Just when you thought we knew all the ‘odd balls’ in music there is to know, Stones Throw Records finds an eclectic soul that “deserves at least one proper retrospective” and Farad: The Electric Voice certainly is that.
It’s Friday so this is the time of the week that we get up and party. This week we are guided by the Nervous Nitelife signing David Tort who is going to be spinning House this summer somewhere near you.
Coming outta Ottawa, Canada, this group is the modern embodiment of soul-jazz Afro funk and I’m a little guilty that we haven’t given them as much credit as they deserve in the past; lets put that to rights with their new album Rising Sun!
Well, that’s a very good question but have Funktransplant got the answer?
Now there’s probably only two labels with the foresight to say, “Hey, that’s a great idea to mix jazz sax, Portishead’s guitar and bass with old skool rave – lets do it”. I’d say one would be Ninja Tune (who haven’t) and the other, Tru-thoughts who have. And they’ve pulled it off?
Thunderhiest (aka MC Isis and Grahm Zilla) jerked it with the last single and now get even more club friendly with loads of cow bells as this is ‘Nothing 2 Step 2′.
When Cadence Weapon raps about the tough streets of Edmondton, his accent gives it away that he’s not from North London, this is ‘Oliver Square’ hip-hop outta Canada and Big Dada Recordings’ latest discovery
The first compilation mix CD out on Ice & Spice is everything that you’d expect and that a whole lot more
It’s your 10th birthday so chances are they’ll be a party, cake and jelly. If you’re Big Dada, you celebrate with a carefully compiled 31 tracks of their best bits