Thursday, October 01, 2009


KINGDOM AFROCKS - Live In Afro City (P-Vine Japan) Comentários: Having built up a reputation as a good live act, the nine-piece Kingdom Afrocks have chosen to showcase their live show on their debut album, which features six performances from 2007 at three different Tokyo venues. They are perhaps one of the only current Japanese bands playing afrobeat-inspired tunes and they attack the genre with plenty of energy, as anyone who has been to one of their shows can confirm. in tokyo jazz notes [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Saturday, August 08, 2009

JAZZ CHRONICLES - Jazz Chronicles


J DILLA - Originals

J DILLA - Originals: A Continuous Mix Of Funk & Soul As Sampled By J Dilla (Boom Box) Comentários: New digipack with "a continuous mix of funk & soul as sampled by J DILLA". So this isn't a mix by J DILLA, but rather a mix of tracks that J DILLA has sampled and used. A dope blend of 23 old soul ballads & funk tracks with some offbeat drop ins and scratches. Cool. No tracklisting. in [Para Ouvir/Samples]

FAT FREDDYS DROP - Dr Boondigga & The Big BW

FAT FREDDYS DROP - Dr Boondigga & The Big BW (The Drop) Comentários: "Anticipated" would be an understatement. It's been 4 years since Based on a True Story tore up the New Zealand album chart eventually going 8 times platinum. Now after 2 years in the making Fat Freddy's Drop are back with Dr Boondigga & The Big BW. 9 big Freddy's tracks including Big BW, Breakthrough, The Camel, Dr Boondigga, The Raft, Wild Wind, Pull the Catch and The Nod. And artwork by Mr Otis Frizzell. 100% New Zealand Music [+info] [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Sunday, March 01, 2009

GAGLE - Love Note

GAGLE - Love Note (Jazzy Sport Japan) Comentários: The A-Side has a remix for 'Love Note' by Samon Kawamura, known for producing Till Bronner's album 'Blue Eyed Soul' ,and this year he released the hip hop album 'Unfold'. On this remix version, Samon keeps the laid back groove of the original and delivars an instrumental version as well. The B-Side. has the original instumental version of 'Love Note' and the track 'Blah! Blah Someswing' , with it's reggae/dub feel! in rushhour [Para Ouvir/Samples]

KING COLE, Nat - Re: Generations

KING COLE, Nat - Re: Generations (Capitol US) Comentários: During the past several months, Nat King Cole has virtually been in the studio and on the mic with some of today's hip-hop, Latin, reggae and rock artists and producers. On March 10, 2009 a new recording entitled RE:GENERATIONS arrives with modern reinterpretations of Cole's work. RE:GENERATIONS aims to construct a tuneful bridge between generations, cultures and races. Executive Produced by Michaelangelo L'Acqua and Co-Executive Produced by Carole Cole, the album contains the talents of Cee-Lo, The Roots, with Natalie Cole, Cut Chemist, Just Blaze, Nas with Salaam Remi, Souldiggaz with Izza Kizza, Michaelangelo L'Acqua with Bebel Gilberto, Stephen Marley and Damian Marley, Bitter:Sweet, Brazilian Girls, Amp Fiddler and TV On The Radio. RE:GENERATIONS is a 21st Century journey in the lexicon of Nat King Cole's catalog. Several respected Los Angeles visual artists have drawn inspiration from Cole's music, style and cultural influence to create custom artwork for the release. To launch RE:GENERATIONS, Capitol/EMI has commissioned an original Cole-inspired mural by the gifted international muralist/graffiti artist, Man One for Capitol's historic Hollywood lot. Assisted by two students from The HeArt Project, a local mentoring program, Man One completed the impressive mural, which powerfully depicts Nat King Cole as a ubiquitous force who transcends the ages. The track “Lush Life," Produced By Cee-Lo, is available for a free audio stream. Listen to it in quicktime HERE, or in windows media player HERE. in allaboutjazz

Stonephace - Wedgehead Gets Lucky

Thursday, February 05, 2009

MOHAWKE, Hudson -Polyfolk Dance

MOHAWKE, Hudson - Polyfolk Dance (Warp) Comentários: With the increasingly crowded Wonky movement threatening to implode before it's even begun, Hudmo turns up with his much touted and long-awaited debut for the Warp imprint, featuring 6 impressively tight sequences from one of the more exciting producers of the moment. For our money the good stuff's buried away towards the end of the EP, starting off with B-Side opener 'Speed Stick', shoving the detuned synths way up in the mix with an edgy plucked vibe and nervous stop-start routine that you just about get used to when the track comes to an abrupt end. Just try and dance to that one homeboy. Next up - 'Velvet Peel' ushers in helium vocals for some multicoloured good times, before 'Yonard' ends the Ep with arguably it's finest moment, a rugged, antisocial beat pummels itself into a joyous cacophony before those trusted synths emerge from the mess to make some kind of sense of it all. It's loose, filthy, joyous next-level business and hopefully just the start of a beautiful relationship between Warp and one of its more exciting signees of recent times. Limited to a measly 400 copies only - act sharp!!!!! in boomkat [Para Ouvir/Samples]

UNKOWN / THRILLER - BBQ Genie (Thriller)

UNKOWN / THRILLER - BBQ Genie (Thriller) Comentários: Oh yes, it's another anonymous transmission, and it's a goodun. Thriller is the fledgling, bespoke offshoot of a very well known label and features the work of key artists from the wonky/dubstep/bass scene. Making use of raw ingredients supplied by R&B, Disco and Hip Hop, the sound of the label lies somewhere between the malfunctioning wooziness of Rustie, the low-end sentience of Kode 9 and the smartarse plunderphonics of MF Doom. Series opener BBQ has already been causing quite a stir and comes to us from easily one of the most sought-after producers of the moment, flexing his inimitable muscle with a killer late night number that's one part Midnight funk and two parts bassline shocker. Flipside cut 'Genie' has its own tricks up its sleeve and comes from equally enigmatic quarters, employing a shifted R&B, 80's Disco spine only to self destruct in the most glamorous, heavy circumstances imaginable. Enough of standing in the corner nodding yr heads, Thriller are reclaiming the dancefloor. STRICTLY LIMITED TO 300 COPIES ONLY - ESSENTIAL PURCHASE! in boomkat [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Thursday, January 08, 2009

CUPP CAVE - Garbage Pail Beats

CUPP CAVE - Garbage Pail Beats (Thin Consolation) Comentários: 32 track CD, ram jam packed with rather splendid sideways beats! Awesome artwork too, all wrapped up in beautiful a screenprinted cardboard sleeve (lots of colour variations)...crazy limited. Def for fans of Samiyam and the more out-there beats shit. Dope stuff... Francis bakes his beats by the dozen. Both his previous efforts on Carte Postale were filed under the Kingfisherg moniker - which leads me to believe that Francis skived spelling in primary. This is his first as Cupp Cave. His Garbage Pail Beats are a rump-shaking, head-nodding, feet-shuffling slap in the face, one for the crate-diggers and glitch-lovers. Think nice crunchy gravel. Think big, red, 8-bit family sedan. Think wearing sunglasses sitting in the passenger seat with the window open. Think sunshine. Thump, thump, clap; Cupp Cave is guaranteed Hennessy-free. in rushhour [Para Ouvir/Samples]