So granted, Gabriel Prokofiev is a visionary, experimentalist and all round clever bloke but if you are about to attempt a ‘Concerto For Turntables & Orchestra’, you couldn’t have picked a more suitable double act of DJ Yoda & The Heritage Orchestra to do it.
Karen Pearson, better known as Karen P, has just compiled the latest episode of …Broadcasting for Sonar Kollektiv so it was a great time to catch up with the Radio “Oscar” winner to find out why she’s so hectic at the moment.
News that The Cinematic Orchestra were appearing Live At The Royal Albert Hall last November meant you had to be very quick to get a ticket
To say we’re fans of Eatdubafrobeat is an understatement as we’ve been playing this one endlessly since its arrival and it must be an early shout for album of the year?
It’s your 10th birthday so chances are they’ll be a party, cake and jelly. If you’re Sonar Kollektiv, you celebrate with a carefully compiled 31 tracks of their best bits
Natalie Williams is one of many Young Soul Rebels that we love to follow at Fly.
Lizzy Parks is another female vocalist that made some memorable guest appearances on other people’s records so it was good to find her debut album also shows lots of promise.
What a total jaw-dropper of an EP! When I clocked this as a white label just before Christmas, I knew this was going to be special. How? Well first we need to just have step back in time.
Across the 27 performances on the two disc BBC Sessions there are few that will fail to get you all warm and fuzzy, a pretty masterful achievement in anyone’s book, and it’s easy to get excited by this shout to anyone keeping it live
Carlos Niño works closely with Daedelus and other hip hop luminaries such as Gilles Peterson Worldwide 2004 all-winners Sa-Ra. So it’s no surprise that when the vocalist from Niño’s ‘jazz’ band Build An Ark gets to work on a new project, not only is Carlos involved with Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio but there’s also a supporting cast that reads like a West Coast hip-beat love fest.
Of the three groups on the free stage to celebrate Jazz Britannia — subtitled “The shape of things to come, a programme of talented newcomers” — I was most impressed by the Heritage Orchestra featuring saxophonist Chris Bowden.