At five tracks ’5ive’, the second in a set of releases from the West London-based Jazz Re:freshed promoters/label, is woefully short but it is a timely reminder of the sheer talent of Mr Kaidi Tatham. Continue reading 5ive – Kaidi Tatham (Jazz Re:freshed)
After Gilles Peterson’s Interview with Seun Kuti on his Worldwide Show this morning, you’d be right to be excited by the fact that his new album is coming out next week as it’s time to rise up!
Continue reading Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 – From Africa With Fury: Rise
As much as the mention of Futuristica’s Jazz Chronicle’s session in the Guardian’s Guide on Saturday as their ‘Pick of the Week’ was appreciated, they missed out that Manchester’s finest Matthew Halsall was a special guest DJ!
Continue reading Matthew Halsall – Spiritual Surfing at 60MPC 03/02/11
Experimental French hip-hop via Japan with a dash of Futuristica Music is the cocktail that is the debut album by As Valet, Primitive.
Continue reading As Valet – Primitive
Strut re-kindle their involvement with one New York’s most revered DJs and re-edit pioneers, Danny Krivit, with a fresh album of essential new, rare and classic re-works, past and present (that reads as “must have” in case you didn’t guess).
Continue reading V/A – Danny Krivit: Edits By Mr. K Vol. 2: Music Of The Earth
Gilles Peterson announced on his show this morning that he was going to do a special show to celebrate Ninja Tunes’ 20th Birthday “as one of the most consistant labels” but there’s lots more than that going on!
Continue reading Ninja Tune XX – 20th Anniversary
Soil & “Pimp” Sessions have release their 6th album this year and they are at the Jazz Caf?© today (and WOMAD tomorrow) so as the warmed up in Camden Town, I grabbed a few words with front man Shacho.
Continue reading Soil & “Pimp” Sessions – Now We Are 6 with Shacho
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
After England’s friendly with Japan at the weekend and with the World Cup fast approaching, time to check out some Anglo-Japanese musical appreciation via the mighty bass of Jah Wobble!
Continue reading Jah Wobble & The Nippon Dub Ensemble – Japanese Dub
Once again Joe Davis at Far Out Recordings does it again, this time with a re-issue of a very highly sort after album that feature some of the best, if not greatest, Cuban musicians of all time! Irakere’s Cuba Libre is fantastic to say the least!
Continue reading Irakere – Cuba Libre
Peter Kruder is a bit of a compilation king racking up six and seven figure sales with some of his previous outings and once you’ve listened to this album you’ll know why they sold so well. The concept with this private collection is that Peter Kruder invites us into his living room to listen to some of his favourite records. Great! Milk, two sugars, thanks Pete
Continue reading Peter Kruder – Private Collection
With news of a Jazz dance festival coming soon, there’s been no better time for the European launch of Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience album that’s exactly that, the full fusion experience!
Continue reading Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience – The Fusion Experience
OK, I will – “Akemi Kakihara, I love you” but in all honesty, I love her dubside even more”.
Continue reading AK – Say That You Love Me (Remixes)
Instrusions’ ‘Little Angel’ featuring the vocals of Paul St. Hilaire is a heavenly track that’ll linger long in the memory.
Continue reading Intrusion feat. Paul St. Hilaire – Little Angel / A Night To Remember
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)