“I think therefore I jam”. Cogito Ergo Jam, released by Social Joy, is the first LP from the Natural Lateral quintet, drawing inspirations from jazz, through electronic, with deep grooves and mesmerizing psych-synth melodies.
Joining the Berlin-based Toy Tonics label, jazz pianist Joel Holmes and stylized producer Cody Currie are preparing the release of a couple of EP’s. The first one, New Chapter, is a delicious 4-track ode to the neo-jazz spirit.
Marquis Hill is an award-winning trumpeter, composer, and bandleader - a highly skilled jazz musician with a bent toward soulful post-bop. Assembling a collection of interviews women sharing their perspectives on love and self-love, he builds around the theme to produce the wonderful Love Tape.
Kaidi Tatham returns to 2000black, following last year’s In My Life EP. You Find That I Got It / Mjuvi carries on with Tatham’s legacy - instantly recognizable as his own. After so many years producing, playing, performing, his sound still remains fresh and innovative.
The world of jazz music eagerly waited for this record. One of the saxophonists of the moment, Binker Golding, delivers his first quartet album, Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers, joined by an incredible group: Joe Armon-Jones on piano, Daniel Casimir on bass and Sam Jones on drums.
Musicians that we’ve been writing about for years, with their immense talent and vision. Confirmations from some of the avant-garde names on today’s contemporary music - crossing a vast sort of genres. New ones that will, surely, keep surprising us. All in an eclectic 50-track selection.
Producer, instrumentalist and DJ, Neue Grafik joins Total Refreshment Centre to present us a new mini-LP, Foulden Road. With him, an ensemble of gifted musicians, mixing jazz, house and hip hop, an unique geographical flavour of African ethnicity, Parisian roots and a love for London sounds like broken beat & grime.
Led by producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Mark de Clive Lowe, Tokyo’s Rōnin Arkestra brings together some of the most supreme and innovative players in Japan’s jazz and electronic scene. Formed in 2017, the collective’s debut album Sonkei comes out next friday, via Albert’s Favourites.
Since the release of his first LP, Kickinit Alone, Kiefer has been producing some of the best jazz infused hip hop music of our time. Superbloom takes a step further, with bright, imaginative sounds, not failing to capture the artist’s essential trademarks.
Due to come out this week, the sophomore solo album of Joe Armon-Jones is another exhibition of his endless virtuosity. Turn To A Clear View builds on the artist’s foundations - an infusion of jazz, bass-heavy dub and contemporary club culture, flourishing on r&b, hip hop and p-funk influences.
The visionary musical output of Dego has had an immeasurable influence on the UK dance and electronica music scene, spanning the 90s and early 00s. His new album, Too Much, is the proof that he continues to push boundaries within his signature sound.
Led by the renowned hip hop producer Dr. Dundiff, SGJAZZ is a neo-soul/jazz group from Louisville debuting with their eponymous album, via Jakarta Records. Recorded in Dr. Dundiff’s studio room in 2018, SGJAZZ was made analog-to-digital.
After a two week hiatus, o sótão recaps on some of the best projects released during the month - and spirit - that ended yesterday. With no shortage of exciting music, the playlist of August contains 50 tracks focusing on artists we talked about and others that deserve a special note.
The highly anticipated debut album from singer-songwriter Bryony Jarman-Pinto is due to come out by the end of this week. Cage & Aviary was written over the course of three years, connecting personal reflection to wider social issues. An intimate insight in to what it means to come of age in today’s world.
Straight from his heart, jazz pianist, electronic madman, genre-defying persona, Byron the Aquarius is consistently making some of the highest karat underground music available out there. His debut album, Astral Travelling, through Oslo-based Mutual Intentions, has his unmistakable sonic trademark.
Based on the island of Cyprus, the electronic jazz trio Mighty Sugarcane has gained reputation through their energetic live sets, full of virtuosity and musicianship between its members. Atomic is their debut album, set to reach wider audiences with a powerful yet sophisticated sound.
Nérija are a collective of London based musicians playing exciting and original music, inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and South African Township. Featuring a brilliant seven-piece ensemble, Nérija’s first LP Blume is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates the collective spirit.
There was too much music being released by the highest karat underground artists and labels, so hard choices had to be made. Selecting fifty plus tracks, in a month like this one, is an invitation for everyone reading to go deeper.
After six years of relearning and development in the studio, Adam Scrimshire searched for a more focused sound on his latest project: Listeners, released last week via Albert’s Favourites, featuring a host of esteemed guest vocalists and musicians
Sunny Side Up takes a snapshot of the eclectic Melbourne musical movement - ready to boil over. Comprised of nine tracks, Brownswood Recordings joins a diverse lineup, compiling a powerful document of the city’s new generation of young, independent musicians.
Tatham’s sound has always moved forward, mainly in the last two decades, as he traveled from genre-to-genre, mixing them, creating new ones. Despite that, there’s always something that immediately identifies him as the author. His sound is unmistakable. His latest EP, Serious Times, comes out tomorrow.
Released last month, lights on A Love Requited. The third album from drummer/producer/composer Myele Mazanza is as much a musical journey as it is an attempt to process, work through and come to terms with the life around him.
Deep. Latin. Afro. Cuban. A mythical album on many jazz collectors want-lists, Mystic Beauty, by Reggie Andrews and The Fellowship is now reissued by Lisbon-based label Mad About Records. A primarily acoustic jazz piece, Mystic Beauty runs on its own lane.
June breezes through the rhythms of jazz, electronic, instrumental hip hop and music from the world. There’s always that impending feeling of discovery every day that makes us move deeper into genres, movements, artists.
Brighton-based quintet Ebi Soda rotate on jazz-funk waves. After a strong self-titled four track EP, released earlier this year, their new project, Bedroom Tapes, crafts a new free flowing style. Created through following a particular feeling among the crew, each track is a sign of the times and contains the essence of their state of mind when recorded
LA-based trombonist and composer Ryan Porter presents his third album, Force For Good, launching an 84-minute jazz-fusion opus with Alpha Pup Records imprint World Galaxy. His new project was methodically captured across different locations in LA, with all the talent involved enjoying freedom to explore around the plotted transitions and changes written by Porter.
Deeply inspired by the UK jazz and hip hop scene, deeply insipired by the frenetic rhythmic of London, FloFilz’s third alum for Melting Pot Music follows the fundamental spirit of Metronom and Cenário. Transit translates the current London vibe, portrayed by the producer’s very own style and touch.
In search of Slavic melancholy, EABS took two years to materialize their new album, Slavic Spirits, filled with 100% original material. Gladly, time has only worked in favor of this project. The compositions have matured and evolved even more.
Released last friday through Nottingham-based label Running Circle, Hidden Lines is a sonic voyage into the world’s invisible echoes, reflecting through memory and experience. The cosmic quintet Kinkajous provides us a magnificent debut album and a transcendental exploration of sound and time.
Influenced by a fusion of jazz, 80's boogie, world music, italo house, balearic beats and funk, the debut album from the italian quintet Aura Safari is a sublime mix of various individual tastes, backgrounds and different musical eras.