Robert Glasper’s new jazz infused soul album, ‘Black Radio’, a slight detour from his jazz output (albeit with a strong hip hop influence), is mostly very good. Aside from some well-worn samples of his own work, this is a welcome return for the master musician. Continue reading Black Radio – Robert Glasper
As you might guess from the recent Bilal appearance on the Gilles Peterson show, he’s a bit of a wildchild and people can call him “anything” not that his lastest album is finally out; revenge is sweet?
Continue reading Bilal – Airtight’s Revenge
One thing you can say about Ashley Beedle (actually, there lots of things but without contradiction), he is possibly the most polymath of musicians around today and he never lets us down; bring on the Darkstarr!
Continue reading Darkstarr – They Live By The Night (Compiled by Ashley Beedle & Cosmo)
Mike Chaw produced Erykah Badu’s latest musical offering New Emerykah – but if you want sweet soul music, look away now as this is a stinging critique of the state of the nation
Continue reading Mike Chaw – Badu Boy from Emerykah
Not to be confused with the Kaiser Chief’s theme tune, Hezekiah’s new album continues Rawkus’ push to set the new standard of hip hop
Continue reading Hezekiah – I Predict A Riot
Mention of Earth, Wind & Fire should bring a nostalgic glow of soul, funk, jazz and love. This new album of ten top cover versions certainly does that
Continue reading V/A – Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire
When Stee Downs got together with Trevor O’Shea a couple of years ago, their main ambition extended as far as getting a club night together to promote soul, jazz, funk, disco, dub, reggae and all the bits in the middle. They’ve come a long way and have recently launch their own label, Scribble Records..
Continue reading Scribble Records Profile – Rollin’ with the Irish Times
The team of Christian Prommer, Peter Kruder, and Roland Appel are various elements of Fauna Flash, Trüby Trio and/or Kruder & Dorfmeister. Peng Peng is their first album and it just about matches expectations
Continue reading Voom:Voom – Peng Peng
While Thom Yorke was all over the UK press yesterday with his work for Friends Of The Earth, Hectic returns to the cover versions on Rapster.
Continue reading V/A – Exit Music: Songs With Radio Heads EP#2
Radiohead are notoriously protective of their music. So it was with some surprise that we heard there was an album coming out on BBE/Rapster of Radiohead cover versions.
Continue reading V/A – Exit Music (Songs With Radio Heads)