Perhaps the surprise of the year this one as George Benson release an album that isn’t a ‘Best Of’ his own hits as he covers some pop and jazz classics and it’s worth more than a casual listen!
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If you’re looking forward to seeing Marc Rapson at Scope this Friday, don’t forget to take a few bob with you just in case there’s a few copies left of his fantastic debut EP for sale: Dark Vs. Light.
Continue reading Marc Rapson – Dark Vs. Light
Experimental French hip-hop via Japan with a dash of Futuristica Music is the cocktail that is the debut album by As Valet, Primitive.
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Last year we showed Build An Ark some Love (Part 1) and leader Carlos Ni?±o showed us some love back. Now it’s time to do it all over again as Love (Part 2) is now in the air!
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London-based Japanese DJ/producer Kay Suzuki has found an opening for a new EP on his own label, Round In Motion and it’s good enough to get anyone moving!
Continue reading Kay Suzuki – Opening EP
“Incredibly this is the first time these guys have played live and this is the official launch of the new album Time, Ladies and Gentleman – Emanative!”
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BBC Radio 1′s Gilles Peterson has already mentioned a couple of times that this album is one of his favourite three albums of the year and he’s not the only one going mad over this debut release.
Continue reading The Simonsound – Reverse Engineering
Fans of Dr. Rubberfunk will know that his prescriptions are normally spot on but does ‘Northern Comfort’ get Jack Daniel’s vote?
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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!
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So you think you know an artist, especially one that made his name in the post bop/free jazz era? Well here’s Don Cherry with a world-funk fusion that’s as Here & Now as it was in the mid 70s!
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A special release in the Atlantic Masters series of re-issues as this is Joe Zawinul’s debut solo album from the mid 1960s – Money In The Pocket you could say.
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This is so much more than a one track album but you must be warned, there is an absolutely fantastic track that’s going to make you drop your funky rocks like hot stones.
Continue reading Dr. Rubberfunk – Hot Stone
In the post-New Year rush, more than happy to agree with Gilles Peterson’s choice last week of Album Of The Week but this week, it must be Sun Circle’s debut Reborn?
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Not content with pulling off album of the year, can Emanative really have got the double with EP of the year?
Continue reading Emanative – Spacebeats EP