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.
Now when Gilles Peterson drops the latest track by Jazztronrik, like he did the other week, it’s going to get this office a little excited so it proved to be the track of the night; Disco : Boogie at its best; we love you Ryota!
This is such an all-winner! It’s been a “go to” track since this time last year with plays on Gilles Peterson’s Radio 1 so it’s definitely about time we had some nightlife!
Brooklyn-based producer Yellowtail (Hiro Awanohara) drops a very impressive 12″ before the album comes out and if features one of the all-time great female singers out of Japan, no less than Monday Michiru!
Further Out Recordings presents the culmination of the 10 year musical partnership of Richard E and Mr Christy as the incredible Solar Apple Quarktette and here’s the much anticipated release of their debut album.
Plej (pronounced ‘Play’) from Gothenberg in Sweden get global on the Balearic dancefloor, can Hectic take the pace of the new chill?
In these every bewildering days of a music industry dominated by the all embracing Internet, it’s heart warming to say the least to find Universal Vibes going the other way so to speak.
You’d have thought from the ad in Thursday’s Metro, the Big Chill have gone all mainstream: The Big Chill 2006 on Channel 4, The Love Inn Valentine’s Ball at the Big Chill House and the plug for Mr. Scruff’s compilation on their own Big Chill Recordings label.
Robin Jones has been a huge influence on the jazz scene for many years and the release of Mojito seals his position as the Conguero’s Conguero.
This 12″ has been out a while in Japan but has only recently hit UK shores. It turned up in Simon Harrison’s chart not so long ago and as quirky electronic jazz from Tokyo, it’s definitely worth a listen.
If you haven’t come across the releases on 45 by The Visioneers yet, don’t worry, the album is coming out in a couple of weeks.
Not content with satisfying our jazz dancing heads and feet with Timo Lassy’s debut release, Ricky-Tick Records get busy with a new Dalindèo 12″.
Continuing our short series on the best of Scandinavia, we’re off to Stockholm for some leftfield choices that find favour in Sweden’s best-known club.