Sunday Morning Music Session, Part One
Here’s a handful of remedies spanning various genres, to extinguish any Sunday morning hangovers – or indeed instigate some play between the sheets if you’re after aural relief of an entirely different sort.
Union Jacked: New Compilation
As a good friend of mine once said: ‘the hills are alive with the sound of basslines’.
Dub Your Weekend Down
This great selection of unreleased dubs has surfaced on Mixcloud from Soothsayers, a jazzy reggae band hailing from South London with their brand of vintage roots reggae spiced with their jazz, funk and afrobeat influences to keep things fresh. Perfect timing as Spring’s here, and you can never have too much dub at an eager […]
Funkafrika – a Beginner’s Introduction to African Fusion
Here’s a taster course in African funk. Not that I’m a teacher in African funk. I just like African funk, especially with dope remixes thrown in for good measure. Ethiopian musician and arranger Mulatu Astatke is best known as the father of Ethio-jazz, a genre fusing Astatke’s vibraphone, piano backing and Mediterranean-inspired conga drums. Ghanaian musician Emmanuel Tettey […]
D’Angelo Stokes Anticipation For New Album
D’Angelo was in Brixton, London last weekend, on the last leg of his European tour. Aside from being a supremely talented pianist & guitarist, he is blessed with a voice that had every female in the audience swooning, alongside some equally captivated gentlemen. On his acclaimed album Voodoo from 2000; he supposedly wrote, produced, sung […]
Here’s plenty of boom-barking beats and rip-roaring instrumentals; from tingly, toe-tapping electronica to bestial, boom-bapping trip-hop. All these tunes are 100% wild productions.
Spruced Up Soul – Sit Back, Stand Up
Here’s just a handful of edits & remixes sampling old-school soul, r&b and motown sounds with gloriously groovy results … from uplifting, bouncy house music inspired by Dusty Springfield & Marvin Gaye to disco-tinged Aloe Blacc and funky jungle sampling James Brown. It’s all superbad.