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Jon Kennedy – Ha!

Jon Kennedy returns with his seventh studio album, “Ha!”. Mixing up elements of broken beats, trip hop, jazz, hip hop and even drum and bass, Mr Kennedy has thrown everything in there and come up trumps.
The title track and lead single, “Ha!” is a low slung, funky head nodder that gets you grooving for sure. “Slave to TV” is more upbeat, with blasts of electro bass with a slightly harsher sound, but keeps things smooth with the jazzy percussion and vibes. All tracks on offer here create different moods and feels, creating an album that keeps your interest, gets you dancing and lets you chill out.
“Ha!” could have come out sounding dated however the album fits perfectly into today’s modern sound, whilst appealing to the older trip hop fans. Released on September 22nd, we urge you all to get a copy.

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Abstract Orchestra – Dilla

Inspired by the legendary live performances of The Roots with Jay-Z and the 40 piece orchestral arrangements by Miguel-Atwood Ferguson of the work of J Dilla, classic arranging techniques underpin modern loop-based structures.The band itself is based on the classic jazz big band instrumentation of saxes, trumpets and trombones and features the cream of the north of England’s jazz scene who collectively have played with Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Martha Reeves, John Legend & the Roots, Roots Manuva and Amy Winehouse.
“Dilla” by Abstract Orchestra is a tribute to the work of the highly acclaimed and influential producer. Opener”Welcome to Detroit/The Diary”takes the the vocal sample from Isaac Hayes’s “Man’s Temptation” and places it against lush brass and driving beats while”Workinonit”Transplants the original 10cc guitar samples from the Dilla original onto biting trumpets and aggressive saxes, underpinned as always by Joost Hendrickx’s on point drumming. On”Stop”vocalist Anna Uhuru handles the Dionne Warwick vocal with assurance while the band lay down an arrangement that is reminiscent of the work of David Axelrod and Don Sebeskey, both big sources of inspiration for Abstract Orchestra.
This album will please any Dilla fans, taking the original Dilla tracks and his sample sources and presenting back to the listener and a new and unique way. The album is released on June 30th on limited vinyl, CD and digital. Pre-order your copy now.

 

Rob Thomsett – Yaraandoo/Hara

Now-Again are back with another rare re-issue, this time from Australian guitarist Rob Thomsett. Originally released as a private press LP in the mid 70’s, “Yaraandoo” and “Hara” are a blend of jazz and progressive rock both brought together on this excellent new re-issue.
Jazz rock is by no means an unheard combination, however Thomsett’s music has a unique sound, never fair from jazz and prog and even a library music feel (especially on the upbeat title track “Hara”), but there is also an underlying darker feel, giving great appeal to the modern beat lover. The short yet perfectly crafted, “Moulding of Red Earth” is a perfect example of this, sounding not dissimilar to something the Heliocentric’s might produce.Available now from Now-Again on LP and CD.

REVBJELDE – REVBJELDE

Mixing up experimental noise, jazz, ambient soundscapes with pastoral psychedelic folk music, Berkshire musicians Richard Bentley, Roy Goss & Alan Gubby have created an enthralling debut album.
For every hint of floral British countryside, there is a healthy amount of electronics and dark undertones, giving “Revbjelde” a unique sound. Breathing modern life into medieval folk madness. Very British, magical and mythical, very Radiophonic workshop, and most importantly, very enjoyable.
Pre-order your copy now from Buried Treasure bandcamp now.

Gas-Lab – Chemistry

Check out the new video from Argentinian producer and multi instrumentalist Gas-Lab. “Chemistry” is taken from the forthcoming album “Fusion”, which features an exciting lineup of MC’s, from USA, Canada, Spain, UK, South America and more. Released March 8th on Village Live Records, you can pre-order the album from March 1st.

Daryl Donald – Solitude

Looking for darylmodern, soulful, futuristic instrumental hip hop? Then look no further than Daryl Donald’s new album, “Solitude”.
“Solitude” is an impressive set of instrumental tracks. Mixing chilled out, head nodding beats with neo-soul and jazz creating a unique and entertaining album that will keep your interest for the full duration of its 15 tracks.
For fans of the older trip hop sound or modern future beats this album meets somewhere in the middle and is a top quality release from the Scottish producer. Get it now for name your price release via bandcamp.

The Beta Club – Earth 2​.​2 : The Golden Age Of Man

Fans of library music, jazz, beat heavy funk with a tinge of psych, then the new album from The Beta Club is without a doubt for you! “Earth 2.2 – The Golden Age Of Man” is released in March but for now you can wet your appetite with 3 killer tracks and pre-order the album. You know it makes sense!

Podcast 15 Xmas 2016 : Best of 2016

As Christmas approaches we wanted to give you all a round up of some of our favourite music release this year. As things get busy round this time of year, this will be the final post of 2016. To everyone our there we just want to say thank you so much for your support, interest, music, and all round help, we truly appreciate it. We are looking forward to continuing throughout 2017 and bringing you the best underground music around.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, see in 2017 enjoy the podcast!

Full tracklist is as follows –
Elektro4 – The Asylum
The Gaslamp Killer – Shred You To Bits
Mongrels – Duppy Conqueror
Markey Funk – Face To Face
Bardo Land – Overture
The Dandelion Set – Third Programme
Gonjasufi – Maniac Depressant
Chew – Soap
The Difference Machine – Reel World
A Tribe Called Quest – We The People
Algernon Cornelius – Totally Node
The Comet Is Coming – Slam Dunk in a Black Hole
Herma Puma – Sagat X
Renegades of Jazz – Zebra Talk
Brookzill – Saudade Songbook (feat. Count Bass D)
The Heliocentrics – Phenomenon of Man
Mutant Wildlife – Wu Wei
Digital Midgets – In The Mean Time
Diesler – Repeat This Moment (feat. Double Yellow)
El Michels & The Shacks – No Surprise
Drumetrics – MRR-001
Adrian Younge – Memories of War
BadBadNotGood – Hyssop of Love (feat. Mick Jenkins)
J-Zone – Seoul Power

 

Bardo Land – Bardo Land EP

From Lithuanbardo-land-jkf-142x142ia via London, psychedelic-jazz, drum-heavy and wigged-out, live band Bardo Land drop their first EP November 18th.
The EP is a downbeat affair, creating a fantastically atmospheric sound fusing elements of jazz, trip hop, ambient, electronica, psychedelia and more.
Bardo Land are definitely ones to watch for anyone who enjoys intense, brooding, cinematic music all laced with killer drums.
Released on Jon Kennedy Federation records on November 18th, have a listen to the sampler, then order your copy.

 

Diesler – Repeat This Moment / Cavador

Diesler is back with a new single, “Repeat This Moment” backed with “Cavador”. “Repeat This Moment” see’s Diesler re-united with vocalist Double Yellow, creating an infectious mix of funk, electro and indie that is bound to make any dancefloor move. “Cavador” is another instrumental party banger that veers more towards the funk and nu-jazz side of things. Definitely one for all who like things funky, but with a modern twist. Out now!

 

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