow one this so stay tuned.
HWV8 - HVW8 Presents - Music Is My Art(Ubiquity) featuring Track of the Year nominated ‘Your Love’ by Plantlife.
New Thing! (Soul Jazz). Modal Massive.
WORLDWIDE SESSION OF THE YEAR (1 Vote):
Break Reform - absolutely fantastic session with some great photos by Damian who said “it was so serious, like a Blue Note session with Rudy Van Gelder” (see the shot of Simon & Darren).
The Heritage Orchestra - the biggest of them all.
Soil And Pimp - Jap Jazz with punk attitude.
Daedelus - Live from Maida Vale. The man with his box of tricks + Carlos on the Ammoncontact mix. Great show.
Elmore Judd- and the album, ‘Angel Sound’.
Roots Manuva - so cool.
JOHN PEEL ‘PLAY MORE JAZZ’ AWARD
Paul Murphy - Boss of Afro Art, DJ, Producer, Remixer that has been spreading word all over Europe this year from Ireland to Poland. Peak’s ‘Get Carter’ and Gerado Frisina - ‘Congart’ / ‘Alborado’ and Chris Thomas King ‘Revelations’ were also highlights.
Carlos Niño:- Dwight Trible (Ninja Tune) / Build An Ark - Remixes (Plug Research) / Ammoncontact (Ninja Tune)
Josh Deep - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble / Kahil El’Zabar -Remix Project (Deeper Soul)
Nostalgia77/Ben Lamdin: From the Hope Suite to Jelly Jazz and last weeks big-up from Gilles for the Nostalgia 77/Ed Mota show at Cargo.
F-ire Collective: could have come under label, gig or this section. Huge influence from the cross-over work of Acoustic Ladyland to Robert Mitchell.
Re: Edit: Underground master with more to come with the sissors and the cellotape.
And he really should have a GIG OF THE YEAR in which case it would be one of three:
Ian Carr’s Nucleus @ Cargo, London (Weds, 31st AUG 2005). Wicked review in the Guardian.
Keepintime @ Cargo: Daedelus (Live) J Rocc (DJ) Charlie Dark (DJ) DJ Food and DK (DJ). The B+/Eric Coleman project that has already moved onto Brazil.
The Heritage Orchestra @ Jazz Brittania
Last year was the first year of an awards show which was held at Cargo. This year they are happening at the same place that Madonna has announced she will be launching her new album, at the recently refurbished Camden Palace/Music Machine now called Koko’s.
See below link for tickets and hope to see you there…
Tickets for Koko Koko, Camden, London. Time: 7-2am
Line Up: Live: Soil & “Pimp” Sessions (Japan) plus very special guests
MOD X : Listen to and watch the video ‘THE QUEST’.
Break Reform - new mini site @ www.myspace.com/breakreform
Simon S - - new mini site @ www.myspace.com/djsimons
Abstact Blue Recordings - new mini site @ www.myspace.com/abstractbluerecordings