As part of a new series of studio recordings from the excellent Strut label, Amp Fiddler teams up with musical heroes Sly and Robbie for an accomplished, if somewhat cautious, session
Continue reading Inspiration Information – Amp Fiddler with Sly & Robbie (Strut)
Wow! This is a bit of a monster release as Fluid Ounce compilation Presents… is a DVD with 90 (yes that’s ninety) tracks on it. That’s 7 hours of totally “NEW” music on one disc; now that’s what I call music!
Continue reading V/A – Fluid Ounce Presents…
Jackmate has been DJing for over 20 years and producing for over ten years so it’s no surprise that the new 12″, ‘Malawi Dub’ is getting lots of attention right now as it’s so good.
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Florian Keller is one of the most respected jazz, funk, boogie, soul and Afrobeat DJs around and here is a special CD of one of his sets recorded live in Kagoshima, Japan.
Continue reading V/A – The Party Keller Mix (by Florian Keller)
The Sheffield based duo of The Only Michael and Soyo have been working together since 2004 and Big Chill Recordings is the label to release their debut album, Earplay.
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James Yorkston is a quiet man quietly telling melancholic tales which kick like a mule.
Continue reading James Yorkston – When The Haar Rolls In
A debut album inspired by a solo journey into the desert wilderness some years ago, John Shannon is the American Mystic modern folk singer, songwriter, virtuoso acoustic guitarist you’ve been waiting for.
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Tah Mac talks the talk and walks the walk as he’s having the time of his life on the beach of Tahland with his new single, ‘Time Of My Life’.
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This one came out a while ago and I still can’t quite place it but it’s definitely worth another listen.
Continue reading Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers – Love On The Rails
You’ll have seen the back cover of this months’ Faith advertising the second edition of the Junior Boy’s Own compilation A Boy’s Own Odyssey; and here it is!
Continue reading V/A – A Boy’s Own Odyssey (Volume II)
Shawn Lee’s success as a musician has taken him all over the planet and in an effort to reduce his carbon footprint, he’s been hard at work in his studio to bring us 21 tracks that cover miles of different styles; ideal for global music appreciation.
Continue reading Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Miles Of Styles
Recorded in New York in 1968 and originally released on a private label, for the first time this lost gem gets a commercial release; Hear, O Israel – A Prayer Ceremony In Jazz
Continue reading Herbie Hancock Sextet – Hear, O Israel – A Prayer Ceremony In Jazz
For her second album, Cape Verdean singer-songwriter Carmen Souza takes a jazz-tinged step away from her roots, although one foot remains firmly in the melancholy essence of her native islands
Continue reading Carmen Souza – Verdade
A short, intriguing debut release of world music electronica from a talented new singer from Scotland, by way of Burma.
Continue reading Fiona Soe Paing – No Man’s Land